Date of Last Revision: January 19, 2023
- General information
CoopBusiness™ provides its services (described below) to you through its website and mobile applications (the “Platform”) and related services
(collectively, such services, including any new features and applications, and the Platform, the “Services”),
subject to the following Terms of Service (as amended from time to time, the “Terms of Service”).
If you are a campaign organizer (as defined below) you will be contracting with CoopBusiness™ Inc.
For purposes of the following Terms of Service, CoopBusiness™,” “we,” “us,” “our,” and other similar terms, shall refer to the party with whom you are contracting.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change or modify portions of these Terms of Service at any time.
If we do this, we will post the changes on this page and will indicate the date these terms were last revised.
We will also endeavor to notify you, either through the Services user interface, in an email notification or through other reasonable means, and unless otherwise stated,
CoopBusiness™ may communicate with you officially by any reasonable means now known or later developed. These currently include email, regular mail, and postings on the Platform.
Any such changes will become effective no earlier than fourteen (14) days after they are posted, except that (i) changes addressing new functions of the Services or changes made
for legal reasons will be effective immediately, and (ii) changes or modifications to the provisions of these Terms of Service governing Dispute Resolution by Binding Arbitration shall
be made as specified therein. Your continued use of the Services after the date any such changes become effective constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service.
If you do not wish to accept the new Terms of Service, you may discontinue your use of the Services.
In addition, when using certain services, you will be subject to any additional terms applicable to such services that may be posted on the Services from time to time, including, without limitation, the
Guarantee Policy located at https://CoopBusiness.com/guarantee.
All such terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Service
(provided, however, that such other terms may be modified in accordance with their terms and, with respect to the use of the Services,
these Terms of Service will take precedence in the event of conflict).
Finally, we encourage you, particularly if you intend to donate to a CoopBusiness™ campaign,
to review the Fees section of these Terms of Service.
- Access and Use of the Services
Services Description: The Services are offered as a platform to users of the Services,
which may include Campaign Organizers and GBOs (each defined herein) and other registered users of the Services
(which may include users who simply “like” Campaigns or otherwise interact with the Platform or Services).
Among other features, the Services are designed to allow a user (a “Global Business Owner”) to post a fundraising campaign
(“Campaign”) to the Platform to accept monetary Royalties (“Royalties”) from those registered users wishing to contribute
funds to the business (“GBOs”). For purposes hereof, the term “Campaign Organizer” shall also be deemed
to include any individual(s) designated as a beneficiary of a Campaign.
Although there are no fees to set up a Campaign, a percentage of each Royalty will be charged as fees for our Services.
Please see our Fees section for details.
Charitable Giving: Campaigns are not charities to which you can make tax-deductible charitable contributions.
However, in addition to the Services described above, CoopBusiness™ permits GBOs to contribute directly to
certain charitable organizations (“Charities”) through the Platform. Any royalty you make to a Charity through
the Platform will be subject to a Services fee as described at https://CoopBusiness.com/pricing.
You understand and acknowledge, however, that CoopBusiness™ is not a charity.
If you or your charity would like to register to be listed as a charitable organization on the Platform,
please contact us at support@CoopBusiness.com and we can help facilitate that process.
As used in this Agreement, the term “Campaign” does not refer to a Charity,
and you acknowledge that contributions to Campaigns are not deductible under your jurisdiction’s applicable tax laws and regulations.
The Services are a Platform; We are not a Broker, Financial Institution, Creditor or Charitable Institution:
The Services are an administrative platform only. CoopBusiness™ facilitates the Royalty transaction between
Campaign Organizers and GBOs, but is not a party to any agreement between a Campaign Organizer and a GBO,
or between any user and a Charity. CoopBusiness™ is not a broker, agent, financial institution, creditor or
insurer for any user. CoopBusiness™ has no control over the conduct of, or any information provided by,
a Campaign Organizer or a Charity, and CoopBusiness™ hereby disclaims all liability in this regard to the
fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
CoopBusiness™ does not guarantee that a Campaign or a Charity will obtain a certain amount of Royalties or any Royalties at all.
