Terms of Service
Last updated February 17, 2016.
Welcome to the Terms of Service for Binti. This is an agreement (“Agreement”) between Binti, Inc. (“Binti”), the owner and operator of binti.com and you.
Throughout this document, the words “Binti,” “us,” “we,” and “our,” refer to our company, Binti, and our Site or our Service, as is appropriate in the context of the use of the words. The term “You” refers to the individual identified as the user when you register on the Site.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BINTI IS NOT A PARTY TO ANY AGREEMENTS ENTERED INTO BETWEEN EXPECTANT PARENTS, BIRTH PARENTS, PROSPECTIVE ADOPTIVE PARENTS, OR ADOPTION SERVICE PROVIDERS, NOR IS BINTI A LICENSED ADOPTION AGENCY, LAW FIRM, OR FACILITATOR. BINTI HAS NO CONTROL OVER THE CONDUCT OF EXPECTANT PARENTS, BIRTH PARENTS, PROSPECTIVE ADOPTIVE PARENTS, ADOPTION SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES, AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY IN THIS REGARD TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BINTI DOES NOT SOLICIT OR MATCH SPECIFIC BIRTH PARENTS, CHILDREN, OR PROSPECTIVE ADOPTIVE PARENTS AND THAT BINTI DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL OR THERAPEUTIC COUNSELING SERVICES.
Binti does not discriminate in determining to work with Members on the basis of age, gender, marital status, family size, income, race, religion, ethnic background, or sexual orientation.
“Adoption Service Provider” means a Member who is either a licensed adoption agency, home study organization, or adoption attorney.
“Binti Content” means all Content that Binti makes available through the Site or Services, including any Content licensed from a third party, but excluding Member Content.
“Birth Parent” means a Member who has previously placed a child for adoption and is interested in connecting with other Members through the use of our Site and Services.
“Collective Content” means Member Content and Binti Content.
“Content” means text, graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, information or other materials.
“Expectant Parent” means a Member who is considering adoption for his or her child and is seeking to connect with Prospective Adoptive Parents or Birth Parents through the use of our Site and Services.
“Member” means a person who completes Binti’s account registration process, including but not limited to Prospective Adoptive Parents, Expectant Parents, and Birth Parents, as described under “Account Registration” below.
“Member Content” means all Content that a Member posts, uploads, publishes, submits, transmits, or includes in profile to be made available through the Site or Services.
“Parent Profile” means an online profile created on the Site that a Prospective Adoptive Parent creates about themselves for Expectant Parents to review.
“Prospective Adoptive Parent” means a Member who is trying to adopt a child into his or her family and is interested in connecting with Expectant Parents, Birth Parents, or Adoption Service Providers through the use of our Site and Services.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES OR BY DOWNLOADING OR POSTING ANY CONTENT FROM OR ON THE SITE, VIA THE APPLICATION OR THROUGH THE SERVICES, YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE READ, AND THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH THE SITE AND APPLICATION. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES, OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT. If you accept or agree to these Terms on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to these Terms and, in such event, “you” and “your” will refer and apply to that company or other legal entity.
You agree to keep all information gained from using our Site confidential. You agree that (1) you will use any content submitted by Expectant Parents or Prospective Adoptive Parents in accordance with applicable privacy and data protection laws; (2) you will not disclose the names or identities of any Expectant Parents listed, outside of your adoption agency or attorney; AND (3) you will take appropriate physical, technical and administrative measures to protect content you obtain through use of the Site and Service from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. You also agree not to post, publicly disclose or disseminate any prospective adoption connections which you become aware of through our Site or Service.
Binti reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify the Site, Application or Services or to modify these Terms, including the Service Fees, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms, we will either post the modification on the Site or via the Application or otherwise provide you with notice of the modification. We will also update the “Last Updated Date” at the top of these Terms. By continuing to access or use the Site, Application or Services after we have posted a modification on the Site or via the Application or have provided you with notice of a modification, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Site, Application, and Services.
