TERMS & CONDITIONS
SIGNING UP FOR VOIPPROS’ FAX SERVICE CREATES A CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND US, CONSISTING OF THE ORDER, THE APPLICABLE SERVICE DESCRIPTION AND THIS AGREEMENT. YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE AND AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS: (1) ACCEPTING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ELECTRONICALLY DURING THE ORDERING PROCESS AND/OR UPON LOGGING ON TO USE YOUR SERVICE, (2) YOUR SUBMISSION OF AN ORDER, (3) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE DESCRIBED HEREIN. THROUGH THESE ACTIONS YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN THIS AGREEMENT.
INTRODUCTION. This VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE Fax Service Agreement, together with any operating rules, policies, price schedules, or other supplemental documents expressly incorporated herein by reference and published from time to (collectively, the “Agreement”), constitutes the entire agreement between VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE, a California Proprietorship, (hereinafter referred to as (“we,” “us,” “VOIPPROS or TELEPHASE”) and the party set forth in the related Order (herein after referred to as “you,” “user” or “Customer”) regarding VOIPPros’ Fax Service (as deﬁned herein), and supersedes all prior agreements, discussions or writings between the parties regarding the subject matter of this Agreement. For purposes of this Agreement, the term “VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE” includes our respective subsidiaries, aﬃliates, agents, employees, predecessors in interest, successors, attorneys and any other service provider that furnishes services or devices to you in connection with this agreement. For purposes of this Agreement, the term “Service” shall mean VOIPPros’ facsimile services and any other services, including all software, equipment and other features, products and services provided by VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE necessary to provide the service and described in any order form, and the term “Equipment” or “Device” shall mean a VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE-provided Facsimile Bridge adapter (“Adapter”) and accompanying Ethernet cable if applicable.
REVISIONS TO TERMS AND PRICING. From time to time, we may revise the terms and conditions of this Agreement (including, without limitation, any of the policies incorporated by reference) and the pricing for the Service. Notice of revisions to the Agreement or pricing shall be posted on the VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE Website (“the Website”) and deemed given and eﬀective on the date posted to the Website. If you do not agree to the revision(s), you must terminate your Service immediately, subject to the Termination provisions provided in this Agreement By continuing to use the Service after revision(s) are in eﬀect, you hereby accept and agree to all such revisions.
CUSTOMER REPRESENTATIONS. You represent and warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age or, as applicable, the age of majority in the country, state or province in which you reside, and that you possess the legal right and ability to enter into this Agreement. You represent and warrant that your name, username, contact information and registered location are true and correct and if for business use, you are authorized to act on behalf of your company. You understand that VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE relies on the information you supply and that providing false or incorrect information may result in Service provisioning and delivery delays, the suspension or termination of your Service. You agree to promptly notify VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE whenever your personal or billing information changes (including but not limited to your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and credit card number and expiration date). You agree to be ﬁnancially responsible for your use of the Service as well as for use of your account by others.
USER RESPONSIBILITY. You agree that you are responsible for all use(s) related to your account. You understand this means that you accept full liability and responsibility for your actions or the actions of anyone who uses the Service via your account with or without your permission. You acknowledge that VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE will be sending you information, including your Password, via e-mail over the Internet. You agree that the Internet is not a secure network and that third parties may be able to intercept, access, use or corrupt the information and faxes you transmit over the Internet. In order to maintain the security of your Service, you should safeguard your User IDs and Passwords, as well as the media access control (MAC) address of the Adapter. The MAC address is one of the pieces of information used by VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE to authenticate customer communications and should not be shared.
PORTABILITY. In the event you desire to use a fax number you already own with the Service, you will be required to port your number to our location. The procedure for porting your fax number along with the documents that must be completed will be emailed to you after your order is completed.
