TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT & PRIVACY POLICY

 

A. TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT

Welcome to the premierdesigns.com website (the “Website”) of Premier Designs, Inc. (the “Company” or “us” or “we”).  You (the “User”) have requested access to the Website and other mobile applications, the Services (defined below) that we provide through the Website and information, images, graphics, data, text, files, links, photographs, graphics, audio, video, messages, software, messages, communications, content, organization, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion, HTML, XML, Java code and other content related to the Website as well as in e-mail, text and other electronic messages between you and our Website and through mobile and desktop applications of the Company that you may download or otherwise access through our Website, which may provide dedicated browser and/or non-browser-based interaction between you and this Website (collectively “Content”).  It does not apply to information collected by us offline or through any other means, including on any other website or software application or device operated by the Company (including our affiliates and subsidiaries) or through any other third party providing services through the Company; or any other third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.  Please carefully read the terms and conditions of use of the Website and Content (these “Terms of Use”).  Your access and use of the Website and Content is conditioned on your acceptance and agreement without modification to these Terms of Use.  By using this Website, you have agreed to be bound by these Terms of Use.  Please note that other portions of the Website may contain additional and/or different terms and conditions of use.

 

Access

We may provide you with a variety of resources, such as news and information about our Company, your account information, the ability to communicate electronically with the Company, and access to services and information available from time to time on or through the Website (the “Services”).  We reserve the right in our sole and absolute discretion to terminate, modify, or suspend your access to the Website, Content or Services at any time (for any reason, or for no reason).  In particular, and without limitation, we may terminate, modify, or suspend your access to the Website, Content and/or Services upon your non-compliance with these Terms of Use, and, if you are a Jeweler of the Company, your Application and Agreement (the “Jeweler Agreement”) or if you violate our rights or the rights of any other party.

 

Privacy

Our Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and made a part of, these Terms of Use. 

 

Conduct

You represent and warrant that (a) you are at least 18 years of age, (b) your use of the Website and Content is legal in, and does not violate any laws or rules of, the jurisdictions in which you reside or from which you use or otherwise access the Website, (c) all information (if any) provided by you to us is correct, (d) you possess the legal right and ability to enter into these Terms of Use, (e) your use of the Website and Content shall be in accordance with these Terms of Use (and if you are a Jeweler of the Company, the Jeweler Agreement and the Policies and Procedures of the Company), (f) your use of the Website and Content shall be in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, (g) you are capable of assuming, and do assume, any risks related to the use of the Website and Content, and (h) you understand and accept the terms, conditions and risks relating to the use of the Website and Content. 

You may not copy, transmit, distribute, sell or publish any or all of the Website, Content or Services, without our prior, express and written consent.  In your use of the Content, such as printing it, you may not remove or alter, or cause to be removed or altered, any notice, mark, or legend in or on the Content, including, but not limited to, copyright notices, trademarks, and disclaimers.  You may not create derivative works of the Website or Content.  In connection with your access to, and/or use of, the Website and Content, you agree not to:

(i)  Use the Website, Content or Services, in whole or in part, except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use or use the Website or Content for any purpose that is unlawful, immoral, or prohibited by these Terms of Use or any applicable local, state, or federal law, rule, or regulation;

(ii)  Use the Website, Content or Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website, Content or Services, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website, Content or Services;

(iii)   Obtain, or attempt to obtain, any materials, information, or other Content through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Website;

(iv)  Circumvent, or attempt to circumvent, any security feature of the Website;

(v)  Modify, delete, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer the Website, Content or Services in any way whatsoever;

(vi)  Upload, e-mail or otherwise transmit to or through the Website or Services, any advertising, promotional, or other unauthorized communication, including, without limitation, “junk mail,” “surveys,” unsolicited e-mail, “spam,” “chain letters,” or “pyramid schemes”;

(vii)  Upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any material that contains “trojan horses,” “worms,” software viruses, or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to or that might interrupt, destroy, interfere or limit the functionality of the Website, Content or Services, or any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

(viii)  Use any automated means, including, but not limited to, electronic “spiders,” “robots,” or “crawlers,” to download data from any of our databases; or

(ix)  Incorporate data from any of our databases into any emails or other “white pages” products or services, whether browser-based, based on proprietary client-side applications, or web-based, without our prior, express and written consent.

 

Intellectual Property Rights

Unless otherwise indicated, our Website and Content are property of the Company, its affiliates, its licensors or other third parties and are protected under applicable copyright, trademark, patent, and other intellectual property rights and laws. Except as specifically allowed in these Terms of Use, the copying, redistribution, use, or publication by you of the Content is strictly prohibited.  No ownership or other interest or license in or to any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property rights or to the Content are being granted, assigned or transferred in these Terms of Use or by reason of your access to, and use of, the Website, Content or Services.

All trademarks, service marks, trade names and copyrights displayed on the Website or in the Content are proprietary to us or their respective owners.  You acquire no rights or licenses in or to any trademarks, service marks, trade names or copyrights displayed on the Website.

Access to the Website and Content, and use of our Services, are being provided for your business use only. You may not reproduce, republish, distribute, assign, sublicense, retransmit, sell, or prepare derivative works of the Website or Content, or resell or make our Services available to others.    All rights in and to the Website and our Content not expressly granted in these Terms of Use remain in us or in our licensors.

 

Confidential and Proprietary Information

During the course of your use of the Website, you may have access to information which is confidential and proprietary to us or our suppliers, licensors, or other similar entities. The term “Proprietary Information” means any information or material which is proprietary and confidential to us or our suppliers, licensors or other similar entities, and includes any of the following information and material licensed, owned or developed by any such party or its agents: business records and plans; business information; product formulation and specifications; marketing plans and strategies; financial statements; Jeweler lists and information, genealogies, compensation plans and financial information,customer lists and records; technical information; inventions; product design; information; services; pricing structure; discounts; computer programs and listings; source code and/or object code; software; and any other such proprietary information.  You understand and acknowledge that the Proprietary Information is owned, obtained or licensed by us or our suppliers, licensors, or other similar entities, by the investment of significant time, effort and expense, and that the Proprietary Information is a valuable, special and unique asset of ours or our suppliers, licensors, or other similar entities, which provides us with a significant competitive advantage.  Therefore, you must hold in confidence and not disclose the Proprietary Information to any person or entity without our prior written consent.  You shall be liable for any and all breaches of Terms of Use and any unauthorized use or disclosure of Proprietary Information.  If you become compelled by applicable law, regulation or legal process to disclose any of the Proprietary Information, you shall promptly provide us with notice in order for us to seek a protective order or other appropriate remedy.  Further, if you become compelled to disclose any of the Proprietary Information, you must disclose only that portion of the Proprietary Information you are legally required to disclose as confirmed by a legal opinion of your counsel at your expense.  Upon our request, you shall return all materials containing Proprietary Information.

 

Indemnification

You shall indemnify, defend, and hold us, our affiliates and our licensors, owners, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, information providers, suppliers, attorneys, agents, parents, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, and the owners, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, attorneys, agents, parents, subsidiaries and affiliated entities of each of them (collectively, “our Affiliated Parties”) harmless from any liability, loss, claim, damages, suit, judgment, cost or expense, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to your (a) failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions or (b) use of the Website or Content.  We have no duty to reimburse, defend, indemnify, or hold you harmless resulting from, relating to, or arising out of, these Terms and Conditions, the Website, or your access to or use of the Website or Content.

 

Disclaimers

WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE.  TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE WEBSITE AND ALL SUCH CONTENT, SERVICES, SOFTWARE AND PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” “WITH ALL FAULTS,” AND “AS AVAILABLE.”  WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, THE WEBSITE, SERVICES AND CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND THOSE ARISING BY LAW, STATUTE, USAGE OF TRADE OR COURSE OF DEALING AND ANY LIABILITY WITH REGARD TO THE WEBSITE, CONTENT AND SERVICES AND ANY ACTIONS RESULTING FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN ANY SERVICE.

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, SERVICES AND CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.  ALTHOUGH OUR CONTENT MAY BE UPDATED FROM TIME TO TIME, IT MAY BE OUT OF DATE AND/OR MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS.  WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INABILITY OR FAILURE (FOR ANY REASON) TO ACCESS THE WEBSITE OR CONTENT OR OTHERWISE USE OR RECEIVE INFORMATION OR SERVICES FROM OR REGARDING THE WEBSITE, CONTENT, OR YOUR PURCHASES FROM US.  WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH ANY HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE SYSTEMS OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR MAINTAINING ANY CONSUMER DATA OR FOR THE DELETION, CORRUPTION, DESTRUCTION, DAMAGE, LOSS OR FAILURE OF ANY CONSUMER DATA OR FOR ANY THIRD PARTY ACCESS TO ANY CONSUMER DATA.

WE MAKE NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION AS TO THE LEVEL OF SUCCESS, IF ANY, INDIVIDUALS MAY ACHIEVE BY USING ANY OF OUR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.  INDIVIDUAL RESULTS MAY VARY AND DEPEND ON MANY FACTORS INCLUDING AN INDIVIDUAL’S SPECIFIC FINANCIAL SITUATION, EFFORTS AND ACTIONS.  YOU SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS SUCH AS AN ACCOUNTANT, ATTORNEY AND/OR PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE FOR YOUR BUSINESS. 

FURTHER, WE AND OUR LICENSORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES THAT THE CONTENT OR THE SERVICES OR THE MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE APPROPRIATE OR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN ALL GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS.  IF YOU USE THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES OR ANY MATERIALS OR TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, EXPORT AND IMPORT REGULATIONS OF OTHER COUNTRIES.  NEITHER WE NOR ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS, PARTNERS OR AFFILIATES WARRANT THAT SITE, ITS SERVERS OR ANY E-MAIL SENT FROM THE WEBSITE OR ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS, PARTNERS OR AFFILIATES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

 

Use of Services 

By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using our Content, Services or any other portion of the Website, you will not:

(i)  Modify, delete, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer the Website, Content or Services in any way whatsoever;

(ii)  Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;

(iii)  Use the Services except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use or publish, transmit, copy, reproduce, e-mail, post, upload, distribute, or disseminate (or use the Website or Content to do any of the foregoing with respect to) any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, or unlawful topic, name, material, or information;

(iv)  Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents;

(v)  Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or program that may damage the operation of another’s computer;

(vi)  Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Service specifically allows such messages;

(vii)  Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk mail, spam, unsolicited e-mail, or any advertising, promotional, or unauthorized communication;

(viii)  Download any file posted by another user of a Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner;

(ix)  Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software, or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;

(x)  Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Services or any other portion of the Website or Content;

(xi)  Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines that may be applicable for any particular Service or any other portion of the Website or Content;

(xii)  Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including, but not limited to, e-mail addresses, without their prior, express, and written consent;

(xiii)  Violate any applicable laws, rules or regulations;

(xiv)  Use the Services if you are located in a country embargoed by the U.S. or are on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals; or

(xv)  Share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.

We have no obligation to monitor the Services, the Website or Content.  However, we reserve the right to review materials posted to a Service and to remove any materials in our sole discretion.  We assume no liability relating to our monitoring acts or omissions.

We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, rule, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in our sole discretion.

Materials uploaded to a Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction, and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

 

Information Provided to Us 

Subject to the Privacy Policy, any and all information, data, sound, photographs, videos, and works of authorship that you provide to us, including all comments and suggestions (collectively “Visitor Generated Content”), you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, assignable, sublicenseable, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and fully paid-up license to use, possess, copy, distribute, sell, sublicense, disclose, display publicly, perform, modify, make, have made, import, export, and prepare derivative works of such Visitor Generated Content through multiple tiers of distribution in any and all media now known or hereafter invented. 

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Visitor Generated Content, as provided herein.  We are under no obligation to post or use any Visitor Generated Content you may provide and may remove any Visitor Generated Content at any time in our sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing, or submitting your Visitor Generated Content, you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Visitor Generated Content as described in this section including, but not limited to, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input, or submit the Visitor Generated Content.

You are legally responsible for all Visitor Generated Content uploaded, posted, or stored through your use of the Services. 

Our Services may include bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other messaging facilities designed to enable you to upload or distribute information, materials and other content, or to communicate with the public at-large or with a group. You are solely responsible for all information, images, graphics, data, text, files, links, software, messages, communications, and other materials (the “End User Content”) that you (or someone using your account) publicly or privately publish, post, distribute, display, disseminate, or otherwise transmit via the Website.  We do not control or necessarily screen or monitor the End User Content posted on the Website and, as such, we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such End User Content.  We reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to edit, delete, or record any End User Content appearing on the Website.  You understand that entering or using the Website may expose you to End User Content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable to you. You agree to use the Services only to post, send, and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Service. You grant to us a limited non-exclusive, transferable, assignable, sublicenseable, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and fully paid-up license to use, possess, copy, distribute, sell, sublicense, disclose, display publicly, perform, modify, make, have made, import, export, and prepare derivative works of the End User Content for purposes of providing to you the Services for which the End User Content was provided.

 

Special Notice Regarding Copyright Infringement

 

You may not use our Services to infringe copyrights.  We will attempt to terminate Service to anyone who we become aware is repeatedly using our Services in violation of copyright law. IT IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO USE THE SERVICES IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE COPYRIGHT LAWS.

 

We reserve the right to take any and all action we deem appropriate if we become aware of conduct that we believe does not conform to the requirements of this policy, any agreement pursuant to which you use our Services or any software that utilizes them, these Terms of Use for the Website or applicable law.

 

Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE AND OUR AFFILIATED PARTIES SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT OR OTHER INFORMATION OR SERVICE RELATED TO THE WEBSITE AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, OR LITIGATION), (I) ARISING FROM ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE UPON THE CONTENT OR OUR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, (II) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE WEBSITE OR CONTENT, OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, CONTENT, OR RELATED SERVICES, OR FROM THE USE OR MISUSE OF ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, RELATED GRAPHICS, AND CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, (III) ANY INCORRECT OR MISSING INFORMATION OR DATA, OR (IV) OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OR RESULTING FROM LOSS OF YOUR DATA OR INFORMATION, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. 

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INTERRUPTED, INACCESSIBLE OR UNAVAILABLE NETWORKS, SERVERS, SATELLITES, INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS, WEBSITES, OR OTHER CONNECTIONS, OR FOR MISCOMMUNICATIONS, FAILED, JUMBLED, SCRAMBLED, DELAYED, OR MISDIRECTED COMPUTER, TELEPHONE OR CABLE TRANSMISSIONS, OR FOR ANY TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS, FAILURES OR DIFFICULTIES. 

THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS SHALL APPLY TO YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW PERMITS, IN ALL ACTIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY.  ANY CLAUSE DECLARED INVALID SHALL BE DEEMED SEVERABLE AND NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF THE REMAINDER OF THESE TERMS OF USE.

 

Links

The Website may, from time to time, contain links to or reference third party websites, resources and advertisers (collectively, “Third Party Sites”).  Your linking to such Third Party Sites is at your own risk.  We are not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any content, data, opinions, advice, statements, or other information made on the Third Party Sites.  We do not investigate, monitor, or check such Third Party Sites for accuracy or completeness.  We are not responsible for the availability of these Third Party Sites, nor are we responsible for the aesthetics, appeal, suitability to taste or subjective quality of informational content, advertising, products or other materials made available on or through such Third Party Sites.  We are providing these links to you only as a convenience and may discontinue providing such links at any time in our sole discretion without notice to you.  No endorsement of any third party content, information, data, opinions, advice, statements, goods, services or products is expressed or implied by any information, material or content of any Third Party Site contained in, referred to, included on, or linked from or to, the Website.  If you decide to leave the Website and access these Third Party Sites, you do so at your own risk.  Under no circumstances shall we or any affiliated providers be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss, injury, or damage caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with the use of, or reliance on, any content, information, data, opinions, advice, statements, goods, services, or products available on such Third Party Sites.  You should direct any concerns to the respective Third Party Site’s administrator or webmaster.  Any links to Third Party Sites do not imply that we are legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through such links, or that any linked Third Party Site is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of ours.

 

Linking to Our Corporate Site

If you are a Jeweler of the Company, you are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a hypertext link to the Website from the self-replicating website we provide to you, provided such link is in compliance with these Terms of Use, the Application and Agreement and our Policies and Procedures.  You cannot create an impression that any subdomain on the Website is part of your website.  This limited right may be revoked at any time.  

 

Modification

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms of Use at any time.  You should read these Terms of Use periodically for changes.  If you use the Website after we post changes to these Terms of Use, you will be deemed to have accepted the changed Terms of Use.

 

Governing Law

These Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to conflicts of law principles.  Any cause of action by you with respect to the Website must be instituted within two years after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred.  Any legal action concerning these Terms of Use shall be brought in the state and federal courts located in Dallas, Texas.  The parties hereby consent to such jurisdiction and venue. 

 

Relief Available for Violation

In the event of an actual or threatened violation of these Terms of Use, these Terms of Use may be enforced by injunctive relief or specific performance without proof of actual damages but upon proof of all other requirements for the grant of such relief, in addition to any and all other available remedies.

 

Miscellaneous

The provisions of these Terms of Use are severable, and in the event any provision of these Terms of Use is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not in any way affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.  Our waiver of a breach of any provision of these Terms of Use by you shall not operate or be construed as a waiver by us of any subsequent breach by you.

This Section, and the provisions of these Terms of Use addressing disclaimers of representations and warranties, indemnity obligations, intellectual property and governing law, shall survive the termination of these Terms of Use.

These Terms of Use do not limit any rights or remedies that we or our suppliers, licensors, or other similar entities, may have under trade secret, copyright, patent, trademark or other laws.

These Terms of Use, and our Privacy Policy, and any end user click-through agreements contained on the Website and, if you are a Jeweler of the Company, your Jeweler Agreement and the Policies and Procedures, constitute the entire agreement between us with respect to your use of the Website, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements.  No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.  The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.

A printed version of these Terms of Use and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in arbitration or any judicial or administrative proceedings based upon, or relating to, these Terms of Use to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.  It is the express wish of the parties that these Terms of Use and all related documents be drawn up in English as spoken in the United States.

BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF USE, UNDERSTAND THEM AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREIN, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME.

 

B.  PRIVACY POLICY

Thank you for visiting the Website.  We are committed to maintaining the privacy and security of your personally identifiable information as you visit the Website and communicate through us via email, text or other electronic messages and/or through mobile and desktop applications.  This Privacy Policy explains our commitment to protect the personally identifiable information we collect, use, or disclose through the Website (this “Privacy Policy”).  Please carefully read this Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into, and made a part of, the Terms of Use.

 

Overview

Any communication or material you provide to us, whether received online, electronically, otherwise collected by or submitted to us, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary.  Anything you transmit or post becomes our property and may be used for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, market, research, development of prospect lists, project planning, broadcast, posting and marketing, among other things.

 

Information We Collect

Throughout the Website, you may voluntarily submit information that personally identifies you (the “Personally Identifiable Information”).  For example, we may ask you to voluntarily submit Personally Identifiable Information, if you request information regarding our products and services, or request access to certain parts of the Website.  Personally Identifiable Information includes, but is not limited to, your (a) name, (b) physical address, (c) phone number, (d) fax number, (e) e-mail address, (f) engine type and value, (g) viewing preferences, and/or (h) product interests and comments.  We may maintain a record of this information.

At some sections of the Website, only persons who provide us with the requested information will be able to obtain information or otherwise participate in the Website’s activities, services, and offerings.

To help us tailor the Website to the needs and interests of our visitors, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect various types of information about you, your equipment, browsing actions and patterns that do not identify you personally such as the products you purchase, the services you use, the frequency of such purchase and uses, the type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS X), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Comcast, Earthlink), the length of time you spend on the Website, which pages you visited within the Website, which site you visited before coming to ours, and which site you accessed when you left the Website (collectively, “Non-Personally Identifiable Information”).  “Collected Information” means Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information collectively.

 

How We Use the Information We Collect

In general, we use Personally Identifiable Information to manage your account, communicate with you, improve our provision of Services to you and to enhance your experience.  We may use the Personally Identifiable Information (a) to personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs), (b) to process transactions, generate invoices, and provide other billing and payment services, (c) to provide to third parties to maintain and/or operate the Website, (d) to give to our business partners and third party vendors that provide services or products selected by you, (e) to fulfill your requests and product or Service orders, (f) to provide you with information on products, specials, newsletters, promotions and other services we provide, (g) for marketing research, (h) to enforce the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, (i) if you are a Jeweler with the Company, to enforce the terms of your Jeweler Agreement and the Policies and Procedures and in connection with our business relationship as set forth in such documents, (j) to protect your personal safety and the personal safety of our users and the public in general (whether in emergency situations or otherwise), (k) to comply with the law or governmental or regulatory requirements, enforce our Websites policies or protect the rights, property or safety of the Company and others and (l) as otherwise permitted by law.

We aggregate the Non-Personally Identifiable Information with information collected from other visitors of the Website to track overall visitor traffic patterns.  This aggregated information allows us to develop statistics that are helpful to understanding how our visitors use the Website.  We use this aggregated information to monitor, maintain, and improve the functionality and content of the Website, making it more responsive to the needs of our visitors.  We may also use the Non-Personally Identifiable Information for the enhancement, operation, management or maintenance of the Website, in connection with developing and operating new websites and for historical, statistical, scientific, or other purposes.  We reserve the right to use, sell, and assign for any and all purposes all Non-Personally Identifiable Information; and you authorize us to use, sell, and assign, for any and all purposes, all Non-Personally Identifiable Information.

We may provide the Collected Information to our partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, third party vendors, agents and contractors, to a subsequent operator of the Website, or to a successor-in-interest or a purchaser of our business.  We may employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you.  Your use of the Website constitutes your consent to the collection and uses of the Collected Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose Collected Information in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.

 

Security

We place a priority on protecting your Personally Identifiable Information and take commercially reasonable measures to secure and protect such information.  However, we cannot guarantee that any electronic commerce is totally secure.  For example, we have no control over the information collected by your Internet service provider or your employer (if the Website is made available to you through your employer or if you send us Personally Identifiable Information through your employer-provided email account), or information that you disclose in a public forum.  Any such third party that collects your Personally Identifiable Information may use the information in accordance with its terms and conditions of use (and related privacy policies), which may be different from this Privacy Policy.  We are not responsible for any information collected by such third parties and/or how such information is used or maintained.  Neither any third party nor we have the authority to make any representations or commitments on behalf of the other.  After a transaction, a Jeweler’s private information credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc. will be kept on file for more than 60 days in order to process recurring payments and the process of federal tax documentation.

 

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We and our service providers use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with the Website.  We use cookies and other technologies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.  We reserve the right to place a text file called a “cookie” or other tracking device in the browser files of your computer.  The cookie itself does not contain information that would personally identify you, although it could enable us to relate your use of the Website to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided to the Website.  This may enable us to tailor the Website operation to your needs, likes and dislikes.  Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can adjust yours to notify you of a cookie placement request, refuse certain cookies or decline cookies completely.  We may use third parties to serve our advertisements on other websites.  In serving our advertisements, these companies may use cookies and other tracking devices to collect certain information about your visits to other websites (such as browser type), IP address, which page was visited, and time of day).  This information may be used to evaluate our online advertising campaigns or to tailor promotions and other marketing messages to you.  You may elect to refuse cookies.  Please refer to your browser Help instructions to learn more about cookies and how to manage their use.  We belong to ad networks that may use your browsing activity across participating websites to show you interest-based advertisements on those websites.  Currently, our Website does not recognize if your browser sends a “do not track” signal or similar mechanism to indicate you do not wish to be tracked or receive interest-based ads.

 

Collection of Information by Third Party Sites

The Website may contain links to other Internet sites. These other sites may have different privacy policies and this Privacy Policy does not apply to such other sites.  We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

 

Unsubscribing and Opting-Out

If you have opted-in to receive status updates regarding our products or Services, you may opt-out, at any time, from receiving any such status update by selecting the appropriate option on the informational page for such product or service located on the Website.

 

Access

We will maintain procedures consistent with applicable law for you to gain access to your Personally Identifiable Information and, when appropriate, correct, change, or delete any such Personally Identifiable Information.

 

Statutory Compliance

Under California’s law, California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us once a calendar year information about the customer information we share, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses.  If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., requests in 2018 will receive information regarding 2017 sharing activities.  To obtain this information, please send an email message to communicationservices@premierdesigns.com. In compliance with the requirements of Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age.  Our Websites and Services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

 

Business Transactions

We reserve the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from visitors, or that we otherwise collect concerning or in connection with the Website, including Collected Information, to a third party in the event of a sale or other transfer of assets or of any portion of our business.  In the event we enter a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Collected Information may be among the assets transferred. 

Jewelers’ Privacy Obligations.  Jewelers must comply with all applicable privacy and data security laws, including security breach notification laws when operating their business.  Jewelers must take appropriate steps to safeguard and protect all private information of customers, including, without limitation, credit card and social security numbers, provided by a retail customer, prospective retail customer or other Jewelers.  Jewelers must hold such information in strict confidence.  Jewelers are responsible for the secure handling and storage of all documents that may contain such private information.  Jewelers must adopt, implement, and maintain appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect against anticipated threats or hazards to the security of confidential information and customer data. 

 

Changes to the Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time without specific notice to you.  The most recent form of this Privacy Policy will be posted at all times on the Website, and you should review this Privacy Policy each time upon visiting or using the Website.  You agree that each time you enter or use the Website, you accept and comply with, and agree to be bound by, this Privacy Policy, as modified.

If you do not agree to any provision of this Privacy Policy, or to any modification to this policy, please do not use the Website.


Consent to Processing of Personal Data in United States

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), in order to provide our Website and products to you, we may send and store your personal information (also commonly referred to as personal data) outside of the EEA, including to the United States. Accordingly, your personal information may be transferred outside of the country where you reside or are located, including to countries that may not or do not provide the same level of protection for your personal information. We are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal information when it is transferred. Where such transfers occur, we take appropriate steps to provide the same level of protection for the processing carried out in any such countries as within the EEA to the extent feasible under applicable law. By using and accessing our Website, users who reside or are located in countries outside of the United States agree and consent to the transfer to and processing of personal information on servers located outside of the country where they reside, and that the protection of such information may be different than required under the laws of their residence or location.

 

Questions, Comments, or Complaints Regarding this Privacy Policy

If you are aware of any violations of this Privacy Policy or if you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at communicationservices@premierdesigns.com.

By using the Website you acknowledge acceptance of this Privacy Policy in effect at the time of use.  This Privacy Policy was last revised on May 1, 2018.

 

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