Terms of Service
Last updated April 2018
2. General Information
VIM DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. THE PLATFORM DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. THE SERVICES AND THE PLATFORM CANNOT REPLACE MEDICAL ADVICE IN CASES OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY. IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, YOU SHOULD CONTACT EMERGENCY SERVICES, SUCH AS 911, AMBULANCE SERVICE OR EMERGENCY ROOM. NO DOCTOR/PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED BY USING INFORMATION PROVIDED BY US OR THROUGH THE USE OF THE PLATFORM OR SERVICES OR THROUGH ANY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS FROM VIM INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LINKS TO OTHER SITES (“Third Party Sites”). WE MAKE NO GUARANTEES, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE OR EXPERTISE OF ANY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. FURTHERMORE, VIM DOES NOT IN ANY WAY ENDORSE OR RECOMMEND ANY INDIVIDUAL OR ANY PARTICULAR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER LISTED OR ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE PLATFORM. YOU ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR CHOOSING YOUR OWN HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE PLATFORM. The information provided on the Platform, which may include information provided by third parties and other users, is intended for general reference purposes and may serve as one educational resource. The procedures, products and treatments are not applicable to all users. We may from time to time add new products and services to the Services, substitute a new service for one of the existing Services, or discontinue or suspend one of the existing Services. You agree that Vim will not be liable to you or any third party for any suspension or discontinuation of any of the Services. The timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of the information provided on or through the Platform is not guaranteed. Though we may review certain of the information posted, we have no obligation to do so. It is solely your responsibility to independently verify information provided.
4. Personal Information
Your Personal Information includes, but is not limited to your (i) name, (ii) contact details including mobile phone number, email, mailing, billing and business addresses, phone and fax numbers, (iii) current medical needs and sensitive personal health information that you choose to enter into the Platform, (iv) medical insurance information including member and group numbers, (v) payment information including a credit card account number used when you choose to access or purchase certain Services along with your social security number, (vi) emergency contact information, (vii) other data that can be used to personally identify or contact you. In connection with providing you with Services you selected through the Platform, you understand and agree that we may use and disclose your Personal Information to your selected healthcare providers. YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZE VIM, ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND OTHERS OPERATING ON ITS BEHALF TO USE, STORE, DISCLOSE, COLLECT, RETAIN, RECEIVE, ANALYZE AND OBTAIN YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING HEALTH RELATED AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION AS PERMITTED HEREUNDER INCLUDING TO YOUR SELECTED HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS.
5. The Platform
Vim’s proprietary technology Platform provides and organizes certain information to help you make informed choices in your search to independently assess particular healthcare providers. To enable such assessment, Vim includes certain profiles, objective and subjective ratings, feedback, comments and opinions, indexes, scorecards, materials, third party data and other informative details about healthcare providers on the Platform. The information provided on the Platform is compiled from a variety of sources then processed using various empirical and proprietary algorithms and processes. ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE VIM WEBSITE, THE PLATFORM, INCLUDING INFORMATION RELATING TO HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, MEDICAL AND HEALTH CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS, OTHER USER’S OPINIONS, IS FOR GENERAL INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. The Platform may serve as an intermediary, a conduit, which provides selected information about certain healthcare providers and allow you to book appointments with healthcare providers you select. Please note that if you have chosen to receive notifications from the Platform, we may send you emails and/or text messages which will provide you with important information and/or suggestions, based on your information. Procedures, products, devices and services presented, discussed and/or marketed on the Platform, either paid or unpaid, are not applicable to all individuals and do not imply safety or appropriateness of treatment or care. Information provided on the Platform (i) should not be considered complete and is not intended to be used in place of a patient visit, call, consultation or advice of a healthcare provider; (ii) is not intended to provide medical advice for any specific medical condition you may have; (iii) should not be construed as a recommendation or endorsement of a particular healthcare provider as such information may consist of statements of opinion and not statements of fact. We encourage you to independently verify all information so that you may make an informed decision prior to utilizing any specific healthcare provider. You assume all responsibility in connection with choosing any healthcare provider, whether or not you obtained information about such healthcare provider on or through our Platform. By using our Services or accessing our Platform, you specifically acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for or liable in any advice, treatment or other services rendered by any healthcare provider, or for any claims (malpractice or otherwise) that may arise directly or indirectly from any such advice, treatment or other services. For avoidance of doubt, the healthcare provider is responsible for the appropriateness and quality of the services they provide.
6. Use of the Platform and/or Services
We reserve the right to view, monitor, record and disclose Platform activity however, we are not responsible for screening, policing, editing or monitoring the Platform. The Platform is administered in the United States (“U.S.”) and is intended for U.S. users. We make no representation that the Platform and/or the Service made available to you through the Platform is appropriate or available for use outside the U.S. If you choose to access the Platform from locations outside of the U.S., you do so at your own risk, of your own volition and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws without limitation, export and import laws. IF YOU ACCESS THE PLATFORM OUTSIDE OF THE U.S., YOU CONSENT TO HAVING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TRANSFERRED TO AND PROCESSED IN THE U.S. Without limiting any other provision in the Agreement, you understand, agree, represent and warrant that:
(i) you will provide true, accurate, complete and current data during registration (which you will update as necessary), and only access and use the Platform, and all information contained therein, or the Services in compliance with all applicable laws or regulations and, as intended by Vim in its sole discretion, only for your personal, non-commercial evaluation and selection of healthcare providers and the booking of your appointment, as further provided below, with your selected healthcare provider,
(ii) you will not, directly or indirectly access or use the Platform, and all information contained therein, or the Services (a) to attempt to access or access another user’s Personal Information, (b) for any commercial purposes including compiling mailing lists or other lists of healthcare providers, (c) to build, maintain, update or establish independent data files or otherwise amass statistical information thereof or therefrom, (d) publish or distribute in any medium or manner any of the information contained therein,
(iii) you will not attempt to elude, circumvent, disable, damage, or otherwise interfere with the Platform’s security-related features or attempt to gain access to the Platform, or user information, in an unauthorized or fraudulent manner including hacking, password mining, using any technology to mask, confuse, cover-up or distort the internet protocol address from which you are accessing the Platform or provide false information when registering. Nor will you use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other automated device, process or means to access, scrape, or index any portion of the Platform. Further, you will not take any action which in Vim’s sole discretion, places an unreasonable or disproportionately strain on the Platform technology infrastructure or otherwise make excessive traffic demands on the Platform. Additionally, you will not upload or submit information containing viruses or any computer code, corrupt files or programs engineered or intended to disrupt or destroy the functionality of any software or hardware utilized by Vim,
(iv) you will not use the Platform or Services, directly or indirectly, to engage in any anti-competitive, deceptive or unfair practices, or otherwise violate applicable antitrust, competition or consumer protection laws, or regulations including but not limited to, impacting or fixing prices charged or availability of healthcare providers.
7. Vim Ownership
All rights, title and interest in and to the Platform and Services including without limitation, object code, all source code, rating system, methodology, various empirical and proprietary algorithms and processes, operating instructions, the underlying technology or software used in connection with the Services, and interfaces developed for or relating to the Platform and/or Services, and all modifications, enhancements, revisions, changes, copies, partial copies, translations, compilations, improvements and derivative works of the foregoing are valuable intellectual property owned or licensed to Vim. You have no rights in or to any of the foregoing and no proprietary rights are being transferred to you under this Agreement. Information available on or through the Platform is owned by Vim or our licensors and is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret laws, other proprietary rights or international treaties.
Should you share with us, or place on the Platform, any ideas, suggestions, reviews, ratings, opinions, patient surveys, compliments, complaints, documents, proposals and other information related to the healthcare providers, our business, our Services or our Platform (“feedback”), you expressly agree and hereby irrevocably grant us, without any compensation, a world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, assignable, sublicensable, transferable rights to use such feedback for any purpose including publicly displaying, publishing, using for marketing or commercial purposes, distributing, reformatting, modifying, incorporating with other works, creating derivative works, product or advertising ideas, promoting and allowing others to do the same in connection with their own websites and you irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against Vim and its users any claims and assertions of moral rights with respect to feedback and you represent, warrant and agree that your feedback does not contain the confidential or proprietary information of you or of any third party, Vim is under no obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the feedback nor do we need to retain a copy of such feedback.
Additionally, with respect to your feedback related to healthcare providers, you represent, warrant and covenant that: (i) such is true, accurate and not submitted as an attempt to manipulate the Platform search results, (ii) such is made voluntarily and relates only to the service that you received or booked from the specific healthcare provider, (iii) you are not related to or employed by or affiliated with such healthcare provider, (iv) you have the right to submit your feedback without violating the intellectual property rights of any person or entity, (v) such will not contain any personal health or otherwise confidential information, (vi) such will not violate any law, regulation or statute or promote or encourage illegal activity, (v) such will not harm, or threaten the safety of others, (vi) such is racially, ethnically or be otherwise objectionable, (vii) you will not imply that such feedback endorsed by Vim. You may expose yourself to liability by providing feedback if such is false, intentionally misleading, defamatory, or violates any third-party right, including any intellectual property or proprietary right, contains material that is unlawful, including exploiting or otherwise causing harm to minors, or violates or advocates the violation of any law or regulation. You are responsible for the content of your feedback and once submitted, it is in the sole discretion of Vim as to whether such can be withdrawn. Vim retains the right to delete or remove feedback from the Platform for any reason or no reason at all at any time or repost for the same. Vim may but has no obligation to monitor, moderate, review, screen, edit or police feedback or third party advertising posted or displayed on the Platform.
Provided that you agree with and are in compliance with the Agreement and solely for your non-commercial use and not for resale or distribution to anyone, Vim grants to you, an individual, a limited, revocable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive license to (i) access the Platform, (ii) utilize the Services, and (iii) provided you reproduce and include all copyright and other proprietary notices, download or store (to a temporary cache) or print (a single copy) information made available on the Platform. Except as expressly permitted by us in this Agreement you will not directly or indirectly copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, transmit, download, upload, scrape, post, sell, rent, transfer, publicly display, mirror, frame, extract, wrap, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any aspect of the Platform or any of the information provided therein, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, whether manual or automatic. No proprietary right is being transferred to you by this Agreement. There are no implied licenses under this Agreement. All rights not expressly granted to you herein are reserved by us or our licensors. Vim vigorously enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law and you specifically acknowledge and agree that any and all misappropriation or misuse of Vim technology or information contained on the Platform will cause irreparable harm to Vim and that money damages will not constitute sufficient compensation to Vim; consequently, in the event that you, directly or indirectly, misappropriate or misuse any of the proprietary technology or information contained therein, you specifically consent to Vim obtaining injunctive relief against you in addition to any other legal or financial remedies to which Vim may be entitled.
10. Booking Appointments
11. Designated Price
As provided on the Platform, the selected healthcare provider is required to provide the applicable described health service at or below the price indicated at the time of booking (the “Designated Price”). Healthcare services which are different or in addition to such described for the Designated Price may be made available by the healthcare provider. You and your healthcare provider are responsible for discussing any additional or different healthcare services and any additional associated fees and costs. If you and your healthcare providers agree to additional or different healthcare services, such may change the service price for the healthcare services charged through the Platform by the applicable healthcare provider. Therefore, you should agree to different healthcare services only if you fully understand how the service price will change as you are responsible for and will be charged through Platform for any additional or different services rendered related to the applicable appointment. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER’S FAILURE TO AGREE TO ANY ADDITIONAL OR DIFFERENT HEALTHCARE SERVICES.
13. Payment Disputes
You must resolve any dispute between you or any healthcare provider arising from any transaction hereunder directly with the healthcare provider. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event of incorrect billing with respect to the Designated Price, not a result of previously disclosed potential additional charges for different services that you and the healthcare provider agree to, you may contact us and we will reasonably assist you in resolving such dispute.
14. Links to Third Party Websites
15. Assumption of Risk
VIM DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY PARTICULAR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT (i) YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM OR THE SERVICES ARE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, (ii) YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE PLATFORM MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES AND THAT SOME OF THE CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO HEALTHCARE PROVIDER INFORMATION, DATA, RESEARCH, ANALYSIS AND REVIEWS, PAID OR UNPAID, ARE PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTY INFORMATION PROVIDERS AND MAY BE UNVERIFIED BY VIM, (iii) YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL ACTS OR OMISSIONS TAKEN OR MADE IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH THE PLATFORM. ACCORDINGLY, VIM DOES NOT ASSUME ANY LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY OF YOUR ACTIONS, INCLUDING YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE POSTING OR UTILIZATION OF ANY CONTENT YOU SUBMIT THROUGH THE PLATFORM OR DIRECTLY TO VIM. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO SEPARATE AGREEMENTS YOU MAY MAKE WITH HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS OR WITH THIRD PARTIES WHO OFFER SERVICES ON OR THROUGH THIS PLATFORM, AND YOU WILL LOOK SOLELY TO SUCH HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND THIRD PARTIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF SUCH AGREEMENTS AND/OR SUCH SERVICES. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH SAYS “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR”.
16. Disclaimer of Warranties
VIM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY AGREEMENTS YOU MAY ENTER INTO WITH HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES WHO OFFER SERVICES ON OR THROUGH THE PLATFORM, AND YOU AGREE TO LOOK SOLELY TO SUCH HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND THIRD PARTIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF SUCH. We have no special relationship with you nor do we have a fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that with respect to the Platform and/or the Services (which includes links to third parties, submission of content or opinions of users or other third parties), (i) we have no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding which users gain access, or (ii) what content you access, (iii) what effects the content may have on you, or (iv) how you may interpret or use the content, or (v) what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the content. You release us from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired content through the Platform and/or the Services. Be advised, the Platform may contain, or direct you to websites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. We make no representations concerning content contained in or accessed through the Platform and we will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Platform. We make no representations or warranties regarding suggestions or recommendations of services offered or purchased through the Platform. ACCESS TO THE SERVICES AND THE INFORMATION AND CONTENT CONTAINED THEREON IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE PLATFORM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, WITHOUT BREACHES OF SECURITY, ERROR/BUG-/VIRUS/DEFECT OR OTHER HARMFUL ITEM FREE OR THAT LOSS OF DATA WILL NOT OCCUR. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF INFORMATION PROVIDED BY USERS OF THE PLATFORM AND/OR THE SERVICES OR ANY OTHER DATA OR INFORMATION PROVIDED OR RECEIVED THROUGH SUCH. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN, WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE SERVICES MADE ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE PLATFORM OR ANY SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION. IN THE EVENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OUR LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH APPLICABLE LAW.
17. Limitations on Liability
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY SINCE IT LIMITS OUR LIABILITY. YOU ARE GIVING UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE RIGHT AND REMEDY FOR ANY DISSATISFACTION WITH THE PLATFORM OR SERVICE OR ANY DISPUTE OR ANY OTHER GRIEVANCE WITH VIM SHALL BE THE TERMINATION AND DISCONTINUATION OF YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE PLATFORM AND SERVICE. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY INJURY CAUSED BY OR TO YOU OR ANY DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU, AS A RESULT OF THE ACTIONS OR INACTIONS OF US OR ANY OTHER USER. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE PLATFORM, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, EXCEED A TOTAL OF FIFTY US DOLLARS (US$50). IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU (OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIMING UNDER OR THROUGH YOU) FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE PLATFORM, THE SERVICES OR SERVICES OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THE PLATFORM, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THESE EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO ANY CLAIMS FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, OR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE OR NEGLIGENCE OF VIM PROVIDERS UTILIZED THROUGH USE OF THE SERVICE, EVEN IF WE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN THE EVENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OUR LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH APPLICABLE LAW.
UPON A REQUEST BY US, YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS VIM, ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES AND THE EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNEES OF EACH OF THEM FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, COSTS AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES AND LITIGATION EXPENSES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO (i) your access to or use of the Platform or Services, (ii) your violation of this Agreement, (iii) any products or services obtained by you in connection with the Platform, or (iv) any negligent or illegal or wrongful conduct or infringement of an intellectual property right of Vim, or a third party, by you or any other person accessing the Platform using your Credentials, or (v) any feedback that you submit or post to the Platform, or (vi) any arrangements you make based on information obtained on or through the Platform, or (vii) any breach by you of the Agreement. The foregoing indemnification obligation does not apply to liabilities, claims and expenses arising as a result of our own gross negligence or intentional misconduct. Vim will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it. Vim reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any such matter without the prior written consent of Vim.
19. Force Majeure
You absolve and release Vim from any claim of harm resulting from any cause over which we do not reasonably have control including, but not limited to, acts of God, riots, fires, floods, failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, acts or campaigns of terrorism or sabotage, telephone or other interconnect problems, blockades, embargoes, computer viruses or other damaging code or data, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, natural disasters, strikes or other labor difficulties, civil unrest, civil disobedience, acts of wars or governmental restrictions.
20. Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Venue
Any controversy, dispute or claim arising out of or related to this Agreement or your use of the Platform or Services shall be (i) governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions; except and only to the extent that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule, 45 CFR Part 160 and Subparts A and E of Part 164, is mandated to specific health-related information you provided to us through the Platform, (ii) settled by the courts located in San Francisco, California, and you hereby expressly waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the City and County of San Francisco in the State of California. The Terms shall not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contract for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly disclaimed. The Agreement controls the relationship between us and you and does not create any third party beneficiary rights. Registration on the Platform is void where prohibited by applicable law, and the right to access such is revoked in such jurisdictions. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST US ONLY IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. You further agree we may bring suit in court to enjoin any violation of these Terms without the posting of a bond or security, in addition to whatever remedies we might have at law. In any dispute between you and us where you are found to be in breach of the Agreement, should we prevail, we shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorney fees, court costs, disbursements and other legal expenses.
21. Termination; Survival
You agree and acknowledge that Vim may suspend or terminate your access to the Platform or the Services, with or without notice or cause, for any or no reason, and without any liability to you or any third party for such. Upon such termination, all licenses granted to you under this Agreement immediately and automatically terminate and you may no longer access, browse or otherwise use or access the Platform or Services. In the event of any termination of the Agreement, whether by you or us, those sections which are intended to survive such termination shall continue in full force and effect including our right to use Submissions as provided for herein, warranty disclaimers, limitations and exclusions of liability, indemnity and the and other terms and conditions of this Agreement which by their nature are intended to survive and will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.
22. Electronic Communications; Notices
Your affirmative act of accessing and using the Platform and/or the Services constitutes your electronic signature to this Agreement and your express consent to receiving electronic communications from us which include notices about fees. You agree that all agreements, notices, authorizations, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, as well as any acceptances, agreements, consents or authorizations that you provide to us electronically, satisfy any and all legal requirement(s) that such communications be in writing. You hereby waive any applicable rights to require an original (non-electronic) signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, to the extent such waiver is not specifically prohibited under applicable law. Should you elect to send or receive e-mail communications of any kind to or from Vim, you represent and warrant to Vim that you have provided your current email address and/or your mobile phone number and that your e-mail service and/or mobile network operator has a security systems necessary to prevent unauthorized access to outbound or inbound e-mail transmissions and / or text messages. Notices sent via email and / or text message to you will be deemed received by you the business day after the e-mail and / or text message is sent, whether or not you provided an accurate or current e-mail address and / or mobile phone number. Notices sent to Vim via email and/or text message or carrier shall be deemed delivered when actually received by Vim.
Failure to insist on strict performance of any provisions of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of any breach or failure of performance and no waiver of any provision of the Agreement will be valid unless in writing and acknowledged in writing or electronically by both parties.
The Terms, and any rights or obligations hereunder, are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with Vim’s prior written consent, but may be assigned or transferred by us without restriction. Any attempted assignment by you shall violate these Terms and be void.
25. Modifications to Terms
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, alter, amend or otherwise modify the Agreement from time to time. If we make material changes to the Terms, we will notify you by posting a notice on the Platform prior to the effective date of the changes. We urge you to check back and review the Agreement for any updates or modifications. After any such modification becomes effective, we will deem your continued access to or use of the Platform and/or Services to constitute your acceptance of and agreement to such modifications.
26. Entire Agreement
This Agreement including the posted policies and supplemental terms, constitutes the entire agreement between you and Vim with respect to your use of the Platform and Services, and supersedes all previous understandings or agreements between you and Vim, whether written or oral. No joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and Vim as a result of this Agreement or your use of the Platform. The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. You agree and acknowledge that (i) no reliance is placed on any representation other than as expressly contained in the Agreement, (ii) in providing you access to and use of the Platform and Services, Vim has relied on your acceptance of the effective Terms at the time you access the Platform and/or use the Services , (iii) if any provision of the Agreement is adjudged invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be promptly replaced to, as nearly as possible, reflect the original intentions, including economic effect, of you and Vim and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.