The website located at https://uselantern.com/ (the “Site”), related mobile application (“Mobile App”), and the services and resources available or enabled via the Site and/or the Mobile App (each a “Service” and collectively, the “Services”) are proprietary and copyrighted works belonging to Lantern Finance Inc. (“Lantern”, “us”, “our”, and “we”). Certain features of the Services may be subject to additional guidelines, terms, or rules, which will be posted on the Services in connection with such features. All such additional terms, guidelines, and rules are incorporated by reference into these Terms.
THESE TERMS REQUIRE THE USE OF ARBITRATION (SECTION 12.1) ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS, AND ALSO LIMIT THE REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO YOU IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SECTION 1.4 (COMPANY COMMUNICATIONS) OF THESE TERMS, BELOW, CONTAINS YOUR OPT-IN CONSENT TO RECEIVE COMMUNICATIONS FROM US, INCLUDING VIA E-MAIL, TEXT MESSAGE, CALLS AND PUSH NOTIFICATIONS.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY LANTERN IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION AT ANY TIME. WHEN CHANGES ARE MADE, LANTERN WILL MAKE A NEW COPY OF THE TERMS AVAILABLE AT THE WEBSITE AND WITHIN THE APPLICATION AND ANY NEW SUPPLEMENTAL TERMS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE FROM WITHIN, OR THROUGH, THE AFFECTED SERVICE ON THE WEBSITE OR WITHIN THE APPLICATION. WE WILL ALSO UPDATE THE “LAST UPDATED” DATE AT THE TOP OF THE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY CHANGE(S) AFTER RECEIVING A NOTICE OF SUCH CHANGE(S), YOU SHALL STOP USING THE WEBSITE, THE APPLICATION AND/OR THE SERVICES. OTHERWISE, YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE WEBSITE, THE APPLICATION AND/OR SERVICES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH CHANGE(S). PLEASE REGULARLY CHECK THE WEBSITE TO VIEW THE THEN-CURRENT TERMS.
1.1. Account Creation. In order to use certain features of the Services, you must register for an account (“Account”) and provide certain information about yourself as prompted by the account registration form. For purposes of these Terms, a “Third-Party Account” is a valid account on a third-party website or service through which the user has connected to the Services. You represent and warrant that: (a) all required registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; and (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Lantern has reasonable grounds to suspect that any information you provide is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Lantern has the right to suspend or terminate your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of Services (or any portion thereof). Lantern may also suspend or terminate your Account in accordance with Section 10. You may delete your Account at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the Services.
1.2. Access Through a Third-Party Service. If you access the Services through a third-party website or service as part of the functionality of the Site, the Mobile App and/or the Services, you may link your Account with Third-Party Accounts, by allowing Lantern to access your Third-Party Account, as is permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each Third-Party Account. You represent that you are entitled to disclose your Third-Party Account login information to Lantern and/or grant Lantern access to your Third-Party Account (including, but not limited to, for use for the purposes described herein) without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable Third-Party Account and without obligating Lantern to pay any fees or making Lantern subject to any usage limitations imposed by such third-party service providers. By granting Lantern access to any Third-Party Accounts, you understand that Lantern may access, make available and store (if applicable) any information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags and/or other materials accessible through the Services (collectively, “Content”) that you have provided to and stored in your Third-Party Account (“Third-Party Content”) so that it is available on and through Services via your Account. Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all Third-Party Content shall be considered to be User Content (as defined in Section 3.1 (User Content)) for all purposes of these Terms. Depending on the Third-Party Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Third-Party Accounts, personally identifiable information that you post to your Third-Party Accounts may be available on and through your Account on the Services. Please note that if a Third-Party Account or associated service becomes unavailable, or Lantern’s access to such Third-Party Account is terminated by the third-party service provider, then Third-Party Content will no longer be available on and through the Services. You have the ability to disable the connection between your Account and your Third-Party Accounts at any time by accessing the “Settings” section of the Mobile App. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR THIRD-PARTY ACCOUNTS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH SUCH THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND LANTERN DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION THAT MAY BE PROVIDED TO IT BY SUCH THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS IN VIOLATION OF THE PRIVACY SETTINGS THAT YOU HAVE SET IN SUCH THIRD-PARTY ACCOUNTS. Lantern makes no effort to review any Third-Party Content for any purpose, including but not limited to, for accuracy, legality or noninfringement, and Lantern is not responsible for any Third-Party Content.
1.3. Account Responsibilities. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account login information and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You agree to immediately notify Lantern of any unauthorized use, or suspected unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security. Lantern cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements.
(a) You understand and agree that (A) Lantern does not guarantee the performance of any investment portfolio, is not responsible to you for any investment losses; (B) there are significant risks associated with investing in stocks, exchange traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds, and/or similarly traded instruments (“Securities”), including, but not limited to, the risk that the investment account could suffer substantial diminution in value, and this risk applies even when the investment portfolio is managed by an investment adviser; and (C) the past performance of any benchmark, market index, ETF, or other Security does not indicate its future performance, and future transactions will be made in different Securities and different economic environments. There are significant risks associated with any investment program.
(i) You understand and agree that Lantern’s sole obligation hereunder or otherwise is to provide market information and investment recommendations to you, and you have not engaged Lantern to provide any individual financial planning services. You understand and agree that Lantern is not responsible for any losses as a result of information or recommendations provided by the Services.
(ii) You understand and agree that your investment portfolios will be managed solely by you, and Lantern will not be responsible for executing any trade of Securities or other transaction.
(iii) You understand and agree that Lantern is not responsible to you for any failures, delays and/or interruptions in the timely or proper execution of trades or any other orders placed by you on recommendation of Lantern, including but limited to delays resulting from: (A) hardware or software malfunction, failure or unavailability; (B) internet service failure or unavailability; (C) the actions of any governmental, judicial or regulatory body; and/or (D) force majeure.
1.4. Company Communications. By consenting to these Terms or using the Services, you agree to receive communications from us, including via e-mail, text message, calls, and push notifications. You agree that texts, calls or prerecorded messages may be generated by automatic telephone dialing systems. Communications from us and our affiliated companies may include but are not limited to: operational communications concerning your Account or the use of the Services, updates concerning new and existing features on the Services, communications concerning promotions run by us or our third-party partners, and news concerning Lantern and industry developments. Standard text messaging charges applied by your cell phone carrier will apply to text messages that we send. IF YOU WISH TO OPT OUT OF PROMOTIONAL EMAILS, YOU CAN UNSUBSCRIBE FROM OUR PROMOTIONAL EMAIL LIST BY FOLLOWING THE UNSUBSCRIBE OPTIONS IN THE PROMOTIONAL EMAIL ITSELF. IF YOU WISH TO OPT OUT OF PROMOTIONAL CALLS OR TEXTS, YOU MAY TEXT “END” TO [____] FROM THE MOBILE DEVICE RECEIVING THE MESSAGES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO CONSENT TO RECEIVE PROMOTIONAL TEXTS OR CALLS AS A CONDITION OF USING THE SERVICES. IF YOU WISH TO OPT OUT OF ALL TEXTS OR CALLS FROM US (INCLUDING OPERATIONAL OR TRANSACTIONAL TEXTS OR CALLS), YOU CAN TEXT THE WORD “STOPALL” TO [___] FROM THE MOBILE DEVICE RECEIVING THE MESSAGES. HOWEVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT OPTING OUT OF RECEIVING ALL TEXTS MAY IMPACT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.
2.1. Services License. Subject to these Terms, Lantern grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable, limited license to use and access the Site solely for your own personal, noncommercial use. Subject to these Terms, Lantern grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, limited, non-sublicensable, and revocable license to download, install, and use a copy of the Mobile App on a single mobile device that you own or control and to run such copy of the Mobile App solely for your own personal, noncommercial use. Furthermore, with respect to any Mobile App accessed through or downloaded from the Apple App Store (an “App Store Sourced Application”), you will only use such App Store Sourced Application (a) on Apple-branded product that runs iOS (Apple’s proprietary operating system) and (b) as permitted by the “Usage Rules” set forth in the App Store Terms of Service. Notwithstanding the first sentence in this section, with respect to any Mobile App accessed through or downloaded from the Google Play store (a “Google Play Sourced Application”), you may have additional license rights with respect to use of such Google Play Sourced Application on a shared basis with your designated family group.