You hereby authorize VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE to process your order for the Service and to notify your local service provider of your decision to switch your local services to VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE and to transfer your fax number and represent that you are authorized to take these actions. You may be required to complete a letter of authorization, provide us with a copy of your most recent bill from your service provider, as well as provide us with any other information required by your service provider to port your number. Failure to provide any information requested by VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE or the third-party services provider will delay the porting of the number to VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE. You acknowledge that the porting of your numbers is dependent upon the cooperation of you and third parties not under the control of VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE. VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE shall not be responsible for any delay in the port of your number and will not provide credit for any such delays.
You agree and acknowledge that you must install and activate your Device prior to the date that the number switch becomes eﬀective. You will be assigned a temporary fax number until your transfer is completed. You may place and receive calls using this temporary number until such time as your phone number is transferred.
VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE has the right to refuse to import a number if, in its sole discretion, it does not have the infrastructure to support the number.
Unauthorized Port Outs. You acknowledge and agree that telephone or facsimile numbers may be ported out from your Services or your account due to acts or omissions of third parties, and it may be diﬃcult or impossible for VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE to: (i) prevent such port-outs: (ii) retrieve numbers ported-out of your account; or (iii) port such numbers back into your account. VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE has no responsibility or liability due to such port-outs.
SERVICE DISTINCTIONS. You acknowledge and understand that the Service we are providing is not a telephone service, and we provide it on a best eﬀorts basis. Important distinctions exist between telephone service and the facsimile Service oﬀering provided by VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE. The Service is subject to diﬀerent regulatory treatment than telephone service. This treatment may limit or otherwise aﬀect your rights of redress before Federal and State telecommunications regulatory agencies or judicial forums. Events beyond our control may aﬀect our service, such as power outages, ﬂuctuations in the Internet, your underlying ISP or broadband service, or maintenance. We will act in good faith to minimize disruptions to your use of and access to the Service.
Emergency Services 911 Dialing You acknowledge and understand that the VOIPPros by TELEPHASE Fax Service is for data transmission only and emergency dialing to 911 is not capable with the service.
Certain Broadband, Cable Modem, and Other Services. There may also be other services with which our Service may be incompatible. Some providers of broadband service may provide modems that prevent the transmission of communications using our Service. We do not warrant that our Service will be compatible with all broadband services and expressly disclaim any express or implied warranties regarding the compatibility of our Service with any particular broadband service.
LENGTH OF SERVICE.
Service Term. We provide the Service for the term that you have signed up for. Your term begins on the date you ﬁrst ordered the Service or the date we successfully process your payment, whichever is later. It is not the day you receive the Equipment you ordered or the ﬁrst time you use the Service. You are purchasing the Service for the full-service term as set forth in the Order.
Annual Plan If you purchase the Service on an annual plan (i.e., 12-month prepaid fax plan), then you are purchasing the Service for the full length of the applicable Term (i.e., 12 months for a 12-month prepaid fax plan). You have thirty (30) days from the date of purchase for a prorated refund. After thirty (30) days, if you terminate the Services prior to the end of your prepaid term, then you are responsible for all charges for any remaining time left on the prepaid term as if you remained a customer through the end of the then-current prepaid term, including, without limitation, outstanding charges, unbilled charges, taxes, and fees, including any applicable disconnection fee. In addition, you will not be entitled to a refund for any unused portion of prepaid term charges.
Automatic Renewal. The term of this Agreement shall automatically renew for the same term unless you cancel the Service before the end of your current service. See Termination of Service Section 8.4. The renewal begins on the day after the last day of your term.
Our right to disconnect. We have the right to suspend or discontinue the Service generally, or to disconnect the Service, at any time. In addition, we reserve the right to immediately disconnect the Service at any time without notice due to non-payment or unlawful or inappropriate use of the Service.
All charges owed at the time of disconnection will be immediately payable. We will pursue collection for unpaid amounts on disconnected accounts and may report these unpaid charges to credit bureaus.
Termination of Service. In order to terminate the Service, contact our Customer Service Department, via email at customerservice@VOIP-Pros.com, or by calling 1-888-608-3060, prior to the expiration of the current service term. Please refer to the VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE Cancellation Policy posted on our Website at VOIP-PROS.com.
Ownership and Risk of Loss. You will own the Device and bear all the risk of loss, theft, or damage regardless of the payment schedule selected. Returns of non-defective Devices outside of the initial thirty (30) day money-back guarantee period will not be accepted. Refer to our Cancellation policy for more information.
Replacement. Devices purchased from VOIPPROS will be covered by their respective factory warranties, if any, only. VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE does not oﬀer any warranty in addition to, or in replacement of any factory warranties. Prior to returning the Equipment, you must contact VOIPPROS at support@VOIP-Pros.com so that VOIPPROS may determine whether a defect exists and to receive an RMA number, which is required to be submitted along with the return. You must ship the Equipment to the manufacturer at the address provided by VOIPPROS in accordance with all RMA procedures. You have seven (7) days after receipt of an RMA to ship the equipment back to the manufacturer at the address we provide. You must pay all shipping fees. Once the manufacturer has received the Equipment, a replacement may be sent to you. If an advance replacement is provided and the factory has not received the defective Device within fourteen (14) days or it was not in a returnable condition, (original carton, all packing materials and parts in the same condition in which you received them), then VOIPPROS will charge you for the second Device or for the missing parts.
Receipt of damaged devices. If you receive cartons or Devices that are visibly damaged, you must note the damage on the carrier’s freight bill or receipt and keep a copy. You must also keep the original carton, all packing materials, and parts in the same condition in which you received them from the carrier. You must then contact our customer care department immediately at support@VOIP-Pros.com for return instruction.
Tampering with the Device. You may not change the electronic serial number or Equipment identiﬁer of your Device or perform a factory reset of your Device without ﬁrst getting our written consent.
Prohibited Devices. You are prohibited from using the Services with any Devices other than VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE-approved devices received from retailers or from us.
FEES AND CHARGES
Published Fees. We will publish fees and charges on our Website. These fees and charges may change from time to time (except pricing will not change during the term of a minimum commitment contract or prepaid annual plan). New pricing will be eﬀective the next day following posting to the Website and may be applied to renewals of existing Services. We may introduce new products and services at special introductory pricing. Introductory pricing will not be applied retroactively to existing services and may be applied for only limited periods of at our discretion, we may change introductory pricing.
Billing increments. All billing policies are deﬁned by the speciﬁc package the customer chooses. Please refer to the Website for exact billing policies.
Taxes. Taxes Customer is responsible for, and shall pay are any applicable federal, state, municipal, local or other governmental sales, use, excise, Universal Service Fees, value-added, personal property, public utility and other taxes, fees and charges now in force or enacted in the future, that arise from or as a result of Customer’s subscription or use or payment for the Service or a Device. Such amounts are in addition to payment for the Service or Device and will be billed to you. If Customer is exempt from payment of such taxes, you will provide VOIPPROS with an original government-issued certiﬁcate attesting to tax-exempt status. Tax exemption will only apply from and after the date VOIPPROS receives such certiﬁcate.
Activation Fee. One-time activation fees and any other installation fees that may apply are speciﬁed on the Website and vary by product and plan chosen.
Reinstatement Fee. Reinstating the Service after deactivation for non-payment of fees shall result in a reinstatement fee up to $25.
BILLING AND PAYMENT
Billing. We will charge you in advance for each term of the Service. If you have selected a free trial oﬀering, we will commence charging you for the Service at the expiration of the free trial period, unless we are notiﬁed to the contrary. When you subscribe to the Service, you must give us a valid email address and a payment method (credit card) that we accept. We reserve the right to stop accepting your payment method or your payments. You must advise us at once if your payment method expires, you close your account, your billing address changes, your email address changes, or your payment method is cancelled and replaced on account of loss or theft. Except for excess page charges, we will bill in advance to your payment method all charges, fees, and surcharges for each service term. We will bill monthly as due immediately excess page charges and any other charges which we decide to bill as due immediately. Bills will be emailed to the email address on record.
