Last Updated: 2019-07-31
Agreement to Terms. By using our Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you don’t agree to be bound by these Terms, do not use the Services. You may only access the Services in your individual capacity and not as a representative of a company or other legal entity.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING ARBITRATION: WHEN YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS YOU ARE AGREEING (WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION) TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND HOLLOWAY THROUGH BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION RATHER THAN IN COURT. PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY SECTION 17 “DISPUTE RESOLUTION FOR CONSUMERS” BELOW FOR DETAILS REGARDING ARBITRATION (INCLUDING THE PROCEDURE TO OPT OUT OF ARBITRATION).
Changes to Terms or Services. We may update the Terms at any time, in our sole discretion. If we do so, we’ll let you know either by posting the updated Terms on the Site or through other communications. It’s important that you review the Terms whenever we update them or you use the Services. If you continue to use the Services after we have posted updated Terms, you are agreeing to be bound by the updated Terms. If you don’t agree to be bound by the updated Terms, then, except as otherwise provided in Section 17(f) “Effect of Changes on Arbitration,” you may not use the Services anymore. Because our Services are evolving over time we may change or discontinue all or any part of the Services, at any time and without notice, at our sole discretion.
Who May Use the Services?
a. Eligibility. You may use the Services only if you are 13 years or older, are capable of forming a binding contract with Holloway, and are not barred from using the Services under applicable law.
b. Registration and Your Information. If you want to use certain features of the Services you’ll have to create an account (“Account”). You can do this via the Site or through your account with certain third-party social networking services such as Google or Twitter (each, an “SNS Account”). If you choose the SNS Account option we’ll create your Account by extracting from your SNS Account certain personal information such as your name and email address and other personal information that your privacy settings on the SNS Account permit us to access.
c. Accuracy of Account Information. It’s important that you provide us with accurate, complete and up-to-date information for your Account and you agree to update such information to keep it accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you don’t, we might have to suspend or terminate your Account. You agree that you won’t disclose your Account password to anyone and you’ll notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account. You’re responsible for all activities that occur under your Account, whether or not you know about them.
Feedback. We welcome feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Services (“Feedback”). You can submit Feedback by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You grant to us a non-exclusive, transferable, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, under any and all intellectual property rights that you own or control to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon and otherwise exploit the Feedback for any purpose.
Payments. Holloway requires payment of a fee for use of the Services (or certain portions thereof). If you would like to access a Holloway guide that is offered through the Services (each, a “Guide”), you must pay a fee that grants you access for one (1) year to the Guide and any updates made by Holloway to that Guide. You must have an Account with us to purchase a Guide.
a. General. When you purchase a license to access and use one or more Guides (each, a “Transaction”), you expressly authorize us (or our third-party payment processor) to charge you for such Transaction. We may ask you to supply additional information relevant to your Transaction, including your credit card number, the expiration date of your credit card and your email and postal addresses for billing and notification (such information, “Payment Information”). You represent and warrant that you have the legal right to use all payment method(s) represented by any such Payment Information. When you initiate a Transaction, you authorize us to provide your Payment Information to third parties so we can complete your Transaction and to charge your payment method for the type of Transaction you have selected (plus any applicable taxes and other charges). You may need to provide additional information to verify your identity before completing your Transaction (such information is included within the definition of Payment Information).
b. Guide Subscriptions. Each purchase of a license to access and use a Guide will grant you access to the Guide and any updates made by Holloway to the Guide for a period of one (1) year from the date the Transaction is completed. If you purchase such a Guide subscription, you will be charged the annual Guide subscription fee, plus any applicable taxes (“Guide Subscription Fee”), at the beginning of your Guide subscription and each year thereafter, at the then-current Guide Subscription Fee, and we (or our third-party payment processor) will automatically charge you each year on the anniversary of the commencement of your Guide subscription, using the Payment Information you have provided until you cancel your Guide subscription. No less than thirty (30) days and no more than sixty (60) days before the Guide subscription term ends, or otherwise in accordance with applicable law, Holloway will send you a reminder prior to each renewal of the Guide subscription with the then-current Guide Subscription Fee. Upon receiving such notice, you may elect to cancel you Guide subscription as set forth in Section 12 below or by following the cancellation instructions provided in the reminder. By agreeing to these Terms and electing to purchase a Guide subscription, you acknowledge that your Guide subscription has recurring payment features and you accept responsibility for all recurring payment obligations prior to cancellation of your Guide subscription by you or Holloway. Your Guide subscription continues until cancelled by you or we terminate your access to or use of the Services in accordance with these Terms.
