To become a Client, you must provide your name, email address, other registration information, and select a password ("Account Information"), which you should not share with any third parties. In becoming a Client, you represent and warrant that: (a) all required Account Information you submit is truthful and accurate, and (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such Account Information. Please keep your Account Information confidential. If someone accesses our Services using your Account Information, we will rely on that Account Information and will assume that it is really you or someone you have authorized who is accessing the Services. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your Account Information and all activities (including orders placed through the Services) that occur under or in connection with your Account. We reserve the right to take whatever action we deem necessary to preserve the security of the Services and your Account, including without limitation terminating your Account, changing your password, or requesting additional information to authorize transactions on your Account. You agree to be responsible for any act or omission of any users that access the Services under your Account. You may not use anyone else's Account at any time without the permission of the Account holder. Please notify us immediately if you become aware that your Account Information is being used without authorization. You agree not to register for more than one Account, register for an Account on behalf of an individual other than yourself without such individual's authorization, or register for an Account on behalf of any group or entity. You must be at least 18 years old to be a Client. If we later discover or suspect that a person under 18 years old has created and Account, we reserve the right to take steps to cancel that request.
OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
You are solely responsible for Your Content. You assume all risks associated with use of Your Content. You understand that we do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to Your Content. You may not represent or imply to others that Your Content is in any way provided, sponsored or endorsed by us. We are not obligated to back up Your Content, and Your Content may be deleted at any time without prior notice. You are solely responsible for creating and maintaining your own backup copies of Your Content if you desire. We will not be liable for the deletion or accuracy of Your Content; the failure to store, transmit, or receive transmission of Your Content; or the security, privacy, storage, or transmission of other communications originating with or involving use of the Services. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or remove Your Content at any time for any reason. Please make sure that you only provide information to the Services that you are allowed to share without violating any obligations you may have to a third party.
We do not claim any ownership of Your Content. By making available Your Content on or in the Services, you represent that you own or have all rights necessary to make available Your Content to us.
You hereby grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to us a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, and fully sublicensable license to license, reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt, publicly display and perform, prepare derivative works of, incorporate into other works, and otherwise use Your Content (in whole or in part) for the purposes of including Your Content in the Services and operating, providing and promoting the Services. You agree to irrevocably waive (and cause to be waived) any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to Your Content.
GENERAL RULES OF USER CONDUCT
You agree not to (i) take any action or (ii) make available any content on or through the Services that: (A) violates any third-party right, including any intellectual property or proprietary right; (B) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, obscene, offensive, or profane; (C) constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail; (D) involves commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent; (E) impersonates any person or entity.
RIGHT TO SUSPEND
Norma Hill Designs reserves the right, in its discretion, to suspend your Account, your use of the Services or the sending of products at any time at our discretion including, as necessary to protect the security or operation of the Services.
In the event that you provide us any ideas, thoughts, criticisms, suggested improvements or other feedback related to Products or the Services (collectively "Feedback"), you agree we may use the Feedback to: (a) improve our Services or any Products and (b) promote the Services and Products, and that you will not be due any compensation for your Feedback that is used in these ways. To the extent that we have your name, likeness, or voice, this will be part of the Feedback and you agree that we may use your name, likeness and voice in the same manner that we can use other Feedback. You grant to us a worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid, perpetual, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, modify, translate, distribute, perform, display, import, sell, offer for sale, make, have made and otherwise exploit the Feedback in any form, media, or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, and to allow others to do the same. This is true whether you provide the Feedback on the Services or through any other method of communication with us, unless we have entered into a separate agreement with you that provides otherwise.
MODIFICATIONS TO THE SITE OR SERVICES
We reserve the right to modify or discontinue the Services with or without notice to you. We will not be liable to you or any third party should we exercise our right to modify or discontinue the Services. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse will be to cease access to the Services. Continued access to the Services following notice of any such changes will indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and satisfaction with the Services as so modified. You agree that we, in our sole discretion, may immediately terminate your access to the Services at any time, for any reason, in our sole discretion. You agree that we will not be liable to you or any other party for any termination of your access to the Services.
THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND OTHER WEBSITES
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
Some states do not allow exclusion of implied warranties, so these exclusions may not apply in individual cases. You may have additional rights that vary from state to state. To the extent that we may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty, the scope and duration of such warranty will be the maximum permitted under such applicable law.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You acknowledge and agree that we are only willing to collect payment, facilitate the fulfillment of orders, and provide access to the Services if you agree to certain limitations of our liability to you and to third parties. You understand that to the extent permitted under applicable law, in no event will we or our officers, employees, directors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, or licensors be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of revenues, profits, goodwill, use, data, lost opportunities, or business interruptions or other intangible losses (even if such parties were advised of, knew of or should have known of the possibility of such damages, and notwithstanding the failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy), arising out of or related to your use of or access to, or the inability to use or to access, the Services, regardless of whether such damages are based on contract, tort (including negligence and strict liability), warranty, statute, or otherwise. We will not be liable for any damages arising from the products or for any information appearing on any other site linked to our Services. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Services, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use of the Services. Our total liability to you for all claims arising from or related to the Services is limited to the total amount of your order.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations and disclaimers may not apply to you. To the extent that we may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of our liability will be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.
Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances will we or our licensors be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of god, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, or non-performance of third parties.
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. In connection with our Services, we have adopted and implemented a policy respecting copyright law that provides for the removal of any infringing materials and for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of users of our Services who are repeat infringers of intellectual property rights, including copyrights. If you believe that one of our users is, through the use of our Services, unlawfully infringing the copyright(s) in a work, and wish to have the allegedly infringing material removed, the following information in the form of a written notification (pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) must be provided to our designated Copyright Agent:
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- Identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you claim to have been infringed;
- Identification of the material on our Services that you claim is infringing and that you request us to remove;
- Sufficient information to permit us to locate such material;
- Your address, telephone number, and email address;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Please note that, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), any misrepresentation of material fact (falsities) in a written notification automatically subjects the complaining party to liability for any damages, costs and attorney's fees incurred by us in connection with the written notification and allegation of copyright infringement.
Our copyright agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Services is:
Designated Agent: Copyright Agent
Address of Agent: 817 Eugenie Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024
ARBITRATION AGREEMENT; CLASS WAIVER; WAIVER OF TRIAL BY JURY.
Please read this Section ("Arbitration Agreement") carefully. It is part of your contract with us and affects your rights. It contains procedures for mandatory binding arbitration and a class action waiver.
Notice Requirement and Informal Dispute Resolution.
Before either party may seek arbitration, the party must first send to the other party a written Notice of Dispute ("Notice") describing the nature and basis of the claim or dispute, and the requested relief. A Notice to us should be sent to: Norma Hill Designs, 817 Eugenie Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024. After the Notice is received, the parties may attempt to resolve the claim or dispute informally. If the parties do not resolve the claim or dispute within thirty (30) days after the Notice is received, either party may begin an arbitration proceeding The amount of any settlement offer made by any party may not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator has determined the amount of the award, if any, to which either party is entitled. Arbitration Rules. Arbitration will be initiated through the American Arbitration Association ("AAA
"), an established alternative dispute resolution provider ("ADR Provider
") governing the arbitration are available online at www.adr.org
or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. The arbitration will be conducted by a single, neutral arbitrator. Any claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is less than Ten Thousand U.S. Dollars (US $10,000.00) may be resolved through binding non-appearance-based arbitration, at the option of the party seeking relief. For claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is Ten Thousand U.S. Dollars (US $10,000.00) or more, the right to a hearing will be determined by the Arbitration Rules. Any hearing will be held in a location within 100 miles of your residence, unless you reside outside of the United States, and unless the parties agree otherwise. If you reside outside of the U.S. the arbitrator will give the parties reasonable notice of the date, time and place of any oral hearings. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. If the arbitrator grants you an award that is greater than the last settlement offer that we made to you prior to the initiation of arbitration, we will pay you the greater of the award or $2,500.00. Each party will bear its own costs (including attorneys' fees) and disbursements arising out of the arbitration and will pay an equal share of the fees and costs of the ADR Provider.
Additional Rules for Non-Appearance Based Arbitration. If non-appearance based arbitration is elected, the arbitration will be conducted by telephone, online and/or based solely on written submissions; the specific manner will be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration. The arbitration will not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise agreed by the parties.
Time Limits. If either party pursues arbitration, the arbitration action must be initiated and/or demanded within the statute of limitations (i.e., the legal deadline for filing a claim) and within any deadline imposed under the AAA Rules for the pertinent claim.
Waiver of Jury Trial. The parties hereby waive their constitutional and statutory rights to go to court and have a trial in front of a judge or a jury, instead electing that all claims and disputes will be resolved by arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement. Arbitration procedures are typically subject only to very limited review by a court. In the event any litigation should arise between the parties in any state or federal court in a suit to vacate or enforce an arbitration award or otherwise, the parties waive all rights to a jury trial, instead electing that the dispute be resolved by a judge.
Waiver of Class or Consolidated Actions. All claims and disputes within the scope of this arbitration agreement must be arbitrated or litigated on an individual basis and not on a class basis, and claims of more than one customer or user cannot be arbitrated or litigated jointly or consolidated with those of any other customer or user.
Confidentiality. All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, including but not limited to the award of the arbitrator and compliance therewith, will be strictly confidential. The parties agree to maintain confidentiality unless otherwise required by law. This paragraph will not prevent a party from submitting to a court of law any information necessary to enforce this Agreement, to enforce an arbitration award, or to seek injunctive or equitable relief.
Severability. If any part or parts of this Arbitration Agreement are found under the law to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then such specific part or parts will be of no force and effect and will be severed and the remainder of this Arbitration Agreement will continue in full force and effect.
Right to Waive. Any or all of the rights and limitations set forth in this Arbitration Agreement may be waived by the party against whom the claim is asserted. Such waiver will not waive or affect any other portion of this Arbitration Agreement.
Survival. This Arbitration Agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with us.
Small Claims Court. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may bring an individual action in small claims court.
Emergency Equitable Relief. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may seek emergency equitable relief before a state or federal court in order to maintain the status quo pending arbitration. A request for interim measures will not be deemed a waiver of any other rights or obligations under this Arbitration Agreement.
Claims Not Subject to Arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, claims of defamation, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and infringement or misappropriation of the other party's patent, copyright, trademark or trade secrets will not be subject to this Arbitration Agreement.
Courts. In any circumstances where the foregoing Arbitration Agreement permits the parties to litigate in court, the parties hereby agree to submit exclusively to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within San Francisco, California for such purpose.
We may give notice to you by email, a posting on the Services, or other reasonable means. You must give notice to us in writing via email to email@example.com
Norma Hill Designs
817 Eugenie Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024
Last updated July 28, 2017