TERMS of SERVICE

THESE TERMS OF USE CONTAIN AN ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER CLAUSE. BY USING THIS SITE, YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE TERMS OF USE AND, WHILE YOU MAY STILL PURSUE CLAIMS AGAINST US, WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS (FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU SUBMIT A VALID ARBITRATION/CLASS ACTION WAIVER OPT-OUT NOTICE AS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 16.5 BELOW ), YOU ARE AGREEING THAT YOU MUST PURSUE YOUR CLAIMS IN A BINDING ARBITRATION PROCEEDING (AND NOT IN A COURT) AND ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL (AND NOT A CLASS ACTION) BASIS. SEE OUR FAQS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER CLAUSES. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

This is the legal part of the Gen Z Collective sites— the rules for the Site (as definied below). If you are under the age of eighteen (18), be sure to get your parents to review and discuss these rules with you:

  1. We encourage you to investigate the content on this site and participate in The Gen Z Collective forum pages, but please note that ugly comments, hate speech, bullying or harassing behavior will not be tolerated.

  2. By posting your thoughts and getting your parent's permission to do so, you and your parents are allowing us to repeat your comments elsewhere on THE GEN Z COLLECTIVE sites. It means we can use it in any way we want, anywhere, indefinitely.

  3. If you have any issues with the Site,please contact us at info@thegenzcollective.com 

  4. Please read important rules about using this site below:

If you are under eighteen years-old (18), remember to ALWAYS check with your parents before you send anything to us. 

Small Print: In case of conflict between anything above and The Small Print, the latter will control:

This is the official Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement" or "Terms of Use") for the website, application or other interactive service that includes an authorized link to this Agreement and all other websites, applications and other interactive services you also use that are offered by The Gen Z Collective sites brand that is providing this website, application or other interactive service (all such websites, applications and other interactive services are referred to collectively as the "Site").

This Site is fully controlled and operated by The Gen Z Collective and  directly or indirectly owns or controls shall be referred to collectively as , "we," "us" or "our".

By accessing and using this Site, you are hereby agreeing to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these Terms of Use at any time. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. Please review the Terms of Use periodically. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes and/or modifications will constitute your acceptance of the revised Terms of Use.

If you do not agree with all of the following Terms of Use, please do not use this Site.

1. OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

All Site software, design, text, images, photographs, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, artwork, graphic material, and other copyrightable or otherwise legally protectable elements of the Site, and the selection, sequence, "look and feel" and arrangements thereof, and trademarks, service marks and trade names (individually and collectively, the "Material") are the property of The Gen Z Collective and/or its subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, licensors or other respective owners and are protected, without limitation, pursuant to U.S. and foreign copyright and trademark laws. Except as otherwise specifically noted on this Site or in connection with any particular Material, The Gen Z Collective hereby grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable license to use and display, for your noncommercial and personal use only, one copy of any Material and/or software that you may print or download from this Site, including, without limitation, any files, codes, audio or images incorporated in or generated by the software, provided that you maintain (without alteration) all copyright and other notices contained in such Material and software. You further agree that where specifically noted on this Site or in connection with any Material or software, you will use such Material or software, as the case may be, in accordance with such specific terms and instructions. You acknowledge and agree that you may not sublicense, sell, assign, lease or otherwise transfer this license or any Material and that no title to the Material has been or will be transferred to you from The Gen Z Collective or anyone else. You agree not to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, frame, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, transmit, broadcast or circulate any Material to any third party (including, without limitation, the display and distribution of the Material via a third party website) without the express prior written consent of The Gen Z Collective. Use of The Gen Z Collective's and/or its licensors' Material is only permitted with their express written permission. You further agree that you will not disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise modify the Material. Use of spiders, robots and similar data gathering and extraction tools is expressly prohibited. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Any unauthorized or prohibited use may subject the offender to civil liability and criminal prosecution under applicable federal and state laws. We require users to respect our copyrights and other intellectual property rights.

2. REGISTRATION

If we offer user registration on the Site, to register as a member of the Site, there may be a few options for you to register (which are further described in our Privacy Policy), including Site registration and/or third party social platform sign-on (as described in our Privacy Policy). In each case, you may be required to either use a pre-existing user name and password (together, your "User ID") or select a new User ID. Additional information may be requested and/or required during the registration process. After you have registered for the Site, we may recognize you when you visit the same website, application or other interactive service across devices (such as when you login) and permit you to login on such website, application or other interactive service. Also note that, for your online privacy and security, if other people have access to your device, we recommend you log out of your account after visiting any of the websites, applications or other interactive services that are associated with your account.

We may also provide you with access to certain features or functions that we may offer on the Site, such as the option to participate in newsletters, commenting, and member profile pages. To sign up for or participate in these features or functions, you may be required to provide us with certain information about you in order for us to personalize and/or allow you to use such features and functions. 

The Site may also provide features, functions and/or services powered by a third party social media network or other third party. For example, information may be disclosed to third party through plug-ins offered by such third party (such as TV Everywhere authentication, Likes, Shares or commenting). Please take care when using any third party service and familiarize yourself with the third party's policies and agreements, if any, that govern such use.
To learn how we may use the information we collect during the registration process, please read our Privacy Policy .

4. CLOSED CAPTIONING OF INTERNET PROTOCOL-DELIVERED VIDEO PROGRAMMING

In accordance with the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, all video programming distributors that make video programming available directly to end users through a distribution method that uses the internet protocol are required to provide contact information to end users for the receipt and handling of written closed captioning complaints.

If you have a complaint regarding the Site's compliance with the closed captioning requirements of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, please contact us at info@thegenzcollecctive.com

5. COMMENTS, MESSAGE BOARDS AND OTHER POSTINGS

To the extent that portions of this Site provide users an opportunity to submit, post, and/or exchange information, ideas, opinions, photographs, images, video, creative works, or any other material (the "Postings"), and/or their online user names (the "User Names"), please be advised that Postings do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gen Z Collective sites. In no event shall The Gen Z Collective sites assume or have any responsibility or liability for any Postings or User Names or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on this Site. You hereby represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights in and to all Postings and User Names you provide and all information they contain and that such Postings and User Names shall not infringe any proprietary or other rights of third parties or contain any libelous, tortious, or otherwise unlawful information. If your Posting incorporates the name, voice, likeness and/or image of any individual, you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant The Gen Z Collective sites permission to use such name, voice, likeness and/or image of such individual appearing in the Posting in all media throughout the world in perpetuity.

By submitting a Posting, you hereby authorize The Gen Z Collective sites to use, and authorize others to use, your Postings and User Names in whole or in part, on a royalty-free basis, throughout the universe in perpetuity in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, alone, or together or as part of other material of any kind or nature, , including without limitation commercial use on and advertising and promotion of the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, The Gen Z Collective sites will have the right to use and change the Postings in any manner, either with or without the User Name, that The Gen Z Collective sites may determine. Notwithstanding the foregoing, The Gen Z Collective sites will have no obligation to use the Postings or the User Names. Please be advised that in no event shall The Gen Z Collective sites assume or have any responsibility or liability for the manner in which the Posting is exploited or for any claim, damages or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on The Gen Z Collective sites, affiliated television program services or elsewhere. The Gen Z Collective sites does not allow Postings which contain:

  • private or personal information which might identify a user;

  • profanity or obscenities;

  • personal attacks on other individuals;

  • slanderous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening and harassing comments; and/or

  • other information that The Gen Z Collective sites deems in its sole discretion to be inappropriate as consistent with applicable law.

The comments, activities and message boards may be used for noncommercial purposes only. Users may not post any information intended to promote and/or generate revenue for any third party business activity. Although The Gen Z Collective sites periodically monitors the content posted on this Site, we cannot be responsible for the views or opinions expressed by third parties. Nonetheless, The Gen Z Collective sites will make every effort to ensure that the comments, activities and message boards best serve the interests of all users and, therefore, The Gen Z Collective sites reserves the right to refuse to post, edit, or delete comments or messages that violate the above-referenced rules, as well as revoke the privileges of users who do not comply with such rules.

