Website Terms and Conditions

 

PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY.

This document represents Friends with Rings’ Terms and Conditions (hereinafter “Terms”). These Terms are important and affect your legal rights, so please read them carefully. Note that Section 20 of these Terms contains a mandatory arbitration provision that requires the use of arbitration on an individual basis and limits the remedies available to you in the event of certain disputes. These Terms of Use apply to Friends with Rings, friendswithrings.com, and friendswithrings.wildapricot.org and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of these Terms of Use, unless otherwise noted, all references to Friends with Rings include friendswithrings.com, and friendswithrings.wildapricot.org and all other subsidiary companies. The information provided by Friends with Rings on this site is educational and informational resources. The Company cannot guarantee the outcome of following the recommendations provided and any statements about potential outcomes are expressions of opinion only. The Company makes no guarantees about the information and recommendations provided herein.

By accessing or using the websites, mobile applications or blogs (collectively, the “Sites”) provided by Friends with Rings or any parent or subsidiary company (collectively, “Friends with Rings” “we,” “us” or “our”) that link to these Terms, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to be bound by these Terms and all of the terms incorporated herein by reference. If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not access or use the Sites or order, receive or use the products, services, or other materials made available through the Sites (collectively, the “Products”).

These Terms do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with us in respect of any products, services or otherwise. If you are using the Sites on behalf of any entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Terms on such entity’s behalf and that such entity agrees to be responsible to us if you or such entity violates these Terms.

1.  Modification

Friends with Rings reserves the right to revise these Terms at any time by updating the terms as posted on any of the Sites. If we make changes to these Terms, we will provide notice of such changes by any reasonable means, such as by sending an email notification, providing notice through the Sites, or updating the “Last Updated” date at the end of these Terms. By continuing to access or use the Sites or order, receive or use Products and Services, you confirm your acceptance of the revised Terms and all of the terms incorporated therein by reference. We encourage you to review the Terms frequently to ensure that you understand the terms and conditions that apply when you access or use the Sites or order, receive, or use the Products and Services. If you do not agree to the revised Terms, you may not access or use the Sites or order, receive or use the Products or Services. By agreeing to these Terms it also constitutes your agreement to the Cancellation Policy, and the Sites Privacy Policy, which are incorporated herein.

2.  Use of the Sites

You may use the Sites only for your own noncommercial personal use and in compliance with these Terms. You are responsible for your own communications, including the transmission, uploading or posting of information and are responsible for the consequences of such communications to the Sites. Any other use of the Sites requires the prior written consent of Friends with Rings.

We require all Members to agree not to use the Sites, and specifically prohibit any use of the Sites, for any of the following purposes:

  • Posting, communicating or transmitting any material that infringes on any intellectual property, publicity or privacy right of another person or entity

  • Posting any information which is untrue, inaccurate or not your own

  • Engaging in conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law or regulation

  • Attempting to interfere in any way with Friends with Rings’ network security, or attempting to use the Sites’ service to gain unauthorized access to any other computer system

You may not use spiders, robots, data mining techniques or other automated devices or programs to catalog, download or otherwise reproduce, store or distribute content available on the Sites. Further, you may not use any such automated means to manipulate the Sites, such as automating what are otherwise manual or one-off procedures. You may not take any action to interfere with, or disrupt, the Sites or any other user's use of the Sites, including, without limitation, via means of overloading, “flooding”, “mailbombing” or “crashing” the Sites, circumventing security or user authentication measures or attempting to exceed the limited authorization and access granted to you under these Terms. You may not frame portions of the Sites within another web site. You may not resell use of, or access to, the Sites to any third party without our prior written consent.

