Terms And Conditions - Food Genes And Me

FoodGenesAndMe (FGM) Terms of Service

Your use of Food Genes and Me LLC (FGM) Services (excluding any services provided by FGM under a separate agreement) is subject to the terms of the legal agreement between you and FGM set forth in these Terms of Service ("TOS"). Except as specified herein, these TOS apply to any use of the Services, including but not limited to a) submitting a saliva sample for DNA extraction and processing, b) uploading a digital version of your Genetic Information and interacting with it on the FGM site creating and using a free FGM account without providing your genetic Information. In order to use the Services, you must first agree not use the Services if you do not accept the TOS. You can accept the TOS by (1) clicking to accept or agree to the TOS, where this option is made available to you by FGM for any Service; or by (2) actually using the Services. In this case, you acknowledge and agree that FGM will treat your use of the Services as acceptance of the TOS from that point onwards. In addition, when using particular FGM Services, you are subject to guidelines or rules applicable to such services that may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference herein. FGM also may offer other services from time to time that are governed by different terms of service.

Prerequisites

a. Whether you submit your own saliva sample, a saliva sample for anyone for whom you have legal authority to agree, or otherwise provide your own Genetic Information, you may not use the Services and may not accept the TOS if  (1) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with FGM, or  (2) you are a person barred from receiving the Services under the laws of the jurisdiction in which you are resident or from which you use the Services.

b. In addition to the conditions above, if you contribute or otherwise provide your own Genetic Information, you must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to agree to these TOS on behalf of yourself or those for whom you have legal authority to agree.

4. Description of the Services

The Services include access to the FGM public website and personal genotyping services, including the collection and analysis of your saliva sample. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, each new feature that augments or enhances the current Service shall be subject to the TOS. You acknowledge and agree that the Services are provided "AS-IS" and are based on the current state of the art of genetic research and technology in use by FGM at the time of the purchase or viewing. As research progresses and scientific knowledge and technology evolve, FGM is constantly innovating in order to provide the best possible experience for its users. You acknowledge and agree that the form and nature of the Services which FGM provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you. As part of this continuing innovation, you acknowledge and agree that FGM may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing some Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to users generally at FGM's sole discretion, without prior notice to you. You may stop using the Services at any time. You do not need to specifically inform FGM when you stop using the Services unless you are requesting closure of your account. FGM assumes no responsibility for the use of Services outside the terms of this TOS or other applicable terms.

In order to use the Services, you must obtain Internet access, either directly or through devices that access web-based content, and pay any service fees associated with such access. You are solely responsible for paying such fees. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such Internet connection, including a computer and modem or other access device. You are solely responsible for providing such equipment. You acknowledge and agree that while FGM may not currently have set a fixed upper limit on the number of transmissions you may send or receive through the Services or on the amount of storage space used for the provision of any Service, such fixed upper limits may be set by FGM at any time, at FGM's discretion.

FGM Services are for research, informational, and educational use only

FGM do not provide medical advice. The Genetic Information provided by FGM is for research, informational, and educational use only. This means two things. First, many of the genetic discoveries that FGM report have not been clinically validated, and the technology FGM use, which is the same technology used by the research community, to date has not been widely used for clinical testing. Second, in order to expand and accelerate the understanding and practical application of genetic knowledge in health care, FGM invites all genotyped users to participate in FGM Research. Participation in such research is voluntary and based upon an IRB-approved consent document. As a result of the current state of genetic knowledge and understanding, our Services are for research, informational, and educational purposes only. The Services are not intended to be used by the customer for any diagnostic purpose and are not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other health care provider with any questions you may have regarding diagnosis, cure, treatment, mitigation, or prevention of any disease or other medical condition or impairment or the status of your health.

FGM does not endorse, warranty or guarantee the effectiveness of any specific course of action, resources, nutritional products, diets, tests, physician or other health care providers, drugs, biologics, medical devices or other products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on our website. If FGM provide to you on our website any recommendations that identify for you, based on your Genetic and Self-Reported Information and scientific literature or research, potentially actionable information, this information is intended for informational purposes only and for discussion with your physician or other healthcare provider. FGM believes that (a) genetics is only part of the picture of any individual's state of being, (b) the state of the understanding of Genetic Information is rapidly evolving and at any given time FGM only comprehend part of the picture of the role of genetics, and (c) only a trained physician or other health care provider can assess your current state of health or disease, taking into account many factors, including in some cases your genetics as well as your current symptoms, if any. Reliance on any information provided by FGM, FGM employees, others appearing on our website at the invitation of FGM, or other visitors to our website is solely at your own risk. 

User Representations

By accessing FGM Services, you agree to, acknowledge, and represent as follows:

a. You understand that information you learn from FGM is not designed to diagnose, prevent, or treat any condition or disease or to ascertain the state of your health in the absence of medical and clinical information. You understand that the FGM services are intended for research, informational, and educational purposes only, and that while FGM information might point to a diagnosis or to a possible treatment, it should always be confirmed and supplemented by additional medical and clinical testing and information. You acknowledge that FGM urges you to seek the advice of your nutritionist, physician, or other health care provider if you have questions or concerns arising from your Genetic Information.

b. You give permission to FGM, its contractors, successors and assignees to perform genotyping services on the DNA extracted from your saliva sample and you specifically request FGM to disclose the results of analyses performed on your DNA to you and to others you specifically authorize.

c. You represent that you are eighteen (18) years of age or older if you are providing a saliva sample or accessing your Genetic Information.

d. You are guaranteeing that any sample you provide is your saliva; if you are agreeing to these TOS on behalf of a person for whom you have legal authorization, you are confirming that the sample provided will be the sample of that person.

e. If you are a customer outside the U.S. providing a saliva sample, you confirm that this act is not subject to any export ban or restriction in the country in which you reside.

f. You agree that any saliva sample you provide and all resulting data may be transferred and/or processed outside the country in which you reside.

g. You are warranting that you are not an insurance company or an employer attempting to obtain information about an insured person or an employee.

h. You are aware that some of the information you receive may provoke strong emotion.

i. You take responsibility for all possible consequences resulting from your sharing with others access to your Genetic Information and your Self-Reported Information.

j. You understand that all your Personal Information will be stored in FGM databases and will be processed in accordance with the FGM Privacy Statement.

k. Waiver of Property Rights: You understand that by providing any sample, having your Genetic Information processed, accessing your Genetic Information, or providing Self-Reported Information, you acquire no rights in research or commercial products that may be developed by FGM or its collaborating partners. You specifically understand that you will not receive compensation for any research or commercial products that include or result from your Genetic Information or Self-Reported Information.

You agree that you have the authority, under the laws of the state or jurisdiction in which you reside, to provide these representations. In case of breach of any one of these representations FGM has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof) and you will defend and indemnify FGM and its affiliates against any liability, costs, or damages arising out of the breach of the representation.

Account Creation, Customer Account, Password, and Security Obligations

In consideration of your use of the Services, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current, and complete Registration Information about yourself as prompted by the Service; and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If you provide any Registration Information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or if FGM has a reasonable ground to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, FGM has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).

After you have purchased our Service, you will create a password and account designation. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. If you allow third parties to access FGM's website through your username and password, you will defend and indemnify FGM and its affiliates against any liability, costs, or damages, including attorney fees, arising out of claims or suits by such third parties based upon or relating to such access and use. You agree to (a) immediately notify FGM 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. FGM cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.

Limited License

You acknowledge that all User Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from which such User Content originated. This means that you alone are entirely responsible for User Content that you upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit via the Service.

You acknowledge that the Services content presented to you as part of the Services, whether original FGM Services content or sponsored content within the Services, is protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property rights owned by FGM and/or sponsors who provide that content to FGM (or by other persons or companies on their behalf). FGM grants you a Limited License to copy and distribute free of charge, for non-commercial purposes only, any of the Services content with the exception of content from noted sections of the website and any other content marked as not subject to this Limited License on the website, provided you: (i) provide the Services content as it appears on the FGM website with no changes including but not limited to presenting selections which might tend to misrepresent the substance of the Services content; (ii) include the following attribution on the first page of any materials you distribute: © FGM 2017 All rights reserved; distributed pursuant to a Limited License from FGM; (iii) agree you have no right to offer anyone else any further right with respect to this Services content. Aside from the Limited License provided in this paragraph, you may not modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on this Services

content (either in whole or in part) unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by FGM or by the owners of that content, in a separate agreement.

Customer Conduct - Unlawful and Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of the Services, you warrant to FGM that you will not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, or notices. You may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Services or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Services. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Services. Furthermore you agree not to use the Services to: (1) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any material that is derogatory, defamatory, obscene, or offensive, such as slurs, epithets, or anything that might reasonably be construed as harassment or disparagement based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious or political beliefs, or other statutorily protected status; (2) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, anyone affiliated with FGM, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (3) add your own headers, forge headers, or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Service; (4) "stalk" or otherwise harass another; (5) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (6) use any information received through the Services to attempt to identify other customers, to contact other customers (other than through features for contacting other users such as DNA Relatives offered pursuant to the Services), or for any forensic use; (7) download any file posted by another user of the Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot legally be distributed in such manner; (8) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of FGM or any other party; (9) harm minors in any way; (10) advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such area specifically allows such messages; (11) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas that are designated for such purpose and only to the extent such content is authorized by law; (12) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit 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; (13) use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” any web pages or other services contained in the site, unless explicitly permitted by FGM; (14) engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of FGM’s website; (15) attempt to or actually override any security component of FGM web services; (16) interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Service; (17) violate these Terms of Service, any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular area of the Service or have been communicated to you by anyone affiliated with FGM; or (18) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law, or any regulations having the force of law.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for (and that FGM has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any breach of your obligations under the TOS and for the consequences (including any loss or damage which FGM may suffer) of any such breach. In case of breach of any one of these agreements FGM has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof) and you will defend and indemnify FGM and its affiliates against any liability, costs, or damages arising out of the breach of the representation.

If you violate the terms of this Section and/or FGM has a reasonable ground to suspect that you have violated the terms of this Section, FGM has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).

Export Control and Applicable Laws and Regulations

Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree that 1) providing your sample is not subject to an export ban or restriction in the country in which you reside, 2) your sample and data may be transferred and/or processed outside the country where you reside, and 3) you will comply with all applicable laws regarding transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country from which you access FGM's Services online.

Material Posted Through The Service

FGM will not, at all times, control any of the User Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such non-FGM content. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable. Under no circumstances will FGM be liable in any way for any non-FGM content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any such content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any such content posted, emailed, or otherwise transmitted via the Services.

You acknowledge that FGM and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, review, filter, modify, refuse, or move any content that is available via the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, FGM and its designees shall have the right to remove any content that violates the TOS or is deemed by FGM, in its sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable. You acknowledge and 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.

Material Provided to FGM - Your Proprietary Rights

FGM does not claim ownership of the User Content you provide to FGM (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input, or submit to the Service. Unless otherwise specified, you retain copyright and any other rights you already hold over User Content that you create and submit, post, or display on or through the Services. However, by submitting, posting, or displaying User Content, you give FGM, its affiliated companies, sublicensees (including but not limited to sublicensees who avail themselves of the Limited License granted in Section 9 above) and successors and assigns a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, distribute, reproduce, edit, reformat, and create derivative works from any User Content that you submit, post, or display on or through the Services. You acknowledge and agree that this license includes a right for FGM to make such User Content available to other companies, organizations, or individuals with whom FGM has relationships, and to use such User Content in connection with the provision of those services.

You understand that FGM, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users, may (a) transmit or distribute your User Content over various public networks and in various media; and (b) make such changes to your content as are necessary to conform and adapt that content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services, or media. You acknowledge and agree that this license shall permit FGM to take these actions. You represent and warrant to FGM that you have all the rights, power, and authority necessary to grant the above license.

Disclosure of individual-level Genetic and/or Self-Reported Information to third parties will not occur without explicit consent, unless required by law. FGM cannot control further distribution of Genetic and/or Self-Reported Information that you share publicly on FGM’s website. You agree you are responsible for protecting and enforcing those rights and FGM has no obligation to do so on your behalf.

Your saliva sample, once submitted to and analyzed by FGM, is processed in an irreversible manner and cannot be returned to you. See our website for more information on sample processing. Any Genetic Information derived from your saliva remains your information, subject to rights FGM retain as set forth in these TOS. You understand that you should not expect any financial benefit from FGM as a result of having your Genetic Information processed; made available to you; or, as provided in our Privacy Statement and Terms of Service, shared with or included in Aggregated Genetic and Self-Reported Information shared with research partners, including commercial partners.

Waiver of Property Rights. As stated above, you understand that by providing any sample, having your Genetic Information processed, accessing your Genetic Information, or providing Self-Reported Information, you acquire no rights in any research or commercial products that may be developed by FGM or its partners. You understand that you will not receive compensation for any research or commercial products that include or result from your Genetic Information or Self-Reported Information.

Indemnity

You agree to defend and hold FGM, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, contractors, partners, employees, successors, and assigns harmless from any claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of User Content you submit, post to, or transmit through the Service; your use of the Service; your connection to the Service; your violation of the TOS; or your violation of any rights of another.

If you have submitted a saliva sample or otherwise provided your own Genetic Information, you will defend and hold harmless FGM, its employees, contractors, successors, and assigns from any liability arising out of the use or disclosure of any information obtained from genotyping your saliva sample and/or analyzing your Genetic Information, which is disclosed to you consistent with our Privacy Statement or results from any third-party add-ons to tools FGM provide. In addition, if you choose to provide your Genetic and/or Self-Reported Information to third parties - whether individuals to whom you facilitate access, intentionally or inadvertently, or to third parties for diagnostic or other purposes - you agree to defend and hold harmless FGM, its employees, contractors, successors, and assigns from any and all liability arising from such disclosure or use of your Genetic and/or Self-Reported Information.

No Resale of Service

Other than pursuant to the terms of the Limited License herein or unless otherwise agreed separately between you and FGM, you agree not to display, distribute, license, perform, publish, reproduce, duplicate, copy, create derivative works from, modify, sell, resell, exploit, transfer, or transmit for any commercial purposes, all or any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.

General Practices Regarding Use and Storage

 You acknowledge that FGM may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Services, including without limitation the maximum number of days that Personal Information and Services content will be retained by the Service, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on FGM's servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Services in a given period of time. You acknowledge and agree that FGM has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of or failure to store any messages, other communications, or other content maintained or transmitted by the Services; or for the loss of Genetic Information due to malfunction or destruction of data servers or other catastrophic events. You further acknowledge that FGM reserves the right to change these general practices and limits in its sole discretion.

Modifications to Service

FGM reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that (i) modifications may result in a delay in computations for some of the FGM features or Services, and (ii) FGM shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Services.

The Software that you use may from time to time automatically download and install updates from FGM. These updates are designed to improve, enhance, and further develop the Services and may take the form of bug fixes, enhanced functions, new software modules, and new versions. You agree to receive such updates (and permit FGM to deliver these to you) as part of your use of the Services.

You acknowledge that FGM may offer different or additional technologies or features to collect and/or interpret Genetic Information in the future and that your initial purchase of the Service does not entitle you to any different or additional technologies or features for collection or interpretation of your Genetic Information without fee, and that you will have to pay additional fees to have your Genetic Information collected, processed, and/or interpreted using future or additional technologies or features.

Termination

The TOS will continue to apply until terminated by either you or FGM as set out in this Section.

If you want to terminate your legal agreement with FGM, you may do so by notifying FGM at any time in writing, which will entail closing your accounts for all of the Services that you use. Your notice should be sent, in writing, to FGM's address, which is set out at the beginning of the TOS, or online via Customer Care. If you provide notice online, FGM will send you an email asking you to confirm your request, and your notice will be effective following receipt of a second email confirmation from you.

FGM may at any time terminate its legal agreement with you (and in conjunction therewith, your password and account(s)) if: (1) you have breached any provision of the TOS (or have acted in manner which shows that you do not intend to, or are unable to comply with, the provisions of the TOS); (2) FGM is required to do so by law (for example, where the provision of the Services to you is, or becomes, unlawful); (3) the partner with whom FGM offered the Services to you has terminated its relationship with FGM or ceased to offer the Services to you; (4) FGM is transitioning to no longer providing the Services to users in the country or state in which you reside or from which you use the Services; or (5) the provision of the Services to you by FGM is, in FGM's opinion, no longer commercially viable.

Any suspected fraudulent, abusive, or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of the Services may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. You acknowledge and agree that FGM shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Services.

Survival of Terms

When the TOS come to an end, all of the legal rights, obligations, and liabilities that you and FGM have benefited from, been subject to (or which have accrued over time while the TOS have been in force) or which are expressed to continue indefinitely, shall be unaffected by this cessation.

Dealings with Information Providers and Listed Resources

Your correspondence or business dealings with-or participation in promotions of-information providers, vendors, and/or resources found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such information provider or resource. You agree that FGM shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such information provider or resources on the Service.

Hyperlinks and the FGM Website

The Service provides, and third parties may provide, links to other sites and resources on the Internet. Because FGM has no control over such sites and resources, you agree that FGM is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that FGM shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such hyperlinked site or resource.

FGM's Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that FGM (or FGM's licensors, as applicable) own all legal right, title, and interest in and to the Services, including any intellectual property rights (including but not limited to patents) which subsist in the Services (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist). You further acknowledge that the Services may contain information which is designated confidential by FGM and that you shall not disclose such information without FGM's prior written consent.

You further acknowledge and agree that the Services and any necessary software used in connection with the Services ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that information presented to you through the Services or sponsors is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by FGM, you agree not to-and not to permit anyone else to-modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works of, reverse engineer, decompile, or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of the Services or Software or any part thereof, in whole or in part. Software, if any, that is made available to download from the Services, excluding software that may be made available by end-users through the Services, is the copyrighted work of FGM and/or its suppliers. Your use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the Software ("License Agreement"). You may not install or use any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement unless you first agree to the License Agreement terms.

You agree that you shall not remove, obscure, or alter any proprietary rights notices (including copyright and trade mark notices) that may be affixed to or contained within the Services.

Unless you have been expressly authorized to do so in writing by FGM, you agree that in using the Services, you will not use a trade mark, service mark, trade name, logo of any company or organization in a way likely to cause confusion about the owner or authorized user of such marks, names, or logos.

For any Software not accompanied by a License Agreement, FGM grants you a personal, non-transferable, and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its Software on a single computer. You may not (and may not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in, or otherwise transfer any right in the Software unless this is expressly permitted or required by law, or unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by FGM, in writing. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by FGM, in the manner permitted by the TOS. Unless FGM has given you specific written permission to do so, you may not assign (or grant a sublicense of) your rights to use the Software, grant a security interest in or over your rights to use the Software, or otherwise transfer any part of your rights to use the Software. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Service. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by FGM for use in accessing the Service. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Changes to the Terms of Service

FGM may make changes to the TOS from time to time. When these changes are made, FGM will make a new copy of the TOS available on its website and any new additional terms will be made available to you from within, or through, the affected Services.

You acknowledge and agree that if you use the Services after the date on which the TOS have changed, FGM will treat your use as acceptance of the updated TOS.

Violation or Suspected Violation of Terms of Service

If you violate the terms of these TOS and/or FGM has a reasonable ground to suspect that you have violated the terms of these TOS, FGM has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof).

Miscellaneous

a. Entire Agreement. The TOS constitute the entire agreement between you and FGM and govern your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements between you and FGM on this subject. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content, or third-party software

b. Applicable law and arbitration. Except for disputes relating to intellectual property rights, obligations, or any infringement claims, any disputes with FGM arising out of or relating to the Agreement ("Disputes") shall be governed by California law regardless of your country of origin or where you access FGM, and notwithstanding of any conflicts of law principles and the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods.  Disputes shall be resolved by final and binding arbitration under the rules and auspices of the American Arbitration Association, to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, in English, with a written decision stating legal reasoning issued by the arbitrator(s) at either party's request, and with arbitration costs and reasonable documented attorneys' costs of both parties to be borne by the party that ultimately loses. Either party may obtain injunctive relief (preliminary or permanent) and orders to compel arbitration or enforce arbitral awards in any court of competent jurisdiction.

c. Waiver. The failure of FGM to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If a provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction as invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect.

d. Term for cause of 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 Services or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

e. Admissibility of printed version. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

f. Section titles. The section titles in the TOS are for convenience and have no legal or contractual effect.

g. Severability Clause. If any portion of these TOS is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect.

h. Amendments. FGM reserve the right to modify, supplement or replace the terms of the Agreement, effective upon posting at www.FGM.com or notifying you otherwise. If you do not want to agree to changes to the Agreement, you can terminate the Agreement at any time.

i. Assignment: You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Agreement. Any purported assignment and delegation shall be ineffective. FGM may freely assign or delegate all rights and obligations under the Agreement, fully or partially without notice to you. FGM may also substitute, by way of unilateral novation, effective upon notice to you, FGM for any third party that assumes our rights and obligations under this Agreement.

YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT: (1) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. FGM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. (2) FGM MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (a) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (b) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, UNFAILINGLY SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; (c) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (d) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONSAND (e) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED. (3) ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. (4) NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM FGM OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED. (5) YOU SHOULD ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN GIVING OUT ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF OR THOSE FOR WHOM YOU HAVE LEGAL AUTHORITY. FGM DOES NOT CONTROL OR ENDORSE ANY ACTIONS RESULTING FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE SERVICES AND, THEREFORE, FGM SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY WITH REGARD TO ANY ACTIONS RESULTING FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE SERVICES.

WITHIN THE LIMITS ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT FGM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF FGM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (a) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES; (b) ANY ACTION YOU TAKE BASED ON THE INFORMATION YOU RECEIVE IN THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES, (v) YOUR FAILURE TO KEEP YOUR PASSWORD OR ACCOUNT DETAILS SECURE AND CONFIDENTIAL, (d) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION, OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES; (e) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (f) THE IMPROPER AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SERVICES BY SOMEONE CLAIMING SUCH AUTHORITY; or (g) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES.