Last Revised August 30, 2007
Failure to follow these rules, whether listed below or in posted notifications at various points in the Service, may result in suspension or termination of your access to the Service, without notice, in addition to Service Provider's other remedies.
Registration and Account Creation
Service Provider may require that you register and/or set up an account to use certain portions of the Service, or the Service as a whole. Registrants must have a valid e-mail address. You may be provided, or required to choose, a password, User Id, and/or other registration information (collectively, "Registration Information") to complete your registration. You agree and represent that all Registration Information provided by you is accurate and up-to-date. If any of your Registration Information changes, you must update it by editing your Registration profile on the Service.
USE OF USER ID/PASSWORD:
If you register and/or set up an account on the Service, you will be solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Registration Information. You may not sub-license, transfer, sell, authorize access to, or assign your Registration Information and/or this Agreement to any third party without written approval from Service Provider.
You are solely responsible for all usage or activity on your account including, but not limited to, use of the account by any person who uses your Registration Information, with or without authorization. Any attempt to misuse the Service based on these conditions will be considered a material breach of this Agreement. Your account will then be terminated immediately and you will forfeit all costs associated with and brought about by this termination.
If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure (for example, in the event of a loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of your Registration Information or any credit, debit or charge card number stored on the Service), you must promptly change the affected Registration Information and notify Service Provider of the problem by e-mailing us at info@MyBridalConnection.com.
Fees & Payments
Service Provider may charge you fees for products or services offered for sale through the Service, and/or for access to portions of the Service or the Service as a whole. You agree to pay all fees and charges, including applicable taxes, incurred through your account at the rates in effect for the billing period in which such fees and charges are incurred, including but not limited to charges for any products or services offered for sale through the Service by Service Provider or by any third party vendor or provider (such fees, charges and taxes shall collectively be referred to as "Fees"). Service Provider reserves the right to change the amount of, or basis for determining, any Fees, and to institute new Fees, effective upon prior notice.
If you submit your credit, debit or charge card information to Service Provider upon registration or otherwise, you give Service Provider permission to charge all Fees incurred through your account to the credit, debit or charge card you designate. Any additional Fees (other than renewal fees) will be charged at the time they are incurred. If payment cannot be charged to your credit, debit or charge card or your payment is returned to Service Provider for any reason, including charge back, Service Provider reserves the right to either suspend or terminate your account and all its obligations under this Agreement.
Service Provider is exceedingly respectful regarding the privacy concerns of all visitors to Service. Certain non-personal information of visitors is recorded by the standard operating procedures of the Service Provider’s Internet servers. This information is primarily used to provide a gratifying online experience for the visitor using the Service. Use of this information includes internal review of the number of visitors to the Service in an aggregate and non-personally-identifiable form.
Service Provider gains knowledge of e-mail addresses and other personally identifiable data about visitors only when the information is submitted voluntarily to the Service. This data, in its aggregate form may be provided to third parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Service Provider will sometimes correspond with e-mail addresses and use other personally identifiable information to contact visitors who first initiate communication with the Service or participate in their associated activities. For example, Service will direct e-mail to visitors who provide Service with their e-mail addresses for specific purposes such as receiving e-mail newsletters, requesting information from third parties, and registering or requesting notification associated with activities such as contests, bridal shows, etc. Each e-mail notification will always contain instructions on how to discontinue receipt of these communications. Click here for more information on Service Provider’s Private Policy.
Rules of Usage:
USE OF THE SERVICE BY YOU:
Unless otherwise specified, the Service is intended for your personal use only. Only paid advertisers and visiting bridal couples are allowed access to certain portions of this Service. Distributing content from this Service for profit or to distribute content to unauthorized users is strictly prohibited. You are responsible for all use of the Service. You may not authorize others to use the Service. In the event this agreement is breached you are responsible for all use of the Service by you and by those you inadvertently or purposefully allow to use, or provide access to, the Service. Any attempt to provide unauthorized access or content from Service to third parties will be considered a material breach of this Agreement. Your account will be terminated immediately and you will forfeit all costs associated with and brought about by this termination.
The Service contains material that is protected by state, national, and international copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material, including code and software, from the Service. You may download material from the Service and may use the Service for your personal use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.
The Service is not intended for users under the age of 13, and Service Provider does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from users under the age of 13. Such users are expressly prohibited from submitting their personally identifiable information to us, and from using our forums, chat areas and registrations processes; any information submitted by such users will not knowingly be used, posted, or retained by us; any information found to be submitted by such users will be discarded immediately.
