TERMS OF SERVICE
Last Changes to Terms of Service:      1/9/2023
The  policies  below  are  applicable  to  the  Digs  mobile  application(s),  the  Digs  web  applications,  the  Digs website(s)  and  all  other  interactive  features  and  communications  provided  by  Digs  associated  with  the website or mobile application, however accessed and/or used, that are operated by us, made available by us,  or  produced  and  maintained  by  Digs,  including  without  limitation  any  notifications  or  newsletters (collectively  “Digs”  or  “we”,  “us”,  or  “our”)  (“Platform”). BY  USING  OUR  PLATFORM,  YOU  ARE ACCEPTING THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE PLATFORM AND EXIT IMMEDIATELY. WE  RESERVE  THE  RIGHT  TO  MODIFY  OR  AMEND  THESE  TERMS  OF  SERVICE  FROM  TIME  TO TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF OUR PLATFORM FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF  CHANGES  TO  THESE  TERMS  WILL  MEAN  YOU  ACCEPT  THOSE  CHANGES.  UNLESS  WE PROVIDE  YOU  WITH  SPECIFIC  NOTICE,  NO  CHANGES  TO  OUR  TERMS  OF  USE  WILL  APPLY RETROACTIVELY.

You  will  be  able  to  access  and  view  some  materials  for  free  and  without  registering  for  an  account,  but certain features may only be available if you (a) register for an account and sign in to the associated service; or (b) if you subscribe to the service and pay the associated subscription fee.

This  is  a  legal  agreement  between  you  ("you"  or  "user")  and  Digs  that  states  the  material  terms  and conditions that govern your use of the Platform.  This agreement, together with all updates, supplements, additional terms, and all of Digs’ rules and policies collectively constitute this "Agreement" between you and Digs. BY ACCESSING THE PLATFORM, YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE AND CONDITIONS OF USE STATED HEREIN, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS PLATFORM.

PLEASE  NOTE:  THESE  TERMS  OF  SERVICE  CONTAIN  A  BINDING  AND  FINAL  ARBITRATION PROVISION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER (SECTION 20). PLEASE READ CAREFULLY, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT, IF APPLICABLE, TO OPT OUT OF ARBITRATION. BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF  SERVE,  YOU  EXPRESSLY  ACKNOWLEDGE  THAT  YOU  UNDERSTAND  THIS  AGREEMENT (INCLUDING  THE  DISPUTE  RESOLUTION  AND  ARBITRATION  PROVISIONS  IN  SECTION  20)  AND ACCEPT ALL OF ITS TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU MAY NOT USE OR ACCESS THE PLATFORM.

You are responsible for all internet access, mobile data or other charges incurred when using the Platform. Remember that streaming and downloading audio-visual content can use up a lot of data.
1.          Access License.   Digs grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access  and  make  use  of  the  Platform  or  its  content.  This  license  does  not  include  any  right  to  resell  or collect and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices contained on the Platform; any derivative use of  the  Platform  or  their  contents;  any  downloading  or  copying  of  account  information  for  the  benefit  of another Builder; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. Except as expressly permitted herein, the Platform and/or any portion of the Platform may not be reproduced, sold, resold,  visited  or  otherwise  exploited  for  any  purpose  without  Digs’  express  written  consent.  Any unauthorized  use  automatically  terminates  the  permissions  and/or  licenses  granted  by  us  to  you. Some features may not be available on all devices.

2.          Copyright and Ownership. All of the content featured or displayed on the Platform including without limitation  text,  graphics,  photographs,  images,  moving  images,  sound,  and  illustrations  ("Content"),  is owned  by  Digs,  its  licensors,  vendors,  agents  and/or  its  Content  providers.  All  elements  of  the  Platform including  without  limitation  the  general  design  and  the  Content,  are  protected  by  trade  dress,  copyright, moral  rights,  trademark  and  other  laws  relating  to  intellectual  property  rights.  The  Platform  may  only  be used  for  the  intended  purpose  for  which  such  Platform  is  being  made  available.  Except  as  permitted  by copyright law, you may not modify any of the materials and you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information or work contained on the Platform  Except as authorized under the copyright laws, you are responsible for obtaining permission before reusing any copyrighted material that is available on the Platform You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Platform The Platform its Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of Digs or its licensors, vendors, agents, and/or its Content providers unless otherwise expressly agreed. You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from material found on the Platform

3.          Trademarks/No Endorsement. All trademarks, service marks and trade names of Digs used herein (including but not limited to: Digs name, Digs corporate logo, the Platform name, the Platform design, and any logos) (collectively “Marks”) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Digs or its affiliates, partners, vendors  or  licensors.  You  may  not  use,  copy,  reproduce,  republish,  upload,  post,  transmit,  distribute,  or modify Digs trademarks in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on the Platform without Digs' prior written consent. You shall not use Digs’ name or any language, pictures or symbols which could, in Digs’ judgment, imply Digs’ endorsement in any (i) written or oral advertising or presentation, or (ii) brochure, newsletter, book, or other written material of whatever nature, without prior written consent.

4.          Account  Registration  and  Security.  You  understand  that  you  may  need  to  create  an  account  to have access to all of the parts of the Platform.   You will: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information  about  yourself  as  prompted  by  the  App's  registration  or  subscription  page  (such  information being the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate,  current  and  complete.  If  you  provide  any  information  that  is  untrue,  inaccurate,  not  current  or incomplete,  or  Digs  has  reasonable  grounds  to  suspect  that  such  information  is  untrue,  inaccurate,  not current  or  incomplete,  Digs  has  the  right  to  suspend  or  terminate  your  account  and  refuse  any  and  all current or future use of the Platform (or any portion thereof).  You are entirely responsible for the security and confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account.   You will not share your account information or your user name and  password  with  any  third  party  or  permit  any  third  party  to  logon  to  the  Platform  using  your  account information.   You  agree  to  immediately  notify  us  of  any  unauthorized  use  of  your  account  or  any  other breach of security of which you become aware. You are responsible for taking precautions and providing security  measures  best  suited  for  your  situation  and  intended  use  of  the  Platform  We  have  the  right  to provide user billing, account, Content or use records, and related information under certain circumstances (such as in response to legal responsibility, lawful process, orders, subpoenas, or warrants, or to protect our  rights,  customers  or  business).  Please  note  that  anyone  able  to  provide  your  personally  identifiable information  will  be  able  to  access  your  account  so  you  should  take  reasonable  steps  to  protect  this information.

5.          Solicited  Submission  Policy.   Where  Digs  has  specifically  invited  or  requested  submissions  or comments,  Digs  encourages  you  to  submit  content  (e.g.  comments  to  blog  posts,  participation  in communities,  tips,  etc.)  to  Digs  that  they  have  created  for  consideration  in  connection  with  the  Platform (“User Submissions”).  User Submissions remains the intellectual property of the individual user. By posting content on our Platform you expressly grant Digs a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up  worldwide,  fully  sub-licensable  right  to  use,  reproduce,  modify,  adapt,  publish,  translate,  create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, perform and display such content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Submission, in whole or in part, and in any form throughout the world in any media or technology, whether now known or hereafter discovered, including all promotion, advertising, marketing, merchandising, publicity and any other ancillary uses thereof, and including the unfettered right to sublicense such rights, in perpetuity throughout the universe. Any such User Submissions are deemed non-confidential and Digs shall be under no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information, in whatever form, contained in any User Submission.

6.          Inappropriate User Submissions.  Digs does not encourage, and does not seek User Submissions that result from any activity that: (i) may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to you, to any other person, or to any animal; (ii) may create a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property; or (iii) may constitute a  crime  or  tort.   You  agree  that  you  have  not  and  will  not  engage  in  any  of  the  foregoing  activities  in connection  with  producing  your  User  Submission.  Without  limiting  the  foregoing,  you  agree  that  in conjunction with your submission, you will not inflict emotional distress on other people, will not humiliate other  people  (publicly  or  otherwise),  will  not  assault  or  threaten  other  people,  will  not  enter  onto  private property without permission, will not impersonate any other person or misrepresent your affiliation, title, or authority, and will not otherwise engage in any activity that may result in injury, death, property damage, and/or  liability  of  any  kind.  Digs  will  reject  any  User  Submissions  in  which  Digs  believes  that,  in  its  sole discretion, any such activities have occurred.   If notified by a user of a submission that allegedly violates any provision of these Terms of Use, Digs reserves the right to determine, in its sole discretion, if such a violation  has  occurred,  and  to  remove  any  such  submission  from  the  Platform  at  any  time  and  without notice.

7.          Inappropriate  Material.  Your  use  of  the  Platform  is  contingent  on  your  compliance  with  our acceptable use policy and other similar policies posted on or in the Platform  You are prohibited from using the  Platform  to  post  or  send  any  unlawful,  infringing,  threatening,  defamatory,  libelous,  obscene, pornographic  or  profane  material  or  any  material  that  infringes  or  misappropriates  third  party  intellectual property or could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or otherwise violate  any  law.  You  further  agree  that  sending  or  posting  unsolicited  advertisements  or  “spam”  on  or through the Platform is expressly prohibited by this Agreement.   In addition to any remedies that we may have at law or in equity, if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have violated or are likely to violate the foregoing prohibitions or any applicable rules or policies linked to in these Terms of Service, we may take any action we deem necessary to cure or prevent the violation, including without limitation, banning you from using the Platform and/or the immediate removal of the related materials from the Platform at any time without notice. We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order or subpoena requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting such materials.

8.          Access  and  Interference. You  agree  that  you  will  not  use  any  robot,  spider,  scraper  or  other automated  means  to  access  the  Platform  for  any  purpose  without  our  express  written  permission. Additionally,  you  agree  that  you  will  not:  (i)  take  any  action  that  imposes,  or  may  impose  in  our  sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Platform or any activities conducted on the Platform or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Platform

9.          Right to Takedown Content.  Except as disclosed in our Privacy Policy, we will not monitor, edit, or disclose the contents of a user's e-mail or Content posted to the Platform unless required in the course of normal maintenance of the Platform and its systems or unless required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) comply with the law or comply with legal process served on Digs or the Platform (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Digs, the Platform or the users of the Platform or (3) act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of our users, the Platform or the public. Users shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages and Digs shall have no obligation to prescreen any such content. However, we shall have the right in our sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on the Platform at any time without notice. Without limiting the foregoing, we shall have the right to remove any material that we find to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable, and the additional right to deny any user who fails to conform to any provision of these Terms of Service access to the Platform or any part thereof.

10.          Third  Party  and  Builder  Content.   Content  published  by  Builders  on  the  Platform  and  User Submissions from other users do not represent the views of Digs or any individual associated with Digs, and we did not author this Content.  In no event shall you represent or suggest, directly or indirectly, Digs’ endorsement of any Content not authored by Digs. Digs does not vouch for the accuracy or credibility of any Builder or user published Content on our Platform and do not take any responsibility or assume any liability for any actions you may take as a result of reviewing any such Builder or user published Content. Through your use of the Platform you may be exposed to Content that you may find offensive, objectionable, harmful, inaccurate or deceptive. There may also be risks of dealing with underage persons, people acting under false pretense, international trade issues and foreign nationals. By using our Platform you assume all associated risks.

11.          Advertising  Rights.    Digs  reserves  the  right  to  sell,  license  and/or  display  any  advertising, attribution,  links,  promotional  and/or  distribution  rights  in  connection  with  the  Platform  and  Digs  and  its licensors or affiliates will be entitled to retain any and all revenue generated from any sales or licenses of such advertising, attribution, links, or promotional or distribution rights. Nothing in these terms obligates or may  be  deemed  to  obligate  Digs  to  sell,  license  or  offer  to  sell  or  license  any  advertising,  promotion  or distribution rights.

12.          Third Party Links. From time to time, the Platform may contain links to websites that are not owned, operated or controlled by Digs or its affiliates. All such links are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you  use  these  links,  you  will  leave  the  Platform  Neither  we  nor  any  of  our  respective  affiliates  are responsible for any content, materials or other information located on or accessible from any other websites. Neither  we  nor  any  of  our  respective  affiliates  endorse,  guarantee,  or  make  any  representations  or warranties  regarding  any  other  websites,  or  any  content,  materials  or  other  information  located  or accessible from any other websites, or the results that you may obtain from using any other websites. If you decide to access any other websites linked to or from this Platform you do so entirely at your own risk.

13.          Transactional Partners.  We will partner with Builders, Vendors, Subcontractors, Retailers, to promote their goods and services within our Platform.  In these cases, if you click on a link, you will be taken to our partners website and you are transacting directly with the other party.   On those pages or locations, the transactional  partners’  brand  is  clearly  visible  and  their  terms  of  service  are  posted.   When  using  these partner  pages,  you  are  bound  by  partner  terms  of  service.   Please  note  that  the  foregoing  only  applies where  you  leave  our  Platform.   In  the  event  that  you  purchase  a  good  or  service  directly  through  our Platform, these terms of service will prevail.

