Terms and Conditions
Agreement between User and girardesign.com
Welcome to girardesign.com. The girardesign.com website (the "Site") comprises various web pages operated by Girard D. Hottleman d/b/a Girard Design ("Girard Design"). girardesign.com is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the "Terms"). Your use of girardesign.com constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.
girardesign.com is a Fine Art Photography Site. This site provides fine art photographic prints for sale or licensing, various photographic services, tutorials, and reference information.
Visiting girardesign.com or sending emails to Girard Design constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Children Under Thirteen
Girard Design does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen.
Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services
girardesign.com may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Girard Design and Girard Design is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Girard Design is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Girard Design of the site or any association with its operators.
Certain services made available via girardesign.com are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the girardesign.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Girard Design may share such information and data with any third party with whom Girard Design has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of girardesign.com users and customers.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property
Girard Design content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Girard Design and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Girard Design or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by Girard Design from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Girard Design Content accessed through girardesign.com in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Girard Design, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Girard Design reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Girard Design in asserting any available defenses.
In the event the parties are not able to resolve any dispute between them arising out of or concerning these Terms and Conditions, or any provisions hereof, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise at law or in equity for damages or any other relief, then such dispute shall be resolved only by final and binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, conducted by a single neutral arbitrator and administered by the American Arbitration Association, or a similar arbitration service selected by the parties, in a location mutually agreed upon by the parties. The arbitrator's award shall be final, and judgment may be entered upon it in any court having jurisdiction. In the event that any legal or equitable action, proceeding or arbitration arises out of or concerns these Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its costs and reasonable attorney's fees. The parties agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims in regards to these Terms and Conditions or any disputes arising as a result of these Terms and Conditions, whether directly or indirectly, including Tort claims that are a result of these Terms and Conditions. The parties agree that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. The entire dispute, including the scope and enforceability of this arbitration provision shall be determined by the Arbitrator. This arbitration provision shall survive the termination of these Terms and Conditions.
Girard Design reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Massachusetts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Girard Design as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. Girard Design's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Girard Design's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by Girard Design with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Girard Design with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Girard Design with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
Changes to Terms
Girard Design reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which girardesign.com is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. Girard Design encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
Girard Design welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms.
Effective as of June 01, 2018