RIVER FINANCIAL TERMS OF SERVICES
Effective Date: October 31, 2019
Thank you for using River Financial! These Terms of Service (the “Terms” or “Agreement”) govern your rights and obligations relating to your access to and use of the https://river.com website and any other related services, applications, and content provided by us (collectively, the “Services”).
BY REGISTERING FOR A USER ACCOUNT OR USING THE SERVICES, YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY, AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, INCLUDING LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY, BINDING ARBITRATION, AND WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION CLAIMS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES.
All references in these Terms to “we,” “us,” “our,” or “River” refer to River Financial Inc., a Delaware corporation, and our affiliated entities, as applicable. The term “you,” “your,” or “user” refers to any individual or entity that accesses the Services, including any individuals who access the Services on behalf of an entity.
2. Changes to these Terms
We reserve the right to change these Terms from time to time, with or without notice to you. If you continue to use the Services, you consent to the new Terms, as modified. Any changes to these Terms will become effective on the “Effective Date” indicated above. If you continue to use the Services after the Effective Date, you consent to the new Terms. We will always have the latest Terms posted on the Services.
3. Overview of the Services
The Services provide users an easy-to-use, secure Bitcoin exchange and custodial wallet. What separates River from the pack is our deep functionality built exclusively around the Bitcoin network. Subject to these Terms, users that meet the eligibility requirements described below are able to buy, sell, send, receive, and store Bitcoin.
River is a regulated financial institution. As such, we endeavor to comply with all laws and regulations applicable to our business, including the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”), anti-money laundering and terrorism financing (“AML”) regulations, and federal and state money transmission licensing requirements of the states and jurisdictions in which we operate.
4. Your User Account & Information
4.1 You must meet eligibility criteria to use the Services.
To be eligible to use the Services, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- You must register for a River user account via the Services (a “User Account”) and successfully complete the identity verification process described below.
- You must be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States and have a Social Security Number or Taxpayer ID.
- You must reside in a state or jurisdiction in which we operate. To see a list of the states or jurisdictions in which we operate, please visit here.
By signing up for a User Account, you represent and warrant that you are a resident of a state or jurisdiction in which we operate and meet all of the eligibility criteria for the Service.
4.2 You must register for a User Account.
Before being able to use the Services to buy, sell, receive or send Bitcoin, you will be required to register for a User Account. You agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it up to date. You can only have one River User Account at any time. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your User Account according to these Terms if we determine that any information provided by you is inaccurate or incomplete. We may, in our sole discretion, refuse to open a User Account, or limit the number of User Accounts that you may hold or suspend or terminate any User Account or the trading of Bitcoin in your account.
If you register for a User Account on behalf of an entity, you represent and warrant that you have authority to (i) accept these Terms on behalf of and bind such party, and (ii) provide information on behalf of such party.
4.3 You must safeguard your User Account.
You are responsible for safeguarding your User Account information, including your password. You agree not to disclose your password to, or share your User Account with, any third party. You agree to take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your User Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your User Account.
You agree that we will not be liable for any loss or harm that you incur if someone else uses the Services from your device, either with or without your knowledge, and that you will be solely responsible for such use, whether or not you authorized the use.
4.4 We will verify your identity.
As a regulated financial institution, we are required to obtain information about and verify the identity of our users. To comply with our BSA/AML obligations, we will request that you provide certain information to us about you. This information will be used by us for the purposes of identity verification and the detection of money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud, or any other financial crimes. You agree that all such information provided by you will be complete and accurate, that you will keep us updated if any of the information you provide changes, and that we may keep a record of such information consistent with our BSA/AML obligations.
In addition to collecting information from you, we are required to take reasonable steps to verify your identity as a user. You expressly authorize River to take any and all actions that we reasonably deem necessary to verify your identity or protect you and/or us against fraud or other financial crime. These may include, but are not limited to, engaging third-party services to assist with such verification efforts, sharing your information with such third parties, and collecting additional information about you from such third parties.
4.5 Some cases require Enhanced Due Diligence.
Certain users may be subject to a more rigorous identity verification program (“Enhanced Due Diligence”) consistent with our BSA/AML obligations due to the increased risk of money laundering, fraudulent activity and sanctions risk. In such cases, you agree to comply with River’s requests to provide such information and documentation as is necessary for us, either directly or through our third-party vendors, to complete the Enhanced Due Diligence. You acknowledge that if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you are unable to satisfy the requirements of our Enhanced Due Diligence, certain functionalities of the Services may not be available to you.
5. Buying, Selling, Transferring, And Holding Bitcoin
5.1 We will provide you with a Bitcoin wallet.
Subject to the eligibility and verification requirements set for in these Terms, we will provide you with a digital wallet to hold Bitcoin (a “Wallet”). You agree and acknowledge that the Wallet only supports Bitcoin, and no other digital currencies. You may not attempt to transfer to or store in your Wallet any other digital currency or any other asset other than Bitcoin. River assumes no responsibility for any violation, or attempted violation, of the foregoing, which may result in loss of assets.
5.2 You own your Bitcoin.
River does not own or borrow any Bitcoin in your Wallet. Rather, all Bitcoin in your Wallet are custodial assets held by River on your behalf. All Bitcoin assets are held in full reserve and do not earn interest. You have all rights, title, and interest in and to the Bitcoin held by us for your benefit. You have the power to store, sell, or transfer all such Bitcoin. Except as required by law or as otherwise set forth in these Terms, we do not sell, transfer, or otherwise dispose of your Bitcoin without your consent. As the owner, you alone bear all risk of loss, including loss of value, associated with the Bitcoin in your Wallet.
5.3 Bitcoin is not an insured asset.
You understand and acknowledge that Bitcoin is not subject to protections or insurance provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, or any other agency or organization. River will have no responsibility or liability to you or anyone else for any loss in the value of Bitcoin held in your Wallet.
5.4 You must connect a bank account to buy or sell Bitcoin.
Before you can buy or sell Bitcoin through the Services, you must designate and connect a valid U.S. bank account. Generally, you may only purchase Bitcoin through an Automated Clearing House (ACH) transfer. We currently do not support the purchase of Bitcoin through credit card, debit card, or any other means.
5.5 You buy Bitcoin from us and sell Bitcoin to us.
When you place an order to buy Bitcoin through the Services, you are requesting to purchase, directly from River, the quantity of Bitcoin indicated on your purchase order at the then-applicable Bitcoin buy-price listed on the Services and on your purchase order. Subject to the requirements set forth in these Terms and as otherwise communicated by us to you, when your order executes, we will sell you Bitcoin from our reserves, credit such quantity of Bitcoin to your Wallet, and debit your designated bank account for the applicable purchase price. When you place a buy order through the Services, you expressly authorize us to initiate a debit entry to your linked bank account for the amount listed in the order, which shall include our transaction fees and any other fees as set forth in these Terms. You are required to maintain an adequate balance in your bank account to cover the fees associated with any Bitcoin you purchase.
Conversely, when you place an order to sell Bitcoin through the Services, you are requesting to sell, directly to River, the quantity of Bitcoin indicated on your purchase order at the then-applicable Bitcoin sell-price listed on the Services and on your purchase order. Subject to the requirements set forth in these Terms and as otherwise communicated by us to you, when your order executes, we will buy such amount of Bitcoin from you, deduct such quantity of Bitcoin from your Wallet, and credit your designated bank account for the applicable sale price.
5.6 We set the Bitcoin price listed on the Services.
We do not make any guarantees or representations as to the accuracy of the Bitcoin price listed on the Services as of any point in time. We determine the buy-price and sell-price of Bitcoin at our discretion based on available market information. River will not be responsible for any differences between the buy-price or sell-price of Bitcoin listed on the Services and the prices listed on any third-party services.
5.7 Your User Account may be subject to certain limitations.
In order to detect money laundering, fraud and other criminal activity, we may impose certain limitations on your User Account and your ability to buy, sell, and transfer Bitcoin. These may include, but are not limited to, the following measures:
- Subject to these Terms, you may purchase Bitcoin after registering a User Account and submitting the required information but before we have verified your identity. However, you may not execute any other transactions, including transferring Bitcoin into and out of your Wallet or selling Bitcoin, until we have verified your identity consistent with these Terms.
- We may impose limits on the amount of Bitcoin you can buy or sell in a given period. Your transaction limits may vary depending on a number of factors, including the verification steps you have completed. To view your transaction limits, you may review this knowledge base article. We reserve the right to change applicable limits as we deem necessary in our sole discretion.
- Any Bitcoin that you purchase through the Services will be subject to a holding period to ensure that the transaction was not fraudulent. During this holding period, you can see the Bitcoin in your “Total Balance,” but it will not be reflected in your “Available Balance” (i.e. the amount of Bitcoin that is eligible for withdrawal, transfer, or sale). Therefore, you may not be able to withdraw, transfer or sell Bitcoin for some time after purchase.
- If we reasonably suspect that any transaction is fraudulent or otherwise violates these Terms, we reserve the right to cancel or reverse such transaction, even after funds have been debited from your bank account.
5.8 We charge transaction fees.
When you buy or sell Bitcoin using the Services, we charge a transaction fee. Our most updated transaction fees are always listed on the Services. We will also notify you of our fees for any transaction before you execute a buy or sell order, and we will include such fees on the receipt we provide to you after the transaction is complete. By using the Services, you agree that we may collect our transaction fees by reducing them from your Available Balance.
Please note that our fees are subject to change from time to time upon 30 days’ notice, which notice may be provided at any time by posting the changes to the Services or otherwise communicated to you in writing. Your continued use of the Services after the effective date of such change will constitute your agreement to pay the updated fees.
5.9 We will collect third-party fees.
In addition to our fees, we may also charge miner fees related to the executing of a Bitcoin transaction. We will calculate such third-party fees in our discretion, although we will always notify you of the fee at or before the time you authorize the Bitcoin transaction. You agree that we may collect such third-party fees by reducing them from your Available Balance.
5.10 You are responsible for maintaining adequate funds in your bank account.
If you do not have sufficient funds in your bank account to cover a Bitcoin transaction you initiate through the Services, or in the event of a chargeback, we may take any action we deem necessary and appropriate, including reversing the transaction, if possible, or withdrawing Bitcoin from your Available Balance to cover the cost of the transaction and any other fees or losses incurred by us as a result of insufficient funds or any chargebacks.
5.11 Bitcoin transactions are not reversible.
Please be advised that Bitcoin transactions are not reversible. As such, once a buy or sell order is completed or is in pending status, it may not be cancelled. Similarly, you should exercise caution when making transfers from and to your Wallet, as such transactions cannot be stopped once initiated.
When you or any third party transfers Bitcoin to your Wallet, you must use a Bitcoin address or Lightning Network invoice associated with your Wallet that is provided to you by us. The transferring party (whether you or a third party) shall be solely responsible for executing the transaction properly. River assumes no responsibility for, and shall not be liable to you or any third party, for any lost Bitcoin or other assets as a result of an incorrect Bitcoin address, Lightning Network invoice, inadequate network/miner fees, an attempt to transfer any digital assets other than Bitcoin to your Wallet, or any other improper transfer instructions.
Similarly, when you transfer Bitcoin from your Wallet to an external address, you are solely responsible for ensuring that the recipient is able to receive the Bitcoin and that the instructions you provide to us are accurate. River assumes no responsibility for, and shall not be liable to you or any third party for, any Bitcoin in your Wallet once an outbound transfer is initiated pursuant to your instructions.
5.12 You are solely responsible for any taxes.
Your purchase and sale of Bitcoin may be subject to certain tax obligations. It is your sole responsibility to determine whether, and to what extent, any taxes apply to any transactions you conduct through the Services, and to withhold, collect, report and remit the correct amounts of taxes to the appropriate tax authorities. Your transaction history is available through your User Account.
5.13 We may be required to report and transfer unclaimed Bitcoin to authorities.
If your User Account is closed or becomes inactive, we may be required to report any remaining Bitcoin in your User Account to the authorities after the passage of applicable waiting periods specified by law. If this occurs, we will attempt to contact you at the email and mailing address we have on file for you. If we are unable to contact you after a reasonable amount of time, we may be required to deliver such Bitcoin to the authorities.
5.14 In the event of your death, a designated fiduciary must open a new User Account.
If we have reason to believe that you have died (including if we receive legal documentation of your death), we will suspend your User Account. We may also take steps to investigate, including through third parties, whether you have died. If we reasonably determine that you have died, any Bitcoin in you User Account will be held until your designated fiduciary creates a new User Account and undergoes our verification procedures set forth in these Terms. You agree that your fiduciary may not access your Bitcoin unless and until he or she creates a new User Account. If you have not designated a fiduciary on your User Account, we may either require an order designating a fiduciary from a court having competent jurisdiction over your estate or otherwise determine a fiduciary entitled to inherit your Bitcoin based on our review of your will, trust, or other legal documentation.
6. Our Intellectual Property Rights
The Services contain important and proprietary property owned by us, including software, that constitutes our trademarks, trade secrets and other intellectual property. Nothing in these Terms shall be construed as a conveyance of any ownership right or title in or to our property. We only grant you a limited, nonexclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, and revocable license to use the Services for the purposes permitted by these Terms, and only for as long as you are permitted to access the Services.
The Services, including any images, illustrations, posts, audio clips, photographs, editorial content, notices, software (including html-based computer programs), and other content related to the Services, are the property of River and its affiliates, or are the property of a third party who has granted River permission to use such material, and in any case are protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by copyrights that are owned or licensed by River and by copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws. All logos or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. You may not reproduce, perform, create derivative works from, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, decompile, reverse-engineer, disassemble, or otherwise convert in any way whatsoever any materials from the Services without our prior written permission. Nothing contained on these Terms should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use the Services or any information displayed on the Services except: (a) as expressly permitted by these Terms or (b) with the prior written permission of River or such third party that may own the trademark or copyright of information displayed on the Services.
7. Services Beyond Our Control
River is not responsible for, makes no guarantees about, and assumes no liability for, any services beyond our reasonable control. These may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Any third-party sites or services that are integrated with the Services. Such third parties include, without limitation, vendors that assist us with verifying the identity of our users, enabling Bitcoin transactions, and otherwise providing the core functionality of the Services.
- Any third-party websites and businesses that are referenced in the Services. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the accuracy, content, or functionality of the services or information provided on or by such third-party websites or businesses. Nothing on the Services shall be considered an endorsement, representation, or warranty of anything contained in such third-party communications, including all products or services advertised therein, if any.
- The underlying software protocols that governs the operation of Bitcoin. You acknowledge that River has no control over the Bitcoin protocol and cannot guarantee its functionality; that the Bitcoin subject to forks and other changes to the underlying protocol that may impact the value and functionality of the Bitcoin in your Wallet; and that you understand all of the risks associated with holding Bitcoin as an asset. In the event of any fork in the Bitcoin protocol, River may take any action it deems necessary, in its sole discretion, in connection with such fork. You understand that, as a result, River may choose to disregard any forked assets and that you may not be entitled to receive such assets.
8. Restrictions on your use of the Services
8.1 You may only use the Services for its intended purpose.
You represent and warrant that your use of the Services does not and will not conflict with any pre-existing obligation in conflict or in any way inconsistent with the provisions of these Terms. You may only use the Services for its intended purpose, and not for any other purpose. Any non-permitted use of the Services, as determined in our sole discretion, shall be grounds for immediate termination of these Terms and immediate termination of your use of, and access to, the Services. You are only entitled to access and use our Services for lawful purposes.
8.2 You may not engage in prohibited conduct.
You covenant and represent that you will not use the Services to engage in, or aid or abet in, the violation of any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation. These include, without limitation, violation of any sanctions programs administered in any jurisdiction in which we operate (such as the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC")).
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not use the Services in connection with any of the following businesses or activities:
- Intellectual property or proprietary rights infringement: sales, distribution, or access to counterfeit music, movies, software, or other licensed materials without the appropriate authorization from the rights holder; any product or service that directly infringes or facilitates infringement upon the trademark, patent, copyright, trade secrets, or proprietary or privacy rights of any third party;
- Counterfeit or unauthorized goods: sale of counterfeit goods; unauthorized sale or resale of brand name or designer products or services; sale of goods or services that are illegally imported or exported;
- Gambling or games of skill: lotteries; bidding fee auctions; sports forecasting or odds making for a monetary or material prize; fantasy sports leagues with cash prizes; internet gaming; contests; sweepstakes; games of chance including legal or illegal forms of gambling, internet gambling, sweepstakes and contests with a buy-in or cash prize; charity sweepstakes and raffles for the explicit purpose of fundraising;
- Soliciting, selling or offering for sale regulated or illegal products or services: cannabis dispensaries and related businesses; sale of tobacco, e-cigarettes, and e-liquid; online pharmacies; prescription-only products including card-not-present pharmaceuticals; peptides and research chemicals; fake references or identification services; age-restricted goods or services; weapons and munitions; gunpowder and other explosives; fireworks and related goods; toxic, flammable, and radioactive materials; products and services with varying legal status on a state-by-state basis; goods or services, the sale of which is illegal under applicable law in the jurisdictions to which your business is targeted or directed;
- Adult content and services: pornography and other obscene materials depicting nudity or explicitly sexual acts; sites offering any sexually-related services such as prostitution, escorts, pay-per view, adult live chat features; adult toys; adult video stores and sexually oriented massage parlors; gentleman’s clubs, topless bars, and strip clubs; sexually oriented dating services;
- Unfair, predatory or deceptive practices: investment opportunities or other services that promise high rewards; sale or resale of a service without added benefit to the buyer; resale of government offerings without authorization or added value; sites that we determine in our sole discretion to be unfair, deceptive, or predatory towards consumers; platforms that facilitate the publication and removal of content (such as mug shots), where the primary purpose of posting such content is to cause or raise concerns of reputational harm;
- Aggregation: engaging in any form of licensed or unlicensed aggregation of funds owed to third parties, factoring, or other activities intended to obfuscate the origin of funds; payment facilitation;
- Drugs and drug paraphernalia: sale of narcotics, controlled substances, and any equipment designed for making or using drugs, such as bongs, vaporizers, and hookahs;
- Multi-level marketing: pyramid schemes and multi-level marketing;
- Pseudo pharmaceuticals: nutraceuticals, pseudo-pharmaceuticals and other products that make health claims that have not been approved or verified by the Food and Drug Administration (or equivalent applicable local and/or national regulatory body); or
- High risk businesses: any other businesses that we believe poses elevated financial risk, legal liability, or violates the policies of our banking partners.
In addition to the above, you may not engage in any of the following activities on the Services:
- Violating the rights, including intellectual property rights, of others;
- Activities that could be harmful to minors;
- Harassment of others;
- Transmission of "junk mail" or unsolicited mass mailing or "spam" or harvesting;
- Abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous conduct;
- Soliciting passwords or personally identifiable information for unlawful purposes from other users of the Services;
- Using any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor, copy, or "scrape" web pages or the content contained in the Services or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent;
- Using any device, software, or routine to interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the proper working of the Services;
- Decompiling, reverse engineering, or disassembling the software underlying the Services or attempting to do so; or
- Taking any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Services or our hardware and software infrastructure or that of any of its licensors or suppliers.
8.3 Certain activities require our consent.
You may not use the Services to engage in any of the following activities or businesses without our prior written consent, which we may withhold in our absolute discretion:
- Money and legal services: financial institutions, money transmitters and money services businesses (including, without limitation, selling or offering gift cards, prepaid cards, in-game currency unless the merchant is the operator of the virtual world), digital currency transmitters, check cashing, wire transfers, money orders; currency exchanges or dealers; bill-pay services; crowdfunding; insurance; bail bonds; collections agencies; law firms collecting funds for any purpose other than to pay fees owed to the firm for services provided by the firm (e.g., firms cannot use the Services to hold client funds, collection or settlement amounts, disputed funds, etc.);
- Investment & credit services: securities brokers; mortgage consulting or debt reduction services; credit counseling or repair; investment services; real estate opportunities; lending instruments;
- Charitable organizations: Accepting donations or otherwise operating a charitable nonprofit organization (including a religious organization); or
- Gaming: Operating games that are not defined as gambling by law, but which require an entry fee and award a prize.
9.1 We may terminate your access to the Services.
9.2 You may terminate this Agreement.
9.3 Certain parts of these Terms will continue after termination.
Notwithstanding any termination of these Terms, any provision of these Terms that by its nature and context is intended to survive its termination will so survive. These include, without limitation, provisions related to limitation of our liability, disclaimer of warranties, our intellectual property rights, indemnity and dispute resolution.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; DISCLAIMERS; INDEMNIFICATION
10.1 River does not provide investment or other advice.
RIVER DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY INVESTMENT, FINANCIAL, TAX, LEGAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONSULT WITH THE APPROPRIATE FINANCIAL AND TAX ADVISORS TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPLICATIONS OF BUYING, SELLING AND HOLDING BITCOIN. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BUYING, SELLING AND HOLDING BITCOIN CARRIES RISK. YOU AGREE TO USE THE SERVICES TO HOLD AND TRANSACT IN BITCOIN AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
10.2 You assume the risk of using the Services.
RIVER MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (SEE BELOW), AS TO THE CONTENT OR OPERATION OF THE SERVICES OR OF THE SERVICES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
10.3 The Services are provided “as-is” and without any warranty.
WE ARE MAKING THE SERVICES AVAILABLE “AS IS” AND, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME THE RISK OF ANY AND ALL DAMAGE OR LOSS FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. RIVER MAKES NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT THE CONTENT THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES IS FREE OF INFECTION FROM ANY VIRUSES OR OTHER CODE OR COMPUTER PROGRAMMING ROUTINES THAT CONTAIN CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES OR THAT ARE INTENDED TO DAMAGE, SURREPTITIOUSLY INTERCEPT OR EXPROPRIATE ANY SYSTEM, DATA OR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
10.4 Our liability to you is limited.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOST DATA, REGARDLESS OF THE FORESEEABILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: ANY HARM OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY, OR OTHERWISE RELATED TO, YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES; ANY LOSS OR UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OF DATA; ANY HARM OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY, OR OTHERWISE RELATED TO, YOUR USE OF OR INTERACTION WITH ANY SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICES; AND ANY VIOLATIONS OF APPLICABLE LAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS, AND OTHER AGREEMENTS. THIS LIMITATION SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY OR FORM OF ACTION.
IN NO EVENT WILL OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) AND THE FEES THAT YOU HAVE PAID TO US IN THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY.
THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND US. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES OR CAUSES OF ACTION, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
10.5 You agree to indemnify us.
In the event that any third party brings a claim against us related to your use of the Services or the use of your User Account (a “Claim”), you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us and our agents harmless from and against any and all third party claims, losses, liabilities, damages, and/or costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) relating to such Claim. We will notify you promptly of any such Claim and will provide you with reasonable assistance, at your expense, in defending any such Claim; provided, however, that our failure to so notify you shall not relieve you of your indemnity obligations with respect to such Claim, but instead shall reduce those obligations by the amount of damages or increased costs and expenses attributable to our failure to give notice. We reserve the right to approve counsel retained by you, to take control of the defense (at our expense), and to participate in the defense of any Claim (at our expense) for which indemnity is required. You may not settle any Claim without our prior consent.
11. Resolving Disputes
11.1 Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about the Services, your User Account, these Terms, or anything else, please contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may ask you certain information about you and your User Account to respond to your inquiry.
11.2 You must follow our internal complaint process.
If our support team is unable to resolve your complaint, you must send us a complaint. Please include a description of your complaint, the resolution you are seeking, and any other relevant information. If you do not follow the formal complaint process described above before seeking arbitration or other legal action, we may seek to dismiss your claim.
Once you’ve initiated a complaint, we will investigate your claim. This may include reviewing the information you’ve provided and the information available to us. In certain cases, we may need to contact you to obtain additional information. Upon conclusion of the investigation, we will send you an email notice indicating whether we approve or reject the resolution you are seeking. If we deem appropriate, we may also offer to resolve your complaint through an alternative solution. We will aim to resolve your complaint within 15 business days of the date you submit your complaint. However, if we are unable to do so, we will inform you in writing and specify the deadline by which we will make a determination, which will not be more than 35 business days from the date you submitted your complaint.
11.3 You and River agree to arbitrate any disputes.
If we are unable to resolve your complaint through the process described above, you agree to resolve any dispute, claim, or controversy with River arising out of or relating to your use of the Services, regardless of the legal theory, in the following manner. First, we both agree to attempt in good faith to resolve the dispute through mediation administered by JAMS, which shall take place in San Francisco, California, and the costs of which shall be divided equally between you and River. Second, if the dispute is not resolved through informal resolution and mediation, we both agree to participate in binding arbitration administered by JAMS, which shall take place in San Francisco, California.
Either you or we may bring a lawsuit solely for injunctive relief without first engaging in the dispute resolution process described above.
We both agree that, in the event of arbitration, or in the event of a lawsuit as permitted by this Section or otherwise, the prevailing party shall be entitled to costs and fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees). Arbitration pursuant to this Section shall be confidential, and neither you, nor River, nor the arbitrator may disclose the existence, content or results of any arbitration, except as may be required by law or for purposes of enforcement or appeal of the arbitration award. Judgment on any arbitration award may be entered in any court having proper jurisdiction.
11.4 You waive the right to class action and jury trial.
THERE SHALL BE NO RIGHT OR AUTHORITY FOR ANY CLAIMS SUBJECT TO THIS ARBITRATION CLAUSE TO BE ARBITRATED ON A CLASS ACTION OR CONSOLIDATED BASIS OR ON BASES INVOLVING CLAIMS BROUGHT IN A PURPORTED REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY ON BEHALF OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL).
YOU AND RIVER EACH HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.
If any portion of this arbitration agreement is determined by a court to be inapplicable or invalid, then the remainder shall still be given full force and effect. Nothing contained in this Section shall limit our ability to take action related to your access to the Services as provided in these Terms.
11.5 Delaware law will govern these Terms.
These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
11.6 We agree to resolve disputes in San Francisco, California.
In the event that a lawsuit is filed where permitted under the provisions above, or in the event that the provisions above are found not to apply to you or to a given dispute, we both agree that any judicial proceeding will be brought in the federal or state courts located in San Francisco, California. Both you and we consent to venue and personal jurisdiction there.
12. Electronic Signature and Delivery of Communications
To access documents electronically, you will need to have access to the River website and your email address using an Internet-connected device and a compatible web browser with cookies enabled (for example, Firefox version 3.6 and above, Chrome version 31.0 and above, or Safari 7.0 and above). You may retain documents in paper form by printing them using a printer, or electronically by saving them to a hard drive or cloud storage with sufficient space.
You agree to keep your email address updated at all times. You may update your contact information by logging into your User Account and updating the information in your account settings page.
If you wish to withdraw your consent to receiving electronic disclosures, you must contact us at email@example.com, in which case we may deactivate your User Account and terminate your access to the Services, as described above. If we choose to provide communications to you by paper, we may charge you additional fees.
13. Geographical Notices
13.1 Use outside of the United States.
River makes no claim that the Services is appropriate or may be used outside of the United States. If you access the Services from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.
14. How to Contact Us
If you have any questions about these Terms or our Services, please feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If, for whatever reason, any term or condition in these Terms is found unenforceable, all other terms and conditions will remain unaffected and in full force and effect.
The failure to enforce any provision of these Terms is not a waiver of our right to do so later, and no waiver shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the waiving party.
These Terms shall be binding on the parties and their respective successors and assigns. These Terms may be assigned by us without restriction. These Terms may not be assigned or otherwise transferred by you without our prior written consent.
The section headings contained in these Terms are for reference purposes only and shall not affect the meaning or interpretation of these Terms in any way.