YOU MUST READ THESE WEST AUCTIONS TERMS AND CONDITIONS ("TERMS") CAREFULLY.
WEST AUCTIONS, INC, ("WEST AUCTIONS") PROVIDES THIS WEBSITE TO YOU, YOUR EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND CONTRACTORS, AND ANY OTHER ENTITY ON WHOSE BEHALF YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS (COLLECTIVELY "YOU"), SUBJECT TO THESE TERMS. THESE TERMS ARE ENTERED INTO BY AND BETWEEN WEST AUCTIONS AND YOU, AND YOU ACCEPT THEM BY: (a) PLACING A BID, AN ORDER OR MAKING A LISTING THROUGH THIS WEBSITE; (b) USING THE WEBSITE IN ANY OTHER MANNER;AND/OR (c) ACKNOWLEDGING AGREEMENT WITH THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE. IN CONSIDERATION OF YOUR USE OF THESERVICE, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE NOT A MINOR IN ANY JURISDICTION, YOU ARE OFLEGAL AGE TO FORM A BINDING CONTRACT AND ARE NOT A PERSON BARRED FROM RECEIVINGSERVICES UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OR OTHER APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. YOU HEREBY REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS USER AGREEMENT AND ALL AGREEMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE.
These Terms may be updated by us from time to time without notice to You. You can review the most current version of the Terms at any time at www.westauction.com. This Agreement was last revised on June 19, 2012. If You have any questions regarding this Agreement, please contact email@example.com.
2. ACCESS TO WEBSITE MATERIALS AND SERVICES
The West Auctions website ("Website") includes without limitation all information, documents,communications, files, text, graphics, software, and products available throughthe Website (collectively, "Materials") and all services, including auction services ("Auctions") operated by West Auctions and third parties through the Website(collectively, the "Services"). West Auctions controls and operates its Website from various locations and makes no representation that this Website is appropriate or available for use in all locations. West Auctions Materials and Services may not be available in Your location, and deliverables may vary among locations. If You are using the Website on behalf of Your employer, You represent and warrant that You are authorized to accept these Terms on Your employer's behalf, and that Your employer agrees to indemnify You and West Auctions for violations of these Terms. The West Auctions Services, including its Auctions for equipment and other items (collectively "Items" or "Auction Items") are provided by West Auctions to You subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms. As an auction company, West Auctions, Inc. has a bond (#7154945) on file with the Secretary of State, CA. In addition, when using particular West Auctions owned or operated Services, You and West Auctions shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such Services, which may be posted from time to time on the Website.
3. YOUR OBLIGATIONS AND CONDUCT
In consideration of Your use of the Website, You agree to: (a) provide accurate, current, and complete information about You as may be prompted by a registration form on the Website (the "Registration Data"); (b) maintain the security of Your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any information You provide to West Auctions, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) accept all risks of unauthorized access to information and Registration Data. You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and backup of data and/or equipment used in connection with the Website; (e) notify West Auctions immediately of any unauthorized use of Your username and password or any other breach of security regarding the Services; (f) allow West Auctions to send notifications to your registration email address notifying you about auctions that are similar to ones on which you have already bid.
West Auctions cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from Your failure to comply with this Section.
When West Auctions has notified users that their registration has been approved, such user shall become a "Registered User." Only Registered Users are eligible to participate in West Auctions Services. West Auctions reserves the right to disapprove, suspend or terminate Your registration for any reason, at its sole discretion, and to prohibit You from participating in the Services.
4. WEST AUCTIONS NOT A PARTY TO TRANSACTIONS
In the Online Auction, West Auctions is not a party to any transaction relating to Auction Items. West Auctions is only a venue for Sellers to list Items and for Registered Users to make bids on such Items. You and West Auctions areindependent contractors. Neither party is an agent, representative, broker,employee, partner or joint venturer of the other party. This Agreement shall not be interpreted or construed to create an association, joint venture, agency, franchise or partnership between the parties or to impose any partnership obligation or liability upon either party. West Auctions is not a party to, nor involved in, the transactions between Buyers and Sellers. WestAuctions has no control over the Sellers, Buyers or any aspect of the transactions. From time to time, West Auctions may have title to or possess Auction Items listed on the Website; nevertheless, West Auctions is not a party to any transactions related to such Items.