Binti Description of Services
Binti is a technology company committed to helping children join loving homes and supporting all members of the adoption triad. Adoption today is a difficult and expensive process, causing many parents to drop out of the adoption process. We believe in using technology to make the road to adoption easier for parents who are looking to grow their family.
Binti makes available an online platform with related technology for Members to meet online and arrange for adoption support services or connections directly with each other. Binti is not an adoption agency, law form, or facilitator, and solely provides support services that help support an adoption (but do not conduct the adoption itself or match specific Expectant Parents to specific Prospective Adoptive Parents).
For Expectant Parents
Binti provides an online platform that allows Expectant Parents to connect with Prospective Adoptive Parents listed on the Site. Expectant Parents have an opportunity to find and message a Prospective Adoptive Parent who may be interested in potentially adopting the Expectant Parent’s child. Usage of Binti is free for Expectant Parents. The messaging process is non-binding and does not create any contractual obligations between the Prospective Adoptive Parent and the Expectant Parent. Birth Parent living expenses are not handled through Binti. Binti also provides educational resources on options for unplanned pregnancies, as well as what to expect in an adoption.
For Prospective Adoptive Parents
Binti provides domestic adoption support services to adoptive parents, including online parent profiles, a support network from past adoptive parents and birth parents, and more. In addition to domestic adoption support services, we currently operate a network of home study providers across the U.S. in which we allow adopting parents to complete an online home study application. One of our licensed home study agency partners reviews the application, completes an in-person home visit, and then writes the home study report. We also offer adoption loans, through a partnership with an accredited loan provider.
During the time the Prospective Adoptive Parent has a profile on the Site, it is possible that Expectant Parents will contact you. Binti will use scam-detection techniques and deliver the findings to the Prospective Adoptive Parents, but does not claim to verify, and is not liable for, the authenticity of the information shared by these potential Expectant Parents. The Prospective Adoptive Parent is responsible for verifying the truthfulness of information of all people who communicate with him or her.
The Prospective Adoptive Parent is responsible for providing accurate and truthful information to Binti for use in the online profile and in other communications. The Prospective Adoptive Parent must update Binti if meaningful information has changed.
For Birth Parents
Binti provides a way for birth parents to communicate with and support each other through through various channels, including but not limited to a birth parent forum and support group.
For Adoption Service Providers
Binti partners with vetted Adoption Service Providers to accept Binti’s online applications for adoption home studies.
PLEASE NOTE THAT, AS STATED ABOVE, THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES ARE INTENDED TO BE USED TO HELP MEMBERS CONNECTING DIRECTLY WITH EACH OTHER. BINTI CANNOT AND DOES NOT CONTROL THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN ANY PARENT PROFILE OR VERIFY THE STATUS OF ANY EXPECTANT PARENT. BINTI IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATED TO ANY AND ALL PROSPECTIVE ADOPTIVE PARENT PROFILES AND EXPECTANT PARENT REACH-OUTS. ACCORDINGLY, ANY ADOPTION PROCEEDING WILL BE MADE OR ACCEPTED AT THE MEMBER’S OWN RISK.
Assumption of Risks and Waiver / Release of Liability
Members hereby agree to indemnify Binti and waives, releases and forever discharges Binti, including its employees, contractors, officers, and attorneys from any claims, demands, charges, causes of action, liabilities, penalties, and costs that the Member may have now or in the future against Binti or its employees, contractors, officers, and attorneys.
Members hereby agree to indemnify Binti and waive, release and forever discharge Binti, including its employees, contractors, officers, and attorneys from any claims, demands, charges, causes of action, liabilities, penalties, and costs that the Member may have now or in the future against other agencies, government bodies, doctor, nurse, hospital, adoption facilitator, attorney, or any other individual or organization.
The above indemnities shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
In order to access certain features of the Site and Application, and to create a Parent Profile, you must register to create an account (“Binti Account”) and become a Member. You may register to join the Services directly via the Site or Application or as described in this section.
