Last Updated: March 11, 2016
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This document explains our position and specific conditions regarding your use of our Internet site (the "Site"). By using this Site, you agree to be bound by our Terms & Conditions in addition to other terms and conditions or policies that may appear throughout the Site.
References to "Company," "we" or "us" in this document mean Schoemaker Design, LLC and its affiliates, subsidiaries, and divisions.
If you are unwilling to accept any of these Terms & Conditions, we ask that you do not use the Site. When you use the Site, you agree to be bound by the then-current Terms & Conditions. Each time you use this Site, you should visit and review the Terms & Conditions. We reserve the right to occasionally update the Terms & Conditions. At such time, we will also revise the "last updated" date above.
- INTRODUCTION TO THE SITE
This Site connects people to places and information. By using your location, we provide you with access to information about local businesses, organizations, service providers, events and even turn-by-turn directions, all with the click of a button. What's unique about our approach is that we do our best to show you only information provided by locals. We want you to explore the city like a native – if you're looking for the traditional tourist experience, this Site may not be for you.
For general questions or comments about this Site or to learn more about our business, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- OTHER TERMS
Some areas of this Site may have additional rules, guidelines, and/or other terms and conditions that apply to your access and/or use of that area of the Site and that may be revised from time to time ("Other Terms"). If there is a conflict or inconsistency between any of these Terms & Conditions and the Other Terms, the Other Terms shall take precedence with respect to your access and use of that area of the Site.
- USE YOUR OWN BEST JUDGEMENT ABOUT TRAVELING
We post software, information and material on the Site for your personal use. None of the information or material on the Site is intended, nor should be construed as, professional advice of any form.
Schoemaker Design LLC is not a travel agency and does not provide or own transportation services or accommodations. Although this Site displays information about properties owned by third parties, such actions do not in any way imply, suggest, or constitute our sponsorship or approval of third-party properties. Although users of this Site may rate and review particular properties based on their own experiences, we do not endorse or recommend the products or services of any of the reviewed third parties. You agree that Schoemaker Design, LLC is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of information it obtains from users or third parties and displays on this Site. Company is not responsible for the opinions and views of other users.
If you book a reservation with a third party, you agree to review and be bound by the third party's terms and conditions of purchase, and any other rules or policies related to the third party's website and/or property. Your interactions with third parties are at your own risk. Schoemaker Design, LLC will have no liability with respect to the acts, omissions, errors, representations, warranties, breaches or negligence of any third party or for any personal injuries, death, property damage, or other damages or expenses resulting from your interactions with third parties.
By listing information relevant to travel to particular destinations, Company does not represent or warrant that travel to such destinations is advisable or without risk and is not liable for damages or losses that may result from such travel.
We may also provide links to other websites that we hope you will find helpful. We do not control the material presented in other websites, however, and we do not vouch for or assume responsibility for the accuracy of such material.
We are not responsible if the information that we make available on this Site is not accurate or complete. Any reliance upon the material on this Site shall be at your own risk. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor any changes to the material and the information contained on this Site.
- USE OF THE SITE
You agree that you will not access or use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, impair or cause undue burden on the Site and/or its host, servers, network, systems or other users. You agree that you will not attempt to interfere in any way with the operation of the Site, that you will not transmit any virus or worm to the Site, that you will not use any spider, robot, data mining tool or other automatic device, or any other manual process or means, to access the Site and/or its servers or systems to extract, download, monitor, gather, transmit or copy any of the data or material on the Site (including, without limitation, account information, product listings, images, descriptions or prices), or for any other unauthorized purpose; and that you will not engage in flooding, spamming, mail-bombing, crashing or otherwise sending unsolicited email to other users of the Site. You further agree that you will not attempt to access data that is not intended for your use, that you will not attempt to log on to a server or account that you are not authorized to access, and that you will not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any system or network related in any way to the Site without authorization.
We reserve the right to restrict, suspend or terminate without notice your access to the Site or any feature of this Site or any part thereof at any time.
You acknowledge that these Terms & Conditions govern your use of any software provided by Company and/or made available through the Site, whether or not there are license agreements and/or end user agreements. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, you acknowledge that (1) your use of the software shall be only for personal and/or noncommercial purposes; (2) you shall not attempt to alter or modify the software; (3) you shall not reverse engineer, decompile, or otherwise attempt to gain access to the source code for the software; (4) you shall not attempt to circumvent or disable the software or its intended purpose; and (5) you shall not copy, sublicense, assign, transfer, distribute, transmit or otherwise use the software without the prior written consent of Company.
- REGISTERING YOUR BUSINESS
The Site may allow businesses to register with the Site, subject to Company's verification procedures. To register, an authorized representative of a business may be asked to provide Company with some or all of the following information: business name; business address; authorized representative name(s); business telephone number; and email address. During the verification process, Company will confirm the information provided by cross-referencing it with publicly-available information about the business and/or contacting the business using the contact information provided. Company may, at its sole discretion, approve or reject a business's registration on the Site. Users of the Site may challenge certain information about a business, at which point Company may notify the business that its status has changed from "verified" to "pending." In such case, Company will attempt to resolve the dispute by contacting the business within a reasonable time. Businesses registered on the Site may have certain features on the Site available to them, including: responding directly to user reviews; becoming a featured business; and selling or offering coupons, deals, or other specials to users.
We may change or eliminate services offered on or through the Site at any time without notice. We make no representation that any services are available for use in your location, and a reference to Services on the Site does not imply that the services will be available to you and/or in your location.
- COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSIONS
Please feel free to browse the Site. In general, and unless otherwise posted, you may review and print copies of material from the Site, provided that the material (1) is used only for personal and/or non-commercial purposes, and (2) retains, without alteration, all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices and any copyright management information displayed on the material as posted on the Site.
You are not permitted to make or distribute copies of material on the Site for any commercial purpose without prior written permission from us. None of the material contained on the Site (including all software, HTML code, and other code) may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo-reproduction, recordation, or otherwise), resold or redistributed without the prior written permission of Company. Except as otherwise noted, all content of the Site is:
Copyright © 2016 Schoemaker Design, LLC
All rights reserved.
Company has a policy of terminating services to users who willfully and/or repeatedly infringe.
For further information regarding permission to use material from the Site, please contact us at email@example.com.
Many of the trademarks/service marks and/or logos (collectively the "Marks") displayed on the Site identify the services and products of Company and related organizations and inform the public as to the source of those services and products. Your misuse of any Marks is strictly prohibited, including without limitation, your use of Marks in any of the following ways:
- In a manner likely to cause confusion;
- To identify your products or services;
- In, as, or part of your own trademarks or service marks;
- In a manner that inaccurately implies a sponsorship, endorsement, or other connection with your products, services or other activities; or
- In a manner that disparages or dilutes the Marks.
You agree not to display or otherwise inappropriately use the Marks without prior written permission from us. Please make such requests by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will evaluate your request and respond as soon as possible.
- SUBMISSIONS BY YOU
You expressly agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through this Site any of the following: (a) Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, disparaging, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable; (b) Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or create liability under any law; (c) Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or proprietary right of any party; (d) Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with any person or entity, including with us; (e) unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising, contents, raffles or solicitations; (f) private information of any third party, including (without limitation), surname, address, phone number, email address, Social Security number, and credit card number; (g) Content or links to content that, in Company's sole judgement, violate the previous subsections herein, is objectionable, restricts or inhibits others from using the site, or which may expose Company or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
Although Company has no obligation to screen, edit, or monitor any of the Content posted by users, Company reserves the right to restrict, suspend or terminate without notice a user's access to the Site or any feature of this Site or any part thereof at any time.
- SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
Users who cause disruption are not welcome on the Page. If Company believes you are posting with the intent to cause disruption or harm, your actions may result in a warning, a suspension, or a permanent ban from participation in the Page. Banning is done at Company's discretion and is the result of our sole judgment of a user's demonstrated inability or disinclination to follow any of the terms and/or other policies that govern the website. Company will not be liable to you or any third party for the consequences of any termination of your use of or access to the Page.
Company is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in the content you post to the Page, whether you restrict its distribution or not, for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information, without compensation or any other obligations to anyone, including yourself.
The Page may contain the opinions and views of other users, which Company does not endorse and for which Company is not responsible. Company is also not responsible for the accuracy of any content posted on the Page, and you bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of such content.
Your dealings with third parties found on or through the Page are solely between you and those third parties. Company does not make any representations or warranties with respect to any goods or services that may be obtained from such third parties, and Company will have no liability with respect to any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any dealings between you and any third party or as a result of the presence of such third parties on the Page.
- ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES AND WARRANTIES
The Site may contain technical inaccuracies, typographical errors, and out-of-date information. We make no representations as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the information posted, and we makes no warranty that the Site will meet your requirements. We reserve the right to make changes to the Site at any time.
YOU UNDERSTAND, ACKNOWLEDGE, AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING THE SOFTWARE AND SERVICES OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES OR LOST PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF, ACCESS TO, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, SERVICES AND/OR SITE. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.) COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO ANY SOFTWARE, MATERIALS AND/OR SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM THE SITE, ALL OF WHICH ARE BEING OFFERED "AS IS." COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY OF NONINFRINGEMENT. COMPANY ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING THE SITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY SOFTWARE OR MATERIALS FROM THE SITE.
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Company respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask visitors to our Site to do the same. If you believe your work has been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, the following information in the form of a written notification (pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) must be provided to the designated Copyright Agent of Company:
- Identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you claim has been infringed;
- Identification of where the material that you claim to be infringing is located on the Site;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the disputed material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law, including the law of copyright fair use;
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf;
- Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; and
- Your physical or electronic signature.
The designated agent of Company for notification of claims of copyright infringement on this Site can be reached as follows:
Designated Agent for Intellectual Property
Schoemaker Design, LLC
146 13th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Similarly, if you believe any of your trademarks or service marks has been infringed, or if you believe that your image has been used without your consent, please notify the designated agent of Company.
- DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Any action based on a breach of any provision of these Terms & Conditions shall be brought to the federal or local courts presiding in the District of Columbia, and to whose jurisdiction you consent in such an action. If a breach is found by the court, the court shall have the right to issue an injunction, and grant to Company its damages and attorneys' fees and such other and further relief as the court may deem appropriate.
- APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES
The Site shall be governed by the laws of the United States, including federal copyright and trademark laws, and the laws of the District of Columbia applicable to contracts entered into and to be wholly performed therein without regard to conflict of laws or choice of law principles. By visiting and using the Site, you consent to the jurisdiction of the courts presiding in the District of Columbia and you agree to accept service of process by mail. You hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses that might otherwise be available.
- COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
You agree that you will not use the Site or the software or services provided on or through the Site for any purpose that is prohibited by these Terms & Conditions or that is unlawful. Further, you agree not to access, download, use or export the Site or software or services provided on or through the Site, in violation of U.S. export laws or regulations, or in violation of any other applicable laws, rules or regulations. You agree to comply with all export laws and restrictions and regulations of any United States or foreign agency or authority, and not to directly or indirectly provide or otherwise make available the Site or software or services provided on or through the Site in violation of any such restrictions, laws, rules or regulations, or without all necessary approvals.
Notwithstanding any other provision contained in these Terms & Conditions, in the event that the performance of any obligation of Company is prevented due to acts of God or any government restriction, wars, hostilities, blockades, civil disturbances, strikes, lockouts, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of Company, then Company shall not be responsible to you for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations. Company shall promptly notify you of such force majeure condition. The terms of this clause shall not exempt, but merely suspend, Company from its duty to perform until as soon as practicable after a force majeure condition ceases to exist.
The headings of each of these Terms & Conditions are for convenience of reference only. Such headings shall be ignored in the interpretation or construction of any of these terms and conditions.
You may not assign your rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior express written consent of Company.
In the event that any portion of these Terms & Conditions is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intention and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
Any failure by Company to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms & Conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.
No changes to these Terms & Conditions shall be made except by a revised posting on this page, and no advice or other information provided by the Site or its representatives to any user in any manner which is not posted on this page will constitute any amendment of, waiver or change to these Terms & Conditions, unless such an amendment, waiver or change is in writing from an authorized officer or representative of Company.
These Terms & Conditions constitute the entire understanding between Company and you with respect to the Site.
BY USING THE SITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ASSENT TO THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS AND ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATIONS. AS A CONDITION OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, YOU WARRANT THAT YOU WILL NOT USE THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE THAT IS UNLAWFUL.