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Phexxi is an innovative gel that works by maintaining vaginal pH–no hormones needed! Phexxi doesn’t cause weight gain, mood swings, and blood clots, and is completely hormone-free. See important safety information below.
Phexxi is used in the moment, right before each and every act of sex. Once in the vagina, Phexxi works immediately and lasts up to an hour for each act of sex. No daily commitment required! Because not all women want birth control in their bodies when they aren’t having sex.
With Phexxi, you’re always in control of your body and your pregnancy prevention. No need to rely on a partner to bring a condom, and no need to head into the doctor’s office for an injection or procedure.
Phexxi comes in a 4-inch applicator that is used similarly to a tampon. Once the applicator is inserted into the vagina, you push the gel in and remove the applicator.
Phexxi is used when you need it, and only when you need it. It is designed to stay in place in your vagina only when you're having sex, so Phexxi is flexible for family planning on your terms and timetable.
Vaginas typically have pH levels that
range from 3.5-4.5.
For illustrative purposes only
Phexxi is 86% effective at preventing pregnancy with typical use.
In a separate analysis, 99% of pregnancies were prevented per act of sex (101 pregnancies over 24,289 acts of sex).
Since Phexxi is an on-demand birth control, during the clinical trial, the effectiveness of Phexxi was also looked at each time Phexxi was used (per act of sex). This means Phexxi prevented pregnancy 99% of the time.
These data are not found in the Product Information and have not undergone the same rigorous evaluation as other data from the study.
While most women find Phexxi comfortable and easy to use, the most common side effects were vaginal burning, vaginal itching, vaginal yeast infection, urinary tract infection, vaginal area discomfort, bacterial vaginosis, and vaginal discharge. Women also reported genital discomfort, pain while urinating, and vaginal pain. Some male partners reported genital discomfort (including burning, itching, and pain).
If you have had a history of repeated urinary tract infections or other urinary tract problems, you or your partner is allergic to any of the ingredients in Phexxi, or you are using a vaginal ring, avoid Phexxi.
Phexxi is used immediately before, or up to 1 hour before each act of sex.
Using Phexxi Is as Simple as 1-2-3
Prep the applicator by inserting the plunger rod into the pre-filled applicator, then remove the pink cap.
Gently insert the pre-filled applicator into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go, then push the plunger rod to release the gel into the vagina.
Once the gel has been pushed into the vagina, remove the used applicator from your vagina. A small amount of gel may remain in the applicator—don’t worry, you’ll still get the right dose.
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Active ingredients: lactic acid, citric acid, and potassium bitartrate
Inactive ingredients: glycerin, alginic acid, xanthan gum, sodium hydroxide, benzoic acid, and purified water
Phexxi® is an on-demand method of birth control used to prevent pregnancy. Phexxi is not effective when used after sex.
Rare cases (0.36%) of bladder and kidney infection have been reported. If you have a history of urinary tract problems that keep coming back, you should not use Phexxi®.
Contact your healthcare provider if you are experiencing genitourinary side effects such as vaginal burning, itching, discharge, genital discomfort (including in male partners), yeast infection, urinary tract infection or bacterial vaginosis.
Phexxi does not protect against any sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Avoid using Phexxi with a vaginal ring.
Avoid Phexxi if you or your sexual partner is allergic to lactic acid, citric acid, potassium bitartrate, or any of the ingredients in Phexxi. Stop using Phexxi if you develop an allergic reaction.
For more information about Phexxi, talk to your healthcare provider and see full Product Information.
Please report side effects by contacting Evofem Biosciences® toll-free at 1-833-EVFMBIO or contact FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Last Updated: 3/9/2022
At Evofem Biosciences, Inc., and our subsidiaries, joint ventures, and other companies under a common control (“Affiliates”) (collectively “Evofem,” “we,” “us” or “our”) we take your privacy and the security of your information very seriously.
If you have any questions regarding this Policy please contact us at email@example.com.
The Policy describes the types of information we gather from people visiting our Site and from individual users (“you” or “users”) interacting with our Site and Services, or interacting with us through social media, and how we use, transfer, and secure such information. By accessing our Services, you agree to be bound by this Policy. This Policy does not govern information we receive from third parties, unless specifically stated. If you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, please do not use the Services. Each time you use any Services, the current version of this Policy will apply. Accordingly, when you use any Services, you should check the date of this Policy (which appears at the top) and review any changes since you last reviewed the Policy.
