General Terms of Service & Privacy policy of Docsford.com

I. General Terms of Service

Welcome to the Docsford.com (owned and operated by Docsford, Inc. (hereinafter “Docsford”)) content management platform -- consisting of web sites, services, software applications and networks -- that allows for the authorized upload, download, purchase, sale, sharing and distribution of written digital content over the internet (the “Docsford Platform”). The terms “Docsford” and the “Docsford Platform” apply to any site or mobile application owned and operated by Docsford, Inc., including Docsford.com and the Docsford mobile applications (each an “App”).

The following Terms of Use for the Docsford Platform is a legal contract between You, either an individual user or a single entity (“You” or, collectively, “Users”), and Docsford regarding Your use of the Docsford Platform. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE. BY REGISTERING FOR, ACCESSING, BROWSING, POSTING, DOWNLOADING FROM OR USING THE Docsford PLATFORM, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY, THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING ANY ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES AND FUTURE MODIFICATIONS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “TERMS”). IF AT ANY TIME YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THE Docsford PLATFORM IN THE MANNER DESCRIBED IN SECTION 10.2 BELOW.

ARBITRATION NOTICE: UNLESS YOU OPT OUT OF ARBITRATION WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE DATE YOU FIRST AGREE TO THESE TERMS BY FOLLOWING THE OPT-OUT PROCEDURE SPECIFIED IN THE “DISPUTE RESOLUTION” SECTION BELOW, AND EXCEPT FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DISPUTES DESCRIBED IN THE “DISPUTE RESOLUTION” SECTION BELOW, YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND Docsford WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU ARE WAIVING YOUR RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.

  • 1. Eligibility.

    The Docsford Platform is available to persons who have the ownership of the file. You could only share the one of you have clear property rights. If You are using or opening an account on the Docsford Platform on behalf of a company, entity, or organization (collectively “Subscribing Organization”), then You represent and warrant that You are an authorized representative of that Subscribing Organization with the authority to bind such organization to these Terms; and agree to be bound by these Terms on behalf of such Subscribing Organization. BY USING THE Docsford PLATFORM, YOU REPRESENT THAT You meet the eligibility requirements in this Section.

  • 2. Privacy.

    Your privacy is important to Docsford. Docsford’s Privacy Policy and Giftcard/Gift Membership Terms and Conditions are hereby incorporated into these Terms by reference. Please read these notices carefully for information relating to Docsford’s collection, use, and disclosure of Your personal information.

  • 3. Individual Features and Services.

    When using the Docsford Platform, You will be subject to any additional posted guidelines or rules applicable to specific services and features which may be posted from time to time (the “Guidelines”). All such Guidelines are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms.

  • 4. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

    Please note that since we respect authors’ and content holders’ rights, it is Docsford’s policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”). For more information, please go to Docsford’s DMCA Notification Guidelines. Please note that Docsford will promptly terminate without notice any User’s access to the Docsford Platform if that User is determined by Docsford to be a “repeat infringer”. A repeat infringer is a User who has been notified by Docsford of infringing activity violations more than twice as a result of DMCA takedown notices or other similar copyright notices.

  • 5. Docsford Platform License Grant.

    5.1 License Grant to Docsford Mobile App

    Subject to Your compliance with the terms and conditions set out in these Terms, Docsford grants to You a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, freely revocable license to download and install a copy of the App on any mobile device or computer that You own or control and to run such copy of the App solely for Your own personal non-commercial purposes. You may not copy the App, except for making a reasonable number of copies for backup or archival purposes. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms, You may not: (i) copy, modify or create derivative works based on the App; (ii) distribute, transfer, sublicense, lease, lend or rent the App to any third party; (iii) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the App; or (iv) make the functionality of the App available to multiple users through any means. Docsford reserves all rights in and to the App not expressly granted to You under these Terms.

    5.2 License Grant to Download.

    Subject to Your compliance with the terms and conditions set out in these Terms, Docsford hereby grants to You a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, freely revocable license to view, download (including, without limitation download to a portable device), print, and have printed select content for personal use, except as Docsford may restrict or block at the request of its content providers or on its own initiative. The “select content” to which you are granted a license in this section 5.2 does not include the Docsford Commercial Content (as defined in the Paid Access EULA). The Paid Access EULA governs Your access to and use of Docsford Commercial Content. Please see the Paid Access EULA for the applicable terms.

