Terms of Use

WELCOME TO CAAM Classifieds (CC). We hope you find it useful. By accessing or otherwise interacting with our servers, services, websites, or any associated content/postings, you agree to these Terms of Use (last updated October 1, 2023). You acknowledge and agree CC is a private site owned and operated by the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM). If you are accessing or using CC on behalf of a business, you represent and warrant to CC that you have authority to accept these Terms of Use on behalf of that business and that that business agrees to the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, you are not authorized to use CC. We may modify the Terms of Use at any time in our sole discretion. You are responsible for periodically checking for changes and are bound by them if you continue to use CC. Our privacy policy, prohibited list, and all other policies, site rules, and agreements referenced below or on CC, are fully incorporated into this Terms of Use, and you agree to them as well.

LICENSE. If you agree to the Terms of Use and (1) are of sufficient age and capacity to use CC and be bound by the Terms of Use, or (2) use CC on behalf of a business, thereby binding that business to the Terms of Use, we grant you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-assignable license to use CC in compliance with the Terms of Use; unlicensed use is unauthorized. You agree not to display, “frame,” make derivative works, distribute, license, or sell, content from CC, excluding postings you create. You grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, unlimited, worldwide, fully paid/sublicensable license to use, copy, display, distribute, and make derivative works from content you post.

USE. Unless licensed by us in a separate written or electronic agreement, you agree not to use or provide software or services that interact or interoperate with CC, e.g. for downloading, uploading, creating/accessing/using an account, posting, flagging, emailing, searching, or mobile use. You agree not to copy/collect CC content via robots, spiders, scripts, scrapers, crawlers, or any automated or manual equivalent (e.g., by hand). Misleading, unsolicited, and/or unlawful postings/communications/accounts are prohibited, as is buying or selling accounts. You agree not to post content that is prohibited by any of CC’s policies or rules referenced above (“Prohibited Content”). You agree not to abuse CC’s flagging or reporting processes. You agree not to collect CC user information or interfere with CC. You agree we may moderate CC access/use in our sole discretion, e.g., by blocking, filtering, re-categorizing, re-ranking, deleting, delaying, holding, omitting, verifying, or terminating your access/license/account. You agree (1) not to bypass said moderation, (2) we are not liable for moderating or not moderating, and (3) nothing we say or do waives our right to moderate, or not. Unless licensed by us in a separate written or electronic agreement, you agree not to (i) rent, lease, sell, publish, distribute, license, sublicense, assign, transfer, or otherwise make available CC or our application programming interface (“API”), (ii) copy, adapt, create derivative works of, decompile, reverse engineer, translate, localize, port or modify the App, the API, any website code, or any software used to provide CC, (iii) combine or integrate CC or the API with any software, technology, services, or materials not authorized by us, (iv) circumvent any functionality that controls access to or otherwise protects CC or the API, or (v) remove or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices. You agree not to use CC or the API in any manner or for any purpose that infringes, misappropriates, or otherwise violates any intellectual property right or other right of any person, or that violates any applicable law.

LIQUIDATED DAMAGES. You further agree that if you violate the Terms of Use, or you encourage, support, benefit from, or induce others to do so, you will be jointly and severally liable to us for liquidated damages as follows for: (A) collecting/harvesting CC users’ information, including personal or identifying information – $1 per violation; (B) publishing/misusing personal or identifying information of a third party in connection with your use of CC without that party’s express written consent – $1,000 per violation; (C) misrepresenting your identity or affiliation to anyone in connection with your use of CC – $1,000 per violation; (D) posting or attempting to post Prohibited Content – $4 per violation; (E) posting or attempting to post Prohibited Content in any paid section of CC – the price per post applicable to that section of CC; (F) sending an unauthorized/unsolicited email to an email address obtained from CC – $25 per violation; (G) using CC user information to make/send an unauthorized/unsolicited text message, call, or communication to a CC user – $500 per text/call/communication; (H) creating a misleading or unlawful CC account or buying/selling a CC account – $4 per violation; (I) abusing or attempting to abuse CC’s flagging or reporting processes – $1 per violation; (J) distributing any software to facilitate violations of the USE Section – $1,000 per violation; (K) aggregating, displaying, framing, copying, duplicating, reproducing, making derivative works from, distributing, licensing, selling, or exploiting CC content for any purpose without our express written consent – $3,000 for each day you engage in such violations; (L) requesting, viewing, or accessing more than 1,000 pages of CC in any 24-hour period – $0.25 per page during the 24 hour period after the first 1,000 pages; (M) bypassing or attempting to bypass our moderation efforts – $4 per violation. You agree that these amounts are (1) a reasonable estimate of our damages (as actual damages are often difficult to calculate), (2) not a penalty, and (3) not otherwise limiting on our ability to recover under any legal theory or claim, including statutory damages and other equitable relief (e.g., for spam, we can elect between the above liquidated damages or statutory damages under the anti-spam statute). You further agree that repeated violations of the USE section will irreparably harm and entitle us to injunctive or equitable relief, in addition to monetary damages.

FEES. When you make a paid posting, you authorize us to charge your account. Any tax is additional. Fees are non-refundable, even for posts we remove, delay, omit, re-categorize, re-rank, or otherwise moderate. We may refuse any posting.

DISCLAIMER & LIABILITY. To the full extent permitted by law, CAAM, and its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, affiliates, and successors in interest (“CC Entities”) (1) make no promises, warranties, or representations as to CC, including its completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, propriety, security or reliability; (2) provide CC on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis and any risk of using CC is assumed by you; (3) disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including as to accuracy, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, and all warranties arising from course of dealing, usage, or trade practice; and (4) disclaim any liability or responsibility for acts, omissions, or conduct of you or any party in connection with CC. CC Entities are NOT liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, special, punitive, or other losses, including lost profits, revenues, data, goodwill, etc., arising from or related to CC, and in no event shall such liability exceed $100 or the amount you paid us in the year preceding such loss. Some jurisdictions restrict or alter these disclaimers and limits, so some may not apply to you.

CLAIMS & INDEMNITY. Any claim, cause of action, demand, or dispute arising from or related to CC (“Claims”) will be governed by the internal laws of California, without regard to conflict of law provisions, except to the extent governed by US federal law. Any Claims will be exclusively resolved by courts in San Francisco, CA (except we may seek preliminary or injunctive relief anywhere). You agree to (1) submit to the personal jurisdiction of courts in San Francisco, CA; (2) indemnify and hold CC Entities harmless from any Claims, losses, liability, or expenses (including attorneys’ fees) that arise from a third party and relate to your use of CC; and (3) be liable and responsible for any Claims we may have against your officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, or any other party, directly or indirectly, paid, directed or controlled by you, or acting for your benefit.

TRADEMARKS. CAAM is a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and with multiple trademark offices around the world.

MISC. Unless you have entered into a separate written or electronic agreement with us that expressly references the TOU, this is the exclusive and entire agreement between us and you, and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral. Users complying with prior written licenses may access CL thereby until authorization is terminated. Our actions or silence toward you or anyone else does not waive, modify, or limit the Terms of Use or our ability to enforce it. The USE, LIQUIDATED DAMAGES, and CLAIMS & INDEMNITY sections survive termination of the Terms of Use, and you will remain bound by those sections. If a Terms of Use term is unenforceable, it shall be limited to the least extent possible and supplemented with a valid provision that best embodies the intent of the parties. The English version of the Terms of Use controls over any translations.