Lateral Hub End User Terms

Last Updated: August 12, 2022

Welcome to the Lateral Hub Platform (as defined below). Please read these End User Terms (these “User Terms”) and our Privacy Notice (https://lateralhub.com/privacy-policy/) (as may be updated from time-to-time, the “Privacy Notice”) carefully because they govern your use of our platform that allows you to browse job postings for our member third-party employers (“Employers”) and submit job applications, among other activities (including any associated desktop and mobile device applications (“Apps”) and websites) and related services (collectively with any improvements, modifications, features and derivative works thereof, the “Lateral Hub Platform”). To make these User Terms easier to read, the terms “Lateral Hub,” “we,” “our” and “us” include Lateral Hub, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries.

By using the Lateral Hub Platform, you agree to be bound by these User Terms. If you do not agree to be bound by these User Terms, do not use the Lateral Hub Platform.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING ARBITRATION: WHEN YOU AGREE TO THESE USER TERMS YOU ARE AGREEING (WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION) TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND Lateral Hub THROUGH BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION RATHER THAN IN COURT. PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY SECTION 16 “DISPUTE RESOLUTION” BELOW FOR DETAILS REGARDING ARBITRATION (INCLUDING THE PROCEDURE TO OPT OUT OF ARBITRATION). 

  1. User Terms and Privacy Notice.  These User Terms govern your use and access to the Lateral Hub Platform, and no other terms and conditions shall apply.  Please refer to our Privacy Notice for information on how we collect, use and disclose information from our users. You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Lateral Hub Platform is subject to our Privacy Notice.

  2. Lateral Hub Platform.  

    1. The Lateral Hub Platform allows you to browse, view, and apply for job postings for Employers.  Subject to the terms and conditions of these User Terms, we hereby grant to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use and access the Lateral Hub Platform during the Term, solely for your internal, personal, and non-commercial purposes and as authorized by us.

    2. The Lateral Hub Platform allows you to submit job applications to Employers.  After you submit a job application via the Lateral Hub Platform (a “Job Application”), Lateral Hub will send your Job Application information to the applicable Employer, except in certain circumstances as described below.  Once Lateral Hub sends your Job Application information to the applicable Employer, the Employer will contact (or choose not to contact) you directly regarding the status of the application.  Lateral Hub does not represent you in your application to the Employer and does not serve as the point of contact for your application.  Any follow-up correspondence regarding a Job Application should be made directly with the applicable Employer.

 

  1. There are certain circumstances in which your Job Application cannot be sent to the applicable Employer, in which case we will notify you that your Job Application was not sent to the Employer.  Examples include an incomplete application (e.g., missing resume or transcript, when required) or lacking experience or qualifications strictly required by the Employer (e.g., lack of J.D. when required by the job description).

 

  1. Changes to Terms or Platform. We may update these User Terms at any time, in our sole discretion. If we do so, we’ll let you know either by posting the updated User Terms either within the Lateral Hub Platform or through other communications. It’s important that you review these User Terms whenever we update them or you use the Lateral Hub Platform. If you continue to use the Lateral Hub Platform after we have posted updated User Terms, you are agreeing to be bound by the updated User Terms. If you don’t agree to be bound by the updated User Terms, then you may not use the Lateral Hub Platform anymore. Because the Lateral Hub Platform is evolving over time, we may change or discontinue all or any aspect of the Lateral Hub Platform, at any time and without notice, at our sole discretion.

  2. Who May Use the Lateral Hub Platform?

    1. Eligibility. You may use the Lateral Hub Platform only if you are (i) 18 years or older and capable of forming a binding contract with Lateral Hub; and (ii) not barred from using the Lateral Hub Platform under applicable law.  If you are not legally considered an adult in your jurisdiction, you must ask one of your parents (or legal guardians) to read these User Terms and accept them on your behalf.  Parents and guardians are responsible for the acts of their minor children when using the Lateral Hub Platform, whether or not the parent or guardian authorized such uses.

    2. Registration and Your Information. In order to use the Lateral Hub Platform, you may have the ability to create an account or similar profile to use the Lateral Hub Platform (“Account”).  We may also allow you to create an Account through your account with certain third-party services such as Google or LinkedIn (each, an “SNS Account”). If you choose the SNS Account option, we’ll create your Account by extracting from your SNS Account certain personal information such as your name and email address and other personal information that your privacy settings on the SNS Account permit us to access. You agree that you won’t misrepresent your identity, use any other person’s image, likeness or identity, or otherwise provide any deceptive or misleading profile information or images in connection with the creation and use of your Account.

    3. Accuracy of Account Information. It’s important that you provide us with accurate, complete and up-to-date information for your Account, and you agree to update such information to keep it accurate, complete and up to date. If you don’t, we might have to suspend or terminate your Account. You agree that you won’t disclose your Account password to anyone and will use all reasonable means to secure your Account password and associated login credentials. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account, and you agree not to share your Account with any other person or otherwise permit any other person to use your Account, even on a temporary basis. You’re responsible for all activities that occur under your Account, whether or not you know about them. We may take actions we deem reasonably necessary to prevent fraud and abuse, including placing restrictions on user accounts or on the amount of content that can be accessed from the Lateral Hub Platform at any one time.

  3. Feedback. We welcome feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Lateral Hub Platform (“Feedback”). You can submit Feedback by contacting us at https://lateralhub.com/contact-us/. You grant to us a non-exclusive, transferable, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, under any and all intellectual property rights that you own or control to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon and otherwise exploit the Feedback for any purpose.

  4. Content Ownership and Responsibility. 

    1. Definition. For purposes of these User Terms: “Content” means any information, data, content and other materials, including without limitation text, graphics, images, software, video, and other works of authorship of any kind, in each case that are posted, generated, provided or otherwise made available through the Lateral Hub Platform, including, but not limited to User Content. “User Content” means the data (including personal data and personally identifiable information), content, images, materials, and communications that you upload to or post on the Lateral Hub Platform in connection with the operation and use of the Lateral Hub Platform, including all information contained in any Job Application submitted by you.

    2. Our Content Ownership. Lateral Hub does not claim any ownership rights in any User Content, and as between you and Lateral Hub, nothing in these User Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit User Content.  Subject to the foregoing, Lateral Hub and its licensors hereby exclusively own and reserve all right, title and interest in and to the Lateral Hub Platform and Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that the Lateral Hub Platform and Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. You agree not to remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Lateral Hub Platform or Content.

    3. Rights in Data and Other User Content Granted by You

By making User Content available through the Lateral Hub Platform you hereby grant to Lateral Hub and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensee, successors, and assigns a non-exclusive, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense through multiple tiers, to use, copy, and distribute your User Content in whole or in part in connection with operating, providing and improving the Lateral Hub Platform and to provide services to you.  We will not distribute, display, or otherwise make available your User Content to the public.  Our use, copying, and distribution of your User Content will be limited to the applicable Employer for which you submit a Job Application and third-party service providers as described in our Privacy Notice.

User Content includes, among other items, data and information that you provide to us.  You acknowledge and agree that Lateral Hub may derive, compile, generate, process and analyze data (including aggregate or anonymized data or information and any insights derived therefrom) and other information relating to the provision, use and performance of various aspects of the Lateral Hub Platform (collectively, “Aggregate Data”).  Lateral Hub owns all right, title and interest in and to the Aggregate Data and may use such Aggregate Data for any lawful purpose in connection with its business, including to provide certain features within the Lateral Hub Platform (such as analytics) and improve or otherwise optimize the Lateral Hub Platform.

  1. Your Responsibility for User Content. You are solely responsible for all User Content. You represent and warrant that neither User Content, nor your use and provision of User Content to be made available through the Lateral Hub Platform, nor any use of User Content by Lateral Hub on or through the Lateral Hub Platform will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation. You represent and warrant that all of your User Content and your activities in connection with the Lateral Hub Platform will, at all times, comply with (i) the Terms; (ii) all applicable laws, rules, and regulations; and (iii) any other guidelines or requirements that we may make available to you from time to time.

  2. Removal of User Content. The Lateral Hub Platform may allow you to remove User Content by specifically deleting it within the Lateral Hub Platform. However, in certain instances, some of your User Content may not be completely removed and copies of your User Content may continue to exist on the Lateral Hub Platform. We cannot guarantee the removal or deletion of any Job Applications.  In addition, after we send your  Job Application to the applicable Employer, we are not responsible for any removal or deletion of your Job Application by that Employer.  Without limiting the foregoing, we are not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or failure to remove or delete) any of your User Content, including any data, information or other materials.

  1. Rights and Terms for Apps.

The Lateral Hub Platform may be offered via an App (defined above).  The following terms apply if your use of and/or access to the Lateral Hub Platform is via an App:

  1. Rights in App Granted by Lateral Hub. Subject to your compliance with these User Terms, Lateral Hub grants to you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license, with no right to sublicense, to download and install a copy of the App on a mobile device, computer or other compatible hardware that you own or control and to run such copy of the App solely for your personal use of the Lateral Hub Platform. Except as expressly permitted in these User Terms, you may not: (i) copy, modify or create derivative works based on the App; (ii) distribute, transfer, sublicense, lease, lend or rent the App to any third party or otherwise use the App on a time sharing or service bureau basis; (iii) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the App; or (iv) make the functionality of the App available to multiple users through any means. Lateral Hub hereby reserves all rights in and to the App not expressly granted to you under these User Terms.

  2. Accessing App from App Store. The following terms apply to any App accessed through or downloaded from any app store or distribution platform (like the Apple App Store or Google Play) where the App may now or in the future be made available (each an “App Provider”). You acknowledge and agree that: 

  • These User Terms are concluded between you and Lateral Hub, and not with the App Provider, and Lateral Hub (not the App Provider), is solely responsible for the App.

  • The App Provider has no obligation to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App.

  • In the event of any failure of the App to conform to any applicable warranty, the App Provider will have no warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App. Any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be the sole responsibility of Lateral Hub.

  • The App Provider is not responsible for addressing any claims you have or any claims of any third party relating to the App or your possession and use of the App, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation.

  • In the event of any third-party claim that the App or your possession and use of that App infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, Lateral Hub will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim to the extent required by these User Terms.

  • The App Provider, and its subsidiaries, are third-party beneficiaries of these User Terms as related to your license to the App, and that, upon your acceptance of these User Terms, the App Provider will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these User Terms as related to your license of the App against you as a third-party beneficiary thereof.

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

  • You must also comply with all applicable third-party terms of service when using the App.

  1. General Prohibitions and Lateral Hub’s Enforcement Rights. You agree to not do any of the following in connection with your use of the Lateral Hub Platform:

    1. Post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any Content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment, abuse or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is  violent, intimidating or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any person or entity; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;

    2. Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Lateral Hub Platform, Lateral Hub’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Lateral Hub’s providers; 

    3. Attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Lateral Hub Platform or any other Lateral Hub system or network or breach any security or authentication measures; 

    4. Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Lateral Hub or any of Lateral Hub’s providers, or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Lateral Hub Platform or Content; 

    5. Attempt to access or search the Lateral Hub Platform or Content or download Content from the Lateral Hub Platform through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by Lateral Hub to be expressly used for such purposes; 

    6. Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation; 

    7. Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Lateral Hub Platform or Content; 

    8. Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Lateral Hub Platform; 

    9. Collect, use, transmit, disclose or store any personally identifiable information from the Lateral Hub Platform from other users of the Lateral Hub Platform; 

    10. Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; 

    11. Use any Confidential Information (as defined below), the Lateral Hub Platform or any of its component features or functionalities to develop, sell, license, commercialize or contribute to the development or commercialization of any product or service that could compete with the Lateral Hub Platform;

    12. Provide any information that is intended to misinform, misdirect, mislead, or otherwise deceive any users of the Lateral Hub Platform or any other third party; 

    13. Violate any applicable law or regulation; or

    14. Encourage, assist, permit or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.

You agree not to submit any Job Applications that contain any false, inaccurate, or misleading statements or other misrepresentations.  Submitting Job Applications containing any of the foregoing may result in our termination or suspension of your account and/or automatic rejection of any future Job Applications submitted by you, as determined in Lateral Hub’s sole discretion.

Although we’re not obligated to monitor access to or use of the Lateral Hub Platform or Content or to review or edit any Content, we have the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Lateral Hub Platform, to ensure compliance with these User Terms and/or to comply with applicable law or other legal requirements. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to remove or disable access to any Content, at any time and without notice, including, but not limited to, if we, at our sole discretion, consider any Content to be objectionable or in violation of these User Terms. We also reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to the Lateral Hub Platform, at any time and without prior notice, if we, at our sole discretion, determine that you have violated any of the prohibitions included in these User Terms.  We have the right to investigate violations of these User Terms or conduct that affects the Lateral Hub Platform. We may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the law. 

If you believe that any Content or other items provided via the Lateral Hub Platform infringe, misappropriate, or violate your intellectual property rights, are abusive, harassing, offensive or hateful, or otherwise violate the prohibitions listed above, please contact us at https://lateralhub.com/contact-us/.

  1. Third Party Services. Certain features and functionalities within the Lateral Hub Platform as we determine in our sole discretion may also allow you and other Account holders to interface or interact with, access and/or use compatible third-party services, products, technology, websites and content (collectively, “Third Party Services”) through the Lateral Hub Platform.  Third Party Services include any interview preparation sessions with a third party made available via Lateral Hub. You agree that (i) Lateral Hub is not responsible or liable whatsoever with respect to any Third-Party Services; (ii) Lateral Hub does not provide any aspect of the Third Party Services and is not responsible for any acts or omissions of any provider of Third-Party Services (including interview preparation coaches or other individuals providing services to you) compatibility issues, errors or bugs in the Lateral Hub Platform or Third Party Services caused in whole or in part by the Third Party Services or any update or upgrade thereto; and (iii) you are solely responsible for maintaining the Third Party Services and obtaining any associated licenses and consents necessary for you to utilize the Third Party Services in connection with the Lateral Hub Platform.

  2. Fees and Payment.  

    1. Fees. In the event you agree to pay any fees in connection with your use of the Lateral Hub Platform, You agree to pay Lateral Hub all of the applicable agreed-upon fees.

    2. Payments. All payments made in connection with your use of the Lateral Hub Platform to Lateral Hub will be made in U.S. dollars by credit card and will be non-refundable. You hereby authorize Lateral Hub, through a third-party credit card processor, to charge your credit card for the applicable fees.  

    3. Cancellation Fees.  The Lateral Hub Platform allows you to reserve an interview preparation session in relation to a Job Application initially submitted via the Lateral Hub Platform.  We may require you to submit payment information at the time of reservation of your interview preparation session, to reserve the ability to charge a cancellation or no-show fee.  We will provide notice to you of the cancellation/no-show policy and the applicable fee prior to your scheduling of the interview preparation session.

    4. Taxes. To the extent applicable, you will be responsible for all sales, use, ad valorem and excise taxes, and any other similar taxes, duties and charges of any kind imposed by any federal, state, multinational or local governmental regulatory authority on any amount payable by you to Lateral Hub hereunder, other than any taxes imposed on Lateral Hub’s income. 

  3. Term and Termination. 

    1. These User Terms apply to you for the duration of your access to the Lateral Hub Platform, until (i) terminated by us, or (ii) until you cancel your Account or cease use of the Lateral Hub Platform.

    2. We may terminate your access to and use of the Lateral Hub Platform, at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you.  

    3. You may delete your Account at any time by contacting us at https://lateralhub.com/contact-us/, if applicable, via your account settings in the Lateral Hub Platform. Upon any termination, discontinuation or cancellation of the Lateral Hub Platform or your Account, the following Sections will survive: 5 – 9 and 11 – 18.

  4. Warranty Disclaimers. THE LATERAL HUB PLATFORM AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE OF TRADE. NO INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OR WHETHER OBTAINED FROM LATERAL HUB, ANY COMMUNITY OR OTHERWISE, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE USER TERMS. FURTHER, LATERAL HUB MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE CONTENT, OR THE LATERAL HUB PLATFORM OR ANY OF ITS COMPONENT FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. LATERAL HUB DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE: (I) ANY RESULTS FROM THE USE OF THE LATERAL HUB PLATFORM OR CONTENT; OR (II) THAT THE LATERAL HUB PLATFORM OR CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR REQUIREMENTS. LATERAL HUB HEREBY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM ALL THIRD-PARTY SERVICES.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE LATERAL HUB PLATFORM IS AN ONLINE SERVICE THAT PUBLISHES INFORMATION REGARDING THIRD-PARTY EMPLOYERS, WHICH IS PROVIDED BY SUCH EMPLOYERS AND OTHER THIRD PARTIES.  ACCORDINGLY, WE ARE NOT LIABLE WHATSOEVER FOR ANY INACCURATE, INCOMPLETE, FALSE OR MISLEADING INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON THE LATERAL HUB PLATFORM REGARDING ANY JOB APPLICATION, EMPLOYER, OR OTHER ITEM.  IN ADDITION, WE ARE NOT LIABLE WHATSOEVER, WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE DIRECT OR INDIRECT, WITH RESPECT TO ANY ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY EMPLOYER OR ANY OTHER USER, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR OTHER ITEMS PROVIDED BY OR ON BEHALF OF ANY LATERAL HUB, OR ANY DEATH, BODILY INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS CAUSED BY ANY EMPLOYER OR OTHER THIRD PARTY OR OCCURRING AT AN EMPLOYER’S OR OTHER THIRD PARTY’S PREMISES.    

  1. Indemnity. You will indemnify and hold harmless Lateral Hub and its officers, directors, employees, shareholders and agents, from and against any claims, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, and costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees arising out of or in any way connected with (i) your access to or use of the Lateral Hub Platform or Content, (ii) User Content, or (iii) your violation of these User Terms.

  2. Limitation of Liability.

    1. NEITHER LATERAL HUB NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE LATERAL HUB PLATFORM OR CONTENT WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUES, LOST SAVINGS, LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, LOST JOB OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF DATA OR GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE USER TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE LATERAL HUB PLATFORM OR CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT LATERAL HUB OR ANY OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

    2. IN NO EVENT WILL LATERAL HUB’S TOTAL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE USER TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE OR ACCESS THE LATERAL HUB PLATFORM OR CONTENT EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50).

    3. THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN LATERAL HUB AND YOU.

  3. Governing Law and Forum Choice. These User Terms and any action or proceeding related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. Subject to Section 7(b), and except as otherwise set forth in Section 16 “Dispute Resolution” below, the exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to these User Terms or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof or the use of the Lateral Hub Platform or Content (collectively, “Disputes”) that you are not required to arbitrate by these User Terms will be the applicable state and federal courts located in or which jurisdiction covers Wilmington, Delaware, and you and Lateral Hub each waive any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

  4. Dispute Resolution. 

    1. Mandatory Arbitration of Disputes. We each agree that all Disputes will be resolved solely by binding, individual arbitration and not in a class, representative or consolidated action or proceeding. You and Lateral Hub agree that the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of these User Terms, and that you and Lateral Hub are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of these User Terms. 

    2. Exceptions and Opt-out. As limited exceptions to Section 16(a) above: (i) you may seek to resolve a Dispute in small claims court if it qualifies; (ii) any Dispute involving the infringement or misappropriation of our intellectual property rights may be resolved in court and need not be resolved through arbitration; and (iii) we each retain the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief from a court to prevent (or enjoin) the infringement or misappropriation of our intellectual property rights. In addition, you will retain the right to opt out of arbitration entirely and litigate any Dispute if you provide us with written notice of your desire to do so via mail to Lateral Hub Legal Dept., 1250 Broadway, Floor 36, New York, NY 10001, within thirty (30) days following the date you first agree to these User Terms.

    3. Conducting Arbitration and Arbitration Rules. The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Consumer Arbitration Rules (the “AAA Rules”) then in effect, except as modified by these User Terms. The AAA Rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. A party who wishes to start arbitration must submit a written Demand for Arbitration to AAA and give notice to the other party as specified in the AAA Rules. The AAA provides a form Demand for Arbitration at www.adr.org.

If your claim is for U.S. $10,000 or less, you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic or video-conference hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules.  If your claim exceeds U.S. $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Any arbitration hearings will take place in the county where you live, unless we both agree to a different location. The parties agree that the arbitrator shall have exclusive authority to decide all issues relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability and scope of this arbitration agreement.

  1. Arbitration Costs. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA Rules. We’ll pay for all filing, administration and arbitrator fees and expenses if your Dispute is for less than $10,000, unless the arbitrator finds your Dispute frivolous. If we prevail in arbitration we’ll pay all of our attorneys’ fees and costs and won’t seek to recover them from you. If you prevail in arbitration you will be entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses to the extent provided under applicable law.

  2. Class Action WaiverYOU AND LATERAL HUB AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.  Further, if the parties’ dispute is resolved through arbitration, the arbitrator may not consolidate another person’s claims with your claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.  If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this Dispute Resolution section shall be null and void.

  3. Effect of Changes on Arbitration. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 3 “Changes to Terms or Platform” above, if we change any of the terms of this Section 16 “Dispute Resolution” after the date you first accepted these User Terms (or accepted any subsequent changes to these User Terms), you may reject any such change by sending us written notice via mail to mail to Lateral Hub Legal Dept., 1250 Broadway, Floor 36, New York, NY 10001, within 30 days of the date such change became effective, as indicated in the “Last Updated” date above or in the date of our email or other communication to you notifying you of such change. By rejecting any change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any Dispute between you and us in accordance with the terms of this Section 16 “Dispute Resolution” as of the date you first accepted these User Terms (or accepted any subsequent changes to these User Terms).

  4. Severability.  With the exception of any of the provisions in Section 16(e) of these User Terms (“Class Action Waiver“), if an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction decides that any part of these User Terms is invalid or unenforceable, the other parts of these User Terms will still apply.

 

  1. General Terms.

    1. Entire Agreement. These User Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between Lateral Hub and you regarding the Lateral Hub Platform and Content, and these User Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between Lateral Hub and you regarding the Lateral Hub Platform and Content. If any provision of these User Terms is held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these User Terms will remain in full force and effect. You may not assign or transfer these User Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without Lateral Hub’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these User Terms, without such consent, will be null. Lateral Hub may freely assign or transfer these User Terms without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these User Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

    2. Notices. Any notices or other communications provided by Lateral Hub under these User Terms, including those regarding modifications to these User Terms, will be given: (i) via email; or (ii) by posting to the Lateral Hub Platform. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

    3. Waiver of Rights. Lateral Hub’s failure to enforce any right or provision of these User Terms will not be considered a waiver of such right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Lateral Hub. Except as expressly set forth in these User Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these User Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these User Terms or otherwise.

  2. Contact Information. If you have any questions about these User Terms or the Lateral Hub Platform, please contact Lateral Hub at https://lateralhub.com/contact-us/.