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Hello and welcome to the Well Rounded NY LLC! We will use a few defined terms throughout these Terms of Service:

  • "Terms": These Terms of Service, which are a legally binding agreement that governs your access to our Services.
  • "Well Rounded", "we", "us" or "our": Well Rounded NY LLC.
  • "Site": www.wellroundedny.com and its subdomains
  • "App": any downloadable applications we make available to you
  • "Services": any software or services we make available to you, including the Site and/or App.

BEFORE VIEWING, BROWSING OR OTHERWISE USING THE SERVICES, PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY, AS THEY CONTAIN AN AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, WHICH REQUIRES THAT YOU AND WELL ROUNDED NY LLC. ARBITRATE CERTAIN CLAIMS BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION INSTEAD OF GOING TO COURT AND LIMITS CLASS ACTION CLAIMS, UNLESS YOU OPT OUT OF THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE AS DESCRIBED IN THE ARBITRATION SECTION (SEE SECTION 20 "AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE"). BY VIEWING, BROWSING OR OTHERWISE USING THE SERVICES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE TERMS, THEN PLEASE DO NOT VIEW, BROWSE OR OTHERWISE USE THE SERVICES.

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PLEASE REVIEW THESE TERMS BEFORE USING THE SERVICES, AS THEY MAY HAVE CHANGED SINCE YOUR LAST VISIT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN DO NOT USE OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING OUR SITE OR APP. BY USING OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING OUR SITE OR APP, YOU REPRESENT TO US THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 13 YEARS OLD AND HEREBY INDICATE YOUR UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS.

NOTE TO KIDS under 13 years of age: The Services are not FOR persons under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use our Services. Talk to your parents about what websites are appropriate for you.

