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SMS Text Messaging Terms & Conditions

Please read these SMS/Text Messaging Terms & Conditions carefully. By completing the SMS/Text Messaging Opt-In Form, you expressly consent to receive non-marketing and marketing text messages from The Valley of the Firelands “Valley”, including text messages made with an Auto dialer, at the mobile phone number(s) you provide. You may opt-out of these communications at any time by replying STOP to any text message from the Valley or by otherwise contacting the Valley as indicated below. You can receive help at any time by replying HELP to any text message from the Valley or by otherwise contacting the Valley as indicated below. Consent to receive non-marketing or marketing text messages is not required to purchase any products or services from the Valley. Messaging and data rates may apply. By completing the SMS text Messaging Opt-In Form, you also accept and agree to be bound by these SMS Text Messaging Terms & Conditions and any other applicable terms and agreements related to your use of the Valley services.

Program Description: The Valley offers its text messaging program whereby the Valley, and any applicable service providers, will text message you to provide you with information concerning your account activity with the Valley and other the Valley products, services, and promotions (all of the foregoing the “the Valley Program”). the Valley and its service providers may, from time to time, use standard or an automatic telephone dialing system (“Auto dialer”) to deliver text messages to you under the Valley Program. You agree that you will not use the Valley Program for any illegal or unlawful purposes. No coverage may be bound or amended via text message or the Valley Program.

Message Frequency: Under the Valley Program, the number of the Valley text messages that you receive may vary depending upon your account activity and your communication with the Valley.

Cost: The Valley does not impose a separate fee for sending Valley text messages under the Valley Program. However, standard message and data rates may apply to each text message sent or received in connection with the Valley Program, as provided in your mobile telephone service rate plan. Please contact your mobile telephone carrier for pricing plans and information.

Supported Carriers; Interruption: The Valley Program should be available through your equipment or mobile device when the equipment or device is within the operating range of your wireless service provider. The Valley Program may not be available on all equipment/mobile devices, or through all wireless carriers, and not all functionalities of the Valley Program are available on all equipment/mobile devices, or through all wireless carriers. The Valley may, from time to time, in its discretion and without notice to you, limit the carriers that support the Valley Program. Certain other carriers may not support the Valley Program. Delivery of information and content to your equipment/mobile device may fail due to a variety of circumstances or conditions. The Valley Program is subject to transmission limitation or interruption. You understand and acknowledge that mobile network services are outside of the Valley's control, and the Valley is not responsible or liable for issues arising therefrom, or the failure thereof, including, without limitation, technical, hardware, software, electronic, network, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, errors in transmission, traffic congestion, lost or unavailable network connections, telephone connections, wireless phone connections, website, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed transmissions which may limit or restrict your ability to receive or send a message, including any injury or damage to your or any other person's equipment/wireless device relating to or resulting from participating in or using the Valley Program. If the Valley Program is not available within your intended location, you agree that your sole remedy is to cease using the Valley Program.

How to Opt-In: To opt-in to receive text messages from the Valley under the Valley Program, complete the SMS/Text Messaging Opt-In Form and submit it to the Valley. The Valley will then send you a text message asking you to confirm your enrollment in the Valley Program.

How to Opt-Out: To STOP receiving text messages from the Valley, text STOP to the ten-digit long code from which the text messages are being sent. You will then receive confirmation of your opt-out of the Valley text messaging program. You may also opt out by providing written notice to the Valley at The Valley of the Firelands, P.O. Box 98, Tiffin, Ohio 44883 or by emailing the Secretary at secretary.valleyofthefirelands@gmail.com or calling the Valley at (567) 376-9741.

Your Mobile Telephone Number: You represent that you are the account holder for the mobile telephone number(s) that you provide or that you have the account holder's permission to enter the mobile telephone number(s) that you provide and that you will not initiate messages to the mobile phone of any other person or entity. You agree to maintain accurate, complete, and up-to date information with the Valley regarding your use of the Valley Program, including, without limitation, notifying the Valley in writing immediately if you change, or cease being the regular user of, your mobile telephone number. You agree to indemnify the Valley in full for all claims, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, related to or caused in whole or in part by your failure to notify the Valley if you change your telephone number, or cease being the regular user of, including, but not limited to, all claims, expenses, damages, and costs related to or arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 et seq.

Privacy: The Valley’s Privacy Policy is available on our website at www.tcins.com.

Support/Help: To request more information, text HELP to the ten-digit long code from which the text messages are being sent. You may also receive assistance by providing written notice to the Valley at The Valley of the Firelands, P.O. Box 98, Tiffin, Ohio 44883 or by emailing the Secretary at secretary.valleyofthefirelands@gmail.com or calling the Valley at (567) 376-9741.

Eligibility: To receive the Valley text messages or enroll in the Valley Program, you must be a resident of the United States, eighteen (18) years of age or older, authorized to enroll the mobile phone number in the Valley Program, and authorized to incur any mobile message or data charges incurred by participating. The Valley reserves the right to require you to prove the foregoing to participate in the Valley Program.

Changes to this SMS/Text Messaging Terms & Conditions: The Valley may revise, modify, or amend these SMS/Text Messaging Terms & Conditions at any time. Any such revision, modification, or amendment shall take effect when it is posted to the Valley website. You agree to review these the Valley SMS/Text Messaging Terms & Conditions periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes. Your continued consent to receive Valley text messages will indicate your acceptance of those changes.

Amendment; Termination of Text Messaging: The Valley may suspend or terminate your receipt of Valley text messages if the Valley believes you are in breach of these SMS/Text Messaging Terms & Conditions. Your receipt of Valley text messages is also subject to termination in the event that your mobile telephone service terminates or lapses. The Valley reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or any part of the Valley text messages and the Program, for any reason, with or without notice to you.

Release: No Warranties; Limitation of Liability: By participating in the Valley Program, you agree to release and hold harmless the Valley and its representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, attorneys' fees, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and death that may occur in connection with the Valley, or your use thereof, and for any claims, matters, or disputes based on violation of law or infringement or violation of any rights of any person or entity, including, without limitation, violation of publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

THE VALLEY PROGRAM IS PROVIDED AS IS, WHERE IS AND WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, WRITTEN, ORAL OR ARISING UNDER CUSTOM OR TRADE. THE VALLEY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSES AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

In no event shall the Valley be liable to you, or to any third party, for any losses or damages whatsoever arising out of or resulting from the Valley Program, or your use thereof, regardless of the theory of recovery, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or special damages, lost profits, punitive damages, attorney's fees or any damages arising out of or resulting from a statutory or regulatory violation, negligence, gross negligence, strict liability, tortious conduct, willful misconduct or fraud, breach of contract, or breach of warranty. To the extent this damage waiver is contrary to applicable law, your or any third party's maximum recovery for any losses or damages whatsoever arising out of or resulting from the Valley Program, or your use thereof, regardless of the theory of recovery, is $10.00.

Arbitration/Class Action Waiver: ALL DISPUTES, MATTERS, OR CLAIMS BETWEEN YOU AND THE VALLEY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THESE SMS/TEXT MESSAGING TERMS & CONDITIONS, ANY TEXT MESSAGES BETWEEN YOU AND THE VALLEY OR ANYONE ACTING ON YOUR OR THE VALLEY'S BEHALF, OR THE VALLEY PROGRAM, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY OR RECOVERY, MUST BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY ARBITRATION CONDUCTED EXPEDITIOUSLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION CONSUMER ARBITRATION RULES (“AAA RULES”) BY A SOLE ARBITRATOR SELECTED BY THE PARTIES TO THE DISPUTE FROM THE NATIONAL OR STATE OF IOWA PANEL OF ARBITRATORS. ALL DISPUTES, MATTERS, OR CLAIMS BETWEEN YOU AND THE VALLEY INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY ACTUAL OR ALLEGED STATUTORY OR REGULATORY VIOLATION, EQUITABLE CLAIM, NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, TORTIOUS CONDUCT, WILLFUL MISCONDUCT OR FRAUD, BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, AS WELL AS ALL DISPUTES, MATTERS, OR CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE ARBITRATION/CLASS ACTION WAIVER PROVISION OR THE RELEASE: NO WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY PROVISION.

This agreement to arbitrate is intended to be broadly interpreted, and expressly includes disputes, matters, or claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 et seq., or any other statute, regulation, or legal or equitable theory.

THIS PROVISION MUST CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, AND THE ARBITRATION MUST BE GOVERNED BY, THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT (9 U.S.C. § One et seq.). ANY JUDGMENT UPON THE DECISION RENDERED BY THE ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION MAY ENTER ARBITRATOR. UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY LAW, THE ARBITRATOR IS PROHIBITED FROM AWARDING DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THESE SMS/TEXT MESSAGING TERMS & CONDITIONS. EITHER PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT MAY COMMENCE ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS BY DELIVERING TO THE OTHER PARTY A WRITTEN NOTICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AAA RULES. ANY ARBITRATION HEARING SHALL BE HELD IN THE STATE OF IOWA, UNLESS THE PARTIES TO THE DISPUTE AGREE OTHERWISE. ANY JUDGMENT RENDERED BY ARBITRATION SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING ON THE PARTIES, AND MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY AAA RULES TO THE CONTRARY, THE AWARD OF THE ARBITRATOR MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN THREE (3) MONTHS FOLLOWING THE DATE ON WHICH THE ARBITRATOR IS APPOINTED, UNLESS THE ISSUE IS THE SUBJECT OF LITIGATION BROUGHT BY A THIRD PARTY AND THE ARBITRATOR DEEMS IT APPROPRIATE TO DEFER ITS AWARD UNTIL THE LITIGATION IS RESOLVED.

The resolution of any claims, matters, or disputes must proceed solely on an individual basis without the right for any claims, matters, or disputes to proceed on a class action or collective basis or on bases involving claims, matters, or disputes brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of others. The arbitrator's authority to resolve and make written awards is limited to claims, matters, and disputes between you and the Valley alone. Claims, matters, or disputes may not be joined or consolidated unless agreed to in writing by all parties. No arbitration award or decision will have any preclusive effect as to issues, claims, matters, or disputes with anyone who is not a named party to the arbitration. Attorney Fees In the event of any claim, matter, or dispute between you and the Valley arising out of or relating in any way to these SMS/Text Messaging Terms & Conditions, any text messages between you and agency or anyone acting on your or the Valley's behalf, or the Valley Program, the Valley, if it prevails, must be awarded all costs of bringing or defending the claim, matter, or dispute, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and the ordinary costs and expenses incurred in resolving the claim, matter, or dispute, including, without limitation, all arbitration related fees and expenses.

Applicable Law: The law of the State of Ohio including its statutes of limitations and without reference to any conflict of laws principles, shall be applied to any claim, matter, or dispute between the parties or when governing, constraining, or enforcing these SMS/Text Messaging Terms & Conditions, the Valley Program, or any text messages between you and the Valley or anyone acting on your or the Valley's behalf, or any of the rights, duties, or obligations of the parties arising from or relating in any way to the subject matter of these Terms & Conditions. Contact Us If you have questions regarding these SMS/Text Messaging Terms & Conditions, you may reach us by writing to the Valley at The Valley of the Firelands, P.O. Box 98, Tiffin, Ohio 44883 or by emailing the Secretary at secretary.valleyofthefirelands@gmail.com or calling the Valley at (567) 376-9741.


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