Terms of Service
THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION AND WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY BEFORE AGREEING.
Last Updated: February 15, 2021
Gen Z Planet LLC (hereinafter “GZP,” “we” or “us”) is a research and advisory firm dedicated to the next generation of culture creators, employees, and consumers. Our website (www.genzplanet.com) (the “Site”) contains information about our services and regularly shares our proprietary research in forms including but not limited to blogs, downloadable reports, and reports for purchase. GZP provides the Site, and the associated data, services, content, information, tools, functionality, updates and similar materials delivered or provided by us (collectively, together with the Site, the “Service”), subject to your agreement to and compliance with the conditions set forth in this Terms of Service agreement (the “Agreement”).
This Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms and conditions governing your use of the Service. By using the Service or otherwise entering into this Agreement, you are creating a binding contract with us. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you may not use the Service.
This Agreement is subject to change. If this Agreement changes, we will let you know by posting the revised Agreement on the Service and/or otherwise making you aware of the changes. Your continued use of the Service following our notice of changes to this Agreement (or other method of legal acceptance) means you accept such changes. Please refer to the “Last updated” date above to see when this Agreement was last updated.
The following additional terms are incorporated into this Agreement as if fully set forth herein:
● Copyright Policy
● Complaint Policy (including Trademark and Privacy)
As long as you are in compliance with the conditions of this Agreement and all incorporated documents, we hereby grant you a limited, revocable, non-assignable, non-transferrable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive license to access, receive, and use the Service. No rights not explicitly listed are granted.
Our Intellectual Property
Copyright and Other Creative Works
The Service and all of its contents is protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws and are the exclusively property of GZP, or its third-party licensors. This includes, but is not limited to the site copy, blogs, reports, data, books (or portions thereof), images, charts, graphs, illustrations, code, and “look” and “feel” of the Service (including color combinations, button shapes, layout, design and all other graphical elements). You may not use the content on the Site for any commercial purpose whatsoever and you agree to not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on our Service without our prior written consent, which may be withheld for any reason, or no reason.
Trademarks and Service Marks
All product names, names of services, trademarks and service marks (“Marks”) are the property of GZP, or their respective owners, as indicated and are used with permission in the Service. Unless you receive the prior written consent of GZP, you may not use the Marks for any purpose whatsoever other than as explicitly permitted by this Agreement.
Further, you agree not to modify or remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices of any materials on the Service.
You acknowledge that the Service, and all enhancements, updates, upgrades, all copyrights (including, but not limited to images, charts, graphs, illustrations, case studies, reports, data, books or portions thereof), patents, trade secrets, or trademarks or other intellectual property rights protecting or pertaining to any aspect of the Service (or any enhancements, corrections or modifications) and any and all documentation therefor, are and shall remain the sole and exclusive property GZP or our licensors, as the case may be. This Agreement does not convey title or ownership to you, but instead gives you only the limited rights set forth herein.
The Service, among other functionality, is designed to enable users to access and engage with content online. If you wish to access our certain aspects of our Service, its content, or its functionality, you may have to register on the site or create an account with us (“Account”).
Some parts or all of the Service may not be available to the general public, and we may impose eligibility rules from time to time. We reserve the right to amend or eliminate these eligibility requirements at any time.
By requesting to use, registering to use and/or using the Service, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement and you commit to abide by all of the terms and conditions herein.
We do not represent or warrant that access to the Service will be error-free or uninterrupted, or without defect, and we do not guarantee that users will be able to access or use the Service, or its features, at all times.
We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice.
The Service may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. We reserve the right to correct any such errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.
The materials appearing on or through the Service including but not limited to summaries, descriptions, reports, case studies, publications and any other such materials, are not intended to and DO NOT constitute financial, medical, legal, investment, or business advice. Those accessing the materials appearing on the Service should not act upon them without first seeking financial, legal, medical, or other counsel, as these materials are general in nature, and may not apply to particular factual or legal circumstances. The materials should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed professional adviser.
Rules of Conduct
Your use of the Service is conditioned on your compliance with the terms of this Agreement, including but not limited to these rules of conduct.
You represent and warrant:
• that the information that you have provided on the Service is complete, accurate and true, and agree to update it as necessary;
• you, and if applicable the business or entity that you represent on the Service, will not use the Content found on/through the Service other than for personal, or internal business purposes, without GZP’s prior written consent, which may be withheld for any reasons and that you will not remove or modify any proprietary notices;
• you, and if applicable the business or entity that you represent on the Service, are licensed, qualified, and/or authorized, upload, communicate with, and make decisions based upon, the materials or information that you make available, or that is otherwise available on, the Service, as required by applicable law, regulation and best industry standards; and
• you, and if applicable the business or entity that you represent on the Service, are/is not a competitor of ours.
You agree that you will not violate any applicable law or regulation in connection with your use of the Service. You further agree that you are primarily responsible for, and liable to, us for all the conduct engaged in through your Account.
You agree not to distribute, upload, make available or otherwise publish through the Service any suggestions, information, ideas, comments, causes, promotions, documents, questions, notes, plans, drawings, proposals, or materials similar thereto (“Submissions”) or graphics, text, information, links, profiles, audio, photos, software, music, sounds, video, comments, messages or tags, or similar materials (collectively “Content”) that:
● is unlawful or encourages another to engage in anything unlawful;
● contains a virus or any other similar programs or software which may damage the operation of our or another’s computer;
● violates the rights of any party or infringes upon the patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of privacy or publicity or other intellectual property right of any party; or
● is libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, lewd, indecent, inappropriate, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusing, harassing, threatening or bullying.
You must keep your username and password and any other information needed to login to the Service, if applicable, confidential and secure. We are not responsible for any unauthorized access to your Account or profile by others.
You further agree that you will not do any of the following:
● breach, through the Service, any agreements that you enter into with any third parties;
● stalk, harass, injure, or harm another individual through the Service;
● modify, adapt, translate, copy, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Service;
● interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Service, including restricting or inhibiting any other person from using the Service by means of hacking or defacing;
● transmit to or make available in connection with the Service any denial of service attack, virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful code or activity;
● attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network of the Service or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
● take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
● harvest or collect the email address, contact information, or any other personal information of other users of the Service;
● use any means to crawl, scrape or collect content from the Service via automated or large group means;
● make available false, incomplete or misleading information to the Service, or otherwise provide such information to us;
● impersonate any other person or business, or otherwise engage in fraudulent behavior;
● access or attempt to access any portion of the Service that is not public; or
● attempt to override or override any security measures in place on the Service.
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to protect users from violators and violations of these rules of conduct, including but not limited to restricting your use of the Service, immediately terminating your use of the Service, or terminating your use of the Service by blocking certain IP addresses from accessing the Service. Notwithstanding the foregoing, our unlimited right to terminate your access to the Service shall not be limited to violations of these rules of conduct.
Content Submitted or Made Available to Us
You are under no obligation to submit anything to us, and unless otherwise noted, we will not claim ownership of any Content. However, in order for us to provide the Service, we need your permission to process, display, reproduce and otherwise use content you make available to us.
Therefore, if you choose to submit any Content to the Service, or otherwise make available any Content through the Service, you hereby grant to us a perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to reproduce, use, modify, display, perform, transmit, distribute, translate and create derivative works from any such Content for purposes of providing the Service, including without limitation distributing part or all of the Content in any media format through any media channels, including but not limited to the right to commercially use the rights of publicity, persona, trademark, image and name of the individuals and entities depicted in such Content.
You acknowledge that we are under no obligation to maintain the Service, or any information, materials, Submissions, Content or other matter you submit, post or make available to or on the Service. We reserve the right to withhold, remove and or discard any such material at any time.
Content Shared Through the Service
You understand that by sharing information on the Service, by accessing and using the Service, and by requesting information to be sent through, or downloading information from, the Service, you may be revealing information about yourself, the entity that you represent, or your business, including with other users. You understand and acknowledge that you are fully aware and responsible for the impact of sharing such materials and using the Service, and you agree that we shall not be held responsible, and we shall be released and held harmless by you from any liability or damages arising out of such conduct.
Data Collection and Use
Enforcement and Termination
We reserve the right to deny all or some portion of the Service to any user, in our sole discretion, at any time, and to terminate any user at any time. Without limiting the foregoing or assuming additional legal obligations, we have a policy of terminating repeat violators of the Copyright Act, in accordance with applicable law.
