Last Updated October 13, 2015
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. These terms and conditions (“Terms of Service” or “Agreement”) govern your access to and use of Niche Marketing Inc.'s (“Wealthy Affiliate”) Wealthy Affiliate Starter and Wealthy Affiliate Premium services and website accessible via www.wealthyaffiliate.com, including successor domain names or sites as well as the Wealthy Affiliate services (the “Site”), and any and all information, text, graphics, photos, or other materials uploaded, downloaded, or appearing on the Services (as defined below).
Wherever used in these Terms of Service, “you”, “your”, “Customer”, or similar terms means the person or legal entity accessing or using the Services. If you are accessing and using the Services on behalf of a company (such as your employer) or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to these Terms of Service.
Wealthy Affiliate reserves the right, at any time, to update and change any or all of these Terms of Service, in its sole discretion, including but not limited to the fees and charges associated with the use of the Services. If Wealthy Affiliate does so, it will post the modified Terms of Service on the Site, though we will notify you of any changes that, in our sole discretion, materially impact these Terms of Service. Continued use of the Services after any such changes have been made shall constitute your consent to such changes. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the most current version of the Terms of Service, which are currently available at: http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/terms. When Wealthy Affiliate changes these Terms of Service, Wealthy Affiliate will modify the "Last Modified" date above.
1. Definitions “Authorization Form” means a document issued by Wealthy Affiliate and executed or otherwise agreed upon by authorized representatives of the Parties which specifies, among other things, a description of the Services, the Fees (as defined below), the Term (as defined below), and any other details specifically related to the Services.
“Authorized Users” means individuals who are directly accessing the Services via an online sign-up process, or individual users authorized by you to use the Services and who you have supplied user identifications and passwords to. Authorized Users may include your employees, consultants, contractors, agents, or your other designees, but shall not include any employee or agent of any Wealthy Affiliate competitor.
“Customer Content” means all information and data (including text, images, photos, videos, audio, and documents) or any other content in any media and format provided or made available to Wealthy Affiliate by or on your behalf in relation to the use of the Services.
“Fair Use Policy” means the limits placed on usage as described in Section 2.6.
“Mentions” means the information, including links, posts, video’s, or written content that have been posted by other members of the community.
“Membership” means a single subscription associated with a single log-in to the Site, assigned to one Authorized User.
“Services” means the Wealthy Affiliate Starter and Wealthy Affiliate Premium services made available via Wealthy Affiliate’s proprietary software delivered through the Site and mobile applications that provide for a single log-in, training, web hosting, domains, support, or tools.
“Supported Platform(s)” means the website software currently supported by the Services, including WordPress content management system.
2. Wealthy Affiliate Services
2.1 Services and Support. If you selected Wealthy Affiliate Starter services: During the Term (as defined below), subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and solely for your personal or own business purposes, Wealthy Affiliate shall use commercially reasonable efforts to make the Wealthy Affiliate Starter services available to you.
If you selected Wealthy Affiliate Premium services: During the Term (as defined below), subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and solely for your personal or internal business purposes, Wealthy Affiliate shall use commercially reasonable efforts to make the Wealthy Affiliate Premium services available to you for the membership purchased.
2.2 Updates and Functionalities. You acknowledge that from time to time Wealthy Affiliate may apply updates to the Services and that such updates may result in changes in the appearance and/or functionality of the Services (including the addition, modification, or removal of functionality, features, or content). Excluding the addition of wholly new products, Wealthy Affiliate shall provide, implement, configure, install, support, and maintain at its own cost any and all updates, upgrades, enhancements, improvements, releases, corrections, bug fixes, patches, and modifications to the Services (collectively, the “Updates”). You acknowledge that the Services interoperate with several Supported Platforms, and that the Services provided are highly dependent on the availability of such Supported Platforms. If at any time any Supported Platforms cease to make their programs available to Wealthy Affiliate on reasonable terms, Wealthy Affiliate may cease to provide such features to you without entitling you to refund, credit, or other compensation.
2.3 Acceptable Use. You shall (i) be responsible for your and your Authorized Users’ compliance with these Terms of Service, including the Fair Use Policy; (ii) be solely responsible for the accuracy, quality, integrity, and legality of Customer Content and of the means by which you acquired or generated Customer Content; (iii) use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the Services, including keeping you password and user name confidential and not permitting any third party to access or use your user name, password, or account for the Services; (iv) be solely responsible and liable for all activity conducted through your account; (v) promptly notify Wealthy Affiliate if you become aware of or reasonably suspects any security breach, including any loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure or use of your (or any Authorized User’s) user name, password, or account; (vi) use the Services only in accordance with applicable laws and government regulations; (vii) comply in all respects with all applicable terms of the Third-Party Services that you subscribe to or otherwise access in connection with your use of the Services. You must not (a) make the Services available to anyone other than to your Authorized Users; (b) allow more than one individual Authorized User to use a Membership; (c) sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your Memberships to another party; (d) use the Services to store or transmit any content, including Customer Content, that may be infringing, defamatory, threatening, harmful, or otherwise tortious or unlawful, including any content that may violate intellectual property, privacy, rights of publicity, or other laws, or send spam or other unsolicited messages in violation of applicable law; (e) upload to, or transmit from, the Services any data, file, software, or link that contains or redirects to a virus, Trojan horse, worm, or other harmful component; (f) attempt to reverse engineer, de-compile, hack, disable, interfere with, disassemble, copy, or disrupt the integrity or the performance of the Services, any third-party use of the Services, or any third-party data contained therein (except to the extent such restrictions are prohibited by applicable law); (g) access the Services in order to build a competitive product or service or copy any ideas, features, functions, or graphics of the Services; (h) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services or its related systems or networks; or (i) authorize, permit, or encourage any third party to do any of the above.
2.4 Mentions. You understand that by using the Services you may be exposed to third-party content, information, and Mentions that might be unlawful, offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate. Wealthy Affiliate does not own, control, or review all Mentions, and unless Customer creates the content of Mentions, Mentions shall not be considered “Customer Content” under any circumstances. Mentions may be indecent, offensive, inaccurate, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable. Wealthy Affiliate has no obligation to preview, verify, flag, modify, filter, or remove any Mentions, even if requested to do so, although Wealthy Affiliate may do so in its sole discretion. Your use of Mentions is at your sole risk, and Wealthy Affiliate shall not be liable to you or any third party in relation to Mentions.
2.5 Fair Use Policy. Wealthy Affiliate may suspend your access to the Services for abusive practices that degrade the performance of the Services for you and/or other customers of Wealthy Affiliate.
2.6 Third-Party Products and Services. You acknowledge that the Services may enable or assist you to access, interact with, and/or purchase services from Supported Platforms and other third parties via third-party websites or applications (collectively, the “Third-Party Services”). When you access the Third-Party Services, you will do so at your own risk. Any use of Third-Party Services is governed solely by the terms and conditions of such Third-Party Services (and you shall comply with all such terms and conditions), and any contract entered into, or any transaction completed via any Third-Party Services, is between you and the relevant third party, and not Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate makes no representation and shall have no liability or obligation whatsoever in relation to the content or use of, or correspondence with, any such Third-Party Services or any transactions completed and any contract entered into by you with any such third party.
2.7 Non-Exclusivity. You acknowledge that the rights granted to you under this Agreement are non-exclusive and that nothing in this Agreement will be interpreted or construed to prohibit or in any way restrict Wealthy Affiliate’s right to license, sell, or otherwise make available the Services to any third party or perform any services for any third party.
3. Intellectual Property
3.1 Wealthy Affiliate Services. As between you and Wealthy Affiliate, Wealthy Affiliate retains all right, title, and interest in and to the Services. Nothing herein shall be construed to restrict, impair, encumber, alter, deprive, or adversely affect the Services or any of Wealthy Affiliate’s rights or interests therein or any other Wealthy Affiliate intellectual property, brands, information, content, processes, methodologies, products, goods, services, materials, or rights, tangible or intangible. All rights, title, and interest in and to the Services not expressly granted in this Agreement are reserved by Wealthy Affiliate. You may from time to time provide suggestions, comments or other feedback to Wealthy Affiliate with respect to the Services (“Feedback”). Feedback, even if designated as confidential by you, shall not create any confidentiality obligation for Wealthy Affiliate notwithstanding anything else. You shall, and hereby do, grant to Wealthy Affiliate a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, sublicensable, royalty-free, fully paid-up license to use and exploit the Feedback for any purpose.
4. Wealthy Affiliate Products and Fees
4.1 Purchases By Authorization Form. If an Authorization Form is issued for the purchase of Services, you agree to pay all fees as and when described per the Authorization Form(s). Wealthy Affiliate shall invoice you for the Fees in the currency set forth on the applicable Authorization Form. Unless otherwise stated on the Authorization Form, all invoices shall be payable within 30 days of the invoice date. Any disputed amounts shall not affect payment of non-disputed amounts. You shall make payments to the entity and address set forth in the invoice.
4.2 Wealthy Affiliate Premium and Other Paid Services. For Wealthy Affiliate Premium, and other paid services made available through Wealthy Affiliate Starter and Wealthy Affiliate Premium (“Paid Services”), you must provide Wealthy Affiliate with a valid credit card or other forms of cash payment (e.g., PayPal) to pay for Services. If you are purchasing Wealthy Affiliate Premium or Paid Services via an online purchase, you can choose to purchase on a monthly or yearly subscription. You must provide Wealthy Affiliate with a valid credit card or PayPal account, and you authorize Wealthy Affiliate to charge the credit card or PayPal account for the recurring subscription, as per the auto renewal terms below. In addition, you agree that Wealthy Affiliate has permission to retain and/or share with financial institutions and payment processing firms (including any institutions or firms Wealthy Affiliate retains in the future) your submitted payment information in order to process your purchase. Subscription to Wealthy Affiliate Premium and Paid Services are billed in advance on a monthly or yearly basis (as per the option you have chosen when you purchased Services) and are non-refundable for the subscription period they are purchased for. Depending on where you transact with us, the type of payment method used and where your payment method was issued, your transaction with us may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices, including because of exchange rates. Wealthy Affiliate does not support all payment methods, currencies, or locations for payment. If the payment method you use with us, such as a credit card, reaches its expiration date and you do not edit your payment method information or cancel or downgrade your account to a Wealthy Affiliate Starter account, you authorize Wealthy Affiliate to continue billing your credit card and/or PayPal account and you remain responsible for any uncollected amounts. Your obligation to pay fees continues through to the end of the subscription period during which you cancel your subscription. All applicable taxes are calculated based on the billing information you provide us at the time of purchase.
4.3 Auto-renewal and Cancellation. Wealthy Affiliate Premium purchases and Paid Services are for subscriptions that renew automatically, such as monthly or annually (depending on the option chosen when you purchased Services). You agree that Wealthy Affiliate may process your credit card or PayPal account on each monthly, annual, or other renewal term (based on the applicable billing cycle), on the calendar day corresponding to the first day you subscribed to a paid subscription. If your paid subscription to Wealthy Affiliate Premium or other Paid Services began on a day not contained in a subsequent month (e.g., your service began on January 30 and there is no February 30), Wealthy Affiliate will process your payment on the last day of such month. You may elect to cancel your Wealthy Affiliate Premium account at any time by following the steps outlined within your Account Settings. If you subscribed to a yearly plan, any cancellation will only be effective at the end of the then-current annual billing period and no credits or refunds will be issued to you for prepaid fees.
4.4 Late Payment. If any amounts due hereunder are not received by Wealthy Affiliate by the due date, then at Wealthy Affiliate’s discretion, they may provide a grace period of an undetermined time to allow you to make payment before terminating your membership.
4.5 Taxes and Withholdings. You are responsible for paying all Taxes associated with the subscription to the Services. If Wealthy Affiliate has the legal obligation to pay or collect Taxes for which you are responsible under this Section, the appropriate amount shall be invoiced to and paid by you. Any and all payments by or on account of the compensation payable under this Agreement shall be made free and clear of and without deduction or withholding for any Taxes. If you are required to deduct or withhold any Taxes from such payments, then the sum payable shall be increased as necessary so that, after making all required deductions or withholdings, Wealthy Affiliate receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deduction or withholding been made.
5. Term and Termination
5.1 Wealthy Affiliate Starter and Pro Services. If you sign-up for a Wealthy Affiliate Starter or Wealthy Affiliate Premium account this Agreement shall commence on the day you access the Services for the first time and shall continue until your account is cancelled and you cease using our Services.
5.2 Termination. If you violate the letter or spirit of these Terms of Service, abuse the Services, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure to Wealthy Affiliate, Wealthy Affiliate can terminate or suspend your Wealthy Affiliate Account at our sole discretion. Wealthy Affiliate will notify you by email or at the next time you attempt to access your account. You may also cancel or disable your Wealthy Affiliate Premium account at any time. For cancellation procedure, and for further assistance, you please reference your account settings when logged into the Service.
5.3 Effects of Termination. Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, (i) you will immediately cease all use of the Services; (ii) you will have no further access to your accounts provided by Wealthy Affiliate.
5.4 Survival. Any provision of this Agreement which, either by its terms or to give effect to its meaning, must survive, and such other provisions which expressly, or by their nature, are intended to survive termination shall survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement.
6. Warranty Disclaimer
SOME COUNTRIES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED TERMS IN CONTRACTS WITH CONSUMERS AND AS A RESULT THE CONTENTS OF THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WEALTHY AFFILIATE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDES AND DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, WEALTHY AFFILIATE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF DESIGN, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, QUALITY, AND NONINFRINGEMENT, THAT ITS SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT ITS SERVICES WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE, ACCESSIBLE, UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR ERROR-FREE. IN ADDITION, WEALTHY AFFILIATE DOES NOT WARRANT ANY CONNECTION TO OR TRANSMISSION FROM THE INTERNET. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM WEALTHY AFFILIATE OR ELSEWHERE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY PROVIDED HEREIN. WEALTHY AFFILIATE DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY IN RELATION TO THE CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE CUSTOMER CONTENT AND MENTIONS, OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. WEALTHY AFFILIATE DOES NOT CONTROL OR VET CUSTOMER CONTENT OR MENTIONS AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT USERS POST, TRANSMIT, OR SHARE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES. WEALTHY AFFILIATE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE IN ANY MANNER FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY SERVICES OR SUPPORTED PLATFORMS ASSOCIATED WITH OR UTILIZED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE FAILURE OF ANY SUCH THIRD-PARTY SERVICES OR SUPPORTED PLATFORMS. WEALTHY AFFILIATE EXPRESSLY DENIES ANY RESPONSIBILITY RESULTING FROM HACKING, TAMPERING, OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICES OR YOUR ACCOUNT OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED OR HARMED BY WEALTHY AFFILIATE OR ANYTHING RELATED TO WEALTHY AFFILIATE, YOU MAY CANCEL YOUR WEALTHY AFFILIATE ACCOUNT AND TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 4.4 (AUTO-RENEWAL AND CANCELLATION) OR SECTION 5.2 (TERMINATION), AS APPLICABLE, AND SUCH TERMINATION SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY (AND WEALTHY AFFILIATE’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY).
7.1 Your Indemnification. You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Wealthy Affiliate, its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims, losses, damages, penalties, liability, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, of any kind or nature which are in connection with or arising out of a claim (a) alleging that the Customer Content or your use of the Services infringes or violates the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or other rights of a third party or violates applicable law; (b) relating to, or arising from, Customer Content, or your breach of Section 2.3 or Section 2.6; or (c) relating to, or arising from, Third-Party Services.
8. Limitation of Liability
SOME COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY IN CONTRACTS WITH CONSUMERS AND AS A RESULT THE CONTENTS OF THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WEALTHY AFFILIATE’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ALL CLAIMS OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER BY STATUTE, CONTRACT, TORT, OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EXCEED THE GREATER OF (A) THE fees paid by YOU FOR THE SERVICES HEREUNDER DURING THE three (3) month PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH THE CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE AND (B) US$150. WEALTHY AFFILIATE DOES NOT OFFER ANY WARRANTY OR REMEDIES FOR THE INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF ACCESS OR TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SERVICES.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WEALTHY AFFILIATE, ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL USE, OR DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF THIS AGREEMENT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WEALTHY AFFILIATE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, OR INJURY RESULTING FROM HACKING, TAMPERING, OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICES OR YOUR ACCOUNT OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.
THE PARTIES ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION IS TO ALLOCATE THE RISKS UNDER THESE TERMS BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND LIMIT THEIR POTENTIAL LIABILITY GIVEN THE FEES CHARGED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER IF Wealthy Affiliate WERE TO ASSUME ANY FURTHER LIABILITY OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH HEREIN. THE PARTIES HAVE RELIED ON THESE LIMITATIONS IN DETERMINING WHETHER TO ENTER INTO THESE TERMS. NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT IS INTENDED TO EXCLUDE OR RESTRICT OR SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS EXCLUDING OR RESTRICTING THE LIABILITY OF WEALTHY AFFILIATE FOR (I) DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF WEALTHY AFFILIATE, ITS EMPLOYEES, OR ITS AGENTS; (II) WILLFUL MISCONDUCT OF WEALTHY AFFILIATE; OR (III) ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE LIMITED OR EXCLUDED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
9.1 Assignment. You may not assign or otherwise transfer any of your rights or obligations hereunder, whether by merger, sale of assets, change of control, operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Wealthy Affiliate (not to be unreasonably withheld), and any attempted assignment or transfer without such consent will be void. Wealthy Affiliate may freely assign or delegate all rights and obligations under this Agreement, fully or partially without notice to you. Wealthy Affiliate may also substitute, by way of unilateral novation, effective upon notice to you, Wealthy Affiliate for any third party that assumes our rights and obligations under this Agreement.
9.2 Amendment. Wealthy Affiliate reserves the right to modify, supplement, or replace the terms of this Agreement, effective upon posting on the Wealthy Affiliate website or notifying you otherwise. Your continued use of the Services after the effectiveness of that update will be deemed to represent your agreement with, and consent to be bound by, the new terms. Except for changes made by Wealthy Affiliate as described here, no other amendment or modification of this Agreement shall be effective unless set forth in a written agreement bearing a written signature by Wealthy Affiliate and you.
9.3 Severability. Each provision of this Agreement is severable. If any provision of this Agreement is or becomes illegal, invalid, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, the illegality, invalidity, or unenforceability of that provision will not affect the legality, validity, or enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement or of that provision in any other jurisdiction.
9.4 Notices. For purposes of service messages and notices about the Services, Wealthy Affiliate may place a banner notice across its pages to alert you to certain changes such as modifications to this Agreement. Alternatively, notice may consist of an email from Wealthy Affiliate to an email address associated with your account, even if Wealthy Affiliate has other contact information. You also agree that Wealthy Affiliate may communicate with you through your Wealthy Affiliate account or through other means including email, or delivery services including the postal service about your Wealthy Affiliate account or services associated with Wealthy Affiliate. You acknowledge and agree that Wealthy Affiliate shall have no liability associated with or arising from your failure to do so maintain accurate contact or other information, including, but not limited to, your failure to receive critical information about the Services. You may provide legal notice to Wealthy Affiliate via email with a duplicate copy sent via registered mail to Niche Marketing Inc. Box 18 2354 Millstream Rd Victoria, BC V9B 6L2 ; Attention: General Counsel. The email address provided may be updated as part of any update to these Terms of Service.
9.5 Waivers. No waiver of any provision of this Agreement is binding unless it is in writing and signed by all parties to this Agreement, except that any provision which does not give rights or benefits to particular parties may be waived in writing, signed only by those parties who have rights under, or hold the benefit of, the provision being waived if those parties promptly send a copy of the executed waiver to all other parties. No failure to exercise, and no delay in exercising, any right or remedy under this Agreement will be deemed to be a waiver of that right or remedy. No waiver of any breach of any provision of this Agreement will be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach of that provision or of any similar provision.
9.6 Nature of Relationship. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created as a result of this Agreement and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect.
9.7 Force Majeure. Except for payment obligations, neither party shall be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond such party’s reasonable control, including the elements; fire; flood; severe weather; earthquake; vandalism; accidents; sabotage; power failure; denial of service attacks or similar attacks; Internet failure; acts of God and the public enemy; acts of war; acts of terrorism; riots; civil or public disturbances; strikes, lock-outs, or labor disruptions; and any laws, orders, rules, regulations, acts, or restraints of any government or governmental body or authority, civil or military, including the orders and judgments of courts.
9.8 Governing Law. This Agreement and your relationship with Wealthy Affiliate shall be governed exclusively by, and will be enforced, construed, and interpreted exclusively in accordance with, the laws applicable in the province of British Columbia, Canada and shall be considered to have been made and accepted in British-Columbia, Canada, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. All disputes under this Agreement will be resolved by the courts of British Columbia in Vancouver. In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover costs and attorneys’ fees.