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QUILTING TREASURES USAGE AGREEMENT AND PRIVACY POLICY Agreement Regarding Use of Site This document describes the terms of use of Internet websites (a "Site") owned and operated by Quilting Treasures or any of its divisions, subsidiaries or affiliates. These terms and conditions regarding your use of the Site constitute a legally binding agreement ("agreement") between you and Quilting Treasures ("Quilting Treasures ", "we", "us" or "our"). Your use of the Site is subject to all applicable local, state, national laws and regulations and, in some cases, international treaties. You are solely responsible for all activities, acts and omissions that occur in, from, through or under you. You shall not use, allow enable others to use the Site, or knowingly condone use of this Site by others, in any manner that is, attempts to, or is likely to: • be, libelous, defamatory, indecent, vulgar or obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit or sexually, racially, culturally, ethnically offensive, harmful, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, objectionable, discriminatory or abusive or which may or may appear to, impersonate anyone else; • affect us adversely or reflect negatively on us, the Site, our goodwill, name or reputation or cause duress, distress or discomfort to us or anyone else, or discourage any person, firm or enterprise from using all or any portion, features or functions of the Site, or from advertising, linking or becoming a supplier to us in connection with the Site; • send or result in the transmission of junk e-mail, chain letters, duplicative or unsolicited messages, or so-called "spamming"; • be used for commercial or business purposes, including, without limitation, advertising, marketing or offering goods or services, whether or not for a charge or through linking with any other web site or web pages; • transmit, distribute or upload programs or material that contain malicious code, such as viruses, timebombs, cancelbots, worms, Trojan horses or other potentially harmful programs or other material or information; • violate any laws, regulations (including, without limitation, laws regarding the transmission of technical data or software exported from the United States), judicial or governmental order, any treaties or violate or infringe upon any intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or privacy, or any other rights of ours or of any other person, firm or enterprise; gain unauthorized access to the Site, other users' accounts, names, passwords, user information or other computers, web sites or pages, connected or linked to the Site or to use the Site in any manner which violates or is inconsistent with the terms and conditions of this agreement; • modify, disrupt, impair, alter or interfere with the use, features, functions, operation or maintenance of the Site or the rights or use and enjoyment of the Site by any other person, firm or enterprise; or • collect, obtain, compile, gather, transmit, reproduce, view or display any information, whether personally identifiable or not, concerning any other person, firm or enterprise, in connection with their or your use of the Site, unless you have obtained the express, prior permission of such other person, firm or enterprise to do so. Disclaimer Of Warranties And Liability The materials on Quilting Treasures' Site are provided "as is" and without express warranties of any kind. Quilting Treasures disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, other than those warranties which, under the laws applicable to this agreement, are implied by law and are incapable of exclusion, restriction, or modification. Quilting Treasures does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in the Site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You expressly agree that use of the Site is at your sole risk. You expressly agree that neither Quilting Treasures, nor any of its employees, or agents, nor any person or entity involved in the creation, production, and distribution of the Site are responsible or liable to any person or entity whatsoever for any loss, damage (whether actual, consequential, punitive or otherwise), injury, claim, liability or other cause of any kind or character whatsoever based upon or resulting from the use of the Site. Law Applicable to this Agreement This agreement contains the entire understanding and agreement between you and Quilting Treasures and supersedes any and all prior or inconsistent understandings relating to the Site and your use of the Site. This agreement cannot be changed or terminated orally. If any provision of this agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, this will not affect any other provisions and the agreement will be deemed amended to the extent necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable. Any provision which must survive in order to allow us to enforce its meaning shall survive the termination of this Agreement; however, no action arising out of this Agreement or your use of the Site, regardless of form or the basis of the claim, may be brought by you more than one (1) year after the cause of action has arisen (or if multiple causes, from the date the first such cause arose). This agreement and your use of the Site is governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the internal substantive laws of the State of Rhode Island applicable to contracts made, executed and wholly performed in Rhode Island, and, for the purposes of any and all legal or equitable actions, you specifically agree and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the State and Federal Courts situated in the State of Rhode Island and agree you will not object to such jurisdiction or venue on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction, forum non convenience or otherwise. IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING COMMENCED TO ENFORCE ANY RIGHT OR OBLIGATION OF THE PARTIES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR WITH RESPECT TO THE SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF, YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHT YOU MAY NOW HAVE OR HEREAFTER POSSESS TO A TRIAL BY JURY. Indemnification You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Quilting