We do not personally endorse any Campaign, Campaign Organizer, or Charity, and we make no guarantee, explicit or implied,
that any information provided through the Services by a user is accurate. We expressly disclaim any liability or responsibility
for the success of any Campaign, or the outcome of any fundraising purpose. You, as a GBO, must make the final determination as
to the value and appropriateness of contributing to any Campaign, Campaign Organizer, or Charity. We do not and cannot verify the
information that Campaign Organizers supply, nor do we guarantee that the Royalties will be used in accordance with any fundraising
purpose prescribed by a Campaign Organizer or Charity. We assume no responsibility to verify whether the Royalties are used in
accordance with any applicable laws; such responsibility rests solely with the Campaign Organizer or Charity, as applicable.
While we have no obligation to verify that the use of any funds raised is in accordance with applicable law and these Terms of Service,
we take possible fraudulent activity and the misuse of funds raised very seriously. If you have reason to believe that a Campaign
Organizer or Charity is not raising or using the funds for their stated purpose, please use the “Report” button on the Campaign
or Charity to alert our team of this potential issue and we will investigate. If you are a GBO, you may also be covered by the
Guarantee Policy details located at https://CoopBusiness.com/guarantee..
You, as a Campaign Organizer, represent, warrant, and covenant that (i) all information you provide in connection with a Campaign is accurate, complete,
and not otherwise designed to mislead, defraud, or deceive any user; (ii) all Royalties contributed to your Campaign will be used solely as described in
the materials that you post; (iii) you will comply with your jurisdiction’s applicable laws and regulations when you solicit funds, particularly,
but not limited to, laws relating to your marketing and solicitation for your project; and (iv) to the extent you share with us any personal data of any
third party for any purpose, including the names, email addresses and phone numbers of your personal contacts, you have the authority
(including any necessary consents), as required under applicable law, to provide us with such personal data and allow us to use such personal data for
the purposes for which you shared it with us. You authorize CoopBusiness™,
and CoopBusiness™ reserves the right to, provide information relating to your
Campaign with GBOs and beneficiaries of your Campaign, and with law enforcement or to assist in any investigation.
Your Registration Obligations: You may be required to register with CoopBusiness™
in order to access and use certain features of the Services.
If you choose to register for the Services, you agree to provide and maintain true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself
as prompted by the Services’ registration form. Campaign Organizers must register using their true identities, including their name and any
If you are under 13 years of age, you are not authorized to use the Services, with or without registering. In addition, if you are under the age
of majority in your jurisdiction (typically 18 or 19 years of age), you may use the Services, with or without registering, only with the approval
of your parent or guardian. Certain aspects of our Services may also require you to register with (and agree to the terms of) third-party service
providers (e.g., payment processors or charitable royalty processors) in order to utilize such Services. While we may help facilitate such registration
in some cases, we are not a party to any such relationships and disclaim any responsibility or liability for the performance by such third parties.
We may exchange information with such third-party services in order to facilitate the provision of Services (and related third party services).
Your Registration Obligations: You may be required to register with CoopBusiness™ in order to access and use certain features of the Services.
If you choose to register for the Services, you agree to provide and maintain true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself
as prompted by the Services’ registration form. Campaign Organizers must register using their true identities, including their name and any
If you are under 13 years of age, you are not authorized to use the Services, with or without registering. In addition,
if you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction (typically 18 or 19 years of age), you may use the Services,
with or without registering, only with the approval of your parent or guardian. Certain aspects of our Services may also require you to register
with (and agree to the terms of) third-party service providers (e.g., payment processors or charitable royalty processors) in order to utilize such Services.
While we may help facilitate such registration in some cases, we are not a party to any such relationships and disclaim any responsibility or liability
for the performance by such third parties. We may exchange information with such third-party services in order to facilitate the provision of Services (and related third party services).
Public Display of Royalties: As a GBO, you have the option to publicly display your Royalty for all to see,
including on search engines (like Google and Yahoo). To keep the details of your Royalty private, simply
on the ways that we may collect, use, and store certain information about you and your use of the Services.
General Practices Regarding Use and Storage: You acknowledge that CoopBusiness™ may establish general
practices and limits concerning use of the Services, including without limitation the maximum period of
time that data or other content will be retained by the Services and the maximum storage space that will
be allotted on CoopBusiness™
servers on your behalf. You agree that CoopBusiness™ has no responsibility or
liability for the deletion or failure to store any data or other content maintained or uploaded by the Services.
