Terms of Service
TERMS OF SERVICE
Welcome to the website and online service of BuddyCrate LLC ("BuddyCrate").
THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A MANDATORY INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION/JURY TRIAL WAIVER PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE USE OF ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS, AND ALSO LIMITS THE REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO YOU IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE.
Using Our Service
You can use the Service only if you can form a binding contract with BuddyCrate and only in compliance with this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations. Any use or access to the Service by anyone under 18 is strictly prohibited and in violation of this Agreement. The Service is not available to any Users previously removed from the Service by BuddyCrate.
Your BuddyCrate account gives you access to the services and functionality that we may establish and maintain from time to time and in our sole discretion. We may maintain different types of accounts for different types of Users. If you open a BuddyCrate account on behalf of a company, organization, or other entity, then (a) “you” includes you and that entity, and (b) you represent and warrant that you are an authorized representative of the entity with the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement, and that you agree to this Agreement on the entity’s behalf. By connecting to the Service with a party service, you give us permission to access and use your information from that service as permitted by that service, and to store your log-in credentials for that service.
You may never use another User’s account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. We encourage you to use “strong” passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account. You must notify BuddyCrate immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. BuddyCrate will not be liable for any losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account.
You may control your User profile and how you interact with the Service by changing the settings on the personal settings page associated with your BuddyCrate account. By providing BuddyCrate your email address, you consent to our using the email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. We may also use your email address to send you other messages, such as changes to features of the Service and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out or change your preferences on the personal settings page associated with your BuddyCrate account. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.
Changes to Service
We may, without prior notice, change the Service; stop providing the Service or features of the Service, to you or to users generally; or create usage limits for the Service. We may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend your access to the Service without notice and liability for any reason, including if in our sole determination you violate any provision of this Agreement, or for no reason. Upon termination for any reason or no reason, you continue to be bound by this Agreement.
Interaction With Other Users
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users. BuddyCrate shall have no liability for your interactions with other Users, or for any User’s action or inaction.
You agree not to engage in any of the following prohibited activities: (i) copying, distributing, or disclosing any part of the Service in any medium, including without limitation by any automated or non-automated “scraping”; (ii) using any automated system, including without limitation “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc., to access the Service in a manner that sends more request messages to the BuddyCrate servers than a human can reasonably produce in the same period of time by using a conventional on-line web browser; (iii) transmitting spam, chain letters, or other unsolicited email; (iv) attempting to interfere with, compromise the system integrity or security or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Service; (v) taking any action that imposes, or may impose at our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (vi) uploading invalid data, viruses, worms, or other software agents through the Service; (vii) collecting or harvesting any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Service; (viii) using the Service for any commercial solicitation purposes; (ix) impersonating another person or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity, conducting fraud, hiding or attempting to hide your identity; (x) interfering with the proper working of the Service; (xi) accessing any content on the Service through any technology or means other than those provided or authorized by the Service; or (xii) bypassing the measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service, including without limitation features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Service or the content therein.
Streaming and Displaying
Accessing the audiovisual content available on the Service for any purpose or in any manner other than Streaming is expressly prohibited. “Streaming” refers to a contemporaneous digital transmission of an audiovisual work via the Internet from the Service to a User’s device in such a manner that the data is intended for real-time viewing and not intended to be copied, stored, permanently downloaded, or redistributed by the User.
Sweepstakes and Contests
From time to time, we may offer and/or co-sponsor contests, sweepstakes, raffles, promotions and games on the Service. Each of these activities may be governed by specific rules listed below. By participating in any such activities, you will become subject to those rules and we urge you to read any applicable rules. To the extent that the terms and conditions of such rules conflict with this Agreement, the terms and conditions of such rules shall control.
Some areas of the Service allow Users to post content such as profile information, comments, questions, images, and other content or information. Any content or information a User submits, posts, displays, links to, or otherwise makes available on the Service is referred to as “User Content.” We claim no ownership rights over User Content created or provided by you. The User Content you create remains yours; however, by sharing User Content through the Service, you agree to allow others to view, edit, and/or share your User Content in accordance with your settings and this Agreement. BuddyCrate has the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to remove any User Content that is shared via the Service.
How we and other Users can use your User Content
By posting or otherwise making available any User Content on the Service, you hereby expressly grant, and you represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant to BuddyCrate a royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, syndicate, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such User Content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Content, in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, for use in connection with the Service and BuddyCrate (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each User of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your User Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, display and perform such User Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under this Agreement.
What Not to Post
You agree not to post User Content that: (i) may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to you, to any other person, or to any animal; (ii) may create a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property; (iii) seeks to harm or exploit children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise; (iv) may constitute or contribute to a crime or tort; (v) contains any information or content that we deem to be unlawful, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, obscene, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, harassing, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libelous, threatening, profane, or otherwise objectionable; (vi) contains any information or content that is illegal (including, without limitation, the disclosure of insider information under securities law or of another party’s trade secrets); (vii) contains any information or content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; or (viii) contains any information or content that you know is not correct and current.
