WeddingBasics.com Visitor Agreement
WeddingBasics.com is provided to you by IBS Design, LLC ("IBS") and its subsidiaries ("we" or "us"). This visitor agreement ("Visitor Agreement") is a binding legal contract between you and us. Please read this visitor agreement; by using this service, you accept its terms.
The Internet is an evolving medium; we may change the terms of this agreement from time to time. By continuing to use the service after we post any such changes, you accept this agreement, as modified.
We invite you to send in your questions or comments about WeddingBasics.com, or to bring to our attention any material you believe to be inaccurate. Please send such comments, including a copy of any material you wish to discuss, to our General Manager.
By registering with WeddingBasics.com, or by using the service, you agree that we may use and disclose, as we see fit, consistent with applicable law, any information you provide, or that we obtain concerning your use of the service.
Of course, even if you want to remain completely anonymous, you're still free to take advantage of the wealth of content available on our sites without registration.
To help make our sites more responsive to the needs of our visitors, we invoke a standard feature of browser software, called a "cookie," to assign each visitor a unique, random number, a sort of user ID, if you will, that resides on your computer. The cookie doesn't actually identify the visitor, just the computer that a visitor uses to access our site. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself (through registration, for example), we won't know who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply. A cookie can't read unrelated data off your hard drive. Our advertisers and the third parties that provide products or services through our sites may also assign their own cookies to your browser, a process that we don't control.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Our Limited License to You. Although we make our sites freely accessible, we don't intend to give up our rights, or anyone else's rights, to the materials appearing on the service. The materials available through our sites are the property of IBS or its subsidiaries or licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You are free to display and print for your personal, non-commercial use information you receive through our sites. But you may not otherwise reproduce any of the materials without the prior written consent of the owner. You may not distribute copies of materials found on our sites in any form (including by email or other electronic means), without prior written permission from the owner. Of course, you're free to encourage others to access the information themselves on our sites and to tell them how to find it. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on our sites should be sent to our General Manager.
Your License to Us. By submitting material to our sites, you are representing that you are the owner of the material, or are making your submission with the express consent of the owner. By submitting material to any public posting areas of our sites, such as our chat rooms, message boards, classifieds, or community publishing areas, you agree that we, including our partners, agents, affiliates and service providers (collectively "Third Party Providers"), may reproduce, modify, and distribute such material as we see fit in any medium and for any purpose. You also agree that we, including our Third Party Providers, may identify you as the author of any of your postings by name, email address or screen name as we see appropriate.
Links. We welcome links to our service. You are free to establish a hypertext link to this site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by WeddingBasics.com or IBS.
No Framing. Without the prior written permission of IBS, you may not frame any of the content of our sites, or incorporate into another Web site or other service any of our intellectual property. Requests for permission to frame our content may be sent to the General Manager, either by email, or at the address above.
Trademarks. We don't want anyone to be confused as to which materials and services are provided by us and which aren't. You may not use any trademark or service mark appearing on our sites without the prior written consent of the owner of the mark. "WeddingBasics.com" and the WeddingBasics.com logo are trademarks of IBS.
Notice of Violations. The content of this Web site is written by and submitted by a variety of sources including but not limited to our staff, freelance writers, our advertisers, affiliate programs and the general Internet population. If you are an owner of intellectual property who believes your intellectual property has been improperly posted or distributed via one of our Web sites, we want to know about it so we can give proper credit or remove the violation. Please notify us of any violations by following the steps below.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials available on WeddingBasics.com or any other IBS website infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send IBS a notice requesting that we remove the material or block access to it. If you believe in good faith that someone has wrongly filed a notice of copyright infringement against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. See http://www.copyright.gov/ for details.
If you believe that your work has been improperly copied and posted on WeddingBasics.com, please provide us with the following information: (1) name, address, telephone number, email address and an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or of the person authorized to act on his/her behalf; (2) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (3) a description of where on the Site the material that you claim is infringing is located; (4) a written statement that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (5) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. These requirements must be followed to give IBS Design legally sufficient notice of infringement.
Notices and counter-notices should be sent to:
IBS Design, LLC
DMCA details are available at http://www.copyright.gov/onlinesp/.
We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Please be aware that there are penalties for false claims under the DMCA.
AP Materials. Some of the material on our sites is provided by the Associated Press. Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these AP materials nor any portion of these materials may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use. The AP will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in these materials or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part of these materials or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.
USE OF COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
We provide a variety of services through our sites through which you can directly interact with others, such as email services, chat rooms, communications tools, message boards, classifieds, jobs and other public posting areas ("Communications Services"). We want to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas, but at the same time we want everyone to be able to enjoy these Communications Services.
We reserve the right to deny access to any Communications Service to anyone who violates this visitor agreement or who, in our judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy our sites or infringes the rights of others. We also reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to delete, move, block access to, or edit any postings that come to our attention that we consider unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons. We will not, in the ordinary course of business, review private electronic messages that are not addressed to us. However, we maintain the right to do so or to use any other forms of information available to IBS by virtue of your use of our sites (including, for example, reverse IP address inquiry), in order to comply with the law, to enforce our Visitor Agreement, or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our sites, the public, or IBS and its employees, agents, partners and affiliates.
Specific Prohibited Uses. Without limiting the foregoing, we may immediately terminate your use of any Communications Service if you engage in any of the following prohibited activities:
Spam. We will immediately terminate any account which we believe is transmitting or is otherwise connected with any spam or other unsolicited bulk email. In addition, because damages are often difficult to quantify, if actual damages cannot be reasonably calculated then you agree to pay to IBS liquidated damages of $2 for each item of spam or unsolicited bulk email transmitted from or otherwise connected with your account, otherwise you agree to pay our actual damages, to the extent such actual damages can be reasonably calculated.
We work hard to make our sites an interesting and enjoyable place. We cannot guarantee, however, that our users will always find everything to their liking; nor could we provide a free service if we were exposed to substantial liability. Please read these Disclaimers carefully before using our sites.
Use at Your Own Risk. We provide the material available through our sites for informational purposes only. You may only use the material and the Communications Services available through our sites for your personal and non-commercial use. We try to ensure that information we post to this site is both timely and accurate, and that the Communications Services are reliable. Yet despite our efforts, errors may occur from time to time. In addition, some reports, such as stock quotes and related financial news, may be delayed at least 20 minutes due to requirements of the stock exchanges and/or the financial information services. Before you act on any information you've found on our site, you should confirm any facts that are important to your decision. IF YOU RELY ON ANY INFORMATION OR COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SITES, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS YOU MAY INCUR THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF ANY COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE OR ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED FROM OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED THROUGH OUR SITES.
Materials Submitted by Other Users. We cannot and do not review every posting made in our chat rooms, message boards, classifieds, jobs and other areas available for public postings. You may well read any given posting before anyone on our staff does. Take what you find with a grain of salt. You can expect these areas to include information and opinions from a variety of individuals and organizations other than us. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting, regardless of whether the posting comes from a user, from a celebrity or "expert" guest, or from a member of our staff. There is no substitute for healthy skepticism and your own good judgment.
No Endorsements. We are not responsible for, and cannot guarantee the performance of, goods and services provided by our advertisers or others to whose sites we link. A link to another Web site does not constitute our endorsement of that site (nor of any product, service or other material offered on that site).
No Warranties. THIS SERVICE IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS," "WITH ALL FAULTS," AND "AS AVAILABLE." WeddingBasics.com, IBS Design, LLC, AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE. NOR DO THEY GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE ERROR-FREE, OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
Limitations on Our Liability. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WeddingBasics.com, IBS Design, LLC, OR THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF USE OF WeddingBasics.com, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF WeddingBasics.com, IBS Design, LLC, AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.) IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY MATERIAL, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES FOUND ON OUR SITES, OR WITH ANY OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS VISITOR AGREEMENT, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING OUR SITES AND OUR COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES.
Registration. To obtain access to certain services on our sites, you may be given an opportunity to register with us. If you do register, you agree that you are 18 years or older. You also agree that the information you supply during that registration process will be accurate and complete and that you will not register nor attempt to enter the service under the name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, or other personal information of, another person. We reserve the right to reject or terminate any user that, in our judgment, submits information that we deem offensive or inaccurate. You will be responsible for preserving the confidentiality of your password (if you create one) and will notify us of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your account.
Jurisdiction. This visitor agreement has been made in and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia. By using this service, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Fulton County, in all disputes arising out of or relating to this agreement or this Web site.