Terms of Service

Welcome to the GD&T Basics website at www.gdandtbasics.com (the “Website”). The Website is owned and operated by Pareto Learning LLC (“GD&T Basics,” “we” or “us”). Please read these Terms of Service, together with the GD&T Basics Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy,” a copy of which may be found at https://www.gdandtbasics.com/privacy-policy/ which is hereby incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein) (collectively the “Terms”), fully and carefully before accessing or using the Website or any activities, content, products, and/or services made available by GD&T Basics (together with the Website, the “Services”). You, the end user of the Website and Services, shall herein be referred to as “You.” The Terms set forth the legally binding terms and conditions governing your access to and use of the Services.

By using the Services in any manner, You, just as if You had done so in writing, (i) acknowledge that You have read and understood the Terms, (ii) represent and warrant that You are at least thirteen (13) years of age or older, (iii) if applicable, You have the authority to enter into these Terms on behalf of any person or entity for whom You are accessing or using the Services, and (iv) agree to these Terms and all other rules, policies, and procedures that may be published on the Website from time to time, each of which are incorporated into these Terms and each of which may be updated without notice to you. Certain of the Services may be subject to additional terms and conditions specified by us from time to time; Your use of such Services is subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into these Terms by reference. These Terms are binding upon any use of the Services and apply to You from the time that GD&T Basics provides You with access to the Services.

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms at any time, provided that we may only amend the alternative dispute, venue and time limit of claims provisions to the extent allowed by applicable law. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this GD&T Basics Website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to GD&T Basics.

You agree that you are only authorized to visit, view and to retain a copy of pages of this Website for your own personal use, and that you shall not duplicate, download, publish, modify or otherwise distribute the material on this Website for any purpose other than to review the information therein, for personal use, or to purchase products or subscriptions for your personal use, unless otherwise specifically authorized by GD&T Basics to do so. The content and software on this Website is the property of GD&T Basics, Inc. and/or its suppliers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. We post a legal notice and various credits on pages of the Website, which may not be removed. Please do not remove this notice or these credits, or any additional information contained along with the notices and credits.

10.1 Negotiation

10.2 Mediation

10.3 Arbitration

•Any Dispute not resolved through negotiation or mediation in accordance with paragraphs A and B shall be resolved by final and binding arbitration in accordance with the rules of the AAA. The AAA's rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA's rules.

•The arbitration will be held in the State of South Carolina using one arbitrator, unless the Dispute exceeds one million dollars (USA) in which case there shall be three neutral arbitrators, as a panel. The arbitrators may award costs and/or attorneys’ fees to the prevailing party. The parties understand that arbitration is final, binding and conclusive upon you and GD&T Basics and your and GD&T Basics’s respective administrators, executors, legal representatives, successors and assigns, and may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the previous sentence and that they are waiving their rights to other resolution processes (such as court action or administrative proceeding). In no event shall either you or GD&T Basics be entitled to punitive, special, indirect or consequential damages and both you and GD&T Basics hereby waive your and GD&T Basics’s respective rights to any punitive, special, indirect or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, damages for any loss of profit, revenue or business.

•Should a dispute arise and should the arbitration provisions herein become inapplicable or unenforceable, or in any instance of any lawsuit between you and GD&T Basics, jurisdiction over and venue of any suit shall be exclusively in the state and federal courts sitting in the State of South Carolina. You also acknowledge and understand that, with respect to any dispute with the GD&T Basics arising out of or relating to your use of the Website, purchase of the GD&T Basics Services, or these Terms: YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE A TRIAL BY JURY YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO SERVE AS A REPRESENTATIVE, AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR IN ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY, OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A MEMBER OF A CLASS OF CLAIMANTS, IN ANY LAWSUIT INVOLVING ANY SUCH DISPUTE; AND YOU MUST FILE ANY CLAIM WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM AROSE OR IT IS FOREVER BARRED.

•In the event of any legal proceeding between any the party to these Terms and Conditions to enforce or defend the terms hereof, the prevailing party shall be paid all costs of such legal proceeding, including but not limited to reasonable and necessary attorney’s fees, court costs, travel, etc., by the other party.

Last updated: June 7, 2018