The Gen Z Collective sites do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, suggestion or other information offered by third parties that is displayed or distributed throughout our website. Users acknowledge that any reliance upon any such advice, opinion, statement, suggestion or information shall be at your sole risk.

If you believe that any content on the Site (including, without limitation, Postings) violates any of the terms of this Agreement (except for any notices covered by the Copyright Compliance Policy), please click here to send us a message about it (please refer to our Copyright Compliance Policy for any notices covered by the Copyright Compliance Policy). We cannot guarantee that we will respond to your message and we reserve the right to take or refrain from taking any or all steps available to us once we receive any such message.

Users of this Site who are California residents and are under 18 years of age may request and obtain removal of Postings on this Site that they themselves post by emailing us at info@thegenzcollective.com. All requests must be labeled "California Removal Request" on the email subject line. All requests must provide a description of the content or information in your Posting that you want removed and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material and include the name and URL (if applicable) of the website, application or other interactive service. We shall not accept requests via postal mail, telephone or facsimile. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or may not be able to respond if you do not provide complete information.

Please also note that any requests for removal do not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information from this Site. For example, content that you have posted may be republished or reposted by another user or third party. See also Section V(A) of our Privacy Policy regarding how you may delete certain information.

6. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

You may use this Site only for lawful, non-commercial purposes. You may not submit or transmit through this Site (whether via message boards, comments or otherwise) any material, or otherwise engage in any conduct, that:

  1. Violates or infringes the rights of others, including without limitation patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity or other proprietary rights;

  2. Involves uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available any Postings that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);

  3. Is unlawful, threatening, abusive, hateful, defamatory, slanderous, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, pornographic, vulgar, profane, obscene, or transmits any information or data that The Gen Z Collective deems in its sole discretion to be inappropriate for this Site;

  4. Victimizes, harasses, "stalks," degrades, attacks or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on any basis, including but not limited to religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age or disability;

  5. Contains any personally identifiable information, or other information which might be used to identify or locate a user;

  6. Harms minors in any way;

  7. Impersonates any person, business or entity, including The Gen Z Collective or its employees and agents or any forum leader, guide or host, or in any way falsely states or misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;

  8. Involves forging headers or otherwise manipulating identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Postings transmitted through this Site;

  9. Contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of a computer or computer network;

  10. Disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Site are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges;

  11. Encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or that gives rise to civil liability;

  12. Instigates or encourages others to commit illegal activities or cause injury or property damage to any person;

  13. Is intended to promote and/or generate revenue for any third party business activity;

  14. Violates these Terms of Use or any guidelines or policies posted on this Site; or

  15. Otherwise interferes with the use or enjoyment of this Site by others.

The Gen Z Collective sites discourage the use of profanity or obscenities in Postings and any Postings containing prohibited language will not be posted on the Site. For purposes of clarity, "masked" vulgarity, obscenity or profanity (e.g., "f*cK") is deemed to be equivalent to including the actual objectionable word, phrase or symbol in your Posting or otherwise on the Site. The Gen Z Collective sites reserves the right to delete any such material from the Site and to cooperate fully with any investigation of any person or persons who violate the Terms of Use. You may not use this Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair our servers or networks. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any services, user accounts, computer systems or networks, through hacking, password mining or any other means. We may take any legal and technical remedies to prevent the violation of this provision and to enforce these Terms of Use.

7. CONTESTS, SWEEPSTAKES, ELECTRONIC POSTCARDS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

From time to time, The Gen Z Collective sites or its suppliers and advertisers may conduct promotions on or through the Site, including without limitation auctions, contests, sweepstakes and electronic postcards ("Promotions"). Each such Promotion may have additional terms, conditions and/or rules which will be posted or otherwise made available to you and, for purposes of each Promotion, will be deemed incorporated into and form a part of these Terms of Use (the "Rules"). If any conflict arises between these Terms of Use and the Rules, the Rules shall govern for purposes of your participation or involvement in the Promotion to which the Rules relate.

9. DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THIS SITE, AND ALL MATERIALS, GOODS AND SERVICES AND POSTINGS ARE MADE AVAILABLE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.) OR ANY GUARANTY OR ASSURANCE THE SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR THAT ALL FEATURES, FUNCTIONS OR OPERATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE OR PERFORM AS DESCRIBED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY MALICIOUS CODE, DELAYS, INACCURACIES, ERRORS, OR OMISSIONS RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE . YOU UNDERSTAND, ACKNOWLEDGE, AND AGREE THAT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, YOU ARE ASSUMING THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, PERFORMANCE, TIMELINESS, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, AUTHENTICITY, SECURITY,AND VALIDITY OF ANY AND ALL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, POSTINGS AND MATTERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE. YOU UNDERSTAND, ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, YOU ARE ASSUMING THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, PERFORMANCE, TIMELINESS, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, AUTHENTICITY, SECURITY, AND VALIDITY OF ANY AND ALL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, POSTINGS AND MATERIALS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, THIS SITE, VII, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, AND ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, LICENSORS, OPERATIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS, ADVERTISERS, OR SUPPLIERS, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, RELATING TO THE SITE OR THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, HOWEVER ARISING OR CAUSED, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION OR THE BASIS OR CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CLAIM AND EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED ON SERVERS IN THE UNITED STATES AND VII DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY USE NOT SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED OR THAT IS IN VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE LAWS OR REGULATIONS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU IN ANY JURISDICTION OR COUNTRY.


NOTWITHSTANDING ANY CLAIM THAT A SOLE OR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WHICH IS PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT MAY OR DOES FAIL OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE SHALL BE LIMITED TO HAVING VII, UPON WRITTEN NOTICE FROM YOU TO US, ATTEMPT TO REPAIR, CORRECT OR REPLACE ANY DEFICIENT GOODS OR SERVICES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT AND, IF REPAIR, CORRECTION OR REPLACEMENT IS NOT REASONABLY COMMERCIALLY PRACTICABLE FOR VII, TO REFUND ANY MONIES ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU TO VII FOR THE GOODS OR SERVICES INVOLVED AND TO TERMINATE AND DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SITE. YOU FURTHER UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE CAPACITY OF THE SITE, IN THE AGGREGATE AND FOR EACH USER, IS LIMITED. CONSEQUENTLY SOME MESSAGES AND TRANSMISSIONS MAY NOT BE PROCESSED IN A TIMELY FASHION OR AT ALL, AND SOME FEATURES OR FUNCTIONS MAY BE RESTRICTED OR DELAYED OR BECOME COMPLETELY INOPERABLE. AS A RESULT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT VII ASSUMES NO LIABILITY, RESPONSIBILITY OR OBLIGATION TO TRANSMIT, PROCESS, STORE, RECEIVE OR DELIVER TRANSACTIONS OR POSTINGS OR FOR ANY FAILURE OR DELAY ASSOCIATED WITH ANY POSTINGS AND YOU ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY ADVISED NOT TO RELY UPON THE TIMELINESS OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE FOR ANY TRANSACTIONS OR POSTINGS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED IN THIS AGREEMENT MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

10. THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS

The appearance, availability, or your use of URLs or hyperlinks referenced or included anywhere on the Site or any other form of link or re-direction of your connection to, with or through the Site, does not constitute an endorsement by, nor does it incur any obligation, responsibility or liability on the part of The Gen Z Collective sites, any of their successors and assigns, and any of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, licensors, advertisers, suppliers, and operational service providers. We do not verify, endorse or have any responsibility for any such third party sites, their business practices (including their privacy policies), or any goods or services associated with or obtained in connection with any such site, even if The Gen Z Collective sites logo(s) or sponsorship identification is on the third party site as part of a co-branding or promotional arrangement. If any third party site obtains or collects personal information or other information from you, in no event shall we assume or have any responsibility or liability. Please read our Privacy Policy, which describes how we collect and use your personal information and other information and certain of our relationships.

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, third party service providers and advertisers found on or through this Site, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party service provider or advertiser, as the case may be. You agree that, to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, VMN shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such third party service providers and advertisers on this Site.

