Last Updates to Our User Agreement & Terms of Service: December 7, 2018.
PLEASE READ EACH PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. IT SETS FORTH THE LEGALLY BINDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES (DEFINED BELOW). BY ACCESSING AND/OR USING OUR SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT AND THE CONDITIONS OF USE STATED HEREIN, INCLUDING THE ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER PROVISIONS, DO NOT USE THE SERVICES.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS AGREEMENT IS SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION AND A WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION RIGHTS AS FURTHER DETAILED IN SECTION 2 BELOW. BY AGREEING TO ARBITRATE, EACH PARTY IS GIVING UP ITS RIGHT TO GO TO COURT AND HAVE ANY DISPUTE HEARD BY A JUDGE OR JURY. BY AGREEING TO WAIVE CLASS ACTION RIGHTS, EACH PARTY AGREES THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR OUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING OR AS AN ASSOCIATION.
This User Agreement & Terms of Service (collectively, the “Agreement”) is a legally binding agreement between you (“You,” “Your,” or “User”) and Neutron Holdings, Inc., doing business as LimeBike, and doing business as Lime (“Lime,” “We,” “Us,” or “Our”). This Agreement states the material terms and conditions that governs Your use of Our Services.
Our Services are comprised of the following:
1) Our Bike Share bicycle parking locations (“Locations”);
2) Our Bike Share bicycles (“Bike”), electric bicycles (“Lime-E”), electric scooters (“Lime-S”), and carshare service vehicles (“Vehicles”). Lime-E and Lime-S are collectively referred to as “E-vehicles.” Bikes, E-vehicles, and Vehicles are collectively referred to as “Products,” provided that additional terms and conditions set forth in Section 1.4 of this Agreement (including specific Eligibility Requirements) apply to Your use of Vehicles;
3) All other related equipment, maintenance, charging of the E-vehicles, personnel, mobile applications, other software and information provided or made available by Us; and
4) Use of Our website, available at www.li.me (including any versions optimized for viewing on a wireless or tablet Device), Our mobile application (the “App”) and any interactive features, and/or other services that We make available and that post a link to this Agreement.
This Agreement, together with all updates, supplements, additional terms, and all of Our rules and policies collectively constitute this “Agreement” between You and Us.
We agree to allow You to rent the Products, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement. Unless otherwise indicated, all monetary values set forth in this Agreement shall be deemed to be denominated in U.S. dollars.
1. RENTAL AND USE OF PRODUCTS.
1.1. You are the Sole User of the Services : Subject to Section 1.3 below regarding the limited use of Bikes by minors, You certify and expressly agree that You are the sole renter and You are responsible for compliance with all terms and conditions contained in this Agreement. You understand that when You activate a Product, the Product must be used ONLY BY YOU. You must not allow others to use a Product that You have activated.
1.2. You are At Least 18 Years Old : You represent and certify that You are at least 18 years old, and that You have a valid driver’s license. With respect to Vehicles specifically, you must be at least 21 years old and meet the Eligibility Requirements set forth in Section 1.4 below.
1.3. Minor Use of Bikes : You may allow a minor who is at least 16 years of age to use a BIKE ONLY, subject to the following conditions:
1.3.1. You are the minor’s parent or legal guardian;
1.3.2. You assume full financial and/or any other responsibility for any and all misuse, consequences, claims, demands, causes of action, losses, liabilities, damages, injuries, fees, costs and expenses, penalties, attorneys’ fees, judgments, suits and/or disbursements of any kind, or nature whatsoever, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, and whether known or unknown, as a result of the minor’s use of the Bike and/or any of the Services;
1.3.3. You expressly guarantee, represent, and warrant that You and the minor are bound by this Agreement and all of the terms herein;
1.3.4. You expressly guarantee, represent, and warrant that You will supervise the minor at all times while the minor is using the Bike;
1.3.5. You expressly guarantee, represent, and warrant that You have instructed the minor how to conduct the requisite safety check of the Bike prior to use;
1.3.6. You expressly guarantee, represent, and warrant that the minor is wearing a Snell, CPSC, ANSI or ASTM approved helmet that has been properly sized, fitted and fastened according to the manufacturer’s instructions at all times while riding the Bike; and
1.3.7. You expressly guarantee, represent, and warrant that You have explained all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and/or ordinances to the minor, including any and all rules regarding parking and traffic laws.
OPERATION OR USE OF ANY E-VEHICLES BY ANY MINOR IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. IF YOU ALLOW A MINOR TO USE AN E-VEHICLE BY ACTIVATING IT THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT, YOU SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL MISUSE, CONSEQUENCES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, CAUSES OF ACTION, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES, INJURIES, FEES, COSTS AND EXPENSES, PENALTIES, ATTORNEYS’ FEES, JUDGMENTS, SUITS AND/OR DISBURSEMENTS OF ANY KIND, OR NATURE WHATSOEVER, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE, AND WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN.
1.4. Your Use of Vehicles : This Section 1.4 applies specifically to any use of a Vehicle (whether in connection with our carshare product currently referred to as “LimePod” or other Lime product or service). Certain geographic restrictions may apply with respect to Your rental and use of Vehicles, as may be further communicated to you via the App, our website or otherwise. Vehicles may not leave the country in which they have been rented.
1.4.1. In order to use a Vehicle, you represent and warrant to us that You meet the following eligibility criteria (“Eligibility Requirements”): (a) You are at least 21 years of age; (b) You possess a valid U.S. driver’s license with a minimum of 1 year of driving history; and (c) You have a clean driving record (as determined by Lime in its sole discretion), which means that, at minimum, you have none of the following: (i) any major violations in the past 3 years; (ii) any alcohol or drug related incidents up to 7 years in the past; (iii) more than 2 minor violations in the past 3 years; and (iv) more than 1 accident in the past 3 years.
1.4.2. Approval. In order to use a Vehicle, you must apply to use our Product currently referred to as LimePod, including uploading your driver’s license, and receive approval from Lime. Lime reserves the right to approve or deny any application, and to rescind its approval, in its sole discretion. You represent and warrant that all information you submit in connection with your application is true and accurate. As part of this approval process, motor vehicle record checks will be run (and re-run, pursuant to applicable law) to ensure you meet the Eligibility Requirements.
1.4.3. Rental and Use of Vehicles. (a) Use and Operation of Vehicles. You certify and expressly agree that You are the sole renter, and will be the sole driver, of the Vehicle. You may not allow others to operate the Vehicle that You have activated. You agree to follow all laws pertaining to the use, riding and operation of the Vehicles (e.g., traffic laws, parking restrictions, seatbelt and child safety seat laws, alcohol and drug use). You agree that the Vehicles are the exclusive property of Lime, and you may not tamper with, modify, repair, apply any form of decal or sticker to, or deface any Vehicle (or any part thereof) in any way. Lime, or its third party contractors, monitors the location, charge and fuel status, odometer and other driving information of the Vehicle, and may collect information and data regarding your use of the Vehicle. You agree and acknowledge that Vehicles may not be available at all times. (b) Pick-up; Drop-off. Maximum rental time of a Vehicle is 24 hours. You agree that You will deactivate the Vehicle rental within 24 hours after that rental began. You may then rent again. When you are finished with the Vehicle, you simply return it to any legal parking space within the approved area of use (which can be found in your App). You agree that You are solely responsible for being aware of any elapsed time related to timely deactivating any Vehicle. The maximum charge is based on a 24-hour period pursuant to the pricing set forth in the App. After return of the Vehicle, You will be charged the accumulated rental charges, or the maximum 24-hour charge, whichever is less. Vehicles not returned within 48 hours will be considered lost or stolen, and a police report may be filed against You. We reserve the right to take any other action needed and permitted by law, including holding you liable for the value of the Vehicle. (c) Prohibited Conduct. You agree that you will not use the Vehicles: (i) on any unpaved roads or in any location where their use is prohibited or illegal; (ii) for racing or stunts; (iii) for commercial purposes, such as rideshare, food delivery or advertising services; (iv) while conducting any activities (including using any cellular telephone or text messaging device) that may distract You from safely operating the Vehicle; (v) while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, medication, or any other substance that may impair Your ability to safely operate the Vehicle; (vi) to tow or haul any trailers or other vehicles, or to carry cargo over 600 pounds; or (vii) in any manner that violates applicable law and/or in the commision of any crime. (d) Damage; Vandalism; Lost Items. You agree to return the Vehicle to Lime in the same condition in which such Vehicle was rented, normal wear and tear excluded. You agree that you will be responsible for the cost of repairing and replacing any Vehicle that you damage or cause damage to. You may also be responsible for the cost of cleaning any Vehicle if Your use was beyond normal wear and tear (for example, smoking is not allowed in any Vehicle and may incur a cleaning cost). If you vandalize any Vehicle, you shall be liable for all costs of repair or replacement. Other costs that You may be responsible for are those that result from Your failure to lock the Vehicle during or after Your rental, and/or if the Vehicle was towed as a result of Your actions. Lime is not responsible for loss of or damage to Your property or the property of others left at any time in or on any Vehicle or on Lime's premises. Lime may hold lost items for up to 90 days or as otherwise required by law. (e) Reporting of Damage or Crashes. You must report any accident, crash, damage, personal injury, stolen or lost Vehicle to Lime as soon as possible. If a crash involves personal injury, property damage or a stolen Vehicle, you must file a report with the local police department within 24 hours.
1.4.4. Insurance. Lime will carry all necessary insurance associated with the Vehicles as required by applicable law.
1.4.5. Payment of Fines; Fees. You agree to pay any fines, fees, penalties, impounding charges, court costs, traffic tickets, tolls and/or any other charges incurred by Lime that result from your parking any Vehicle improperly, or as a result of your violating any law, rule, regulation, and/or ordinance while using a Vehicle. You agree that Lime may, in its sole discretion, pay all tickets, citations, fines and/or penalties on your behalf directly to the appropriate authority, and You will pay us for what we paid to the appropriate authority or their designated agent(s) plus a reasonable administrative fee. You agree and acknowledge that we cooperate with all federal, state, municipal and local officials charged with enforcing infractions to provide any information necessary as they may request or may otherwise be required. You authorize Lime to bill you directly to the credit/debit card and/or other payment method on file with Your account. You authorize us to contact You directly regarding any tickets, citations, fines and/or penalties incurred by You or assessed against Lime or the Vehicle while the Vehicle was rented to You. In the event we use a third party collection and/or administrative agent to resolve any tickets, citations, fines and/or penalties, You agree to pay all costs and collection fees including, but not limited to, administrative and legal costs to such agent upon demand without protest. We may also charge a reasonable service fee for rentals in excess of 24 hours where the Vehicle is not considered lost or stolen.
1.4.6. Your Liability. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law and without limiting anything else in this Agreement, Lime reserves the right to hold You fully responsible for all damage, losses, claims and liability arising from Your use of any Vehicle, including, without limitation: (a) physical or mechanical damage; (b) loss due to theft; (c) physical damage resulting from vandalism; (d) bodily injury of You or a third party; (e) third party claims; (f) actual charges for towing, storage and/or impound fees paid by Lime; and (g) administrative charges, including the cost of appraisal and other costs and expenses incident to the damage or loss.
1.4.7. Indemnification. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law and without limiting Your indemnification obligations set forth in Section 8 of this Agreement, You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Lime from any tickets, citations, fines, penalties and administrative fees incurred as a result of Your use of a Vehicle, and any and all consequences, claims, demands, causes of action, losses, liabilities, damages, injuries, fees, costs and expenses, penalties, attorneys’ fees, judgments, suits settlements or disbursements of any kind or nature arising from: (a) Your negligence or willful misconduct; or (b) Your breach of this Agreement.
1.4.8. Termination of Your Ability to Use Vehicles. At any time, in Lime’s sole and absolute discretion and without any notice or cause, Lime may unilaterally terminate this Your right to use a Vehicle. You may terminate your use of a Vehicle at any time. Upon any such termination noted in this Section 1.4.8: (a) Your right to access and use a Vehicle will terminate and You must immediately cease all such use; (b) You must pay Lime any unpaid amount that accrued before such termination; and (c) Sections 1.4.5, 1.4.6, 1.4.7 and 1.4.8 will survive.
1.5. You are a Competent Operator : You represent and certify that You are familiar with the operation of the Product, and You are reasonably competent and physically fit to use the Product. By choosing to use a Product, You assume all responsibilities and risks for any injuries and/or medical conditions, as detailed further below. You are responsible for determining weather conditions, including rain, snow, hail, ice or electrical storms, and/or any other conditions which, whether caused by the weather or otherwise, make it dangerous to operate a Product. You are advised to adjust Your riding behavior and braking distance to suit all conditions and variables, including weather and traffic.
1.6. Products are the Exclusive Property of Lime : You agree that the Products, and any Lime equipment attached thereto, at all times, remain the exclusive property of Lime. You must not dismantle, write on, or otherwise modify, repair or deface any Products, or any part of any of the Products, or any other Lime equipment in any way. You must not write on, peel, or otherwise modify or deface any sticker on a Products in any way. You must not use any Products for any advertising or commercial purpose.
1.7. Only Use Products Where Allowed : You expressly agree that You will only use the Products in areas where the Products are allowed by law, rule, regulation or ordinance. You agree that You will not use any Products in any restricted areas (such as cities that prohibit certain Products), and You assume all responsibility and liability for any operation of any Product in any restricted area, including, but not limited to, any fines or fees as a result of Your use of any of the Products in any restricted areas. Lime reserves the right to charge You up to $50, in Lime’s sole and absolute discretion, if You use any of the Products in any restricted areas (additional terms may apply with respect to Vehicles, as set forth in Section 1.4 above).
1.8. Compliance with Laws : You agree to follow all laws, rules, regulations, and/or ordinances pertaining to the use, riding and/or operation of the Products, including, without limitation, helmet laws.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE AND LIABLE FOR ANY VIOLATION OF ANY LAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS, AND/OR ORDINANCES CAUSED BY YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING IMPROPER RIDING AND/OR PARKING, AND YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE AND LIABLE FOR ANY AND ALL CONSEQUENCES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, CAUSES OF ACTION, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES, INJURIES, COSTS AND EXPENSES, PENALTIES, ATTORNEYS’ FEES, JUDGMENTS, SUITS, FEES (INCLUDING IMPOUNDING FEES CHARGED BY ANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT) AND/OR DISBURSEMENTS OF ANY KIND, OR NATURE WHATSOEVER, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE, AND WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, AS A RESULT OF USING ANY OF THE SERVICES.
1.9. Payment of Fines, Fees and Administrative Fees :
1.9.1. You agree to pay any fines, fees, penalties, impounding charges, court costs, traffic tickets, tolls, and/or any other charges incurred by Lime, that result from You parking any Product improperly, or as a result of You violating any law, rule, regulation, and/or ordinance while using the Services.
1.9.2. You agree that We may, in Our sole discretion, pay all tickets, citations, fines and/or penalties on Your behalf directly to the appropriate authority, and You will pay us for what we paid to the appropriate authority or their designated agent(s) plus a reasonable administrative fee. You agree and acknowledge that we cooperate with all federal, state, municipal and local officials charged with enforcing infractions to provide any information necessary as they may request or may otherwise be required.
1.9.3. You authorize Us to bill You directly to the credit/debit card and/or other payment method You used to rent the Product.
1.9.4. You authorize Us to contact You directly regarding any tickets, citations, fines and/or penalties incurred by You or assessed against Us or to Our Product while the Product was rented to You.
1.9.5. In the event we use a third party collection and or administrative agent to resolve any tickets, citations, fines and/or penalties, You agree to pay all costs and collection fees including but not limited to administrative and legal costs to such agent upon demand without protest.
1.9.6. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless for any tickets, citations, fines, penalties and/or administrative fees incurred as a result of Your use of Our Services.
1.10. Prohibited Acts : YOU EXPRESSLY CERTIFY AND AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT:
1.10.1. Operate any Product in violation of any laws, rules, regulations, and/or ordinances, including any and all rules pertaining to riding any Products on sidewalks and/or parking Products.
1.10.2. Operate any Product while carrying any briefcase, backpack, bag, or other item if it impedes Your ability to operate safely the Product.
1.10.3. Use any cellular telephone, text messaging Device, portable music player, and/or any other Device that may distract You from safely operating any Product.
1.10.4. Operate any Product while under the influence of any alcohol, drugs, medication, and/or any other substance that may impair Your ability to safely operate any Product.
1.10.5. Carry any other person on any of the Products.
1.10.6. Use locking mechanisms other than those provided by Lime.
1.10.7. Park any Product in a manner that does not strictly comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and/or ordinances. You expressly agree that You are responsible for becoming familiar with any and all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and/or ordinances in the location that You are operating any Product.
1.10.8. Park or place any Product in a manner that prevents Lime from accessing it. If You violate this Section, Lime may charge You up to $450, in Our sole and absolute discretion. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Your use of the Vehicles includes specific restrictions, as set forth in Section 1.4 above.
1.11. Products are Intended for Only Limited Types of Use : You agree that You will not use any Product for racing, mountain riding, stunt, or trick riding. You agree that You will not operate and/or use any Products on unpaved roads, through water (beyond normal urban riding), or in any location that is prohibited, illegal and/or a nuisance to others. You agree that You will not use any Products for hire or reward, nor use any Products in violation of any law, rule, regulation, and/or ordinance.
1.12. Weight and Cargo Limits : Except as otherwise set forth above in Section 1.4 with respect to Vehicles, You must not exceed the maximum weight limit for any Products (300 pounds) or the cargo carrier/basket on any Products (15 pounds), and You must not otherwise use the cargo carrier improperly with regard to type of contents or any visual obstruction or riding impediment. You acknowledge that the front carrier/basket and/or back basket of any Product is intended for light goods only, and that You will not carry people or animals anywhere on any Product.
1.13. No Tampering : You must not tamper with, attempt to gain unauthorized access to, or otherwise use any Services in a manner that does not comply with this Agreement.
1.14. Reporting of Damage or Crashes : You must report any accident, crash, damage, personal injury, stolen or lost Product to Lime as soon as possible. If a crash involves personal injury, property damage, or a stolen Product, You shall file a report with the local police department within 24 hours.
1.15. Assumption of Liability by You : YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE AND LIABLE FOR ANY MISUSE, CONSEQUENCES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, CAUSES OF ACTION, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES, INJURIES, FEES, COSTS AND EXPENSES, PENALTIES, ATTORNEYS’ FEES, JUDGMENTS, SUITS AND/OR DISBURSEMENTS OF ANY KIND, OR NATURE WHATSOEVER, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE, AND WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, AS A RESULT OF USING ANY OF THE SERVICES.
1.16. You are Responsible for Product Damage; Vandalism : You agree to return any Product to Lime in the same condition in which such Product was rented. You agree that You will be responsible for the cost of repairing and/or replacing any Product that You damage and/or cause damage to. You will not be responsible for normal wear and tear of the Products. If You vandalize any Product, You shall be liable for up to $600 for each Bike, $2,000 for each Lime-E, and $1,500 for each Lime-S, in Lime’s sole and absolute discretion.
1.17. Availability and Usage of E-vehicles : You agree and acknowledge that E-vehicles may not be available at all times. E-vehicles require periodic charging of batteries in order to operate. You agree to use and operate E-vehicles safely and prudently and comply with all restrictions and requirements associated with E-vehicles, as set forth in any all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and/or ordinances. You understand and agree to the following:
1.17.1. The level of charge power remaining in the E-vehicle will decrease with use of the E-vehicle (over both time and distance), and that as the level of charge power decreases, the speed and other operational capabilities of the E-vehicle may decrease (or cease in their entirety).
1.17.2. The level of charging power in the E-vehicle at the time You initiate the rental or operation of E-vehicle is not guaranteed and will vary with each rental use.
1.17.3. The rate of loss of charging power during the use of the E-vehicle is not guaranteed and will vary based on the E-vehicle, road conditions, weather conditions and/or other factors.
1.17.4. It is Your responsibility to check the level of charge power in the E-vehicle and to ensure that it is adequate for the ride before initiating operation of the E-vehicle.
