Last Revised: July 18, 2018
Terms of Service
Figure Technologies, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us”), owns and operates the website at www.figure.com (the “Site”) and a related mobile application (the “App”). By accessing or using the Site or App, you (the “User”, “you”, or “your”) agree that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these terms of service (the “Terms of Service”). Please review these Terms of Service before using the Site or App. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not access the Site or App.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY, AS THEY CONTAIN AN AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES, AND OBLIGATIONS. THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE REQUIRES (WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION) THAT YOU SUBMIT CLAIMS YOU HAVE AGAINST US TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION, AND FURTHER (1) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO PURSUE CLAIMS AGAINST US ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING, AND (2) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO SEEK RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.
The Site and App are intended solely for Users who are 18 years of age or older (or the age of majority in your state), and any use of the Site or App by anyone under the age of majority is unauthorized and in violation of these Terms of Service. In addition, the Site and App are intended solely for Users who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America and are physically present in the United States of America at the time of such use. By using the Site or App, you represent and warrant that you are the age of majority or older, that you agree to and will abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service, and that you are not prohibited by applicable law from using the Site or App. If you violate any of these Terms of Service, the Company may delete your account and/or prohibit you from using or accessing the Site or App, at any time in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
We may make changes to these Terms of Service from time to time in our sole discretion. If we do make revisions, we will post the changed Terms of Service on the Site and will indicate at the top of this page the date these Terms of Service were last revised. You understand and agree that your continued use of the Site or App after we have made any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service.
All content on the Site and App, including designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information and their selection and arrangement (the “Content”), are the proprietary property of the Company with all rights reserved. No Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without the Company’s prior written permission. You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the Company’s services, including any Content. Unless explicitly stated in these Terms of Service, nothing in these Terms of Service will be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. Company graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of the Company in the U.S. and/or other countries. The Company’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the Company. Provided that you are eligible to use the Site and App, you are granted a limited license to access and use the Site and App and to download or print a copy of any portion of the Content solely for your use of the Site or App, provided that you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact. You may not republish the Content or incorporate the Content in any other compilation, and any other use of the Content is strictly prohibited.
You may not use the Site or App in any manner that violates applicable law. Without our prior consent, you may not use the Site or App in any manner that violates these Terms of Service, or that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or App or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site or App. We may terminate, disable or throttle your access to, or use of, the Site or App any time without notice for any reason, with or without cause in our sole discretion.
You may not use any automated means to access the Site or App or collect any information from the Site or App; frame the Site, utilize framing techniques to enclose any Content or other proprietary information, place pop-up windows over the Content, or otherwise affect the display of the Content, engage in the practices of “screen scraping,” “database scraping” or any other activity with the purpose of obtaining content or other information from the Site or App.
If you are blocked by us from accessing the Site or App (including by blocking your IP address), you agree not to implement any measures to circumvent such blocking (e.g., by masking your IP address or using a proxy IP address).
You represent, warrant and agree that no materials of any kind submitted through the Site or App will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, or contain otherwise unlawful material. You further represent and agree that you will not use the Site or App in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site or App.
Use of the App
You agree to use the App in accordance with these Terms of Service and any applicable usage rules of any third-party mobile telephone, tablet or other device (each a “Mobile Device”) or service provider or the third party from whom you are downloading the App (each and “App Store”). Supported App Stores include Apple App Store and Google Play; other App Stores are not supported. It is your responsibility to review the terms and conditions of any App Store and to determine what usage rules of such App Store apply to you depending on (1) your mobile device, (2) the method by which you downloaded the App, and (3) the App Store from which you downloaded the App (collectively, the “Usage Rules”).
We may offer products and services to you through the App. You acknowledge and understand that certain products and services available to you through the App, including your ability to conduct financial transactions, schedule payments or view your account balances, require data access or wireless internet capability. You agree that you are responsible for any such data access or wireless internet charges of your mobile device service provider. The App is designed to be accessible on multiple types of mobile devices and operating systems. We do not, however, make any representation or warranty that the App will be compatible with your mobile device or any specific operating system version of your mobile device or any other hardware, software, equipment or device installed on or used in connection with your mobile device. You agree that your functional use of the App may be affected by or dependent on your wireless connection and speed or your wireless service provider.
The functionality of the App could become disabled during times of poor connections or speeds from your wireless or internet service provider. You agree that it is your responsibility to verify the status of any attempted transaction by reviewing your account or contacting us at 1-888-819-6388 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org. You acknowledge and agree that the Company, and its affiliates, agents and licensors, will have no liability to you for any losses, financial or otherwise, suffered by you arising out of or resulting from compatibility or inoperability problems or the failure of or your failure to confirm any attempted transaction.
If you are accessing any agreements, disclosures, or other legally-required information we provide electronically on a mobile device, you must make sure that you have software on your mobile device that allows you to view, print and save the content presented to you. If you do not have these capabilities on your mobile device, please access our App and Site through a device that provides these capabilities.
You acknowledge, understand and agree that your use of the App and your access to your account through the App is also governed by any other agreement to which you have previously agreed to with the Company and each and every current and future affiliate of the Company in addition to these Terms of Service.
By accepting these Terms of Service, you expressly consent to be contacted by us or our affiliates at any telephone number, e-mail address, mailing address, account with the Company, or physical or electronic address you provide or at which you may be reached.
You agree we, our affiliates, agents, or service providers may contact you in any way, including by e-mail, SMS messages (including text messages) calls using prerecorded messages or artificial voice, and calls and messages delivered using automatic telephone dialing systems (auto-dialer) or an automatic texting system at any phone number you have provided to us, including any mobile phone number, as well as any address in our records or in public or nonpublic databases. In addition, we may contact other people who may provide employment, location or other contact information for you. Automated messages may be played when the telephone is answered, whether by you or someone else. In the event that an agent or representative calls, he or she may also leave messages on your answering machine, voice mail, or send messages via text. You can revoke your consent at any time by contacting us at email@example.com. You certify, warrant and represent that the telephone numbers that you have provided to us are your contact numbers. You represent that you are permitted to receive calls at each of the telephone numbers you have provided to us. You agree to promptly alert us whenever you stop using a particular telephone number. You are responsible for any and all charges, including fees associated with text messaging, imposed by your communications service provider.
You agree that we and our agents, representatives, affiliates or anyone calling on our behalf may contact you on a recorded or monitored line and that any incoming calls may also be recorded and monitored.
You also agree to receive alerts about your account activity, balances, payments, suspicious activities, and other matters involving your use of the Site or App or the Company’s services through push notifications to your smartphone or other device. Receipt of push notifications may be delayed or prevented by factors beyond our control, including those affecting your internet/phone provider. The Company is not liable for losses or damages arising from non-delivery, delayed delivery, or the erroneous delivery of any push notification; inaccurate push notification content; or your use or reliance on the content of any push notification for any purposes. Each push notification may not be encrypted, and may include your name and information pertaining to your account or use of the Site or App. The Company may terminate your use of push notifications at any time without notice. You may choose to discontinue receiving push notifications by updating your preferences on your smartphone or device.
Your acceptance of the Electronic Communications Policy is required to create an Account.
You may be presented with the opportunity or requirement to create an account to use certain parts of the Site or App. When you create an account, you may be required to pick a user name, password, and/or other access credentials. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and access credentials and for restricting access to your computer and any other devices you use to access your account, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or access credentials. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person. You acknowledge that the Company is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. The Company and its associates reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit Content. You agree to (1) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your access credentials or account or any other breach of security, and (2) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session when accessing the Site or App. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.
You may be presented with the opportunity to apply for a loan through the Site or App. When applying for a loan on the Site or App, you agree to provide current, complete, and accurate information about yourself. If any information you provide is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, the Company has the right to terminate your loan pre-registration and/or application and to decline to provide any and all future use of the Site or App. We reserve the right to decline your application for a loan.
None of Company, its parent, any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, providers or their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, independent contractors or licensors guarantees the accuracy, adequacy, timeliness, reliability, completeness, suitability, availability or usefulness of any of the Site, App and Content, for any purpose, and each of these persons disclaim liability for errors or omissions in the Site, App or Content.
Nothing on the Site or the App constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any security or to participate in any trading strategy. The Content is not intended to be relied upon as the basis for any investment decision. The Content is not to be construed as legal, business, or tax advice, and you should consult your own attorney, business advisor, and/or tax advisor in order to make an independent determination of the suitability and legal, business, and tax consequences of any action.
Your use of the Site or App is at your sole risk. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Site or App and all of the Content is provided “as is” and “as available,” without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or title. Additionally, there are no warranties as to the results of your use of the Site, App or Content. The Company does not warrant that the Site or App is free of viruses or other harmful components. This does not affect those warranties which are incapable of exclusion, restriction or modification under applicable law.
The Site or App may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. The Company assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, User communications. The Company is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software or services on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, Site or App.
The Company reserves the right to change or discontinue any and all Content at any time without notice.
Calculators and tools on the Site or App provide you with estimates of loan terms that are generally available. The availability of these terms may change at any time at our sole discretion and are subject to our underwriting criteria. The loan terms you receive may be different.
Limitation on Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY OR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF, OR A DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR APP OR ANY OF THE CONTENT OR OTHER SERVICES OR MATERIALS ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE OR APP, EVEN IF THE COMPANY IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, APP OR CONTENT, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE OR APP.
CERTAIN FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES OR LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction
By visiting or using the Site or App, you agree that the laws of the State of California, without regard to any principles of conflict of laws that would require or permit the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction, will govern these Terms of Service.
You agree that you will not use the Site, App or the Company’s products or services in any unlawful manner or for any unlawful purpose. You may not use or otherwise export or re-export the Site, App or Content except as authorized by U.S law. You represent and warrant that you are not located in any country that is subject to U.S. country-wide sanctions, or that has been designated by the U.S. as a “terrorist supporting” country, and are not a party listed on any U.S. list of sanctioned, prohibited or restricted parties.
You agree to indemnify and hold the Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their directors, officers, representatives, agents, contractors, partners and employees, harmless from and against any losses, liabilities, claims, demands, damages, judgments, settlements, penalties, fines, costs, fees and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site, App or our services, your conduct in connection with the Site or App or with other Users of the Site or App, or any violation of these Terms of Service or of any applicable law or the rights of any third party.
ARBITRATION AGREEMENT; JURY TRIAL & CLASS ACTION WAIVER
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.
If not prohibited by law, for any and all controversies, disputes, demands, claims, or causes of action between you and us (including the interpretation and scope of this Section and the arbitrability of the controversy, dispute, demand, claim, or cause of action) relating to the use of the Site or App or arising under these Terms of Service (as well as any related or prior agreement that you may have had with us), you and we agree to resolve any such controversy, dispute, demand, claim, or cause of action exclusively through binding and confidential arbitration. A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”). The Notice to the Company should be sent to Figure Lending LLC 237 Kearny St. P.O. Box #170 San Francisco, CA 94108 (“Notice Address”). The Notice must (1) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute and (2) set forth the specific relief sought. If the Company and you do not resolve the claim within 60 calendar days after the Notice is received, you or the Company may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by the Company or you will not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or the Company is entitled. The arbitration will take place in the federal judicial district of the Northern District of California, or if that is deemed inappropriate by the arbitrator, the federal judicial district of your residence. As used in this Section, “we” and “us” mean the Company. In addition, “we” and “us” include any third party providing any product, service, or benefit in connection with the Site or App or these Terms of Service (as well as any related or prior agreement that you may have had with us) if such third party is named as a co-party with us in any controversy, dispute, demand, claim, or cause of action subject to this Section.
Arbitration will be subject to the Federal Arbitration Act and not any state arbitration law. The arbitration will be conducted before one commercial arbitrator from the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) with substantial experience in resolving commercial contract disputes. As modified by these Terms, and unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties in writing, the arbitration will be governed by the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules and, if the arbitrator deems them applicable, the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, the “Rules and Procedures”). Where no claims or counterclaims exceed $10,000, the dispute will be resolved by the submission of documents without a hearing, unless a hearing is requested by a party or deemed necessary by the arbitrator, in which case, a party may elect to participate telephonically.
You should review this provision carefully. You are GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT to assert or defend your rights EXCEPT for matters that you file in small claims court in the state or municipality of your residence within the jurisdictional limits of the small claims court and as long as such matter is only pending in that court. Additionally, notwithstanding this agreement to arbitrate, claims of defamation, and infringement or misappropriation of the other party’s patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret will not be subject to this Section. Such claims will be exclusively brought in the state or federal courts located in the Northern District of California. Additionally, notwithstanding this agreement to arbitrate, you or us may seek emergency equitable relief before the state or federal courts located in the Northern District of California in order to maintain the status quo pending arbitration and agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the courts located within the Northern District of California for such purpose. A request for interim measures will not be deemed a waiver of the right to arbitrate.
Your rights will be determined by a neutral arbitrator. Your rights during arbitration are more limited than the rules regarding your rights in court. Arbitrators’ decisions are as enforceable as any court order and are subject to very limited review by a court.
You and we must abide by the following rules: (a) ANY CLAIMS BROUGHT BY YOU OR US MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING; (b) THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS, MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING, AND MAY NOT AWARD CLASS-WIDE RELIEF; (c) in the event that you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, we will pay as much of your filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost- prohibitive as compared to the cost of litigation, (d) we also reserve the right, in our sole and exclusive discretion, to assume responsibility for any or all of the costs of the arbitration; (e) the arbitrator will honor claims of privilege and privacy recognized at law; (f) the arbitration will be confidential, and neither you nor we may disclose the existence, content, or results of any arbitration, except as may be required by applicable law or for purposes of enforcement of the arbitration award; (g) subject to the limitation of liability provisions of these Terms of Service, the arbitrator may award any individual relief or individual remedies that are expressly permitted by applicable law; and (h) you and we will pay our respective attorneys’ fees and expenses, unless there is a statutory provision that requires the prevailing party to be paid its fees and litigation expenses and the arbitrator awards such attorneys’ fees and expenses to the prevailing party, and, in such instance, the fees and costs awarded will be determined by the applicable law.
Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees (collectively, the “Arbitration Fees”) will be governed by the Rules and Procedures, unless otherwise provided in this Section. If the value of the relief sought is $75,000 or less, at your request, we will pay all Arbitration Fees. If the value of relief sought is more than $75,000 and you are able to demonstrate to the arbitrator that you are economically unable to pay your portion of the Arbitration Fees or if the arbitrator otherwise determines for any reason that you should not be required to pay your portion of the Arbitration Fees, we will pay your portion of such fees. In addition, if you demonstrate to the arbitrator that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, the Company will pay as much of the Arbitration Fees as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive. Any payment of attorneys’ fees will be governed by the Rules and Procedures
All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision, or award by the arbitrator, will be strictly confidential for the benefit of all parties.
This section will survive termination of your account and these Terms of Service. With the exception of subparts (a) and (b) above of this Section (prohibiting arbitration on a class or collective basis), if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable, or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the Rules and Procedures, then the remaining provisions of this Section will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting part was not contained in these Terms of Service. If, however, either subpart (a) or (b) above of this Section is found to be invalid, unenforceable, or illegal, then the entirety of this arbitration provision will be null and void, and neither you nor we will be entitled to arbitration. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, the dispute will be exclusively brought in state or federal court located in the Northern District of California.
Notwithstanding any provision in these Terms of Service to the contrary, the Company agrees that if it makes any future change to this Section (other than a change to the Notice Address) while you are a user of the Site, App or the Company’ services, you may reject any such change by sending us written notice within 30 calendar days of the change to the Notice Address. By rejecting any future change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any dispute between us in accordance with the language of this Section as of the date you first accepted these Terms of Service (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms of Service).
For more information on the AAA, the Rules and Procedures, or the process for filing an arbitration claim, you may call the AAA at 888-778-7879 or visit the AAA website at http://www.adr.org.
YOU AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SERVICE OR THESE TERMS MUST BE FILED WITHIN 1 YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE OR IT WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1789.3, any questions about pricing, complaints, or inquiries about must sent to Figure Lending LLC, Attn: Complaints, 237 Kearny St. P.O. Box 170 San Francisco, CA 94108 1-888-819-6388.
You may also contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
The failure of the Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance. If any provision of these Terms of Service is held invalid, the remainder of these Terms of Service will continue in full force and effect. If any provision of these Terms of Service will be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Service and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.