14.4 Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Conditions of Sale, and all matters arising out of or in connection with them, including but not limited to, the rights and obligations of the parties with respect to these Conditions of Sale, the conduct of the sale of Property, whether at auction or via the Online Shop, and any matters related to the any of the foregoing and to matters of validity, interpretation, legal effect, and performance shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without regard or reference to its conflicts of law principles. By submitting an offer in the Online Shop or bidding at auction, whether directly, or by agent, by written bid, telephone, absentee bid, or other means, any person making an offer, bidding or purchasing shall be deemed to have submitted, for the benefit of Auctionata, to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state or federal courts located in New York County, New York. All parties agree, however, that we shall retain the right to bring proceedings in a court other than the state and federal courts sitting in New York County, New York. All Sellers and buyers irrevocably consent to service of process or any other documents in connection with proceedings in any court by electronic mail, facsimile transmission, personal service, delivery by mail or in any other manner permitted by New York, at the last address of the prospective buyer or Seller known to us.