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Free. Browsing and viewing of many portions of The Site for your own personal use and review is currently free to all Users. As used herein, a “User” means anyone who browses and views The Site, whether or not such person creates an account. We reserve the right to charge for access to The Site or other services in the future. In such event, we will notify you in advance, and give you an opportunity to subscribe to access to The Site or other services. We reserve the right to modify any features of this access to The Site or other services at any time.
Product Information. “Products” means any furniture, tangible items, or anything else, that we may provide you information about, that may be shown, or that may be promoted through The Site. You agree that any requested information you provide to us in connection with any Products or services, will be current, updated, complete and accurate.
This is not an e-commerce site. In the event, however, that any pricing is displayed on the Site, we reserve the right to change, increase or decrease fees or rates from time to time and prior to any purchases by you. Offers are subject to change without notice. Products displayed may be out-of-stock, discontinued or not available in your area. Purchasers are responsible for all sales tax, tariffs, duties and fees, which might or might not be quoted on The Site.
We make efforts to display Products, information about Products and Product colors as accurately as possible. The displayed colors of Products will depend upon many factors, including how you are viewing it and your monitor/screen. We therefore cannot guarantee that your monitor will accurately portray the actual colors of the Products. We further cannot guarantee that the Products will be available outside the United States or in your region.
Discontinuation. We may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of The Site at any time, including without limitation, the availability of any feature, database or content. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict access to parts of or all of The Site without notice or liability.
Content - Ownership & Use
Provision. You may have the opportunity on The Site (or otherwise) to post, transmit or otherwise make available Submissions, including testimonials, opinions, responses, ideas, images or other things. We reserve the right to post and to remove any Submissions sent to us or posted to The Site for any reason, or for no reason at all. Decisions as to whether Submissions should be posted or removed, or violates our standards will be made in our sole discretion after we have actual notice of such posting.
If you contribute any Submissions, you are publishing every word and material you provide. You should therefore assume that it may be retained forever, although we assume no obligation to retain or make it available for any length of time, much less forever. With respect to Submissions posted to or on The Site, if any, we are the provider of an interactive computer service and user providing the Submission (which may be you or a third party) is the publisher or speaker of the Submission. For such Submissions, we remain merely the provider of an interactive computer service and not the information content provider even if we exercise the traditional editorial function of editing or revising a Submission. For such Submissions, we are neither requesting nor requiring any particular or general information from you.
Submission Content. You are responsible for all Submissions you provide. You represent and warrant that:
-all Submissions you provide are NOT illegal, defamatory, libelous, threatening, intimidating, derogatory, abusive, harassing, rude, vulgar, obscene, bigoted or hateful, insensitive, petty, uncivil, offensive, profane, scandalous, pornographic, indecent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, tortuous, unreasonable, or intentionally false, fraudulent, deceptive, wrong, improper or otherwise objectionable;
-all Submissions you provide do NOT infringe any copyright, patent, trademark or other intellectual property right;
-all Submissions you provide are either original to you or are provided without violation or infringement of any contract or rights of any others;
-all Submissions you provide do not contain any material, non-public information about any third party or third-party’s intellectual property, trade secret, or other rights;
-your act of providing, and the continued existence on The Site of, such Submissions does NOT violate any right, restriction, law, regulation, ordinance, governmental decree, contract or obligation;
-all Submissions you provide are provided without any restrictions;
-all Submissions you provide do NOT solicit, encourage or promote illegal activity or substances;
-all Submissions you provide do NOT express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by Universal Furniture, without our prior written consent; and
-none of your Submissions give rise to civil or criminal liability, encourage conduct that constitutes a criminal offense or otherwise violates any local, state or federal law.
You may NOT provide or post Submissions that are contrary to the above representations, warranties and restrictions.
Prohibited Submissions. Additionally, you may not post, transmit or provide as a Submission for The Site the following:
-advertising or commercial solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities;
-promotional materials relating to other websites or online services competitive with Universal Furniture or The Site;
-software or other materials that are or contain spam, viruses, worms, time-bombs, Trojan horses, or another harmful or disruptive component;
-personalized information about your own investments, objectives, needs or portfolios;
-political campaign materials, chain letters, mass mailings or spam; or
-any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, database, data mine, or in any way reproduce or circumvent The Site or the navigational structure or presentation of The Site.