  1. ModificationWe reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms at any time.
  2. License to Use; Privacy Policy.
    1. Subject to these Terms and any other agreement between you and us, we grant you a limited, personal, nonexclusive, nontransferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to install and use the App on a compatible mobile device for your personal, non-commercial purposes and use our Services, in each case, solely in the manner enabled by us. Your license to use our Services is automatically revoked if you violate these Terms. From time to time, we may upgrade our Services or make improvements to our Services. You agree that these Terms will apply to all such upgrades or improvements. The foregoing license grant is not a sale of our Services or a sale of a copy of our Services, and we and our partners and suppliers retain all right, title and interest in our Services. Any attempt by you to transfer any of the rights, duties or obligations hereunder, except as expressly provided for in these Terms, is void. We reserve all rights not expressly granted under these Terms.
    2. Our Privacy Policy (the "Privacy Policy"), found at https://wellroundedny.com/well-roundeds-privacy-policy/ is hereby incorporated into these Terms. Please read this notice carefully for details relating to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information.
  3. Services. Well Rounded provides an online space for community support and inspiration pertaining to pregnancy and motherhood. Our Services may include blog posts, guest articles, community message boards, featured products, ask-the-expert questions or other content or features related to motherhood. Our Services may also include content delivery that is customized to you based on the information you have provided us and any information we collect through our Services pursuant to these Terms or our Privacy Policy. We may deliver information to you via our Site, social media or through other means. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide prompt answers to each question, but we do not guarantee that your question will be answered or that an answer will be provided within any specific amount of time. Any questions you submit to Well Rounded are User Content. We may offer different tiers of membership from time to time (each, a "Plan").
  4. Additional Rules.When using our Services, you will be subject to any additional posted guidelines or rules applicable to specific services, offers and features which may be posted from time to time (the "Guidelines"). All such Guidelines are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms. Please note that additional and/or different conditions and terms of use may apply to media, contests, competitions or services provided through one or more of our partners or business associates, and you should refer to those before using such services.
  5. Login Credentials; Social Services.In order to use some functionality of our Services, you will be required to register by providing certain information. We may ask you to complete a registration form and create a user name and password ("Login Credentials"). During any such registration, you are required to give truthful contact information (such as name and email address) in accordance with these Terms. You are responsible for protecting your Login Credentials from unauthorized use, and you are responsible for all activity that occurs on your account (including without limitation financial obligations). You agree to notify us immediately if you believe that your Login Credentials have been or may be used without your permission so that appropriate action can be taken. We are not responsible for losses or damage caused by your failure to safeguard your Login Credentials. All information that you provide through Well Rounded is subject to our Privacy Policy, as may be in effect from time to time. You are responsible for keeping your registration information up to date through your account page, to the extent such feature is made available on Well Rounded.Well Rounded may enable you to connect to our Services with your Facebook account, LinkedIn account or other third party social networking site account information ("Social Services"). By connecting to our Services through Social Services, you authorize us and the Social Services to share certain information about you with each other. We may receive and store information about you including, but not limited to, your user ID associated with such Social Services, and other information that you have permitted the Social Services to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with those Social Services. Your use of any Social Service is subject to its terms of service and privacy policy. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on social network service providers and other third party websites and services before linking or connecting them to our Services.
  6. User Content.Well Rounded does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship or any other materials (collectively, "User Content") that you upload to, submit to or embed in our Services. You represent and warrant that you own the User Content posted by you or that you otherwise have sufficient right, title and interest in and to such User Content to grant us the licenses and rights set forth below without violating, infringing or misappropriating the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay all royalties, fees and any other monies owed any person by reason of any User Content posted by you.After posting, uploading or embedding User Content to our Services, you continue to retain such responsibility for and rights in such User Content as you held prior to posting such User Content on our Services, except that you waive all moral rights in such User Content. By displaying or publishing any User Content on or through our Services, you hereby grant to Well Rounded a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, display, reproduce, adapt, modify (e.g., re-format), re-arrange and distribute your User Content for any purpose through any manner, mode of delivery or media now known or developed in the future (e.g., including to anonymize or re-purpose such content). In addition, we have no obligation to use, or to continue to use, any of your User Content. You retain sole authorship responsibility for any User Content you post, upload or embed to our Services regardless of whether Well Rounded modifies your User Content (including if we anonymize such content).
  7. Well Rounded Content.
    1. The content, visual interfaces, information, graphics, design, compilation, links, computer code, products, software, services, and all other elements of our Services that are provided by Well Rounded ("Well Rounded Content") are protected by United States copyright, trade dress, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions, and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights, and applicable laws. All Well Rounded Content contained on our Services is the copyrighted property of Well Rounded or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third party licensors. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to Well Rounded or its affiliates and/or third party licensors. Except as expressly authorized by Well Rounded, you agree not to sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from or otherwise make unauthorized use of the Well Rounded Content.
    2. Subject to these Terms and any other agreement between you and us, we hereby grant you a limited, personal, nontransferable, nonexclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access and use the Well Rounded Content, solely for your personal and non-commercial use, and subject to any restrictions on certain types of Well Rounded Content set forth in these Terms.
    3. You understand that the Well Rounded Content that is posted on our Services is used by you at your own risk.
    4. We reserve the right to make changes to User Content or Well Rounded Content, descriptions or specifications of our Services or other information without obligation to issue any notice of such changes.
    5. Nothing contained on our Services should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use our Services or any Well Rounded Content, through the use of framing or otherwise, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these Terms; or (b) with our prior written permission or the permission of the third party that may own the trademark or copyright of material displayed on Well Rounded.
  8. Use of Our Services.
    1. You agree that any information you provide to Well Rounded in connection with our Services will be true, accurate, current and complete.
    2. As a condition of your use of our Services, you shall not use our Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. Access to the Well Rounded Content and our Services from territories where their contents are illegal is strictly prohibited. You are responsible for complying with all local rules, laws, and regulations including, without limitation, rules about intellectual property rights, the internet, technology, data, email or privacy.
    3. Any use of any of the Well Rounded Content other than for private, non-commercial use is strictly prohibited.
    4. You may not use our Services in any manner that in our sole discretion could damage, disable, overburden or impair it or interfere with any other party's use of our Services. You may not intentionally interfere with or damage the operation of our Services or any User's enjoyment of it, by any means, including uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, worms or other malicious code. You may not remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of our Services, features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any content accessible through our Services or features that enforce limitations on the use of our Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to our Services, or any part of them, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to our Services, or any part of them, through hacking, password mining or any other means or interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of our Services or any activities conducted through our Services. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through our Services. You agree neither to modify our Services in any manner or form, nor to use modified versions of our Services, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to our Services.
    5. Our Services may contain robot exclusion headers. You agree that you shall not use any robot, spider, scraper, crawler or other automated means to access our Services for any purpose without our express written permission or bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to our Services.
    6. You may not use framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or other Well Rounded Content without our express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing Well Rounded's name or trademarks without our express written consent.
    7. You may not deep-link to our Services and we may promptly remove any links that Well Rounded finds objectionable in its sole discretion. You may not use any Well Rounded logos, graphics or trademarks as part of the link without our express written consent.
    8. You may not send junk mail to other users, including, but not limited to unsolicited advertising, promotional materials or other solicitation material, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, chain mail, informational announcements, charity requests and petitions for signatures.
    9. In addition, you agree that you shall not, and shall not authorize or facilitate any attempt by another person to use our Services to:
      1. Transmit any User Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, offensive, obscene, pornographic, lewd, lascivious or otherwise objectionable, as determined by Well Rounded.
      2. Use a name or language that we, in our sole discretion, deem offensive.
      3. Post defamatory statements.
      4. Post hateful or offensive User Content or User Content that disparages any ethnic, racial, sexual, gender, religious or other group.
      5. Post User Content that depicts or advocates the use of illegal drugs.
      6. Post User Content that characterizes violence as acceptable, glamorous or desirable.
      7. Post User Content which infringes another's copyright, trademark or trade secret.
      8. Post unsolicited advertising or unlawfully promote products or services.
      9. Harass, threaten, stalk or intentionally embarrass or cause distress to another person or entity.
      10. Promote, solicit or participate in any multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes.
      11. Exploit children under 18 years of age.
      12. Engage in disruptive activity, such as sending multiple messages in an effort to monopolize a forum. Invade the privacy of any person, including without limitation posting personally identifying or otherwise private information about a person without their consent (or their parent's consent in the case of a child under 13 years of age).
      13. Solicit personal information from children under 13 years of age.
      14. Create a false identity or impersonate another person or entity.
      15. Encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal or civil offense.
    10. We reserve the right to consider other conduct to be prohibited; the restrictions above are intended to be illustrative.
  9. Copyright Infringement; DMCA Policy.If you believe that any materials on our Services infringe your copyright, you may request that such materials be removed. This request must bear a signature (or electronic equivalent) of the copyright holder or an authorized representative and must include the following information: (1) identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed, including a description of the work and, where possible, a copy or the location of an authorized version of the work; (2) identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location, including a description of the material, its location on our Services or other pertinent information that will help us to locate the material; (3) your name, address, telephone number and email address; (4) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; (5) a statement that the information in your claim is accurate; and (6) a statement that "under penalty of perjury," you declare that you are the lawful copyright owner or are authorized to act on the owner's behalf. Our agent for copyright issues relating to our Services is accessible at 53 Clay Street, #312 Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA or by email at info@wellroundedny.com (subject line must include "Copyright Infringement Notice"). In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, we reserve the right to suspend your account, delete or disable content alleged to be infringing and/or terminate the account of a repeat infringer.
  10. Links to Third Party Sites.Our Services may contain links to third party sites. These links are provided to you as a convenience, and we are do not endorse or accept any responsibility for the content or use of such sites. Use of any third party site is subject to its terms of service and privacy policy.
  11. Providers of Third Party Platforms.You hereby acknowledge and agree that all of our licensors, suppliers or other third parties: (i) may not be parties to these Terms; (ii) have no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance or support services with respect to Well Rounded; (iii) are not responsible for addressing claims by you or any third party relating to our Services, including without limitation any product liability claims, claims under consumer protection laws or claims under any other law, rule or regulation; and (iv) have no responsibility to investigate, defend, settle or discharge any claim that our Services or use thereof infringes any third party intellectual property rights.
  12. Feedback.We welcome your feedback, ideas and suggestions (collectively, "Suggestions"). It is important to be aware of the following restrictions with regards to your Suggestions. If you send us any Suggestions, you agree that: (1) your Suggestion(s) become our property and you are not owed any compensation in exchange; (2) none of the Suggestion(s) contain confidential or proprietary information of any third party; (3) we may use or redistribute Suggestion(s) for any purpose and in any way; (4) there is no obligation for us to review your Suggestion(s); and (5) we have no obligation to keep any Suggestions confidential. Please visit our contact information below for further assistance.
  13. Availability of Service.Well Rounded may make changes to or discontinue any of the media, contests, products or services available within our Services at any time, and without notice. The media, products or services on our Services may be out of date, and Well Rounded makes no commitment to update these materials on our Services.
  14. Notice.Except as explicitly stated otherwise, legal notices shall be served on Well Rounded's national registered agent or to the email address you provide to Well Rounded during the registration process. Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by mail to the address provided during the registration or purchase process. In such case, notice shall be deemed given three days after the date of mailing.
  15. Violations; Termination.You agree that Well Rounded, in its sole discretion and for any or no reason, may terminate any account (or any part thereof) you may have at our Services or your use of our Services, at any time. Well Rounded may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing access to our Services, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to our Services or any account you may have or portion thereof may be effected without prior notice, and you agree that Well Rounded shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such termination. Well Rounded does not permit copyright infringing activities on our Services, and reserves the right to terminate access to our Services, and remove all content submitted, by any persons who are found to be repeat infringers. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of our Services may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Well Rounded may have at law or in equity.You may terminate this agreement at any time by ceasing to access our Services; however, if you maintain a Plan with us, then you may not terminate this agreement until you cancel your subscription in accordance with its terms or your subscription expires. We have no obligation to refund any prepaid Membership Fees to you if you terminate before the end of your subscription term.
  16. Disclaimers; No Warranties.THE Services AND ANY CONTENT, MEDIA, SOFTWARE, SERVICES OR APPLICATIONS MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE Services ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WELL ROUNDED AND ITS AFFILIATES, CONTENT AUTHORS, LICENSORS, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND SUPPLIERS, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.WELL ROUNDED AND ITS AFFILIATES, CONTENT AUTHORS, LICENSORS, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND SUPPLIERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT, FEATURES OR FUNCTIONALITY CONTAINED IN THE Services WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE Services OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.WELL ROUNDED AND ITS AFFILIATES, CONTENT AUTHORS, LICENSORS, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND SUPPLIERS DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE Services OR ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE Services IN TERMS OF ITs CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT WELL ROUNDED NOR ITS SUPPLIERS AND PARTNERS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ANY NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD, OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN MEDIA, MATERIAL OR OTHER DATA THROUGH THE USE OF THE Services AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