You acknowledge that CoopBusiness™ reserves the right to terminate accounts or Campaigns that are inactive for
an extended period of time, provided that CoopBusiness™ will use its commercially reasonable efforts to provide
a Campaign Organizer with reasonable notice before terminating an inactive Campaign having a positive balance
of Royalties. You further acknowledge that CoopBusiness™ reserves the right to change these general practices
and limits at any time, in its sole discretion. We will endeavor to give you notice of any such change where required by applicable law.
Mobile Services: The Services include certain services that are available via a mobile device, including (i)
the ability to upload content to the Platform via a mobile device, (ii) the ability to browse the Platform
from a mobile device and (iii) the ability to access certain features through an application downloaded and
installed on a mobile device (collectively, the “Mobile Services”). To the extent you access the Services
through a mobile device, your wireless service carrier’s standard charges, data rates and other fees may apply.
In addition, downloading, installing, or using certain Mobile Services may be prohibited or restricted by your carrier,
and not all Mobile Services may work with all carriers or devices. By using the Mobile Services, you agree that we may
communicate with you regarding CoopBusiness™ and other entities by SMS, MMS, text message or other electronic means to
your mobile device and that certain information about your usage of the Mobile Services may be communicated to us.
We shall comply with any additional requirements that may apply under local laws and regulations before communicating
with you in this manner. In the event that you change or deactivate your mobile telephone number, you agree to promptly
update your CoopBusiness™ account information
to ensure that your messages are not sent to the person that acquires your old number.
Conditions of Use
User Conduct: You are solely responsible for all Campaign descriptions, comments, videos, images, information,
data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, messages or other materials (“content”) that you upload,
post, publish or display (hereinafter, “upload”) or transmit or otherwise use via the Services.
The following are examples of the kind of content and/or use that is illegal or prohibited by CoopBusiness™.
However, this list is not exhaustive and CoopBusiness™ reserves the right to investigate anyone by engaging public
and private organizations, including, but not limited to collection agents, private investigators, and local, state,
federal and applicable international agencies, and take appropriate action against anyone who, in CoopBusiness’s sole discretion,
violates any of the terms or spirit of these Terms of Service (or the principles described in our preamble hereto), including,
without limitation, removing the offending content, suspending or terminating the account of such violators, stopping payments
to any such Campaign, freezing or placing a hold on donated funds when CoopBusiness™ reasonably believes it to be required by
applicable law, and reporting you to law enforcement authorities or otherwise taking appropriate legal action.
Without limiting the foregoing, you agree to not use the Services to:
Royalties: In order to contribute to a Campaign or to a Charity, a GBO will be required to provide CoopBusiness™ information
regarding its credit card or other payment instrument. You, as a GBO, represent and warrant to CoopBusiness™ that such information
is true and that you are authorized to use the payment instrument. You agree that a certain minimum Royalty amount may apply,
and that all Royalty payments are final and will not be refunded unless CoopBusiness™, in its sole discretion, agrees to issue a refund,
for example in accordance with the CoopBusiness™ Guarantee. GBOs may have the option to contribute recurring period Royalties,
and in electing to contribute on a recurring basis, you, as a GBO (i) agree to promptly update your account information
with any changes (for example, a change in your billing address or credit card expiration date) that may occur and to pay
the Royalty amount that you specify, and (ii) hereby authorize CoopBusiness™ to bill your payment instrument in advance on a
periodic basis until you terminate such periodic payments, which can be done at any time through the Platform.
Chargeback: It is illegal to request a chargeback and CoopBusiness™ takes chargebacks very seriously.
CoopBusiness™ works closely with all major credit card companies and banks to alert them to the fraudulent
misuse of cardholders. CoopBusiness™ will provide credit card companies and banks with all GBO IP Address(s),
account login details, banking details and GBO withdraw requests (if any) as proof of GBO acceptance and
knowledge of the Terms of participation in CoopBusiness™.
This may cost the GBO cardholder loss of card privileges and serious legal consequences including being jailed.
Fees: CoopBusiness™ does not charge a
Campaign Organizer any upfront fees for initiating a Campaign. CoopBusiness™ retains
a flat percentage of each Royalty contributed to a Campaign and all charitable contributions made to a Charity
(collectively, CoopBusiness™ Fees”).
An additional payment processing fee is also deducted from each Royalty and is payable directly to our payment
partners (the “Payment Processing Fee,” and together with the CoopBusiness™ Fees, the “Fees”).
GBOs acknowledge that by contributing a Royalty to a Campaign, the GBO is agreeing to any and all applicable terms
and conditions set forth by our payment partners, in addition to these Terms of Service.
Please see applicable Fees at https://CoopBusiness.com/pricing which also
includes the respective terms and conditions of our payment partners.
Fees are deducted directly from each Royalty, and will not be reflected in the amount which a Campaign Organizer
can withdraw from the Campaign or which is directed to a Charity. We reserve the right to change
Fee pricing from time to time. If CoopBusiness™
does change its Fees, CoopBusiness™ will provide advance notice of
the change on the Platform or in email to you, at CoopBusiness’s option. Your continued use of the Services after
the Fee change becomes effective constitutes your acceptance of the updated Fees. All Fees referred to in these Terms
of Service are exclusive of Value Added Tax, Goods and Services Tax and any other taxes, where applicable.
Account Holds: From time to time, CoopBusiness™ may place a hold on a Campaign account (a “Hold”),
restricting Withdrawals (defined herein) by a Campaign Organizer. Some of the reasons that we may
place a Hold on a Campaign Account include the following: (i) if we have reason to believe (in our sole discretion)
that information provided by a Campaign Organizer is false, misleading, or fraudulent, or that funds are being used in
a prohibited manner, (ii) if the funds available should be provided directly to a person other than the Campaign Organizer
(such as a legal beneficiary or person entitled by law to act on behalf of a Campaign Organizer), (iii) if we have reason
to believe that a Campaign or Campaign Organizer has violated these Terms of Service, or (iv) if required in order to
comply with a court order, subpoena, writ, injunction, or as otherwise required under applicable laws and regulations.
If you have questions about a Hold we may have placed on your Campaign account, or need information about how
to resolve the Hold, please contact us at support@CoopBusiness.com.
Withdrawing Royalties from a Campaign: You, as a Campaign Organizer (or, as applicable, the beneficiary designated by the Campaign),
may withdraw Royalties to your Campaign at any time up to the full amount of all Royalties credited to your Campaign,
less Fees and any previously withdrawn amounts (“Withdrawals”) and subject to any Holds that we or our payment partners may
place on your Campaign account. A Campaign Organizer may withdraw Royalties by transferring to their eWallet as provided by
While CoopBusiness™ strives to make Withdrawals available to you promptly, you acknowledge and agree that
Withdrawals may not be available to you for use immediately, and CoopBusiness™ does not guarantee that Withdrawals will be
available to you within any specific time frame, and CoopBusiness™ expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any
delay or inability to access and use Withdrawals at any specified time, and any consequences arising from such delay or inability.
You, as a Campaign Organizer, are responsible for ensuring that the information you provide to CoopBusiness™ in order to process a Withdrawal,
including your eWallet account information, is accurate and up to date.
Special Notice for International Use; Export Controls: Software (defined below) available in connection with the
Services and the transmission of applicable data, if any, may be subject to export controls and economic sanctions
laws of Barbados or other jurisdictions. No Software may be downloaded from the Services or otherwise exported or
re-exported in violation of such export control and economic sanctions laws. Downloading or using the Software is at your sole risk.
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules and laws regarding your use of the Services, including as it concerns online conduct and acceptable content.
Services Content, Software and Trademarks: You acknowledge and agree that the Services may contain content or
features (“Services Content”) that are protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other
proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by CoopBusiness™, you agree not to modify, copy,
frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Services or the
Services Content, in whole or in part, except that the foregoing does not apply to your own User Content
(as defined below) that you legally upload to the Services. In connection with your use of the Services you
will not engage in or use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods.
If you are blocked by CoopBusiness™ from accessing the Services (including by blocking your IP address),
you agree not to implement any measures to circumvent such blocking (e.g., by masking your IP address or using
a proxy IP address). Any use of the Services or the Services Content other than as specifically authorized
herein is strictly prohibited. The technology and software underlying the Services or distributed in connection
therewith are the property of CoopBusiness™, our affiliates and our partners (the “Software”).
You agree not to copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise
attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right in the Software.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by CoopBusiness™.
The CoopBusiness™ name and logos are
trademarks and service marks of CoopBusiness™ (collectively the “CoopBusiness Trademarks”).
Other company, product, and service names and logos used and displayed via the Services may be trademarks or service marks of
their respective owners, who may or may not endorse or be affiliated with or connected to CoopBusiness™.
