Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions Agreement (this “Agreement”) are entered into by and between Yumi Limited  (“Yumi” or “we” or “us”) and you (“you” or “your”).   You and Yumi may also be referred to individually as a “Party” and, collectively, as the “Parties.”



Yumi has developed, owns and operates the platform known as “Kasual” and such other related applications and websites as Yumi may create and with which it may partner (collectively, the “App”).

The App enables people who live close to one another to connect and meet, all while ensuring 100% anonymity for everyone involved.


Therefore, the Parties agree as follows:

1. Agreement to be Bound.

You agree to be bound by this Agreement by your use of the App.  If you do not agree with or do not wish to be bound by any provision hereof, cease using this App immediately.

2. Definitions.

In addition to the definitions provided throughout the Agreement, the following terms have the following meanings when used herein:

Affiliate” means a person, natural or legal, that (a) is owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by a Party, (b) owns or controls, directly or indirectly, a Party (c) is under common control as a Party or (d) is a familial relative of a Party.

Documentation” means any websites, manuals, videos, documentation, emails and other supporting materials related to the App including but not limited to these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy that we elect to provide you or that you can access under this Agreement.  Documentation is considered part of the App.

Encounter” means any communication, meeting or other interaction between two or more Users, including but not limited to you.

Member” means a person who has purchased a Membership.

Membership” means the result of purchasing a subscription.

Membership Fee” means the amount paid for a Membership.

Membership Plan” the features of each level of Membership as defined on the subscription page of the App.

Membership Term” means the period from the commencement of a Membership Plan to its termination.

Personal Information” means the contents of your profile, any additional information you may provide and any search criteria you may choose.

“Post” means to post, upload, publish, link to, transmit, record, display or otherwise make User Content available on the App.

“User” means any person who uses the App to connect with any other person.

User Content” means the profile (including personal information), photographs, videos, chat and messages (text or voice) of each User that such User elects to post publicly or privately on or through the App.

3. Memberships.

3.1  The App

You do not have to purchase a Membership or any other service or product to use the App.  You also do not have to register to use the App, though we do need to know what you are looking for in order for you to use the App.  Subject to these terms and conditions, you shall have a limited, non-exclusive license to download the App to one or more devices.

Since you do not register or identify yourself with any Personal Information, the App is specific to the device you are using and will remember your device but, if you use multiple devices, you will have to create a profile on each device. 

There may be photographs, videos and other information on the App which are available for viewing whether or not you are a Member.  Any and all restrictions, rules, ownership rights, disclaimers and waivers provided herein shall apply equally to all videos and information available on or through the App whether you are a Member or not.

3.2  Memberships

If you purchase a Membership, you shall have a limited, non-exclusive license to access, through the App, the User Content.   When you join as a Member, you will receive the benefits provided for the type of Membership you purchase, as described on the Subscription Page of the App.

Memberships are purchased through the Apple App Store or Google Play, which will require a valid credit card on which you will be charged the subscription fee based on the Membership Plan you chose on the Subscription Page – monthly, quarterly or semi-annually. 

Membership Plans automatically renew until terminated by you or us, as provided herein.  Upon renewal, the method of payment provided by you shall be charged the Membership Fee as specified for the Membership Plan you selected.  In the event the payment method provided by you is declined, Apple will notify you and you will have the opportunity to provide an alternative method of payment within Sixteen (16) business days of notice of decline or Google will notify you and you will have the opportunity to provide an alternative method of payment within Fourteen (14) business days of notice of decline. If a payment is not effectively processed, your Membership will be terminated.

3.3  Termination

Yumi reserves the right to change its prices for the Membership Plans at any time PROVIDED no increases in prices will be effective for any Membership Plan that has already commenced. 

In addition to termination for failure of payment, any Membership Plan and/or this Agreement may be terminated by either you or Yumi at any time, for any or no reason. 

In the event of a termination by you other than on the renewal date of a Membership Term,

(a) you will continue to have such level of access to User Content as provided under the Membership Plan you had at the time of termination for the remainder of the then-current Membership Term; and

(b) there will be no refunds, discounts or credits for amounts paid with respect to any portion of the then-current Membership Term remaining after the effective date of termination regardless of reason.

At the conclusion of the Membership Term during which you request termination,

(a) you will not be billed for any recurring Membership Fees; and

(b) you will no longer have access to the User Content.

In the case of a termination of a Membership Plan by Yumi due to a  breach by you of this Agreement, Yumi reserves the right to immediately suspend or cease access to the User Content and/or claim additional damages as Yumi determines to be appropriate and warranted.

4. Creation of User Content.

4.1  Your Responsibilities.  You are solely responsible for the User Content that you Post and agree that any User Content you Post may be viewed by other Users.

4.2  Monitoring by Us. You understand and agree that we may, but we are not obligated to, monitor or review any User Content you or others Post on the App. We reserve the right to delete any User Content, in whole or in part, that in our sole judgment violates this Agreement or may harm the reputation of the App or the Company.

4.3  Limited License. You hereby grant to us, our Affiliates, licensees and successors an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, fully paid-up, worldwide right and license to (i) use, copy, store, perform, display, reproduce, record, play, adapt, modify and distribute the User Content, (ii) prepare derivative works of the User Content or incorporate the User Content into other works for any purpose, and (iii) grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing in any media now known or hereafter created.

4.4  Prohibited User Content.  The following is a partial list of User Content that is prohibited from the App. You may not Post User Content that:

  •   contains overtly sexual or pornographic material, defined by Webster’s Dictionary as “explicit descriptions or displays of sexual organs or activities intended to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic or emotional feelings;”
  •   promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
  •   advocates harassment or intimidation of another person (includes bullying);
  •   requests money from, or is intended to otherwise defraud, other Users;
  •   involves the transmission of junk mail, chain letters, or unsolicited mass mailing or spamming (or spimming, phishing, trolling or similar activities);
  •   promotes information that is false or misleading, or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is defamatory, libelous or otherwise objectionable;
  •   contains realistic portrayals of people or animals being killed, maimed, tortured or abused, or content that encourages violence;
  •   contains inflammatory religious commentary or inaccurate or misleading quotations of religious texts;
  •   promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated images, audio or video, or links to pirated images, audio or video files;
  •   contains video, audio photographs, or images of another person without his or her permission (or in the case of a minor, permission of the minor’s legal guardian);
  •   contains restricted or password-only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
  •   provides material that exploits people in a sexual, violent or other illegal manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 18;
  •   provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons or drugs, violating someone’s privacy, or providing, disseminating or creating computer viruses;
  •   contains viruses, time bombs, trojan horses, cancelbots, worms or other harmful, or disruptive codes, components or devices;
  •   impersonates, or otherwise misrepresents affiliation, connection or association with, any person or entity;
  •   provides information or data you do not have a right to make available under law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information);
  •   disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real time exchanges;
  •   solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users or disseminates another person’s personal information without his or her permission; and
  •   publicizes or promotes commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes.

5. Your Use of the App.

5.1  Your Responsibilities

There is no tolerance for objectionable content or abusive Users. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to investigate and take any legal action against anyone who violates this provision, including removing the offending User Content from the App and terminating or suspending the account of such violators.

You will (a) be responsible for your compliance with this Agreement, (b) use reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to the User Content, and notify Yumi promptly of any such unauthorized access or use, and (c) use the App only in accordance with the Documentation and all applicable laws and regulations, including, without limitation, applicable export control laws and regulations.  You are solely and exclusively responsible for the security of the accounts issued to you.  Yumi shall be entitled to rely on the authority of any person using the account in providing information to and taking all actions that the authorized user would be entitled to take or direct.

5.2  Restrictions.  You will not (a) make the User Content available to, or use the User Content for the benefit of, anyone other than yourself, (b) sell, resell, license, sublicense, distribute, rent, or lease the User Content, or include the User Content in a service bureau or outsourcing offering, (c) use the App to store or transmit infringing, libelous, or otherwise unlawful or tortious material, or to store or transmit material in violation of third-party privacy rights, (d) use the App to store or transmit malicious code, (e) interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the App or any third-party data contained therein, (f) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the App or any related systems or networks, (g) permit direct or indirect access to or use of the User Content in a way that circumvents a contractual usage limit, (h) copy the User Content or any part, feature, function, or user interface thereof, (i) frame or mirror any part of the App or User Content other than as permitted in the Documentation, (j) access, record or copy the App or User Content in order to build a competitive product or service, (k) reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile the App, or (l) modify the App or User Content.

5.3  Your use of the App, including all User Content you Post, must comply with all applicable laws and regulations. You agree that we may access, preserve and disclose your account information and User Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce this Agreement; (iii) respond to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) respond to your requests for customer service or allow you to use the App in the future; or (v) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Yumi or any other person.

6. In-App Purchases.

From time to time, Yumi may offer additional products and services for purchase through the App Store ℠, Google Play or other application platforms (“in app purchases”). If you choose to make an in app purchase, you will be prompted to enter details for your account with the mobile platform you are using (e.g., Apple, Android, etc.) (“your IAP Account”), and your IAP Account will be charged for the in app purchase in accordance with the terms disclosed to you at the time of purchase as well as the general terms for in app purchases that apply to your IAP Account.

If you purchase an auto-recurring periodic subscription through an in app purchase, your IAP Account will be billed continuously for the subscription until you cancel in accordance with the platform terms. After your initial subscription commitment period, and again after any subsequent subscription period, your subscription will automatically continue for an additional equivalent period, at the price you agreed to when subscribing. If you do not wish your subscription to renew automatically, or if you want to change or terminate your subscription, you will need to log in to your IAP account and follow instructions to cancel your subscription, even if you have otherwise deleted your account with us or if you have deleted the App from your device. Deleting your account or deleting the App from your device does not cancel your subscription and, in such case, we will retain all funds charged to your IAP Account until you cancel your subscription through your IAP Account. In all cases, please refer to the terms of your application platform which apply to your in app purchases.

7. Your Representations and Warranties.

You represent and warrant the following:

(a) You are eighteen (18) years of age or older.

(b) Any Personal Information you provide is yours only and shall be accurate at all times (including updates you may provide from time to time).

(c) Any User Content you Post shall be original to you, is owned exclusively by you and no other person has any right, title or interest therein; and such User Content does not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.

(d) You are accessing the User Content exclusively for your personal use with no intent to broadcast, republish, misrepresent, edit, copy, display or in any way use the User Content for any purpose other than your personal use and entertainment.

8. Confidentiality.

For the purposes of this Agreement, “Confidential Information” means any personal, business or technical information that either Party discloses to the other Party, in writing, orally or by any other means, that should reasonably have been understood by the receiving Party due to “confidential” and similar markings, the circumstances of disclosure, or the nature of the information itself, to be proprietary and confidential to the other Party, including, without limitation, computer programs, code, algorithms, data, know-how, formulas, processes, ideas, inventions (whether patentable or not), schematics and other technical, business, financial, and product development plans, names and expertise of employees and consultants, and customer lists.  Neither Party will use the other Party’s Confidential Information, except as permitted under this Agreement.  Each Party agrees to maintain in confidence and protect the other Party’s Confidential Information using at least the same degree of care as such Party uses for its own information of a similar nature, but in all events at least a reasonable degree of care.  Each Party agrees to take all reasonable precautions to prevent any unauthorized disclosure of the other’s Confidential Information, including, without limitation, disclosing Confidential Information only to such Party’s employees, independent contractors, consultants and legal and financial advisors (collectively, “Representatives”) (a) with a need to know such information, (b) who are parties to appropriate agreements sufficient to comply with this section and (c) who are informed of the nondisclosure obligations imposed by this section.  Each Party will be responsible for all acts and omissions of its Representatives.  The foregoing obligations will not restrict either Party from disclosing Confidential Information of the other Party pursuant to the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body, provided that the Party required to make such a disclosure gives reasonable notice to the other Party to enable them to contest such order or requirement.  The restrictions set forth in this section shall remain in effect for five (5) years.  The restrictions set forth in this section will not apply with respect to any Confidential Information that (i) was or becomes publicly known through no fault of the receiving Party; (ii) was rightfully known or becomes rightfully known to the receiving Party without confidential or proprietary restriction from a source other than the disclosing Party who has a right to disclose it; (iii) is approved by the disclosing Party for disclosure without restriction in a written document which is signed by a duly authorized officer of such disclosing Party; or (iv) the receiving Party independently develops without access to or use of the other Party’s Confidential Information.

Your Confidential Information expressly includes the Personal Information.  We follow generally accepted best practices to safeguard the Personal Information.  We conduct background checks on and have confidentiality agreements with all personnel who have or may have access to the Personal Information, including but not limited to those in technical support.

9. Security.

Yumi shall implement and maintain appropriate measures in accordance with generally accepted industry standards to (i) protect against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of the Personal Information; and (ii) protect against unauthorized access to the Personal Information.

10. Intellectual Property.

In addition to Yumi’s Confidential Information, Yumi owns all rights, title and interest in and to the App, Documentation and any trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and inventions, whether or not any of the foregoing are registered, and any ideas, suggestions, proposals, research or test results obtained through, from or as a result of your use of the App (collectively, “Intellectual Property”).  Your rights to use the App are limited to the rights expressly granted to you in this Agreement.  Accordingly, you shall not use the App in any manner except as provided herein. Yumi reserves all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement.  You agree that you shall not attempt to claim, register or protect any interest in or to any part of the Intellectual Property. 

If you send comments or suggestions about the Intellectual Property to us, including but not limited to notes, text, drawings, images, designs or computer programs, such submissions shall become and shall remain the sole property of Yumi. No such submission shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of Yumi. We shall exclusively own all rights to any such submission (including intellectual property rights thereto), and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use, publication and dissemination of all such submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without any acknowledgment or compensation to you.

11. Indemnification.

11.1 Yumi’s Indemnification Obligation.  Yumi will defend or settle, at its option and expense, any third-party claim brought against you to the extent that it is based on an allegation that your use of the Intellectual Property as permitted under this Agreement infringes a patent, copyright, or trademark or misappropriates a trade secret of any third-party (each, a “Claim”), and, subject to Section 14, Yumi will pay all damages and costs (including reasonable legal fees) finally awarded by a court of final appeal attributable to such a Claim, provided that you notify Yumi in writing of any such Claim as soon as reasonably practicable and allows Yumi to control, and reasonably cooperates with Yumi in the defense of, any such Claim and related settlement negotiations.

11.2 Exclusions.  You understand that Yumi has no obligation to indemnify you for any Claim that is based on (i) modification of the App or Documentation by any party other than Yumi; (ii) your use of the App other than as authorized by this Agreement and the Documentation or in violation of your representations and warranties; (iii) access to and/or use of the User Content by any person other than you who uses your account; or (iv) your failure to stop using the App or Documentation after receiving written notice to do so from Yumi in order to avoid further infringement or misappropriation (subparts (i)-(iv) are referred to collectively as “Indemnity Exclusions”).

11.3 Right to Ameliorate Damages.  If your use of the App is, or in Yumi’s reasonable opinion is likely to be, subject to a Claim under Section 11.1, Yumi may, at its sole option and at no charge to you (and in addition to Yumi’s indemnity obligation to you in Section 11.1) (i) procure for you the right to continue using the App; (ii) replace or modify the App so that it is non-infringing and substantially equivalent in function to the original App; or (iii) if options (i) and (ii) above are not commercially practicable in Yumi’s sole determination, Yumi can terminate this Agreement and all licenses granted hereunder (in which event, you will immediately stop using the App) and refund the Membership Fees that you paid which are allocable to the infringing item.

11.4 Your Indemnification Obligation.  Except to the extent that Yumi is obliged to indemnify you in Section 11.1 above, you will defend, indemnify and hold Yumi harmless from and against any claims that may arise out of or be related to or connected with (i) any breach of your representations and warranties, (ii) your use or misuse of the App (including but not limited to collection, transmission and processing of the Personal Information), (iii) use or misuse of the App by any person other than you who accesses the App using your account (including, without limitation, any Indemnity Exclusion), or (iv) any personal injury (physical, emotional or psychological) or property damages to you or anyone else resulting from or relating to your use of the App.  For purposes of this section, any reference to Yumi shall include Yumi’s Affiliates, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents and contractors. 

11.5 Sole Remedy.  This section sets forth Yumi’s sole and exclusive obligations, and your sole and exclusive remedies, with respect to claims of infringement or misappropriation of third-party intellectual property rights.

12. Disclaimer.


13. Assumption of Risk and Waivers.

You acknowledge and understand that engaging with people you meet online or an app has inherent risks of psychological, emotional, financial and even physical injury; and that those risks may be amplified by being able to connect with people with little or no personal information, background or context. 

You expressly and unconditionally assume any risks and waive any and all claims against Yumi, regardless the bases upon which such claim(s) may be made, that may be based on, arise in connection with or be related to any of the following acts, circumstances or conditions, and regardless of the source or the cause of the issue including but not limited to failures of third-party applications, applications with which the App interacts or suggestions provided in the App:

(a) any personal injury to you or anyone else, whether physical, emotional, psychological or financial, relating to or caused by any Encounter or any third-party goods and services depicted on the App;

(b) any unauthorized person uses your account to access the App with any result, including but not limited to making changes in authorizations or your User Content;

(c) the App is partially or totally inoperative or inaccessible, or the quality or resolution thereof on your device(s) is not as indicated in the Documentation;

(d) use of the App or Documentation;

(e) viruses or other malicious software are transferred to your computer or other device by using the App;

(f) there are bugs, errors or inaccuracies in the App or Documentation;

(g) third-party content, actions or inactions on or with respect to the App;

(h) a suspension or other action taken with respect to your account by Yumi; or

(i) deletion, corruption or destruction of any of the Personal Information.

No waiver by Yumi of any breach by you of any condition or provision of this Agreement shall be deemed a waiver of any similar or dissimilar provision or condition at the same or any prior or subsequent time, nor shall the failure of or delay by Yumi in exercising any right, power, or privilege under this Agreement operate as a waiver to preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other such right, power, or privilege.

For purposes of this section, any reference to Yumi shall include Yumi’s Affiliates, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents and contractors.

14. Limitation of Liability.

To the extent permitted by law, in no event shall Yumi have any liability to you for any indirect, special, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages (including for loss of profit, revenue, or data) arising out of or in connection with the User Content or this Agreement, however caused, and under whatever cause of action or theory of liability brought (including under any contract, negligence, indemnification or other tort theory of liability) even if advised of the possibility of such damages.  To the extent permitted by applicable law, Yumi’s total cumulative liability to you or any third-party arising out of or in connection with the User Content or this Agreement, from all causes of action and all theories of liability, will be limited to and will not exceed the greater of the Membership Fees (if you are a Member) paid by you during the Twelve (12) months immediately preceding the claim or One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).  The Parties agree that this section represents a reasonable allocation of risk.

15. Governing Law and Venue.

This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong, without giving effect to any principles of conflict of laws.

16. Dispute Resolution.

16.1 Disputes Between Users.

If and to the extent a dispute arises between you and another User relating to User Content or an Encounter exclusively on and through the App, and other than a matter relating to an Encounter outside of the App or a matter which involves a criminal act under applicable law, and to the extent permitted by law, you agree that all such disputes will be resolved exclusively by Yumi, in Yumi’s sole and absolute discretion, that you waive your right, to the extent permitted by law, to maintain legal action therefor in any court of law and that in resolving any such dispute, Yumi may consider whatever evidence Yumi deems appropriate. 

All decisions by Yumi shall be final and non-appealable. 

16.2 Disputes Between You and Yumi.

All disputes arising out of and related to this Agreement (each, a “Dispute”) between you and Yumi shall be resolved exclusively by arbitration initiated and conducted in Hong Kong, by and in accordance with the rules of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. Arbitration shall be final and binding upon the Parties. In any arbitration arising out of or related to this Agreement, the arbitrator shall award to the prevailing Party, if any, the costs and attorneys’ fees reasonably incurred by the prevailing Party in connection with the arbitration. The Parties shall maintain the confidential nature of the arbitration proceeding and the award, except as may be necessary in connection with a judicial challenge to an award or its enforcement, or unless otherwise required by law or judicial decision.

You agree that you may bring a claim against Yumi only in your capacity as an individual User, not as the member of or participant in any group or class.  

Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, any Party may bring an action in any court of competent jurisdiction to compel arbitration under this Agreement and to enforce an arbitration award, or to seek any provisional remedy, including injunctive or similar relief, without posting a bond or other security.  Otherwise, no Party shall initiate or prosecute any lawsuit or administrative action in any way related to any Dispute. Any such legal action or proceeding arising under this Agreement will be brought exclusively in courts located in Hong Kong, and the Parties irrevocably consent to personal jurisdiction and venue therein.  The prevailing Party in any such proceeding shall be entitled to recover its cost and reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred in such proceeding, including enforcement of any judgment.


17. Miscellaneous.

17.1 Assignment.  You may not assign any of your rights or obligations hereunder, whether by operation of law or otherwise.  Yumi may assign this Agreement, in part or whole, inclusive of the Personal Information and personal account information, without your consent, to an Affiliate or in connection with a merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization or sale of all or substantially all of its assets or equity. 

17.2 Binding Effect.  This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Parties and their respective permitted successors and assigns.  This Agreement shall not otherwise give rise to claims by any third-party beneficiaries.

17.3 Amendment.  Yumi may amend the App and this Agreement at any time, in its sole and absolute discretion; provided any changes in this Agreement as it pertains to Members shall be binding only upon renewal of the respective Membership Plan.  If you are a Member, you will be notified of changes by email; otherwise, it is your responsibility to review these terms and conditions for changes.  Your continued use of the App after the effective date of any such amendment shall be conclusive evidence of your consent to be bound by such amendment.   

17.4 Force Majeure.  Neither Party will be responsible for any failure or delay in its performance under this Agreement (except for any payment obligations) due to causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of God, strikes, lockouts, riots, acts of war, epidemics, pandemics, communication line failure, governmental orders (including but not limited to quarantines and business closures) and power failures.

17.5 Notices.  Notices, demands or requests which either Party is required or desire to give the other hereunder shall be deemed to have been properly given for all purposes if sent by email to the address provided by Yumi below or to you at the email address provided by you, effective on the next business day (based on Yumi’s time zone).

To Yumi: [email protected]

To you:  By email as provided by you at the time of contacting us.                               

By registering on the App or becoming a Member, you expressly consent to receive any notices, announcements, agreements, disclosures, reports, documents, communications concerning new products or services, or other records or correspondence from Yumi, its Affiliates and third-parties with which Yumi does business.  You consent to receive notices electronically by email, text or other messaging service. 

17.6 Severability.  If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent allowed by law and the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

17.7 Section Headings.  Section headings are included for ease of reference only and have no binding effect.

17.8 Interpretation.  You acknowledge and agree that you have had sufficient time and opportunity to have this Agreement reviewed by your legal counsel. If this Agreement is ever construed, whether by a court or arbitrator, such court or arbitrator will not construe this Agreement, or any provision hereof, against any Party as the drafter.  This Agreement is written in English and, notwithstanding the translation or translatability into other languages, the English language version of this Agreement shall be controlling.

17.9 Headings. The headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be deemed to define, limit or construe the contents of any provision of this Agreement. The meanings given to terms defined herein will be equally applicable to both the singular and plural forms of such terms. Whenever the context may require, any pronoun includes the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms.

17.10 Entire Agreement.  This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the Parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement, and supersedes any and all prior understandings and agreements, whether oral or written, between the Parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement.

17.11 Survival.  Those provisions of this Agreement that by their terms or sense are intended to survive termination or expiration of this Agreement will survive and remain in full force and effect, including, without limitation, Sections 2, 4.2 and 6-15.