 
3.  Restrictions on Applicable Use

In connection with your use of the Website, you may not post, email, transmit or otherwise distribute: (a) Information infringing on intellectual property or privacy rights of others; Information that is unlawful, harmful, obscene, defamatory, harassing, abusive, or slanderous in our sole opinion; (b) Information that harm minors in any way; (c) viruses or other harmful computer code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the use of any computer software or hardware, or (d) confidential information belonging to any other person. In addition, you may not engage in any conduct to: (a) collect information about others; (b) interfere with the Website or the servers or other technology hardware used by the Website; (c) inhibit others from using the Website, or (e) allow any other person or entity to use your password or other identification; or (f) violate any law or regulation.

 

4.  Registration and Passwords

In order to access certain services on the Sites, you will be required to provide specific information. All information about you must be truthful, and you may not use any aliases or other means to mask your true identity. Any access codes or passwords provided should be safeguarded at all times. You are responsible for the security of your access codes and passwords and will be solely liable for any use or unauthorized use under such access codes or passwords. We may suspend or terminate your access at any time with or without notice. To understand how we use information collected from you, please read our Privacy Policy.

 

5.  Additional Terms and Conditions

You agree that additional terms and conditions may apply to specific products, services, orders or your use of certain portions of the Sites, including with respect to ordering, shipping and return policies, and review guidelines (“Additional Terms”), which Additional Terms are made part of these Terms by reference. If there is a conflict between these Terms and the Additional Terms, the Additional Terms shall control.

 

6.  Site and App not for Minors; Fraud protection

6.1. Sites not for Minors

You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to use this Website or any Services contained herein. By using this Website, You represent and warrant that You are at least eighteen (18) years of age and may legally agree to this Agreement. The Company assumes no responsibility or liability for any misrepresentation of Your age. We reserve the right to revoke your ability to access the products and services offered on the Sites for any reason at any time including as a result of a violation of these Terms or the Privacy Policy, without notice. If you are a minor, you must obtain the consent of your parent or legal guardian to use the Sites and agree to these Terms. Use of the Sites is void where prohibited by law.

6.2. Fraud protection

As part of our order processing procedures, we may screen received orders for fraud or other types of unauthorized or illegal activity. We reserve the right to refuse to process an order due to suspected fraud or unauthorized or illegal activity. If we suspect fraudulent, unauthorized or illegal activity, we may reject your order or we may contact you at the phone number or email address you provided to confirm your order. We also reserve the right to cancel any accounts due to suspected fraud or unauthorized or illegal activity. We take these measures to protect our customers as well as ourselves from fraud or other unauthorized or illegal activity.

7.  Payment and Billing Information

By providing a credit card or other payment method that we accept, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to use the designated payment method and that you authorize us (or our third party payment processor) to charge your payment method for the total amount of your purchase (including any applicable taxes and other charges) (collectively, as applicable, an “Order”). If the payment method cannot be verified, is invalid, or is otherwise not acceptable, your Order may be suspended or cancelled. You must resolve any problem we encounter in order to proceed with your Order. In the event you want to change or update payment information associated with your Friends with Rings account, you can do so at any time by logging into your user portal and updating the information in your account.

7.1. Pricing and Availability

All prices are shown in U.S. dollars and applicable taxes and other charges, if any, are additional. We reserve the right to adjust prices as we may determine at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice; provided, however, that if we change the amounts or other charges associated with your purchase, we will provide advance notice of such changes. We will not, however, be able to notify you of changes in any applicable taxes. 

7.2. Returns and Refunds 

Friends with Rings does not provide refunds.

 
8.  Product Information; Limitation on Quantities

Excluding any content that may be submitted by Members from time to time, we strive to ensure that the information on the Sites is complete and reliable. Certain information may contain pricing errors, typographical errors and other errors or inaccuracies that we may correct without liability. We also reserve the right to limit quantities purchased and to revise, suspend, or terminate an event or promotion at any time without notice (including after an order has been submitted and/or acknowledged). We do not guarantee that all products described on our Sites will be available.

