Effective Date: February 1, 2019.
These Terms affect your legal rights, responsibilities, and obligations and govern your use of the Service, are legally binding, limit the Browns’ liability to you and require you to indemnify us and to settle certain disputes through individual arbitration. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms and any Additional Terms, do not use the Service and uninstall Service downloads and applications.
In some instances, additional or different terms that are posted on the Service apply to your use of certain parts of the Service (individually and collectively “Additional Terms”). To the extent there is a conflict between these Terms and any Additional Terms, the Additional Terms will control unless the Additional Terms expressly state otherwise. Additional Terms include our season ticket purchase terms available here and the Browns Benefit Card Program terms available here.
Updates to these Terms and Additional Terms
We may prospectively change these Terms and Additional Terms by posting new or changed terms on the Service, as more fully explained here.
We have summarized some (but not all) of the main topics of these Terms below. The complete provisions, and not the headings or summaries, govern.
- Grants and Limitations of Rights
- We only grant you a limited, revocable license to use the Service, subject to rules and limitations. More
- You grant us a broad license to the content you submit and to your profile. You retain ownership of and responsibility for your content. We have the right to manage our Service to keep its content appropriate. More
- Your use of our Service is subject to various restrictions designed to protect the Service and users. More
- Limitations on Your Remedies
- As permitted by applicable law,
- We also disclaim most warranties and provide the Service “As Is.” More
- Our liability is greatly limited. More
- Your equitable or injunctive relief rights are limited. More
- Dispute Resolution
- As permitted by law, you agree to arbitrate disputes and waive jury trial and class actions. More
- Availability of Service
- We may change or discontinue our Service, or your right to access it, in whole or in part. More Our Service is intended for access from and use in the United States (the “U.S.A.” or “U.S.”) More
- Table of Contents
1. OWNERSHIP AND YOUR RIGHTS TO USE THE SERVICE AND CONTENT.
A. Ownership. The Service and all of its content (“Content”), including all copyrights, patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, and all other intellectual property rights therein (“Intellectual Property”), are owned or controlled by the Browns, our licensors, and certain other third parties. All right, title, and interest in and to the Content and Intellectual Property available via the Service is the property of the Browns, our licensors, or certain other third parties and is protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent, and/or other Intellectual Property and unfair competition rights and laws to the fullest extent possible. The Browns own the copyright in the selection, compilation, assembly, arrangement, and enhancement of the Content on the Service.
B. Your Rights to Use the Service and Content.
(i) Your right to use the Service and Content is subject to your strict compliance with these Terms and the Additional Terms. Your right to access and use the Service and the Intellectual Property shall automatically terminate upon any violations. These rights are non-exclusive, limited, and revocable by us at any time in our sole discretion and without advance notice or liability. As your right to access and use the Service and the content is personal to you, you may not assign or transfer your right; any attempt to do so is void. You may, for your personal, non-commercial, lawful use only, do the following which shall be collectively referred to as the “Browns Licensed Elements”):
(1) Display, view, use, and play the Content on a computer, mobile or other Internet enabled or permitted device (“Device”) and/or print one copy of the Content (excluding source and object code in raw form or otherwise) as it is displayed to you;
(2) Stream the Content using any of the widgets and/or other digital streaming Internet video players, if any, provided on the Service;
(3) Subject to any applicable Additional Terms, if the Service includes a “Send to Friend” social media sharing or similar tool that allows you to initiate and send to one or more of your contacts a communication that includes content or that allows you to post our content to third-party services or your own site or online service, and the tool is operational, use the tool to do so; provided, however, that you do not use the tool in any manner that violates applicable law or third-party rights or reflects negatively on us, and provided further that you only send such communications to recipients you have permission to contact;
(4) If the Service includes a “Download” link next to a piece of content (including, without limitation, an image, an icon, a wallpaper, a music track, a video, a trailer, an RSS feed), you may only download a single copy of such content per Device;
(5) Download, install and use one copy of any software (including apps) that we make available on or through the Service (“Software”) per Device in machine-executable object code form only and make one additional copy for back-up purposes; provided, however, that you understand and agree that (i) by allowing you to download the Software, the Browns do not transfer title to the Software to you (i.e., you own the medium on which the Software is recorded, but the Software's owner (which may be the Browns and/or its third-party Software licensor) will retain full and complete title to such Software); (ii) you may not copy, modify, adapt, translate into any language, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Software, except as expressly authorized in these Terms or applicable Additional Terms, without the prior written consent of the Browns; (iii) you may not assign, rent, lease, or lend the Software to any person or entity, and any attempt by you to sublicense, transfer, or assign the Software will be void and of no effect; and (iv) you may not decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or attempt to reconstruct, identify, or discover any source code, underlying ideas, underlying user interface techniques, or algorithms of the Software by any means whatsoever, except to the extent the foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law;
(6) If made available to you, obtain a registered personal account (and/or related username and password) on the Service and interact with the Service in connection therewith;
(7) Link to the Service from a website or other online service, so long as: (a) the links only incorporate text and do not use any the Browns names, logos, or images, (b) the links and the content on such website do not suggest any affiliation with the Browns or cause any other confusion, and (c) the links and the content on such website do not portray the Browns or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner and do not contain content that is unlawful, offensive, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, threatening, harassing, or abusive or that violates any right of any third-party or is otherwise objectionable to the Browns. The Browns reserve the right to suspend or prohibit linking to the Service for any reason in its sole discretion and without advance notice or any liability of any kind to you or any third-party; and
(8) Use any other functionality expressly provided by the Browns on or through the Service for use by users, subject to these Terms (including, without limitation, functionality to create and/or post User-Generated Content (as defined below)) and any applicable Additional Terms.
C. Rights of Others. In using the Service, you must respect the Intellectual Property and rights of others and the Browns. Your unauthorized use of Content may violate the rights of others and applicable laws and may result in your civil and criminal liability. If you believe that your work has been infringed via the Service, see Section 6 below.
D. Reservation of all Rights Not Granted as to Content and Service. These Terms and any applicable Additional Terms include only narrow, limited grants of rights to use and access the Service and Content. No right or license may be construed, under any legal theory, by implication, estoppel, industry custom, or otherwise. ALL RIGHTS NOT EXPRESSLY GRANTED TO YOU ARE RESERVED BY THE BROWNS AND OUR LICENSORS AND OTHER THIRD PARTIES. ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF ANY CONTENT OR THE SERVICE FOR ANY PURPOSE IS PROHIBITED.
2. CONTENT YOU SUBMIT AND COMMUNITY USAGE RULES.
A. User-Generated Content.
(i) General. The Browns may now, or in the future, offer users of the Service the opportunity to create, build, post, upload, display, publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast, or otherwise make available on or submit (a) through the Service, or (b) on or in response to our pages or posts on any third-party platforms, or (c) in connection with any of our promotions by any media or manner, or (d) otherwise submit to us (e.g., on our Facebook or other social media pages, in response to our tweets, through a sweepstakes or contest, or by otherwise sending it to us) (collectively, “submit”) messages, text, illustrations, files, images, graphics, photos, comments, responses, sounds, music, videos, information, content, ratings, reviews, data, questions, suggestions, personally identifiable information, or other information or materials and the ideas contained therein (collectively, but excluding Browns Licensed Elements included therein, “User-Generated Content” or “UGC”). You may submit UGC through your profile, forums, blogs, message boards, social networking environments, content creation and posting tools, gameplay, social communities, contact us tools, email, and other communications functionality. Except to the extent of the rights and license you grant in these Terms and, subject to any applicable Additional Terms, you retain whatever legally cognizable right, title, and interest that you have in your UGC.
In your communications with us, please keep in mind that we do not seek any unsolicited ideas or materials for products or services or even suggested improvements to products or services, including, without limitation, ideas, concepts, inventions, or designs for apparel, equipment, coaching, on-field play, recruitment, branding, marketing, promotions, music, websites, apps, books, scripts, screenplays, motion pictures, television shows, theatrical productions, software or otherwise (collectively, “Unsolicited Ideas and Materials”). Any Unsolicited Ideas and Materials you submit are deemed UGC and licensed to us as set forth below. In addition, the Browns retain all of the rights held by members of the general public with regard to your Unsolicited Ideas and Materials. The Browns’ receipt of your Unsolicited Ideas and Materials is not an admission by us of their novelty, priority, or originality, and it does not impair our right to contest existing or future Intellectual Property rights relating to your Unsolicited Ideas and Materials.
(v) Representations and Warranties Related to Your UGC. Each time you submit any UGC, you represent and warrant that you are at least the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you reside (18 in Ohio) and are the parent or legal guardian, or have all proper consents from the parent or legal guardian, of any minor who is depicted in or contributed to any UGC you submit, and that, as to that UGC, (a) you are the sole author and owner of the Intellectual Property and other rights to the UGC, or you have a lawful right to submit the UGC and grant the Browns the rights to it that you are granting by these Terms and any applicable Additional Terms, all without any obligation by the Browns to obtain consent of any third-party and without creating any obligation or liability for the Browns; (b) the UGC is accurate; (c) the UGC does not and, as to the Browns’ permitted uses and exploitation set forth in these Terms, will not infringe any Intellectual Property or other right of any third-party; and (d) the UGC will not violate these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms, or cause injury or harm to any person.
