TERMS OF SERVICE
1. ACCOUNT TERMS
- You must be 18 years or older or at least the age of majority in the jurisdiction where you reside or from which you use this Service.
- To access and use the Services, you must register for a The Wedding Standard account ("Account") by providing your full legal name, current address, phone number, a valid email address, and any other information indicated as required. The Wedding Standard may reject your application for an Account, or cancel an existing Account, for any reason, in our sole discretion.
- You acknowledge that The Wedding Standard will use the email address you provide as the primary method for communication.
- You are responsible for keeping your password secure. The Wedding Standard cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to maintain the security of your Account and password.
- You are responsible for all activity and content such as data, graphics, photos and links that are uploaded under your The Wedding Standard Account ("Website Content"). You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
- A breach or violation of any term in the Terms of Service as determined in the sole discretion of The Wedding Standard will result in an immediate termination of your services.
WHICH MEANS - Don't use The Wedding Standard for anything illegal or transmit any harmful code. Remember that with any violation of these terms we will cancel your service. If we need to reach you, we will send you an email.
2. ACCOUNT ACTIVATION
- Subject to section 2.2, the person signing up for the Service will be the contracting party ("Account Owner") for the purposes of our Terms of Service and will be the person who is authorized to use any corresponding account we may provide to the Account Owner in connection with the Service.
- If you are signing up for the Service on behalf of your employer, your employer shall be the Account Owner. If you are signing up for the Service on behalf of your employer, then you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind your employer to our Terms of Service.
- Upon purchasing a domain name through The Wedding Standard, domain registration will be preset to automatically renew each year so long as your The Wedding Standard Account remains active. You acknowledge that it is your sole responsibility to deactivate the auto-renewal function should you choose to do so. If you own your domain separately, you are responsible for renewing and managing your domain and we are not able to provide any reminders or notifications.
WHICH MEANS - The person signing up for the The Wedding Standard Service is responsible for the account and is bound by these Terms of Service. If you signup on behalf of your employer, your employer owns the account and is also bound by our Terms of Service. Any domain you purchase through us will automatically renew unless you opt out.
3. GENERAL CONDITIONS
- Technical support is only provided to paying Account holders and is only available via email.
- The Terms of Service shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of The United States applicable therein, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. The parties irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of San Luis Obispo, California with respect to any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the Terms of Service. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply to these Terms of Service and is hereby expressly excluded.
- You acknowledge and agree that The Wedding Standard may amend these Terms of Service at any time by posting the relevant amended and restated Terms of Service on The Wedding Standard's website, available at https://www.theweddingstandard.com/terms/ and such amendments to the Terms of Service are effective as of the date of posting. Your continued use of the Services after the amended Terms of Service are posted to The Wedding Standard's website constitutes your agreement to, and acceptance of, the amended Terms of Service. If you do not agree to any changes to the Terms of Service, do not continue to use the Service.
- You may not use the The Wedding Standard service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws), the laws applicable to you in your customer's jurisdiction, or the laws of The United States. You will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in your use of the Service.
- You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without the express written permission by The Wedding Standard.
- You shall not purchase search engine or other pay per click keywords (such as Google AdWords), or domain names that use The Wedding Standard or The Wedding Standard trademarks and/or variations and misspellings thereof
- Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to [email protected]
- You understand that your Website Content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit Card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.
- The parties have required that the Terms of Service and all documents relating thereto be drawn up in English.
WHICH MEANS - The The Wedding Standard service belongs to us. You are not allowed to rip it off or use it for any illegal or sketchy purpose. If a dispute arises the issue will be dealt with in the City of San Luis Obispo, California. Your content may be transferred unencrypted and may be altered, but credit card information is always encrypted.
4. THE WEDDING STANDARD RIGHTS
- We reserve the right to modify or terminate the Service for any reason, without notice at any time.
- We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
- We may, but have no obligation to, remove Website Content and Accounts containing content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party's intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
- Verbal or written abuse of any kind (including threats of abuse or retribution) of any The Wedding Standard customer, The Wedding Standard employee, member, or officer will result in immediate Account termination.