14.          Fees. For all charges or deposits for any products or services ordered by you on or through the Platform Digs or its vendors or agents will bill your bank card or alternative payment method offered by Digs and  you  agree  to  pay  all  such  charges  or  deposits.  When  you  provide  bank  card  information,  account numbers or other information necessary to facilitate payment to us or our vendors, you represent to us that you are the authorized user of the bank card that is used to pay for the products and services.  In the event legal action is necessary to collect on balances due, you agree to reimburse Digs and its vendors or agents for all expenses incurred to recover sums due, including attorneys’ fees and other legal expenses.  You are responsible   for   purchase   of,   and   payment   of   charges   for,   all   Internet   access   services   and telecommunications services needed for use of the Platform.  You understand that we will hold and store such  bank  card  or  payment  information  to  facilitate  payment  and  deposit,  damage  reimbursement,  and other liability purposes.

15.          Promotional  Codes.   On  occasion,  Digs  may  issue  promotion  codes  or  coupons  that  may  be redeemed at the time of check out.  These codes or coupons are non-transferable and may only be used by the intended recipient; these codes or coupons have no cash value and are not redeemable for cash.  We reserve the right to cancel any promotion code and reduction redemption when the total value of the promotional  code  exceeds  the  price  of  the  item.   Multiple  promotional  codes  or  coupons  may  not  be combined.  Digs is not responsible for any financial loss arising out of our refusal, cancelation, or withdrawal of a promotion or any failure or inability of a customer to use a promotional code or coupon for any reason.

16.          Eligibility to Use the Platform.   You may use the services offered on this Platform in any location worldwide.  Digs makes no promise, however, that the services available on the Platform are appropriate or available for use in unauthorized locations (“Territory”), and accessing the Platform from territories where its  contents  are  illegal  or  unlawful  is  prohibited,  including  from  those  territories  prohibited  by  the  United States  State  Department  or  other  U.S.  government  entity.   If  You  choose  to  access  the  Platform  from locations outside the Territory, You do so at your own risk.   It is your responsibility to ascertain and obey all applicable local, state, federal and international laws (including minimum age requirements) in regard to services you use through this Platform

17.          Termination. You or we may suspend or terminate your account or your use of this Platform at any time, for any reason or for no reason. You are personally liable for any orders placed or charges incurred through your account prior to termination. We may also block your access to our Platform in the event that (a)  you  breach  these  Terms  of  Service;  (b)  we  are  unable  to  verify  or  authenticate  any  information  you provide to us; or (c) we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us.

18.          Representations and Warranties. You represent that You are over the age of 18, have the right and authority to enter into this Agreement, are fully able and competent to satisfy the terms, conditions, and obligations herein, and Your use of the Platform is and will be in compliance with all applicable laws.  You represent that you have read, understood, agree with, and will abide by the terms of this agreement.   In addition, you represent and warrant that your User Submissions and all elements thereof are (a) owned or controlled solely and exclusively by you, you have prior written permission from the rightful owner of the content  included  in  your  User  Submissions,  or  you  are  otherwise  legally  entitled  to  grant  Digs  all  of  the rights granted herein; and (b) Digs’ use of your User Submissions as described or contemplated herein do not and will not infringe on the copyrights, trademark rights, publicity rights or other rights of any person or entity, violate any law, regulation or right of any kind whatsoever, or otherwise give rise to any actionable claim or liability, including without limitation rights of publicity and privacy, and defamation.   Furthermore, You  shall  be  solely  responsible  for  your  own  User  Submissions  and  the  consequences  of  posting  or publishing them.

19.          DISCLAIMERS.  YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM IS AT YOUR RISK.  THE  INFORMATION, MATERIALS AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE PLATFORM ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT  ANY  WARRANTIES  OF  ANY  KIND  INCLUDING  WARRANTIES  OF  MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SECURITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.  NEITHER  DIGS,  NOR  ANY  OF  ITS  AFFILIATES  WARRANT  THE  ACCURACY  OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE  PLATFORM  THE  INFORMATION,  MATERIALS  AND  SERVICES  PROVIDED  ON  OR  THROUGH THE PLATFORM MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND NEITHER DIGS, NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES MAKES ANY COMMITMENT OR ASSUMES ANY DUTY TO UPDATE SUCH INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR SERVICES.  THE  FOREGOING  EXCLUSIONS  OF  IMPLIED  WARRANTIES  DO  NOT  APPLY  TO  THE EXTENT  PROHIBITED  BY  LAW.  PLEASE  REFER  TO  YOUR  LOCAL  LAWS  FOR  ANY  SUCH PROHIBITIONS.  NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM DIGS  OR  THROUGH  THE  PLATFORM  WILL  CREATE  ANY  WARRANTY  NOT  EXPRESSLY  MADE HEREIN.

20.          LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. DIGS DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY, OR WILL BE LIABLE,  FOR  ANY  DAMAGES  TO,  OR  ANY  VIRUSES  THAT  MAY  INFECT  YOUR  COMPUTER, TELECOMMUNICATION  EQUIPMENT,  OR  OTHER  PROPERTY  CAUSED  BY  OR  ARISING  FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING THIS PLATFORM OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS FROM THIS PLATFORM IN NO EVENT WILL DIGS, OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, NOR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION OR TRANSMISSION OF THE PLATFORM BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL   OR   CONSEQUENTIAL   DAMAGES   (INCLUDING,   WITHOUT   LIMITATION,   THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THE PLATFORM OR THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR SERVICES CONTAINED ON ANY OR ALL OF THE PLATFORM WHETHER BASED ON  WARRANTY,  CONTRACT,  TORT  OR  ANY  OTHER  LEGAL  THEORY  AND  WHETHER  OR  NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY DO  NOT  APPLY  TO  THE  EXTENT  PROHIBITED  BY  LAW.  PLEASE  REFER  TO  YOUR  LOCAL  LAWS FOR ANY SUCH PROHIBITIONS.

IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH THE PLATFORM OR ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR SERVICES  CONTAINED  ON  ANY  OR  ALL  OF  THE  PLATFORM  YOU  AGREE  THAT  YOUR  SOLE REMEDY  IS  TO  CEASE  USING  THE  PLATFORM  IN  NO  EVENT  SHALL  DIGS’  TOTAL  LIABILITY  TO YOU  FOR  ALL  DAMAGES,  LOSSES,  AND  CAUSES  OF  ACTION  WHETHER  IN  CONTRACT,  TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE EXCEED THE GREATER OF (A) TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS (US $25.00) OR (B) THE VALUE OF THE SERVICES PURCHASED OR SUBSCRIBED BY YOU ON THE PLATFORM.

21.          Indemnity.  You  agree  to  defend,  indemnify  and  hold  Digs  and  any  affiliated  entity  or  individual harmless from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to or in connection with (i) the use of the Platform or your placement or transmission of any User Submission or other content, message or information on this Platform by you or your authorized users; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement, including without limitation, your breach of any of the representations and warranties above; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, publicity rights or intellectual property rights; (iv) your violation of any law, rule or regulation of the United States or any other country; (v) any claim or damages that arise as a result of any User Submission that you provide to Digs, including without limitation any claim or damages arising from a defamation or invasion of  privacy  claim;  or  (vi)  any  other  party’s  access  and  use  of  the  Platform  with  your  unique  username, password or other appropriate security code.

22.          Release. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users of the Platform or with a Builder that has posted content or an offering on the Platform you release Digs (and our officers, directors, agents,  subsidiaries,  joint  ventures  and  employees)  from  claims,  demands  and  damages  (actual  and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.DIGS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY THAT MAY ARISE BETWEEN USERS OF ITS DIGS PLATFORM.

TO  THE  EXTENT  APPLICABLE,  YOU  HEREBY  WAIVE  THE  PROTECTIONS  OF  CALIFORNIA  CIVIL CODE  §  1542  (AND  ANY  ANALOGOUS  LAW  IN  ANY  OTHER  APPLICABLE  JURISDICTION)  WHICH SAYS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”

23.          Force Majeure. Neither Digs nor you shall be responsible for damages or for delays or failures in performance  resulting  from  acts  or  occurrences  beyond  their  reasonable  control,  including,  without limitation:  fire,  lightning,  explosion,  power  surge  or  failure,  water,  acts  of  God,  war,  revolution,  civil commotion or acts of civil or military authorities or public enemies: any law, order, regulation, ordinance, or requirement of any government or legal body or any representative of any such government or legal body; or labor unrest, including without limitation, strikes, slowdowns, picketing, or boycotts; inability to secure raw  materials,  transportation  facilities,  fuel  or  energy  shortages,  or  acts  or  omissions  of  other  common carriers.

24.          Governing Law.  This Agreement will be governed by, and will be construed under, the laws of the State of Washington, without regard to choice of law principles.

25.          Dispute Resolution – Arbitration.

          (a) Informal  Negotiations.    To  expedite  resolution  and  reduce  the  cost  of  any  dispute, controversy or claim between you and Digs (each a “Claim” and collectively “Claims”), you and Digs agree to  first  attempt  to  negotiate  any  Claim  (except  those  Claims  expressly  excluded  below)  informally  for  at least  thirty  (30)  days  before  initiating  any  arbitration  or  court  proceeding.  Such  informal  negotiations  will commence upon written notice. If necessary to preserve a Claim under any applicable statute of limitations, you or Digs may initiate arbitration while engaging in the informal negotiations.

          (b) Binding   Arbitration.     YOU   AND   DIGS   MUTUALLY   AGREE   TO   WAIVE   YOUR RESPECTIVE   RIGHTS   TO   RESOLUTION   OF   ALL   CLAIMS   BETWEEN   YOU   (EXCEPT   THOSE EXPRESSLY  EXCLUDED  BELOW)  IN  A  COURT  OF  LAW  BY  A  JUDGE  OR  JURY  AND  AGREE  TO RESOLVE  ANY  DISPUTES  BY  BINDING  ARBITRATION  ON  AN  INDIVIDUAL  BASIS  AS  SET  FORTH HEREIN.

This agreement to arbitrate, contained in Section 25, (“Arbitration Agreement”), is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and survives the termination of this Agreement or your relationship with Digs. Claims include, but are not limited to, any dispute, claim or controversy whether based on past, present or future events arising  out  of  or  relating  to:  this  Agreement  and  prior  versions  (including  the  breach,  termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof), the Digs Platform, services, your relationship with Digs, the threatened  or  actual  suspension,  deactivation  or  termination  of  your  user  account  or  this  Agreement, payments made by you or any payments made or allegedly owed to you, any city, county, state or federal wage-hour  law,  compensation,  breaks  and  rests  periods,  expense  reimbursement,  wrongful  termination, discrimination,  harassment,  retaliation,  fraud,  defamation,  trade  secrets,  unfair  competition,  emotional distress, any promotions, offers made by Digs, breach of any express or implied contract or breach of any express or implied contract or covenant, claims arising under federal or state consumer protection laws; claims arising under antitrust laws, claims arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Fair Credit  Reporting  Act;  and  claims  arising  under  the  Fair  Labor  Standards  Act,  Civil  Rights  Act  of  1964, Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Older Workers  Benefit  Protection  Act,  Family  Medical  Leave  Act,  Employee  Retirement  Income  Security  Act (except for individual claims for employee benefits under any benefit plan sponsored by Digs and covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 or funded by insurance), and state statutes, if any, addressing the same or similar subject matters, and all other federal and state statutory and common law  claims.  All  disputes  concerning  the  arbitrability  of  a  Claim  (including  Claims  about  the  scope, applicability,  enforceability,  revocability  or  validity  of  the  Arbitration  Agreement)  shall  be  decided  by  the arbitrator, except as expressly provided below.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND THAT YOU AND DIGS ARE WAIVING THE RIGHT TO SUE IN  COURT  OR  HAVE  A  JURY  TRIAL  FOR  ALL  CLAIMS,  EXCEPT  AS  EXPRESSLY  OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT. THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT IS INTENDED TO REQUIRE  ARBITRATION  OF  EVERY  CLAIM  OR  DISPUTE  THAT  CAN  LAWFULLY  BE  ARBITRATED EXCEPT THOSE CLAIMS AND DISPUTES WHICH BY TERMS OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO ARBITRATE.

          (c) Agreement  Prohibiting  Class  Actions  and  Non-Individualized  Relief.   You  and  Digs agree  that  any  arbitration  will  be  limited  to  the  Claim  between  Digs  and  you  individually.  YOU ACKNOWLEDGE  AND  AGREE  THAT  YOU  AND  DIGS  ARE  EACH  WAIVING  THE  RIGHT  TO PARTICIPATE  AS  A  PLAINTIFF  OR  CLASS  MEMBER  IN  ANY  PURPORTED  CLASS  ACTION  OR REPRESENTATIVE  PROCEEDING  (“CLASS  ACTION  WAIVER”).  Further,  unless  both  you  and  Digs otherwise agree, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of any class or representative proceeding. 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.

