Terms & Conditions
YOUR USE OF AND ACCESS TO OUR SERVICES (DEFINED BELOW) ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING, YOU MAY NOT USE OR ACCESS OUR SERVICES IN ANY MANNER. If You accept or agree to these Terms and Conditions of Use on behalf of a company or other legal entity, You represent and warrant that You have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to these Terms and Conditions of Use and, in such event, “You” and “Your” will refer and apply to that company or other legal entity in addition to You.
Terms and Conditions of Use
Effective Date: 8/2/2022
Route reserves the right to update and upgrade our product offerings in our sole discretion, including, without limitation, the “Route widget” and “Route asset.”
Use of Services and Content
Route develops and makes available to You applications designed to enhance Your e-commerce platform or, if You are a consumer, Your online shopping experience. Our software applications are built as an add-on to a merchant’s existing online storefront, offering value-added features. Through our software applications, merchants can offer consumers the opportunity to add their shipments to the Route Policy (as described in the “Insurance” section below). Route provides software that allows consumers to file a notice of loss and to track the location of their shipments. Upon an election to protect their shipments under the Route Policy, consumers will receive a link to file such notices of loss and to track such shipments.
In order to access certain features of the Site and Services, You may be required to register an Account (as defined below) and become a Registered User. For the purposes of this Agreement, a “Registered User” is a User who has registered for any Account. When registering an account for the Services (“Account”), You agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information requested by the registration form (the “Registration Data”) and to promptly update the Registration Data thereafter as necessary to keep it current. You represent that You are not barred from using the Services under any applicable law and that You will be responsible for all activities that occur under Your Account. You may not authorize any third party (other than, if applicable, the employees, consultants or agents of the corporate member You represent) to access or use our Services on Your behalf. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the user ID and password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under Your user ID or password. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of Your user ID or password or any other breach of security. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from any unauthorized use of Your account. You acknowledge and agree that You have no ownership or other property interest in Your Account and that all rights in and to Your Account are owned by and inure to the benefit of Route.
Restrictions on Use of the Services
Except as authorized herein or with our prior written approval, You are prohibited from copying, modifying, displaying, distributing, transmitting, transferring, redelivering, publishing, selling, marketing, renting, leasing, licensing or sublicensing, creating derivative works, or otherwise using or making available to any third party/parties any of our Services or any of the Content for any purpose. Systematic retrieval of data from any of our Services or the Content thereon to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory, unless with our express written permission, is prohibited. You agree that You will not, directly or indirectly, reverse engineer, decompile, reproduce or otherwise attempt to derive source code, trade secrets, or other intellectual property from any information, material, or technology included on any of our Services or in the Content. Any attempt to do so is a violation of our rights, and if You breach this restriction, You may be subject to prosecution and damages. Finally, You are strictly prohibited from accessing and/or using the Services or any Content to develop, or have a third party develop, a product or service that is similar or competitive to the Services, including but not limited to any product or service that offers or makes available shipping insurance to its customers.
At Route’s sole discretion, consumers who violate these terms and conditions or who otherwise pose an unacceptable risk of loss as determined by Route (e.g. sending or submitting files that contain malware) may be designated as an uninsurable risk. Following proper notification of such designation, Route may rescind the insurance product from affected individuals and/or orders and any collected premium will be refunded. If you would like to dispute a designation, please contact us at help.route.com. Individuals who send or submit files that contain malware shall receive warnings on the first two offenses. If Route receives a third file that contains malware, that individual will no longer be eligible to receive Route Services and will have any future paid premiums refunded.
Without limiting the application of anything herein to commercial and business users, if You use the Services for commercial or business purposes, You are subject to the following restrictions:
At all times during the Term and thereafter for a period of twenty-four (24) months, You will not for any reason, whether directly or indirectly, (i) solicit, recruit, or encourage any Route customer, employee, or consultant to reduce, alter, or terminate its relationship with Route or (ii) divert any potential Route customer away from Route.
Route shall be Your exclusive provider of any service and/or software that enables You to offer consumer-facing shipping insurance, protection, warranty, or similar offering (collectively and individually, “Shipping Protection”), unless the merchandize covered by such Shipping Protection is considered to be a policy exclusion. At all times during the Term and thereafter for a period of twenty four (24) months, You and Your subsidiaries and affiliates covenant and agree that You shall not provide Shipping Protection of any kind to any party unless You or Your affiliates obtain all necessary and required licenses and permits for such offering from all relevant federal and state agencies and regulatory bodies. You acknowledge that a breach or threatened breach of this paragraph may give rise to irreparable harm to Route, for which monetary damages may not be an adequate remedy, and You hereby agree that in the event of a breach or a threatened breach by You or Your subsidiaries or affiliates of any such obligations, Route shall, in addition to any and all other rights and remedies that may be available to it in respect of such breach, be entitled to seek equitable relief, including a temporary restraining order, an injunction, specific performance and other relief that may be available from a court of competent jurisdiction (without any requirement to post bond).At all times during the Term and thereafter, neither Party will, whether directly or indirectly, make any disparaging, negative, or false or misleading statements with respect to the other Party. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this paragraph shall prohibit a Party from providing truthful information pursuant to the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency, or other governmental body; provided, however, that prior to providing such information, a Party shall provide prompt notice of such court order or requirement to the other Party to enable such Party to seek a protective order or otherwise prevent or restrict such disclosure.
Route Product Term and Cancellation
Unless otherwise specified in individual Service Order agreements, the following terms shall govern usage of Route Services.
The Agreement will renew on a monthly cadence and will be automatically renewed on the first day of each month. Invoices will be sent on the first Friday of each month. Monthly charges will be calculated according to the base monthly fee based on anticipated order volume along with any order volume overages. Overages thresholds will be calculated monthly and any overages will be communicated.
Cancellation of the Agreement must be in writing and received by Route at least five (5) days before the end of the month. Payment for the first current month of the Agreement must be paid in full and Services will remain available after cancellation until the end of the month in which the Agreement was cancelled.
At its sole discretion, Route may modify or discontinue the Services, or may modify, suspend, or terminate Your access to the Services, for any reason, with or without notice to You and without liability to You or any third party. Route will not be responsible for refunding or otherwise paying any funds, amounts or credits that may be owed to You if we have suspended or terminated Your permission to use the Services. In addition to suspending or terminating Your access to the Services, Route reserves the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal or injunctive redress. Even after Your right to use the Services is terminated, this Agreement will remain enforceable against You and unpaid amounts You owe to Route for any purchases will remain due.
Discover Affiliate Terms
You will indemnify, defend and hold Us harmless, at Your expense, against any third-party claim, suit, action, or proceeding (each, an “Action”) brought against Us (and Our officers, directors, employees, agents, service providers, licensors, and affiliates) by a third party not affiliated with Us to the extent that such action is based upon or arises out of (a) Your participation in the Affiliate program, (b) Our use of the Marks or Materials (as defined below) that You provided to us, or (c) Your noncompliance with or breach of these Terms and Conditions.
Affiliate Trademark and Intellectual Property Rights
If You are a Merchant or other commercial enterprise (or are acting on behalf of such person), during the Term of this Agreement, You hereby consent to and grant a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to Route to use Your trademarks, trade names, service marks, trade-dress, and other marks (collectively “Marks”) and other designations, copyrights (including photographs and other images), data (including product catalogs or user signals), or other materials (collectively “Materials”), including, at Our discretion, for the purpose of advertising, marketing and promoting Your brand and products online or in Our mobile application(s).
You shall retain all right, title and interest in and to Your Marks and Materials. If in the course of exercising its right to use the Marks and Materials as specified herein, Route acquires any goodwill in the Marks and Materials, all such goodwill shall automatically vest in the owner of the Marks and Materials without any separate action, payment or other consideration of any kind, and, upon request, Route shall, at the other party’s expense, take all such actions and execute all such documents as may be necessary to effect such vesting in the owner of the Marks and Materials.
