Affiliate Terms & Conditions
These Terms of Service constitute a legally binding agreement (the “Agreement”) between you and Limitless Virtue LLC, doing business as ("DBA") Kids on the Yard. (“Company”) governing your use of the Company’s applications, website, and technology Platform (collectively, the “Platform”).
PLEASE BE ADVISED: IF YOU PROVIDE YOUR EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENT (DEFINED BELOW) TO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU WILL BE SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS THAT GOVERN HOW CLAIMS THAT YOU AND COMPANY MAY HAVE AGAINST EACH OTHER CAN BE BROUGHT (SEE ‘DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION’ IN SECTION BELOW). THESE PROVISIONS WILL, WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION, REQUIRE YOU TO SUBMIT CLAIMS YOU HAVE AGAINST COMPANY TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS, GROUP, OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING. YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO OPT OUT OF ARBITRATION WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN CLAIMS AS PROVIDED BELOW.
Any version other than English is provided for convenience and You understand and agree that the English language will control if there is any conflict.
These Affiliate Terms contain the complete terms and conditions that apply to You when becoming an affiliate in Kids on the Yard's affiliate program (the “Affiliate Program”). The purpose of these Affiliate Terms is to allow You to make affiliate commissions through sales generated from Your website to Our Services in the manner set forth herein.
(a) Application Completion. If You have not already done so, You need to complete an application to the Affiliate Program (the “Application”). You need to identify Your website, describe how You plan to promote Kids on the Yard's Services on Your website, and provide certain contact information. The Application can be found at https://affiliate.kidsontheyard.com/ (opens in a new tab).
(b) Acceptance of Your Application. If we choose to accept Your Application, You will receive an email notification confirming that Your Application has been approved. You understand and agree that We may accept or reject Your Application at Our sole discretion. Your Application will be rejected if any of the information You provide is incorrect or incomplete, if Your website promotes materials of a sexual, pornographic, violent, or defamatory nature, if You or Your website discriminate, violate any applicable law, or violate any person’s intellectual property rights, or for any other reason We may deem fit to reject Your Application.
(c) Access to our Affiliate Program. If We have accepted Your Application, We will send You a welcome email with Your login details so that You may enter Our secure affiliate center. From this center You will be able to download Promotional Materials and qualifying links as well as access Your reports which will describe Our calculation of the affiliate commissions due to You. It is Your responsibility to keep Your username and password information secure. For purposes of clarity, Promotional Materials is defined as banners, text links, article copy, and access to data feeds.
(d) You will ensure that your information including your email address is at all times complete, accurate and up-to-date. We may send communications to the email address associated with your account. You will be deemed to have received all notifications, approvals, and other communications sent to that email address, even if the email address associated with your account is no longer current.
(e) You must be in good standing with the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) and in compliance with all FTC guidelines. As an Affiliate, you also understand and agree that you have read and fully agree to the terms listed on the Official FTC Website. Specific requirements and examples for Kids on the Yard Affiliates can be found here.
As a member of Our Affiliate Program, You represent, warrant, and covenant that You will:
(a) Link to Our Services. You will implement the links, banners, and other means of linking Your website to Our Services (collectively, “Referral Links”) pursuant to the referral specifications set forth on the Affiliate Program on Rakuten Linkshare (“Referral Specifications”). On this page You will be able to download certain technical materials, including links, HTML code, banner ads, copy and other content, and any documentation for the foregoing (collectively, “Referral Materials”). When Our customers click through the Referral Links to purchase an item on the Kids on the Yard site, you can receive commissions for qualifying individual marketplace transaction purchases as described in Affiliate Commissions.
(b) Maintain Your Site: The maintenance and the updating of Your website will be Your responsibility. Kids on the Yard will notify you via email of any changes to these Terms and our Referral Materials. However, as a member of Our Affiliate Program and because Our information is updated often, it will be necessary for You to update the Referral Materials on Your website to maintain consistency and accuracy between Our Services and the Referral Specifications.
(d) Follow and Comply with All Copyright Laws: It is entirely Your responsibility to follow and comply with all applicable copyright and other laws that pertain to Your website. We will not be responsible if You use another person's copyrighted material in violation of the law.
(e) Not to solicit Our Instructors: As a member of Our Affiliate Program, You agree not to directly or indirectly, for Yourself or on behalf of another, solicit business away from, or solicit, induce, influence, or encourage any of Our Instructors to upload their Kids on the Yard Course(s) on Your websites and/or platforms, or otherwise alter, terminate or breach their contractual or other business relationship with Us.
As a member of Our Affiliate Program, You understand and agree that:
(a) We Can Monitor Your Site: You hereby give Us the right to monitor Your website at any time to determine if You are following these Affiliate Terms, and to notify You of any changes We feel You should make to remain in compliance. Further, You must comply with any requests we make for you to take down specific content from your website. Failure to comply is a violation of these Terms and grounds for termination of Your affiliate status.
(c) You will not promote Kids on the Yard through paid advertising or media buying that leads directly to the Kids on the Yard website (found at www.kidsontheyard.com (opens in a new tab)). You will not bid on Kids on the Yard-branded keywords as an affiliate. This applies to all advertising platforms and to all affiliates unless direct approval from Kids on the Yard is granted.
(d) You will not use Our company name or variations of Our company name in your Domain Names or Social Media pages: You may not register or purchase domain names that include Our company’s name or any misspellings or variations of Our company name to run promotions as an affiliate. Additionally, you may not include Our Company name, variations of Our company name, or the look and feel of Our own social media pages on any social media pages (i.e. Facebook Fan Page) where You run promotions as an affiliate.
(e) You will be Responsible for Your Website’s Content: You may not promote Our content and Our Instructors’ courses on a website that contains any form of misleading, defamatory, obscene, illegal, bigoted, pornographic or any other content deemed offensive by Us.
(f) You will not promote using cookie-stuffing: You may not use cookie stuffing techniques or click-generators that set the tracking cookie without the user actually clicking on the Referral Link. You will not artificially generate clicks or impressions on your site or create visits on the Kids on the Yard site, whether by way of a robot or software program or otherwise.
(g) You will not mimic Our media and content: Publishers must make sure that his or her media does not copy or resemble the look and feel of the Kids on the Yard website or create the impression that Your media is part of Our company's website. You also understand that using the language found on Our pages verbatim is not allowed unless it is to describe the content found on any given course landing page.
(h) You will be Responsible for Your use of content found on Our site. You may create Your own promotional materials using pages from our site as reference. You may also use course images and part of the text in Our pages to promote the products accurately on Your site. However, You may NOT download, copy, or use video content (free or paid), course supplementary materials (PDFs, quizzes or extra material), or lesson descriptions and upload them on Your own site(s). Violation of this provision may result in the immediate termination of Your affiliate account.
(i) You will not use spyware, malware, virus and the like: You may not include on your site, display, or otherwise use Referral Links or other Content that uses any spyware, malware, or virus, or any software application not expressly and knowingly authorized by users prior to being downloaded or installed on their computer or other electronic device.
(j) You will be open and honest about Your relationship to Us: You may not misrepresent or embellish the relationship between you and Kids on the Yard or imply any relationship or affiliation between you and Kids on the Yard or any other person or entity except as expressly permitted by this affiliate Agreement. You may not represent yourself as an agent or employee of Kids on the Yard or represent that you have the authority to bind Kids on the Yard to a contract.
(k) You cannot utilize a browser extension to promote Kids on the Yard or Kids on the Yard courses without direct approval from Kids on the Yard. All coupon codes available in the extension must be approved by Kids on the Yard. You also understand and agree that your browser extension cannot allow users to upload new coupons into the extension's feed.
(l) You will not earn commissions for free courses: Our site contains paid and free courses. Any customer You refer to Us that subsequently enrolls in a free course or uses a 'free promo code' to get a paid course for free will not be eligible to earn You a commission and that particular sale will not appear on Your affiliate account. We will terminate the account of Affiliates who only promote free courses, or Affiliates who promote primarily free courses.
