Terms of Service

Terms of Service— FUZE Technology Inc.

 

Terms of Service

Last Changes to Terms of Service: December 1, 2019

 

THESE TERMS REQUIRE ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. ALSO, THESE TERMS SET FORTH SPECIFIC REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO YOU. PLEASE SEE SECTIONS 6 AND 14 TO LEARN MORE.

 

These Terms of Service govern your use of the ChargeFuze application, website and technology platform (the “Services”) provided by Fuze Technology Inc. (including any subsidiaries or affiliates of Fuze Technology Inc., collectively, “ChargeFuze”). Specifically, the Services include the ChargeFuze network of websites that link to these Terms of Service (including any versions optimized for viewing on a wireless or tablet device); email newsletters published or distributed by ChargeFuze; apps published by ChargeFuze, including the “ChargeFuze” mobile app; or any other services, interactive features, and communications made available by ChargeFuze, however accessed and/or used, that are operated by ChargeFuze, made available by ChargeFuze, or produced and maintained by  ChargeFuze and its related companies. 

 

The foregoing Services may be used to access portable charger rental services (“Rental Services”) offered by ChargeFuze. If you choose to rent one of our portable chargers, you will be subject to our Rental Agreement which can be found here: [include link or hyperlink to Rental Agreement]. Any decision to accept Rental Services is made in your sole discretion.

 

BY USING OUR SERVICES, YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SERVICES. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR AMEND THESE TERMS OF SERVICE FROM TIME TO TIME WITHOUT NOTICE OTHER THAN POSTING THE DATE OF THE CHANGE ABOVE, BUT MAY NOTIFY YOU OF ANY MATERIAL CHANGES. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF OUR SERVICES FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF OR NOTICE OF CHANGES TO THESE TERMS WILL MEAN YOU ACCEPT THOSE CHANGES. UNLESS WE PROVIDE YOU WITH SPECIFIC NOTICE, NO CHANGES TO OUR TERMS OF SERVICE WILL APPLY RETROACTIVELY. 

 

This is a legal agreement between you (“you” or “user”) and ChargeFuze that states the material terms and conditions that govern your use of the Services. This agreement, together with all updates, supplements, additional terms, and all of ChargeFuze's rules and policies collectively constitute this “Agreement” between you and ChargeFuze.

 

  1. Access License.  ChargeFuze grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and make use of the Services or its content. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of the Services or its contents; any derivative use of the Services or their contents; any downloading or copying of user account information; or any use of data mining, robots, cookies, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. Except as expressly permitted herein, the Services and/or any portion of the Services may not be reproduced, sold, resold, or otherwise exploited for any purpose without ChargeFuze's express written consent. Any unauthorized use automatically terminates the permissions and/or licenses granted by us to you.

 

  1. Copyright and Ownership. All of the content featured or displayed on the Services, including without limitation text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, sound, and illustrations (“Content”), is owned by ChargeFuze or its licensors, vendors, advertisers, agents and/or other providers (collectively, “Platform Providers”). All elements of the Services, including without limitation the general design and the Content, are protected by trade dress, copyright, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to intellectual property rights. The Services may only be used for the intended purpose for which such Services is being made available. Except as permitted by copyright law, you may not modify any of the materials and you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information or work contained on the Services.  Except as authorized under the copyright laws, you are responsible for obtaining permission before reusing any copyrighted material that is available on the Services. You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Services. The Services, Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of ChargeFuze or its Platform Providers unless otherwise expressly agreed. You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from material found on the Services.

 

  1. Trademarks/No Endorsement. All trademarks, service marks and trade names utilized within the Services (including but not limited to: the ChargeFuzeTM trademark, ChargeFuze corporate logo, and any names or logos of any advertisers) (collectively “Marks”) are trademarks or registered trademarks of ChargeFuze or its Platform Providers. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or modify Marks in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on the Services, without ChargeFuze prior written consent. 

 

  1. Account Registration and Security. You understand that you will need to create an account to have access to the Services, including Rental Services.  You will: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Services’ registration, sign-in, or subscription page (such information being the “Registration Data”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or ChargeFuze has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, ChargeFuze has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof).  You are responsible for the security and confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You will not share your account information or your user name and password with any third party or permit any third party to logon to the Services using your account information.  You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security of which you become aware. You are responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for your situation and intended use of the Services. ChargeFuze’s collection, use, and disclosure of all data, including Registration Data is governed by ChargeFuze’s Privacy Policy, located at chargefuze.com/privacy.

 

  1. Payment Terms

 

5.1     Payment Method & Payments

 

You may be required to provide ChargeFuze with a valid credit card, debit card, or other payment account (“Payment Method”) in order to use certain Services, including Rental Services provided by ChargeFuze. When you add a Payment Method to your ChargeFuze account, you will be asked to provide customary billing information. You must provide accurate, current, and complete information when adding a Payment Method and it is your obligation to keep your Payment Method up-to-date at all times.  All billing information will be collected, stored and used in accordance with our Privacy Policy, located at chargefuze.com/privacy. 

 

You represent and warrant to ChargeFuze that you are authorized to use any Payment Method you furnish to ChargeFuze. You authorize ChargeFuze to charge the Payment Method for all fees incurred by you with respect to Rental Services (or other services offered by ChargeFuze from time to time), including applicable sales, use, VAT/GST and other local government charges. If you dispute any charge on your account, you must contact ChargeFuze within 10 business days from the end of the month within which the disputed charge occurred, and provide to ChargeFuze all rental information that is necessary to identify the disputed charge, such as the date of the rental and the approximate starting and ending times of the use associated with the disputed charge. You agree to immediately inform ChargeFuze of all changes relating to the Payment Method.

 

5.2     Fees / Lost Portable Chargers

 

If you choose to rent one of our portable chargers, the Payment Method you have provided us will be charged the prices set forth at the time of your rental.  Generally, we will charge you an amount per specified duration of time (e.g., $0.50/30 minutes) based upon the time that passes between you picking up and returning the portable charger from one of our units.

 

The maximum you will be charged is $40.  You will also be charged this maximum limit if you (1) pick up a portable charger and never return it; or (2) permanently damage a portable charger.

 

All other terms governing your rental and use of a portable charger are set forth in our Rental Agreement [provide link to Rental Agreement].

 

5.3     Payment Facilitators

 

You agree, understand and acknowledge that ChargeFuze may engage third party payment processors / gateway service providers to facilitate processing of payments. Accordingly, you may be required to follow any terms and conditions of such third party payment processors/gateway service providers, as communicated to you, from time to time.

 

 

  1. Binding Arbitration and Class Action Waiver

 

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY – IT MAY SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT.

 

6.1    Initial Dispute Resolution

 

The ChargeFuze application contains means to receive support and address any concerns you may have regarding your use of Rental Services. The parties shall use their best efforts through this support process to settle any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement and engage in good faith negotiations which shall be a condition to either party initiating mediation, arbitration, or a lawsuit.

 

6.2   Binding Arbitration

 

If the parties do not reach an agreed upon solution through the support process, then either party may initiate binding arbitration as the sole means to resolve claims, subject to the terms set forth below.

 