1. The Information We Collect
We gather the following types of information about users:
1.1. Personal Information: Information that is about, or relates to, an identified or identifiable individual, or that can be linked to that individual (such as name and contact information).
1.2. Aggregate Information: Information that cannot be used to identify an individual (such as frequency of visits to the Site and browser type). Please note that we may convert Personal Information into Aggregate Information via one or more processes at our discretion.
2. Categories of Personal Information Collected and How Used Personal Information You Provide Us
2.1. When you use the Site, Evofem will collect the Personal Information you provide Evofem, if any, such as your name, home address, personal telephone number, personal e-mail address, company name, company mailing address, company e-mail address and company telephone number. We also may collect Personal Information that you provide us when you sign up for an investor presentation through the Site, when you contact us via e-mail for information or assistance, including the content of your e-mail. If you are a healthcare professional and request to be contacted by us, we may also collect your professional and practice information.
2.2. In the course of applying for a job with Evofem through the Site, you may provide certain Personal Information to Evofem. Such Personal Information could include your name, e-mail address, phone number, date of birth, government identification numbers, among other identifiers.
2.4. If you interact with us through our social media accounts, we may collect profile information visible to us, your visible activity, and the content of any messages that you send to us.
3. Personal Information Collected Automatically
4. How Your Personal Information Is Used
4.1. We may use the Personal Information you provide us to contact you, provide support, operate and improve the Site, and respond to your comments and questions, and provide the Services, including functionality offered to investors.
4.2. If you apply for employment with Evofem through the Site, we may use the Personal Information you provide us to process your job application and contact you.
4.3. Personal Information collected automatically is used for the purpose of improving our Site, and to offer more relevant information and content.
4.4. If you are a healthcare professional and request to be contacted by an Evofem representative, we will use and disclose your Personal Information to do so. Additionally, by providing us with your information and your Personal Information, you agree that we may:
5. Disclosure of Personal Information
5.1. We may share your Personal Information with third party service providers, including cloud service providers, services that allow us to provide certain information to investors, service providers that assist us in communicating with those potentially interested in our products, and to help us with our business activities such as Site maintenance and employee recruitment. We include provisions within our contracts with these businesses to ensure that they: (i) use your Personal Information only as necessary to provide these services to us; and (ii) establish safeguards to protect the confidentiality of the information that we provide them.
6. Categories of Aggregate Information Collected and How Used
Aggregate Information may be collected when you visit use the Site, independent of any information you voluntarily enter. Additionally, we may use one or more processes to de-identify information that contains Personal Information, such that only Aggregate Information remains. We may collect, use, store, and transfer Aggregate Information without restriction.
7. Our Site Not Available to Those Under 18
Access to and use of the Site are not intended for use by anyone younger than the age of 18 and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from individuals younger than the age of 18. If you have reason to believe that an individual under the age of 18 has provided Personal Information to us outside of the clinical trial context, please contact us. We will take reasonable steps to investigate and if it is confirmed that we possess Personal Information of an individual under 18 years of age, we will delete the Personal Information. We may require additional information to confirm that the request is a bona fide request from an appropriate person concerning an individual under the age of 18, as allowed by applicable law.
8.1. Cookies are small files that are placed on your desktop, notebook or mobile device by a Site you visit. From this we can, for example, recognize whether there has already been a connection between your device and the Site, or which language or other settings you prefer. Cookies may also contain Personal Information, such as your IP address.
8.1.2. Most browsers are pre-set to automatically accept cookies. You can change this setting by activating the setting do not accept cookies in your browser. You can delete existing cookies at any time. You can find out how this works in detail in the instructions of your browser or device manufacturer.
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10. Internet-Based Advertising:
10.1. We may also participate in interest-based advertising using similar technology. This means that you may see advertising on our Sites tailored to your interests, or you may see advertising for Evofem and its properties on other websites based on your browsing behavior across websites. Some websites where we may advertise belong to ad networks that use your web browsing history to choose which ads to display on their network websites; these ads include advertising for Evofem and its Sites. Other websites where you see our ads, such as Facebook, may use interest preferences that you have chosen on those sites, to choose which ads to display to you. Some internet browsers, websites such as Facebook and mobile devices offer opt-outs for interest-based advertising. Please refer to the website that you are visiting, your browser and/or your device settings for additional information.
