Terms of Service

Terms of Service
Effective as from 12 October 2012.

1. Acceptance of the Terms of Service

Welcome to Mechation Studio Inc (a.k.a. “smartogether” or “we” or “us” or the “Company”). We are excited to have you as a user and member of the community. The following terms and conditions (collectively, these “Terms of Service”) apply to your use of Mechation Studio Inc including any content, functionality and services offered on or via Mechation Studio Inc (the “Website”). The Terms of Service also include our Privacy Policy, that you can review here: https://www.mechationstudio.com/privacy.  We want to keep our relationship with you as lean and informal as possible, but please read the Terms of Service carefully before you start using Mechation Studio Inc, because by using the Website you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Service. Should you disagree with any of the provisions herein, you must leave the Website, but please let us know at info@mechationstudio.com or privacy@mechationstudio.com. We’ll be happy to hear your comments and suggestions.

2. Changes to the Terms of Service and the Website

Mechation Studio Inc reserves the right to update the Website and these Terms of Service from time to time, at our discretion and without notice. Nevertheless, this document is public on Mechation Studio Inc, and you will be able to track the changes for any new version. Your continued use of the Website following the publishing of updated Terms of Service means that you accept and agree to the changes.

3. Accessing the Website,Security and Privacy

Mechation Studio Inc  reserves the right to suspend or restrict access of some features to users. In any case, we will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period, nor for any data loss. To access certain features of the Website you have to register by entering your email and choosing a password as part of our security procedures. You must treat such information as confidential, not disclosing it to any third party. There is a password reset procedure in case you forget your password, but please notify us of any breach of security. We highly recommend to choose a strong password (e.g. “itslongWITHCAPSand99numbers!!”) and you log out from your account at the end of every session. It is a condition of your use of the Website that all the information you provide on the Website is correct, current and complete. In the future, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. As custom for internet websites, we reserve the right to disable any user account, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any provision of these Terms of Service.  We also do not guarantee that the Website or any content provided on the Website is error free. We manage your personal data according to our Privacy Policy, that you can review in detail here: http://www.mechationstudio.com/privacypolicy.

4. Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitations of Liability and Indemnification.

Your use of Mechation Studio Inc is at your sole risk. The service is provided “as is” and “as available”. We disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. We are not liable for damages, direct or consequential, resulting from your use of the Website, and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from any claims, losses, liability costs and expenses (including but not limites to attorney’s fees) arising from your violation of any third-party’s rights. You acknowledge that you have only a limited, non-exclusive, nontransferable license to use the Website. Because the Website is not error or bug free, you agree that you will use it carefully and avoid using it ways which might result in any loss of your or any third party’s property or information.

5. Terms and Termination

This Agreement will become effective in relation to you when you create a smartogether account or when you start using the Mechation Studio Inc Service and will remain effective until terminated by you or Mechation Studio Inc.  Mechation Studio Inc reserves the right to terminate this Agreement or suspend your smartogether account at any time in case of unauthorized, or suspected unauthorized use of the Mechation Studio Inc Service whether in contravention of this Agreement or otherwise. If Mechation Studio Inc terminates this Agreement, or suspends your smartogether account for any of the reasons set out in this section, Mechation Studio Inc shall have no liability or responsibility to you, and Mechation Studio Inc.

6. Intellectual property

Mechation Studio Inc respects intellectual property rights, and expects you to do the same. The Mechation Studio Inc Service and the content provided through the Mechation Studio IncService is the property of Mechation Studio Inc or Mechation Studio Inc‘s licensors and protected by intellectual property rights (including but not limited to copyright), and you do not have a right to use the Mechation Studio Inc Service (including but not limited to its content) in any manner not covered by the Agreement. Furthermore, you must not infringe any third party’s intellectual property rights in using the Mechation Studio Inc Service. Further, you may not remove or alter any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property notices contained on or provided through the Mechation Studio Inc Service.

7. Technology limitations and modifications

Mechation Studio Inc will make reasonable efforts to keep the Mechation Studio Inc Service operational. However, certain technical difficulties or maintenance may, from time to time, result in temporary interruptions. Mechation Studio Inc reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, functions and features of the Mechation Studio Inc Service with or without notice.

8. Assignment

Mechation Studio Inc may assign this Agreement or any part of it without restrictions. You may not assign this Agreement or any part of it to any third party.

9. Entire agreement

This Agreement together with the Mechation Studio Inc Privacy Policy, (the Agreements) constitutes all the terms and conditions agreed upon between you and Mechation Studio Inc and supersede any prior agreements in relation to the subject matter of these Agreements, whether written or oral. Any additional or different terms or conditions in relation to the subject matter of these Agreements in any written or oral communication from you to Mechation Studio Inc are void. You agree and accept that you have not accepted the terms and conditions of this Agreement in reliance of or to any oral or written representations made by Mechation Studio Inc not contained in this Agreement.

10. Severability

Should for any reason or to any extent any provision of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or enforceability shall not in any manner affect or render invalid or unenforceable the remaining provisions of this Agreement and the application of that provision shall be enforced to the extent permitted by law.

11. Mandatory arbitration; exceptions to mandatory arbitration, waiver of class action rights; limitations period; venue and choice of law

i. You and Mechation Studio Inc agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating in any way to the Mechation Studio Inc Service or your use thereof, including our Agreement, shall be determined by mandatory binding arbitration. You agree that the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision, and that you and Mechation Studio Inc are each waiving the right to a trial by jury and the right to participate in a class or multi-party action. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of this Agreement.  The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes of the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA Rules”), as modified by this Agreement, and as administered by the AAA. ii. You and Mechation Studio Inc agree that (a) any claims seeking to enforce, protect, or determine the validity or ownership of any intellectual property rights, and (b) any claims related to allegations of theft, piracy or unauthorized use of the Mechation Studio Inc Service are NOT subject to mandatory arbitration. Instead, you and Mechation Studio Inc agree that the preceding claims (including but not limited to claims for injunctive or equitable relief) shall be exclusively decided by Courts of competent jurisdiction in Baltimore, Maryland, and that applicable Maryland and/or Federal law shall govern, without regarding to choice of law principals. iii. YOU AND MECHATION STUDIO INC AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A CLASS MEMBER OR IN ANY REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY OR PROCEEDING. Further, the arbitrator shall not consolidate any other person’s claims with your claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a multi-party or class proceeding. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable in any way, then the entirety of this arbitration section shall be null and void. The arbitrator may not award declaratory or injunctive relief. iv. Any arbitration must be commenced by filing a demand for arbitration with the AAA within ONE (1) YEAR after the date the party asserting the claim first knows or reasonably should know of the act, omission or default giving rise to the claim; and there shall be no right to any remedy for any claim not asserted within that time period. If applicable law prohibits a one-year limitations period for asserting claims, any claim must be asserted within the shortest time period permitted by applicable law.  Any arbitration costs or fees deemed “excessive” will be paid by Mechation Studio Inc. v. You and Mechation Studio Inc agree that this Agreement involves interstate commerce and is subject to the Federal Arbitration Act. You and Mechation Studio Inc further agree that applicable laws of the State of Maryland shall exclusively govern any dispute without regard to choice or conflicts of law rules. The sole and exclusive venue for the resolution of any dispute, whether or not subject to mandatory arbitration as described above, shall lie in Baltimore, Maryland.

12. English version prevails

In the event that this Agreement is translated into other languages and there is a discrepancy between the two language versions, the English language version shall prevail to the extent that such discrepancy is the result of an error in translation.

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