All grants of any rights from you to us related to Content, Submissions, or other materials, including but not limited to copyright licenses, shall survive any termination of this Agreement. Further, your representations, defense and indemnification obligations survive any termination of this Agreement.
In the event that we terminate a user without cause, we may waive future charges or issue to such user a pro rata refund of any pre-paid amounts.
Third Party Links
The Service may contain links. Such links are provided for informational purposes only, and we do not endorse any website or services through the provision of such a link.
The Service may contain articles, text, imagery, video, audio, data, information and other similar materials originating from third parties. We do not endorse any third party (including other users) content that may appear on the Service or that may be derived from content that may appear on the Service, even if such content was summarized, collected, reformatted or otherwise edited by us.
Linking to Our Site
You may link to our Site provided that: you are not our competitor; you do so in a way that is compliant with applicable law, and does not, in our discretion, damage GZP’s reputation; you do not state, imply, or in any way suggest, an association between us, or an approval or an endorsement of you, your site, or your goods or services by GZP without our prior written consent; and you own the website where the link appears (“Referring Site”) and there are no illegal aspects of the Referring Site or any content posted therein. You also agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests of ours to cooperate in removing any unauthorized linking to our Site. GZP reserves the right to withdraw its consent to link to our site upon notice, with or without cause.
You acknowledge and agree that we may make public the execution of this Agreement or your use of the Service for marketing purposes. You agree that we may include your name, logo, and image and likeness (if applicable) on the Site, a list of our customers and in other marketing materials, which may be made public, and grant to us an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty free, freely assignable and transferable license to your name, logo, and image and likeness (if applicable) to do so.
Disclaimers and Limitation on Liability
EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AND WE, AND OUR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES AND SUPPLIERS, SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, ACCURACY, SUITABILITY, APPLICABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, PERFORMANCE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SPECIFIC OUTCOMES OR RESULTS, AND ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND IN AND TO THE SERVICE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
FURTHER, OPINIONS, ADVICE, STATEMENTS, OFFERS, SUBMISSIONS OR OTHER INFORMATION OR CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, BUT NOT DIRECTLY BY US, ARE THOSE OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AUTHORS, AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON. WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE QUALITY, SAFETY, OR LEGALITY OF SUCH CONTENT, AND MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT SUCH CONTENT. THE RESPECTIVE AUTHORS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH CONTENT. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DECISIONS THAT YOU MAKE BASED UPON SUCH CONTENT.
USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE AT THE TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING; THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; THAT DATA TRANSMISSION OR STORAGE IS SECURE OR THAT THE SERVICE IS FREE OF INACCURACIES, MISREPRESENTATIONS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL INFORMATION OR COMPONENTS.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR OUR AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELATED PARTIES”) BE LIABLE TO YOU BASED ON OR RELATED TO THE SERVICE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICE.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that a court shall find that the above disclaimers are not enforceable, then, to the maximum extent permissible by law, you agree that neither we nor any of our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, employees, members, shareholders, officers or directors shall be liable for (1) any damages in excess of $500.00, or (2) any indirect, incidental, punitive, exemplary, special, or consequential damages or loss of use, lost revenue, lost profits or data to you or any third party from your use of the Service or any goods sold or provided by us. This limitation shall apply regardless of the basis of your claim, whether other provisions of this Agreement have been breached, or whether or not the limited remedies provided herein fail of their essential purpose.
This limitation shall not apply to any damage that we cause you intentionally and knowingly in violation of this Agreement or applicable law that cannot be disclaimed in this Agreement.
SOME STATES MAY NOT PERMIT CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS, AND ANY SUCH DISCLAIMERS OR LIMITATIONS ARE VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us and our suppliers, subsidiaries, licensors, and licensees, and each of their officers, directors, shareholders, members, employees and agents harmless from all allegations, judgments, awards, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees, expert witness fees, and costs of litigation arising out of or based on (a) Submissions or Content you submit, post to, or transmit through the Service, (b) your use of the Service, (c) your violation of this Agreement, (d) any conduct, activity or action which is unlawful or illegal under any state, federal or common law, or is violative of the rights of any individual or entity, engaged in, caused by, or facilitated in any way through the use of the Service, and (e) destruction of real or tangible property or personal injury, including but not limited to death, arising from or relating to your actions or inactions.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction; Arbitration
You agree that any claim or dispute arising out of or relating in any way to the Service will be resolved solely and exclusively by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this agreement. The laws of the State of New York shall govern this Agreement and shall be used in any arbitration proceeding.