You agree not to use any obscene, indecent, or offensive language or to place on the Service any material that is defamatory, abusive, harassing, racist, or hateful. Further, you may not place on the Service any material that is encrypted, constitutes junk mail or unauthorized advertising, or unauthorized commercial offers, invades anyone's privacy, or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any local, state, federal, national or international law or regulation. You agree to use the Service only for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject you to civil and criminal liability. Service Provider reserves the right to remove any material without notification.
You are responsible for ensuring that any material you provide to the Service or post on a bulletin board or forum or elsewhere, including but not limited to text, photographs, video, and sound, does not violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party or is posted with the permission of the owner(s) of such rights.
The content, organization, graphics, text, images, video, design, compilation, advertising and all other material on the Service, including without limitation, the "look and feel" of this website, are protected under applicable copyrights and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights and are the property of Service Provider or its licensors. You should assume that everything on Service, whether text, illustration, photograph, image, icon, programming, data, or intellectual property is the property of Service Provider and its licensors and partners. No material from Service may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, modified, or distributed in any way, either directly or indirectly, without the express written permission of Service Provider.
You may not in any way make commercial or other unauthorized use, by publication, re-transmission, distribution, performance, caching, or otherwise, of material obtained through the Service, except as permitted by the Copyright Act or other law or as expressly permitted in writing by this Agreement, Service Provider or the Service.
You agree not to disrupt, overwhelm, attack, modify or interfere with the Service or its associated software, hardware and/or servers in any way, and you agree not to impede or interfere with others' use of the Service. You further agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on or associated with the Service.
Other than connecting to Service Provider's servers by http requests using a Web browser, you may not attempt to gain access to Service Provider's servers by any means - including, without limitation, by using administrator passwords or by masquerading as an administrator while using the Service or otherwise.
SITE AND E-MAIL LINKS ARE NOT ENDORSED BY SERVICE PROVIDER:
This site may contain links to web sites and e-mail addresses operated by third parties. The linked sites and e-mail addresses are provided for your convenience and/or are paid advertising and shall not be construed as an endorsement by Service Provider and/or Service. Service Provider makes no representation to any linked site and/or e-mail addresses on Service, and is not responsible in any way for the content or accuracy of materials on such linked sites and/or e-mail addresses. Linking to any service or site or visiting any linked service or site is at your sole risk.
Service Provider does not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) you might be requested to give any third party, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against Service Provider and Service with respect to such sites. You are strongly encouraged to make the proper investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties
COMMENTS BY OTHERS ARE NOT ENDORSED BY SERVICE PROVIDER:
Service Provider does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify, or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted on forums, blogs and areas contained in the Service. Nor does Service Provider or its third party affiliates make any warranties with respect to any of the merchandise featured, mentioned, or sold on or through the Service. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those who post the statements or those who actually sell any merchandise, and do not necessarily represent the views of Service Provider or its third party affiliates.
USE OF MATERIAL SUPPLIED BY YOU:
In addition, please be aware that information you disclose in publicly accessible portions of the Service will be available to all users of the Service, so you should be mindful of personal information and other content you may wish to post.
Service Provider respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Service Provider may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, suspend or terminate the access of and take other action against users, subscribers, registrants and account holders who infringe the copyright rights of others.
If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the Service contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright rights, you may notify Service Provider immediately for proper removal of the copyrighted materials.
MATERIALS POSTED BY OTHERS:
You agree that Service Provider and its third party service providers are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material, even material that violates this Agreement.
EDITING AND DELETIONS:
Service Provider reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move or delete any material provided for display or placed on the Service or its blogs, bulletin boards, video archives and chat rooms, in its sole discretion, without notice.
Service Provider may conduct contests from time to time through the Service. No Purchase is necessary to enter a contest conducted by Service Provider. For more information about potential and additional rules governing these contests please see the Official Contest Rules. Any contest conducted by Service Provider is open to United States citizens, 18 years or older or otherwise specified, except employees of Service Provider and their immediate families (immediate family is defined as a parent, sibling, child or any person residing in the same household as the employee). All contests conducted by Service Provider are intended for play in the United States only and shall only be interpreted and assessed according to United States law. You are advised not to enter any contest conducted by Service Provider and through the Service if you are not located in the United States. Contests conducted by Service Provider are void where prohibited and are subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
All prizes awarded Service Provider and/or through the Service in conjunction with any contest are non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent for any prize is permitted, except by the sole discretion of the Service Provider. In case of unavailability of any prize, Service Provider reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner. The odds of winning a contest conducted by Service Provider and/or through the Service will depend on the total number of entries received.