You can also register to join by logging into your account with certain third-party social networking sites (“SNS”) (including, but not limited to, Facebook; each such account, a “Third-Party Account”), via our Site or Application, as described below. As part of the functionality of the Site, Application and Services, you may link your Binti Account with Third-Party Accounts, by either: (i) providing your Third-Party Account login information to Binti through the Site, Services or Application; or (ii) allowing Binti to access your Third-Party Account, as permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each Third-Party Account. You represent that you are entitled to disclose your Third-Party Account login information to Binti and/or grant Binti access to your Third-Party Account (including, but not limited to, for use for the purposes described herein), without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable Third-Party Account and without obligating Binti to pay any fees or making Binti subject to any usage limitations imposed by such third-party service providers. By granting Binti access to any Third-Party Accounts, you understand that Binti will access, make available and store (if applicable) any Content that you have provided to and stored in your Third-Party Account (“SNS Content”) so that it is available on and through the Site, Services and Application via your Binti Account and Binti Account profile page. Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all SNS Content, if any, will be considered to be Member Content for all purposes of these Terms. Depending on the Third-Party Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Third-Party Accounts, personally identifiable information that you post to your Third-Party Accounts will be available on and through your Binti Account on the Site, Services and Application. Please note that if a Third-Party Account or associated service becomes unavailable or Binti’s access to such Third-Party Account is terminated by the third-party service provider, then SNS Content will no longer be available on and through the Site, Services and Application. You have the ability to disable the connection between your Binti Account and your Third-Party Accounts, at any time, by emailing Binti at email@example.com. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR THIRD-PARTY ACCOUNTS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH SUCH THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS. Binti makes no effort to review any SNS Content for any purpose, including but not limited to for accuracy, legality or non-infringement and Binti is not responsible for any SNS Content.
Your Binti Account and your Binti Account profile page will be created for your use of the Site and Application based upon the personal information you provide to us or that we obtain via an SNS as described above. You may not have more than one (1) active Binti Account. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete. Binti reserves the right to suspend or terminate your Binti Account and your access to the Site, Application and Services if you create more than one (1) Binti Account, or if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, fraudulent, not current or incomplete. You are responsible for safeguarding your password. You agree that you will not disclose your password to any third party and that you will take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your Binti Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify Binti of any unauthorized use of your Binti Account.
You are responsible for your use of the Site and Service and for any use of the Site or Service made using your account. You agree not to access, copy, or otherwise use the Site or the Service, including our intellectual property and trademarks, except as authorized by this Agreement or as otherwise authorized in writing by Binti. Remember when using Binti we ask you to act reasonably and responsibly with others. Your continued access to our Site and use of our Service are contingent on your agreement to act in a proper manner. When using our Site and Service:
You agree to act within the bounds of common decency when using our Site. You agree not to stalk, harass, bully or harm another individual. You will not use our Site to post any false, misleading, unlawful, defamatory, obscene, invasive, threatening, harassing, inflammatory, fraudulent information or content about a company or individual.You are responsible for any activity that occurs through your account and you agree you will not sell, transfer, license or assign your account or any account rights. With the exception of people or businesses that are expressly authorized to create accounts on behalf of their employers or clients, Binti prohibits the creation of and you agree that you will not create an account for anyone other than yourself. You agree not to impersonate any person or entity, use a fictitious name, or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
You also represent that all information you provide or provided to Binti upon registration and at all other times will be true, accurate, current and complete and you agree to update your information as necessary to maintain its truth and accuracy.
You agree that you will not solicit, collect or use the login credentials of other Binti users.
You will not use Binti if you are under 13.
You will not collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Service.
You are responsible for keeping your passwords and account secret and secure.
You shall not infringe on any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy.
You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You agree to comply with all laws, rules and regulations (for example, federal, state, local and provincial) applicable to your use of the Service and your Content, including but not limited to, copyright laws.
You are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, files, information, usernames, applications, links and other content or materials (collectively, “Content“) that you submit via the Service.
