PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR USE OF AND ACCESS TO OUR SITE ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING, YOU MAY NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SITE IN ANY MANNER.
Buffy Terms and Conditions
Effective Date of Current Policy: December 1st, 2017
These Buffy Terms and Conditions apply to the website, applications, and all other online properties (the “Site”) operated by Buffy Inc. (“Buffy”, “we”, or “us”). The use of the Site, including the purchase of any Products (as defined below), is subject to the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”). Please read these Terms carefully. By using this Site, you agree to these Terms as well as any other terms, guidelines or rules that apply to any portion of this Site, without limitation or qualification. If you do not agree to these Terms, then you must exit the Site immediately and discontinue any use of the information or Products obtainable or accessible through the Site. If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at email@example.com.
We provide the Site in order to enable you to browse and purchase Buffy bedding products (collectively, the “Products”).
No part of the Site is directed to persons under the age of 13. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SITE AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER.
If you are using the Site on behalf of a company, entity or organization (collectively, “Organization”), then you represent and warrant that you (a) are an authorized representative of that Organization; (b) have the authority to bind that Organization to these Terms; and (c) agree to be bound by these Terms on behalf of that Organization.
Images of people, places and/or products posted on this Site are either the property of Buffy or our licensors. Unless otherwise noted, all content included on this Site, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips and written and other materials (together, with “Marks” (as defined below), “Buffy Content”) is the property of Buffy or its licensors, partners or affiliates and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of this Site is the exclusive property of Buffy and is protected by United States and international intellectual property laws. Any unauthorized use of any content or materials on this Site is strictly prohibited and may violate copyright and trademark laws, and/or the laws of privacy, publicity, and/or communications regulations and statutes. You may use the materials or content on this Site only with our prior written and express authorization. To inquire about obtaining authorization to use the materials or content on this Site, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All trademarks, service marks, and trade names (collectively the “Marks”) that appear on this Site are proprietary to Buffy or the other respective owners of such Marks. You may not display or reproduce the Marks in any manner without the prior written consent of Buffy, and you may not remove or otherwise modify in any manner any trademark notices from any content offered or received through the Site.
LIMITED LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS
We grant you a limited license to use the Site for personal use only. Consequently, this grant does not allow you to do any of the following: (a) resell or make any commercial use of this Site or any of the contents of this Site; (b) modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or convert into human readable form any of the contents of this Site not intended to be so read (this includes using or directly viewing the underlying HTML or other code from this Site except as interpreted and displayed in a web browser); (c) copy, imitate, mirror, reproduce, distribute, publish, download, display, perform, post or transmit any of the contents of this Site (including any Marks) in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise; or (d) use any data mining, bots, spiders, automated tools or similar data gathering and extraction methods on the contents of the Site or to collect any information from the Site or any other user of the Site.
ACCOUNTS, FORMS, REGISTRATIONS AND PASSWORDS
You represent and warrant that the information you provide to Buffy upon creating an account on the Site and at all other times will be true, accurate, current, and complete.
To facilitate future purchases on the Site, [we require you/you may choose] to create an account by providing an e-mail address and password. [Your account/Please note that you may choose to use this Site and make purchases without creating an account. If you do create an account, your account] is personal to you, and you may not share your account information with, or allow access to your account by, any third party. As you will be responsible for all activity that occurs under your access credentials, you agree to use reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the Site and to preserve the confidentiality of your username and password, and any device that you use to access the Site.
You agree to notify us immediately of any breach in the secrecy of your log-in information. If you have any reason to believe that your account information has been compromised or that your account has been accessed by a third party, you agree to immediately notify Buffy by e-mail to email@example.com. You will be solely responsible for the losses incurred by Buffy and others due to any unauthorized use of your account.
TRY BEFORE BUYING OFFER
If you purchase a Product using our Try Before Buying offer, you get seven nights (the “Trial Period”) to try a comforter for free.
When you check out with a comforter from our Try Before Buying offer, we will verify the credit card information by placing an authorization for the full amount of purchase on the credit card you provide to us. This hold is for security purposes and you will not actually be charged until the end of your trial. If you’re dissatisfied for any reason you can initiate a return at buffy.co/returns within 30 nights. From there, we will start a return by issuing you a return label. Send your Product back to us, and when we receive it we will promptly issue a refund or cancel the pending charge.
You agree to return the Try Before Buying Product to us in its original condition within the Trial Period, using the pre-paid return packaging we provide. If the Trial Period ends, and the return has not been initiated, or the Product is returned damaged, we will charge your credit card for the full amount of the Product that has not been returned or is damaged.
That means this charge applies to the Product that you decided to keep or is lost, stolen or damaged. By submitting your Try Before Buying order, you authorize Buffy to charge your card for the full retail price of each Product as displayed on our site, plus sales tax where applicable, if you do not return your Try Before Buying Product according to the guidelines in this section. However, we know things come up, so if you need an extra day or two, no problem. Just get in touch, and we’ll work something out. We’re available at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-855-466-4812 Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ET.
If you decide to purchase the Product you received during the Trial Period, no further action is required. Simply keep using your Product.
Currently, our Try Before Buying program is only available to customers who live in the continental US. Only one Buffy can be purchased per household under our Try Before Buying program. Customers in Alaska, Hawaii and Canada may purchase a Buffy and are still covered by our 30-day return policy (return shipping to be paid by the customer).
In an effort to enhance your shopping experience and give as many customers as possible the opportunity to purchase our Products, we may place limits on purchases. All orders of our Products must be for personal use only. By purchasing our Products, you hereby agree not to resell or distribute such Products for any commercial purposes or for resale. We do not authorize the purchase of commercial quantities of our Products. If we have reason to believe that your order is not for personal use, we reserve the right to reject or cancel any order that you place. We reserve the right to limit, cancel or prohibit orders that, in our judgment, appear to be placed in violation of these Terms.
FEES AND PAYMENTS
Prices: The price for Products available for purchase through the Site will be displayed to you on the Site. The prices displayed do not include taxes. Any applicable taxes will be communicated to you before you place an order. There is no charge for standard shipping, but expedited shipping may be purchased at additional cost. Please see “Shipping” below for more information.
Billing: The Site currently uses a third-party payment processor (the “Payment Processor”) to bill you through a payment account linked to your Account on the Services (your “Billing Account”) for Products you purchase. Our Payment Processor accepts payments through various credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, as detailed on the applicable payment screen. You may also use PayPal as a payment option on our site. The processing of payments will be subject to the terms, conditions and privacy policies of the Payment Processor in addition to this Agreement. We are not responsible for error by the Payment Processor. You agree to pay us all charges at the prices then in effect for any use of such Paid Services in accordance with the applicable payment terms and you authorize us to charge your chosen payment provider (your “Payment Method”). We reserve the right to correct any errors or mistakes that it makes even if it has already requested or received payment.
Payment Method: Your Payment Method and your agreement with your financial provider dictate the terms of your payment. You agree to pay all amounts due on your Billing Account upon demand.
United States Dollars: All monetary transactions on the Site take place in U.S. dollars.
WARRANTY; REFUNDS AND RETURNS; CANCELLATION.
Warranty: Your Products are covered by a limited lifetime warranty (the “Warranty”). If there is an issue with your Products, then please review the Warranty and e-mail us at email@example.com. The Warranty is incorporated by reference into these Terms. To the extent there is a conflict between the terms of the Warranty and these Terms, the terms of the Warranty will govern with respect to Products purchased from us.
Returns: When you buy a Product immediately without using our Try Before Buying offer, our thirty-night guarantee also covers you. You can initiate a return for any reason if you are dissatisfied within thirty nights. Returns will be issued in the form of the original payment. Visit here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to start a return. Return shipping is free for United States customers; standard shipping rates apply to international customers. You may cancel an order any time prior to shipment.
Return conditions: The following conditions also apply to Product returns:
The comforter must not have visible damage, breakage, or any other physical flaws that are the result of improper or overuse (including stains, tears or other soiling or odors).
If a Product that was purchased immediately is returned from an initial order, that customer or shipping address will not be eligible to use the Try Before Buying offer on subsequent orders of a Product (i.e., if you return a comforter that you purchased immediately, you will not be eligible for the free trial).
Title: Risk of loss and title for Products purchased from Buffy pass to you upon delivery of such Products (by Buffy or our manufacturer) to the carrier. You are responsible for filing any claims with carriers for damaged or lost shipments.
Shipping: When you place an order for Products through the Site, the Products will be shipped to the address you designate as the “Shipping Address” during the check-out process.
GIFT AND OFFER CODES; REFERRAL PROGRAM
From time to time, Buffy may offer qualified consumers “gift codes” or “offer codes” through a variety of promotional activities and communications (collectively referred to herein as “offer codes”) that are redeemable towards a purchase on the Site, while supplies last, and subject to certain merchandise exclusions or any other restrictions as may be determined and communicated by Buffy in its sole discretion. Only valid offer codes provided or promoted by Buffy will be honored at checkout. Codes supplied or promoted by third parties unauthorized by Buffy (including any unauthorized third party websites) will not be considered valid. Each offer code promoted by Buffy is non-transferable and valid for single use on an item (or items) of merchandise as determined by Buffy. Offer codes may not be combined and may not be used in conjunction with the Buffy Referral Program; customers are limited to the use of a single offer code per order. Offer codes cannot be used towards purchase of non-branded merchandise, packaging or applicable taxes. For online purchases, the code must be entered in the “offer code” field at checkout. Buffy is not responsible for lost, stolen or corrupted codes or any unauthorized use of codes. Offer codes cannot be redeemed for cash or any cash equivalent; no substitutions or credits allowed. The dollar value of any offer code will not be refunded or credited back if any or all of the merchandise is returned. Expiry dates may apply to each offer code. Offer codes are void if copied, transferred, sold, exchanged or expired, and where prohibited. Requests not complying with all offer code requirements will not be honored.
Spokespeople. From time to time, Buffy may also engage spokespeople, influencers, bloggers, or other individuals or entities who have been compensated or incentivized to speak on behalf of the brand. When you receive an offer code via a third party source, such as a television or radio show host, please note that such individuals may have been compensated by Buffy for their statements.
Referral Program Terms & Conditions
- Becoming a Referrer.Any individual who is otherwise eligible to participate may become a member of Buffy’s Refer-a-Friend Program by visiting the Refer-a-Friend page on Buffy’s website, or the post-purchase Refer-a-Frend screen.
- Qualified Referral.A Qualified Referral is defined as a Product purchase (i) made via the Site by a person who (a) arrives to the Site by clicking on the unique Refer-a-Friend Program link (a "Referred Customer") provided to you by Buffy under the Refer-A-Friend Program, and (b) is a first-time Purchaser of Products; and (ii) that has a total value of at least US$120.00 (excluding taxes, discounts, shipping charges, returns, cancelled Transactions, and any applicable third party fees); and (iii) is purchased in United States Dollars and (iv) is purchased by a purchaser located in the United States for shipping to an address located in the United States. The Referrer’s unique referral link may not be shared, sold, or used in any way except by the Referrer alone to obtain Qualified Referrals; referral links shared to or obtained through other sources (such as through a posting to a third-party intermediary or website) will not be honored. Referrers are limited to one (1) Qualified Referral for each Referred Customer; in other words, additional/repeat purchases made by a Referred Customer are not counted as additional Qualified Referrals.
- Referred Customer.The Referred Customer and the Referrer cannot be the same person (for example, by using a different email address), as determined in Buffy’s sole discretion.
- Referral Rewards.For each Qualified Referral, the Referrer will receive a an Amazon giftcard in the amount of US$10.00 or US$20.00 (“Referral Reward”). Referral Rewards will be available for use within 45 days following a purchase made by a Qualified Referral, and will be sent to the Referrer via email. The 45 day period is to accommodate Referral Rewards that are earned after customers complete the Buffy Trial, which does not bill through until the trial purchase has been completed. As a Referrer, you are responsible for any and all tax liability resulting from Referral Rewards.
- Buffy’s Refer-a-Friend Program cannot be used by businesses or individuals for affiliate lead generation or posted on discount sites.
- No Combination.Referred Customers may not combine any discounts obtained through their use of the Refer-A-Friend Program with any Offer Codes or other promotions offered by Buffy.
- Compliance with Law.As a Referrer, you agree to comply with all applicable law, including, but not limited to the CAN SPAM Act. Any distribution of your Refer-a-Friend Program link that could constitute unsolicited commercial email or "spam" under any applicable law or regulation is expressly prohibited and will be grounds for immediate termination of your Account and exclusion from Buffy’s Refer-a-Friend Program.
- Right to Terminate Accounts.Buffy reserves the right to terminate the Account of any Referrer and/or Referred Customer at any time and without notice, including, but not limited to, if we, at our sole discretion, consider any Referrer and/or Referred Customer’s conduct to be in violation of these Refer-A-Program Terms.
- Right to Cancel Program or Change Terms.Buffy reserves the right to cancel the Refer-a-Friend Program and to revise these Refer-A-Friend Program Terms from time to time. If we make any material changes to these Refer-A-Friend Program Terms, we’ll notify you of those changes by posting them on the Services or by sending you an e-mail or other notification. If the Refer-A-Friend Program is terminated, any unclaimed Referral Rewards will be forfeited at that time.
We appreciate hearing from our users and welcome your comments regarding the Site. Please be advised, however, that if you send us creative ideas, suggestions, inventions, or materials (“Creative Ideas”), we will: (a) own, exclusively, all now known or later discovered rights to the Creative Ideas; (b) not be subject to any obligation of confidentiality and will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Creative Ideas; and (c) be entitled to unrestricted use of the Creative Ideas for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you or any other person.
CONTENT YOU SUBMIT TO BUFFY
From time to time, Buffy may allow you to post reviews, comments, photos, or similar materials on the Site (collectively, “Reviews”). We welcome your comments regarding our Products and services, including our Site. However, any Reviews you submit to Buffy must not harass, slander, malign, libel, defame, threaten, or otherwise violate any rights of any third-parties and must not include any profanity, obscene, indecent, pornographic, defamatory or unlawful material.
By posting a Review on the Site, you hereby grant Buffy an unrestricted, assignable, sublicensable, perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid up license throughout the world to reproduce, distribute, publicly display, transmit, communicate to the public, publicly perform on a through-to-the-audience basis, create derivative works from, and otherwise use and exploit (collectively, “Use”) all Reviews you post to the Site, for any purpose, including promoting and marketing Buffy and the Products. You further grant Buffy a royalty-free license to use the name, image, and likeness of any person identifiable in any Review you post to the Site. By posting a Review, you waive any and all rights of publicity, privacy or any other rights of a similar nature, in addition to any moral rights you may have in your Review. Except for materials provided to you by Buffy through the Site, you represent, warrant, and covenant that (a) you either are the sole and exclusive owner of Reviews that you post to the Site, or you have all rights, licenses, consents, and releases that are necessary to grant to Buffy the rights in your Reviews as contemplated under the Terms, and (b) the Reviews you post to the Site do not (i) infringe, misappropriate or violate the rights of any party or entity, including a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights, rights of publicity, rights of privacy or other intellectual property or proprietary rights; (ii) constitute or result in defamation, libel, slander, or the violation of any applicable law or regulation (including, without limitation, restrictions on obscenity, child pornography, wiretap laws or other similar restrictions on nonconsensual recording, or otherwise); (iii) require Buffy to obtain any licenses from or make any payments in any amounts to any third party throughout the world; or (iv) introduce viruses, time-bombs, worms, cancel bots, Trojan Horses and/or other harmful or malicious code. You agree not to submit Reviews that are or could be interpreted to be inaccurate, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, vulgar, offensive, objectionable, hateful, or promote discrimination, bigotry, racism, or hatred, as determined by Buffy in its sole discretion.
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION AND TEXT MESSAGE POLICY
When you visit the Site or send us e-mails, you are communicating with us electronically. In so doing, you consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing.
Some of our services may allow you to receive SMS, MMS, or other text message notifications from us (each a “Text Message”). To the extent you voluntarily opt to have Text Messages from us sent directly to your mobile phone, the following terms apply:
In addition to any fee of which you are notified, your mobile provider’s standard messaging rates apply to our confirmation Text Message and all subsequent Text Message correspondence. Message and data rates may apply, according to your individual rate plan provided by your wireless carrier. Please consult your mobile service carrier’s pricing plan to determine the charges for browsing data and sending and receiving text messages. Under no circumstances will Buffy or its affiliates be responsible for any text messaging or wireless charges incurred by you or by a person that has access to your wireless device or telephone number. If your carrier does not permit text alerts, you may not receive the Text Messages from us. You can opt-out of receiving any further Text Messages from us by replying “STOP” to any Text Message you receive from us.
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials posted on the Site infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send Buffy a “Notification of Claimed Infringement” requesting that the material be removed or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information:
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the works that have been allegedly infringed;
Identification of the copyrighted work alleged to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works);
Identification of the specific material alleged to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow Buffy to locate the material on the Site;
Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if available);
A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send Buffy a counter-notice.
Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright/ for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Site should be sent to 265 Canal Street, #510, New York, NY 10013 or email@example.com. Consult your legal advisor and see 17 U.S.C. § 512 before filing a notice or counter-notice as there are penalties for false claims under the DMCA.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
The Site may include links to third party websites and applications. You are responsible for evaluating whether you want to access or use them. We are not responsible for and do not endorse any features, content, advertising, products, or other materials on other websites or applications. You assume all risk and we disclaim all liability arising from your use of them. Please be aware that we are not and cannot make any claim or representation regarding, and we accept no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of web sites accessible from this Site, or web sites linking to this Site.
USE OF THE SITE
You agree to use the Site only for its intended purpose. You must use the Site in compliance with all privacy, data protection, intellectual property, and other applicable laws. The following uses of the Site are prohibited. You may not:
attempt to interfere with, harm, reverse engineer, steal from, or gain unauthorized access to the Site, user accounts, or the technology and equipment supporting the Site;
frame or link to the Site without permission;
use data mining, robots, or other data gathering devices on or through the Site;
post incomplete, false, or misleading information, impersonate another person, or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
disclose personal information about another person or harass, abuse, or post objectionable material;
post advertising or marketing links or content, except as specifically allowed by these Terms;
use the Site in an illegal way or to commit an illegal act in relation to the Site or that otherwise results in fines, penalties, and other liability to Buffy or others; or
access the Site from a jurisdiction where it is illegal or unauthorized.
We do not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of content, posted by third parties. You accept that any reliance on material posted by third-party service providers will be at your own risk. By using the Site you accept the risk that you might be exposed to content that is objectionable or otherwise inappropriate. We may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Site at any time, including hours of operation or availability of the Site or any feature, without notice or liability.
User Disputes. We are not responsible for any disputes or disagreements between you and any third party you interact with using the Site. You assume all risk associated with dealing with third parties. You agree to resolve disputes directly with the other party. You hereby release Buffy of all claims, demands, and damages in disputes among users of the Site. You also agree not to involve us in such disputes. Use caution and common sense when using the Site.
Content Accuracy. We make no representations about accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any contents of the Site. Similarly, we make no representations about accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any data from a third-party service provider or the quality or nature of third-party products or services obtained through the Services. Use the Site at your own risk.
We make no promises and disclaim all liability of specific results from the use of the Site.
Released Parties Defined. “Released Parties” include Buffy and its affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners, and licensors.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: (a) YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND THE RELEASED PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES AS TO PRODUCTS OR SERVICES LISTED ON THE SITE, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT; (b) THE RELEASED PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY GOODS OR SERVICE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, OR (v) ANY ERRORS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED; AND (c) ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR MOBILE DEVICE THAT RESULTS FROM THE USE OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU 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 (EVEN IF BUFFY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (a) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE; (b) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH, FROM, OR AS A RESULT OF THE SITE; (c) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (d) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY USER OR THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE; (e) YOUR RELIANCE ON CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE BY US; OR (f) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN THIS PARAGRAPH MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE BY LAW, THE RELEASED PARTIES’ MAXIMUM LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR YOUR USE OF BUFFY CONTENT, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE), WILL NOT EXCEED $100.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any claims, actions, or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from (i) your use of or reliance on any third-party content, (ii) your use of or reliance on any Buffy Content, or (iii) your breach of these Terms. We will provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding.
You agree to indemnify and hold Buffy Inc., its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and partners harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to any third-party claims relating to (a) your use of the Site (including any actions taken by a third party using your account), and (b) your violation of these Terms. In the event of such a claim, suit, or action (“Claim”), we will attempt to provide notice of the Claim to the contact information we have for your account (provided that failure to deliver such notice shall not eliminate or reduce your indemnification obligations hereunder).
You may not assign, delegate or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder, or your account, in any way (by operation of law or otherwise) without Buffy’s prior written consent. We may transfer, assign, or delegate these Terms and our rights and obligations without consent.
CHOICE OF LAW; ARBITRATION
These Terms and the relationship between you and Buffy are governed by and will be construed under the laws of the State of New York without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof. For all purposes of these Terms, the parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state or federal courts located in, respectively, New York County, New York, or the Southern District of New York.
Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of these Terms shall be finally settled in New York County, New York, in English, in accordance with the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, who shall be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with such Rules. Judgment upon the award rendered by such arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing obligation to arbitrate disputes, each party shall have the right to pursue injunctive or other equitable relief at any time, from any court of competent jurisdiction. TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE IN ANY MANNER VIOLATED OR THREATENED TO VIOLATE OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, WE MAY SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR OTHER APPROPRIATE RELIEF IN ANY STATE OR FEDERAL COURT IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
Any arbitration under these Terms will take place on an individual basis: class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND COMPANY ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION. As an alternative, you may bring your claim in your local “small claims” court, if permitted by that small claims court's rules and if within such court’s jurisdiction, unless such action is transferred, removed or appealed to a different court. You may bring claims only on your own behalf. You also agree not to participate in claims brought in a private attorney general or representative capacity, or consolidated claims involving another person's account, if we are a party to the proceeding. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of, related to or connected with the use of the Services or these Terms of Services must be filed within one (1) year after such claim of action arose or be forever banned.
Notwithstanding any of these Terms, we reserve the right, without notice or attendant liability, and in our sole discretion, to terminate your license to use this Site, and to block or prevent future access to and use of this Site for any reason or no reason. Upon termination, these Terms will still apply.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO UPDATE AND REVISE THESE TERMS AT ANY TIME
We are constantly trying to improve our Services, so these Terms may need to change along with the Services. We reserve the right to change the Terms at any time, but if we do, we will bring it to your attention by placing a notice on the buffy.co website, by sending you an email, and/or by some other means.
If you don’t agree with the new Terms, you are free to reject them, but that means you will no longer be able to use the Services. If you use the Services after we change the Terms, you then agree to all of the changes.
Except for changes by us as described here, no other amendment or modification of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by both you and us.
Our failure to partially or fully exercise any rights or our waiver of any breach of these Terms by user shall not prevent our subsequent exercise of such right or be deemed a waiver by us of any subsequent breach by you of the same or any other term of these Terms. Our rights and remedies under these Terms and any other applicable agreement between you and us shall be cumulative, and the exercise of any such right or remedy shall not limit our right to exercise any other right or remedy.
If any of these Terms is be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that term will be severed and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining term or condition.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the user and Buffy with respect to this Site and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written with respect to this Site. A printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
Effective Date of Current Policy: December 1st, 2017
collect, use, and disclose information (including Personal Information and Non-Personal Information, each defined below) we obtain through the Site. All other terms not defined herein will have the meanings set forth in the Terms.
“Personal Information” means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number. We do not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual. [We may also collect Personal Information in connection with surveys (as described below).] We do not collect Personal Information from you unless you voluntarily provide it to us.
“Non-Personal Information” means information that does not identify any individual, including without limitation IP type, IP host address, ISP address, cookie IDs and segment IDs associated with cookie IDs, pages viewed and/or search terms entered, browser type, operating system, duration and frequency of visits, anonymous usage statistics including frequency of messaging and interaction with other users, clickstream data other log file data, or social analytics and tracking measurements. On mobile devices, we may also collect device type, make and model, operating system, carrier, user ID, similar device IDs, and information about the apps you use.
THE SITE COLLECTS YOUR INFORMATION
We collect Personal Information when you choose to provide it to us, including when you:
register to use the Site;
use the Site; and
communicate with us.
We also collect Non-Personal Information by using cookies, pixels, server logs, and other similar technology as you use the Site. Please note that we may use third party service providers to help operate the Site and these third party service providers will collect Non-Personal Information from our Site as well.
Personal Information Collection. When you purchase Products from Buffy, you must provide us with Personal Information, such as your name, email address, and shipping address.
Using the Site. We collect information you post through the Site. For example, when you interact with other users or the Site by posting a review or other materials, the Site will collect the information you provide in such submissions, including any Personal Information. If you choose to submit content to any public area of the Site, such content will be considered “public” and will not be subject to the privacy protections set forth herein.
Agents. We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and may need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you; for example, we may use a payment processing company to receive and process your credit card transactions for us. Unless we tell you differently, our agents do not have any right to use the Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.
Communications with Us. We may also collect Personal Information from you when you choose to communicate with us. For example, you may choose to send us Personal Information in an email to us when signing up for an account, newsletter or other service. By providing your email address to us, you expressly consent to receive emails from us. We may use email to communicate with you, to send information that you have requested or to send information about other products or services developed or provided by us or our partners, provided that we will not give your email address to another party to promote their products or services directly to you without your consent. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
Surveys. From time to time, we may contact you to participate in online surveys. If you do decide to participate, you may be asked to provide certain information which may include Personal Information. All information collected from your participation in our surveys is provided by you voluntarily. We may use such information to improve our products, Site and/or services and in any manner consistent with the policies provided herein.
Information You Provide About a Third Party. If you choose to use the Buffy Referral Program, we may collect your friends’ Personal Information, such as name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to purchase a Buffy Product. We store your friend’s information in order to send this one-time email and to track the success of our referral program.
Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Related Technologies. The Site collects and stores information that is generated automatically as you use it, including your preferences and anonymous usage statistics.
When you visit the Site, we and our third-party service providers receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, and from cookies, pixels and similar technology. Cookies are small text files placed in visitors’ computer browsers to store their preferences. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you do that, the Site may not work properly.
A pixel is a piece of code embedded on the Site that collects information about users’ engagement on that web page. The use of a pixel allows us to record, for example, that a user has visited a particular web page or clicked on a particular advertisement.
By using the Site, you are authorizing us to gather, parse, and retain data related to the provision of the Site.
Opt-Out. As noted above, you may stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer or remove them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. However, on many mobile devices, application users may opt out of certain mobile ads via their device settings.
The online advertising industry also provides websites from which you may opt-out of receiving targeted ads from our data partners and our other advertising partners that participate in self-regulatory programs. You can access these, and also learn more about targeted advertising and consumer choice and privacy, at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and www.aboutads.info/choices/. You can also choose not to be included in Google Analytics here.
To be clear, whether you are using our opt-out or an online industry opt-out, these cookie-based opt-outs must be performed on each device and browser that you wish to have opted-out. For example, if you have opted out on your computer browser, that opt-out will not be effective on your mobile device. You must separately opt out on each device.
Please note that we do not respond to or honor “do not track” (a/k/a/ DNT) signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.
If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can use the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of the email to opt out of receiving future emails. We will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt. We are not responsible for removing your personal information from the lists of any third party who has previously been provided with your information in accordance with this policy.
HOW BUFFY USES YOUR INFORMATION
We use Personal Information to facilitate and improve our services; and communicate with you.
We may use your email address and any other Personal Information that you provide to us for the purposes outlined herein, including to send you marketing materials for our Products and services.
Internal and Service-Related Usage. We use information, including Personal Information, for internal and service-related purposes only and may provide it to third parties to allow us to facilitate the Site. We may use and retain any data we collect to provide and improve our services. We may also use such data to help us deliver targeted advertising to consumers, to analyze interactions with and performance of our Site, to measure the effectiveness of advertising on behalf of our advertising partners, and to identify the audience most likely to respond to an advertisement. We may also use data from third parties (such as data vendors) pursuant to their own privacy policies, and provide access to or share Non-Personal Information with any number of third parties, including but not limited to business partners, affiliates and advertising clients. Similarly, we may enhance the Non-Personal Information collected via our Site with such information collected from our business partners. We believe that the use of such information is helpful to providing users with better services. However, if you would like to opt-out of these interest-based advertisements, please follow the opt-out process described below under “Opt-Out.”
Communications. We may send email to the email address you provide to us to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, customer service, or system maintenance.
Marketing. We may use information, including Personal Information, to facilitate transmittal of information that may be useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you.
Non-Personal Information and Aggregate Data. We may use Non-Personal Information as well as any anonymized and aggregated data collected through the Site for any lawful purpose. These uses may include but are not limited to analyzing interactions with and performance of the Site, enabling us to improve our Site and services, and sharing such information with our business partners, affiliates, or any other third party. Similarly, we may enhance any such Non-Personal Information collected via our Site with other non-personal information collected from our business partners.
BUFFY MAY DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION
We may share your information:
with our third-party service providers;
to comply with legal obligations;
to protect and defend our rights and property; and
with your permission.
We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission.
We Use Vendors and Service Providers. We may share any information we receive with vendors and service providers retained in connection with the provision of the Site. For example, we may use a payment processing company to receive and process your credit card transactions for us. Unless we tell you differently, our agents do not have any right to use Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.
Displaying to Other Users. The content you post to the Site may be displayed on the Site. Other users of the Site may be able to see some information about you, such as your name if you submit a review. We are not responsible for privacy practices of the other users who will view and use the posted information.
Marketing. We may allow access to other data collected by the Site to facilitate transmittal of information that may be useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you. For example, we may share certain Personal Information with business partners that provide certain marketing services to us. For example, we share certain Personal Information with third party advertisers in order to assist us suggest relevant products for you, or to perform certain modeling services. Additionally, we may share Non-Personal Information with our business partners, affiliates, or any other third party for marketing purposes. For example, we may share Non-Personal Information with certain partners regarding how often and in what ways people use the Services.
As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures. We may access, preserve, and disclose your Personal Information, other account information, and content if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; respond to your requests; or protect your, our or others’ rights, property, or safety.
We may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission.
THIRD PARTY SITES AND SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
The Site may contain links to other websites and other websites may reference or link to our Site. These other domains and websites are not controlled by us. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each and every website and application that they interact with. We do not endorse, screen or approve, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites or applications. Visiting these other websites or applications is at your own risk.
The Site also contains links and interactive features with various social media platforms. If you already use these platforms, their cookies may be set on your device when using our Site. You should be aware that Personal Information which you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog, chat room, social media platform or otherwise online, or that you share in an open forum may be viewed and used by others without any restrictions. We are unable to control such uses of your information when interacting with a social media platform, and by using such services you assume the risk that the Personal Information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties for any number of purposes.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
By using the Site or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Site. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Site or sending an e-mail to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As noted in the Terms and Conditions, we do not knowingly collect, solicit, maintain or use personal information from anyone under the age of 13, and no part of the Site is directed to children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Site or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us personal information, please contact us at email@example.com
By using the Site, you will transfer data to the United States.
If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to the United States and processing globally. By providing your information you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Policy.
UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION OR POSE A QUESTION OR SUGGESTION
[Through your account settings], you may access, and, in some cases, edit or delete the following information you’ve provided to us:
[Name and password
User profile information, including images and videos you have uploaded to the site]
The information you can view, update, and delete may change as the services we provide change. If you have any questions about viewing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of Personal Information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to: email@example.com.
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