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Terms & Conditions

1. CHANGES TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
2. PROGRAM ACCOUNT
3. Informal Dispute Resolution
4. Dispute Resolution By Binding Arbitration; Class Action Waiver
5. PROGRAM LICENSE
6. PROGRAM RESTRICTIONS
7. PROGRAMS
8. CASH BACK EXCLUSIONS
9. STORE POLICIES
10. BONUSES AND OTHER REWARDS
11. PAYMENT OF CASH BACK AND OTHER REWARDS
12. ACCOUNT MAINTENANCE
13. RECEIVING COMMUNICATIONS
14. COMPANY APPLICATIONS
15. THIRD-PARTY PLATFORMS
16. YOUR FEEDBACK
17. COMMUNITY STANDARDS
18. OWNERSHIP
19. INDEMNIFICATION
20. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
21. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
22. TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION
23. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions” or “Agreement”) carefully. This agreement affects your rights.

Ebates Canada, Inc. dba Rakuten Rewards Canada (“Company” or “we”) makes available shopping programs (“Programs”) through www.rakuten.ca and related mobile and software applications (“Company Properties”) under these Terms and Conditions.

THIS AGREEMENT CONSTITUTES A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN EACH INDIVIDUAL WHO ENROLLS IN ANY OF THE PROGRAMS (“MEMBER”) OR OTHERWISE USES ANY ONE OF THE COMPANY PROPERTIES. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OR USE ANY OF THE COMPANY PROPERTIES, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, UNDERSTAND IT, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY All OF ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DISCONTINUE PARTICIPATION IN AND USE OF THE PROGRAM(S) AND TERMINATE YOUR PROGRAM MEMBERSHIP(S) IMMEDIATELY.

YOU AGREE TO THE MANDATORY INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION/JURY TRIAL WAIVER PROVISIONS, DESCRIBED FULLY IN SECTION 4 BELOW, TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTES WITH THE COMPANY, EXCEPT FOR THOSE MATTERS THAT MAY BE TAKEN TO SMALL-CLAIMS COURT.

1. CHANGES TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1.1 Company may at its discretion modify, update, add to, discontinue, remove or otherwise change these Terms and Conditions at any time. Each such modification will take immediate effect upon notification to you, or upon the date set out in such notification, if any. Company may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to these Terms and Conditions, by email, regular mail, text message, in-app messaging, or other reasonable means now known or hereinafter developed.

1.2 Your continued use of the Company Property following any such notifications constitutes your acceptance of such modifications and your agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to any modification of these Terms and Conditions, your sole option and remedy is to terminate this Agreement and discontinue your use of the Company Properties. The most current version of these Terms and Conditions will be available on our website and supersedes previous versions.

2. PROGRAM ACCOUNT

2.1 To become a Member, you must be at least 18 years old and provide an email address and password for Company to create your Program account (“Account”). By creating an Account, you represent and warrant that you meet the applicable eligibility requirements. Your Account will be tied to a Rakuten ID, which allows you to access certain websites and services of other Rakuten group companies using the same account credentials. Each person is limited to one Account. To redeem certain offers and promotions offered by our other Programs, you may elect to provide us additional information. Information that you submit through one of our Programs may be saved and available for your use in our other Programs, including, without limitation, any saved payment card information. Any and all information collected from you shall be subject to our Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated by reference.

3. Informal Dispute Resolution

3.1 We would like an opportunity to address your concerns without a formal legal case. Before filing a claim against Company, You agree to try to resolve the dispute informally by submitting your request through our Member Services page. Please be sure to select “Rakuten Feedback” under Topics in your request. We will try to resolve the dispute informally by contacting you in writing via email. If a dispute is not resolved within 30 days of submission through this form, you or Company may bring a formal proceeding.

4. Dispute Resolution By Binding Arbitration; Class Action Waiver

4.1 To the extent permitted by your local law, you and Company agree to arbitrate any and all disputes, claims, or controversies arising out of, in connection with, or relating to this Agreement, Company’s business, any of the Programs or the Company Properties, and relationship with you, including any claims that may arise after the termination of this Agreement. This agreement to arbitrate includes any claims against Company’s employees, agents or any subsidiaries of Company. Arbitration is a method of claim resolution that is less formal than a traditional court proceeding in provincial or federal court. It uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury and the arbitrator’s decision is subject to limited review by courts.