- We reserve the right to provide our services to your competitors and make no promise of exclusivity in any particular market segment. You further acknowledge and agree that The Wedding Standard employees and contractors may also be The Wedding Standard customers/merchants and that they may compete with you, although they may not use your confidential information in doing so.
- In the event of a dispute regarding Account ownership, we reserve the right to request documentation to determine or confirm Account ownership. Documentation may include, but is not limited to, a scanned copy of your business license, government issued photo ID, the last four digits of the credit card on file, etc.
- The Wedding Standard retains the right to determine, in our sole judgment, rightful Account ownership and transfer an Account to the rightful owner. If we are unable to reasonably determine the rightful Account owner, The Wedding Standard reserves the right to temporarily disable an Account until resolution has been determined between the disputing parties.
WHICH MEANS - We can modify, cancel or refuse the service at anytime. In the event of an ownership dispute over a The Wedding Standard account, we can freeze the account or transfer it to the rightful owner.
5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
- You expressly understand and agree that The Wedding Standard shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses resulting from the use of or inability to use the service.
- In no event shall The Wedding Standard or our suppliers be liable for lost profits or any special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with our site, our services or these Terms of Service (however arising including negligence). You agree to indemnify and hold us and (as applicable) our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, The Wedding Standard partners, officers, directors, agents, employees, and suppliers harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
- Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without any warranty or condition, express, implied or statutory.
- The Wedding Standard does not warrant that the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free.
- The Wedding Standard does not warrant the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable.
- The Wedding Standard does not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Service will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.
WHICH MEANS - We are not responsible if you break the law, breach this agreement or go against the rights of a third party, especially if you get sued. Service is "as is" so it may have errors or interruptions at times and we provide no warranties.
6. WAIVER AND COMPLETE AGREEMENT
The failure of The Wedding Standard to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and The Wedding Standard and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and The Wedding Standard (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).
WHICH MEANS - If The Wedding Standard chooses not to enforce any of these provisions at any time, it does not mean that they give up that right later. These terms of service make up the agreement that applies to you. This means that any previous agreements between you and The Wedding Standard don't apply if they conflict with these terms.
7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND CUSTOMER CONTENT
- We do not claim any intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the The Wedding Standard service. All material you upload remains yours. You can remove your The Wedding Standard website at any time by deleting your Account.
- You retain ownership over all Website Content that you upload to a The Wedding Standard store; however, by making your store public, you agree to allow others to view your Website Content. You are responsible for compliance of Website Content with any applicable laws or regulations.
- We will not disclose your confidential information to third parties, except as required in the course of providing our services. Confidential information includes any materials or information provided by you to us which is not publicly known. Confidential information does not include information that: (a) was in the public domain at the time we received it; (b) comes into the public domain after we received it through no fault of ours; (c) we received from someone other than you without breach of our or their confidentiality obligations; or (d) we are required by law to disclose.
- The Wedding Standard shall have the non-exclusive right and license to use the names, trademarks, service marks and logos associated with your website to promote the Service.
WHICH MEANS - Anything you upload remains yours and is your responsibility.
8. LINKING OR MENTIONING THE WEBSITE OR WEBSITE CONTENT
- We appreciate and welcome referrals of The Wedding Standard to others. When linking or mentioning The Wedding Standard, we respectfully request that you also supply the link to the The Wedding Standard website. For linking or mentioning specific content in The Wedding Standard, we ask that you quote that the specific content you are linking or mentioning is from The Wedding Standard by linking the main website and also providing a direct link (permalink) to the specific content.
- Any party wishing to link to this website is entitled to do so provided that the conditions below are observed:
- You do not seek to imply that we are endorsing the services or products of another party unless this has been agreed with us in writing;
- You do not misrepresent your relationship with this website; and
- The website from which you link to this Website does not contain offensive or otherwise controversial content or, content that infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of a third party.
WHICH MEANS - Please be kind and provide the appropriate credits.