    5.3 Reservation of Rights.

    Docsford reserves all rights not expressly granted in these Terms.

    5.4 Prevention of Unauthorized Use.

    Docsford reserves the right to exercise whatever lawful means it deems necessary to prevent unauthorized use of the Docsford Platform, including, but not limited to, technological barriers, IP mapping, and directly contacting Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) regarding such unauthorized use.

    5.4 Prevention of Unauthorized Use.

    Docsford reserves the right to exercise whatever lawful means it deems necessary to prevent unauthorized use of the Docsford Platform, including, but not limited to, technological barriers, IP mapping, and directly contacting Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) regarding such unauthorized use.

  • 6. Content Disclaimer.

    You understand that when using the Docsford Platform You will be exposed to content from a variety of sources, and that Docsford is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such content. You further understand and acknowledge that You may be exposed to content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable, and You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies You have or may have against Docsford with respect thereto. Docsford does not endorse any content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Docsford expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with such content. If notified by a User or a content owner of content that allegedly does not conform to these Terms, Docsford may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove the content, which it reserves the right to do at any time and without notice. For clarity, Docsford does not permit copyright infringing activities on the Docsford Platform.

  • 7. Prohibited Conduct.

    BY USING THE Docsford PLATFORM YOU AGREE NOT TO:

    7.1 use the Docsford Platform for any purposes to receive original or appropriately licensed content is offered by Docsford;

    7.2 rent, lease, loan, sell, resell, sublicense, distribute, display or otherwise transfer the licenses granted herein or any Materials (as defined in section 11, below);

    7.3 post, upload, or distribute any defamatory, libelous, or inaccurate User Comments, or other content;

    7.4 post, upload, or distribute any User Comments or other content that is unlawful or that a reasonable person could deem to be objectionable, offensive, indecent, pornographic, invasive of another’s privacy, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, distressing, vulgar, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or otherwise inappropriate;

    7.5 impersonate any person or entity, falsely claim an affiliation with any person or entity, or access the Docsford Platform accounts of others without permission, forge another persons’ digital signature, misrepresent the source, identity, or content of information transmitted via the Docsford Platform, or perform any other similar fraudulent activity;

    7.6 delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notices on the Docsford Platform or associated with any content available via the Docsford Platform;

    7.7 make unsolicited offers, advertisements, proposals, or send junk mail or spam to other Users of the Docsford Platform. This includes, but is not limited to, unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other solicitation material, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, chain mail, informational announcements, charity requests, and petitions for signatures;

    7.8 use the Docsford Platform for any illegal purpose, or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law, including, without limitation, laws governing intellectual property and other proprietary rights, and data protection and privacy;

    7.9 defame, harass, abuse, threaten or defraud Users of the Docsford Platform, or collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about Users or third parties without their consent;

    7.10 remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with DRM and other security-related features of the Docsford Platform features that prevent or restrict use or copying, printing, or sharing of any content accessible through the Docsford Platform, or features that enforce limitations on the use of the Docsford Platform or any content available via the Docsford Platform;

    7.11 reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Docsford Platform or any part thereof, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation;

    7.12 modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works based upon the Docsford Platform or any part thereof, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation;

    7.13 intentionally interfere with or damage operation of the Docsford Platform or any user’s enjoyment of any part thereof, by any means, including uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, adware, spyware, worms, or other malicious code;

    7.14 relay email from a third party’s mail servers without the permission of that third party;

    7.15 use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access the Docsford Platform for any purpose or bypass any measures Docsford may use to prevent or restrict access to the Docsford Platform;

    7.16 forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Docsford Platform;

    7.17 interfere with or disrupt the Docsford Platform or servers or networks connected to the Docsford Platform, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Docsford Platform; or

    7.18 post, upload or distribute marketing material, advertisements, spam, content designed to aid search engine optimization, content in HTML format with links or redirects, or other content that in Docsford’s sole opinion detracts from the Docsford experience.

  • 8. Account

    When You use the Docsford Platform to print content, download content, or otherwise access content or use any products, services, or otherwise access information from Docsford, You may be asked to create an account and provide a password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your account and password and for restricting access to Your computer, and You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under Your account or password. You agree that the information You provide to Docsford on registration and at all other times will be true, accurate, current, and complete. You also agree that You will ensure that this information is kept accurate and up-to-date at all times. If You have reason to believe that Your account is no longer secure (e.g., in the event of a loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of Your account ID, password, or any credit, debit or charge card number, if applicable), then You agree to immediately notify Docsford by emailing cust-service@Docsford.com. You may be liable for the losses incurred by Docsford or others due to any unauthorized use of Your Docsford Platform account.

  • 9. Third-Party Sites, Products and Services; Links.

    The Docsford Platform may include links or references to other web sites or services solely as a convenience to Users (“Reference Sites”). Unless otherwise expressly stated by Docsford, Docsford does not endorse any such Reference Sites or the information, materials, products, or services contained on or accessible through Reference Sites. In addition, Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Docsford Platform are solely between You and such advertiser. Access and use of Reference Sites, including the information, materials, products, and services on or available through Reference Sites is solely at Your own risk.

  • 10. Termination; Terms of Use Violations.

    The Docsford Platform may include links or references to other web sites or services solely as a convenience to Users (“Reference Sites”). Unless otherwise expressly stated by Docsford, Docsford does not endorse any such Reference Sites or the information, materials, products, or services contained on or accessible through Reference Sites. In addition, Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Docsford Platform are solely between You and such advertiser. Access and use of Reference Sites, including the information, materials, products, and services on or available through Reference Sites is solely at Your own risk.

    10.1 Docsford.

    You agree that Docsford, in its sole discretion, for any or no reason, and without penalty, may terminate any account (or any part thereof) You may have with Docsford or Your use of the Docsford Platform and remove and discard all or any part of Your account, User profile, and any content, at any time and without notice to You. One reason we may terminate Your account is if You do not log into Your account for an extensive period of time; however, we will not terminate Your account for inactivity if You have a Direct Purchase associated with Your account or continue to pay the fees associated with a Membership. Docsford may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing access to the Docsford Platform, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of Your access to the Docsford Platform or any account You may have or portion thereof may be effected without prior notice, and You agree that Docsford will not be liable to You or any third party for any such termination. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive, or illegal activity may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Docsford may have at law or in equity. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have paid for a Membership or a Direct Purchase, please see the Paid Access EULA for additional terms applicable to the cancellation of Your account.

    10.2 You.

    Your only remedy with respect to any dissatisfaction with (i) the Docsford Platform, (ii) any term of these Terms, (iii) any policy or practice of Docsford in operating the Docsford Platform, or (iv) any content or information transmitted through the Docsford Platform, is to cancel Your account and stop using Docsford. You may cancel Your Account at any time through the Docsford Platform by logging into the Site or the App and going to Your account settings, or by sending an email to us at cust-service@Docsford.com requesting a cancellation of your account. You may terminate these Terms at any time by canceling Your account and discontinuing use of Docsford.

    10.3 Effect of Cancellation or Termination.

    Upon any cancellation or termination, the rights and licenses granted to You under these Terms and any additional terms and conditions, including the Giftcard/Gift Membership Terms and Conditions and the Paid Access EULA, will automatically terminate and the following provisions will survive: “Effect of Cancellation or Termination,” “Ownership; Proprietary Rights,” “Indemnification,” “Disclaimers; No Warranties,” “Limitation of Liability and Damages,” “Dispute Resolution,” and “Miscellaneous.

  • 11. Ownership; Proprietary Rights.

    The Docsford Platform is owned and operated by Docsford. The visual interfaces, graphics, design, compilation, information, computer code (including source code and object code), products, services, and all other elements of the Docsford Platform provided by Docsford (the “Materials”) are protected by United States copyright, trade dress, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions, and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights, and applicable laws. All Materials contained on the Docsford Platform are the property of Docsford or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to Docsford or its affiliates and/or third-party licensors. Except as expressly authorized by Docsford, You agree not to sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, or otherwise make unauthorized use of the Materials or the Docsford Platform. Docsford reserves all rights not expressly granted in these Terms.

  • 12. Indemnification.

    You agree to indemnify, save, and hold Docsford, its affiliated companies, contractors, employees, agents and its third-party suppliers, licensors, and partners harmless from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, including legal fees and expenses, arising out of Your use or misuse of the Docsford Platform, any violation by You of these Terms, or any breach of the representations, warranties, and covenants made by You herein. Docsford reserves the right, at Your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which You are required to indemnify Docsford, and You agree to cooperate with Docsford’s defense of these claims. Docsford will use reasonable efforts to notify You of any such claim, action, or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.

  • 13. Disclaimers; No Warranties.

    TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, Docsford, AND ITS AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, AND SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM Docsford OR THROUGH THE Docsford PLATFORM WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN. YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AS USED IN THIS SECTION 15, THE TERM Docsford INCLUDES Docsford’S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, LICENSORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS.

  • 14. Limitation of Liability and Damages.

    TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, Docsford, AND ITS AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, AND SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM Docsford OR THROUGH THE Docsford PLATFORM WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN. YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AS USED IN THIS SECTION 15, THE TERM Docsford INCLUDES Docsford’S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, LICENSORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS.

    14.1 Limitation of Liability.

    UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, WILL Docsford OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THIRD-PARTY PARTNERS, LICENSORS, OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, RELIANCE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY UNSUCCESSFUL COURT ACTION OR LEGAL DISPUTE, LOST BUSINESS, LOST REVENUES OR LOSS OF ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY OR NON-PECUNIARY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE MATERIALS AND CONTENT ON THE Docsford PLATFORM OR ANY REFERENCE SITES, OR ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH Docsford, EVEN IF Docsford OR A Docsford AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

    14.2 Limitation of Damages.

    IN NO EVENT WILL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF Docsford OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THIRD-PARTY PARTNERS, LICENSORS, OR SUPPLIERS TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, YOUR USE OF THE Docsford PLATFORM OR YOUR INTERACTION WITH OTHER Docsford PLATFORM USERS (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE), EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE Docsford PLATFORM DURING THE THREE (3) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE OF THE CLAIM OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.

    14.3 Limitations by Applicable Law.

    CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF YOU RESIDE IN SUCH A JURISDICTION, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS. THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF WARRANTIES, REMEDIES OR LIABILITY CONTAINED IN THESE TERMS APPLY TO YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT SUCH LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS ARE PERMITTED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ARE LOCATED.

  • 15. Dispute Resolution.

    15.1 Governing Law.

    These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.

    15.2 Agreement to Arbitrate.

    You and Docsford agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to these Terms or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof or the use of the Docsford Platform or content available on the Docsford Platform (collectively, “Disputes”) will be settled by binding arbitration, except that each party retains the right: (i) to bring an individual action in small claims court and (ii) to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party’s copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or other intellectual property rights (the action described in the foregoing clause (ii), an “IP Protection Action”). Without limiting the preceding sentence, You will also have the right to litigate any other Dispute if You provide Docsford with written notice of Your desire to do so by email or regular mail at Docsford, Inc., 333 Bush St. Suite 2400, San Francisco, 94104 within thirty (30) days following the date You first agree to these Terms (such notice, an “Arbitration Opt-out Notice”). If You don’t provide Docsford with an Arbitration Opt-out Notice within the thirty (30) day period, You will be deemed to have knowingly and intentionally waived Your right to litigate any Dispute except as expressly set forth in clauses (i) and (ii) above. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any IP Protection Action or, if You timely provide Docsford with an Arbitration Opt-out Notice, will be the state and federal courts located in the Northern District of California and each of the parties hereto waives any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Unless You timely provide Docsford with an Arbitration Opt-out Notice, You acknowledge and agree that You and Docsford are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action or representative proceeding. Further, unless both You and Docsford otherwise agree in writing, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of any class or representative proceeding. If this specific paragraph is held unenforceable, then the entirety of this “Dispute Resolution” section will be deemed void. Except as provided in the preceding sentence, this “Dispute Resolution” section will survive any termination of these Terms.

