Terms & Conditions

BloCpower Public Benefit Corporation Terms of Use Agreement

Welcome to blocpower.org, the website and online service of BlocPower Public Benefit Corporation (“BlocPower,” “we,” or “us”).  This page explains the terms by which you may use our online services, web site, and software provided on or in connection with the service (collectively the “Service”).  By accessing or using the Service, you signify that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”) and to the collection and use of your information as set forth in the BlocPower Privacy Policy, whether or not you are a registered user of our Service.  This Agreement applies to all visitors, users, and others who access the Service (“Users”).

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY TO ENSURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND EACH PROVISION.  THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A MANDATORY INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION/JURY TRIAL WAIVER PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE USE OF ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS.

 

  • Use of Our Service

 

Service Description

BlocPower provides an online marketplace for Users to provide financing for clean energy projects for schools, small businesses, non-profits, churches, synagogues, and other community organizations in financially underservedlow income communities in the United States. Using our Service, you can select to fund a project [composed of a bloc of diversified entities (a “Bloc”)], track the financial and impact statistics for the project that you funded, receive project updates, and receive return of the principal you funded to the project. [Once the project you invest in is fully funded, BlocPower uses the invested capital to fund the installation, financing, or refinancing of clean energy technologies for the entities comprising the project Bloc you funded, or similar Blocs. In most instances, the loans you make fund by investing in a project using our Service are considered “high risk” by traditional lenders for a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, [INSERT SPECIFIC RISKS such as risks associated with installation and the project generally, risks associated with payment for services by BlocPower customers, etc.], general risks related to solar and other clean technology, and geographic location risks including, but not limited to, the risk of financial instability in the communities where BlocPower works. Please review the website and project description page to learn more.

By participating in a project or otherwise accessing or using the Service, you hereby acknowledge and agree that (a) BlocPower makes no representation, warranty, covenant or guarantee that any funds you submit to a project via the Service will be repaid in whole or in part, (b) investments and other similar transactions made via the Service are unsecured and bear a high risk of non-repayment and (c) given your financial situation and objectives, you will lend only those amounts on the Service that you can afford to lose. Your contributions made via the Service offer no rate of return and, as such, are not intended as, and cannot be considered as, an investment in a financial instrument or security.  

Fund Disbursement. BlocPower disburses project funds to engineering, installation, construction, or other partners who use this capital to fund the installation of solar and other clean energy technology at the entities comprising the project Bloc. If after a reasonable amount of time, as determined by BlocPower, a project is not fully funded, BlocPower may decide to stop raising funds for that project. In this case, users who had already invested in that project will be able to have the amount funded returned to them. Users may also be given the option to have the funds transferred to another project of their choice.

(2) Collection and Repayment. During the financing term, as BlocPower receives payments from its Bloc customers through energy service or other payments, BlocPower repays you your the principal investment of each relevant user. The repaid amount can then be used to reinvest in more projects. On the “My stats” page on the platform, you may’ll be able to track the financial performance of the projects you have funded as well as the social, environmental and economic impact of the projects. Please refer to our FAQ or info@blocpower.org for more details. Project funds are recovered directly from customer energy bill payments made to BlocPower. Any amounts actually received by BlocPower from the customers benefiting from a particular project will be distributed among the Users on a pro rata basis in accordance with the amounts provided by such Users to the project. These distributions may, in BlocPower’s sole discretion, be made periodically or in one lump sum once 100% of the project funds invested in a particular project have been recovered by BlocPower. Repayment terms for each project will be described on the page on the platform that describes each project. Furthermore, please note that timing of distributions to you of any collected payments may vary and may be materially impacted because of circumstances that, in BlocPower’s judgment, require BlocPower to conduct further reviews with respect to the collected payments (by way of one example, to resolve issues regarding accuracy of payment amounts and corresponding data, or for other issues). If, for any reason, BlocPower is unable to collect payments directly from the Bloc customers of your contribution amounts, you understand and agree that you could be at risk of partial or total delay of repayment, or non-repayment, and a loss of some or all of your principal could occur. You hereby acknowledge and agree that BlocPower’s customers will not have direct contractual obligation or liability to pay you any principal and that BlocPower is obligated to repay only such Loan principal to the extent actually received by BlocPower from its customers. Neither of BlocPower nor any BlocPower customer will have any obligation to pay interest on the project funds or other fees or amounts to you or any other User in connection with any contributions you make.

 

(3) Tax Deductibility. You acknowledge that because you are making an investment subject to repayment, and not donating any money, you are not eligible to receive a tax deduction as might otherwise be available in connection with a charitable contribution to a tax-exempt public charity. You also understand that you are solely responsible for determining the proper tax treatment for any amounts you receive through the Service. BlocPower has not and will not provide any tax or legal advice to you in connection with any funding you might provide. This Agreement does not attempt to define the tax implications of participating in a project. If you participate in a project, you should consult with your own accountants, tax advisors and legal advisors.

(4) Account Balance.  Your “Account Balance” is the amount of undisbursed funds you have in your account at any time. Records of each payment you make are kept by BlocPower and you can track your Account Balance and the repayment status of your investments on the “My stats” page on the platform. You can also track the social, environmental and economic impact of the projects you have funded on the “My stats” page on the platform.

(5) Loss Scenarios. You understand and hereby consent (without any prior notice thereof) to any restructuring of the repayment plan for your investment and/or, in BlocPower’s sole discretion, any extension of the length of the term of your investment in order to increase the chances that your investment is repaid. BlocPower will generally deem a project investment to be in default if BlocPower determines that collection of funds from customers for such project is doubtful or a repayment is six (6) months past the originally scheduled repayment date (for any expected repayment, including interim repayments), although case by case differences may exist based on pending prospects for repayment. In cases where an investment is in default, and subject to the repayment provisions noted in Section 1(A)(2) above, each applicable User will have the option to recover whatever principal has been recovered by BlocPower up to that point. If for any reason less than 100% of your investment is repaid, you agree that BlocPower and its customers shall have no liability therefor, and you hereby release and forever hold harmless BlocPower and its customers for any loss you may incur. You should consult with your accountant and/or tax advisors to determine the appropriate tax treatment of such a loss.

(6) Insufficient Funds. In the event you make an investment and your payment does not clear, you agree that BlocPower may (or through its payment processor), in its sole discretion, (i) offset the amount of the insufficiently funded amount against your Account Balance or (ii) withdraw or cancel your insufficiently funded amount from the project.

Eligibility

You may use the Service only if you can form a binding contract with BlocPower, and only in compliance with this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations.  Any use or access to the Service by anyone under 13 is strictly prohibited and in violation of this Agreement. The Service is not available to any Users previously removed from the Service by BlocPower.

BlocPower Service

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you are hereby granted a non-exclusive, limited, non-transferable, freely revocable license to use the Service as permitted by the features of the Service.  BlocPower reserves all rights not expressly granted herein in the Service and the BlocPower Content (as defined below).  BlocPower may terminate this license at any time for any reason or no reason.

BlocPower Accounts

Your BlocPower account gives you access to the services and functionality that we may establish and maintain from time to time and in our sole discretion.  We may maintain different types of accounts for different types of Users.  If you open a BlocPower account on behalf of a company, organization, or other entity, then (a) “you” includes you and that entity, and (b) you represent and warrant that you are an authorized representative of the entity with the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement, and that you agree to this Agreement on the entity’s behalf.  By connecting to BlocPower with a third-party service, you give us permission to access and use your information from that service as permitted by that service, and to store your log-in credentials for that service.

You may never use another User’s account without permission.  When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information.  You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure.  We encourage you to use “strong” passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account.  You must notify BlocPower immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.  BlocPower will not be liable for any losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account.

By providing BlocPower your email address you consent to our using the email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail.  We may also use your email address to send you other messages, such as changes to features of the Service and special offers.  If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out by contacting us.  Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.

Service Rules

You agree not to engage in any of the following prohibited activities: (i) copying, distributing, or disclosing any part of the Service in any medium, including without limitation by any automated or non-automated “scraping”; (ii) using any automated system, including without limitation “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc., to access the Service in a manner that sends more request messages to the BlocPower servers than a human can reasonably produce in the same period of time by using a conventional on-line web browser (except that BlocPower grants the operators of public search engines revocable permission to use spiders to copy materials from BlocPower.com for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials); (iii) transmitting spam, chain letters, or other unsolicited email; (iv) attempting to interfere with, compromise the system integrity or security or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Service; (v) taking any action that imposes, or may impose at our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (vi) uploading invalid data, viruses, worms, or other software agents through the Service; (vii) collecting or harvesting any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Service; (viii) using the Service for any commercial solicitation purposes; (ix) impersonating another person or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity, conducting fraud, hiding or attempting to hide your identity; (x) interfering with the proper working of the Service; (xi) accessing any content on the Service through any technology or means other than those provided or authorized by the Service; or (xii) bypassing the measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service, including without limitation features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Service or the content therein.

Accessing the audiovisual content available on the Service for any purpose or in any manner other than Streaming (as defined below) is expressly prohibited.  “Streaming” means a contemporaneous digital transmission of an audiovisual work via the Internet from the BlocPower Service to a User’s device in such a manner that the data is intended for real-time viewing and not intended to be copied, stored, permanently downloaded, or redistributed by the User.

We may, without prior notice, change the Service; stop providing the Service or features of the Service, to you or to users generally; or create usage limits for the Service.  We may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend your access to the Service without notice and liability for any reason, including if in our sole determination you violate any provision of this Agreement, or for no reason.  Upon termination for any reason or no reason, you continue to be bound by this Agreement.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other BlocPower Users.  We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users.  BlocPower shall have no liability for your interactions with other Users, or for any User’s action or inaction.

 

  • User Content

 

Some areas of the Service may allow Users to post content such as profile information, comments, questions, engineering, financial, or other project related information, and other content or information (any such materials a User submits, posts, displays, or otherwise makes available on the Service is “User Content”).  You retain ownership of your User Content.

You agree not to post User Content that: (i) may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to you, to any other person, or to any animal; (ii) may create a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property; (iii) seeks to harm or exploit children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise; (iv) may constitute or contribute to a crime or tort; (v) contains any information or content that we deem to be unlawful, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, harassing, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libelous, threatening, profane, or otherwise objectionable; (vi) contains any information or content that is illegal (including, without limitation, the disclosure of insider information under securities law or of another party’s trade secrets); (vii) contains any information or content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; or (viii) contains any information or content that you know is not correct and current, and should reasonably expected to perform due diligence to check.  You agree that any User Content that you post does not and will not violate third-party rights of any kind, including without limitation any Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below) or rights of privacy.  To the extent that your User Content contains music, you hereby represent that you are the owner of all the copyright rights, including without limitation the performance, mechanical, and sound recordings rights, with respect to each and every musical composition (including lyrics) and sound recording contained in such User Content and have the power to grant the license granted below.  BlocPower reserves the right, but is not obligated, to reject and/or remove any User Content that BlocPower believes, in its sole discretion, violates these provisions.  You understand that publishing your User Content on the Service is not a substitute for registering it with the U.S. Copyright Office, the Writer’s Guild of America, or any other rights organization.

For the purposes of this Agreement, “Intellectual Property Rights” means all patent rights, copyright rights, mask work rights, moral rights, rights of publicity, trademark, trade dress and service mark rights, goodwill, trade secret rights and other intellectual property rights as may now exist or hereafter come into existence, and all applications therefore and registrations, renewals and extensions thereof, under the laws of any state, country, territory or other jurisdiction.

In connection with your User Content, you affirm, represent and warrant the following:

You have the written consent of each and every identifiable natural person in the User Content to use such person’s name or likeness in the manner contemplated by the Service and this Agreement, and each such person has released you from any liability that may arise in relation to such use.

Your User Content and BlocPower’s use thereof as contemplated by this Agreement and the Service will not violate any law or infringe any rights of any third party, including but not limited to any Intellectual Property Rights and privacy rights.

BlocPower may exercise the rights to your User Content granted under this Agreement without liability for payment of any guild fees, residuals, payments, fees, or royalties payable under any collective bargaining agreement or otherwise.

To the best of your knowledge, all of your User Content, Project Information and other information that you provide to us is truthful and accurate.

BlocPower takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other User or third party posts or sends over the Service.  You shall be solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it, and you agree that we are only acting as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of your User Content.  You understand and agree that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, objectionable, inappropriate for children, or otherwise unsuited to your purpose, and you agree that BlocPower shall not be liable for any damages you allege to incur as a result of User Content.

 

  • User Content License Grant

 

By posting any User Content on the Service, you expressly grant, and you represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant, to BlocPower a royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, syndicate, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such User Content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Content, in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, for use in connection with the Service.

 

  • Mobile Software

 

Mobile Software.  We may make available software to access the Service via a mobile device (“Mobile Software”).  To use the Mobile Software you must have a mobile device that is compatible with the Mobile Software.  BlocPower does not warrant that the Mobile Software will be compatible with your mobile device.  BlocPower hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use a compiled code copy of the Mobile Software for one BlocPower account on one mobile device owned or leased solely by you, for your personal use.  You may not: (i) modify, disassemble, decompile or reverse engineer the Mobile Software, except to the extent that such restriction is expressly prohibited by law; (ii) rent, lease, loan, resell, sublicense, distribute or otherwise transfer the Mobile Software to any third party or use the Mobile Software to provide time sharing or similar services for any third party; (iii) make any copies of the Mobile Software; (iv) remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Mobile Software, features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content accessible through the Mobile Software, or features that enforce limitations on use of the Mobile Software; or (v) delete the copyright and other proprietary rights notices on the Mobile Software. You acknowledge that BlocPower may from time to time issue upgraded versions of the Mobile Software, and may automatically electronically upgrade the version of the Mobile Software that you are using on your mobile device.  You consent to such automatic upgrading on your mobile device, and agree that the terms and conditions of this Agreement will apply to all such upgrades.  Any third-party code that may be incorporated in the Mobile Software is covered by the applicable open source or third-party license EULA, if any, authorizing use of such code.  The foregoing license grant is not a sale of the Mobile Software or any copy thereof, and BlocPower or its third party partners or suppliers retain all right, title, and interest in the Mobile Software (and any copy thereof).  Any attempt by you to transfer any of the rights, duties or obligations hereunder, except as expressly provided for in this Agreement, is void.  BlocPower reserves all rights not expressly granted under this Agreement.  If the Mobile Software is being acquired on behalf of the United States Government, then the following provision applies.  Use, duplication, or disclosure of the Mobile Software by the U.S. Government is subject to restrictions set forth in this Agreement and as provided in DFARS 227.7202-1(a) and 227.7202-3(a) (1995), DFARS 252.227-7013(c)(1)(ii) (OCT 1988), FAR 12.212(a) (1995), FAR 52.227-19, or FAR 52.227-14 (ALT III), as applicable.  The Mobile Software originates in the United States, and is subject to United States export laws and regulations.  The Mobile Software may not be exported or re-exported to certain countries or those persons or entities prohibited from receiving exports from the United States.  In addition, the Mobile Software may be subject to the import and export laws of other countries.  You agree to comply with all United States and foreign laws related to use of the Mobile Software and the BlocPower Service.

Mobile Software from iTunes.  The following applies to any Mobile Software you acquire from the iTunes Store (“iTunes-Sourced Software”):  You acknowledge and agree that this Agreement is solely between you and BlocPower, not Apple, and that Apple has no responsibility for the iTunes-Sourced Software or content thereof.  Your use of the iTunes-Sourced Software must comply with the App Store Terms of Service.  You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the iTunes-Sourced Software.  In the event of any failure of the iTunes-Sourced Software to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price for the iTunes-Sourced Software to you; to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the iTunes-Sourced Software, and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be solely governed by this Agreement and any law applicable to BlocPower as provider of the software.  You acknowledge that Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims of you or any third party relating to the iTunes-Sourced Software or your possession and/or use of the iTunes-Sourced Software, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the iTunes-Sourced Software fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation; and all such claims are governed solely by this Agreement and any law applicable to BlocPower as provider of the software.  You acknowledge that, in the event of any third party claim that the iTunes-Sourced Software or your possession and use of that iTunes-Sourced Software infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, BlocPower, not Apple, will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim to the extent required by this Agreement.  You and BlocPower acknowledge and agree that Apple, and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of this Agreement as relates to your license of the iTunes-Sourced Software, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement as relates to your license of the iTunes-Sourced Software against you as a third party beneficiary thereof.

 

  • Our Proprietary Rights

 

Except for your User Content, the Service and all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, illustrations, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos, music, and User Content belonging to other Users (the “BlocPower Content”), and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of BlocPower and its licensors (including other Users who post User Content to the Service).  BlocPower may from time to time use text, images, audio, video, and photographs in promotional materials. BlocPower may release project engineering, financial, and other information to interested investors as appropriate. Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from any BlocPower Content.  Use of the BlocPower Content for any purpose not expressly permitted by this Agreement is strictly prohibited.

You may choose to or we may invite you to submit comments or ideas about the Service, including without limitation about how to improve the Service or our products (“Ideas”).  By submitting any Idea, you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place BlocPower under any fiduciary or other obligation, and that we are free to use the Idea without any additional compensation to you, and/or to disclose the Idea on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone.  You further acknowledge that, by acceptance of your submission, BlocPower does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to BlocPower, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you.

 

  • BlocPower Status or Ratings Levels

 

Certain aspects of the Service may allow you to obtain certain status designations (“BlocPower Status of Ratings Levels”).  You understand and agree that regardless of terminology used, BlocPower Status or Ratings Levels represents a limited license right governed solely by the terms of this Agreement and available for distribution at BlocPower’s sole discretion.  BlocPower Status Levels are not redeemable for any sum of money or monetary value from BlocPower at any time.  You acknowledge that you do not own the account you use to access the Service, nor do you possess any rights of access or rights to data stored by or on behalf of BlocPower on BlocPower servers, including without limitation any data representing or embodying any or all of your BlocPower Status Levels.  Status or ratings levels may be in part linked to proprietary or non proprietary project analyses. You agree that BlocPower has the absolute right to manage, regulate, control, modify and/or eliminate BlocPower Status Levels as it sees fit in its sole discretion, in any general or specific case, and that BlocPower will have no liability to you based on its exercise of such right.  All data on BlocPower’s servers are subject to deletion, alteration or transfer.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY VALUE ATTRIBUTED TO SUCH DATA BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY DATA, ACCOUNT HISTORY AND ACCOUNT CONTENT RESIDING ON BLOCPOWER’S SERVERS, MAY BE DELETED, ALTERED, MOVED OR TRANSFERRED AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON IN BLOCPOWER’S SOLE DISCRETION, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE AND WITH NO LIABILITY OF ANY KIND.  BLOCPOWER DOES NOT PROVIDE OR GUARANTEE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS, ANY VALUE, CASH OR OTHERWISE, ATTRIBUTED TO ANY DATA RESIDING ON BLOCPOWER’S SERVERS.

 

  • Paid Services

 

      1. No Refunds.  You may cancel your BlocPower account at any time; however, there are no refunds for cancellation.  In the event that Company suspends or terminates your account or this Agreement [for your breach of this Agreement], you understand and agree that you shall receive no refund or exchange for any Company Property, any unused time on a subscription, any license or subscription fees for any portion of the Service, any content or data associated with your account, or for anything else.
      2. Payment Information; Taxes.  All information that you provide in connection with a purchase or transaction or other monetary transaction interaction with the Service must be accurate, complete, and current.  You agree to pay all charges incurred by users of your credit card, debit card, or other payment method used in connection with a purchase or transaction or other monetary transaction interaction with the Service at the prices in effect when such charges are incurred.  You will pay any applicable taxes, if any, relating to any such purchases, transactions or other monetary transaction interactions.

 

  • No Professional Advice

 

If the Service provides professional information (for example, medical, legal, or financial), such information is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional advice.  No action should be taken based upon any information contained in the Service.  You should seek independent professional advice from a person who is licensed and/or qualified in the applicable area.

 

  • Privacy

 

We care about the privacy of our Users.  You understand that by using the Services you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information and aggregate data as set forth in our Privacy Policy, and to have your personally identifiable information collected, used, transferred to and processed in the United States.

 

  • Security

 

[BlocPower and its web development partners uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information and implement your privacy settings.] OR [BlocPower cares about the integrity and security of your personal information, and only works with partners that have a consistent track recored of providing excellent cybersecurity to all parties.]  However, while the security provided by our platform partners has performed well over the past five years, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat our security measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.  You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.

 

  • Third-Party Links and Payment Services

 

The Service may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, services, special offers, or other events or activities that are not owned or controlled by BlocPower.  BlocPower does not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party sites, information, materials, products, or services.  If you access a third party website from the Service, you do so at your own risk, and you understand that this Agreement and BlocPower’s Privacy Policy do not apply to your use of such sites.  You expressly relieve BlocPower from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website, service, or content.  Additionally, your dealings with or participation in promotions of advertisers found on the Service, including payment and delivery of goods, and any other terms (such as warranties) are solely between you and such advertisers.  You agree that BlocPower shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort relating to your dealings with such advertisers or other third-party services, including without limitation third-party payment processors.

BlocPower uses BancBox and/or other similar vendors as a third party service provider for payment services (e.g. card acceptance, merchant settlement, and related services). By making use of some or all of these payment services on BlocPower you agree to be bound by BancBox’s terms and conditions (available at [Insert Link] along with its privacy policy: [Insert Link]) and hereby consent and authorize us to delegate the authorizations and share the information you provide to us with our third party service provider(s) to the extent required to provide the payment services to you.  BancBox may also be contacted directly for payments support either by email at [Email] or by phone at [Phone].

 

  • Indemnity

 

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless BlocPower and its subsidiaries, agents, licensors, managers, and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Service, including any data or content transmitted or received by you; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement, including without limitation your breach of any of the representations and warranties above; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy or Intellectual Property Rights; (iv) your violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation; (v) any claim or damages that arise as a result of any of your User Content or any that is submitted via your account; or (vi) any other party’s access and use of the Service with your unique username, password or other appropriate security code.

 

  • No Warranty

 

THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.  USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.  TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, BLOCPOWER, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.  ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DOWNLOADED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH DOWNLOAD OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.

BLOCPOWER DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE BLOCPOWER SERVICE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR SERVICE, AND BLOCPOWER WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY MONITOR ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

FEDERAL LAW, SOME STATES, PROVINCES AND OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

  • Limitation of Liability

 

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL BLOCPOWER, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF PRINCIPAL AMOUNTS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SERVICE.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BLOCPOWER BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS OR INJURY RESULTING FROM HACKING, TAMPERING OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICE OR YOUR ACCOUNT OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BLOCPOWER ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT; (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVICE; (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN; (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SERVICE; (V) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICE BY ANY THIRD PARTY; (VI) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE; AND/OR (VII) USER CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY (VIII).  IN NO EVENT SHALL BLOCPOWER, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIMS, PROCEEDINGS, LIABILITIES, OBLIGATIONS, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR COSTS IN AN AMOUNT EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO BLOCPOWER HEREUNDER OR $100.00, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.

THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SECTION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF BLOCPOWER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.  THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  THIS AGREEMENT GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.  THE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

The Service is controlled and operated from its facilities in the United States.  BlocPower makes no representations that the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations.  Those who access or use the Service from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are entirely responsible for compliance with all applicable United States and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to export and import regulations.  You may not use the Service if you are a resident of a country embargoed by the United States, or are a foreign person or entity blocked or denied by the United States government.  Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all materials found on the Service are solely directed to individuals, companies, or other entities located in the United States.

 

  • Governing Law, Arbitration, and Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver.  

 

Governing Law.  You agree that: (i) the Service shall be deemed solely based in New York; and (ii) the Service shall be deemed a passive one that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over BlocPower, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than New York.  This Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws principles.  The parties acknowledge that this Agreement evidences a transaction involving interstate commerce.  Notwithstanding the preceding sentences with respect to the substantive law, any arbitration conducted pursuant to the terms of this Agreement shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16).  The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded.  You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in New York County, New York or as described in the Arbitration provision below.  Each party retains the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of that party’s copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights, as set forth in the Arbitration provision below, including any provisional relief required to prevent irreparable harm.  You agree that New York County, New York is the proper forum for any appeals of an arbitration award or for the trial court proceedings in the event that the arbitration provision below is found to be unenforceable.

Arbitration.  READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES THE PARTIES TO ARBITRATE THEIR DISPUTES AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM BLOCPOWER.  For any dispute with BlocPower, you agree to first contact us at [Insert info@blocpower.orgEmail Address] and attempt to resolve the dispute with us informally.  In the unlikely event that BlocPower has not been able to resolve a dispute it has with you after sixty (60) days, we each agree to resolve any claim, dispute, or controversy (excluding any BlocPower claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) arising out of or in connection with or relating to this Agreement, or the breach or alleged breach thereof (collectively, “Claims”), by binding arbitration by JAMS, Inc. (“JAMS”) under the Optional Expedited Arbitration Procedures then in effect for JAMS, except as provided herein.

If you are a commercial entity or individual using the Service for commercial purposes, the following applies:

The arbitration will be conducted in New York County, New York, unless you and BlocPower agree otherwise. Each party will be responsible for paying any JAMS filing, administrative and arbitrator fees in accordance with JAMS rules. The award rendered by the arbitrator shall include costs of arbitration, reasonable attorneys’ fees and reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses, and any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.  Nothing in this Section shall prevent either party from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief from the court as necessary to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of that party’s data security, Intellectual Property Rights or other proprietary rights.

If you are a consumer obtaining the Service for personal use, then the following provision applies:

JAMS may be contacted at www.jamsadr.com and may require you to pay a fee for the initiation of your case unless you apply for and successfully obtain a fee waiver from JAMS. The arbitration will be conducted in New York County, New York (or the nearest JAMS office), unless you request an in-person hearing in your hometown or you and BlocPower agree otherwise.  The award rendered by the arbitrator may include your costs of arbitration, your reasonable attorney’s fees and your reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses, and any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Nothing in this Section shall prevent either party from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief from the court as necessary to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of that party’s data security, Intellectual Property Rights or other proprietary rights.  You may sue in a small claims court of competent jurisdiction without first engaging in arbitration, but this does not absolve you of your commitment to engage in the informal dispute resolution process.

Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver.  ALL CLAIMS MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE PARTIES’ INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION, COLLECTIVE ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.  THIS WAIVER APPLIES TO CLASS ARBITRATION, AND, UNLESS WE AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS.  YOU AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AND BLOCPOWER ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION, COLLECTIVE ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING OF ANY KIND.

 

  • General

 

Assignment.  This Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by BlocPower without restriction.  Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void.

Notification Procedures and Changes to the Agreement.  BlocPower may provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through posting of such notice on our website, as determined by BlocPower in our sole discretion.  BlocPower reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our Users, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Agreement.  BlocPower is not responsible for any automatic filtering you or your network provider may apply to email notifications we send to the email address you provide us.  BlocPower may, in its sole discretion, modify or update this Agreement from time to time, and so you should review this page periodically.  When we change the Agreement in a material manner, we will update the ‘last modified’ date at the bottom of this page.  Your continued use of the Service after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use.  If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future Terms of Use, do not use or access (or continue to access) the Service.

Entire Agreement/Severability.  This Agreement, together with any amendments and any additional agreements you may enter into with BlocPower in connection with the Service, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and BlocPower concerning the Service.  If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect, except that in the event of unenforceability of the universal Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver, the entire arbitration agreement shall be unenforceable.

No Waiver.  No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and BlocPower’s failure to assert any right or provision under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

Contact.  Please contact us at [info@blocpower.orgInsert Email Address] with any questions regarding this Agreement.

 

This Agreement was last modified on May 01, 2014.

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