Full Release: In the event that You have a dispute with a Seller or other user(s), You release West Auctions (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If You are a California resident, You waive California Civil Code §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."
YOU CONFIRM THAT YOU HAVE CAREFULLY READ THESE TERMS AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THEIR CONTENTS. YOU FURTHER CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND WEST AUCTIONS YOU AND ENTER INTO IT OF YOUR OWN FREE WILL.
5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The Materials and Services on this Website, as well as their selection and arrangement, are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other intellectual property laws, and any unauthorized use of the Materials or Services at this Website may violate such laws and these Terms. Except as expressly provided herein, West Auctions does not grant any express or implied rights to use the Materials and Services. You agree not to copy, republish,frame, transmit, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, license, sublicense, reverse engineer, or create derivative works based on the Website,its Materials, or its Services or their selection and arrangement, except as expressly authorized by West Auctions. "WEST AUCTIONS" is a trademark of West Auctions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
6. USE OF SOFTWARE
Any software that is made available to use (or download) from the West Auctions Website ("Software") is the copyrighted work of West Auctions and/or its licensors. Use of the Software is subject to the terms and conditions of the license agreement, which accompanies or is included with the Software or other applicable license agreement between You and West Auctions ("License Agreement"). You must read and accept such License Agreement before You use the Software. Any use, reproduction or distribution of the Software that is not in accordance with the License Agreement is expressly prohibited. If the Software is used by the United States Government, the Software is classified as "restricted computer software" as defined in clause 52.227-19 of the FAR - The United States Government's rights to the Software are as provided in clause 52.227-19 of the FAR.
7. USE OF CONTENT ON THE WEST AUCTIONS WEBSITE
Limited Right to Use, Print and Distribute Content: Except as expressly stated otherwise, You are authorized to view, copy, print and distribute the content of this Website subject to the following conditions: (i) use must be for informational, non-commercial purposes only; (ii) any copy or portion thereof must include the West Auctions' copyright notice "© 2012 West Auctions, Inc. All Rights Reserved"; and (iii) no modifications shall be made to such content. West Auctions reserves the right to revoke such authorization at any time, and any such use shall be discontinued upon written notice from West Auctions.
8. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES OR SERVICES
The Services and the Website may provide links to the websites or services of others, including shipping, rigging and other services ("Third-Party Services"). Links to such Third-Party Services, or any explanation or statement regarding those Third-Party Services, do not constitute an endorsement or guarantee by West Auctions of such Third-Party Services, or the products, content, materials or information presented or made available by such Third-Party Services. You acknowledge and agree that West Auctions is not responsible for any damages or losses caused or alleged to have been caused by any Third Party or the use of any Third-Party Services, or from the products, content, material, services or information presented by or made available through such Third-Party Services.
9.TREATMENT OF FEEDBACK AND RESPONSES PROVIDED TO WEST AUCTIONS
Any comments or materials sent to West Auctions, including feedback data, such as questions, comments, suggestions and any other response shall be deemed to be non-confidential. West Auctions shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such response, and West Auctions shall be free to use, reproduce, distribute and publicly display such comments and materials without limitation. West Auctions shall also be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such response for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products incorporatingsuch ideas, concepts or techniques.
Information Control: Information about Auction Items is posted by West Auctions on behalf of Sellers. Users may find Item information to be inaccurate or lacking in detail. West Auctions makes no representations or warranties with respect to such information or Auction Items, all of which are provided "as is". We strongly advise that You make use of any available inspection period to personally inspect Items so that You can make the best bidding and buying decision possible. Please use caution and common sense when using the Website. West Auctions has no control over the quality, safety orlegality of the Auction Items listed, the truth or accuracy of the listings or any other information provided by Sellers about the Items.
Auction Period: The Auction period shall be determined by West Auctions and will end at a time to be determined by West Auctions, at its sole discretion.
Bidder Conduct: You acknowledge and agree that once a bid has been submitted on Your behalf, You may not retract the bid. In addition, sale price manipulation of any kind, directly or indirectly, by users is prohibited, including, but not limited to, bidding through a secondary account, agent or assigns on Auction Items that You are selling, by communicating with other Users, or by shill bidding.
Binding Offer to Purchase: If You are the highest bidder ("Buyer") at the end of an Auction and have met the reserve bid, if there is a reserve bid, then You are obligated to complete the transaction unless the transaction is prohibited by law or by this Agreement. Bidders agree that bidding on the Website is the legal equivalent of a firm purchase order.