9. PAYMENT OF FEES
- You will pay the Fees applicable to your subscription to Online Service and/or hosting ("Subscription Fees") and any other applicable fees, including but not limited to fees relating to the processing of transactions under your Account ("Transaction Fees"), and any fees relating to your purchase of any products or services such as POS Equipment, shipping, apps, Themes, domain names or Third Party Services ("Additional Fees"). Together, the Subscription Fees, Transaction Fees and the Additional Fees are referred to as the "Fees".
- You must keep a valid credit card on file with us to pay for all incurred and recurring Fees. The Wedding Standard will charge applicable Fees to the credit card account that you authorize ("Authorized Card"), and The Wedding Standard will continue to charge the Authorized Card (or any replacement card) for applicable Fees until the Services are terminated, and any and all outstanding Fees have been paid in full. Unless otherwise indicated, all Fees and other charges are in U.S. dollars, and all payments shall be in U.S. currency.
- Subscription Fees are paid in advance and will be billed in 30 day intervals (each such date, a "Billing Date"). Transaction Fees and Additional Fees will be charged from time to time at The Wedding Standard's discretion. You will be charged on each Billing Date for all outstanding Fees that have not previously been charged. Fees will appear on an invoice, which will be sent to the Account Owner via the email provided. As well, an invoice will appear on the Account page of your The Wedding Standard administration console. Users have approximately two weeks to bring up and settle any issues with the billing of Subscription Fees.
- All Fees are exclusive of applicable federal, provincial, state, local or other governmental sales, goods and services, harmonized or other taxes, fees or charges now in force or enacted in the future ("Taxes").
- If you are a resident of The United States, you are responsible for all applicable Taxes that arise from or as a result of your subscription to or purchase of The Wedding Standard's products and services. These Taxes are based on the rates applicable to the Canadian billing address you provide to us. Such amounts are in addition to the Fees for such products and services and will be billed to your Authorized Card. If you are exempt from payment of such Taxes, you must provide us with an original certificate that satisfies applicable legal requirements attesting to tax-exempt status. Tax exemption will only apply from and after the date we receive such a certificate.
- The Wedding Standard does not provide refunds.
WHICH MEANS - For live payment gateways, a valid credit card is required. You will be billed for your Subscription Fees every 30 days and have 2 weeks to pay. Any Transaction Fees or Additional Fees will be charged to your credit card. No refunds.
10. CANCELLATION AND TERMINATION
- You may cancel your Account at anytime by emailing [email protected] and then following the specific instructions indicated to you in The Wedding Standard's response.
- Upon termination of the Services by either party for any reason:
- The Wedding Standard will cease providing you with the Services and you will no longer be able to access your Account;
- unless otherwise provided in the Terms of Service, you will not be entitled to any refunds of any Fees, pro rata or otherwise;
- any outstanding balance owed to The Wedding Standard for your use of the Services through the effective date of such termination will immediately become due and payable in full; and
- your store website will be taken offline.
- If you purchased a domain name through The Wedding Standard, upon cancellation your domain will no longer be automatically renewed. Following cancellation, it will be your sole responsibility to handle all matters related to your domain with the domain provider.
- If at the date of termination of the Service, there are any outstanding Fees owing by you, you will receive one final invoice via email. Once that invoice has been paid in full, you will not be charged again.
- We reserve the right to modify or terminate the The Wedding Standard Service or your Account for any reason, without notice at any time.
- Fraud: Without limiting any other remedies, The Wedding Standard may suspend or terminate your Account if we suspect that you (by conviction, settlement, insurance or escrow investigation, or otherwise) have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with the Site.
WHICH MEANS - To initiate a cancellation, email [email protected] The Wedding Standard will respond with specific information regarding the cancellation process for your account. Once cancellation is confirmed, domains purchased through The Wedding Standard will no longer be automatically renewed. If you cancel in the middle of your billing cycle, you'll have one last email invoice. We may change or cancel your account at any time. Any fraud and we will suspend or cancel your account.
11. MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE AND PRICES
- Prices for using the Services are subject to change upon 30 days notice from The Wedding Standard. Such notice may be provided at any time by posting the changes to the The Wedding Standard Site (The Wedding Standard.com) or the administration menu of your The Wedding Standard store via an announcement.
- The Wedding Standard reserves the right at any time, and from time to time, to modify or discontinue, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice.
- The Wedding Standard shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
WHICH MEANS - We may change or discontinue the service at anytime, without liability.
12. INFORMATION, CONTENT, AND SUPPLIERS
- Whilst we do take all reasonable steps to make sure that the information on this website is up to date and accurate at all times we do not guarantee that all material is accurate and , or up to date. This includes mistakes caused by contributors of The Wedding Standard, The Wedding Standard suppliers or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised by The Wedding Standard. Furthermore, we take no responsibility with your dealings with suppliers.
- We do not endorse suppliers, their services or their products and have no control over the safety, quality, suitability, legality, availability or price of any product or service advertised on the The Wedding Standard website. We are not involved, on behalf of either you or the supplier, in any dealing resulting from the use of our directory. You must communicate and deal with the suppliers directly to complete transactions or resolve problems arising from them.
WHICH MEANS - Do your due diligence.
13. THIRD PARTY SERVICES
- In addition to these Terms of Service, you also agree to be bound by the additional service-specific terms applicable to services you purchase from, or that are provided by, The Wedding Standard's partners or other third parties.
- The Wedding Standard may from time to time recommend, provide you with access to, or enable third party software, applications ("Apps"), products, services or website links (collectively, "Third Party Services") for your consideration or use, including via the The Wedding Standard App Store. Such Third Party Services are made available only as a convenience, and your purchase, access or use of any such Third Party Services is solely between you and the applicable third party services provider ("Third Party Provider"). Any use by you of Third Party Services offered through the Services or The Wedding Standard's website is entirely at your own risk and discretion, and it is your responsibility to read the terms and conditions and/or privacy policies applicable to such Third Party Services before using them.
- We do not provide any warranties with respect to Third Party Services. You acknowledge that The Wedding Standard has no control over Third Party Services, and shall not be responsible or liable to anyone for such Third Party Services. The availability of Third Party Services on The Wedding Standard's websites, including the The Wedding Standard App Store, or the integration or enabling of such Third Party Services with the Services does not constitute or imply an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation by or with The Wedding Standard. The Wedding Standard strongly recommends that you seek specialist advice before using or relying on Third Party Services, to ensure they will meet your needs. In particular, tax calculators should be used for reference only and not as a substitute for independent tax advice when assessing the correct tax rates you should charge to your customers.
- If you install or enable a Third Party Service for use with the Services, you grant us permission to allow the applicable Third Party Provider to access your data and to take any other actions as required for the interoperation of the Third Party Service with the Services, and any exchange of data or other interaction between you and the Third Party Provider is solely between you and such Third Party Provider. The Wedding Standard is not responsible for any disclosure, modification or deletion of your data or Website Content, or for any corresponding losses or damages you may suffer, as a result of access by a Third Party Service or a Third Party Provider to your data or Website Content.
- Under no circumstances shall The Wedding Standard be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive, extraordinary, exemplary or other damages whatsoever, that result from any Third Party Services or your contractual relationship with any Third Party Provider, including any Expert. These limitations shall apply even if The Wedding Standard has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitations shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
WHICH MEANS - We are not responsible for third party services so use them at your own risk. If you use any third party services on the The Wedding Standard platform, you permit us to send your data to those services. If you use them you agree that we do not provide a warranty, so get advice beforehand.
14. DMCA NOTICE AND TAKEDOWN PROCEDURE
The Wedding Standard supports the protection of intellectual property and asks The Wedding Standard merchants to do the same. It's our policy to respond to all notices of alleged copyright infringement. If someone believes that one of our merchants is infringing their intellectual property rights, they can send a DMCA Notice to The Wedding Standard's designated agent using our form. Upon receiving a DMCA Notice, we may remove or disable access to the material claimed to be a copyright infringement. Once provided with a notice of takedown, the merchant can reply with a counter notification using our form if they object to the complaint. The original complainant has 14 business days after we receive a counter notification to seek a court order restraining the merchant from engaging in the infringing activity, otherwise we restore the material.
Last Updated: June 2016