2.2. Certain Restrictions. The rights granted to you in these Terms are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, host, or otherwise commercially exploit the Services, whether in whole or in part, or any content displayed on the Services; (b) you shall not modify, make derivative works of, disassemble, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the Services; (c) you shall not access the Services in order to build a similar or competitive website, product, or service; and (d) except as expressly stated herein, no part of the Services may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means. Unless otherwise indicated, any future release, update, or other addition to functionality of the Services shall be subject to these Terms. All copyright and other proprietary notices on the Services (or on any content displayed on the Services) must be retained on all copies thereof.
2.3. Modification. Lantern reserves the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Services (in whole or in part) with or without notice to you. You agree that Lantern will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Services or any part thereof.
2.4. No Support or Maintenance. You acknowledge and agree that Lantern will have no obligation to provide you with any support or maintenance in connection with the Services.
2.5. Ownership. Excluding any User Content that you may provide (defined below), you acknowledge that all the intellectual property rights, including copyrights, patents, trade marks, and trade secrets, in the Services are owned by Lantern or Lantern’s suppliers. Neither these Terms (nor your access to the Services) transfers to you or any third party any rights, title or interest in or to such intellectual property rights, except for the limited access rights expressly set forth in Section 2.1. Lantern and its suppliers reserve all rights not granted in these Terms. There are no implied licenses granted under these Terms.
3.1. User Content. “User Content” means any and all information and content that a user submits to, or uses with, the Services (e.g., content in the user’s profile or postings). You are solely responsible for your User Content. You assume all risks associated with use of your User Content, including any reliance on its accuracy, completeness or usefulness by others, or any disclosure of your User Content that personally identifies you or any third party. You hereby represent and warrant that your User Content does not violate our Acceptable Use Policy (defined in Section 3.5). You may not represent or imply to others that your User Content is in any way provided, sponsored or endorsed by Lantern. Because you alone are responsible for your User Content, you may expose yourself to liability if, for example, your User Content violates the Acceptable Use Policy (as defined below). Lantern is not obligated to backup any User Content, and your User Content may be deleted at any time with or without prior notice. You are solely responsible for creating and maintaining your own backup copies of your User Content if you desire.
3.2. No Obligation to Pre-Screen Content. You acknowledge that Lantern has no obligation to pre-screen User Content, although Lantern reserves the right in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse or remove any User Content. By entering into these Terms, you hereby provide your irrevocable consent to such monitoring. You acknowledge and agree that you have no expectation of privacy concerning the transmission of User Content, including without limitation chat, text, or voice communications. In the event that Lantern pre-screens, refuses or removes any User Content, you acknowledge that Lantern will do so for Lantern’s benefit, not yours. Without limiting the foregoing, Lantern shall have the right to remove any User Content that violates these Terms or is otherwise objectionable to Lantern.
3.3. User Content License. You hereby grant (and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant) to Lantern an irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free and fully paid, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and perform, prepare derivative works of, incorporate into other works, and otherwise use and exploit your User Content, and to grant sublicenses of the foregoing rights, solely for the purposes of including your User Content in the Services. You hereby irrevocably waive (and agree to cause to be waived) any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to your User Content.
3.4. Aggregated User Data. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms, Lantern may monitor your use of the Services and collect and compile data and information related to your use of the Services which may be used by Lantern in an aggregate and anonymized manner (collectively, “Aggregated User Data”). As between you and Lantern, all right, title, and interest in Aggregated User Data, and all intellectual property rights therein, belong to and are retained solely by Lantern. You acknowledge that Lantern may compile Aggregated User Data based on User Content. You agree that Lantern may (i) make Aggregated User Data publicly available in compliance with applicable law, and (ii) use Aggregated User Data to the extent and in the manner permitted under applicable law; provided that such Aggregated User Data does not identify you or any of your personal information.
3.5. Acceptable Use Policy. The following terms constitute our “Acceptable Use Policy”:
(a) You agree not to use the Services to collect, upload, transmit, display, or distribute any User Content that: (i) violates any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; (ii) is unlawful, harassing, abusive, tortious, threatening, harmful, invasive of another’s privacy, vulgar, defamatory, false, intentionally misleading, trade libelous, pornographic, obscene, patently offensive, promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual or is otherwise objectionable; (iii) is harmful to minors in any way; or (iv) is in violation of any law, regulation, or obligations or restrictions imposed by any third party.
