SOVEREIGNTY WEBSITE TERMS OF SERVICE
Effective Date: June 23, 2021
Welcome to the Sovereignty Website. Please read these terms and conditions of service (“Terms of Service”) carefully before using this website. By accessing any areas of this site, you agree to be bound and to abide by the terms and conditions set forth below. If you do not agree with any part of the following terms and conditions, you do not have any right to use this site.
These Terms of Service constitute a legally binding agreement made between you, whether personally or on behalf of an entity (“you”) and Higher Options Global, Inc. dba Sovereignty (“Company” or “we” or “us” or “our”), governing your access to and use of the Sovereignty website (http://www.sovereignty.co) as well as any other media form, media channel, mobile application or mobile website related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”), and any products (“Products”) or services supplied by or on behalf of us through the Site (collectively, “Services”). Supplemental terms and conditions or documents that may be posted on the Site from time to time, and any new features or tools that are added to the Site shall also be subject to and are hereby expressly incorporated into these Terms of Service by reference.
These Terms of Service apply to all users of the Site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/or contributors of content. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions contained herein, you may not access or use the Site or the Services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.
You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, modify, or replace any part of these Terms of Service in our sole discretion by posting updates and/or changes to our Site. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. By accessing this Site or using our Services following any such change, you agree to adhere to and be bound by the Terms of Service as modified.
By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least eighteen (18) years old, and that your use of the Site, Services, or Products does not violate any applicable law or regulation. Any use of the Site, Services, or Products by persons under the age of eighteen (18) is strictly prohibited.
Information provided on the Site is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject us to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. Persons who choose to access the Site from such locations do so on their own initiative and are solely responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
Our Products are not intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease or illness. These Products and any statements made regarding these Products have not been evaluated or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) for any indication, including safety and efficacy. By accessing this Site, you acknowledge the information provided on this Site, within any of Company’s social media pages or channels, and all of the documentation and literature included with any Product identified on the Site, is provided for informational and educational purposes only. In no way is any of the information contained in these Terms of Service or elsewhere on the Site intended to be a medical or prescriptive guide or a substitute for informed medical advice or care, nor is it intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, or adverse effects. You should never delay seeking or disregard advice from a medical professional based on something you have read on the Site.
Company makes no representations that the Products or Services made available through this Site will be available or appropriate in every jurisdiction in which this Site may be accessed or Services utilized. To the best of Company’s knowledge, it operates legally under both state and federal law in the United States; however, it is up to you to determine whether accessing this Site and purchasing our Products are legal where you are. You access this Site and purchase our Products at your own risk, and you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and treaties. You may only place an order to purchase Company’s Products or use our Services in accordance with the laws of the United States and any applicable international jurisdiction in which you will possess, use, or ship any Products.
YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS BY CONTINUING TO USE THE SITE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS, OR TO MODIFICATIONS THAT COMPANY MAY MAKE TO THESE TERMS IN THE FUTURE, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS, USE, OR CONTINUE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR OUR SERVICES.
Section 1. SAFETY ACKNOWLEDGMENT
Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. If you are pregnant, nursing, or diagnosed with a heart condition, allergies, or other medical conditions, seek the advice and assistance of a physician or trained health professional before purchasing our Products. If you believe or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your doctor or health care provider. Company shall not be held liable for medical or other claims made by third parties or customer testimonials relating to the safety, use, or efficacy of our Products.
Section 2. CONSUMPTION OF HEMP-DERIVED CBD AND DRUG TESTING
This Section applies to Products containing hemp products. The consumption of certain hemp products may lead to a positive drug test for tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) or certain cannabinoid metabolites. Company cannot guarantee that Products available for sale on this Site do not contain traceable amounts of THC nor can Company guarantee that use of Company’s Products will not result in failed drug screening for THC, other cannabinoids, or their metabolites. Your use of Company’s Products is at your own risk. Company is not responsible for any personal adverse employment or professional action related to your use of the Products.
Section 3. REGISTRATION AND USER INFORMATION
You may also be asked to provide a username and password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You may not use the account, username, or password of someone else at any time. You are also solely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your registration or your User Information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account, username, or password.
You agree that you will not create more than one account. By registering and obtaining an account you affirm you will follow the Terms of Service. Your registration constitutes your consent to enter into agreements with us electronically.
We shall not be liable for any loss that you incur as a result of someone else using your account, username, or password, either with or without your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by us, our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives due to someone else’s use of your account, username, or password.
