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We are unable to negotiate individual contracts or exceptions for our Stylebook products, including to provide for governance under the customer's state law. The terms and conditions are offered as for one-size-fits-most self-service acceptance.
However, we have modified the provision that caused our college and state government customers the most difficulty. We now allow jurisdiction in your home state.
11. This agreement will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York County in the State of New York, and any cause of action which arise from use of this website or from interpretation of these terms and conditions must be filed in the state and federal courts located in New York County, State of New York. If you are an educational institution that is wholly owned by a state, or a state government institution, then this agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of that state, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. 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. Any remaining provisions shall be given effect to the fullest extent possible.