(vi) California Consumer Rights and Notices. Any California residents under the age of eighteen (18) who have registered to use the Service and who have posted content or information on the Service can request that such information be removed from the Service by contacting us at the email or address set forth in Section 7. Such request must state that the requester personally posted such content or information and must detail where the content or information is posted. We will make reasonable good faith efforts to remove the post from prospective public view or anonymize it so the minor cannot be individually identified. This removal process cannot ensure complete or comprehensive removal. For instance, third-parties may have republished the post, and archived copies of it may be stored by search engines and others that we do not control. Since minors are not authorized to use our Service we may also terminate any minor’s accounts that come to our attention.
B. Community Usage Rules. In addition to the rules below, we may from time-to-time issue Community Usage Rules (“Rules”) to govern the use of the Service’s online communities (“Communities”).
*(i) *At minimum, your participation in the Communities is subject to all of the Terms, including these Rules:
- Your UGC. All of your UGC either must be original with you or you must have all necessary rights in it from third parties in order to permit you to comply with these Terms and any applicable Additional Terms. Your UGC should not contain or display any visible logos, phrases, or trademarks that belong to third parties in a manner that implies a false endorsement. Do not use any UGC that belongs to other people and pass it off as your own; this includes any content that you might have found elsewhere on the Internet. If anyone contributes to your UGC or has any rights to your UGC, or if anyone appears or is referred to in the UGC, then you must also have their permission to submit such UGC to the Browns. (For example, if someone has taken a picture of you and your friend, and you submit that photo to the Browns as your UGC, then you must obtain your friend’s and the photographer’s permission to do so.)
- Speaking of Photos: No Pictures, Videos, or Images of Anyone Other Than You and Your Friends and Family. If you choose to submit photos to the Service, link to embedded videos, or include other images of real people, then make sure they are of you or of you and someone you know – and only if you have their express permission to submit it.
- Act Appropriately. All of your Service activities must be venue appropriate, as determined by us. Be respectful of others’ opinions and comments so we can continue to build Communities for everyone to enjoy. If you think your UGC might offend someone or be embarrassing to someone, then chances are it probably will and it doesn’t belong on the Service. Cursing, harassing, stalking, insulting comments, personal attacks, gossip, and similar actions are prohibited. Your UGC must not threaten, abuse, or harm others, and it must not include any negative comments that are connected to race, national origin, age, military status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or handicap. Your UGC must not be defamatory, slanderous, indecent, obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit. Your UGC must not exploit children under the age of 18.
- Do Not Use for Commercial or Political Purposes. Your UGC must not advertise or promote a product or service or other commercial activity, or any politician, public servant, or law.
- Do Not Use to Solicit or Send Unwanted Communications. Do not harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of others from the Service by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications. Do not solicit personal information from anyone or solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes. This includes not uploading, posting, transmitting, sharing or otherwise making available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation.
- Do Not Use for Inappropriate Purposes. Your UGC must not promote any infringing, illegal, or other similarly inappropriate activity.
- Be Honest and Do Not Misrepresent Yourself or Your UGC. Do not impersonate any other person, user, or company, and do not submit UGC that you believe may be false, fraudulent, deceptive, inaccurate, or misleading, or that misrepresents your identity or affiliation with a person or company. In the event you receive anything in consideration from us with respect to your UGC (e.g., coupons, sweepstakes entries, etc.) you represent you will include disclosure of the receipt of this consideration clearly and conspicuously as part of the UGC and will include any other disclosures we may require.
- Others Can See. We hope that you will use the Communities to exchange information and content and have venue appropriate discussions with other members. However, please remember that the Communities are public or semi-public and UGC that you submit on the Service within a Community may be accessible and viewable by other users. Do not submit personally identifying information (e.g., first and last name together, password, phone number, address, credit card number, medical information, email address, or other personally identifiable information or contact information) on Community spaces, and take care when otherwise disclosing this type of information to others.
- Don’t Share Other People’s Personal Information. Your UGC should not reveal another person’s address, phone number, email address, social security number, credit card number, medical information, financial information, or any other information that may be used to track, contact, or impersonate that individual, unless, and in the form and by the method, specifically requested by the Browns (e.g., an email address to send an email invite to a friend).
- Don’t Damage the Service or Anyone’s Computers or Other Devices. Your UGC must not submit viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, or any other technologies or malicious code that could impact the operation of the Service or any computer or other Device.
If you submit UGC that we reasonably believe violates these Rules, then we may take any legally available action that we deem appropriate in our sole discretion. However, we are not obligated to take any action not required by applicable law. We may require, at any time, proof of the permissions or other requirements referred to above in a form acceptable to us. Failure to provide such proof may lead to, among other things, the UGC in question being removed from the Service.
(ii) Your Interactions With Other Users; Disputes. You are solely responsible for your interaction with other users of the Service, whether online or offline. We are not responsible or liable for the conduct or content of any user. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor or become involved in disputes between you and other users. Exercise common sense and your best judgment in your interactions with others (e.g., when you submit any personal or other information) and in all of your other online activities.