(m) You will be mindful of who You do business with: You may not use marketing practices that attract fake customers. We, in our sole discretion, will make the determination whether someone is a fake customer.
(n) You will ensure your sub-affiliates follow all of Our terms: You have the right to work with a sub-affiliate network so long as your sub-affiliates follow Our Affiliate Terms. You understand that You are responsible for Your sub-affiliate’s compliance with these terms and that non-compliance by any of Your sub-affiliates may result in the termination of Your affiliate account.
(o) For Kids on the Yard employees who are also Kids on the Yard Affiliates: You will make it clear you are a Kids on the Yard employee when promoting Kids on the Yard as an affiliate. As a Kids on the Yard employee, You agree to clearly state in all promotional posts or promotions containing Kids on the Yard affiliate links Your employee and affiliate relationship with Kids on the Yard via a disclaimer. Specific requirements and examples for Kids on the Yard Affiliates who are also Kids on the Yard employees, can be found here.
These Affiliate Terms will begin and become effective upon Our acceptance of Your Application.
(a) Eligibility: Except in jurisdictions in which such a transaction is not permitted, You are eligible to earn affiliate commissions through Referrals (as defined in section (b) below) during the term of these Affiliate Terms, according to the calculation described below.
(b) Amount due: The exact amount of affiliate commissions due to You in any given quarter will be calculated in the following manner:
The affiliate commission is set up in the offers available to You in Your Publisher account. A “Referral” is a paying customer that You refer from Your website to Our website using the Referral Materials in accordance with the Referral Specifications. Acceptance of a Referral as a User of Our Services shall be at Our sole discretion.
(c) Payment of affiliate commissions will be made on a monthly basis. Payments are disbursed according to the payment method You have selected in Your affiliate account. If Your account is terminated due to violation of these Affiliate Terms, We reserve the right to withhold all future payments owed to You.
(d) Affiliate payments are sent to you using Linkshare’s affiliate network payment system. Kids on the Yard does not send payment directly to any affiliates. Affiliates are responsible for making sure they are able to accept payments from Kids on the Yard's affiliate network.
(e) Affiliates are responsible for any and all charges, fees, taxes, exchange rates, surcharges and other expenses incurred in order to receive affiliate payments. Please check with your receiving banking institution to find out if any of these apply for your account.
(f) If We determine that payment of affiliate commissions to You in any jurisdiction is illegal under any laws, then We may reserve the right to not pay affiliate commissions for any sales made in that jurisdiction.
(g) We may withhold Your final payment for a reasonable time to ensure that the correct amount is paid to You.
(h) If at any time there has been no substantial activity on your account for XX years, then we will have the right to withhold any accrued fee. Further, any unpaid fees in your account may be subject to escheatment under applicable law.
(a) You hereby grant Us a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right to use Your names, titles, and logos in the advertising, marketing, promoting, and publicizing in any manner of Our rights under these Affiliate Terms. However, We are under no obligation to advertise, market, promote, or publicize.
(b) We both agree not to use the other's proprietary materials in any manner that is disparaging or that otherwise portrays the other in a negative light. We each reserve all of our respective rights in the proprietary materials covered by this license. Either one of us may revoke this license at any time by giving the other written notice ending our engagement under these Affiliate Terms and Your Affiliate status. Other than the license granted in these Affiliate Terms, we each retain all right, title, and interest to our respective rights and no right, title, or interest is transferred to the other.
WE MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING LIMITLESS VIRTUE LLC / KIDS ON THE YARD. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY AND NON-INFRINGEMENT ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED. IN ADDITION, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION THAT THE OPERATION OF OUR WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, AND WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY INTERRUPTIONS OR ERRORS.
