This Agreement governs your use of the Site and inktothepeople.com (the "Service"). The Service allows customers who may be a part of a for-profit and not-for-profit entity, independent artist, any educational institution including fraternal organizations to design, sell and profit/raise money using our service. You understand that by using the Site and the Service, you have agreed to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and you agree to use the Site and the Service solely as provided in this Agreement.
This site is operated by inktothepeople.com LLC, a Wisconsin limited liability company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, "we," "us" or "our"). We value our customers and respect your privacy. We collect information about you in our stores and through our website, inktothepeople.com (this "Website"), in an effort to improve your shopping experience and to communicate with you about our products, services and promotions. Neither your name nor any other personal information is sold or shared with any non-affiliated company or agency. However, as described below, we may share your information under certain circumstances with business partners that help us operate and improve this Website, understand our customer base or fulfill your order. This Privacy and Usage Policy (this "Policy") only covers information collected from this Website.
This Policy describes the personal information we collect about you, why we collect it, how we use it, and when we share it with third parties. This Policy also describes the choices you can make about how we collect and use certain of that information. If this Policy changes, we will post an updated policy on this Website. We may, at any time, revise this Policy by updating this posting without notice. You are bound by any such revisions to this Policy, and we encourage you to review this Policy periodically for any changes or modifications.
Types of Information Collected
Our web server automatically recognizes your IP address. We retain the email addresses of anyone who post messages to our bulletin board, the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email, the email addresses of those who post on our chat areas, aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, user-specific information on what pages consumers access or visit, and information volunteered the customer, including but not limited to survey information and information obtained by registering or creating an account on this Website, such as name and address, telephone number, and payment information (e.g., credit card number and billing address). Customers who supply us with their telephone numbers will only receive telephone contact from us with information regarding orders they have placed.
Use of Your Personal Information
We may use the information we collect for various purposes, including without limitation to:
- complete your purchase transactions
- provide the services you request
- keep you informed about the status of your orders
- identify your product and service preferences, so we can notify you of new or additional products, services, and promotions that might be of interest to you
- notify you of product recalls or provide other information concerning products you have purchased
- improve our merchandise selections, customer service, and overall shopping experience
- communicate with you by email, postal mail, telephone, text message, or other means
- understand and analyse our customer base; and otherwise provide you with better service
Others with Whom We May Share Your Information
Service Providers: We may disclose information to outside companies that help us bring you the products and services we offer. For example, we may work with an outside company to: (a) manage a database of customer information; (b) assist us in distributing emails; (c) assist us with direct marketing and data collection; (d) provide us with data storage and analysis; (e) provide fraud prevention; (f) provide customer service by phone; and (g) other services designed to assist us in maximizing our business potential. We require that these outside companies agree to keep confidential all information we share with them and to use the information only to perform their obligations in such agreements.
Compliance with Law: We may provide access to information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of this Website, to limit our legal liability and protect our rights or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors and users of this Website or the public.
Links to other sites
While visiting this Website, you may link to sites operated by our business partners or other third parties. This does not mean that we endorse these sites. We do not make any representations or warranties about any website you may access through this Website. The websites to which we provide links are independent from us, and we have no control over, or responsibility for, their information, content or activities.
Several of our functions use "cookies". A "cookie" is a small piece of information sent by a website that is saved on your hard drive by your computer’s browser. Cookies help us remember you when you return to this Website. Cookies also hold information a website may need to personalize and enhance your experience and to gather statistical data, such as which pages are visited, what is included in your shopping cart, the Internet provider’s domain name and the addresses of the websites visited immediately before coming to and immediately after leaving this Website. Ink to the People may also allow third parties to place their own cookies within your browser in order to serve you with relevant advertising online, to help us measure traffic and effectiveness, and to allow us to conduct any research in which you agree to participate. However, none of this information is associated with you as an individual. It is measured anonymously and only in the aggregate. The information in the cookies lets us trace your "clickstream" activity (i.e., the paths taken by visitors to this Website as they move from page to page) to enable us to better serve our customers by revealing which portions of this Website are the most popular. Cookies contain absolutely no personal information. You may disable cookies on your browser. Please review your browser’s instructions for doing so.
We go to great lengths to keep your financial information private and safe. We take appropriate physical, electronic and administrative steps to maintain the security and accuracy of personally identifiable information we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as employing electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorized access. In addition, it is our policy to never send your credit card number via email. Please note, however, that email is not encrypted and is not considered to be a secure means of transmitting credit card information.
We use Secure Socket Layers (SSL), the industry standard in transferring information to process your orders. The SSL encrypts, or translates, your order information into a highly indecipherable code, which is processed immediately. All credit card transactions occur in a secure area of this Website, to protect you from any loss, misuse or alteration of information collected. When you have finished shopping and begin the checkout process, you will move into the secure area of this Website. Once you’ve entered, the page address (URL) will change from http to https to let you know you are in a secure area. Also, a key or a closed lock will appear in the lower right hand corner of your screen to notify you of this change. You will remain in this secure zone for the entire checkout process.
Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, the transmission of data over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we use reasonable means to ensure the security of information you transmit to us, we cannot guarantee that such information will not be intercepted by third parties. We may, but shall not be obligated to, prosecute any unauthorized or fraudulent transactions to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Use of this Website
We prohibit the impersonation of others, including an employee or representative of us and other users. You may not, without our prior permission, use any computer code, data mining software, "spiders", "robots" or any other automatic device or algorithm or similar program or process to monitor or copy any of the pages on this Website, including the data and content found on this Website. You may not use this Website for purposes other than for those purposes permitted under this Policy, which such prohibit practices include but are not limited to flooding this Website with electronic traffic designed to slow or stop its operation, implanting hidden programs within this Website, and mass downloading of files from this Website. You may not provide links to this Website from other websites without our prior written consent. You agree to not use this Website to create any material that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or that infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any third party.
You may receive promotional emails from us. If you do not want to receive email from us, you may click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email communication sent by us. Please allow us 10 business days from when the request was received to complete the removal.
This Website is not meant for children, and we will not intentionally collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 without verified parental consent. We will remove from our files any personally identifiable information of anyone we discover to be under 13 years old. Our online contests or sweepstakes, if any, are restricted to entrants who are at least 18 years old.
Intellectual Property Ownership and Use
Please be aware that as you visit and navigate this Website, your use of this Website is subject to applicable laws governing ownership and use of intellectual property, including our trademarks and copyrights. The content on this Website may be used only as a resource for shopping with us. Any other use, including the reproduction, display, modification, distribution or transmission of any content on this Website, is prohibited.
You may not use any of our trademarks or trade dress without our prior written permission. Trademarks or trade dress include our name, logos and other graphics, text, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names of our products, services and programs. Any other trademarks that appear on this Website (the "Licensed Marks") are the property of their owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by us or our affiliates. By using this Website, you agree to limit your use of the Licensed Marks to uses that are directly related to such third parties and to comply with any restrictions or conditions imposed on the use and access of the Licensed Marks by the third parties. We will notify you of such terms if your usage is in violation of such terms.
All text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, and data compilations appearing on this Website, as well as the software used to create them, are owned, controlled or licensed by us and are protected by U.S. and foreign copyright laws and treaties. You may electronically copy and/or print "hard copies" from this Website solely for personal, non-commercial purposes related to placing an order or shopping on this Website. Any other use of any content on this Website, including linking or framing to this Website, is strictly prohibited unless you first obtain our prior written consent.
Products created using images available on the site shall not be resold commercially without our prior written consent. In the event that you wish to resell such products, you agree to contact us and verify the legality of reselling such products prior to doing so. Designs created using the text tools and images available through the site are in no way the exclusive property of the customers who assemble such designs. We retain the right to display such designs or offer them (or variations of such designs) to other customers.
We reserve the right to reject any order that we consider, in our sole discretion, libelous, defamatory, obscene, profane, portraying irresponsible use of alcohol or other substances, advocating persecution based on gender, age, race, disability or national origin, containing explicit sexual content or is otherwise inappropriate for production by us.
Except for information necessary to place an order, we do not want you to send to us any confidential or proprietary information through this Website. Any information, materials, suggestions, ideas or comments sent to us will be considered non-confidential, and by submitting it, you are giving us the absolute right to use, modify, reproduce, transmit, display and distribute such information for any purpose whatsoever, with no payment or other compensation to you. However, we will not use your name unless we are required by law to identify the source of the materials, information, suggestions, ideas or comments, or unless we first obtain your consent.
Errors and Inaccuracies
We always try to provide complete, accurate and up-to-date information on this Website. Unfortunately, despite our efforts, human or technological errors may occur. This Website may contain typographical mistakes, inaccuracies, or omissions, some of which may relate to pricing and availability, and some information may not be complete or current. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, including after an order has been submitted, and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability
We make no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, with respect to this Website, its content or the information available on or through this Website. This Website, its content and the information available on or through this Website are provided "as is", with all faults. Except as provided under applicable laws or as otherwise set forth in this Policy, we will not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to the use of this Website or any other site linked to it. This limitation of liability applies to direct, indirect, consequential, special, punitive or other damages you or others may suffer, as well as damages for lost profits, business interruption or the loss of data or information, even if we are notified in advance of the potential for any such damages. Under no circumstances shall our total liability to you for damages, losses and causes of action (whether under negligence, contract or any other theory of law) exceed the amount paid by you for accessing this Website, if any.
Except as otherwise set forth in this Policy, we do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the products sold on this Website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability or otherwise. We are not responsible for any costs necessary for the service, repair, maintenance or correction of any of our products, unless otherwise provided. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN THIS POLICY, AND EXCEPT FOR YOUR RETURN, REFUND AND SIMILAR RIGHTS AS DESCRIBED AND LIMITED BELOW, OUR PRODUCTS ARE SOLD "AS IS" WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDEING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. These limitations may not apply to you if your state does not permit these limitations or exclusions of implied warranties.
By visiting this Website, you agree that the laws of the State of Wisconsin, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and us or any of our affiliates regarding your visit to and use of this Website.
If you have any questions about your privacy or security at this Website, please contact us and include your name and email address in the message.
As a condition of use of this Website, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless us, our employees, officers, directors, agents, suppliers and representatives from and against any and all losses, expenses, fees, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from, arising out or, or incurred in connection with your use of this Website or creation of any products from this Website, including any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a violation of the terms of this Policy or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing this Website from, through or by using your account.
Release of Liability
Except for our obligations otherwise set forth in this Policy, you agree to release and discharge us, our employees, officers, directors, agents, suppliers and representatives from and against any and all losses, expenses, fees, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, which you may now or in the future have resulting from, arising out of, or incurred in connection with your use of this Website or creation of any products from this Website.