USING THE SITE
BY ACCESSING OR USING THE INSIDE WEDDINGS WEBSITE, online services, mobile and other applications and social networking platforms (each, a "Site"), whether automated or otherwise, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS and any additional terms and conditions that are referenced below or otherwise may apply to specific areas of the Site, which thereby becomes a binding contract between you (the “Member”) and Inside Weddings. If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not use the Site.
The Site is intended for use by individuals 13 years of age or older. If you are under 18, you may use this Site only with the permission and guidance of a parent or guardian. You represent that you are legally able to accept these Terms and are of legal age to form a binding contract or have obtained parental or guardian consent to do so.
Changes to the Terms of Service
We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time, without actual notice to you. You can determine when the Terms were last revised by referring to the “Last Updated” date at the top left of this page. You should periodically check this page to ensure you are familiar with any changes. You understand and agree that your continued access to or use of the Site after the effective date of modifications to the Terms indicates your acceptance of the changes.
There are rules of conduct that you are required to follow when you use the Site and/or our services. Inside Weddings reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to determine whether Member content is appropriate for the Site and to remove any Member content, without notice or liability to you, which it determines to be inappropriate. You also must comply with all applicable laws and contractual obligations when you use the Site.
You are prohibited from:
"harvesting" or collecting information using manual or automated methods or software to scrape, crawl, spider or download content from the Site.
using automated means to access the Site, or gaining unauthorized access to the Site or to any account or computer system connected to the Site.
obtaining to access areas of the Site or our systems that are not intended for access by you.
"flooding" the Site with requests or otherwise overburden, disrupt or harm the Site and/or its systems.
circumventing or reverse engineering the Site and/or its systems.
restricting or inhibiting other users from using the Site.
manipulating or forging identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any information posted on the Site or otherwise provided to us or our employees.
impersonating any person, including, but not limited to, public figures, other Members, or our employees.
Also, you must remember to follow online etiquette and be conscientious of the rules below.
If you choose to post content or reviews on the Site, do NOT:
post content that uses strong, vulgar, obscene or otherwise harmful language,
post content that uses racially, ethnically or otherwise, objectionable language,
post content that bullies or intimidates any Member,
post content that infringes any third party intellectual property right (such as copyrights or patents),
post content that divulges another person's or entity's confidential or private information or trade secret,
post content that is fraudulent, defamatory, unlawful, threatening, harassing, misleading, abusive or discriminatory,
post content that encourages criminal conduct,
post content that advertises or solicits business for products or services other than those that are offered and promoted on the Site,
post content that contains any virus, malware, spyware or other harmful content or disabling code.
Content, material, and/or logos displayed on the Site are the intellectual property of Inside Weddings and/or our partners. Therefore, you should assume that any images or articles that you view or read on the Site are the property of Inside Weddings and they are to be used by you for NONCOMMERCIAL PURPOSES ONLY. Reproduction – including altering, modifying, creating derivative works and distributing – in whole or in part is strictly prohibited without an explicit authorization from us. You may electronically print or copy individual pages of the Site for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you include all copyright and other proprietary notices.
You acknowledge and agree that you will have no ownership or other property interest in your account, and you further acknowledge and agree that all rights to your account are owned by Inside Weddings.
If you are interested in reproducing any content, you will need our permission, which we may approve or deny at our sole discretion. Please send your request to: Permissions Department, Inside Weddings, 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 860, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Responsibility for Your Content
You are solely responsible for the material you post and/or make available in public areas of the Site, such as reviews. You acknowledge that we do not control the material that you or others may post or otherwise make available in such areas, and you understand that we have no obligation to pre-screen, monitor, or edit any such material. However, we reserve the right do so. We are not responsible for the accuracy or legality of public posts.
Unless expressly agreed to by Inside Weddings in writing, we have no obligation to store any Member content, personal or public, that you make available on the Site.
Our Right to Use Your Content
Unless specifically requested, we do not solicit any materials for use in our publication or other services. We cannot be responsible for maintaining any submitted materials that you provide to us, and we may delete or destroy any such materials at any time.
If you submit or post any materials or content on the Site, you grant us and our business partners a perpetual, irrevocable, transferrable, assignable, sub-licensable, royalty-free worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, including alterations thereof, for our business purposes, in any form, in any media, and via any technology we choose. You represent that any materials and content posted or otherwise submitted by you to the Site is original to you and that you have the right to grant us these rights. Remember that you are solely responsible for any material that you submit and will be held responsible for any copyright infringement or damages arising from the submission.
Account Registration and Log In
In order to access certain features or areas of the Site, you are required to become a Member, providing personal and/or demographic information as part of a registration or log-in process. In addition, certain features of the Site are only available to those who have registered, and to access those areas of the Site you will be required to log in using your username and email password.
You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the applicable registration, and you are responsible for maintaining and updating contact information. The information you submit must describe you – you may not impersonate another person, public figure, or entity.
Investigations and Flagging System
You are responsible for your interactions with other Members; however, we reserve the right to monitor disputes between Members. Any Member leaving a review (“Review”) for a wedding professional/vendor (“Business Member”) must have conducted business with the Business Member and be able to provide proof (at our request or at the request of the business under review).
In order to protect the integrity of the Review system, Inside Weddings may remove a Review if the post: (1) seeks to elicit or solicit any commercial or business purposes not related to that of Inside Weddings; (2) we are provided with a binding ruling or settlement agreement from a valid and certified dispute resolution service, or provided with a court order finding that the Review is slanderous, libelous, defamatory or otherwise illegal or the court order requires removal; (3) contains profanity, vulgarity, or discriminatory material; (4) if the Member who left feedback cannot be reached by Inside Weddings or fails, within 30 days from the date Inside Weddings attempts to contact such Member as part of the dispute process, to validate that the transaction was conducted with the Business Member; (5) contains personally identifiable information of other Members or any other person; (6) contains any reference to actions taken or purported to be taken by any law enforcement agency or Inside Weddings.
If you undermine the integrity of our Review system in any way, your membership may be suspended or terminated. You also agree that Inside Weddings or our partners are not liable for any claims, demands, or damages of any kind, which may result from a dispute between you and other Members.
Your use of our website and services includes the ability to enter into agreements and/or to make transactions electronically. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS CONSTITUTE YOUR AGREEMENT AND INTENT TO BE BOUND BY AND TO PAY FOR SUCH AGREEMENTS AND TRANSACTIONS. YOUR AGREEMENT AND INTENT TO BE BOUND BY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS APPLIES TO ALL RECORDS RELATING TO ALL TRANSACTIONS YOU ENTER INTO ON THIS SERVICE, INCLUDING NOTICES OF CANCELLATION, POLICIES, CONTRACTS, AND APPLICATIONS. In order to access and retain your electronic records, you may be required to have certain hardware and software, which are your sole responsibility.
Business memberships are not available to minors or to suspended Members. If you are registering as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind the entity to these Terms. Members who engage in the sale of goods and/or services must have a valid business operations license. Your membership may not be transferred or sold to another party.
Promotional or Unpaid Business Memberships
Inside Weddings may periodically offer promotional or unpaid business memberships. These unpaid business memberships do not guarantee any benefits or listing placements. Inside Weddings reserves the right to cancel unpaid business memberships at any time.
Paid Business Memberships
Business Members with current account profiles may opt into additional paid listings ("Paid Listings"). Inside Weddings reserves the right to change prices and offer discounts and temporary promotions at any time. All Paid Listings, with the exception of Editors Circle memberships, automatically renew month-to-month; membership in the Editors Circle is for an initial period of one year and renews automatically each year thereafter. The service begins when we confirm your initial payment. We will charge you the fee stated at the time of purchase monthly until you cancel. Once the fee has been charged at the start of each month, that charge is final and no refund is available. All fees are subject to change with advance notice.
Credit Card Authorization
You authorize Inside Weddings to debit or credit your account as agreed. You agree that it is your responsibility to maintain a valid credit card on file with us throughout the term of your paid business membership. You agree that if you do not maintain a valid credit card on file with us, you may be subject to interest and penalties as explained in the “Past Due Membership Fees” section below. We may send you email notifications in the event your card is declined during any billing attempt. We reserve our rights to all actions and remedies in connection with any monies owed to Inside Weddings.
Past Due Membership Fees
If fees owed have not been received by Inside Weddings, you agree to pay the unpaid fees (“Unpaid Fees”) immediately. Interest charges, in the amount of 2.0% per month (or the maximum amount allowed by law), may be applied. If a partial payment is received, it will first be applied to the most recent fees owed to Inside Weddings, including interest. You also agree to pay any attorney fees, and other costs of collection incurred by Inside Weddings with respect to Unpaid Fees. Additionally, you consent and authorize us to make appropriate reports to any credit, tax, or law enforcement agencies. You also acknowledge that we will cooperate with them in any resulting investigation or prosecution. Inside Weddings agrees that it will not charge any late fees or interest to a Member's credit card.
Charged in Error
In the event you believe that Inside Weddings has erroneously charged you, you must contact Sales Support at email@example.com within 30 days after such charge. No refunds will be given for any charges which are more than 30 days old.
You may cancel at anytime by contacting Sales Support at firstname.lastname@example.org. Canceling your business membership stops the charge at the start of your next billing term—but your service will continue through the end of your current term. If we believe, in our sole discretion, that you are in breach of this Agreement or are acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement, we may limit, suspend or terminate your access to the Site. In such a case, no portion of your payment will be refunded. We also reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Site for any reason, and should we decide to suspend your access for any reason other than a breach by you, Inside Weddings will refund to you any unused portion of your payment, which will be your sole and exclusive remedy upon such suspension or termination.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM INSIDE WEDDINGS
The communications between you and us via the Site use electronic means, whether you visit the Site or send us an email, or whether we post notices on the Site or communicate with you via email. For contractual purposes, you consent to receive communications from us in an electronic form, and you agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were in writing. The foregoing does not affect your non-waivable rights.
If you are a copyright owner who believes in good faith that your copyrighted material has been reproduced, posted or distributed on the Site in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please inform us by sending a written notice by United States Postal Service.
Please provide the following information: (1) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (2) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (3) a description of the location on the Site of the material that you claim is infringing; (4) your address, telephone number, and email address; (5) a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; (6) 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.
Contact information for Inside Weddings notice of claims of copyright infringement: Copyright Agent, Inside Weddings, 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 860, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
We may offer and/or co-sponsor contests, sweepstakes, or other promotions (collectively, "Promotions"). Any Promotions made available through the Site may be governed by rules that are separate from these Terms. Additionally, you should keep in mind that some areas of the Site may be provided by third-party partners and are subject to separate terms and conditions of use, which are posted within those areas.
Links to Third Parties
Inside Weddings may provide links to other websites. Your linking to a third-party page is at your own risk and we are not responsible for the availability, content or accuracy of their website. Inside Weddings strongly recommends that you review and understand the terms, privacy policies, and settings of all third-party websites.
We welcome links to the Site, however, we reserve the right to revoke your right to link to the Site upon notice. If you receive such a notice from Inside Weddings, you agree to discontinue your link to the Site.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our affiliates, and our/their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses), arising from or relating to your use of the Site, your submissions to the Site, or any violation of these Terms, or applicable law, by you or by someone accessing the Site via your account.
These Terms, and the relationship between you and us, will be governed by the laws of the United States and the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Inside Weddings does not represent or warrant that the Site or any part thereof is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction other than the United States. In choosing to access the Site, you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk, and you are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. We may limit the Site's availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, you and we nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to intentions reflected in such provision, and the other provisions of these terms and conditions will remain in full force and effect.
Since we prefer to find ways to provide customer satisfaction, we believe we will be able to resolve most Site disputes or issues you may have in a quick and efficient manner. Before initiating any arbitration proceeding, you agree to first discuss the matter informally with us for no less than 60 days. To do that, please send us your full name, contact information, your concern, and proposed solution to us by mail at: Legal Department, Inside Weddings, 6255 W. Sunset Boulevard, Suite 860, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
If we are unable to mutually agree upon a resolution after the 60-day period, you agree that any claim you may have against us regarding these Terms or our Site and services will be resolved through binding arbitration administered by JAMS and governed by the then current JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures. It is important to us that we address any issues you might have promptly. In an effort to do so, you agree to begin any arbitration within one year of the date your claim arose; otherwise, your claim is waived. As an exception to this arbitration agreement, we are happy to give you the right to pursue in small claims court any claim that is within that court's jurisdiction as long as you proceed only on an individual basis.
We prefer to resolve our issues with you directly and, accordingly, you agree to arbitrate with us only in your individual capacity, not as a representative or member of a class. As such, your claims may not be joined with any other claims and there will be no authority for any dispute to be arbitrated on a class-action basis or brought by a purported class representative.
You agree that arbitration will be exclusively held in Los Angeles County, California and that each party will be responsible for its own costs, including paying any JAMS filing, administrative and arbitrator fees in accordance with JAMS rules. In order to select an arbitrator, each party agrees to provide a list of two available arbitrators that have experience with the subject matter. Each party may strike one of the names on the other party’s list. The parties will select an arbitrator out of the remaining two arbitrator names. If the parties cannot mutually agree on one arbitrator, JAMS will choose the arbitrator randomly from the two remaining arbitrators. It is important that you understand that the arbitrator's decision will be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.
We provide the Site on an "as is" and "as available" basis, without warranty of any kind whether expressed or implied.
This means that we make no promises that: (1) the Site will be available at any particular time; (2) the Site will meet any particular requirements or provide any particular results; (3) the information on the Site will be accurate or up-to-date; (4) the Site or the information transmitted to or from it or stored on it will be secure from unauthorized access; or (5) information, content, images, or boards associated with your account or on the Site will remain retrievable and uncorrupted.
The Site and our Content and any services provided therein are not intended to constitute medical or legal advice. You should always consult with a qualified physician or attorney, respectively, regarding your specific circumstances. Additionally, we make no warranties or representations regarding any products or services ordered or provided via the Site.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances shall Inside Weddings or any of our affiliates be liable for any direct or indirect losses or damages arising out of or in connection with your use of or inability to use the Site or access our Content, including, without limitation, any damages resulting from: (1) loss of profits; (2) the cost to procure substitute goods or services resulting from any goods, data, information or services obtained or messages received from transactions entered into through the website; (3) the unauthorized access to or alteration of data on the website; (4) statements or the conduct of any third-party on the website; whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, and whether or not Inside Weddings is advised of the possibility of such damages.Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain categories of damages, therefore the above limitations may not apply to you.
Under no circumstances will Inside Weddings be liable to you for more than the amount received by Inside Weddings from you for the use of the website and the services in the subscription period during which you first assert the claim. If you have not paid Inside Weddings any amounts in the subscription period during which you first assert any such claim, Inside Weddings sole and exclusive liability will be limited to ten dollars ($10).