(b) In addition, you agree not to: (i) upload, transmit, or distribute to or through the Services any computer viruses, worms, or any software intended to damage or alter a computer system or data; (ii) send through the Services unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of duplicative or unsolicited messages, whether commercial or otherwise; (iii) use the Services to harvest, collect, gather or assemble information or data regarding other users, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; (iv) interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on servers or networks connected to the Services, or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks; (v) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services (or to other computer systems or networks connected to or used together with the Services), whether through password mining or any other means; (vi) harass or interfere with any other user’s use and enjoyment of the Services; or (vii) use software or automated agents or scripts to produce multiple Accounts on the Services, or to generate automated searches, requests, or queries to (or to strip, scrape, or mine data from) the Services (provided, however, that we conditionally grant to the operators of public search engines revocable permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Services for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials, subject to the parameters set forth in our robots.txt file).
3.6. Enforcement. We reserve the right (but have no obligation) to review any User Content, and to investigate and/or take appropriate action against you in our sole discretion if you violate the Acceptable Use Policy or any other provision of these Terms or otherwise create liability for us or any other person. Such action may include removing or modifying your User Content, terminating your Account in accordance with Section 10, and/or reporting you to law enforcement authorities.
3.7. Feedback. If you provide Lantern with any feedback or suggestions regarding the Services (“Feedback”), you hereby assign to Lantern all right, title and interest, including all intellectual property rights in and to such Feedback and agree that Lantern shall have the right to use and fully exploit such Feedback and related information in any manner it deems appropriate. Lantern will treat any Feedback you provide to Lantern as non-confidential and non-proprietary. You agree that you will not submit to Lantern any information or ideas that you consider to be confidential or proprietary.
4.1. Payment. You agree to pay all fees or charges to your Account in accordance with the fees, charges and billing terms in effect at the time a fee or charge is due and payable. You must provide Lantern with a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or any other issuer accepted by us) or PayPal account of a payment provider (“Payment Provider”), or purchase order information, as a condition to purchasing any paid item or feature offered by Lantern through the Services. Your Payment Provider agreement governs your use of the designated credit card or PayPal account, and you must refer to that agreement, not these Terms, to determine your rights and liabilities. By providing Lantern with your credit card number or PayPal account and associated payment information, you agree that Lantern is authorized to immediately invoice your Account for all fees and charges due and payable to Lantern hereunder and that no additional notice or consent is required. You agree to immediately notify Lantern of any change in your billing address or the credit card or PayPal account used for payment hereunder. Lantern reserves the right at any time to change its prices and billing methods, either immediately upon posting on the Services or by e-mail delivery to you.
4.2. Taxes. If at any point in the future, Lantern begins to charge a fee for any of its Services (“Fee(s)”) and Lantern determines it has an obligation to collect Sales Tax from you in connection with these Terms, Lantern shall collect such Sales Tax in addition to the Fee(s). If any Services, or payments for any Services, under the Terms are subject to Sales Tax in any jurisdiction and you have not remitted the applicable Sales Tax to Lantern, you will be responsible for the payment of such Sales Tax and any related penalties or interest to the relevant authority, and you will indemnify Lantern for any liability or expense Lantern may incur in connection with such Sales Taxes. Upon Lantern’s request, you will provide it with official receipts issued by the appropriate taxing authority, or other such evidence that you have paid all applicable taxes. For purposes of this Section, “Sales Tax” shall mean any sales or use tax and any other tax measured by sales proceeds that is the functional equivalent of a sales tax where the applicable taxing jurisdiction does not otherwise impose a sales or use tax.
You acknowledge and agree that:
(a) The prices of digital assets are extremely volatile. Fluctuations in the price of other digital assets could materially and adversely affect the Items, which may also be subject to significant price volatility. We cannot and do not guarantee that any purchasers of digital assets will not lose money.
(b) You are solely responsible for determining what, if any, taxes apply to your transactions involving digital assets. Lantern is not responsible for determining the taxes that may apply to transactions involving digital assets.
(c) Digital assets exist and can be transferred only by virtue of the ownership record maintained on the blockchain supporting such digital assets.
(d) There are risks associated with using digital currency and digital assets, including but not limited to, the risk of hardware, software and Internet connections, the risk of malicious software introduction, and the risk that third parties may obtain unauthorized access to your information.
(e) The legal and regulatory regime governing blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies, and tokens is uncertain, and new regulations or policies may materially adversely affect the development of the Services and the utility of digital assets.
(f) There are risks associated with purchasing user-generated digital assets or related content, including but not limited to, the risk of purchasing counterfeit assets, mislabeled assets, assets that are vulnerable to metadata decay, assets on smart contracts with bugs, and assets that may become untransferable.
(g) Lantern reserves the right to hide assets that Lantern suspects or believes may violate these Terms. Under no circumstances shall the inability to access or view your assets on the Service serve as grounds for a claim against Lantern.
(h) Lantern does not investigate and cannot guarantee or warrant the authenticity, originality, uniqueness, marketability, legality or value of any digital asset displayed on, promoted by or traded on the Services. For the avoidance of doubt, Lantern shall have no responsibility for any failure of any user to comply with any terms regarding the authenticity, originality, uniqueness, scarcity or other description or characteristics of any digital assets furnished by or on behalf of that user and displayed by Lantern on the Services.]
You agree to indemnify and hold Lantern (and its officers, employees, and agents) harmless, including costs and attorneys’ fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of (a) your use of the Services, (b) your violation of these Terms, (c) your violation of applicable laws or regulations or (d) your User Content. Lantern reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of Lantern. Lantern will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
7.1. Third-Party Links. The Services may contain links to third-party websites and services (collectively, “Third-Party Links”). Such Third-Party Links are not under the control of Lantern, and Lantern is not responsible for any Third-Party Links. Lantern provides access to these Third-Party Links only as a convenience to you, and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third-Party Links. You use all Third-Party Links at your own risk and should apply a suitable level of caution and discretion in doing so. When you click on any of the Third-Party Links, the applicable third party’s terms and policies apply, including the third party’s privacy and data gathering practices. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction in connection with such Third-Party Links.
7.2. Advertising Revenue. Lantern reserves the right to generate advertising revenue in connection with the display of Third-Party Links on the Services, and you acknowledge and agree that Lantern has no obligation to you in connection therewith.
7.3. App Stores. You acknowledge and agree that the availability of the Mobile App and the Services is dependent on the third party from whom you received the Mobile App license, e.g., the Apple App Store or Google Play (each, an “App Store”). You acknowledge that these Terms are between you and Lantern and not with the App Store. Lantern, not the App Store, is solely responsible for the Services, including the Mobile App, the content thereof, maintenance, support services, and warranty therefor, and addressing any claims relating thereto (e.g., product liability, legal compliance or intellectual property infringement). In order to use the Mobile App, you must have access to a wireless network, and you agree to pay all fees associated with such access. You also agree to pay all fees (if any) charged by the App Store in connection with Services, including the Mobile App. You agree to comply with, and your license to use the Mobile App is conditioned upon your compliance with all terms of agreement imposed by the applicable App Store when using any of the Services, including the Mobile App. You acknowledge that the App Store (and its subsidiaries) are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms and will have the right to enforce them.
7.4. Accessing and Downloading the Application from iTunes. The following applies to any Mobile App accessed through or downloaded from the Apple App Store:
(a) You acknowledge and agree that (i) the Terms are concluded between you and Lantern only, and not Apple, and (ii) Lantern, not Apple, is solely responsible for the Mobile App and content thereof. Your use of the Mobile App must comply with the App Store Terms of Service.
(b) You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Mobile App.
(c) In the event of any failure of the Mobile App to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price for the Mobile App to you and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Mobile App. As between Lantern and Apple, any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be the sole responsibility of Lantern.
(d) You and Lantern acknowledge that, as between Lantern and Apple, Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims you have or any claims of any third party relating to the Mobile App or your possession and use of the Mobile App, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the Mobile App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation.
(e) You and Lantern acknowledge that, in the event of any third-party claim that the Mobile App or your possession and use of that Mobile App infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, as between Lantern and Apple, Lantern, not Apple, will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim to the extent required by the Terms.
(f) You and Lantern acknowledge and agree that Apple, and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third-party beneficiaries of the Terms as related to your license of the Mobile App, and that, upon your acceptance of the Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce the Terms as related to your license of the Mobile App against you as a third-party beneficiary thereof.
(g) Without limiting any of these Terms, you must comply with all applicable third-party terms of agreement when using the Mobile App.
1.2. Other Users. Each Services user is solely responsible for any and all of its own User Content. Because we do not control User Content, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any User Content, whether provided by you or by others. We make no guarantees regarding the accuracy, currency, suitability, or quality of any User Content. Your interactions with other Services users are solely between you and such users. You agree that Lantern will not be responsible for any loss or damage incurred as the result of any such interactions. If there is a dispute between you and any Services user, we are under no obligation to become involved.
1.3. Release. You hereby release and forever discharge Lantern (and our officers, employees, agents, successors, and assigns) from, and hereby waive and relinquish, each and every past, present and future dispute, claim, controversy, demand, right, obligation, liability, action and cause of action of every kind and nature (including personal injuries, death, and property damage), that has arisen or arises directly or indirectly out of, or that relates directly or indirectly to, the Services (including any interactions with, or act or omission of, other Services users or any Third-Party Links & Ads). IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU HEREBY WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542 IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOREGOING, WHICH STATES: “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.”
2. Disclaimers. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND LANTERN (AND OUR SUPPLIERS) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, ACCURACY, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE (AND OUR SUPPLIERS) MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS, OR WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE, COMPLETE, LEGAL, OR SAFE. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF ANY KIND FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN OR TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON MATERIAL OR INFORMATION, CONTAINED ON THE SERVICES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM COMPANY OR THROUGH COMPANY PROPERTIES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. IF APPLICABLE LAW REQUIRES ANY WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO NINETY (90) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF FIRST USE.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT LANTERN (AND OUR SUPPLIERS) ARE NOT LIABLE, AND YOU AGREE NOT TO SEEK TO HOLD LANTERN (OR OUR SUPPLIERS) LIABLE, FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING OPERATORS OF EXTERNAL SITES, AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM SUCH THIRD PARTIES RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT LANTERN DOES NOT MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF USERS OF THE SERVICES. LANTERN MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE GOODS OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. LANTERN MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY OF ANY SUCH GOODS OR SERVICES, OR THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY USER CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
3. Limitation on Liability.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL LANTERN (OR OUR SUPPLIERS) BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS, OR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES, EVEN IF LANTERN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR DEVICE OR COMPUTER SYSTEM, OR LOSS OF DATA RESULTING THEREFROM.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT (FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION), WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF FIFTY US DOLLARS (U.S. $50). THE EXISTENCE OF MORE THAN ONE CLAIM WILL NOT ENLARGE THIS LIMIT. YOU AGREE THAT OUR SUPPLIERS WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
4. Term and Termination.
Subject to this Section, these Terms will remain in full force and effect while you use the Services. We may suspend or terminate your rights to use the Services (including your Account) at any time for any reason at our sole discretion, including for any use of the Services in violation of these Terms. Upon termination of your rights under these Terms, your Account and right to access and use the Services will terminate immediately. You understand that any termination of your Account may involve deletion of your User Content associated with your Account from our live databases. Lantern will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any termination of your rights under these Terms, including for termination of your Account or deletion of your User Content. Even after your rights under these Terms are terminated, the following provisions of these Terms will remain in effect: Sections 2.2 through 2.5, and Sections 3 through 12.
5. Copyright Policy.
Lantern respects the intellectual property of others and asks that users of our Services do the same. In connection with our Services, we have adopted and implemented a policy respecting copyright law that provides for the removal of any infringing materials and for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of users of our online Services who are repeat infringers of intellectual property rights, including copyrights. If you believe that one of our users is, through the use of our Services, unlawfully infringing the copyright(s) in a work, and wish to have the allegedly infringing material removed, the following information in the form of a written notification (pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) must be provided to our designated Copyright Agent:
Please note that, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), any misrepresentation of material fact (falsities) in a written notification automatically subjects the complaining party to liability for any damages, costs and attorney’s fees incurred by us in connection with the written notification and allegation of copyright infringement.
6.1. Dispute Resolution. PLEASE READ THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. IT IS PART OF YOUR CONTRACT WITH LANTERN AND AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS. IT CONTAINS PROCEDURES FOR MANDATORY BINDING ARBITRATION AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER.
(a) Applicability of Arbitration Agreement. All claims and disputes (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as set forth below) in connection with the Terms or the use of any product or service provided by Lantern that cannot be resolved informally or in small claims court shall be resolved by binding arbitration on an individual basis under the terms of this Arbitration Agreement. Unless otherwise agreed to, all arbitration proceedings shall be held in English. This Arbitration Agreement applies to you and Lantern, and to any subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, predecessors in interest, successors, and assigns, as well as all authorized or unauthorized users or beneficiaries of services or goods provided under the Terms.
(b) Notice Requirement and Informal Dispute Resolution. Before either party may seek arbitration, the party must first send to the other party a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”) describing the nature and basis of the claim or dispute, and the requested relief. A Notice to Lantern should be sent to the contact information set forth in Section 12.8 below. After the Notice is received, you and Lantern may attempt to resolve the claim or dispute informally. If you and Lantern do not resolve the claim or dispute within thirty (30) days after the Notice is received, either party may begin an arbitration proceeding. The amount of any settlement offer made by any party may not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator has determined the amount of the award, if any, to which either party is entitled.
(c) Arbitration Rules. Arbitration shall be initiated through the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), an established alternative dispute resolution provider (“ADR Provider”) that offers arbitration as set forth in this section. If AAA is not available to arbitrate, the parties shall agree to select an alternative ADR Provider. The rules of the ADR Provider shall govern all aspects of the arbitration, including but not limited to the method of initiating and/or demanding arbitration, except to the extent such rules are in conflict with the Terms. The AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules (“Arbitration Rules”) governing the arbitration are available online at www.adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. The arbitration shall be conducted by a single, neutral arbitrator. Any claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is less than Ten Thousand U.S. Dollars (US $10,000.00) may be resolved through binding non-appearance-based arbitration, at the option of the party seeking relief. For claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is Ten Thousand U.S. Dollars (US $10,000.00) or more, the right to a hearing will be determined by the Arbitration Rules. Any hearing will be held in a location within 100 miles of your residence, unless you reside outside of the United States, and unless the parties agree otherwise. If you reside outside of the U.S., the arbitrator shall give the parties reasonable notice of the date, time and place of any oral hearings. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. If the arbitrator grants you an award that is greater than the last settlement offer that Lantern made to you prior to the initiation of arbitration, Lantern will pay you the greater of the award or $2,500.00. Each party shall bear its own costs (including attorney’s fees) and disbursements arising out of the arbitration and shall pay an equal share of the fees and costs of the ADR Provider.
(d) Additional Rules for Non-Appearance Based Arbitration. If non-appearance based arbitration is elected, the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or based solely on written submissions; the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration. The arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise agreed by the parties.
(e) Time Limits. If you or Lantern pursue arbitration, the arbitration action must be initiated and/or demanded within the statute of limitations (i.e., the legal deadline for filing a claim) and within any deadline imposed under the AAA Rules for the pertinent claim.
(f) Authority of Arbitrator. If arbitration is initiated, the arbitrator will decide the rights and liabilities, if any, of you and Lantern, and the dispute will not be consolidated with any other matters or joined with any other cases or parties. The arbitrator shall have the authority to grant motions dispositive of all or part of any claim. The arbitrator shall have the authority to award monetary damages, and to grant any non-monetary remedy or relief available to an individual under applicable law, the AAA Rules, and the Terms. The arbitrator shall issue a written award and statement of decision describing the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded. The arbitrator has the same authority to award relief on an individual basis that a judge in a court of law would have. The award of the arbitrator is final and binding upon you and Lantern.