Notwithstanding  any  other  provision  of  this  Agreement,  the  Arbitration  Agreement  or  the  AAA  Rules  (as defined below), disputes regarding the scope, applicability, enforceability, revocability or 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 Claim is filed as a class, collective, or representative action and (2) there is a final  judicial  determination  that  the  Class  Action  Waiver  is  unenforceable  as  to  any  Claims,  the  class, collective,  and/or  representative  action  on  such  Claims  must  be  litigated  in  a  civil  court  of  competent jurisdiction, but the Class Action Waiver shall be enforced in arbitration on an individual basis as to all other Claims to the fullest extent possible.

          (d) Rules  and  Logistics  Governing  Arbitration.   The  arbitration  will  be  commenced  and conducted  under  the  Commercial  Arbitration  Rules  (the  “AAA  Rules”)  of  the  American  Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in effect at the time the arbitration is initiated and modified by the terms set forth in this Agreement and, where appropriate, the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (“AAA  Consumer  Rules”),  both  of  which  are  available  at  the  AAA  website  www.adr.org  or  by  calling  the AAA  at  1-800-778-7879.  Notwithstanding  the  foregoing,  if  requested  by  you  and  if  proper  based  on  the facts and circumstances of the Claims presented, the arbitrator shall have the discretion to select a different set  of  AAA  Rules,  but  in  no  event  shall  the  arbitrator  consolidate  more  than  one  person’s  Claims,  or otherwise preside over any form of representative, collective, or class proceeding.

As  part  of  the  arbitration,  both  you  and  Digs  will  have  the  opportunity  for  reasonable  discovery  of  non-privileged information that is relevant to the Claim(s). The arbitrator may award any individualized remedies that would be available in court. The arbitrator 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 claims. The arbitrator will provide a reasoned written statement of the arbitrator’s decision, which shall explain the award given and the findings and conclusions on which the decision is based.

The arbitrator will decide the substance of all Claims in accordance with applicable law, and will honor all claims  of  privilege  recognized  by  law.  The  arbitrator  shall  not  be  bound  by  rulings  in  prior  arbitrations involving different Builders, but is bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving the same Builder to the extent required by applicable law. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof, provided that any award may be challenged in a court of competent jurisdiction in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act.

Your arbitration fees and your share of arbitrator compensation will be governed by the AAA Rules (and, where appropriate, limited by the AAA Consumer Rules) subject to the following modifications:

(i) If Digs initiates arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement, Digs will pay all AAA filing and arbitration fees. If you file a Claim in accordance with this Arbitration Agreement and the associated claim for damages does not exceed USD 10,000, Digs will pay all such fees unless the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought in your Demand for Arbitration was frivolous or was brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)). (ii) For Claims that (A) are based on an alleged employment relationship between Digs and you; (B) arise out of, or relate to, Digs’ actual or threatened deactivation of your; or (C) arise out of, or relate to Digs’ actual or threatened termination of your agreement with Digs, Digs shall pay all costs unique to arbitration (as compared to the costs of adjudicating the same claims before a court), including the regular and customary arbitration fees and expenses (to the extent not paid by Digs pursuant to the fee provisions above). However, if you are the party initiating such claim, you shall be responsible for contributing up to an amount equal to the filing fee that would be paid to initiate the claim in the court of general jurisdiction in the state in which you reside, unless a lower fee amount would be owed by you pursuant to the AAA Rules, applicable law, or subsection 25(d)(i) above. Any dispute as to whether a cost is unique to arbitration shall be resolved by the arbitrator. (iii) Except as provided in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 or any state equivalents, each party shall pay its own attorneys’ fees and pay any costs that are not unique to the arbitration (i.e., costs that each party would incur if the Claim(s) were litigated in a court, such as costs to subpoena witnesses and/or documents, take depositions and purchase deposition transcripts, copy documents, etc.). (iv) At the conclusion of any arbitration, the arbitrator may award reasonable fees and costs or any portion thereof to you if you prevail, to the extent authorized by applicable law.

Unless you and Digs agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings between Digs and you will take place in the county of your primary address, and any arbitration hearings between Digs and a Client will take place in the county in which you received services. If AAA arbitration is unavailable in your county, the arbitration hearings will take place in the nearest available location for an AAA arbitration.

          (e) Exceptions to Arbitration.  The following types of Claims are not required to be arbitrated under the Arbitration Agreement:

•          Claims for workers’ compensation, disability insurance and unemployment insurance benefits;

•          Small claims actions that are within the scope of small claims court jurisdiction and brought on an individual basis; and

•          Claims that may not be subject to arbitration as a matter of law.

