Terms of Service
Last Updated and effective as of: March 20, 2021
These terms of service (“Terms”) between Vibes Yoga and Fitness DBA, (hereinafter, “us” or “we”) establish the terms and conditions that apply to you when you use the Service (as defined below).
BY USING THE SERVICE OR BY CLICKING YOU INDICATE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, AS WELL AS ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS. YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE THE SERVICE IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS. THESE TERMS CAN BE CHANGED, MODIFIED, SUPPLEMENTED, AND/OR UPDATED BY Vibes Yoga and Fitness DBA AT ANY TIME; PROVIDED THAT WE WILL ENDEAVOR TO PROVIDE YOU WITH PRIOR NOTICE OF ANY MATERIAL CHANGES. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SERVICE AFTER THE MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS MEANS THAT YOU ACCEPT ALL SUCH CHANGES. ACCORDINGLY, YOU ARE ADVISED TO CONSULT THESE TERMS EACH TIME YOU ACCESS THE SERVICE IN ORDER TO VIEW ANY CHANGES TO THESE TERMS. THESE TERMS WERE LAST MODIFIED AS OF THE DATE INDICATED ABOVE.
AS FURTHER DESCRIBED BELOW, YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER BEFORE STARTING THIS OR ANY OTHER EXERCISE PROGRAM. THIS IS PARTICULARLY TRUE IF YOU OR YOUR FAMILY HAVE A HISTORY OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR HEART DISEASE, OR IF YOU HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED DISCOMFORT WHILE EXERCISING. NOTHING STATED OR POSTED ON THE SERVICE IS INTENDED TO BE, AND MUST NOT BE TAKEN TO BE, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICAL OR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR CARE. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL OR HEALTH EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911 OR APPROPRIATE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS IMMEDIATELY.
AS FURTHER DESCRIBED BELOW, THESE TERMS PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS, AND ALSO LIMITS THE REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO YOU IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE.
1.Use of the Service
a.The “Service” is in studio classes, livestream classes accessed through Vibesyogafitness.com, and on demand classes accessed through vibesyogafitness.com and through any of our applications as permitted, as each may be updated, relocated, or otherwise modified from time to time, including through networks, embeddable widgets, downloadable software, and tablet computer applications, and all intellectual property contained therein. The Service provides a platform to enable users to access and watch live and on-demand fitness classes and consume motivational content on their personal computer, mobile device or TV, as well as our in studio classes. Any person who accesses and/or uses the Service, whether on his or her own behalf or on behalf of any third party, will be referred to herein as a “Subscriber”.
b.Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, Vibes Yoga and Fitness hereby grants you a limited revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the Service, solely in the manner intended by Vibes Yoga and Fitness. Unless otherwise specified in writing, the Service is solely for your personal use and not for resale. Vibes Yoga and Fitness reserves the right at all times and without notice to: (i) restrict and/or terminate your access to the Service (or any portion thereof); and (ii) modify or discontinue providing the Service (or any portion thereof).
2.Registration, Accounts, Passwords and Security
a.To become a subscriber you must complete the registration process by establishing an account and providing your information and payment information.
b.You acknowledge that in the event you provide any information to Vibes Yoga and Fitness which is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Vibes Yoga and Fitness may terminate these Terms and your continued access and use of the Service.
c.Eligibility. You must be at least 13 years of age or older to use this Service and this Service is designed and targeted to audiences residing in, and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of, the United States of America, its territories and possessions (“U.S.”) If you are not yet the Service’s Minimum Age or do not reside in the U.S. and/or do not meet any other eligibility requirements, or, if for any reason, you do not agree with all of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement, please discontinue using the Service immediately because by using or attempting to use the Service, you certify that you are at least the Site Minimum Age, meet any other eligibility and residency requirements of the Service and agree to all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
d.If you are using the Service on behalf of an individual, company, entity, or organization (each, an “Organization”), you represent and warrant that (A) you are an authorized representative of such Organization with the authority to bind such Organization to these Terms, (B) agree to be bound by these Terms on behalf of such Organization, and (C) your Organization meets the eligibility requirements for the Service, as set forth in these Terms. Further, you will be solely responsible for ensuring your Organization complies with these Terms.
e.Credentials. As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a username and password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of your account and password. You agree to notify Vibes yoga and fitness immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. To notify us, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are responsible for all use of the Service occurring under your user name. You are responsible for keeping your password confidential and for notifying us if your password has been hacked or stolen. Vibes Yoga and Fitness will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by Vibes Yoga and Fitness or another party due to someone else using your account or password.
You may use the Service solely for lawful purposes, as intended through the provided functionality of the Service. You expressly agree that you will not (and you agree not to allow or assist any third party to):
a.copy, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, otherwise attempt to discover the source code, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information, software, products or services obtained through the Sites or the Services;
b.access the Sites or Services by any means other than through the standard industry-accepted or Vibes Yoga and Fitness provided interfaces;
c.transmit any message, information, data, text, software or image, or other content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or otherwise objectionable which may invade another’s right of privacy or publicity;
d.impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation, an Vibes Yoga and Fitness official, forum leader, chat room monitor, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with such a person or entity;
e.post or transmit any material that contains a virus or corrupted data;
f.delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels that you upload to any communication feature;
g.use of any Site or Service’s communications features (when enabled)in a manner that adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users (e.g., excessive shouting, use of all caps, or flooding continuous postings of repetitive text);
h.post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail”, “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation or any non-resume information such as opinions or notices, commercial or otherwise;
i.violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
j.upload or transmit any material that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
k.delete or revise any material posted by any other person or entity;
l.manipulate or otherwise display the Sites and/or the Services by using framing or similar navigational technology;
m.register, subscribe, attempt to register, attempt to subscribe, unsubscribe, or attempt to unsubscribe, any party for any Vibes Yoga and Fitness product or Service if you are not expressly authorized by such party to do so; or
n.use the Sites and/or the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms and conditions. You may not use the Site or the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair Vibes Yoga and Fitness servers or networks, or interfere with any other user’s use and enjoyment of the Sites and/or the Services. Furthermore, you may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any of the Sites, Services, accounts, computer systems or networks connected to Vibes Yoga and Fitness through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Sites or the Services.
4.Payment Terms and Order Processing
a.Access to the Service, or to certain features of the Service, may require you to pay fees, and may provide you the option to activate recurring automatic payments for those fees. Before you pay any fees, including before activating or updating any recurring payments, you will have an opportunity to review the fees that you will be charged before you accept them. If you activate or update recurring payments through the Service, you authorize Vibes Yoga and Fitness to periodically charge, on a going-forward basis and until cancellation, all accrued sums on or before the payment due date for the accrued sums. You can cancel recurring charges by following the instructions in your account settings. It may take up to 7 business days for the update or cancellation to take effect.
b.All fees are in your local currency based on residence (USD) and are non-refundable. Vibes Yoga and Fitness may change the fees for the Service or any feature of the Service, including by adding fees, on a going-forward basis at any time. If Vibes Yoga and Fitness changes the fees for the Service, including by adding additional fees or charges, you will be provided advance notice of those changes and the opportunity to accept the changes. If you do not accept the changes, Vibes Yoga and Fitness may discontinue providing the Service to you.
5.Consent to Electronic Communications
b.If you wish to remove yourself from any list (other than as set forth in Section 5.b), please email us with an “OPT-OUT”, “UNSUBSCRIBE”, “STOP” or “REMOVE” in the subject line.
6.Comments, Commenting and Monitoring
a.Vibes Yoga and Fitness allows posting of comments on its On Demand Services. Any Subscriber failing to comply with the terms and conditions of this Terms may have their account suspended or terminated at the sole discretion of Vibes Yoga and Fitness, or revoke the ability to post comments in the future. Vibes Yoga and Fitness or its designated agents may remove or alter any user-created content at any time for any reason. Information and content posted within these public forums may be provided by Subscribers. Vibes Yoga and Fitness expressly disclaims all responsibility and endorsement and makes no representation as to the validity of any opinion, advice, information or statement made or displayed in these forums by third parties, nor are we responsible for any errors or omissions in such postings, or for hyperlinks embedded in any messages. Under no circumstances will we, our affiliates, suppliers or agents be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through these posted comments. The opinions expressed in these comments are solely the opinions of the Subscriber, and do not reflect the opinions of Vibes Yoga and Fitness or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates.
7.Term and Termination
b.Effect of Termination. The following Sections of these Terms will survive termination or expiration of the Agreement: 2.c, 3, 6, 7.b, 8 – 15, 18 – 24. Payments by you, which accrue or are due before termination of your membership, will continue to be payable by you, and amounts owed to Vibes Yoga and Fitness at the time of such termination or expiration will continue to be owed by you, after such expiration or termination.
Proprietary Information. You acknowledge and agree that: (i) the Service, including, without limitation, any articles, photos, videos, recordings or other content (“Content”), modifications, enhancements and updates, and any originals and copies thereof, in whole or in part, and all intellectual property rights therein (collectively, “Proprietary Information”), is owned by Vibes Yoga and Fitness and its licensors, as applicable; (ii) the Proprietary Information contains valuable copyrighted and proprietary material of Vibes Yoga and Fitness; (iii) the Proprietary Information is licensed, rather than sold, to you pursuant to these Terms; and (iv) you have no rights in the Proprietary Information, other than the rights and licenses specifically granted to you pursuant to these Terms.
9.Fitness Class Participation Waiver
a.You acknowledge that participation in fitness classes via the Service involves strength, flexibility, aerobic, cardio and other exercises, including the use of equipment, all of which can be potentially hazardous activities. You accept full responsibility over the location where you engage in fitness classes via the Service, you acknowledge that Vibes Yoga and Fitness has no control over the location that you choose, unless in studio, and that the location of participation in fitness activities involves additional risks, including, but not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, environment, vehicular traffic, lack of hydration and actions of other people.
b.In becoming an Vibes Yoga and Fitness Subscriber and client with the intent of using the Service, you affirm that either (i) all of the following statements are true: (A) no physician has ever informed you that you have a heart condition or that you should only do physical activities recommended by a physician; (B) you have never felt chest pain when engaging in physical activity; (C) you have not experienced chest pain when not engaged in physical activity at any time within the past month; (D) you have never lost your balance because of dizziness and you have never lost consciousness; (E) you do not have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity; (F) your physician is not currently prescribing drugs for your blood pressure or heart condition; (G) you do not have a history of high blood pressure, and no one in your immediate family has a history of high blood pressure or heart problems; and (H) you do not know of any other reason you should not exercise; or (ii) your physician has specifically approved of your use of the Service. If applicable, you further affirm that (i) you are not pregnant, breastfeeding or lactating; or (ii) your physician has specifically approved your use of the Service. Vibes Yoga and Fitness reserves the right to refuse or cancel your membership if we determine that you have certain medical conditions or that the representations set forth above are untrue in any respect.
c.By using the Service, you: (i) acknowledge and agree that you are voluntarily participating in fitness classes provided via the Service; (ii) hereby assume and accept any and all risks of injury, physical harm, or death; (iii) acknowledge and represent that you are physically sound and do not suffer from any illness, impairment, disease or other condition that would prevent you from participating in the fitness classes, performing any exercises, or using any equipment; and (iv) knowingly and voluntarily, on behalf of yourself and your heirs and assigns, forever waive, release, discharge and hold harmless Vibes Yoga and Fitness and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, and each of their respective successors and assigns, individually and collectively, from any and all liability, damages, losses, suits, demands, causes of action (including, without limitation, negligence) or other claims of any nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, any losses for property damage, personal injury, or death, arising out of or relating in any way to your participation in the fitness classes provided via the Service.
10.Professional Advice and Medical Disclaimer
THIS SERVICE OFFERS HEALTH AND FITNESS INFORMATION AND IS DESIGNED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THIS INFORMATION AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, NOR DOES IT REPLACE, PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT WITH A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONAL. DO NOT DISREGARD, AVOID OR DELAY OBTAINING MEDICAL OR HEALTH RELATED ADVICE FROM YOUR HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONAL BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU MAY HAVE READ ON THIS SITE. THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
NOTHING STATED OR POSTED ON THIS SITE OR AVAILABLE THROUGH ANY SERVICES ARE INTENDED TO BE, AND MUST NOT BE TAKEN TO BE, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICAL OR COUNSELING CARE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE AND COUNSELING INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHOTHERAPY, OR PROVIDING HEALTH CARE TREATMENT, INSTRUCTIONS, DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS OR ADVICE.
THE USE OF INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
11.Disclaimer of Warranties
a.TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH ALL FAULTS, AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THE INTERNET, MOBILE NETWORKS, AND THE DEVICES WHICH ACCESS THE INTERNET AND/OR MOBILE NETWORKS, THE SERVICE MAY NOT BE ACCESSIBLE WHEN NEEDED, AND THAT INFORMATION, DATA, AUDIO AND VIDEO TRANSMITTED OVER THE INTERNET AND/OR MOBILE NETWORKS MAY BE SUBJECT TO INTERRUPTION OR THIRD PARTY INTERCEPTION AND MODIFICATION. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, VIBES YOGA AND FITNESS DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, ACCURACY OF INFORMATIONAL CONTENT, AND ABSENCE OF VIRUSES AND DAMAGING OR DISABLING CODE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NONE OF VIBES YOGA AND FITNESS’, ITS AFFILIATES OR SERVICE PROVIDERS, FVIBES YOGA AND FITNESS CONTENT PROVIDERS AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES NOR THE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND/OR CONTRACTORS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “VIBES YOGA AND FITNESS PARTIES”) WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE SERVICE. VIBES YOGA AND FITNESS CANNOT AND DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGES OR LIABILITIES ARISING FROM THE FAILURE OF ANY TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE, OR THE INTERNET OR FOR YOUR MISUSE OF ANY OF CONTENT AND INFORMATION ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AND YOUR RELIANCE UPON ANY OF THE RESPECTIVE CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
b.You acknowledge that any information you obtain from another Vibes Yoga and Fitness Subscriber comes from those individuals, and not from Vibes Yoga and Fitness, and that Vibes Yoga and Fitness, to the fullest extent permitted by law, is not in any way responsible for any of the information these third parties may supply or for any statements, claims, or representations they may make. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Vibes Yoga and Fitness disclaims any such statements, claims, or representations and the same do not expand or otherwise modify the terms of these Terms. If you are dissatisfied with the Service, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue accessing and using the Service.
12.Limitation of Liability
a.TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, EACH VIBES YOGA AND FITNESS SUBSCRIBER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR (I) HIS OR HER USE OF THE SERVICE, AND (II) ANY DAMAGES INCURRED BY HIM OR HER OR ANY THIRD PARTY THAT ARISE FROM OR ARE RELATED TO THE SERVICE. THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE OBÉ PARTIES FOR ANY DAMAGES, WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES PROVED, AND NOT TO EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO VIBES YOGA AND FITNESS FOR THE SERVICE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY SET FORTH HEREIN, NONE OF THE VIBES YOGA AND FITNESS PARTIES WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF VIBES YOGA AND FITNESS OR ITS CONTENT PROVIDERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
b.TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NONE OF THE VIBES YOGA AND FITNESS PARTIES WILL HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY LOSSES; COSTS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCURRED OR SUFFERED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF SERVICES PROVIDED BY ANY OF OTHER VIBES YOGA AND FITNESS SUBSCRIBER PURSUANT TO THE SERVICE.
c.YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE INDEPENDENTLY INVESTIGATED THE ADVISABILITY OF USING THE SERVICE AND THE POSSIBLE RISKS INVOLVED IN USING THE SERVICE. YOU AGREE TO MAINTAIN YOUR OWN INSURANCE COVERING SUCH RISKS AND WILL LOOK SOLELY TO SUCH INSURANCE FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF ANY RESULTING DAMAGES.
13.Third Party Disputes
VIBES YOGA AND FITNESS IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY CARRIER, SERVICE PROVIDER, OR THIRD PARTY SERVICE, AND ANY DISPUTE YOU HAVE WITH ANY CARRIER, SERVICE PROVIDER, THIRD PARTY SERVICE OR OTHER THIRD PARTY ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY OTHER VIBES YOGA AND FITNESS SUBSCRIBER OR YOUR EMPLOYER, IS DIRECTLY BETWEEN YOU AND SUCH THIRD PARTY, AND YOU IRREVOCABLY RELEASE VIBES YOGA AND FITNESS (AND OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, JOINT VENTURES, AND EMPLOYEES) FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH SUCH DISPUTES.
Vibes Yoga and Fitness will not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any obligation herein if the delay or failure is due to unforeseen events that are beyond Vibes Yoga and Fitness reasonable control, such as strikes, blockade, war, terrorism, riots, natural disasters, epidemic, pandemic or governmental action, in so far as such an event prevents or delays Vibes Yoga and Fitness in fulfilling its obligations hereunder.
15.Indemnification and Release
a.To the fullest extent permitted by law, you will defend, indemnify and hold Vibes Yoga and Fitness, its licensors and each such party’s parent organizations, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, members, employees, attorneys and agents, harmless against any loss or damage of any kind (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and lost revenues) arising from: (i) any and all breaches by you of these Terms or any representation, warranty or covenant contained herein; (ii) any and all use of the Service not specifically authorized hereunder and on the Service; and (iii) any and all claims and actions against Vibes Yoga and Fitness by other parties to whom you allow access to the Service.
b.To the fullest extent permitted by law, you further waive, release and forever discharge the Vibes Yoga and Fitness Parties from any and all responsibility or liability for injuries or damages resulting from your Massages or any other service obtained through the use of the Service, including injuries or damages caused by the negligent act or omission of the Released Parties or in any way arising out of or connected with the Service.
c.We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with our defense of such claim. You will not, in any event, settle any claim or matter without our written consent.
16.Additional Service Features
The Service may contain information on products and services provided by third parties, and links (including advertisements) to third party web sites. This information and these products, services, and links are provided only as a convenience to Vibes Yoga and Fitness Subscribers. Vibes Yoga and Fitness does not review or control this information or these products, services, or other web sites, and Vibes Yoga and Fitness does not make any representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding this information or these products, services, or web sites. Inclusion of any of the foregoing in the Service does not constitute or imply an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation by or with Vibes Yoga and Fitness with respect to any third party or its web site or content, or any information, products, or services provided by that third party. Vibes Yoga and Fitness is under no obligation to maintain any link on the Service and may remove a link at any time in its sole discretion for any reason whatsoever.
a.Generally. In the interest of resolving disputes between you and Vibes Yoga and Fitness in the most expedient and cost-effective manner, you and Vibes Yoga and Fitness agree that any dispute arising out of or in any way related to these Terms or your use of the Service will be resolved by binding arbitration. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury and can be subject to very limited review by courts. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award. This agreement to arbitrate disputes includes all claims arising out of or in any way related to these Terms or your use of the Service, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation, or any other legal theory, and regardless of whether a claim arises during or after the termination of these Terms. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLW LAW IN YOUR JURISDICTION, BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND VIBES YOGA AND FITNESS ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS OR COLLECTIVE ACTION. YOU FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT THESE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TERMS WILL APPLY TO YOU AND VIBES YOGA AND FITNESS.
b.Arbitrator. Any arbitration between you and Vibes Yoga and Fitness will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, and governed by the Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, “AAA Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by these Terms, and will be administered by the AAA The arbitrator has exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, or enforceability of this binding arbitration agreement.
c.Notice; Process. A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send a written notice of the dispute to the other party by U.S. Mail or electronic mail within the applicable statute of limitations period (“Notice”). Vibes Yoga and Fitness address for Notice is: 720 Gov Morrison St #140, Charlotte, NC 28211. The Notice must: (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”). The parties will make good faith efforts to resolve the claim directly, but if the parties do not reach an agreement to do so within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or Vibes Yoga and Fitness may commence an arbitration proceeding.
d.Location. Any arbitration hearing will take place at a location to be agreed upon in Charlotte, North Carolina, If the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought in the Demand is frivolous or brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)), then the payment of all fees will be governed by the AAA Rules. In that case, you agree to reimburse Vibes Yoga and Fitness for all monies previously disbursed by it that are otherwise your obligation to pay under the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator must issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the decision and award, if any, are based. The arbitrator may make rulings and resolve disputes as to the payment and reimbursement of fees or expenses at any time during the proceeding and upon request from either party made within 14 days of the arbitrator’s ruling on the merits.
e.No Class Actions. UNLESS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW IN YOUR JURISDICTION, YOU AND VIBES YOGA AND FITNESS 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 (OTHER THAN ACTIONS UNDER THE CALIFORNIA PRIVATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL ACT OF 2004, CALIFORNIA LABOR CODE § 2698 ET SEQ. WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS SECTION 18). Further, unless both you and Vibes Yoga and Fitness agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
f.Enforceability. If the Section entitled “No Class Actions” is found to be unenforceable or if the entirety of this Section 18 is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this Section 18 will be null and void and, in that case, the parties agree that the exclusive jurisdiction and venue described directly in Section 20 below will govern any action arising out of or related to these Terms or your use of the Service.
18.Protected Activity Not Prohibited
You should understand that, insofar as permitted by applicable law, nothing in these Terms will in any way limit or prohibit you from filing a charge or complaint with, or otherwise communicating or cooperating with or participating in any investigation or proceeding (“Protected Activity”) that may be conducted by any federal, state or local government agency or commission (“Government Agencies”). You understand that in connection with such Protected Activity, you are permitted to disclose documents or other information as permitted by law, and without giving notice to, or receiving authorization from, Vibes Yoga and Fitness. Notwithstanding, in making any such disclosures or communications, you agree to take all reasonable precautions to prevent any unauthorized use or disclosure of any information that may constitute Vibes Yoga & Fitness confidential information to any parties other than the Government Agencies.
19.Governing Law; Choice of Forum
The laws of the State of North Carolina, excluding its conflicts of law rules, govern these Terms and your use of the Service. Your use of the Service may also be subject to other local, state, national, or international laws; provided, however, that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply to any provision of these Terms. To the extent that any action relating to any dispute hereunder is permitted to be brought in a court of law, such action will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and you hereby irrevocably submit to personal jurisdiction in such courts, and waive any defense of inconvenient forum.
20.Entire Agreement; Variation
These Terms set forth the entire agreement between Vibes Yoga and Fitness and you with respect to the Service. These Terms supersede and govern all previous oral and written communications regarding these matters, all of which are merged into these Terms. No usage of trade or other regular practice or method of dealing between the parties will be used to modify, interpret, supplement, or alter these Terms. These Terms may be changed only by a written agreement signed by an authorized agent of the party against whom enforcement is sought
If any provision of these Terms is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable, such provisions will be modified, or if not possible, severed, to reflect the fullest valid, legal and enforceable expression of the intent of the parties and the remainder of these Terms will not be affected thereby.
22.Relationship of Parties
Nothing herein will be deemed to create an employer-employee relationship between Vibes Yoga and Fitness and you, nor any agency, joint venture or partnership relationship between the parties. Neither party will have the right to bind the other to any obligation, nor have the right to incur any liability on behalf of the other.
No delay, omission, or failure to exercise any right or remedy provided herein will be deemed to be a waiver thereof or an acquiescence in the event giving rise to such right or remedy, but every such right or remedy may be exercised, from time to time as may be deemed expedient by the party exercising such remedy or right.
Neither these Terms nor any of the rights granted to you herein may be assigned or transferred by you, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, without the express prior written permission of Vibes Yoga and Fitness and any attempt to do so will be null and void. However, Vibes Yoga and Fitness may assign or transfer these Terms at any time without your permission.