Terms of Use

We here at WINIT, LLC (together with our affiliates, “Winit”, “us”, “our” or “we”) would like to thank you for your interest in our website and mobile applications and our related Services (as defined below) (collectively, our “Platform”). The terms and conditions set forth herein and any other document incorporated herein by reference (collectively, these “Terms”), together with our privacy policy (our “Privacy Policy”) govern your use of our Platform we make accessible thereby, so please read them thoroughly before accessing or using our Platform.

BY ACCESSING AND USING OUR PLATFORM, YOU (A) ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY; (B) REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE OF LEGAL AGE TO ENTER INTO A BINDING CONTRACT UNDER THE APPLICABLE LAW, AND THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT, AUTHORITY AND CAPACITY TO ENTER INTO AND ABIDE BY THESE TERMS AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY; AND (C) AGREE THAT YOU ARE LEGALLY BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY, DO NOT USE OUR PLATFORM. IF YOU ARE USING OUR PLATFORM ON BEHALF OF ANY ENTITY, THEN YOU ARE AGREEING TO THESE TERMS AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY ON BEHALF OF THAT ENTITY.

If you do not accept these Terms and Our Privacy Policy, you are not authorized to use our Platform. We reserve the right to modify these Terms and Our Privacy Policy at any time and such modification will be effective upon posting to our Platform (whether on our website or via our mobile applications) and/or provision of email notice to you thereof. Your continued use of our Platform and/or Services following any such posting or notification of the revised Terms shall be deemed to constitute your acceptance of any such modifications. Please review these Terms periodically for changes and pay attention to the “Last Updated” date displayed at the bottom of this page.

1. SERVICES; OUR PLATFORM

Subject to Your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms and with the applicable payment requirements for the Services, Winit hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable, revocable right and license to access and use our Platform, solely in accordance with these Terms. Our Platform is designed to help you and other users to: (i) challenge parking violation tickets before the New York City Parking Violations Bureau (the “NYPVB”), as well as in any other cities in which Winit may operate, from time to time (collectively, the “Parking Services”); (ii) quickly and easily connect and communicate with attorneys or law firms with relevant legal expertise in traffic violations (collectively, “attorneys”) to challenge traffic violations tickets (collectively, the “Traffic Services”, and together with the Parking Services, the “Services”), and (iii) process payments for both.

To access our Platform, you will be asked to register and maintain an active user account (your “Account”), which includes, among other things, your credit card information and/or other valid payment method, and those license plate number(s) you choose to link to your Account (your “Plate Number(s)”).

You hereby acknowledge, understand and agree that your use of our Platform and Services is intended for Your personal, non-commercial use, unless otherwise previously authorized by us in writing.

Notwithstanding the obligations to which attorneys may be required to follow in verifying the identify of those users who engage their services, Winit shall undertake commercially reasonable efforts to verify the identity of a user at the time he/she submits either a parking or traffic ticket (based upon the policies and procedures that Winit shall implement from time to time), but disclaims any responsibility for doing so and and/or for any errors made during such verification processes (whether such errors have arisen, directly or indirectly, from your acts or omissions). Accordingly, Winit shall not be accountable to any third party for any fees, penalties or fines arising from the use of our Platform, where such use is the direct or indirect result of any identify theft or similarly situated violations of applicable law.

2. DISCLAIMER OF ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

Winit (i) is not a law firm; (ii) does not perform legal services that an attorney performs; and (iii) is not permitted to engage in the practice of law, including without limitation providing any kind of opinion or recommendation about possible legal rights, defenses or strategies. You hereby acknowledge, understand and agree that Winit is not, under any circumstances your lawyer or legal representative or counsel in any way. No attorney-client relationship between Winit and any of its users, including you, is created by using our Platform and/or Services. All information you provide us, while protected as expressly provided under our Privacy Policy, is not protected by attorney-client privilege nor is it deemed attorney work product.

