Swiftlane Terms of Use


Effective Date: November 4th, 2019


PLEASE READ THESE TERMS BELOW CAREFULLY TO LEARN THE RULES AND RESTRICTIONS THAT GOVERN YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE(S), PRODUCTS, EQUIPMENT, SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING MOBILE APPLICATIONS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SERVICES”).  THESE TERMS OF USE (THE “TERMS”) ARE A BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND SWIFTLANE, INC. (“Company”, “SWIFTLANE”, “WE”, “US”).  YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IN ANY WAY MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, AND THESE TERMS WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT WHILE YOU USE THE SERVICES.  IF YOU ARE ACCEPTING THESE TERMS ON BEHALF OF A CORPORATION, LLC, PARTNERSHIP, EMPLOYER OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO THESE TERMS AND ACCEPT THESE TERMS ON BEHALF OF THAT ENTITY. THESE TERMS INCLUDE THE PROVISIONS IN THIS DOCUMENT, AS WELL AS THOSE IN THE PRIVACY POLICYYOUR USE OF OR PARTICIPATION IN CERTAIN SERVICES MAY ALSO BE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL POLICIES, RULES AND/OR CONDITIONS (“ADDITIONAL TERMS”), WHICH ARE INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE, AND YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BY USING OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY SUCH SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO ALSO COMPLY WITH THESE ADDITIONAL TERMS.


These Terms include information about future changes to these Terms, limitations of liability, a class action waiver and resolution of disputes by arbitration instead of in court.  PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR USE OF AND ACCESS TO OUR SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING, YOU MAY NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SERVICES IN ANY MANNER.


ARBITRATION NOTICE AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER: EXCEPT FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DISPUTES DESCRIBED IN THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT SECTION BELOW, YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION.


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the terms of the Services, please contact us at privacy@swiftlane.com, or mail us at 65 Langton St, San Francisco, CA, 94013


PRIVACY

Swiftlane takes the privacy of its users very seriously. For the current Privacy Policy, please click here.


The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that online service providers obtain parental consent before they knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children who are under 13.  Swiftlane does not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 13; if you are a child under 13, please do not attempt to register for or otherwise use the Services or send us any personal information.  If we learn we have collected personal information from a child under 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.  If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us personal information, please contact us at contact@swiftlane.com.


CHANGES TO THE TERMS OF USE


We are constantly trying to improve our Services, so these Terms may need to change along with the Services.  We reserve the right to change the Terms at any time, but if we do, we will place a notice on our site located at https://swiftlane.com, send you an email, and/or notify you by some other means.


If you don’t agree with the new Terms, you are free to reject them; unfortunately, that means you will no longer be able to use the Services.  If you use the Services in any way after a change to the Terms is effective, that means you agree to all of the changes.


Except for changes by us as described here, no other amendment or modification of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by both you and us.


BASICS OF USING THE SERVICES

Swiftlane provides a platform that allows businesses and organizations (the “Organization”) to use their designated account to access the biometric and other information of their participants, employees, independent contractors, or other approved third parties, as applicable, for face recognition access control at the Organization’s locations.  Swiftlane also allows the Organization’s participants, employees, independent contractors, or any third party authorized by the Organization (the “Individuals”) to access their designated account and input biometric and other information for the benefit of the Organization.  


You may be required to sign up for an account, select a password and user name (“Company User ID”), and provide us with certain information or data, such as your contact information.  You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information about yourself.  You may not select as your Company User ID a name that you don’t have the right to use, or another person’s name with the intent to impersonate that person. You may not transfer your account to anyone else without our prior written permission.


Additionally, you may be able to access certain parts or features of the Services by using your account credentials from other services (each, a “Third Party Account”), such as those offered by Google and Facebook. By using the Services through a Third Party Account, you permit us to access certain information from such account for use by the Services.  You are ultimately in control of how much information is accessible to us and may exercise such control by adjusting your privacy settings on your Third Party Account.


You represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract (or if not, you’ve received your parent’s or guardian’s permission to use the Services and gotten your parent or guardian to agree to these Terms on your behalf).  If you’re agreeing to these Terms on behalf of an organization or entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to these Terms on that organization or entity’s behalf and bind them to these Terms (in which case, the references to “you” and “your” in these Terms, except for in this sentence, refer to that organization or entity).


You will only use the Services for your own internal, personal, non-commercial use, and only in a manner that complies with all laws that apply to you.  If your use of the Services is prohibited by applicable laws, then you aren’t authorized to use the Services.  We can’t and won’t be responsible for your using the Services in a way that breaks the law.


You will not share your Company User ID, account or password with anyone, and you must protect the security of your Company User ID, account, password and any other access tools or credentials.  You’re responsible for any activity associated with your Company User ID and account.


TEXT MESSAGING AND EMAILS

As part of the Services, you may receive communications through the Services, including messages that Swiftlane sends you (for example, via email or SMS). When signing up for the Services, you will receive a welcome message and instructions on how to stop receiving messages. By signing up for the Services and providing us with your wireless number, you confirm that you want Swiftlane to send you information regarding your account or transactions with us, which may include Swiftlane using automated dialing technology to text you at the wireless number you provided, and you agree to receive communications from Swiftlane, and you represent and warrant that each person you register for the Services or for whom you provide a wireless phone number has consented to receive communications from Swiftlane.  You agree to indemnify and hold Swiftlane harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to your breach of the foregoing.


RESTRICTIONS

You represent, warrant, and agree that you will not contribute any Content or User Submission (each of those terms is defined below) or otherwise use the Services or interact with the Services in a manner that:


  1. (a) Infringes or violates the intellectual property rights or any other rights of anyone else (including Company);

  2. (b) Violates any law or regulation, including without limitation, any applicable export control laws, privacy laws or any other purpose not reasonably intended by Company;

  3. (c) Is dangerous, harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable;

  4. (d) Jeopardizes the security of your Company User ID, account or anyone else’s (such as allowing someone else to log in to the Services as you);

  5. (e) Attempts, in any manner, to obtain the password, account, or other security information from any other user;

  6. (f) Violates the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords or security encryption codes;

  7. (g) Runs Maillist, Listserv, any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Services, or any processes that run or are activated while you are not logged into the Services, or that otherwise interfere with the proper working of the Services (including by placing an unreasonable load on the Services’ infrastructure);

  8. (h) “Crawls,” “scrapes,” or “spiders” any page, data, or portion of or relating to the Services or Content (through use of manual or automated means);

  9. (i) Copies or stores any significant portion of the Content;

  10. (j) Decompiles, reverse engineers, or otherwise attempts to obtain the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to the Services.


A violation of any of the foregoing is grounds for termination of your right to use or access the Services.


YOUR RIGHTS IN THE SERVICES

The materials displayed or performed or available on or through the Services, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, data, photos, images, illustrations, User Submissions (as defined below), and so forth (all of the foregoing, the “Content”) are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws.  You promise to abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in any Content you access through the Services, and you won’t use, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell, commercialize or otherwise exploit for any purpose any Content not owned by you, (i) without the prior consent of the owner of that Content or (ii) in a way that violates someone else’s (including Company’s) rights.


Subject to these Terms, we grant each user of the Services a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sublicenseablesublicensable and non-transferable license to use (i.e., to download and display locally) Content solely for purposes of using the Services.  Use, reproduction, modification, distribution or storage of any Content for any purpose other than using the Services is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from us.  You understand that Company owns the Services. You won’t modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as expressly provided in this Section), create derivative works based on, or otherwise exploit any of the Services.  The Services may allow you to copy or download certain Content, but please remember that even where these functionalities exist, all the restrictions in this section still apply.


LICENSE GRANTS


User Submissions


Anything you post, upload, share, store, or otherwise provide through the Services is your “User Submission.”  Some User Submissions are viewable by other users[, and if you are an Individual who is invited, added or authorized to use our Services by an Organization, that Organization may be able to designate which User Submissions you may view and who may access your User Submissions].  You are solely responsible for all User Submissions you contribute to the Services.  You represent that all User Submissions submitted by you are accurate, complete, up-to-date, and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.


Licenses


In order to display your User Submissions on the Services, and to allow other users to access them (where applicable), you grant us certain rights in those User Submissions (see below for more information).  Please note that all of the following licenses are subject to our Privacy Policy [insert link] to the extent they relate to User Submissions that are also your personally-identifiable information.


For all User Submissions, you hereby grant Company a license to translate, modify (for technical purposes, for example making sure your content is viewable on an iPhone as well as a computer) and reproduce and otherwise act with respect to such User Submissions, in each case to enable us to operate the Services, as described in more detail below.  This is a license only – your ownership in User Submissions is not affected.


If you store a User Submission in your own personal Company account and it is designated such that it is not viewable by any other user except you (a “Personal User Submission”), you grant Company the license above, as well as a license to display, perform, and distribute your Personal User Submission for the sole purpose of making that Personal User Submission accessible to you and providing the Services necessary to do so.


If you upload or share a User Submission and it is designated such that only certain specified users can view (for example, a private scan to one or more other users) (a “Limited Audience User Submission”), then you grant Company the licenses above, as well as a license to display, perform, and distribute your Limited Audience User Submission for the sole purpose of making that Limited Audience User Submission accessible to such other specified users, and providing the Services necessary to do so.  Also, you grant such other specified users a license to access that Limited Audience User Submission, and to use and exercise all rights in it, as permitted by the functionality of the Services.


If you upload or share a User Submission publicly on the Services, or if you provide us (in a direct email or otherwise) with any feedback, suggestions, improvements, enhancements, and/or feature requests relating to the Services (each of the foregoing, a “Public User Submission”), then you grant Company the licenses above, as well as a license to display, perform, and distribute your Public User Submission for the purpose of making that Public User Submission accessible to all Company users and providing the Services necessary to do so, as well as all other rights necessary to use and exercise all rights in that Public User Submission in connection with the Services and/or otherwise in connection with Company’s business.  Also, you grant all other users of the Services a license to access that Public User Submission, and to use and exercise all rights in it, as permitted by the functionality of the Services.


You agree that the licenses you grant are royalty-free, perpetual, sublicenseable, irrevocable, and worldwide, provided that when you delete your Company account, we will stop displaying your User Submissions (other than Public User Submissions, which may remain fully available) to other users (if applicable), but you understand and agree that it may not be possible to completely delete that content from Company’s records, and that your User Submissions may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent that they were copied or stored by other users.


For all User Submissions, you also grant Company the right to internally use and modify the User Submissions for the purposes of generating Aggregated Anonymous Data (as defined below) and to freely use and make available such Aggregated Anonymous Data for Company’s business purposes (including, without limitation, for purposes of improving, testing, operating, promoting and marketing Company’s Services).  “Aggregated Anonymous Data” means data submitted to, collected by or generated by Company in connection with your use of the Services, but only in aggregate, anonymized form which can in no way be linked specifically to you.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, and other than for use as Aggregated Anonymous Data, for any and all User Submissions that contain your biometric data, you grant Company a license to use, modify, display, reproduce and distribute that submission only for the purpose of allowing Company to render the Services to you (and only to the extent necessary to do so). 


Finally, you understand and agree that Company, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users (including you), may need to make changes to your User Submissions to conform and adapt those User Submissions to the technical requirements of connection networks, devices, services, or media, and the foregoing licenses include the rights to do so.


COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT


You may have heard of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”), as it relates to online service providers being asked to remove material that allegedly violates someone’s copyright.  We respect others’ intellectual property rights, and we reserve the right to delete or disable Content alleged to be infringing, and to terminate the accounts of repeat alleged infringers; to review our complete Copyright Dispute Policy and learn how to report potentially infringing content, click here [insert link to Copyright Dispute Policy].  To learn more about the DMCA, click here.  


YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Any information or content publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Services is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated, and you access all such information and Content at your own risk, and we aren’t liable for any errors or omissions in that information or Content or for any damages or loss you might suffer in connection with it.   We cannot control and have no duty to take any action regarding how you may interpret and use the Content or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content, and you hereby release us from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Services.  We can’t guarantee the identity of any users with whom you interact in using the Services and are not responsible for which users gain access to the Services.


You are responsible for all Content you contribute, in any manner, to the Services, and you represent and warrant you have all rights necessary to do so, in the manner in which you contribute it.  


The Services may contain links or connections to third party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by Company. When you access third party websites or use third party services, you accept that there are risks in doing so, and that Company is not responsible for such risks.  


Company has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy, privacy policies, or practices of or opinions expressed in any third party websites or by any third party that you interact with through the Services. In addition, Company will not and cannot monitor, verify, censor or edit the content of any third party site or service. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Services and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each third party website or service that you visit or utilize. By using the Services, you release and hold us harmless from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website or service.


Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Services, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties. You agree that Company shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.


If there is a dispute between participants on this site, or between users and any third party, you agree that Company is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you release Company, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and successors from claims, demands, and damages of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our Services. You shall and hereby do waive California Civil Code Section 1542 or any similar law of any jurisdiction, which says in substance: "A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party."


CHANGES TO THE SERVICES

We’re always trying to improve our Services, so they may change over time.  We may suspend or discontinue any part of the Services, or we may introduce new features or impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of the Services.  We’ll try to give you notice when we make a material change to the Services that would adversely affect you, but this isn’t always practical.  We reserve the right to remove any Content from the Services at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, if someone alleges you contributed that Content in violation of these Terms), in our sole discretion, and without notice. 


PAYMENT FOR THE SERVICES

We currently provide the Services at no extra charge to Individuals, however, we reserve the right to charge for certain or all Services in the future.  We will notify you before any Services you are then using begin carrying a fee, and if you wish to continue using such Services, you must pay all applicable fees for such Services.


STOPPING THE SERVICES

You’re free to stop using the Services at any time by contacting us at  contact@swiftlane.com[insert contact]; please refer to our Privacy Policy https://swiftlane.com/privacy[insert link] as well as the licenses above, to understand how we treat information you provide to us after you have stopped using our Services. [Note that if you are an Individual who was invited, added or authorized to use the Services by an Organization, we may notify that Organization of your deletion request.]


Swiftlane is also free to terminate (or suspend access to) your use of the Services or your account for any reason in our discretion, including your breach of these Terms.  Swiftlane has the sole right to decide whether you are in violation of any of the restrictions set forth in these Terms. 


Account termination may result in destruction of any Content associated with your account, so keep that in mind before you decide to terminate your account. 


If you have deleted your account by mistake, contact us immediately at [insert contact]contact@swiftlane.com – we will try to help, but unfortunately, we can’t promise that we can recover or restore anything. 


Provisions that, by their nature, should survive termination of these Terms shall survive termination.  By way of example, all of the following will survive termination: any obligation you have to pay us or indemnify us, any limitations on our liability, any terms regarding ownership or intellectual property rights, and terms regarding disputes between us, including without limitation the arbitration agreement. 


Mobile Applications


You acknowledge and agree that the availability of our mobile application is dependent on the third party stores from which you download the application, e.g., the App Store from Apple or the Android app market from Google (each an “App Store”). Each App Store may have its own terms and conditions to which you must agree before downloading mobile applications from such store, including the specific terms relating to Apple App Store set forth below. You agree to comply with, and your license to use our application is conditioned upon your compliance with, such App Store terms and conditions. To the extent such other terms and conditions from such App Store are less restrictive than, or otherwise conflict with, the terms and conditions of these Terms, the more restrictive or conflicting terms and conditions in these Terms apply.


Apple App Store Terms


These Terms apply to your use of all the Services, including our iOS applications (the “Application”) available via the Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) App Store, but the following additional terms also apply to the Application:

  1. (a) Both you and Swiftlane acknowledge that the Terms are concluded between you and Swiftlane only, and not with Apple, and that Apple is not responsible for the Application or the Content;

  2. (b) The Application is licensed to you on a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferrable, non-sublicensable basis, solely to be used in connection with the Services for your private, personal, non-commercial use, subject to all the terms and conditions of these Terms as they are applicable to the Services;

  3. (c) You will only use the Application in connection with an Apple device that you own or control;

  4. (d) You acknowledge and agree that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Application;

  5. (e) In the event of any failure of the Application to conform to any applicable warranty, including those implied by law, you may notify Apple of such failure; upon notification, Apple’s sole warranty obligation to you will be to refund to you the purchase price, if any, of the Application;

  6. (f) You acknowledge and agree that Swiftlane, and not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims you or any third party may have in relation to the Application;

  7. (g) You acknowledge and agree that, in the event of any third-party claim that the Application or your possession and use of the Application infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, Swiftlane, and not Apple, will be responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such infringement claim;

  8. (h) You represent and warrant that you are not located in a country subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country, and that you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties;

  9. (i) Both you and Swiftlane acknowledge and agree that, in your use of the Application, you will comply with any applicable third-party terms of agreement which may affect or be affected by such use; and

  10. (j) Both you and Swiftlane acknowledge and agree that Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms, and that upon your acceptance of these Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as the third-party beneficiary hereof.



WARRANTY DISCLAIMER 


Swiftlane and its licensors, suppliers, partners, parent, subsidiaries or affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, employees, consultants, contract employees, representatives and agents, and each of their respective successors and assigns (Swiftlane and all such parties together, the “Swiftlane Parties”) make no representations or warranties concerning the Services, including without limitation regarding any Content contained in or accessed through the Services, and the Swiftlane Parties will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Services or any claims, actions, suits procedures, costs, expenses, damages or liabilities arising out of use of, or in any way related to your participation in, the Services. The Swiftlane Parties make no representations or warranties regarding suggestions or recommendations of services or products offered or purchased through or in connection with the Services. THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED BY SWIFTLANE (AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS) ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 



LIMITATION OF LIABILITY


TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE) SHALL ANY OF THE SWIFTLANE PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR (A) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, (B) ANY SUBSTITUTE GOODS, SERVICES OR TECHNOLOGY, (C) ANY AMOUNT, IN THE AGGREGATE, IN EXCESS OF THE GREATER OF (I) ONE-HUNDRED ($100) DOLLARS OR (II) THE AMOUNTS PAID AND/OR PAYABLE BY YOU TO SWIFTLANE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THIS APPLICABLE CLAIM OR (D) ANY MATTER BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL OR CERTAIN OTHER DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 


INDEMNIFICATION


You agree to indemnify and hold the Swiftlane Parties harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to any claims relating to (a) your use of the Services (including any actions taken by a third party using your account), and (b) your violation of these Terms. In the event of such a claim, suit, or action (“Claim”), we will attempt to provide notice of the Claim to the contact information we have for your account (provided that failure to deliver such notice shall not eliminate or reduce your indemnification obligations hereunder).


ASSIGNMENT


You may not assign, delegate or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder, or your Services account, in any way (by operation of law or otherwise) without Swiftlane's prior written consent. We may transfer, assign, or delegate these Terms and our rights and obligations without consent.


CHOICE OF LAW


These Terms are governed by and will be construed under the Federal Arbitration Act, applicable federal law, and the laws of the State of California, without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof.



ARBITRATION AGREEMENT


Please read the following ARBITRATION AGREEMENT carefully because it requires you to arbitrate certain disputes and claims with Swiftlane and limits the manner in which you can seek relief from Swiftlane. Both you and Swiftlane acknowledge and agree that for the purposes of any dispute arising out of or relating to the subject matter of these Terms, Swiftlane's officers, directors, employees and independent contractors (“Personnel”) are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms, and that upon your acceptance of these Terms, Personnel will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as the third-party beneficiary hereof.


(a) Arbitration Rules; Applicability of Arbitration Agreement. The parties shall use their best efforts to settle any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement arising out of or relating to the subject matter of these Terms directly through good-faith negotiations, which shall be a precondition to either party initiating arbitration. If such negotiations do not resolve the dispute, it shall be finally settled by binding arbitration in San Francisco County, California. The arbitration will proceed in the English language, in accordance with the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures (the “Rules”) then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes. The arbitrator shall be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with such Rules. Judgment upon the award rendered by such arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. 


(b) Costs of Arbitration. The Rules will govern payment of all arbitration fees. Swiftlane will pay all arbitration fees for claims less than seventy-five thousand ($75,000) dollars. Swiftlane will not seek its attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines that your claim is frivolous. 


(c) Small Claims Court; Infringement. Either you or Swiftlane may assert claims, if they qualify, in small claims court in San Francisco County, California or any United States county where you live or work. Furthermore, notwithstanding the foregoing obligation to arbitrate disputes, each party shall have the right to pursue injunctive or other equitable relief at any time, from any court of competent jurisdiction, to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party's copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or other intellectual property rights. 


(d) Waiver of Jury Trial. YOU AND SWIFTLANE WAIVE ANY CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO GO TO COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR JURY. You and Swiftlane are instead choosing to have claims and disputes resolved by arbitration. Arbitration procedures are typically more limited, more efficient, and less costly than rules applicable in court and are subject to very limited review by a court. In any litigation between you and Swiftlane over whether to vacate or enforce an arbitration award, YOU AND SWIFTLANE WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL, and elect instead to have the dispute be resolved by a judge.


(e) Waiver of Class or Consolidated Actions. ALL CLAIMS AND DISPUTES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS BASIS. CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED JOINTLY OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER. If however, this waiver of class or consolidated actions is deemed invalid or unenforceable, neither you nor Swiftlane is entitled to arbitration; instead all claims and disputes will be resolved in a court as set forth in (g) below. 


(f) Opt-out. You have the right to opt out of the provisions of this Section by sending written notice of your decision to opt out to the following address: [Enter address]65 Langton St, San Francisco, CA, 94103 postmarked within thirty (30) days of first accepting these Terms. You must include (i) your name and residence address, (ii) the email address and/or telephone number associated with your account, and (iii) a clear statement that you want to opt out of these Terms’ arbitration agreement.


(g) Exclusive Venue. If you send the opt-out notice in (f), and/or in any circumstances where the foregoing arbitration agreement permits either you or Swiftlane to litigate any dispute arising out of or relating to the subject matter of these Terms in court, then the foregoing arbitration agreement will not apply to either party, and both you and Swiftlane agree that any judicial proceeding (other than small claims actions) will be brought in the state or federal courts located in, respectively, San Francisco County, California, or the federal district in which that county falls. 


(h) Severability. If the prohibition against class actions and other claims brought on behalf of third parties contained above is found to be unenforceable, then all of the preceding language in this Arbitration Agreement section will be null and void. This arbitration agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with Swiftlane.


MISCELLANEOUS


You will be responsible for paying, withholding, filing, and reporting all taxes, duties, and other governmental assessments associated with your activity in connection with the Services, provided that the Swiftlane may, in its sole discretion, do any of the foregoing on your behalf or for itself as it sees fit. The failure of either you or us to exercise, in any way, any right herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. If any provision of these Terms are found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated, to the minimum extent necessary, so that these Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. You and Swiftlane agree that these Terms are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding between you and Swiftlane, and that these Terms supersede and cancel all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of these Terms. You hereby acknowledge and agree that you are not an employee, agent, partner, or joint venture of Swiftlane, and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Swiftlane in any respect whatsoever. 


Except as expressly set forth in the sections above regarding the Apple Application and the arbitration agreement, you and Swiftlane agree there are no third-party beneficiaries intended under these Terms.