1.17.5. Lime does not guarantee the distance and/or time that You may operate any E-vehicle before it loses charging power completely. The E-vehicle may run out of charging power and cease to operate at any time during Your rental of the E-vehicle, including before reaching Your desired destination.
2. ARBITRATION; CLASS ACTION WAIVER; DISPUTE RESOLUTION.
2.1. Dispute Resolution : Certain portions of this Section 2 are deemed to be a “written agreement to arbitrate” pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act. You and Lime expressly agree and intend that this Section 2 satisfies the “writing” requirement of the Federal Arbitration Act. This Section 2 can only be amended by mutual agreement.
2.2. Informal Resolution of Disputes and Excluded Disputes : If any controversy, allegation, or claim arises out of or relates to the Services, the Content, Your User-Submissions, this Agreement, or any Additional Terms, whether heretofore or hereafter arising (collectively, “Dispute”), or to any of Lime’s actual or alleged intellectual property rights (an “Excluded Dispute”), then You and Lime agree to send a written notice to the other providing a reasonable description of the Dispute or Excluded Dispute, along with a proposed resolution of it. Our notice to You will be sent to You based on the most recent contact information that You provide us. But if no such information exists or if such information is not current, then We have no obligation under this Section 2.1. Your notice to us must be sent to: Lime, 85 2nd Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, California 94105 (Attn: Legal Department). For a period of sixty (60) days from the date of receipt of notice from the other party, Lime and You will engage in a dialogue in order to attempt to resolve the Dispute or Excluded Dispute, though nothing will require either You or Lime to resolve the Dispute or Excluded Dispute on terms with respect to which You and Lime, in each of our sole discretion, are not comfortable.
2.3. Binding Arbitration : If We cannot resolve a Dispute as set forth in Section 2 (or agree to arbitration in writing with respect to an Excluded Dispute) within sixty (60) days of receipt of the notice, then ANY AND ALL DISPUTES (WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, LAW, STATUTE, RULE, REGULATION, ORDINANCE, TORT INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FRAUD, ANY OTHER INTENTIONAL TORT OR NEGLIGENCE, COMMON LAW, CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION, RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR, AGENCY AND/OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY), WHETHER ARISING BEFORE OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS AGREEMENT, MUST BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION. THIS INCLUDES ANY AND ALL DISPUTES BASED ON ANY PRODUCT, SERVICE OR ADVERTISING CONNECTED TO THE PROVISION OR USE OF THE SERVICES. The Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), not state law, shall govern the arbitrability of all Disputes regarding this Agreement (and any Additional Terms) and the Services, including the “No Class Action Matters” Section below. BY AGREEING TO ARBITRATE, EACH PARTY IS GIVING UP ITS RIGHT TO GO TO COURT AND HAVE ANY DISPUTE HEARD BY A JUDGE OR JURY. Lime and You agree, however, that State or federal law shall apply to, and govern, as appropriate, any and all claims or causes of action, remedies, and damages arising from a Dispute regarding this Agreement and the Services, whether arising or stated in contract, statute, common law, or any other legal theory, without regard to State’s choice of law principles.
2.4. Applicability of JAMS Rules and Location of Arbitration : A Dispute will be resolved solely by binding arbitration in accordance with the then-current Commercial Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services Inc. (“JAMS”) using JAMS’ streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures, or by any other arbitration administration service that You and an officer or legal representative of Lime consent to in writing. If an in-person arbitration hearing is required, then it will be conducted in the “metropolitan statistical area” (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau) where You are a resident at the time the Dispute is submitted to arbitration. You and Lime will pay the administrative and arbitrator’s fees and other costs in accordance with the applicable arbitration rules; but if applicable arbitration rules or laws require Lime to pay a greater portion or all of such fees and costs in order for this Section 2 to be enforceable, then Lime will have the right to elect to pay the fees and costs and proceed to arbitration. The arbitrator or arbitration panel, as the case may be, will apply and be bound by this Agreement and any Additional Terms, and will determine any Dispute according to applicable law and facts based upon the record and no other basis, and will issue a reasoned award. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including arbitrability. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of this Agreement or the Services. You can obtain JAMS procedures, rules, and fee information as follows: JAMS: 800.352.5267 and http://www.jamsadr.com.
2.5. Arbitrator’s Decision : The Arbitrator will render a written decision within the time frame specified in the JAMS Rules. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having competent jurisdiction to do so. The Arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the claimant and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by the claimant's individual claim. The Arbitrator’s decision shall be final and binding on all parties. The prevailing party in the arbitration shall be entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees and costs, as long as the Arbitrator includes such an award of attorneys’ fees and costs in the written decision.
2.6. Limited Time to File Claims : TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IF YOU OR LIME WANT TO ASSERT A DISPUTE (BUT NOT AN EXCLUDED DISPUTE) AGAINST THE OTHER, THEN YOU OR LIME MUST COMMENCE IT (BY DELIVERY OF WRITTEN NOTICE AS SET FORTH HEREIN) WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE DISPUTE ARISES OR IT WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Commencing means, as applicable: (a) by delivery of written notice as set forth herein; (b) filing for arbitration with JAMS as set forth herein; or (c) filing an action in state or Federal court.
2.7. Injunctive Relief : The foregoing provisions of this Section 2 will not apply to any legal action taken by Lime to seek an injunction or other equitable relief in connection with, any loss, cost, or damage (or any potential loss, cost, or damage) relating to the Services, any Content, Your User Submissions and/or Lime’s intellectual property rights (including those that Lime may claim are in dispute), Lime’s operations, and/or Lime’s Products and/or Services.
2.8. No Class Action Matters : YOU AND LIME AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING OR AS AN ASSOCIATION. Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be joined or consolidated with any other arbitrations or other proceedings that involve any claim or controversy of any other party. There shall be no right or authority for any Dispute to be arbitrated on a class action basis or on any basis involving Disputes brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public, or other persons or entities similarly situated. But if, for any reason, any court with competent jurisdiction holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then our agreement in Section 2 to arbitrate will not apply and the Dispute must be brought exclusively in court. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 2, any and all issues relating to the scope, interpretation and enforceability of the class action waiver provisions contained herein (described in this “No Class Action Matters” section), are to be decided only by a court of competent jurisdiction, and not by the arbitrator. The arbitrator does not have the power to vary these class action waiver provisions.
2.9. Federal and State Courts in San Mateo County, California : Except where arbitration is required above or with respect to the enforcement of any arbitration decision or award, any action or proceeding relating to any Dispute or Excluded Dispute arising out of or related to this Agreement, any Product, and/or any of the Services, may only be instituted in state or Federal court in San Mateo County, California. Accordingly, You and Lime consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts for such matters.
2.10. Small Claims Matters Are Excluded from Arbitration Requirement : Notwithstanding the foregoing, either You or Lime may bring a qualifying claim or Dispute (but not Excluded Disputes) in small claims courts of competent jurisdiction.
3. PAYMENT AND FEES.
3.1. Fees : You may use the Products on a pay per ride basis or as otherwise in accordance with the pricing described in the App. In each case, fees and other charges may be subject to applicable taxes and other local and/or state government charges, which may be charged and collected by Lime. Lime will charge Your credit card or debit card (collectively, Your “Card”) or other agreed payment methods the amount of the fees as described in this Agreement.
3.2. Promo Codes : Promo codes (“Discounts”) are one-time offers and can only be redeemed via the App. Lime reserves the right to modify or cancel Discounts at any time. Discounts are limited to one per customer and account and may not be combined with other offers. Discounts are non-transferable and may not be resold.
3.3. Maximum Rental Time and Charges : Maximum rental time is 24 hours. You agree that You will deactivate the Product rental within 24 hours of time that rental of the Product began. You may then rent again. You agree that You are solely responsible for being aware of any elapsed time related to timely locking any Product. The maximum charge is $50 for any Bike, and $200 for any E-vehicle, all based on a 24-hour period. After return of the Product, You will be charged the accumulated rental charges, or the maximum 24-hour charge; whichever is less. Products not returned (locked and a ride concluded) within 48 hours will be considered lost or stolen, and You may be charged up to $600 for each Bike, $2,000 for each Lime-E, and $1,500 for each Lime-S, and a police report may be filed against You. We may also charge a service fee of $25, in Our sole discretion, for rentals in excess of 24 hours where the Product is not considered lost or stolen.
3.4. Valid Credit Card or Debit Card : You must input a valid Card number and expiration date before You will be registered to use the Services. You represent and warrant to Lime that You are authorized to use any Cards You furnish to Lime. You authorize Lime to charge the Card for all fees incurred by You. All fees are subject to applicable sales taxes and other local government charges, which may be charged and collected by Lime. If You dispute any charge on Your Card account, then You must contact Lime within 10 business days from the end of the month with the disputed charge, provide to Lime all trip information that is necessary to identify the disputed charge, such as the date of the trip and the approximate starting and ending times. You agree to immediately inform Lime of all changes relating to Your Card.
3.5. Pick Up Fees : If You are unable to return any Product to a valid area ( i.e., You deactivate a Product on private property, a locked community, and/or any other unreachable area), and request that the Product be picked up by Lime, then We, in Our sole and absolute discretion, may charge You a pick-up fee up to $120. If any Product accessed under Your account is abandoned without notice, You will be responsible for all fees until the Product is recovered and deactivated, plus a service charge of up to $120.00, to recover the Product. Fees are subject to change in Lime’s sole and absolute discretion, and without notice to You.
4. TERMS APPLICABLE TO SUBSCRIPTIONS AND AUTORENEWALS.
4.1. Generally : To purchase access and use of any subscriptions offered through the Services, You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or the applicable age of majority in Your jurisdiction of residence. Prior to the purchase and/or rental of any Products or Services, You must provide us with a valid Card number and associated payment information including all of the following: (i) Your name as it appears on the Card, (ii) Your Card number, (iii) the Card type, (iv) the date of expiration, and (v) any activation numbers or codes needed to charge Your Card or otherwise use a valid gift card. By submitting that information to us or our third party credit card processor, You agree that You authorize us and/or our processor to charge Your Card at our convenience but within thirty (30) days of Card authorization. For any product or service that You order on the Services, You agree to pay the price applicable (including any sales taxes and surcharges) as of the time You submit the order. Lime will automatically bill Your Card or other form of payment submitted as part of the order process for such price. We may offer a number of membership plans, including special promotional plans or memberships with differing conditions and limitations. Any materially different terms from those described in this Agreement will be disclosed at Your sign-up or in other communications made available to You. Some promotional memberships are offered by third parties in conjunction with the provision of their own products and services. We are not responsible for the products and services provided by such third parties. We reserve the right to modify, terminate or otherwise amend Our offered membership plans.
