VOS® Website Terms and Conditions
VOS® (“VOS”), a registered trademark of DeFlores International, and the voscares.com website (the “Site”) ask that you abide by the terms and conditions that follow, along with any other terms and conditions that may appear on the Site from time to time (collectively, the “Conditions”). Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement with the Conditions that follow and we reserve the right to revise these Conditions at any time. When we make changes, we will post them in this section and you agree to check this section periodically to be aware of any changes and your continued use of the Site shall be considered your agreement to any modified Conditions. If you do not agree to these Conditions, please do not use the Site.
VOS is a registered trademark of DeFlores International and other marks indicated on our Site are trademarks or registered trademarks of VOS and its affiliates in the United States and other countries. All rights in such names are hereby reserved.
All rights in the product names, company names, trade names, graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, product packaging, trade dress and designs of all VOS or third-party products or services, whether or not appearing in large print or with the trademark symbol, belong exclusively to VOS or their respective owners and are protected from reproduction, imitation, dilution, or confusing or misleading uses under national and international trademark and copyright laws. The use or misuse of these trademarks or any materials, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited, and nothing stated or implied on the Site confers on you any license or right under any patent or trademark of VOS or any third party.
We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors of our products that appear on the Site. However, as the actual colors you see will depend on your monitor, we cannot guarantee that your monitor’s display of any color will be accurate.
We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order, whether or not the order has been confirmed, for any or no reason, and without liability to you or anyone else. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event we make a change to or cancel an order, we will attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors. If your payment method has already been charged for an order that is later cancelled, VOS shall issue you a refund.
User Generated Content
- In General
By posting, distributing, sending or displaying any comment, message (including email), data, information, text, music, sound, photos, graphics, or other content (the “User Generated Content”) to the Site, you (A) grant, and represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to VOS a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable, fully paid and sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, publish, create derivative works from, and publicly display and perform, the User Generated Content throughout the world; (B) grant VOS and its affiliates and sub-licensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such User Generated Content; and (C) represent and warrant that (i) you own and control all of the rights to the User Generated Content that you post or otherwise distribute, or you otherwise have the lawful right to post and distribute such User Generated Content to or through the Site; (ii) such User Generated Content is accurate and not misleading; and (iii) use and posting or other transmission of such User Generated Content does not violate these Conditions and will not violate any rights of, or cause injury to, any person or entity. You further grant VOS the right to pursue at law any person or entity that violates your or VOS’s rights in the User Generated Content by a breach of these Conditions.
User Generated Content submitted by users is deemed non-confidential and VOS is under no obligation to treat such User Generated Content as proprietary information. Without limiting the foregoing, VOS reserves the right to use the User Generated Content as it deems appropriate, including, without limitation, deleting, editing, modifying, rejecting, or refusing to post it. VOS is under no obligation to offer you any payment for User Generated Content or to attribute authorship of User Generated Content to you. If, nonetheless, it is determined that you retain moral rights (including rights of attribution or integrity) in the User Generated Content, you hereby agree that (A) you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the User Generated Content, or any derivative works of, or upgrades or updates thereto; (B) you do not oppose the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the User Generated Content by VOS or its agents; (C) you waive and will not claim or assert any entitlement to any moral rights of an author in any of the User Generated Content; and (D) you release VOS from any claims that you could otherwise assert against VOS by virtue of any moral rights.
- Comments and Submissions
Anything that you submit or post to the Site and/or provide VOS, including, without limitation, comments, feedback, suggestions, reviews, ideas and questions (collectively, “Comments”) is and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary, and VOS shall have the royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable and transferable right to use, copy, distribute, display, publish, perform, sell, lease, transmit, adapt, create derivative works from such Comments by any means and in any form, and to translate, modify, reverse-engineer, disassemble, or decompile such Comments. All Comments shall automatically become the sole and exclusive property of VOS and shall not be returned to you. VOS is and shall be under no obligation (A) to pay any compensation for any Comments and (B) to respond to any Comments. You agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will violate any right of any third party, including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s). You further agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Comments you make.
- Use of Chat Rooms, Bulletin Boards and Other Interactive Areas
The Site may contain forums, blogs, bulletin boards or other interactive areas in which you or third parties may post content, messages, materials or other items on the Site (the “Interactive Areas”). If VOS provides such Interactive Areas, you are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using any of the Interactive Areas, you will not post, upload, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish any of the following:
- Material that is sexually explicit, violent, derogatory, unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, an invasion of another individual’s privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
- Material that promotes illegal drug use, tobacco or firearms use;
- Material that constitutes, encourages or provides instructions for a criminal offense, violates the rights of any individual or group, or that otherwise creates liability or violates any local, state, national or international law;
- Material that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party;
- Material that uses the names or likenesses of persons living or dead without their permission or that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
- Unsolicited advertising or links to other commercial sites;
- Names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers or other personally identifiable information of you or someone else;
- Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files;
- Material that is unrelated to the topic of the Interactive Area(s) in which such material is posted;
- Material that communicates messages inconsistent with the positive good will of VOS; or
- Material that, in the sole judgment of VOS, is objectionable, or which may expose VOS or its users to any harm.
VOS takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Generated Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is VOS liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. As a provider of the Interactive Areas, VOS is not liable for any statements, representations or User Generated Content provided by its users on this Site. Although VOS has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the User Generated Content posted to or distributed through any Interactive Area, VOS reserves the right, and has sole discretion, to remove without notice any User Generated Content posted or stored on the Site.
