Terms and Conditions
Last Updated: April 18th, 2023
Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Wondermind Global, Inc. (“Wondermind,” “we,” or “us”) and our website at www.wondermind.com, along with our related websites and other services provided by us (collectively, the “Service”). These Terms of Service are a legally binding contract between you and Wondermind regarding your use of the Service.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS CAREFULLY:
YOU AGREE TO RECEIVE TEXTS OR CALLS FROM OR ON BEHALF OF WONDERMIND AT THE PHONE NUMBER YOU PROVIDE TO US. THESE TEXTS OR CALLS WILL INCLUDE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SERVICES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THESE TEXTS AND CALLS MAY BE CONSIDERED TELEMARKETING UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THEY MAY BE SENT USING AN AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE DIALING SYSTEM OR OTHER AUTOMATED TECHNOLOGY, AND YOUR CONSENT IS NOT A CONDITION OF ANY PURCHASE.
ARBITRATION NOTICE. Except for certain kinds of disputes described in Section 14, you agree that disputes arising under these Terms will be resolved by binding, individual arbitration, and BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS, YOU AND WONDERMIND ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
1. Wondermind Service Overview.
1.1 Wondermind provides daily content, newsletters, podcasts, movies and TV shows, and physical products to support everyone’s mental fitness journey, destigmatizing the conversation, and democratizing access.
1.2 Wondermind is not a medical or health care service provider. All information and content, including text, graphics, images, videos, audio and other material, contained on or available through the Service is for general information purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or recommendations of any kind. Wondermind makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information or content contained on or available through the Service, and such information and content is subject to change without notice. All such information and content provided by Wondermind or in connection with any communications supported by Wondermind is intended to be for general information purposes only and is in no way intended to create a provider-patient relationship as defined by state or federal law. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through the Service with other sources and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. You should always seek the advice of your qualified health care professionals with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your individual needs and any medical conditions. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICE. IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF OR ARE SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT OR EMERGENCY CARE, YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL OR CALL EMERGENCY SERVICES IMMEDIATELY. Wondermind does not recommend, endorse or make any representation about the efficacy, appropriateness or suitability of any specific practices, products, procedures, treatments, opinions, health care providers or other information that may be contained on or available through the Service. WONDERMIND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY ADVICE, COURSE OF TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS OR ANY OTHER THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION, SERVICE OR PRODUCTS THAT YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THE SERVICE.
2. Eligibility. 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.
3. Accounts and Registration. 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, age range, location, details about why you want to use the Service, or other contact information. You agree that the information you provide to us is accurate, complete, and not misleading, and that you will keep it accurate and up to date at all times. When you register, you will be asked to create 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 should immediately notify us at email@example.com.
4. “Sharing is Caring” Referral Program
4.1 Referral Program. Wondermind offers a Referral Program for our readers (“Sharing is Caring”) where you can receive certain perks and rewards for referring new subscribers to the Wondermind newsletter. Sharing is Caring is administered through our Referral Program Site found here (the “Referral Program Site”).
4.2 Community Guidelines. Wondermind’s community, like any community, functions best when its Users follow a few simple rules. By accessing and/or using the Referral Program Site or any Services, you agree to comply with these community guidelines (the “Community Guidelines”) and that: Your use of the Referral Program Site and the Services including any content you submit, will comply with this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations; you will not impersonate another User or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, nor will you collect or harvest (or permit anyone else to collect or harvest) any User Content (as defined below) or any non-public or personally identifiable information about another User or any other person or entity without their express prior written consent; you will not use the Referral Program Site or the Services in a manner (as determined by Wondermind in its sole and absolute discretion) that is illegal, infringing, defamatory, harassing, or abusive, that violates the privacy or publicity rights of another User or any other third party, or that is otherwise objectionable; you will not use the Referral Program Site or the Services for hate speech, hate crimes or violence; you will not use the Referral Program Site or the Services to send spam or other unsolicited bulk email, for computer or network hacking or cracking, or to transmit any viruses, worms, bugs, Trojan horses or other code, files or programs designed to, or capable of, disrupting, damaging or limiting the functionality or security of the Referral Program Site or the Services; you will not copy or distribute in any medium any part of the Referral Program Site or the Services, except where expressly authorized by Wondermind; you will not access Wondermind Content or User Content (as those terms are defined below) through any technology or means other than through the Referral Program Site or as Wondermind may designate; you will not use the Referral Program Site or the Services, including any of Wondermind’s related technologies, for any commercial use without Wondermind’s express prior written consent; and you will not take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our technical infrastructure.
4.3 Eligibility. Sharing is Caring is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, and you must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Wondermind reserves the right to deny Referral Program status to any User for any reason in its sole discretion. Further, if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you are abusing the Referral Program or engaging in any fraud or intentional misconduct, or any conduct that violates our Community Guidelines, we may suspend or terminate your Referral Program account. Any Points associated with a terminated account will be forfeited without liability to Wondermind.
4.4 Earning Points. Each time a reader secures the subscription of another User to the Wondermind Newsletter, the reader will earn points (“Points”). Points can then be redeemed for certain perks and rewards. Each level of the Referral Program equals a specific perk or reward, and the current structure may be modified by Wondermind from time to time without notice. We may place limitations on how often and/or how many total Points you can earn by referring another User to the Wondermind Newsletter. All such limitations will be set forth on the Referral Program Site.
4.5 Rewards. Once you earn enough Points, you can receive Rewards, as outlined on the Referral Program Site. To redeem your Points for Rewards, you must follow the instructions on the Referral Program Site and within the Sharing is Caring emails. Rewards are subject to availability, on a first-come first-served basis. In the event of unavailability of a Reward or any part thereof, Wondermind may substitute an alternative prize of equal or greater value in our sole discretion. Certain additional terms and conditions may apply to Rewards, as set forth on the Referral Program Site. Rewards will be mailed to the mailing address provided or emailed to the email address associated with your reader account, as applicable. You are responsible for keeping your reader account information up to date. Rewards cannot be shipped to destinations outside of the United States. Wondermind is not liable to you for any delays or damages that occur in connection with shipping the Rewards to you.
Wondermind reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel/suspend/modify the promotion if it becomes corrupted in any manner such that it cannot be conducted as originally planned. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR TAMPER WITH THE REFERRAL SYSTEM, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, MORNING BREW RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
Wondermind is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or the announcement of any rewards/offers or in the administration of this Referral Program.
This Referral Program be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction) which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
ALL REWARDS ARE PROVIDED BY WONDERMIND ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. WONDERMIND DOES NOT MAKE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS, ANY WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, REGARDING THE REWARDS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
4.6 General Terms of Sharing is Caring. Wondermind is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or servers on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof, or any incomplete Qualified Activity, or lost, late, delayed, or misdirected Points. Wondermind is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the administration of the Referral Program including the description of Rewards or number of Points required to earn a Reward. Wondermind reserves the right in our sole and absolute discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Referral Program for any reason or no reason. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
For questions about the Referral Program or issues related to your Member account, please contact Wondermind at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5.1 Limited License. Subject to your complete and ongoing compliance with these Terms, Wondermind grants you, solely for your personal, non-commercial use, a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access and use the Service.
5.2 License Restrictions. Except and solely to the extent such a restriction is impermissible under applicable law, you may not: (a) reproduce, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, or create derivative works of 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, then you may not use it.
5.3 Feedback. We respect and appreciate the thoughts and comments from our users If you choose to provide input and suggestions regarding existing functionalities, problems with or proposed modifications or improvements to the Service (“Feedback”), then you hereby grant Wondermind an unrestricted, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully-paid, royalty-free right and license to exploit the Feedback in any manner and for any purpose, including to improve the Service and create other products and services. We will have no obligation to provide you with attribution for any Feedback you provide to us.
6. Ownership; Proprietary Rights. The Service is owned and operated by Wondermind. 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 provided by Wondermind (“Materials”) are protected by intellectual property and other laws. All Materials included in the Service are the property of Wondermind or its third-party licensors. Except as expressly authorized by Wondermind, you may not make use of the Materials. There are no implied licenses in these Terms and Wondermind reserves all rights to the Materials not granted expressly in these Terms.
7. Third-Party Terms
7.2 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.
8.1 Text Messaging and Phone Calls. You agree that Wondermind and those acting on our behalf may call and send you text (SMS) messages at the phone number you provide us. These calls and messages may include operational messages about your use of the Service, as well as marketing messages. Calls and text messages may be made or sent using an automatic telephone dialing system. Standard data and message rates may apply whenever you send or receive such calls or messages, as specified by your carrier. IF YOU WISH TO OPT OUT OF MARKETING CALLS OR TEXT MESSAGES FROM WONDERMIND, YOU CAN EMAIL INFO@WONDERMIND.COM OR TEXT THE WORD “STOP” TO THE NUMBER FROM WHICH YOU ARE RECEIVING THE MESSAGES. IF YOU WISH TO OPT OUT OF ALL CALLS AND TEXT MESSAGES FROM WONDERMIND, YOU CAN EMAIL INFO@WONDERMIND.COM OR TEXT THE WORD “STOPALL” TO THE NUMBER FROM WHICH YOU ARE RECEIVING THE MESSAGES, HOWEVER YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT OPTING OUT OF RECEIVING ALL MESSAGES MAY IMPACT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE. You may continue to receive calls and text messages for a short period while we process your request, including a message confirming the receipt of your opt-out request. Your agreement to receive marketing calls and texts is not a condition of any purchase on or use of the Service.
8.2 Email. We may send you emails concerning our products and services, as well as those of third parties. You may opt out of promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in the promotional email itself.
9. Prohibited Conduct. BY USING THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE NOT TO:
9.1 use the Service for any illegal purpose or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law;
9.2 violate, encourage others to violate, or provide instructions on how to violate, any right of a third party, including by infringing or misappropriating any third-party intellectual property right;
9.3 access, search, or otherwise use any portion of the Service through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device, or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, and data mining tools) other than the software or search agents provided by Wondermind;
9.4 interfere with security-related features of the Service, including by: (i) disabling or circumventing features that prevent or limit use, printing or copying of any content; or (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;
9.5 interfere with the operation of the Service or any user’s enjoyment of the Service, including by: (i) uploading 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; or (iv) interfering with or disrupting any network, equipment, or server connected to or used to provide the Service;8
9.6 perform any fraudulent activity including impersonating any person or entity, claiming a false affiliation or identity, accessing any other Service account without permission, or falsifying your age;
9.7 sell or otherwise transfer the access granted under these Terms or any Materials (as defined in Section 5) or any right or ability to view, access, or use any Materials; or
9.8 attempt to do any of the acts described in this Section 8 or assist or permit any person in engaging in any of the acts described in this Section 8.
10. Modification of Terms. We may, from time to time, change these Terms. Please check these Terms periodically for changes. Revisions will be effective immediately except that, for existing users, material revisions will be effective 30 days after posting or notice to you of the revisions unless otherwise stated. We may require that you accept modified Terms in order to continue to use the Service. If you do not agree to the modified Terms, then you should discontinue your use of the Service. Except as expressly permitted in this Section 9, these Terms may be amended only by a written agreement signed by authorized representatives of the parties to these Terms.
11. Term, Termination, and Modification of the Service
11.1 Term. 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 10.2.
11.2 Termination. If you violate any provision of these Terms, then your authorization to access the Service and these Terms automatically terminate. In addition, Wondermind 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, and without any liability to you arising from such termination. You may terminate your account and these Terms at any time by contacting customer service at email@example.com.
11.3 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; and (c) Sections 4.3, 5, 10.3, 11, 12, and 13 will survive. If your account has been terminated for a breach of these Terms, then you are prohibited from creating a new account on the Service using a different name, email address or other forms of account verification.
11.4 Modification of the Service. Wondermind reserves the right to modify or discontinue all or any portion of the Service at any time (including by limiting or discontinuing certain features of the Service), temporarily or permanently, without notice to you. Wondermind will have no liability for any change to the Service, including any paid-for functionalities of the Service, or any suspension or termination of your access to or use of the Service.
12. Indemnity. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you are responsible for your use of the Service, and you will defend and indemnify Wondermind, its affiliates and their respective shareholders, directors, managers, members, officers, employees, consultants, and agents (together, the “Wondermind Entities”) from and against every claim brought by a third party, and any related liability, damage, loss, and expense, including attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or connected with: (1) your unauthorized use of, or misuse of, the Service; (2) your violation of any portion of these Terms, any representation, warranty, or agreement referenced in these Terms, or any applicable law or regulation; (3) your violation of any third-party right, including any intellectual property right or publicity, confidentiality, other property, or privacy right; or (4) 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.
13. Disclaimers; No Warranties by Wondermind
13.1 THE SERVICE AND ALL MATERIALS AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ON AN “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WONDERMIND 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. WONDERMIND 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 WONDERMIND DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THOSE ISSUES WILL BE CORRECTED.
13.2 NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SERVICE OR WONDERMIND ENTITIES OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY REGARDING ANY OF THE WONDERMIND 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.
13.3 THE LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS IN THIS SECTION 12 APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Wondermind does not disclaim any warranty or other right that Wondermind is prohibited from disclaiming under applicable law.
14. Limitation of Liability
14.1 TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE WONDERMIND 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 WONDERMIND ENTITY HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGE.
14.2 EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SECTIONS 14.5 AND 14.6 AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE WONDERMIND 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 WONDERMIND FOR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EVENT OR CIRCUMSTANCE GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM AND (b) US$100.
14.3 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 13 WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
15. Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
15.1 Generally. Except as described in Section 14.2 and 14.3, you and Wondermind agree that every dispute arising in connection with these Terms, the Service, or communications from us will be resolved through binding arbitration. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, is less formal than a court proceeding, may allow for more limited discovery than in court, and is subject to very limited review by courts. This agreement to arbitrate disputes includes all claims 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. Any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, or enforceability of this binding arbitration agreement will be resolved by the arbitrator.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND WONDERMIND ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.
15.2 Exceptions. Although we are agreeing to arbitrate most disputes between us, 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.
15.3 Opt-Out. If you do not wish to resolve disputes by binding arbitration, you may opt out of the provisions of this Section 14 within 30 days after the date that you agree to these Terms by sending a letter to Wondermind Global, Inc., Attention: Legal Department – Arbitration Opt-Out, 228 Park Avenue South, Suite 26327, New York, NY 10003 that specifies: your full legal name, the email address associated with your account on the Service (if applicable), and a statement that you wish to opt out of arbitration (“Opt-Out Notice”). Once Wondermind receives your Opt-Out Notice, this Section 14 will be void and any action arising out of these Terms will be resolved as set forth in Section 15.2. The remaining provisions of these Terms will not be affected by your Opt-Out Notice.
15.4 Arbitrator. This arbitration agreement, and any arbitration between us, is subject the Federal Arbitration Act and will be 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 Wondermind.
15.5 Commencing Arbitration. Before initiating arbitration, a party 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”). Wondermind’s address for Notice is: Wondermind Global, Inc., 228 Park Avenue South, Suite 26327, New York, NY 10003. The Notice of Arbitration must: (a) identify the name or account number of the party making the claim; (b) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (c) 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 Wondermind may commence an arbitration proceeding. If you commence arbitration in accordance with these Terms, Wondermind will reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee, unless your claim is for more than US$10,000 or if Wondermind has received 25 or more similar demands for arbitration, in which case the payment of any fees will be decided by the AAA Rules. If the arbitrator finds that either the substance of the 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 and the other party may seek reimbursement for any fees paid to AAA.
15.6 Arbitration Proceedings. Any arbitration hearing will take place in the county and state of your residence unless we agree otherwise or, if the claim is for US$10,000 or less (and does not seek injunctive relief), you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted: (a) solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator; (b) through a telephonic or video hearing; or (c) by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules in the county (or parish) of your residence. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by you or Wondermind must not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator makes a final decision and award, if any. 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.
15.7 Arbitration Relief. Except as provided in Section 14.8, the arbitrator can award any relief that would be available if the claims had been brought in a court of competent jurisdiction. If the arbitrator awards you an amount higher than the last written settlement amount offered by Wondermind before an arbitrator was selected, Wondermind will pay to you the higher of: (a) the amount awarded by the arbitrator and (b) US$10,000. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding on all parties, except (1) for judicial review expressly permitted by law or (2) if the arbitrator’s award includes an award of injunctive relief against a party, in which case that party shall have the right to seek judicial review of the injunctive relief in a court of competent jurisdiction that shall not be bound by the arbitrator’s application or conclusions of law. Judgment on the award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.
15.8 No Class Actions. YOU AND WONDERMIND 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 Wondermind 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.
15.9 Modifications to this Arbitration Provision. If Wondermind makes any substantive change to this arbitration provision, you may reject the change by sending us written notice within 30 days of the change to Wondermind’s address for Notice of Arbitration, in which case your account with Wondermind will be immediately terminated and this arbitration provision, as in effect immediately prior to the changes you rejected will survive.
15.10 Enforceability. If Section 14.8 or the entirety of this Section 14 is found to be unenforceable, or if Wondermind receives an Opt-Out Notice from you, then the entirety of this Section 14 will be null and void and, in that case, the exclusive jurisdiction and venue described in Section 15.2 will govern any action arising out of or related to these Terms.
16.2 Governing Law. These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to conflict of law principles. You and Wondermind submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts and federal courts located within New York, New York for resolution of any lawsuit or court proceeding permitted under these Terms. We operate the Service from our offices in New York, and we make no representation that Materials included in the Service are appropriate or available for use in other locations.
16.4 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.
16.6 Contact Information. The Service is offered by Wondermind Global, Inc., located at 228 Park Avenue South, Suite 26327, New York, NY 10003. You may contact us by sending correspondence to that address or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
16.7 Notice to California Residents. If you are a California resident, then 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 +1-800-952-5210 in order to resolve a complaint regarding the Service or to receive further information regarding use of the Service.
16.8 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.
16.9 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.