 
9.  Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that the content (other than content that may be submitted by Members), materials, text, images, videos, graphics, trademarks, logos, button icons, music, software and other elements available on the Sites are the property of Friends with Rings or our vendors or licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark and/or other proprietary rights and laws. You agree not to sell, license, rent, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit, modify or create derivative works from any content or materials on the Sites. Friends with Rings and the Friends with Rings logo are trademarks of Friends with Rings. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All of our Sites’ content is subject to copyright to the full right and extent as afforded by United States copyright law. All rights reserved. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, no license is granted to you and no rights are conveyed by virtue of accessing or using the Sites. All rights not expressly granted under these Terms are reserved by Friends with Rings and/or its parent company.

10.  Contributed Content Guidelines

Friends with Rings values your engagement. When contributing content, please consider the following guidelines:

  • By submitting or posting any materials or content on the Sites or related social media, you grant Friends with Rings a perpetual, irrevocable, non-terminable, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to use, copy, distribute, publicly display, modify, create derivative works, and sublicense such materials or any part of such materials. You hereby represent, warrant and covenant that any materials you provide do not include anything (including, but not limited to, text, images, music or video) to which you do not have the full right to grant Friends with Rings the license specified above. You further represent, warrant and covenant that any materials you provide will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. Friends with Rings will be entitled to use any content submitted by you without incurring obligations of confidentiality, attribution or compensation to you. All contributed content is subject to the terms set forth below and in our standard Terms and Conditions, which include our policy regarding copyright infringement;

We reserve the right not to post your content if it contains any of the following types of content or violates other guidelines. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when contributing content, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;

  • Use obscenities, discriminatory language, or other language not suitable for a public forum;

  • Post advertisements, “spam” content, or references to other products, offers, or websites;

  • Post email addresses, URLs, phone numbers, physical addresses or other forms of contact information;

  • Post unduly critical or spiteful comments of other content posted on the page or its authors;

  • Post files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have expressly received all necessary consents;

  • Post files or content that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer;

  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded, or impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;

In addition, if you wish to share feedback with us about product selection, pricing, ordering, delivery or other customer service issues, please do not submit this feedback through a content submission. Instead, contact us directly via hello@friendswithrings.com.

11.  Disclaimers

You assume all responsibility and risk with respect to your use of the Sites. THE SITES, AND ALL CONTENT, MERCHANDISE, AND OTHER INFORMATION ON OR ACCESSIBLE FROM OR THROUGH THIS SITES OR A “LINKED” SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SECURITY OR ACCURACY. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, FRIENDS WITH RINGS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT: (1) THE INFORMATION ON THE SITES IS CORRECT, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (2) THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THIS SITE OR THE APP WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; OR (3) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. Friends with Rings makes no warranties of any kind regarding any non-Friends with Rings sites to which you may be directed or hyperlinked from this Sites. Hyperlinks are included solely for your convenience, and Friends with Rings makes no representations or warranties with regard to the accuracy, availability, suitability or safety of information provided in such non-Friends with Rings sites. Friends with Rings does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any products or services offered or provided by or on behalf of third parties on the Sites.

We reserve the right to change any and all Content and to modify, suspend or stop providing access to the Sites (or any features or functionality of the Sites) and the Products at any time without notice and without obligation or liability to you. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, vendor or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by us. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied terms in contracts with consumers, so some or all of the disclaimers in this section may not apply to you.

 
12. Taxes

For shipping orders, your total price will include the price of the product plus any applicable sales tax; such state and local sales tax is based on the shipping address and the sales tax rate in effect at the time you purchase the product. 

13. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Friends with Rings, its parent, subsidiaries, divisions, and affiliates, and their respective officers, members, directors, employees, agents, and affiliates from any and all claims, losses, lawsuits, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses of defense, including attorneys’ fees, in any way arising from or related to your use of the Sites, your violation of these Terms or the Privacy Policy, content posted to the Sites by you, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

 

14. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL FRIENDS WITH RINGS, ITS PARENT COMPANY, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, SUBSIDIARIES, SUPPLIERS, AFFILIATES, OR THIRD PARTIES PROVIDING INFORMATION ON THE SITES BE LIABLE TO ANY USER OF THE SITES OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, OR LOSS OF USE) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES, WHETHER BASED UPON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FRIENDS WITH RINGS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF FRIENDS WITH RINGS, ITS AFFILIATES OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, SUBSIDIARIES, SUPPLIERS, AFFILIATES OR THIRD PARTIES PROVIDING INFORMATION ON THESE SITES TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THESE SITES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO FRIENDS WITH RINGS IN CONNECTION WITH THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY. FRIENDS WITH RINGS is not liable for any harms inflicted on an individual that may result from the products that are sold on the Sites. You hereby acknowledge that the preceding paragraph shall apply to all content, merchandise and services available through the Sites. Because some states do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages, all of the above disclaimers or exclusions may not apply to all users.

 

15. International Use

We control and operate the Sites from the United States. We make no representation that materials on the Sites are appropriate or available for use outside the United States. If you choose to access this Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

 

16. Copyright Infringement; Notice and Take Down Procedures [THS1] 

Friends with Rings specifically prohibits the posting of any content that violates or infringes the copyright rights and/or other intellectual property rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of any person or entity. If you believe that any material contained on these Sites infringes your copyright or other intellectual property rights, you should notify us of your copyright infringement claim in accordance with the following procedure. Friends with Rings will process notices of alleged infringement that it receives and will take appropriate action as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). The DMCA requires that notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be emailed to hello@friendswithrings.com. To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information (DMCA, 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3)):

  • Physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;

  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;

  • A statement that the complaining party has 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.

The alleged infringing party shall be notified of your DMCA notice and shall have the opportunity to respond by submitting a counter notice.

 

If you believe that your material has been removed by mistake or misidentification, please provide Friends with Rings with a counter-notification containing the following information:

·  Your name, address, telephone number, and email address (if any);

·  A description of the material that was removed and the location on the Website (e.g., the URL) where it previously appeared;

·  A statement UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification;

·  A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, any jurisdiction in which you may be properly served, and that you will accept service of process from the person who filed the original DMCA notice or an agent of that person; and

·  Your electronic or physical signature.

 

Your written Counter Notice notification should be sent to our designated agent as follows:

 

DMCA Complaints

hello@friendswithrings.com

 

Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA. In accordance with our Terms of Service, Friends with Rings reserves the right to take action at any time to remain in compliance with the law.

 

Upon receipt of submitting a Counter Notice, Friends with Rings shall promptly provide the complaining party with a copy of the Counter-Notice and inform the infringer. Friends with Rings may replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it within ten (10) business days. The DMCA allows Friends with Rings to restore the removed content no less than 10, but not more than 14 business days after receipt of the Counter-Notice if you should submit via physical mail.

To contact us with any questions or concerns in connection with these Terms or the Sites, or to provide any notice under these Terms, please contact us.

 

17. User Conduct

You agree that you will not violate any law, contract, intellectual property, or other third party right or commit a tort, and that you are solely responsible for your conduct, while accessing or using the Sites. You agree that you will abide by these Terms and will not:

  • Engage in any harassing, threatening, intimidating, predatory or stalking conduct;

  • Use or attempt to use another user’s account without authorization from such user and Friends with Rings;

  • Use the Sites in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other users from fully enjoying the Sites or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of the Sites in any manner;

  • Reverse engineer any aspect of the Sites or do anything that might discover source code or bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any Content, area or code of the Sites;

  • Attempt to circumvent any content-filtering techniques we employ or attempt to access any feature or area of the Sites that you are not authorized to access;

  • Develop any third party applications that interact with User Content or the Sites without our prior written consent;

  • Use any robot, spider, crawler, scraper, script, browser extension, offline reader or other automated means or interface not authorized by us to access the Sites, extract data or otherwise interfere with or modify the rendering of Site pages or functionality; or

  • Use the Sites for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, or engage in, encourage or promote any activity that violates these Terms.

