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Terms of Service

The following document outlines the terms of use of the Machinery Partner website. Before using any of the Machinery Partner services, you are required to read, understand, and agree to these terms. The column on the right provides a short explanation of the terms of use and is not legally binding.

Last Updated Date: August 12, 2022.

WELCOME TO MACHINERY PARTNER! PLEASE READ THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT (THE “TERMS OF USE”) CAREFULLY.  THIS WEBSITE AND ANY OTHER WEBSITES OF MACHINERY PARTNER, INC. (“COMPANY”, “WE” OR “US”), ITS AFFILIATES OR AGENTS, THAT LINK TO THESE TERMS OF USE (COLLECTIVELY, THE “WEBSITE”) AND THE INFORMATION ON IT ARE CONTROLLED BY COMPANY.  THESE TERMS OF USE GOVERN THE USE OF THE WEBSITE AND APPLY TO ALL INTERNET USERS VISITING THE WEBSITE OR ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITE IN ANY WAY, INCLUDING USING THE SERVICES AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE OR ENABLED VIA THE WEBSITE (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SERVICES”). BY CLICKING ON THE “I ACCEPT” BUTTON, COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, AND/OR BROWSING THE WEBSITE, YOU REPRESENT THAT (1) YOU, HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF USE, (2) YOU ARE OF LEGAL AGE TO FORM A BINDING CONTRACT WITH COMPANY, AND (3) YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THE TERMS OF USE PERSONALLY.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF USE, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES.

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By clicking "I accept" you allow us to work on your behalf, use the information you shared with us, and are the person you say you are.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SECTION 10 OF THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT, BELOW, CONTAINS PROVISIONS GOVERNING HOW CLAIMS THAT YOU AND WE HAVE AGAINST EACH OTHER ARE RESOLVED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY CLAIMS THAT AROSE OR WERE ASSERTED PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS TERMS OF USE.  IN PARTICULAR, IT CONTAINS AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT WHICH WILL, WITH LIMITED EXCEPTIONS, REQUIRE DISPUTES BETWEEN US TO BE SUBMITTED TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION.  UNLESS YOU OPT OUT OF THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT: (1) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO PURSUE CLAIMS AND SEEK RELIEF AGAINST US ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING; AND (2) YOU ARE WAIVING YOUR RIGHT TO SEEK RELIEF IN A COURT OF LAW AND TO HAVE A JURY TRIAL ON YOUR CLAIMS. 

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SECTION 2.3 OF THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS YOUR OPT-IN CONSENT TO RECEIVE COMMUNICATIONS FROM US, INCLUDING TEXT MESSAGES.   

Basically

If one day something does not go well, you can totally sue us. We are sharing below how to do it, and what is the context for it.

Your use of, and participation in, certain Services may be subject to additional terms (“Supplemental Terms”) and such Supplemental Terms will either be listed in the Terms of Use or will be presented to you for your acceptance when you sign up to use the supplemental Service.  If the Terms of Use are inconsistent with the Supplemental Terms, the Supplemental Terms shall control with respect to such Service.  The Terms of Use and any applicable Supplemental Terms are referred to herein as the “Terms.”

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY COMPANY IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION AT ANY TIME.  When changes are made, Company will make a new copy of the Terms of Use available at the Website and any new Supplemental Terms will be made available from within, or through, the affected Service on the Website.  We will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Terms of Use. Company may require you to provide consent to the updated Terms in a specified manner before further use of the Website and/ or the Services is permitted.  If you do not agree to any change(s) after receiving a notice of such change(s), Company may, at its discretion, require you to stop using the Website, Application, and/or the Services.  Otherwise, your continued use of the Website and/or Services constitutes your acceptance of such change(s).  PLEASE REGULARLY CHECK THE WEBSITE TO VIEW THE THEN-CURRENT TERMS.

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We try to be very explicit about all that we are doing. However we might change, update or simplify how we do business, and this page will be updated accordingly.

1. Company Services.

1.1  Generally. The Company Services offer business owners (the “Business Owners”) the ability to apply to find, finance and purchase heavy equipment (“Equipment”) through our Website. 

1.2  Financing Services. If a Business Owner wants to finance the purchase of the Equipment through the Company Services (the “Financing Services”), such Business Owner shall submit an application through our Website, Credit Applications or as otherwise determined by the Company. During the application process, the Company will ask Business Owners questions, run soft credit checks based on those responses, and populate financing options that may be of interest to the Business Owner.  We partner with lenders from financial institutions, including certain of our subsidiaries (“Third-Party Lenders”) to provide you with the loans. We are not a financial institution (i.e., we are not a bank or a lender); however, some of our partners are financial institutions. 

1.3  No Guarantees for Business Owners. USE OF OUR FINANCING SERVICES DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT A BUSINESS OWNER WILL QUALIFY FOR A LOAN, AND/OR THAT A BUSINESS OWNER WILL BE APPROVED FOR A LOAN IN A CERTAIN AMOUNT. IN ORDER TO SEE IF YOU, AS A BUSINESS OWNER, QUALIFY FOR A LOAN, THE COMPANY WILL ASK YOU CERTAIN HISTORICAL AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION WHICH WE MAY SHARE WITH POTENTIAL THIRD-PARTY LENDERS. BY SUBMITTING RESPONSES TO SUCH INFORMATION, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE MAY PERFORM, AND/OR USE SUCH INFORMATION TO HAVE ONE (1) OR MORE CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES AND/OR OTHER ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION AGENCIES OR SERVICES (EACH, A “CREDIT CHECK AGENCY”) PERFORM A CREDIT CHECK, VERIFICATION OF INCOME, AND/OR VERIFICATION OF EMPLOYMENT (COLLECTIVELY, A “CREDIT REPORT”), AND THAT BUSINESS OWNER’S CREDIT REPORT MAY BE USED TO VERIFY YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE LOAN FOR WHICH YOU HAVE APPLIED AND TO CONFIRM YOUR IDENTITY TO AVOID FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS IN YOUR NAME.  

(a)  Application Data. In completing and submitting an application to participate in the Financing Services, Business Owners agree to (1) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Company; and (2) maintain and promptly update any such data or information, as necessary, to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If any information you, as the Business Owner, provide is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the right to terminate your application and/or your access to the Services. In addition, you, as the Business Owner, agree to notify us if any changes in any application data is required to be made.  When you submit an application for the Financing Services, you agree to cooperate in the application process, including by submitting all required documentation in a timely manner, and if needed, to obtain information we may need from third parties. As the Business Owner, you acknowledge and agree that our ability to facilitate the processing and closing of your loan(s) and participation in the Financing Services depends on such cooperation. 

(b)  Credit Checks. The ultimate decision as to whether any individual may be approved for a loan is solely within each Third-Party Lender’s discretion. As the Business Owner, you acknowledge and agree that, as between Company and the Credit Check Agency, the Credit Check Agency is solely responsible for each Credit Report and the content thereof, including the accuracy, completeness, timeliness and reliability thereof. COMPANY DOES NOT PROVIDE AND THEREFORE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CREDIT REPORTS ISSUED OR GENERATED BY ANY CREDIT CHECK AGENCIES. 

(c)  Sharing of Information with Lenders.  Business Owners agree that we may disclose, exchange and otherwise provide to our Third-Party Lenders any and all information collected by us for the purpose of evaluating your ability to qualify for a loan. For more information about our information collection, use, and disclosure practices, please visit our privacy policy, available at https://www.machinerypartner.com/privacy-policy

(d)  Agreement to Supplemental Terms. If you are approved to participate in the Financing Services, you will be subject to a separate agreement with any Third-Party Lenders. Any purchase of Equipment shall be subject to our Sales Agreement https://www.machinerypartner.com/sales-agreement , our Privacy Policy - https://www.machinerypartner.com/privacy-policy - and any additional terms to which you agree.

Basically

We help you find, fiance and purchase the machine best for your job.

We use all our network and resources, including banks and debt funds, in order to give you the best options. In order to get these options, we will have to share your information with them. It is not guaranteed that they will be able to give you a loan. If they refuse, we will ask why and will share this with you if you want it. Please do not lie to us in the application, otherwise we can't help you.

We publish all out agreements - Check our Sales Agreement and Privacy Policy that you accept as you work with us.


2. Registration.

2.1  Registering Your Account.  In order to access certain features of Services you may be required to become a Registered User.  For purposes of the Terms, a “Registered User” is a user who has registered an account on the Website (“Account”).

2.2  Registration Data.  In registering an account with the Services, you agree to (1) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration form (the “Registration Data”); and (2) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.  You represent that you are (i) of legal age to form a binding contract; and (ii) not a person barred from using the Website or Services (collectively, the “Company Properties”) under the laws of the United States, your place of residence or any other applicable jurisdiction.  You are responsible for all activities that occur under your Account.   You agree not to create an Account using a false identity or information, or on behalf of someone other than yourself.  You agree that you shall not have more than one Account at any given time.  

2.3  Necessary Equipment and Software. You must provide all equipment and software necessary to connect to the Services.  You are solely responsible for any fees, including Internet connection or mobile fees, that you incur when accessing Services.  By providing your cellphone number and using the Services, you hereby affirmatively consent to our use of your cellphone number for texts in order to provide the Services, including alerts when an Business Owner participates in certain activities through their use of the Services. Company will not assess and charge for any texts, but standard message charges or other charges from your wireless carrier may apply. IF YOU WISH TO OPT OUT OF RECEIVING TEXT MESSAGES FROM US, YOU MAY LOG IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT AND UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT SETTINGS.  HOWEVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BY OPTING OUT OF RECEIVING ALL TEXTS MAY IMPACT YOUR USE OF THE COMPANY PROPERTIES OR RELATED SERVICES.

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By entering your email address and phone number, you become part of the Machinery Partner ecosystem. We will store this information in order to reach out to you. If you filled up the wrong information, don't be mad at us, you are the one who filled it up.

If you do not want text messages, please let us know always, we will remove your phone.

4. User Conduct.

You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:

(a)  Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

(b)  Attempt to access or use another user’s Account without authorization;

(c)  Create or use a false identity; 

(d)  Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation, or any order of a court;

(e)  Stalk or otherwise harass any other user of our Company Properties; or

(f)  Make available any data, information, or content that infringes the rights of any person or entity, including without limitation, any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, privacy, publicity or other proprietary or contractual rights;

(g)  Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of Company Properties or connect to or use Company Properties in any way not expressly permitted by the Terms;

(h)  Systematically retrieve data or other content from our Company Properties to create or compile, directly or indirectly, in single or multiple downloads, a collection, compilation, database, directory or the like, whether by manual methods, through the use of bots, crawlers, spiders, or otherwise;

(i)  Use, display, mirror or frame Company Properties, or any individual element within Company Properties, Company’s name, any Company trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without Company’s express written consent; 

(j)  Use any unauthorized software that accesses, intercepts, “mines” or otherwise collects information from or through Company Properties or that is in transit from or to Company Properties, including, but not limited to, any software that reads areas of RAM or streams of network traffic used by Company Properties;

(k)  Use, facilitate, create, or maintain any unauthorized connection to Company Properties, including, but not limited to: (i) any connection to any unauthorized server that emulates, or attempts to emulate, any part of Company Properties; or (ii) any connection using programs, tools or software not expressly approved by Company;

(l)  Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any underlying software, algorithms, financial models, proprietary calculations or other intellectual property used to provide Company Properties, or to obtain any information from Company Properties; or

(m)  Upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

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Don't do stupid sh*t please. Do not insult people you are speaking with. Make your mother proud when you work with us, we will thank you.

5. Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify and hold Company, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners and licensors (collectively, the “Company Parties”) harmless from any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of: (a) Your Data, including any inaccuracies therein; (b) your use of, or inability to use, Company Properties; (c) your violation of the Terms; (d) your violation of any rights of another party; (e) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations; or (f) your breach of violation of any loan agreement to which you are bound.  Company 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 Company in asserting any available defenses.  This provision does not require you to indemnify any of the Company Parties for any unconscionable commercial practice by such party or for such party’s fraud, deception, false promise, misrepresentation or concealment, suppression or omission of any material fact in connection with the Website or any Services provided hereunder. You agree that the provisions in this section will survive any termination of your Account, the Terms or your access to Company Properties.

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If you do anything illegal or harmful with anything that Machinery Partner provides, and for some reasons this impacts us. The same way you can sue us, well... you are allowing us to have a serious discussion with you.

6. Disclaimer of Warranties and Conditions.

6.1  As Is. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOUR USE OF COMPANY PROPERTIES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND COMPANY PROPERTIES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS.  COMPANY PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT ARISING FROM USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES.  

(a)  COMPANY PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR CONDITION THAT: (1) COMPANY PROPERTIES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (2) YOUR USE OF COMPANY PROPERTIES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; OR (3) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF COMPANY PROPERTIES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE.

(b)  THE SERVICES MAY BE SUBJECT TO DELAYS, CANCELLATIONS AND OTHER DISRUPTIONS.  COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR CONDITION WITH RESPECT TO SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE QUALITY, EFFECTIVENESS, REPUTATION AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES.

(c)  NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM COMPANY OR THROUGH COMPANY PROPERTIES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.

(d)  FROM TIME TO TIME, COMPANY MAY OFFER NEW “BETA” FEATURES OR TOOLS WITH WHICH ITS USERS MAY EXPERIMENT.  SUCH FEATURES OR TOOLS ARE OFFERED SOLELY FOR EXPERIMENTAL PURPOSES AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND MAY BE MODIFIED OR DISCONTINUED AT COMPANY’S SOLE DISCRETION.  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION APPLY WITH FULL FORCE TO SUCH FEATURES OR TOOLS.

6.2  NO LIABILITY FOR CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES.  YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT COMPANY PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE, AND YOU AGREE NOT TO SEEK TO HOLD COMPANY PARTIES LIABLE, FOR THE CONDUCT OR INFORMATION OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO OTHER USERS OR THIRD-PARTY LENDERS. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE ACCURACY OR QUALITY OF ANY THIRD-PARTY SERVICES OR INFORMATION.

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Use our website, services, and advice at your own risk.

Machinery Partner works with alot of third-parties to provide you services and get you successful. You can't sue us because of them or the what they do.

7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

7.1  DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN DAMAGES.  YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE OR DATA, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH COMPANY PROPERTIES, OR DAMAGES OR COSTS DUE TO LOSS OF PRODUCTION OR USE, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, WHETHER OR NOT COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE TERMS, OR FROM ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF COMPANY PROPERTIES, ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, RESULTING FROM: (1) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE COMPANY PROPERTIES; (2) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED FOR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH COMPANY PROPERTIES; (3) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (4) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON COMPANY PROPERTIES; OR (5) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATED TO COMPANY PROPERTIES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, COPYRIGHT, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.  THE FOREGOING CAP ON LIABILITY SHALL NOT APPLY TO LIABILITY OF A COMPANY PARTY FOR (A) DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY A COMPANY PARTY’S NEGLIGENCE; OR FOR (B) ANY INJURY CAUSED BY A COMPANY PARTY’S FRAUD OR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION.

7.2  CAP ON LIABILITY.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL COMPANY PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN TEN THOUSANDS U.S. DOLLARS ($10,000).  THE FOREGOING CAP ON LIABILITY SHALL NOT APPLY TO LIABILITY OF A COMPANY PARTY FOR (A) DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY A COMPANY PARTY’S NEGLIGENCE; OR FOR (B) ANY INJURY CAUSED BY A COMPANY PARTY’S FRAUD OR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION.

7.3  BASIS OF THE BARGAIN.  THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN COMPANY AND YOU.

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Your equipment is your equipment. We are not responsible with what what you do with it once you own it, how you use it and how it affects your business. If someone dies or gets hurt because of the equipment, this is on the OEM, not us (or up to $10,000).

8. Remedies.

8.1  Violations.  If Company becomes aware of any possible violations by you of the Terms, Company reserves the right to investigate such violations.  If, as a result of the investigation, Company believes that criminal activity has occurred, Company reserves the right to refer the matter to, and to cooperate with, any and all applicable legal authorities.  Company is entitled, except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, to disclose any information or materials on or in Company Properties, including Your Data, in Company’s possession in connection with your use of Company Properties, to (1) comply with applicable laws, legal process or governmental request; (2) enforce the Terms, (3) respond to any claims that Your Data violates the rights of third parties, (4) respond to your requests for customer service, or (5) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Company, its Users or the public, and all enforcement or other government officials, as Company in its sole discretion believes to be necessary or appropriate.

8.2  Breach.  In the event that Company determines, in its sole discretion, that you have breached any portion of the Terms, or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for Company Properties, Company reserves the right to:

(a)  Warn you via e-mail (to any e-mail address you have provided to Company) that you have violated the Terms;

(b)  Delete any of Your Data provided to Company Properties;

(c)  Terminate your pending loan application(s) if you are an Business Owner;

(d)  Discontinue your access to any Services;

(e)  Notify and/or send Your Data to and/or fully cooperate with the proper law enforcement authorities for further action; 

(f)  File a reporting with any and all appropriate Credit Check Agencies; and/or

(g)  Pursue any other action which Company deems to be appropriate.

Basically

We can pursue legal action if you we find that you there has been any criminal activity in your connection to Machinery Partner.

If we do find out that you have not followed our terms of service, we have the full right to do whatever we will feel will best remedy the situation.

9. Term and Termination.

9.1  Term.  The Terms commence on the date when you accept them (as described in the preamble above) and remain in full force and effect while you use Company Properties, unless terminated earlier in accordance with the Terms.

9.2  Prior Use.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you used Company Properties prior to the date you accepted the Terms, you hereby acknowledge and agree that the Terms commenced on the date you first used Company Properties (whichever is earlier) and will remain in full force and effect while you use Company Properties, unless earlier terminated in accordance with the Terms.

9.3  Termination of Services by Company.   If you have materially breached any provision of the Terms, or if Company is required to do so by law (e.g., where the provision of the Website, the Software or the Services is, or becomes, unlawful), Company has the right to, immediately and without notice, suspend or terminate any Services provided to you, and take any action as set forth in Section 9.2. You agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in Company’s sole discretion and that Company shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your Account, including any requirement with respect to any potential Third-Party Lender. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any termination of the Terms shall not affect any separate written agreement that you may have entered into with a third party related to the Services described herein. 

9.4  Termination of Services by You.  THE SERVICES WILL CONTINUE UNTIL TERMINATED BY US OR BY YOU IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION 9.  If you want to terminate the Services provided by Company, you may terminate the Services by closing your Account for all of the Services that you use. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any termination of the Terms shall not affect any separate written agreement that you may have entered into with a third party related to the Services described herein.

9.5  Effect of Termination.  Termination of any Service includes removal of access to such Service and barring of further use of the Service.  Upon termination of any Service, your right to use such Service will automatically terminate immediately. You understand that any termination of Services may involve deletion of Your Data associated therewith from our live databases.  Company will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any suspension or termination, including for deletion of Your Data.  All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive, shall survive termination of Services, including without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitation of liability.  

9.6  No Subsequent Registration.  If your registration(s) with or ability to access Company Properties, or any other Company community is discontinued by Company due to your violation of any portion of the Terms, then you agree that you shall not attempt to re-register with or access Company Properties or any Company community through use of a different member name or otherwise, and you acknowledge that you will not be entitled to receive a refund for fees related to those Company Properties to which your access has been terminated.  In the event that you violate the immediately preceding sentence, Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to immediately take any or all of the actions set forth herein without any notice or warning to you.

Basically

Once you use our website, you are agreeing to the terms. If you break any of our terms listed above then we have the right to end your right to use our site.

You have the right to terminate your services which can involve deleting you from our database. And that also means, do not come to back trying to access our website in alternate way.

10. Dispute Resolution.

Please read the following arbitration agreement in this Section (“Arbitration Agreement”) carefully.  It requires you to arbitrate disputes with Company and limits the manner in which you can seek relief from us.

10.1  Applicability of Arbitration Agreement. You agree that any dispute or claim relating in any way to your access or use of the Website and/or Services, or to any aspect of your relationship with Company, 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; and (2) you or Company 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.  

10.2  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: 55 Court Street, Suite 2000, Boston, Massachusetts 02108- Attn: Legal. Arbitration shall be administered by the American Arbitration Association and not in a court of law, in accordance with its Arbitration Rules & Procedures, effective at the time a claim is made.  You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the country 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. 

10.3  Authority of Arbitrator.  The arbitrator shall have exclusive authority to (a) determine the scope and enforceability of this Arbitration Agreement and (b) resolve any dispute related to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Arbitration Agreement including, but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this Arbitration Agreement is void or voidable.  The arbitration will decide the rights and liabilities, if any, of you and Company. The arbitration proceeding will not be consolidated with any other matters or joined with any other cases or parties.  The arbitrator shall have the authority to grant motions dispositive of all or part of any claim. The arbitrator shall have the authority to award monetary damages and to grant any non-monetary remedy or relief available to an individual under applicable law, the arbitral forum’s rules, and the Agreement (including the Arbitration Agreement). The arbitrator shall issue a written award and statement of decision describing the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded.  The arbitrator has the same authority to award relief on an individual basis that a judge in a court of law would have.  The award of the arbitrator is final and binding upon you and us.  

10.4  Waiver of Jury Trial.  YOU AND COMPANY HEREBY WAIVE ANY CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY.  You and Company are instead electing that all claims and disputes shall be resolved by arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement, except as specified in Section 10.1 above.  An arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court and must follow this Agreement as a court would.   However, there is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is subject to very limited review.  

10.5  Waiver of Class or Other Non-Individualized Relief.  ALL CLAIMS AND DISPUTES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS OR COLLECTIVE 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.  If a decision is issued stating that applicable law precludes enforcement of any of this subsection’s limitations as to a given claim for relief, than then claim must be severed from the arbitration and brought into the State or Federal Courts located in Boston, Massachusetts.  All other claims shall be arbitrated.  

10.6  30-Day Right to Opt Out. You have the right to opt out of the provisions of this Arbitration Agreement by sending written notice of your decision to opt out by sending an email to legal@machinerypartner.com, within 30 days after first becoming subject to this Arbitration Agreement.  Your notice must include your name and address, the email address you used to set up your Company account (if you have one), and an unequivocal statement that you want to opt out of this Arbitration Agreement, such as “I opt out of arbitration”. If you opt out of this Arbitration Agreement, all other parts of this Agreement will continue to apply to you.  Opting out of this Arbitration Agreement has no effect on any other arbitration agreements that you may currently have, or may enter in the future, with us.

10.7  Severability. Except as provided in subsection 10.5, if any part or parts of this Arbitration Agreement are found under the law to be invalid or unenforceable, then such specific part or parts shall be of no force and effect and shall be severed and the remainder of the Arbitration Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

10.8  Survival of Agreement. This Arbitration Agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with Company.

10.9  Modification.  Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, we agree that if Company makes any future material change to this Arbitration Agreement, you may reject that change within thirty (30) days of such change becoming effective by sending Company an email to legal@machinerypartner.com

Basically

If you want to sue us, let's first speak about it before involving an entire group of lawyers and judges. So that we can speak about it together.

You totally have the option to opt out of this idea of working it out together, which is called an "Arbitration agreement" - just shoot us an email at legal@machinerypartner.com and we will acknowledge that this is not a thing for you.

The arbitration agreement will remain intact even after your relationship with Machinery Partner has ended.




11. General Provisions.

11.1  Electronic Communications.  The communications between you and Company use electronic means, whether you visit Company Properties or send Company e-mails, or whether Company posts notices on Company Properties or communicates with you via e-mail or text message.  For contractual purposes, you (1) consent to receive communications from Company in an electronic form; and (2) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Company provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were to be in writing.  The foregoing does not affect your statutory rights.

11.2  Release.  You hereby release Company Parties and their successors from claims, demands, any and all losses, damages, rights, and actions of any kind, including personal injuries, death, and property damage that is either directly or indirectly related to or arises from your acts or omissions under your loan agreement, or any dispute between you and your Third-Party Lender and/or your use of the Services.  If you are a California resident, you hereby waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which states, “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.”  The foregoing release does not apply to any claims, demands, or any losses, damages, rights and actions of any kind, including personal injuries, death or property damage for any unconscionable commercial practice by a Company Party or for such party’s fraud, deception, false, promise, misrepresentation or concealment, suppression or omission of any material fact in connection with the Website or any Services provided hereunder.

11.3  Assignment.  The Terms, and your rights and obligations hereunder, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated or otherwise transferred by you without Company’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void.

11.4  Force Majeure.  Company 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, embargoes, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials. 

11.5  Questions, Complaints, Claims.  If you have any questions, complaints or claims with respect to Company Properties, please contact us at: legal@machinerypartners.com. We will do our best to address your concerns.  If you feel that your concerns have been addressed incompletely, we invite you to let us know for further investigation.

11.6  Exclusive Venue.  To the extent the parties are permitted under this Agreement to initiate litigation in a court, both you and Company agree that all claims and disputes arising out of or relating to the Agreement will be litigated exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Boston, Massachusetts.

11.7  Governing Law.  THE TERMS AND ANY ACTION RELATED THERETO WILL BE GOVERNED AND INTERPRETED BY AND UNDER THE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, 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 THESE TERMS.

11.8  Notice.  Where Company requires that you provide an e-mail address, you are responsible for providing Company with your most current e-mail address.  In the event that the last e-mail address you provided to Company is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you any notices required/ permitted by the Terms, Company’s dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice.  You may give notice to Company at the following e-mail address: legal@machinerypartner.com.  Notice shall be deemed to have been duly given on the first business day following successful e-mail transmission to Company.

11.9  Waiver.  Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of the Terms on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.

11.10  Severability.  If any portion of this 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.

11.11  Consumer Complaints.  In accordance with California Civil Code §1789.3, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 400 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.

11.12  Entire Agreement.  The Terms 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.

Basically

We use different ways to communicate with you, mostly by telephone or by computer. You consent to receiving communication from us.

You agree to not sue us unless this is about losses or damages incurred to your business or yourself.

Once you sign a contract with us, you can't transfer the responsibility to any other entity.

We are not responsible for any unprecedented events that may cause delay your service.

Shoot us a note at legal@machinerypartner.com if you have any concerns.

If you need to take us to court, all court proceedings will be in Boston, MA.

We will use Massachusetts laws as a guide if there is any need to dispute a claim.

Gave us the wrong email address? Well, you're responsible for updating us. In the event we update you on a particular service you are receiving from us, and you do not get that email. Yes you are still responsible. Just tell us that we need to update your contact information.

Our terms are final, and non-negotiable. Let's both follow them, and everything should be good.