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To assist with the necessary policies that stores need on their website, boilerplate policies have been provided for stores to use. The policy can be created as a Page on your IndieCommerce or IndieLite site. The Page can then be linked in the Footer of the website to make it accessible to customers and other parties.
*This is a template of recommended language only and stores should modify the text to fit their policies and reflect the store's name and brand where applicable.
Your use of this website is under a limited license to access and make personal use of this website. This license does not include the right to download (except for page caching), modify, reproduce, or resell any part of the website's content; use any robot, spider, data miner, or other means to extract and gather data from the website; or otherwise use this website or any of its content in any manner other than the manner in which it is intended to be used, unless you first obtain [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] express written consent.
The prices for items on this website are subject to change. It is possible for the price of an item to change between the time you add it to your shopping cart and the time you check out. Occasionally, an item may be mispriced on the website. In that case, the mispriced item would appear at the incorrect price even upon checkout. If the correct price of an item is higher than the price shown on the website or at checkout, [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] may, in its sole discretion, do any one of the following: (1) contact you before shipping the item to notify you of the correct price and receive instructions from you as to whether you want to purchase the item at the correct price; (2) cancel the order and notify you of the cancellation; or (3) ship the item to you at the incorrect price. No contract will have been formed between you and [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] until [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] has charged your credit or debit card, or processed another method of payment.
[INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] attempts to make its product descriptions as accurate as possible. However, [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] does not warrant that the descriptions or other content on this website are accurate, reliable, complete, or current. If you receive an item from [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] that is not as it was described on the website, your sole remedy is to return it unused for a refund.
If you register an account with [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] on this website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user name and password. You agree to accept full responsibility for all activities that take place under your account or password.
This website is intended for the use of individuals 18 years or older. Users under 18 may use the website only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian.
This website is not designed or intended for use by children under the age of 18. Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d) as amended, [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] hereby notifies you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at the Electronic Frontier Foundation website: www.eff.org.
[INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME], or third parties from whom [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] has permission, own the trademarks or service marks that are used on this website. All rights are reserved. These and other graphics, logos, service marks, trademarks, and trade dress of [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] and its licensors may not be used without prior written consent of [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] or its licensor, as the case may be. Without limiting the foregoing, no [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] trademark or trade dress may be used in connection with any product or service that is not [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME], in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among users, or in any manner that disparages or discredits [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME].
If you have reason to believe that material on this website infringes your copyright, please send a notice by mail or email to [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] Copyright Agent requesting that the infringing material be removed. The notice must contain the following information:
1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright.
2. A description of the work claimed to have been infringed, or a representative list of such works if the notice is intended to cover multiple works on the website.
3. Identification of the allegedly infringing material and where the material is located on the website.
4. Your contact information, including your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
5. 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.
6. A statement that the information in the notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that has allegedly been infringed.
Notices for copyright claims should be sent to [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] Copyright Agent at:
[INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME]
7 NW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
john.kingsbury@[INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME]s.com
Upon receiving such a notice, [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] will follow the procedures set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512).
Comments submitted for a specific product or on the website blog must meet the following requirements:
1. You are the sole author of the comment and it in no way infringes upon the rights of any third party. All quotations, no matter their length, are credited to their original source.
2. The comment is not unlawful, harassing, threatening, obscene, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable.
3. The comment is accurate and not misleading.
4. The comment is not for the purpose of commercial solicitation or spam.
By posting a comment, you give [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] the right, but not the obligation, to make the comment, or any part of it, available on the Internet and to use, copy, or distribute the content of the comment throughout the world in any media, in each case on a royalty-free basis.
[INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] has the right, but not the obligation, to edit or remove any customer comments or blog postings at any time. [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.
This website may contain links to other unrelated websites on the Internet. [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] is not responsible for the content, accuracy, copyright compliance, decency standards, or other materials on such sites. [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] makes no representations or warranties regarding the security of any information you make available to such websites. [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] is not liable for any loss or damages incurred as the result of your business dealings with such third parties.
THIS WEBSITE AND ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED BY [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND SUBJECT TO THE PARAGRAPH BELOW, [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS OR ANY DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL, RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, OR SERVICES. YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, OR DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER OR OTHER EQUIPMENT. [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR EMAIL SENT FROM THIS SITE ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL EFFECTS.
The risk of loss and title for all items purchased from this website passes to you upon delivery of the item to the carrier.
This website is maintained through [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] offices located in Portland, Oregon. Accordingly, this agreement shall be deemed to have been made in the United States in the state of Oregon and shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the State of Oregon without regard to any principles of conflicts of law.
Alternatively, at [INSERT BOOKSTORE NAME] sole discretion, a claim may be adjudicated in the state or federal courts located in Multnomah County, Oregon. By using this website, you consent to exclusive jurisdiction of, and venue in, the state or federal courts located in Multnomah County, Oregon.
You consent to receive electronic communications from us via email or posting on this website and acknowledge that such communications satisfy any legal requirement that the communications be made in writing.