Our Terms of Service

The following Terms of Service ("TOS") contain the terms and conditions that govern your use of the Web Site and MakeSigns Service. These TOS describe your rights and responsibilities and what you can expect from the MakeSigns Service. If you do not read, understand, and agree to all the TOS, you may not use the Web Site.

Use of the MakeSigns Website and Service

Eligibility

MakeSigns will only knowingly provide MakeSigns Service to parties that can lawfully enter into and form contracts under applicable law. MakeSigns Web Site and Service are not meant for children under 18. By using the MakeSigns Service you represent and warrant that you are 18 or older and that you have the capacity to understand, agree to and comply with these TOS.

Compliance with TOS and Applicable Law

You must comply with all of the terms and conditions of these TOS, the applicable agreements and policies referred to below, and all applicable laws, regulations and rules when you use the MakeSigns service and the Web Site.

Your License to MakeSigns Service and Web Site

(a) - MakeSigns solely and exclusively owns all intellectual property and other right, title and interest in and to the MakeSigns Service and Web Site, except as expressly provided for in these TOS. The copyrights in and to the website, and certain technology used in providing the MakeSigns Service. You will not acquire any right, title, or interest therein under these TOS or otherwise.

(b) - MakeSigns grants you a limited revocable license to access and use the Web Site and the MakeSigns Service for its intended purposes, subject to your compliance with these TOS. This license does not include the right to collect or use information contained on the Web Site for purposes prohibited by MakeSigns; create derivative works based on the content of the Web Site for purposes prohibited by MakeSigns; create derivative works based on the content of the Web Site; or download or copy the Web Site (other than page caching). If you use the Web Site in a manner that exceeds the scope of this license or breach this TOS, MakeSigns may revoke the license granted to you.

(c) - MakeSigns retains all rights related to preview images of uploaded Content on the Web Site. If you wish to use a preview image for promotional purposes, please contact MakeSigns for written permission to do so.

Third-Party Services

MakeSigns may use third parties to provide certain services accessible through the Web Site. MakeSigns does not control these third parties or services, and you agree that MakeSigns will not be liable to you in any way for your use of such services. These third parties may have their own terms of use and other policies. You must comply with such terms and policies as well as these TOS when you use these services. If any such terms or policies conflict with MakeSigns's TOS, agreements or policies, you must comply with MakeSigns's TOS, agreements, or policies as applicable.

(a) - MakeSigns has licensed with publishers of several clip-art and photo libraries to use their art when making stickers, signs and posters. This license does not extend to end users. You may not copy or reproduce our sign, poster or sticker images on the Web Site, or reproduce our printed products which contain this copyrighted material.


General Rules

Prohibited Use

Except as may be expressly permitted by MakeSigns you may not: (i) interfere with the MakeSigns Service by using viruses or any other programs or technology designed to disrupt or damage any software or hardware; (ii) modify, create derivative works from, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any technology used to provide the MakeSigns Service, (iii) use a robot, spider or other device or process to monitor the activity on or copy pages from the Web Site, except in the operation or use of a "search engine", hit counters or similar technology; (iv) collect electronic mail addresses or other information from third parties by using the MakeSigns Service; (v) impersonate another person or entity; (vi) engage in any activity that interferes with another user's ability to use or enjoy the MakeSigns Service; or (ix) assist or encourage any third party in engaging in any activity prohibited by these TOS.

Description

As part of the MakeSigns Service, MakeSigns offers a service that allows you to upload images and data ("Content") to the Web Site to create, produce and purchase products featuring the uploaded Content for your own use.

Delivery of Content

You will upload or deliver to MakeSigns all Content that you want to use with the Service in accordance with the applicable instructions on the Web Site. MakeSigns may, in its sole and exclusive discretion, determine whether any Content complies with such instruction and is satisfactory for use with the service.

Licensing Your Content to MakeSigns

You will retain ownership of the Content that you upload to the Web Site. You hereby grant to MakeSigns nonexclusive, right and license to use such Content, in all media existing now or created in the future, as MakeSigns deems necessary to enable you to use the Service to create and produce products for you as long as your Content remains uploaded to the Web Site. This license is to enable MakeSigns to produce your order. MakeSigns will not sell your Content to other individuals.

Submissions

When you submit questions, comments, suggestions, material submitted via web forms, communications or other information ("Submissions"), you grant MakeSigns permission to use such submissions for marketing and other promotional purposes. You agree that MakeSigns will have no obligation to keep any Submissions confidential and you will not bring a claim against MakeSigns based on "moral rights" or the likes arising from MakeSigns's use of a Submission. This section does not apply to your Content that you use in connection with the MakeSigns Service.


Representations and Warranties

Mutual Representations and Warranties

You represent and warrant to MakeSigns and MakeSigns warrants to you: (i) that you or it has the full power and authority to enter into and perform under these TOS, (ii) the execution and performance of your or its obligations under these TOS do not constitute a breach of or conflict with any other agreement or arrangement by which you or it is bound, and (iii) these TOS are a legal, valid and binding obligation of the party entering into these TOS, enforceable in accordance with their terms and conditions.

By You

You represent and warrant to MakeSigns that, in your use of the MakeSigns service you: (i) will not infringe on the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, right of privacy, right of publicity or other legal right of any third party and (ii) will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You further represent and warrant to MakeSigns that: (i) there are no claims, demands or any form of litigation pending or, to the best of your knowledge, threatened with respect to any of your Content; (ii) MakeSigns will not be required to make any payments to any third party in connection with its use of your Content, except for the expenses that MakeSigns incurs in providing MakeSigns service; (iii) the use of any instructions, formulae, recommendations, or the like contained in your Content will not cause injury to any third party; and (iv) your content does not contain viruses or any other programs or technology designed to disrupt or damage any software or hardware.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Service and the materials available on or through the Service are without warranties or conditions of any kind either expressed or implied. MakeSigns provides the web site and MakeSigns Service on an "as is, with all faults" and "as available" basis. To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, MakeSigns disclaims all warranties and conditions, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, merchant quality, correspondence to description and fitness for a particular purpose. MakeSigns does not represent or warrant that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that make it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. MakeSigns does not represent or warrant that the materials or the results of the use of the materials available through the Service or from third parties will be correct, accurate, timely, reliable, or otherwise.

Exclusion of Damages

To the full extent allowed by applicable law, you agree that neither MakeSigns nor any of its suppliers be liable to you and/or any other person for any consequenial or incidental damages (including but not limited to lost profits, loss of privacy or for failure to meet any duty, including but not limited to any duty of good faith, lack of negligence or of reasonable care or workmanlike effort) or any other indirect, special, or punitive damages whatsoever that arise out of or are related to the site, sellers, services or to any breach of the terms by MakeSigns, even if MakeSigns has been advised of the possibility of such damages and even in the event of fault, tort (including negligence) or strict liability. Your direct damages shall be limited to the amount incurred by you in reasonable reliance, up to any amount that you paid to MakeSigns (if more) for the service causing your damage.

Shipping Error

In accordance with UPS, FeDEX and USPS policy, shipping errors and delays due to weather and or "acts of God" are non-refundable.

Product Liability

MakeSigns will not be liable to you or any third party for damages arising out of use or misuse of its products or services including but not limited to damage to surfaces used in application of bumper stickers.

Indemnification

You must indemnify and hold MakeSigns and its employees, representatives, agent, affiliates, directors, officers, managers and shareholders (the "Parties") harmless from any damages, loss, or expense (including without limitation, attorney's fees and costs) incurred in connection with any third-party claim, demand or action ("Claim") brought against any of the Parties alleging that you have breached any of these TOS. If you have to indemnify MakeSigns under this Section, MakeSigns will have the right to control the defense, settlement, and resolution of any claim at your sole expense. You may not settle or otherwise resolve any claim without MakeSigns's express written permission.


Termination

Termination

MakeSigns may suspend or terminate your use of the Web Site or MakeSigns Service if it believes, in its sole and absolute discretion that you have breached a term of these TOS.

Survival

These TOS will survive indefinitely unless and until MakeSigns chooses to terminate them.

Effect of Termination

If you or MakeSigns terminates your use of the Web Site or MakeSigns Service, MakeSigns may delete any Content or other materials relating to your use of the MakeSigns Service on MakeSigns's servers or otherwise in its possession and MakeSigns will have no liability to you or any third party for doing so.

Notice

All notices required or permitted to be given under these TOS will be in writing and delivered to the other party by any of the following methods: (i) U.S. Mail, (ii) overnight courier, or (iii) electronic mail. If you give notice to MakeSigns, you must use the following addresses: 8061 186th st, Tinley Park, IL 60487. If MakeSigns provides notice to you, MakeSigns will use the contact information provided by you to MakeSigns. All notices will be deemed received as follows: (i) if by delivery by U.S. mail, seven (7) days after dispatch, (ii) if by overnight courier, on the date receipt is confirmed by such courier service, or (iii) if by electronic mail, 24 hours after the message was sent, if no "system error" or other notice of non-delivery is generated. If applicable law requires that a given communication by "in writing" you agree that email communication will satisfy this requirement.

Dispute Resolution

All disputes arising out of, relating to or connected with these TOS or your use of any part of the MakeSigns Service will be exclusively resolved under confidential binding arbitration held in Will County, Illinois before and in accordance with the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, by a sole arbitrator applying Illinois law (without regard for conflicts of law principles). The arbitrator's award will be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under these TOS will be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to these TOS, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise. Any action to enforce an arbitrator's award will be brought in a federal or state court located in Will County, Illinois, and each party hereby irrevocably submits to the personal jurisdiction of such court. By entering into these TOS, you hereby irrevocably waive any right you may have to join claims with those of other in the form of a class action or similar procedural device. Any claim arising out of, relating to or connected with these TOS or your use of any part of the MakeSigns Service must be asserted individually.

Miscellaneous

These TOS will be binding upon each party hereto and its successors and permitted assigns, and by governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without reference to conflict of law principles. These TOS will not be assignable or transferable by you without the prior written consent of MakeSigns. These TOS (including all of the policies and other Agreements described in this TOS, which are hereby incorporated herein by this reference) contain the entire understanding of the parties regarding this subject matter, and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings between the parties regarding its subject matter. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right, power or privilege under these TOS will operate as a waiver thereof, nor will any single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other such right, power, or privilege. You and MakeSigns are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by these TOS. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these TOS will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of these TOS, all of which will remain in full force and effect.


Changes To MakeSigns Terms and Conditions

MakeSigns reserves the right to modify or terminate the MakeSigns service for any reason, and without notice, without liability to you, or any other third party. We also reserve the right to modify these TOS from time to time without notice. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these TOS so that you will be apprised of any changes.

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