Global User Agreement
The Alliance of Grand Sovereign Lodges of United States of America (“AGSLUS”) is a full member and authorized representative of the International Freemasonry Organization called “World Union of Sovereign Lodges – LIBERTAS 5775” (“WUSGL LIBERTAS 5775”), as well as the Freemasonry Direction called “Digital Freemasonry” for the United States. All business interests and activities for WUSGL LIBERTAS 5775, and therefore for AGSLUS, are managed by Marko Athletics, Inc.
AGSLUS provides an online platform and related services (“Services”) that connects Freemasonry organizations and users who wish to join or become a Digital Freemason, and we may make such Services available in the USA or internationally through one or more of our websites, our mobile applications and / or related services (collectively, the “Website”). By accessing or using our website, you agree to be bound by this Global User Agreement (the “User Agreement”). Our User Privacy Notice, Cookie Notice and all other policies relating to your use of the Website are included in this User Agreement. We may make changes to this User Agreement from time to time and will notify you by posting a revised version on our site. The revised user agreement will enter into force upon publication and your continued use of our site and services will constitute your acceptance of the revised user agreement.
FOR ALL USERS RESIDING IN THE UNITED STATES, PLEASE BE ADVISED: CLAUSE 13 OF THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS AN AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, WHICH WILL, WITH LIMITED EXCEPTIONS, REQUIRE YOU TO SUBMIT CLAIMS YOU HAVE AGAINST US TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION, UNLESS YOU OPT-OUT. UNLESS YOU OPT OUT: (1) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO PURSUE CLAIMS AGAINST MASONIC PASSPORT ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING, AND (2) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO SEEK RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.
For all users residing outside of the United States, please refer to Clause 15 for country-specific additional provisions which may apply to you, based on your country of residence.
2. Contracting Entity
2.1 You are contracting with Marko Athletics Inc, 65 Glenbrook Rd, CT, 06902 United States.
2.2 Marko Athletics Inc is hereinafter referred, “AGSLUS” “we”, “us”, or “our”.
3. Your Account
3.1 You must be at least 18 years old and must be able to enter into legally binding contracts. If you are registering with AGSLUS for a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to legally bind that entity.
3.2 When opening an Account you must provide complete and accurate information and provide us with a valid credit card or debit card (“Payment Method”). If your registration or payment information changes at any time, you must promptly update your details in your Account. You acknowledge that AGSLUS may charge any one of your payment methods on file for amounts you owe us, costs we incur or other losses arising out of your violation of this Agreement.
3.3 AGSLUS reserves the right to temporarily or permanently suspend Accounts with incomplete or inaccurate information.
3.4 You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account information and password. You are solely responsible for any activity relating to your Account. Your Account is not transferable to another party.
4. Privacy and Communications
All communications between you and AGSLUS (including communications with our service providers, our parent company and/or our affiliates) are subject to our User Privacy Notice.
5.1 Payments from Buyers are due and payable immediately. A Buyer can pay the full order amount which includes any applicable Service Fees and taxes using one of the accepted payment methods.
5.2 A Buyer’s obligation to pay for a services is satisfied when AGSLUS has received the Payment in full.
5.3 We use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
The payment processor we work with is:
6. Term and Termination
6.1 This User Agreement shall commence on the date that you register an Account with AGSLUS and will continue for an indefinite period unless terminated in accordance with these provisions.
6.2 You may terminate this User Agreement at any time by contacting Customer Service. In the event that you request that we close your Account, we will treat your request as termination of this User Agreement. Without limiting our rights according to Clause 10, we may terminate this User Agreement at any time by giving at least thirty (30) days’ notice via email to your registered email address. We will then close your Account.
6.3 Termination of this User Agreement shall not affect the rights or liabilities of either party accrued prior to and including the date of termination or expiry and/or any terms intended expressly or by implication to survive termination or expiry.
7. Site Changes and Availability
AGSLUS reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site, the Services or any part of the Site or Services with or without notice for any reason. AGSLUS performs regularly-scheduled maintenance. While we do our best to avoid customer impact, the Site or our Services may be temporarily unavailable during maintenance periods.
8.1 You own and are solely responsible for any content including images, text, audio or other materials that you submit (“User Content”). By submitting User Content, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual (or for the duration of any copyright or other rights in such content), irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works from, publicly perform, display, store, or publish in any way, in any media known now or in the future. You grant AGSLUS the right to use your name or image in association with your User Content, if we so choose. Further, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you waive your moral rights in the content and promise not to assert such rights against us, our sublicensees or assignees.
8.2 You represent and warrant that the User Content: (a) is owned by you or you control all necessary rights to it; (b) does not violate, misappropriate or infringe on the rights of any third party including intellectual property rights, privacy rights or publicity rights; (c) is accurate, not obscene, false, libelous or defamatory; and (d) will not cause injury to any person, entity or system. You will indemnify AGSLUS for any and all claims resulting from your User Content. AGSLUS has the right but not the obligation to monitor, edit or remove your User Content. The User Content is non-confidential and AGSLUS will not be liable for its use or disclosure.
8.3 We may offer catalogs of stock images, descriptions and product specifications, which are provided by third-parties (including AGSLUS users). You may use catalog content solely in connection with your AGSLUS listings during the time your listings are on our Site. While we try to offer reliable data, we cannot promise that the catalogs will always be accurate and up-to-date, and you agree that you will not hold our catalog providers or us responsible for inaccuracies in their catalogs. The catalog may include copyrighted, trademarked or other proprietary materials. You agree not to remove any copyright, proprietary or identification markings included within the catalogs or create any derivative works based on catalog content (other than by including them in your listings).
8.4 If you submit ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals (“Ideas”) to AGSLUS, you do so voluntarily and with no expectation of confidentiality. By submitting Ideas, you grant us ownership of the Ideas to use for any purpose, in any way, in any media now known or in the future and throughout the universe without any obligation or payment. You understand that AGSLUS may have something similar to the Ideas under consideration or in development.
9. Protecting Intellectual Property Rights
AGSLUS respects intellectual property rights and we respond to notices of alleged infringement.
If you reside in the United States, and you find material on our Site or Services that you believe infringes your copyright or other intellectual property rights, please notify us and we will investigate.
10. Violating the Agreement
10.1 We may investigate any potential or suspected violations of the User Agreement, security protocols or best practices, third-party rights or applicable law; any actions or any other misconduct or potential abuse on or through the Services or attempts. When assessing whether and which measure(s) to take against a user, we will take the legitimate interests of the user into account, and shall in particular consider if the user is responsible for the misconduct.
10.2 We may take any actions we deem appropriate in our reasonable discretion for the conduct described in 10.1.Without limiting other remedies, these actions may include: limit, or temporarily or permanently suspend, or terminate our services and Accounts, restrict or prohibit access to, and your activities on, our Site and/or Services, and take technical and legal steps to keep you from using our Site and/or Services.
10.3 We reserve the right to report any activity that we believe to be illegal or otherwise in contravention of this User Agreement and we will respond to any verified requests relating to a criminal investigation (i.e. a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure) from local and foreign law enforcement or regulatory agencies, other government officials or authorized third-parties.
11. Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability
11.1 YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE MAKING USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES ON AN ‘AS IS’ AND ‘AS AVAILABLE’ BASIS. AGSLUS MAKES NO WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO ITS SOFTWARE, SERVICES, SITE, ANY TICKETS, ANY EVENT, ANY USER CONTENT, OR THAT SELLERS OR BUYERS WILL PERFORM AS PROMISED. ACCORDINGLY, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW AND EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED IN THIS USER AGREEMENT, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
11.2 IN ADDITION, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AGSLUS (INCLUSIVE OF ANY OF ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS AND LICENSORS) IS NOT LIABLE FOR: (A) ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES; (B) LOSS OF: PROFITS, GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES; (C) DAMAGES RELATING TO: (I) YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR SERVICES; (II) VIRUSES OR OTHER MALICIOUS SOFTWARE OBTAINED BY ACCESSING OUR SITE OR SERVICES OR THOSE OF ANY SITE, SERVICES, OR TOOLS LINKED TO OUR SITE OR SERVICES; (III) ANY USER CONTENT OR CONTENT OF THIRD PARTIES, OR (IV) THE DURATION OR MANNER IN WHICH TICKETS YOU LIST APPEAR ON THE SITE OR SERVICES.
11.3 SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES, SO SUCH DISCLAIMERS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MAY HAVE RIGHTS IN ADDITION TO THOSE CONTAINED IN THIS USER AGREEMENT. THIS IS ESPECIALLY SO IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER.
11.4 REGARDLESS OF THE PREVIOUS CLAUSES, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (A) THE AMOUNT OF FEES IN DISPUTE NOT TO EXCEED THE TOTAL FEES WHICH YOU PAID TO US IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY, OR (B) $200.
12. Applicable Laws and Jurisdiction
12.1 Any claim, dispute or matter arising under or in connection with this User Agreement shall be governed and construed according to the laws of the State of California. For consumers resident in the EU, please note that the mandatory consumer protection provisions of the law of the member state in which you reside will also apply.
12.2 If you reside in the United States, you agree to resolve your disputes with AGSLUS as specified in Clause 13. If you reside anywhere else in the world: if you are registered as a business you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction, and if you are a consumer you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction, of the courts of the State of New York (according to the rules in clause 12.1 above). This means that you as a consumer have the right to bring an action either in the State of New York (United States) or at your place of residence. AGSLUS may only initiate legal proceedings against consumers before the courts in their place of residence.
12.3 If you are a consumer residing in the European Union, please note that we do not (and are not legally obliged to) participate in any alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures or services, unless otherwise (i) specified in the country-specific additional provisions below, and/or (ii) provided by law.
13. Legal Disputes
13.1 If you reside in the United States or Canada, You and AGSLUS each agree, except where prohibited by law, that any and all disputes or claims that have arisen or may arise between you and AGSLUS relating in any way to or arising out of this or previous versions of the User Agreement (including this Agreement to Arbitrate, as the term is defined below) or the breach or validity thereof, your use of or access to the Site or Services, or related passes sold or purchased through the Site or Services shall be resolved exclusively through final and binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in accordance with its Consumer Arbitration Rules (“Rules”), rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court, if your claims qualify and so long as the matter remains in such court and advances only on an individual (non-class, non-representative) basis (together with subsections 22(A)-(F), the “Agreement to Arbitrate”). This Agreement to Arbitrate is intended to be broadly interpreted. The Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Agreement to Arbitrate.
- Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief
- Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions
EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, YOU AND AGSLUS AGREE THAT EACH OF US MAY BRING CLAIMS PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS, OR REPRESENTATIVE OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING. UNLESS BOTH YOU AND AGSLUS AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR SHALL NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S OR PARTY’S CLAIMS, AND SHALL NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE, CLASS, OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING.
2. Non-Individualized Relief
YOU AND AGSLUS AGREE THAT THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF NECESSITATED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM(S). ANY RELIEF AWARDED CANNOT AFFECT OTHER USERS OR THE GENERAL PUBLIC. If a court decides that applicable law precludes enforcement of any of this paragraph’s limitations as to a particular claim for relief, then subject to your and AGSLUS’s right to appeal the court’s decision, that claim (and only that claim) must be severed from the arbitration and may be brought in court. All other claims will be arbitrated.
B. Arbitration Procedures
Arbitration is less formal than a lawsuit in court. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, and court review of an arbitration award is very limited. However, an arbitrator can award the same damages and relief on an individual basis that a court can award to an individual; and an arbitrator must also follow the terms of the User Agreement, as a court would.
All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, except that issues relating to arbitrability, the scope or enforceability of this Agreement to Arbitrate, or the interpretation of Section 1 of this Agreement to Arbitrate (“Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief”), shall be for a court of competent jurisdiction to decide.
The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute arising out of or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Agreement to Arbitrate, any part of it, or of the User Agreement including, but not limited to, any claim that all or any part of this Agreement to Arbitrate or the User Agreement is void or voidable.
The arbitration will be conducted by the AAA under the Rules, as modified by this Agreement to Arbitrate. The Rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. The language of the arbitration shall be English.
A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a completed form Notice of Dispute (“Notice”). You may download a form Notice. A Notice to AGSLUS should be sent to LIBERTAS 5775 LLC , 188 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013 United States. AGSLUS will send any Notice to you to the physical address we have on file associated with your AGSLUS account; it is your responsibility to keep your physical address up to date. All information called for in the Notice must be provided, including a description of the nature and basis of the claims the party is asserting and the relief sought.
If you and AGSLUS are unable to resolve the claims described in the Notice within 30 days after the Notice is sent, you or AGSLUS may initiate arbitration proceedings pursuant to the Rules. A form for initiating arbitration proceedings is available on the AAA’s website at www.adr.org. In addition to filing this form with the AAA in accordance with its rules and procedures, the party initiating the arbitration must mail a copy of the completed form to the opposing party. You may send a copy to AGSLUS at the following address: LIBERTAS 5775 LLC , 188 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013 United States. In the event AGSLUS initiates arbitration against you, it will send a copy of the completed form to the physical address we have on file associated with your AGSLUS account. Any settlement offer made by you or AGSLUS shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator. The arbitration shall be held in the county in which you reside or at another mutually agreed location. If the value of the relief sought is $10,000 or less, you or AGSLUS may elect to have the arbitration conducted by telephone or based solely on written submissions, which election shall be binding on you and AGSLUS subject to the arbitrator’s discretion to require an in-person hearing, if the circumstances warrant. In cases where an in-person hearing is held, you and/or AGSLUS may attend by telephone, unless the arbitrator requires otherwise.
The arbitrator will decide the substance of all claims in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, including recognized principles of equity, and will honor all claims of privilege recognized by law. The arbitrator shall not be bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving different AGSLUS users, but is bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving the same AGSLUS user to the extent required by applicable law. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
C. Costs of Arbitration
Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees will be governed by the Rules, unless otherwise stated in this Agreement to Arbitrate. If the value of the relief sought is $10,000 or less, at your request, AGSLUS will pay all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees associated with the arbitration. Any request for payment of fees by AGSLUS should be submitted by mail to the AAA along with your Demand for Arbitration and AGSLUS will make arrangements to pay all necessary fees directly to the AAA. If the value of the relief sought is more than $10,000 and you are able to demonstrate that the costs of accessing arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of accessing a court for purposes of pursuing litigation on an individual basis, AGSLUS will pay as much of the filing, administration, and arbitrator fees as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the costs of accessing arbitration from being prohibitive. If (a) you willfully fail to comply with the Notice of Dispute requirement discussed in subsection 22(B) above, or (b) in the event the arbitrator determines the claim(s) you assert in the arbitration to be frivolous, you agree to reimburse AGSLUS for all fees associated with the arbitration paid by AGSLUS on your behalf that you otherwise would be obligated to pay under the Rules.
With the exception of any of the provisions in subsection A.1 of this Agreement to Arbitrate (“Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions”), if an arbitrator or court decides that any part of this Agreement to Arbitrate is invalid or unenforceable, the other parts of this Agreement to Arbitrate shall still apply. If an arbitrator or court decides that subsection A.1 of this Agreement to Arbitrate is invalid or unenforceable, then if AGSLUS so elects, the entirety of this Agreement to Arbitrate shall be null and void. If a court decides that applicable law precludes enforcement of any of the provisions in subsection A.2 of this Agreement to Arbitrate (“Non-Individualized Relief”) as to a particular claim for relief, then subject to your and AGSLUS’s right to appeal the court’s decision, that claim (and only that claim) must be severed from the arbitration and litigated in in court. All other claims and disputes subject to arbitration under this Agreement to Arbitrate, including any and all claims for monetary damages of any kind, shall be arbitrated.
E. Opt-Out Procedure
You can choose to reject this Agreement to Arbitrate (‘opt out’) by mailing us a written opt-out notice (‘Opt-Out Notice’). The Opt-Out Notice must be postmarked no later than 30 days after the date you accept the User Agreement for the first time. You must mail the Opt-Out Notice to LIBERTAS 5775 LLC, 188 Grand Street, New York, Unit #384, NY 10013, United States.
For your convenience, we are providing an Opt-Out Notice form you must complete and mail to opt out of the Agreement to Arbitrate. You must complete the Opt-Out Notice form by providing the information called for in the form, including your name, address (including street number and address, city, state, and zip code), phone number and the email address(es) used to log in to the AGSLUS account(s) to which the opt-out applies. You must sign the Opt-Out Notice for it to be effective. This procedure is the only way you can opt out of the Agreement to Arbitrate. If you opt out of the Agreement to Arbitrate, all other parts of the User Agreement, including all other provisions of Section 9 ‘Disputes with AGSLUS’, will continue to apply. Opting out of this Agreement to Arbitrate has no effect on any previous, other, or future arbitration agreements that you may have with us.
F. Future Amendments to the Agreement to Arbitrate
Notwithstanding any provision in the User Agreement to the contrary, you and AGSLUS agree that if we make any amendment to this Agreement to Arbitrate (other than a change to any notice address or website link provided herein) in the future, that amendment shall not apply to any claim that was filed in a legal proceeding between you and AGSLUS prior to the effective date of the change. The amendment shall apply to all other disputes or claims governed by the Agreement to Arbitrate that have arisen or may arise between you and AGSLUS. We will notify you of amendments to this Agreement to Arbitrate by posting the amended terms on https://www.agslbih.com at least thirty (30) days before the effective date of the amendments and by sending notice via email to your email address on file with us. If you do not agree to the amended terms, you may close your account within the thirty (30) day period and you will not be bound by the amended terms.
13.2 If you reside outside of the United States or Canada and a dispute arises between you and AGSLUS, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by contacting Customer Service. For the avoidance of doubt, if you are a consumer residing in the European Union, please note that we do not (and are not legally obliged to) participate in any ADR procedures or services, unless otherwise (i) specified in the country-specific additional provisions below, and/or (ii) provided by law.
14. Release and Indemnification
14.1 To the fullest extent permitted by law, you release and covenant not to sue AGSLUS, its affiliated companies, and our and their respective officers, directors, agents, joint venturers, employees, legal representatives, and suppliers from any and all 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 disputes between users. In entering into this release you expressly waive any protections (whether statutory or otherwise – e.g., California Civil Code § 1542) that would otherwise limit the coverage of this release to include only those claims, which you may know or suspect to exist in your favor at the time of agreeing to this release.
14.2 You agree to indemnify and hold us and (if applicable) our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and our and their respective officers, directors, attorneys, agents, employees, licensors and suppliers (the “AGSLUS Indemnitees”) harmless against any claim or demand and all liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) incurred by us and (if applicable) any AGSLUS Indemnitee resulting from or arising out of your breach of this User Agreement, your improper use of our Site or Services, and/or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
15. Country-Specific Additional Provisions
Applicable to US residents
15.1 If you are a Californian resident, in accordance with Cal. Civ. Code §1789.3, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 400 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.
Applicable to events located in the state of Illinois (USA)
15.2 For any user that is selling a Service to located in the state of Illinois, the following applies: pursuant to 815 ILCS 414/1.5(c), for transactions involving Service in Illinois, Buyers and Sellers may elect to submit complaints against one another to the American Arbitration Association (‘AAA’) under its rules and procedures. The AAA’s rules are available at www.adr.org. Such complaints shall be decided by an independent arbitrator in accordance with this User Agreement and all incorporated Policies. Buyers and Sellers further agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the State of Illinois for complaints involving a ticketed event held in Illinois.
16. General Provisions
16.1 This User Agreement (and all documents incorporated by reference) constitutes the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof, whether written or oral. No amendment, modification or supplement of any provision of this User Agreement will be valid or effective unless made in accordance with the express terms of this User Agreement.
16.2 If any provision of this User Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable under any circumstances, its application in any other circumstances and the remaining provisions of this User Agreement shall not be affected.
25.3 We may assign or transfer our rights and obligations under this User Agreement at any time, provided that we assign the User Agreement on the same terms or terms that are no less advantageous to you. You may not assign or transfer this User Agreement, or any of its rights or obligations, without our prior written consent, which we can refuse in our sole discretion.
16.4 No agency, partnership, joint venture, employer-employee or franchisor-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this User Agreement, your use of the Site, or the provision of our Services. A person who is not a party to this User Agreement has no right to enforce any term of this User Agreement.
16.5 Nothing in this User Agreement is intended to confer benefits, rights or remedies unto any person or entity other than the parties hereto and their permitted successors and assigns.
16.6 The subject heading at the beginning of each paragraph of this User Agreement is for reference purposes only and in no way defines, limits, construes or describes the scope or extent of such paragraph. The following sections survive any termination of this User Agreement: Contracting entity, fees and other charges, taxes, payments, abusing AGSLUS, content, liability, applicable laws, release and indemnification, additional provisions applicable to US residents and events in the USA, general provisions.
16.7 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. We do not guarantee we will take action against all breaches of this User Agreement.
16.8 Legal notices to us shall be served by registered mail to your relevant entity listed in Clause 2.1. We shall send notices to you by email to the email address you provide to us during the registration process. Notice to you shall be deemed given 24 hours after the email is sent, unless we are notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by registered mail to the postal address provided during registration. Notices sent to either party by registered mail shall be deemed to have been received by that party three days after the date of mailing.
17. Force Majeure
AGSLUS shall not be in default or otherwise liable under this User Agreement due to its inability to perform its obligations by reason of any fire, earthquake, flood, substantial snowstorm, epidemic, pandemic, accident, explosion, casualty, strike, lockout, labor controversy, riot, civil disturbance, act of public enemy, terrorism, cyber-terrorism, embargo, war, act of God, natural disaster, or any municipal, county, state or national ordinance or law, or any executive, administrative or judicial order (which order is not the result of any act or omission which would constitute a default by AGSLUS hereunder), or any failure or delay of any transportation, power, or communications system or any other or similar cause not under AGSLUS’s control (“Force Majeure”).
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