10.2. You can opt-out of receiving interest-based ads from third parties who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/) and DAA website (http://www.aboutads.info/choices/).
11. Nevada Users
Evofem is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while Evofem uses reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information, Evofem cannot guarantee its absolute security.
13. Your Choices Regarding Your Information
14. Third-Party Pages and Sites
As a convenience to our visitors, the Site may contain links to a number of Sites that we believe may offer useful information. The privacy policies and procedures described herein do not apply to such Sites or their content, or to any collection of your Personal Information after you click on links to such third-party Sites.
15. Contact Us
Mail: Evofem Biosciences, Inc.
7770 Regents Rd.
San Diego, CA 92122
17. Visitors That Reside Outside the United States
17.1. Evofem provides its Sites for the purpose of serving interested parties within the United States, and our Site and Services are not intended, nor directed to anyone residing outside the United States. The laws governing the collection and use of information within the United States may be different from the laws of your country. If you decide to use our Services or share your Personal Information with Evofem, you are agreeing to be governed by the laws of the United States as appropriate, and you are expressly consenting to the transfer of your data to the United States.
18. Governing Law
18.1. This Policy is governed by the laws of the State of California, U.S.A. without giving effect to any principles of conflict of law.
Last Updated: June 2020
The website Phexxi.com ("Site") is provided by Evofem Biosciences, Inc. ("Evofem" or "Company" or "Our" or "Us" or "We") to provide information and selected functionality to interested parties ("User," "Users" "you" or "your") and provides important information related to the unmet needs that women face today with the lack of non-hormonal contraceptive options and a product that is in development to meet those needs. Healthcare professionals can provide their contact information to engage in communications with Evofem.
NOTE: THESE TERMS CONTAIN A DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION PROVISION, INCLUDING CLASS ACTION WAIVER THAT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THESE TERMS AND WITH RESPECT TO DISPUTES YOU MAY HAVE WITH THE COMPANY. YOU MAY OPT OUT OF THE BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER AS PROVIDED BELOW.
1 MODIFICATION OF THIS AGREEMENT.
We may change, modify, add or remove portions of this Agreement (each, an "Update") at any time and in our sole discretion without prior notice and such Updates will be effective immediately. If we make Updates to this Agreement, we will change the "Last Updated" date above. Your continued use of the Site will confirm your acceptance of the Update. We encourage you to frequently review this Agreement to ensure you understand the latest terms and conditions associated with use of the Site. If you do not agree to the Update, you must discontinue using the Site.
2 OWNERSHIP; PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
The Site, including all information and materials contained therein, is owned and operated by Evofem. All content, images, illustrations, designs, names, products, services, icons, photographs, video clips, typefaces, source and object code, format, queries, algorithms, visual interfaces, HTML, information, graphics, design, look and feel, compilation, and all other elements (whether written or otherwise) of the Site (collectively, the "Materials"), as well as their selection and arrangement, and all intellectual property and other rights relating to Materials, are protected by, as appropriate by United States copyright, trade dress, patent, and trademark laws, international laws and conventions, and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights, and applicable laws. All Materials contained in the Site are the property of Evofem or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors. Except as expressly authorized by Evofem under this Agreement, you agree not to directly or indirectly sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, or otherwise make unauthorized use of the Materials.
3 GUIDELINES; USAGE RULES; PROHIBITED CONDUCT AND USES.
3.1. YOU UNDERSTAND AND HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT ENGAGE IN THE PROHIBITED CONDUCT AND USES LISTED BELOW (THE "GUIDELINES"). YOU WILL NOT:
3.1.1. use the Site or any information displayed within the Site to stalk, harass, abuse, defame, threaten or defraud other Users, or collect, attempt to collect or store location or personal information about other Users;
3.1.2. use the Site if you are under the age of eighteen (18) years old;
3.1.3. use the Site for any illegal purpose, or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law, including, without limitation, laws governing intellectual property and other proprietary rights, data security and privacy, and import or export control;
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3.1.5. impersonate any person or entity, falsely claim an affiliation with any person or entity, or access the Site accounts of other Users;
3.1.6. misrepresent the source, identity or content of information transmitted via the Site;
3.1.7. remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Site, features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content accessible through the Site, or features that enforce limitations on use of the Site;
3.1.8. intentionally interfere with or damage operation of the Site or any User’s enjoyment of them, by any means, including uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, worms, invalid data, keyloggers, spyware, Trojan horses, time bombs, or other malicious or harmful code, or imposing an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
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3.1.12. hack, spam or phish Evofem or any Users of the Site; or
3.1.13. hold Evofem responsible for your use of the Site.
Please let us know about any inappropriate behavior that you become aware of within the Site. If you find something that violates this Agreement or these Guidelines, let us know by sending us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to deny you or anyone access to the Site without notice.
4 USAGE; REFUSAL OR SUSPENSION OF SERVICE.
4.1. EVOFEM RESERVES THE RIGHT, BUT HAS NO OBLIGATION, TO HAVE OUR SYSTEMS MONITOR ANY USER’S USE OF THE SITE. ACCORDINGLY, EVOFEM ALSO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISABLE ANY USER’S USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE SITE.
4.2. You alone are responsible for your involvement with other Users. You agree that Evofem will not be responsible for any loss or damage incurred as the result of any such interactions.
5 THIRD-PARTY SITES, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES; LINKS.
The Site may include links to other websites or services ("Third Party Websites") solely as a convenience to Users. Evofem does not endorse any such Third Party Websites or the information, material, products or services contained on other linked sites or accessible through other Third Party Websites. Furthermore, Evofem makes no express or implied warranties with regard to the information, material, products or services that are contained on or accessible through Third Party Websites. Access and use of Third Party Websites, including information, material, products and services on Third Party Websites or available through Third Party Websites is solely at your own risk.
6 USER RESTRICTIONS
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7 VIOLATIONS; TERMINATION.
You agree that Evofem, in the good faith belief that you have violated any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, may terminate your use of the Site or any portion thereof at any time. You agree that any termination of your access to the Site may have or portion thereof may be effected without prior notice, and you agree that Evofem will not be liable to you or any third-party for any such termination. Evofem does not permit copyright infringing activities on the Site, and reserves the right to terminate access to the Site, and remove all content submitted by any persons who are found to be infringers. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of the Site may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Evofem may have at law or in equity.
8 DISCLAIMERS; NO WARRANTIES.
8.1. THE SITE IS MADE AVAILABLE "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE", AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. EVOFEM, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS AND PARTNERS, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
8.2. EVOFEM AND ITS SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS AND PARTNERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
8.3. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW 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 MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
9 INDEMNIFICATION; HOLD HARMLESS.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Evofem (and its affiliated companies, contractors, employees, director, officers, agents, and suppliers, licensors and partners) harmless from any and all claims, suits, actions, losses, costs, damages, and any other liabilities, including attorneys’ fees, brought by a third party arising out of or related to (i) your use or misuse of any provided information or the Site generally; (ii) any violation of the rights of any other person or entity by you; (iii) any breach or violation by you of this Agreement. Evofem reserves the right, at your 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.
10 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND DAMAGES.
10.1. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WILL EVOFEM (OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, OR THIRD-PARTY PARTNERS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS) BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, RELIANCE, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, EVEN IF EVOFEM OR AN EVOFEM AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION 10 WILL SURVIVE ANY TERMINATION OR EXPIRATION OF THIS AGREEMENT AND WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY SPECIFIED HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
10.2. IN NO EVENT SHALL EVOFEM’S (OR ITS AFFILIATES’, CONTRACTORS’, EMPLOYEES’, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS’, SUPPLIERS’, OR THIRD-PARTY PARTNERS’, LICENSORS’ OR SUPPLIERS’) TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NEGLIGENCE), WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED FIFTY U.S. DOLLARS.
10.3. APPLICABLE LAW IN YOUR STATE 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, YOU AGREE THAT EVOFEM ’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW IN YOUR STATE.
11 BENEFIT OF THE BARGAIN.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT EVOFEM HAS OFFERED THE SITE ENTERED INTO THIS AGREEMENT IN RELIANCE UPON THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT REFLECT A REASONABLE AND FAIR ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN YOU AND EVOFEM, AND THAT THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT FORM AN ESSENTIAL BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND EVOFEM. EVOFEM WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE SITE TO YOU ON AN ECONOMICALLY REASONABLE BASIS WITHOUT THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS.
You hereby release and forever discharge us (and our directors, officers, employees, agents, successors, and assigns) from, and hereby waive and relinquish, each and every past, present and future dispute, claim, controversy, demand, right, obligation, liability, action and cause of action of every kind and nature (including personal injuries, death, and property damage), that has arisen or arises directly or indirectly out of, or relates directly or indirectly to: (i) any interactions with, or act or omission of the Site; or (ii) any third party site, products, services, and links included on or accessed through the Site. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU HEREBY WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542 IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOREGOING, WHICH STATES: "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR."
13 DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION; CLASS ACTION WAIVER; MISCELLANEOUS.
13.1. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.
13.2. Please Read This Provision Carefully. It Affects Your Legal Rights.
13.3. This provision ("Provision") allows us to promptly and efficiently resolve any dispute (e.g., claim or controversy, whether based in contract, statute, regulation, ordinance, tort – including, but not limited to, fraud, misrepresentation, fraudulent inducement, or negligence – or any other legal or equitable theory, and includes the validity, enforceability or scope of this Provision (with the exception of the enforceability of the Class Action Waiver clause below) that may arise between You and Us. Effectively, then, "dispute" is given the broadest meaning enforceable by law and includes any claims against other parties relating to services or products provided to You (such as Our licensors, suppliers, dealers or third-party vendors) whenever You also assert claims against Us in the same proceeding.
13.4. This Provision provides that all disputes between you and Us shall be resolved by binding arbitration because acceptance of these Terms constitutes a waiver of your right to litigation claims and all opportunity to be heard by a judge or jury, provided that, nothing in this clause shall bar a party from seeking injunctive relief in emergent circumstances, including but not limited to the dissemination of its intellectual property. We prefer this because We believe arbitration is less drama-filled than litigation. To be clear, there is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. The arbitrator must follow this agreement and can award the same damages and relief as a court (including attorney’s fees). You may, however, opt-out of this Provision which means You would have a right or opportunity to bring claims in a court, before a judge or jury, and/or to participate in or be represented in a case filed in court by others (including, but not limited to, class actions). EVERYONE AGREES THAT, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BELOW, ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, AS DEFINED ABOVE, WHETHER PRESENTLY IN EXISTENCE OR BASED ON ACTS OR OMISSIONS IN THE PAST OR IN THE FUTURE, WILL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION RATHER THAN IN COURT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PROVISION.
13.5. Pre-Arbitration Claim Resolution
13.6. For all Disputes, whether pursued in court or arbitration, You must first give Us an opportunity to resolve the Dispute which is first done by emailing to Us at email@example.com the following information: (1)Your name, (2) Your address, (3) A written description of Your Claim, and (4) A description of the specific relief You seek. If We do not resolve the Dispute within 45 days after receiving Your notification, than You may pursue Your Dispute in arbitration. You may pursue Your dispute in a court only under the circumstances described below.
13.7. Exclusions from Arbitration/Right to Opt Out
13.8. Notwithstanding the above, You or We may choose to pursue a Dispute in court and not by arbitration if: (a) The dispute qualifies for initiation in small claims court; or (b) YOU OPT-OUT OF THESE ARBITRATION PROCEDURES WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE THAT YOU FIRST CONSENT TO THIS AGREEMENT (the "Opt-Out Deadline"). You may opt-out of this Provision by emailing Us at firstname.lastname@example.org the following information: (1) Your name; (2) Your address; (3) A clear statement that You do not wish to resolve disputes with Us through arbitration. We promise that Your decision to opt-out of this Arbitration Provision will not negatively affect Your relationship with Us. But, We do have to enforce the Opt-Out Deadline, so keep in mind that any opt-out request received after the Opt-Out Deadline will not be valid and You must pursue Your dispute in arbitration or small claims court.
13.9. Arbitration Procedures
13.10. If this Provision applies and the dispute is not resolved as provided above (Pre-Arbitration Claim Resolution) either You or We may initiate arbitration proceedings. JAMS, www.jamsadr.com, will arbitrate all disputes, and the arbitration will be conducted before a single arbitrator. The arbitration shall be commenced as an individual arbitration, and shall in no event be commenced as a class arbitration. All issues shall be for the arbitrator to decide, including the scope of this Provision.
13.11. For arbitration before JAMS, the JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures and the JAMS Recommended Arbitration Discovery Protocols For Domestic, Commercial Cases will apply. The JAMS rules are available at www.jamsadr.com or by calling 1-800-352-5267. This Provision governs in the event it conflicts with the applicable arbitration rules. Under no circumstances will class action procedures or rules apply to the arbitration.
13.12. Because this Site and these Terms concern interstate commerce, the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA") governs the arbitrability of all disputes. However, the arbitrator will apply applicable substantive law consistent with the FAA and the applicable statute of limitations or condition precedent to suit.
13.13. Arbitration Award – The arbitrator may award on an individual basis any relief that would be available pursuant to applicable law, and will not have the power to award relief to, against or for the benefit of any person who is not a party to the proceeding. The arbitrator will make any award in writing but need not provide a statement of reasons unless requested by a party. Such award will be final and binding on the parties, except for any right of appeal provided by the FAA, and may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the parties for purposes of enforcement.
13.14. Location of Arbitration – You or We may initiate arbitration in either San Diego or the federal judicial district that includes Your address. In the event that You select the latter, We may transfer the arbitration to San Diego so long as We agree to pay any additional fees or costs which the arbitrator determines You incur as a result of the transfer.
13.15. Payment of Arbitration Fees and Costs – So long as You place a request in writing prior to commencement of the arbitration, We will pay all arbitration fees and associated costs and expenses. But, You will still be responsible for all additional fees and costs that You incur in the arbitration which include but are not limited to attorneys’ fees or expert witnesses. In addition to any fees and costs recoverable under applicable law, if You provide notice and negotiate in good faith with Us as provided in the section above titled "Pre-Arbitration Claim Resolution" and the arbitrator concludes that You are the prevailing party in the arbitration, You will be entitled to recover reasonable attorney’s fees and costs as determined by the arbitrator.
13.16. Class Action Waiver
13.17. Except as otherwise provided in this Provision, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a class or representative proceeding or claims (such as a class action, consolidated action or private attorney general action) unless both You and We specifically agree to do so following initiation of the arbitration. If You choose to pursue Your Dispute in court by opting out of the Arbitration Provision, as specified above, this Class Action Waiver will not apply to You. Neither You, nor any other user of this Website can be a class representative, class member, or otherwise participate in a class, consolidated, or representative proceeding without having complied with the opt-out requirements above.
13.18. Jury Waiver
13.19. You understand and agree that by accepting this Provision in these Terms, You and We are each waiving the right to a jury trial or a trial before a judge in a public court. In the absence of this Provision, You and We might otherwise have had a right or opportunity to bring disputes in a court, before a judge or jury, and/or to participate or be represented in a case filed in court by others (including class actions). Except as otherwise provided below, those rights are waived. Other rights that You would have if You went to court (e.g.,, the rights to both appeal and certain types of discovery) may be more limited or may also be waived. All claims between you and Evofem must be resolved in accordance with this Section 13.
13.20. All claims filed or brought contrary to this Section 13 shall be considered improperly filed.
13.21. Severability, Waiver. If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. A provision of this Agreement 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 this Agreement 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 this Agreement shall not be construed as a continuing waiver of other breaches of the same or other provisions of this Agreement.
13.22. Notices. Evofem may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to this Agreement, by email, regular mail or postings on the Site. You must provide notice to Evofem by email or regular mail using the information in Section 14 below.
13.24. Survival. Any and all provisions related to or regarding limitation of liability, disclaimers, and indemnification, as well as any other provisions which by their nature are intended to survive expiration or termination of this Agreement, do and hereby survive any expiration or termination of this Agreement or any termination of your use of access to the Site.
13.25. Headings; Entire Agreement. The heading references herein are for convenience purposes only, do not constitute a part of this Agreement, and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof. The word "including" means "including without limitation". This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both you and Evofem, or by a change to this Agreement or the Guidelines.
13.26. Claims. YOU AND EVOFEM AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
14 CONTACT INFORMATION.
Evofem welcomes your comments or questions regarding these Terms of Service. Please contact us by using the following information:
Mail: Evofem Biosciences, Inc.
7770 Regents Road, Suite 113-618
San Diego, CA 92122