(THE “TERMS”) SET FORTH HEREIN OR BY OTHERWISE USING OR ACCESSING THE
SITE (AS DEFINED BELOW) (THE “ACCEPTANCE”), YOU AGREE YOU HAVE READ
AND ARE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND THAT YOU HAVE READ AND
THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY (YOUR
“COMPANY”), YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH
ENTITY TO THESE TERMS, IN WHICH CASE THE TERMS “YOU” AND “YOUR” WILL
REFER TO SUCH ENTITY. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY, OR IF YOU DO
NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS, YOU MUST NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND
MAY NOT USE THE SITE.
Welcome! Coderbyte Enterprise Inc (“Coderbyte”, “we,” “our,” or “us”) provides its services through its website located at coderbyte.com along with related features, content, applications, and products (collectively the “Site”).
These Terms, by and between you and Coderbyte Enterprise Inc (“Coderbyte”), is effective as of the date of Acceptance (the “Effective Date”) and governs your use of Coderbyte’s services through its website located at coderbyte.com along with related features, content, applications, and products (collectively the “Site”). Coderbyte reserves the right to change or modify portions of these Terms at any time. If Coderbyte does so, it will post the changes on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these Terms was last revised. Coderbyte will also notify you, either through the Site user interface, in an email notification or through other reasonable means. Any such changes will become effective no earlier than fourteen (14) days after being posted, except that changes addressing new functions of the Site or changes made for legal reasons may become effective immediately. Your continued use of the Site after any such changes or modifications become effective constitutes acceptance of such changes or modifications.
This section is a brief summary of the highlights of this Agreement. Know that when you accept this Agreement, you are accepting all of the terms and conditions and not just this section.
Coderbyte provides a collection of programming challenges and courses that are designed to help an individual improve his or her skills and/or assess the skills of an individual on behalf of an organization.
By simply using our Site, including just browsing our website, you are agreeing to our Terms, so please read carefully.
These Terms outline approved uses of the Site, various licenses we grant to you, and the licenses you grant to us.
If you have any questions or comments related to this Agreement, please send us a message on our website at coderbyte.com/contact.
If you do not agree to this Agreement or any modifications to this Agreement, you and your Company may not use our Site.
You can only use our Site to the extent the laws of the United States (and your jurisdiction if not the United States) do not bar you from doing so. Please make sure these Terms are in compliance with all laws, rules, and regulations that apply to you.
We make every effort to keep the Site up and running smoothly, but at times the Site may be interrupted or temporarily unavailable due to issues beyond our control. We will not be liable to you if for any reason the Site is unavailable and we may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change the Site without notice. We reserve the right to disable (some or all of) the functionalities of the Site for any account at any time for any reason, without notice, without liability to you or to any third parties.
Sign Up and Login Information. We'll need your username, email, and a password to sign up for an account with Coderbyte. This information is required in order to create an account and assess candidates. If you are signing up for an employer account you must use a work email address and not a personal one.
As part of your account subscription, you are able to invite individuals to use the Site to solve challenges. You permit us to contact such individuals to invite them to use the Site (i) for such challenges, and (ii) individually for their own use and benefit.
Coderbyte is allowed to track and analyze your use of the Site to improve the Site and for any other business purpose.
The Company will be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of its passwords and accounts of any users the Company authorizes (“Authorized Users”), if any, and will be fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under your and the Authorized Users’ passwords or accounts. You agree to: (a) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security; and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session when accessing the Site. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this paragraph. Company will be responsible for any actions taken by parties with access to such usernames and passwords, and Company agrees not to disclose such usernames and passwords to any third parties (other than employees of Company). You will not authorize any individuals who reside outside of the United States to be an Authorized User.
Except as expressly stated on an order form or invoice, after you have registered with Coderbyte, you may subscribe on our Subscriptions page, available at coderbyte.com/checkout. Coderbyte subscriptions renew automatically on a monthly, yearly, or usage basis, depending on the plan selected. By entering your payment information, you authorize Coderbyte to charge the amount of your order to your selected payment option in advance on a periodic or usage basis in accordance with the terms of the applicable payment plan until you terminate your account. You can always see your subscriptions details and invoices on your dashboard in your Plan & Billing section, or cancel your subscription at any time by contacting Coderbyte or going through the cancellation process from your dashboard settings page.
All payments will be made in U.S. dollars and are non-refundable. Unless otherwise mutually agreed by you and Coderbyte in writing, payment will be made by credit card through a Coderbyte third-party payment processor. You are responsible for providing current, valid credit card information during registration and at all times during the term. You may update the credit card information provided during registration at any time by logging onto the Site and updating the applicable information.
Changing or Cancelling an Order. We work hard to process orders quickly so that you don't have to wait. However, this means that although we try to accommodate order modifications, we cannot guarantee them. If you would like to change or cancel an order, email us at [email protected] with the subject line “Change/Cancel Order.” You have fourteen (14) days from entering payment to cancel your subscription (the “Free Trial Period”), unless you decide to end your Free Trial Period early and start your paid subscription. If you would like your subscription to not renew, you must cancel your subscription on the Site at least 24 hours prior to renewal for monthly plans, and at least seven (7) days prior to renewal for annual plans. An organization is only entitled to cancel once during the Free Trial Period. If you subscribe after someone else within your Company has already canceled a subscription during any Free Trial Period, you may not cancel your subscription until after your Free Trial Period has ended and your payment is processed.
Taxes. You are responsible for any duties, customs fees, or taxes (other than our income tax) associated with your Coderbyte subscription (“Taxes”), including any related penalties or interest, and you will pay us for your Coderbyte subscription without any reduction for Taxes. If we are obligated to collect or pay Taxes, the Taxes will be invoiced to you, unless you provide us with a valid tax exemption certificate authorized by the appropriate taxing authority. If you are required by law to withhold any Taxes from your payment to us, you must provide us with an official tax receipt or other appropriate documentation to support such payments. Changes to Subscription Fees. We reserve the right to revise the fees we charge to subscribe to access the Site. If we do so, and you're currently subscribed to the Site, we'll do our best to provide you with written notice (which may be by email) at least thirty days prior to the change.
Delinquent Payments. Delinquent payments may bear interest at the rate of one-and-one-half percent (1.5%) per month (or the highest rate permitted by law, if less) from the payment due date until paid in full. You will be responsible for all reasonable expenses (including attorneys' fees) that we incur in collecting delinquent amounts, except where such delinquent amounts are due to our billing inaccuracies.
Third Party Services and Content
We utilize links and other tools to connect users to third party services and websites, such as Google Analytics, and Stripe and PayPal to process payments (“Third Party Services”). We have no control over the content and policies of these Third Party Services, and in no event shall we be held responsible or liable for the accuracy, reliability, or currentness of any third party's content or policies, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any such content. Users who access or use a Third Party Service through the Site are solely responsible for complying with the terms and policies of these third parties. You acknowledge that Coderbyte does not pre-screen content, but that Coderbyte and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, Coderbyte and its designees will have the right to remove any content that violates these Terms or is deemed by Coderbyte, in its sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content. Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Site, including membership payment or services, and any other terms, condition, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals.
In no event shall a description or reference to a third party's product or service (including, but not limited to, providing a description or reference via hyperlink) be construed as an endorsement of such third party product or service by us. We retain the exclusive right to add to, modify, or cancel the availability of any Third Party Service.
Your Use of Our Site
When using the Site, you must follow these basic rules:
Recordings. We reserve the right to record your use of the Site, including you solving challenges, which may be performed via a third-party service called Inspectlet, or through a different service. The service works by saving your mouse movements and key presses. This allows organization admins to see how you modify code over time, and to generally improve the Site and our services. The tracking is only performed within the Site, so it will not occur on any other web page or website once you leave the Site.
The content on the Site contains copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information belonging to us or certain third parties, including but not limited to text, software, photos, and graphics, and may in the future include video, graphics, music, and sound, which is protected by copyright law, registered and unregistered trademarks, database rights, and other intellectual property rights. Unless otherwise provided, we or our licensors exclusively own this content and your use of the Site does not grant you any right, title, or interest in the content. Nothing in these Terms or the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of any trademarks displayed on the Site, without our prior written permission in each instance. All goodwill generated from the use of Coderbyte’s will inure to our exclusive benefit.
License You Grant to Us Over User Content
There are areas of the Site and areas on third party sites where you can communicate with us. You are solely responsible for all code, video, images, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, messages or other materials (which are collectively referred to as “content” throughout these Terms) that you upload, post, publish or display to the Site or otherwise provide to us (the “User Content”). We do not own any of your User Content. You represent and warrant that you own all right, title and interest in and to the User Content, including, without limitation, all copyrights and rights of publicity contained therein.
When you upload, post, publish or display to the Site or otherwise provide to us any User Content, you hereby grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable (directly and indirectly through multiple tiers), transferable and assignable license to modify, display, upload, perform, distribute, adapt, copy, store, upload, publish and otherwise use your User Content, in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed, in connection with the operation of the Site, for promotional purposes, to improve the Site and for any other purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. You agree that the User Content provided to Coderbyte is non- confidential and that Coderbyte’s rights with respect to the User Content are unrestricted.
Intellectual Property Infringement Complaints:
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights (e.g., trademarks, patents, trade secrets, rights of publicity, etc.) have been otherwise violated, you should notify us of your infringement claim in accordance with the procedure set forth below.
Copyrights. We will process and investigate notices of alleged copyright infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws with respect to any alleged or actual infringement. A notification of claimed copyright infringement should be emailed to our Copyright Agent at [email protected] (Subject line: “DMCA Takedown Request”). You may also contact us by mail or facsimile at:
Coderbyte Enterprise Inc
434 Washington Street
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information:
Counter-Notice. If you believe that your User Content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to upload and use the content in your User Content, you may send a written counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, we will send a copy of the counter-notice
to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content
or cease disabling it in ten (10) business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking
a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced,
or access to it restored, in ten (10) to fourteen (14) business days or more after receipt of the
counter-notice, at our sole discretion.
Repeat Infringer Policy. In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, we have adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. We may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Site and/or terminate the memberships of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
Other Intellectual Property. Please send us an email at [email protected] Your complaint or request should include:
Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR ANY OF OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, SERVANTS, COUNSEL, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, LAWYERS, AND OTHER PERSONNEL AUTHORIZED TO ACT, ACTING, OR PURPORTING TO ACT ON OUR BEHALF (COLLECTIVELY THE “CODERBYTE PARTIES”) BE LIABLE TO YOU UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, FOR: (A) ANY LOST PROFITS, DATA LOSS, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, COMPENSATORY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM: (I) YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR RELIANCE ON THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT; (II) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE OR CODERBYTE’S SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN; (III) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SITE; OR (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY (REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE OF ORIGINATION), OR (B) ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) OF THE GREATER OF: (I) FEES PAID TO US FOR THE APPLICABLE PRODUCTS; OR (II) $100.00.
THESE LIMITATIONS APPLY REGARDLESS OF LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER BASED ON TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WE WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You understand and agree that we have no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding:
THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. TO THE
MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS
AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THE SITE OR ANY
CONTENT ON THE SITE, WHETHER PROVIDED OR OWNED BY US OR BY ANY
THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-
INFRINGEMENT, FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS, AND ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE,
OR USAGE IN TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. IN ADDITION,
WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT ACCESSIBLE VIA THE
SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, AVAILABLE, CURRENT, FREE OF VIRUSES OR
OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE RESULTS OF USING THE SITE
WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS PARAGRAPH GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
Note to New Jersey Users
IF YOU ARE A USER FROM NEW JERSEY, THE FOREGOING SECTIONS TITLED “LIMITATION OF LIABILITY” AND “WARRANTY DISCLAIMER” ARE INTENDED TO BE ONLY AS BROAD AS IS PERMITTED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY. IF ANY PORTION OF THESE SECTIONS IS HELD TO BE INVALID UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, THE INVALIDITY OF SUCH PORTION SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OF THE REMAINING PORTIONS OF THE APPLICABLE SECTIONS.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Coderbyte Parties from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys' fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Site; (ii) any User Content; (iii) your violation of any term of this Agreement; or (iv) your violation of any law, rule, or regulation, or the rights of any third party. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” If you are a resident of another jurisdiction, you waive any comparable statute or doctrine.
Time Limitation on Claims
You agree that any claim you may have arising out of or related to your relationship with us must be filed within one year after such claim arose; otherwise, your claim is permanently barred.
No matter where you're located, the laws of the State of New York will govern these Terms and the parties' relationship as if you signed these Terms in New York, without regard to New York state's conflicts of laws rules. If any provisions of these Terms are inconsistent with any applicable law, those provisions will be superseded or modified only to the extent such provisions are inconsistent. The parties agree to submit to the federal or state courts in New York County, New York for exclusive jurisdiction of any dispute or claim arising out of or related to your use of the Services or your breach of these Terms that is not subject to arbitration, as set forth below. You waive any objection based on lack of personal jurisdiction, place of residence, improper venue, or forum non conveniens in any such action. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Site or these Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
Note to International Users
The Site is hosted in the United States. If you are a user accessing the Site from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Site, which is governed by US law, you are transferring your Personal Information to the United States and you consent to that transfer. The Site is subject to United States export controls. No software may be downloaded from the Site or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of U.S. export laws. Downloading or using the Site is at your sole risk. Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules and laws regarding your use of the Site, including as it concerns online conduct and acceptable content.
We reserve the right to terminate your right to use the Site or block or prevent your access to the Site, without providing you with notice or reason. In the event of termination, your obligations under this Agreement will still continue.
Our failure to exercise or delay in exercising any right, power, or privilege under this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, power, or privilege preclude any other or further exercise thereof.
If it turns out that any part of this Agreement is invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that term will be deemed severable and limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary. The limitation or elimination of the term will not affect any other terms.
Arbitration & Waiver of Class Action
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.
Agreement to Arbitrate
This Dispute Resolution by Binding Arbitration section is referred to in these Terms as the “Arbitration Agreement.” You agree that any and all disputes or claims that have arisen or may arise between you and Coderbyte, whether arising out of or relating to these Terms (including any alleged breach thereof), the Services, any advertising, any aspect of the relationship or transactions between us, shall be resolved exclusively through final and binding arbitration, rather than a court, in accordance with the terms of this Arbitration Agreement, except that you may assert individual claims in small claims court, if your claims qualify. Further, this Arbitration Agreement does not preclude you from bringing issues to the attention of federal, state, or local agencies, and such agencies can, if the law allows, seek relief against us on your behalf. You agree that, by entering into these Terms, you and Coderbyte are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. Your rights will be determined by a neutral arbitrator, not a judge or jury. The Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement.
Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief
YOU AND CODERBYTE AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING. UNLESS BOTH YOU AND CODERBYTE AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S OR PARTY’S CLAIMS AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE, OR CLASS PROCEEDING. ALSO, THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF NECESSITATED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM(S), EXCEPT THAT YOU MAY PURSUE A CLAIM FOR AND THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD PUBLIC INJUNCTIVE RELIEF UNDER APPLICABLE LAW TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED FOR THE ENFORCEABILITY OF THIS PROVISION.
Pre-Arbitration Dispute Resolution
Coderbyte is always interested in resolving disputes amicably and efficiently, and most customer concerns can be resolved quickly and to the customer’s satisfaction by emailing customer support at [email protected] If such efforts prove unsuccessful, a party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”). The Notice to Coderbyte should be sent to:
Coderbyte Enterprise Inc
434 Washington Street
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
(“Notice Address”). The Notice must (i) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute and (ii) set forth the specific relief sought. If Coderbyte and you do not resolve the claim within sixty (60) calendar days after the Notice is received, you or Coderbyte may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by Coderbyte or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or Coderbyte is entitled.
