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Carrot Terms of Service

1. Welcome

Thank you for using our products and services (“Services”). These are the Terms and Conditions of Use ("Terms") that apply between you and BTC Inc., referred to as "Carrot" or "Company" or "we" or “us” or “our”. You can accept these Terms by: (1) clicking to accept or agree to the Terms where this option is made available to you by Carrot for any Service; or (2) actually using the Services. Please read the Terms carefully -- if you do not agree to these Terms, do not access or use the Services. If you use our Services on behalf of an organization, you agree to these Terms on behalf of your organization and represent that you have the authority to do so.

Some of our Services may require additional terms or product requirements (e.g. age requirements). We will make additional terms available with the relevant Services, and those additional terms will become part of your agreement with us if you use those Services.

We may modify these Terms at any time and in our sole discretion. Carrot will provide notice of changes to the Terms by displaying notices or links to notices through the Services (for example, on this page). Your continued use of the Services will confirm your acceptance of the revised Terms. If you do not agree to the modified Terms, you should discontinue your use of the Services. Please look at the Terms regularly. In these Terms, the the words “including” and “include” mean “including, but not limited to.”

Note that these Terms contain a mandatory arbitration provision that requires the use of arbitration on an individual basis and limits the remedies available to you in the event of certain disputes. Please review the arbitration agreement carefully. By accepting these Terms, you expressly acknowledge that you have read and understand the arbitration agreement.

2. Arbitration Agreement

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE CERTAIN DISPUTES AND CLAIMS WITH CARROT AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM US.

Binding Arbitration

Except for any disputes, claims, suits, actions, causes of action, demands or proceedings (collectively, “Disputes”) in which either party seeks to bring an individual action in small claims court or seeks injunctive or other equitable relief for the alleged unlawful use of intellectual property, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, trade secrets or patents, you and Carrot agree: (a) to waive your and Carrot’s respective rights to have any and all Disputes arising from or related to these Terms, the Services, or the Content resolved in a court; and (b) to waive your and Carrot’s respective rights to a jury trial. Instead, you and Carrot agree to arbitrate Disputes through binding arbitration (which is the referral of a Dispute to one or more persons charged with reviewing the Dispute and making a final and binding determination to resolve it instead of having the Dispute decided by a judge or jury in court).

No Class Arbitrations, Class Actions or Representative Actions

You and Carrot agree that any Dispute arising out of or related to these Terms, the Services, or the Content is personal to you and Carrot and that such Dispute will be resolved solely through individual arbitration and will not be brought as a class arbitration, class action or any other type of representative proceeding. You and Carrot agree that there will be no class arbitration or arbitration in which an individual attempts to resolve a Dispute as a representative of another individual or group of individuals. Further, you and Carrot agree that a Dispute cannot be brought as a class or other type of representative action, whether within or outside of arbitration, or on behalf of any other individual or group of individuals.

Federal Arbitration Act

You and Carrot agree that these Terms affect interstate commerce and that the enforceability of this arbitration agreement shall be both substantively and procedurally governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq. (the “FAA”), to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

Notice: Informal Dispute Resolution

You and Carrot agree that each party will notify the other party in writing of any arbitrable or small claims Dispute within 30 days of the date it arises, so that the parties can attempt in good faith to resolve the Dispute informally. Notice to Carrot shall be sent [email protected] Your notice must include: (a) your name, postal address, telephone number, the email address you use or used for your Carrot registration and, if different, an email address at which you can be contacted; (b) a description in reasonable detail of the nature or basis of the Dispute; and (c) the specific relief that you are seeking. Our notice to you will be sent electronically in accordance with these Terms and will include: (x) our name, postal address, telephone number and an email address at which we can be contacted with respect to the Dispute; (y) a description in reasonable detail of the nature or basis of the Dispute; and (z) the specific relief that we are seeking. If you and Carrot cannot agree how to resolve the Dispute within 30 days after the date notice is received by the applicable party, then either you or Carrot may, as appropriate and in accordance with this arbitration agreement, commence an arbitration proceeding or, to the extent specifically provided for above, file a claim in court.

Process

Except for Disputes in which either party seeks to bring an individual action in small claims court or seeks injunctive or other equitable relief for the alleged unlawful use of intellectual property, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, trade secrets or patents, you and Carrot agree that any Dispute must be commenced or filed by you or Carrot within one (1) year of the date the Dispute arose, otherwise the underlying claim is permanently barred (which means that you and Carrot will no longer have the right to assert such claim regarding the Dispute). You and Carrot agree that: (a) any arbitration will occur in Davidson County, Tennessee; (b) arbitration will be conducted confidentially by a single arbitrator in accordance with the rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (“JAMS”), which are hereby incorporated by reference; and (c) that the state or federal courts of the State of Tennessee and the United States, respectively, sitting in Davidson County, Tennessee, have exclusive jurisdiction over any appeals and the enforcement of an arbitration award. You may also litigate a Dispute in the small claims court located in the county of your billing address if the Dispute meets the requirements to be heard in small claims court.

Authority of Arbitrator

As limited by the FAA, these Terms and the applicable JAMS rules, the arbitrator will have: (a) the exclusive authority and jurisdiction to make all procedural and substantive decisions regarding a Dispute, including the determination of whether a Dispute is arbitrable; and (b) the authority to grant any remedy that would otherwise be available in court; provided, however, that the arbitrator does not have the authority to conduct a class arbitration or a representative action, which is prohibited by these Terms. The arbitrator may only conduct an individual arbitration and may not consolidate more than one individual’s claims, preside over any type of class or representative proceeding or preside over any proceeding involving more than one individual.

Severability

The Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures ("Rules") of JAMS and additional information about JAMS are available on the JAMS website. By agreeing to be bound by these Terms, you either: (a) acknowledge and agree that you have read and understand the Rules of JAMS; or (b) waive your opportunity to read the Rules of JAMS and any claim that the Rules of JAMS are unfair or should not apply for any reason.

Opt-Out Right

You have the right to opt out of binding arbitration within thirty (30) days of the date you first accepted the terms of this Dispute Resolution section by writing to: [email protected] In order to be effective, the opt-out notice must include your full name and clearly indicate your intent to opt out of binding arbitration. By opting out of binding arbitration, you are agreeing to resolve Disputes in accordance with the provisions regarding governing law and venue below.

3. Using Our Services

We provide a variety of different Services, which include creating, sharing, and performing tasks to earn rewards. As part of our Services, you may choose to: (1) create and distribute emails or tasks via the Carrot website that require an individual’s special skill to perform and complete (each a “Task”); and (2) receive such Tasks through our Services. When you create a Task, you are a "Creator".” When you receive a Task, you are a "User.” Carrot has created and operates that provides Task creation tools and distribution infrastructure for Creator, and Task lead generation and related services to Users. A Task may be sent in various ways, including by email to Users.

When you use our Services, you may provide content to us or third parties may submit content to you through the Services (“Content”). The Content you provide or submit to us is owned by you. These Terms do not give us any rights to your Content except for the limited rights set forth in these Terms. The schedules attached to these Terms (each a “Schedule”) are a part of these Terms. However, a Schedule will only apply to you if you engage in the activity or use our Services to which the Schedule applies.

By signing up to be a Member, you agree to receive communications that are account and service related (e.g., that we’ve added to your account balance) as well as periodic service-related emails that highlight Tasks deals that are available to Users. We may communicate with you regarding the Services by electronic communications using information you provided during the registration process. 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 subsequent to the date you become a User. You may opt out of receiving certain communications in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Prior to using our Services, you acknowledge and agree that:

  • Bitcoin is a volatile digital currency, and there may be risk of loss when trading, holding, and transacting with bitcoin. Carrot is not an exchange that provides services for trading, holding, or investing bitcoin.
  • Carrot has no control over, or any liability for, any Content that you may buy from, or sell to, third parties via peer-to-peer transactions. If you encounter an issue with a bitcoin transaction for goods and services with a third party, please notify Carrot at [email protected], including if you suspect a third party has behaved in violation of these Terms.
  • Carrot is not responsible for any loss of your digital currency due to mishandling, theft, or any other factor outside of Carrot’s direct control.
  • Approval of Tasks and compensation for completed Tasks are subject to requirements set by that Task Creator. Task approval and compensation (including both internal balances and withdrawals) may be adjusted at the sole discretion of Carrot and may be suspended at any time, for any reason. Carrot makes no guarantees that User will receive any form of compensation for completing Tasks.

You may only use our Services as permitted by law, including all applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations, including, without limitation, the U.S. Export Administration Regulations.

You are responsible for all uses of Bitcoin (via off-chain, lightning network, or on-chain transaction) you may receive from Carrot through the Services. You are responsible for any taxes due with respect to your use of the Services and any payments we make to you. We do not intend to create a partnership with you for any tax or other purpose.

Unless otherwise indicated, the Services are the property of Carrot and using the Services does not grant you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services. These Terms do not grant you any right, title or interest in the Services, others’ content in the Services, or Carrot branding or logos used in our Services. Please do not remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services. We love hearing feedback, but do note that we may use any feedback to improve our Services without any additional obligation to you.

4. Carrot Services and Account Balances

In addition, our Services may enable you to earn Bitcoin via account balance or withdrawal as payment for completing a task via Carrot. When you withdraw or earn an account balance via the Services, this is not a peer-to-peer transaction and you are transacting solely with the Company. All redemptions or withdrawals of your account balance are not cancellable and not refundable, except as set forth: (1) in these Terms; (2) our official Carrot refund policy made available with the applicable Carrot Service; or (3) as required by law. An account balance does not constitute a personal property right and has no monetary value.

5. Account Registration

You may need a Carrot account to use some of our Services. By creating an account, you agree to: (1) provide accurate, complete, and current information; and (2) protect your account by keeping your sign in link confidential. You agree that you will not create more than one Carrot account to access the Services. You are responsible for the activity that happens on or through your Carrot account. If you learn of any unauthorized access to your account, contact [email protected]

If you create a Carrot account, we may display your username, avatar, and public actions you take in our Services (such as comments you post to the Carrot Marketplace). We will respect the choices you make to limit sharing or visibility settings in your Carrot account where these choices are made available to you. Please note that your public profile is by definition "public", and any profile information you choose to display there will be publicly available.

6. Third Party Content

By using the Services, you may access Content that is owned by third parties. Carrot has no responsibility or liability for your access or use of third-party Content that is made available to you through the Services, including whether you acquire the Content through a peer-to-peer transaction with a third party, Content is made available to you via Carrot Service, or by redeeming an account balance. While we are not obligated to review Content, we may remove or refuse to provide access to Content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. The Services and Content may not be available in all jurisdictions, and we may restrict use of all or a portion of the Services and Content in certain jurisdictions.

7. Pre-Release Services

From time-to-time, we may provide you access to alpha, beta or other pre-release versions of our Services. We will designate when a Service is in beta or pre-release by including the designation "alpha", “BETA”, or a similar designation, in or near the product description. When a Service is in beta or pre-release, the Service is still in development and is not ready for general commercial release. Such Service may contain bugs, errors and defects, and you should not expect the Service to perform in the same way as a fully launched, commercial service. You acknowledge that we do not guarantee the full commercial introduction of any beta or pre-release Service.

8. Privacy

Your privacy is very important to us. Carrot’s privacy policies at earncarrot.com/privacy explain how we collect, use, and disclose information about you, including information we may collect from any device that includes our Software.

9. Copyright Protection

We respond to notice of alleged copyright infringement according to the process set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) for the requirements of a proper notification. Such notices should be sent to [email protected] We reserve the right to delete content alleged to be infringing and terminate accounts of infringers.

10. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Carrot and its affiliates, officers, agents and employees from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to: (1) your use of or inability to use the Services (including acccess to your account balance or the Carrot taks) or Content; (2) any Content you provide or offer to provide; (3) any peer-to-peer transaction you have with other users; or (4) your violation of these Terms. Although we provide an Acceptable Use Policy for using our Services, we cannot control and take no responsibility for users’ actions and Content.

11. Warranties and Disclaimers

We have put in a great deal of effort to deliver you Services that we hope you find valuable, but there are certain things we can’t promise about them. YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICES AND ANY CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS, NEITHER CARROT NOR ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS ("CARROT PARTIES”) MAKE ANY WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE SERVICES OR CONTENT. THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” CARROT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT: (1) THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, OR VIRUS-FREE; (2) THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL BE ACCURATE OR MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; OR (3) ANY DEFECTS IN THE SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL BE CORRECTED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE ALSO DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME DISCLAIMERS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

12. Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE CARROT PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE TO YOU FOR ANY: (1) LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS OR PROFITS; (2) FINANCIAL LOSSES; OR (3) INDIRECT, SPECIAL CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. THIS WILL BE WHETHER OR NOT THE CARROT PARTIES HAVE BEEN WARNED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF CARROT PARTIES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE SERVICES (INCLUDING ACCOUNT BALANCES AND THE CARROT TASKS) OR CONTENT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO US IN A CENTRALLY CONTROLLED GOVERNMENT-ISSUED CURRENCY TO USE OUR SERVICES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THESE TERMS, NOTHING IN THESE TERMS EXCLUDES OR LIMITS LIABILITY FOR FRAUD, FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION, OR FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY GROSS NEGLIGENCE.

13. Governing Law and Venue

These Terms and your access to and use of the Services will be governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee, U.S.A., without regard to conflict of law rules or principles (whether of the State of Tennessee or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. Any Dispute between the parties that is not subject to arbitration or cannot be heard in small claims court shall be resolved in the state or federal courts of the State of Tennessee and the United States, respectively, sitting in Davidson County, Tennessee.

14. Modifications / Termination to Services

You can stop using our Services at any time (though we hope you don’t!). Our Services are constantly being updated, and you should revisit these Terms regularly. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate users, reclaim Carrot account usernames without any liability to you, or change, suspend, discontinue or disable access to the Services at any time and without notice at our sole discretion. We also reserve the right to terminate your access and use of the Services if you violate these Terms or any policies referenced herein, or if you use the Services in a way that we reasonably believe creates legal liability for us.

15. Other Terms

If any portion of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect. Carrot’s failure to enforce a provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver. You may not assign any of your rights under these Terms to anyone else, and any such attempt will be void. All of our rights under these Terms are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisitions, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise. These Terms control the relationship between yourself and Carrot. They do not create any third party beneficiary rights. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.

16. A User's Access to Carrot Platform

The relationship between a User and Company under these Terms is solely that of independent contracting parties. User and its subcontractors are not employees of Company, and will not be entitled to any rights or benefits provided to Company employees, waive any right to them, and promise never to claim them. User has no authority to bind Company and Contractor agrees to not hold itself as an employee, agent, or authorized representative of Company. USER REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS THAT USER: (1) HAS FULL POWER AND AUTHORITY TO ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND PERFORM OBLIGATIONS HEREUNDER; (2) IS AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD; AND (3) WILL COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS IN PERFORMING TASKS UNDER THESE TERMS.

If User undertakes to perform a Task via Company’s Services, User acknowledges and agrees that: (1) User retains the sole right to determine the manner in which a Task is performed, including where a Task is performed, and when a Task is performed; (2) User will provide all devices and other materials that are necessary to complete the Task, and be responsible for the acquisition, cost and maintenance of such devices and materials; and (3) User will not direct or control User generally or in User performance under these Terms or of a specific Task. User may delegate or subcontract any of its obligations under this Schedule. User will remain liable for all subcontracted obligations and all acts or omissions of its subcontractors. User agrees that it will not use scripts, robots, or other automated methods to complete Tasks or query Company's Services.

User retains sole discretion on whether to perform, or not perform, any Tasks that Company makes available to User via the Services or platform. User further acknowledges that: (a) User may engage in any other occupation or business; and (b) Company has no right to restrict User from engaging in any other occupation or business activity.

Company will pay User via increasing User's account balance for the payment amount displayed in each Task received by User upon full completion of the Task (the "User Payment”). The User Payment is a transaction between User and Company for User’s completion of a Task received through Company’s platform. Contractor acknowledges and agrees that the User Payment is the only payment that User will receive in connection with a completed Task.

17. Taxes

User is responsible and required to complete all tax registration obligations and calculate all tax liabilities arising from User’s completion of Tasks via Company’s Services. Upon Company’s reasonable request, User agrees to provide all relevant tax information in connection with performing tasks via Company’s Services.

18. Task Content

User agrees that any work product created during the performance and completion of a Task is deemed a “work made for hire” for the benefit of Company to the extent permitted by applicable law. To the extent any such rights do not vest in Company under applicable law, User hereby assigns or exclusively grants (without the right to any compensation) all right, title and interest, including all intellectual property rights, to such work product to Company.

19. Term and Termination

This agreement commences on the date accepted by you (as set forth in the Terms) and shall continue until terminated as set forth herein. Either you or Company may terminate the agreement: (1) without cause at any time upon thirty (30) days prior written notice to the other party; (2) immediately, without notice, for the other party’s material breach of the agreement; or (3) immediately, without notice, in the event of the other party’s insolvency or bankruptcy, or upon the other party’s filing of a request for suspension of payment (or similar action) against the terminating party. Upon termination of the agreeement, you shall no longer use the Services for which the agreement applies.

This agreement is effective as of June 1, 2020.

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