We reserve the right to terminate your registration or to refuse Services to you, without prior notice to you, at any time and for any or no reason.
Section 4. ORDERS AND PAYMENT
You agree that any order you place through the Site (each, an “Order”) is an offer to buy, under these Terms of Service, all Products and Services listed in your Order. We must accept all Orders before we are obligated to sell the Products or Services to you. Acceptance of your Order and the formation of the contract of sale between us and you will not take place unless and until you have received your Order confirmation email. We may choose not to accept any Order, or cancel any Order, in our sole discretion. If we make a change to or cancel an Order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the email and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the Order was made. You agree to pay for all Orders you place through the Site. By purchasing a Product using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms and our Return Policy at http://www.sovereignty.co/returns/.
In the event you dispute the amount or validity of any payments made to Company, you must notify us within thirty (30) days of payment, of any such dispute by mail or email at the address or email address listed below. You expressly agree that your failure to notify Company of any dispute within thirty (30) days of payment will constitute your express waiver of any claims related to the disputed payment. You agree that you will pay all costs and expenses of collection, including attorneys’ fees, incurred by Company in the event of failure to make payment.
All prices posted on this Site are subject to change without notice. The price charged for a Product or Service will be the price in effect at the time the Order is placed and will be sent out in your Order confirmation email. Price increases will only apply to Orders placed after such changes. Posted prices do not include any applicable taxes or charges for shipping and handling. All such taxes and charges will be added to your merchandise total and will be itemized in your shopping cart and in your Order confirmation email. We are not responsible for pricing, typographical, or other errors in any offer by us and we reserve the right to cancel any Orders arising from such errors.
We will arrange for shipment of the Products to you. You will pay all shipping and handling charges specified during the ordering process. Title and risk of loss pass to you upon our transfer of the Products to the shipping carrier. Shipping and delivery dates are estimates only and cannot be guaranteed. We are not liable for any delays in shipments.
Except for any Products designated on the Site as non-returnable, we will accept a return of the Products for a refund of your purchase price, less the original shipping and handling costs, provided such return is made in compliance with our Return Policy at http://www.sovereignty.co/returns/.
We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our Products or Services to any person, geographic region, or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any Products or Services that we offer. All descriptions of Products or Product pricing are subject to change at any time without notice, and in our sole discretion. We reserve the right to discontinue any Product at any time. Any offer for any Product or Service made on this Site is void where prohibited. We do not warrant that the quality of any Products, Services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.
If an order is requested to be sent to a freight/mail forwarded to a foreign country, we are not responsible if the package does not arrive, are unable to issue refunds and you may be in violation of local law.
SECTION 5. SUBSCRIPTIONS
Subscription Services are available to customers who have registered their accounts by truthfully filling out all required personal information and become subscribers. If you choose to me a subscriber, you agree to take full responsibility for your selection and use of the Subscription Services. This Agreement is void where prohibited by law, and the right to access or use the Subscription Services is revoked in such jurisdictions.
The Company may change, modify, suspend or discontinue the Subscription Services, fees, charges, terms at its own discretion at any time, including the availability of any feature or content. The Company may also impose limits on certain features or restrict your access to parts or all of the Subscription Services without notice or liability.
The Subscription Service requires payment before you receive your product (“Subscription”). We may also offer special promotional plans, memberships, or services, including offerings of third-party products and services in conjunction with or through the Subscription Service. We are not responsible for the products and services provided by such third parties. When you purchase a Subscription, you will have access to any Subscription Service item or content currently available within that subscription for the period you have chosen for your Subscription. We may decide to periodically update the Subscription Services features and/or content made available in the Paid Subscription, and some Subscription Services features, software and/or content may either become unavailable or be made available for free when this happens.
Your Subscription begins as soon as your initial payment for Subscription Services is processed. The Company may at its sole discretion expedite shipping on your initial order under the Subscription Service, after which a recurring payment and shipping date that is set at the discretion of the Company will start, according to the chosen Subscription Services preferences (either a monthly or a yearly charge). If you commence a Subscription, your initial delivery will be sent out by the chose delivery method (i.e. expedited, overnight, ground)> every shipment thereafter under the Subscription Services will be delivered by ground shipping.
Your Subscription will automatically renew each month or year depending on the term you have chosen without notice until you cancel. You authorize us to store your payment method(s) and to automatically charge your payment method(s) every month or year until you cancel. We will automatically charge you the then-current rate for your Subscription, plus applicable taxes (such as but not limited to sales taxes, VAT or GST if the Paid Subscription fee does not include it), every month or year upon renewal until you cancel.
We may change the Subscription’s rate each monthly or yearly renewal term, and we will notify you of any rate change with the option to cancel. Subject to applicable law, you accept the new price by continuing to use the Subscription Services after the price change takes effect. If during the term of your Subscription the applicable sales tax, VAT, GST rate or any other tax or duty changes, we will adjust the tax-inclusive price for the Paid Subscription accordingly on your next billing date.
You may cancel your Subscription at any time; however, there are no refunds for cancellation, and you understand and agree that you shall receive no refund or exchange for any unused product received under Subscription Services according to the chosen preferences (either a monthly or a yearly Paid Subscription). For clarity, if you receive product from the Company under the Subscription, you will you be able to return the product for a refund.
If you are a User residing in the European Economic Area or Switzerland and you didn’t use free trial period to try out the Subscription Services, you may cancel your Paid Subscription within 30 days of your initial order by contacting our us at [email protected], in which case you’ll be fully refunded. Should you cancel after 30 days and/or when the free trial period has ended, your payment is non-refundable, and the Subscription Services will continue until the end of the term you have chosen for your Paid Subscription.
Section 6. CONTENT
All content included on this Site, including without limitation, text, images, photographs, graphics, logos, button icons, trademarks, software, source code, databases, functionality, mobile applications, website designs, audio, and video (“Content”) is owned by or licensed by Sovereignty and subject to trademark, copyright and other intellectual property rights under applicable laws. All graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are registered or common law trademarks (i.e. Sovereignty, Sleep With Plants, A Higher Sense of Self, Company Logo) or trade dress of ours, and is the exclusive property of Sovereignty. No right, title, or interest in any materials or software is transferred to you as a result of use of this Site. You may neither actually nor attempt (nor otherwise authorize, encourage, or support others) to circumvent, re-engineer, decrypt, break or otherwise alter or interfere with the Site or its operations.
Content on the Site is provided to you “AS IS” for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, aggregated, duplicated, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, resold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose that is not expressly permitted and authorized with the prior written consent of the respective owners. Provided that you are eligible to use the Site, you are granted a limited, nonexclusive, revocable license to access and make personal, non-commercial use of the Site and the Content in accordance with these Terms of Service. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you in and to the Site and Content.
- Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
- You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
- You may print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Site for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication or distribution.
- If we provide desktop, mobile or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by our end user license agreement for such applications.
- If we provide social media features with certain content, you may take such actions as are enabled by such features.
You must not:
- Modify copies of any materials from this Site.
- Use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from the accompanying text.
- Delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this Site.
- This Site and all the materials available on the Site are the property of us and/or our affiliates or licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. The Site is provided solely for your personal noncommercial use. You may not use the Site or the materials available on the Site in a manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights or that has not been authorized by us. More specifically, unless explicitly authorized in these Terms of Service or by the owner of the materials, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) any material from the Site.
You must not access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Site or any services or materials available through the Site.
We are not responsible if Content is not accurate, complete, or current. The Content is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete, or more timely sources of information. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
This Site includes content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, bloggers and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators and/or reporting services. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by the Company, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.
- THIRD-PARTY LINKS
Certain Content, Products, and Services available via our Site may include materials from third parties. Third-party links on this Site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy for any third-party materials or websites. We do not warrant and are not liable or responsible for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third parties.
We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party’s policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.
You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part without our express written consent.
This Website may provide certain social media features that enable you to:
- Link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on this Site.
- Send e-mails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on this Website.
- Cause limited portions of content on this Site to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites.
You may use these features solely as they are provided by us and solely with respect to the content they are displayed with and otherwise in accordance with any additional terms and conditions we provide with respect to such features. Subject to the foregoing, you must not:
- Establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
- Cause the Website or portions of it to be displayed, or appear to be displayed by, for example, framing, deep linking or in-line linking, on any other site.
- Link to any part of the Site other than the homepage.
You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to cease. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.
- USER CONTENT, COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK
You agree that information provided to us by our visitors may be inaccurate or can change with little or no notice. Sovereignty is not responsible for inaccurate information provided by visitors to the Sovereignty Site. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any User Content posted by you or any third party.
You agree that we may publish or otherwise disclose your name in connection with your User Content in our sole and absolute discretion. By posting User Content on the Site, you warrant and represent that you own the rights to the User Content and are authorized to post, distribute, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute User Content. You agree that User Content submitted by you to the Site will not violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, or other personal proprietary right(s). You further agree that no User Content submitted by you to the Site will be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive, or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Site, Services, or any related website. You may not use a false email address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third parties as to the origin of any User Content. You are and shall remain solely responsible any User Content you make.
We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove User Content that we determine in our sole discretion to be unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or in violation of any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
Section 8. PUSH NOTIFICATIONS, TEXT MESSAGES, AND EMAILS
If you create a user account and provide us with your cell phone number, you agree and consent to receive certain text messages from us regarding the Site, Products and Services. These text messages may relate to the Site’s operations or include promotional messages. Standard text messaging rates will be applied by your mobile device carrier to any text messages sent by us. You will have the option to opt out of receiving text messages by replying “STOP” to any text message sent by us. After requesting to opt out, you may receive text messages from us for just a brief time while your request is processed.
Company text messages may be generated by automatic telephone dialing systems and you hereby waive your right to pursue any claims (including any claim that arises while your request to opt out is pending) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). To the extent any claim under the TCPA cannot be waived, by using the Site or Services, you are agreeing that any claim against Company that cannot be waived, but which arises under the TCPA (including any claim that arises while your request to opt out is pending), will be arbitrated on an individual, and not on a class or representative, basis, in accordance with the Governing Law and Arbitration provisions of these Terms of Service.
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Site, the Services (or any part or Content thereof) and Products without notice at any time. We shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, change, suspension or discontinuance of the Site, Services or Products.
- PERSONAL INFORMATION
- ERRORS, INACCURACIES AND OMISSIONS
Occasionally there may be information on our Site or in the Services that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to Product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, Product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel Orders if any information in the Site or Services or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted an Order).
We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information on the Site or related to the provision of any Services or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Site or Services or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Site or Services or on any related website has been modified or updated.
- PROHIBITED USES
In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the Site or its Content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Site, Services, or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Site, Services or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of our Site, Services, or any related website for engaging in any of the prohibited uses.
- DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THIS SITE AND ALL CONTENT OF THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, SALABILITY OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS AS TO THE OPERATION OR AVAILABILITY OF THIS SITE OR THE IMPORTATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE, SERVICES, AND PRODUCTS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, AND YOUR USE THEREOF.
COMPANY DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE QUALITY OF THE INFORMATION OR ANY MATERIAL PURCHASED OR ACQUIRED BY YOU ON THIS SITE IS ACCURATE OR MEETS YOUR EXPECTATIONS. COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT THE DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. Company does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party through the Site or any hyperlinked website or featured in any banner or other advertising, and company will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, you should use your best judgment and exercise caution where appropriate.
TO THE EXTENT THAT A STATE OR DISTRICT DOES NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY AS SET FORTH HEREIN, SOVEREIGNTY’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN SUCH STATES OR DISTRICTS. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Company and its affiliates’ liability to you for any cause whatsoever and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the greater of (a) the amount paid, if any, by you to company for the services during the period of one (1) month prior to any cause of action arising, and (b) five dollars ($5.00).
Throughout the Site, we may provide links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties. Our linking to such third-party sites does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of such sites, or the information, products or services offered on or through the sites. In addition, neither we nor affiliates operate or control in any respect any information, products or services that third parties may provide on or through the Site or on websites linked to by us on the Site.
If applicable, any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors, and not Higher Options Global, Inc.. Neither Higher Options Global, Inc. nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content. Furthermore, Higher Options Global, Inc. neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy and reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on any of the Sites by anyone other than an authorized Higher Options Global, Inc. representative while acting in his/her official capacity.
YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS COMPANY, ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, SHAREHOLDERS, MEMBERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, INTERNS, AGENTS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND VENDORS HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES, COSTS AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE, YOUR BREACH OF ANY OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR THE DOCUMENTS THEY INCORPORATE BY REFERENCE, OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY LAW OR THE RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY. Notwithstanding the foregoing, company reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify company, and you agree to cooperate, at your expense, with company’s defense of such claims. Company will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding which is subject to this indemnification upon becoming aware of it.