11. ADS AND MALWARE

We take great care and pride in creating this Site. We are always on the lookout for technical glitches that affect how the Site works. When we find them on our end, we will fix them. Unfortunately, your device may cause some glitches that affect how you see our Site and that is beyond our control.

If you experience any unusual behavior, content or ads on the Site, it may be the result of Malware on your computer. Malware-short for MALicious softWARE-is a term used to broadly classify a form of software which is installed in a computer system with malicious intentions, usually without the owner's knowledge or permission. Malware includes computer viruses, key loggers, malicious active content, rogue programs and dialers, among others. While we continuously work closely with our partners to ensure that everything on the Site is working properly, sometimes Malware programs on your device may interfere with your experience on our Site and on other sites that you visit.

We suggest that you take actions (such as installing reputable third party antivirus software) which may help to clean your device and which could monitor or prevent future installations of Malware.

Please note that we cannot be responsible for the effects of any third-party software including Malware on your device. Please make sure to carefully read the Help or Customer Support areas of any software download site. If you do discover any Malware on your device, we also suggest you speak with a qualified technician for your device.

If, after taking the above actions, you are still experiencing any problems, please feel free to Contact Us.

12. INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Site, The Gen Z Collective sites, and any of their successors and assigns, and any of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, licensors, advertisers, suppliers, and operational service providers harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees), resulting from any alleged or actual breach or violation of these Terms of Use by you.
VMN reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any such claim or action and all negotiations for settlement or compromise, and you agree to fully cooperate with VMN in the defense of any such claim, action, settlement or compromise negotiations, as requested by The Gen Z Collective sites.

13. TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION OF ACCESS; MODIFICATION TO SITE

The Gen Z Collective sites reserves the right to terminate, suspend or otherwise restrict your use of and access to this Site, or any portion hereof, with or without notice at any time for any reason whatsoever, with or without cause, including, but not limited to, your violation of these Terms of Use or any inappropriate or unlawful behavior on your part. In addition, VMN reserves the right to modify or discontinue this Site or any portion hereof at any time with or without notice. The Site shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such termination, suspension, restriction, modification or discontinuance.

14. PRIVACY POLICY

Certain information we may collect about you is subject to our Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference, for disclosures relating to our collection and use of such information.

15. ELECTRONIC DELIVERY POLICY

By using this Site, you agree that we may provide to you required notices, agreements and other information concerning the Site electronically by posting on the home page of this Site or on the relevant web page.

16. RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES: BINDING ARBITRATION; NO CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTIONS OR ARBITRATIONS

See our FAQs for more information.

  1. Binding Arbitration and Exclusions from Arbitration. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BELOW OR UNLESS YOU SUBMIT A VALID ARBITRATION/CLASS ACTION WAIVER OPT-OUT NOTICE (AS DESCRIBED IN SUB-SECTION 5 BELOW), ANY AND ALL CLAIMS BETWEEN YOU AND VII WILL BE RESOLVED IN BINDING ARBITRATION RATHER THAN IN COURT. You and VII agree to submit to individual arbitration the resolution of any and all Claims by or between you and/or The Gen Z Collective, except that you and The Gen Z Collective agree that the following will not be subject to the mandatory arbitration provisions in this Section 16(1): (A) any Claim filed by you or The Gen Z Collective with respect to any violation, enforcement or validity of patent, trademark, trade dress, service mark, copyright and/or trade secret rights of you, The Gen Z Collective, or any third party, including, but not limited to, Claims related to content that you upload to or share on the Site and/or (B) you or VII may seek a preliminary injunction, restraining order or other provisional equitable relief in any court as provided in "GOVERNING LAW, ARBITRATION LOCATION, JURISDICTION, VENUE, JURISDICTION AND JURY TRIAL WAIVER" below in connection with any Claim whereby you or The Gen Z Collective, as applicable, may suffer immediate and irreparable harm for which money damages may be inadequate and impossible to calculate (including, but not limited to, a Claim under Section 16(1)(A)), where such Claim under this Section 16(1)(B) will not be subject to the informal dispute resolution procedures described in Section 16(2) below; provided, however, that, subsequent to obtaining such preliminary injunction, restraining order or other provisional equitable relief, the Claim will then be submitted to arbitration in accordance with this Section of the Agreement. You and The Gen Z Collective agree that this Agreement affects interstate commerce, and that the enforceability of this Section of the Agreement will be governed by, construed, and enforced, both procedurally and substantively, by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. sections 1-9 ("FAA"). Arbitration is the referral of a dispute to one or more impartial persons for a final and binding determination. There is no judge or jury in arbitration, discovery is more limited than in court, there are no class or representative proceedings, and court review of an arbitration decision is limited. An arbitrator must follow this Agreement and can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including, but not limited to, injunctive and declaratory relief, statutory damages, and attorneys' fees). "Claim(s)" means any dispute, claim or controversy by or between you and/or The Gen Z Collective relating to the Site and/or this Agreement (including, but not limited to, this Site's Privacy Policy and any additional terms that govern certain products and/or services which are presented in conjunction with those products and/or services, Rules, regulations, procedures and policies which we refer to in this Agreement), as may be modified from time-to-time, and the subject matter hereof, including, but not limited to, any contract, tort, statutory, or equity claims.

  2. Informal Dispute Resolution. Except with respect to Claims described in Section 16(1)(B) above, before either you or VII pursue or participate in any Claim against the other party in arbitration or court proceedings, you or The Gen Z Collective must notify the other party of the Claim in writing at least 60 days in advance of initiating the arbitration or court proceeding in order to provide a reasonable opportunity to resolve the Claim. You may send a written notice of your Claim to The Gen Z Collective at 10061 Riversisde Drive, #115- Toluca Lake, CA . 91602. The Gen Z Collective may send written or electronic notice of its Claim to your email address, The Gen Z Collective account or any physical or other address The Gen Z Collective has for you. The notice must describe the Claim in reasonable detail and set forth the relief requested so that the other party has an opportunity to adequately address the Claim. Except with respect to Claims described in Section 16(1)(B) above, you and The Gen Z Collective agree to negotiate in good faith with each other to try to informally resolve the Claim and, if you and VII do not reach an informal resolution of the Claim within 60 days, then the Claim may be submitted to binding arbitration as set forth in this Section of the Agreement or court as permitted by Section 16(1) above.

  3. Arbitration Proceedings and Costs. Any arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") pursuant to its Consumer Arbitration Rules (the "AAA Rules"), as modified by this Agreement. The AAA Rules, and other information about the AAA, are available at the AAA's website at www.adr.org. A form for initiating arbitration proceedings is available on the AAA's website (see "Demand for Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration Rules", under Rules and Forms, Consumer Forms, at https://www.adr.org, but contact the AAA if you have issues locating the form) and arbitration proceedings shall be initiated in the location described in "GOVERNING LAW, ARBITRATION LOCATION, JURISDICTION, VENUE, JURISDICTION AND JURY TRIAL WAIVER" below. As required by the AAA Rules, if you initiate the arbitration proceedings, you must send the original copy of the completed form to The Gen Z Collective, which should be sent to The Gen Z Collective at the following address: 10061 Riverside Drive, #115 - Toluca Lake, CA  91602. If your Claim is for $10,000 or less, you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely based on documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing under the AAA Rules. In all cases, you and The Gen Z Collective shall exchange documents and other information that you or The Gen Z Collective intend to use in the arbitration.

    Upon filing of an arbitration demand for Claims up to $75,000, The Gen Z Collective will reimburse you for all necessary filing, administration and arbitrator fees paid by you to the AAA or, if you wish The Gen Z Collective to pay such fees directly to the AAA, you must request payment of such fees by The Gen Z Collective by mail to the AAA along with your form initiating arbitration and VII will make arrangements to pay such fees directly to the AAA. In the event the arbitrator determines that the Claim(s) you assert in the arbitration are frivolous or vexatious, you agree to reimburse The Gen Z Collective for all fees associated with the arbitration paid by VII on your behalf. You agree that The Gen Z Collective shall have no obligation to pay any other fees except as determined by the arbitrator.

