These Terms of Service apply to all users, including the couple to be married (the “Couple”), wedding guests (“Guests”), as well as users who are simply viewing the content available via the Service. These Terms of Service and any rights and licenses granted hereunder may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by us without restriction.
We reserve the right to refuse service to any person for any reason, at our sole discretion. In addition, at our sole discretion, we may suspend or terminate your account for any reason. Such termination of your account will result in your loss of access to the Service. We will not be liable for any decision to suspend, terminate, or refuse service under any circumstances.
Visitors to the Website and Account Creation
You can visit the public sections of the Service without identifying yourself or providing personal information. In order to access some features of the Service, you will have to create a login account.
In order to gain access to some features of the Service, the Couple must create a login account. Creating an account will mean providing us with certain information, including your personal information and information necessary for billing. When creating your account, you represent and warrant to us that the information you provide is accurate and complete in all respects. All registrations must be made by you, personally.
Accounts registered by “bots” or other automated methods are not permitted under any circumstances. You may never use another individual’s login account without permission and may not permit anyone else to use your login account. You agree that you will be solely responsible for all activity that occurs on your account, whether or not authorized by you. Accordingly, it is extremely important that you engage in activity consistent with all laws and these Terms of Service. Further, you are obligated to keep your password secure and you agree to notify us immediately in the event you become aware of or suspect, any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
We reserve the right, at any time, to change any fees or charges for using the Service (or to begin charging fees for any free service), provided that such changes will not apply to fees or charges paid prior to the time of the change. We will charge you sales tax as applicable to the Service or any order placed through the Service, based on your billing address. In addition, you will be responsible for all other taxes, levies, duties or similar charges, only excluding taxes based on our income.
You may use the Service only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Service. You agree not to use the Service:
- In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries);
- To impersonate or attempt to impersonate Text The Bride®, a Text The Bride® employee, another authorized user, or any other person or entity;
- To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Service, or which, as determined by us, may harm Text The Bride® or users of the Service or expose them to liability.
Additionally, you agree not to:
- Use the Service in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Service or interfere with any other party’s use of the Service, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Service;
- Use any manual or automated process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Service or for any other unauthorized purpose;
- Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Service;
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Service, the server on which the Service is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Service;
- Decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or unlawfully use or reproduce any of the software, copyrighted or trademarked material, trade secrets, or other proprietary information contained in the Service;
- Modify, move, add to, delete, or otherwise tamper with the information contained in the Service;
- Conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities on or in relation to the Service;
- Use the Service for any purposes related to marketing without our express written consent.
Third Party Content
The Service may contain links to third-party content and other third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by Text The Bride®. Links are provided to online users solely as a convenience and our inclusion of such links does not imply any endorsement of the information by Text The Bride®. You acknowledge and agree that we have no control over such sites and resources, are not responsible for the availability of such sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, features, services, information or other materials on or available from such sites or resources, or any websites that they may link to (collectively, “Third-Party Content”). We shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any Third-Party Content.
Intellectual Property Rights
Except for Third Party Content, all material included on the Service, including (without limitation) the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like (“Content”) are owned by or licensed to us, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. In addition, the compilation and presentation of the Content on the Service are subject to copyright owned exclusively by us. Content on the Service may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without our prior written consent. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Service and the Content. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of Public Submissions of third parties obtained through the Service for any commercial purposes. If you download or print a copy of the Content for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Service or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Service or the Content therein.
Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND THAT ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS.” TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE, OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SERVICE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THE SERVICE, AND ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SERVICE, AND/OR (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SERVICE. WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY HYPERLINKED SERVICE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO, OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR, MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY (I) FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES (HOWEVER ARISING) OR (II) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) THE COST PAID FOR THE SERVICE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless us and our affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Service; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; (iv) any claim that one of your User Content caused damage to a third party; or (v) any action taken by a third party using your account or user ID. This obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the Service.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, NO CLAIM UNDER THESE TERMS OF SERVICE SHALL BE JOINED TO ANY OTHER CLAIM, INCLUDING ANY CLAIM INVOLVING ANY OTHER CURRENT OR FORMER USER OF THE Service or the WEB SITE, AND NO CLASS ACTION PROCEEDINGS SHALL BE PERMITTED. In no event shall any claim, action or proceeding by you be instituted more than three (3) years after the cause of action arose.
Most communications between us and you will be sent and received electronically. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other electronic communication exchanged between you and us shall satisfy any legal requirements that such communications be in writing.
Modification of the Terms of Service
These Terms of Service were last modified as of April 2019. In addition, we may modify and/or temporarily or permanently discontinue all or any part of the Service at any time at our sole discretion, with or without notice, and will not be liable for any such action.