- GOVERNING LAW; JURISDICTION
The Site is created and controlled by Sovereignty in the state of Texas. These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and by the laws of the state of Texas without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. Nothing in these Terms of Service will prevent Company from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief, payment of amounts due, or enforcement of an award before any court having jurisdiction over any person or otherwise over such subject matter.
Each of Sovereignty and you agrees to submit to the nonexclusive personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Travis County, Texas and waives any objection to the laying of venue of any litigation in said courts.
In the event of any dispute with Company, you agree to first contact Company to attempt in good faith to resolve the dispute. All offers, promises, conduct and statements, whether oral or written, made in the course of negotiation to resolve the dispute by any of the parties, their agents, employees, experts and attorneys are confidential, privileged and inadmissible for any purpose, including 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.
If the dispute has not been resolved after sixty (60) days, we each agree to resolve any claim, dispute, or controversy (excluding any claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as provided below) arising out of or in connection with or in any way relating to these Terms of Service, the Site, Services or Products, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, or the alleged breach thereof, by binding arbitration, rather than in court, in Travis County, Texas, before one arbitrator jointly selected by the parties; provided that, if the parties are unable to agree upon an arbitrator within thirty (30) days of a party’s notice of intention to arbitrate, the parties shall agree to use the American Arbitration Association as an appointing authority. The arbitration shall be held in Travis County, Texas in accordance with the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Arbitration Rules. In any arbitration arising out of or related to this Agreement, the parties shall share the arbitrator’s fee and any filing fees equally. The arbitrator shall award the prevailing party its attorneys’ fees and costs, but shall not grant punitive damages. Judgment on the award may be entered in any state court having appropriate jurisdiction. The parties understand that by agreeing to binding arbitration, they are giving up rights that they may otherwise have to trial by a court or jury, and all rights of appeal. This section will not preclude the parties hereto from seeking injunctive relief and/or provisional remedies in aid of arbitration from a state court of appropriate jurisdiction.
- CLASS ACTION WAIVER
Any dispute resolution proceedings, whether in arbitration or court, will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class or representative action or as a named or unnamed member in a class, consolidated, representative or private attorney general legal action. Your access and continued use of the Site, Products or Services signifies your explicit consent to this waiver.
The provisions of these Terms of Service are intended to be severable. If for any reason any provision or part of a provision of these Terms of Service shall be held invalid, void, or unenforceable in whole or in part in any applicable jurisdiction, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from these Terms of Service and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
- ACKNOWLEDGMENT; OTHER TERMS
These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this Site or in respect to any Services constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Site and any Services, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.
- CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE
Sovereignty reserves the right to make changes to the Site, posted policies and Terms of Service at any time without notice or liability. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at this page. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, modify, or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our Site. It is your responsibility to check our Site periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our Site or the Services following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.
- ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS, TRANSACTIONS, AND SIGNATURES
Visiting the Site, using the Services, sending us emails, and completing online forms constitute electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications, and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO THE USE OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES, CONTRACTS, ORDERS, AND OTHER RECORDS, AND TO ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF NOTICES, POLICIES, AND RECORDS OF TRANSACTIONS INITIATED OR COMPLETED BY US OR VIA THE SITE. You hereby waive any rights or requirements under any statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances, or other laws in any jurisdiction which require an original signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, or to payments or the granting of credits by any means other than electronic means.
- CALIFORNIA USERS AND RESIDENTS
If any complaint with us is not satisfactorily resolved, you can contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, California 95834 or by telephone at (800) 952-5210 or (916) 445-1254.
The failure of Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. These Terms of Service operate to the fullest extent permissible by law. These Terms of Service and your account may not be assigned by you without our express written consent. Company may assign any or all of its rights and obligations to others at any time. Company shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, delay, or failure to act caused by any cause, beyond Company’s reasonable control. There is no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship created between you and Company as a result of these Terms of Service or use of the Site or Services. Upon Company’s request, you agree to furnish Company any documentation, substantiation or releases necessary to verify your compliance with these Terms of Service. You agree that these Terms of Service will not be construed against Company by virtue of having drafted them. You hereby waive any and all defenses you may have based on the electronic form of these Terms of Service and the lack of signing by the parties hereto to execute these Terms of Service.
This Site is operated by Sovereignty All notice required or permitted under these Terms of Service shall be made in writing by mail or by email to:
Higher Options Global, Inc.
3005 S. Lamar Blvd., D109
Austin, TX 78704
- CONTACT INFORMATION
Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to [email protected]