Last updated: February 10, 2020
These Terms and Conditions of Use and Service (“Terms of Service”) apply to www.venturaseedcompany.com (the “Site”). The Site is the property of Ventura Seed Company, LLC (“the Company,” “Us,” “Our,” and/or “We”), and its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent company, and other related companies. The Company operates the Site, an online e-commerce platform connecting lawfully compliant Users and providing educational information regarding Company products to lawfully compliant Users (the “Services”). Certain features of the Site or Services may be subject to additional guidelines, terms, or rules, which will be posted on the Site or Services in connection with such features. All such additional terms, guidelines, and rules are incorporated by reference into this Agreement. References to “you”, “your” and “User” refer to you, a user of our Site and/or Services.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY, AS THEY CONTAIN AN AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES, AND OBLIGATIONS. THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE REQUIRES (WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION) THAT YOU SUBMIT CLAIMS YOU HAVE AGAINST US TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION, AND FURTHER (1) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO PURSUE CLAIMS AGAINST THE COMPANY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING, AND (2) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO SEEK RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.
- IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS.
1.1 Acknowledgement of Federal and State Law: You expressly acknowledge that you are familiar and assume full responsibility for cooperating with all laws regarding the use, possession, cultivation and consumption of industrial hemp within your state and your local municipality. You are responsible for ensuring that your use of the Site and Services is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as any and all privacy policies, agreements, or other obligations you may maintain or enter into with applicable third parties.
1.2 Use. The Site and the Service is controlled and operated by the Company. The Company makes no representation that any of the materials or the Service to which you have been given access are available or appropriate for use in Your location.
THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY SHALL NOT LIMIT THE MORE GENERAL DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY IN SECTIONS 7 AND 8 OR ELSEWHERE IN THIS AGREEMENT.
- ACCESS TO THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICE.
- In order to use and enjoy the Site and/or the Service, you must be 18 years of age or older.
3.1 License. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Company grants you a non-assignable, non-transferable, non-licensable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive license to use the Site and Services for your personal and internal business use.
3.2 Certain Restrictions. The rights granted to you in this Agreement are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, host, or otherwise commercially exploit the Site or Services; (b) you shall not modify, make derivative works of, disassemble, reverse compile, or reverse engineer any part of the Site or Services; (c) you shall not access the Site or Services in order to build a similar or competitive service; and (d) except as expressly stated herein, no part of the Site or Services may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, or transmitted in any form or by any means. Any future release, update, or other addition to the functionality of the Site or Services shall be subject to the terms of this Agreement. All copyright and other proprietary notices on any Site or Services content must be retained on all copies thereof.
3.3 Modification. The Company reserves the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Site or Services or any part thereof with or without notice. You agree that the Company will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Site or Services or any part thereof.
3.4 Ownership. You acknowledge that all the intellectual property rights in the Site and Services are owned by the Company or the Company’s licensors. No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by the Company or its licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in this Agreement.
4.1 Email Communication. You agree that we may send you emails concerning our products and services, as well as those of third parties, and you may send emails to our designated email addresses (the “Email Communication”). You may opt-out of promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in a promotional email.
4.2 Feedback. If you provide the Company any feedback or suggestions regarding the Site or Services (“Feedback”), you hereby assign to the Company all rights in the Feedback and agree that We shall have the right to use such Feedback and related information in any manner it deems appropriate. We will treat any Feedback you provide to Us as non-confidential and non-proprietary. You agree that you will not submit to the Company any information or ideas that you consider to be confidential or proprietary.
- ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY. The following sets forth Company’s acceptable use policy (collectively, the “Acceptable Use Policy”):
5.1 Technological Restrictions. You agree not to use the Site or Services to: (a) upload, transmit, or distribute any computer viruses, worms, or any software intended to damage or alter a computer system or data; (b) send unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of duplicative or unsolicited messages, whether commercial or otherwise; (c) harvest, collect, gather, or assemble information or data regarding other users, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; (d) interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on servers or networks connected to the Site or Services or violate the regulations, policies, or procedures of such networks; (e) attempt to or impersonate another user or Us or gain unauthorized access to the Site or Services, other computer systems, or networks connected to or used together with the Site or Services, through password mining or other means; (f) harass or interfere with another user’s use and enjoyment of the Site or Services; or (g) introduce software or automated agents or scripts to the Site or Services so as generate automated searches, requests, and queries, or to strip, scrape, or mine data from the Site or Services.
5.2 Monitoring, Suspension, and Termination. We reserve the right (but have no obligation) to review any Email Communication (including any image files or other attachments), investigate, and/or take appropriate action against you in our sole discretion (including terminating your access to the Site and/or Service in accordance with Section 9 and/or reporting you to law enforcement authorities) if we in our sole discretion suspect that you have violated the Acceptable Use Policy or any other provision of this Agreement or otherwise create liability for us or any other person.
- INDEMNITY. You agree to indemnify and hold the Company (and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, and agents) harmless from any and all losses, damages, liabilities, claims, actions, judgments, awards, penalties, fines, costs and/or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from or relating to any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of (i) your use or misuse of the Site or Services; (ii) your use or misuse of Linked Sites; (iii) your violation of this Agreement; and/or (iv) your violation of applicable laws or regulations. We reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without Our prior written consent. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND WE (AND OUR SUPPLIERS) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, ACCURACY, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE (AND OUR SUPPLIERS) MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR SERVICES: (A) WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; OR (B) WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS.
VSC MAKES NO WARRANTY WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE HEMP SEEDS OR PRODUCTS OFFERED ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING ANY (A) WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, OR (B) WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY LAW, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, USAGE OF TRADE OR OTHERWISE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE NOT RELIED ON ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY MADE BY COMPANY, OR ANY OTHER PERSON ON COMPANY’S BEHALF. YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE HEMP SEEDS BEING FURNISHED FROM THIS SITE BY COMPANY ARE IN “AS IS” CONDITION AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND YOU WAIVE ANY RIGHT, CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE ARISE OUT OF THE USE OF THE HEMP SEEDS OR CROP PRODUCTION.
IN ADDITION TO THE GENERAL WARRANTY DISCLAIMER PROVIDED HEREIN, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ALL AUTO-FLOWER HEMP SEEDS ARE BEING FURNISHED TO YOU IN “AS IS” CONDITION AND “WITH ALL FAULTS”. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ALL AUTO-FLOWER HEMP SEEDS BEING ACQUIRED THROUGH THIS SITE ARE NEWLY DEVELOPED AND ARE EXPECTED TO CONTAIN DEFECTS WHICH MAY BE MATERIAL AND ARE NOT EXPECTED TO OPERATE AT THE SAME LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE OR COMPATIBILITY AS TRADITIONAL HEMP SEEDS. AUTO-FLOWER HEMP SEEDS MAY NOT DEVELOP OR CULTIVATE IN THE SAME MANNER AS TRADITIONAL HEMP SEEDS AND THE USE AND CULTIVATION OF THE AUTO-FLOWER HEMP SEEDS IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGE WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE AUTO-FLOWER HEMP SEEDS ACQUIRED THROUGH THE USE OF THIS USE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
- LIMITATION ON LIABILITY.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WE (AND OUR SUPPLIERS) BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOST PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR SERVICES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA RESULTING THEREFROM. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, OUR (AND OUR SUPPLIERS’) LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT (FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION), WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE GOOD OR SERVICES OBTAINED BY YOU, THROUGH YOUR INTERACTION WITH THE SITE OR SERVICES. THE EXISTENCE OF MORE THAN ONE CLAIM WILL NOT ENLARGE THIS LIMIT.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OF CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
You agree and acknowledge that the perennial line(s) of the Hemp Products promoted on this Site (“Genetics’) are proprietary to and owned solely by Company. Title to and ownership of the Genetics furnished or produced pursuant to purchases initiated on this Site, is and shall remain with Company, and you shall have no right, title or interest in the Genetics except as set forth herein. You agree to use or farm the Hemp Products solely for your own use. You shall not subject the Hemp Products or any byproduct of them, to any breeding, biotechnology process, or any other genetic manipulation techniques, including, without limit, tissue culture, genetic fingerprinting or transformation techniques. You agree that the Genetics are confidential trade secrets of Company.
- TERM AND TERMINATION. Subject to this Section, this Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Site or Services. We may (a) suspend your rights to use the Site and/or Services or (b) terminate this Agreement, at any time for any reason at our sole discretion, including for any use of the Site or Services in violation of this Agreement. Upon termination of this Agreement by Us, your right to access and use the Site and Services will terminate immediately. We will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any termination of this Agreement. Even after this Agreement is terminated, the following provisions of this Agreement will remain in effect: Sections 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 12.
- COPYRIGHT POLICY. We respect and adhere to copyright law and expect Users of the Site and Service to do the same. If you believe that any content on the Site infringes upon the copyright of another, please notify us immediately.
- ARBITRATION AGREEMENT AND JURY TRIAL WAIVER, CLASS ACTION WAIVER, AND FORUM SELECTION CLAUSE.
12.1 Arbitration Rules and Forum. This Arbitration Agreement is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act in all respects. Arbitration will be conducted by JAMS under its rules and pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. Disputes involving claims and counterclaims under $250,000, not inclusive of attorneys’ fees and interest, shall be subject to JAMS’s most current version of the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and procedures available at http://www.jamsadr.com/rules-streamlined-arbitration/; all other claims shall be subject to JAMS’s most current version of the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures, available at http://www.jamsadr.com/rules-comprehensive-arbitration/. JAMS’s rules are also available at www.jamsadr.com (under the Rules/Clauses tab) or by calling JAMS at 800-352-5267. Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitration fees will be governed by JAMS’s rules. If JAMS is not available to arbitrate, the parties will select an alternative arbitral forum. You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, video conference, based on written submissions, or in person within the County of Los Angeles, California or at another mutually agreed location.
12.2 Arbitrator Powers. The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Arbitration Agreement including, but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this Arbitration Agreement is void or voidable. The arbitration will decide the rights and liabilities, if any, of you and the Company. The arbitration proceeding will not be consolidated with any other matters or joined with any other proceedings or parties. The arbitrator will have the authority to grant motions dispositive of all or part of any claim or dispute. The arbitrator will have the authority to award monetary damages and to grant any non-monetary remedy or relief available to an individual under applicable law, the arbitral forum’s rules, and this Agreement (including this Arbitration Agreement). The arbitrator will issue a written statement of decision describing the essential findings and conclusions on which any award (or decision not to render an award) is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded. The arbitrator shall follow the applicable law. The arbitrator has the same authority to award relief on an individual basis that a judge in a court of law would have. The arbitrator’s decision is final and binding on you and the Company.
12.3 Waiver of Jury Trial. YOU AND THE COMPANY WAIVE ANY CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO SUE IN COURT AND RECEIVE A JUDGE OR JURY TRIAL. You and the Company are instead electing to have claims and disputes resolved by arbitration. There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited.
12.4 Waiver of Class or Consolidated Actions. YOU AND THE COMPANY AGREE TO WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO RESOLVE CLAIMS WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT ON A CLASS, COLLECTIVE, OR REPRESENTATIVE BASIS. ALL CLAIMS AND DISPUTES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS BASIS. CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED JOINTLY OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER.
12.5 Pre-Arbitration Dispute Resolution. We are always interested in resolving disputes amicably and efficiently, and most customer concerns can be resolved quickly and to the customer’s satisfaction by emailing customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org. If such efforts prove unsuccessful, a party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”). The Notice to us should be sent to the address identified in Section 13.5 below.
12.6 Confidentiality. All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision, or award by the arbitrator, will be strictly confidential for the benefit of all parties.
12.7 Future Changes to Arbitration Agreement. Notwithstanding any provision in these Terms to the contrary, we agree that if it makes any future change to this Arbitration Agreement (other than a change to the Notice Address) while you are a user of the Service, you may reject any such change by sending us written notice within thirty (30) calendar days of the change to the Notice Address provided in the Section below. By rejecting any future change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any dispute between us in accordance with the language of this Arbitration Agreement as of the date you first accepted these Terms (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms).
13.1 No Support or Maintenance. You acknowledge and agree that We will have no obligation to provide you with any support or maintenance in connection with the Site or Services.
13.3 Copyright/Trademark Information. You acknowledge and agree that You are not permitted to use any materials or marks copyrighted by Company or third parties, displayed on our site without prior written consent from the owners of such materials or marks.
13.4 Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Site and Services. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision, nor shall any single or partial exercise by the Company of any right or power hereunder preclude further exercise of that or any other right hereunder. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. The word “including” means “including without limitation.” If any provision of this Agreement is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of this Agreement will be unimpaired, and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to establish an employment, partnership, or joint venture relationship between you and the Company. This Agreement, and your rights and obligations herein, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated, or otherwise transferred by you without the Company’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void. The terms of this Agreement shall be binding upon assignees.
13.5 Our Contact Information.
Ventura Seed Company, LLC
Address: 1014 W. Ventura Blvd.,
Camarillo, CA 93010
Attention: [insert name]
Email: [insert email address]
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