Terms and Conditions of Use
Updated May 30, 2018
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.
If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not access or otherwise use the Site or the Content. The Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you and us, EverQuote.com, the operator of the Site (hereafter referred to as "we", "us" or "our"). References in these Terms to "Site operator," "we", "us" and "our" include our affiliates (including, without limitation, EverQuote, Inc.), agents, successors and assigns. The Site is available only to, and may only be used by, individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, the Site is intended for and made available only to residents of the United States, age 18 or older. By accessing and using the Site, you accept and agree to, without qualification, the Terms and represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind the User (as defined below) to these Terms and that your use of the Site, including the provision or use of any Content, does not violate any applicable law.
1. Our Services
The Site acts as a portal to facilitate insurance agents, insurance companies, lead aggregators and other similar parties (each a "Provider") to offer for sale and to sell, insurance and other products to potential consumers who have applied through the Site to receive insurance or other authorized quotations from a Provider (each, a "Prospect"), and all Prospects and potential Prospects that use the Site are collectively called the Site's "Users" (and hereafter may be referred to as "you" or "your"). We may, with a Prospect's authorization, collect certain information (a "Lead") about a Prospect and sell the Lead to a Provider. We are not responsible for the legality, safety or quality of the products offered for sale by a Provider, the accuracy or veracity of the representations regarding the products, the ability of Providers to sell the products or the ability of Prospects to pay for the products. For all purposes we are an independent contractor. With the exception of certain life insurance transactions, we do not issue insurance contracts or bind coverage. We are not responsible for, nor do we assume any financial or other liability whatsoever, for the conduct of any Prospect or Provider. With the exception of certain life insurance transactions, we do not endorse or recommend any Providers or insurance policies or other related products offered by such Providers. With the exception of certain life insurance transactions, we do not provide any type of insurance, tax, financial, legal or any other advice. We do not guarantee that any Providers to whom we send a Prospect's application will contact the Prospect or agree to provide the Prospect with the requested insurance coverage. If you would like personal advice or insurance specific policy recommendations, please consult with a qualified professional. Be advised that we do not offer or sell any insurance or other products shown on the Site.
2. Dispute Resolution By Binding Arbitration
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS. You agree to attempt in good faith to settle any dispute or claim that has or may arise between us, which arises out of or relates in any way to these Terms or your use of the Site or the Content, including, without limitation, any dispute or claim between you and a Provider (each, a "Claim"), by way of consultations between you and us, which consultations will be initiated upon written notice by any party to the other (the "Consultation Notice"). The Consultation Notice must describe the nature and basis of the Claim and set forth the specific relief sought ("Demand"). If such Claim cannot be resolved within thirty (30) days after the Consultation Notice is received, any party to the consultations may initiate an arbitration proceeding upon written notice to the other party in accordance with this Section 2. Any notice to us under this Section 2 should be addressed to: [email protected] ("Notice Address").You agree to arbitrate all Claims between you and us, or any Provider, that cannot be amicably resolved in accordance with the foregoing paragraph. This agreement to arbitrate is intended to be broadly interpreted. It includes, but is not limited to: (a) claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of your relationship with us, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory; and (b) claims that could be alleged as class action Claims (and you agree to waive the right to participate in a class action in accordance with this Section 2). For the avoidance of doubt, references in this Section 2 to "Site operator," "Provider," "we", "Prospect", "you," and "us" include our respective subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, predecessors in interest, successors and assigns, as well as all authorized or unauthorized users or beneficiaries of the services, information or Site Content available through the use the Site. This arbitration agreement does not preclude you from bringing an individual action in small claims court if your claims qualify, and so long as the matter remains in such court and advances only on an individual (non-class, non-representative) basis. Further, this arbitration agreement does not preclude you from bringing issues to the attention of federal, state, or local agencies, including, for example, the Federal Communications Commission or the Federal Trade Commission. You agree that, by entering into this arbitration agreement, you and we are each waiving our respective rights to a trial by jury or to participate in a class or representative action, and that arbitration of disputes pursuant to this Section 2 shall be in your individual capacity. THIS MEANS YOU ARE LIMITING YOUR RIGHT TO APPEAL AND ARE WAIVING YOUR RIGHTS TO OTHER AVAILABLE RESOLUTION PROCESSES, SUCH AS A COURT ACTION. THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE, COMBINE, OR JOIN THE CLAIMS OF OTHER PARTIES WHO MAY BE SIMILARLY SITUATED OR OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING. You acknowledge and agree that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of this Agreement.
The arbitration will be governed by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") under its then-prevailing rules and procedures, including the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes (collectively, the "AAA Rules"), as modified by this Agreement (but expressly excluding the Supplementary Rules for Class Arbitration and any other AAA Rules that conflict with the waiver of class arbitration and representative proceedings below), and will be administered by one (1) arbitrator with relevant industry experience appointed in accordance with the AAA Rules. The AAA Rules are available at https://www.adr.org/Rules or by calling (800) 778-7879. The arbitrator is bound by the terms of this Agreement and shall apply Massachusetts law consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including, without limitation, issues relating to the applicability and enforceability of this arbitration agreement.
Unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties to the arbitration, any arbitration hearings under this Section 2 will take place in the county where you are domiciled. If your Claim is for $5,000 or less, you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If your Claim exceeds $5,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Except as otherwise provided for in this Section 2, in any arbitration between you and us under this Section 2, all AAA filing, administration and arbitrator fees for any arbitration initiated in accordance with the notice requirements above where Claims for damages do not exceed $10,000 shall, at your written request, be paid by us. Any request for payment of fees by us shall be submitted by mail to the AAA along with your demand for arbitration, and we will make arrangements to pay all necessary fees directly to the AAA. If the value of the relief sought is more than $10,000 and you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, we will pay as much of the filing, administration and arbitrator fees as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive. If, however, 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, you agree to reimburse us for all monies previously disbursed that are otherwise your obligation to pay under the AAA Rules.
The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party's individual claim. The arbitrator shall not be bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving our other Users, but is bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving the same User to the extent required by applicable law.
With the exception of the provision in the preceding paragraph prohibiting class arbitration or representative proceedings, if an arbitrator or court decides that any part of this Section 2 is invalid or unenforceable, the other parts of this Section 2 shall still apply to the maximum extent possible. In the event that the foregoing prohibition on class arbitration or representative proceedings is deemed invalid or unenforceable, then the entirety of this Section 2 shall be null and void. The remainder of the Terms, including, without limitation, Section 16 (Choice of Law and Forum), will remain in force.
You may opt-out of this arbitration provision only by written notice to us at the Notice Address ([email protected]) within thirty (30) days of your acceptance of this agreement, which notice shall include your name, address, and a clear statement that you do not wish to resolve disputes with us through arbitration.
If we make any change to this arbitration provision (other than a change to the Notice Address) during the term of your relationship with us, that change shall not apply to any Claim against us initiated prior to the effective date of the change. The change shall apply to all other Claims that have arisen or may arise between you and us. We will notify you of changes to this arbitration provision by posting the amended terms on the Site or by email, in each case at least thirty (30) days before the effective date of the changes.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms, Providers shall be third party beneficiaries of the rights to dispute resolution and arbitration set forth in this Section 2, and each Provider shall have the right to enforce this Section 2 against Users as if such Provider were a party to the agreement set forth in this Section 2 in the event of any dispute or claim between you and such Provider based on or relating to any transaction or interaction between you and such Provider that is enabled by or arises in connection with your use of the Site.
DO NOT USE THIS SITE IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE FOREGOING BINDING ARBITRATION PROVISIONS.
3. Personal Use
We do not charge Users to access the Site. We grant each User a limited, revocable, non-exclusive license to access the Site and the text, images, maps, files, photos, information and other materials on the Site (the "Content") in order to view, access or make inquiries to us regarding our services, in accordance with these Terms. Any other use of the Site is expressly prohibited. This limited license does not include any right of display, copying, aggregation, collection, or derivative use of the Site nor any right of use of spiders, data mining, robots or similar data extraction and gathering tools without our prior express written permission. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by us.
4. Downloading of Information from the Site and Proprietary Rights
All Content and the Site itself is protected by copyright and database rights as a compilation and/or collective work, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, other copyright laws, trademark laws, and international conventions. The EverDrive mobile application ("Application"), including all Content therein, is the exclusive property of Cambridge Mobile Telematics ("CMT") or EverQuote or its affiliates and is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. The Content is only for each User's personal use in accordance with Section 3 (Personal Use). All Users agree to abide by these Terms and any and all additional information, restrictions or copyright notices contained in or relating to any Content on the Site. Copying or storing any Content other than for noncommercial, personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from us or the applicable copyright holder. You acknowledge and agree that EverQuote and CMT, and its respective affiliates, own the data gathered by the Application. By displaying, publishing, or otherwise posting Content on our through the Site, you hereby grant to EverQuote a non-exclusive, sub-licenseable, irrevocable, worldwide, fully-paid, royalty free license to use, modify, publicly display, reproduce, publish, and distribute such User Content in any and all media now known or hereafter developed without the requirement to make payment to you or any third party or to seek your or any third party's permission.
5. Unauthorized Use
Unless otherwise provided herein, or unless otherwise allowed under applicable law, you may not do any of the
following without our prior written consent:
- Upload, post, display, copy, republish, reproduce, transmit, or distribute any Content in any form whatsoever;
- Reproduce any portion of the Site on your website or, using any device, including but not limited to use of a border or frame environment around the Site, or other framing technique to enclose any portion or aspect of the Site, or replicate or mirror any portion of the Site;
- Reverse engineer disassemble, copy, or duplicate any part of the Site;
- Modify, translate into any written or computer language, or create derivative works or translations from any Content or part of the Site;
- Offer for sale, sell, license, or transfer, in any form, any portion of the Site any third parties;
- Use any spider, robot or other automated device or automated or manual process to copy, monitor, or keep a database copy of the Content or any portion of the Site;
- Use the Site other than to make legitimate inquiries to us regarding our services or to learn about our services;
- Use the Site to create any fraudulent or false inquiry or account;
- Transmit or post any abusive, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, libelous, false, misleading indications of origin or statements of fact, vulgar, obscene, indecent, sexually explicit, pornographic, profane or inflammatory material, or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law or for any other purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms;
- Access or use the Site in any way that, in our sole discretion, adversely affects the function or performance of the Site or any other networks or computer systems used by us or the Site, or infringes on our or any third party's trademark, copyright, patent rights, rights of privacy or publicity or any other proprietary rights;
- Transmit or upload to the Site, or use in connection with the Site, any software, device or routine that contains viruses, worms, time bombs, Trojan horses or other computer programming routines that may interfere with or attempt to interfere with, damage or in any way intercept the normal operation of the Site, or appropriate the Site or any system, or take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on our computing platform;
- Circumvent any encrypted data or gain access to more materials or data than was licensed or use the Site in any manner which violates these Terms or any applicable laws; or
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Application or any computer system used to provide the Application, circumvent any access restriction or security measures with respect to the Application, or disclose your access information or otherwise give access to the Application to any third party.
Unauthorized access to and/or use of the Site, or the telecommunications or computer facilities used to deliver the Site, is a breach of these Terms and is a violation of law. Further, unauthorized access to and/or use of the Application may result in your license to use the Application being terminated immediately, and you may be denied future participation in any telematics offering distributed by EverQuote. Your internet service provider and/or mobile carrier may also remove you from their services in response to violations of these Terms applicable to the Application. If you are or become aware of or experience any Content, activity or communication through or in connection with the Site that appears to be in violation of the above, or in violation of any other provision of these Terms, we ask that you please inform us of any such violation by sending notification to [email protected].
6. Site Changes
We may change, discontinue or suspend any aspect of the Site at any time, including the availability of any Site features, Content or database. We may also impose limits on certain services or features or restrict your access to all or part of the Site without notice to you or liability to us.
8. Identity Verification
We encourage all Users to use appropriate caution when interacting with anyone whom you may be doing business with specifically via the Site or generally via the Internet.
9. EverDrive Mobile Application
If you use the Application, your use of the Application will signify that you agree to be bound by these Terms. Use of the Application requires a mobile device and wireless mobile data service, which must be obtained from your wireless carrier, and may require Internet access, which must be obtained from your Internet service provider (each a "Service Provider"); you are responsible for obtaining and paying for such additional services and obtaining a suitable device, including without limitation all usage charges related thereto. You may be required to send and receive, at your cost, electronic communications related to the Application, including without limitation, administrative messages, service announcements, diagnostic data reports, and Application Updates (as defined below), from EverQuote or a Service Provider. If you do not have an unlimited wireless mobile data plan, you may incur additional charges from your wireless service provider in connection with your use of the Application. You are solely responsible for obtaining any additional subscription or connectivity services or equipment necessary to access the Application, including but not limited to payment of all third party fees associated therewith. The Application may not work with all devices or all mobile carriers. EverQuote makes no representations that the Application will be compatible with or provided by all mobile carriers.
Unless expressly stated, these Terms do not modify any other terms set forth in any application marketplace, including, but not limited to, the Apple App Store Terms and Conditions and Google Play Terms of Service or as otherwise required by any application marketplace provider ("Application Marketplace Provider"). You and EverQuote acknowledge that these Terms are entered into between you, the end-user, and EverQuote, and not between you and any Application Marketplace Provider. You further acknowledge that EverQuote is solely responsible for the Application. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge that Application Marketplace Providers and their subsidiaries are third-party beneficiaries of this agreement, and that they have the right (and are deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this agreement.
EverQuote may make available for download certain Application updates or upgrades to the Application to update, enhance or further develop the Application ("Application Updates"). The license granted herein allows you to download and use the Application Updates to update the Application on any device that you own or control. These Terms do not allow you to update devices that you do not own or control, and you may not make the Application Updates available over a network where it could be used by multiple devices or multiple computers at the same time. You may not make any copies of the Application Updates, unless such copy is authorized in writing by EverQuote.
If the Application is downloaded from the Apple App Store, to the extent necessary for these Terms to comply with Apple's applicable Instructions for Minimum Terms of Developer's End-User License Agreement ("Apple's Minimum Terms"), Apple's Minimum Terms are hereby incorporated into these Terms. You acknowledge that Apple, Inc. has no obligation whatsoever to maintain or support the Application. You acknowledge that you have reviewed and agree to the App Store Terms and Conditions (located online at http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/us/terms.html#APPS), including the Usage Rules set forth therein. This agreement hereby incorporates by reference the Licensed Application End User License Agreement (the "LAEULA") published by Apple, Inc. (located online at http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/appstore/dev/stdeula/). For purposes of this Agreement, the Application is considered the "Licensed Application" as defined in the LAEULA and EverQuote is considered the "Application Provider" as defined in the LAEULA. If any of the provisions herein conflict with the provisions of the LAEULA, these Terms shall control. In the event of any failure of the Application to conform to any applicable warranty set forth herein, you acknowledge that to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple, Inc. will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Application, and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty. You further acknowledge and agree that in no event will Apple, Inc. be responsible for any claims relating to the Application (including, without limitation, a third party claim that the Application infringes that third party's intellectual property rights) or your use or possession of the Application, including but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the Application fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation.
If you access any world wide web-based services via links in the Application, your use of those services are subject to both these Terms and any separately provided Terms of Service and privacy statement for those web-based services.
The Application transmits data to EverQuote via your wireless carrier or an accessible Wi-Fi network. EverQuote is not responsible or liable for any data charges associated with the use of the Application or any other applications. The service may occasionally be restricted, interrupted or discontinued due to conditions including, but not limited to: Application design, network coverage, weather, natural disaster, government regulation, or other situations beyond EverQuote's control. The Application transmits data regarding your GPS location. If you turn off location services for the Application or your device, GPS data will not be captured, and the Application functions will not operate effectively.
Subject to the terms and conditions contained herein, you and EverQuote acknowledge that EverQuote, and not any Application Marketplace Provider, is responsible for addressing any of your claims or the claims of any third party relating to the Application or your possession and/or use of the Application.
The Application and Application Updates are subject to United States export laws and regulations. You must comply with all domestic and international export laws and regulations that apply to the Application and Application Updates. These laws include restrictions on destinations, end users and end use. For example, you may not use or otherwise export or re-export the Application except as authorized by United States law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Application was obtained. In particular, but without limitation, the Application may not be exported or re-exported: (a) into any U.S.-embargoed countries or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person's List or Entity List. By using the Application, you represent and warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list. You also agree that you will not use the Application for any other purposes prohibited by United States law.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR ANY OF OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS OR EMPLOYEES, OR THOSE OF ANY APPLICATION MARKETPLACE PROVIDER, BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, COVER, LOSS OF REVENUE OR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, BASED ON, OR RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE, YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN US OR BETWEEN YOU AND PROVIDERS THAT IS ENABLED BY OR ARISES IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THESE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY WITHOUT REGARD TO WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM (i) BREACH OF CONTRACT, (ii) BREACH OF WARRANTY, (iii) STRICT LIABILITY, (iv) TORT, (v) NEGLIGENCE, (vi) STATUTE, OR (vii) ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT SUCH EXCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS ARE NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. IN ALL EVENTS, OUR LIABILITY, TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (a) THE AMOUNT OF FEES ACTUALLY RECEIVED BY US FROM YOU DURING THE CALENDAR MONTH DURING WHICH SUCH ALLEGED CLAIM(S) ACCRUED, AND (b) $200.00. Any cause of action you may have hereunder or with respect to your use of the Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action first arises. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES; AS A RESULT, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND THE FOREGOING PARAGRAPH SHALL NOT APPLY TO A RESIDENT OF NEW JERSEY TO THE EXTENT DAMAGES TO SUCH NEW JERSEY RESIDENT ARE THE RESULT OF EVERQUOTE'S NEGLIGENT, FRAUDULENT OR RECKLESS ACT(S) OR INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT.
THE SITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, SERVICES, FUNCTIONS, SOFTWARE, MATERIALS AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, AND EVERQUOTE DOES NOT OFFER MAINTENANCE OR SUPPORT SERVICES FOR ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, INCLUDING THE APPLICATION. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER FOR THE CONTENT ON THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, INFORMATION, FUNCTIONS AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, FOR ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OR HYPERTEXT LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES OR FOR ANY BREACH OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE. FURTHER, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES, CONTENT OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS, BE COMPLETE OR ACCURATE, BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ANY MATERIAL OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT USER'S OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND USER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO USER'S COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA. NO INFORMATION OBTAINED BY USER THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
In the event that you have a dispute with any Provider, Prospect, or other third party, including without limitation any other user of the Site, arising from or in connection with the use of the Site , you hereby agree to release, remise and forever discharge us and our agents, directors, officers, employees, shareholders and all other related persons or entities from any and all manner of rights, complaints, demands, claims, causes of action, proceedings, obligations, liabilities, legal fees, costs, and disbursements of any nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown, which now or hereafter arise from, relate to, or are connected with such dispute or your use of the Site. If you are a California resident, you hereby waive 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." If you are a resident of a state other than California, you explicitly waive the terms and protections of any statute of your own state that has a similar import or intent.
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our agents, directors, officers, employees, shareholders and all other related persons or entities (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any and all liability and costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs) incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of your use of the Site or the Content thereon (including, without limitation, as a result of any transaction or interaction between you and a Provider or any of Provider's affiliates, partners or agents that is enabled by or arises in connection with your use of the Site), any information or data you access or provide through the Site, and any act (or failure to act) by you or other users of your account or any breach by you of these Terms, including, without limitation, the representations, warranties and covenants made by you herein.
14. Proprietary Rights Notification
We do not permit copyright or trademark infringing activities and other infringement of intellectual property
rights on the Site, and we will remove or modify (or ask you to remove or modify) Content if we are properly
notified that such Content infringes on another's intellectual property rights. If you are a copyright or
trademark owner or an agent thereof and believe that any Content in any public area of the Site infringes upon
or otherwise conflicts with your proprietary rights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing our copyright agent with the following information in writing
(see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) for further detail):
- 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 proprietary work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple proprietary works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and an electronic mail address;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Please contact our designated Copyright Agent at [email protected] to send notifications of claimed infringement. For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to our customer service through the Contact Us area of the Site. You hereby acknowledge and agree that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements listed above, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
Our logo and our other product and service names are our trademarks (the "Marks"). You agree not to display, reproduce or otherwise use in any manner such Marks without our prior written permission.
16. Choice of Law and Forum
This agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States of America, excluding its choice of law rules. Subject to Section 2 (Dispute Resolution By Binding Arbitration), you irrevocably agree that such jurisdiction and venue will be the sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any legal dispute. You covenant not to sue us in any other forum for any cause of action. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of any such right or provision. Subject to Section 2, if for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of these Terms, and the remainder of these Terms shall continue in full force and effect.
17. No Agency
The relationship between the Company and each User and Provider is that of independent contractors, and no agency, joint venture, partnership, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relations is intended or created by these Terms or your use of the Site.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices sent from you to us shall be submitted via e-mail at [email protected] with a copy of such notice sent by certified postal mail, return receipt requested, to: Legal Department, EverQuote, Inc., 210 Broadway, Suite 302, Cambridge, MA 02139. When we need to send a notice to you, it shall be sent to the e-mail address you last provided to us. Notice shall be deemed given upon receipt or 24 hours after e-mail is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the e-mail address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you notice by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, to the address last provided to us by you. In such cases, notice shall be deemed given three days after the date of mailing.
20. Links to Third-Party Sites
This Site may contain links to other Internet sites. We are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. We shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, products or services available on such external sites or resources. We provide these links and references to you only as a convenience, and inclusion of any link or reference does not imply endorsement of the Web site or other resource.
21. Partial Invalidity
The invalidity or unenforceability of any one or more sections of these Terms shall not affect the validity or enforceability of its remaining provisions.
You acknowledge that You have read and understand these Terms, and that these Terms have the same force and effect as a signed agreement. These Terms shall confer no rights upon any other party other than the parties hereto.
23. E-Sign Consent
In this E-Sign Consent, the following definitions apply: (i) "You" and "your" refer to you, the User; (ii) "We," "us," and "our" refer to the Site operator and its affiliates (including, without limitation, EverQuote, Inc.), agents, successors and assigns. By clicking the "I agree" button, which you adopt as your electronic signature, you consent and agree that:
- We can provide you disclosures required by law, and other information about your legal rights and duties, electronically.
- Your electronic signature on agreements and documents has the same effect as if you signed them in ink.
- If you would like a paper copy, you can print a copy of the Disclosures or download the information for your records.
- This consent applies to: (1) your use of products and services offered by us; (2) all future Disclosures associated with us; and (3) all future transactions with us, at any time, and to other Disclosures that we provide to you by email, unless you have, prior to such transaction, withdrawn your consent by the procedure mentioned below.
You understand that, to access and retain the electronic Disclosures, you will need the following:
- A computer with an Internet connection.
- A current web browser that includes 128-bit encryption. Minimum recommended browser standards are Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8.0 and above (see www.microsoft.com/ie for current version), Mozilla Firefox current version (see www.mozilla.com for current version), Apple Safari current version (see www.apple.com/safari for current version), or Opera current version (see www.opera.com for current version). The browser must have cookies enabled.
- A valid email address.
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