 

18. Waiver; Remedies

The failure of Friends with Rings to partially or fully exercise any rights or the waiver of Friends with Rings of any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you shall not prevent a subsequent exercise of such right by Friends with Rings or be deemed a waiver by Friends with Rings of any subsequent breach by you of the same or any other term of these Terms. The rights and remedies of Friends with Rings under these Terms and any other applicable agreement between you and Friends with Rings shall be cumulative, and the exercise of any such right or remedy shall not limit Friends with Rings’ right to exercise any other right or remedy.

 

19. Dispute resolution; Arbitration

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE CERTAIN DISPUTES AND CLAIMS WITH FRIENDS WITH RINGS AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM US.

19A. Binding Arbitration

Except for any disputes, claims, suits, actions, causes of action, demands or proceedings (collectively, “Disputes”) arising out of or related to a violation of Section 16 or Disputes in which either party seeks to bring an individual action in small claims court or seeks injunctive or other equitable relief for the alleged unlawful use of intellectual property, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, trade secrets or patents, you and Friends with Rings agree (a) to waive your and Friends with Rings’ respective rights to have any and all Disputes arising from or related to these Terms, or the Sites, Content or Products, resolved in a court, and (b) to waive your and Friends with Rings’ respective rights to a jury trial. Instead, you and Friends with Rings agree to arbitrate Disputes through binding arbitration (which is the referral of a Dispute to one or more persons charged with reviewing the Dispute and making a final and binding determination to resolve it instead of having the Dispute decided by a judge or jury in court).

19B. No Class Arbitrations, Class Actions or Representative Actions

You and Friends with Rings agree that any Dispute arising out of or related to these Terms or the Sites, Content or Products is personal to you and Friends with Rings and that such Dispute will be resolved solely through individual arbitration and will not be brought as a class arbitration, class action or any other type of representative proceeding. You and Friends with Rings agree that there will be no class arbitration or arbitration in which an individual attempts to resolve a Dispute as a representative of another individual or group of individuals. Further, you and Friends with Rings agree that a Dispute cannot be brought as a class or other type of representative action, whether within or outside of arbitration, or on behalf of any other individual or group of individuals.

19C. Federal Arbitration Act

You and Friends with Rings agree that these Terms affect interstate commerce and that the enforceability of this Section 18 shall be both substantively and procedurally governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq. (the “FAA”), to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

19D. Notice; Informal Dispute Resolution

You and Friends with Rings agree that each party will notify the other party in writing of any arbitrable or small claims Dispute within thirty (30) days of the date it arises, so that the parties can attempt in good faith to resolve the Dispute informally. Notice to Friends with Rings shall be sent by email to hello@friendswithrings.com. Your notice must include (a) your name, postal address, telephone number, the email address you use or used for your Friends with Rings account and, if different, an email address at which you can be contacted, (b) a description in reasonable detail of the nature or basis of the Dispute, and (c) the specific relief that you are seeking. Our notice to you will be sent electronically and will include (x) our name, postal address, telephone number and an email address at which we can be contacted with respect to the Dispute, (y) a description in reasonable detail of the nature or basis of the Dispute, and (z) the specific relief that we are seeking. If you and Friends with Rings cannot agree how to resolve the Dispute within thirty (30) days after the date notice is received by the applicable party, then either you orFriends with Rings may, as appropriate and in accordance with this Section 19, commence an arbitration proceeding or, to the extent specifically provided for in Section 19A, file a claim in court.