You must not change, modify, adapt or alter the Service or change, modify or alter another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Service or Binti.
Binti takes reasonable and appropriate measures to protect your personal information. However, the internet is an open system and Binti cannot guarantee that the personal information you enter will not be intercepted by others. By using the Service you assume this risk and accept these Terms of Service.
You agree not to interfere or disrupt our Site, Application, or Services,, including by transmitting any worms, viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial-of-service attacks, backdoors, packet or IP spoofing, spyware, malware, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods of technology. You may not inject content or code or otherwise alter or interfere with the way any Binti page is rendered or displayed in a user’s browser or device.
You agree not to create accounts with the Service through unauthorized means, including but not limited to, using an automated device, script, bot, spider, crawler or scraper.
You agree not to violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to Binti.
You agree to not violate any law or regulation, and you are responsible for such violations.
You agree not to cause, or aid in, the destruction, manipulation, removal, disabling, or impairment of any portion of our Site, including the de-indexing or de-caching of any portion of our Site from a third party’s website, such as by requesting its removal from a search engine.
You will not upload any Content to our Site that includes any third party intellectual property unless you have permission from the owner to use it in the specific manner that you used it.
We reserve the right to refuse access to the Service to anyone for any reason at any time.
We reserve the right to force forfeiture of any username for any reason.
You are solely responsible for your interaction with other users of the Service, whether online or offline. You agree that Binti is not responsible or liable for the conduct of any user.
Binti does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed or distributed through third parties, including but not limited to adoption agencies and partners of Binti. You acknowledge that any reliance upon such opinion, statement, advice, memorandum or information of third parties shall be at your sole risk.
Binti is not responsible for the acts, conduct, or content of third parties. Any dealings between you and third parties are solely between you and the third parties. Binti is not responsible and will not be held liable for any negligent acts committed by third parties.
You agree that you are responsible for all data charges you incur through use of the Service.
You will not use manual or automated software, devices, scripts, robots, backdoors or other means or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” any web pages or other services contained in the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content.
There may be links from the Service, or from communications you receive from the Service, to third-party web sites or services. These third party web sites or services may include adoption agencies. There may also be links to third-party web sites or features in images or comments within the Service. The Service also may include third-party content that we do not control, maintain or endorse. Functionality on the Service may also permit interactions between the Service and a third-party web site or feature, including applications that connect the Service. Binti does not control any of these third-party web services or any of their content. You expressly acknowledge and agree that Binti is in no way responsible or liable for any such third-party online or offline services.
YOUR CORRESPONDENCE AND BUSINESS DEALINGS WITH THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ADOPTION AGENCIES, FOUND THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE SOLELY BETWEEN YOU AND THE THIRD PARTY.
Domestic Adoption Connection Process
Expectant Parent’s Role
After an Expectant Parent has registered and created a profile on Binti, he or she will be able to find Prospective Adoptive Parent profiles using software made available by us through the Service. Expectant Parents have the opportunity to message and connect with Prospective Adoptive Parents, at no cost and without any binding obligation to proceed with the adoption. The Expectant Parent agrees to make initial contact with any Prospective Adoptive Parent via the Service. After that, the Expectant Parent is free to contact the Prospective Adoptive Parent via any means convenient.
Prospective Adoptive Parent’s Role
After an Expectant Parent has reached out to a Prospective Adoptive Parent, the Prospective Adoptive Parent will have the ability to communicate with him or her, and to submit non-binding messages in response to messages sent by the Expectant Parent.
The Expectant Parent and Prospective Adoptive Parent may use other means of communication after the initial messaging on Binti. The Prospective Adoptive Parent agrees to make initial contact with any Expectant Parent via the Service.
The Prospective Adoptive Parent agrees to comply with state and federal adoption laws as well as the requirements of the Expectant Parent or child’s agency/agent and the laws of the child’s state, including but not limited to home study regulations, post-placement requirements, and adoption advertising laws. Binti is not responsible for actions the Prospective Adoptive Parent takes on his/her/their behalf with respect to the adoption, apart from participating in the Services outlined in this Agreement.
