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You are at least 18 years of age or older;
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You will not use the Site for any purpose or in any manner that violates any law or regulation, or that infringes the rights of Samples.com or any other third party;
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You agree that you are solely liable and responsible for your User Content, submissions to the Site, and/or your account, although we ask that you notify us if you know or suspect the security of your user identification, log-in and password may have been compromised so that we can take responsive action. But, in general, you are solely responsible for activities undertaken through your registration, profile, user account or login identification or password and you will defend and indemnify us (see the Section entitled “You Indemnify Us”) for any User Content submitted, displayed, use, or transferred under the foregoing. In accordance with the foregoing, if you suspect that your log-in identification or password may have been compromised, please notify us immediately at email@example.com.
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TERM AND TERMINATION
TERMINATING A PAID ACCOUNT You may elect to terminate your paid membership at any time, or downgrade your membership to the free tier at any time. Any termination or downgrade will be effective as of the end of the current billing period. For example, if your paid membership commenced on the first of the month, any termination following the first of the month would be effective for the following month. You may terminate your paid account by accessing your Account and choosing the “Cancel Membership” option, or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You agree that disputes will only be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated, on a class wide, representative basis, or with any other arbitration(s) or other proceedings that involve any claim or controversy of any other party. If for any reason this arbitration clause is unenforceable or inapplicable, both you and we agree, to the extent permissible by law, to waive any right to pursue any claims on a class action basis. If any portion of this class action waiver is limited, void, or unenforceable, then our agreement to arbitrate under this section will not apply and any controversy or claim must be brought exclusively in the state and federal courts in San Diego, California.
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NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT Samples.com has adopted the following procedure regarding copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), the text of which is located at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS SOLELY FOR NOTIFYING US THAT YOUR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL MAY HAVE BEEN INFRINGED. DO NOT SEND ANY INQUIRIES UNRELATED TO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT (e.g., REQUESTS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR CUSTOMER SERVICE, REPORTS OF E-MAIL ABUSE) TO THE CONTACT LISTED BELOW. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE IF SENT TO THAT CONTACT.
If you believe that your copyrighted work has been used or displayed on our website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please report the alleged infringements by completing the following steps and by notifying Samples.com’s Designated Agent, as listed below. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), all notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent ONLY to our Designated Agent.
The Notification of Claimed Infringement must include the following:
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
A description and identification of the material you claim is infringing, and the location where the original, or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists (for example, the URL of the page of the website where it is lawfully posted; the name, edition and pages of a book from which an excerpt was copied, etc.)
A clear description of where the infringing material is located on our Site, including, as applicable, its URL, so that we can locate the material;
Your contact information, including your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
A statement that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Our agent designated to receive claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement may be contacted as follows:
Samples.com Attn: Elizabeth Chu P.O. Box 12630 San Diego, CA, 92101, USA Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Headings are purely for reference and shall not affect meaning. In the event that any provision of this Agreement is found by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, you agree that unless it materially affects the entire intent and purpose of this Agreement, the invalidity, voidness, or unenforceability shall affect neither the validity of this Agreement nor the remaining provisions herein, and the provision in question shall be deemed to be replaced with a valid and enforceable provision most closely reflecting the intent and purpose of the original provision. Any provision which must survive any termination of your agreement with us in order to allow us to enforce its meaning shall survive. You may not make or initiate any demand, claim or action against us or any of Samples.com Affiliates, regardless of form or the basis of the claim, more than one (1) year after the cause of action has arisen (or if multiple causes, from the date the first such cause arose).
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