Nothing in this Arbitration Agreement 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,  or similar local, state or federal agency, and nothing in this Arbitration Agreement 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. However, you knowingly and voluntarily waive the right to seek or recover money damages of any type pursuant to any administrative complaint and instead may seek such relief only through arbitration under this Agreement. This Agreement and Arbitration Agreement do not prevent you from participating in an investigation by a government agency of any report, claim or charge otherwise covered by this Arbitration Provision and do not prevent you from receiving an award for information provided to any government agencies.

          (f) Severability.  In addition to the severability provisions in Section 25(d) above, in the event that any portion of this Arbitration Agreement is deemed illegal or unenforceable, such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the Arbitration Agreement shall be given full force and effect.

          (g) Right  to  Opt  Out  of  Arbitration  Agreement.    You  may  opt  out  of  the  Arbitration Agreement by notifying Digs in writing within thirty (30) days of the date you first registered for the Digs Platform or thirty (30) days from the date this Agreement was last updated. To opt out, you must send a written notification to Digs that includes (a) your account username, (b) your name, (c) your address, (d) your telephone number, (e) your email address, and (f) a clear statement indicating that you do not wish to resolve claims through arbitration and demonstrating compliance with the 30-day time limit to opt out of the above arbitration and class action/jury trial waiver provisions.

26.          Privacy.   Data  collection  and  use,  including  data  collection  and  use  of  personally  identifiable information is governed by Digs’ Privacy Policy which is incorporated into and is a part of this Agreement.

27.          DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (“DMCA”) NOTICE. In operating the Platform, we may act as a “services provider” (as defined by DMCA) and offer services as online provider of materials and links  to  third  party  web  sites.  As  a  result,  third  party  materials  that  we  do  not  own  or  control  may  be transmitted,  stored,  accessed  or  otherwise  made  available  using  the  Platform.  Company  has  in  place certain  legally  mandated  procedures  regarding  allegations  of  copyright  infringement  occurring  on  the Platform.  Company  has  adopted  a  policy  that  provides  for  the  immediate  removal  of  any  content  or  the suspension of any user that is found to have infringed on the rights of Company or of a third party, or that has otherwise violated any intellectual property laws or regulations, or any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you believe any material available via the Platform infringes a copyright, you should notify us using the notice procedure for claimed infringement under the DMCA (17 U.S.C. Sect. 512(c)(2)). We will respond expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material claimed to be infringing and will follow the  procedures  specified  in  the  DMCA  to  resolve  the  claim  between  the  notifying  party  and  the  alleged infringer who provided the Content. Our designated agent (i.e., proper party for notice) to whom you should address infringement notices under the DMCA is copyrightagent@digs.com.

Please provide the following notice:

          1. Identify the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
          2. Identify the material on the Platform that you claim is infringing, with enough detail so that we may locate it on the Platform;
          3. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
          4. A  statement  by  you  declaring  under  penalty  of  perjury  that  (a)  the  above  information  in  your notice is accurate, and (b) that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or that you are authorized to act on behalf of that owner;
          5. Your address, telephone number, and email address; and
          6. Your physical or electronic signature.

We may give notice to our users of any infringement notice by means of a general notice on any of our Platform, electronic mail to a user's e-mail address in our records, or by written communication sent by first-class mail to a user's physical address in our records. If you receive such an infringement notice, you may provide counter-notification in writing to the designated agent that includes the information below. To be effective, the counter-notification must be a written communication that includes the following:

          1. Your physical or electronic signature;
          2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
          3. A  statement  from  you  under  the  penalty  of  perjury,  that  you  have  a  good  faith  belief  that  the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
          4. Your name, physical address and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction  of  a  Federal  District  Court  for  the  judicial  district  in  which  your  physical  address  is located, or if your physical address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which we  may  be  found,  and  that  you  will  accept  service  of  process  from  the  person  who  provided notification of allegedly infringing material or an agent of such person.

28.          Additional  Assistance.  If  you  do  not  understand  any  of  the  foregoing  Terms  of  Service  or  if  you have any questions or comments, we invite you to contact us by email at support@digs.com.

29.          Copyright  Notice. All  design,  graphics,  text  selections,  arrangements,  and  all  software  are Copyright © 2022, Digs, Inc. and its related companies or its licensors.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.