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3.2 Terms and Conditions. If you are using the Financial Advisor Platform, you should read the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree with those terms and conditions, please do not use the Financial Advisor Platform.
· The Financial Advisor Platform may allow you to request services or information from one or more third parties, such as financial advisors or planners. To submit that request, you will be asked to provide personally identifiable information on the Site, including for example your name, e-mail address, mailing address, mobile phone number, age information, income information, personal assets information and other financial or professional information, to allow us to respond to your request. Once we receive your request, we will process your information to match the request with one or more financial advisors or planners in the Financial Advisor Directory.
· NerdWallet may allow you to request services with specific financial advisors or planners of your choice. By choosing a particular financial advisor or planner (e.g., by clicking the “Request Consultation” button under the profile of a particular advisor), you ask NerdWallet to provide your information to the specific financial advisor or planner that you have requested. You expressly consent to the release of any information you have provided to NerdWallet in your service request to that particular financial advisor or planner. The requested financial advisor or planner may then contact you directly with regard to your request. NerdWallet has no control over the means by which the financial advisors or planners may contact after NerdWallet has released your information to them.
· Your contact with, or use of an advisor contacted via the Financial Advisor Directory does not create any relationship between NerdWallet and you.
· The release and security of any sensitive or confidential information transmitted by you to any financial advisor or service is your sole responsibility.
· The financial advisors represented in the Financial Advisor Directory provide information to NerdWallet which NerdWallet does not verify, validate or confirm, except as expressly stated by NerdWallet.
· NerdWallet does not endorse any particular financial advisor and cannot guarantee the quality, or reliability of any financial services provided by any of these financial advisors in the Financial Advisor Directory.
· NerdWallet cannot perform a check for conflicts of interest between you and a financial advisor listed in the Financial Advisor Directory.
4. Travel Services
4.1 Service Overview. NerdWallet may offer services to assist users in gathering information on airports, airline fees, and other information related to travel (the “Travel Services”). The Travel Services may be available to you when you use the Site or downloadable applications made available by NerdWallet. Your use of the downloadable applications is subject to your compliance with the applicable End User License Agreement (“EULA”). NerdWallet may also provide discussion forums, bulletin boards, review services or other forums in which you and other third parties may post reviews of travel experiences or other content, messages, materials or items on the Site (the “Interactive Areas”). If NerdWallet provides such Interactive Areas, you are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas in compliance with the Terms hereunder and you shall use them at your own risk.
4.2 Taxi Sharing. NerdWallet may also provide services for users who would like to share taxi rides with others to post messages or send instant messages to other users about their desire to share taxi rides. By posting or sending such messages, you represent that all information contained in the messages, including for example, your location information, contact information, or any personally identifiable information is truthful and accurate to the best of your knowledge. You understand that you disclose such information to other users or the public at your own risk. Also you use such information provided by others at your own risk. You acknowledge and agree that such services are intended solely for users to share taxi rides with each other, and you will not use our Service as a channel to market your own services (such as providing private car sharing services) unless expressly permitted by NerdWallet in writing.
4.3 Travel Destinations. Although most travel, including travel to international destinations, is completed without incident, travel to certain destinations may involve greater risk than others. NerdWallet urge passengers to investigate and review travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories issued by the United States Government and destination country governments prior to booking travel to international destinations. Information on conditions in various countries and the level of risk associated with travel to particular international destinations can be found for example, at www.state.gov, www.tsa.gov, www.dot.gov, www.faa.gov, www.cdc.gov, www.treas.gov/ofac and www.customs.gov.
4.4 Travel Requirements. Some travel destinations may have passport requirements and travel documentation requirements. It is your responsibility to review and comply with such requirements. Although not common, most countries reserve the right to disinsect aircraft if there is a perceived threat to public health, agriculture or environment. The World Health Organization and the International Civil Aviation Organization have approved the following disinsection procedures: (1) spray the aircraft cabin with an aerosolized insecticide while passengers are on board or (2) treat the aircraft's interior surfaces with a residual insecticide while passengers are not on board. For more information, see: http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/policy/safetyenergyenv/disinsection.htm
4.5 Link to Other Travel Sites. NerdWallet does not offer booking or travel reservation services. However, we may provide link to third party travel sites through which you may book or reserve your travel tickets. Such sites are not under our control and NerdWallet is not responsible for any information provided by such third party sites.
4.6 By listing information relevant to travel to particular international destinations, NerdWallet does not represent or warrant that travel to such points is advisable or without risk, and is not liable for damages or losses that may result from travel to such destinations.
5.1 User Content Generally. Certain features of the Service may permit users to post content, including text messages, online messages, reviews, photos, video, images, folders, data, text, and other types of works (collectively called, “User Content”) and to publish User Content on the Service. You retain copyright and any other proprietary rights you hold in the User Content that you post to the Service.
