Welcome to Lightship Energy, Inc. (“Lightship”, “we” or “us”). PLEASE READ THIS RESERVATION AGREEMENT (THE "AGREEMENT") CAREFULLY. THIS AGREEMENT IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN US AND THE PERSON OR ENTITY LISTED AS THE BUYER (“YOU” OR THE “BUYER”) THAT GOVERNS THE RESERVATION OF THE PRODUCT (AS DEFINED BELOW). BY CLICKING “I AGREE” AND/OR SUBMITTING YOUR RESERVATION REQUEST, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ACT ON BEHALF OF THE BUYER. THIS AGREEMENT IS EFFECTIVE AS OF THE DATE YOU CLICK “I AGREE” AND/OR SUBMIT YOUR RESERVATION REQUEST (THE “EFFECTIVE DATE”).
1. Reservation and Acceptance
(a) Offer. You may reserve the L1, an electric recreational vehicle (the “Product”). Each reservation you submit (“Reservation”) constitutes an offer to purchase the Product. Reservations are submitted, and the offer is made, when you have provided all of the information requested as part of the registration process.
(b) Registration Information. When you place a Reservation for the Product, you will be required to provide certain information in connection with your purchase, such as your name, e-mail, delivery address and billing information. You represent and warrant that all such information is complete and accurate, and you will ensure that such information is kept current. Lightship will have no responsibility or liability for inaccurate information or information that later becomes outdated and will have no obligation to make efforts to determine the correct contact or delivery information. You can update your information at any time prior to notice that the Product is ready for delivery by sending an email to [email protected].
(c) Acceptance. Completed Reservations are subject to our acceptance and may be rejected at any time prior to delivery for any reason at our sole discretion. If we reject your offer, we will, as your sole and exclusive remedy and our sole and exclusive obligation, refund the Deposit. We will send you an email to the email address provided by you during registration to indicate whether your Reservation has been accepted or rejected.
2. Restrictions on Sale; Right of Cancellation
We reserve the right to: (i) limit the number of reserved Products sold to a certain number; (ii) limit the number of Products sold to any person or entity, and (iii) cancel your Reservation at any time, even after it has been accepted, and as your sole and exclusive remedy, and our sole and exclusive obligation, provide you a refund of the Deposit, as defined in Section 3 below. You must be at least 18 years old to offer to purchase a Product. By agreeing to this Agreement, you represent and warrant to us that you are at least 18 years old.
Your down payment is fully refundable until the Estimated Production Date. All refunds will be credited back to the same payment method used to pay the Purchase Price.
5. Estimated Production Date; Shipment and Delivery
The Product is pre-sold as it is not ready for production. Production is expected to begin on the date identified by Lightship during the Reservation process (the “Estimated Production Date”). If production has not begun by the Estimated Production Date, 16 CFR Part 435 rules (the “FTC Rules”) require Lightship to offer you the choice of either a refund or to wait until a new expected production date. See the FTC Rules for full details regarding Lightship’s legal obligations. You understand that Lightship may not have completed the development of the Product or begun manufacturing Product at the time you entered into this Agreement and so we do not guarantee when your Product will actually be ready for production or delivered. Your actual production and delivery dates are dependent on many factors, including manufacturing availability. Further, you understand that because Lightship may not have completed the development of the Product or begun manufacturing Product at the time you entered into this Agreement, the specifications of the Product are subject to change (even after features are announced). You agree that the Product specifications may change at any point prior to Lightship commencing production of your Product. To secure your final payment and performance under the terms of this Agreement, we will retain a security interest in the Product and all proceeds therefrom until your obligations have been fulfilled. You may elect to pick up the Product directly from Lightship’s production facility; if you elect to do so, transfer of title and risk of loss will occur at the time of your pickup. If you elect to have the Product delivered to you, Lightship will, on your behalf, coordinate the shipment of your Product to you. In such a case, you agree that this is a shipment contract under which Lightship will coordinate the shipping of the Product to you via a third-party common carrier. You agree that delivery of the Product, including the transfer of title and risk of loss to you, will occur at the time your Product is loaded onto the common carrier’s transport (i.e., FOB shipping point). The carrier will insure your Product while in transit and you will be the beneficiary of any claims for damage to the Product or losses occurring while the Product is in the possession of a common carrier.
6. Terms and Conditions
Your purchase and use of the Product will be subject to this Agreement, including the specific terms and conditions set forth below (the “Initial Terms”). The purchase and use of the Product may also be subject to additional terms and conditions (the “Additional Terms” and with the Initial Terms, the “Terms and Conditions”), which will be provided by Lightship at or prior to the time that the Product is delivered. You agree that the Terms and Conditions are applicable to you and your use of the Product. Further, you acknowledge and agree that:
(a) Compliance with Laws. Use of the Product may be subject to local laws, regulations, and ordinances in your jurisdiction. It is your responsibility to determine whether your use of the Product complies with local laws, regulations, and ordinances. If you do not have sufficient information to determine whether your use of the Product will comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances, then you should not place a Reservation for the Product.
(b) Compliance with Documentation and the Terms and Conditions. You agree to use the Product only in conformance with the user manuals and the reasonable direction and specifications provided by Lightship (the “Documentation”), and in no other manner. If you fail to use the Product in conformance with the Documentation, the Product may not operate properly.
(c) Export Control. You acknowledge that Products may be subject to export control laws and other laws and regulations of the United States and other countries. You are responsible for compliance with all applicable export control laws and regulations. You represent that you will not export, re-export, or transfer indirectly or directly any Product outside of the United States without obtaining proper authorization from the applicable government agencies. Without limiting the immediately preceding sentence, you will not export, re-export, or transfer directly or indirectly any Product to: (i) any country (or entity or national thereof) that is subject to an embargo or designated as state sponsors of terrorism by the United States, which as of the Effective Date, include Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, North Korea, and the Crimea Region of the Ukraine; (ii) a person or entity appearing on any U.S. prohibitive or restricted party list, including persons or entities on the Treasury Department’s Specially Designated National List, Foreign Sanctions Evaders List, or Sectoral Sanctions Identification List or the Commerce Department’s Entities List, Unverified List or Denied Persons List; or (iii) any destination for an end use that is prohibited by applicable law.
7. Intellectual Property
Lightship and its licensors own all intellectual property rights in the Product. Lightship reserves all rights in and to the Product not granted expressly in this Agreement or such other additional license terms.
8. WARRANTY AND GENERAL DISCLAIMER:
(a) You will receive the Product warranty at or prior to the time of Product delivery (“Limited Warranty”). You may also obtain a written copy of your Limited Warranty, which will be available by the time of Product delivery, from us upon written request to [email protected].
(b) TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY, PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”, WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND LIGHTSHIP HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE CUSTOM ASIC AND PRODUCT WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.
(c) LIGHTSHIP WILL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO PASS THROUGH TO YOU ANY THIRD PARTY WARRANTIES APPLICABLE TO THE PRODUCT.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL LIGHTSHIP BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE RESERVATION OR THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ANY PRODUCT, HOWEVER CAUSED, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY (CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) AND EVEN IF LIGHTSHIP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, OR OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL LIGHTSHIP'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES (OTHER THAN AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW) EXCEED THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU FOR THE PRODUCT(S) PURCHASED BY YOU. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY EVEN IF THE ABOVE STATED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
You agree to indemnify and hold Lightship, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners and licensors (collectively, the “Lightship Parties”) harmless from any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of: (a) your use of, or inability to use, the Product; (b) your violation of this Agreement; (c) your violation of any rights of another party; or (d) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Lightship reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Lightship in asserting any available defenses. This provision does not require you to indemnify any of the Lightship Parties for any unconscionable commercial practice by such party or for such party’s fraud, deception, false promise, misrepresentation or concealment, suppression or omission of any material fact in connection with the Reservation or Product.
11. Force Majeure
Neither party will be liable to the other for any failure to perform its obligations due to an event beyond the control of such party, including, but not limited to, any Act of God, terrorism, war, political insurgence, insurrection, riot, civil unrest, act of civil or military authority, uprising, earthquake, flood or any other natural or man-made eventuality outside of that party’s control, which causes the termination of an agreement or contract entered into, or which could not have been reasonably foreseen. Any party affected by such event will inform the other party and use all reasonable endeavors to comply with this Agreement.
12. Modification of this Agreement
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to this Agreement on a going-forward basis at any time. Please check this Agreement periodically for changes. If a change to this Agreement materially modifies your rights or obligations, you will be required to accept the modified Agreement in order for your Reservation to remain valid. Material modifications are effective upon your acceptance of the modified Agreement. Immaterial modifications are effective upon publication.
13. Entire Agreement; Survival
This Agreement represent the entire agreement governing your Reservation of the Product, and any prior agreements have no force or effect. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive, will survive termination, including without limitation, ownership provisions, disclaimers, indemnification, and limitation of liability.
14. Waiver; Severability
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 for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any portion of this Agreement to be unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect.
15. Dispute Resolution
Please read the following arbitration agreement in this Section (“Arbitration Agreement”) carefully. It requires you to arbitrate disputes with Lightship and limits the manner in which you can seek relief from us.
(a) Applicability of Arbitration Agreement. You agree that any dispute, claim, or request for relief relating in any way to your access or use of the Products, or any products sold or distributed by Lightship, or to any aspect of your relationship with Lightship, will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that (1) you may assert claims or seek relief in small claims court if your claims qualify; and (2) you or Lightship may seek equitable relief in court for infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights (such as trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents). This Arbitration Agreement shall apply, without limitation, to all disputes or claims and requests for relief that arose or were asserted before the effective date of this Agreement or any prior version of this Agreement.
(b) Arbitration Rules and Forum. The Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement. To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your dispute or claim or request for relief to our registered agent: Corporation Service Company, 251 Little Falls Drive, Wilmington, DE 19808. The arbitration will be conducted by JAMS, an established alternative dispute resolution provider. Disputes involving claims, counterclaims, or request for relief under $250,000, not inclusive of attorneys’ fees and interest, shall be subject to JAMS’s most current version of the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and procedures available at http://www.jamsadr.com/rules-streamlined-arbitration/; all other disputes shall be subject to JAMS’s most current version of the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures, available at http://www.jamsadr.com/rules-comprehensive-arbitration/. JAMS’s rules are also available at www.jamsadr.com or by calling JAMS at 800-352-5267. If JAMS is not available to arbitrate, the parties will select an alternative arbitral forum. If the arbitrator finds that you cannot afford to pay JAMS’s filing, administrative, hearing and/or other fees and cannot obtain a waiver from JAMS, Lightship will pay them for you. In addition, Lightship will reimburse all such JAMS’s filing, administrative, hearing and/or other fees for disputes, claims, or requests for relief totaling less than $10,000 unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous.
You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the country where you live or at another mutually agreed location. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
(c) Authority of Arbitrator. The arbitrator shall have exclusive authority to (a) determine the scope and enforceability of this Arbitration Agreement and (b) resolve any dispute related to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Arbitration Agreement including, but not limited to, any assertion that all or any part of this Arbitration Agreement is void or voidable. The arbitration will decide the rights and liabilities, if any, of you and Lightship. The arbitration proceeding will not be consolidated with any other matters or joined with any other cases or parties. The arbitrator shall have the authority to grant motions dispositive of all or part of any claim. The arbitrator shall have the authority to award monetary damages and to grant any non-monetary remedy or relief available to an individual under applicable law, the arbitral forum’s rules, and the Agreement (including the Arbitration Agreement). The arbitrator shall issue a written award and statement of decision describing the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded. The arbitrator has the same authority to award relief on an individual basis that a judge in a court of law would have. The award of the arbitrator is final and binding upon you and us.
(d) Waiver of Jury Trial. YOU AND LIGHTSHIP HEREBY WAIVE ANY CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY. You and Lightship are instead electing that all disputes, claims, or requests for relief shall be resolved by arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement, except as specified in Section 15(a) above. An arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court and must follow this Agreement as a court would. However, there is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is subject to very limited review.
(e) Waiver of Class or Other Non-Individualized Relief. ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND REQUESTS FOR RELIEF WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS OR COLLECTIVE BASIS, ONLY INDIVIDUAL RELIEF IS AVAILABLE, AND CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER. If a decision is issued stating that applicable law precludes enforcement of any of this subsection’s limitations as to a given dispute, claim, or request for relief, then such aspect must be severed from the arbitration and brought into the State or Federal Courts located in the State of Colorado. All other disputes, claims, or requests for relief shall be arbitrated.
(f) 30-Day Right to Opt Out. You have the right to opt out of the provisions of this Arbitration Agreement by sending written notice of your decision to opt out to: [email protected], within 30 days after first becoming subject to this Arbitration Agreement. Your notice must include your name and address, your Lightship username (if any), the email address you used to set up your Lightship account (if you have one), and an unequivocal statement that you want to opt out of this Arbitration Agreement. If you opt out of this Arbitration Agreement, all other parts of this Agreement will continue to apply to you. Opting out of this Arbitration Agreement has no effect on any other arbitration agreements that you may currently have, or may enter in the future, with us.
(g) Severability. Except as provided in Section 15(e), if any part or parts of this Arbitration Agreement are found under the law to be invalid or unenforceable, then such specific part or parts shall be of no force and effect and shall be severed and the remainder of the Arbitration Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
(h) Survival of Agreement. This Arbitration Agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with Lightship.
(i) Modification. Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, we agree that if Lightship makes any future material change to this Arbitration Agreement, you may reject that change within thirty (30) days of such change becoming effective by writing Lightship at the following address: [email protected].
This Agreement, and your rights and obligations hereunder, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated or otherwise transferred by you without Lightship’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void.
17. Exclusive Venue
To the extent the parties are permitted under this Agreement to initiate litigation in a court, both you and Lightship agree that all claims and disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement will be litigated exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Boulder, Colorado.
18. Governing Law
This Agreement and any action related thereto will be governed and interpreted by and under the State of Colorado, consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act, without giving effect to any principles that provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to this Agreement.
Where Lightship requires that you provide an e-mail address, you are responsible for providing Lightship with your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address you provided to Lightship is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you any notices required/ permitted by this Agreement, Lightship’s dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice. You may give notice to Lightship at the following address: [email protected]. Such notice will be deemed given when received by Lightship by letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service or first class postage prepaid mail at the above address.
20. Consent to Electronic Communications
The communications between you and Lightship use electronic means, whether you visit our website or send us emails, or whether we post notices on our website or communicate with you via e-mail. For contractual purposes, you (1) consent to receive communications from Lightship in an electronic form; and (2) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Lightship provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were to be in writing. The foregoing does not affect your statutory rights.