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any related agreement, their enforcement or interpretation, or because of an alleged breach, default or misrepresentation in connection with any of their provisions, shall be determined by binding arbitration.  The arbitration proceedings shall be held and conducted by a single arbitrator in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS (the “JAMS Rules”), as modified by this Agreement.  Such arbitration shall occur in Los Angeles, California, and be initiated by any party in accordance with the JAMS Rules.  The demand for arbitration shall be made by any party hereto within a reasonable time after the claim, dispute or other matter in question has arisen, and in any event shall not be made after the date when institution of legal proceeding, based on such claim, dispute or other matter in question, would be barred by the applicable statute of limitations.  Discovery issues shall be decided by the arbitrator.  Post-hearing briefs shall be permitted.  The arbitrator shall render a decision within twenty (20) days after the conclusion of the hearing(s).  In reaching a decision, the arbitrator shall have no authority to change, extend, modify or suspend any of the terms of this Agreement, or to grant an award or remedy any greater than that which would be available from a court under the statutory or common law theory asserted.  The arbitrator shall issue a written opinion that includes the factual and legal basis for any decision and award.  The arbitrator shall apply the substantive law (and the law of remedies, if applicable) of California or federal law, or any of them, as applicable to the claim(s) asserted.  Judgment on the award may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.  The parties may seek, from a court of competent jurisdiction, provisional remedies or injunctive relief in support of their respective rights and remedies hereunder without waiving any right to arbitration.  However, the merits of any action that involves such provisional remedies or injunctive relief, including, without limitation, the terms of any permanent injunction, shall be determined by arbitration under this paragraph.  Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.  The arbitrator shall allocate all costs and expenses of the arbitration (including legal and accounting fees and expenses of the respective parties) to the parties in the proportions that reflect their relative success on the merits (including the successful assertion of any defenses). 

 

You agree to pursue any arbitration in an individual capacity and not as class representative or class member in any purported class action proceeding.

 

BY AGREEING TO ARBITRATE DISPUTES, THE PARTIES HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THEY ARE IRREVOCABLY WAIVING ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE ACTIVITIES CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.

 

  1. Solicited Submission Policy.  Where ChargeFuze has specifically invited or requested submissions or comments, ChargeFuze encourages you to submit content to ChargeFuze that you have created for consideration in connection with such requests (“User Submissions”).  User Submissions remains the intellectual property of the individual user. By submitting content to ChargeFuze, you expressly grant ChargeFuze a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, perform and display such content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Submission, in whole or in part, and in any form throughout the world in any media or technology, whether now known or hereafter discovered, including all promotion, advertising, marketing, merchandising, publicity and any other ancillary uses thereof, and including the unfettered right to sublicense such rights, in perpetuity throughout the universe. Any such User Submissions are deemed non-confidential and ChargeFuze shall be under no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information, in whatever form, contained in any User Submission.

 

  1. Access and Interference. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Services for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the site or any activities conducted on the Services; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Services.

 

  1. Third Party Links. From time to time, the Services may contain links to websites that are not owned, operated or controlled by ChargeFuze or its affiliates. All such links are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Services. ChargeFuze is not responsible for any content, materials or other information located on or accessible from any other website. Neither we nor any of our respective affiliates endorse, guarantee, or make any representations or warranties regarding any other websites, or any content, materials or other information located or accessible from any other websites, or the results that you may obtain from using any other websites. If you decide to access any other websites linked to or from this Services, you do so entirely at your own risk.

 

  1. Transactional Partners.  In some cases we may partner with another entity to co-promote their services within our Services.  If you choose their services, you may be transacting directly with the other party. When using these partner pages, you are bound by partner terms of service in addition to remaining bound by these ChargeFuze Terms of Service.  When there is a conflict between these Terms of Service and the partner’s terms of service with respect to any dispute relating to ChargeFuze or the ChargeFuze Services, these Terms of Service will prevail.

 

  1. We may suspend or terminate your right to use of this Services at any time, for any reason or for no reason. We may also block your access to our Services in the event that (a) you breach these Terms of Service; (b) we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us; or (c) we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us.