    For Claims that total more than $75,000, the AAA Rules will govern payment of filing, administration and arbitrator fees to the maximum extent permitted by law. The decision of the arbitrator will be binding and conclusive on all parties, and judgment to enforce the decision may be entered by any court of competent jurisdiction.

  4. Class Action Waiver. UNLESS YOU SUBMIT A VALID ARBITRATION/CLASS ACTION WAIVER OPT-OUT NOTICE (AS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 16(5)), YOU AND VII AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEEDINGS WHETHER IN ARBITRATION OR IN COURT WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. You and The Gen Z Collective expressly agree that any Claim is personal to you and VI, shall only be resolved by an individual arbitration (or individual court proceedings with respect to Claims excluded from mandatory arbitration as described in Section 16(1) of this Agreement), and shall in no event be brought as a class arbitration, a class action, or any other representative proceeding. The arbitrator (or court if the Claim is excluded from mandatory arbitration as described in Section 16(1) of this Agreement) may only conduct an individual arbitration (or court action if the Claim is excluded from mandatory arbitration as described in Section 16(1) of this Agreement), and may not consolidate more than one person's claims and may not preside over any form of representative or class proceeding. If a court or arbitrator determines that this class action waiver is unenforceable in an action between you and VII, then this Agreement to arbitrate will be unenforceable. Neither you nor VII consent to class arbitration.

  5. Right to Opt Out of Mandatory Arbitration and Class Action Waiver. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THE MANDATORY ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER PROVISIONS IN SECTIONS 16(1), 16(3) AND 16(4), YOU MUST NOTIFY VII IN WRITING (THE "Arbitration/Class Action Waiver Opt-Out Notice"), WHERE THE ARBITRATION/CLASS ACTION WAIVER OPT-OUT NOTICE MEETS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

    (a) Sent by first class mail, postage prepaid, certified and return receipt requested or sent by overnight courier service (such as Federal Express) to The Gen Z Collective - 10061 Riverside Drive, #115 - Toluca Lake, CA, 91602

    (b) Postmarked (if sent by first class mail) or deposited with the overnight courier service no later than (A), if you register as a new registered user of the Site on or after 2/9/2016 ("Agreement to Arbitrate Date" except as provided in (C) below), 45 days after the date you accept this Agreement for the first time, unless an earlier deadline in Sub-section 5.2(C) applies, (B), if you are already a registered user of the Site before the Agreement to Arbitrate Date, 45 days after the earlier of either (I) your first log in to the Site on or after the Agreement to Arbitrate Date or (II) the date which email notice of the Agreement containing this Section of the Agreement, if any, was sent to the email address associated with your user registration, unless an earlier deadline in Section 16(5)(b)(C) applies or (C) for all other users of the Site, 45 days after you accept this Agreement for the first time on or after the Agreement to Arbitrate Date, which Agreement to Arbitrate Date shall be August 31, 2019 for users of the Site's mobile applications, unless a longer period is required by applicable law.

    Time Periods Applicable to Users of Multiple The Gen Z Collective sites, Applications or Other Interactive Services. If you are or become a user of more than one The Gen Z Collective sites, application or other interactive service, you must provide the Arbitration/Class Action Waiver Opt-Out Notice within the earliest deadline applicable for any The Gen Z Collective site, application or other interactive service for which you are or become a user (for example, if the Agreement to Arbitrate Date is August 1 and if you are a pre-existing registered user of a The Gen Z Collective sites prior to August 1 who logins on August 1 and registers as a new registered user of another The Gen Z Collective site on August 15, you must provide the Arbitration/Class Action Waiver Opt-Out Notice by September 15 (45 days after August 1 and not 45 days after August 15)).

    (c) Includes your first and last name, address, phone number, email address and, if applicable, your username if you are a registered user of the The Gen Z Collective site(s), application(s) or other interactive services(s) along with an identification of the The Gen Z Collective  site(s), application(s) or other interactive services(s) for each such username. We shall use the foregoing information included in the Arbitration/Class Action Waiver Opt-Out Notice to record, process, maintain and administer your opt-out of the mandatory arbitration and class action waiver provisions and not for marketing purposes.