Payment. When you subscribe to the Service, you authorize us to collect from your payment method. This authorization will remain valid until thirty (30) days after you terminate our authority to charge your payment method.
Collection. If we disconnect the Service, you will remain liable to us for all charges under this Agreement and all the costs we incur to collect these charges, including, without limitation, collection costs and attorney’s fees. You also agree to pay any additional charges or fees applied to your billing account for any reason, including but not limited to, interest and charges due to insuﬃcient credit.
Notices. You understand that it is diﬃcult for us to distinguish between credit and debit cards. You agree to waive your rights under Regulation E to receive ten (10) days advance notice from us regarding the amount that we will debit from your account. While we may send you messages about your billing from time to time, we are not obligated to do so. We may change or cease our messages at any time without notice to you.
Billing Disputes. You must notify VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE in writing within seven (7) days after receiving your credit card statement or from the time funds are debited from your bank account if you dispute any VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE charges on that statement or that have been debited from your account, or such dispute will be deemed waived. Notiﬁcation of all billing disputes shall be sent to the following address: customerservice@VOIP-Pros.com.
PRICING AND PAYMENT.
Prices and Fees. VOIPPROS fees and charges for the Service are supplied to you during the ordering process unless otherwise provided for in this Agreement. You agree to pay the applicable one-time and recurring charges. You further agree that any charges, including but not limited to, account setup fees, Adapter fees, Equipment charges, shipping and handling and other nonrecurring charges will be charged to your credit card. Recurring charges will be billed and automatically charged to your credit card on the ﬁrst day of every billing cycle. Your billing cycle will begin on the anniversary date of your subscription date or at the expiration of a free trial period if applicable.
YOU AGREE THAT WE MAY CHARGE YOUR CREDIT CARD FOR ALL AMOUNTS DUE TO US WITHOUT ADDITIONAL NOTICE OR CONSENT. You agree to provide a credit card and not a debit card. If your card is a combination credit card/debit card, you authorize us to use it as a credit card. You also agree to indemnify us for any claims or expenses resulting from providing a debit card instead of a credit card. If your credit card is declined, is invalid or payment is not made by the issuer of your credit card at the time that a charge is attempted, you will not be able to use the Service until your account is paid in full.
Credit Balance Account. Your credit balance account has been established to cover incidental charges on your account that are not covered by your subscription fee. For example, page usage in excess of the pages allowed in your Service plan are automatically charged to your credit balance account. A certain credit limit will be set on your account based upon your service plan and credit history. When the balance of your credit account reaches the credit limit, your account will be unable to send or receive additional facsimiles until the balance is paid down. Any credit balance used as of your subscription renewal or monthly anniversary date will be charged to the credit card on ﬁle. You can make payments to reduce your credit balance account at any time by contacting our Customer Care Department at 1-888-608-3060 or by email to support@VOIP-Pros.com. Any credit balance used as of your subscription renewal or monthly anniversary date will be charged to the credit card on ﬁle.
Credit Terms. All Services provided to You and covered by the Agreement shall at all times be subject to credit approval or review by VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE. You will provide such credit information or assurance as is requested by VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE at any time. VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE, in its sole discretion and judgment, may discontinue credit at any time without notice or require a deposit.
Discontinuation of Service for Nonpayment. The Service to you may be denied or discontinued without notice at any time in the event your credit card provider denies or discontinues providing credit to you for any reason, or you fail to provide us with a new credit card expiration date before the existing one expires. If your credit card fails for any reason during the ordering process, or any regular or monthly billing process, you will have 24 hours to provide VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE your new credit card information. If the credit card issue is not resolved within 48 hours, VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE will deactivate the Services. If your credit card is approved within 24 hours, your facsimile plan and billing cycle will remain unchanged. We reserve the right to modify the per page usage plan at any time. You agree to pay all charges owed to VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE, including but not limited to the reinstatement fee for reactivated services. In the event VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE utilizes a collection agency or resorts to legal action to recover monies due, you agree to reimburse us for all expenses incurred to recover such monies, including attorneys’ fees.
Promotions. VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE may limit the number of promotions you may be eligible for in a given period. Promotions may be cancelled by VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE at any time.
Cancellation Policy. VOIPPros’ cancellation policies are outlined in the Cancellation Policy posted at our Website at com and are incorporated into this policy with this reference. All cancellation requests must be submitted in the form of an email ticket to customerservice@VOIPPros.com, or by calling our Customer Care Department at 1-888-608-3060, and must be made thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the Service term. See the cancellation policy for details. Changes to the Cancellation Policy may be made at any time without notice to you and is eﬀective upon posting to our Website.
Use of Service
Acceptable Use Policy. You agree to comply with the VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) which is posted on our Website at VOIP-Pros.com within our Terms & Conditions Policy and is incorporated into this policy with this reference. Changes to the AUP may be made at any time without notice to you and is eﬀective upon posting to our Website.
You shall not: (a) copy or adapt the Services for any purpose, except as speciﬁcally permitted under this Agreement; (b) use the Services except in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations; (c) reverse engineer, translate, decompile, or disassemble the Services; (d) use the Services in any outsourcing, application service provider, time-sharing or service bureau arrangement, including, without limitation, any use to provide services or process data for the beneﬁt of, or on behalf of, any third party other than the Customer; or (e) cause or permit the disabling or circumvention of any security mechanism contained in or associated with the Services.
MANAGEMENT OF YOUR DATA AND COMPUTER.
System Management and Service Performance. You are solely responsible for obtaining, installing, conﬁguring and maintaining suitable equipment, including your computer and facsimile machine and software, including any necessary system or software upgrades, patches or other ﬁxes which are or may become necessary to access the Service and to operate your computer. VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE will only provide technical assistance with respect to your VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE-provided Adapter.
Monitoring of Network Performance. VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE automatically measures and monitors network performance. We also will access and record information about your computer’s proﬁle and settings and the installation of the Software in order to provide customized technical support. No adjustments to your computer settings will be made without your permission. You hereby consent to VOIPPros’ monitoring of your Internet connection and network performance, and the access to and adjustment of your computer settings, as set forth above, as they relate to the Service.
Storage of User Information. VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE is not obligated to store your communications logs, voicemails, faxes, e-mails, or other messages and does so only as a convenience to You. You agree that VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the deletion or failure to store any call log information, voicemails, faxes, e-mails, messages, and/or other communications maintained or transmitted by the Services. You acknowledge and agree that VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE may establish limits as to the size of communications that VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE transmits or stores and the duration for which VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE stores any communications.
LIMITATION ON WARRANTIES, REMEDIES AND LIABILITY, INDEMNIFICATION
VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY REGARDING THE SERVICE OR DEVICE OR THE INSTALLATION OF SAME AND DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OR DEVICE WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT FAILURE, DELAY, INTERRUPTION, ERROR, DEGRADATION OF QUALITY OR LOSS OF CONTENT, DATA OR INFORMATION. VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE DOES NOT AUTHORIZE ANYONE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES, TO MAKE A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND ON ITS BEHALF AND YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON ANY SUCH STATEMENT. CUSTOMER AGREES THAT IT ACCEPTS THE DEVICE “AS IS” AND THAT CUSTOMER IS NOT ENTITLED TO REPLACEMENT OR REFUND IN THE EVENT OF ANY DEFECT. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, BUT IF ANY PORTION OF THIS SECTION IS DETERMINED TO BE UNLAWFUL, THEN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO LIMIT LIABILITY AGAINST VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER THE LAW.
NO CREDIT ALLOWANCES FOR INTERRUPTION OF VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE SERVICE. WE WILL NOT GIVE YOU CREDIT FOR ANY INTERRUPTION OF VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE SERVICE, INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL FACSIMILE SERVICES.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE BE LIABLE TO YOU, YOUR REPRESENTATIVES OR AUTHORIZED ASSIGNS OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS, RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF THE SERVICE, THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, THE ABSENCE, DELAY, FAILURE OR OUTAGE OF THE SERVICE, THE INABILITY TO DIAL 911 OR E911 TO ACCESS EMERGENCY SERVICE PERSONNEL, THE INABILITY TO DIAL SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT OR FIRE PREVENTION/ PROTECTION SERVICES OR SYSTEMS, THE DEVICE, THE USE OF AND/OR INABILITY TO USE THE DEVICE, THE INSTALLATION OF THE DEVICE, AND/OR THIS AGREEMENT. NOR SHALL VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DELAY OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE SERVICE, INCLUDING 911 DIALING AT ANY TIME OR FROM TIME TO TIME, OR FOR ANY INTERRUPTION OR DEGRADATION OF QUALITY CAUSED BY ANY REASON INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: AN ACT OR OMISSION OF AN UNDERLYING CARRIER, SERVICE PROVIDER, VENDOR OR THIRD PARTY, EQUIPMENT, NETWORK OR FACILITY FAILURE, EQUIPMENT, NETWORK OR FACILITY UPGRADE, SERVICE, MAINTENANCE, MODIFICATION, SHORTAGE, OR RELOCATION, FORCE MAJEURE EVENTS SUCH AS BUT NOT LIMITED TO ACTS OF GOD, ADVERSE WEATHER, STRIKES, FIRE, WAR, RIOT, GOVERNMENT ACTIONS OR TERRORISM, SERVICE, DEVICE, EQUIPMENT, NETWORK OR FACILITY FAILURE CAUSED BY THE LOSS OF POWER OR INTERNET SERVICE TO VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE OR CUSTOMER, AND ANY CAUSE THAT IS BEYOND VOIPPROS’ CONTROL. VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO VOIPPROS’ OR CUSTOMER’S TRANSMISSION FACILITIES OR PREMISES, EQUIPMENT OR FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF, CUSTOMER’S DATA FILES, PROGRAMS, PROCEDURES, OR INFORMATION THROUGH ACCIDENT, FRAUDULENT MEANS OR DEVICES OR ANY OTHER METHOD, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGE OCCURS AS A RESULT OF VOIPPROS’ NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER ACTS OR OMISSIONS. VOIPPROS’ LIABILITY FOR ANY ACT OR OMISSION SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE SERVICE CHARGES WITH RESPECT TO THE AFFECTED TIME PERIOD. THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH HEREIN APPLY TO ALL CLAIMS FOUNDED IN BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, PRODUCT LIABILITY, TORT, AND ANY AND ALL OTHER THEORIES OF LIABILITY, AND APPLY WHETHER OR NOT VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE WAS INFORMED OF THE LIKELIHOOD OF ANY PARTICULAR TYPE OF DAMAGE. FURTHER, YOU AGREE TO REIMBURSE VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE FOR ALL COSTS AND EXPENSES RELATED TO THE DEFENSE OF ANY SUCH CLAIMS, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND LITIGATION COSTS. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, BUT IF ANY PORTION OF THIS SECTION IS DETERMINED TO BE UNLAWFUL, THEN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO LIMIT LIABILITY AGAINST VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER THE LAW.
INDEMNIFICATION AND WAIVER OF CLAIMS
YOU ARE LIABLE FOR ANY AND ALL USE OF THE SERVICE AND/OR DEVICE BY YOURSELF AND BY ANY PERSON MAKING USE OF THE SERVICE OR DEVICE, AND YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY SUCH USE THAT FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THIS AGREEMENT. YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND/OR LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, FINES, PENALTIES, COSTS, EXPENSES, LOSSES, LOST PROFIT, LOST REVENUE, PROPERTY DAMAGE, ATTORNEYS’ FEES, AND ANY AND ALL OTHER DAMAGES OF WHATEVER KIND AND NATURE RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF THE SERVICE, AND/OR INABILITY TO USE THE DEVICE, THE INSTALLATION OF THE DEVICE, AND/OR THIS AGREEMENT UNLESS THE CLAIMS OR CAUSES OF ACTION ARISE FROM OUR GROSS NEGLIGENCE, RECKLESSNESS, OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT. THIS SECTION SHALL SURVIVE THE AGREEMENT.
CONTENT. You are liable for all liability that may arise from the content you transmit to any person, whether or not you authorize it, using the Service or Device. You promise that you and anyone who uses the Service and all your and their content comply at all times with all laws, regulations, and written and electronic instructions for using the Service and the Device.
MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
Governing Law. This Agreement and the relationship between you and VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE shall be governed by the laws of California without regard to its conﬂict of law provisions. Any claim brought pursuant to this Agreement shall be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction within the State of California and venue for any such claim shall be proper in the appropriate state or federal court located in San Joaquin County, California.
No Waiver of Rights. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of the right or provision. VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE reserves all of its rights at law and equity to proceed against anyone who uses this Service or Device illegally or improperly. All determinations by VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE under this Agreement and exercise of its rights are made and done in our sole and absolute discretion.
No Third Party Beneﬁciaries. If you are not a party to this Agreement, you do not have any remedy, claim, liability, reimbursement, or cause of action. This Agreement does not create any other third party beneﬁciary rights.
Entire Agreement. This Agreement the Order, the applicable service description, the AUP, or any reference herein to the content of VOIPPros’ websites constitutes the entire agreement between you and VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE and any and all prior or contemporaneous statements, understandings, writings, commitments, or representations concerning its subject matter. No changes to this Agreement shall be binding upon either you or VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE unless they are made in a writing assigned by the parties.
Severability. If any part of this Agreement is legally declared invalid or unenforceable, all other parts of this Agreement will remain valid and enforceable. This invalidity or non-enforceability will not invalidate or render unenforceable any other portion of this Agreement.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND BINDING ARBITRATION
This section provides for resolution of disputes through ﬁnal and binding arbitration before a neutral arbitrator instead of in a court by a judge or jury.
Arbitration. VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE and you agree to arbitrate any and all disputes and claims between you and VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE except with respect to claims for amounts owed for services rendered. Arbitration means that all disputes and claims will be resolved by a neutral arbitrator instead of by a judge or jury in a court. This Agreement to arbitrate is intended to be given the broadest possible meaning under the law. It includes, but is not limited to: disputes and claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of the relationship between you and VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory; disputes and claims that arose before this or any prior agreement (including, but not limited to, claims relating to advertising); disputes and claims that may arise after the termination of this agreement; disputes and claims that are currently the subject of individual litigation; disputes and claims that are currently the subject of purported class action litigation in which you are not a member of a certiﬁed class; and disputes and claims concerning the scope of this arbitration provision.
Informal Resolution of Disputes. Our customer care department can resolve most customer concerns quickly and to the customer’s satisfaction. If you have a dispute or claim against us, you must ﬁrst contact the VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE customer service department at (888) 608-3060 and provide in detail, including documents or analysis supporting your position, the basis of your claim. Customer care shall be provided with 14 days in which to research and respond to your claim. In the event your dispute or claim is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may seek to have that dispute or claim resolved as set forth herein.
Formal Notice of Disputes. A party who intends to seek arbitration must ﬁrst send to the other party a written “Notice of Dispute” setting forth in detail, including submission of supporting documentation, the grounds of your dispute. The Notice of Dispute to VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE must be sent to VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE by certiﬁed mail addressed to 1030 S Hutchins St., #/110 Lodi CA 95240.
The Notice of Dispute must describe the nature and basis of the dispute or claim and set forth the speciﬁc relief sought. If you and VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE do not reach an agreement to resolve the dispute or claim within thirty (30) days after the Notice of Dispute is received, you or VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE may commence an arbitration proceeding. The amount of any settlement oﬀer made by you or VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE shall be non-discoverable and shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE is entitled.
Arbitrator and Arbitral Rules. Binding Arbitration provided by San Joaquin County Superior Court – information available using the following link: https://www.sjcourts.org/self-help/mediation-and-arbitration/
Waiver of Judge or Jury Trial. You and VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE agree that, by entering into this Agreement, you and VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE are waiving the right to a trial by judge or jury.
Waiver of Class Actions. You and VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE agree that the arbitrator may award 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. You and VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE agree that you and VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE may bring claims against the other only in your or its individual capacity, and not as a plaintiﬀ or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding. You and VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE agree that, unless you and VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s or entity’s claims and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this speciﬁc waiver of class actions provision, or any portion thereof, is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this dispute resolution and binding arbitration provision shall be null and void.
Statute of Limitations. You must present a claim within one (1) year of the date of the occurrence of the event or facts giving rise to a dispute (except for billing disputes which are subject to section 10 and 11 of the agreement), or you waive the right to pursue a claim based upon such event, facts, or dispute.
Exceptions to Arbitration Agreement. Notwithstanding the obligation to arbitrate and any other provisions to the contrary herein, you and we agree that with respect to claims for unpaid invoices : (a) we may take our dispute to small claims court, if the contained dispute qualiﬁes for hearing by such court; (b) if you fail to timely pay amounts due, we may assign your account for collection, and the collection agency may pursue in court claims limited strictly to the collection of the past due debt and any interest or cost of collection permitted by law or the Agreement; (c) you or we may take any disputes over the validity of any party’s intellectual property rights to a court of competent jurisdiction; (d) any dispute related to or arising from allegations associated with fraudulent or unauthorized use, theft, or piracy of service may be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction; and (e) either you or we may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction, necessary to protect the rights or property of you or VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE, pending the completion of arbitration.
Modiﬁcation of Arbitration Provision. If VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE makes any substantive change to this arbitration provision, you may reject any such change and require VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE to adhere to the language in this provision.
Venue/Jurisdiction. All claims for Arbitration shall be submitted to and heard by the oﬃce of Arbitrator and Arbitral Rules. Binding Arbitration provided by San Joaquin County Superior Court – information available using the following link: https://www.sjcourts.org/self-help/mediation-and-arbitration/ located in San Joaquin County, California.
EXPORT COMPLIANCE. You agree to comply with U. S. export laws concerning the transmission of technical data and other regulated materials via the Service. You agree to comply with applicable local, state and federal regulations governing the locality in which the Device and Services are used.
ASSIGNMENT. VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE may assign all or part of its rights or duties under the Agreement without notifying you. If we do that, we have no further obligation to you. You may not assign the Agreement or the Service or Device without our prior written agreement.
SURVIVAL. The provisions of this Agreement relating to indemniﬁcation, limitations on liability, warranty limitations and disclaimers, resolution of disputes, billings and your obligation to pay for the Service provided and any additional usage charges, shall survive the termination of the Agreement and the termination of the Service.
CALEA. VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE intends to fully comply with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (“CALEA”). By using the Service, you hereby agree and consent to VOIPPros’ right to monitor and otherwise disclose the nature and content of your communications if and as required by CALEA without any further notice to you.
FORCE MAJEURE (EVENTS BEYOND VOIPPROS’ CONTROL) VOIPPROS BY TELEPHASE shall be excused from any delay or failure in performance hereunder caused by reason of occurrence or contingency beyond its reasonable control, including without limitation, acts of God, earthquake, ﬁre, ﬂooding, riots, war, government intervention, embargoes, strikes, labor diﬃculties, equipment failure, late delivery by suppliers or other diﬃculties as may occur in spite of VOIPPros’ best eﬀorts.
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