4.2. Subscription Term & Termination : Except in the event of a free trial offer, Your subscription will commence as of the date Your payment for a subscription is received by Lime. Your subscription will continue in full force for the length of the term You specifically purchased or on a month-to-month term until such time as You cancel the subscription as further explained below (the “Subscription Term”). In the event that You cancel a subscription in the middle of Your Subscription Term, You will not be entitled to receive a refund for the unused portion of the remainder of that Subscription Term. Lime will have the right, upon written notice to You, to terminate this Agreement, and suspend Your access to their subscription, if: (a) You fail to pay Lime any amount due under this Agreement; and/or (b) You materially breach any term or condition of this Agreement. Lime shall have the right to terminate this Agreement and suspend Your access to the subscription with or without cause, upon thirty (30) days written notice to You in which case You will no longer be charged for access to the subscription. Upon the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason, Your access to, and use of, their subscription will terminate.
4.3. Free Trials/Promotional Offerings : We may offer promotional trial subscriptions to access the Services for free for a limited time or at special discounted prices. If You sign up for a trial use, Your rights to use the Services are limited by the terms of such trial and will terminate or renew on the terms of Your trial arrangement and/or any applicable Additional Terms. Please be aware that when You sign up for a free trial, You will be required to provide Your Card number and Lime will confirm Your Card is valid. When We process Your Card, some credit card companies may place a temporary hold on Your account for Your first payment. Please contact Your Card company if You have questions. Please note that We do not provide price protection or refunds in the event of a price drop or promotional offering.
ONCE YOUR FREE TRIAL ENDS, WE OR A THIRD PARTY PAYMENT PROCESSOR WILL BEGIN BILLING YOUR DESIGNATED PAYMENT METHOD ON A RECURRING BASIS FOR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION (PLUS ANY APPLICABLE TAXES AND OTHER CHARGES), UNLESS YOU CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION PRIOR TO THE END OF YOUR FREE TRIAL. IF YOUR FREE TRIAL ENDS AND YOUR SUBSCRIPTION BEGINS, YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WILL AUTORENEW AND YOU WILL BE BILLED ON A RECURRING BASIS FOR YOUR EACH SUBSCRIPTION PERIOD UNLESS YOU CANCEL. INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANCELING YOUR MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION ARE DESCRIBED BELOW. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A NOTICE FROM US THAT YOUR FREE TRIAL HAS ENDED OR THAT THE PAID PORTION OF YOUR SUBSCRIPTION HAS BEGUN. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR TERMINATE FREE TRIALS AT ANY TIME, WITHOUT NOTICE AND IN OUR SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION.
4.4. Auto-Renewal of Subscription Membership : Your subscription to the Services will automatically renew at the end of Your Subscription Term continuously and indefinitely without action by You, and the subscription membership fee will be charged to You at the time of renewal. Once Your membership fee has been paid You will be entitled to all privileges included in the membership until the membership is cancelled by You as set forth in the paragraph below. By providing Your payment method information for Your subscription, You are agreeing to pay a subscription fee (and any applicable taxes and service fees (collectively, “Fees”), that will automatically renew, at the then current rate, unless You cancel prior to the expiration of the current Subscription Term. The Fees will be charged to Your original payment method automatically at the beginning of Your Subscription Term, and at the beginning of each renewal Subscription Term thereafter on the calendar day corresponding to the commencement of Your current Subscription Term, unless You cancel Your subscription, or Your account is suspended or terminated pursuant to this Agreement. The renewal Subscription Term will be the same length as Your initial Subscription Term unless otherwise disclosed to You at the time of sale. The rate for the renewal Subscription Term will be the then current subscription-rate. The Fees charged to Your payment method may vary from Subscription Term to Subscription Term due to changes in Your subscription plan or applicable taxes, and You authorize Lime to charge Your payment method for these amounts. Lime reserves the right to change the pricing of subscription at any time. In the event of a price change, Lime will post the new pricing on the Services and attempt to notify You in advance by sending an email to the address You have registered for Your account. You agree that We may change the pricing We charge You for Your subscription and any Products/Services offered in Your subscription package by providing You with notice through an electronic communication from us and You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and/or any other communications that We provide to You electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. You consent to our ability to change our pricing and the details of our subscription packages through an electronic communication to You. If You do not wish to accept a price or subscription package change made by us, You may cancel Your subscription as described below, otherwise You will be deemed to have consented to the price/subscription package change and authorize Lime to charge the new Fees to Your payment method. If there are any discrepancies in billing, You hereby waive Your right to dispute such discrepancies if You do not notify Lime within sixty (60) days after they first appear on an account statement.
4.5. Cancellation of Subscription Membership : You have the right to cancel Your subscription membership at any time upon notice to Lime. To cancel Your subscription membership: open Your wallet in the Lime App, and click "Manage," then click "Cancel Membership." There are no refunds or credits for partial months. Cancellation of initial membership any time after purchase will result in forfeiture of the membership fee. To avoid a late cancellation fee or forfeiture of the membership renewal fee, membership should be cancelled prior to the end of the then current Subscription Term. Upon cancellation, You will lose access to the areas of the Services designated for subscription members only. This could include any credit and other data and analyses that have been displayed during Your subscription membership.
4.6. Methods of Payment, Credit Card Terms and Taxes : All payments to Lime are made through a third party payment processor(s). We accept any and all methods of payment that Our third party payment processor(s) accept. We currently do not accept cash, personal or business checks or any other payment form, although in the future We may change this policy. Your Card issuer agreement governs Your use of Your designated Card, and You must refer to that agreement and not this Agreement to determine Your rights and liabilities as a cardholder. You represent and warrant that You will not use any Card or other form of payment unless You have all necessary legal authorization to do so. YOU, AND NOT LIME, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING ANY UNAUTHORIZED AMOUNTS BILLED TO YOUR CREDIT CARD BY A THIRD PARTY. You agree to pay all fees and charges incurred in connection with Your purchases (including any applicable taxes) at the rates in effect when the charges were incurred. Unless You notify Lime of any discrepancies within sixty (60) days after they first appear on Your Card statement, You agree that they will be deemed accepted by You for all purposes. If Lime does not receive payment from Your Card issuer or its agent, You agree to pay all amounts due upon demand by Lime or its agents. Sales taxes, or other taxes, customs, import/export charges, or similar governmental charges are not included in the price of the products. You are responsible for paying any such taxes or charges imposed on Your purchases, including, but not limited to, sales, use or value-added taxes. Lime shall automatically charge and withhold the applicable tax for orders to be delivered to addresses within and any states or localities that it deems is required in accordance with our order policy in effect at the time of purchase.
4.7. Refund Policy : All purchase transactions made through the Services are subject to Lime’s return policy in effect at the time of purchase. Currently, Lime’s refund policy is to not offer any refunds for any subscriptions purchased through the Services, except in Lime’s sole and absolute discretion.
4.8. Order Acceptance Policy : Your receipt of an electronic or other form of order confirmation does not signify our acceptance of Your order, nor does it constitute confirmation of our offer to sell. Lime reserves the right at any time after receipt of Your order to accept or decline Your order for any reason. Lime further reserves the right any time after receipt of Your order, without prior notice to You, to supply less than the quantity You ordered of any item. Your order will be deemed accepted by Lime upon our delivery of Products and/or Services that You have ordered. We may require additional verifications or information before accepting any order. Notwithstanding the foregoing, You agree that, if We cancel all or a portion of Your order or if We provide You less than the quantity You ordered, Your sole and exclusive remedy is either that: (a) We will issue a credit to Your Card account in the amount charged for the cancelled portion or the quantity not provided (if Your Card has already been charged for the order); or (b) We will not charge Your Card for the cancelled portion of the order or the quantity not provided. Do not assume that a cancellation or change of an order You have placed with Lime has been effected until You receive a confirmation from Lime via email or the Services. As stated above, You will be responsible for, and Your Card or third-party payment account may be charged for, the payment of all fees associated with orders already processed or shipped before Your cancellation/change request or a request to terminate Your account was received.
4.9. No Responsibility to Sell Mispriced Products or Services : We do our best to describe every item, product or service offered on the Services as accurately as possible. However, We are human, and therefore We do not warrant that specifications or pricing on the Services is complete, accurate, reliable, current, or error-free. In the event of any errors relating to the pricing or specifications of any item, product or service, Lime shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders in Lime’s sole and absolute discretion. If We charged Your credit card or other account prior to cancellation, We will issue a credit to Your account in the amount of the charge. Additional terms may apply. If a product You purchased from Lime is not as described, Your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition, complete and undamaged, in the original packaging.
4.10. Modifications to Prices or Billing Terms : The purchase and/or rental of Products and/or Services is subject to availability. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DISPLAYED ON THE SERVICES MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES AND MAY BE SUBSTITUTED OR DISCONTINUED AT ANY TIME. LIME RESERVES THE RIGHT, AT ANY TIME, TO CHANGE ITS PRICES AND BILLING METHODS FOR SERVICES, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON POSTING ON THE SERVICES OR BY ELECTRONIC DELIVERY TO YOU.
4.11. Account Registration And Security : You understand that You will need to create an account to have access to the Services. You will: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about You as prompted by the Services’ registration or subscription page (such information being the “Registration Data”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If You provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Lime has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Lime 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). You are entirely responsible for the security and confidentiality of Your password and account. Furthermore, You are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under Your account. You will not share Your account information or Your user name and password with any third party or permit any third party to logon to the Services using Your account information. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of Your account or any other breach of security of which You become aware. You are responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for Your situation and intended use of the Services. We have the right to provide Your billing, account, Content or use records, and related information under certain circumstances (such as in response to legal responsibility, lawful process, orders, subpoenas, or warrants, or to protect our rights, customers or business, or in some cases, as a result of mandatory data sharing with governments). Please note that anyone able to provide Your personally identifiable information will be able to access Your account so You should take reasonable steps to protect this information.
5. RELEASES; DISCLAIMERS; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; ASSUMPTION OF RISK.
5.1. Releases : “Claims” means, collectively, and without limitation, any and all claims, injuries, demands, liabilities, disputes, causes of action (including statutory, contract, negligence, or other tort theories), proceedings, obligations, debts, liens, fines, charges, penalties, contracts, promises, costs, expenses (including attorneys’ fees, whether incurred pre-litigation, pre-trial, at trial, on appeal, or otherwise), damages of any kind whatsoever (including consequential, compensatory, or punitive damages), or losses (whether known, unknown, asserted, unasserted, fixed, conditional, or contingent) that arise from or relate to (a) any of the Services, including any of the Products, equipment or related information, and/or (b) Your use of any of the foregoing. “Released Persons” means, collectively (i) Lime and all of its owners, managers, affiliates, employees, agents, representatives, successors, assigns, licensors, licensees, distributors, vendors or third parties with whom Lime authorizes or otherwise partners with to distribute, market or otherwise commercialize the Services, (ii) municipalities and public entities (including all of their respective elected and appointed officers, officials, employees and agents) which authorize Lime to operate any of its Services, and (iii) to the extent You access the Services using a third party application, website, content, products, or services, that third party and all of its owners, managers, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, agents, representatives, successors, and assigns. In exchange for being allowed to use any of the Services, and other equipment or related information provided by Lime, You (acting for You and for all of Your family, heirs, agents, affiliates, representatives, successors, and assigns) hereby fully and forever release and discharge all Released Persons for any and all Claims that You have or may have against any Released Person. Such releases are intended to be general and complete releases of all Claims. The Released Persons may plead such releases as a complete and sufficient defense to any Claim, as intended third party beneficiaries of such releases. You expressly agree to indemnify, release and hold harmless Released Persons from all liability for any such property loss or damage, personal injury or loss of life, regardless of the cause, whether based upon breach of contract, breach of warranty, active or passive negligence or any other legal theory, in consideration for using any of the Services.
5.2. Waiver of California Civil Code Section 1542 : You expressly agree and acknowledge that You may discover facts or law different from, or in addition to, the facts or law that You know or believe to be true with respect to the Claims and the Released Persons. Nonetheless, You expressly agree and acknowledge that Section 5.1 above shall be and remain effective in all respects notwithstanding such different or additional facts or the discovery of them. You expressly agree and acknowledge that all rights under California Civil Code Section 1542 are expressly waived. California Civil Code Section 1542 provides:
A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.
6.1. Disclaimer of Warranties : TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF ANY OF THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS, OR RELATED EQUIPMENT, LIME AND ALL OTHER RELEASED PERSONS DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
6.2. Services Provided As-Is : ALL OF THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS, AND RELATED EQUIPMENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” (AND YOU RELY ON THEM SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK).
Therefore, to the fullest extent permissible by law, the Released Persons hereby disclaim and make no representations, warranties, endorsements, or promises, express or implied, as to:
6.2.1. the Services (including the Products, the Content, the equipment rented through the Services, and the User Submissions);
6.2.2. the functions, features, or any other elements on, or made accessible through, the Services;
6.2.3. any instructions offered or referenced at or linked through the Services;
6.2.4. security associated with the transmission of Your User Submissions transmitted to Lime via the Services;
6.2.5. whether the Services or the servers that make the Services available are free from any harmful components (including viruses, Trojan horses, and other technologies that could adversely impact Your Device(s));
6.2.6. whether the information (including any instructions) on the Services is accurate, complete, correct, adequate, useful, timely, or reliable;
6.2.7. whether any defects to or errors on the Services will be repaired or corrected;
6.2.8. whether Your access to the Services will be uninterrupted;
6.2.9. whether the Services will be available at any particular time or location; and
6.2.10. whether Your use of the Services is lawful in any particular jurisdiction.
EXCEPT FOR ANY SPECIFIC WARRANTIES PROVIDED HEREIN OR IN ADDITIONAL TERMS PROVIDED BY A RELEASED PERSON, RELEASED PERSONS HEREBY FURTHER DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION, AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.
LIME AND ALL OTHER RELEASED PERSONS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ANY OF THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS, OR RELATED EQUIPMENT WILL BE IN GOOD REPAIR OR ERROR-FREE, AND DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, OR INACCURACIES COULD EXIST WITH RESPECT TO ANY OF THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS, AND/OR RELATED EQUIPMENT.
Some jurisdictions limit or do not allow the disclaimer of implied or other warranties so the above disclaimers may not apply to the extent such jurisdictions’ laws are applicable. However, in those jurisdictions, Lime expressly disclaims any and all warranties to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
7. LIMITED LIABILITY OF LIME; ASSUMPTION OF RISK BY YOU.
7.1. Limited Liability : YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, EXCEPT AS MAY OTHERWISE BE LIMITED BY LAW, LIME AND ALL OTHER RELEASED PERSONS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, INCLUDING THOSE THAT ARISE OUT OF OR RELATE TO (A) ANY RISK, DANGER, OR HAZARD DESCRIBED IN THIS AGREEMENT, (B) YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, ANY OF THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS, AND/OR RELATED EQUIPMENT, (C) YOUR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT AND/OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY LAW, RULE, REGULATION, AND/OR ORDINANCE, INCLUDING RIDING ON SIDEWALKS AND/OR PARKING, (D) ANY NEGLIGENCE, MISCONDUCT, AND/OR OTHER ACTION AND/OR INACTION BY YOU, (E) YOUR FAILURE TO WEAR A SNELL, CPSC, ANSI OR ASTM APPROVED HELMET THAT HAS BEEN PROPERLY SIZED, FITTED AND FASTENED ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS WHILE USING ANY PRODUCT, AND/OR (F) ANY NEGLIGENCE, MISCONDUCT, AND/OR OTHER ACTION OR INACTION OF ANY THIRD PARTY.
7.2. Waiver of Claims : YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, INCLUDING THOSE BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STATUTORY, AND/OR OTHER GROUNDS, EVEN IF LIME OR ANY OF THE OTHER RELEASED PERSONS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH CLAIMS.
7.3. Maximum Liability to Lime : THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF LIME AND ALL OTHER RELEASED PERSONS FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, INCLUDING THOSE BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STATUTE, OR OTHER GROUNDS, IS LIMITED TO THE SUM OF $100.
7.4. Assumption of Risk by You : YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF ANY OF THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS, AND/OR RELATED EQUIPMENT, IS AT YOUR SOLE AND INDIVIDUAL RISK, AND THAT LIME AND THE RELEASED PERSONS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL CONSEQUENCES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, CAUSES OF ACTION, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES, INJURIES, FEES, COSTS AND EXPENSES, PENALTIES, ATTORNEYS’ FEES, JUDGMENTS, SUITS AND/OR DISBURSEMENTS OF ANY KIND, OR NATURE WHATSOEVER, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE, AND WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS, AND/OR RELATED EQUIPMENT, AND THAT YOU ASSUME SUCH RISK.
7.4.1. You are solely and fully responsible for the safe operation of the Products at all times.
7.4.2. You agree that the Products are machines that may malfunction, even if the Products are properly maintained, and that such malfunction may cause injury.
7.4.3. You agree that riding the Products involves many obvious and not-so-obvious risks, dangers, and hazards, which may result in injury or death to You or others, as well as damage to property, and that such risks, dangers, and hazards cannot always be predicted or avoided.
7.4.4. You agree that such risks, dangers, and hazards are Your sole responsibility, including, but not limited to, choosing whether to wear a helmet other protective gear. Lime advises You to wear a Snell, CPSC, ANSI or ASTM approved helmet that has been properly sized, fitted and fastened according to the manufacturer’s instructions at all times while using any of the Products, whether required by law or not. You expressly understand and agree that it is solely Your responsibility to determine whether You are required to wear a helmet in the particular jurisdiction in which You are using the Products. If You do not wear a Snell, CPSC, ANSI or ASTM approved helmet that has been properly sized, fitted and fastened according to the manufacturer’s instructions, You do so at Your own risk. A helmet and protective gear, even when used, do not eliminate the risk of bodily injury in the event of an accident.
7.4.5. You agree that if Your use of any of the Services, Products, and/or related equipment causes any injury or damage to another person or property, then You will be liable for any and all consequences, claims, demands, causes of action, losses, liabilities, damages, injuries, fees, costs and expenses, penalties, attorneys’ fees, judgments, suits and/or disbursements of any kind, or nature whatsoever, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, and whether known or unknown.
8.1. Indemnification : You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Released Persons from and against any and all consequences, claims, demands, causes of action, losses, liabilities, damages, injuries, fees, costs and expenses, penalties, attorneys’ fees, judgments, suits settlements, and/or disbursements of any kind, or nature whatsoever, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, and whether known or unknown, that directly or indirectly arise from or are related to any claim, suit, action, demand, or proceeding made or brought against any Released Person, or on account of the investigation, defense, or settlement thereof, arising out of or in connection with, whether occurring heretofore or hereafter: (i) Your use or misuse of the Services, Products, and/or related equipment, (ii) Your User Submissions; (iii) Your use of the Services and Your activities in connection with the Services; (iv) Your breach or alleged breach of this Agreement or any Additional Terms; (v) Your violation or alleged violation of any laws, rules, regulations, codes, statutes, ordinances, or orders of any governmental or quasi-governmental authorities in connection with Your use of the Services (including the Products) or Your activities in connection with the Services; (vi) information or material transmitted through Your Device(s), even if not submitted by You, that infringes, violates, or misappropriates any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent, publicity, privacy, or other right of any person or entity; (vii) any misrepresentation made by You; and (viii) the Released Persons’ use of the information that You submit to Us (including Your User Submissions) (all of the foregoing, “Claims and Losses”). You will cooperate as fully required by the Released Persons in the defense of any of the foregoing. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Released Persons retain the exclusive right to settle, compromise, and pay any and all Claims and Losses. Released Persons reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any Claims and Losses. You will not settle any Claims and Losses without, in each instance, the prior written consent of an officer of a Released Persons.
9. TERM AND TERMINATION.
9.1. Term : The term of this Agreement begins when You first use the Services, and the term ends 10 years after You last use the Services; provided, however, that Your personal financial responsibility under this Agreement expires one year after You last use the Services.
9.2. Termination by Lime : At any time and from time to time, and without Your consent, Lime may unilaterally terminate Your right to use the Services, in Lime’s sole and absolute discretion and without any notice or cause. You may terminate Your use of the Services at any time; provided, however, that (i) no refund will be provided by Lime, (ii) the term of this Agreement continues in accordance with this Agreement, and (iii) You may still be charged any applicable fees in accordance with this Agreement.
9.2.1. This Agreement remains in full force and effect, in accordance with its terms and conditions, after any termination of Your right to use any of the Services, regardless of how the Agreement is terminated.
10. CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION; PRIVACY POLICIES.
10.2. Reservation of Rights : We reserve the right, without any limitation, to: (i) investigate any suspected breaches of the Services’ security or information technology or other systems or networks; (ii) investigate any suspected breaches of this Agreement and any Additional Terms; (iii) investigate any information obtained by us in connection with reviewing law enforcement databases or complying with criminal laws; (iv) involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating any of the foregoing matters; (v) prosecute violators of this Agreement and any Additional Terms; and (vi) discontinue the Services, in whole or in part, or, except as may be expressly set forth in any Additional Terms, suspend or terminate Your access to it, in whole or in part, including any user accounts or registrations, at any time, without notice, for any reason and without any obligation to You or any third party. Any suspension or termination will not affect Your obligations to us under this Agreement or any Additional Terms. Upon suspension or termination of Your access to the Services, or upon notice from us, all rights granted to You under this Agreement or any Additional Terms will cease immediately, and You agree that You will immediately discontinue use of the Services. The provisions of this Agreement and any Additional Terms, which by their nature should survive Your suspension or termination will survive, including the rights and licenses You grant to us in this Agreement, as well as the indemnities, releases, disclaimers, and limitations on liability and the provisions regarding jurisdiction, choice of law, no class action, and mandatory arbitration.
11. TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND AGREEMENT TO BE CONTACTED.
11.1. You acknowledge that telephone calls to or from Lime may be monitored and recorded and You agree to such monitoring and recording.
11.2. You verify that any contact information provided to Lime, including but not limited to, Your name, email address, and Your mobile telephone number is true and accurate. You verify that You are the current subscriber or owner of any telephone number that You provide to us. Should any of Your contact information change, including Your telephone number, You agree to notify us immediately by calling Customer Service at (888) LIME-345, emailing email@example.com, texting (888)-546-3345 (or by texting STOP to a text message from Lime prior to changing Your number). You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Lime harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, liability, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from failure to update Your contact information (including Your telephone number), Your voluntary provision of a telephone number that is not Your own, and/or from Your violation of any federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance, including but not limited to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).
11.3. By voluntarily providing Your telephone number(s) to Lime, You expressly agree to receive prerecorded voice messages and/or autodialed calls or text messages related to special offers, Your account, any transaction with us, and/or Your relationship with Lime. These telephone calls and text messages may include, but are not necessarily limited to, for example, changes to Your account, verification codes, information in connection with a bike or scooter rental, equipment updates, promotions, and updated payment information. Consent to receive automated marketing calls/texts is not a condition of any rental or purchase. You may receive marketing calls or text messages even if Your telephone number is registered on any state or federal Do Not Call list. You acknowledge that You may incur a charge for calls or text messages by Your telephone carrier and that Lime is not responsible for these charges.
11.4. You agree that Lime may obtain, and You expressly agree to be contacted at, email addresses, mailing addresses, and phone numbers provided by You directly or obtained through other means. You agree to receive automated calls and text messages even if You cancel Your account or terminate Your relationship with us, except if You opt-out. You may opt-out of text messages by replying STOP to any text message. You consent to receive an additional text message confirming Your opt-out request. For help, text HELP. To opt-out of automated telephone calls (but not text messages), call (888) LIME-345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow up to thirty (30) days to process any opt-out request. It is Your sole obligation to notify Lime that You do not want to receive calls or text messages by following the instructions in this Section. You waive any rights to bring claims for unauthorized, unsolicited, or undesired calls or text messages by failing to opt-out immediately and in accordance with these opt-out instructions. Please note that if You opt out of automated calls/texts, we reserve the right to make non-automated calls/texts to You. Your obligations under this Section shall survive termination of these Terms.
12.1. Safety Check : Before each use of any Product, You shall conduct a basic safety inspection of the Product, which includes inspecting the following: (i) trueness of the wheels; (ii) safe operation of all brakes and lights; (iii) proper attachment of the seat, pedals, and basket; (iv) good condition of the frame; (v) sufficient of battery charge power; and (vi) any sign of damage, unusual or excessive wear, or other mechanical problem or maintenance need. You agree not to ride the Product if there are any noticeable issues, and to immediately notify customer service to alert Lime of any problems.
12.1.1. If at any time, whether prior to, during, or after riding any Product, You discover any defect or notice any other potentially unsafe condition on any Product, no matter how slight, You must not use the Product, or, if You are already riding the Product, You must immediately cease riding when it is safe to do so.
12.1.2. You agree to immediately report the defect or condition to Lime.
12.1.3. If You do not strictly comply with the aforementioned requirements, You shall be totally and completely liable for any and all consequences, claims, demands, causes of action, losses, liabilities, damages, injuries, fees, costs and expenses, penalties, attorneys’ fees, judgments, suits settlements, and/or disbursements of any kind, or nature whatsoever, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, and whether known or unknown, and You shall indemnify and hold harmless Lime for the same.
12.2. Lost or Stolen Products : If a Product is not returned within 48 consecutive hours, then the Product may be deemed lost or stolen, in Lime’s sole and absolute discretion, and a police report may be filed against You with local authorities. The data generated by the Services’ computer is conclusive evidence of the period of use of the Products by You. You must report any disappearance or theft of any Product to Lime immediately or as soon as possible.
12.3. Helmets; Safety : Lime advises You to wear a helmet at all times while using any of the Services, Products, and/or related equipment, whether required by law or not.
12.3.1. Lime recommends that You wear a Snell, CPSC, ANSI or ASTM approved helmet that has been properly sized, fitted and fastened according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
12.3.2. If wearing a helmet is required by the laws, rules, regulations and/or ordinances applicable to the area in which the Product is operated, You agree to comply with such laws and regulations at all times.
12.3.3. You agree that neither Lime nor the Released Persons are liable for any injury or death suffered by You while using the Services, whether or not You are wearing a helmet at the time of injury.
12.3.4. You expressly acknowledge and agree that You may need to take additional safety measures or precautions not specifically addressed in this Agreement, and You expressly acknowledge and agree that determining whether You must do so is Your sole responsibility - not Lime’s responsibility.
12.4. Routes : You agree that Lime does not provide or maintain places to ride the Products, and that Lime does not guarantee that there will always be a safe place to ride any particular Product. Roads, bicycle lanes, and routes may become dangerous due to weather, traffic, and/or other hazards outside of Lime’s control. Lime shall not be liable for any of the foregoing, without limitation. You are solely responsible for choosing a responsible and safe route. You must obey all laws at all times in choosing a route, and it is Your sole responsibility to be familiar with the applicable laws, rules, regulations, and/or ordinances of the jurisdiction in which You are using Lime’s Services and/or Products.
12.5. Limitations on Rental . You agree that Lime is not a common carrier. Alternative means of public and private transportation are available to the general public and to You individually. Lime provides the Services and Products only as a convenience, and such rental availability is intended to be used only by those persons who are able and qualified to operate the Products on their own and who have agreed to all terms and conditions of this Agreement.
12.6. Limitation on Availability of Services : Lime makes every effort to provide the Services 365 days per year, but We do not guarantee that the Services will be available at all times, as force majeure events or other circumstances might prevent Lime from providing the Services. Access to the Services is also conditioned on the availability of Products. Lime does not represent or warrant the availability of any Services or the availability of any Products at any time. You agree that Lime may require You to return a Product at any time
12.7. License to Image and Likeness : For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, You do hereby knowingly, voluntarily, and irrevocably: (1) give Your full and unconditional consent to Lime and its affiliates, successors, and assigns to use at any time and from time to time, without any restriction, Your appearance and voice in photographs, videos, and other recordings related to Your use of the Services, on all websites and for all press, promotional, advertising, publicity, and other commercial purposes, including all formats and media, whether now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world and in perpetuity; (2) grant to Lime and its affiliates, successors, and assigns (a) the right to photograph, videotape, and otherwise record Your appearance and voice related to Your use of the Services, at any time and from time to time, (b) all rights, copyrights, title, and interests in the results of such photographs, videos, and other recordings, as a work for hire for copyright purposes, and (c) the right to use, reproduce, exhibit, distribute, transmit, alter, and exploit, at any time and from time to time and as Lime may decide in its sole and absolute discretion, such photographs, videos, and other recordings, or any component thereof, and all related merchandising, promotions, advertising, and publicity; and (3) waive, release, and discharge Lime and all Released Persons from all Claims that You have or may have for any libel, defamation, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, infringement of copyright, or violation of any right granted by You in this paragraph.
12.8. Access License : Subject to Your strict compliance with this Agreement and the Additional Terms, Lime grants You a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-transferable license to download (temporary storage only), display, view, use, play, and/or print one copy of the Content (excluding source and object code in raw form or otherwise, other than as made available to access and use to enable display and functionality) on a personal computer, mobile phone or other wireless Device, or other Internet enabled Device (each, a “Device”) for Your personal, non-commercial use only. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of the Services or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of the Services or their contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. Except as expressly permitted herein, the Services and/or any portion of the Services may not be reproduced, sold, resold, visited or otherwise exploited for any purpose without Lime’s express written consent. Any unauthorized use automatically terminates the permissions and/or licenses granted by Us to You. The foregoing limited license: (i) does not give You any ownership of, or any other intellectual property interest in, any Content, and (ii) may be immediately suspended or terminated for any reason, in Lime’s sole and absolute discretion, and without advance notice or liability.
12.9. Copyright and Ownership : All of the content featured or displayed on the Services, including, without limitation, text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, sound, and illustrations (“Content”), is owned by Lime, its licensors, vendors, agents and/or its Content providers. All elements of the Services, including, without limitation, the general design and the Content, are protected by trade dress, copyright, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to intellectual property rights. The Services may only be used for the intended purpose for which such Services is being made available. Except as permitted by copyright law, You may not modify any of the materials and You may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information or work contained on the Services. Except as authorized under the copyright laws, You are responsible for obtaining permission before reusing any copyrighted material that is available on the Services. You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding Your use of the Services. The Services, its Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of Lime or its licensors, vendors, agents, and/or its Content providers unless otherwise expressly agreed. You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from material found on the Services.
12.10. Trademarks/No Endorsement : All trademarks, service marks and trade names of Lime used herein (including but not limited to: LimeBike name, LimeBike corporate logo, Lime name, Lime corporate logo, the Services name, the Services design, and/or any logos) (collectively “Marks”) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lime or its affiliates, partners, vendors or licensors. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or modify Lime trademarks in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on the Services, without Lime’s prior written consent. You shall not use Lime’s name or any language, pictures or symbols which could, in Lime’s judgment, imply Lime’s endorsement in any (i) written or oral advertising or presentation, or (ii) brochure, newsletter, book, or other written material of whatever nature, without prior written consent.
12.11. Solicited Submission Policy : Where Lime has specifically invited or requested submissions or comments, Lime encourages You to submit content (e.g., comments to blog posts, participation in communities, tips, etc.) to Lime that they have created for consideration in connection with the Site (“User Submissions”). User Submissions remains the intellectual property of the individual user. By posting content on our Site, You expressly grant Lime a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up, worldwide, fully sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, perform and display such content and Your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in Your User Submission, in whole or in part, and in any form throughout the world in any media or technology, whether now known or hereafter discovered, including all promotion, advertising, marketing, merchandising, publicity and any other ancillary uses thereof, and including the unfettered right to sublicense such rights, in perpetuity throughout the universe. Any such User Submissions are deemed non-confidential and Lime shall be under no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information, in whatever form, contained in any User Submission.
12.12. Inappropriate User Submissions : Lime does not encourage, and does not seek, User Submissions that result from any activity that: (i) may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to You, to any other person, or to any animal; (ii) may create a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property; or (iii) may constitute a crime or tort. You agree that You have not and will not engage in any of the foregoing activities in connection with producing Your User Submission. Without limiting the foregoing, You agree that in conjunction with Your submission, You will not inflict emotional distress on other people, will not humiliate other people (publicly or otherwise), will not assault or threaten other people, will not enter onto private property without permission, will not impersonate any other person or misrepresent Your affiliation, title, or authority, and will not otherwise engage in any activity that may result in injury, death, property damage, and/or liability of any kind. Lime will reject any User Submissions in which Lime believes, in its sole and absolute discretion, that any such activities have occurred. If notified by You of a submission that allegedly violates any provision of this Agreement, Lime reserves the right to determine, in its sole and absolute discretion, if such a violation has occurred, and to remove any such submission from the Services at any time and without notice.
12.13. Inappropriate Material : You are prohibited from using the Services to post or send any unlawful, infringing, threatening, defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any material that infringes or misappropriates third party intellectual property or could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or otherwise violate any law. You further agree that sending or posting unsolicited advertisements or “spam” on or through the Services is expressly prohibited by this Agreement. In addition to any remedies that We may have at law or in equity, if We determine, in Our sole and absolute discretion, that You have violated or are likely to violate the foregoing prohibitions or any applicable rules or policies linked to in these Agreement, We may take any action We deem necessary to cure or prevent the violation, including, without limitation, banning You from using the Services and/or the immediate removal of the related materials from the Services at any time without notice. We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order or subpoena requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting such materials.
12.14. Access and Interference : You agree that You will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Services for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, You agree that You will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose, in Our sole and absolute discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the site or any activities conducted on the Services; or (iii) bypass any measures We may use to prevent or restrict access to the Services.
12.16. User Published Content : User published Content and User Submissions do not represent the views of Lime or any individual associated with Lime, and We do not control this Content. In no event shall You represent or suggest, directly or indirectly, Lime’s endorsement of user published Content. Lime does not vouch for the accuracy or credibility of any user published Content on our Services or User Submissions published through our Services, and do not take any responsibility or assume any liability for any actions You may take as a result of reviewing any such user published Content or User Submission. Through Your use of the Services and Services, You may be exposed to Content that You may find offensive, objectionable, harmful, inaccurate or deceptive. There may also be risks of dealing with underage persons, people acting under false pretense, international trade issues and foreign nationals. By using our Services, You assume all associated risks.
12.17. Third Party Links : From time to time, the Services may contain links to websites that are not owned, operated or controlled by Lime or its affiliates. All such links are provided solely as a convenience to You. If You use these links, You will leave the Services. Neither We nor any of our respective affiliates are responsible for any content, materials or other information located on or accessible from any other website. Neither We nor any of our respective affiliates endorse, guarantee, or make any representations or warranties regarding any other websites, or any content, materials or other information located or accessible from any other websites, or the results that You may obtain from using any other websites. If You decide to access any other websites linked to or from the Services, You do so entirely at Your own risk.
12.18. Transactional Partners : In some cases, We partner with another company to co-promote their services within our Services. In these cases, You are transacting directly with the other party. On those pages or locations, the transactional partners’ brand is clearly visible and their Agreement are posted. When using these partner pages, You are bound by the partner Agreement in addition to remaining bound by this Agreement. When there is a conflict between this Agreement and the partner’s agreement, Our Agreement will prevail.
12.19. Termination : You or We may suspend or terminate Your right to use of the Services at any time, for any reason or for no reason. We may also block Your access to our Services in the event that (a) You breach this Agreement; (b) We are unable to verify or authenticate any information You provide to us; or (c) We believe that Your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for You, our users or us.
12.20. Representations and Warranties : You represent that You are over the age of 18, have the right and authority to enter into this Agreement, are fully able and competent to satisfy the terms, conditions, and obligations herein, and Your use of the Services is and will be in compliance with all applicable laws. You represent that You have read, understood, agree with, and will abide by the terms of this Agreement. In addition, You represent and warrant that Your User Submissions and all elements thereof are (a) owned or controlled solely and exclusively by You, You have prior written permission from the rightful owner of the content included in Your User Submissions, or You are otherwise legally entitled to grant Lime all of the rights granted herein; and (b) Lime’s use of Your User Submissions as described or contemplated herein do not and will not infringe on the copyrights, trademark rights, publicity rights or other rights of any person or entity, violate any law, regulation or right of any kind whatsoever, or otherwise give rise to any actionable claim or liability, including, without limitation, rights of publicity and privacy, and defamation. Furthermore, You shall be solely responsible for Your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them.
12.21. Wireless Features : The Services may offer certain features and services that are available to You via Your wireless Device. These features and services may include the ability to access the Services’ features and upload content to the Services, receive messages (including text and SMS messages) from the Services, and download applications to Your wireless Device (collectively, “Wireless Features”). Standard messaging, data, and other fees may be charged by Your carrier to participate in Wireless Features. Fees and charges may appear on Your wireless bill or be deducted from Your pre-paid balance. Your carrier may prohibit or restrict certain Wireless Features and certain Wireless Features may be incompatible with Your carrier or wireless Device. You should check with Your carrier to find out what plans are available and how much they cost. Contact Your carrier with questions regarding these issues. You confirm that You are the current subscriber and/or customary user of the mobile number registered with the Services and authorized to incur any message or data charges that may be charged by Your carrier. You are strictly prohibited from registering a mobile number that is not Your own. If We discover that any information provided is false or inaccurate, We may hold, suspend or terminate Your access to the Services at any time. Your participation in the Services are completely voluntary.
12.21.1. You agree that as to the Wireless Features for which You are registered, We may send communications to Your wireless Device regarding us or other parties. Further, We may collect information related to Your use of the Wireless Features. If You have registered via the Services for Wireless Features, then You agree to notify us of any changes to Your wireless contact information (including phone number) and update Your accounts on the Services to reflect the changes.
12.21.2. You must notify Lime immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of Your mobile phone. Although Lime will not be liable for Your losses caused by any unauthorized use of Your mobile Device, You may be liable for the losses of Lime or others due to such unauthorized use.
12.22. Force Majeure : Neither Lime nor You shall be responsible for damages or for delays or failures in performance resulting from acts or occurrences beyond their reasonable control, including, without limitation: fire, lightning, explosion, power surge or failure, water, acts of God, war, revolution, civil commotion or acts of civil or military authorities or public enemies: any law, order, regulation, ordinance, or requirement of any government or legal body or any representative of any such government or legal body; or labor unrest, including, without limitation, strikes, slowdowns, picketing, or boycotts; inability to secure raw materials, transportation facilities, fuel or energy shortages, or acts or omissions of common carriers.
