TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Effective March 2, 2017
available www.culturestudio.net and its contents and offerings to you (the “Site”).
PLEASE NOTE: The Site is intended for use by residents of the United States and Canada, excluding the province of Quebec, who are at least 18 years of age. Read carefully below before using the Site. Note also that our use of your personal information is governed at all times by our Privacy Statement which is available at www.culturestudio.net. See below for requirements relating to how disputes between you and CHII are resolved.
Amendments to this Agreement will be posted on the Site. To the maximum extent allowed by law and except as otherwise expressly provided at the time of such amendment, such amendments are effective when posted. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any amendment shall constitute your acceptance thereof. If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement or any amendment, do not use the Site.
Using the Site
Subject to compliance with the Agreement, including but not limited to applicable age and residency restrictions, you have a limited, non-transferable, non-sublicensable and revocable license to access and use the Site for its intended purpose which shall be for your personal use and not, for example, for reselling or outsourcing the Site’s functionality or otherwise using it as a service bureau or data center. You may print copies of Site materials as reasonably necessary for permitted use of the Site, but such copies shall not be distributed to others. Uses of the Site not expressly authorized herein are prohibited.
You agree to ascertain and obey all applicable local, state, federal, and international laws (including minimum age requirements) in regard to the design, ordering, receipt, possession, use, and sale of any product obtained through the Site, including but not limited to copyright, and other intellectual property laws. Subject to applicable law, CHII reserves the right, with or without prior notice, to do any one or more of the following: (a) limit the available quantity of, or discontinue any offering of, any product or promotion; (b) impose conditions on your use of the Site; and (c) bar you from making or completing any or all transaction(s). You agree to pay all charges that may be incurred by you or on your behalf through the Site, at the price(s) in effect when such charges are incurred including, without limitation, all shipping and handling charges. In addition, you remain responsible for any taxes that may be applicable to your purchase transactions.
Account Registration, Password and Security
Some portions of the Site require you to register and you may be asked to select a password. You agree to provide accurate and truthful information and to update such information to keep it true and accurate. Select a password that would be difficult to guess, and change it regularly as an added precaution. You agree not to share your password or share access to your account. You agree that you are responsible for activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify us immediately of unauthorized use of your password or account.
We reserve the right to take such action in our discretion to help ensure the security of the Site, including, without limitation, terminating an account. Notwithstanding the above, we may rely on the authority of anyone accessing your account or using your password, and in no event, and under no circumstances, shall we be held liable to you for any liabilities or damages arising out of (i) any action or inaction of CHII under this provision or (ii) any compromise of the confidentiality of your account or password or any unauthorized access to your account or use of your password except to the extent such compromise, access or use is caused solely by CHII’S breach of thE EXPRESS TERMS OF THIS agreement, as proved by clear and convincing evidence. You may not use anyone else’s account at any time.
All descriptions, images, references, features, content, specifications, products, and prices of products and services described or depicted on the Site are subject to change at any time without notice.
Company reserves the right to charge 1.5% per month or 18% annually on all past due accounts. The customer shall be responsible for all costs of collection incurred by Company, including without limitation lien costs and all attorneys' fees and expenses.
Prices and Payment Terms
Unless otherwise noted, all prices are subject to change without notice. The Company is not responsible for typographical errors. Payment terms are Net 30 days unless expressly stated differently on the invoice or quotation.
You agree not to: (a) access or attempt to access any information, documents, images, software or material (individually and collectively, “Materials”) that you are not authorized to access and/or through any means that you are not authorized to use such as any means not intentionally made available through the Site; (b) disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise cause harm to the Site, or to any Materials, systems resources, accounts, passwords, servers or networks connected to or accessible through the Site or any affiliated or linked websites; (c) access or use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair any server or network used by CHII in connection with the Site; (d) use any Materials in connection with the Site in any manner that infringes upon any intellectual property rights or other rights of any party; (e) transmit unsolicited or bulk communications to any CHII account holder or to any culturestudio.net email address or other email addresses associated with CHII; (f) post or otherwise submit any software, programs or Materials via the Site that are harmful or disruptive of another’s equipment, software or other property, including any corrupted files, time bombs, Trojan Horses, viruses and worms; (g) disrupt, interfere with or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Site or other websites, Materials or services associated with CHII; (h) violate any applicable laws or regulations related to the access to or use of the Site, and/or engage in any activity prohibited by this Agreement; (i) compile, use, download or otherwise copy any Materials available on the Site (except as expressly permitted by the Agreement), or transmit, provide or otherwise distribute (whether or not for a fee) such Materials to any third party; (j) use the Site to engage in any chain letters, contests, junk email, pyramid schemes, spamming, surveys or any other duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise); (k) use any robot, spider, or other programmatic or automatic device, to obtain information from the Site or otherwise monitor or copy any portion of the Site; (l) frame, mirror, or use framing techniques on any part of the Site without CHII’s express prior written consent; (m) make any use of data extraction, scraping, mining, or other data gathering tools, or create a database by systematically downloading or storing Site Materials, or otherwise scrape, collect, store, or, except pursuant to the limited license granted by this Agreement, use any Materials; (n) modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of the Site; (o) remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notice from the Site or Materials; and/or (p) use any CHII domain name as a pseudonymous return email address. These examples of prohibited conduct are illustrative and are not exhaustive. CHII reserves the right to take action, up to and including terminating a user’s account, if the user is determined, in CHII’s sole discretion, to have engaged in prohibited conduct or otherwise violated this Agreement.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, CHII, ITS AFFILIATES,
EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SERVICE PROVIDERS, SUPPLIERS, AND MERCHANTS (CHII AND SUCH OTHER INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO AS “CHII-RELATED PARTIES”) SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR, NOR BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR, ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE, OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR CONDUCTING OF ANY TRANSACTIONS BY OR THROUGH THE SITE. ADDITIONALLY, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT AUTHORIZED BY LAW, THE TOTAL AGGREGATE AND COMBINED LIABILITY OF THE CHII-RELATED PARTIES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT OF MONEY, IF ANY, THAT YOU EXPENDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRANSACTION OR EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS APPLY IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER A CLAIM IS BROUGHT UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY OR OTHER THEORY. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE, SO THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE RIGHTS IN ADDITION TO THOSE CONTAINED HEREIN. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, CHII-RELATED PARTIES' LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.
Disclaimer: CHII makes no, and hereby expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the nature, quantity or quality of the services to be performed hereunder. Except to the extent of its gross negligence or willful misconduct, CHII shall not be liable to the customer for any damages as a result of its performance or failure to perform the services.
Contract Claims Only. Customer's claims with respect to the services furnished hereunder shall be limited to the contractual warranties and remedies provided in these Terms and Conditions and may be brought only in an action for breach of contract. Customer shall not make any claim against CHII based on any theory of tort, including but not limited to strict liability or negligence theories, except to the extent of the gross negligence or willful misconduct of CHII.
WAIVER. CUSTOMER HEREBY WAIVES AND RELEASES CULTURE STUDIO OF ANY AND ALL LIABILITY STEMMING FROM DAMAGES TO CUSTOMER’S GOODS DURING PRINTING SERVICES RENDERED BY CULTURE STUDIO. CUSTOMER EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT PRINTING SERVICES MAY RESULT IN DAMAGES BASED UPON THE NATURE OF THE GOODS AND/OR THEIR DESIGN AND/OR MANUFACTURE.”
Disclaimer of Warranties
Additional Disclaimer Related to Third-Party Content and Links to Third-Party Sites .
We may display on the Site user content, information, instructions, videos, services, products, and other materials from third parties, and links to third-party sites. The appearance of external hyperlinks generated by third parties does not constitute endorsement by CHII or its affiliates of any content of the linked thirdparty website, and CHII does not verify or take responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness, or quality of the content contained on these sites. Therefore, neither CHII nor its affiliates will be responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information contained on these sites. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO ANYONE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO ANY USE, CONTINUED USE OR RELIANCE ON ANY THIRD-PARTY CONTENT DISPLAYED ON THE SITE, ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR OTHER MATERIALS RELATING TO ANY SUCH CONTENT, ANY LINKED THIRD-PARTY SITE, OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN A LINKED SITE.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless CHII, its employees, directors, officers, members, managers, representatives, agents, suppliers or service providers from any loss, liability, claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site (but excluding claims resulting from our breach of this Agreement), including without limitation, any information or content you submit to the Site, any material you download from the Site or any interference with the operation of the Site.
By submitting any comment, idea, suggestion, response to questionnaires or other material to the Site, you grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid, royalty-free, irrevocable, sublicenseable, worldwide license and right to display, use, perform, reproduce, modify, distribute and create derivative works of such material or information submitted in any media, software, or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. By providing any such material or information, or by submitting designs, drawings, or other copyrightable subject matter to the Site, you represent and warrant that copying, public posting and use of such material or information by CHII will not infringe on or violate the rights of any third party.
Trademarks and Copyrights
CHII, the CHII logo, and other marks, logos, graphics, and trade dress used on the Site are CHII’s trademarks or the trademarks of third-party affiliates, and may not be used in any manner (including in “meta-tags” or “hidden text”) without our prior written approval. All content included on the Site, such as text, graphics, images, audio clips, video, data, music, software, and other Materials, is owned or licensed property of CHII or its suppliers, merchants, or licensors and is protected by copyright or other proprietary rights. Any unauthorized use of these Materials may violate trademark, copyright, patent, or other laws. You agree not to modify, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate any such Materials except as expressly permitted in the Agreement.
Notices and Electronic Communications
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices you send to CHII shall be sent by email and regular mail at the addresses listed in the paragraph immediately below. In the case of notices CHII sends to you, you consent to receive notices and other communications by CHII posting notices on the Site or sending you an email at the email address listed in your profile in your account. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that CHII provides to you in accordance with the prior sentence satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. You agree that a printed version of this Agreement and/or any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
Please note the following: (a) CHII is located at 1151 W. 40th, Chicago, Illinois 60609; (b) the fees charged for CHII products and/or services vary depending on the services selected by you; and (c) if you have a question or complaint regarding this Site or CHII’s products or services, please send an email to Privacy@culturestudio.net. You may also contact us by writing to the address above, or by calling us at 312-243-8304. In accordance with California Civil Code 1789.3, California residents may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, California 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
Customer agrees that he or she is required to attempt to resolve any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions by mediation, which shall be conducted under the then current mediation procedures of American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures in effect on the date of these Terms and Conditions or any other procedure upon which the parties may agree. Customer further agrees that his or her good faith participation in mediation is a condition precedent to pursuing any other available legal or equitable remedy, including litigation, arbitration or other dispute resolution procedures.
Except as otherwise provided herein, either party may commence the mediation process by providing to the other party written notice, setting forth the subject of the dispute, claim or controversy and the relief requested. Within ten (10) days after the receipt of the foregoing notice, the other party shall deliver a written response to the initiating party's notice. The mediation shall be conducted by any agreeable mediator within Chicago, Illinois. The initial mediation session shall be held within thirty (30) days after the initial notice. The parties agree to share equally the costs and expenses of the mediation (which shall not include the expenses incurred by each party for its own legal representation in connection with the mediation). The provisions of this section may be enforced by any Court of competent jurisdiction, and the party seeking enforcement shall be entitled to an award of all costs, fees and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, to be paid by the party against whom enforcement is ordered. If the parties are unable to reach an agreement during mediation conducted in good-faith, they shall be free to pursue whatever remedies they are entitled to at law or in equity after the expiration of such sixty (60) day mediation period.”
CHII shall be excused from performance hereunder to the extent that performance is prevented, delayed, or obstructed by causes beyond our reasonable control such as strikes, riots, insurrection, fires, floods, explosions, war, governmental action, labor conditions, earthquakes, or natural disasters.
This Agreement, including the documents incorporated herein by reference, is the entire understanding and agreement between CHII and you with respect to the subject matter hereof.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, this Agreement shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein. No delay or failure by CHII to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall be a waiver of any of our rights under this Agreement. CHII may assign this Agreement, and its rights and duties thereunder, to any party at any time without notice to you. You may not assign this Agreement or rights and duties thereunder without the prior consent of CHII.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice Policy
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and ask you to do the same. If you believe that your work has been posted on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us at the address below and provide the following information: (a) the identity of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by the notice, a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed via the Site; (b) identification of the material that you claim is infringing (including sufficient information so that we may locate the material on the Site, such as the URL where such material may be found on the Site); (c) your street or mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address; (d) the following affirmation (if true): "I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., fair use)."; (e) the following affirmation (if true): "I hereby state that the above information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the copyright owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or of the exclusive right under the copyright allegedly infringed."; (f) electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or of any exclusive right under the copyright.
Company’s designated agent for notice of copyright infringement can be reached at: