Last update: October 5th, 2019
This Technology Services Agreement (“Agreement”) constitutes a legal agreement between you, an individual (“you”) and Pelican Cares Foundation (“Company”).
Company, a partner of Planet Store, Inc. (“Planet Store”), provides lead generation to independent providers of Customer services using the Planet Store Services (as defined below).
The Planet Store Services enable an authorized driver provider to seek, receive and fulfill requests for services from an authorized user of Planet Store technology platform (e.g., mobile application). You desire to enter into this Agreement for the purpose of accessing and using the Planet Store Services. For clarity, these terms apply to your use of the Planet Store Services for your provision of customer services and use of the Planet Store app.
If you are authorized by an Affiliate of Company (e.g., Planet Store, LLC, etc.) to use its or Planet Store services to provide customer services, those passenger transportation services and related use of Planet Store or its Affiliate’s services are separate and independent of this Agreement and are subject to separate terms with the applicable Company Affiliate.
You acknowledge and agree that Company is a technology services provider that does not provide delivery services.
In order to use the Planet Store Services, you must agree to the terms and conditions that are set forth below.
Upon your execution (electronic or otherwise) of this Agreement, you and Company shall be bound by the terms and conditions set forth herein.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THAT TO USE THE Planet Store SERVICES AND THE ASSOCIATED SOFTWARE, YOU MUST AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW. PLEASE REVIEW THE ARBITRATION PROVISION SET FORTH BELOW IN SECTION 15.3 CAREFULLY, AS IT WILL REQUIRE YOU TO RESOLVE DISPUTES WITH THE COMPANY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SECTION 15.3, THROUGH FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION UNLESS YOU CHOOSE TO OPT OUT OF THE ARBITRATION PROVISION. BY VIRTUE OF YOUR EXECUTION OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT (INCLUDING THE ARBITRATION PROVISION IN SECTION 15.3) AND HAVE TAKEN TIME TO CONSIDER THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS IMPORTANT BUSINESS DECISION. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION, YOU MAY OPT OUT OF THE ARBITRATION PROVISION BY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN SECTION 15.3 BELOW.
1.1 “Addendum” means an addendum to this Agreement setting forth additional Territory-specific and/or service-specific terms, as made available and as updated by Company from time to time.
1.2 “Affiliate” means an entity that, directly or indirectly, controls, is under the control of, or is under common control with a party, where control means having more than fifty percent (50%) of the voting stock or other ownership interest or the majority of the voting rights of such entity.
1.3 “Cancellation Fee” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.5.
1.4 “Company Data” means all data related to the access and use of the Planet Store Services hereunder, including all data related to Users (including User Information), all data related to customer Recipients (including Recipient Information), all data related to the provision of Customer Services via the Planet Store Services and the Provider App, and the Provider ID.
1.5 “Company Device” means a mobile device owned or controlled by Company that is provided to you solely for your use of the Provider App to provide customer Services.
1.6 “Fee” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.1.
1.7 “Recipient” means, with respect to Planet Store, the intended recipient of goods being dropped off by you in connection with your Customer Services.
1.8 “Recipient Information” means information about a Recipient made available to you in connection with a request for and use of Customer Services, which may include drop-off location, a Recipient’s name, a Recipient’s contact information, a Recipient’s signature, and a Recipient’s photo, as well as any other relevant details specific to the items.
1.9 “Customer Services” means your provision of Customer services to or on behalf of Users via the Planet Store Services in the Territory using the applicable Transportation Method.
1.10 “Device” means a Company Device or Your Device, as the case may be.
1.11 “Negotiated Cancellation Fee” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.5.
1.12 “Provider App” means the mobile application provided by Company that enables providers to access the Planet Store Services for the purpose of seeking, receiving and fulfilling on- demand requests for Customer services by Users, as may be updated or modified from time to time.
1.13 “Provider ID” means the identification and password key assigned by Company to you that enables you to use and access the Provider App.
1.14 “Service Fee” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.4.
1.15 “Territory” means the city or metro areas in the United States in which you are enabled by the Provider App to receive requests for Customer Services.
1.16 “Tolls” means any applicable road, bridge, ferry, tunnel and airport charges and fees, including inner-city congestion, environmental or similar charges as reasonably determined by the Planet Store Services based on available information.
1.17 “Transportation Method” means a mode of transportation that: (a) meets the then-current Company requirements for the transportation of the applicable items by you when using the Planet Store Services (e.g., if Customer Services require a motor vehicle, then “Transportation Method” shall mean a motor vehicle); and (b) Company authorizes for your use for the purpose of providing Customer Services.
1.18 “Planet Store Services” mean Planet Store on-demand lead generation and related services licensed by Planet Store to Company that enable providers to seek, receive and fulfill on-demand requests for Customer services by or on behalf of Users seeking Customer services; such Planet Store Services include access to the Provider App and Planet Store software, websites, payment services as described in Section 4 below, and related support services systems, as may be updated or modified from time to time.
1.19 “User” means an end user (an individual or an entity) authorized by Planet Store to use the Planet Store technology platform for the purpose of requesting Customer Services offered by Company’s provider customers (for clarity, such Customer Services may be obtained in either of the following ways by a User: (a) to receive specific goods from a third party (including goods purchased from a third party (e.g., a restaurant)), or (b) to transport specific goods to a third party).
1.20 “User Information” means information about a User made available to you in connection with a request for and use of Customer Services, which may include pick-up location, drop-off location, the User’s name, the User’s contact information, the User’s signature, and the User’s photo, as well as any other relevant details specific to the items.
1.21 “Your Device” means a mobile device owned or controlled by you: (a) that meets the then current Provider App specifications for mobile devices; and (b) on which the Provider App has been installed as authorized by Company solely for the purpose of providing Customer Services.
2. Use of the Planet Store Services
2.1 Provider IDs. Company will issue you a Provider ID to enable you to access and use the Provider App on a Device in accordance with this Agreement. To prevent fraud and ensure Recipient and User safety, you agree that you will maintain your Provider ID in confidence and not share your Provider ID with any third party. You will immediately notify Company of any actual or suspected breach or improper use or disclosure of your Provider ID or the Provider App.
2.2 Provision of Customer Services. When the Provider App is active, User requests for Customer Services may appear to you via the Provider App if you are available and in the vicinity of the User. The User request may also specify the User’s required deadline for your completion of the Customer Services. If you accept a User’s request for Customer Services, the Planet Store Services will provide you with certain User Information, Recipient Information, and User instructions via the Provider App, including (as applicable) the User’s first name and the pickup and drop-off location of the applicable goods. In order to enhance User satisfaction with the Provider App and your Customer Services, you agree to follow the User instructions for pickup and drop-off details (e.g., the location within the building address to pick-up/drop-off a package, etc.). You further agree to wait a reasonable amount of time for a User or Recipient to appear at the requested pick-up or drop-off location. You acknowledge and agree that once you have accepted a User’s request for Customer Services, Planet Store technology platform may provide certain information about you to the User or Recipient, including your first name, contact information, photo and location, and as applicable, information about your Transportation Method. You agree not to contact any Users or Recipients or use any User’s personal data for any reason other than for the purposes of fulfilling Customer Services. As between Company and you, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) you shall be solely responsible for determining the most effective, efficient and safe manner to perform each instance of Customer Services; and (b) except for the Planet Store Services or any Company Devices (if applicable), you shall provide all necessary equipment, tools and other materials, at your own expense, necessary to perform Customer Services. Additionally, depending on the type of Customer Services you are providing, you acknowledge that you may need to acquire third party inventory (e.g., cannabis in the case of Planet Store) from various locations from time to time in order to fulfill certain requests for Customer Services. Additional terms may apply to your provision of Customer Services as set forth in an Addendum.
