OPEN WE STAND TERMS OF USE

OpenWeStand.org (this “Site”) is a website associated with GoDaddy.com LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (inclusive of its affiliated entities, directors, employees, officer and agents) (“GoDaddy,” “we,” “us” etc.). These Terms of Use (“Terms”) govern your use of this Site and all information on or submitted through it.

Your use of this Site constitutes your agreement to these Terms, including but not limited to the Privacy Policy. We may, in our sole and absolute discretion, change or modify the Terms, and any policies or agreements which are incorporated herein, at any time, and such changes or modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting to this Site. Your use of this Site and its services after such changes or modifications have been posted shall constitute your acceptance of the Terms as last revised. If you do not agree to be bound by the Terms as last revised, do not use (or continue to use) this Site or the services. We may change all Content, functionality and services in our discretion at any time. 

Most users of this Site are employees or other agents of entities, so references to “you” means both: (1) any entity or individual that is your employer or for whom you act as agent, and (2) the “user” individually unless otherwise stated on this Site or in these Terms. Persons under 18 years of age are not authorized to use this Site.

1.  RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF CONTENT

This Site contains a variety of information, including (without limitation) information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials, that we upload, post or otherwise provide (“Content”). Much of the Content is not available for downloading, such as our copyrighted works that we do not distribute or works of others that we are not permitted to further distribute. However, this Site may have Content that if so designated may be downloaded by you pursuant to these Terms (“Available Content”). YOU MAY REVIEW, DOWNLOAD, COPY, DISTRIBUTE AND USE AVAILABLE CONTENT SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF FURTHERING YOUR MISSION IN THE ORDINARY COURSE OF YOUR BUSINESS PURPOSE AND OPERATIONS. YOU MAY NOT SELL AVAILABLE CONTENT OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTE IT FOR A FEE. YOU WILL NOT USE OR DISCLOSE AVAILABLE CONTENT OR THIS SITE TO ANY THIRD PARTIES EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PERMITTED BY THESE TERMS.

GoDaddy makes no representation or warranty that the Content available on this Site is appropriate in every country or jurisdiction, and access to this Site from countries or jurisdictions where its Content is illegal is prohibited. Users who choose to access this Site are responsible for compliance with all local laws, rules and regulations. If you access this Site from outside the U.S., you do so at your own risk. You may not use or export anything (including information) from this Site in violation of U.S. export laws, regulations or the Terms.

2.  USER GENERATED CONTENT

If you wish to provide content, such as by uploading a video or information, or submitting comments in a forum (“User Content”), you:

  • represent and warrant that (i) you have all necessary rights to distribute User Content via this Site, either because you are the author of the User Content and have the right to distribute the same, or because you have the appropriate distribution rights, licenses, consents, and/or permissions to use, in writing, from the copyright or other owner of the User Content, and (ii) the User Content does not violate the rights of any third party. You are solely responsible for any and all of your User Content, and the consequences of, and requirements for, distributing it.
  • acknowledge and agree that your User Content submissions are entirely voluntary, do not establish a confidential relationship or obligate GoDaddy to treat your User Content submission as confidential or secret, that GoDaddy has no obligation, either express or implied, to develop or use your User Content submissions, and no compensation is due to you or to anyone else for any intentional or unintentional use of your User Content submissions, and that GoDaddy may be working on the same or similar content, it may already know of such content from other sources, it may simply wish to develop this (or similar) content on its own, or it may have taken / will take some other action.
  • grant GoDaddy, its affiliates, third parties, sub-licensees, successors, assigns, and each Site user who downloads the User Content under these Terms, a perpetual, nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid up, irrevocable license to (i) use, copy, distribute, modify and create derivative works from the User Content; (ii) publicly perform or display, license and distribute copies of the User Content, modified User Content and derivative works of the User Content; and (iii) sublicense to third parties the foregoing rights, including the right to sublicense to further third parties, as necessary or advisable (as determine by GoDaddy or other licensed person in its sole discretion) to allow GoDaddy or other licensed person to further its related operations, and to create, advertise, operate and manage this Site.

You acknowledge and agree that we may keep User Content indefinitely and disclose it for any purpose, including to:  (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms; (c) respond to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) without undertaking a duty to do so, protect the rights, property, or personal safety of GoDaddy, its users and the public.

You agree not to upload, post or otherwise transmit through this Site any User Content or any other materials whatsoever that are or could appear to: (i) be defamatory, obscene, invasive to another person’s privacy or protected data, or tortious in any other way; (ii) infringe upon anyone’s intellectual property rights, including any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or right of publicity; (iii) contain any software viruses or any other harmful computer code, files, or programs, including any designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; and (iv) violate any applicable license, law or contractual or fiduciary duty or provision (including by exercise of the rights you grant to GoDaddy above).

3.  INFRINGEMENT OF OUR RIGHTS OR THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS; YOUR WARRANTY. 

This Site and its Content, is protected by intellectual property laws. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved.  If you would like to submit (i) a trademark claim for violation of a mark on which you hold a valid, registered trademark or service mark, or (ii) a copyright claim for material on which you hold a bona fide copyright, please click here.

4. THIRD-PARTY CONTENT OR LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

This Site and its services may contain links to third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by GoDaddy. Any opinions, advice, statements, assistance, services, offers, or information expressed or made available by third parties, including users, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of GoDaddy. GoDaddy assumes no responsibility for the content, terms and conditions, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites. GoDaddy does not censor or edit the content of any third-party websites. By using this Site and its services, you expressly release GoDaddy from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website. GoDaddy encourages you to review the terms and conditions, privacy policies, and other governing documents of each other website that you visit.


5. DISCLAIMER OF REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS SITE AND ITS SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS”. GODADDY AND ALL THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. GODADDY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE (I) ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR CONTENT OF THIS SITE, (II) ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, AND/OR (III) SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE OR ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, AND GODADDY ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SAME.

IN ADDITION, YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE PROVIDED BY GODADDY (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ITS CALL CENTER OR CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES), AND THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS WILL (I) CONSTITUTE LEGAL OR FINANCIAL ADVICE OR (II) CREATE A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE, AND USERS SHOULD NOT RELY ON ANY SUCH INFORMATION OR ADVICE.

THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER OF REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND SHALL SURVIVE ANY TERMINATION OR EXPIRATION OF THE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE.


6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL GODADDY AND ALL THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING ANY THAT MAY RESULT FROM (I) THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR CONTENT OF EITHER THIS SITE OR ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, (II) THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE OR ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, (III) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, (IV) THIRD-PARTY CONDUCT OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, (V) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL CONTENT, PERSONAL INFORMATION, FINANCIAL INFORMATION OR OTHER INFORMATION AND DATA STORED THEREIN, (VI) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF SERVICES TO OR FROM THIS SITE OR ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, (VII) ANY VIRUSES, WORMS, BUGS, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR FROM THIS SITE OR ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, (VIII) ANY USER CONTENT OR CONTENT THAT IS DEFAMATORY, HARASSING, ABUSIVE, HARMFUL TO MINORS OR ANY PROTECTED CLASS, PORNOGRAPHIC, “X-RATED”, OBSCENE OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE, AND/OR (IX) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT GODADDY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL GODADDY’S TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY EXCEED $10,000.00 U.S. DOLLARS. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND SHALL SURVIVE ANY TERMINATION OR EXPIRATION OF THE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR ITS SERVICES.


7. INDEMNITY

You agree to protect, defend, indemnify and hold harmless GoDaddy and third party service providers from and against any and all claims, demands, costs, expenses, losses, liabilities and damages of every kind and nature (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) imposed upon or incurred by GoDaddy directly or indirectly arising from (i) your use of and access to this Site or its services; (ii) your violation of any of the Terms or the policies or agreements incorporated herein; and/or (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any intellectual property or other proprietary right. These indemnification obligations survive any termination or expiration of the Terms or your use of this Site or its services.


8. DISPUTES; BINDING ARBITRATION; WAIVER OF CLASS ACTIONS AND CLASS ARBITRATIONS

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW IF YOU WISH TO OPT OUT OF THE PROVISIONS REQUIRING YOU TO RESOLVE DISPUTES THROUGH INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION.

(A)  Disputes. “Dispute” shall mean any dispute, claim, or action between you and GoDaddy arising under or relating to any of GoDaddy’s websites, these Terms, or any other transaction involving you and GoDaddy, whether in contract, warranty, misrepresentation, fraud, tort, intentional tort, statute, regulation, ordinance, or any other legal or equitable basis, and shall be interpreted to be given the broadest meaning allowable under law. YOU AND GODADDY AGREE THAT “DISPUTE” AS DEFINED HEREIN SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION BY YOU OR GODADDY FOR (I) TRADE SECRET MISAPPROPRIATION, (II) PATENT INFRINGEMENT, (III) COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT OR MISUSE, AND (IV) TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT OR DILUTION. Moreover, notwithstanding anything else in these Terms, you agree that a court, not the arbitrator, may decide if a claim falls within one of these four exceptions.

(B)  Binding Arbitration. You and GoDaddy agree: (i) to arbitrate all Disputes between the parties pursuant to the provisions in these Terms; (ii) these Terms memorialize a transaction in interstate commerce; (iii) the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §1, et seq.) governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Section; and (iv) this Section shall survive termination of these Terms. ARBITRATION MEANS YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO A JUDGE OR JURY IN A COURT PROCEEDING AND YOUR GROUNDS FOR APPEAL ARE LIMITED. The arbitrator may award you the same damages as a court sitting in proper jurisdiction, as limited by the Limitation of Liability set forth in Section 6 and may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim. In some instances, the costs of arbitration could exceed the costs of litigation and the right to discovery may be more limited in arbitration than in court. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and enforceable by any court with jurisdiction over the parties.

(C)  Small Claims Court. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may bring an individual action in the small claims court of your state or municipality if the action is within that court’s jurisdiction and is pending only in that court.

(D)  Dispute Notice. In the event of a Dispute, you or GoDaddy must first send to the other party a notice of the Dispute that shall include a written statement that sets forth the name, address and contact information of the party giving it, the facts giving rise to the Dispute, and the relief requested (the “Dispute Notice”). The Dispute Notice to GoDaddy must be addressed to: GoDaddy, 14455 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260, Attn.: Legal Department (the “GoDaddy Notice Address”). The Dispute Notice to you will be sent by certified mail to the most recent address we have on file or otherwise in our records for you. If GoDaddy and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the Dispute within sixty (60) days after the Dispute Notice is received, you or GoDaddy may commence an arbitration proceeding pursuant to this Section. Following submission and receipt of the Dispute Notice, each of us agrees to act in good faith to seek to resolve the Dispute before commencing arbitration.

(E)  WAIVER OF CLASS ACTIONS AND CLASS ARBITRATIONS. YOU AND GODADDY AGREE THAT EACH PARTY MAY BRING DISPUTES AGAINST THE OTHER PARTY ONLY IN AN INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FEDERAL OR STATE CLASS ACTIONS, OR CLASS ARBITRATIONS. NEITHER YOU NOR GODADDY WILL SEEK TO HAVE ANY DISPUTE HEARD AS A CLASS ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, OR IN ANY OTHER PROCEEDING IN WHICH EITHER PARTY ACTS OF PROPOSES TO ACT IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY. NO ARBITRATION OR OTHER PROCEEDING WILL BE COMBINED WITH ANOTHER WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF ALL PARTIES TO ALL AFFECTED ARBITRATIONS OR PROCEEDINGS.

(F)  Arbitration Procedure. If a party elects to commence arbitration, the arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and governed by the Consumer Arbitration Rules of the AAA (“AAA Rules”) in conjunction with the rules set forth in these Terms, except that AAA may not administer any multiple claimant or class arbitration, as the parties agree that the arbitration shall be limited to the resolution only of individual claims. The AAA Rules are at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. If there is a conflict between the AAA Rules and the rules set forth in these Terms, the rules set forth in these Terms shall govern. You may, in arbitration, seek any and all remedies otherwise available to you pursuant to federal, state, or local laws, as limited by the Limitation of Liability set forth in Section 6 of these Terms. All Disputes shall be resolved by a single neutral arbitrator, and both parties shall have a reasonable opportunity to participate in the selection of the arbitrator. The arbitrator is bound by these Terms. The arbitrator, and not any federal, state or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve all disputes arising out of or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of these Terms, including, but not limited to, any claim that all or any part of these Terms is void or voidable. The arbitrator shall also have exclusive authority to rule on his or her own jurisdiction, including any objections with respect to the existence, scope, or validity of the arbitration agreement or to the arbitrability of any claim or counterclaim. The arbitrator shall be empowered to grant whatever relief would be available in a court under law or in equity. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding on the parties and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. You may choose to engage in arbitration hearings by telephone. Arbitration hearings not conducted by telephone shall take place in a location reasonably accessible from your primary residence (or principal place of business if you are a small business), or in Maricopa County, Arizona, at your option.

(G)  Initiation of Arbitration Proceeding. If either you or GoDaddy decide to arbitrate a Dispute, we agree to the following procedure:

i. Write a Demand for Arbitration. The demand must include a description of the Dispute and the amount of damages sought to be recovered. You can find a copy of a Demand for Arbitration at www.adr.org (“Demand for Arbitration: Consumer Arbitration Rules”).

ii. Send one copy of the Demand for Arbitration to AAA by mail at American Arbitration Association Case Filing Services 1101 Laurel Oak Road, Suite 100 Voorhees, NJ 08043.

iii. Send one copy of the Demand for Arbitration to the other party at the same address as the Dispute Notice, or as otherwise agreed to by the parties.

(H)  Hearing Format. In all hearing formats, the arbitrator shall issue a written decision that explains the essential findings and conclusions on which an award, if any, is based. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by GoDaddy or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or GoDaddy is entitled. The discovery or exchange of non-privileged information relevant to the Dispute may be allowed during the arbitration.

(I)  Arbitration Fees and Payments.

i. Disputes involving $75,000.00 or less. GoDaddy will promptly reimburse your filing fees and pay the AAA’s and arbitrator’s fees and expenses. If you reject GoDaddy’s last written settlement offer made before the arbitrator was appointed (“GoDaddy’s last written offer”), your dispute goes all the way to an arbitrator’s decision (called an “award”), and the arbitrator awards you more than GoDaddy’s last written offer, GoDaddy will: (i) pay the greater of the award or $1,000.00; (ii) pay twice your reasonable attorney’s fees, if any; and (iii) reimburse any expenses (including expert witness fees and costs) that your attorney reasonably accrues for investigating, preparing, and pursuing your claim in arbitration. The arbitrator will determine the amount of fees, costs, and expenses unless you and GoDaddy agree on them.

ii. Disputes involving more than $75,000.00. The AAA rules will govern payment of filing fees and the AAA’s and arbitrator’s fees and expenses.

iii. Disputes involving any amount. In any arbitration you commence, GoDaddy will seek its AAA or arbitrator’s fees and expenses, or your filing fees it reimbursed, only if the arbitrator finds the arbitration frivolous or brought for an improper purpose. In any arbitration GoDaddy commences, GoDaddy will pay all filing, AAA, and arbitrator’s fees and expenses. GoDaddy will not seek its attorney’s fees or expenses from you in any arbitration. Fees and expenses are not included in determining the amount in dispute.

(J)  Claims or Disputes Must be Filed Within One Year. To the extent permitted by law, any claim or dispute to which this Section applies must be filed within one year in small claims or in arbitration. The one-year period begins when the claim or Notice of Dispute first could be filed. If not filed within one year, the claim or dispute will be permanently barred.

(K)  30-Day Opt-out Period. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION, YOU MUST NOTIFY GODADDY BY E-MAILING LEGALOPTOUT@GODADDY.COM WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE DATE THAT YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS (UNLESS A LONGER PERIOD IS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW). In the e-mail, you must provide your (a) first name, (b) last name (c) address, (d) phone number, and (e) account number(s) and state the following: “I wish to opt out of the arbitration provision contained in GoDaddy’s Open We Stand Terms Of Use.” By providing your information in the method above, you are opting out of the agreement to arbitrate contained in these Terms. Your opt-out request will only be valid if made within thirty (30) days of first accepting these Terms. In the event that you opt-out consistent with the procedure set forth above, all other terms shall contained herein shall continue to apply, including those related to the applicable governing law and the court(s) in which legal disputes may be brought.

(L)  Amendments to this Section. Notwithstanding any provision in these Terms to the contrary, you and GoDaddy agree that if GoDaddy makes any future amendments to the dispute resolution procedure and class action waiver provisions (other than a change to GoDaddy’s address) in these Terms, you will have thirty (30) days from the date of the change to affirmatively opt-out of any such amendments. If you affirmatively opt-out of any future amendments, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any Dispute between us in accordance with the language of this Section as stated in these current Terms, without any of the proposed amendments governing. If you do not affirmatively opt-out of any future amendments, you will be deemed to have consented to any such future amendments.

(M)  Severability. If any provision in this Section is found to be unenforceable, that provision shall be severed with the remainder of these Terms remaining in full force and effect. The foregoing shall not apply to the prohibition against class or representative actions; if the prohibition against class or representative actions is found to be unenforceable, this entire Section shall be null and void. The terms of this Section shall otherwise survive any termination of these Terms.

(N)  Exclusive Venue for Other Controversies.  You agree that any controversy excluded from the dispute resolution procedure and class action waiver provisions in this Section (other than an individual action filed in small claims court) shall be filed only in the Superior Court of Maricopa County, Arizona, or the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and you irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts for any such controversy. You also agree to waive the right to trial by jury in any such action or proceeding.

9. TITLES & HEADINGS; INDEPENDENT COVENANTS; SEVERABILITY; CONTACT INFORMATION

The titles and headings of the Terms are for convenience and ease of reference only and shall not be utilized in any way to construe or interpret the Terms. Each covenant and agreement in the Terms shall be construed for all purposes to be a separate and independent covenant or agreement. If a court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision (or portion of a provision) of the Terms to be illegal, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable, the remaining provisions (or portions of provisions) of the Terms shall not be affected thereby and shall be found to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. If you have any questions about the Terms, please contact us at:

GoDaddy Legal Department
14455 North Hayden Rd.
Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
legal@godaddy.com