Nothing in these Terms of Service or the Services should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise,
any license or right to use any of CoopBusiness™ Trademarks displayed on the Services, without our prior written permission
in each instance. All goodwill generated from the use of CoopBusiness™ Trademarks will inure to our exclusive benefit.
Third-Party Material: Under no circumstances will CoopBusiness™ be liable in any way for any content or materials
of any third parties (including users and Campaign Organizers), including, but not limited to, for any errors or
omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any such content.
You acknowledge that CoopBusiness™ does not pre-screen content, but that CoopBusiness™ and its designees will have
the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via
the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, CoopBusiness™ and its designees will have the right to remove any
content that violates these Terms of Service or is deemed by CoopBusiness™, in its sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable.
User Content Transmitted Through the Services: With respect to the content, photos, videos, images, trademarks, logos,
brands or other materials you upload or post through the Services or share with other users or recipients (collectively, “User Content”),
you represent and warrant that you own all right, title and interest in and to, or otherwise have all necessary
rights and consents to (and to allow others to) fully exploit, such User Content, including, without limitation,
as it concerns all copyrights, trademark rights and rights of publicity or privacy related thereto. By uploading
any User Content you hereby grant and will grant CoopBusiness™ and its affiliated companies a nonexclusive, worldwide,
royalty free, fully paid up, transferable, sublicensable, perpetual, irrevocable license to copy, display, upload, perform,
distribute, store, modify and otherwise use your User Content in connection with the operation of the Services or the promotion,
advertising or marketing thereof, in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed. Without limiting the foregoing,
if any User Content contains your name, image or likeness, you hereby release and hold harmless CoopBusiness™ and its contractors
and employees, from (i) all claims for invasion of privacy, publicity or libel, (ii) any liability or other claims by virtue of
any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or other use or exploitation of your name, image or likeness, and (iii)
any liability for claims made by you (or any successor to any claim you might bring) in connection with your User Content, name,
image or likeness. You waive any right to inspect or approve any intermediary version(s) or finished version(s) of the results of
the use of your User Content (including your name, image or likeness). Further, if any person (other than you) appears in your
User Content, you represent and warrant that you have secured all necessary licenses, waivers and releases from such person(s)
for the benefit of CoopBusiness™ in a manner fully consistent with the licenses, waivers and releases set forth above.
You further acknowledge that your participation in the Services and submission of User Content is voluntary and that you will
not receive financial compensation of any type associated with the licenses, waivers, and releases set forth herein
(or CoopBusiness’s exploitation thereof),
and that the sole consideration for subject matter of this agreement is the opportunity to use the Services.
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Services
(“Submissions”), provided by you to CoopBusiness™
are non-confidential and CoopBusiness™ will be entitled to the unrestricted
use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
You acknowledge and agree that CoopBusiness™ may preserve content and may also disclose content if required
to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary
to (a) comply with legal process, applicable laws or government requests; (b) enforce these Terms of Service;
(c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property,
or personal safety of CoopBusiness™,
its users or the public. Copyright Complaints: CoopBusiness™ respects the
intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that
your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement,
or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, you should notify CoopBusiness™
of your infringement claim in accordance with the procedure set forth below.
CoopBusiness™ will process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate
actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property
laws with respect to any alleged or actual infringement. A notification of claimed copyright infringement
should be emailed to CoopBusiness’s
Copyright Agent at support@CoopBusiness.com (Subject line: “DMCA Takedown Request”).
To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information:
• an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
• a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
• a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Services, with enough detail that we may find it on the Services;
• your address, telephone number, and email address;
• a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
• a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property
owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
Counter-Notice: If you believe that your User Content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing,
or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to upload
and use the content in your User Content, you may send a written counter-notice containing the following information to the above-listed Copyright Agent:
• your physical or electronic signature;
• identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
• a statement that you have a good-faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
• your name, address, telephone number, and email address, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, CoopBusiness™ will send a
copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party, informing that person that
it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the
copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user,
the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or
more after receipt of the counter-notice, at our sole discretion.
Repeat Infringer Policy: In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law,
CoopBusiness™ has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at CoopBusiness’s
sole discretion, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. CoopBusiness™ may also at its sole
discretion limit access to the Services and/or terminate the memberships of any users who infringe
any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
Third Party Websites/Services.
The Services may provide or facilitate, or third parties may provide, links or other access to other sites,
services and resources on the Internet. CoopBusiness™ has no control over such sites, services and resources
and CoopBusiness™ is not responsible for and does not endorse such sites, services and resources.
You further acknowledge and agree that CoopBusiness™ will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly,
for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content,
events, goods or services available on or through any such site, service or resource.
Any dealings you have with third parties found while using the Services are between you and the third party,
and you agree that CoopBusiness™ is not
liable for any loss or claim that you may have against any such third party. Indemnity and Release.
You agree to release, indemnify on demand and hold CoopBusiness™ and its affiliates
and their officers, employees, directors and agents harmless from any from any and all losses,
damages, expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs, awards, fines, damages, rights,
claims, actions of any kind and injury (including death) arising out of or relating to your use of
the Services, any Royalty or Campaign, any User Content, your connection to the Services,
your violation of these Terms of Service or your violation of any rights of another.
If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says:
“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.” If you are a resident of another jurisdiction—in or outside
of Barbados—you waive any comparable statute or doctrine.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.
CoopBusiness™ AND ITS AFFILIATES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM AND EXCLUDE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW,
ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
CoopBusiness™ AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTY OR CONDITION THAT (I) THE SERVICE WILL MEET
YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III)
THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (IV)
THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY
YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLIABLE LAW,
NEITHER CoopBusiness™ NOR ITS AFFILIATES WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY (A) INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, (B) DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS,
(C) DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, (D) DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, (E) LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA,
OR (F) OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF CoopBusiness™ HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES),
WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, RESULTING FROM (I)
THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND
SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR
MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (III) UNAUTHORIZED
ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD
PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT
PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL CoopBusiness’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES,
LOSSES (INCLUDING CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STATUTORY LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE) OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED
THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID CoopBusiness™ IN THE LAST SIX (6) MONTHS, OR, IF GREATER, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION
OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE LIMITATIONS
SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE
OR WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICES.
Dispute Resolution by Binding Arbitration: PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.
Dispute Resolution by Binding Arbitration: PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.
Most user concerns can be resolved quickly and to the user’s satisfaction by emailing CoopBusiness™
support at support@CoopBusiness.com. In the unlikely event that our user support
team is unable to resolve a complaint you may have (or if CoopBusiness™ has not been able to resolve
a dispute it has with you after attempting to do so informally), we each agree to resolve those disputes
through binding arbitration, mediation, or small claims court instead of in courts of general jurisdiction.
Arbitration, which is often cheaper, faster and less formal than a lawsuit in court, uses a neutral
arbitrator instead of a judge or jury. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award.
Also, in any arbitration under this arbitration provision in which you seek less than $75,000 in damages,
CoopBusiness™ will pay
reasonable attorneys’ fees should you prevail. CoopBusiness™ will not seek attorneys’ fees from
you. However, if you initiate an arbitration in which you seek more than $75,000 in damages, the payment of attorneys’
fees will be governed by the Arbitration Act, Cap. 110 or the rules of the local governing arbitration body in the case Arbitration Act,
Cap.110 are not available. Any arbitration under this Agreement will take place on an individual basis;
class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted.
- Arbitration Agreement.
CoopBusiness™ and you agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims between us. This agreement to arbitrate is intended to be broadly interpreted. It includes, but is not limited to:
• claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of the relationship between us, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory;• claims that arose before this or any prior agreement (including, but not limited to, claims relating to advertising);• claims that are currently the subject of purported class action litigation in which you are not a member of a certified class; and• claims that may arise after the termination of these Terms of Service.
References to “CoopBusiness™”, “we”, “you”, and “us”
include our respective subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, predecessors in interest, successors, and assigns, as
well as all authorized or unauthorized users or beneficiaries of services or devices under this or prior agreements between us.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may bring an individual action in small claims court. This arbitration agreement
does not preclude you from bringing issues to the attention of federal, state, provincial, national or local agencies.
Such agencies can, if the law allows, seek relief against us on your behalf. You agree that, by entering into these Terms of Service,
you and CoopBusiness™ are each waiving the right to a trial
by jury or to participate in a class action. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of these Terms of Service.
A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”).
The Notice to CoopBusiness™ should be sent to St James House, 2nd St.Hole Town, St James Barbados,
Attn: Corporate Counsel, with a copy by email to support@CoopBusiness.com (“Notice Address”).
The Notice must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”).
If CoopBusiness™ and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within sixty (60) calendar days after the Notice is received,
you or CoopBusiness™ may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by
CoopBusiness™ or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any,
to which you or CoopBusiness™ is entitled. The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration of Barbados,
as modified by these Terms of Service. The Arbitration Rules are available online at Arbitration Barbados.
The arbitrator is bound by the terms of these Terms of Service. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide,
including, but not limited to, issues relating to the scope, enforceability, and arbitrability of the arbitration provision.
Unless CoopBusiness™ and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in a reasonably convenient
location in the country of Barbados for both parties with due consideration of their ability to travel and other pertinent circumstances.
If the parties are unable to agree on a location, the determination shall be made by Arbitration Act, Cap.110.
If your claim is for $10,000 or less, we agree that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the
basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by
the Arbitration Act, Cap.110 Rules. If your claim exceeds $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the Arbitration Act,
Cap.110 Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written
decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based. CoopBusiness™ will pay all
Arbitration Act, Cap.110 filing, administration, and arbitrator fees for any arbitration initiated in accordance with the Arbitration Act,
Cap.110 Rules. However, if you initiate an arbitration in which you seek more than $75,000 in damages,
the payment of these fees will be governed by the Arbitration Act, Cap.110 rules.
The arbitrator may make rulings and resolve disputes as to the payment and reimbursement of fees and expenses
at any time during the proceeding and upon request from either party made within 14 days of the arbitrator’s
ruling on the merits. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual
party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim.
YOU AND CoopBusiness™ AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY,
AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both
you and CoopBusiness™ agree otherwise in writing, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims,
and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific provision is
found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void.
Notwithstanding any provision in these Terms of Service to the contrary, we agree that if CoopBusiness™
makes any future change to this arbitration provision (other than a change to the Notice Address) while you are a
user of the Services, you may reject any such change by sending us written notice within thirty (30) calendar days
of the change to the Arbitration Notice Address provided above. By rejecting any future change, you are agreeing
that you will arbitrate any dispute between us in accordance with the language of this provision. The provisions
of this arbitration agreement shall only be in effect to the extent they are permitted under applicable laws.
If the Arbitration Act, Cap.110 Rules cannot be applied to an arbitration under applicable law, then the rules
of the local governing arbitration body shall apply instead.
You agree that CoopBusiness™, in its sole discretion, may suspend or terminate your account (or any part thereof)
or use of the Services and remove and discard any content within the Services under reasonable circumstances,
including, without limitation, for lack of use or if CoopBusiness™ believes that you have violated or acted
inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Service. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or
illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of Services, may be referred to appropriate
law enforcement authorities. You agree that any termination of your access to the Services under any provision
of these Terms of Service may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that CoopBusiness™ may
immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or
bar any further access to such files or the Services where such deactivation or deletion is permitted under
these Terms of Service. Further, you agree that CoopBusiness™ will not be liable to you or any third party
for any termination of your access to the Services.
- User Disputes
You agree that you are solely responsible for your interactions with any other user in connection with the Services
and CoopBusiness™ will have no liability or responsibility with respect thereto. CoopBusiness™
reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with disputes
between you and any other user of the Services.
These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and CoopBusiness™ and govern your use of the Services,
superseding any prior agreements between you and CoopBusiness™ with respect to the Services. You also may be subject to
additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate or third-party services, third-party content or third-party software.
These Terms of Service will be governed by the laws of Barbados without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
With respect to any disputes or claims not subject to arbitration, as set forth above, you and CoopBusiness™ agree to submit to the personal
and exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located within Bridgetown, Barbados. The failure of CoopBusiness™
to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
If any provision of these Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be (or are otherwise) invalid,
the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision,
and the other provisions of these Terms of Service remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute
or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Services or these Terms of Service must
be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. A printed version of this agreement and
of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this
agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and
maintained in printed form. You may not assign these Terms of Service without the prior written consent of CoopBusiness™,
but CoopBusiness™ may assign or transfer these Terms of Service, in whole or in part, without restriction. If we fail to
enforce any of our rights, that does not result in a waiver of that right. The section titles in these Terms of Service are
for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail.
The Services may also provide notices to you of changes to these Terms of Service or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices generally on the Platform.