Respecting Other’s Rights
You agree that any User Content that you post does not and will not violate third-party rights of any kind, including without limitation any Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below) or rights of privacy. To the extent that your User Content contains music, you hereby represent that you are the owner of all the copyright rights, including without limitation the performance, mechanical, and sound recordings rights, with respect to each and every musical composition (including lyrics) and sound recording contained in such User Content and have the power to grant the license granted below.
Registration and Membership
As a registered user of BuddyCrate, you agree to receive emails promoting any special offer(s), including third party offers. You are able to opt out from receiving our latest promotions or our newsletter by simply emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or selecting to unsubscribe within the email itself.
As a subscriber to BuddyCrate, each month we’ll ship you a box full of awesome goodies to make you and your furry companion happy, which will include treats, toys and more. The selection of the products will vary month to month as we prefer to send your dog and you a unique box of goodies each month.
By subscribing to our services you agree to pay the monthly subscription fee in order for the products to be delivered to you each month.
Definition of Intellectual Property
For the purposes of this Agreement, “Intellectual Property Rights” means all patent rights, copyright rights, mask work rights, moral rights, rights of publicity, trademark, trade dress and service mark rights, goodwill, trade secret rights and other intellectual property rights as may now exist or hereafter come into existence, and all applications therefore and registrations, renewals and extensions thereof, under the laws of any state, country, territory or other jurisdiction.
User Content Representations and Warranties
In connection with your User Content, you affirm, represent and warrant the following: (i) you have the written consent of each and every identifiable natural person in the User Content to use such person’s name or likeness in the manner contemplated by the Service and this Agreement, and each such person has released you from any liability that may arise in relation to such use; (ii) your User Content and any use thereof as contemplated by this Agreement and the Service will not violate any law or infringe any rights of any third-party, including but not limited to any Intellectual Property Rights and privacy rights; (iii) BuddyCrate may exercise the rights to your User Content granted under this Agreement without liability for payment of any guild fees, residuals, payments, fees, or royalties payable under any collective bargaining agreement or otherwise; and (iv) to the best of your knowledge, all your User Content and other information that you provide to us is truthful and accurate.
Your Conduct (Disclaimer)
BuddyCrate reserves the right, but is not obligated to reject and/or remove any User Content that BuddyCrate in its sole discretion, violates these provisions. You understand that publishing your User Content on the Service is not a substitute for registering it with the U.S. Copyright Office, the Writer’s Guild of America, or any other rights organization. BuddyCrate takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other User or third-party posts or sends over the Service. You shall be solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it, and you agree that we are only acting as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of your User Content. You understand and agree that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, objectionable, inappropriate for children, or otherwise unsuited to your purpose, and you agree that BuddyCrate shall not be liable for any damages you allege to incur as a result of User Content.
Except for your User Content, the Service and all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, illustrations, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos, music, and User Content belonging to other Users (the “BuddyCrate Content”), and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of BuddyCrate and its licensors (including other Users who post User Content to the Service). Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from any BuddyCrate Content. Use of the BuddyCrate Content for any purpose not expressly permitted by this Agreement is strictly prohibited.
BuddyCrate License Grant
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you are hereby granted a non-exclusive, limited, non-transferable, freely revocable license to use the Service for your personal, noncommercial use only and as permitted by the features of the Service. BuddyCrate reserves all rights not expressly granted herein in the Service and the BuddyCrate Content (as defined below). BuddyCrate may terminate this license at any time for any reason or no reason.
You may choose to or we may invite you to submit comments or ideas about the Service, including without limitation about how to improve the Service or our products (“Feedback”). By submitting any Feedback, you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place BuddyCrate under any fiduciary or other obligation, and that we are free to use Feedback without any additional compensation to you, and/or to disclose the Idea on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone. You further acknowledge that, by acceptance of your submission, BuddyCrate does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to BuddyCrate , or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you.
Purchases From BuddyCrate
From time to time, BuddyCrate may offer products for purchase through the Service (“Products”). We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities or Products purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the email, billing address and/or phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors.
BuddyCrate services are available only to, and may only be used by, individuals who are 18 years and older who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Individuals under the age of 18 can use this service only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. In this case, the adult is the user and is responsible for any and all activities, subscribers and purchasers.
Prices for Products are subject to change without notice. All prices for Products are in U.S. dollars, and are exclusive of any applicable local, state, or federal taxes. Shipping and handling fees, if any, will be reviewable prior to submitting your order.
All payments through the Service are processed using a third-party processor. You acknowledge that BuddyCrate is not liable for any breaches of credit card or debit card security or privacy by such third-party processor. You agree to pay all charges incurred by users of your credit card, debit card, or other method of payment.
BuddyCrate will ship all Products purchased through the Service to the address specified in the shipping address section of the order form. Shipments will be made via standard ground service unless otherwise specified at the time of purchase. The time period from order to delivery will vary depending on location. You may have Products shipped only to addresses located within the United States.
Refunds and Replacements
Don’t love your BuddyCrate? BuddyCrate stands behind our product and will do our best to make it right. To request a refund or replacement, send an email to email@example.com with your name, order confirmation number, and reason for the request within 5 days of receiving your product. We may require proof of purchase if we can’t verify your order. If needed we will adjust this policy as required by the laws of the state in which you live. Because of food safety laws we unfortunately can’t accept the return of food products.
If the product you received expired, was damaged in transit, or is otherwise defective, we will replace it with a similar version of the product at no cost to you.Cancellations
You may cancel your subscription to Products offered through the Service at any time. If there is an outstanding order associated with your subscription, the cancellation will go into effect once that order is processed by BuddyCrate.
For refund requests where a user has changed their mind, or forgot to cancel a subscription, your subscription is continuous until you decide to cancel, and if you do decide to cancel your membership prior to the expiration of an existing subscription period, you will to be charged for for the remainder of that subscription period.
You understand that Products may contain materials that could be dangerous if handled improperly, and you acknowledge that BuddyCrate is not liable for any personal injury or property damage arising from any misuse of any Products offered through the Service. You further acknowledge that Products may not be suitable for use by children, and you expressly assume sole liability for providing any individual under the age of 18 with access to any Products. You hereby agree not use Products for any illegal purpose and you assume all liability for any action you take for any action that is contrary to any law, rule, or regulation of any territory.
BuddyCrate cares about the integrity and security of your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat our security measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.
Third-Party Links, Websites and Services
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless BuddyCrate and its subsidiaries, agents, licensors, managers, and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Service, including any data or content transmitted or received by you; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, right of publicity or Intellectual Property Rights; (iv) your violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation; (v) your User Content or any that is submitted via your account; or (vi) any other party’s access and use of the Service with your unique username, password, or other appropriate security code.No Warranty
Limitation of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall BuddyCrate, its affiliates, agents, directors, employees, suppliers, or licensors be liable for any indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including without limitation damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses, that result from the use of, or inability to use, this service or any products. Under no circumstances will BuddyCrate be responsible for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from hacking, tampering, or other unauthorized access or use of the service or your account or the information contained therein.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, BuddyCrate assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content; (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to or use of our service or products; (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein; (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the service; (v) any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or the like that may be transmitted to or through our service by any third-party; (vi) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available through the service; and/or (vii) user content or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third-party. In no event shall BuddyCrate, its affiliates, agents, directors, employees, suppliers, or licensors be liable to you for any claims, proceedings, liabilities, obligations, damages, losses or costs in an amount exceeding one dollar.
This limitation of liability section applies whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if BuddyCrate has been advised of the possibility of such damage. The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This agreement gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. The disclaimers, exclusions, and limitations of liability under this agreement will not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
The Service is controlled and operated from its facilities in the United States. BuddyCrate makes no representations that the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Service from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are entirely responsible for compliance with all applicable United States and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to export and import regulations. You may not use the Service if you are a resident of a country embargoed by the United States, or are a foreign person or entity blocked or denied by the United States government. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all materials found on the Service are solely directed to individuals, companies, or other entities located in the United States.
This Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by BuddyCrate without restriction. Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void.
You agree that: (i) the Service shall be deemed solely based in California; and (ii) the Service shall be deemed a passive one that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over BuddyCrate, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than California. This Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of a state court located in Los Angeles County, California or the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, for any actions for which we retain the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of our copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights, as set forth in the Arbitration provision below.
For any dispute with BuddyCrate, you agree to first contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and attempt to resolve the dispute with us informally. In the unlikely event that BuddyCrate has not been able to resolve a dispute it has with you after attempting to do so for a period of sixty (60) days, we each agree to resolve any claim, dispute, or controversy (excluding any BuddyCrate claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) arising out of or in connection with or relating to this Agreement, or the breach or alleged breach thereof (collectively, “Claims”), by binding arbitration by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in the city of Santa Ana, California under the commercial rules then in effect for the AAA, except as provided herein. The award rendered by the arbitrator shall include costs of arbitration, reasonable attorneys’ fees and reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses, and any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Nothing in this Section shall be deemed as preventing BuddyCrate from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief from the courts as necessary to protect any of BuddyCrate's proprietary interests.
Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver
All claims must be brought in the parties' individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action, collective action, private attorney general action or other representative proceeding. This waiver applies to class arbitration, and, unless we agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims. You agree that by entering into this agreement, you and BuddyCrate are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action, collective action, private attorney general action, or other representative proceeding of any kind.