Conditions of Use
You are solely responsible for your use of and activity in relation to the Website and Services. Your permission to use the Website and Services is conditioned upon the following use and conduct restrictions. You agree that you will not under any circumstances: (a) post or submit any content that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or racially, sexually, religiously, or otherwise objectionable and offensive; (b) create a false identity or impersonate any person; (c) use the Website or Services for any unlawful purpose or for the promotion of illegal activities; (d) distribute or submit unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, commercial activities and/or sales, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” “contests,” “sweepstakes,” or any other form of solicitation; (e) attempt to, or harass, abuse, harm or bully another person or user; (f) provide false or inaccurate information to SAS; or (g) publish, submit or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt the browser, computer or systems of SAS or of any other person or entity.
LICENSE TO YOU
You agree to protect the Services, and their proprietary content, information and other materials, from any unauthorized access or use, and you agree that you will not use the Services or such proprietary content, information or other materials except as expressly permitted herein or expressly authorized in writing by SAS. Except as specifically permitted herein or expressly authorized in writing by SAS, you agree that you will not directly or indirectly: (a) distribute, sell, transfer, rent, lease, sublicense or otherwise exploit the Services in any unauthorized manner; or (b) copy, reproduce, adapt, create derivative works of, translate, localize, port or otherwise modify the Services, any updates, or any part thereof in any form or manner or by any means. You understand and agree that you are not permitted to: (x) remove or alter any copyright or other proprietary rights’ notice or restrictive rights legend contained or included in the Services; (y) use any means to discover the trade secrets in the Services; or (z) otherwise circumvent any functionality that controls access to or otherwise protects the Services. Any attempt to do any of the foregoing is a violation of the rights of SAS and its affiliates and licensors. If you breach these restrictions, you may be subject to prosecution and damages.
All text, graphics, editorial content, data, formatting, graphs, designs, HTML, look and feel, photographs, music, sounds, images, software, videos, designs, typefaces and other content (collectively “Proprietary Material”) that you see or read through the Services is owned by SAS or its affiliates or licensors, excluding user generated content and Your Content (as defined herein) that SAS has the right to use. Proprietary Material is protected in all forms, media and technologies now known or hereinafter developed. As between you and SAS, SAS owns all Proprietary Material, as well as the coordination, selection, arrangement and enhancement of such Proprietary Material as a collective work under the United States Copyright Act, as amended. The Proprietary Material is protected by the domestic and international laws of copyright, patents, and other proprietary rights and laws. The service marks and trademarks of SAS are service marks owned by SAS. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos and/or trade names appearing via the Services are the property of their respective owners. You may not copy or use any of these marks, logos or trade names without the express prior written consent of the owner.
LICENSE TO SAS
You hereby acknowledge that any and all (i) suggestions for correction, change and modification to the Services and other feedback (including but not limited to quotations of written or oral feedback), information and reports provided to SAS by you (collectively “Feedback”), and all (ii) improvements, updates, modifications or enhancements, whether made, created or developed by SAS or otherwise relating to Services (collectively, “Revisions”), are and will remain the property of SAS. You authorize SAS to treat any Feedback as non-confidential and non-proprietary. You acknowledge and expressly agree that any contribution of Feedback or Revisions does not and will not give or grant you any right, title or interest in the Services or in any such Feedback or Revisions. All Feedback and Revisions become the sole and exclusive property of SAS and SAS may use and disclose Feedback and/or Revisions in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever without further notice or compensation to you and without retention by you of any proprietary or other right or claim. You hereby assign to SAS any and all right, title and interest (including, but not limited to, any patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, show-how, know-how, moral rights and any and all other intellectual property right) that you may have in and to any and all Feedback and Revisions. At SAS’s request, you will execute any document, registration or filing required to give effect to the foregoing assignment.
SAS trademarks and service marks include, but are not limited to, the following: “San Antonio Shoemakers™,” “SAS®” and “keep moving™.” Further, all SAS graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are the trademarks, service marks or trade dress of SAS in the U.S. and other countries. You may not reproduce or use SAS’s trademarks, service marks or trade dress without the prior written permission of SAS.
TERM AND TERMINATION
The Website may contain links to other websites (“Third Party Websites”) as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, sound, video, information, and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties (“Third Party Content”). Such Third Party Websites and Third Party Content are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by us, and we are not responsible for any Third Party Websites accessed through the Website or any Third Party Content posted on or available through the Website, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, privacy practices or other policies of or contained in the Third Party Websites or the Third Party Content. Inclusion of, linking to or permitting the use of any Third Party Website or any Third Party Content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by SAS. If you decide to leave the Website and access the Third Party Websites or to access or use any Third Party Content, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any website to which you navigate from the Website or relating to any applications you use or install from any such website.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
The Website may be unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. SAS shall have no responsibility for any interruption, delay in operation or transmission, theft or destruction of, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any content made available via the Website.
ALL USE OF THE SERVICES IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERVICES AND ANY CONTENT AND INFORMATION PRESENTED ON THE WEBSITE OR VIA THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR SAFETY. SAS MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SERVICES, OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE SERVICES AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, AND (II) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION, REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN. SAS DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY SERVICE OR PRODUCT ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICES OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING AND SAS 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, OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER SAS NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES. NEITHER SAS NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE IS FREE FROM VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. NEITHER SAS NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF YOU OR ANY USER. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL SAS OR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON CLAIMING THROUGH OR UNDER YOU FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFIT, REVENUE, GOODWILL, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS OR LOST DATA, OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR ANY OF THE WEBSITE CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS ON, ACCESSED THROUGH OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF SAS IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, SAS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM OR IN RELATION TO THE DISCLOSURE OR DISPLAY OF ANY CONTENT YOU SUBMIT TO THE SERVICES OR FROM ANY INTERACTIONS WITH SAS OR ANY OTHER USE OF THE SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL SAS’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES EXCEED US $100. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY EVEN IF THE ABOVE STATED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
If you have a dispute with one or more Users or any other third party resulting from or arising out of or in connection with your use of the Services or Website, you release us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”
Dispute Resolution – Arbitration, No Class Actions
If you intend to seek arbitration you must first send written notice to SAS’s Legal Department of your intent to arbitrate (“Notice”). The Notice to SAS should be sent by U.S. Postal Service certified mail to Legal Department, San Antonio Shoe, Inc., 1717 SAS Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78224. The Notice must (x) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (y) set forth the specific relief sought. The arbitration will be conducted by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (“CPR”), in accordance with the CPR Rules for Administered Arbitration. The CPR Rules for Administered Arbitration are available at www.cpradr.org or by calling 1-212-949-6490.
Except as otherwise provided for herein, SAS will pay all CPR filing, administration and arbitrator fees. If, however, the arbitrators find that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought is improper or not warranted, as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b), then the payment of all such fees shall be governed by the CPR Rules. In such case, you agree to reimburse SAS for all monies previously disbursed by us that are otherwise your obligation to pay under the CPR Rules.
WE EACH AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEEDINGS WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we EACH WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL. We also both agree that you or we may bring suit in court for injunctive relief, including to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.
COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS AND COPYRIGHT AGENT
Termination of Repeat Infringer Accounts. SAS respects the intellectual property rights of others and requests that users do the same. Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 512(i) of the United States Copyright Act, SAS has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users of the Service or the Website who are repeat infringers. SAS may terminate access for participants or users who are found repeatedly to provide or post protected third party content without necessary rights and permissions.
DMCA Take-Down Notices. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe, in good faith, that any materials on the Website infringe upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (see 17 U.S.C. 512) (“DMCA”) by sending the following information in writing to SAS’s designated copyright agent at San Antonio Shoe, Inc., Attention: Fran Yanity, 1717 SAS Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78224: