Effective as of March 19, 2021.
If you purchase a Template from the Website, then we will grant you a limited license to use the same in accordance with these License Terms.
Please don’t violate these terms. Doing so would be a breach of contract; plus, it’s not very nice.
For purposes of these terms, the following definitions will apply:
Upon your full payment for a Template through the Website, we automatically grant you a limited license to use the Template as follows. You may:
You cannot do any of the following:
If you share the Template with a third party in a manner not permitted in these License Terms, and that third party uses the Template or exercises any of the rights in these License Terms without purchasing the same, then we may invoice you for such use at the then current purchase price and you shall pay the purchase price for that third party user.
Termination for Breach
If you breach any provision in these License Terms, then we may terminate the license granted to you and we will not have any obligation to refund your purchase price. Upon such termination, you shall immediately cease all future uses of the Template and all rights granted to you in these License Terms will become immediately null and void.
Your purchase of a Template does not constitute any assignment or transfer of ownership of the Template (or underlying intellectual property) to the same.
For clarity, we own and will continue to own, the Template and all underlying intellectual property, including copyright to the same.
Purchasing a Template does not create an attorney-client relationship. It does not make us your lawyer. It does not make you our client. It is strictly a business transaction in which you are buying a word document to fill in, edit, and use as you see fit, just as you would if you purchased a contract template book from your local book store or elsewhere online.
If you are (or have previously been) a client of Venture Legal, LLC (as evidenced by signing an engagement letter with the law firm), then your purchase of a Template falls outside of your attorney-client relationship with the firm and its attorneys.
The purchase price for each Template is listed on that Template’s product page. Except as otherwise permitted by us, you shall not use any Template until you have paid the purchase price for the same.
***THIS SECTION IS IMPORTANT. YOU SHOULD READ IT.***
If a dispute arises between you and us related to your use of a Template, then the dispute will be resolved by binding arbitration rather than in court (arbitration does not involve a judge or jury and court review of arbitration awards is limited) and will be administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). To initiate an arbitration, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to our registered agent on file with the Missouri Secretary of State. The arbitration proceedings will be held in Jackson County, Missouri, USA, or Denver, Colorado, USA.
Notwithstanding the agreement to arbitrate above, both you and us may assert a claim seeking injunctive or other equitable relief from the courts as necessary to stop unauthorized use or abuse of the Templates or intellectual property infringement (for example, trademark, trade secrets, copyright, and patent rights) without first engaging in arbitration.
CLASS ACTIONS ARE PROHIBITED: All claims, including without limitation all arbitration claims, must be brought on an individual basis and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class, consolidated, or representative proceeding. Class arbitrations, class actions, private attorney general actions, and consolidation with other arbitrations, are not allowed.
Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Venue; & Waiver of Jury Trial
These License Terms and all disputes which arise under or relate to them will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Missouri excluding its conflict of law principles. Each party consents to jurisdiction in, and the exclusive venue of, the state courts in Jackson County, Missouri, or when applicable in the U.S. District Court having jurisdiction over that county, for all disputes which arise under or relate to these License Terms. Each party waives trial by jury in all litigation and other dispute resolution proceedings brought by either party against the other on any matter that arises under or is related to these License Terms.
Entire Agreement; Severability; Waiver
We may assign our rights and obligations in these License Terms at any time, for any reason, without notice to you.