Service Provider and/or the Service is not in anyway liable for damage, loss or injury resulting from the award or use of any prize. The winner assumes all liability for injuries caused by or claimed to be caused by his or her participation in a contest conducted by Service. Service Provider and/or the Service reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend any contest should virus, bugs or other causes beyond the control of Service corrupt the administration, security, or proper administration of the contest. Service Provider and/or the Service reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of a contest conducted by Service or to be acting in violation of these rules or the Official Contest Rules for any contest conducted by Service Provider and/or through the Service. Internet or e-mail entrants must have a valid e-mail address. Service Provider assumes no responsibility for lost, mutilated or misdirected entries. Service Provider is not responsible for late entries, for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry information whether caused by a contestant or by an equipment or technical malfunction or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of the entries in a contest, conducted by Service Provider and/or Service. An entry that is illegible, incomplete, or late will be disqualified. If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable or Service Provider or Service cannot contact the winner for any reason within ten days, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected by random drawing of the remaining eligible entries. Service Provider will judge contest entries and all other matters relating to this contest. The decisions made by Service Provider regarding these contests are final. By accepting a prize, the winner grants Service Provider permission for the use of their name photos and biographical information for advertising or promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. All entries become property of Service Provider and will not be returned.
Service Provider reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of any contest conducted through the Service.
Service Provider may at times offer auctions through the Service. Neither Service Provider nor its auction affiliates have any control or assume responsibility for the quality, safety, or legality of the items advertised. We provide a venue to bring buyers and sellers together over the Internet. If you participate in the auctions feature of the Service, please note that Service Provider does not participate and does not have any control over or assume any responsibility or liability for the quality, safety or legality of the items advertised, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell items, or the functionality of the auction services.
Service Provider reserves the right to post additional rules of usage that apply to specific parts of the Service. Such additional rules will be posted in the relevant parts of the Service, and will be clearly identified. Your continued use of the Service constitutes your agreement to comply with these additional rules.
TERMINATION OF ACCESS TO THE SERVICE:
Service Provider has the right to terminate and/or suspend your ability to access the Service or any portion thereof, for any or no reason, without notice.
Service Provider makes no representation that materials on the Service are appropriate, available, or legal in any particular location. Those who choose to access the Service do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
You agree that this Agreement, for all purposes, shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida applicable to contracts to be wholly performed therein, and any action based on, relating to, or alleging a breach of this Agreement must be brought in a state or federal court in Florida. In addition, both parties agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts.
You agree to indemnify Service Provider and its affiliates, employees, agents, representatives and third party service providers, and to defend and hold each of them harmless, from any and all claims and liabilities (including attorneys fees) which may arise from your submissions, from your unauthorized use of material obtained through the Service, or from your breach of this Agreement, or from any such acts through your use of the Service.
Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE USING THE SERVICE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", AND THE SERVICE PROVIDER, ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, CONDITION, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION, WHETHER ORAL, IN WRITING OR IN ELECTRONIC FORM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN OR PROVIDED BY THE SERVICE. SERVICE PROVIDER, ITS AFFILIATES, AND ITS THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR THAT THERE WILL BE NO FAILURES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR LOSS OF TRANSMITTED INFORMATION, OR THAT NO VIRUSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON THE SERVICE.
SERVICE PROVIDER, ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ALLEGEDLY SUSTAINED ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE PROVIDING OF SERVICES HEREUNDER, THE SALE OR PURCHASE OF ANY GOODS OR MERCHANDISE, YOUR ACCESS TO OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE SERVICE, INCLUDING FOR VIRUSES ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICE, YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SERVICE OR ANY OF THE MERCHANDISE, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THE SERVICE, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF CLAIM OR THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
YOU HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE SERVICE PROVIDER, ITS AFFILIATES AND THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED ("CLAIMS"), ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THIS SITE. YOU WAIVE ANY/ALL CIVIL CODES WHICH STATES, IN PART, OR IN SPIRIT “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR".