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COPYRIGHT ACT AGENT
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we prohibit any Content or Newsletters offered on or through the Site from including any materials, Content, or data that violate another party's intellectual property rights. When we receive a proper Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement compliant with 17 U.S.C. § 512, we promptly remove, disable access to, or cease providing the allegedly infringing Content or Newsletter in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you believe that a work protected by a U.S. copyright that you own has been posted on our Site or distributed in a Newsletter available through our Site, without your authorization, you may send a written notification to our Designated Agent at:
Lee Enterprises, Incorporated
4600 E 53rd St. Davenport, IA 52807
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and other applicable law, we have adopted a policy of ceasing the provision of, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, Newsletters that are deemed to repeatedly infringe third party copyrights. We may also at our sole discretion cease providing any Newsletter that infringes any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, any notices required or allowed under the Agreement will be provided to us by postal mail to Lee Enterprises, Incorporated 4600 E 53rd St. Davenport, IA 52807 or via email to email@example.com. We may provide you with any notices required or allowed under these Terms by sending you an email to any email address you provide to us in connection with your Account, provided that in the case of any notice applicable both to you and other users of the Site, we may instead provide such notice by posting on the Site. Notices provided to us will be deemed given when we actually receive them. Notice provided to you will be deemed given 24 hours after posting to Site or sending via e-mail, unless (as to e-mail) we are notified that your e-mail address is invalid.
You and Lee agree that any dispute that has arisen or may arise between us relating in any way to: your use of or access to the Site, Content, or any Newsletter; any validity, interpretation, breach, enforcement, or termination of this Agreement; or otherwise relating to Lee in any way (collectively, “Covered Dispute Matters”) will be resolved in accordance with the provisions set forth below.
You and we agree that United States federal law including the Federal Arbitration Act, and (to the extent not inconsistent with or pre-empted by federal law) the laws of the State of Iowa, without regard to conflict of laws principles, will govern all Covered Dispute Matters. Such body of law will apply regardless of your residence or the location of where you use the Site, Content, or Newsletters.
OUR ARBITRATION AGREEMENT
You and we agree that this Agreement evidences a transaction involving interstate commerce, and the Federal Arbitration Act applies in all cases and governs the interpretation and enforcement of the arbitration rules and arbitration proceedings. Any Covered Dispute Matter must be asserted individually in binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in accordance with its Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes (including utilizing desk, phone or video conference proceedings where appropriate and permitted to mitigate costs of travel). The arbitration will be conducted in the English language at a site specified by us in Davenport, Iowa. You and we agree that the arbitrator shall not conduct any form of class or collective arbitration nor join or consolidate claims by or for individuals. You and we agree that the arbitrator, and not any federal, international, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Agreement, including any claim that all or any part of this Agreement is are void or voidable or a particular claim is subject to arbitration. You and we agree that judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. The arbitrator’s decision will include the essential findings and conclusions upon which the arbitrator based the award. The arbitrator will decide the substance of all claims in accordance with applicable law, including recognized principles of equity, and will honor all claims of privilege recognized by law. You and we agree that the arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
Exceptions to the Agreement to Arbitrate Disputes
There are only two exceptions to this agreement to arbitrate: First, if either party reasonably believes that the other party has in any manner violated or threatened to infringe the intellectual property rights of the other party, the party whose rights have been violated may seek injunctive or other appropriate interim relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. Second, each party will retain the right to seek relief in a small claims court for disputes or claims within the scope of the jurisdiction of such courts.
Future Amendments to the Agreement to Arbitrate
Notwithstanding any provision of these Terms to the contrary, you and we agree that if we make any amendment to this agreement to arbitrate in the future, that amendment shall not apply to any claim that was filed in a legal proceeding against us prior to the effective date of the amendment. However, the amendment shall apply to all other disputes or claims governed by the agreement to arbitrate that have arisen or may arise between you and us. If you do not agree to these amended terms, you may cease all use of the Site, Content and Newsletters within 30 days of the posting or notification, we will provide you a prorated refund of any subscription fees you have paid for the period following such termination, and you will not be bound by the amended terms.
Judicial Forum for Legal Disputes
Unless you and we agree otherwise and except as described above, regarding small claims court, in the event that the agreement to arbitrate above is found not to apply to you or to a particular claim or dispute, either as a result of your decision to opt out of the agreement to arbitrate or as a result of a decision by the arbitrator or a court order, you agree (except as otherwise provided by law) that any claim or dispute that has arisen or may arise between you and Lee must be resolved exclusively by a state or federal court located in Davenport, Iowa. You and we agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Davenport, Iowa for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes.
YOU MAY OPT-OUT OF ARBITRATION
IF YOU ARE A USER OF THE SITE, CONTENT OR NEWSLETTERS, YOU CAN CHOOSE TO REJECT THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE PROVISION (“OPT-OUT”) BY EMAILING US AN OPT-OUT NOTICE TO ARBITRATIONOPTOUT@THEMAILPRESS.COM (“OPT-OUT NOTICE”). THE OPT-OUT NOTICE MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND ENTER INTO THE AGREEMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME. IF YOU ARE NOT A NEW USER, YOU HAVE UNTIL 30 DAYS AFTER THE POSTING OF THE NEW TERMS TO SUBMIT AN ARBITRATION OPT-OUT NOTICE.
In order to opt-out, you must email your name, address (including street address, city, state, and zip code), email address(es) associated with your Account(s) to which the opt-out applies, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. This procedure is the only way you can opt out of the agreement to arbitrate. If you opt out of the agreement to arbitrate, all other parts of these Terms will continue to apply to you. Opting out of this agreement to arbitrate has no effect on any previous, other, or future arbitration agreements that you may have with us.
YOU WAIVE CERTAIN RIGHTS
BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS AND ENTERING INTO THE AGREEMENT WITH US, YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT YOU MAY HAVE TO (1) TO A COURT TRIAL (OTHER THAN SMALL CLAIMS COURT OR IN CONNECTION WITH INTERIM RELIEF IN CONNECTION WITH AN INFRINGEMENT CLAIM, AS PROVIDED ABOVE), (2) TO SERVE AS A REPRESENTATIVE, AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR IN ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY, OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A MEMBER OF A CLASS OF CLAIMANTS, IN ANY LAWSUIT, ARBITRATION OR OTHER PROCEEDING FILED AGAINST US AND/OR RELATED THIRD PARTIES, AND (3) TO A TRIAL BY JURY EVEN IF ANY ARBITRATION IS NOT REQUIRED UNDER THESE TERMS.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR YOUR CLAIMS
REGARDLESS OF ANY STATUTE OR LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO USE OF THE SITE, CONTENT OR NEWSLETTERS, OR THIS AGREEMENT, MUST BE FILED WITHIN 1 YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISES OR IT WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
In the event any provision in these Terms is determined to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision shall nonetheless be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions. You may not assign or transfer (in whole or in part and including by sale, merger, consolidation, or other operation of law) any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement without Lee’s prior written approval. Any assignment in violation of the foregoing will be null and void. We may assign these this Agreement to any party that assumes our obligations hereunder.
A printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, these Terms may be amended or modified only by a writing signed by both parties. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section and subheading titles are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. In interpreting and construing this Agreement, "including," "include," "includes" and variations thereof will be construed as if followed by the phrase "without limitation.”