    (d) Includes a statement that you do not agree to the mandatory arbitration and class action waiver.

    If the Arbitration/Class Action Waiver Opt-Out Notice meets all of the above requirements, you will be deemed to have opted out of the mandatory arbitration and class action waiver provisions in Section 16(1), Section 16(3) and Section 16(4) with respect to all websites, applications or other interactive services (including, but not limited to, those owned, operated and/or provided by The Gen Z Collective sites. Note that a valid Arbitration/Class Action Waiver Opt-Out Notice applies only to the individual identified in such notice as opting out.

    If the Arbitration/Class Action Waiver Opt-Out Notice does not meet all of the above requirements, you will not be deemed to have opted out of the mandatory arbitration and class action waiver provisions in Section 16(1), Section 16(3) and Section 16(4).

17. GOVERNING LAW, ARBITRATION LOCATION, JURISDICTION, VENUE, AND JURY TRIAL WAIVER

With the exception of the provision above that the enforceability of "RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES: BINDING ARBITRATION; NO CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTIONS OR ARBITRATIONS" above is governed both procedurally and substantively by the FAA, this Agreement and your use of the Site is otherwise governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York (without regard to that state's conflict of laws rules).

You or The Gen Z Collective sites shall initiate arbitration in the United States county or territory in which you reside or, if you do not reside in the United States or one of its territories, in the non-United States country in which you reside; provided, however, that (a) The Gen Z Collective  may request to transfer the arbitration to Los Angeles County, CA if it agrees to pay any additional fees or costs you incur as a result of the change in location as such additional fees or costs are determined by the arbitrator and to the maximum extent permitted by law and, upon such request, (b)(i) if you agree to such request, the arbitration shall be transferred to Los Angeles County, CA or (ii) if you do not agree to such request, VII shall have right to request that the arbitrator determine the location in which the arbitration shall be held. You and The Gen Z Collective agree that any Claim that is allowed to proceed in court as set forth in Section 16(1) above (including, but not limited to, as a result of your submission of a valid Arbitration/Class Action Waiver Opt-Out Notice), or otherwise proceeds in court in the event the agreement to arbitrate above is found not to apply to you or a particular Claim as a result of a decision by the arbitrator or a court order, is subject to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the State or Federal Courts situated in the Los Angeles County, State of California.

To the extent it may be applicable, you and The Gen Z Collective agree to opt out from and expressly exclude any applicability of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act. If any Claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, YOU AND VII WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL.

18. MISCELLANEOUS

The Gen Z Collective operates and controls this Site from its offices at 10061 Riverside Drive, #115, Toluca Lake, CA, United States of America. This Site is intended exclusively for residents of the United States. We make no representation that content on this Site is appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States. If you choose to access this Site from a location outside the United States, you do so of your own initiative and you alone are responsible for compliance with local laws. Under no circumstances is The Gen Z Collective responsible for ensuring that the Site is in compliance with the local laws of jurisdictions outside the United States. No software from this Site may be downloaded, exported or re-exported in violation of any law including, without limitation, to countries that are subject to U.S. export restrictions.

These Terms of Use contain the entire understanding and supersede all prior understandings of the parties hereto relating to the subject matter hereof, and cannot be changed or terminated orally. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you also may be subject to additional or separate terms and conditions, rules or policies that may apply when you use certain features and services or purchase certain products that may be made available through this Site. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be illegal or unenforceable, these Terms of Use will be deemed curtailed to the extent necessary to make them legal and enforceable and will remain, as modified, in full force and effect.

19. COPYRIGHT POLICY

We take protection of copyrights, both our own and others, very seriously. We therefore employ multiple measures to prevent copyright infringement over this Site and to promptly end any infringement that might occur. If you believe that the Site contains elements that infringe your copyrights in your work, please follow the procedures set forth in our Copyright Compliance Policy

These Terms of Use were last updated on August 30, 2019.

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