Any attorney-client relationship formed by you and any Service Provider (as defined below) pursuant to the Services, including without limitation the Traffic Services, is between you and such Service Provider and not between Winit and you. Winit is designed to facilitate communications between its users and Service Providers but does not endorse any particular attorney or other Service Provider and shall not be held responsible for the quality or accuracy of any legal services provided by any attorney or other Service Provider. If you choose to initiate a relationship with an attorney or other Service Provider via our Platform, you do so at your sole discretion. Winit does not assume, nor will Winit have, any liability or responsibility to you or any other person in connection thereto. Any attorney or other Service Provider retained by you through our Platform will only be obligated to provide legal representation in connection with the parking or traffic violation ticket(s) specifically provided by you (whether or not via our Platform).

3. USE OF THE PARKING SERVICES

Territorial Scope. Services provisioned through our Platform to process parking tickets are not limited to New York City tickets. As we expand our services to other cities and jurisdictions, we reserve the right to amend these Terms accordingly.

Submitting your Parking Tickets. We recommend you submit your parking ticket through our Platform as soon after receipt thereof as possible, as New York City imposes specific pleading/response deadlines for parking violations. If you fail to submit the tickets through our Platform at least seven (7) business days prior to such deadline, you, and not Winit, shall be solely responsible for any additional costs, including late fees, incurred as a result of your delay.

Service Providers. The Parking Services are made available by Winit, via its partners, affiliates, contractors, representatives and agents (collectively, our “Service Providers”). By using the Parking Services, you authorize our Service Providers to represent you at the NYPVB and any other applicable municipal, governmental or other authority on all matters concerning any parking tickets you submitted via our Platform, or those parking tickets received by us through our Auto-Dispute Program (as defined below).

Standstill Provision. Once a parking ticket is submitted through our Platform, you hereby expressly, unconditionally and irrevocably agree: (i) not to take any course of action that will directly or indirectly disrupt, intervene, or circumvent our Service Providers’ and our efforts on your behalf, (ii) not to take any action related to any of your parking tickets without our prior written consent, until Winit notifies you of either: (1) its decision not to dispute Your parking ticket(s), in which case you shall be solely responsible to dispute it or pay the underlying fine, or (2) the NYPVB’s (or other applicable authority’s) decision with respect to your parking ticket(s). Any violation of this provision shall subject you to a cancellation fee of Five Dollars ($5.00), which may be imposed in our sole discretion; and (ii) that our Service Providers and we are entitled to take any action reasonably deemed necessary or appropriate in the course of disputing your parking ticket.

Auto Dispute Program; Ticket Fetcher. You may, either upon initial establishment of your Account, or at any time thereafter, choose at your sole discretion, to opt-in to our “Auto Dispute Program,” whereby you authorize Winit and our Service Providers to periodically search the NYPVB database for parking tickets linked to your Plate Numbers and automatically dispute any future parking tickets found, which are linked to your Plate Number(s). All such auto-disputes shall be undertaken in accordance with these Terms. You have the right, at any time, to opt-out of our Auto Dispute Program by selecting the option to turn off “Auto Dispute” under your Account settings. You hereby acknowledge and agree that it is your sole responsibility to turn off the “Auto Dispute Program” option if you are not interested in such service, and in such case, we shall not dispute future parking tickets linked to your Plate Number without your prior approval (which shall be made either via submission of a specific parking ticket or via your opt-in to our Auto Dispute Program).

Winit processes a considerable amount of parking tickets through our Platform that are being handled by our Service Providers before the NYPVB at any given time. Responding to individual requests regarding the status and the details of any one specific case is prohibitive. Therefore, Winit will not respond to individual inquiries regarding the details or specifics regarding any particular parking ticket, hearings or decisions related thereto. The “Ticket Fetcher” feature on our Platform enables you to manually scan the NYPVB database to check the status of your pending parking tickets or to verify whether a new parking ticket has been issued to your Plate Number(s). We recommend all users of our Platform to periodically, independently check the NYPVB database for new parking tickets associated with your Plate Number(s) and follow up on the status of their pending tickets with the NYPVB directly.

Please note that the Auto Dispute Program (which includes, without limitation, our plate monitoring program) and Ticket Fetcher features are available solely for your convenience and neither Winit nor our Service Providers can guaranty that all parking tickets linked to your Plate Number(s) shall be accurately and fully obtained or displayed via our Platform. WINIT MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION OBTAINED USING OUR PLATFORM OR ANY RELATED FEATURES OR PROGRAMS.

Cancellation Policy. Once a parking ticket is submitted through our Platform, you may not cancel or reverse your request for the Parking Services in connection with such parking ticket without our prior written consent. If you submit a parking ticket in error, please notify our customer support by email as early as possible, but in no case later than six (6) hours after your submission thereof. Your failure to notify us within this timeframe will be deemed acceptance by our Platform of your intent to submit your parking ticket(s).

4. TRAFFIC SERVICES

Submitting your Traffic Violation Tickets. We recommend you submit your traffic violation ticket through our Platform as soon after receipt thereof as possible, as New York City imposes specific pleading/response deadlines for such violations. If you submit a traffic violation ticket to our Platform with an expired (or imminent) hearing date, you increase the risk that your driver’s license will be suspended. Failure to submit traffic violations to our Platform in a timely manner will render you, and not Winit, solely responsible for any additional costs, including late fees, incurred as a result of your delay. Services provisioned through our Platform are not limited to New York City tickets. In addition, Winit reserves the right to reject any traffic ticket that you submit if Winit, in its sole discretion, determines that it cannot process your ticket in a timely manner and/or if the available attorneys on our Platform refuse any engagement in regards to your traffic ticket. In such instance, you shall neither rely on Winit nor any of Winit’s participating attorneys to manage the processing of your ticket and/or to represent you, as applicable, in connection with your traffic ticket.

5. FEES

General. You hereby agree to maintain current, valid and accepted methods of payment on your Account throughout the term of your use of our Platform. All fees payable by you hereunder are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties. By establishing your Account and using our Platform, you authorize Winit to automatically charge your Account for all applicable charges incurred in connection with the Services. At all times, you remain solely responsible for all charges incurred under your Account, regardless of whether or not you were aware of such charges or their respective amounts at the time they were incurred (for example, under the Auto Dispute Program).

Parking Services. Winit collects payment for the Parking Services only upon successfully resolving your parking ticket in your favor. In the event that the Parking Services lead to a successful dismissal of your parking ticket or reduction in the amount of the fine, you hereby expressly authorize Winit to charge your Account in an amount equal to fifty percent (50%) of the difference between the amount you originally owed on your parking ticket (including any applied late fee charges and penalties) and the final amount of the fine owed following the provision of the Parking Services.

For example, let’s say your parking ticket fine is $100, but you submitted it to our Platform late and your parking ticket had incurred a $10 late fee charge (so the total balance is $110):

  • If Winit does not manage to successfully dispute your parking ticket: You are charged $0.00
  • If Winit successfully disputes only the late fee: You are charged $5.00
  • If Winit successfully disputes your parking ticket and it is fully dismissed: You are charged $55.00

Payment Processing. In the event that Winit is unsuccessful in its efforts to have your parking ticket completely dismissed, you may, at your election, pay your parking ticket through our Platform using our Pay Now feature (found on our Platform), whereupon Winit pays the NYPVB directly on your behalf. An additional processing fee of 3% of the amount of the fine, plus a $2.99 fixed fee, will be charged to your Account (collectively, the “Processing Fee”). Payments processed by us via our Pay Now feature are non-refundable under any circumstances, as we automatically pay on your behalf (after your election to use the feature) all related parking tickets and any related Processing Fees (as described in the “Fees” Section below). All Fees are subject to change in Winit’s sole discretion.

Traffic Services; Usage Fees. With respect to the Traffic Services, all registered users of our Services are required to pay a one-time Platform usage fee per ticket, which fee may be modified from time to time in our sole discretion. The Platform usage fee will be processed by Winit following the submission of your ticket onto our Platform and only after we have received confirmation of your engagement of an attorney. If you choose not to engage an attorney on the Platform to handle your traffic ticket, you will not be charged. The purpose of this fee is solely to cover a small portion of Winit’s Platform operating costs and expenses.

Attorney’s Fees. Moreover, once you choose the attorney with whom you wish to work from all available, participating attorneys on our Platform, you will enter into a direct agreement with such attorney to effectuate the engagement. The fixed legal fees you pay through our Platform in connection with your legal representation are passed through to the attorney in full once you appoint him/her. Accordingly, you understand, acknowledge and agree that once you appoint an attorney through our Platform, you will be charged, through the payment method on the Account, the applicable legal fees and any other payments as may be instructed by you or your attorney. One hundred (100%) percent of the fee you pay the attorney via our Platform is retained by that attorney – Winit does not share in any of those fees.

Bond. Please note that if you missed your court date or otherwise fail to appear on the scheduled date you may be required to post a bond (usually $40 per ticket) to reschedule you trial, and you hereby authorize Winit to automatically charge any such amount upon your attorney’s instructions to do so. At the completion of your trial you will receive the bond money back if you are found not guilty or the bond will be applied toward any fines you owe if you are found guilty.

Intermediary. Although a transaction with the attorney is processed on your behalf through our Platform, Winit is simply an intermediary party in such transaction. Winit has no liability, either primarily or secondarily, for paying the attorney or any third party, other than through our Platform on your behalf. In other words, you will still be required to pay the Attorney the applicable legal fees that you owe him/her, even if such payment cannot be processed via our Platform.

Payment Failure. In the event that Winit is unable to process a payment fee or payment is canceled, Winit shall charge you a Five Dollar ($5.00) service fee per each failed payment attempt, all in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Any delinquent or late payments shall also incur an interest at a rate of one and a half (1.5%) per month as of due date, or the maximum lesser amount permitted by applicable law. You will also be solely liable for any related “insufficient fund” charges or other penalties which may be imposed by your bank. If we are unable to process payment, the Services will immediately cease unless we notify you otherwise, and you will be responsible to pay for both your ticket and our service fees directly. In addition to the amount(s) due Winit, delinquent accounts and/or chargebacks will be charged with fees and/or charges that are incidental to the collection of delinquent accounts and/or chargebacks, including without limitation, collection fees, convenience fees and/or other third party charges. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Winit reserves the right to charge interest at an annualized rate of 18% or the maximum rate permitted by applicable law, whichever is higher. You hereby expressly agree that all communications in relation to delinquent accounts will be made by electronic mail or by phone, as provided to Winit by you. Such communications may be made by Winit or by any third party on its behalf, including without limitation, a third party collection agent. The remedies stipulated in this Section 5 shall not derogate from any other right or remedy available to us by law or under these Terms.

Suspension. If the balance is not paid your account will be suspended and sent to a Third-Party Collection Agency. You will be responsible for paying all Collection Fees assessed by the Third Party Collection Agency. You agree, in order for Winit to service your account or to collect any amount you may owe, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, Winit or a designated Third Party Collection Agency are authorized to (i) contact you by telephone at the telephone number(s) in the contact account information you are providing, including wireless telephone numbers, which could result in charges to you, (ii) contact you by sending text messages (message and data rates may apply) or emails, using any email address you provide and/or (iii) methods of contact may include using pre-recorded/artificial voice message and/or use of an automatic dialing device, as applicable.

Non-Refundable. Any and all fees that you pay to Winit are non-refundable.

6. PROHIBITED USES

You may use our Platform and Services only (i) if you are eighteen (18) years of age or older and are of the age of consent in your jurisdiction, and (ii) for lawful purposes and in accordance and full compliance with any and all applicable international, federal, state, municipal, local or other laws or regulations.

You hereby further undertake not to:

  • Disable, damage, impede, impair, violate or interfere with the functioning of our Platform, its security, its related servers or networks, or any other party’s use of our Platform, whether by the use of malware or otherwise, or otherwise create a denial of service, or falsify the origin of a user’s communications;
  • Alter, damage or delete any material appearing on our Platform or Services; Reverse engineer, disassemble, decode or otherwise attempt to derive or gain access to the source code of any software embodied within our Platform or any part thereof;
  • Rent, lend, sell, sublicense, assign, publish, transfer or otherwise make available our Platform or any features thereof, to any third party, for any reason;
  • Remove, circumvent or otherwise create or implement any workaround to any copy protection, rights management or security features in or protecting our Platform;
  • Threaten, harass, stalk, spam, abuse, or otherwise violate the legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of other users; and/or
  • Otherwise engage or cause any third party to engage in any conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of our Platform, infringes any third party rights, or which, as reasonably determined by us, may expose Winit or the users of our Platform to any liability.

7. TERM AND TERMINATION

Account Closure. Winit reserves the right at any time, in its sole discretion and without notice to you (subject to the “Pending Tickets” Section below), to terminate your license to use our Platform (and all other rights granted to you herein), and to block or prevent your access to and use of our Platform. You may terminate your license to use our Platform at any time and for your convenience, by notifying us in writing of your decision (or by otherwise following our Account closure procedures which are available on the App); provided, however, that such termination is not permitted and shall not apply to any ticket(s) that you previously submitted through our Platform with respect to which the Services are still provided (collectively “Ongoing Services”).

Pending Tickets. Please note that notwithstanding the parties’ respective termination rights, you will still be bound by these Terms (including any and all payment obligations) in connection with Ongoing Services. Winit and our Service Providers shall continue to support such Ongoing Services unless Winit has notified you otherwise of its choice, at its sole discretion, to cease such provision of Ongoing Services. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Winit may cease its involvement in connection with any Ongoing Services, at any time without notice, effective immediately if: (i) you violate any of these Terms; (ii) you fail to maintain a valid payment method in your Account; and/or you are otherwise in default of any payment obligation with respect the Services.

Effect of Termination. Upon termination: (i) all rights granted to you under these Terms will be terminated; (ii) you must cease all use of our Platform and may not submit new tickets; (iii) you will remain liable for all fees, charges and any other obligations you have incurred through the date of termination with respect to the Services (including in connection with Ongoing Services in accordance with the “Pending Tickets” Section above). For the avoidance of doubt, termination of your use of our Platform and/or our Services will not limit in any way and of Winit’s rights or remedies at law or in equity, all of which are expressly reserved hereby.

8. THIRD PARTY MATERIALS.

Our Platform may display, include or make available third-party content (including information, and other materials) or provide links to third-party websites or services, including through advertising (collectively, “Third Party Materials”). You acknowledge and agree that Winit is not responsible for Third Party Materials, including their accuracy, completeness, timeliness, validity, copyright compliance, legality, decency, quality or any other aspect thereof. Winit does not assume and will not have any liability or responsibility to you or any other person or entity for any Third Party Materials. Third Party Materials and links thereto are provided solely as a convenience to you and you access and use them at entirely at your own risk and subject to such third parties’ terms and conditions.

9. COMMUNICATION WITH CUSTOMERS.

During your usage of the Platform, you expressly authorize Winit to contact you via email, SMS, chat and by direct phone if Winit requires your cooperation regarding any parking or traffic ticket that you’ve uploaded to our Platform or for any other reason that Winit is in need of contacting you regarding your account and/or any promotion. By registering an account and using our Services, you expressly consent to Winit contacting you via any the foregoing methods. Unless you affirmatively consent, Winit will not contact you via SMS to sell you any different products or services that Winit may be offering.

10. DISCLAIMERS

NEITHER WINIT NOR ANY OF ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS MAKES ANY WARRANTY, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF OUR PLATFORM OR THE SERVICES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER WINIT NOR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS RESULTS OF THE USE OF OUR PLATFORM, THAT OUR PLATFORM, ITS CONTENT OR ANY OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT OUR WEBSITE OR APPLICATION ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT OUR PLATFORM OR ANY OF THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. WINIT DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES CONCERNING THE INTEGRITY, COMPETENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, STANDING, STATUS, SUITABILITY, COMPLIANCE WITH PROFESSIONAL RULES, ACCURACY OR LEGALITY OF ADVICE OF ATTORNEYS, OR THE OUTCOME, QUALITY, OR COMPLETION OF THEIR REPRESENTATION. WINIT HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

11. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR PLATFORM AND THE SERVICES REMAINS WITH YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL WINIT OR ANY OF ITS MANAGERS, OFFICERS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS OR OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, INCLUDING ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, ANY EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOODWILL, OR OTHER MONETARY OR INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM: (1) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF (OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE) OUR PLATFORM OR SERVICES; (2) ANY CONTENT SUBMITTED TO OR ACCESSED THROUGH OUR PLATFORM; (3) ANY SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR OBTAINED THROUGH OUR PLATFORM; OR (4) ANY COMMUNICATIONS OR DEALINGS WITH, OR CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS, OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS AND THE ATTORNEYS.

IN THE EVENT THAT, NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS, WE SHALL BE HELD LEGALLY LIABLE FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF WINIT, (INCLUDING ITS MANAGERS, OFFICERS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, SERVICE PROVIDERS, REPRESENTATIVES OR AGENTS), FOR ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR OUR PLATFORM, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US FOR THE PARKING SERVICES IN THE 12 MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE FILING OF SUCH CLAIM (EXCLUDING, FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF ANY DOUBT, ANY AMOUNT PAID TO THE ATTORNEYS THROUGH OUR PLATFORM FOR WHICH WE ACTED SOLELY AS AN INTERMEDIARY PARTY). YOU AGREE THAT LIMITATION AND DISCLAIMERS PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS ARE REASONABLE AND WERE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN USING OUR PLATFORM. THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

12. FORCE MAJEURE

In addition to applicable disclaimers identified above, our incomplete performance or failure to perform our duties under these Terms will not be considered a breach of these Terms and shall be fully excused in the event of interruption and/or delay due to causes beyond our reasonable control, such as acts of God, acts of any government, war or other hostility, civil disorder, natural disasters (including without limitation, the elements, fire, and earthquake), explosion, acts of terrorism, power failures, equipment failure, industrial or labor disputes, acts of third party information providers, third party software errors or failures or communications interruptions or failures and all other events beyond our reasonable control.

13. INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Winit, our affiliates, independent contractors, Service Providers and consultants, and each of their respective officers, employees, agents, affiliates, successors and assigns, from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to (i) your use of or inability to use our Platform and/or the Services; (ii) your breach of violation of these Terms, any applicable law or the rights of any third party; and/or (iii) your gross negligence, fraud and/or willful misconduct.

14. PROMOTIONS; REFERRAL PROGRAMS

Winit, at its sole discretion, may make available promotions with different features to any users or prospective users. Winit reserves the right to withhold or deduct credits or benefits obtained through a promotion in the event that Winit determines that the redemption of the promotion or receipt of the credit or benefit was in error, fraudulent, illegal, or in violation of the applicable promotion terms. From time to time, Winit may offer you incentives to refer new users to our Platform (the “Referral Program”). Your participation in the Referral Program is subject to these Terms and any additional Referral Program terms and conditions that Winit shall adopt and implement from time to time.

15. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

Our Platform, and the information and material therein, including our Platform’s features, functionality and content are the exclusive property of Winit, its licensor and/or providers of Third Party Materials and are protected by copyright or other intellectual property laws. Using our Platform and/or the Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Platform or the content you access. In the event you elect to communicate to us suggestions for improvements in connection with our Platform or the Services, Winit shall own all right, title, and interest in and to the same, and shall be entitled to use them without restriction.

We respect the rights of owners of intellectual property and expect our users to conduct themselves accordingly. If you believe that any information or material violates these Terms, infringes upon your copyrights or otherwise should be removed, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”), please immediately notify us by email (Subject line: “DMCA Takedown Request”) or by mail at the address specified below and include the following information (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail): (i) Identification of the copyrighted work(s) or material claimed to have been infringed or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed (provide information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material); (ii) A physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed; (iii) Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail; (iv) A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (v) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this paragraph, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

If you believe that any content provided by you was improperly removed (or to which access was disabled) and is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner or its agent, or by law, to post and use such content, you may send us a counter-notice containing the following information: (i) Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address and your physical or electronic signature; (ii) Identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled; (iii) A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and (iv) a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in New York, New York, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement. We have the right but not the obligation to send a copy of such counter-notice to the original complaining party informing them that we may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in ten (10) business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in ten (10) to fourteen (14) business days or more after receipt of such counter-notice, at our sole discretion.

17. UPDATES

Winit may, from time to time, in its sole discretion develop and provide mobile application updates, which may include upgrades, bug fixes, patches and other error corrections and/or new features (collectively, “Updates”). Updates may also modify or delete in their entirety certain features and functionality. You shall promptly download and install all Updates and you acknowledge and agree that our Platform or portions thereof may not properly operate should you fail to do so.

18. USER PROVIDED CONTENT

In the event our Platform or Services allow you to contribute content, including by uploading data and information, posting messages, sending or sharing files and communicating with others you agree not to post, upload, e-mail, transmit, distribute, or otherwise make available through our Platform or Services any data, text, images, files, links, software, or communications that (i) we consider, in our sole and absolute discretion, to violate any applicable laws, including without limitation the laws of the United States; (ii) restricts or inhibits any other user from using and enjoying our Platform or Services; (iii) is threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, obscene, offensive, harmful, obnoxious, pornographic, profane, or indecent; (iv) contains viruses, worms, Trojan horses, harmful code, or any other element or component that has a capacity or potential to interrupt, destroy, interfere with, permit the unauthorized use of, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, any telecommunications equipment, or any communications network; (v) violates or infringes the rights of others, including without limitation rights under copyright, trademark, or patent law; rights of privacy or publicity; rights under defamation law; or rights under any securities or other applicable law; (vi) sells or promotes any product or service; (vii) promotes, solicits, or partakes in any multi-level marketing or pyramid scheme; (viii) posts or transmits any unsolicited advertising, or promotional materials (spam); or (ix) provide a false identity or claim a relationship between you and any business, organization, or person for which you are not authorized or legally permitted to claim such a relationship.

19. PRIVACY

Any personally identifiable information in electronic communications to our Platform or Services is governed by the Privacy Policy. Winit, as owner of our Platform or Services, shall be free to use or copy all other information in any such communications, including any ideas, inventions, concepts, techniques or know-how disclosed therein, for any purposes. Such purposes may include disclosure to third parties and/or developing, manufacturing and/or marketing goods or services. The sender of any communications to our Platform or Services or otherwise to Winit shall be responsible for the content and information contained therein, including its truthfulness and accuracy.

IN ORDER TO PROVIDE YOU WITH OUR PLATFORM AND THE SERVICES AND ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRIVACY POLICY, WHICH IS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE INTO THESE TERMS, OUR PLATFORM AND THE CORRESPONDING SERVICES MAY NEED TO COLLECT, USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. WINIT MAY MODIFY THE PRIVACY POLICY IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION AT ANY TIME AND SUCH MODIFICATIONS WILL BE EFFECTIVE UPON POSTING TO OUR PLATFORM. MOREOVER, WINIT SHALL BEAR NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM AMENDMENTS TO THE PRIVACY POLICY. EACH TIME YOU USE OUR PLATFORM, YOU CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ACCORDING WITH THE PRIVACY POLICY AS IT THEN READS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THIRD PARTIES, MAY COLLECT, USE OR DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WHILE USING OUR PLATFORM AND THE SERVICES AND THAT SUCH COLLECTION, USE OR DISCLOSURE IS SUBJECT TO SUCH THIRD PARTIES’ PRIVACY POLICIES.

20. ASSIGNMENT; NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES

These Terms and the Privacy Policy shall not be assignable by you, either in whole or in part and any attempted assignment or delegation will be null, void and of no effect. We reserve the right to assign all or a portion of our rights and obligations under these Terms and Privacy Policy, in our sole discretion. This Terms and the Privacy Policy shall be binding and inure to our benefit and each of our successors and assigns. The covenants set forth in these Terms are intended solely for the benefit of Winit, its successors and permitted assigns. Nothing herein, whether express or implied, will confer upon any person or entity, other than the parties, their successors and permitted assigns, any legal or equitable right whatsoever to enforce any provision of these Terms.

21. GOVERNING LAW; VENUE; LIMITATION OF TIME TO FILE CLAIMS

The validity, interpretation and enforcement of these Terms, matters arising therefrom or related thereto or to our Platform shall be governed by the internal laws of the State of New York, without reference to choice of law doctrine.

Any legal action or proceeding concerning the validity, interpretation and enforcement of these Terms, matters arising therefrom or related thereto or to our Platform, shall be brought exclusively in the Federal and State courts located in New York County, New York (of in the Southern District of New York), and the Parties consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of those courts, waiving any objection to the propriety or convenience of such venues. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EACH PARTY HERETO VOLUNTARILY WAIVES (IN CONNECTION WITH ANY DISPUTE ARISING OUT OF THESE TERMS OR OUR PLATFORM), ANY RIGHT TO: (1) A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LITIGATION IN ANY COURT; AND (2) BRING CLAIMS AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR CONSOLIDATE ANY ACTION IN WHICH A JURY TRIAL HAS BEEN WAIVED WITH ANY OTHER ACTION IN WHICH A JURY TRIAL CANNOT BE WAIVED.

ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO OUR PLATFORM OR THE SERVICES MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

22. MISCELLANEOUS

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Winit with respect to our Platform and the Services, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous understandings and agreements, whether written or oral, with respect thereto. Your access of our Platform or use of the Services shall not be construed as creating a partnership, employment, agency, or joint venture relationship between Winit and you. No failure to nor delay in exercising any right or any power hereunder by either party shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right or power hereunder preclude further exercise of that or any other right hereunder. In the event of a conflict between these Terms and any applicable purchase agreement or other terms, these Terms shall govern. If any provision of these terms is illegal or unenforceable under applicable law, the remainder of the provision will be amended to achieve as closely as possible the effect of the original term and all other provisions of these Terms will continue in full force and effect. These Terms will be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and assigns.

23. NOTICES; CONTACT US

Any notices or other communications permitted or required hereunder will be in writing and delivered by Winit to you (i) by email (to the address that you maintain with your Account); or (ii) by posting on our Platform. You are responsible to maintain your email mailbox and agree to check your mailbox frequently. We assume no responsibility for a missed communication or any consequence caused by such missed communication. All notices shall be deemed effective one (1) business day after successful transmission (or posting) thereof. Should you have any questions about these Terms or otherwise need to contact us for any reason, please email us or contact us at: 28 West 27th Street. New York, NY 10001.

Last Updated: November 2019

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