Any use of the Site, including the Interactive Areas, in violation of these Conditions may result in termination or suspension of your permission to use the Site.
Copyright and Intellectual Property
All copyright rights, included, but not limited to, the text, images, photographs, graphics, user interface, music and other content provided on the Site, and the selection, coordination, and arrangement of such content, are owned by VOS or its third-party licencors to the full extent provided under the United States Copyright Act and all international copyright laws. Under applicable copyright laws, you are prohibited from copying, reproducing, modifying, distributing, displaying, performing, or transmitting any of the contents of the Site for any purposes. Nothing stated or implied on the Site confers on you any license or right under any copyright of VOS or any third party.
The Site and the information contained in reference herein are for your personal, non-commercial use only. Except as otherwise specifically permitted herein, you shall not broadcast, duplicate, copy, reproduce, edit, manipulate, modify, publish, rent, sell, publicly display, perform, distribute, transmit, or circulate to anyone the contents of the Site, or use the contents of the Site in litigation, or for any commercial or promotional purposes, without the express written consent of VOS or its lawful successors and assigns.
For usage permission, please contact us via e-mail at:
[email protected] RE: Copyright Usage Permission
Notice of Copyright Infringement
VOS respects and honors the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide VOS with the following information:
(1) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (2) Identification of the allegedly infringing material on the Site that is requested to be removed; (3) Your name, address, and daytime telephone number, and an email address if available, so that VOS may contact you if necessary; (4) A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (5) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright right that is allegedly infringed; and (6) An electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized on the owner’s behalf to assert infringement of copyright and to submit the statement.
Notices of claims of copyright infringement on the Site should be mailed or emailed to:
Attn: Copyright Infringement
4007 McCullough Avenue #309
San Antonio, Texas 78212-2420
[email protected], Re: Copyright Infringement
We suggest that you consult your legal adviser before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, please note that you may be liable for damages (including, but not limited to, costs and attorneys fees) if you make a false claim of copyright infringement. We will review and address all notices that comply with the requirements outlined above.
Repeat Infringer Policy
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable law, VOS has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at VOS’s sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed to be repeat copyright infringers. VOS may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Site and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless VOS and its affiliates, successors and assigns, and its and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, co-branders or other partners from and against any and all allegations, claims, demands, actions, causes of action, proceedings (whether threatened or pending), orders, damages, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees and other legal expenses, and judgments of any kind of nature, incurred by VOS arising out of or relating to your use of the Site, your violation of the Conditions, or your violation of any rights of another.
Applicable Law and Disputes
The Conditions, your rights and obligations, our rights and obligations, and all actions contemplated by the Conditions will be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Texas, without regard to principles of conflicts of law and as if the Conditions were a contract wholly entered into and wholly performed within the State of Texas. The Conditions will not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to the Site or to products you purchase through the Site shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Bexar County, Texas, United States of America, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate VOS’s intellectual property rights, VOS may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in Bexar County, Texas, United States of America, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
Links to Other Websites
This Site may contain links to outside services and resources. You acknowledge that (A) VOS is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites; and (B) VOS is not responsible for any other form of transmission received from any linked site. VOS is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by VOS of the site. Any concerns regarding any such link should be directed to the particular third party website.
These Conditions are effective unless and until terminated by either you or VOS. You may terminate these Conditions at any time. VOS also may terminate these Conditions at any time and may do so immediately without notice, and accordingly deny you access to the Site, if in VOS’s sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these Conditions. The Conditions relating to Intellectual Property, Indemnification, Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability and Choice of Law shall survive any termination.
THIS SITE AND THE MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, VOS® DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. VOS® DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE SITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR ANYTHING ELSE HARMFUL. VOS® DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, USEFULNESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. VOS® RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES OR OMISSIONS AND TO CHANGE OR UPDATE INFORMATION AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE (INCLUDING AFTER YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR ORDER). WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE YOU. SOME STATES DO NOT PERMIT LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS ON WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL VOS® OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATED ENTITIES OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM (A) THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE; (B) THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THE SITE; OR (C) THE CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, EVEN IF VOS® HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE. YOUR ONLY REMEDY AGAINST VOS® FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE SITE. THAT SAID, IF VOS® IS FOUND TO BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS THAT IS IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT, VOS®’S LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED US$50.00. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF SOME TYPES OF DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Unless otherwise specified and except to the extent VOS products are offered for sale in the United States and select foreign markets through this Site, this Site and the Contents thereof are displayed solely for the purpose of promoting VOS products and services available in the United States and select foreign markets. This Site is controlled and operated by VOS from its offices in the State of Texas. These Conditions including, without limitation, any other Conditions that may appear on the Site from time to time contain the full understanding with respect to your use and access of the Site and supersede all prior agreements, terms, conditions and understandings, both written and oral, with respect to such use and access of the Site. If any portion of these Conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalid or unenforceable portion shall be modified in accordance with the applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intention of the applicable provision, and the remainder of these Conditions shall remain in full force and effect. A printed version of these Conditions and of any notices given to you in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Conditions to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. The failure of VOS to insist upon or enforce strict performance by you of any provision of these Conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Conditions. We may provide notice to you relating to the Site and/or these terms and conditions by sending an e-mail to your last known e-mail address, and any such notice shall be deemed given and received on the day it is sent. You agree that any cause of action that you may desire to bring arising out of or related to these Conditions and/or the Site must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arises; otherwise, such cause of action shall be permanently barred. You may not use the Site or export the Content in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. If you access the Site from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws.
Updated: November 1, 2015