Privacy

Terms of Use

 

Last Updated January 14, 2017

The VIP Flowers®, recognizes and respects the importance of maintaining the privacy of our customers, registered members, gift recipients and users, and has established this Privacy Policy as a result. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you of:

  • The personal information we may collect from you when you visit our Website, respond to our emails, place orders via mail or fax, use our mobile applications, place orders through social media applications or otherwise contact us via telephone, text (SMS, MMS), email, fax or mail (collectively, our "Service"),
  • Why we gather information from you,
  • How we collect it,
  • How we use it, and
  • The choices you have regarding our use, access and correction of personal information you have provided.

This Privacy Policy is part of the Terms of Use, which governs your use of our website located at www.vipflowerspdx.com (the "Website") and the Service. The Service is operated by VIP Flowers, LLC. (the "Company"). This Privacy Policy does not cover information you provide to our Company-owned.

Why do we gather information?

The Company and the Service gathers personal information to help improve our products and customer service, to communicate with you, to process your orders, to provide an enhanced and more personalized shopping experience and to inform you, and your gift and message recipients, of special offers and discounts from VIP Flowers®, and selected third parties.

What information do we gather?

We collect information through our Website, emails, mail, fax, telephone, mobile devices and applications and social media applications including when you:

  • visit our Website and use our Apps
  • place an order,
  • participate in our forums, surveys, contests, sweepstakes, promotions, content submissions, requests for suggestions, and
  • engage in other activities, services, products and resources we make accessible to our customers, members or users.

Depending on how you are interact with us, we collect some or all of the following types of information:

  • your name, address, telephone number, email address, and contact information,
  • billing information (credit/debit card number, expiration date, CVV code, alternate or additional billing information and billing address),
  • gender and birth date, if you choose, or are otherwise required to, enter such information, interests,
  • products purchased and occasion type (for example, Mother's Day),
  • any promotion or gift card code and related information,
  • Message and gift recipients' names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses,
  • device information - information about your mobile device, including platform information and device location
  • application information - application information, including which of your applications are used, how your applications are used and the duration of use of your application,
  • network information – network information, including IP address, network carrier and country code, browsing information, such as how you interact with the Services; and
  • other information you provide to us.

Information you provide to us may be collected by us even if an order, registration, or other process is started but not completed or otherwise cancelled.

How we use "Cookies" and "Action Tags".

A "cookie" is a small data file sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer. We use cookies to let us know that you are a prior customer, user or Member and to provide certain features to you. Most web browsers allow you to instruct the browser to prevent the use of cookies. However, if you disable this feature, certain aspects of the Services, such as the shopping basket, may not function properly. 

We have relationships with third parties who may collect or receive non-personal information directly from the cookies placed by our Services on your computer to assist in analyzing our business and customers.

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer the site.

Interest-based advertising

Other Services

Advertisements for our products and services may appear on third party websites around the Internet. Some websites and services deliver these advertisements based upon data that has been previously collected about your past behavior online. For example, if you have viewed websites about gift baskets, these websites or services may display to you an advertisement for our gift baskets. This kind of targeted advertising is sometimes called interest-based or online behavioral advertising. It is generally not based upon your personal information (such as your name or email address), but rather, upon your online activities. We do not control such third party websites or services on which these advertisements appear. Further, we do not control how they collect and use data about your online activities.

We collect data from you for use in interest-based advertising when you use our Services. Other companies may serve interest-based advertisements on our Services. We comply with the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising as administered by the Digital Advertising Alliance (www.aboutads.info).

You may opt-out of being tracked online by certain companies who are listed at www.aboutads.info/choices/ OR www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and may also learn more about online behavioral advertising at such websites. If you opt-out, you will still receive generic advertisements, but they will not be delivered to you by such companies from whom you have opted out based upon your behavioral data possessed by the companies from whom you have opted-out. This process relies upon an opt-out cookie, for each browser and each device, so if you delete your cookies or use a different computer, you will have to repeat this process. We do not respond to or honor "do not track" (a/k/a DNT) signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.

How we use the information we collect

We use information we collect to communicate with you, to process your orders, to improve our products and services, to conduct research, to provide an enhanced and more personalized shopping experience, to inform you and your gift and message recipients of offers and discounts from the VIP Flowers® and Company Affiliates to enable you to receive credits for purchases under loyalty or buying programs which you have joined. In addition, we may make such information (except for credit/debit card numbers, expiration dates and CVV codes, unless you consent otherwise), including aggregated information, available to selected third parties including, but not limited to, those who share or rent information for direct marketing purposes. You may opt-out of such third party sharing of your personal information by following the instructions set forth in the How to Limit the Use of Personal Information section below.

Please Note:

We may provide your information to our Company Affiliates for use in connection with their businesses, including sending you offers and promotions. However, in connection with information collected under this Privacy Policy, they are required to comply with this Privacy Policy. "Affiliates" are persons or entities directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under common control with, or in the same corporate family as, VIP Flowers, LLC.

We may also share your information with our subcontractors, agents, consultants, financial institutions, credit/debit card payment processors, business partners, vendors and service providers, but we generally only authorize them to use such information for our benefit, for instance, to process your order and to better communicate and provide appropriate offers to you as a consumer. We may transfer your information in connection with the sale, lease, license, assignment (of part or all of our business), merger, reorganization or change of control of us or the division responsible for the Service with which your information is associated, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding.

We may combine information we receive from you via our Service with information from our Affiliates and third parties. We use the combined information to enhance and personalize your shopping experience with us and to communicate with you in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We may use your information to match it with other public and private data sources in order to enhance our records, such as appending additional information to your profile, or the records of our business partners. We also may work with other providers who also possess your information in order to engage in advertising and other promotional services, such as sharing your personal information with a third party who also has your personal information in order to enhance one or both of our advertising or promotional endeavors.

In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We reserve the right to disclose information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, as required by law, in response to legal process and law enforcement requests, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, respond to a government request, and as necessary or appropriate, in our view, to operate the Service, process orders or registrations, to conduct promotions, contests, and sweepstakes you participate in, and to protect the rights or property of the Company, its Affiliates, users, customers, recipients, Members, Sponsors, Providers, Licensors, Merchants and Associates (as these terms are defined in the Terms of Use).

We may retain your information in accordance with our data retention policies and for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

Please note that any personal information you reveal or post on one our public forums (as defined in the Terms of Use), such as a folder, survey, contest, sweepstakes, user review and rate forum, and all User Submissions, are not protected by this Privacy Policy and may be collected, shared and used by us and with third parties, including to contact you. Information you give out or post on our public forums you disclose at your own risk. 

Consent to Transfer and Submission

Our Service is operated in the United States. If you are located outside the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to and stored in the United States. By using the Services or otherwise providing us with information, you hereby consent to this transfer.

Although personal information collected by us through the our Service will be used by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy, laws generally applicable to the protection of personal data in the U.S. may not be as stringent as those in other countries.

Links to Other Web Sites

The VIP Flowers® wants you to be aware that when you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to affiliated or third-party services, you will be subject to the privacy policies and terms of use of those services, not ours. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement and user terms whenever using, and prior to providing any personal information to, any other service.

We may provide you with the ability to log into our Service using a social media account. We do not control the activities of such social media services and have no control over the data they collect or their privacy practices. You should review their privacy practices before using any such social media service.

Security and Passwords

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact us at admin@vipflowerspdx.com

If you place an order on our website, it encrypts the credit/debit card number you submit prior to transmission over the Internet using secure socket layer (SSL) encryption technology. This technology works best when the website is viewed using Microsoft IE®, Google Chrome®, Mozilla Firefox®, and Apple Safari® browsers. However, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Although we make reasonable efforts to safeguard personal information once we receive it, we cannot warrant the security of information we receive.

Portions of the Service (such as our Member registration and Address Book) may require registration and log-in processes in which you will select a user ID and password (collectively, the "Password"). Passwords provided to you by us are the confidential property of the Company and may be used by you solely for your individual use of the Service (and otherwise as specified by us). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any Password and for all activities that occur using your Password, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your Password or accounts.

How to Limit Use of Your Contact Information

We want to communicate with you only to the extent you want to hear from us.

Any promotional email we send to you or your gift or message recipients will include an “unsubscribe” link to use or a link to opt-out of receiving further promotional emails from the sender.

If you wish to set your preferences concerning promotional communications, or you prefer not to have your contact information shared with third parties, please let us know by emailing, writing or calling us as described below and identify your preferences regarding promotional communications and the sharing of your contact information. Your instructions will be processed as soon as reasonably practicable and in accordance with law.

Emailing us at: admin@vipflowespdx.com from the email address which you wish to have removed (i.e. not shared with third parties), and include your postal mailing address in the message; or

Writing to us at:

VIP FLOWERS
VIPFLOWERSPDX.COM
11050 SE POWELL BLVD
Suite 377
PORTLAND, OR 97266

Telephoning us at (1-503-760-1000)

Your Consent and Changes to this Policy

Subject to the above provisions, by using our Website and the Service, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, of which this policy is a part. We may change our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use from time to time as new features or services are added, suggestions from our customers are incorporated or other changes are made. We will also post changes on this page, and will endeavor to post any material changes on our website at least 30 days prior to their effective date - unless we believe changes must take effect sooner to comply with law or to protect the Company or our customers, users, Members, recipients, Sponsors, Providers, Licensors, Merchants, Associates and Affiliates, in which case the changes will be effective upon posting or as otherwise specified.

The date on which the current Privacy Policy and overall Terms of Use took effect is listed at the top of the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (see "Last Updated" at the top).

By using the Website and the Service, after such changes take effect, you agree to be legally bound and to abide by the revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, of which this policy is a part.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NEITHER THE COMPANY, NOR ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OR EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD-PARTY SERVICE OR CONTENT PROVIDERS ("PROVIDERS"), MERCHANTS ("MERCHANTS"), SPONSORS ("SPONSORS"), LICENSORS ("LICENSORS"), OR THE LIKE (COLLECTIVELY, "ASSOCIATES"), WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF SERVICE, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR CURRENCY OF ANY INFORMATION CONTENT, SERVICE, OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE; EXCEPT THAT THE COMPANY DOES GUARANTEE (THROUGH ITS "100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE") THAT YOUR FLORAL ARRANGEMENT WILL STAY FRESH FOR SEVEN DAYS AFTER DELIVERY AND THAT OUR FOOD STUFF PRODUCTS WILL BE WHOLESOME AND FREE OF SUBSTANTIAL DEFECTS, AND IF THEY ARE NOT, THE COMPANY'S SOLE MAXIMUM LIABILITY WILL BE, WITHIN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, NOT MORE THAN TO EITHER REFUND THE ACTUAL PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY THE CUSTOMER, OR TO REPLACE AND DELIVER AN EQUIVALENT FLORAL ARRANGEMENT OR AFFECTED FOOD STUFF PRODUCT AS SOON AS REASONABLY PRACTICABLE.

THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND THE COMPANY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO ORAL ADVICE OR WRITTEN OR ELECTRONICALLY DELIVERED INFORMATION GIVEN BY THE COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PROVIDERS, MERCHANTS, SPONSORS, LICENSORS, OR THE LIKE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTING, MARKETING, OR SELLING THE SERVICE PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR THIS WEBSITE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RELIANCE BY YOU ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICE OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE COMPANY'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES.

UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, AND THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL PRICES AND DISCOUNTS FOR ANY AND ALL PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED FOR SALE ("OFFERS') ARE EXCLUSIVE OF APPLICABLE SERVICE AND SHIPPING CHARGES AND FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES. PRODUCTS AND OFFERS MAY VARY AND ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY, DELIVERY RULES AND TIMES. OFFERS CANNOT BE COMBINED, ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON ALL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AND ARE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS, LIMITATIONS AND BLACKOUT PERIODS. PROMOTIONAL OFFERS (AS DEFINED BELOW) ARE LIMITED TO ONE PER CUSTOMER ORDER, ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE, ARE NOT FOR RESALE AND MAY NOT BE REDEEMED FOR CASH. PRICES AND CHARGES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

THE COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT, WITHIN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO REFUSE TO ACCEPT AND PROCESS ANY AND ALL CUSTOMER ORDERS AND TO SUSPEND, DISCONTINUE, AND REFUSE THE USE OR ACCEPTANCE OF ANY AND ALL OFFERS, PROMOTIONS, DISCOUNTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY AND ALL SAVINGS PASSES, REWARD PASSES, FRESH REWARDS, POINTS, AWARD CARDS, APPRECIATION AWARDS, GIFT CARDS, GIFT CERTIFICATES, PASSPORT MEMBER BENEFITS, AND ANY AND ALL OTHER SIMILAR DEVICES AND PROMOTIONAL OFFERS OR CAMPAIGNS ("PROMOTIONAL OFFERS") IN THE EVENT OF ADVERTISING ERRORS AND/OR THE ACTUAL OR SUSPECTED MISUSE, FRAUD OR ABUSE ASSOCIATED WITH SAID PROMOTIONAL OFFERS OR CUSTOMER ORDERS.

YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH ALL PROMOTIONAL CHANNELS OF THE COMPANY'S SERVICES AND THAT OF ITS AFFILIATES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE INTERNET, TELEPHONE, CATALOG, RADIO, TELEVISION, MOBILE DEVICE, SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM AND PARTICIPATING RETAIL STORES. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Third Party Service Providers

Some aspects of the Service may be dependent upon third party service providers, such as a wireless carrier or social media platform. We do not control such third party service providers and are not liable for their acts or omissions. In addition, such third party service provider may have their own terms, policies and guidelines. You should become familiar with all such terms, policies or guidelines prior to using the Service through such third party service provider.

Platform providers, such as Apple, Inc. and Google, Inc., that make our App available for download ("Platform Providers") are not parties to these Terms of Use. Platform Providers have no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App. In the event of any failure of the App to conform to the warranties herein, you may notify the applicable Platform Provider, and such Platform Provider may refund any purchases made through the App (if applicable). To the fullest extent permitted by law, Platform Providers will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App. You acknowledge that Platform Providers are not responsible for addressing any claims relating to the App or your possession and/or use of the App, including but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. The Platform Providers are third party beneficiaries of these Terms of Use, and Platform Providers will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms of Use against you as a third party beneficiary thereof. You represent that you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.

CONTENT
Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge that the Service contains information, data, software, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material (collectively "Content") that are protected by copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. All Content is copyrighted as a collective work under the U.S. copyright laws, and the Company or its Affiliates or other third party licensors may own a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such Content. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part. If no specific restrictions are displayed, you may use the content only for your personal non-commercial use and make copies of select portions of the Content, provided that the copies are made only for your personal use and that you maintain any notices contained in the Content, such as all copyright notices, trademark legends, or other proprietary rights notices. Except as provided in the preceding sentence or as permitted by the fair use privilege under the U.S. copyright laws (see e.g. 17 U.S.C. Section 107), you may not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute in any way Content protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, without obtaining permission of the owner of the copyright or other propriety right. In addition to the foregoing, use of any software Content shall be governed by the software license agreement accompanying such software.

Third Party Content on the Website

The Company is a distributor and not a publisher of the Content supplied by third parties on the Service. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of the Content expressed or made available by third parties, including Providers, Merchants, Sponsors, Licensors, or any user of the Service, are those of the respective authors or distributors and not of the Company or its Affiliates or any of its officers, directors, employees, or agents. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, NOR ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING ANY PROVIDER, MERCHANT, SPONSOR, LICENSOR, OR ANY OTHER USER OF THE SERVICE, GUARANTEES THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY CONTENT, NOR ITS MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

In many instances, the Content available through the Service represents the opinions and judgments of the respective Provider, Merchant, Sponsor, Licensor, subscriber, customer, or user, whether or not under contract with the Company. The Company neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, submission, posting, or statement made on the Service by anyone other than authorized Company employees. Under no circumstances shall the Company, or its Affiliates, or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, or agents, be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any Content or other information obtained through the Service. It is your responsibility to evaluate the information, opinion, advice, or other Content available through the Service.

User Submissions

The Company does not claim ownership of any Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to all such Content, including, without limitation, creative ideas, suggestions, content, postings, artwork, material or other submissions whether via email, feedback, a public forum or otherwise (collectively, "User Submissions"), you grant the Company and its Affiliates the worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right to use, communicate, reproduce, publish, display, perform, modify, alter, adapt, translate, sublicense, distribute, create derivative works from and exploit such User Submissions in any manner, including on the Service or any other web sites, in television programs, on radio, in books, magazines, articles, commentaries, and in any other medium now known or later developed without your consent. You also warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to any User Submissions you submit or post on or to the Service or otherwise transmit to the Company and that our public posting and other public or private use of such User Submissions will not infringe the rights of any third party. You acknowledge that you are not entitled now, or in the future, to any compensation for any User Submissions you may submit or post.

No User Submissions, regardless of how they may be marked, will be received by us in confidence, nor shall they be subject to any express or implied obligation of confidentially. Neither the Company, or its Affiliates, nor their respective officers, directors, agents or employees shall be liable for any use or disclosure of any User Submissions.

Except as otherwise specifically set forth to the contrary herein, and to the fullest extent permitted by law, you and your successors and assigns hereby waive any and all rights and remedies you may have against the Company, or its Affiliates, or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, or agents now or in the future, and hereby release the Company, its Affiliates, and any of their respective officers, directors, agents and employees from any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of action, damages, obligations, losses and expenses of whatever kind relating to providing, posting, transmitting or making available through the Service the User Submissions to the Company, or the Company receiving, evaluating, and utilizing the User Submissions.

In addition, the Company may, in our sole discretion, at any time and without prior notice to you, suspend or terminate any public forum, any other portion of the Service, or the subscription or registration of any user who violates any of these terms and conditions of use, any of the rules, regulations or guidelines or for any other behavior that we in our sole discretion believe is in breach of these Terms of Use.

Distribution/Uploading by Users of Third Party Content

Except as otherwise set forth in these Terms of Use, you agree not to upload to or otherwise distribute on the Service any Content created or owned by others which is subject to any copyright or other proprietary rights of any third party. The unauthorized submission or distribution of copyrighted or other proprietary third party Content is illegal and could subject you to personal liability for damages. You, not the Company, or its Affiliates, or any of their respective officers, directors, agents, employees, Merchants, Providers, Sponsors, Licensors, or the like, will be liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyrights or proprietary rights, or from any other harm arising from such submission.

Compliance with Laws and Export Regulations

You agree to use the Content and this Service in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations and in a manner that does not, in the sole judgment of the Company, negatively reflect on the goodwill or reputation of the Company or any of its Affiliates.

The U.S. export control laws regulate the export and re-export of technology originating in the United States. This includes the electronic transmission of information and software to foreign countries and to certain foreign nationals. You agree to abide by these laws and their regulations, including but not limited to the Export Administration Act and the Arms Export Control Act, and not to transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, any Content derived from the Service to either a foreign national or a foreign destination in violation of such laws.

The Company's Rights

The Company is not responsible for screening, policing, editing, or monitoring Content (including User Submissions). The Company (or its Affiliates) may elect, but is not obligated, to monitor, electronically or otherwise, areas of the Service and may disclose any Content (including User Submissions), records, or electronic communication of any kind and information you provide to the Company or its Affiliates, through the Service or otherwise, including all merchandising channels, (i) when we believe disclosure to be appropriate to comply with any law, regulation, or government or law enforcement request or to comply with judicial process; or (ii) if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate the Service and/or the overall business of the Company and its Affiliates; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of the Company, users of the Service, Affiliates, subscribers, customers, recipients, Sponsors, Providers, Licensors, or Merchants. Subject to the "Copyright Agent" provisions above, if notified of allegedly infringing, defamatory, damaging, illegal, or offensive Content, the Company may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of such Content from the Service.

