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Are you looking for a new car but want to save time in looking for competitive bids? Here at CarBuckets, we know your time is valuable, which is why we created a platform that saves you time " while still getting the best deal for the Vehicle you want. When you use CarBucket"s Service, you won"t have to field countless calls, texts or emails from Dealerships. Our Certified Dealerships (each a "Dealership") provide CarBuckets with price quotes, and CarBuckets shows you the lowest price quote received, saving you time and money. Users will never see multiple offers from Dealerships. The Dealership with the overall lowest price wins your "CarBucket". Our technology ensures that we help you obtain the lowest group sales price for your new Vehicle. Our technology leverages the power of volume sales, which means that Dealerships can give greater discounts than they normally would when selling to a single buyer.
Moreover, with CarBuckets, price transparency is our ultimate promise to you. When you receive your CarBuckets "Final Price", you can expect a detailed breakdown of pricing details. Our Certified CarBuckets Dealerships have agreed to abide by our Dealership Code of Conduct, which prohibits any form of price bumping. While our Service is free to our Users, Users agree that, by entering or registering for a CarBucket, they are expressly agreeing to take a CarBuckets Test Drive, as further defined below. Failure to take your CarBuckets Test Drive will result in a No-Show Fee being charged to the User.
CarBuckets is not an automotive dealership. Any and all transactions related to the purchase or lease of a Vehicle are undertaken directly with a Dealership. CarBuckets assumes no responsibility for a User"s interaction with a Dealership, including but not limited to the purchase or lease of a Vehicle and Users agree to indemnify and hold CarBuckets harmless for any interaction or transaction undertaken with a Dealership once a Winning Bid is provided on the Site.
Access to the Site requires you to register an account with us and provide certain information in connection therewith ("User Account") When you use the Service, you will first be asked whether you intend to purchase or lease your Vehicle. Next, you will select the state and city in which you are located. Currently, the Service is only provided in select cities. If the Service is not currently available in the city and/or state in which you are located, you can use the link in "Step 1" of the registration process to provide us with your name and email address and your brand or "make" of Vehicle and we will notify you when the Service is available in your market. If the Service is available in the city and state where you are located, we will ask you to provide additional information to complete your registration, including the brand or "make," of the Vehicle, model, year, transmission style (where both automatic and manual options are available), as well as your preferred color and a backup color. If the Service is available in your area but we do not have any Dealerships who can provide quotes for your requested brand or "make", you can use the link in "Step 1" of the registration process to provide us with your request make and we will notify you when that make is available in your market.
Users will not have the option to choose the Trim for a Vehicle. Users also recognize that a specific color may not be available. Selection of Trims and final colors for each Vehicle, and pricing in connection with the Trim of any certain Vehicle lies solely with the Dealership. Users may, of course, after a User"s takes his or her CarBuckets Test Drive, Users are free choose a different Vehicle, upgrade their Vehicle or choose additional add-ons. Users acknowledge that any changes, upgrades or add-ons selected at the Dealership will likely change the Final Price that a User received on the Site. CarBuckets disclaims any liability for a User"s selection of their final Vehicle at the Dealership.
Following your registration with the Service, we will match your location and requested Vehicle brand with other Users who have registered to use the Service. If your location and Vehicle brand is the same as other Users, you will be placed in a "CarBucket" with those other Users. When enough Users have been placed in a specific "CarBucket," the CarBucket will be "activated" and Dealerships who sell that brand of Vehicle in your area will compete for Winning Bid (as defined below). The number of Users required to activate a particular CarBucket depends on a number of factors, which are determined by us. You can check the status of your CarBucket at any time by logging in to your User Account. We will also send you an email and a text message notifying you when your CarBucket is activated. Activation of your CarBucket does not mean that you are required to buy a Vehicle. However, you will be required to visit the applicable winning car Dealership (each a "Dealership") during the CarBuckets Test Drive Dates, as described below, or you will be required to pay a $50.00 No-Show fee, as described in below. In the event that you take your CarBuckets Test Drive but a Dealership fails to notify CarBuckets of its completion and you are charged a No-Show Fee, you may provide evidence of your CarBuckets Test Drive by contacting us here and CarBuckets will promptly issue a refund.