There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow the terms of this Agreement as a court would. Any arbitration between you and GZP shall have three (3) arbitrators.
To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to the following address: Gen Z Planet LLC, P.O. BOX 1329, New York, NY 10159
Arbitration under this Agreement will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules then in effect, shall be conducted in English, and shall be located in New York, New York. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s rules. All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision or award by the arbitrators, will be strictly confidential for the benefit of all parties.
You and GZP agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, both you and Gen Z agree that each have waived any right to a jury trial.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you agree that we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property or other proprietary rights.
To the extent arbitration does not apply, you agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to the Service, or to us, may only be brought by you in a state or federal court located in New York, New York. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY OBJECTION TO THIS VENUE AS INCONVENIENT OR INAPPROPRIATE AND AGREE TO EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN NEW YORK.
Policies for Children
Notwithstanding the foregoing, pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230 (d), as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections are commercially available to assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. More information on the availability of such software can be found through publicly available sources. You may wish to contact your internet service provider for more information.
Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is found for any reason to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision will be given its maximum enforceable effect, or shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provision.
Revisions. This Agreement is subject to change on a prospective basis at any time. In the event that we change this Agreement, you may be required to re-affirm the Agreement through use of the Service or otherwise. Your use of the Service after the effective date of any changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes.
No Partnership. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of this Agreement or your use of the Service.
Assignment. We may assign our rights under this Agreement, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent. You may not assign the Agreement without our prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment by you shall be null and void.
No Waiver. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall in no way be construed to be a present or future waiver of such provision, nor in any way affect the right of any party to enforce each and every such provision thereafter. The express waiver by us of any provision, condition or requirement of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any future obligation to comply with such provision, condition or requirement.
Notices. All notices given by you or required under this Agreement shall be in writing and addressed to: Gen Z Planet LLC, P.O. BOX 1329, New York, NY 10159 or sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Equitable Remedies. You hereby agree that we would be irreparably damaged if the terms of this Agreement were not specifically enforced, and therefore you agree that we shall be entitled, without bond, other security, or proof of damages, to appropriate equitable remedies with respect to breaches of this Agreement, in addition to such other remedies as we may otherwise have available to us under applicable laws.
Force Majeure. In no event shall we or our affiliates be liable to you for any damage, delay, or failure to perform resulting directly or indirectly from a force majeure event.
Entire Agreement. This Agreement, including the documents expressly incorporated by reference, constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the Service, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications, whether electronic, oral or written.
If you believe in good faith that any material posted on our Services infringes the copyright in your work, please contact our copyright agent, designated under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) (17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3)), with correspondence containing the following:
● A physical or electronic signature of the owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright that is allegedly infringed;
● Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
● Identification, with information reasonably sufficient to allow its location of the material that is claimed to be infringing;
● 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 acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this policy, your DMCA notice may not be valid. For any questions regarding this procedure, or to submit a complaint, please contact our designated DMCA Copyright Agent:
Gen Z Planet LLC
P.O. BOX 1329
New York, NY 10159
Complaint Policy (Including Trademark and Privacy)
● If you believe in good faith that any material posted on the Service infringes any of your rights other than in copyright, or is otherwise unlawful, you must send a notice to email@example.com containing the following information:
● Your name, physical address, e-mail address and phone number;
● A description of the material posted on the Service that you believe violates your rights or is otherwise unlawful, and which parts of said materials you believe should be remedied or removed;
● Identification of the location of the material on the Service;
● If you believe that the material violates your rights, a statement as to the basis of the rights that you claim are violated;
● If you believe that the material is unlawful or violates the rights of others, a statement as to the basis of this belief;
● A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized and that the information you are providing is accurate to the best of your knowledge and in good faith; and
● Your physical or electronic signature.
If we receive a message that complies with all of these requirements, we will evaluate the submission, and if appropriate, in our sole discretion, we will take action. We may disclose your submission to the poster of the claimed violative material, or any other party.
All notices given by you or required under this Agreement shall be in writing and addressed to: Gen Z Planet LLC, P.O. BOX 1329, New York, NY 10159 , or sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org