4.2 To the extent permitted by your local law, all disputes concerning the arbitrability of a claim (including disputes about the scope, interpretation, breach, applicability, enforceability, revocability or validity of this Agreement) shall be decided by the arbitrator. The arbitrator shall also decide whether any claim is subject to arbitration. You further agree that the law of the province or territory in which you reside shall govern the interpretation and enforcement of this agreement to arbitrate.

4.3 CLASS ACTION WAIVER: YOU AND COMPANY ALSO AGREE THAT, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY YOUR LOCAL LAW, EACH IS GIVING UP THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL AND THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITIES, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, CONSOLIDATED ACTION, OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION.This means that neither you nor Company can seek to assert class or representative claims against each other either in court or in arbitration and no relief can be awarded on a class or representative basis. The arbitrator also may not consolidate or join another person’s claim with your claim or issue an order that would achieve the same result. You and the Company further agree that if the provisions of this paragraph, known as the “Class Action Waiver,” are found to be unenforceable, it cannot be severed from this arbitration agreement and the entire provision compelling arbitration shall be null and void.

4.4 To the extent possible under your local law, the arbitration shall be administered by JAMS pursuant to its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures and in accordance with the Expedited Procedures in those rules or pursuant to JAMS' Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures (“Rules”). The Rules are available online at www.jamsadr.com. The arbitrator is bound by the terms of this Agreement. If your claim in arbitration is for less than $10,000, Company will reimburse you for filing and arbitrator fees at the conclusion of the proceeding unless your claim is found to be frivolous by the arbitrator. Unless you and company expressly agree otherwise, the arbitration will be conducted in English, in Toronto, Ontario.

4.5 Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, you agree that if we make any future, material change to this arbitration provision, you may reject any change by sending us written notice within thirty (30) calendar days of the change to Rakuten Rewards, 800 Concar Drive, Suite 175, San Mateo, CA 94402, Attn: Legal. Your decision to reject changes in a new arbitration provision, however, does not affect any prior arbitration provisions to which you have already agreed, which would still remain in effect.

4.6 This arbitration provision is optional. You may decline or opt out of this agreement to arbitrate by sending written and signed notice to Rakuten Rewards, 800 Concar Drive, Suite 175, San Mateo, CA 94402, Attn: Legal within thirty (30) calendar days of enrolling as a Member or using Company Properties.

4.7 Judgment upon the arbitration award may be entered in a court having jurisdiction, or application may be made to such court for judicial acceptance of any award and an order of enforcement, as the case may be.

4.8 Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this Agreement will prevent Company from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief or enforcement of an award before any court having jurisdiction over any person or otherwise over such subject matter.

5. PROGRAM LICENSE

Subject to this Agreement, we hereby grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license (without the right to sublicense) to access and use the Company Properties for your personal use to access the Program(s). You agree that you obtain no rights other than the rights and licenses expressly granted in this Agreement. Company reserves the right to change, upgrade or discontinue the Program and/or any Company Property and/or any feature of the Program or the Company Properties, at any time, with or without notice. All rights not expressly granted under this Agreement are reserved by Company or its licensors.

6. PROGRAM RESTRICTIONS

You agree that you will not, and will not permit others to: (i) damage, interfere with or unreasonably overload the Company Properties; (ii) introduce into the Company Properties any code intended to disrupt the Program; (iii) alter or delete any information, data, text, links, images, software, chat, communications and other content available through the Company Properties (collectively, “Content”); (iv) access the Program or the Company Properties by expert system, electronic agent, “bot” or other automated means; (v) use scripts or disguised redirects to derive financial benefit from Company; (vi) modify, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, decompile, copy or otherwise derive the source code of any Company Property for any reason; (vii) rent, sell or sublicense any of the Company Properties; (viii) provide any unauthorized third party with access to the Program; (ix) access or attempt to access confidential Content through the Company Properties or attempt to circumvent any security, Content protection, or authentication measure associated with the Company Properties; (x) interfere with the operation of the Program, including, but not limited to, distribution of unsolicited advertising or mail messages and propagation of computer worms and viruses; (xi) post any material in any form whatsoever on the Company Properties or within the Program that is defamatory, obscene or otherwise unlawful or violates any third party’s right of privacy or publicity; (xii) infringe any third party’s patent, copyright, service mark, trademark or other intellectual property right of any kind or misappropriate the trade secrets of any third party in connection with your use of the Program or the Company Properties; (xiii) engage in or promote any activity that does not comply with applicable law and regulations or otherwise engage in any illegal, manipulative or misleading activity through the use of the Program; (xiv) use the manual or automated software, devices or other processes to "scrape," "crawl," "spider" or index any page of Content from the Company Properties; (xv) attack the Company Properties via a denial-of-service attack, distributed denial-of-service attack, flooding, mailbombing or crashing; or (xvi) otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Company Properties.

7. PROGRAMS

7.1  Cash Back. We offer the ability for Members to earn cash back (“Cash Back”) on purchases completed through the Company Properties. Company receives compensation for referring buyers to the retailers, brands, merchants and other partners participating in this Program (“Affiliate Stores”). Company gives a portion of this fee to its Members as Cash Back. Compensation received by Company may play a part in whether retailers and products appear on our site, where they are placed, and how we promote them to you. Participation in this Program and the opportunity to earn Cash Back are offered at the sole discretion of Company and subject to your compliance with this Agreement.

(a)  Online Cash Back. In order to earn Cash Back online, you must register for an Account, be signed in to one of the Company Properties use the shopping links within the Company Properties, and complete your purchase transaction during the same shopping session you started after clicking on the shopping link. If you visit other sites before completing your purchase or use coupons not provided by Company, your purchase might be associated with a service other than Company and you might not earn Cash Back on your purchase. If you disable “cookies” on your computer, you will not be able to earn Cash Back because cookies are used to authenticate the user and verify whose Member Account is eligible for the Cash Back.

(b) In-Store Cash Back. Company may also offer you the opportunity to earn Cash Back on purchases made in store (“In-Store Cash Back”) at certain physical Affiliate Store locations by linking your payment card to an “in-store” offer (“Card Linked Offer”) and subsequently using such payment card to complete the purchase transaction in accordance with the terms of the Card Linked Offer. The terms of the In-Store Cash Back Terms & Conditions and the terms accompanying each Card Linked Offer will govern how In-Store Cash Back is earned and paid to the extent they vary from this Agreement.

7.2 Browser Extension. Company may make available a browser extension to enhance your Cash Back shopping experience (“Browser Extension”). Your use of Browser Extension is subject to the Browser Extension Terms and will govern to the extent they vary from this Agreement.

7.3. Gift Card Shop. Company may offer a gift card purchase site (“Gift Card Shop”) to allow you to purchase and/or reload gift cards from participating retailers, merchants, and other partners (“Gift Card Issuers”). Company is not the gift card issuer for any gift card purchases made through the Gift Card Shop and does not have any liability with respect to any gift cards you purchase through the Gift Card Shop. All gift card purchases made through Gift Card Shop are subject to applicable Gift Card Issuer policies, including, without limitation, applicable shipping, privacy, and return policies. Please review applicable Gift Card Issuer policies prior to making your purchase. Your use of Gift Card Shop is subject to the Gift Card Shop Program Terms, the Gift Card Shop Terms of Sale, and the Gift Card Shop Privacy Policy, and any other terms accompanying each gift card offer and will govern to the extent they vary from this Agreement.

8. CASH BACK EXCLUSIONS

Cash Back is earned on your net purchase amount, which excludes taxes, fees, shipping, gift-wrapping, discounts or credits, returns or cancellations, and extended warranties. Except for purchases made through Gift Card Shop, purchases of gift cards do not qualify for Cash Back. Cash Back amounts vary by store and product category and may contain exclusions in the terms of the offer and/or the applicable store page. Please review these terms carefully.

9. STORE POLICIES

A product purchased from any Affiliate Store, whether online or in store, is governed by and subject to the applicable Affiliate Store policies, including applicable exchange and shipping policies. You agree that we are not agents of any Affiliate Store and that the Affiliate Stores operate independently and are not under our control. Accordingly, your participation in offers or promotions of, or correspondence with, any Affiliate Store is solely between you and that Affiliate Store. We do not assume any liability, obligation or responsibility for any part of such correspondence, offer or promotion, including, without limitation, the withdrawal or modification of any such offer or promotion. Company is not responsible for changes to, or discontinuance of, any Affiliate Store, or for any Affiliate Store withdrawal from the Program, or for any effect on accrual of Cash Back caused by such changes, discontinuance or withdrawal.

10. BONUSES AND OTHER REWARDS

Company periodically offers bonuses or rewards for referring new Members to the Program or for other specific actions. The terms and conditions accompany such bonus or reward offer(s) shall apply and govern to the extent they vary from this Agreement. To qualify for a sign-up bonus payment, a new Member must establish an Active Account and make minimum qualifying purchases totaling at least twenty-five dollars ($25.00) within ninety (90) days of becoming a Member. To qualify for a referral bonus, a Member must refer a new Member who establishes his or her own Active Account and makes his or her own minimum qualifying purchases totaling at least twenty-five dollars ($25.00) within the first ninety (90) days of becoming a Member. Please note that sign-up and referral bonuses are given for the purpose of attracting new Members to Rakuten.ca. An individual person is only eligible for one sign-up bonus and may earn only one referral bonus per individual person referred. All bonuses and rewards are subject to review. Company reserves the right to withhold, deny or cancel any bonuses and/or rewards and/or terminate your Account if Company, in its sole discretion, deems any bonuses and/or rewards as fraudulent, abusive, unethical, suspicious or otherwise inconsistent with any terms and conditions accompany the offer, this Agreement, or any other applicable law or regulation. Company decisions are final.

11. PAYMENT OF CASH BACK AND OTHER REWARDS

11.1 Requirements. As a condition of payment of accrued Cash Back or other rewards, you must: (i) establish and maintain an Active Account (defined below); (ii) provide a valid email address at which you are able to receive email; (iii) provide a password to protect your Account; and (iv) provide a physical address. If you elect to receive payment via PayPal, you must provide a valid PayPal email address and not use a PayPal account associated with another Program Account. A single PayPal email address cannot be connected to multiple Program Accounts.

11.2 Cash Back Payments. The minimum payment amount for Cash Back and other Cash Back Program rewards is $5.01. Balances below $5.01 remain in your Account for potential payment during the next payment period. Company pays members in Canadian dollars via check, PayPal or other payment options as Company may make available from time to time. Members may select or change their payment options in the account settings through the Company Properties. Company pays its Members accrued Cash Back and other rewards approximately every 3 months in accordance with the payment schedule below.

Purchases Posted Between Big Fat Cheque Sent
Jan 1 - Mar 31 May 15
Apr 1 - June 30 Aug 15
July 1 - Sept 30 Nov 15
Oct 1 - Dec 31 Feb 15

Please note that accrual rates vary depending on the Affiliate Store’s policies and reporting schedules. For example, Cash Back for travel-related purchases typically does not accrue until after travel has been completed. Company reserves the right to delay payment for any purchase based on changes to Affiliate Store policies at any time. Company also reserves the right to modify the payment schedule at any time. Company is not responsible for payments delivered to the wrong address through no fault of Company or for payment errors made by payment partners, like PayPal. If your check expires without being cashed or deposited, or if it is returned uncashed to Company, the payment amount will be returned to your Account, where it may be subject to inactive account maintenance charges described in Section 12.2 below, unless you take the proper steps to restore your Account to Active status.

11.3 Gift Cards.  Periodically, Company may offer gift cards in connection with a promotion or as a redemption option for your Cash Back. Gift cards are subject to the terms and conditions of the gift card issuer and the applicable Affiliate Store policies. Company is not responsible for lost or stolen payments, including gift cards.

11.4 Account Adjustments. In our sole discretion, we may deduct Cash Back from your account to adjust for returns and cancellations with respect to Cash Back Program purchases. Any such adjustments will be made in accordance with this Agreement, any applicable Company policies and terms, the terms of the Affiliate Store offer and any and all applicable laws, rules and regulations. The determination of whether a purchase made through an Affiliate Store qualifies for Cash Back is at the sole discretion of Company. If an Affiliate Store fails to report a transaction to Company or fails to make payment to Company for any reason, Company reserves the right to cancel the Cash Back associated with that transaction. It is your responsibility to check your Account regularly to ensure that Cash Back has been properly credited and paid and that your Account balance is accurate. If you believe that Cash Back has not been correctly credited to your account, you must contact Company Member Services within ninety (90) days of the transaction. In addition, Company may make account adjustments for any Cash Back that Company, in its sole discretion, deems as fraudulent, abusive, unethical, suspicious or otherwise inconsistent with the Referral Program Terms, this Agreement or any other applicable law or regulation. Company decisions are final. Should you disagree with any adjustments made to your account or payments made to you, your sole remedy is to withdraw from the Program.

11.5 Taxes. You may be taxed on your receipt of bonuses and other consideration (merchandise, travel, etc.) for member referrals or other promotional activities (such as prizes from a sweepstakes) depending on the tax laws of federal, provincial, and local jurisdictions. You will be solely responsible for any and all tax liability arising out of the consideration received in connection with any member referrals or promotional activities.

12. ACCOUNT MAINTENANCE

12.1 Updating Your Account. You agree to keep your Account information current, complete and accurate by periodically updating the information through the Company Properties. You must be logged into Company and enter your password to change your Account information and payment preferences. You may check your Account status and recent purchase and/or earning history at any time via the Company Properties. You will maintain the confidentiality of your Account information, including username and password by which you access the Program. Any use of your username and password will be deemed to be your use, and Company is entitled to act on instructions received under your password and is not responsible for any credits or debits made to your account by someone else who uses your password. If there is a breach of security through your Account, you will immediately change your password and notify us of such breach. You agree that, unless you have first notified us immediately of any such breach, we should assume that any instruction transmitted using your username and password is yours and has been authorized by you, and we will have no obligation to inquire into the propriety of such instruction.

12.2 Account Activity. An Active Account means you must have engaged in one of the following activities within the past twelve (12) months: (i) updated your Account information, (ii) have shopped or started a shopping trip via the Company Properties, (iii) linked a payment card to an in-store offer, (iv) have accrued Cash Back or (v) have logged in to your Account. Except where prohibited by applicable law, if you have not engaged in one of the activities in subsections (i)-(v) for more than twelve (12) consecutive months, Company reserves the right to debit your Account balance two dollars ($2.00) per month (“Maintenance Fee”) to recover the cost of account maintenance in its normal course of business until you reactivate your Account by engaging in one of the activities set forth above in subsections (i)-(v) or until your account balance is zero. If your account remains inactive for more than twelve (12) consecutive months and the balance in your inactive account is or becomes zero, Company reserves the right to close the Account permanently and cease to maintain your Account records and Program access. Maintenance Fees are nonrefundable, but will not cause your account balance to become negative, and will not cause you to owe money to Company.

12.3 Fraudulent Activity. We reserve the right to investigate any purchase transactions, referral activity, or interaction with any Company Property that we believe, in our sole discretion, is abusing or has abused the Program. We reserve the right to rescind any Cash Back, bar further Cash Back awards and/or bonuses, and/or terminate any Member Account that we believe, in our sole discretion, is abusing or has abused the Program, including, without limitation, by engaging in a pattern of returning products after the corresponding Cash Back has been credited or making fraudulent referrals by creating multiple Accounts. Multiple Accounts created under the Refer-A-Friend Program with the same name, address, email address or other identifying feature may be flagged as fraudulent referrals. Any failure to comply with this Agreement, any fraud or abuse relating to the accrual or receipt of Cash Back or other rewards and bonuses, or any misrepresentation of any information furnished to Company by you or anyone acting on your behalf may result in the termination of your Account and forfeiture of any accrued Cash Back rewards. If Company has any reason to suspect fraudulent activity is associated with your Account, Company reserves the right to delay or withhold payment of Cash Back. Any suspected or actual cases of fraud activity will be escalated and reviewed in accordance with our fraud process. Company decisions are final.

13. RECEIVING COMMUNICATIONS

13.1 By signing up to be a Member, you agree to receive communications and notices by electronic mail. Our communications may be account- and membership-related (e.g., that we’ve added money to your account, that a purchase has been made, that we are mailing you a check on a certain date, etc.). If you consent to receive marketing emails, we may send you periodic shopping-related emails that highlight coupons and special deals available to Company Members. We may communicate with you regarding the Program by electronic mail or direct mail using information you provide to us. Your consent to receive electronic communications includes any notices or other information that we may be required by law to provide you in writing or otherwise. You agree to keep us apprised of your current email address should the same change after the date you become a Member. We may also send you push notifications if you install the mobile application. You may opt out of receiving certain communications in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

14. COMPANY APPLICATIONS

14.1 Company may make available software applications (“Company Applications”) to allow you to access our Programs without visiting www.rakuten.ca, including mobile applications and browser extensions. For purposes of this Agreement, references to Company Properties shall include Company Applications. Company Applications and their underlying information and technology may not be exported or re-exported into any country to which the U.S. or Canada has embargoed goods or to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders or any persons or entities named in the Schedules to the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations, SOR/2014-60; Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations, SOR/2014-58; or the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials (Ukraine) Regulations, SOR/2014-44 or any similar regulations. You represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list, and that you will otherwise comply with all applicable export control laws.

15. THIRD-PARTY PLATFORMS

15.1 Social Sign On. When you access or use the Company Properties, we may make available services from one or more third parties (“Third-Party Platforms”). The Company Properties support Third-Party Platforms, such as Facebook, to make it easier for you to sign in or create your Account. Any use of Third-Party Platforms to create and access your Account is subject to the terms and conditions and privacy policies of such third parties (“Third-Party Terms”).

16. YOUR FEEDBACK

16.1 You may be invited to provide us feedback, comments, ideas, suggestions, reviews and other information about our Programs (“Feedback”) through the Company Properties, by our member services or through one of our service providers, like Trustpilot. You hereby grant to Company and its affiliates and agents a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, perform, translate, create derivative works from, distribute and display the Feedback in any media and for any legal purpose, including, without limitation, the right to use such Feedback in advertising and promotional materials and to enhance or improve our products and services and the products and services of its affiliates.

17. COMMUNITY STANDARDS

17.1 By participating in the Program, you are becoming a Member of a community that depends on the goodwill and responsible behavior of each of our Members. Members are required to refrain from transmission or communication of images or text constituting ethnic slurs, obscenities, sexually explicit material, inflammatory or derogatory comments, or anything else that may be construed as harassing, abusive, or offensive, which is targeted at the Program, the Company Properties, our employees, contractors or agents, our Affiliate Stores, other Members, or any other person(s) or group. This includes communications by means of social media or other Internet posts that violate the above community standards or promote or encourage gaming or fraudulent behavior. Members who violate this provision, as determined by us in our sole discretion, may have their access to the Program suspended or terminated without prior notice.

18. OWNERSHIP

18.1 All right, title and interest in the Program, the Company Properties and the Content belong to Company or its licensors. Additionally, Company shall maintain all right, title and interest in the “Rakuten” mark, the “Ebates” mark, the Rakuten logo, the Ebates logo and any other marks, service marks, trademarks or logos of Company and its affiliates (“Company Marks”). The Company Marks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Company’s or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Company. You shall not by any means bid on any keywords with any search engine containing “Rakuten,” “Ebates” or anything substantially similar to “Rakuten,” “Ebates,” “Buy.com” or any other Company Mark including, without limitation, Rakuten.com, Rakuten.ca, Ebates.com, Buy.com, BFAds.net or Ebates.ca. You shall not mention or use Company in any ad text, extensions or banner ads without the express written consent of Company. All other trademarks not owned by Company that are used in the Programs are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to or sponsored by Company.

19. INDEMNIFICATION

19.1 You agree to indemnify Company, our Affiliate Stores as well as their respective officers, directors, employees, successors, agents and affiliates, for any and all claims, damages, losses and causes of action (including attorneys’ fees and court costs) arising out of or relating to your breach of this Agreement or for any materials in any form whatsoever that are provided by you (or through your username and/or password). You agree to cooperate as fully as reasonably required in our defense and/or settlement of any claim. We reserve the right, in our reasonable discretion, to assume exclusive control over the defense and settlement of any matter subject to indemnification by you.

20. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

20.1 THE PROGRAM, CONTENT AND THE COMPANY PROPERTIES ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, CURRENTNESS, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY OR VALIDITY OF THE PROGRAMS, CONTENT OR THE COMPANY PROPERTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY PRODUCT SEARCH RESULTS, PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS, PRODUCT AVAILABILITY, PRICING INFORMATION ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT, RECOMMENDATIONS, REVIEWS OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED, UPLOADED OR DISTRIBUTED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PROGRAM. COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONALITY OF THE COMPANY PROPERTIES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THEY WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. FURTHER, COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT, GUARANTEE OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE QUALITY OR ACCURACY OF ADVERTISEMENTS FOR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED OR PROVIDED BY ITS AFFILIATE STORES S IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PROGRAMS.

21. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

21.1 TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, STATUTORY, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES OR FOR ANY LOSS PROFITS, LOSS DATA OR LOSS OF USE DAMAGES, EVEN IF IT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE THAT THE COMPANY’S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT EXCEED FIFTY U.S. DOLLARS ($50) OR THE MAXIMUM CASH BACK AMOUNT YOU RECEIVED IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS FROM THE DATE OF ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS, WHICHEVER IS GREATER. THIS LIMITATION SHALL APPLY TO ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES OR CAUSES OF ACTION HOWEVER ALLEGED OR ARISING, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR ANY OTHER CLAIM WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT, EQUITY, OR OTHERWISE.

21.2 This Agreement is effective when accepted by you and will remain in effect until you or we terminate your membership in the Program. We may terminate this Agreement and your use of or access to the Program at any time, for any reason or no reason. Any violation of this Agreement or the rules and conditions of the Program may result in the termination of your Account and forfeiture of pending or prior Cash Back and other rewards. We may, in our sole discretion, at any time and without prior notice, discontinue, cancel, suspend, change or limit access to all or any part of the Program or any functionality, feature or other component of any Company Property. You agree that Company will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or termination of the Program or your access to any of the Company Properties. If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the Program at any time, your sole and exclusive remedy is to cease participating in the Program. Upon any termination of the Program, your right to use and access the Program, and the Company Properties, and to receive Cash Back and other rewards, will terminate. Termination will not prejudice either your or our remedies at law or in equity.

22. TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION

23. GENERAL PROVISIONS

23.1 Entire Agreement.  These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Company and govern your use of the Products or Company Properties superseding any prior agreements between you and Company with respect to the Products or Company Properties (including, without limitation, earlier versions of this Agreement that may have been accepted by you). Any representations, statements or agreements made or entered into elsewhere, whether directly or indirectly, written or oral or in advertising are not binding toward Company unless expressly confirmed in writing by Company to you. You may also be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other services, affiliate services, third party content or third party software.

23.2 Choice of Law. Subject to Section 4.2, the validity, construction and interpretation of this Agreement and the relationship between You and Company, including the rights and duties of the parties, will be governed by the laws of the province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. This shall not limit the protection afforded to you by provisions that cannot be derogated from by agreement by virtue of applicable law.

23.3 Interpretation. Headings under this Agreement are intended only for convenience and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.

23.4 Waiver and Severability of Terms. Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions, except as otherwise stated.

23.5 Assignment.  You may not assign, transfer, or otherwise dispose of your rights and obligations under this Agreement, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent, and any such assignment without such consent will be null and void. Company has the right to transfer, assign or otherwise dispose of these Terms and Conditions without Your consent.

Updated: 28 August 2019

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