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5.3 Limited License Grant to Other Users. By posting and sharing User Content with another user of the Service, you hereby grant that user a non-exclusive license to access and use such User Content as permitted by these Terms and the functionality of the Service.
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· You are the creator and owner of, or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and to authorize NerdWallet and users of the Service to use and distribute your User Content as necessary to exercise the licenses granted by you in this Section 5 and in the manner contemplated by NerdWallet and these Terms;
· Your User Content, and the use thereof as contemplated herein, does not and will not: (a) infringe, violate, or misappropriate any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; or (b) slander, defame, libel, or invade the right of privacy, publicity or other property rights of any other person.
5.5 User Content Disclaimer. We are under no obligation to edit or control User Content that you and other users post or publish, and will not be in any way responsible or liable for User Content. However, NerdWallet may at any time and without prior notice, remove any User Content that in our sole judgment violates these Terms or is otherwise objectionable. You understand that when using the Service you will be exposed to User Content from a variety of sources and acknowledge that User Content may be inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable. You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against NerdWallet with respect to User Content. We expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with User Content. If notified by a user or content owner that User Content allegedly does not conform to the Terms, we may investigate the allegation and determine in our sole discretion whether to remove the User Content, which we reserve the right to do at any time and without notice. For clarity, NerdWallet does not permit copyright infringing activities on the Service.
6. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
6.1 DMCA Notification. We comply with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act applicable to internet service providers (17 U.S.C. §512, as amended). If you have any complaints with respect to material posted on the Service, you may contact our Designated Agent at the following address:
NerdWallet Copyright Agent: Shiyan Koh
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Any notice alleging that materials hosted by or distributed through the Service infringe intellectual property rights must include the following information:
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6.2 Repeat Infringers. NerdWallet will promptly terminate without notice the accounts of users that are determined by NerdWallet to be “repeat infringers." A repeat infringer is a user who has been notified of infringing activity more than twice and/or has had User Content removed from the Service more than twice.
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7.7 sell or otherwise transfer the access granted herein or any Materials (as defined in Section 12 below).
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Termination of Use; Discontinuation and Modification of the Service.
If you violate these Terms, your permission to use the Service will automatically terminate. Additionally, NerdWallet, in its sole discretion may terminate your user account on the Service or suspend or terminate your access to the Service at any time, with or without notice. We also reserve the right to modify the Service at any time without notice to you. We will have no liability whatsoever on account of any change to the Service or any suspension or termination of your access to or use of the Service. You may terminate your account at any time by contacting customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you terminate your account, you will remain obligated to pay all outstanding fees, if any, relating to your use of the Service incurred prior to termination.
10.2 Idea Submission Policy. Your feedback is important to us. Our Idea Submissions Policy, which describes the terms on which we accept submissions, is available here http://www.nerdwallet.com/site/ideasubmission.html
10.3 Additional Terms. Your use of the Service is subject to any additional terms, rules, or guidelines applicable to the Service or certain features of the Service that we may post and you may accept (the "Additional Terms"), such as end user license agreements for our downloadable applications, subject to Section 11 below. All such Additional Terms are hereby incorporated by reference into, and made a part of, the Terms.
11. Modification of the Terms. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change the Terms on a going forward basis at any time. Please check the Terms periodically for changes. In the event that a change to the Terms materially modifies your rights or obligations, you will be required to accept such modified terms in order to continue to use the Service. Material modifications are effective upon your acceptance of such the modified Terms. Immaterial modifications are effective upon publication. For the avoidance of doubt, disputes arising hereunder will be resolved in accordance with the Terms in effect that the time the dispute arose.
12. Ownership; Proprietary Rights. The Service is owned and operated by NerdWallet. The visual interfaces, graphics, design, compilation, information, computer code (including source code or object code), products, software, services, and all other elements of the Service provided by NerdWallet (the “Materials”) are protected by all relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights and applicable laws. Except for any User Content, all Materials contained in the Service are the property of NerdWallet or our third-party licensors. Except as expressly authorized by NerdWallet you may not make use of the Materials. NerdWallet reserves all rights to the Materials not expressly granted in these Terms.
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THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PUBLISHED ON THIS SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR ERRORS. NERDWALLET DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF, AND DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OTHER INACCURACIES RELATING TO THE INFORMATION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE services and products provided on the site, including without limitation those in connection with the Travel Services and the financial advisor platform. The fact that NERDWALLET is including OR DISPLAYING any THIRD PARTY Product or Service on the Site is not an endorsement or a recommendation of the Product or Service.
nerdwallet does not make any representation, warranties or guarantees, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, correctness, or completeness of the content or services and products in connection with the travel services, including without limitation, HOTEL, AIR, CRUISE, CAR AND ANY OTHER TRAVEL PRODUCTS OR SERVICES DISPLAYED ON THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE PRICING, PHOTOGRAPHS, LIST OF HOTEL AMENITIES, GENERAL PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS, ETC.).
When you use the Financial Advisor Platform, The Content provided on the site is intended only to assist you with financial decisions and is broad in scope and does not consider your personal financial situation. Your personal financial situation is unique and the information and advice may not be appropriate for your situation. Accordingly, before making any final decisions or implementing any financial strategy, Nerdwallet recommends that you obtain additional information and advice of your accountant and other financial advisors who are fully aware of your individual circumstances. NerdWallet does not make any representations, warranties or GUARANTEES, express or implied, regarding any quotes OR OFFERS provided on or through the site, OR ANY FINANCIAL ADVISOR LISTED IN THE FINANCIAL ADVISOR DIRECTORY. NerdWallet does not endorse any particular financial advisor and cannot guarantee the quality, or reliability of any financial services provided by any of these financial advisors in the Financial Advisor Directory. Your contact with, or use of an advisor contacted via the Financial Advisor Directory does not create any relationship between NerdWallet and you.
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15. Limitation of Liability.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE NERDWALLET ENTITIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STATUTE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER OR NOT THE NERDWALLET ENTITIES HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
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SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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18.1 Generally. In the interest of resolving disputes between you and NerdWallet in the most expedient and cost effective manner, you and NerdWallet agree that any and all disputes arising in connection with these Terms shall be resolved by binding arbitration. Arbitration is more informal than a lawsuit in court. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, may allow for more limited discovery than in court, and can be subject to very limited review by courts. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award. Our agreement to arbitrate disputes includes, but is not limited to all claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of these Terms, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory, and regardless of whether the claims arise during or after the termination of these Terms. You understand and agree that, by entering into these Terms, you and NerdWallet are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action.
18.2 Exceptions. Notwithstanding subsection 18.1, we both agree that nothing herein shall be deemed to waive, preclude, or otherwise limit either of our right to (i) bring an individual action in small claims court, (ii) pursue enforcement actions through applicable federal, state, or local agencies where such actions are available, (iii) seek injunctive relief in any competent court of law, or (iv) to file suit in a court of law to address intellectual property infringement claims.
18.3 Arbitrator. Any arbitration between you and NerdWallet will be governed by the Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, "AAA Rules") of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"), as modified by these Terms, and will be administered by the AAA. The AAA Rules and filing forms are available online at www.adr.org, by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879, or by contacting NerdWallet.
18.4 Notice; Process. A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send a written notice of the dispute to the other, by certified mail or Federal Express (signature required), or in the event that we do not have a physical address on file for you, by electronic mail ("Notice"). NerdWallet's address for Notice is: NerdWallet, Inc., 665 Third St., Ste 405, San Francisco, CA 94107. The Notice must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought ("Demand"). We agree to use good faith efforts to resolve the claim directly, but if we do not reach an agreement to do so within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or NerdWallet may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by you or NerdWallet shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator makes a final decision and award, if any; provided that if our dispute is finally resolved through arbitration in your favor, NerdWallet shall pay you the greater of (i) the amount awarded by the arbitrator, if any, and (ii) the greatest amount offered by NerdWallet in settlement of the dispute prior to the arbitrator’s award.
18.5 Fees. In the event that you commence arbitration in accordance with these Terms, NerdWallet will reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee, unless your claim is for greater than $10,000, in which case the payment of any fees shall be decided by the AAA Rules. Any arbitration hearings will take place at a location to be agreed upon in Santa Clara County, California, provided that if the claim is for $10,000 or less, you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a non-appearance based telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought in the Demand is frivolous or brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)), then the payment of all fees will be governed by the AAA Rules. In such case, you agree to reimburse NerdWallet for all monies previously disbursed by it that are otherwise your obligation to pay under the AAA 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 decision and award, if any, are based. The arbitrator may make rulings and resolve disputes as to the payment and reimbursement of fees or 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.
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18.7 Modifications. In the event that NerdWallet makes any future change to this arbitration provision (other than a change to the NerdWallet's address for Notice), you may reject any such change by sending us written notice within 30 days of the change to NerdWallet's address for Notice, in which case your account with NerdWallet shall be immediately terminated and this arbitration provision, as in effect immediately prior to the amendments you reject shall survive.
18.8 Enforceability. If Subsection 18.6 is found to be unenforceable or if the entirety of this Section 18 is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this Section 18 shall be null and void and, in such case, the parties agree that the exclusive jurisdiction and venue described in Section 16 shall govern any action arising out of or related to these Terms.
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