THE WEDDING SHOPPE INC. – WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Wedding Shoppe shall have the legal right at any time, without prior notice, and at our sole discretion, to revise these Terms or impose new terms and conditions with respect to access to or use of the Website and/or purchases made on the Website. Such revisions and additions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by any means, including but not limited to posting the revised or additional terms and conditions on the Website. You should check these Terms periodically for any modifications or revisions. Continued use of the Website after we post changes to these Terms constitutes your acceptance of the changes.
Intended for Users Over 13
The Website is intended for use by individuals 13 years of age or older. The Website is not directed for use by children under the age of 13. Users under the age of 13 should get the assistance of a parent or guardian to use this Website.
Termination of Use
We may occasionally find it necessary to restrict the rights of some or all users to access the Website, either temporarily or indefinitely. We reserve the right to limit or revoke your access to the Website in our sole discretion, at any time, and for any reason, including, but not limited to tampering with the Website; misrepresenting your identity or otherwise conducting fraudulent activity on the Website; any violation of these Terms; or in the event of Website corruption or other technical difficulties. In the unlikely event that we must limit your access to the Website, we assume no responsibility or liability for any losses, damages or other consequences of any kind resulting from your inability to access the Website.
Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
THE MATERIALS ON THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON INFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, CONDITION, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION, WHETHER ORAL, IN WRITING, OR IN ELECTRONIC FORM. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR THAT THERE WILL BE NO FAILURES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR LOSS OF TRANSMITTED INFORMATION, OR THAT NO VIRUSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED THROUGH THE WEBSITE. WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ALLEGEDLY SUSTAINED ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING FOR VIRUSES ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE UPON THE WEBSITE OR ANY OF THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF CLAIM OR THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, INFORMATION WILL BE TRANSMITTED OVER NETWORKS, ROUTERS, SERVERS AND OTHER DEVICES OWNED, MAINTAINED OR SERVICED BY THIRD PARTIES OVER WHICH WE HAVE NO CONTROL. ACCORDINGLY, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR OR RELATING TO THE DELAY, FAILURE, INTERRUPTION OR CORRUPTION OF ANY DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION TRANSMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE WEBSITE.
All content included on or comprising the Website, including information, data, software, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds and other material (collectively, “Content”) is protected by and subject to trademark, service mark, trade dress, copyright and/or other intellectual property rights or licenses held by The Wedding Shoppe, one of its affiliates, or by third parties, and these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or developed in the future. All Content is protected as a collective work under U.S. and international copyright laws, and The Wedding Shoppe owns, to the fullest extent allowed by such laws, the copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of all Content.
You may not use material displayed on the Website for any commercial purposes without the written permission of one of our authorized representatives. Except as expressly authorized or licensed, you may not copy, modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, lease or rental of, create derivative works from or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part.
The Wedding Shoppe logos and other trademarks on the Website are the property of their respective owners and are owned by, licensed to, or, where required, used with permission by The Wedding Shoppe and may not be reproduced, copied, or manipulated in any manner without the express, written approval of the trademark owner.
Notification of Copyright Infringement Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
It is our policy to respond to and investigate notices of alleged copyright infringement by third parties and take appropriate action under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2) (the “DMCA”), where applicable.
Pursuant to the DMCA, notifications of claimed copyright infringement by third parties should be sent to our DMCA Agent. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been infringed under U.S. copyright law and is accessible on this Website, please notify us by contacting our DMCA Agent at the contact information below. Effective notifications under the DMCA must be in writing and include the following information:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit The Wedding Shoppe to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit The Wedding Shoppe to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
The Wedding Shoppe’s designated DMCA Agent can be contacted as follows:
By Mail: Jim Fritz
The Wedding Shoppe, Inc.
1196 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
User Submissions and Content
Please choose carefully the information you post on the Website and that you provide to other users. You are responsible for the content of your communications, and the consequences of any such communications. By submitting audio, visual, graphical, textual or other content, including your member name (collectively, “Member Content”), to any area of the Website, you grant The Wedding Shoppe a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display such Member Content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content. You also permit any user to access, display, view, store and reproduce such Member Content for personal use.
You are prohibited from providing on the Website any business solicitations, nudity, obscenity, lewdness, excessively violent, unreasonably offensive, harassing, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable or illegal subject matter, or content that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation, including intellectual property law, or encourage the use of controlled substances (collectively, the “Prohibited Content”). This list of Prohibited Content is not intended to be all-inclusive and The Wedding Shoppe reserves the right to, in its sole discretion to determine what may be considered Prohibited Content and whether any content, including Member Content, is appropriate and complies with these Terms and Conditions. Despite this prohibition, if information provided by other Website users contains Prohibited Content, The Wedding Shoppe assumes no responsibility or liability for such Prohibited Content. Such actions shall constitute a material breach of these terms and conditions and shall permit The Wedding Shoppe to revoke your user privileges and/or delete any postings or other content submissions that violate the above terms and The Wedding Shoppe shall cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials and/or agencies in the investigation of any violator or violators. You are solely responsible for your own Member Content and the consequences of posting or publishing them. The Wedding Shoppe does not endorse any Member Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and The Wedding Shoppe expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with Member Content. If you become aware of misuse of the Services by any person, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Party Websites; External Links to the Website
As a convenience to you, The Wedding Shoppe may provide links on the Website to websites operated by other entities. If you use these sites, you will leave the Website. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. The Wedding Shoppe makes no warranty or representation regarding, and does not endorse, any linked websites or the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon. Links do not imply that The Wedding Shoppe or the Website sponsor(s), endorses, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of The Wedding Shoppe or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries. All links to the Website must be approved in writing by The Wedding Shoppe.
Suggestions, Advice and Recommendations
The Website and the content posted on the Website may contain suggestions or advice regarding a variety of topics, as well as recommendations regarding third party vendors or service providers. These suggestions, advice, and recommendations are offered by The Wedding Shoppe for the entertainment and convenience of our visitors, but may not necessarily be suitable for you. The Wedding Shoppe does not represent, warrant or guaranty that if you choose to follow or implement such suggestions, advice, or recommendations that you will achieve the same results, or that you will be satisfied by the results. We will not be liable for any such suggestions, advice or recommendations, or from any alleged liability resulting therefrom (see Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability), or for any product or service offered by or purchased from any entity other than The Wedding Shoppe (see Third Party Websites; External Links to the Website).
The Website may only be used for lawful purposes. Activities including, but not limited to, tampering with the Website, misrepresenting the identity of a user, using buying agents or conducting fraudulent activities on the Website are prohibited. If you use the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account and password. You agree not to use any device, software or routine or data to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or any activity being conducted on the Website.
You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Website, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for you or logging onto a server or an account which you are not authorized to access; (b) using the Website for unintended purposes or trying to change the behavior of the Website; (c) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (d) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including without limitation via means of submitting a virus to the Website, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mailbombing” or “crashing”; (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting; (f) forging communications on behalf of the Website (impersonating the Website) or to the Website (impersonating a legitimate user); (g) accessing, navigating or searching the Website through the use of any automated or electronic devices, including but not limited to browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents, or any other similar technology either now know or hereafter developed, other than search agents provided by The Wedding Shoppe or generally publicly available Internet browsers; (h) soliciting, facilitating, encouraging or agreeing to provide access to or otherwise remarket or redistribute, or take affirmative steps to allow or permit such access to, or remarketing or redistribution of, any Website content or data to any third party, through any process, including but not limited to screen scraping, spiders, web "bots" or other device, technology, software or system now known or hereafter discovered; or (i) sending unsolicited and unauthorized e-mail on behalf of The Wedding Shoppe, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services.
Governing Law and Arbitration
These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota law without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Minnesota and of the United States of America located in the State of Minnesota for any litigation arising out of or relating to the Website or these Terms, waive any objection to the laying of venue of any such litigation in such court, and agree not to plead or claim in any such court that such litigation has been brought in any inconvenient forum. All claims and controversies arising from or relating to these Terms shall be conclusively resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, and any judgment upon any award rendered by the arbitrators may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. All questions as to the meaning of these Terms or as to the arbitrability of any dispute under these Terms shall be resolved by the arbitrators and their decision shall be final and binding and not subject to judicial review. All arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in Ramsey County, Minnesota. Costs of such arbitration proceedings shall be evenly split between The Wedding Shoppe on the one hand, and the party or parties adverse to The Wedding Shoppe on the other hand.
Effective as of November 16, 2009.