    15.3 Arbitration Rules.

    The arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (the “AAA Rules”) then in effect, except as modified by this “Dispute Resolution” section. (The AAA Rules are available at www.adr.org/arb_med or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879.) The Federal Arbitration Act will govern the interpretation and enforcement of this Section.

    15.4 Arbitration Process.

    A party who desires to initiate arbitration must provide the other party with a written Demand for Arbitration as specified in the AAA Rules. (The AAA provides a general Demand for Arbitration and a separate Demand for Arbitration for California residents.) The arbitrator will be either a retired judge or an attorney licensed to practice law and will be selected by the parties from the AAA’s roster of arbitrators. If the parties are unable to agree upon an arbitrator within seven (7) days of delivery of the Demand for Arbitration, then the AAA will appoint the arbitrator in accordance with the AAA Rules.

    15.5 Arbitration Location and Procedure.

    Unless You and Docsford otherwise agree, the arbitration will be conducted in the county where You reside. If Your claim does not exceed $10,000, then the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of the documents that You and Docsford submit to the arbitrator, unless You request a hearing or the arbitrator determines that a hearing is necessary. If Your claim exceeds $10,000, Your right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Subject to the AAA Rules, the arbitrator will have the discretion to direct a reasonable exchange of information by the parties, consistent with the expedited nature of the arbitration.

    15.6 Arbitrator’s Decision.

    The arbitrator will render an award within the time frame specified in the AAA Rules. The arbitrator’s decision will include the essential findings and conclusions upon which the arbitrator based the award. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitrator’s award of damages must be consistent with the terms of the “Limitation of Liability” section above as to the types and amounts of damages for which a party may be held liable. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the claimant and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by the claimant’s individual claim. If You prevail in arbitration You will be entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses, to the extent provided under applicable law. Docsford will not seek, and hereby waives all rights it may have under applicable law to recover, attorneys’ fees and expenses if it prevails in arbitration.

    15.7 Fees.

    Your responsibility to pay any AAA filing, administrative and arbitrator fees will be solely as set forth in the AAA Rules. However, if Your claim for damages does not exceed $75,000, Docsford will pay all such fees unless the arbitrator finds that either the substance of Your claim or the relief sought in Your Demand for Arbitration was frivolous or was brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)).

    15.8 Changes.

    Notwithstanding the provisions of the “Modification of these Terms” section above, if Docsford changes this “Dispute Resolution” section after the date You first accepted these Terms (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms), You may reject any such change by sending us written notice (including by email to cust-service@Docsford.com) within 30 days of the date such change became effective, as indicated in the “Last Updated” date above or in the date of Docsford’s email to You notifying You of such change. By rejecting any change, You are agreeing that You will arbitrate any Dispute between You and Docsford in accordance with the provisions of this “Dispute Resolution” section as of the date You first accepted these Terms (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms).

  • 16. Miscellaneous.

    16.1 Notice.

    Docsford may provide You with notices, including those regarding changes to Docsford’s terms and conditions, by email, regular mail, or postings on the Docsford Platform. Notice will be deemed given twenty-four hours after email is sent, unless Docsford is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give You legal notice by mail to a postal address, if provided by You through the Docsford Platform. In such case, notice will be deemed given three days after the date of mailing. Notice posted on the Docsford Platform is deemed given ten days following the initial posting.

    16.2 Waiver.

    The failure of Docsford to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by Docsford.

    16.3 Severability.

    If any provision of these Terms or any Guidelines is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be limited or eliminated from these Terms to the minimum extent necessary and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

    16.4 Assignment.

    These Terms and related Guidelines, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by You, but may be assigned by Docsford without restriction. Any assignment attempted to be made in violation of these Terms shall be void.

    16.5 Survival.

    Upon termination of these Terms, any provision which, by its nature or express terms should survive, will survive such termination or expiration, including, but not limited to, sections 4-16.

    16.6 Headings.

    The heading references herein are for convenience purposes only, do not constitute a part of these Terms, and will not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof.

    16.7 Entire Agreement.

    These Terms (including all Guidelines and terms incorporated herein) and the Paid Access EULA as applicable, are the entire agreement between You and Docsford relating to the subject matter herein and will not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties, or by a change to these Terms or Guidelines made by Docsford as set forth in section 5 above.

    16.8 Claims.

    YOU AND Docsford AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE Docsford PLATFORM MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

    16.9 Disclosures.

    The services are offered by Docsford Inc., and email: cust-service@Docsford.com.

  • 17. Gift Memberships.

    Please refer to the Docsford Gift Membership Terms and Conditions.

II. Privacy policy

Docsford values the privacy of the users, subscribers, publishers, members, and others who visit and use the Docsford Platform (collectively or individually, “You” or “Users”).

By using the Docsford Platform, you expressly consent to the information handling practices described in this notice.

This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is subject to the Docsford Platform Terms of Use. Your use of the Docsford Platform and any personal information you provide through the Docsford Platform are subject at all time to this Privacy Notice and the Terms of Use. Terms for “Docsford” and the “Docsford Platform” apply to any site or mobile application owned and operated by Docsford, Inc, including Docsford.com and the Docsford mobile application.

The Information Docsford Collects
The Way Docsford Uses Information
When Docsford Discloses Information
Your Choices
Third-Party Advertisers
Data Security
Children’s Privacy
International Visitors
In the Event of Merger or Sale
Changes and Updates to this Privacy Notice
Docsford Contact Information

  • 1. The Information Docsford Collects

    User-provided Information: You may provide to Docsford what is generally called “personally identifiable” information (such as your name, email address, postal mailing address, home/mobile telephone number) if you log in to the Docsford Platform, or otherwise use the features and functionality of the Docsford Platform. You may also provide other information to Docsford, including your age, location, and gender, through use of its functionality and features, such as by creating a user profile.

    “Cookies” Information: When you access the Docsford Platform, we or one of our advertising partners, may send one or more cookies – small text files that contain a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer. Docsford may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Docsford Platform. One type of persistent cookie that may be installed on your computer when you use Docsford is called a “Flash cookie” or an “LSO.” Persistent cookies can be removed. Please review your web browser's “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. For more information on how to manage Flash cookies, you can go here. For more information about cookies and how they are used, you can go here.

    “Automatically Collected” Information: When you access the Docsford Platform or open one of our HTML emails, we may automatically record certain information from your system by using different types of tracking technology. This “automatically collected” information may include Internet Protocol address (“IP Address”), a unique device or user ID, version of software installed, system type, the referring search query used to locate content and pages on the Docsford Platform, the content and pages that you access on the Docsford Platform, the dates and times that you visit the Docsford Platform, and information from your Facebook account that you make publicly available, which is provided to us by Facebook via the Facebook APIs.

  • 2. The Way Docsford Uses Information

    Docsford uses the information that you provide or that we collect to operate, maintain, enhance, and provide all of the features and services found on the Docsford Platform as well as to track user-generated content and Users to the extent necessary to comply as a service provider with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

    Docsford may also use the information that you provide or that we collect to serve you with advertisements.

    We will use your email address, without further consent, for administrative communications such as notifying you of major Docsford Platform updates, for customer service purposes, to address copyright infringement or defamation issues, or to contact you regarding any content that you have posted to or downloaded from the Docsford Platform.

    Docsford uses all of the information that we collect to understand the usage trends and preferences of our Users, to improve the way the Docsford Platform works and looks, and to create new features and functionality.

    Docsford may use “Automatically Collected” information and “Cookies” information to: (a) automatically update the Docsford application on your system; (b) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you access the Docsford Platform; (c) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages accessed; (d) provide such metrics to Users as they pertain to such User’s uploaded content; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities.

  • 3. When Docsford Discloses Information

    Docsford does not share your personally identifiable information with other organizations for their marketing or promotional uses without your prior express consent, except that if you have provided us with an email address, Docsford may provide a hashed version of it to its advertising partners, RapLeaf, Bizo, and LiveRamp, to enable better targeted advertising where RapLeaf, Bizo, and LiveRamp already possesses your email address. If RapLeaf, Bizo, or LiveRamp do not already have your email address in their records, they cannot use the hashed version that we provide. For more information on RapLeaf’s privacy practices, and to opt out, please visit https://www.rapleaf.com/privacy. For more information on Bizo's privacy practices, and to opt out, please visit http://www.bizo.com/businessProfessionals/index. For more information on LiveRamp's privacy practices, and to opt out, please visit http://liveramp.com/privacy/.

    Docsford may disclose aggregated or other types of non-personally identifiable information to third parties for various purposes, including marketing or promotional uses. For example, Docsford may disclose non-personally identifiable information to interested third parties to assist them in understanding the usage, viewing, and demographic patterns on the the Docsford Platform.

    Please be aware that any personally identifiable information that you voluntarily choose to display on the Docsford Platform – such as when you publish attribution credits for documents or profile information – becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by others without restriction.

    Docsford uses all of the information that we collect to understand the usage trends and preferences of our Users, to improve the way the Docsford Platform works and looks, and to create new features and functionality.

    We may disclose User information to affiliated companies or other businesses or persons to: provide web site hosting, maintenance, and security services; fulfill orders; conduct data analysis and create reports; offer certain functionality; and assist Docsford in improving the Docsford Platform and creating new services features. We require that these parties process such information in compliance with this Privacy Notice, we authorize only a limited use of such information, and we require these parties to use reasonable confidentiality measures.

    Docsford may disclose User information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright law) or respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant in the manner required by the requesting entity.

    Docsford also reserves the right to disclose User information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary: to take precautions against liability; to protect Docsford from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the Docsford Platform; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Docsford, our Users, or others.

    Docsford shows aggregate geographical information about visitors on Docsford document pages in our analytics section. This information includes the cities and countries of people viewing documents, the document which was viewed, and the time the document was viewed. This information is publicly available to all Docsford users.

  • 4. Your Choices

    You may, of course, decline to share your personally-identifiable information with Docsford, in which case Docsford will not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality found on the Docsford Platform. You may update, correct, or delete your user information and preferences at any time here.

    You may also choose to opt-out of receiving interest-based advertising from many of our advertising partners and others by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

    To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections to your information. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES.

  • 5. Third-Party Advertisers

    Docsford adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising, available at http://www.aboutads.info. Our advertising partners, such as RapLeaf, Bizo and BlueKai, may use technology to provide the advertisements that appear on the Docsford Platform and to use data collected through the Docsford Platform, as described above and in this section, to better target ads shown on Docsford and other websites. For a list of many of the advertisers that may work with Docsford please visit http://www.aboutads.info/participating.

    Our advertising partners may also use cookies or pixel tags to enable the serving of customized advertisements and content to you both on Docsford and on other websites and services based on your visits to, and use of Docsford, as well as based on your visits to third-party sites and services on the Internet. These cookies or pixel tags may contain non-personally identifiable demographic or other data. You may opt-out of receiving interest-based advertising from many of our advertising partners by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

  • 6. OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY

    Docsford USES COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE PHYSICAL, MANAGERIAL, AND TECHNICAL SAFEGUARDS TO PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY AND SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. WE CANNOT, HOWEVER, ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO Docsford, AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. ONCE WE RECEIVE YOUR TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION, Docsford MAKES COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF OUR SYSTEMS.HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT SUCH INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCESSED, DISCLOSED, ALTERED, OR DESTROYED BY BREACH OF ANY OF OUR PHYSICAL, TECHNICAL, OR MANAGERIAL SAFEGUARDS.

    IF Docsford LEARNS OF A SECURITY SYSTEMS BREACH, THEN WE MAY ATTEMPT TO NOTIFY YOU ELECTRONICALLY SO THAT YOU CAN TAKE APPROPRIATE PROTECTIVE STEPS. Docsford MAY POST A NOTICE ON THE Docsford PLATFORM IF A SECURITY BREACH OCCURS. DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE, YOU MAY HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO RECEIVE NOTICE OF A SECURITY BREACH IN WRITING. TO RECEIVE A FREE WRITTEN NOTICE OF A SECURITY BREACH YOU SHOULD NOTIFY US AT CUST-SERVICE@Docsford.COM.

  • 7. OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

    IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE Docsford PLATFORM AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER.

    PROTECTING THE PRIVACY OF YOUNG CHILDREN IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT. FOR THAT REASON, Docsford DOES NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT OR MAINTAIN PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION FROM PERSONS UNDER 13 YEARS-OF-AGE. IF Docsford LEARNS THAT PERSONALLY-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OF PERSONS LESS THAN 13-YEARS-OF-AGE HAS BEEN COLLECTED ON OR THROUGH THE Docsford PLATFORM, THEN Docsford WILL TAKE THE APPROPRIATE STEPS TO DELETE THIS INFORMATION.

    IF YOU ARE THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF A CHILD UNDER 13 WHO HAS BECOME Docsford PLATFORM MEMBER, THEN PLEASE CONTACT Docsford AT CUST-SERVICE@Docsford.COM TO HAVE THAT CHILD’S ACCOUNT TERMINATED AND INFORMATION DELETED.

    THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME RESOURCES THAT MAY HELP PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS IN MONITORING AND LIMITING YOUR CHILDRENS' ACCESS TO CERTAIN TYPES OF MATERIAL ON THE INTERNET. WHILE Docsford DOES NOT ENDORSE THESE PRODUCTS, WE PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY.

    “OnGuard Online,” maintained by the Federal Trade Commission.
    WiredSafety
    Netsmartz.org
    The Child Safety Network
    Control Kids
    Cyber Sitter
    Net Nanny

  • 8. INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

    FOR USERS VISITING THE Docsford PLATFORM FROM THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA OR OTHER NON-U.S. TERRITORIES, PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY DATA YOU ENTER INTO THE Docsford PLATFORM WILL BE TRANSFERRED OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA OR SUCH OTHER NON-U.S. TERRITORY FOR USE BY Docsford AND ITS AFFILIATES FOR ANY OF THE PURPOSES DESCRIBED HEREIN.IN ADDITION, BECAUSE Docsford OPERATES GLOBALLY, WE MAY MAKE INFORMATION WE GATHER AVAILABLE TO WORLDWIDE BUSINESS UNITS AND AFFILIATES. BY PROVIDING ANY DATA ON THE Docsford PLATFORM, YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO SUCH TRANSFERS OF YOUR DATA TO THE UNITED STATES OR OTHER COUNTRIES.

  • 9. IN THE EVENT OF MERGER OR SALE

    IN THE EVENT THAT Docsford IS ACQUIRED BY OR MERGED WITH A THIRD-PARTY ENTITY, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, IN ANY OF THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, TO TRANSFER OR ASSIGN THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE COLLECTED FROM USERS AS PART OF THAT MERGER, ACQUISITION, SALE, OR OTHER CHANGE OF CONTROL.

  • 10. CHANGES AND UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE

    THIS PRIVACY NOTICE MAY BE REVISED PERIODICALLY WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE TO YOU AND THIS WILL BE REFLECTED BY A “LAST MODIFIED” DATE BELOW. PLEASE REVISIT THIS PAGE TO STAY AWARE OF ANY CHANGES. IN GENERAL, WE ONLY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE MANNER DESCRIBED IN THE PRIVACY NOTICE IN EFFECT WHEN WE RECEIVED THAT PERSONAL INFORMATION.YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE Docsford PLATFORM CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE AND ANY FUTURE REVISIONS.

    FOR REVISIONS TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE THAT MAY BE MATERIALLY LESS RESTRICTIVE ON OUR USE OR DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED TO US, WE WILL MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO NOTIFY YOU AND OBTAIN YOUR CONSENT BEFORE IMPLEMENTING REVISIONS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH INFORMATION.

  • 11. Docsford CONTACT INFORMATION

    PLEASE CONTACT Docsford WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS PRIVACY NOTICE, YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, AND OUR THIRD-PARTY DISCLOSURE PRACTICES OR YOUR CONSENT CHOICES BY EMAIL: CUST-SERVICE@Docsford.COM. WE WILL RESPOND TO YOUR INQUIRY WITHIN 30 DAYS OF ITS RECEIPT.