2.3 Your Relationship with Users and Customer Recipients. You acknowledge and agree that your provision of Customer Services to Users creates a direct business relationship between you and the User. Company is not responsible or liable for the actions or inactions of a User or Recipient in relation to your activities or your Transportation Method. You shall have the sole responsibility for any obligations or liabilities to Users, Recipients or other third parties that arise from your provision of Customer Services. You acknowledge and agree that: (a) you are solely responsible for taking such precautions as may be reasonable and proper (including maintaining adequate insurance that meets the requirements of all applicable laws including motor vehicle financial responsibility laws) regarding any acts or omissions of a User, a Recipient or other third party; and (b) Company may release your contact and/or insurance information to a User or Recipient upon such User or Recipient’s reasonable request (e.g., in connection with an accident).
2.4 Your Relationship with Company. You acknowledge and agree that Company’s provision to you of the Provider App and the Planet Store Services creates a direct business relationship between Company and you. Company shall not, and has no right to, supervise, direct or control you generally, or in your performance under this Agreement specifically, including in connection with your provision of Customer Services, your acts or omissions, or your operation and maintenance of your Transportation Method. You retain the sole right to determine (i) when, where, and for how long you will utilize the Provider App or the Planet Store Services and (ii) the manner in which Customer Services are completed, subject only to User or Recipient specifications. You retain the option, via the Provider App, to attempt to accept or to decline or ignore a User’s request for Customer Services via the Planet Store Services, or, when necessary or appropriate to do so in the exercise of your business judgment, to cancel an accepted request for Customer Services via the Provider App, subject to Company’s then-current cancellation policies. With the exception of any signage required by local law or permit/license requirements, Company shall have no right to require you to: (a) display Company’s or any of its Affiliates’ names, logos or colors on your Transportation Method; or (b) wear a uniform or any other clothing displaying Company’s or any of its Affiliates’ names, logos or colors. You acknowledge and agree that you have complete discretion to provide services or otherwise engage in other business or employment activities. For the sake of clarity, you understand that you retain the complete right to: (i) use other software application services in addition to the Planet Store Services; (ii) provide Customer services to your own customers, provided such business activities do not interfere with your completion of Customer Services you have accepted via the Provider App; and (iii) engage in any other occupation or business. Company retains the right to deactivate or otherwise restrict you from accessing or using the Provider App or the Planet Store Services in the event of a violation of this Agreement, your disparagement of Company or any of its Affiliates, fraudulent activity, or your act or omission that causes harm to Company’s or its Affiliates’ brand, reputation or business as determined by Company.
2.5.1 You acknowledge and agree that: (a) after completion of an instance of Customer Services, a User and/or Recipient may be prompted by Planet Store technology platform to provide a rating of you and related to such Customer Services and, optionally, to provide comments or feedback about you and related to such Customer Services; and (b) after providing Customer Services, you will be prompted by the Provider App to provide a rating of the User and, optionally, to provide comments or feedback about the User. You shall provide your ratings and feedback in good faith.
2.5.2 You acknowledge that Company desires that Users have access to high-quality Customer Services via Planet Store technology platform. In order to continue to receive access to the Provider App and the Planet Store Services, you must maintain an average rating that exceeds the minimum average acceptable rating established by Company for your Territory, as may be updated from time to time by Company in its sole discretion (“Minimum Average Rating”). Your average rating is intended to reflect Users’ satisfaction with your Customer Services rather than your compliance with any of Planet Store policies or recommendations. In the event your average rating falls below the Minimum Average Rating, Company will notify you and may provide you, in Company’s discretion, a reasonable opportunity to raise your average rating above the Minimum Average Rating. If you do not increase your average rating above the Minimum Average Rating within the reasonable time period provided, Company may deactivate your access to the Provider App and the Planet Store Services. Additionally, you acknowledge that your repeated failure to accept User requests for Customer Services while you are logged in to the Provider App creates a negative experience for Users of Planet Store technology platform. If you do not wish to accept User requests for Customer Services for a period of time, you agree that you will log off of the Provider App.
2.5.3 Company and its Affiliates reserve the right to use, share and display your, User or Recipients ratings and comments in any manner in connection with the business of Company and its Affiliates without attribution to you or your approval. You acknowledge and agree that Company and its Affiliates are distributors (without any obligation to verify) and not publishers of your, User or Recipients ratings and comments, provided that Company and its Affiliates reserve the right to edit or remove comments in the event that such comments include obscenities or other objectionable content, include an individual’s name or other personal information, or violate any privacy laws, other applicable laws, or Company’s or its Affiliates’ content policies.
2.6.1 Company encourages you to use Your Device in providing Customer Services. Otherwise, if you elect to use any Company Devices, Company will supply you upon request with Company Devices and provide the necessary wireless data plan for such Devices, provided that Company will require reimbursement from you for the costs associated with the wireless data plan of each Company Device and/or request a deposit for each Company Device. You agree that: (a) Company Devices may only be used for the purpose of enabling your access to the Planet Store Services; and (b) Company Devices may not be transferred, loaned, sold or otherwise provided in any manner to any party other than you. Upon termination of this Agreement or your deactivation, you agree to return to Company the applicable Company Devices within ten (10) days. You agree that failure to timely return any Company Devices, or damage to Company Devices outside of “normal wear and tear”, will result in the forfeiture of related deposits.
2.6.2 If you elect to use Your Device: (i) you are solely responsible for the acquisition, cost and maintenance of Your Device as well as any necessary wireless data plan; and (ii) Company shall make available the Provider App for installation on Your Device. Company hereby grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to install and use the Provider App on Your Device solely for the purpose of providing Customer Services. You agree to not provide, distribute or share, or enable the provision, distribution or sharing of, the Provider App (or any data associated therewith) with any third party. The foregoing license grant shall immediately terminate, and you will delete and fully remove the Provider App from Your Device in the event that you cease to provide Customer Services using Your Device. You agree that: (i) use of the Provider App on Your Device requires an active data plan with a wireless carrier associated with Your Device, which data plan will be provided by you at your own expense; and (ii) use of the Provider App on Your Device as an interface with the Planet Store Services may consume very large amounts of data through the data plan. COMPANY ADVISES THAT YOUR DEVICE ONLY BE USED UNDER A DATA PLAN WITH UNLIMITED OR VERY HIGH DATA USAGE LIMITS, AND COMPANY SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY FEES, COSTS, OR OVERAGE CHARGES ASSOCIATED WITH ANY DATA PLAN.
2.7 Location Based Services. You acknowledge and agree that your geo-location information must be provided to the Planet Store Services via a Device in order to provide Customer Services. You acknowledge and agree that: (a) your geo-location information may be obtained by the Planet Store Services while the Provider App is running; and (b) your approximate location will be displayed to the User and Recipient before and during the provision of Customer Services to the User. In addition, Company and its Affiliates may monitor, track and share with third parties your geo-location information obtained by the Provider App and Device for safety and security purposes.
3. You and Your Transportation Method
3.1 Your Requirements. You acknowledge and agree that at all times, you shall: (a) hold and maintain (i) a valid applicable license with the appropriate level of certification to operate your Transportation Method (e.g., a driver’s license if your Transportation Method is a motor vehicle), and (ii) all licenses, permits, approvals and authority applicable to you that are necessary to provide Customer services to third parties in the Territory; (b) possess the appropriate and current level of training, expertise and experience to provide Customer Services in a professional manner with due skill, care and diligence; and (c) provide Customer Services with professionalism, service and courtesy consistent with industry standards for the Customer services industry. You acknowledge and agree that, subject to your consent to the extent required by applicable law, you may be subject to certain background and driving record checks from time to time in order to qualify to provide, and remain eligible to provide, Customer Services. You acknowledge and agree that Company reserves the right to deactivate or otherwise restrict you from accessing or using the Provider App or the Planet Store Services if you fail to meet the requirements set forth in this Agreement.
3.2 Transportation Method. You acknowledge and agree that your Transportation Method will at all times be: (a) properly registered and licensed to operate as a vehicle in the Territory (if your Transportation Method is a vehicle); (b) owned or leased by you, or otherwise in your lawful possession; (c) suitable for performing the Customer Services contemplated by this Agreement; and (d) maintained in good operating condition, consistent with industry safety and maintenance standards for a Transportation Method of its kind and any additional standards or requirements in the applicable Territory.
3.3 Documentation. To ensure your compliance with all requirements in Sections 3.1 and 3.2 above, you must provide Company with written copies of all such licenses, permits, approvals, authority, registrations and certifications prior to your provision of any Customer Services. Thereafter, you must submit to Company written evidence of all such licenses, permits, approvals, authority, registrations and certifications as they are renewed. Company shall, upon request, be entitled to review such licenses, permits, approvals, authority, registrations and certifications from time to time, and your failure to provide or maintain any of the foregoing shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement. Company reserves the right to independently verify your Documentation from time to time in any way Company deems appropriate in its reasonable discretion.
4. Financial Terms
4.1 Customer Service Fee Calculation and Your Payment. You are entitled to charge a fee for each instance of completed Orders of Services provided to a User that are obtained via the Planet Store Services (“Fee”), where such Fee is, as applicable: (a) calculated based upon a base fee amount plus mileage and/or time amounts; or (b) a flat fee, each as detailed for the applicable Territory (“Fee Calculation”). You acknowledge that the Customer Service Fee is the only payment you will receive in connection with provision of Services and that neither the Fee nor the Fee Calculation includes any gratuity. You are also entitled to charge User for any Tolls, taxes or fees incurred during the provision of Services, if applicable. You: (i) appoint Company as your limited payment collection agent solely for the purpose of accepting the Fee, applicable Tolls and, depending on the region and/or if requested by you, applicable taxes and fees from the User on your behalf via the payment processing functionality facilitated by the Planet Store Services that are related to your provision of Customer Services; and (ii) agree that payment made by User to Company (or to an Affiliate of Company acting as an agent of Company) shall be considered the same as payment made directly by User to you.
In addition, the parties acknowledge and agree that as between you and Company, the Fee is a recommended amount, and the primary purpose of the pre-arranged Fee is to act as the default amount in the event you do not negotiate a different amount. You shall always have the right to: (i) charge a fee that is less than the pre-arranged Fee; or (ii) negotiate, at your request, a Fee that is lower than the pre-arranged Fee (each of (i) and (ii) herein, a “Negotiated Fee”). Company shall consider all such requests from you in good faith.
Company agrees to remit, or cause to be remitted, to you on at least a weekly basis: (a) the Fee less the applicable Service Fee; (b) the Tolls; and (c) depending on the region, certain taxes and ancillary fees. If you have separately agreed that other amounts may be deducted from the Fee prior to remittance to you (e.g., vehicle financing payments, lease payments, mobile device usage charges, etc.), the order of any such deductions from the Fee is to be determined exclusively by Company (as between you and Company).
4.2 Changes to Fee Calculation. Company reserves the right to change the Fee Calculation at any time in Company’s discretion based upon local market factors, and Company will provide you with notice in the event of changes to the base fee, per mile, and/or per minute amounts that would result in a change in the recommended Fee. Continued use of the Planet Store Services after any such change in the Fee Calculation shall constitute your consent to such change.
4.3 Fee Adjustment. Company reserves the right to: (i) adjust the Fee for a particular instance of Customer Services (e.g., if you take an inefficient route, if you fail to properly end a particular instance of Customer Services in the Provider App, if there is a technical error in the Planet Store Services, etc.); or (ii) cancel the Fee for a particular instance of Customer Services (e.g., if you fail to meet a communicated User deadline for completion, if a User is charged for Services that are not provided, in the event of a User complaint, fraud, etc.). Company’s decision to reduce or cancel the Fee in any such manner shall be exercised in a reasonable manner.
4.4 Service Fee. In consideration of Company’s provision of the Provider App and the Planet Store Services for your use and benefit hereunder, you agree to pay Company a service fee on a per Customer Services transaction basis calculated as a percentage of the Fee determined by the Fee Calculation (irrespective of whether any Negotiated Fee is separately negotiated), as provided to you via email or otherwise made available electronically by Company from time to time for the applicable Territory (“Service Fee”). In the event regulations applicable to your Territory require taxes to be calculated on the Fee, Company shall calculate the Service Fee based on the Fee net of such taxes. Company reserves the right to change the Service Fee at any time in Company’s discretion based upon local market factors, and Company will provide you with notice in the event of such change. Continued use of the Planet Store Services after any such change in the Service Fee calculation shall constitute your consent to such change.
4.5 Cancellation Charges. You acknowledge and agree that Users may elect to cancel requests for Customer Services that have been accepted by you via the Provider App at any time prior to your arrival at the Pickup location. In the event that a User cancels an accepted request for Customer Services or the package is not available for your pick-up based on Company’s then-current policies with respect to the foregoing, Company may charge the User a cancellation fee on your behalf. If charged, this cancellation fee shall be deemed the Fee for the cancelled Customer Services for the purpose of remittance to you hereunder (“Cancellation Fee”). The parties acknowledge and agree that as between you and Company, this Cancellation Fee is a recommended amount, and the primary purpose of such Cancellation Fee is to act as the default amount in the event you do not negotiate a different amount. You shall always have the right to: (i) charge a cancellation fee that is less than the Cancellation Fee; or (ii) negotiate, at your request, a cancellation fee that is lower than the Cancellation Fee (each of (i) and (ii) herein, a >“Negotiated Cancellation Fee”). If charged, the Cancellation Fee (regardless of any Negotiated Cancellation Fee) shall be deemed the Fee for the cancelled Customer Services for the purpose of remittance to you hereunder.
4.6 Receipts. As part of the Planet Store Services, Company provides you a system for the delivery of receipts to Users for Customer Services rendered. Upon your completion of Customer Services for a User, Company prepares an applicable receipt and issues such receipt to the User via email on your behalf. Such receipts are also provided to you via email or the online portal available to you through the Planet Store Services. Receipts include the breakdown of amounts charged to the User for Customer Services and may include specific information about you, including your name, contact information and photo, as well as a map of the route you took. Any corrections to a User’s receipt for Customer Services must be submitted to Company in writing within three (3) business days after the completion of such Customer Services. Absent such a notice, Company shall not be liable for any mistakes in or corrections to the receipt or for recalculation or disbursement of the Fee.
4.7 No Additional Amounts. You acknowledge and agree that, for the mutual benefit of the parties, through advertising and marketing, Company and its Affiliates may seek to attract new Users to Company and its Affiliates and to increase existing Users’ use of Planet Store technology platform. You acknowledge and agree such advertising or marketing does not entitle you to any additional monetary amounts beyond the amounts expressly set forth in this Agreement. You acknowledge that the Fees are intended as full compensation for your Customer Services. However, in the event that a User pays Company a gratuity on your behalf, Company will transmit such gratuity to you and will not retain any portion of that gratuity. With regard to cash gratuities provided by a User or Recipient directly to you, no portion of that gratuity is owed to or will be paid to Company.
4.8 Taxes. You acknowledge and agree that you are required to: (a) complete all tax registration obligations and calculate and remit all tax liabilities related to your provision of Customer Services as required by applicable law; and (b) provide Company with all relevant tax information. You further acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for taxes on your own income arising from the performance of Customer Services. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, Company may in its reasonable discretion based on applicable tax and regulatory considerations, collect and remit taxes resulting from your provision of Customer Services and/or provide any of the relevant tax information you have provided pursuant to the requirement mentioned above, directly to the applicable governmental tax authorities on your behalf or otherwise.
5. Proprietary Rights; License
5.1 License Grant. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Company hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-assignable license, during the term of this Agreement, to use the Planet Store Services (including the Provider App on a Device) solely for the purpose of providing Customer Services to Users and tracking resulting Fees. All rights regarding the use of the Planet Store Services, Provider App or Company Device (if applicable) not expressly granted to you are reserved by Company, its Affiliates and their respective licensors.
5.2 Restrictions. You shall not, and shall not allow any other party to: (a) license, sublicense, sell, resell, transfer, assign, distribute or otherwise provide or make available to any other party the Planet Store Services, Provider App or any Company Device in any way; (b) modify or make derivative works based upon the Planet Store Services or Provider App; (c) improperly use the Planet Store Services or Provider App, including creating Internet “links” to any part of the Planet Store Services or Provider App, “framing” or “mirroring” any part of the Planet Store Services or Provider App on any other websites or systems, or “scraping” or otherwise improperly obtaining data from the Planet Store Services or Provider App; (d) reverse engineer, decompile, modify, or disassemble the Planet Store Services or Provider App, except as allowed under applicable law; or (e) send spam or otherwise duplicative or unsolicited messages. In addition, you shall not, and shall not allow any other party to, access or use the Planet Store Services or Provider App to: (i) design or develop a competitive or substantially similar product or service; (ii) copy or extract any features, functionality, or content thereof; (iii) launch or cause to be launched on or in connection with the Planet Store Services an automated program or script, including web spiders, crawlers, robots, indexers, bots, viruses or worms, or any program which may make multiple server requests per second, or unduly burden or hinder the operation and/or performance of the Planet Store Services; or (iv) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Planet Store Services or its related systems or networks.
5.3 Ownership. The Planet Store Services, Provider App and Company Data, including all intellectual property rights therein, and the Company Devices are and shall remain (as between you and Company) the property of Company, its Affiliates or their respective licensors. Neither this Agreement nor your use of the Planet Store Services, Provider App or Company Data conveys or grants to you any rights) in or related to the Planet Store Services, Provider App or Company Data, except for the limited license granted above. Other than as specifically permitted by the Company in connection with the Planet Store Services, you are not permitted to use or reference in any manner Company’s, its Affiliates’, or their respective licensors’ company names, logos, products and service names, trademarks, service marks, trade dress, copyrights, or other indicia of ownership, alone and in combination with other letters, punctuation, words, symbols and/or designs (the “Planet Store Marks and Names”) for any commercial purposes. You agree that you will not try to register or otherwise use and/or claim ownership in any of the Planet Store Marks and Names, alone or in combination with other letters, punctuation, words, symbols and/or designs, or in any confusingly similar mark, name or title, for any goods and services.
6.1 Each party acknowledges and agrees that in the performance of this Agreement it may have access to or may be exposed to, directly or indirectly, confidential information of the other party ("Confidential Information"). Confidential Information includes Company Data, Provider IDs, User Information, Recipient Information, package information, and the transaction volume, marketing and business plans, business, financial, technical, operational and such other non-public information of each party (whether disclosed in writing or verbally) that such party designates as being proprietary or confidential or of which the other party should reasonably know that it should be treated as confidential.
6.2 Each party acknowledges and agrees that: (a) all Confidential Information shall remain the exclusive property of the disclosing party; (b) it shall not use Confidential Information of the other party for any purpose except in furtherance of this Agreement; (c) it shall not disclose Confidential Information of the other party to any third party, except to its employees, officers, contractors, agents and service providers ("Permitted Persons") as necessary to perform under this Agreement, provided Permitted Persons are bound in writing to obligations of confidentiality and non-use of Confidential Information no less protective than the terms hereof; and (d) it shall return or destroy all Confidential Information of the disclosing party, upon the termination of this Agreement or at the request of the other party (subject to applicable law and, with respect to Company, its internal record-keeping requirements).
6.3 Notwithstanding the foregoing, Confidential Information shall not include any information to the extent it: (a) is or becomes part of the public domain through no act or omission on the part of the receiving party; (b) was possessed by the receiving party prior to the date of this Agreement without an obligation of confidentiality; or (c) is disclosed to the receiving party by a third party having no obligation of confidentiality with respect thereto.
7.1 Disclosure of Your Information. Subject to applicable law, and notwithstanding Section 6.2, Company and its Affiliates may, but shall not be required to, provide to you, a User, a Recipient, an insurance company and/or relevant authorities and/or regulatory agencies any information (including personal information (e.g., information obtained about you through any background check), Confidential Information, and any Company Data) about you or any Customer Services provided hereunder if: (a) there is a complaint, dispute or conflict, including an accident, between you and a User or you and a Recipient; (b) it is necessary to enforce the terms of this Agreement; (c) it is required, in Company’s or any Affiliate’s sole discretion, by applicable law or regulatory requirements (e.g., Company or its Affiliates receive a subpoena, warrant, or other legal process for information); or (d) it is necessary, in Company’s or any Affiliate’s sole discretion, to (1) protect the safety, rights, property or security of Company or its Affiliates, the Planet Store Services or any third party; (2) to protect the safety of the public for any reason including the facilitation of insurance claims related to the Planet Store Services; (3) to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; (4) to prevent or stop activity which Company or any of its Affiliates, in their sole discretion, may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, an illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity); or (e) it is required or necessary, in Company’s or any Affiliate’s sole discretion, for insurance or other purposes related to your ability to qualify, or remain qualified, to use the Planet Store Services. You understand that Company may retain your personal data for legal, regulatory, safety and other necessary purposes after this Agreement is terminated.
7.2 Company and its Affiliates may collect your personal data during the course of your registration for, and use of, the Planet Store Services, or may obtain information about you from third parties. Such information may be stored, processed, transferred, and accessed by Company and its Affiliates,< third parties, and service providers for business purposes, including for marketing, lead generation, service development and improvement, analytics, industry and market research, and such other purposes consistent with Company’s and its Affiliates’ legitimate business needs. You expressly consent to such use of personal data.
7.3 Company and its Affiliates collect and use your personal information as provided in the privacy statement located at https://planet.store/privacy.
8.1 This Section 8.1 applies only if you use a motor vehicle to provide the Customer Services. You agree to maintain during the term of this Agreement on all motor vehicles operated by you under this Agreement automobile liability insurance that provides protection against bodily injury and property damage to third parties at levels of coverage that satisfy the minimum requirements to operate a motor vehicle on the public roads within the Territory. This coverage must also include any no-fault coverage required by law in the Territory that may not be waived by an insured. You agree to provide Company and its Affiliates a copy of the insurance policy, policy declarations, proof of insurance identification card and proof of premium payment for the insurance policy required in this Section 8.1 upon request. Furthermore, you must provide Company with written notice of cancellation of any insurance policy required by Company. Company shall have no right to control your selection or maintenance of your policy. You must be a named insured or individually rated driver, for which a premium is charged, on the insurance policy required in this Section 8.1 at all times.
8.2 You agree to maintain during the term of this Agreement workers’ compensation insurance as required by all applicable laws in the Territory. If permitted by applicable law, you may choose to insure yourself against industrial injuries by maintaining occupational accident insurance in place of workers’ compensation insurance. Furthermore, if permitted by applicable law, you may choose not to insure yourself against industrial injuries at all, but do so at your own risk.
8.3 You understand and acknowledge that your own insurance policy (e.g., automobile or other liability insurance policy) may not afford liability, comprehensive, collision, medical payments, personal injury protection, uninsured motorist, underinsured motorist, damage to property in your care, custody and control, or other coverage for the Customer Services you provide pursuant to this Agreement. If you have any questions or concerns about the scope or applicability of your own insurance coverage, it is your responsibility, not that of Company, to resolve them with your insurer(s).
8.4 Company may maintain during the term of this Agreement insurance related to your provision of Customer Services as determined by Company in its reasonable discretion, provided that Company and its Affiliates are not required to provide you with any specific insurance coverage for any loss to your Transportation Method or injury to you. You are required to promptly notify Company of any accidents that occur while providing Customer Services and to cooperate and provide all necessary information related thereto.
9. Representations and Warranties; Disclaimers
9.1 By You. You hereby represent and warrant that: (a) you have full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and perform your obligations hereunder; (b) you have not entered into, and during the term will not enter into, any agreement that would prevent you from complying with this Agreement; and (c) you will comply with all applicable laws in your performance of this Agreement, including holding and complying with all permits, licenses, registrations and other governmental authorizations necessary to provide (i) Customer Services using the Transportation Method pursuant to this Agreement, and (ii) Customer services to third parties in the Territory generally.
9.2 Disclaimer of Warranties. COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES PROVIDE, AND YOU ACCEPT, THE Planet Store SERVICES, PROVIDER APP AND THE COMPANY DEVICES ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE Planet Store SERVICES, PROVIDER APP OR THE COMPANY DEVICES: (A) WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; OR (B) WILL RESULT IN ANY REQUESTS FOR CUSTOMER SERVICES. COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES FUNCTION AS AN ONDEMAND LEAD GENERATION AND RELATED SERVICE ONLY AND MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES AS TO THE ACTIONS OR INACTIONS OF USERS OR RECIPIENTS WHO MAY REQUEST OR RECEIVE CUSTOMER SERVICES FROM YOU, AND COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT SCREEN OR OTHERWISE EVALUATE USERS OR RECIPIENTS. BY USING THE Planet Store SERVICES AND PROVIDER APP, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU MAY BE INTRODUCED TO A THIRD PARTY THAT MAY POSE HARM OR RISK TO YOU OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES. YOU ARE ADVISED TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS WITH RESPECT TO INTERACTIONS WITH THIRD PARTIES ENCOUNTERED IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE Planet Store SERVICES OR PROVIDER APP. COMPANY DOES NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE SAFETY OF ANY ITEMS PROVIDED TO YOU FOR CUSTOMER SERVICES. NOTWITHSTANDING COMPANY’S APPOINTMENT AS THE LIMITED PAYMENT COLLECTION AGENT OF YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACCEPTING PAYMENT FROM USERS ON YOUR BEHALF AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 4 ABOVE, COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY ACT OR OMISSION OF YOU, ANY USER, ANY RECIPIENTS OR OTHER THIRD PARTY.
9.3 No Service Guarantee. COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT GUARANTEE THE AVAILABILITY OR UPTIME OF THE Planet Store SERVICES OR PROVIDER APP. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE Planet Store SERVICES OR PROVIDER APP MAY BE UNAVAILABLE AT ANY TIME AND FOR ANY REASON (e.g., DUE TO SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE OR NETWORK FAILURE). FURTHER, THE Planet Store SERVICES OR PROVIDER APP MAY BE SUBJECT TO LIMITATIONS, DELAYS, AND OTHER PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THE USE OF THE INTERNET AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS, AND COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAYS, FAILURES, OR OTHER DAMAGES, LIABILITIES OR LOSSES RESULTING FROM SUCH PROBLEMS.
10. Indemnification. You shall indemnify, defend (at Company’s option) and hold harmless Company and its Affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, successors and assigns from and against any and all liabilities, expenses (including legal fees), damages, penalties, fines, social security contributions and taxes arising out of or related to: (a) your breach of your representations, warranties or obligations under this Agreement; or (b) a claim by a third party (including Users, Recipients, regulators and governmental authorities) directly or indirectly related to your provision of Customer Services or use of the Planet Store Services. This indemnification provision shall not apply to your breach of any representations regarding your status as an independent contractor.
11. Limits of Liability. COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF A PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES: (i) ANY INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE OR KIND; OR (ii) YOUR OR ANY THIRD PARTY’S PROPERTY DAMAGE OR LOSS, OR LOSS OR INACCURACY OF DATA, OR LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE. EXCEPT FOR COMPANY’S OBLIGATIONS TO PAY AMOUNTS DUE TO YOU PURSUANT TO SECTION 4 ABOVE, BUT SUBJECT TO ANY LIMITATIONS OR OTHER PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT WHICH ARE APPLICABLE THERETO, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIABILITY OF COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF SERVICE FEES ACTUALLY PAID TO OR DUE TO COMPANY HEREUNDER IN THE SIX (6) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIM.
12. Term and Termination
12.1 Term. This Agreement shall commence on the date executed by you and shall continue until terminated as set forth herein. The parties acknowledge that the term of this Agreement does not reflect an uninterrupted service arrangement, as this Agreement guarantees you the right to choose when to make yourself available and each Customer Service request you accept via the Provider App is treated as a separate service arrangement.
12.2 Termination. Either party may terminate this Agreement: (a) for failure to timely cure a breach of this Agreement, upon seven (7) days prior written notice to the other party; (b) immediately, without notice, for the other party’s material breach of this Agreement; or (c) immediately, without notice, in the event of the insolvency or bankruptcy of the other party, or upon the other party’s filing or submission of request for suspension of payment (or similar action or event) against the terminating party. In addition, Company may terminate this Agreement or deactivate your Provider ID immediately, without notice, with respect to you in the event you no longer qualify, under applicable law or the standards and policies of Company and its Affiliates, to provide Customer Services or to operate your Transportation Method, or as otherwise set forth in this Agreement.
12.3 Effect of Termination. Upon termination of the Agreement, you shall: (a) promptly return to Company all Company Devices; and (b) immediately delete and fully remove the Provider App from any of Your Devices. Outstanding payment obligations and Sections 1, 2.3, 2.5.3, 4.7, 4.8, 5.3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12.3, 13, 14 and 15 (including, but not limited to, Section 15.3) shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
13. Relationship of the Parties
13.1 Except as otherwise expressly provided herein with respect to Company acting as the limited payment collection agent solely for the purpose of collecting payment from Users on your behalf, the relationship between the parties under this Agreement is solely that of independent contracting parties. The parties expressly agree that: (a) this Agreement is not an employment agreement, nor does it create an employment relationship, between Company and you; and (b) no joint venture, partnership, or agency relationship exists between Company and you.
13.2 You have no authority to bind Company or its Affiliates and you undertake not to hold yourself out as an employee, agent or authorized representative of Company or its Affiliates. Where, by implication of mandatory law or otherwise, you may be deemed an agent or representative of Company, you undertake and agree to indemnify, defend (at Company’s option) and hold Company and its Affiliates harmless from and against any claims by any person or entity based on such implied agency or representative relationship.
14. Miscellaneous Terms
14.1 Modification. Any modifications that the Company makes to the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall be binding on you only upon your execution of the modified Agreement, except as otherwise specifically provided herein. However, Company reserves the right to modify any information referenced at hyperlinks from this Agreement from time to time. You hereby acknowledge and agree that, by continuing to use the Planet Store Services, or downloading, installing or using the Provider App after such modifications are made, you are bound by any future modifications to information referenced in those hyperlinks.
14.2 Supplemental Terms. Supplemental terms may apply to your use of the Planet Store Services, such as use policies or terms related to certain features and functionality, which may be modified from time to time (“Supplemental Terms”). You may be presented with certain Supplemental Terms from time to time. Supplemental Terms are in addition to, and shall be deemed a part of, this Agreement. Supplemental Terms shall prevail over this Agreement in the event of a conflict.
14.3 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is or becomes invalid or non-binding, the parties shall remain bound by all other provisions hereof. Any invalid or non-binding provision shall be severed or restricted, in order to preserve as much of the parties’ Agreement as possible and in light of the contents and purpose of this Agreement.
14.4 Assignment. Neither party shall assign or transfer this Agreement or any of its rights or obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the other party; provided that Company may assign or transfer this Agreement or any or all of its rights or obligations under this Agreement from time to time without consent: (a) to an Affiliate; or (b) to an acquirer of all or substantially all of Company’s business, equity or assets.
14.5 Entire Agreement. This Agreement, including all Supplemental Terms, constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the parties with respect to its subject matter and replaces and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements or undertakings regarding such subject matter. In this Agreement, the words “including” and “include” mean “including, but not limited to.” The recitals form a part of this Agreement.
14.6 No Third-Party Beneficiaries. There are no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement, except as expressly set forth in the Arbitration Provision in Section 15.3. Other than as provided in Section 15.3, nothing contained in this Agreement is intended to or shall be interpreted to create any third-party beneficiary claims.
14.7 Notices. Any notice delivered by Company to you under this Agreement will be delivered by email to the email address associated with your account, by posting on the portal available to you on the Planet Store Services, or via the Provider App. Any notice delivered by you to Company under this Agreement will be delivered by contacting Company at https://planet.store/ in the “Contact Us” section. Additional Territory-specific notices may be required from time to time.
14.8 FEE’S. You agree that a retail company may give you a discount on an order, and that Planet Store reserves the right to instantly charge you that discount as a fee for the use of the Planet Store Services App. You also agree that Planet Store will charge you a $.50 processing fee for every completed order to process your payment.
15. Governing Law; Arbitration
15.1 Except as otherwise stated in Section 15.3, the interpretation of this Agreement shall be governed by the law of the state in which you perform the majority of the Customer Services (or if you have never performed Customer Services, the law of the state in which you reside), without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions of any jurisdiction. Any disputes, actions, claims or causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or the Planet Store Services that are not subject to the arbitration clause contained in Section 15.3 shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in those jurisdictions where you perform the majority of the Customer Services (or if you have never performed Customer Services, the jurisdiction in which you reside). These provisions do not apply to the arbitration clause in Section 15.3, the delegation clause in Section 15.3, or any arbitrable disputes defined in Section 15.3. Instead, as described in Section 15.3, the Federal Arbitration Act shall apply to such disputes or, if the FAA is found not to apply to such disputes, the state law governing arbitration agreements in the state in which the majority of your Customer Services are provided shall apply (or if you have never performed Customer Services, the state in which you reside). The failure of Company to enforce any right or provision in this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by Company in writing.
15.2 Other than disputes regarding the intellectual property rights of the parties and other claims identified in Section 15.3.ii, any disputes, actions, claims or causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or the Planet Store Services shall be subject to arbitration pursuant to Section 15.3.
15.3 Arbitration Provision
Important Note Regarding this Arbitration Provision:
Except as otherwise provided below, arbitration does not limit or affect the legal claims you may bring against the Company. Agreeing to arbitration only affects where any such claims may be brought and how they will be resolved.
Arbitration is a process of private dispute resolution that does not involve the civil courts, a civil judge, or a jury. Instead, the parties’ dispute is decided by a private arbitrator selected by the parties using the process set forth herein. Other arbitration rules and procedures are also set forth herein.
In arbitration, you will not be required to bear any type of fee or expense that you would not be required to bear if you filed the action in a court of law.
IMPORTANT: Except as otherwise provided below, this Arbitration Provision will require you to resolve any claim that you may have against the Company or Planet Store on an individual basis. Except as otherwise provided below, this provision will also preclude you from initiating, participating in, or recovering any relief in a class, collective, or representative action against the Company, Planet Store, or Planet Store Affiliates. The availability of claims or actions under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, California Labor Code § 2698 et seq. (“PAGA”) is addressed separately below in the “Private Attorneys General Act” section.
If you do not wish to be subject to this Arbitration Provision, you may opt out of the Arbitration Provision by following the instructions provided in Section 15.3(viii).
WHETHER TO AGREE TO ARBITRATION IS AN IMPORTANT BUSINESS DECISION. IT IS YOUR DECISION TO MAKE, AND YOU SHOULD NOT RELY SOLELY UPON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT AS IT IS NOT INTENDED TO CONTAIN A COMPLETE EXPLANATION OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF ARBITRATION. YOU SHOULD TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO CONDUCT FURTHER RESEARCH AND TO CONSULT WITH OTHERS — INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO AN ATTORNEY — REGARDING THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR DECISION, JUST AS YOU WOULD WHEN MAKING ANY OTHER IMPORTANT BUSINESS OR LIFE DECISION.
i. How This Arbitration Provision Applies.
This Arbitration Provision is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq. (the “FAA”). Except as it otherwise provides, this Arbitration Provision applies to any dispute, past, present or future, arising out of or related to this Agreement or formation or termination of the Agreement and survives after the Agreement terminates. Nothing contained in this Arbitration Provision shall be construed to prevent or excuse you from utilizing any informal procedure for resolution of complaints established in this Agreement (if any), and this Arbitration Provision is not intended to be a substitute for the utilization of such procedures. This agreement shall be governed by the FAA even in the event this Arbitration Provision is found to be exempt from the FAA as a matter of law. Any disputes in this regard shall be resolved exclusively by an arbitrator. In the event the arbitrator determines the FAA does not apply, the state law governing arbitration agreements in the state in which the majority of your Customer Services are provided shall apply (or if you have never performed Customer Services, the state in which you reside).
Except as it otherwise provides, this Arbitration Provision is intended to apply to the resolution of disputes that otherwise would be resolved in a court of law or before any forum other than arbitration, with the exception of proceedings that must be exhausted under applicable law before pursuing a claim in a court of law or in any forum other than arbitration. Except as it otherwise provides, this Arbitration Provision requires all such disputes to be resolved only by an arbitrator through final and binding arbitration on an individual basis only and not by way of court or jury trial, or by way of class, collective, or representative action.
Except as provided in Section 15.3(v), below, regarding the Class Action Waiver and PAGA Waiver, such disputes include disputes arising out of or relating to interpretation, application, enforceability, revocability or validity of this Arbitration Provision, or any portion of the Arbitration Provision. This also includes disputes regarding whether the Arbitration Provision is governed by the FAA. All such matters shall be decided by an Arbitrator and not by a court or judge. As set forth in Section 15.3(v), the preceding sentences in this paragraph shall not apply to disputes relating to the Class Action Waiver or PAGA Waiver, defined below, including their interpretation, enforceability, revocability or validity. Except as it otherwise provides, this Arbitration Provision also applies to all disputes between you and the Company or Planet Store, as well as all disputes between you and the Company’s or Planet Store fiduciaries, administrators, affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, and all successors and assigns of any of them, including but not limited to any disputes arising out of or related to this Agreement and disputes arising out of or related to your relationship with the Company or Planet Store, including the formation or termination of the relationship. Except as it otherwise provides, this Arbitration Provision also applies to disputes regarding any city, county, state or federal wage-hour law, trade secrets, unfair competition, compensation, breaks and rest periods, expense reimbursement, termination, harassment, retaliation, discrimination, and claims arising under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans With Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (except for individual claims for employee benefits under any benefit plan sponsored by the Company and covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 or funded by insurance), Genetic Information Non- Discrimination Act, and state statutes, if any, addressing the same or similar subject matters, and all other similar federal, state and/or local statutory and common law claims. This Arbitration Provision is intended to require arbitration of every claim or dispute that lawfully can be arbitrated, except for those claims and disputes which by the terms of this Arbitration Provision are expressly excluded from arbitration. Planet Store, Inc. is an intended third-party beneficiary of this Agreement and the Arbitration Provision. As used in this Arbitration Provision, “the Company” shall be deemed to include Planet Store, Inc
ii. Limitations On How This Arbitration Provision Applies.
The disputes, claims, and requests for relief set forth below shall not be subject to arbitration and the requirement to arbitrate set forth in this Arbitration Provision shall not apply:
Claims for workers compensation, state disability insurance and unemployment insurance benefits;
Disputes that are not permitted to be subject to a pre-dispute arbitration agreement pursuant to applicable Federal law or Executive Order;
If a court of competent jurisdiction finds the PAGA Waiver set forth below in Section 15.3(v) to be unenforceable or invalid for any reason, representative claims brought under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, California Labor Code § 2698 et seq. (“PAGA”);
Disputes regarding your, the Company’s, or Planet Store intellectual property rights. Furthermore, nothing in this Arbitration Provision prevents you from making a report to or filing a claim or charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, Securities Exchange Commission, National Labor Relations Board, or Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and nothing in this Agreement or Arbitration Provision prevents the investigation by a government agency of any report, claim or charge otherwise covered by this Arbitration Provision. Nothing in this Arbitration Provision shall be deemed to preclude or excuse a party from bringing an administrative claim before any agency in order to fulfill the party's obligation to exhaust administrative remedies before making a claim in arbitration.
iii. Selecting The Arbitrator and Location of the Arbitration.
The Arbitrator shall be selected by mutual agreement of the Company and you. Unless you and the Company mutually agree otherwise; the Arbitrator shall be an attorney licensed to practice in the location where the arbitration proceeding will be conducted or a retired federal or state judicial officer who presided in the jurisdiction where the arbitration will be conducted. If the parties cannot agree on an Arbitrator, then an arbitrator will be selected using the alternate strike method from a list of five (5) neutral arbitrators provided by JAMS (Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services). You will have the option of making the first strike. If a JAMS arbitrator is used, then the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules & Procedures rules will apply; however, if there is a conflict between the JAMS Rules and this Arbitration Provision, this Arbitration Provision shall govern. Those rules are available here: http://www.jamsadr.com/rules-streamlined-arbitration/ The location of the arbitration proceeding shall be no more than 45 miles from the place where you provide the majority of your Delivery Services under this Agreement (or if you have never performed Delivery Services, from the city in which you reside), unless each party to the arbitration agrees in writing otherwise.
iv. Starting The Arbitration.
All claims in arbitration are subject to the same statutes of limitation that would apply in court. The party bringing the claim must demand arbitration in writing and deliver the written demand by hand or first class mail to the other party within the applicable statute of limitations period. The demand for arbitration shall include identification of the parties, a statement of the legal and factual basis of the claim(s), and a specification of the remedy sought. Any demand for arbitration made to the Company or Planet Store shall be provided to the following address: Legal, Pelican Cares Foundation, 3100 Bucklin Hill rd suite 220, Silverdale WA 98383. The arbitrator shall resolve all disputes regarding the timeliness or propriety of the demand for arbitration. A party may apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for temporary or preliminary injunctive relief in connection with an arbitrable controversy, but only upon the ground that the award to which that party may be entitled may be rendered ineffectual without such provisional relief.
v. How Arbitration Proceedings Are Conducted.
In arbitration, the parties will have the right to conduct adequate civil discovery, bring dispositive motions, and present witnesses and evidence as needed to present their cases and defenses, and any disputes in this regard shall be resolved by the Arbitrator. You and the Company agree to resolve any dispute that is in arbitration and subject to this Arbitration Provision on an individual basis only, and not on a class, collective action, or representative basis (“Class Action Waiver”). The Arbitrator shall have no authority to consider or resolve any claim or issue any relief on any basis other than an individual basis. The Arbitrator shall have no authority to consider or resolve any claim or issue any relief on a class, collective, or representative basis. The term< “representative” in this paragraph includes all representative actions that are subject to this Arbitration Provision, except for claims or actions under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, California Labor Code § 2698 et seq. (“PAGA”). Your ability to assert, participate in, or obtain recovery for PAGA claims or actions is addressed separately below in the subsection entitled “Private Attorneys General Act.” Notwithstanding any other provision of this Arbitration Provision, the Agreement, or the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules & Procedures, disputes regarding the enforceability, revocability o validity of the Class Action Waiver may be resolved only by a civil court of competent jurisdiction and not by an arbitrator. In any case in which (1) the dispute is filed as a class, collective, or representative action and (2) there is a final judicial determination that all or part of the Class Action Waiver is unenforceable, the class, collective, and/or representative action to that extent must be litigated in a civil court of competent jurisdiction, but the portion of the Class Action Waiver that is enforceable shall be enforced in arbitration. While the Company will not take any retaliatory action in response to any exercise of rights you may have under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, if any, the Company shall not be precluded from moving to enforce its rights under the FAA to compel arbitration on the terms and conditions set forth in this Arbitration Provision.
Private Attorneys General Act.
To the extent permitted by law, you and Company agree not to bring a representative action on behalf of others under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, California Labor Code § 2698 et seq. (“PAGA”), in any court or in arbitration. This waiver shall be referred to as the “PAGA Waiver.” Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement or the Arbitration Provision, the validity of the PAGA Waiver may be resolved only by a civil court of competent jurisdiction and not by an arbitrator. If the PAGA Waiver is found to be unenforceable or unlawful for any reason, (1) the unenforceable provision shall be severed from this Arbitration Provision; (2) severance of the unenforceable provision shall have no impact whatsoever on the Arbitration Provision or the Parties’ attempts to arbitrate any remaining claims on an individual basis pursuant to the Arbitration Provision; and (3) any representative actions brought under the PAGA must be litigated in a civil court of competent jurisdiction in accordance with Section 15.3(ii) of this Arbitration Provision. If the PAGA Waiver is found to be unenforceable or unlawful for any reason, the Parties agree that the litigation of any representative PAGA claims in a civil court of competent jurisdiction shall be stayed, pending the outcome of any individual claims in arbitration.
vi. Paying For The Arbitration.
Each party will pay the fees for his, her or its own attorneys, subject to any remedies to which that party may later be entitled under applicable law (i.e., a party prevails on a claim that provides for the award of reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party). In all cases where required by law or by agreement of Company or its Affiliates, the Company will pay the Arbitrator's and arbitration fees. If under applicable law the Company is not required to pay all of the Arbitrator’s and/or arbitration fees, you will not be required to bear any type of fee or expense that you would not be required to bear if you had filed the action in a court of law. Any disputes in that regard will be resolved by the Arbitrator as soon as practicable after the Arbitrator is selected, and Company shall bear all the Arbitrator’s and arbitration fees until such time as the Arbitrator resolves any such dispute.
vii. The Arbitration Hearing And Award.
The parties will arbitrate their dispute before the Arbitrator, who shall confer with the parties regarding the conduct of the hearing and resolve any disputes the parties may have in that regard. Within 30 days of the close of the arbitration hearing, or within a longer period of time as agreed to by the parties or as ordered by the Arbitrator, any party will have the right to prepare, serve on the other party and file with the Arbitrator a brief. The Arbitrator may award any party any remedy to which that party is entitled under applicable law, but such remedies shall be limited to those that would be available to a party in his or her individual capacity in a court of law for the claims presented to and decided by the Arbitrator, and no remedies that otherwise would be available to an individual in a court of law will be forfeited by virtue of this Arbitration Provision. The Arbitrator will issue a decision or award in writing, stating the essential findings of fact and conclusions of law. A court of competent jurisdiction shall have the authority to enter a judgment upon the award made pursuant to the arbitration.
viii. Your Right To Opt Out Of Arbitration.
Arbitration is not a mandatory condition of your contractual relationship with the Company. If you do not want to be subject to this Arbitration Provision, you may opt out of this Arbitration Provision by notifying the Company in writing of your desire to opt out of this Arbitration Provision, either by
(1) sending, within 30 days of the date this Agreement is executed by you, electronic mail to
email@example.com, either from the email address associated with your customer services provider account or identifying that email address in the body of the email, stating your name and clearly indicating your intent to opt out of the Arbitration Provision or (2) by sending a letter by U.S. Mail, or by any nationally recognized delivery service (e.g, UPS, Federal Express, etc.), or by hand delivery to:
Pelican Cares Foundation
3100 Bucklin Hill rd suite 220
Silverdale WA 98383
In order to be effective, the letter under option (2) must clearly indicate your intent to opt out of this Arbitration Provision and must be dated and personally signed. The envelope containing the signed letter must be received (if delivered by hand) or post-marked within 30 days of the date this Agreement is executed by you. Your writing opting out of this Arbitration Provision, whether sent by option (1) or (2), will be filed with a copy of this Agreement and maintained by the Company. Your decision to opt out of this Arbitration Provision will relieve you only of your obligation to arbitrate the disputes specified in this Arbitration Provision, and does not relieve you of any obligation to arbitrate disputes that might arise under any other arbitration agreements to which you and the Company, Planet Store, or any of Planet Store Affiliates may be bound. Similarly, your decision to opt out of another arbitration provision contained in any other agreement shall not relieve your obligation to arbitrate disputes pursuant to this Arbitration Provision. You acknowledge and agree that if Company modifies any provision of this Agreement other than provision in Section 15.3, you will not have a renewed opportunity to opt out of arbitration. You further acknowledge and agree that if Company modifies (1) the addresses for hand delivery, mailing, or electronic mailing of opt-out notices identified in this Arbitration Provision, or (2) the portion of this Arbitration Provision listing the illustrative class, putative, and/or representative cases pending against Planet Store and Planet Store Affiliates, you will not have a renewed opportunity to opt of arbitration. If, however, Company modifies any provision of this Arbitration Provision other than (1) the addresses for hand delivery, mailing, or electronic mailing of opt-out notices or (2) the illustrative class, putative, and/or representative cases pending against Planet Store and Planet Store Affiliates, you will have a renewed opportunity to opt out of arbitration. In such circumstances, the 30-day opt out period will begin to run upon your execution of the modified Agreement. Changes to any information referenced at hyperlinks from the Agreement or Arbitration Provision shall not create a renewed opportunity to opt-out. Should you not opt out of this Arbitration Provision within the 30-day period, you and the Company shall be bound by the terms of this Arbitration Provision. You have the right to consult with counsel of your choice concerning this Arbitration Provision. You understand that you will not be subject to retaliation if you exercise your right to assert claims or opt-out of coverage under this Arbitration Provision.
ix. Full and Complete Agreement Related to Formal Resolution of Disputes; Enforcement Of This Arbitration Provision.
This Arbitration Provision is the full and complete agreement relating to the formal resolution of disputes arising out of or related to this Agreement and/or arising out or related to any Customer Services you may provide using the Planet Store Services. In the event any portion of this Arbitration Provision is deemed unenforceable or invalid, the unenforceable or invalid provision or provisions shall be restricted or severed from this Arbitration Provision, in order to preserve as much of the parties’ Arbitration Provision as possible. By clicking “Yes, I agree” or signing below (as such may be required by applicable law), you expressly acknowledge that you have read, understood, and taken steps to thoughtfully consider the consequences of this Agreement, that you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Agreement and have knowingly executed it, and that you are legally competent to enter into this Agreement with Company.
By you clicking “Yes, I accept,” or signing below (as such may be required by applicable law), the
Company will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by this Agreement.
Your Signature: ____________________________