Void Bids: West Auctions reserves the right to reject or void bids, whether winning or not, which it believes have not been made in good faith, are intended to manipulate the Auction process, or are prohibited by applicable law.
Winning Bids: West Auctions is the one and only judge for the determination of winning bids, but West Auctions shall not be liable for any errors or omissions relating to such determination, whether by West Auctions or some other person.
Postponement and Cancellation: West Auctions reserves the right to postpone or cancel any Auction, or any sale resulting therefrom, at its own discretion, without notice. West Auctions will have no liability to prospective bidders or Sellers as a result of any withdrawal, cancellation or postponement of Auctions or sales.
Withdrawal of Auction/Auction Items: User acknowledges and agrees that Auction Items may be withdrawn or sold prior to or after the end of the designated auction period,that the Auction may be discontinued, either temporarily or permanently, and that the Auction may, at West Auction's sole discretion, be extended beyond the designated auction period, all without notice to User. Generally, Auction Items shall be sold to the highest bidder; provided, however, that some Items may be auctioned with minimum reserve prices, and/or subject to Seller's right of confirmation.
11. Completion of Transactions
Liability for Auction Items: Auction Items shall be and remain at the risk of the Seller (and not West Auctions) until the Item is removed from the posted Auction location by the Buyer or the Buyer's designated transportation provider. The Item shall be and remain at the risk of the Buyer and/or the Buyer's designated transportation provider (and not West Auctions) while in transport. The Item shall be and remain at the risk of the Buyer once delivered to the designated location.
Sales and Use Tax: All bids and offers must be net of any taxes imposed with respect to the sale or purchase transaction. Buyers are liable for all such taxes or for establishing to West Auctions' satisfaction on behalf of the Seller a valid exemption certificate from such taxes. Buyers and Sellers acknowledge and agree that West Auctions is providing a service in the calculation, reporting and remittance of sales or use taxes which may be assessed, due or owing to the taxing authorities of any taxing jurisdiction for transactions that arise in connection with Your use of the Service. Each Buyer shall indemnify West Auctions against any tax, cost or expense relating to the failure of the Buyer to satisfy any sales or use tax liability related to a transaction. Each Seller shall indemnify West Auctions against any tax, cost or expense relating to the failure of the Seller to satisfy any sales or use tax liability related to a transaction within their jurisdiction
Buyer's Premium: West Auctions may, at its discretion, charge a Buyer's Premium and/or Processing Fee on Auction Items sold. The Buyer's Premium and/or Processing Fee is an additional service charge, for which the Buyer is responsible. It is a fixed percentage of the final selling price. If an Auction includes a Buyer's Premium and/or ProcessingFee, it will be clearly indicated in the auction-specific terms, and on Item detail pages. All fees, including Buyer's Premiums, must be paid prior to releasing any Auction Items for pick-up and transport.
Payment and Payment Period: The Payment Period for all Auctions shall be determined by West Auctions and will be posted in the auction-specific terms and on Item detail pages. Full payment from the winning bidder in the amount of the auction closing price, applicableBuyer's Premiums and sales tax must be posted to a secure payment account designated by West Auctions within the posted Payment Period. Buyers may pay for their Items online with a valid credit card or send payments via wire transfer or certified bank check. Without limiting the foregoing, full payment is due prior to the removal or transportation of purchased Items.
Buyer Default: If, after the Payment Period has ended, the Buyer does not make full payment in accordance with the terms set forth above, the Buyer is considered in default and their Auction Item(s) will be re-listed in an Online Auction and a 15% re-listing fee (which You agree is a reasonable estimate of the minimum damages incurred by West Auctions as a result of Your failure) will be charged to their account. The re-listing fee is based upon the original selling price of the Auction Item. By registering a valid credit card with West Auctions, the Buyer authorizes West Auctions to charge applicable re-listing fees to the credit card.
Item Removal and Removal Period: The Removal Period for Auction Items shall be determined by West Auctions and will be posted in the auction-specific terms and on Item detail pages. Buyer may remove Auction Items from the Seller's location once the total purchase price (and any applicable sales tax and the Transaction Fee) has been received and posted to a secure payment account designated by West Auctions. Buyers are responsible for loading and shipping Auction Items unless otherwise noted. West Auctions shall have no responsibility with respect to disconnecting utilities to Auction Items, including electric, gas, waste and water lines. It is the Buyer's responsibility to arrange and pay for the insurance, removal and shipment of purchased Items. Item removal shall be conducted responsibly and with due care for the Seller's premises. The Buyer shall restore and repair all real and personal property that is altered or damaged as a result of the removal of purchased Items. In some cases the Buyer may be required to provide a deposit before removal but that deposit will be refunded immediately upon completion of removal and approval of the property owner or manager. If the Buyer does not remove an Item within the designated removal period, the Buyer will be deemed to have abandoned the Item and the Buyer will have no further rights with respect to the Item. No claims of any kind shall be allowed after Item has been removed by the Buyer.
Freight and Transportation: The Buyer is responsible for all freight, shipping and other costs related to transporting Auction Items from the posted Auction location, including but not limited to any costs associated with certificates and/or permits required to move Auction Items within or across state, province and/or country borders. Buyers are advised to have all such certificates and permits issued and completed prior to transporting the equipment; otherwise Buyer may be subject to cleaning, permit, and/or other fees if the Items are stopped and held at a Port of Entry to a state, province or country. Buyers may arrange transportation of Auction Items on the Website through a third party, but WestAuctions will not be liable for any acts or omissions arising from such third party transportation and claims no responsibility for the actions of any transportation provider. If the person picking up and removing Items from anauction location will be someone other than the registered Buyer, the registered Buyer must establish that person or company as an "Authorized Agent" by completing an "Agent Release Authorization" form. Buyers may not transport Auction Items until full payment (including any applicable sales tax andBuyer's Premium) has been received posted to a secure payment account designated by West Auctions.
Constructive Receipt: Once Constructive Receipt has occurred for any Auction Item, remittance of proceeds to the Seller may occur. Any dispute claims subsequently filed by the Buyer are invalid. Constructive Receipt of Auction Items occurs at the first occurrence of any of the following milestones (unless a dispute claim has been previously filed by the Buyer), provided full payment has been received by West Auctions for the Item:
a) At the time Buyer or Buyer's Authorized Agent removes the item from the Seller's location.
b) At the time Buyer or Buyer's Authorized Agent begins disassembly of Item from its as-inspected configuration, including disassembly for transport.
West Auctions does not transfer legal ownership of Items from the Seller to the Buyer, and nothing in this agreement shall modify the governing provisions of California Commercial Code § 2401(2) and Uniform Commercial Code § 2-401(2), under which legal ownership of an Item is transferred upon physical delivery of the Item to the Buyer by the Seller. Unless the Buyer and the Seller agree otherwise, the buyer will become the Item's lawful owner upon physical receipt of the Item from the seller, in accordance with California Commercial Code § 2401(2) and Uniform Commercial Code § 2-401(2).
12. Disclaimer, Indemnity, Limitation of Liability
Indemnification: You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless West Auctions, its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries and employees from claims, demands and damages, actual and consequential, of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, to the extent arising out of or in any way connected with any breach or violation by You of these Terms, any use by You of the Website or any disputes or damages arising out of Your use of or contracts formed with You through this Website.
Disclaimer of Warranties: THE SERVICES AND THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ALL PROPERTY LISTED FOR SALE, CONTENT,FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS, SERVICES AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR THE WEBSITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "WHERE IS","AS AVAILABLE" BASIS "WITH ALL FAULTS" AND WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WEST AUCTIONS DOES NOT WARRANT THE COMPLIANCE OF PROPERTY WITH ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS OR OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS OR THE PRESENCE OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OR LACK THEREOF. WEST AUCTIONS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES OR THE FUNCTIONS, FEATURES OR CONTENT CONTAINED, MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH SERVICES OR THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY THIRD-PARTYSOFTWARE, PRODUCTS OR OTHER MATERIALS USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES OR THE WEBSITE, WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. WEST AUCTIONS MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES WILL MEET USERS' REQUIREMENTS, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES THAT ANY PROPERTY FOR SALE THROUGH THE SERVICES OR THE WEBSITE WILL BE SOLD. IF USER IS DISSATISFIED WITH THE SERVICES OR THE WEBSITE, USER'S SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SERVICES AND THE WEBSITE. WESTAUCTIONS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR THE WEBSITE OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SERVICES OF THE WEBSITE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY USER FROM WEST AUCTIONS OR THROUGH THE SERVICES OR THE WEBSITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. WEST AUCTIONS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY MISREPRESENTATIONS OR BREACHES COMMITTED BY ANY USER.
Without limiting the foregoing, West Auctions shall not be liable for any act done or omitted under this Agreement while acting in good faith and in the exercise of reasonable judgment. West Auctions is authorized to comply with and obey orders, awards, judgments or decrees of any court of law or arbitration tribunal, notwithstanding any notices, warnings or other communications from any party or any other person to the contrary. In case West Auctions obeys or complies with any such order, judgment or decree of any court or arbitration tribunal, West Auctions shall not be liable to any of the parties hereto or to any other person by reason of such compliance, notwithstanding any such order, judgment or decree beingsubsequently reversed, modified, annulled, set aside, vacated or found to have been entered without jurisdiction. West Auctions shall not incur any such liability for any action taken or omitted in reliance upon any instrument,including any electronic transmission (such as an email) written statement or affidavit that West Auctions shall in good faith believe to be genuine, nor will West Auctions be liable or responsible if acting in good faith for forgeries, fraud, impersonations, or determining the scope of any representative authority
Limitation of Liability: IN NO EVENT SHALL WEST AUCTIONS NOR SELLERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM (A) ANY INJURY TO ANY PERSON OR PROPERTY CAUSED BY THE EQUIPMENT OR (B) DEFECTS IN SUCH EQUIPMENT ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION PRODUCT LIABILITY EXCEPT ONLY IN THE CASE OF PERSONAL INJURY WHERE AND TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW REQUIRES SUCH LIABILITY. IN ADDITION, IN NO EVENT SHALL WEST AUCTIONS OR SELLER BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE, THE SITE OR ITS CONTENT INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE INSPECTION REPORT AND MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS RELATED THERETO,INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS OR LOST SALES, EVEN IF WEST AUCTIONS OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE THEREOF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL ORCONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN USERS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF WEST AUCTIONS TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE SERVICE EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, $100.00. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION SHALL APPLY AND SURVIVE NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY.
13. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
When You visit westauction.com or send emails to us, You are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with You by email or by posting notices on this Website. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to You electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
14. REVIEWS, COMMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND OTHER CONTENT
To the extent that You post reviews, comments, communications or any other content, submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, the content shall not be illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and must not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of content. West Auctions reserves the right (but does not undertake the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content.
If You do post content or submit material, unless we indicate otherwise, You grant West Auctionsand its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant West Auctions and its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that You submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that You own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that You post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content You supply does not violate these Terms andwill not cause injury to any person or entity; and that You will indemnify WestAuctions or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content You supply. WestAuctions has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. West Auctions takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by You or any third party.
15. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Environmental Hazards: West Auctions shall assume no risk nor any liability of hazardous materials which may arise from the failure of any Items sold or to be sold at Auction to comply with Federal, State or Local law, statute or regulatory agency regulations and requirements, including but not limited to, requirements relating to environmental pollutants or hazardous waste. West Auctions shall pay no direct or indirect cost that may be incurred due to the existence of environmental pollutants either on or in the Items soldor on the premises of the auction. Such cost may also include any liens orpenalties which may be levied due to violation of the afore mentioned laws or regulations. User hereby waives any rights of subrogation against West Auctions with respect to any of the above-mentioned risks.
User Acknowledges: (1) Federal, state, and local legislation impose liability upon existing and former owners and users of property, in applicable situations, for certain legislatively defined, environmentally hazardous substances; (2) West Auctions has made no representation concerning the applicability of any such Law to any transaction or to User, except as otherwise indicated herein; (3) West Auctions has made no representation concerning the existence, testing, discovery, location and evaluation of/for, and risks posed by, environmentally hazardous substances, if any, located on or potentially affecting the Item; and (4) User is advised to consult with technical and legal experts concerning the existence, testing, discovery, location and evaluation of/for, and risks posed by, environmentally hazardous substances, if any, located on or potentially affecting the Item.
Downloading Information/Material: User hereby releases West Auctions, its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, shareholders, co-branders, partners, successors and assigns from any and all actual or alleged damages which may result from User downloading any information or Materials from theWebsite.
Modification and Availability: West Auctions may, at any time, delete, modify or supplement the content of this Website without prior notice. West Auctions reserves the right, for any reason, at its sole discretion, to terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Website or the Service, including, but not limited to, content, features or hours of availability. West Auctions may also impose limits on certain features of the Services or restrict Your access to part or all of the Website or the Services without notice or penalty.
Monitoring: You agree that West Auctions has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion, all material and content on the Website and the Services. West Auctions reserves the right at all times to edit, disclose or refuse to post any material or information or request for removal of any material or information from the Website.
Access and Interference: You agree that You will not use any automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy West Auctions web pages or the content contained herein. You agree that You will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt tointerfere with the proper working of the Website. You agree that You will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Website.
Service Integrity: West Auctions makes reasonable commercial efforts to make its Services and Website are available at all times. However, West Auctions is not responsible for any service interruptions,including, but not limited to, interruptions that may affect the receipt, processing and acceptance of bids or other aspects of an auction or sale.
Controlling Law and Venue: This Agreement, and all questions with respect to the interpretation of this Agreement, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California, without regard for conflict of laws provisions. Consistent with the Dispute Resolution section below, User expressly consents to personal and exclusive jurisdiction in the courts of the State of California located in Yolo County.
Dispute Resolution: YOU AGREE TO MEDIATE AND ARBITRATE ANY DISPUTE OR CLAIM BETWEEN OR AMONG YOU AND ANY OTHER REGISTERED USER OR WESTAUCTIONS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, AGREEMENTS, ANY SALE OF EQUIPMENT, ANY INSPECTION REPORT OR ANY OTHER TRANSACTION CONTEMPLATED BY THESE TERMS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL CONTRACT AND TORT CLAIMS, STATUTOR YCLAIMS, CLAIMS FOR RELIEF WHETHER EQUITABLE OR LEGAL, ISSUES OF ARBITRABILITY, AND DISPUTES ABOUT THE SCOPE OF THIS CLAUSE. DISPUTE RESOLUTION SHALL BE CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES. BEFORE INITIATING ANY ARBITRATION, THE PARTIES SHALL ENGAGE IN MEDIATION, WHICH IS A PROCESS IN WHICH PARTIES ATTEMPT TO CONFIDENTIALLY RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE BY SUBMITTING IT TO AN IMPARTIAL, NEUTRAL MEDIATOR WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO FACILITATE THE RESOLUTION OFTHE DISPUTE BUT WHO IS NOT EMPOWERED TO IMPOSE A SETTLEMENT. MEDIATION SHALL BE CONDUCTED IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, BY A MEDIATOR AFFILIATED WITH THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION ("AAA") UNLESS THE PARTIES MUTUALLY AGREE TO A DIFFERENT MEDIATOR. SHOULD MEDIATION PROVE UNSUCCESSFUL TO RESOLVE THE DISPUTE, AND WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE DISPUTE ARISING, A PARTY SHALL MAKE A DEMAND FOR BINDING ARBITRATION TO BE CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION. A SINGLE ARBITRATOR WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE AUCTION INDUSTRY SHALL CONDUCT THE ARBITRATION IN SACRAMENTO,CALIFORNIA. THE PARTIES SHALL MUTUALLY AGREE UPON SUCH ARBITRATOR. IN THE EVENT THAT THE PARTIES HAVE NOT AGREED TO A MUTUALLY ACCEPTABLE ARBITRATOR WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE DATE OF THE NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ARBITRATE, THE AAA SHALL SELECT THE ARBITRATOR FROM ITS REGULARLY MAINTAINED LIST OF COMMERCIAL ARBITRATORS. THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE BOUND TO APPLY THE LAW, INCLUDING THE FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE AND THE FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, AND SHALL BE EMPOWERED TO HEAR AND DETERMINE DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS INCLUDING MOTIONS TO DISMISS AND MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT. THE PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONDUCT TWO DEPOSITIONS OF EACH OPPOSING PARTY. THE AGGREGATE DEPOSITION DISCOVERY CONDUCTED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SUCH ARBITRATION HEARING SHALL NOT EXCEED TEN HOURS FOR EACH PARTY. THE ARBITRATOR SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO ISSUE INJUNCTIONS AND ATTACHMENTS AND OTHER EQUITABLE REMEDIES AND AWARD COMPENSATORY DAMAGES. THE ARBITRATOR SHALL HAVE NO POWER TO AWARD CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR TREBLEDAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER MANNER OF ENHANCED DAMAGES. THE PREVAILING PARTY IN ANY ARBITRATION SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO AN AWARD OF ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS. THE AWARD OF THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING AND ANY PARTY TO THE DISPUTE MAY SEEK TO CONFIRM THE AWARD OF THE ARBITRATOR IN ANY STATE OR FEDERAL COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA AND ENFORCE THE AWARD AS A JUDGMENT. EXCEPT FOR THE FILING OF A JUDICIAL ACTION TO CONFIRM, MODIFY,VACATE, OR ENFORCE AN ARBITRATOR'S AWARD, INCLUDING THE AWARD OF AN INJUNCTION OR ATTACHMENT, WHICH FILING IS PERMISSIBLE, ANY PARTY WHO INITIATES LITIGATION, OR WHO INITIATES ARBITRATION WITHOUT FIRST MEDIATING A DISPUTE, SHALL FORFEIT ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS AS A PREVAILING PARTY, AND SHALL REIMBURSE ANY OTHER PARTY TO THE LITIGATION FOR THEIR COSTS OF LITIGATION INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS.