  17. Indemnification; Hold Harmless.You agree to indemnify and hold Well Rounded, and its affiliates, suppliers and partners, harmless from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, including attorneys' fees, arising out of your use or misuse of our Services, violation of these Terms, violation of the rights of any other person or entity, or any breach of the representations, warranties and covenants in these Terms. Well Rounded reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.
  18. Limitation of Liability and Damages.UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WELL ROUNDED OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTENT AUTHORS, LICENSORS, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR THIRD PARTY PARTNERS OR SUPPLIERS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WELL ROUNDED MATERIALS ON THE Services, THE Services themselves, OR ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH WELL ROUNDED, EVEN IF Well Rounded OR A WELL ROUNDED AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, WELL ROUNDED'S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.IN NO EVENT SHALL Well Rounded'S OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTENT AUTHORS, LICENSORS, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTNERS OR SUPPLIERS' TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE Services (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED FIVE U.S. DOLLARS ($5).THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD OR PROVIDED TO YOU BY THIRD PARTIES OTHER THAN WELL ROUNDED AND RECEIVED BY YOU THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE Services OR RECEIVED BY YOU THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED ON THE Services.
  19. No Medical Advice.The Services may contain articles, blogs, questions and answers, frequently asked questions or other postings (each an "Article") regarding health care, medicine, nutrition and similar topics. All such information is general in nature and should not substitute for, or be used instead of, a clinical or therapeutic relationship with a health care professional who is fully familiar with the specifics of your case. Such Articles may assist you in your personal, general research but none of it constitutes the practice of medicine or any other health care profession. Nothing in any Article is intended as a recommendation or endorsement of any specific tests, products, procedures, healthcare provider, opinions or other information that may be mentioned in our Services. Email correspondence with any author of an Article (even if the author is a physician), will not, in and of itself, create a physician/patient relationship or cause such author to create or retain any medical records about you, monitor your care or communicate with your health care provider. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding your medical care. If you suspect that you may have a medical condition, or are seeking medical advice or treatment, we recommend that you consult a qualified health professional as soon as possible. You should be aware of the general risks of transmitting information over the Internet, which may not use encryption. You should therefore not share any personal medical information that you would wish to be held confidential in a physician/patient or similar clinical relationship. To the maximum extent permitted by law, neither the Well Rounded nor any authors of any Articles found on our Services shall have any liability to you for any loss, damage or injury of any kind which you may claim to have incurred as a result of your reliance on any Article content.
  20. Agreement to Arbitrate; Waiver of Class Action.Except if you opt-out or for disputes relating to your or our intellectual property (such as trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights and patents), you agree that all disputes between you and us (whether or not such dispute involves a third party) arising out of or relating to these Terms, our Services, and/or our Privacy Policy shall be finally resolved by arbitration before a single arbitrator conducted in the English language in Santa Clara County, California under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and you and we hereby expressly waive trial by jury. You and we shall appoint as sole arbitrator a person mutually agreed by you and us or, if you and we cannot agree within thirty (30) days of either party's request for arbitration, such single arbitrator shall be selected by the AAA upon the request of either party. The parties shall bear equally the cost of the arbitration (except that the prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of reasonable attorneys' fees incurred in connection with the arbitration in such an amount as may be determined by the arbitrator). All decisions of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on both parties and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding this, application may be made to any court for a judicial acceptance of the award or order of enforcement. Under no circumstances shall the arbitrator be authorized to award damages, remedies or awards that conflict with these Terms.Any claims brought by you or us must be brought in that party's individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding. Neither you nor us shall participate in a class action or class-wide arbitration for any claims covered by these Terms. You hereby waive any and all rights to bring any claims related to these Terms and/or our Privacy Policy as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding. You may bring claims only on your own behalf.You may opt out of this Agreement To Arbitrate. If you do so, neither you nor we can require the other to participate in an arbitration proceeding. To opt out, you must notify us in writing within thirty (30) days of the date that you first became subject to this arbitration provision. The opt-out notice must state that you do not agree to the Agreement To Arbitrate and must include your name, address, phone number, your Well Rounded account to which the opt-out applies and a clear statement that you want to opt out of this Agreement To Arbitrate. You must sign the opt-out notice for it to be effective. This procedure is the only way you can opt out of the Agreement To Arbitrate. You must use this address to opt out:Well Rounded NY LLC. 53 Clay Street, #312 Brooklyn, NY 11222 USA. Notwithstanding any provision in these Terms to the contrary, you and we agree that if we make any change to the Arbitration Procedures (other than a change to any notice address or Site link provided herein) in the future, that change shall not apply to any claim that was filed in a legal proceeding against us prior to the effective date of the change. Moreover, if we seek to terminate the Arbitration Procedures from these Terms, such termination shall not be effective until thirty (30) days after the version of these Terms not containing the Arbitration Procedures is posted to our Site, and shall not be effective as to any claim that was filed in a legal proceeding against us prior to the effective date of removal.In accordance with Section 21, this Arbitration Section will survive the termination of your relationship with us.
  21. Survival.In the event of any termination or expiration of these Terms, accrued obligations and the following Sections survive: 1, 2.2, 5, 6, 7.1, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 shall survive.
  22. Miscellaneous.
    1. Governing Law. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.
    2. Jurisdiction. Subject to Section 20, you agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms or our Services shall be filed only in the state or federal courts in and for Santa Clara County, California and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.
    3. Waiver. A provision of these Terms may be waived only by a written instrument executed by the party entitled to the benefit of such provision. The failure of any party at any time to require performance of any provision of these Terms shall in no manner affect such party's right at a later time to enforce the same. A waiver of any breach of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a continuing waiver of other breaches of the same or other provisions of these Terms.
    4. Severability. If any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
    5. Assignment. These Terms and related Guidelines, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Well Rounded without restriction.
    6. Headings. The heading references herein are for convenience purposes only, do not constitute a part of these Terms, and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof.
    7. Entire Agreement. This is the entire agreement between you and Well Rounded relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties or by a change to these Terms or Guidelines made by Well Rounded as set forth above.
  23. Claims.YOU AND Well Rounded AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS OR THE Services MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
  24. Disclosures.The Services are operated by Well Rounded NY LLC., located at 53 Clay Street, #312 Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA, email: info@wellroundedny.com, telephone: 908-625-8750. Well Rounded provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. This site does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Your use of the site indicates your agreement to be bound by our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Information on our advertising and affiliate guidelines can be found here.
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The holidays are quickly on their way, and while there are tons of ways to celebrate, you should feel free to get a little creative with it and make your own traditions (there's no law requiring you to dress everyone in matching red velvet jumpers to sit on Santa's lap). So instead of battling between getting the perfect picture and your baby's natural urge to wiggle, harness the power of those inevitable Hallmark moments—the first giggle, the budding personality, the two-toothed grin—to make your December super special.

Here are six new traditions you can start to meet your little one where they are and celebrate joy in this season—without all the stress.

1. Make DIY ornaments

Decorating the tree is a beloved tradition, and having a little one is all the more reason to get into the spirit of it. Get the baby—and the rest of the family—involved in the fun by letting everyone color or paint on an unbreakable, homemade ornament and hang them towards the bottom of the tree. And sure, your infant may not create any masterpieces at this age, but not only will the precious family heirlooms stay higher up (read: away from tiny hands), you'll also be creating keepsakes to build on for years to come.

2. Bring a holiday scene to life

Connecting your children to the spirit of the season is an important part of teaching them what it's all about, but it's not always so easy to do through books and stories alone. Instead, offer them the chance to live it out! Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas or another significant holiday, playing pretend is the ideal way to teach and have fun along the way for everyone in the family. Use a kid-friendly nativity book as a guide or make your own menorah as you explore the story of the oil that burned for 8 nights—whatever your religion, there's an important tale to tell.

3. Make video cards

There is joy in receiving physical mail and holiday cards are a wonderful way to make your loved ones feel special. But don't stop there! Record a video greeting to send to your nearest and dearest to keep even the most far-away relatives feel like they're right there with you. Everyone will love seeing the baby's latest milestones in live-action, and it's a great way to spread the season's warmest greetings.

4. Start a time capsule box

Making (and maintaining) a baby book is a fabulous idea, but sometimes keeping it up-to-date gets lost in the shuffle of parenthood. Use the holiday season as a time to reconnect with all those beloved memories for your kiddo by starting an annual time capsule box: Each year, have all members of the family add one item of their choosing (or your choosing, depending on age) to the box and label it with a little note. Things can range from a favorite holiday-themed blanket or toy to something they no longer need but aren't ready to throw away.

5. Begin a culinary tradition

Nothing says "cozy" like a yummy-smelling kitchen filled with laughter. While your tot may still be too small to really help in the kitchen, it's never too early to kickstart their love of cooking. Pick a recipe you'll make every year and get them "involved" with a spoon and an empty mixing bowl. You'll get to enjoy the fruits of your labor together and it'll help encourage them to cook with you more year-round, too.

