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RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES: To the greatest extent allowed by law, all disputes between visitors to this website and its principals, staff, and agents, arising from, or related to the use of, this website, shall be resolved in the following manner: 1. a) first, by good-faith attempted negotiation; b) second, by good-faith mediation; and c) third, by binding arbitration through the American Arbitration Association according to their Consumer Rules if a consumer matter, Commercial Rules if a commercial matter; 2. a) the parties waive class action claims and jury proceedings; b) each party to bear that party’s own attorney fees, and not to bear the attorney fees of any other party; c) despite any laws to the contrary, including the laws relating to conflict of laws, prevailing law shall be that of Washington, USA, and jurisdiction and venue shall be Tacoma, Washington, USA.
POLICY CHANGES: We reserve our right to, and may, change any, or all, of our policies, at any time, without notice, except that we will post such changes on this website whenever they may occur. We encourage you to review all of our policies whenever you visit this website.
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