To summarize: If you have a problem please talk to us. Any disputes with us must be resolved in San Francisco under California law.
We encourage you to contact us if you have an issue. If a dispute does arise out of these terms or in relation to your use of Patreon, then the dispute will be resolved in the federal or state courts located in San Francisco, California. Both parties consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the San Francisco courts for the purpose of resolving any such dispute.
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Translation: they’re losing the consumer arbitrations so badly that they’re running away from arbitration altogether. Compare it to the old terms if you don’t understand what the new language signifies.
The lesson, as always, is this: don’t fuck with the Legal Legion.