19E. Process

Except for Disputes arising out of or related to a violation of Section 16 or Disputes in which either party seeks to bring an individual action in small claims court or seeks injunctive or other equitable relief for the alleged unlawful use of intellectual property, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, trade secrets or patents, you and Friends with Rings agree that any Dispute must be commenced or filed by you or Friends with Rings within one (1) year of the date the Dispute arose, otherwise the underlying claim is permanently barred (which means that you and Friends with Rings will no longer have the right to assert such claim regarding the Dispute). You and Friends with Rings agree that (a) any arbitration will occur in the State of New York, County of New York, (b) arbitration will be conducted confidentially by a single arbitrator in accordance with the rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (“JAMS”), which are hereby incorporated by reference, and (c) that the state or federal courts of the State of California and the United States, respectively, sitting in the State of California, County of Los Angeles, have exclusive jurisdiction over any appeals and the enforcement of an arbitration award. You may also litigate a Dispute in the small claims court located in the county of your billing address if the Dispute meets the requirements to be heard in small claims court and such court falls within the same jurisdiction as detailed above.

19F. Authority of Arbitrator

As limited by the FAA, these Terms and the applicable JAMS rules, the arbitrator will have (a) the exclusive authority and jurisdiction to make all procedural and substantive decisions regarding a Dispute, including the determination of whether a Dispute is arbitrable, and (b) the authority to grant any remedy that would otherwise be available in court; provided, however, that the arbitrator does not have the authority to conduct a class arbitration or a representative action, which is prohibited by these Terms. The arbitrator may only conduct an individual arbitration and may not consolidate more than one individual’s claims, preside over any type of class or representative proceeding or preside over any proceeding involving more than one individual.

19G. Rules of JAMS        

The rules of JAMS and additional information about JAMS are available on the JAMS website. By agreeing to be bound by these Terms, you either (a) acknowledge and agree that you have read and understand the rules of JAMS, or (b) waive your opportunity to read the rules of JAMS and any claim that the rules of JAMS are unfair or should not apply for any reason.

 

20.  Severability

If any part of these Terms shall be held or declared to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be ineffective but shall not affect any other part of these Terms, and in such event, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of such unenforceable or invalid provision within the limits of applicable law or applicable court decisions.

 

21. Governing Law and Venue

These Terms, your access to and use of the Sites and your order, receipt and use of the Products shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflict of law rules or principles (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. Any Dispute between the parties that is not subject to arbitration or cannot be heard in small claims court, shall be resolved in the state or federal courts of the State of California and the United States, respectively, sitting in the State of New York, County of New York.

 

22. Impossibility of Performance

We shall not be deemed to be in violation of this Agreement if we are prevented from performing any of its obligations hereunder for any reason beyond its control and without fault, including without limitation, casualty, acts of God or of the public enemy, man-made disaster, flood or storm, pandemic, strikes or statutory regulation or rule of any federal, state, or local government, or any agency thereof, however, the Company shall exercise its best efforts to remedy any such cause of delay or cause preventing performance.

 

23. Termination

Notwithstanding anything contained in these Terms, we reserve the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate your right to access or use the Sites and to order, receive and use the Products, at any time and for any or no reason, and you acknowledge and agree that we shall have no liability or obligation to you in such event and that you will not be entitled to a refund of any amounts that you have already paid to us, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

 

24. Survival

The following sections will survive the expiration or termination of these Terms and the termination of your Friends with Rings account: all defined terms, the first paragraph of this agreement, and Sections 24, 5, 6 through 22.

 

25. Miscellaneous

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Friends with Rings relating to your access to and use of the Sites and your order, receipt and use of Products. These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you without the prior written consent of Friends with Rings. However, Friends with Rings may assign this agreement at any time without notice to you. No waiver of any provision of these Terms will constitute a waiver of such provision in any prior, concurrent or subsequent circumstance, and Friends with Rings’ failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Except as otherwise provided herein, these Terms are intended solely for the benefit of the parties and are not intended to confer third party beneficiary rights upon any other person or entity.

 

26. Privacy Policy

Please refer to our Privacy Policy for information about how we collect, use and disclose information about you.

 

Questions: Should you have any questions regarding these Terms you may contact us at hello@friendswithrings.com.

 

This Website Terms and Conditions was last updated April 2021.