Terms of Service
Hunker, a division of Leaf Group Ltd. (“Hunker” or “we” or “us” or “our”), provides a range of products, services, and websites (collectively, the “Services”).
THESE TERMS INCLUDE AN AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO SUBMIT ANY DISPUTE RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES TO BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION RATHER THAN PROCEED IN COURT. IF YOU WANT TO OPT-OUT OF ARBITRATION, YOU MAY DO SO PROVIDED YOU FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES SET FORTH BELOW IN THE SECTION ENTITLED “AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE”. THESE TERMS ALSO INCLUDE A CLASS ACTION WAIVER, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO PROCEED WITH ANY PRIVATE DISPUTE INDIVIDUALLY AND NOT AS PART OF A PROPOSED CLASS. THESE TERMS ALSO INCLUDE A WAIVER OF YOUR RIGHTS TO A TRIAL BY JURY IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER YOU AGREE TO ARBITRATE YOUR CLAIMS.
“You” means you individually, and if you are accepting these Terms on behalf of a company or other legal entity, that legal entity. You represent and warrant that you are at least 16 years of age and, if you are entering into these Terms on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you have the authority to bind that legal entity. IF YOU DO NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS OR DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT USE THE SERVICES.
The Services may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained. We do not screen linked websites and are not responsible for the content, security, operation, or use of any linked websites or the products or services that may be offered or obtained through them. Our links to other websites should not be construed as an endorsement, approval or recommendation by us of the owners or operators of those linked websites, or of any information, graphics, materials, products or services referred to or contained on those linked websites, unless and to the extent we may explicitly stipulate to the contrary on the Services. Further, we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices associated with linked websites, and it is your responsibility to review those policies before accessing those websites. If you access linked websites, you do so at your own risk.
All products are subject to availability and we reserve the right to impose quantity limits on any order, to reject all or part of an order, and to discontinue products without notice, even if you have already placed your order. Your placement of an order as a customer does not necessarily assure that we will accept your order. We reserve the right to refuse any order in our sole discretion. In addition, before accepting your order, we may require additional information if you have not provided all the information required by us to complete your order.
Generally, use of the Services is limited to orders for your personal use. However, if you are interested in buying large quantities of products, please contact our team.
If products or services are made available for purchase through the Services and you wish to purchase the products or services, you may be asked by us or our designee (or, if the products or services are being made available by a third party provider, by the third party provider) to supply certain information relevant to your purchase, including, without limitation, credit card number, expiration date, billing address and shipping information.
YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO USE ANY CREDIT CARD(S) OR OTHER PAYMENT MEANS USED BY YOU OR THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT TO PURCHASE ANY PRODUCT AND/OR SERVICE.
Taxes and Shipping
Applicable taxes will be shown during the checkout process prior to finalizing your order. If applicable, VAT is included in the purchase price. Shipping charges will be shown during the checkout process prior to finalizing your order. Shipping charges include the rate we are charged by third parties for sending your order, plus a reasonable amount for packaging and handling. Title to products passes to you upon shipment. We endeavor to deliver all orders on-schedule. However, we cannot guarantee that our shipping providers or suppliers will not experience any shipping delays or problems.
Errors, Inaccuracies and Omissions
We strive to be as accurate as possible. However, we do not warrant that all product descriptions, images, photographs, pricing or other information on the Services are accurate, complete, current, or error-free. In addition, all weights and size dimensions are approximate. If a product offered by us is not as described or pictured, your sole remedy is to return it in an unused condition for a refund in accordance with our Return, Exchange and Refund policies below. In the event of an error, whether on the Services, in an order confirmation, in processing an order, in delivering a product or otherwise, we reserve the right to correct any error and revise your order accordingly, or to cancel the order and refund any amount charged. IF YOU RECEIVE AN ORDER THAT YOU BELIEVE CONTAINS A MISTAKE, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTACT US RIGHT AWAY SO THAT WE MAY CORRECT THE ERROR.
Return, Exchange and Refund Policies
Click herefor the details of our return, exchange, and refund policies. We comply with the applicable laws and regulations with respect to returns, exchanges and refunds in your jurisdiction.
Termination of Account
- We may suspend or terminate your access to the Services if you are determined to be, in our sole discretion, in violation of these Terms or any of our policies. We may also suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Services or your account at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately.
- You may terminate these Terms at any time by terminating your use of the Services.
- On termination of these Terms for any reason, the rights and licenses granted to you hereunder will immediately terminate and the provisions of these Terms that by their nature and context are intended to survive termination will survive. We will have no liability to you for any damages, loss of profits or other claims arising from the termination or suspension of your access to the Services or your account.
GRANT OF RIGHTS AND USER CONDUCT
Grant of Rights
As long as you comply with these Terms and our policies, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-transferable license, without right of sublicense, to use the Services solely for their intended purpose.
You agree to abide by these Terms and our policies while using the Services and interacting with other users. You agree that you will not, either directly or indirectly:
- Use, reproduce, copy, modify, adapt, create derivative works from, publish, print, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell, license, rebrand, or otherwise transfer: (a) any portion of the Services, products or content made available through the Services; or (b) any Hunker copyrights or trademarks;
- Frame, mirror, or otherwise simulate the appearance or function of the Services or any products or content or forge headers, icons or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any products or content transmitted through the Services;
- Decompile, disassemble or otherwise reverse engineer the Services or any portion thereof, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code or other trade secrets embodied in the Services;
- Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Services or any products or content;
- Stalk, harass or harm another person via use of the Services;
- Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, our employees, representatives or users, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- Harvest or otherwise collect information about other users of the Services, including email addresses, without their express written consent;
- Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available through the Services any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
- Use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Services for any purpose without our express written permission;
- Distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm us or the interests or property of our users, or upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available through the Services any material that contains adware, malware, spyware, software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Services or any activities conducted through them; or
- Bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Services.
RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You and we expressly agree that any claim or dispute must be resolved exclusively by a state or federal court or arbitration located in Los Angeles County, California, except as described in the Agreement to Arbitrate below or as otherwise mutually agreed by the parties.
It is our goal that the Services meet your expectations and provide excellent service. However, there may be instances when you feel that we have made a mistake or left you disappointed in some way. In those instances, we are committed to working with you to reach a reasonable resolution that satisfies you; however, we can only do this if we know about and understand your concern. Therefore, for any problem or dispute that you may have with us, you acknowledge and agree that you will, as an initial matter, email us at email@example.com to describe to us the nature of your complaint or dissatisfaction. This should lead to resolution, but if for some reason your problem or dispute is not resolved satisfactorily within thirty (30) days after our receipt of your written description of it, you agree to the further dispute resolution provisions below. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the informal resolution process described in this paragraph is a precondition to pursuing any other process, so please do not forget to contact us first.
Mutual Agreement to Arbitrate
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND YOUR RIGHTS. BY ELECTING ARBITRATION, YOU AND WE AGREE TO ARBITRATE ANY CLAIMS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UNLESS YOU OPT-OUT. YOU AND WE AGREE THAT ALL SUCH CLAIMS WILL BE ARBITRATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PROPOSED CLASS ACTION. WHETHER OR NOT YOU OPT-OUT, HOWEVER, YOU ARE GIVING UP A RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY. YOU AND WE UNDERSTAND THAT DISCOVERY AND APPEAL RIGHTS ARE MORE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION.
THE ARBITRATOR, AND NOT ANY FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, OR OTHER COURT OR AGENCY, WILL HAVE THE EXCLUSIVE AUTHORITY TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE RELATING TO THE INTERPRETATION, APPLICABILITY, ENFORCEABILITY, OR FORMATION OF THESE TERMS AND THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIM THAT ALL OR ANY PART OF THESE TERMS OR THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE IS VOID OR VOIDABLE.
You and we agree that, except as expressly set forth below, the sole and exclusive forum and remedy for any and all disputes and claims that cannot be resolved informally and that relate in any way to or arise out of your use of the Services and these Terms or to any products or services sold or distributed by us or through the Services, will be final and binding arbitration, except to the extent that either party has, in any manner, infringed upon or violated, or threatened to infringe upon or violate, the rights of either party or any third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy or publicity rights or is seeking to vindicate public rights, in which case both sides acknowledge that arbitration is not an adequate remedy and that injunctive or other appropriate relief may be sought by either party and/or the applicable third party(ies) on an individual basis in a court located in Los Angeles County, California. You and we acknowledge that this Agreement to Arbitrate affects interstate commerce and that the Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to arbitrations under this Agreement to Arbitrate (despite any other choice of law provision). As a limited exception to this mutual Agreement to Arbitrate, you and we agree that either party may take claims to small claims court, if the claims qualify for hearing by such court.
For users in the United States, the arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules, including the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. The AAA's rules are available at adr.org/consumer or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA's rules.
For users outside of the United States, any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms, or the breach thereof, will be determined by arbitration administered by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution in accordance with its International Expedited Procedures (“ICDR Expedited Procedures”). The arbitration will be decided by a sole arbitrator appointed in accordance with the ICDR Expedited Procedures. The ICDR’s rules are available at https://www.icdr.org.
If you are from the European Union (“EU”) and purchased products, the EU Commission has created an internet platform for the online settlement of disputes. The platform serves as a contact point for out-of-court settlement of disputes concerning contractual obligations arising from online sales contracts. Further information is available at the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr. We are neither willing nor obliged to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board.
Means and Fees
In the interest of efficiency and fairness, you and we agree that the arbitration proceeding will be based solely on written submissions, unless the arbitrator deems an oral hearing strictly necessary. Should the arbitrator deem an oral hearing to be necessary, such hearing will be conducted via telephone or other electronic or technical means, or if that’s not possible, in person in the jurisdiction where you reside or at another mutually agreed upon location. The language of the arbitration will be English or, for users who reside outside of the U.S., the official language of your jurisdiction. The arbitrator’s award will be final and binding, and judgment may be entered upon it by any court having jurisdiction thereof. Each party will have the right to use legal counsel in connection with arbitration at its own expense. If you initiate arbitration, we will reimburse you for filing, administration and arbitrator fees for claims totaling less than USD $10,000, unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. We are not responsible for reimbursing you for costs incurred by you for legal counsel, travel or other out-of-pocket costs or expenses. We will not seek attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous.
Right to Opt-Out
YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO OPT-OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing us, postage prepaid, to Leaf Group Ltd., 1655 26th Street, Santa Monica, California, 90404, Attention: Legal Department. Such opt-out must be given within the earlier of thirty (30) days of approving your first purchase of products on the Services or if we make any changes to this Agreement to Arbitrate which alter your rights, within thirty (30) days after the effective date of such revision to this Agreement to Arbitrate. Any opt-out received after such deadline will be ineffective and this Agreement to Arbitrate will remain in full force and effect, except as expressly provided above. If you opt-out of this Agreement to Arbitrate, we also will not be bound by the terms of this Agreement to Arbitrate.
Class Action Waiver
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NO ARBITRATION OR OTHER CLAIM UNDER THESE TERMS WILL BE JOINED TO ANY OTHER ARBITRATION OR CLAIM, INCLUDING ANY ARBITRATION OR CLAIM INVOLVING ANY OTHER CURRENT OR FORMER USER OF THE SERVICES, AND NO CLASS, COLLECTIVE, AND/OR REPRESENTATIVE ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS WILL BE PERMITTED. In the event that this CLASS ACTION WAIVER is deemed unenforceable with respect to any particular claim otherwise subject to arbitration, then that claim will not proceed in arbitration but rather will be resolved in a court of competent jurisdiction. If that occurs, however, this Agreement to Arbitrate and this CLASS ACTION WAIVER still will be fully enforceable as to all other claims, which must be resolved in arbitration on an individual basis.
Waiver of Trial by Judge or Jury
YOU AND WE AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THAT BY USING ARBITRATION TO RESOLVE DISPUTES YOU AND WE ARE GIVING UP ANY RIGHT THAT YOU OR WE MAY HAVE TO A JUDGE OR JURY TRIAL WITH REGARD TO ALL CLAIMS SUBJECT TO THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE. YOU AND WE FURTHER AGREE THAT ANY CLAIM HEARD IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION WILL BE HEARD BY A JUDGE INSTEAD OF A JURY, EXCEPT WHERE A JURY TRIAL WAIVER IS NOT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitation of Actions
You and we agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim of cause of action arising from or relating to use of the Services or these Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or will be forever barred.
Waivers and Disclaimers
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RIGHTS OR REMEDIES YOU HAVE OR MAY HAVE AGAINST US WITH RESPECT TO ANY ACTIVITIES, PRODUCTS, CONTENT, ACTIONS OR INACTIONS OF ANY THIRD PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY ILLEGAL, DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR UNAUTHORIZED CONDUCT BY ANY USERS.
THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE”, AND WITH ALL FAULTS. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS OR SECURE ACCESS TO OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE ERROR FREE OR THAT ALL TRANSACTIONS WILL BE COMPLETED. THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICES MAY BE INTERFERED WITH BY NUMEROUS FACTORS OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL. TO THE EXTENT LEGALLY PERMITTED, WE DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OF INFORMATION, QUIET ENJOYMENT, NONINFRINGEMENT, TITLE, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.
You acknowledge that any agreement you make with another party through the Services is strictly between you and that party and we are not a party to that agreement. If you have a dispute with another party, you hereby release us (and our affiliates, officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from any and all claims, liabilities, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known or unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with that dispute.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE ARE NOT AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY LOSS OF MONEY OR PROFITS, GOODWILL, DATA, CONTENT OR REPUTATION, OR ANY PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY WITHOUT REGARD TO THE FORM OF ACTION (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTIONS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES. YOU WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, NOW KNOWN OR LATER DISCOVERED, THAT YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST US ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.
REGARDLESS OF THE PREVIOUS PARAGRAPH, IF WE ARE FOUND TO BE LIABLE, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY IS LIMITED TO $100.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES, SO SUCH DISCLAIMERS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, THE SCOPE AND DURATION OF OUR WARRANTIES AND THE EXTENT OF OUR LIABILITY WILL BE THE MINIMUM PERMITTED UNDER SUCH APPLICABLE LAW.
You will indemnify and hold us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, fines, and expenses (including but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and other professional fees and costs of investigation) arising from or in any way related to: (a) your use of the Services, including without limitation, your purchase of any products; (b) your breach of these Terms or any of our policies; or (c) your violation of any law or the rights of any third party, including without limitation, any intellectual property rights or privacy rights. You may not settle any claim in any manner that binds us without our express prior written consent. We may withhold any amounts due to you pending the resolution of any claim subject to this indemnity and may apply those amounts to the resolution of that claim.
We reserve the right to monitor, modify or discontinue the Services, and to block, modify, publicly comment on, or delete any products, content or information submitted to the Services by any party, at any time without notice in our sole discretion; provided, however, that we have no obligation to update, store, maintain or correct any products, content or information on the Services.
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users of the online services are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, California 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
We will be excused from performance under these Terms, to the extent it is prevented or delayed from performing, in whole or in part, as a result of an event or series of events caused by or resulting from (1) weather conditions or other elements of nature or acts of God, (2) acts of war, acts of terrorism, insurrection, riots, civil disorders or rebellion, (3) quarantines or embargoes, (4) labor strikes, or (5) other causes beyond our reasonable control. In the event that we are temporarily unable to ship to you a purchased item because of such an event, we will give you the option of deferring shipment or receiving a refund of your charges.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by these Terms. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be struck and the remaining provisions will be enforced. You may not assign or transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms. Any purported transfer or assignment in violation of the foregoing will be invalid. We may assign these Terms and our rights and obligations under them upon notice to you in accordance with the Notices provision. Headings are for reference purposes only and do not limit the scope or extent of any provision. Our failure or delay to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms or any rights under applicable law will not constitute a waiver of any of those provisions or rights.
These Terms, set forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter these Terms.
HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have any questions or comments about these Terms or the Services, please contact us by email at email@example.com.
You also may write to us at:
Leaf Group Ltd.
Attn: Legal Department
1655 26th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
THESE TERMS WERE UPDATED ON September 17, 2019.