 

  1. Representations and Warranties.  You represent that you are over the age of 18, have the right and authority to enter into this Agreement, are fully able and competent to satisfy the terms, conditions, and obligations herein, and your use of the Services is and will be in compliance with all applicable laws.  You represent that you have read, understood, agree with, and will abide by the terms of these Terms of Service. In addition, you represent and warrant that your User Submissions and all elements thereof are (a) owned or controlled solely and exclusively by you, you have prior written permission from the rightful owner of the content included in your User Submissions, or you are otherwise legally entitled to grant ChargeFuze all of the rights granted herein; and (b) ChargeFuze’s use of your User Submissions as described or contemplated herein do not and will not infringe on the copyrights, trademark rights, publicity rights or other rights of any person or entity, violate any law, regulation or right of any kind whatsoever, or otherwise give rise to any actionable claim or liability, including without limitation rights of publicity and privacy, and defamation.  

 

  1. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND ANY RENTAL SERVICES IS AT YOUR RISK. THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SECURITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. NEITHER CHARGEFUZE, NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR PLATFORM PROVIDERS WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES. THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND NEITHER CHARGEFUZE, NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES MAKES ANY COMMITMENT OR ASSUMES ANY DUTY TO UPDATE SUCH INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR SERVICES. THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES DO NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY SUCH PROHIBITIONS.  NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM CHARGEFUZE OR THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.

 

  1. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. CHARGEFUZE DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY, NOR WILL BE LIABLE, FOR ANY DAMAGES TO, OR ANY VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER, TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, MOBILE DEVICE, OR OTHER PROPERTY CAUSED BY OR ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING THE SERVICES, OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS FROM THIS SERVICE. IN NO EVENT WILL CHARGEFUZE, OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, NOR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION OR TRANSMISSION OF THE SERVICES, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THE SERVICE, OR THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR SERVICES CONTAINED ON ANY OR ALL OF THE SERVICE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY DO NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY SUCH PROHIBITIONS.

 

IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH THE SERVICES OR ANY MATERIALS, OR INFORMATION CONTAINED ON ANY OR ALL OF THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO CEASE USING THE SERVICE. IN NO EVENT SHALL CHARGEFUZE’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE EXCEED THE GREATER OF (A) FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS (US $500.00); or (B) THE TOTAL FEES YOU HAVE PAID TO CHARGEFUZE IN THE SIX (6) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEEDING THE DATE THE PARTICULAR LIABILITY AROSE.

 

  1. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold ChargeFuze and any affiliated entity or individual harmless from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to or in connection with (i) your use of the Services and any Rental Services provided by any entity; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement or any supplemental agreement such as the Rental Agreement, including without limitation, your breach of any of the representations and warranties above; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, publicity rights or intellectual property rights; (iv) your violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation; (v) any claim or damages that arise as a result of any User Submission or other content, message or information that you provide to ChargeFuze; or (vi) any other party’s access and use of the Services with your unique username, password or other appropriate security code.

 

  1. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users of the Services, you release ChargeFuze (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

 

  1. Force Majeure. Neither ChargeFuze nor you shall be responsible for damages or for delays or failures in performance resulting from acts or occurrences beyond their reasonable control, including, without limitation: fire, lightning, explosion, power surge or failure, water, acts of God, war, revolution, civil commotion or acts of civil or military authorities or public enemies: any law, order, regulation, ordinance, or requirement of any government or legal body or any representative of any such government or legal body; or labor unrest, including without limitation, strikes, slowdowns, picketing, or boycotts; inability to secure raw materials, transportation facilities, fuel or energy shortages, or acts or omissions of other common carriers.

 

  1. Any claim relating to, and the use of, this Services and the materials contained herein is governed by the laws of the State of California. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Los Angeles County, California. A printed version of these Terms of Service will be admissible in judicial and administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms of Service to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. These Terms of Service set forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our Services, and operation of the Services may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. If any provision of these Terms of Service is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. You agree that these Terms of Service and all incorporated agreements may be automatically assigned by ChargeFuze in our sole discretion. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. All sections which by their context ought to survive this agreement shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.

 

  1. Copyright Notice. All design, graphics, text selections, arrangements, and all software are Copyright © 2019, Fuze Technology Inc. and its related companies or its licensors.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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