Notices to West Auctions: To be valid, notices must be sent through the contact page and by certified mail, return receipt requested, to West Auctions, Inc; Attention Legal Department; P.O. Box 278; Woodland, California, 95776 or to such other address as may be designated from time to time.
Notices to User: Notices to User will be sent by email at the email address reflected in User's registration information. Notices to User shall be deemed to have been received 24 hours after the emailis sent. Notices to West Auctions shall be deemed to have been given three days after the date of mailing by certified mail, return receipt requested.
Termination: This Agreement constitutes a legally binding agreement between You and West Auctions until terminated by You or West Auctions, which West Auctions may do at any time, without notice, at our sole discretion. If You become dissatisfied with the Service or the Website, in any way, Your only recourse is to immediately discontinue use of the Service.
Jurisdiction: The laws of the State of California shall govern this Agreement.
Copyright and Trademarks: The trademarks, trade names and all material contained on this Website, including all portions of the Website, content, Website design, text, graphics, and all intellectual property rights thereto are the sole and exclusive property of West Auctions or its licensors. The use of any such property for any other reason, on any other website, or the modification, distribution or republicationof this material without the prior written permission from West Auctions is strictly prohibited.
Survival: If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of this Agreement, and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. The failure by either You or WestAuctions to exercise or enforce any rights or provisions of this Agreementshall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. You agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Service or this Agreement must commence within six (6) months after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred. This Agreement comprises the entire agreement between You and West Auctions and supersedes all prior agreements between the parties, regarding the subject matter contained herein. All provisions in this Agreement regarding representations and warranties,indemnification, disclaimers and limitations on liability shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
Export Control Laws:Materials and Services derived or obtained from this Website may be subject to the U.S. export laws and the export or import laws of other countries. You agree to comply strictly with all such laws and, in particular, shall: (a) obtain any export, reexport, or import authorizations required by U.S. or Your local laws; (b) not use Materials or Services to design, develop or produce missile, chemical/biological, or nuclear weaponry; and (c) not provide Materials or Services to prohibited countries and entities identified in the U.S. export regulations. By accepting these Terms You confirm that You are not a resident or citizen of any country currently embargoed by the U.S. A list of embargoed countries is available at the official website of the Office of Foreign Assets Control ofthe U.S. Department of the Treasury at: www.treas.gov/ofac.
Notice to U.S. Government Users:All Select products and services are commercial in nature. Therefore, the software and Materials available on this Site are "Commercial Items" as defined at 48 C.F.R. §2.101, consisting of "Commercial Computer Software" and "Commercial computer Software Documentation". Consistent with 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, as applicable the Commercial Computer Software and Commercial Computer Software Documentation are licensed to U.S. Government end users (1) only as Commercial Items and (2) with only those rights as are granted to all other end users pursuant to the terms and conditions herein.
Entire Agreement: These Terms set out the entire understanding between West Auctions and customers, users, Sellers, and bidders with respect to the use of this Website. No other terms, whether expressed or implied, shall apply unless specifically incorporated by reference herein.
Waiver and Severability of Terms: The failure of West Auctions to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect.
Statute of Limitations: You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Services or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
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