Last modified: [June 13, 2023]
For purposes of these Terms, "you" or "your" means the person(s) using this Site or the services offered through this Site. "We" or "us" or "our" includes DesignContest LLC, a Nevada limited liability company, (doing business as PerfectDomain), its service providers, clients and affiliated companies.
SECTION 25 OF THESE TERMS CONTAIN AN AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE ALL CLAIMS. UNLESS YOU OPT-OUT AND EXCEPT FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DISPUTES DESCRIBED IN THE ARBITRATION SECTION BELOW, YOU AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION.
You acknowledge that these Terms are supported by reasonable and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which is hereby acknowledged. Without limiting the foregoing, you acknowledge that such consideration includes, without limitation, your ability to visit, use and/or submit information to the Site or our services.
You represent that you have the capacity to be bound by these Terms, or if you are acting on behalf of a company or other entity, you have the authority to bind such company or entity.
If you use the marketplace offered through the Site (eg. by listing, buying or selling domain names), you agree to the Marketplace Terms and Conditions (https://perfectdomain.com/legal/terms-and-conditions), which are fully incorporated into these.
YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 TO AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND USE THIS SITE.
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Terms and Conditions
We may revise and update these Terms from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of the Site thereafter. However, any changes to the dispute resolution provisions set out in the Governing Law and Jurisdiction section below will not apply to any disputes for which the parties have actual notice on or before the date the change is posted on the Website.
Your continued use of the Site following the posting of revised Terms means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page each time you access this Site so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.
2. Accessing the Site and Account Security
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Site, and any service or material we provide on the Site, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Site, or the entire Site, to users, including registered users.
You are responsible for: (a) Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Site and (b) Ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and comply with them.
If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Site or portions of it using your user name, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.
We have the right to disable any user name, password, or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms.
3. Intellectual Property Rights
The Site and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof), are owned by the us, our licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on our Site, except as follows:
- Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
- You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
- You may print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Site for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication, or distribution.
- If we provide desktop, mobile, or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by our end user license agreement for such applications.
You must not:
- Modify copies of any materials from this site.
- Use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences, or any graphics separately from the accompanying text.
- Delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this site.
You must not access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Site or any services or materials available through the Site.
If you print, copy, modify, download, or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Site in breach of the Terms, your right to use the Site will stop immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title, or interest in or to the Site or any content on the Site is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by us. Any use of the Site not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.
Our name, the term 'PerfectDomain', our logo, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are our trademarks or our affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without our prior written permission. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on this Site are the trademarks of their respective owners.
5. Prohibited Uses
You may use the Site only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms. You agree not to use the Site:
- In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries).
- For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise.
- To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of the Site, or which, as determined by us, may harm the us or users of the Site or expose them to liability.
Additionally, you agree not to:
- Use the Site in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party's use of the Site, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Site.
- Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Site for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Site.
- Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Site or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.
- Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Site.
- Introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Site, the server on which the Site is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Site.
- Attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
- Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site.
6. Reliance on Information Posted
The information presented on or through the Site is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
7. Changes to the Site
We may update the content on this Site from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
8. Information About You and Your Visits to the Site
9. Other Terms and Conditions
All domain name listings, purchases or other related products and/or services formed through the Site or resulting from visits made by you are governed by separate terms, which you will agree to separately and which are hereby incorporated into these Terms.
10. Linking to the Site and Social Media Features
You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part without our express written consent.
11. Links from the Site
If the Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party Sites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such Sites.
12. U.S. Export Laws
This Site and the Services are subject to the export laws, restrictions, regulations and administrative acts of the United States Department of Commerce, Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC"), State Department, and other United States authorities (collectively, "U.S. Export Laws").
You shall not use the Site or the Services to collect, store or transmit any technical information or data that is controlled under U.S. Export Laws. You shall not export or re-export, or allow the export or re-export of, the services found at this site in violation of any U.S. Export Laws.
None of the services found at this site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any country with which the United States has embargoed trade; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Denied Persons List, or any other denied parties lists under U.S. Export Laws.
By using this site and the services found at this site, you agree to the foregoing and represent and warrant that you are not a national or resident of, located in, or under the control of, any restricted country; and you are not on any denied parties list; and you agree to comply with all U.S. Export Laws (including "anti-boycott", "deemed export" and "deemed re-export" regulations).
If you access this site or the services found at this site from other countries or jurisdictions, you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with the local laws of that jurisdiction, if and to the extent those local laws are applicable and do not conflict with U.S. Export Laws. If such laws conflict with U.S. Export Laws, you shall not access this Site or the Services. The obligations under this section shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement or your use of the Site or the Services.
13. Compliance With Local Laws
The owner of the Site is based in the United States. We provide this Site for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no representation or warranty that the Site or the Services or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Site may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
14. Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE, ANY SERVICES ON THE SITE AND ANY DOMAIN NAMES ACQUIRED THROUGH THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE PROVIDE THE SITE AND THE SITE SERVICES ON AN "AS IS" BASIS.
WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR OUR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THEY WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, OUR SERVICES OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES YOU FIND THROUGH OUR SERVICES.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US ON THE SITE OR ITS SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT A BROKER ESCROW PROVIDER OR OTHER SIMILAR SERVICE PROVIDER. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE ARE SOLELY AN INTERMEDIARY BETWEEN BUYERS AND SELLERS AND, THEREFORE, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
15. Limitation on Liability
NEITHER WE NOR OUR AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR SHAREHOLDERS (together, "SITE PARTIES") SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE TO, OR LIABLE TO, YOU, OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFIT, REVENUE OR BUSINESS, AS A DIRECT OR INDIRECT RESULT OF: (A) YOUR BREACH OR VIOLATION OF THE TERMS; (B) YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF OUR SITE OR SERVICES; (C) YOUR DELAY IN ACCESSING OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE OUR SITE OR SERVICES FOR ANY REASON; (D) YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY OF THE CONTENT ON THE SITE FOR YOUR USE; (E) YOUR RELIANCE UPON OR USE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE OR (F) ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH OUR SITE OR SERVICES, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OUR SITE OR SERVICES, WHETHER RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE SITE PARTIES' LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ITS SERVICES SHALL NOT EXCEED $200.
YOU AND WE AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO OUR SITE OR SERVICES MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
Certain jurisdictions laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.
In the event that any limitation on the period of time for bringing an action, claim, dispute or proceeding against us, located in this section of the Terms is determined or held to be inapplicable or unenforceable by any court, arbitration panel or other tribunal, then the statute of limitations for the State of Nevada shall apply to any such action, claim, dispute or proceeding referred to final or binding arbitration.
To the greatest extent permitted under applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us, our affiliates, clients, licensors, and service providers, and each and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms, your use of the Site or the Services or any domain name purchased or sold through the Site or the Services.
You acknowledge that we may be irreparably damaged if these Terms are not specifically enforced, and damages at law would be an inadequate remedy. Therefore, in the event of a breach or threatened breach of any provision of these Terms by you, we shall be entitled, in addition to all rights and remedies, to an injunction restraining such breach or threatened breach, without being required to show any actual damage or to post an injunction bond, and/or to a decree for specific performance of the provisions of these Terms.
For purposes of this Section, you agree that any action or proceeding regarding such injunction restraining such breach or threatened breach shall be brought in the courts of record of Clark County, Nevada or the United States District Court having jurisdiction therein. You consent to the jurisdiction of such court and waive any objection to the laying of venue of any such action or proceeding in such court. You agree that service of any court paper may be effected on such party by mail or in such other manner as may be provided under applicable laws, rules of procedure or local rules.
18. Arbitration and Class Action Waiver
18.1 As used in this section, "Agreement to Arbitrate" means the terms and conditions of this section of the Terms.
18.2 You and we each agree to resolve exclusively through final and binding arbitration any and all disputes or claims that have arisen or may arise between you and us (including any affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents), whether or not such dispute or claim involves a third party, relating in any way to any aspect of our relationship or any contact between us, direct or indirect, or arising out of this or previous versions of these Terms, your use of or access to our Site or services, or any products or services sold, offered, or purchased through our Site or services ("Dispute").
18.3 You and we agree as follows:
(a) To submit the Dispute to a single arbitrator under the then-current Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), including when applicable the Optional Rules for Emergency Measures of Protection and the Consumer Arbitration Rules, or, by separate mutual agreement, at another arbitration institution. The AAA's rules, information regarding initiating a claim, and a description of the arbitration process are available at www.adr.org. The location of the arbitration and the allocation of fees and costs for such arbitration shall be determined in accordance with the AAA rules. As an alternative, you or we may bring a claim in your local "small claims" court, if permitted by that small claims court's rules.
(b) The Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Agreement to Arbitrate, and the arbitrability of the Dispute. The arbitrator will decide whether the Dispute can be arbitrated.
(c) You and we agree that each of us may bring a Dispute against the other only on our own behalf, and not on behalf of a government official or other person or entity, or a class of persons or entities. You and we agree, if we are a party to the proceeding, not to participate in a class action, a class-wide arbitration, a claim brought in a private attorney general or representative capacity, or a consolidated claim involving another person's use of the site or our services. You and we agree not to combine a claim that is subject to arbitration under these Terms with a claim that is not eligible for arbitration under these Terms. You and we agree to waive the right to a trial by jury for all disputes.
(d) If the prohibition against class actions and other claims brought on behalf of third parties contained in Section 25.3 is found to be unenforceable, then all of Section 25.3 will be null and void as to that Dispute.
(e) This Agreement to Arbitrate will survive the termination of your relationship with us.
18.4 To the extent permitted under applicable law, all aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision, or award by the arbitrator, will be strictly confidential for the benefit of all parties.
18.5. Unless you and we agree otherwise, if the Agreement to Arbitrate is found by a court to be unenforceable, if your claim is not covered by the Agreement to Arbitrate, or if you neither are a resident of nor have a principal place of business in the US, you agree that any Dispute that has arisen, or may arise, between you and us must be resolved exclusively by a state or federal court located in Clark County, Nevada. You and we agree to submit to personal jurisdiction in such court.
18.6. Notwithstanding any provision in these Terms to the contrary, you and we agree that if we make a change to this Agreement to Arbitrate (other than a change to the notice address or the site link provided herein) in the future, that change shall not apply to a claim that was filed in a legal proceeding between you and us prior to the effective date of the change. The change shall apply to all other disputes or claims governed by the Agreement to Arbitrate that have arisen, or may arise, between you and us. We will notify you of a change to this Agreement to Arbitrate by posting the amended terms on the Site at least 30 days before the effective date of the change and/or by email.
18.7 You may opt out of this Agreement to Arbitrate. If you do so, neither you nor we can require the other to participate in an arbitration proceeding. To opt out, you must notify us in writing within 30 days of the date that you first became subject to this arbitration provision. Notice must be provided by email to [email protected] with the subject line "Arbitration Opt-Out."
19. Waiver and Severability
No waiver of by us of any term or condition set out in these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of the us to assert a right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
If any provision of these Terms is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms will continue in full force and effect.
To the extent permitted under applicable law, any notice from you to us under this Agreement must be submitted by email to [email protected]. You acknowledge and agree that we implement this requirement to maximize the chances your notice will be received and acted upon.
21. Entire Agreement
If any portion of these Terms (including any other terms incorporated herein) is deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable by any arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction, these Terms as a whole shall not be deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable, but only that narrow portion of these Terms that is unlawful, void or unenforceable shall be stricken from these Terms.
The headings contained in these Terms are for convenience of reference only, are not to be considered a part of these Terms and shall not limit or otherwise affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of these Terms.
All covenants, agreements, representations and warranties made in these Terms, as may be amended by us, from time to time, shall survive your acceptance of these Terms and the termination of these Terms.
WE URGE YOU TO PRINT AND MAINTAIN A COPY OF THESE TERMS FOR YOUR RECORDS.
23. Your Comments and Concerns
This Site is operated by DesignContest LLC, a Nevada limited liability company.
All feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications relating to the Site should be submitted using the contact form located at https://perfectdomain.com/contact-us.