C. Appropriate Content and Alerting Us of Violations. We expect UGC to be appropriate for a general audience, but do not undertake any obligation to monitor it, and you consent to potentially encountering content you find offensive or inappropriate. We may include venue and content rules as Additional Terms. If you discover any content that violates these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms, then you may report it here. For alleged infringements of Intellectual Property rights, see Section 6.
3. SERVICE AND CONTENT USE RESTRICTIONS.
A. Service Use Restrictions. You agree that you will not: (i) use the Service for any political or commercial purpose (including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising, soliciting funds, collecting product prices, and selling products); (ii) use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing any Intellectual Property; (iii) engage in any activities through or in connection with the Service that seek to attempt to or do harm any individuals or entities or are unlawful, offensive, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, threatening, harassing, or abusive or that violate any right of any third-party or are otherwise objectionable to or disparaging of the Browns; (iv) decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or attempt to reconstruct, identify, or discover any source code, underlying ideas, underlying user interface techniques, or algorithms of the Service by any means whatsoever or modify any Service source or object code or any Software or other products, services, or processes accessible through any portion of the Service; (v) engage in any activity that interferes with a user’s access to the Service or the proper operation of the Service or otherwise causes harm to the Service, the Browns, or other users of the Service; (vi) interfere with or circumvent any security feature (including any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection or access control measure) of the Service or any feature that restricts or enforces limitations on use of or access to the Service, the Content, or the UGC; (vii) harvest or otherwise collect or store any information (including personally identifiable information about other users of the Service, including email addresses, without the express consent of such users); (viii) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service, other computer systems, or networks connected to the Service through password mining or any other means; or (ix) otherwise violate these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms.
B. Content Use Restrictions. You also agree that, in using the Service, you: (i) will not monitor, gather, copy, or distribute the Content (except as may be a result of standard search engine activity or use of a standard browser) on the Service by using any robot, rover, “bot”, spider, scraper, crawler, spyware, engine, device, software, extraction tool, or any other automatic device, utility, or manual process of any kind; (ii) will not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any such content (including any images, text, or page layout); (iii) will keep intact all Trademark, copyright, and other Intellectual Property and other notices contained in such content; (iv) will not use such content in a manner that suggests an unauthorized association with any of our or our licensors’ products, services, or brands; (v) will not make any modifications to such content (other than to the extent of your specifically permitted use of Browns Licensed Elements, if applicable); (vi) will not copy, modify, reproduce, archive, sell, lease, rent, exchange, create derivative works from, publish by hard copy or electronic means, publicly perform, display, disseminate, distribute, broadcast, retransmit, circulate or transfer to any third-party or on any third-party application or website, or otherwise use or exploit such content in any way for any purpose, except as specifically permitted by these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms or with the prior written consent of an officer of the Browns or, in the case of content from a licensor, the owner of the content; and (vii) will not insert any code or product to manipulate such content in any way that adversely affects any user experience or the Service.
C. Availability of Service and Content. We, in our sole discretion and without advance notice or liability, may immediately suspend or terminate the availability of the Service and/or Content (and any elements and features of them), in whole or in part, for any reason, in our sole discretion.
4. CREATING AN ACCOUNT.
A. Accounts. If you register with us (or with a third-party partner of ours in connection with the Service) or create an account, you are solely responsible and liable for the security and confidentiality of your access credentials and for restricting access to your Device and for all activity under your account. Usernames and passwords must be personal and unique and must not violate the rights of any person or entity or be deemed offensive by us. We may reject the use of any password, username, or email address for any reason in our sole discretion. You are solely responsible for your registration information and for updating and maintaining it. You will immediately notify us here of any unauthorized use of your account, password, or username, or any other breach of security, but will remain responsible for any unauthorized use thereafter. You will not sell, transfer, or assign your account or any account rights. Your account information, including your photo, may be used by us for identity management and fraud prevention on and off the Service.
Accounts may only be set up by an authorized representative of the individual that is the subject of the account and who is of the applicable age of majority. We do not review accounts for authenticity and are not responsible for any unauthorized accounts that may appear on the Service. For any dispute as to account creation or authenticity, we shall have the sole right, but are not obligated, to resolve such dispute as we determine appropriate, without notice.
B. Profiles. We may, either directly or through a third-party partner, from time-to-time permit you to set up private, semi-private and/or public profile pages (“Profile Page(s)”) that allow you to provide and/or display information about you. Your Profile Page may not include any form of prohibited UGC, as outlined in Section 2 above and in our Rules. Without limiting the foregoing, Profile Pages may not include content regarding goods or services that you are attempting to sell through the Service and cannot be used to conduct commercial activities, including, but not limited to, transactions, advertising, fundraising, contests or other promotions, absent our prior written consent. We may offer you the ability to set preferences relating to your profile or Service activities, but settings may not become effective immediately or be error free and options may change from time-to-time. We assume no responsibility or liability for users’ profile material. Your profile information, including your photo, may be used by us for identity management and fraud prevention on and off the Service.
Profile Pages may only be set up by an authorized representative of the individual that is the subject of the Profile Page. We do not review Profile Pages to determine if they were created by an appropriate party, and we are not responsible for any unauthorized Profile Pages that may appear on the Service. If there is any dispute as to whether a Profile Page has been created or is being maintained by an authorized representative of the individual who is the subject of that Profile Page, then we shall have the sole right, but are not obligated, to resolve such dispute as we determine is appropriate, in our sole discretion. Such resolution may include, without limitation, deleting or disabling access to Profile Pages, or any portion thereof, at any time, without notice.
5. WIRELESS, MESSAGING AND LOCATION-BASED FEATURES
A. Wireless Features. The Service may offer certain features and services via your wireless Device. Features and services may include the ability to access the Service’s features, upload content to the Service, receive messages from the Service, and download applications to your wireless Device (collectively, “Wireless Features”). You agree to receive communications we may send through Wireless Features for which you are registered. Further, we may collect information related to your use of the Wireless Features. If you have registered via the Service for Wireless Features, then you agree to notify the Browns of any changes to your wireless contact information (including phone number) and update your accounts on the Service to reflect the changes. If the Service includes push notifications or other mobile communication capability, you hereby approve our delivery of electronic communications directly to your mobile Device. These notifications, including badge, alert or pop-up messages, may be delivered to your Device even when the Service is running in the background. You may have the ability, and it is your responsibility, to adjust the notifications you do, or do not, receive via your Device through your Device and/or App settings. Standard message, data and other fees may be charged by your carrier, and carriers may deduct charges from pre-paid amounts or data allowances for which you are responsible. Your carrier may prohibit or restrict certain Wireless Features and certain Wireless Features may be incompatible with your carrier or wireless Device. Contact your carrier with questions regarding these issues.
*B. Email Messages. *You may cancel or modify our email marketing communications you receive from us by following the instructions contained within our promotional emails. This will not affect subsequent subscriptions and, if your opt-out is limited to certain types of emails, the opt-out will be so limited. Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your account or use of our Service, such as administrative and service announcements, and these informational or transactional account messages may be unaffected if you choose to opt-out from receiving our marketing communications.
C. Text Messages. You may be given opportunities to subscribe to various text marketing or other text messaging programs and, by doing so, you consent to receive ongoing text alerts (including via actual or potential auto-dialers) from us related to our various businesses and affiliates, which may include co-promotions with or about other parties, except that if the scope of your consent for a particular subscription is limited, that subscription will be so limited. Such consent is not required to purchase any product or service aside from the text subscription itself. For each subscription, text “HELP” for help and text “STOP” to terminate (i.e., opt-out of) that subscription. Subsequent or different subscriptions will be unaffected by an opt-out. You consent to receive a text confirming any opt-out as well as non-marketing administrative or transactional messages. For subscriptions to recurring text messages, you may receive up to the number of text messages per month specified in your consent or to which you later consent (to the extent specified). Alerts auto-renew unless otherwise specified when you consented. Except for the purchase of premium text programs to which you subscribe for a fee, your consent to receive text messages is not a condition of any purchase, and no purchase is necessary. You understand that we may send mobile text messages using automated technology. If you subscribe to text messages, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older or have obtained parental consent. Standard message, data and other fees may be charged by your carrier, and carriers may deduct charges from pre-paid amounts or data allowances for which you are responsible. Contact your carrier for details. Premium rates that we charge (if any) for text messages will be explained in the applicable subscription consent. Not all phones and/or carriers are supported. We are the sponsor of our text messages.
6. PROCEDURE FOR ALLEGING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.
If you are a copyright owner who would like to send us a notice pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) to identify content or material posted on the Service that is infringing that you would like removed from our Service, or if you are a user whose work has been removed in response to such a notice of infringement and would like to file a DMCA counter-notice, you may submit such notice to us by following the instructions here.
7. NOTICES, QUESTIONS AND CUSTOMER SERVICE.
You agree that we may give you notices or otherwise respond to you by mail or to your email (if we have it on file) or in any other manner reasonably elected by us. All legal notices to us must be sent to: 76 Lou Groza Blvd, Berea, Ohio 44017, Attn: Legal Department. If you have a question regarding the Service, you may contact Browns Customer Support by sending an email here or calling us at 440-891-5000. You acknowledge that we have no obligation to provide you with customer support of any kind and that customer service personnel cannot change or waive Terms or applicable Additional Terms.
8. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS; PRICING; TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS.
We strive to accurately describe our products or services offered on the Service; however, we do not warrant that such specifications, pricing, or other content on the Service is complete, accurate, reliable, current, or error-free. As permitted by applicable law, we shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders in our sole discretion. Your orders are offers to purchase subject to our acceptance, which we may reject or cancel subject to refund. If we charged your credit or other account prior to rejection or cancellation, we will reissue credit to your account. Additional Terms may apply. If a product or service you purchased or accepted from the Browns is not as described, as permitted by applicable law, your sole remedy is to return it, to cancel the purchase, and receive a credit for the purchase price. We conduct our business from 76 Lou Groza Blvd, Berea, Ohio 44017, and will confirm that and our return and refund policies in writing upon written request. Refund, return and shipping terms are subject to Additional Terms. Additional Terms applicable to our season ticket sales are available here.
9. ARBITRATION AND DISPUTE TERMS.
A. Forum Selection/Jurisdiction. Jurisdiction and venue for any controversy, allegation, or claim arising out of or relating to the Service, the Content, your UGC, these Terms, or any applicable Additional Terms, (collectively, “Dispute”) shall be in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Each party submits to personal jurisdiction and venue in Cuyahoga County, Ohio for any and all purposes.
B. Pre-Arbitration Notification. The Browns and you agree that it would be advantageous to discuss and hopefully resolve any Disputes before formal proceedings are initiated; provided, however, that the Browns need not do so in circumstances where its claims of Intellectual Property rights are concerned (“IP Disputes,” and, together with all other disputes, the “General Disputes”). In the event of a Dispute, the party making a claim – whether you or the Browns – shall send a letter to the other party briefly summarizing the claim and the request for relief. If the Browns are making a claim, the letter shall be sent via email to the email address listed in your Service account, if applicable. If no such information exists or if such information is not current, then we have no notification or delay obligations under this Section 9.B. If you are making a claim, the letter shall be sent to 76 Lou Groza Blvd, Berea, Ohio 44017 (Attn: General Counsel). If the Dispute is not resolved within sixty (60) days after notification, the claimant may proceed to initiate proceedings as set forth in this Section 9. Either you or the Browns, however, may seek provisional remedies (such as preliminary injunctive relief, subject to Section 9.D) before the expiration of this sixty (60)-day period.
C. Arbitration of Claims. *All actions or proceedings arising in connection with, touching upon, or relating to any Dispute or the scope of the provisions of this Section shall be submitted to the American Arbitration Association (“AAA*”) (www.adr.org) for final and binding arbitration under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures, which shall be held in Cuyahoga County, Ohio before a single arbitrator. If the matter in dispute is between the Browns and a consumer, the matter shall be submitted to AAA in accordance with its Consumer Arbitration Rules. The arbitrator shall be selected by mutual agreement of the parties or, if the parties cannot agree, then by striking from a list of arbitrators supplied by AAA. We may have the right to pay the AAA fees if required for arbitration to be enforceable. The arbitration shall be a confidential proceeding, closed to the general public; provided, however, that a party may disclose information relating to the arbitration proceedings to its and its affiliates’ lawyers, insurance providers, auditors, and other professional advisers. The fact that there is a dispute between the parties that is the subject of arbitration shall be confidential to the same extent. The arbitrator shall issue a written opinion stating the essential findings and conclusions upon which the arbitrator’s award is based. Neither party shall be entitled or permitted to commence or maintain any action in a court of law with respect to any matter in dispute until such matter has been submitted to arbitration as herein provided and then only for the enforcement of the arbitrator’s award; provided, however, that prior to the appointment of the arbitrator or for remedies beyond the jurisdiction of an arbitrator at any time, either party may seek pendente lite relief (subject to the provisions of these Terms waiving or limiting that relief) in a court of competent jurisdiction in Cuyahoga County, Ohio or, if sought by the Browns, such other court that may have jurisdiction over you, without thereby waiving its right to arbitration of the dispute or controversy under this Section; provided further, however, that the losing party shall have fifteen (15) business days after the issuance of the arbitrator’s decision to fully comply with such decision, after which the prevailing party may enforce such decision by a petition to the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court or, in the case of you, such other court having jurisdiction over you, which may be made ex parte, for confirmation and enforcement of the award.
D. Limitation on Injunctive Relief. AS PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IF YOU CLAIM THAT YOU HAVE INCURRED ANY LOSS, DAMAGES, OR INJURIES IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, THEN THE LOSSES, DAMAGES, AND INJURIES WILL NOT BE DEEMED IRREPARABLE OR SUFFICIENT TO ENTITLE YOU TO AN INJUNCTION OR TO OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF OF ANY KIND. THIS MEANS (WITHOUT LIMITATION) THAT, IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR CLAIM, YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT SEEK, AND THAT YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN, ANY COURT OR OTHER ACTION THAT MAY INTERFERE WITH OR PREVENT THE DEVELOPMENT OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEBSITE, APPLICATION, CONTENT, UGC (INCLUDING YOUR LICENSED UGC), PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNED, LICENSED, USED, OR CONTROLLED BY ANY BROWNS PARTY (DEFINED BELOW) OR A LICENSOR OF ANY BROWNS PARTY.
*E. Governing Law. *These Terms and any applicable Additional Terms, General Disputes, IP Disputes, and any other claim brought by you against the Browns or by the Browns against you pursuant to this Section 9 or otherwise related to the Service, Content, Browns Licensed Elements, UGC or any other of our products or services, will be governed by, construed, and resolved in accordance with, the laws of the State of Ohio, U.S.A., without regard to its conflicts of law provisions that might apply the laws of another jurisdiction. This Section 9 shall be governed solely by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §1, et seq. and not by the law of any state and is enforceable pursuant to its terms on a self-executing basis. You and the Browns agree that we intend that this Section 9 satisfies the “writing” requirement of the Federal Arbitration Act. This Section 9 can only be amended by mutual agreement. Either party may seek enforcement of this Section 9 in any court of competent jurisdiction. The arbitrator shall determine any and all challenges to the arbitrability of a claim.
*F. Class Action Waiver. *To the extent permitted by applicable law, both you and the Browns waive the right to bring any Dispute as a class, consolidated, representative, collective, or private attorney general action or to participate in a class, consolidated, representative, collective, or private attorney general action regarding any Dispute brought by anyone else. Notwithstanding any provision in the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures to the contrary, the arbitrator shall not have the authority or any jurisdiction to hear the arbitration as a class, consolidated, representative, or private attorney general action or to consolidate, join, or otherwise combine the Disputes of different persons into one proceeding. Notwithstanding the arbitration provision set forth above, if the provision regarding waiver of class, collective, representative, and private attorney general claims of this Section 9 is found to be void or otherwise unenforceable, any such class, collective, representative, or private attorney general claims must be heard and determined through an appropriate court proceeding and not in arbitration.
G. Jury Waiver. AS PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING UNDER, IN CONNECTION WITH, TOUCHING UPON, OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, THE BREACH THEREOF, AND/OR THE SCOPE OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT, AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.
H. Small Claims Matters. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either of us may bring a qualifying claim of General Dispute (but not IP Disputes) in small claims court, subject to Section 9.F.
I. The provisions of this Section 9 shall supersede any inconsistent provisions of any prior agreement between the parties. This Section 9 shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding any termination of your use of the Service or these Terms.
10. DISCLAIMER OF REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
A. AS PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE”, AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS. To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, the Browns and their direct and indirect parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective employees, directors, members, managers, shareholders, agents, vendors, licensors, licensees, contractors, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Browns Parties”) hereby disclaim and make no representations, warranties, endorsements, or promises, express or implied, in connection with, or otherwise directly or indirectly related to, without limitation, the Service, Content, Browns Licensed Elements, UGC, or our other products or services, except as set forth in subsection C, below.
B. EXCEPT FOR ANY SPECIFIC WARRANTIES PROVIDED HEREIN OR IN APPLICABLE ADDITIONAL TERMS OR AS OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE BROWNS PARTIES HEREBY FURTHER DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION, AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.
C. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, THIS SECTION DOES NOT EXPAND OR LIMIT (I) ANY EXPRESS, WRITTEN PRODUCT WARRANTY OR RELATED DISCLAIMERS THAT ARE PROVIDED BY THE BROWNS PARTIES OR THEIR SUPPLIERS WITH REGARD TO A PHYSICAL PRODUCT SOLD BY THE BROWNS PARTIES TO YOU OR ANY WARRANTY ON A PHYSICAL PRODUCT TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW; (II) THE BROWNS PARTIES’ LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY TO YOU CAUSED BY THE BROWNS PARTIES TO THE EXTENT NOT WAIVABLE OR NOT LIMITABLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW; OR (III) ANY CAUSE OF ACTION YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST THE BROWNS PARTIES THAT IS NOT WAIVABLE OR NOT LIMITABLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
11. LIMITATIONS OF OUR LIABILITY.
A. AS PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY BROWNS PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, including personal injury or death or for any direct, indirect, economic, exemplary, special, punitive, incidental, or consequential losses or damages of any kind, including without limitation loss of profits, in connection with or otherwise directly or indirectly related to, without limitation, the Service, Content, Browns Licensed Elements, UGC, or our other products or services, except, to the extent not waivable under applicable law, for direct damages for personal injury caused by a physical product manufactured, sold, or provided by the Browns.
B. The foregoing limitations of liability will apply even if any of the events or circumstances were foreseeable and even if the Browns Parties were advised of or should have known of the possibility of such losses or damages, regardless of whether you bring an action based in contract, negligence, strict liability, or tort (including whether caused, in whole or in part, by negligence, acts of god, telecommunications failure, or destruction of the Service).
C. AS PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE BROWNS PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL POSSIBLE DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE AND YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THESE TERMS EXCEED AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID THE BROWNS IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRANSACTION(S) THAT UNDERLIE THE CLAIM(S) IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE ACT OR OMISSION THAT GAVE RISE TO THE CLAIMS.
D. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, THIS SECTION DOES NOT EXPAND OR LIMIT (I) ANY EXPRESS, WRITTEN PRODUCT WARRANTY OR RELATED DISCLAIMERS THAT ARE PROVIDED BY THE BROWNS PARTIES OR THEIR SUPPLIERS WITH REGARD TO A PHYSICAL PRODUCT SOLD BY THE BROWNS PARTIES TO YOU, OR ANY WARRANTY ON A PHYSICAL PRODUCT TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW; (II) THE BROWNS PARTIES’ LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY TO YOU CAUSED BY THE BROWNS PARTIES TO THE EXTENT NOT WAIVABLE OR NOT LIMITABLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW; OR (III) ANY CAUSE OF ACTION YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST THE BROWNS PARTIES THAT IS NOT WAIVABLE OR NOT LIMITABLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
12. UPDATES TO TERMS.
It is your responsibility to review the posted Terms and any applicable Additional Terms each time you use the Service (at least prior to each transaction or submission). EACH TIME YOU SIGN IN TO OR OTHERWISE USE THE SERVICE, YOU ARE ENTERING INTO A NEW AGREEMENT WITH US ON THE THEN APPLICABLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND YOU AGREE THAT WE MAY NOTIFY YOU OF NEW TERMS BY POSTING THEM ON THE SERVICE (OR IN ANY OTHER REASONABLE MANNER OF NOTICE WHICH WE ELECT), AND THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AFTER SUCH NOTICE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE NEW TERMS FOR YOUR NEW USE AND TRANSACTIONS GOING FORWARD. Any new Terms or Additional Terms will be effective as to new uses and transactions as of the time that we post them or such later date as may be specified in them or in other notice to you. In the event that any notice to you of new, revised, or additional terms is determined by a tribunal to be insufficient, the prior agreement shall continue until sufficient notice to establish a new agreement occurs. You can reject any new, revised, or additional terms by discontinuing use of the Service.
13. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
A. The Browns’ Consent or Approval. As to any provision in these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms that grants the Browns a right of consent or approval or that permits the Browns to exercise a right in its “sole discretion,” the Browns may exercise that right in its sole and absolute discretion (regardless of whether “discretion” is referenced). No consent or approval may be deemed to have been granted by the Browns without being in writing and signed by an authorized officer of the Browns.
C. Operation of Service; Availability of Products and Services; International Issues. The Browns control and operate the Service from the U.S.A. and make no representation that the Service is appropriate or available for use beyond the U.S.A. If you use the Service from other locations, you are doing so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws regarding your online conduct and acceptable content if, and to the extent, local laws apply.
D. Export Controls. You are responsible for complying with all applicable trade regulations and laws both foreign and domestic. Except as authorized by U.S. law, you agree and warrant not to export or re-export the software to any county or to any person, entity, or end-user that is subject to U.S. export controls or sanctions.
E. Severability; Interpretation. If any provision of these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms is for any reason deemed invalid, unlawful, void, or unenforceable by a court or arbitrator of competent jurisdiction, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms or the applicable Additional Terms, and the invalidity of the provision will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms or the applicable Additional Terms. To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to waive, and will waive, any applicable statutory and common law that may permit a contract to be construed against its drafter.
G. Assignment. We may assign our rights and obligations under these Terms and any applicable Additional Terms, in whole or in part, to any party at any time and without any notice. These Terms and any applicable Additional Terms may not be assigned by you and you may not delegate your duties under them without the prior written consent of an officer of the Browns.
H. Complete Agreement; No Waiver. These Terms and any applicable Additional Terms reflect our complete agreement regarding the Service and supersede any prior agreements, representations, warranties, assurances, or discussion related to the Service. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms, (i) no failure or delay by you or the Browns in exercising any of rights, powers, or remedies under these Terms will operate as a waiver of that or any other right, power, or remedy, and (ii) no waiver or modification of any term of these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by the party against whom the waiver or modification is sought to be enforced.
Residents of California are entitled to the following specific consumer rights information: you may contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at: 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, California, 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254. Hearing-impaired users can reach the Complaint Assistance Unit at TDD (800) 326-2297 or TDD (916) 322-1700. Their website is located at: http://www.dca.ca.gov.
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