The Neko Terms of Use

Last Updated: May 1, 2022

The Neko LLC. (“Neko,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) is a blockchain development company, focused on innovating the blockchain though decentralized technology products. We provide a streamlined, secure way to interact with virtual currency with the goal of creating a new standard demanded by consumers and businesses in the DeFi space. Neko’s website,www.theneko.io, provides information regarding our products, services and sub-domains (collectively referred to as the “Sites”), including but not limited to text, images, audio/video, code and other materials or third party information.

These Terms of Use (the “Terms,” “Terms of Use”, “Contract” or “Agreement”) define the rights and obligations governing access to and use of the Site, Products and or any Services (as defined below) provided by us and is an agreement between Neko and you or the entity you represent (“you” or “your”). Please read the Terms of Use carefully prior to using the Site or Services. By using the Site, or clicking a button or checkbox to accept/agree to these Terms where that option is made available or, completing an order form or order in any other way for any Products or Services, or, if earlier, using or otherwise accessing the Services (the “Effective Date”), you (1) accept and agree to these current Terms and any additional terms, rules and conditions of participation issued by Neko which can be updated from time to time and (2) consent to the collection, use, disclosure and other handling of information as described in our Privacy Policy. If you, for any reason, do not agree to the Terms, then you may not access or use the Site, Products and or any Services offered by Neko.

You represent to us that you are lawfully able to enter into contracts and or agreement(s). If you are entering into this Agreement for any legal entity, such as the company you work for have some form of affiliation, you represent to us that you have legal authority to bind that entity. Please see Section 13 for definitions of certain capitalized terms used in this Agreement.

In addition, you represent to us that you and your financial institutions, or any party that owns or controls you or your financial institutions, are (1) not subject to sanctions or otherwise designated on any list of prohibited or restricted parties, including but not limited to the lists maintained by the United Nations Security Council, the U.S. Government (e.g., the Specially Designated Nationals List and Foreign Sanctions Evaders List of the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Entity List of the U.S. Department of Commerce), the European Union or its Member States, the United Kingdom or other applicable government authority and (2) not located in any country to which the United States or the United Kingdom has embargoed goods or has otherwise applied any sanctions.

  1. The Services.
    1. Generally. You may access and use the Services or Products in line with this Agreement. You fully agree to adhere to the terms of this Agreement and all laws, rules and regulations applicable to your use of the Service or Product Offering(s).
    2. Offering(s) and Access. Neko offers multiple Products and “Services” under the Neko brand(s) owned by us. These brand(s) include but are not limited to The Neko, Maneki-Neko, NekoMask, Neko Guard, and others. Both Products and Services offered are accessed through the Site(s), unless otherwise directed, offered or agreed in writing. Some Products and Services may require you to create an Account, enter a valid form of payment, provide instructions to complete payment, or initiate an Order for a Product or Service.
    3. Third-Party Content. In certain Products and Services, third party content may be used by you at your election. Third party content is governed by this Agreement and, if applicable, separate terms and conditions accompanying such third party content, which terms and conditions may include separate fees and charges.
    4. Third-Party Services. When you use our Services, you may also be using the services of one or more third parties. Your use of these third-party services may be subject to unrelated and distinctly separate policies, terms of use, and fees of these third parties. In no event shall a description or reference to a third party product or service (including, but not limited to, providing a description or reference via hyperlink) be construed as an endorsement or promotion of such third-party products or services by us. We retain the exclusive right to add to, modify, or cancel the availability of any Third-Party Service. You may agree to receive push notifications to a device from third party content providers. In order to receive push notifications, you must opt in to the service. Push notifications are not enabled by default on your device for third party content. We do not control, endorse, or adopt any Third-Party Content shared through push notifications, and will have no responsibility for Third Party Content including, but not limited to, token availability and/or sales. If, to the extent permitted by Neko, you grant express permission to a third party to access or connect to your Neko account, either through third party’s product or service or through any of our Products or Services, you acknowledge that granting permission to a third party to take specific actions on your behalf does not relieve you of any of your responsibilities under this Agreement. You are fully responsible for all acts or omissions of any third party with access to your Neko account(s).
  2. Changes.
    1. To the Products or Services. Neko may, at any time, or from time to time change or discontinue any or all of the Products or Services or change or remove functionality of any or all of the Products or Services. Neko will notify you of any material change to or discontinuation of the Products or Services. Should there be any discontinuation of or material change to a Product or Service, Neko will use reasonable efforts to continue supporting previous versions of the Product or Service for a period of six (6) months after the change or discontinuation. Exceptions include that such changes: (a) would pose a security or intellectual property risk, (b) is economically or technically not feasible, or (c) would cause Neko to violate any law or any requests of governmental entities.
    2. To this Agreement. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to amend, modify or replace any part(s) of this Agreement (including any Policies) at any time. It is your responsibility to review this Agreement periodically for any potential changes. Your continued use of or access to the Products or Services after publishing any changes to this Agreement will constitute acceptance of those changes.
  3. Your Responsibilities.
    1. Your Accounts. Except when caused by our breach of this Agreement, (a) you are responsible for all activities that occur under your Account(s), regardless of whether the activities are authorized by you or undertaken by you, your employees or a third party (including your contractors, agents, affiliates or End Users), and (b) we and our affiliates are not responsible for unauthorized access to your Account.
    2. Your Use. You will ensure that Your Use of the Products or Services does not violate any law. You are and remain solely responsible for Your Use of the Services.
    3. Your Security and Backup. You are responsible for properly configuring and using the Products or Services and otherwise taking appropriate action to secure, protect and backup your Accounts and Your Content in a manner that will provide appropriate security and protection, which might include use of encryption.
    4. Login Credentials and Account Keys. To the extent we provide you with login credentials and API authentication generated by the Services, such login credentials and API authentication are for your internal use only and you will not sell, transfer or sublicense them to any other entity or person, except that you may disclose your private key to your agents and subcontractors performing work on your behalf.
  4. Fees and Payment.
    1. Publicly Available Services. Some Services, including paid Services up to a certain use threshold, may be offered to the public and licensed on a royalty free basis.
    2. Service Fees. Unless otherwise specified in an Order form for any of our Products or Services, to the extent a Product or Service incurs fees, we calculate and bill all fees and charges at the time of order and are due in full at the time of your order. For any Neko Products or Services under a Plan, on the first day of each billing period, you will pay us the applicable fees (the “Base Fees”) and any applicable taxes based on the Products or Services in the plan that you agreed to at the time of Order. In addition, we may, for particular Products or Services as defined in your Order, issue an invoice to you for all charges above the applicable threshold for your Order (the “Applicable Threshold”) based on your use of the Products or Services during the previous billing period (the “Overage Fees” and, together with the Base Fees, the “Fees”) as those Overage Fees are defined in your Plan. If you make any other changes to the Products or Services during a billing period (e.g. upgrading or downgrading your Product or Service as agreed in your Order), we will apply any additional charges or credits to the next billing period. We may bill you more frequently for Fees accrued if we have reason to believe or receive information that your account is fraudulent or at risk of non-payment. You will pay us the Fees for use of the Product or Service Offerings in U.S. dollars unless otherwise agreed to in writing. All amounts payable by you under this Agreement will be paid to us without setoff or counterclaim, and without any deduction or withholding. Fees and charges for any new Product or Service or new feature of a Product or Service will be effective when we communicate updated fees and charges to you, unless we expressly state otherwise in a notice. We may increase or add new fees and charges for any existing Products or Services you are using by giving you at least 30 days prior notice. We may elect to charge you interest at the rate of 1.5% per month (or the highest rate permitted by law, if less) on all late payments.
    3. Taxes. Each party will be responsible, as required under applicable law, for identifying and paying all taxes and other governmental fees and charges (and any penalties, interest, and other additions thereto) that are imposed on that party upon or with respect to the transactions and payments under this Agreement. All Fees payable by you are exclusive taxes unless otherwise noted. We reserve the right to withhold taxes where required.
  5. Physical Product(s) Order(s).
    1. Products Order. It is your responsibility to determine and select the Products suited to your needs and then follow the ordering process on the Site. Before ordering, it is your responsibility to ensure compatibility of the Products with those that you use. Once you have selected your Product(s), please complete your purchases by following the instructions provided at each step on the Site and then check the accuracy of the order summary presented to you before clicking on the order button. A confirmation message will then be sent to you. When the Product(s) ship, you will receive a shipment confirmation together with a copy of the paid invoice. Please note that Neko may apply quantity limitations on orders made on this Site in its sole discretion.
    2. Price and Promotions. Neko reserves the right to modify at any time the price of any of the Products, understanding that the price actually charged will be that of the one in effect at the time of the order. Please note that the price displayed on the landing page of the Site is an estimation based on your IP address. The displayed prices of the Products are exclusive of shipping costs, unless specifically specified on the Site. Shipping costs include the processing costs of the order and the delivery. They may vary according to the size, the weight of the package, the choice of the carrier and the delivery address and are individualized when placing the order. For deliveries outside the United States, please note that some countries or states may apply customs duties, import taxes or other taxes, the payment of which is your exclusive responsibility. Therefore, when placing an order, it is your responsibility to ensure with the local authorities that you comply with any prior formalities and or payment of duties and taxes of any kind related to the import of the products. From time to time The Neko may occasionally offer discounts, bundles or other promotions (hereinafter “Promotions”) on the Site. Unless specifically stipulated otherwise, such Promotions are not cumulative and only end user customers are eligible. Promotions and Promotion Codes may be applicable on certain product lines only.
    3. Title Retention and Payment. The prices that will be invoiced for the Products are those displayed on the checkout page of the Site when placing the order. The prices expressed in crypto currencies are those provided by our exchange rate provider at the time of the order. Payment must be made at the time of order. The full amount will be charged at the time of order. Title to the Products will generally transfer to customer upon shipment, except where Neko is shipping Products under DDP Incoterm to solve specific customs situations (such as in Canada and in the United Kingdom). In addition to the late payment penalties, additional fees may be claimed, upon justification and as permitted by the law, when the collection costs are exceeding the amount of the fixed fee. Notwithstanding the previous statements, if the payment of a due amount is not received or in case of irregular payment, Neko reserves the right, after registering your order, to suspend or cancel the order and or delivery.
    4. Product Delivery. The Products are delivered to the address of delivery that you specified when placing your order. Depending on your delivery address, one or more transport service providers can be proposed with their respective rates. When you have been offered the choice between various modes of transport, you are asked to choose the one you want to select. Risk of loss and damage to the Products will transfer to you upon delivery. Upon receipt of your order, it is your responsibility to check the condition of the Product, its package, its packaging and contents, upon delivery or collection. If you notice any defects, you must follow the procedure provided by the transport service company in such case and inform Neko of these defects by specifying the order number no later than eight days after delivery. Delivery times are indicated when placing the order. These delivery times are indicative and may vary depending on the transport service companies. Neko cannot be held liable for any delays caused by the transport service company. In case the delivery remained unsuccessful and/or your package was not claimed at a collection point for thirty (30) days, Neko reserves the right to cancel your order and reimburse the purchase price to you, in which case the title to the Product(s) will transfer back to Neko. 5.5 Right of Return. You can notify us of your decision to return any Product by filling out the online return form. In this case, Neko will immediately send an acknowledgment of receipt of the return decision by email. You must send notice of return before the expiration of the fourteen (14) calendar day period in order for the return to be accepted. You must return the Product to Neko no later than fourteen (14) days after notification of your decision to return. The Product return costs are your responsibility. You must return the Product in perfect condition in its original packaging. We will reimburse you for all amounts received, including delivery charges, within fourteen (14) days from the date we were notified of your withdrawal decision, but we may defer the refund until we have received the Product. You will be reimbursed using the same payment method you used for the initial transaction, unless you agree otherwise. For payments received in virtual currency, you will be reimbursed in virtual currency less the U.S. Dollar equivalent of the original purchase. For any claims about the Products, please contact Neko directly at support@theneko.io.
  6. Term; Termination.
    1. Term. The term of this Agreement will commence on the Effective Date and will remain in effect until terminated under this Section 6. Any notice of termination of this Agreement by either party to the other must include a Termination Date that complies with the notice periods in Section 6.2.
    2. Termination.
      1. Termination for Convenience. You may terminate this Agreement for any reason by, in the case of ceasing use of the Product or Service. In the case of any order of our Product or Service, only in accordance with your Order. In the case of Plans not requiring an Account, we may terminate this Agreement for any reason by providing you at least 30 days’ written notice. In the case of paid Order(s), we may terminate only in accordance with your Order.
      2. Termination for Cause.
        1. By Either Party. Either party may terminate this Agreement for cause if the other party is in material breach of this Agreement and the material breach remains unresolved for a period of 30 days from receipt of notice by the other party.
        2. By Us. We may also terminate this Agreement immediately upon notice to you (A) if our relationship with a third-party partner who provides software or other technology we use to provide the Services expires, terminates or requires us to change the way we provide the software or other technology as part of the Products or Services, or (B) in order to comply with the law or requests of governmental entities.
    3. Effect of Termination. Upon the Termination Date:
      1. all your rights under this Agreement immediately terminate;
      2. each party remains responsible for all fees and charges it has incurred through the Termination Date and are responsible for any fees and charges it incurs during the post termination period;
      3. Sections 3, 4, 6.3, 7 (except the license granted to you in Section 7.2), 8, 9, 10, 11 and 14 will continue to apply in accordance with their terms. For any use of the Services after the Termination Date, the terms of this Agreement will again apply.
  7. Proprietary Rights.
    1. Your Content. Depending on the Product or Service, you may share Content with us. Except as provided in this Section 7, we obtain no rights under this Agreement from you (or your licensors) to Your Content. You consent to our use of Your Content to provide the Services to you.
    2. Service Offerings License. We or our licensors own all right, title, and interest in and to the Products or Services, and all related technology and intellectual property rights. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, we grant you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable license to do the following: (a) access and use the Products or Services solely in accordance with this Agreement; and (b) copy and use Our Content solely in connection with your permitted use of the Product or Services. Except as provided in this Section 7.2, you obtain no rights under this Agreement from us, our affiliates or our licensors to the Product or Service Offerings, including any related intellectual property rights. Some of Our Content and Third Party Content may be provided to you under a separate license, such as the Apache License, Version 2.0, or other open source license. In the event of a conflict between this Agreement and any separate license, the separate license will prevail with respect to Our Content or Third-Party Content that is the subject of such separate license.
    3. License Restrictions. Neither you nor any End User will use the Products or Services in any manner or for any purpose other than as expressly permitted by this Agreement. Except as expressly authorized, neither you nor any End User will, or will attempt to (a) modify, distribute, alter, tamper with, repair, or otherwise create derivative works of any Content included in the Products or Services (except to the extent Content included in the Product or Services is provided to you under a separate license that expressly permits the creation of derivative works), (b) reverse engineer, disassemble, or decompile the Products or Services or apply any other process or procedure to derive the source code of any software included in the Products or Services (except to the extent applicable law doesn’t allow this restriction), (c) access or use the Products or Services in a way intended to avoid incurring fees or exceeding usage limits or quotas, (d) use scraping techniques to mine or otherwise scrape data except as permitted by written agreement, or (e) resell or sublicense the Products or Services unless otherwise agreed in writing. You will not use Our Marks unless you obtain our prior written consent. You will not misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us and you (including by expressing or implying that we support, sponsor, endorse, or contribute to you or your business endeavors). You will not imply any relationship or affiliation between us and you except as expressly permitted by this Agreement.
    4. Suggestions. If you provide any Suggestions to us or our affiliates, we and our affiliates will be entitled to use the Suggestions without restriction. You hereby irrevocably assign to us all right, title, and interest in and to the Suggestions and agree to provide us any assistance we require to document, perfect, and maintain our rights in the Suggestions.
  8. Indemnification.
    1. General.
      1. You will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us, our affiliates and licensors, and each of their respective employees, officers, directors, and representatives from and against any Losses arising out of or relating to any claim concerning: (a) breach of this Agreement or violation of applicable law by you; and (b) a dispute between you and any of your customers or users. You will reimburse us for reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, associated with claims described in (a) and (b) above.
      2. We will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless you and your employees, officers, directors, and representatives from and against any Losses arising out of or relating to any claim concerning our material and intentional breach of this Agreement. We will reimburse you for reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses associated with the claims described in this paragraph.
    2. Intellectual Property.
      1. Subject to the limitations in this Section 8, you will defend Neko, its affiliates, and their respective employees, officers, and directors against any third-party claim alleging that any of Your Content infringes or misappropriates that third party’s intellectual property rights, and will pay the amount of any adverse final judgment or settlement.
      2. Subject to the limitations in this Section 8, we will defend you and your employees, officers, and directors against any third-party claim alleging that the Services infringe or misappropriate that third party’s intellectual property rights, and will pay the amount of any adverse final judgment or settlement.
      3. Neither party will have obligations or liability under this Section 8.2 arising from infringement by your combinations of the Services with any other product, service, software, data, content or method. In addition, we will have no obligations or liability arising from your use of the Services after we have notified you to discontinue such use. The remedies provided in this Section 8.2 are the sole and exclusive remedies for any third-party claims of infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property rights by the Services or by Your Content.
    3. Process. In no event will a party agree to any settlement of any claim that involves any commitment, other than the payment of money, without the written consent of the other party.
  9. Disclaimers; Risk.
    1. DISCLAIMER. THE PRODUCT AND SERVICE OFFERINGS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW, OR TO THE EXTENT ANY STATUTORY RIGHTS APPLY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED, LIMITED OR WAIVED, WE AND OUR AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS (A) MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE REGARDING THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERINGS OR THE THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, AND (B) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED OR EXPRESS WARRANTIES (I) OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR QUIET ENJOYMENT, (II) ARISING OUT OF ANY COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, (III) THAT THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERINGS OR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR FREE OR FREE OF HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND (IV) THAT ANY CONTENT WILL BE SECURE OR NOT OTHERWISE LOST OR ALTERED.
    2. RISKS. OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES RELY ON EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, SUCH AS ETHEREUM. SOME SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO INCREASED RISK THROUGH YOUR POTENTIAL MISUSE OF THINGS SUCH AS PUBLIC/PRIVATE KEY CRYPTOGRAPHY. BY USING THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES YOU EXPLICITLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND ACCEPT THESE HEIGHTENED RISKS.
  10. Limitations of Liability.
    1. Limitation of Liability. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CLAIMS RELATING TO A BREACH OF OUR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS AS GOVERNED BY SECTION 7 AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CLAIMS AS GOVERNED BY SECTION 8, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF EACH PARTY TOGETHER WITH ALL OF ITS AFFILIATES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU HEREUNDER FOR THE SERVICES GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY IN THE TWELVE MONTHS PRECEDING THE FIRST INCIDENT OUT OF WHICH THE LIABILITY AROSE, OR, IF NO FEES HAVE BEEN PAID, $25,000. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION WILL APPLY WHETHER AN ACTION IS IN CONTRACT OR TORT AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, BUT WILL NOT LIMIT YOUR PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS UNDER SECTION 4.
    2. Exclusion of Consequential and Related Damages. IN NO EVENT WILL EITHER PARTY OR ITS AFFILIATES HAVE ANY LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, GOODWILL, OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, COVER, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, WHETHER AN ACTION IS IN CONTRACT OR TORT AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, EVEN IF A PARTY OR ITS AFFILIATES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR IF A PARTY’S OR ITS AFFILIATES’ REMEDY OTHERWISE FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW.
  11. Binding Arbitration and Class Action Waiver.

    PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY – IT MAY SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT.

    1. Binding Arbitration. Any dispute, claim or controversy (“Claim”) relating in any way to this Agreement, the Site, or your use of the Services will be resolved by binding arbitration as provided in this Section 11, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify.
    2. If you are located in the United States: This agreement and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this Agreement. There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow the terms of this Agreement as a court would. The arbitration will be conducted in accordance with the expedited procedures set forth in the JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures (the “Rules”) as those Rules exist on the effective date of this Agreement, including Rules 16.1 and 16.2 of those Rules. The arbitrator’s decision shall be final, binding, and non-appealable. Judgment upon the award may be entered and enforced in any court having jurisdiction. Neither party shall sue the other party other than as provided herein or for enforcement of this clause or of the arbitrator’s award; any such suit may be brought only in a Federal District Court or a New York state court located in New York County, New York. The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, unconscionability, arbitrability, enforceability, or formation of this Agreement including any claim that all or any part of the Agreement is void or voidable. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we and you waive any right to a jury trial. Notwithstanding the foregoing we and you both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.
    3. If you are located in the United Kingdom: This agreement and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales. Any dispute, claim or controversy relating in any way to this Agreement, the Services, your use of the Services, or to any products or services licensed or distributed by us will be resolved by binding arbitration as provided in this clause. Prior to commencing any formal arbitration proceedings, parties shall first seek settlement of any claim by mediation in accordance with the LCIA Mediation Rules, which Rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this clause. If the dispute is not settled by mediation within 14 days of the commencement of the mediation, or such further period as the parties shall agree in writing, the dispute shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration under the LCIA Rules, which are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this clause. The language to be used in the mediation and in the arbitration shall be English. The seat or legal place of arbitration shall be London.
    4. If you are located in any territory that is not specifically enumerated in Sections 11.2 or 11.3, you may elect for either of Section 11.2 or 11.3 to apply to you, otherwise this agreement and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Ireland. Any dispute, claim or controversy relating in any way to this Agreement, the Services, your use of the Services, or to any products or services licensed or distributed by us will be resolved by binding arbitration as provided in this clause. Prior to commencing any formal arbitration proceedings, parties shall first seek settlement of any claim by mediation in accordance with the LCIA Mediation Rules, which Rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this clause. If the dispute is not settled by mediation within 14 days of the commencement of the mediation, or such further period as the parties shall agree in writing, the dispute shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration under the LCIA Rules, which are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this clause. The language to be used in the mediation and in the arbitration shall be English. The seat or legal place of arbitration shall be Dublin, Ireland.
    5. Class Action Waiver. YOU AND WE AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. YOU AND WE EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO FILE A CLASS ACTION OR SEEK RELIEF ON A CLASS BASIS. Unless both you and we agree, no arbitrator or judge may consolidate more than one person’s claims or otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. The arbitrator may award 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. If a court decides that applicable law precludes enforcement of any of this paragraph’s limitations as to a particular claim for relief, then that claim (and only that claim) must be severed from the arbitration and may be brought in court. If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver set forth in this paragraph is void or unenforceable for any reason or that an arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then the arbitration provision set forth above shall be deemed null and void in its entirety and the parties shall be deemed to have not agreed to arbitrate disputes.
    6. 30-Day Right to Opt Out. You have the right to opt-out and not be bound by the arbitration and class action waiver provisions set forth above by sending written notice of your decision to opt-out to the following address: via email at notices@theneko.io with subject line LEGAL OPT OUT. The notice must be sent within 30 days of your first use of the Services, otherwise you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with the terms of those paragraphs. If you opt-out of these arbitration provisions, we will also not be bound by them.
  12. Miscellaneous.
    1. Assignment. You will not assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement or any of your rights and obligations under this Agreement, without our prior written consent. Any assignment or transfer in violation of this Section 12.1 will be void. We may assign this Agreement without your consent (a) in connection with a merger, acquisition or sale of all or substantially all of our assets, or (b) to any Affiliate or as part of a corporate reorganization; and effective upon such assignment, the assignee is deemed substituted for us as a party to this Agreement and we are fully released from all of our obligations and duties to perform under this Agreement. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement will be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective permitted successors and assigns.
    2. Entire Agreement and Modifications. This Agreement incorporates the Policies by reference and is the entire agreement between you and us regarding the subject matter of this Agreement. If the terms of this document are inconsistent with the terms contained in any Policy, the terms contained in this document will control. Any modification to the terms of this Agreement may only be made in writing.
    3. Force Majeure. Neither party nor their respective affiliates will be liable for any delay or failure to perform any obligation under this Agreement where the delay or failure results from any cause beyond such party’s reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, utilities or other telecommunications failures, cyberattacks, earthquake, storms or other elements of nature, pandemics, blockages, embargoes, riots, acts or orders of government, acts of terrorism, or war.
    4. Export and Sanctions Compliance. In connection with this Agreement, you will comply with all applicable import, re-import, sanctions, anti-boycott, export, and re-export control laws and regulations, including all such laws and regulations that may apply. For clarity, you are solely responsible for compliance related to the manner in which you choose to use the Services. You may not use any Service if you are the subject of U.S. sanctions or of sanctions consistent with U.S. law imposed by the governments of the country where you are using the Service.
    5. Independent Contractors; Non-Exclusive Rights. We and you are independent contractors, and this Agreement will not be construed to create a partnership, joint venture, agency, or employment relationship. Neither party, nor any of their respective affiliates, is an agent of the other for any purpose or has the authority to bind the other. Both parties reserve the right (a) to develop or have developed for it products, services, concepts, systems, or techniques that are similar to or compete with the products, services, concepts, systems, or techniques developed or contemplated by the other party, and (b) to assist third party developers or systems integrators who may offer products or services which compete with the other party’s products or services.
    6. Eligibility. If you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, you may use the Site or Services only with the consent of or under the supervision of your parent or legal guardian. NOTICE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS: By granting your minor permission to access the Site or Services, you agree to these Terms of Use on behalf of your minor. You are responsible for exercising supervision over your minor’s online activities. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not let your minor use the Site or Services.
    7. Language. All communications and notices made or given pursuant to this Agreement must be in the English language. If we provide a translation of the English language version of this Agreement, the English language version of the Agreement will control if there is any conflict.
    8. Notice.
      1. To You. We may provide any notice to you under this Agreement by: (i) posting a notice on the Site; or (ii) sending a message to the email address then associated with your Account. Notices we provide by posting on the Site will be effective upon posting and notices we provide by email will be effective when we send the email. It is your responsibility to keep your email address current. You will be deemed to have received any email sent to the email address then associated with your account when we send the email, whether or not you actually receive the email.
      2. To Us. To give us notice under this Agreement, you must contact us by email at notices@theneko.io
    9. No Third-Party Beneficiaries. Except as otherwise set forth herein, this Agreement does not create any third-party beneficiary rights in any individual or entity that is not a party to this Agreement.
    10. No Waivers. The failure by us to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a present or future waiver of such provision nor limit our right to enforce such provision at a later time. All waivers by us must be in writing to be effective.
    11. Severability. If any portion of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect. Any invalid or unenforceable portions will be interpreted to effect and intent of the original portion. If such construction is not possible, the invalid or unenforceable portion will be severed from this Agreement but the rest of the Agreement will remain in full force and effect.
    12. Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement. If you are a copyright owner or agent of the owner, and you believe that your copyright or the copyright of a person on whose behalf you are authorized to act has been infringed, please provide us a written notice at the address below with the following information:
      1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
      2. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
      3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Services;
      4. your address, telephone number, and email address;
      5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
      6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
  13. You can reach us at: Email: notices@theneko.io Subject Line: Copyright Notification Mail
  14. Definitions.

    “Acceptable Use Policy” means the policy set forth below, as it may be updated by us from time to time. You agree not to, and not to allow third parties to, use the Services:

    1. to violate, or encourage the violation of, the legal rights of others (for example, this may include allowing End Users to infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of others in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act);
    2. to engage in, promote or encourage any illegal or harmful activity or infringing, offensive or harmful content;
    3. for any unlawful, invasive, infringing, defamatory or fraudulent purpose (for example, this may include phishing, creating a pyramid scheme or mirroring a website);
    4. to intentionally distribute viruses, worms, Trojan horses, corrupted files, hoaxes, or other items of a destructive or deceptive nature;
    5. to interfere with the use of the Services, or the equipment used to provide the Services, by customers, authorized resellers, or other authorized users;
    6. to disable, interfere with or circumvent any aspect of the Services (for example, any thresholds or limits);
    7. to generate, distribute, publish or facilitate unsolicited mass email, promotions, advertising or other solicitation; or
    8. to use the Services, or any interfaces provided with the Services, to access any other product or service in a manner that violates the terms of service of such other product or service.

      “Account Information” means information about you that you provide to us in connection with the creation or administration of your Account. For example, Account Information includes names, usernames, phone numbers, email addresses and billing information associated with your Account.

      “API” means an application program interface.

      “Applicable Threshold” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.2.

      “Base Fee” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.2.

      “Content” means software (including machine images), data, text, audio, video or images and any documentation we offer for the Services.

      “End User” means any individual or entity that directly or indirectly through another user: (a) accesses or uses Your Content; or (b) otherwise accesses or uses the Service Offerings under your account.

      “Fees” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.2.

      “Losses” means any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees).’

      “Our Marks” means any trademarks, service marks, service or trade names, logos, and other designations of The Neko LLC. and their affiliates or licensors that we may make available to you in connection with this Agreement.

      “Order” means an order for the Products or Services executed through an order form directly with Neko, or through a cloud vendor, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud.

      “Overage Fees” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.2.

      “Policies” means this Agreement, the Acceptable Use Policy, Privacy Policy, any supplemental policies or addendums applicable to any Service as provided to you, and any other policy or terms referenced in or incorporated into this Agreement, each as may be updated by us from time to time.

      “Privacy Policy” means the privacy policy located at https://theneko.io/privacy-policy (and any successor or related locations designated by us), as it may be updated by us from time to time.

      “Services” means each of the services offered by but not limited to The Neko, Maneki-Neko, NekoMask, Neko Guard, and others and any other features, tools, materials, or services offered from time to time, including our network infrastructure, by us or our affiliates.

      “Service Offerings” means the Services (including associated APIs), Our Content, Our Marks, and any other product or service provided by us under this Agreement. Service Offerings do not include Third-Party Content or Third-Party Services.

      “Suggestions” means all suggested improvements to the Service Offerings that you provide to us.

      “Term” means the term of this Agreement described in Section 6.1.

      “Termination Date” means the effective date of termination provided in accordance with Section 6, in a notice from one party to the other.

      “Third-Party Content” means Content made available to you by any third party on the Site or in conjunction with the Services.

      “Your Content” means Content that you or any End User transfers to us for processing, storage or hosting by the Services in connection with Account and any computational results that you or any End User derive from the foregoing through their use of the Services. Your Content does not include Account Information.