12.23. General : This Agreement and any Additional Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with, and any Dispute and Excluded Dispute will be resolved in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. A printed version of this Agreement will be admissible in judicial and 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. When You communicate with us electronically, such as via e-mail and text message, You consent to receive communications from us electronically. Please note that We are not obligated to respond to inquiries that We receive. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that We provide to You electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This Agreement set forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our Services, and operation of the Services may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. You agree that this Agreement and all incorporated agreements may be automatically assigned by Lime in Our sole and absolute discretion. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by You or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. All sections which by their context ought to survive this Agreement shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement. To the extent permitted by applicable law, You agree to waive, and You hereby waive, any applicable statutory and common law that may permit a contract to be construed against its drafter. Except as expressly set forth in this Agreement or any Additional Terms, (i) no failure or delay by You or us in exercising any of rights, powers, or remedies under will operate as a waiver of that or any other right, power, or remedy, and (ii) no waiver or modification of any term of this Agreement or any Additional Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed or otherwise authorized by the party against whom the waiver or modification is sought to be enforced. You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all Devices and other equipment and software, and all internet service provider, mobile service, and other services needed for Your access to and use of the Services and You will be responsible for all charges related to them. Lime controls and operates the Services from its U.S.-based offices in the U.S.A., and Lime makes no representation that the Services is appropriate or available for use beyond the U.S.A. If You use the Services from other locations, You are doing so on Your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws regarding Your online conduct and acceptable content, if and to the extent local laws apply. The Services may describe products and services that are available only in the U.S.A. (or only parts of it) and are not available worldwide. We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Services and/or the provision of any content, program, product, service, or other feature described or available on the Services to any person, entity, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time and in Our sole and absolute discretion, and to limit the quantities of any content, program, product, service, or other feature that We provide. You and We disclaim any application to this Agreement of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
12.24. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Notice : In operating the Services, We may act as a “services provider” (as defined by DMCA) and offer services as online provider of materials and links to third party websites. As a result, third party materials that We do not own or control may be transmitted, stored, accessed or otherwise made available using the Services. Lime has in place certain legally mandated procedures regarding allegations of copyright infringement occurring on the Services. Lime has adopted a policy that provides for the immediate removal of any content or the suspension of any user that is found to have infringed on the rights of Lime or of a third party, or that has otherwise violated any intellectual property laws or regulations, or any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If You believe any material available via the Services infringe a copyright, You should notify us using the notice procedure for claimed infringement under the DMCA (17 U.S.C. Sect. 512(c)(2)). We will respond expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material claimed to be infringing and will follow the procedures specified in the DMCA to resolve the claim between the notifying party and the alleged infringer who provided the Content. Our designated agent (i.e., proper party for notice) to whom You should address infringement notices under the DMCA is email@example.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org.
12.24.1. Please provide the following notice:
126.96.36.199. Identify the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that You claim has been infringed;
188.8.131.52. Identify the material on the Services that You claim is infringing, with enough detail so that We may locate it on the Services;
184.108.40.206. A statement by You that You have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
220.127.116.11. A statement by You declaring under penalty of perjury that (a) the above information in Your notice is accurate, and (b) that You are the owner of the copyright interest involved or that You are authorized to act on behalf of that owner;
18.104.22.168. Your address, telephone number, and email address; and
22.214.171.124. Your physical or electronic signature.
12.24.2. We may give notice to our users of any infringement notice by means of a general notice on any of our Services, electronic mail to a user’s e-mail address in our records, or by written communication sent by first-class mail to a user’s physical address in our records. If You receive such an infringement notice, You may provide counter-notification in writing to the designated agent that includes the information below. To be effective, the counter-notification must be a written communication that includes the following:
126.96.36.199. Your physical or electronic signature;
188.8.131.52. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
184.108.40.206. A statement from You under the penalty of perjury, that You have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
220.127.116.11. Your name, physical address and telephone number, and a statement that You consent to the jurisdiction of a Federal District Court for the judicial district in which Your physical address is located, or if Your physical address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which We may be found, and that You will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of allegedly infringing material or an agent of such person.
12.25. Updates to Terms : AS OUR SERVICES EVOLVE, THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH WE OFFER SERVICES MAY BE MODIFIED. AS SUCH, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:
12.25.1. We may cease offering the Services under the terms or Additional Terms for which they were previously offered.
12.25.2. Each time You use the Services You are entering into a new agreement with us on the then applicable terms and conditions.
12.25.3. You agree that we may notify You of any updated terms by posting a link to the then current version of this Agreement on the App, the Services, and/or in any other reasonable manner of notice which we elect.
12.25.4. Your use of the Services after such notice constitutes Your going forward agreement to the revised agreement.
12.25.5. You will review the posted user agreement/terms of service and any applicable Additional Terms prior to Your use of the Services.
12.25.6. You agree that the revised Agreement will be effective as to new use and transactions as of the time that We post them, or such later date as may be specified in them or in any other notice to You.
12.25.7. This Agreement (and any applicable Additional Terms) that applied when You previously used the Services will continue to apply to such prior use (i.e., changes and additions are prospective only) unless mutually agreed.
12.25.8. In the event any notice to You of new, revised or Additional Terms is determined to be insufficient, the prior agreement between You and Us shall continue until sufficient notice to establish a new agreement occurs.
12.25.9. You should frequently check the App, the home page, and the e-mail You associated with Your account for notices, all of which You agree are reasonable manners of providing You notice.
12.25.10. You can reject any new, revised or Additional Terms by discontinuing use of the Services and related services.
12.26. Additional Assistance . If You do not understand any of the foregoing Agreement or if You have any questions or comments, We invite You to contact Us at email@example.com. By signing-up for the Services, You agree that: (i) We may give You notices of important matters by prominently posting notice on the home page of the Services or in another reasonable manner We determine in Our sole and absolute discretion; and (ii) We may contact You and send You communications by postal mail and e-mail at the addresses provided in Your account. These communications may include marketing communications about the Services as well as other promotional offers unrelated to the Services and You consent to receive these communications from us even if You previously indicated to us that You no longer wanted to receive communications from us. Your sign-up to the Services will serve as Your express agreement to receive these marketing and similar communications from us. You may prospectively modify certain types of email communications that You receive from us relating to the Services by following the instructions contained within such emails. Such changes will only impact our email communications to the extent described in the modification process. You agree to promptly notify us if You change Your e-mail or mailing address by updating Your account.
12.27. Copyright Notice : All design, graphics, text selections, arrangements, and all software are Copyright © 2018, Neutron Holdings, Inc. and its related companies or its licensors. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
12.28. Terms Applicable For Apple iOS : If You are accessing or using our Services through a Device manufactured and/or sold by Apple, Inc. (“Apple”, with such a Device herein referenced as an “Apple Device”):
12.28.1. To the extent that You are accessing the App through an Apple Device, You acknowledge that this Agreement entered into between You and Lime and, that Apple is not a party to this Agreement other than as third-party beneficiary as contemplated below.
12.28.2. Any license(s) granted to You in this Agreement is subject to the permitted Usage Rules set forth in the Apple App Store Terms and Conditions (see: http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/us/terms.html ) and any third party terms of agreement applicable to the App.
12.28.3. You acknowledge that Lime, and not Apple, is responsible for providing the App and Content thereof.
12.28.4. You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance or any support services to You with respect to the App.
12.28.5. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App.
12.28.6. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, and subject to the terms in this Agreement, You acknowledge that, solely as between Apple and Lime, Lime and not Apple is responsible for addressing any claims You may have relating to the App, or Your possession and/or use thereof, including, but not limited, to: (i) product liability claims, (ii) any claim that the App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation.
12.28.7. Further, You agree that if the App, or Your possession and use of the App, infringes on a third party’s intellectual property rights, You will not hold Apple responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claims.
12.28.8. You acknowledge and agree that Apple, and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third-party beneficiaries of this Agreement, and that, upon Your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement against You as a third-party beneficiary thereof.
12.28.9. When using the App, You agree to comply with any and all third-party terms that are applicable to any platform, website, technology or service that interacts with the App.
12.28.10. You represent and warrant that: (i) You are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) You are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
12.29. Google Maps : The map data that We provide to You in our App is based on the current map information available to us which may be provided by a third party such as through the incorporation of the Google Maps API, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. If You utilize map functionality We make available through our App, You acknowledge and agree to be bound by Google, Inc.’s Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service, available at https://maps.google.com/help/terms_maps.html .
12.30. California Consumer Rights : Residents of California are entitled to the following specific consumer rights information: You may contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at: 400 R St., Suite 1080, Sacramento, California, 95814, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254. Their website is located at: http://www.dca.ca.gov.
13. TERMS APPLICABLE TO PARTICULAR JURISDICTIONS.
1.1. Santa Monica, California
1.1.1. The City of Santa Monica requires You to agree to the following:
18.104.22.168. For and in consideration of rental and use of any of Lime's Products, You, for Yourself and on behalf of Your heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, forever release and relinquish and discharge the City of Santa Monica and its elected and appointed officials, officers, employees, agents, contractors, and volunteers (Collectively, "Santa Monica") from any and all claims, demands, disputes, losses, liabilities, debts, liens, charges, penalties, proceedings, causes of action and damages including for personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, and injury to You or to third parties (Collectively, "Claims"), including unknown or unanticipated claims, which arise from or are related directly or indirectly to this agreement or the rental, maintenance, design, placement, use and/or operation of Lime's equipment, including the e-bikes, scooters, or Lime's website, including any and all claims related to the sole or partial negligence of Santa Monica or any other party. You hereby expressly waive any claims against Santa Monica which You do not know or suspect to exist in Your favor at the time of renting any Product, and expressly waive Your rights under any statutes that purport to preserve Your unknown claims.ACCEPTANCE OF AGREEMENT
I certify that I am at least 18 years old, and that I have read and expressly agree to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, including specifically, the arbitration and class action waiver provisions.
I certify that I am the parent and/or legal guardian of the minor User, who is at least 13 years old, and that I am at least 18 years old. I have read, and I expressly agree to, the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, including specifically, the arbitration and class action waiver provisions. I authorize use of the Services by the minor User through my account, and further certify that I have not permitted any minor to create an account, but have specifically authorized any minor use of a Bike only under Section 1.3 of this Agreement, and under my account. I will supervise and ensure that the minor User complies with all of the terms set forth in this Agreement and I expressly agree to indemnify and hold Lime and the Released Persons harmless against any and all misuse, consequences, claims, demands, causes of action, losses, liabilities, damages, injuries, fees, costs and expenses, penalties, attorneys’ fees, judgments, suits and/or disbursements of any kind, or nature whatsoever, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, and whether known or unknown, as a result of the minor’s use of the Bike and/or any of the Services. I further expressly guarantee the minor’s acceptance of the terms of this Agreement, and I will be responsible for any breach of the above representations, warranties and/or this Agreement, and/or any attempt of the minor to disaffirm this Agreement.