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THESE AFFILIATE TERMS UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE OR GOODWILL OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS), EVEN IF YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHER, NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED IN THESE AFFILIATE TERMS, IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE AFFILIATE TERMS, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT, OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, EXCEED THE TOTAL REFERRAL FEES PAID TO YOU UNDER THESE AFFILIATE TERMS.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Kids on the Yard and its employees, representatives, agents, and affiliates, against any and all claims, suits, actions, or other proceedings brought against them based on or arising from any claim resulting from Your breach of these Affiliate Terms. You will pay any and all costs, damages, and expenses, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs awarded against or otherwise incurred by Us in connection with or arising from any such claim, suit, action, or proceeding.
Kids on the Yard or You can Each End Our Engagement Under these Affiliate Terms: Either Us or You may end these Affiliate Terms AT ANY TIME, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice. Written notice can be in the form of mail, email or fax.
From time to time, We may update these Terms to clarify Our practices or to reflect new or different practices, for example We may change the scope of Referral Fees, payment procedures, and Affiliate Program rules, or Referral Specifications or Referral Materials, and Kids on the Yard reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify and/or make changes to these Affiliate Terms at any time, at Our sole discretion. If We make any material change to these Affiliate Terms, You will automatically receive an email notifying You that changes were made and prompting You to agree to Our new Affiliate Terms. Modifications will become effective on the day they are posted unless stated otherwise. If any modification is unacceptable to You, Your only option is to end Your participation in the Affiliates Program by removing Us as an advertiser in Your Rakuten Linkshare account. Your continued access to Our Linkshare platform will be contingent on Your acceptance of Our updated Affiliate Terms. You should visit the Services regularly to ensure You are aware of any changes to the Affiliate Terms, as any revised Affiliate Terms shall supersede all previous Affiliate Terms.
(a) You represent and warrant to Us that:
(i) These Affiliate Terms constitutes Your legal, valid, and binding obligation, enforceable against You in accordance with the terms and conditions set-forth herein;
(ii) You have the full right, power, and authority to accept and be bound by these Affiliate Terms and to perform Your obligations under these Affiliate Terms, without the approval or consent of any other party;
(iii) You have sufficient right, title, and interest in and to the rights granted to Us in these Affiliate Terms; and,
(iv) YOU HAVE READ AND TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND WARRANTY DISCLAIMER PROVISIONS OF THESE AFFILIATE TERMS PRIOR TO ACCEPTING THESE AFFILIATE TERMS.
(b) Independent Contractors. Each of us shall be deemed to be independent contractors with respect to the subject matter of these Affiliate Terms, and nothing contained in these Affiliate Terms shall be deemed or construed in any manner as creating any partnership, joint venture, employment, agency, fiduciary, or other similar relationship. You will not make any statement, whether on your site or otherwise, that contradicts or may contract anything in this paragraph.
(c) Assignability. You may not assign Your rights or obligations under these Affiliate Terms to any party, and any attempt to do so will be void and without effect. We are free to assign these Affiliate Terms.
(e) You may not amend or waive any provision of these Affiliate Terms unless in writing and signed by both of us.
(f) Entire Agreement. These Affiliate Terms represent the entire agreement between Us and You, and shall supersede all prior agreements and communications between us, oral or written.
(g) Headings and Titles. The headings and titles contained in these Affiliate Terms are included for convenience only, and shall not limit or otherwise affect the terms herein.
(h) Severability. If any provision of these Affiliate Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent necessary such that the intent of the both of us is effectuated, and the remainder of these Affiliate Terms shall have full force and effect.
You expressly acknowledge that the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration provision of this Agreement is not binding on you unless you have provided your Express Written Consent (as defined above) to this Agreement. If you have provided your Express Written Consent (as defined above), the following provisions of this Dispute Resolution and Arbitration provision are binding on you.
YOU AND COMPANY MUTUALLY AGREE TO WAIVE OUR RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES IN A COURT OF LAW BY A JUDGE OR JURY AND AGREE TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE BY ARBITRATION, as set forth below. This arbitration provision (“Arbitration Provision”) is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and survives after the Agreement terminates or your relationship with Company ends. ANY ARBITRATION UNDER THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION WILL TAKE PLACE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS; CLASS ARBITRATIONS AND CLASS ACTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED. Except as expressly provided below, this Arbitration Provision applies to all claims between you and Company, including Company’s affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, successors and assigns, and each of Company’s respective officers, directors, employees, agents, or shareholders.
Except as expressly provided below, ALL DISPUTES AND CLAIMS BETWEEN US (EACH A “CLAIM” AND COLLECTIVELY, “CLAIMS”) SHALL BE EXCLUSIVELY RESOLVED BY BINDING ARBITRATION SOLELY BETWEEN YOU AND COMPANY. These claims include, but are not limited to, any dispute, claim or controversy, whether based on past, present, or future events, arising out of or relating to: this Agreement and prior versions thereof (including the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof); the Platform; the Service; any other goods or service made available through the Platform; your relationship with Company; the threatened or actual suspension, deactivation or termination of this Agreement; payments made by you or any payments made or allegedly owed to you; any promotions or offers made by Company; any city, county, state or federal wage-hour law; trade secrets; unfair competition; breaks and rest periods; expense reimbursement; wrongful termination; discrimination; harassment; retaliation; fraud; defamation; emotional distress; breach of any express or implied contract or covenant; claims arising under federal or state consumer protection laws; claims arising under antitrust laws; claims arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act; and claims arising under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans With Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (except for individual claims for employee benefits under any benefit plan sponsored by Company and covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 or funded by insurance for employees eligible under the specific benefit plan), and state statutes, if any, addressing the same or similar subject matters, and all other federal and state statutory and common law claims. All disputes concerning the arbitrability of a Claim (including disputes about the scope, applicability, enforceability, revocability or validity of the Arbitration Provision) shall be decided by the arbitrator, except as expressly provided below.
BY AGREEING TO ARBITRATION, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU AND COMPANY ARE WAIVING THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT OR HAVE A JURY TRIAL FOR ALL CLAIMS, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION. This Arbitration Provision is intended to require arbitration of every claim or dispute that can lawfully be arbitrated, except for those claims and disputes which by the terms of this Arbitration Provision are expressly excluded from the requirement to arbitrate.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU AND COMPANY MAY EACH BRING CLAIMS IN ARBITRATION AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN AN INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT ON A CLASS, COLLECTIVE ACTION, OR REPRESENTATIVE BASIS (“CLASS ACTION WAIVER”). YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU AND COMPANY BOTH ARE WAIVING THE RIGHT TO PURSUE OR HAVE A DISPUTE RESOLVED AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS, COLLECTIVE OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, THIS SECTION ("Prohibition of Class Actions and Non-Individualized Relief") SHALL NOT APPLY TO REPRESENTATIVE PRIVATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL ACT CLAIMS BROUGHT AGAINST COMPANY, WHICH ARE ADDRESSED SEPARATELY IN SECTION ("Representative PAGA Waiver").
The arbitrator shall have no authority to consider or resolve any Claim or issue any relief on any basis other than an individual basis. The arbitrator shall have no authority to consider or resolve any claim or issue any relief on a class, collective, or representative basis.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Arbitration Provision, the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) Consumer Arbitration Rules (opens in a new tab) (“AAA Rules”), disputes regarding the scope, applicability, enforceability, revocability or validity of the Class Action Waiver may be resolved only by a civil court of competent jurisdiction and not by an arbitrator. In any case in which: (1) the dispute is filed as a class, collective, or representative action and (2) there is a final judicial determination that the Class Action Waiver is unenforceable as to any claims, the class, collective, and/or representative action on such claims must be litigated in a civil court of competent jurisdiction, but the Class Action Waiver shall be enforced in arbitration on an individual basis as to all other claims to the fullest extent possible.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement or the Arbitration Provision, to the fullest extent permitted by law: (1) you and Company agree not to bring a representative action on behalf of others under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”), California Labor Code § 2698 et seq., in any court or in arbitration, and (2) for any claim brought on a private attorney general basis, including under the California PAGA, both you and Company agree that any such dispute shall be resolved in arbitration on an individual basis only (i.e., to resolve whether you have personally been aggrieved or subject to any violations of law), and that such an action may not be used to resolve the claims or rights of other individuals in a single or collective proceeding (i.e., to resolve whether other individuals have been aggrieved or subject to any violations of law) (collectively, “representative PAGA Waiver”). Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Arbitration Provision or the AAA Rules, disputes regarding the scope, applicability, enforceability, revocability or validity of this representative PAGA Waiver may be resolved only by a civil court of competent jurisdiction and not by an arbitrator. If any provision of this representative PAGA Waiver is found to be unenforceable or unlawful for any reason: (i) the unenforceable provision shall be severed from this Agreement; (ii) severance of the unenforceable provision shall have no impact whatsoever on the Arbitration Provision or the requirement that any remaining claims be arbitrated on an individual basis pursuant to the Arbitration Provision; and (iii) any such representative PAGA or other representative private attorneys general act claims must be litigated in a civil court of competent jurisdiction and not in arbitration. To the extent that there are any claims to be litigated in a civil court of competent jurisdiction because a civil court of competent jurisdiction determines that the representative PAGA Waiver is unenforceable with respect to those claims, the parties agree that litigation of those claims shall be stayed pending the outcome of any individual claims in arbitration.
Any arbitration conducted pursuant to this Arbitration Provision shall be administered by the AAA pursuant to its Consumer Arbitration Rules (opens in a new tab) that are in effect at the time the arbitration is initiated, as modified by the terms set forth in this Arbitration Provision. Copies of the Consumer Arbitration Rules (opens in a new tab) can be obtained at the AAA’s website (www.adr.org (opens in a new tab)) or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if requested by you and if proper based on the facts and circumstances of the claims presented, the arbitrator shall have the discretion to select a different set of AAA Rules, but in no event shall the arbitrator consolidate more than one person’s claims, or otherwise preside over any form of representative, collective, or class proceeding.
As part of the arbitration, both you and Company will have the opportunity for reasonable discovery of non-privileged information that is relevant to the claim. The arbitrator may award any individualized remedies that would be available in court. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claims. The arbitrator will provide a reasoned written statement of the arbitrator’s decision which shall explain the award given and the findings and conclusions on which the decision is based.
The arbitrator will decide the substance of all claims in accordance with applicable law, and will honor all claims of privilege recognized by law. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof, provided that any award may be challenged in a court of competent jurisdiction.
The payment of filing and arbitration fees will be governed by the relevant AAA Rules subject to the following modifications:
If you initiate arbitration under this Arbitration Provision after participating in the optional Negotiation process described in section ("Optional Pre-Arbitration Negotiation Process") below and are otherwise required to pay a filing fee under the relevant AAA Rules, Company agrees that, unless your claim is for $5,000 or more, your share of the filing and arbitration fees is limited to $50, and that, after you submit proof of payment of the filing fee to Company, Company will promptly reimburse you for all but $50 of the filing fee. If, however, the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought in the claim 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 such fees will be governed by the AAA Rules.
If Company initiates arbitration under this Arbitration Provision, Company will pay all AAA filing and arbitration fees.
Except as provided in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 or any state equivalents, each party shall pay its own attorneys’ fees and pay any costs that are not unique to the arbitration (i.e., costs that each party would incur if the claim(s) were litigated in a court such as costs to subpoena witnesses and/or documents, take depositions and purchase deposition transcripts, copy documents, etc.).
At the end of any arbitration, the arbitrator may award reasonable arbitration fees and costs or any portion thereof to you if you prevail, to the extent authorized by applicable law.
Although under some laws Company may have a right to an award of attorneys' fees and non-filing fee expenses if it prevails in an arbitration, Company agrees that it will not seek such an award.
If the arbitrator issues you an award that is greater than the value of Company’s last written settlement offer made after you participated in good faith in the optional Negotiation process described in section ("Opting Out of Arbitration") below, then Company will pay you the amount of the award or U.S. $1,000, whichever is greater.
Unless you and Company agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings between you and Company will take place in the county of your billing address. If AAA arbitration is unavailable in your county, the arbitration hearings will take place in the nearest available location for a AAA arbitration. If your claim is for $10,000 or less, Company agrees that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as determined by the AAA Rules. If your claim exceeds $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules.
This Arbitration Provision shall not require arbitration of the following types of claims: (1) small claims actions brought on an individual basis that are within the scope of such small claims court’s jurisdiction; (2) a representative action brought on behalf of others under PAGA or other private attorneys general acts, to the extent the representative PAGA Waiver in section ("Representative PAGA Waiver") of such action is deemed unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction; (3) claims for workers’ compensation, state disability insurance and unemployment insurance benefits; and (4) claims that may not be subject to arbitration as a matter of law.
Nothing in this Arbitration Provision prevents you from making a report to or filing a claim or charge with any local, state, or federal agency and nothing in this Arbitration Provision shall be deemed to preclude or excuse a party from bringing an administrative claim before any local, state, or federal agency, to the extent you are entitled to pursue such a claim, in order to fulfill the party’s obligation to exhaust administrative remedies before making a claim in arbitration, however you knowingly and voluntarily waive the right to seek or recover money damages of any type pursuant to any administrative complaint and instead may seek such relief only through arbitration under this Arbitration Provision. Nothing in this Agreement or Arbitration Provision prevents your participation in an investigation by a government agency of any report, claim or charge otherwise covered by this Arbitration Provision.
In addition to the severability provisions in section ("Representative PAGA Waiver") above, in the event that any portion of this Arbitration Provision is deemed illegal or unenforceable, such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the Arbitration Provision shall be given full force and effect.
You may opt out of the requirement to arbitrate claims defined in section ("Arbitration Fees and Awards")(3) pursuant to the terms of this section. If you do not wish to be subject to this Arbitration Provision with respect to claims, you may opt out of arbitration with respect to such claims by notifying Company in writing of your desire to opt out of arbitration for such claims, which writing must be dated, signed and delivered by: (1) electronic mail to [email protected] or (2) by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, or by any nationally recognized delivery Service (e.g, UPS, Federal Express, etc.) that is addressed to:
Kids on the Yard, Limitless Virtue LLC Attn: Legal Department 3479 NE 163rd St, Suite #1069 North Miami Beach, Florida 33160 U.S.A
In order to be effective, (A) the writing must clearly indicate your intent to opt out of this Arbitration Provision with respect to claims, (B) the writing must include the name, phone number, and email address associated with you, and (C) the email or envelope containing the signed writing must be sent within 30 days of the date this Agreement is executed by you. Should you not opt out within the 30-day period, you and Company shall be bound by the terms of this Arbitration Provision in full.
You should assume that there may be now, and may be in the future, lawsuits against Company alleging class, collective, and/or representative claims in which the plaintiffs seek to act on your behalf, and which, if successful, could result in some monetary recovery to you. But if you do agree to arbitration of claims with Company under this Arbitration Provision, you are agreeing in advance that you will bring all such claims, and seek all monetary and other relief, against Company in an individual arbitration provision. You are also agreeing in advance that you will not participate in, or seek to recover monetary or other relief, for such claims in any court action or class, collective, and/or representative action. You have the right to consult with counsel of your choice concerning this Arbitration Provision and you will not be subject to retaliation, if you exercise your right to assert claims or timely opt-out of arbitration, for any claims under this Arbitration Provision.
Before initiating any arbitration or proceeding, you and Company may agree to first attempt to negotiate any dispute, claim or controversy between the parties informally for 30 days, unless this time period is mutually extended by you and Company. A party who intends to seek negotiation under this section must first send to the other a written notice of the dispute (“Notice”). The Notice must (1) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (2) set forth the specific relief sought. All offers, promises, conduct and statements, whether oral or written, made in the course of the negotiation by any of the parties, their agents, employees, and attorneys are confidential, privileged and inadmissible for any purpose, including as evidence of liability or for impeachment, in arbitration or other proceeding involving the parties, provided that evidence that is otherwise admissible or discoverable shall not be rendered inadmissible or non-discoverable as a result of its use in the negotiation.