6. Play king for a day

We all know that as babies grow up—independence is a priority, no matter how ready for it we really are. This year, give them the gift of being in charge. By allowing your little one to eat what they want, wear what they pick (a sparkly tutu? No problem. An adorable Christmas cape? Great!) and play with what they prefer, you'll be empowering them with a sense of self and giving yourself the gift of hilarious photo ops for years to come.

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As an ESPN anchor Kevin Negandhi talks to a lot of pro athletes. But as a parent he knows that sometimes raising kids is as hard as training for the big leagues (seriously, science proves that kids energy levels surpass endurance athletes' and parents are running after those kids).

Negandhi knows what it's like to be face-to-face with athletes that so many people idolize, but he also knows that a parent can be more influential than any big league idol, and that's why he's working with Dove Men+Care SPORTCARE to put real dads in the spotlight.

"We have a platform to showcase what they do as everyday athletes, but also as everyday men, everyday fathers," says Negandhi, who has three kids himself. He tells Motherly he tries to make sure he's active with his kids—playing sports with them so that they understand the importance of staying active—but also staying active with the kids when the touch football ends and the real parenting endurance test begins. Like many modern fathers, Negandhi is committed to doing more childcare than his own father did.

"My mom did everything in our house," he tells Motherly. "My dad worked, but my mom worked as well. And she did everything. She raised us. But at the same time she showed me another side. And many times growing up I said, 'How can I be different than my father?'"

Being involved with his kids and doing more of the unpaid work in his household than his own dad did is how Negandhi is doing it, and he's taking time to showcase three fellow dads who—while sharing their names with professional athletes—certainly don't get as much credit as the pros.

That is actually something of a problem in media right now. According to a recent survey by Dove Men+Care, 70% of men wish regular guys who are athletes (but not professionals) got more attention in sports media. Because as much as winning the Superbowl or making it to the major leagues should be celebrated, being a dad who is physically active and active in raising his kids should be celebrated, too.

Research shows that when kids grow up seeing dads exercise they are healthier, and while these three men happen to share their names with famous athletes, they don't get the same glory. So Negandhi and Dove Men+Care are giving these hard working dads some recognition.

Alvin Suarez

Alvin Suarez is teaching his kids that having a disability doesn't disqualify you from being an athlete. As a visually-impaired person, Alvin isn't the standard athlete we see represented in media. He plays Goalball, a sport that relies on keen ear-hand coordination, and he is certainly a keen father, chasing after his twin girls.

Alvin says the difference between sports and fatherhood is that you can train for sports, while parenthood takes you by surprise. "I try to be a good role model for my daughters and I want everyone to know that everyone has potential and that there is no such thing as a nobody."

Alvin has won championships as a Goalball player, but says holding his daughters in his arms for the first time was like winning a medal but multiplied by a million.

Sean Williams

Sean Williams is committed to his community and his kids. He uses physical fitness to connect with his kids and to, literally, save lives. A volunteer firefighter, Sean keeps fit so that he can use his body and energy to maximum impact. He isn't just changing the lives of people impacted by fires, but also his fellow dads.

The founder of The Dad Gang, an organization committed to celebrating and telling the real story of black fatherhood, Sean has created a space for dads to connect with their children and each other while staying active.

"One of the challenges we put out on social media is where you do pushups with our kids on our backs and that merges fatherhood and fitness," he explains.

If there was a Super Bowl for community service, Sean would be wearing the ring.

Chris Paul

A Marine Corps veteran, Chris needs a ton of energy to keep up with his blended family. It started out as an "all-girl Brady Bunch" he explains, as his wife and he had six daughters between them, but they've since added a boy to the family which now included seven kids. .

He's basically got his own sports team at home so it makes sense that Chris is super committed to staying fit for them. The Marine turned realtor takes time to help other dads in his community stay fit and knows when to draw boundaries to protect his time with his kids.

He's got some good endurance, but he's not going to work 15 hours a day when his kids are waiting at home for him. Chris says in former times dads were often passive figures in their kids' lives as the child rearing was done by others.

Like the other men, he's changing that. "I'm an active participant and I want to make sure that I can contribute to my children's lives."

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Back in 2017 when we learned Beyoncé was starring in a new remake of The Lion King I was thrilled. My son (my only child) was almost 2 years old and I told my partner I wanted The Lion King to be our son's first movie theatre experience. Going to see the original Lion King in a movie theatre was a big deal to me as a kid and I wanted to recreate that experience for my son.

Flash forward to July 2019 and The Lion King is in theaters—but my son and I are not. Turns out I really overestimated how long 3-year-olds can sit still. While my son loves watching 1994's Lion King at home (he always stands on the couch and lifts his stuffed animals to the sky during "Circle of Life") he's just not quite subdued enough for the cinema yet.

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So we have been waiting to see The Lion King at home, and now we finally can! October 11 marks the film's digital home video release, and the Blu-ray hits stores on October 22.

Rob Legato, a VFX supervisor on the film, tells Motherly that "the visuals are so well preserved on 4K and newer television sets that it is literally the mini theatre experience and you're not missing much by seeing it at home."

Basically, the digital version is going to be just as awesome as seeing it in theaters, except that we will be able to pause for potty breaks and my kiddo can stand on his seat pretending to be Rafiki without blocking anyone's view.

The movie is, of course, incredible, but so are the animals it's based on. Screening the movie at home is an amazing way to start conversations with your kids about the various animals in the film as they are of course more similar to the real animals they are based on then their animated counterparts were in 1994.

The filmmakers went to Africa to research the animals they were bringing to life and they also spent a ton of time at the Harambe Wildlife Reserve inside Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida watching various species to try to make their movements as realistic as possible. There, 34 species live on 110 acres and the filmmakers got to watch them closely, making this film incredibly detailed.

Some of the animal experts who work with these animals on a daily basis say that when they watch The Lion King, they can actually tell which characters are based on which of the animals they know in real life.

"This film presented a really wonderful and unique opportunity to bring the production crew to the animals here at Disney's Animal Kingdom. They spent about 6 weeks here collecting reference footage of the animals here and we partnered really closely with the animal care teams at Disney's Animal Kingdom to make sure that all of the filming that we were doing, the impact to the animals was minimized," says Jon Ross of Disney's Animals in TV and Film department

The film crew watched the animals from a distance, which is something families can also do at Disney's Animal Kingdom by taking the Kilimanjaro Safari or staying in Jambo House at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, where giraffes and other animals can be seen right from hotel balconies.

But the work Disney is doing with the animals is more than a tourist attraction. The company is serious about conservation and protecting the animal species featured in the park and in its films. "Tied to the Lion King film we launched the Protect the Pride initiative," Claire Martin of Disney's Conservation & Partnerships team tells Motherly. "We realized that we'd lost half of the world's lions since the first Lion King film debuted and we want to turn that around, so we're working with the Wildlife Conservation Network's Lion Recovery Fund to help their vision to double the amount of lions in the wild by 2050," she explains.

Marin suggests that parents watching The Lion King with their kids can use the film to talk to their children about conservation issues and continue the education long after the end credits roll. "We encourage people to learn more, visit the website, get involved and learn more about how they can make an impact on lions and other wildlife across Africa," says Martin.

Through the website, parents can even download an activity packet (you can print it and make your kids a cool book) with all kinds of information and cool activities and to help kids feed their lion obsession in an educational way even when screen time is over.

The Lion King is available to stream now and will be on Blu-ray October 22 (with even more educational features about the animals!)

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For those without a toddler glued to the screen, Blippi is the colorfully dressed, bespectacled YouTube alter ego of Stevin John. He delights children by acting like a little kid as he visits farms, indoor playgrounds, construction sites and more, teaching simple lessons and singing songs about everything he sees. His channel has 5.71 million subscribers, with hits like "The Excavator Song" racking up 50 million views.

This kind of success meant he was long overdue to take the show on the road. Earlier this week, he announced a 30-date U.S. tour with an interview on Billboard, as well as on his social media. But now parents of Blippi fans, are concerned that they won't get the "real" Blippi when they attend Blippi Live shows next year.

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Parents flocked to his site to purchase tickets, which cost $26-$70, for the shows running in February and March 2020. But some of them hadn't read the interview, nor did they notice the fine print on the FAQ page of the Blippi Live site that said Stevin John himself was not going to be on the stage.

"I won't be on the road, but I am obviously extremely involved with the whole process," John told Billboard. "Blippi is as a character and I'm the creative force behind it, but since YouTube is a monster and all of these platforms are really crazy I can't go on the road for many weeks or months at a time."

Some parents had even spent $40-$51 on the after-show meet-and-greet before they realized that their kids would be meeting an unfamiliar "performer" instead of John. Many reacted with outrage and immediately tried to get a refund, according to Buzzfeed News.

"I didn't find out until five seconds after I submitted my payment and Ticketmaster refused to refund me," Angelina Sakowski told Buzzfeed after she bought tickets to a New Jersey show.

Stephen Shaw, the producer and promoter of the Blippi Live show, told Buzzfeed that his company would be sending parents a letter informing them about the replacement performer and would offer refunds.

They have also since added this line to the Blippi Live site: "Stevin John is the creator of Blippi and acts as the writer and creative force behind the Blippi character. Now that Blippi has evolved as a character he is excited that a dynamic stage performer has been cast as Blippi to entertain and thrill audiences across all of the tour markets."