(g) Waiver of Jury Trial. THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO GO TO COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY, instead electing that all claims and disputes shall be resolved by arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement. Arbitration procedures are typically more limited, more efficient and less costly than rules applicable in a court and are subject to very limited review by a court. In the event any litigation should arise between you and the Lantern in any state or federal court in a suit to vacate or enforce an arbitration award or otherwise, YOU AND LANTERN WAIVEALLRIGHTSTOAJURYTRIAL,insteadelecting thatthedisputeberesolvedbyajudge.
(h) Waiver of Class or Consolidated Actions. ALL CLAIMS AND DISPUTES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS BASIS, AND CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED JOINTLY OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER.
(i) Confidentiality. All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, including but not limited to the award of the arbitrator and compliance therewith, shall be strictly confidential. The parties agree to maintain confidentiality unless otherwise required by law. This paragraph shall not prevent a party from submitting to a court of law any information necessary to enforce this Agreement, to enforce an arbitration award, or to seek injunctive or equitable relief.
(j) Severability. If any part or parts of this Arbitration Agreement are found under the law to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then such specific part or parts shall be of no force and effect and shall be severed and the remainder of the Terms shall continue in full force and effect.
(k) Right to Waive. Any or all of the rights and limitations set forth in this Arbitration Agreement may be waived by the party against whom the claim is asserted. Such waiver shall not waive or affect any other portion of this Arbitration Agreement.
(l) Survival of Agreement. This Arbitration Agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with Lantern.
(m) Small Claims Court. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either you or Lantern may bring an individual action in small claims court.
(n) Emergency Equitable Relief. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may seek emergency equitable relief before a state or federal court in order to maintain the status quo pending arbitration. A request for interim measures shall not be deemed a waiver of any other rights or obligations under this Arbitration Agreement.
(o) Claims Not Subject to Arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, claims of defamation, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and infringement or misappropriation of the other party’s patent, copyright, trademark or trade secrets shall not be subject to this Arbitration Agreement.
(p) 30-Day Right to Opt Out. You have the right to opt out of the provisions of this Arbitration Agreement by sending written notice of your decision to opt out to firstname.lastname@example.org, within thirty (30) days after first becoming subject to this Arbitration Agreement. Your notice must include your name and address, your Lantern username (if any), the email address you used to set up your Account (if you have one), and an unequivocal statement that you want to opt out of this Arbitration Agreement. If you opt out of this Arbitration Agreement, all other parts of this Agreement will continue to apply to you. Opting out of this Arbitration Agreement has no effect on any other arbitration agreements that you may currently have, or may enter in the future, with us.
(q) Courts. In any circumstances where the foregoing Arbitration Agreement permits the parties to litigate in court, the parties hereby agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within New York County, New York, for such purpose.
6.2. Export. The Services may be subject to U.S. export control laws and may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries. You agree not to export, reexport, or transfer, directly or indirectly, any U.S. technical data acquired from Lantern, or any products utilizing such data, in violation of the United States export laws or regulations.
6.3. Disclosures. Lantern is located at the address in Section12.8. If you are a California resident, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Product of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.
6.4. Electronic Communications. The communications between you and Lantern use electronic means, whether you use the Services or send us emails, or whether Lantern posts notices on the Services or communicates with you via email. For contractual purposes, you (a) consent to receive communications from Lantern in an electronic form; and (b) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Lantern provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were be in a hardcopy writing. The foregoing does not affect your non-waivable rights.
6.5. Force Majeure. Lantern shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargos, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, epidemics, pandemics, governmental orders, strikes or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.
6.6. Entire Terms. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Services. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. The word “including” means “including without limitation”. If any provision of these Terms is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of these Terms will be unimpaired and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law. Your relationship to Lantern is that of an independent contractor, and neither party is an agent or partner of the other. These Terms, and your rights and obligations herein, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated, or otherwise transferred by you without Lantern’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void. Lantern may freely assign these Terms. The terms and conditions set forth in these Terms shall be binding upon assignees.
6.7. Copyright/Trademark Information. Copyright © 2021 Lantern Finance Inc. All rights reserved. All trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Services are our property or the property of other third parties. You are not permitted to use these Marks without our prior written consent or the consent of such third party which may own the Marks.
6.8. Contact Information:
Address: 7 Nelson Circle, Middleton MA 01949