The Company reserves the right to prohibit or remove conduct, communication, or Content (including User Submissions) that it deems in its sole discretion to be harmful to users of the Service, subscribers, customers, recipients, Providers, Merchants, Sponsors, or Licensors, content or service providers, the Company or its Affiliates, or any rights of the Company or any third party, or to violate any applicable law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither the Company, nor its Affiliates, Providers, Merchants, Sponsors, or Licensors can ensure prompt editing or removal of questionable Content after online posting. Accordingly, neither the Company, nor its Affiliates, nor any of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents or employees, nor any Provider, Merchant, Sponsor, or Licensor shall assume liability for any action or inaction with respect to conduct, communication, or Content (including User Submissions) on the Service.

Online Conduct

Any conduct by you that in the Company's sole discretion restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Service will not be permitted. You agree to use the Service in accordance with these Terms of Use and only for lawful purposes.

You agree that you will not use the Service to send unsolicited advertising, promotional material, or other forms of solicitation to other users, except in specified areas, if any, that are specifically designated for such a purpose. The provisions of these Terms of Use are for the benefit of the Company, its Affiliates and the Service Providers, Merchants, Sponsors and Licensors, and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly against the violator on its own behalf.

Privacy Policy

We recognize and respect the importance of maintaining the privacy of our users, customers and subscribers and have established a privacy policy as a result. In our Privacy Policy, which constitutes part of these Terms of Use, we describe why we gather information from users, customers, and subscribers, what information we collect, how we collect it, what we use the information for and how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of information about you. We encourage you to carefully read our Privacy Policy.

Loyalty Programs and Promotion Offers

From time to time, the Company and its Affiliates offer Loyalty Programs and Promotional Offers under various names to our customers, members, visitors and users. In addition to the terms and conditions set forth in the Terms of Use, these Loyalty Programs and Promotional Offers may be subject to their own specific and additional terms and conditions displayed on the marketing materials. Please be sure you have read and understand all of the terms and conditions of the Loyalty Programs and Promotional Offers before you purchase any of the products or services offered in association with these Loyalty Programs and Promotional Offers.

Indemnity

Except as otherwise specifically set forth to the contrary herein, and to the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company, its Affiliates and any of their respective officers, directors, agent or employees, from and against any and all liability, claims, costs and expenses (including without limitation reasonable legal fees and expenses), brought by any third party alleging, arising, related or resulting from (i) your use (or use by any third party using your account) of the Service, including in violation or breach of the Terms of Use, (ii) your User Submissions or (iii) your violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation.

Termination of Usage

The Company may terminate your access, or suspend your access to all or part of the Service, without notice, for any reason, including conduct that the Company, in its sole discretion, believes is a violation or breach of these Terms of Use, is in violation of any applicable law or is harmful to the interests of another user, customer, recipient, subscriber, a third-party Provider, Merchant, Sponsor, Licensor, content or service provider, the Company or its Affiliates.

Severability

If any term or other provision of these Terms of Use are deemed by a final court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or incapable of being enforced by any rule of law, or public policy, all other terms, conditions and provisions of this these Terms of Use shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect to the maximum extent permitted by law. Upon such determination that any term or other provision is invalid, illegal or incapable of being enforced, the court shall modify only the affected term, condition or provision to effect the original intent of the parties as closely as possible so that the contemplated transactions are fulfilled and the Company and its Affiliates are protected to the greatest extent possible.

Acknowledgment and Changes

This Agreement represents the entire understanding between you and the Company regarding your relationship with the Company and supersedes any prior statements or representations. YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE by accessing any areas of the Service, or using the telephone, catalog, radio, television, mobile device and participating retail stores.

We reserve the right to change the Terms of Use at any time. If we make any change to the Terms of Use, we will post those changes on this, or any other appropriate page, and they will become effective upon the later of 1) the date specified by the Company, if any, or 2) the posting. By accessing the Service after changes are made to the Terms of Use and posted on the Service, you agree to be legally bound and to abide by the amended terms.