If the Prospective Adoptive Parent has a home study, Binti will place a home study-approved verification badge on their Parent Profile upon receipt of a copy of the home study or letter from a social worker on letterhead stating the Prospective Adoptive Parent has been home study-approved. Expectant Parents who have Prospective Adoptive Parents in their network who are not yet home study-approved will be informed that those Prospective Adoptive Parents will require a completed and approved home study before being able to adopt the child.
Binti does not act as an Adoption Service Provider. Binti provides Expectant Parents an online platform and the software tools to enable them to find and connect with Prospective Adoptive Parents. Binti also provide Expectant Parents support services, such as peer support and access to our Birth Parent Support Forum.
Prospective Adoptive Parents and Expectant Parents are solely responsible for any issues arising from the use of the Binti software or their use of the Service. Any agreements created between Prospective Adoptive Parents and Expectant Parents are not binding on Binti. Binti is not liable for, or obligated to enforce, any agreements between Prospective Adoptive Parents and Expectant Parents. You will not consider Binti, nor will Binti be construed as, a party to such transactions, whether or not Binti receives some form of remuneration in connection with the transaction, and Binti will not be liable for any costs or damages arising out of or related to such transaction.
No contractual obligations are created for either the Prospective Adoptive Parents or the Expectant Parents through the use of the Service. The Expectant Parent is not obligated to place their child with any Prospective Adoptive Parent at all. Prospective Adoptive Parents are not obligated to adopt an Expectant Parent’s child.
Changes In Fees And Billing Methods
Binti reserves the right at any time to change its fees (including to begin charging for services that it is currently providing free of charge) and billing methods, either immediately upon posting on the Site or by email delivery to you.
Additional Adoption-Related Costs
In addition to any costs associated with using the Service, the Prospective Adoptive Parent should expect to pay additional adoption-related costs to other providers, including but not limited to a home study fee to a home study provider in their state, a fee to a placement provider (either an agency or attorney), travel costs, as well as potentially Expectant Parent living expenses. Note that Binti recommends not paying for any Expectant Parent living expenses before first consulting with your Adoption Service Provider. Some states prohibit payment of Expectant Parent living expenses, so you should seek guidance from your placement provider before proceeding. Binti never makes financial or other commitments to anyone on behalf of the Prospective Adoptive Parent.
- Binti does not claim ownership of any Content that you post on or through the Service. Instead, you hereby grant to Binti a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you submit through the Service.
- Binti Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and, as between you and Binti, Binti owns and retains all rights in the Binti Content and the Service. You will not remove, alter or conceal any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Binti Content and you will not reproduce, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works based on, perform, display, publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast, sell, license or otherwise exploit the Binti Content.
- The Binti name and logo are trademarks of Binti, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Binti. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress of Binti, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without prior written permission from Binti.
- Although it is Binti’s intention for the Service to be available as much as possible, there will be occasions when the Service may be interrupted, including, without limitation, for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, for emergency repairs, or due to failure of telecommunications links and/or equipment. Also, Binti reserves the right to remove any Content from the Service for any reason, without prior notice. Content removed from the Service may continue to be stored by Binti, including, without limitation, in order to comply with certain legal obligations, but may not be retrievable without a valid court order. Consequently, Binti encourages you to maintain your own backup of your Content. In other words, Binti is not a backup service and you agree that you will not rely on the Service for the purposes of Content backup or storage. Binti will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Services, or the loss of any Content. You also acknowledge that the Internet may be subject to breaches of security and that the submission of Content or other information may not be secure.
- It is Binti’s policy not to accept or consider content, information, ideas, suggestions or other materials other than those we have specifically requested and to which certain specific terms, conditions and requirements may apply. This is to avoid any misunderstandings if your ideas are similar to those we have developed or are developing independently. Accordingly, Binti does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas, and takes no responsibility for any materials or ideas so transmitted. If, despite our policy, you choose to send us content, information, ideas, suggestions, or other materials, you further agree that Binti is free to use any such content, information, ideas, suggestions or other materials, for any purposes whatsoever, including, without limitation, developing and marketing products and services, without any liability or payment of any kind to you.
Disclaimer of Warranties
THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BINTI CONTENT, IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, NEITHER BINTI NOR ANY EMPLOYEES, MANAGERS, OFFICERS OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “BINTI PARTIES”) MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO: (A) THE SERVICE; (B) THE BINTI CONTENT; (C) USER CONTENT; OR (D) SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO BINTI OR VIA THE SERVICE. IN ADDITION, THE BINTI PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.
BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE LAWFUL IN EVERY JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE.
YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE AND SERVICE.
THE BINTI PARTIES DO NOT ENDORSE CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY CONTENT.
Limitation of Liability; Waiver
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE BINTI PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES) THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO: (A) THE SERVICE; (B) THE BINTI CONTENT; (C) USER CONTENT; (D) YOUR USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICE; (E) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH AN INVESTIGATION BY THE BINTI PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES REGARDING YOUR OR ANY OTHER PARTY’S USE OF THE SERVICE; (F) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS; (G) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SERVICE’S OPERATION; OR (H) ANY DAMAGE TO ANY USER’S COMPUTER, MOBILE DEVICE, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT OR TECHNOLOGY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE FROM ANY SECURITY BREACH OR FROM ANY VIRUS, BUGS, TAMPERING, FRAUD, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER LINE OR NETWORK FAILURE OR ANY OTHER TECHNICAL OR OTHER MALFUNCTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE OR EVEN IF THE BINTI PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, OR THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF THE SERVICE). IN NO EVENT WILL THE BINTI PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY.
YOU AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT YOU INCUR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURIES THAT ARISE OUT OF BINTI’S ACTS OR OMISSIONS, THE DAMAGES, IF ANY, CAUSED TO YOU ARE NOT IRREPARABLE OR SUFFICIENT TO ENTITLE YOU TO AN INJUNCTION PREVENTING ANY EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEB SITE, SERVICE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE BINTI PARTIES, AND YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHTS TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISING, EXHIBITION OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEBSITE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE BINTI PARTIES.
BY ACCESSING THE SERVICE, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, THE BENEFITS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA, AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
BINTI IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES.
When you use the Services we expect you respect other people’s intellectual property. If you repeatedly infringe on intellectual property rights, we will disable your account when appropriate.
Binti has adopted the following policy toward copyright infringement on the Service in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA“). The address of Binti’s Designated Agent for copyright takedown notices (“Designated Agent“) is listed below.
Reporting Instances of Copyright Infringement:
If you believe that Content residing or accessible on or through the Service infringes a copyright, please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to the Designated Agent: (1) identification of the work or material being infringed; (2) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, including its location, with sufficient detail so that Binti is capable of finding it and verifying its existence; (3) contact information for the notifying party (the “Notifying Party“), including name, address, telephone number, and email address; (4) a statement that the Notifying Party has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or law; (5) a statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided in the notice is accurate and that the Notifying Party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner; (6) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed.
Please also note that the information provided in a notice of copyright infringement may be forwarded to the user who posted the allegedly infringing content. After removing material pursuant to a valid DMCA notice, Binti will immediately notify the user responsible for the allegedly infringing material that it has removed or disabled access to the material. Binti will terminate, under appropriate circumstances, the accounts of users who are repeat copyright infringers, and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate any user account for actual or apparent copyright infringement.
Submitting a DMCA Counter-Notification:
If you believe you are the wrongful subject of a DMCA notification, you may file a counter-notification with Binti by providing the following information to the Designated Agent at the address below: (1) the specific URLs of material that Binti has removed or to which Binti has disabled access; (2) your name, address, telephone number, and email address; (3) a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or the US District Court for the Northern District of California if your address is outside of the United States), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the original DMCA notification or an agent of such person; (4) the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled”; (5) your signature.
Upon receipt of a valid counter-notification, Binti will forward it to Notifying Party who submitted the original DMCA notification. The original Notifying Party (or the copyright holder he or she represents) will then have ten (10) days to notify us that he or she has filed legal action relating to the allegedly infringing material. If Binti does not receive any such notification within ten (10) days, we may restore the material to the Services.
Contact information for Binti’s Designated Agent is as follows: Felicia Curcuru, 3951 18th St. #3, San Francisco, CA 94114.
Choice of Law
You and Binti agree that in the event there is any complaint, grievance, controversy or dispute arising under this Agreement (whether or not such dispute involves a third party), you shall use good faith efforts to resolve such dispute or controversy amicably. In the event the good faith efforts to resolve such dispute or controversy amicably are not successful, the dispute or controversy arising out of, or in connection with this Agreement shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration conducted by a single neutral arbitrator generally qualified in the subject matter of the dispute. The arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association and shall be held in California. Applicant agrees to arbitrate and therefore agrees to waive any right to trial by jury with respect to, all disputes arising from or in relation to this Agreement, including but not limited to any statutory claims under state or federal law. In no event shall the liability of Binti, its board of directors, its employees or its agents exceed a total cumulative amount equal to the fees paid by the Applicant to Binti hereunder.
If the prohibition against class actions and other claims brought on behalf of third parties contained above is found to be unenforceable, the rest of the language in this Arbitration section remains in full force and effect. This arbitration agreement survives the termination of your relationship with Binti.
Time Limitation on Claims
You agree that any claim you may have arising out of or related to your relationship with Binti must be filed within one year after such claim arose; otherwise, your claim is permanently barred.
You agree that we are not responsible to you for anything that we may otherwise be responsible for, if it is the result of events beyond our control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, insurrection, riots, terrorism, crime, labor shortages (including lawful and unlawful strikes), embargoes, postal disruption, communication disruption, failure or shortage of infrastructure, shortage of materials, or any other event beyond our control.
We reserve all rights permitted to us under this Agreement as well as under the provisions of any applicable law. Our non-enforcement of any particular provision or provisions of this Agreement or the any applicable law should not be construed as our waiver of the right to enforce that same provision under the same or different circumstances at any time in the future.
We may suspend the Service or your account or any other provision of services to you, and we may terminate this Agreement, at our discretion without explanation and notice, though we will strive to provide a timely explanation in most cases. If you wish to terminate this Agreement, you may do so by notifying Binti at any time and closing your account for the Service. Your notice should be sent in writing, in accordance with the “Notice” section below. Termination of the Agreement may result in the immediate deletion of any Content that you have submitted to Binti. Binti will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any suspension or termination, including for deletion of Your Content. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, success fee provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
Where Binti requires that you provide an e-mail address, you are responsible for providing Binti with your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address you provided to Binti is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you any notices required or permitted by this Agreement, Binti’s dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice. You may give notice to Binti via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and such notice shall be deemed given when sent by confirmed e-mail.
The communications between you and Binti use electronic means, whether you visit the Site or the Service or send Binti emails, or whether Binti posts notices on the Site or Service or communications with you via email. For contractual purposes, you (1) consent to receive communications from Binti in an electronic form; and (2) agree that all terms, conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Binti provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were to be in writing. The foregoing does not affect your statutory rights.
The information provided within the Service is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject Binti to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Service or any portion of the Service, to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any content, program, product, service or other feature that Binti provides.
Software related to or made available by the Service may be subject to United States export controls. Thus, no software from the Service may be downloaded, exported or re-exported: (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By downloading any software related to the Service, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of, any such country or on any such list.
California Users And Residents
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1789.3, any questions about pricing, complaints, or inquiries about Binti must be addressed to our agent for notice and sent via email to email@example.com.
Lastly, California users are also entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.