A summary of the Route Policy (Route’s cargo insurance policy) can be found at https://route.com/insurance. Route Shipping Protection is subject to and strictly limited by the terms of the Route Policy.
In order for Route to extend shipping protection to a consumer, Route’s licensed producer (Safe Order Solutions, LLC) procures a cargo insurance policy via authorized insurance underwriters (“the Underwriters”) and the Underwriters designate Route as the named insured. The Policy extends coverage to online purchases that are lost or damaged while in transit or “porch pirated” (meaning the carrier reports the status as “delivered” but the parcel has been stolen from the delivery address and a police report has been filed) where the transportation of such purchases is tracked through Route. Route’s offer of shipping protection is not intended to provide insurance to You or Your customers directly, and neither You nor Your customers are an insured or an additional insured under the Policy (the foregoing being, collectively, “Route Shipping Protection”).
Merchants cannot file a claim on behalf of a customer unless specifically requested by that customer. Route may require evidence of the customer’s request before processing the claim.
As a merchant, upon addition of Your billing information to Your Route Account, a widget will go live on Your website. Route reserves the right to change its pricing at any time. If Your customers opt into Route Shipping Protection, this charge will appear for such customers to review and verify at checkout. The Route Platform may, from time to time at Route’s sole discretion, test cost variances to identify the optimal conversion rate. Upon Your agreement to these Terms, the Route Platform and access to the Policy will be activated on Your site.
As a customer of a merchant that offers Route Shipping Protection, Your election to add packages to the Route Policy is entirely optional. You have the option of obtaining protection from an alternative source or not at all.
If You elect to add packages to the Route Policy, Route will provide You with a link to a summary of the Route Policy and instructions to file a notice of loss. The Policy does not cover the following without a specific written amendment from Route (collectively the “Policy Exclusions”):
Automobiles and Motorcycle; Glass windows, plate glass and similar goods; Bagged Goods; Jewelry (valued in excess of $1500); Boats & Yachts; Live Animals; Cass; Lumber; Ceramic, marble or granite tiles, slab blocks, countertops or statues; Negotiable Papers; Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products; Perishable Commodities; Computer memory modules & Cards; Pharmaceutical Drugs; Cotton; Precious Stones and Metals; Fine Arts (valued in excess of $10,000 per piece); Scrap Metal; Steel Metal and Steel Metal Products; Flowers; Securities; Fresh foods (excepting frozen beef and pork in refrigerated containers); Used Household Goods and Personal Effects.
Route is not liable for more than $250,000 for any one vessel or conveyance per any one account of the Assured, except that in the following cases, this insurance shall not cover more than: $5,000 any one package or shipment, $2,500 any one package or shipment containing a laptop or tablet computer, mobile/smart phone or watch (“Shipping Protection Limit”).
Any shipments that exceed Route’s Shipping Protection Limit will not be covered by Route Shipping Protection. If for any reason payments are billed/collected for shipments that exceed the Shipping Protection Limit, the excess amount will be returned to the subscriber. Route Shipping Protection attaches from the time the covered goods commence transit and/or are located anywhere incidental to transit and continues during the ordinary course of transit until transportation terminates at final destination or the assured’s interest ceases, whichever occurs first.
All fees paid for the Services are non-refundable and non-transferable except as may be expressly provided in these Terms. You may cancel the Services at any time at no charge simply uninstall the Services You no longer want to use, and Route will cease providing the Services to You.
Claims for packages marked “delivered must be filed after 5 days and before 15 days from the date the package was marked “delivered.”
Claims for packages presumed to be lost (where the status is not “delivered”) must be filed after 7 days (20 for international) and within 30 days from the last checkpoint.
Should the claim be approved by the Underwriters, it will be deemed to be in full settlement and satisfaction of all claims and demands by the customer (inclusive of individual consumers and merchants, the “Claimant”). In consideration of this payment, the Claimant does hereby release and discharge the Underwriters, Route, and each of their respective principals, executives, agents, employees, representatives, successors, assigns, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, from any and all further claims existing and/or arising in the future relating to the above-referenced merchandise.
The Claimant further guarantees that it is the person or entity entitled to payment and agrees that Underwriters are subrogated to all of the claimant’s rights of recovery on account of any and all loss or damage from the carriers and from any other persons or corporations. The Claimant agrees to cooperate with and to assist the Underwriters and Route in effecting such recovery, to include providing all documentation or other information which may be needed by Underwriters and/or Route; and to execute in the customer’s name any documents which may be necessary to carry into effect the purpose of this agreement.
In exchange for this claim payment, the Claimant agrees that any monies collected from any such carrier, vessel, person or corporation, whether received in the first instance by the Claimant or by the Underwriters or Route, shall be the property of Underwriters; and that the acceptance of this claim payment shall not prejudice or take away any rights or remedies which Underwriters would otherwise have by virtue of such payment.
- Replacing the Claimant’s lost or damaged item(s) through Route’s re-order of the identical item(s) that had been previously purchased. The replacement of the item shall cover sales tax and shipping costs but shall exclude the cost of purchasing Route+.
- Refunding to the Claimant, the cost of the original merchandise (invoice) but excluding sales tax, shipping costs, and the cost of purchasing Route+.
The Underwriter shall approve that the merchandise be either replaced or refunded based on the sole advisement of Route, which is based on its agreement with its Merchant partners. Both replacement and refund options are part of the Route Policy Terms & Conditions and have been agreed as such.
Route+ Package Protection or other shipping protection is not included with any other Route product or service and does not extend shipping protection to orders, shipments, or merchandize other than as paid for by Subscriber or its customers on a per transaction basis under a current Route+ Package Protection subscription; Route is not otherwise liable for any losses, or reimbursement or reorder obligations, to Subscriber or its customers in respect of any orders, shipments, or merchandise.
Your use of the Route Services and/or Content may contain links to third-party services (“Third-Party Services”). When You use Third-Party Services, we will not warn You that You have left the Route Services and are subject to the terms and conditions (including privacy policies) of another website or destination. Such Third-Party Services are not under the control of Route. Route is not responsible for any Third-Party Services. Company provides these Third-Party Services only as a convenience and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third-Party Services, or any product or service provided in connection therewith. You use all links in Third-Party Services at Your own risk. When You leave our Website, the Agreement and policies no longer govern. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third-Party Services, and make whatever investigation You feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third party.
You retain all right, title and interest in and to (a) all graphics, images, files, data and other information transmitted by You to Route in connection with its use our Services and (b) reports and other materials generated by our Services following such transmission (collectively, “Member Data”), provided, however, that You hereby grant to us a permanent, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use (i) data generated as a result of Your use of our Services solely for purposes of (x) maintaining and improving our Services and (y) providing You with access to special product offers and promotions and (ii) non-identifiable, anonymous, aggregated data regarding Your use of our Services compiled by us.
Our graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Route in the U.S. and/or other countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. We also reserve the right to determine and control all aspects (including all functionality) of the Service and our trade dress, as well as the right to re-design, modify and remove any or all aspects of them. You shall retain all right, title and interest in and to all of Your logos, promotional graphics and related marketing designs (collectively, the “Member Art”), provided, however, that You hereby grant to us a permanent, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use the Member Art, as well as Your corporate and/or trade name, for purposes of fulfilling its obligations hereunder and marketing our products and services to third parties.