Arbitration will be conducted by a neutral arbitrator in accordance with the American Arbitration Association’s (“AAA”) rules and procedures, including the AAA’s Consumer Arbitration Rules (collectively, the “AAA Rules”), as modified by this Arbitration Agreement. For information on the AAA, please visit its website, http://www.adr.org. Information about the AAA Rules and fees for consumer disputes can be found at the AAA’s consumer arbitration page, http://www.adr.org/consumer_arbitration. If there is any inconsistency between any term of the AAA Rules and any term of this Arbitration Agreement, the applicable terms of this Arbitration Agreement will control unless the arbitrator determines that the application of the inconsistent Arbitration Agreement terms would not result in a fundamentally fair arbitration. The arbitrator must also follow the provisions of these Terms as a court would. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including, but not limited to, issues relating to the scope, enforceability, and arbitrability of this Arbitration Agreement. Although arbitration proceedings are usually simpler and more streamlined than trials and other judicial proceedings, the arbitrator can award the same damages and relief on an individual basis that a court can award to an individual under these Terms and applicable law. Decisions by the arbitrator are enforceable in court and may be overturned by a court only for very limited reasons.
Unless Coderbyte and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in a reasonably convenient location for both parties with due consideration of their ability to travel and other pertinent circumstances. If the parties are unable to agree on a location, the determination shall be made by AAA. If your claim is for $10,000 or less, Coderbyte agrees that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If your claim exceeds $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by 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 award is based.
Costs of Arbitration
Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees (collectively, the “Arbitration Fees”) will be governed by the AAA Rules, unless otherwise provided in this Arbitration Agreement. If the value of the relief sought is $75,000 or less, at your request, Coderbyte will pay all Arbitration Fees. If the value of relief sought is more than $75,000 and you are able to demonstrate to the arbitrator that you are economically unable to pay your portion of the Arbitration Fees or if the arbitrator otherwise determines for any reason that you should not be required to pay your portion of the Arbitration Fees, Coderbyte will pay your portion of such fees. In addition, if you demonstrate to the arbitrator that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Coderbyte will pay as much of the Arbitration Fees as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive. Any payment of attorneys’ fees will be governed by the AAA Rules.
All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision, or award by the arbitrator, will be strictly confidential for the benefit of all parties.
If a court or the arbitrator decides that any term or provision of this Arbitration Agreement (other than the subsection titled “Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non- Individualized Relief” above) is invalid or unenforceable, the parties agree to replace such term or provision with a term or provision that is valid and enforceable and that comes closest to expressing the intention of the invalid or unenforceable term or provision, and this Arbitration Agreement shall be enforceable as so modified. If a court or the arbitrator decides that any of the provisions of subsection above titled “Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non- Individualized Relief” are invalid or unenforceable, then the entirety of this Arbitration Agreement shall be null and void, unless such provisions are deemed to be invalid or unenforceable solely with respect to claims for public injunctive relief. The remainder of these Terms will continue to apply.
Future Changes to Arbitration Agreement
Notwithstanding any provision in these Terms to the contrary, Coderbyte agrees that if it makes any future change to this Arbitration Agreement (other than a change to the Notice Address) while you are a user of the Services, you may reject any such change by sending Coderbyte written notice within thirty (30) calendar days of the change to the Notice Address provided above. By rejecting any future change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any dispute between us in accordance with the language of this Arbitration Agreement as of the date you first accepted these Terms (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms).
We shall not be held liable for any delays, failure in performance, or interruptions of service which result directly or indirectly from any cause or condition beyond our reasonable control, including but not limited to: any delay or failure due to any act of God, act of civil or military authorities, act of terrorism, civil disturbance, war, strike or other labor dispute, fire, interruption in telecommunications or Internet services or network provider services, failure of equipment and/or software, other catastrophe, or any other occurrence which is beyond our reasonable control and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
You agree that we may assign any of our rights and/or transfer, sub-contract, or delegate any of our obligations under these Terms. Your agreement to these Terms is personal to you and you may not transfer or assign it to any third party.
This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement as to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any and all prior discussions, agreements, and understandings of any kind (including without limitation any prior versions of this Agreement) and every nature between us. Except as provided for above, any modification to this Agreement must be in writing and must be signed by both parties. A printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Notice for California Users
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, users of the Site from California are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
Questions or Comments
We welcome comments, questions, concerns, or suggestions. Also let us know if you are interested in advertising on the Site. Please send us a message on our contact page at coderbyte.com/contact. We know that Terms can be long. Thanks for making it to the end!