Following activation of your CarBucket, or, if your CarBucket is active at the time you register to use the Service, once Dealerships complete a two-round Bidding Process, in which Dealerships compete for your business, you will be immediately sent a text message along with a "Winning Bid Email" in which we will provide you with information about the Dealership that has provided the lowest overall bid ("Winning Bid") and has therefore "won" the applicable CarBucket. The email will also contain a breakdown of the final price for each User"s car, the trim and color selection, a stock picture of the final Vehicle, and the winning Dealership"s contact information ("Winning Bid Notice"). Please keep in mind that images of the Vehicle are shown for illustration purposes only; the final Vehicle that you will be able to purchase from the Dealership may vary from the displayed images depending on your trim and accessory package selections. Upon receipt of the Winning Bid Notice, you will have five (5) days to set an appointment at the winning Dealership to test drive the Vehicle ("CarBuckets Test Drive"). You may select and change the day and time that works for you, however, the date and time of your CarBuckets Test Drive must be within five (5) days of receipt of the Winning Bid Email. You can schedule your CarBuckets Test Drive by logging into your User Account. If you do not visit the winning Dealership within the CarBuckets Test Drive Window you will be charged the No-Show fee in accordance with this Agreement.
You hereby expressly agree that in order to take a CarBuckets Test Drive, that you are of legal age to drive in the State where the CarBuckets Test Drive is located and that you hold a legal and valid Drivers" License. You further acknowledge and agree that you have in effect collision and liability insurance that meets or exceeds the minimum state requirements and applies to the Vehicle during the time that it is in your possession or under your control.
The Service is provided at no cost to Users who visit the winning car Dealership within five  days of receipt of the Winning Bid Email. With certain limited exceptions described below, you will be charged a $50.00 No-Show fee if you do not visit the winning car Dealership during the five (5) day period following your receipt of a Winning Bid Email. In order to confirm that you have visited the applicable winning Dealership during the CarBuckets Test Drive Window, you must obtain a test drive confirmation receipt printout or email from the Dealership during your visit. The $50.00 No-Show fee is non-refundable. We will only waive or refund the $50.00 No-Show fee if your ability to visit the applicable winning car Dealership during the CarBuckets Test Drive Window is rendered impossible as a result of Force Majeure. For purposes of this Agreement, Force Majeure shall mean (a) you or a member of your immediate family experiencing a medical emergency that is verified in writing by a licensed medical doctor in good standing in the United States, and/or (b) strikes or other labor problems, fire, flood, hurricane, weather events that interrupt public transportation services, civil unrest, acts of terror, governmental acts or orders or restrictions, or any other reason where failure to perform is beyond your reasonable control. If you would like to request a waiver or refund of the No-Show fee for the foregoing reasons, please contact us at email@example.com.
We cannot and do not guarantee that your CarBucket will be activated or that participating Dealerships will offer discounts to Users of the Service. Further, we cannot and do not guarantee that participating Dealerships will offer discounts that are more competitive than the discounts you would otherwise find in the marketplace. If, after your CarBucket is activated, we are unable to identify a participating CarBuckets Dealership that is willing to provide a price quote or if no Winning Bid is obtained, your CarBucket will be terminated and we will notify you accordingly. In such an event, Users will not incur any fees and CarBuckets will have no liability for any such failure to provide a Winning Bid.
CarBuckets uses its best efforts to ensure that Dealerships will abide by the Dealership Terms and Conditions and Dealership Code of Conduct. The foregoing notwithstanding, you acknowledge and agree that your agreement to purchase any Vehicle is made directly with the Dealership. CarBuckets does not assume any role or responsibility in connection with such purchase. CarBuckets acts as an intermediary. Your rights and remedies against CarBuckets are limited to those set forth herein and you expressly agree to indemnify and hold CarBuckets harmless in connection with your purchase or lease of a Vehicle through our Service.
By entering your wireless telephone number, you are confirming your consent and permission for CarBuckets to send you text messages. Message and data rates may apply. You may reply "STOP" to end text messages.
The Service is not provided to Users who are under eighteen (18) years of age, or who are under the applicable legal age of majority in their jurisdiction. The Service is only available to Users in the United States of America. You are not authorized to access our Site, use the Services or register for a User Account if you are outside of the United States of America.
You may not access or use the Service for any purpose other than the purpose for which we make it available to you. We may prohibit certain activities in connection with the Service in our discretion. These prohibited activities include, without limitation, the following:
" Criminal or tortious activity, including fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, copyright infringement, patent infringement, trademark infringement, or theft of trade secrets.
" Using any information obtained from the Service in order to contact, advertise to, solicit or sell any products or services to any User without their prior explicit consent.
" Interfering with, disrupting or creating an undue burden on the Service or the networks or services connected to the Service.
" Attempting to impersonate another User or person or using the User I.D. or account of another User.
" Misrepresenting eligibility for Cash Rebates;
" Using any information obtained from the Service in order to harass, abuse or harm another person.
" Using the Service in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
" Using or otherwise accessing the Service for any reason other than a good faith interest in purchasing the identified Vehicle.
" Undertaking any activity which infringes on our or any third-party"s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity and privacy.
" Posting or submitting any content which is libelous, defamatory, threatening, harassing, invasive of privacy, abusive, tortious, hateful, discriminatory, pornographic or obscene.
" Transmitting any trade secret or other material, non-public information about any person, company or entity without the authorization to do so;
" Restricting or inhibiting any other visitor from using the Site, including without limitation, by means of "hacking" or defacing any portion of the Site.
" Modifying, adapting, sub-licensing, translating, selling, reverse engineering, decompiling, or disassembling any portion of the Site.
" Removing any copyright trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in the Site.
" Distributing any virus, worm or other similar or deleterious files, scripts or programming routines through the Site.
" Using any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, "data mine" the Site or in anyway reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or its contents, authentications and security measures; or
" Harvesting or collect information about any Users or Consumers without their express consent.
" Attempting to reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code, object code or underlying structure, ideas, know-how, or algorithms relevant to the Services;
" Modifying, translating, or creating derivative works based on the Services; or
" Removing any proprietary notices or labels on the Site.
You may close your User Account at any time by going to your account settings and disabling your User Account or by notifying us, with Seventy Two (72) hours advanced notice, at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject to your completion of any CarBuckets Test Drive, which you may be required to complete from time to time. This Agreement will survive the termination of your User Account.
You are solely responsible for any data, information, text, messages, or other materials you upload or submit to the Service ("User Content"). You agree that any User Content: will be accurate; will not violate or facilitate the violation of any law or regulation; will not violate any right of a third-party; and will not cause injury to any person or entity. You are solely responsible for the User Content you submit in connection with the Service, and CarBuckets assumes no liability for any User Content submitted by you. For any User Content you submit, you grant to CarBuckets a non-exclusive, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right and license to use, display, perform, transmit, copy, modify, delete, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, and distribute such User Content all without compensation to you, solely as necessary to provide the Service to you. You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary for you to grant the licenses granted in this section. Information that can be used to personally identify you that you provide in connection with the Service will not be considered User Content and will be handled in accordingly with our Privacy Policies.
If you provide us with any comments, bug reports, feedback, or modifications proposed or suggested by you to the Site ("Feedback"), we shall have the right to use such Feedback at our discretion, including, but not limited to the incorporation of such suggested changes into the Site. You hereby grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license under all rights necessary to incorporate and use your Feedback into our Service for any purpose.
THE SITE AND ANY DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE, CONTENT, SERVICES, OR THIRD PARTY SITES MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE SITE AND/OR ANY MOBILE APPLICATION ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, CARBUCKETS, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND PARTNERS, DISCLAIMS AND EXCLUDES ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, CARBUCKETS DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS TO (I) THE CONTENT POSTED BY ANY THIRD-PARTY ON THE CARBUCKETS SITE, (II) THE VEHICLES AND VEHICLE DESCRIPTIONS OR ANY OTHER GOOD OFFERED FOR SALE USING THE SERVICE, (III) THIRD-PARTY SITES AND ANY THIRD-PARTY PRODUCT OR SERVICE LISTED ON OR ACCESSIBLE TO YOU THROUGH THE CARBUCKETS SITE, AND (IV) THE QUALITY OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD-PARTY, INCLUDING ANY DEALERSHIP, YOU ENCOUNTER IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE CARBUCKETS SITE OR (I) THAT THE CARBUCKETS SITE AND ANY DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE, CONTENT, SERVICES, OR SITES MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE CARBUCKETS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE CARBUCKETS SITE AND ANY DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE, CONTENT, SERVICES, OR SITES MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE CARBUCKETS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR (II) REGARDING THE USE OF THE CARBUCKETS SITE AND ANY DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE, CONTENT, SERVICES, OR APPLICATIONS MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE APPLICATION IN TERMS OF CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. ANY MATERIAL OR DATA THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN THROUGH THE CARBUCKETS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA RESULTING FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF 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.
IN NO EVENT SHALL CarBuckets BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR LIABILITIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES, including any lost profits, lost data, or lost savings, whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort or any other legal theory, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF the Service OR RELIANCE ON OR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR SERVICES provided through the Service, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE, EVEN IF CarBuckets OR ITS THIRD-PARTY Suppliers ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES. IN NO EVENT WILL CarBuckets" AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIM EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU HAVE PAID TO CARBUCKETS, IF ANY.
APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE, SO THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to fully indemnify, defend, and hold CarBuckets and its directors, officers, employees, consultants, and other representatives, harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees), and other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from: (i) your access to, use of, or alleged use of, the Services or services or goods (including Vehicles) obtained through your use of the Services; (ii) your breach or violation of the terms in this Agreement, any representation, warranty, or covenant referenced in this Agreement, or any applicable law or regulation; (iii) any allegation that any materials you submit to us or transmit to the CarBuckets Site infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property or other rights of any third-party; (iv) your activities in connection with the CarBuckets Site or other websites to which the CarBuckets Site is linked; (v) any transaction with a Dealership in connection with the Service; (vi) any and all acts, circumstances or omissions which take place at the Dealership, in connection with your visit to a Dealership and/or in connection with your CarBuckets Test Drive; and/or (vi) any negligent act or omission or any willful misconduct by you.
You agree that your use of the Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Florida, without regard to conflict of law rules. The courts of Miami-Dade County Florida shall have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any dispute arising under or in connection with this Agreement that is not subject to Arbitration.
Arbitration Agreement and Waiver of Class Remedies
The Parties understand that, absent this mandatory provision, they would have the right to sue in court and have a jury trial. They further understand that, in some instances, the costs of arbitration could exceed the costs of litigation and the right to discovery may be more limited in arbitration than in court.
The Parties further agree that any arbitration shall be conducted in their individual capacities only and not as a class action or other representative action, and the Parties expressly waive their right to file a class action or seek relief on a class basis. If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver set forth in this paragraph is void or unenforceable for any reason or that an arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then the arbitration provision set forth above shall be deemed null and void in its entirety and the Parties shall be deemed to have not agreed to arbitrate disputes.
Notwithstanding the Parties" decision to resolve all disputes through arbitration, either Party may also seek relief in a small claims court for disputes or claims within the scope of that court"s jurisdiction.
You have the right to opt-out and not be bound by the arbitration and class action waiver provisions set forth this Agreement by sending written notice of your decision to opt-out to the following address: CarBuckets, 2200 NW 2nd Avenue, Unit 104, Miami, FL 33127. Attention: Accounts Department. The notice must be sent within thirty (30) days of registering to use the Service, otherwise you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with the terms set forth above. If you opt-out of these arbitration provisions, we also will not be bound by them. In addition, if you elect to opt-out of these arbitration provisions, we may terminate your use of the Service.
Nothing contained in this Agreement creates any agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment between a Consumer and CarBuckets. Consumers shall not have authority of any kind to bind CarBuckets.
The failure of either Party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.
CarBuckets shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where the failure results from any cause beyond CarBuckets" reasonable control, including, without limitation, any mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation or any other cause of Force Majeure, as defined herein.
You consent to receive notices and other communications regarding these terms and conditions and/or other aspects of the Service through posting of notices on the Service. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that CarBuckets provides to you in accordance with the prior sentence satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Last Updated: June 27, 2018