c. Cancelling Your Purchase. AFTER YOUR INITIAL PURCHASE OF A GUIDE SUBSCRIPTION, YOUR PURCHASE IS FINAL AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CANCEL THE PURCHASE AND/OR RECEIVE A REFUND OF YOUR PAYMENT AT ANY TIME. But if something unexpected happens in the course of completing a Transaction, we reserve the right to cancel your Transaction for any reason; if we cancel your Transaction, we’ll refund any payment you have already remitted to us for such Transaction. You may cancel any subsequent automatic renewal of the Guide subscription and receive a refund of the renewal Guide Subscription Fee within thirty (30) days after the renewed Guide subscription starts by sending an email to email@example.com. EXCEPT AS SET FORTH ABOVE WITH RESPECT TO THE FIRST THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE AUTOMATIC RENEWAL OF YOUR GUIDE SUBSCRIPTION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REFUND OF ANY PORTION OF THE FEES YOU HAVE PAID US.
Content on the Services.
a. Content. For purposes of these Terms: (i) “Content” means text, graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, works of authorship of any kind, and information or other materials that are posted, generated, provided or otherwise made available through the Services, including the Guide(s) you purchase; and (ii) “User Content” means any Content that Account holders (including you) provide to be made available through the Services and also includes any Content that you submitted to Holloway via GitHub that we make available through the Services. Holloway does not claim any ownership rights in any User Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit your User Content. Subject to the foregoing, Holloway and its licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Services and Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that the Services and Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. You agree not to remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services or Content.
b. Rights in User Content Granted by You. By making any User Content available through the Services you hereby grant to Holloway a non-exclusive, transferable, worldwide, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform and distribute your User Content in connection with operating and providing the Services and Content to you and to other Account holders.
c. Responsibility for User Content. You are solely responsible for all your User Content. You represent and warrant that you own all your User Content or you have all rights that are necessary to grant us the license rights in your User Content under these Terms. You also represent and warrant that neither your User Content, nor your use and provision of your User Content to be made available through the Services, nor any use of your User Content by Holloway or other users of the Services on or through the Services will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation. When you make your User Content available through a public posting, you are granting all other users (including non-Account-holders) the same license you grant us in Section 7(a) and you agree that such users may use your User Content for any legitimate purpose consistent with these Terms.
d. Holloway does not take an Editorial Role. User Content you make available on the Services is, with limited exceptions, maintained in the format in which you submit the User Content. Holloway does not take an editorial role in monitoring or editing your User Content.
e. Removal of User Content. You can remove your User Content by specifically deleting it. However, in certain instances, some of your User Content (such as posts or comments you make) may not be completely removed and copies of your User Content may continue to exist on the Services. We are not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or the failure to remove or delete) any of your User Content.
f. Rights in Content Granted by Holloway. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Holloway grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license, with no right to sublicense, access and view the Content solely in connection with your permitted use of the Services and solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes.
General Prohibitions and Holloway’s Enforcement Rights. You agree not to do any of the following:
a. Post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any User Content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any person or entity; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;
b. Misrepresent yourself, your position as a credible contributor (e.g., claiming to be a serial homebuyer in your guide on how to buy a home when you have never purchased a home), or deceive other users regarding your User Content or otherwise;
c. Use, display, mirror or frame the Services or any individual element within the Services, Holloway’s name, any Holloway trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without Holloway’s express written consent;
d. Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, Holloway’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Holloway’s providers;
e. Attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any Holloway system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
f. Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Holloway or any of Holloway’s providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Services;
g. Attempt to access or search the Services or Content or download Content from the Services through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by Holloway or other generally available third-party web browsers;
h. Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation;
i. Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a Holloway trademark, logo URL or product name without Holloway’s express written consent;
j. Use the Services, or any portion thereof, for any commercial purpose or for the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Terms;
k. Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
l. Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Services or Content;
m. Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Services;
n. Collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Services from other users of the Services without their express permission;
o. Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
p. Violate any applicable law or regulation; or
q. Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.
We are not obligated to monitor access to or use of the Services or Content or to review or edit any Content. However, we have the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Services, to ensure compliance with these Terms and to comply with applicable law or other legal requirements. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to remove or disable access to any Content including User Content, at any time and without notice, including, but not limited to, if we, at our sole discretion, consider any Content to be objectionable or in violation of these Terms. We have the right to investigate violations of these Terms or conduct that affects the Services. We may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the law.
DMCA/Copyright Policy. Holloway respects copyright law and expects its users to do the same. It is Holloway’s policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances Account holders who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders. To review our complete Copyright Dispute Policy and learn how to report potentially infringing content, click here. To learn more about the DMCA, click here.
Hosting on GitHub. Various parts of our Services are hosted on GitHub and the GitHub terms available at https://help.github.com/articles/github-terms-of-service/ apply to your use of GitHub’s services.
Termination. We may terminate your access to and use of the Services, at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you. You may cancel your Account at any time by sending an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon any termination, discontinuation or cancellation of the Services or your Account, the following Sections will survive: 7(a), 7(b), 7(c) 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18.
Warranty Disclaimers. THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. We make no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. We make no warranty regarding the quality, accuracy, timeliness, truthfulness, completeness or reliability of any Content.
Indemnity. You will indemnify, defend and hold harmless Holloway and its officers, directors, employee and agents, from and against any claims, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, and costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees arising out of or in any way connected with (i) your access to or use of the Services or Content, (ii) your User Content, or (iii) your violation of these Terms.
Limitation of Liability.
a. NEITHER HOLLOWAY NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUES, LOST SAVINGS, LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF DATA OR GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT HOLLOWAY OR ANY OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
b. IN NO EVENT WILL HOLLOWAY’S TOTAL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR CONTENT EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50).
c. THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN HOLLOWAY AND YOU.
Governing Law and Forum Choice. These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, federal arbitration law, and the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. Except as otherwise expressly set forth in Section 17 “Dispute Resolution for Consumers,” the exclusive jurisdiction for all Disputes (defined below) that you and Holloway are not required to arbitrate will be the state and federal courts located in the Northern District of California, and you and Holloway each waive any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
Dispute Resolution for Consumers. The following terms of Section 17 “Dispute Resolution for Consumers” only apply if you are an individual who is using the Services and Content for your own personal use and are not representing a legal entity.
a. Mandatory Arbitration of Disputes. We each agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to these Terms or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof or the use of the Services or Content (collectively, “Disputes”) will be resolved solely by binding, individual arbitration and not in a class, representative or consolidated action or proceeding. However, if for any reason a Dispute proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, you and we each waive any right to a jury trial.
b. Exceptions and Opt-out. As limited exceptions to Section 17(a) above: (i) you may seek to resolve a Dispute in small claims court If it qualifies; and (ii) we each retain the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief from a court to prevent (or enjoin) the infringement or misappropriation of our intellectual property rights. In addition, you will retain the right to opt out of arbitration entirely and litigate any Dispute if you provide us with written notice of your desire to do so by email at email@example.com or by regular mail at 188 King St., Unit 205, San Francisco, CA 94133 within thirty (30) days following the date you first agree to these Terms.
c. Starting Arbitration. If you want to begin arbitrating a Dispute, you must send a letter to us at the following address 188 King St., Unit 205, San Francisco, CA 94133 requesting arbitration and describing the Dispute. If we want to begin arbitrating a Dispute, we’ll send such a letter to you at the email address or street address that you provided.
d. Conducting Arbitration and Arbitration Rules. The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Consumer Arbitration Rules (the “AAA Rules”) or a comparable arbitral body (e.g., JAMS), in the event the AAA is unable to conduct the arbitration). The AAA Rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. The arbitration may be conducted in writing, remotely (e.g., by videoconference) or in-person in the county where you live (or at some other location that we both agree to).
e. Arbitration Costs. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA Rules. We’ll pay for all filing, administration and arbitrator fees and expenses if your Dispute is for less than $10,000, unless the arbitrator finds your Dispute frivolous. If we prevail in arbitration we’ll pay all of our attorneys’ fees and costs and won’t seek to recover them from you. If you prevail in arbitration you will be entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses to the extent provided under applicable law.
f. Effect of Changes on Arbitration. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 3 “Changes to Terms or Services” above, if Holloway changes any of the terms of this Section 17 “Dispute Resolution” after the date you first accepted these Terms (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms), you may reject any such change by sending us written notice (including by email to firstname.lastname@example.org) within 30 days of the date such change became effective, as indicated in the “Last Updated” date above or in the date of Holloway s email to you notifying you of such change. By rejecting any change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any Dispute between you and Holloway in accordance with the terms of this Section 17 “Dispute Resolution” as of the date you first accepted these Terms (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms).
a. Entire Agreement. These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between Holloway and you regarding the Services and Content, and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between Holloway and you regarding the Services and Content. If any provision of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable by an arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without Holloway’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null. Holloway may freely assign or transfer these Terms without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
b. Notices. Any notices or other communications provided by Holloway under these Terms, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be given: (i) via email; or (ii) by posting to the Services. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
c. Waiver of Rights. Holloway’s failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of such right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Holloway. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.
Contact Information. If you have any questions about these Terms or the Services, please contact Holloway at email@example.com.