Treasures, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives and suppliers, harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees), resulting from any breach or violation of this agreement by you. Quilting Treasures reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any such claim or action and all negotiations for settlement or compromise, and you agree to fully cooperate with Quilting Treasures in the defense of any such claim, action or settlement. Intellectual Property Rights All Site software, design, text, images, photographs, illustrations, audio and video material, artwork, graphic material, database, proprietary information and all copyrightable or otherwise legally protectible elements of the Site, including, without limitation, the selection, sequence and 'look and feel' and arrangement of items, and all trademarks, service marks and trade names (individually and/or collectively, "Material"), are the property of Quilting Treasures and our Licensors and are legally protected, without limitation, under U.S. Federal and State, as well as applicable foreign, laws, regulations and treaties. Unless the context clearly requires otherwise or we explicitly say so in writing, the term "Site" includes "Material" as well. The Site is to be used solely for your noncommercial and personal use and for no other purposes. You must not alter, delete or conceal any copyright or other notices contained on the Site, including notices on any Material you download, transmit, print or reproduce from the Site. You shall not reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party (including, without limitation, on or via a third party web site), or otherwise use, any Material without the express prior written consent of Quilting Treasures or its owner if Quilting Treasures is not the owner. Any unauthorized or prohibited use of any Material, may subject you to civil liability or criminal prosecution, or both, under applicable federal and state laws. We require users to respect our copyrights and other intellectual property rights. We likewise respect the intellectual property of others. On notice, we will act expeditiously to remove content on the Site that infringes the copyright rights of others and will disable the access to the Site and its services of anyone who uses them to repeatedly infringe the intellectual property rights of others. Privacy Policy: Quilting Treasures respects the privacy of all individuals. This policy is intended to guide you as to our use of information that we may collect through this site and how we will use it. Personally-Identifiable Information: Quilting Treasures collects a limited amount of personally-identifiable information, specifically your name and e-mail address, when you write to us, registers for the forums, or subscribe to our newsletter. You also have the opportunity to provide us with your telephone number if you submit a comment, question, or report a problem using the site. You may have future opportunities to provide us with your address in connection with a contest or other promotion. We limit our use of this information to contacting you, and do not sell, lease, or rent this information to any third party. Some examples of when we may contact you include: to respond to a problem or suggestion from you, to provide you with requested information such as a newsletter or a forgotten password, to call your attention to new content on the site such as a contest or survey, and to alert you to changes in this policy or our terms of service agreement. We may also use the information to contact you regarding your responsibilities under our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines, if necessary. Other Information: We also collect non-identifying information, such as your time zone and your zip code. This may be used to ensure proper chronology of postings and deliver geographically-specific content, such as local quilt festivals in the events calendar. Information about Children: If you are under 13, please be careful in your use of the Internet, and do not provide us with any information about yourself. Do not subscribe to our newsletter service, and do not register to use the Forum. Quilting Treasures encourages parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet use. Also, Quilting Treasures strongly encourages parents to help Quilting Treasures enforce its Privacy Policy by instructing their children to never provide personal information on the Site without permission. We do not knowingly collect any information about children under the age of 13. If we learn we have collected such information, we will remove it from our database as quickly as possible. Cookies: This Site uses cookies delivered to your computer and associated with you to recognize return visitors and enhance your navigation of the site. You may opt-out of the cookies delivered by Quilting Treasures by changing the setting on your browser. Please be aware that this will disable all cookies delivered to your browser, not just the ones delivered by us. Session Information: Our web servers automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information, such as which pages each user visits and the domain name (e.g., aol.com) of visitors. This information is used for various purposes including providing us with management tools to evaluate the traffic on the site and its effectiveness. We may also provide this information about our users on an aggregated, anonymous basis to our marketing and technology service providers, and our customers. Changes to this Privacy Policy: Quilting Treasures may occasionally update this Privacy Policy in Quilting Treasures’ sole discretion. While we will attempt to notify registered users to material changes and/or modifications, such notice is not required for changes to become effective, which will occur immediately upon posting. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and all of the terms and conditions set forth herein. Links to Outside Third Parties: Quilting Treasures may establish relationships with third party sites by creating a link between their sites and the Site. Quilting Treasures is not, however, responsible for the content, maintenance or privacy policies of those sites. Once you click over to a third party site, Quilting Treasures encourages you to check its privacy policy.