It's hard to guess whether Blippi's actual target audience—i.e., not the upset parents—would care that stage Blippi was a slightly different person than the one they see on screens. After all, the Baby Sharks in the live show are 3D and therefore slightly different from the animated versions we all know and love/hate.

Stevin John issued a statement on the official Blippi Instagram account this week, which reads, in part: "We tried to make it clear that I would not be the character at the live show (via Billboard Exclusive Interview + FAQ on BlippiLive.com) but I'm sorry it seems that wasn't enough. We have adjusted and continue to make it even more apparent that it's not going to be me on stage. I will be the creative force behind the live show, as a producer, a writer, and also I am personally casting the live theater performer to play the character on stage."

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Today, October 11th, is the International Day of the Girl. To celebrate, we curated our favorite books showcasing incredible girls from around the globe. These picks challenge the girl-boy binary by breaking gender stereotypes and demonstrate how gender intersects with race, culture and class. These books celebrate the power of girls, and inspire us to create a world where kids are free to be regardless of their gender.

Each of these books have been featured in the Little Feminist book club, and our subscribers have read and loved them all!

1. Rosa Loves Cars

Ages 0-4

What's more empowering than doing what you love? Cars, dinosaurs, dolls, dresses—all kids can love all of these and so much more! We love Rosa's joy in all things wheeled from fire trucks to car races. Celebrate the freedom to play with this adorable board book series.

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2. We are Little Feminists series

Ages 0-5

Babies love photos of babies. All kids deserve diverse books. Put that together and what do you get? Our book series!! These three books (Hair, On-the-Go and Family) feature amazing community-sourced photographs of all sorts of people moving, laughing and loving in all sorts of ways. You and your kiddos will want to look at them again and again!

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3. Big Mooncake for Little Star

Ages 2-6

Breathtaking illustrations and sweetest insatiable sweet tooth make this book unforgettable. Little Star keeps craving the big mooncake, and her sneaky bedtime nibbles will make you want a bite too! This #OwnVoices story draws on the author's Taiwanese roots to highlight the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. We love how this story perfectly captures love, anticipation and celebration for little readers.

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4. Drum Dream Girl

Ages 3-7

Gender minorities (read everyone who's not a cisgendered male) have been historically excluded from countless activities and institutions: schools, sports, and even drumming. We love this unique story of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga- one of Cuba's first womxn drummers! The musical rhymes and colorful Cuban plants that adorn each page will have you dancing as you read.

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5. Reading Beauty

Ages 3-7

This is a fairytale done right! The princess's prince is not who you think it will be, in fact there's no male savior in sight. Princess Lex, with her awesome blue afro, is an adventurous problem solver who seeks peace and inclusion instead of revenge. If you have any aspiring little royals at home, this fantastical kingdom is the place for them!

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6. My Papi has a Motorcycle

Ages 3-7

Take a motorcycle ride alongside this little girl and her papi and discover what makes community so special. We love how seamlessly the Latinx author and illustrator blend Spanish and English in this #OwnVoices story. Watch out, your little reader might ask you to get a motorcycle after they see the illustrations of this dynamic ride.

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7. Separate is Never Equal

Ages 6-10

We all have heard of Malala and Ruby Bridges, but so many girls have fought for equal access to education including Sylvia Mendez. We love how this story puts the Mendez family's activism front and center—shining light on the rich history of self-advocacy in the Mexican-American community. Yes, this is another #OwnVoices stories, and yes those are our favorite.

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8. What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?

Ages 6-10

Do you know who Barbara Jordan is?! GO, do all the Googling now! But also, read this book! Minds will be blown- how did we not learn about this powerhouse of a woman in history class?! Glass ceilings will be shattered- Barbara served as a Texas Senator in 1967 along with 30 white men! This book goes to show that children's books are not just for kids.

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9. Josephine

Ages 7-13

We are illustrator Christian Robinson's #1 fans! In this book he takes you on a beautiful journey through artist and activist Josephine Baker's life. Josephine felt fearful and angry about all the injustices in society, sound like a familiar feeling? She took all that frustration and transformed into amazing art. We love this book because we believe art is powerful, art is necessary, art is healing. And books about strong black woman without any white saviors lurking on the next page are always a win.

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10. Book Uncle and Me

Ages 7-13

A book about a girl's community activism in her Indian city written by an Indian author?! We're here for all these great #OwnVoices stories! We love how this story of Yasmin campaigning for change empowers kids to be changemakers- and also reminds adults to see kids as capable. Yasmin's tenacity will inspire you to channel your inner leader no matter where you live.

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While these books feature and celebrate girls, we believe all kids of ALL genders should read these picks. Each child deserves a joyful, healthy, free childhood where they feel safe being who they are.

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