Your use of the Services is further subject to the following additional restrictions:
You represent, warrant, and agree that You will not contribute any content or otherwise use our Services or interact with our Services in a manner that:
Infringes or violates the intellectual property rights or any other rights of anyone else (including us); Violates any law or regulation, including any applicable export control laws; Is harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable; Jeopardizes the security of Your Route account or anyone else’s (such as allowing someone else to log in to our Services as You); Attempts, in any manner, to obtain the password, account, or other security information from any other user; Violates the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords or security encryption codes; Runs Maillist, Listserv, any form of auto-responder or “spam” on our Services, or any processes that run or are activated while You are not logged into our Services, or that otherwise interfere with the proper working of our Services (including by placing an unreasonable load on our Services’ infrastructure); “Crawls,” “scrapes,” or “spiders” any page, data, or portion of or relating to our Services or Content (through use of manual or automated means); Copies or stores any significant portion of the Content; Decompiles, reverse engineers, or otherwise attempts to obtain the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to our Services. A violation of any of the foregoing is grounds for immediate termination of Your right to use or access our Services.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice
If You believe that Your intellectual property rights have been violated by something on our Services, please contact our copyright agent as follows:
Route App, Inc Attention: Copyright Agent c/o Ballard Spahr, LLP 201 South Main Street, Suite 800 Salt Lake City, UT 84111
and provide the following information:
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; Identification of or a representative list of the work You believe has been infringed; Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact You; A statement that You have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that You are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
You agree to indemnify and hold Route, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, contractors, agents, business partners, and licensors (collectively, the “Route Parties”) harmless from any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of: (a) Your misuse of the Services; (b) Your violation of this Agreement; (c) Your violation of any rights of another party, including any Users; or (d) Your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Route reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by You, in which event You will fully cooperate with Route in asserting any available defenses. You agree that the provisions in this Section will survive any termination of this Agreement or Your access to Services.
Disclaimer of Warranty
YOUR USE OF ANY OF OUR SERVICES AND ANY OF THE CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SERVICES, POLICY INFORMATION, GRAPHICS, TEXT AND HYPERLINKS OR REFERENCES TO OTHER WEBSITES, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES IN CONNECTION WITH OUR SERVICES AND THE CONTENT. OUR SERVICES AND ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. FURTHER, WE DO NOT MAKE ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT OUR SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE FROM ERRORS, THAT ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL BE FREE FROM MALICIOUS SOFTWARE, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. FURTHER, WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR ANY OF THE CONTENT, NOR THE ADEQUACY, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT OR ANY OF THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR CONTENT. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY ANY PARTY SHALL CREATE ANY SUCH WARRANTIES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATIONS ON APPLICABLE STATUTORY RIGHTS OF A CONSUMER, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NEW JERSEY, THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER OF THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE DOES APPLY TO YOU BUT DOES NOT LIMIT OUR LIABILITY FOR A VIOLATION OF A STATUTORILY IMPOSED DUTY.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM, AND YOU AGREE NOT TO HOLD US RESPONSIBLE FOR, ANY LOSSES, DAMAGES, INJURIES, CLAIMS OR OTHER LIABILITY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR ACCESSING OR USING OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE ALL OR ANY PART OF ANY OF OUR SERVICES OR ANY OF THE CONTENT, OR YOUR RELIANCE ON SUCH SERVICES AND/OR CONTENT, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR CONTENT, OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH SERVICES AND/OR CONTENT, REGARDLESS OF OUR NEGLIGENCE AND/OR KNOWLEDGE THEREOF.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ROUTE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN THE GREATER OF (A) THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID TO ROUTE BY YOU DURING THE ONE-MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE ACT, OMISSION OR OCCURRENCE GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY AND (B) THE REMEDY OR PENALTY IMPOSED BY THE STATUTE UNDER WHICH SUCH CLAIM ARISES. THE FOREGOING CAP ON LIABILITY SHALL NOT APPLY TO LIABILITY OF ROUTE FOR (A) DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY A ROUTE PARTY’S NEGLIGENCE; OR FOR (B) ANY INJURY CAUSED BY A ROUTE PARTY’S FRAUD OR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION.
THE LAW IN CERTAIN STATES, INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, MAY NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OR EXCLUSION OF ANY OR ALL OF SUCH LIABILITY, AND AS SUCH, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NEW JERSEY, THIS PROVISION DOES NOT LIMIT OR EXCLUDE OUR LIABILITY FOR OUR OWN INTENTIONAL TORTS, WILLFUL OR RECKLESS CONDUCT, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, OR VIOLATION OF A STATUTORILY IMPOSED DUTY.
Services can be accessed from countries around the world and may contain references to services and content that are not available in Your country. These references do not imply that Route intends to announce or promote the availability of such services or content in Your country. Services are controlled and offered by Route from its facilities in the United States of America. Route makes no representations that Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use Services from other countries do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
Please read the following arbitration agreement in this Section (“Arbitration Agreement”) carefully. It requires You to arbitrate disputes with Route and limits the manner in which You can seek relief from us.
You agree that any dispute or claim relating in any way to Your access or use of the Services, to any products sold or distributed through the Services (including any Route Policy), or to any aspect of Your relationship with Route, will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that (1) You may assert claims in small claims court if Your claims qualify, so long as the matter remains in such court and advances only on an individual (non-class, non-representative) basis; and (2) You or Route may seek equitable relief in court for infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights (such as trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents). This Arbitration Agreement shall apply, without limitation, to all claims that arose or were asserted before the Effective Date of this Agreement or any prior version of this Agreement.
IF YOU AGREE TO ARBITRATION WITH ROUTE, YOU ARE AGREEING IN ADVANCE THAT YOU WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN OR SEEK TO RECOVER MONETARY OR OTHER RELIEF IN ANY LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST ROUTE ALLEGING CLASS, COLLECTIVE, AND/OR REPRESENTATIVE CLAIMS ON YOUR BEHALF. INSTEAD, BY AGREEING TO ARBITRATION, YOU MAY BRING YOUR CLAIMS AGAINST ROUTE IN AN INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION PROCEEDING. IF SUCCESSFUL ON SUCH CLAIMS, YOU COULD BE AWARDED MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF BY AN ARBITRATOR. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT YOU MAY CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY IN DECIDING WHETHER TO ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT.
Arbitration Rules and Forum
The Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement. To begin an arbitration proceeding, You must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing Your claim to our registered agent: Ballard Spahr, LLP 201 South Main Street, Suite 800, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. The arbitration will be conducted by JAMS, an established alternative dispute resolution provider. Disputes involving claims and counterclaims under $250,000, not inclusive of attorneys’ fees and interest, shall be subject to JAMS’s most current version of the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and procedures available at http://www.jamsadr.com/rules-streamlined-arbitration/; all other claims shall be subject to JAMS’s most current version of the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures, available at http://www.jamsadr.com/rules-comprehensive-arbitration/. JAMS’s rules are also available at jamsdr.com or by calling JAMS at 800-352-5267. If JAMS is not available to arbitrate, the parties will select an alternative arbitral forum. If the arbitrator finds that You cannot afford to pay JAMS’s filing, administrative, hearing and/or other fees and cannot obtain a waiver from JAMS, Route will pay them for You. In addition, Route will reimburse all such JAMS’s filing, administrative, hearing and/or other fees for claims totaling less than $10,000 unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. Likewise, Route will not seek attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous.
You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the county where You live or at another mutually agreed location. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
ALL CLAIMS AND DISPUTES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS BASIS, ONLY INDIVIDUAL RELIEF IS AVAILABLE, AND CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, (a) representative action for public injunctive relief may be arbitrated on a class basis and (b) in the event that the foregoing sentence is deemed invalid or unenforceable with respect to a particular class or dispute for recovery of damages, neither You nor we are entitled to arbitration and instead claims and disputes shall be resolved in a court as set forth in the Exclusive Venue section below.
The communications between You and Route use electronic means, whether You visit Services or send Route e-mails, or whether Route posts notices on Services or communicates with You via e-mail. For contractual purposes, You (1) consent to receive communications from Route in an electronic form; and (2) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications related to these Agreement that Route provides to You electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if they were made in writing in a physical document. The foregoing does not affect Your statutory rights.
This Agreement, and Your rights and obligations hereunder, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated or otherwise transferred by You without Route’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void.
Route shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargos, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.
To the extent the parties are permitted under this Agreement to initiate litigation in a court, both You and Route agree that all claims and disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the state courts located in Salt Lake City, Utah or federal courts located in the District of Utah.
This Agreement and any action related thereto will be governed and interpreted by and under the laws of the State of Delaware, consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act, without giving effect to any principles that provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to this Agreement.
Where Route requires that You provide an e-mail address, You are responsible for providing Route with Your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address You provided to Route is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to You any notices required/ permitted by this Agreement, Route’s dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice. You may give notice to Route at the following address: Route App, Inc c/o Ballard Spahr, LLP 201 South Main Street, Suite 800, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. Such notice shall be deemed given when received by Route by letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service or first class postage prepaid mail at the above address.
Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.
If any portion of these Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intention of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
This Agreement are the final, complete and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and merges all prior discussions between the parties with respect to such subject matter.
Route is a registered business in Utah, USA.
Apple Specific Terms and Conditions
In addition to Your agreement with the foregoing terms and conditions, You acknowledge and agree to the following provisions with respect to Your use of the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch compatible version of the licensed mobile application (also called the “Licensed Application”).
This Licensed Application is an agreement between You and us. Apple Inc. (“Apple”) is not a party to these Terms and does not own and is not responsible for the Licensed Application. Apple is not providing any warranty for the Licensed Application, except if applicable, to refund the purchase price for it. Apple is not responsible for maintenance or other support services for the Licensed Application and shall not be responsible for any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses with respect to the Licensed Application, including, without limitation, any third party product liability claims, claims that the Licensed Application fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement, claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation, and claims with respect to intellectual property infringement. Any inquiries or complaints relating to the use of the Licensed Application, including those pertaining to intellectual property rights, must be directed to us at the address provided in the ‘Contact Us’ section of the Licensed Application.
The license You have been granted herein is limited to a non-transferable license to use the Licensed Application on any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device that You own or control, as permitted by the usage rules set forth in the App Store℠ Terms of Service. In addition, You agree to comply with the terms of any third party agreement that is applicable to You when using the Licensed Application, such as Your wireless data service agreement. You hereby represent and warrant (i) You are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) You are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
Apple, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple Watch is a trademark of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
Alphabet (Google/Android) Specific Terms and Conditions
In addition to Your agreement with the foregoing terms and conditions, You acknowledge and agree to the following provisions with respect to Your use of the Android compatible version of the licensed mobile application (also called the “Licensed Application”).
This Licensed Application is an agreement between You and us. Alphabet Inc. (“Alphabet”) is not a party to these Terms and does not own and is not responsible for the Licensed Application. Alphabet is not providing any warranty for the Licensed Application, except if applicable, to refund the purchase price for it. Alphabet is not responsible for maintenance or other support services for the Licensed Application and shall not be responsible for any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses with respect to the Licensed Application, including, without limitation, any third party product liability claims, claims that the Licensed Application fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement, claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation, and claims with respect to intellectual property infringement. Any inquiries or complaints relating to the use of the Licensed Application, including those pertaining to intellectual property rights, must be directed to us at the address provided in the ‘Contact Us’ section of the Licensed Application.
The license You have been granted herein is non-exclusive, worldwide, and perpetual to perform, display, and use the Licensed Application on the device. In addition, You agree to comply with the terms of any third party agreement that is applicable to You when using the Licensed Application, such as Your wireless data service agreement.
You hereby represent and warrant (i) You are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) You are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
You acknowledge and agree that Alphabet and Alphabet’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of these Terms and that, upon Your acceptance of the terms and conditions of these Terms, Alphabet will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms You as a third party beneficiary thereof.
Route’s use and transfer to any other app of information received from Google APIs will adhere to the Google API Services User Data Policy, including the Limited Use requirements.
Alphabet, Google, Google Play, Android and other marks are trademarks of Alphabet Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.