Not Confidential. Submissions will be deemed NOT to be confidential or secret. We and all other users will not be required to treat any of your Submissions as confidential, and may use any of your Submissions in our respective businesses (including without limitation, for Products or advertising) without incurring any liability for royalties, damages or any other consideration of any kind, and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in our future operations.
Use of Submissions. Please note that because we may allow users like yourself to post materials on forums and in other ways on The Site, we need to obtain certain rights in your Submissions. By submitting or otherwise making Submissions available on The Site, you hereby grant to us and all users a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide, non‑exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display your Submissions, and to incorporate your Submissions in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You also agree and acknowledge that any and all of your Submissions, such as information, ideas, concepts, methods, systems, designs, plans, techniques or other similar materials, that you post, submit or otherwise communicate to us or The Site may be used by us and other users in any manner, and without limitation may be displayed on The Site and copied, printed and distributed for educational, promotional, marketing or any other purposes.
Noncommercial. To the extent that any forums, message boards, blogs and similar things are provided by on The Site for the receipt and posting of Submissions, such things shall be used only in a noncommercial manner by you. You shall not, without the express approval of Universal Furniture, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services.
Editing. By providing a Submission, you acknowledge and agree that any Submissions (whether a letter to the editor, testimonial, review, commentary, or otherwise) may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, displayed, truncated, or not posted, or not displayed by Universal Furniture. In addition, by providing a Submission, you warrant that you have irrevocably waived all moral rights and other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity, under any applicable law under any legal theory, in any Submissions you provide.
Submission Inaccuracy. Submissions and the Third Party Content that may be found on The Site have not necessarily been reviewed by people with the expertise required to provide you with complete, accurate or reliable information. Such things are therefore “as is” and without any warranties of any sort from us. Without limitation, such things are NOT provided with any warranties as to their accuracy, commercial reasonability, condition or non-infringement. Additional disclaimers are set forth below. Universal Furniture does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any Submission, Third Party Content, advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through The Site by any user, information provider or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your own sole risk. Universal Furniture reserves the right, in its sole discretion, and assumes no obligation, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of The Site.
Personal Information. Requested personally identifiable information you provide when ordering information about Products or services is not considered a Submission. Information, including personally identifiable information (any information which can be used to identify a specific individual, such as a name, email address, postal address or telephone number) which is provided as a Submission or posted by you on The Site in an area viewable by other users will be accessible to other users including people you may not know. Making this information available may result in a user receiving “spam” or unsolicited e-mail. You are encouraged to use discretion when communicating with others and/or disclosing personally identifiable information on-line. In addition, Universal Furniture has no control over, and shall have no liability for, damages resulting from the use or misuse by any third party of information that you voluntarily make public through a Submission. IF YOU CHOOSE TO MAKE ANY OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION PUBLICLY AVAILABLE THROUGH A SUBMISSION, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. Without limiting the foregoing, you consent to the publication of any of the following that you provide to us, including in a testimonial: your name, first name, last name, initials, the testimonial and signature.
You must engage in good behavior when utilizing The Site. Rude, insensitive, illegal, malicious or petty behavior is not productive, is not good behavior and will not be condoned. Personal attacks, fraudulent behavior, the use of aliases, sock puppetry, and vandalism also are not productive, not good behavior and will not be condoned.
No Duty to Police or Check
We undertake no duty or obligation to police, monitor, review or verify any aspect of Submissions or Third Party Content.
If you believe that you, your rights, intellectual property rights, or copyrights have been infringed, violated or defamed by Third Party Content or from anything on The Site, please contact us. We undertake no duty to comply with your request, but we have no tolerance for copyright infringement, libelous statements or other actions to violate rights.
No Warranties from Universal Furniture concerning The Site, Products or Content
All Content, services and Products, if any, are provided “as is” and without any warranties or any sort. Without limitation, such things are NOT provided with any warranties as to their accuracy, commercial reasonability, condition, or non-infringement. Additional disclaimers are set forth below.
DISCLAIMERS & LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY
DISCLAIMER. YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND PRODUCTS IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE, OUR CONTENT, PRODUCTS, AND ALL MATERIALS AND/OR SERVICES ON THE SITE OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE ARE EACH PROVIDED “AS IS,” ON AN “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND WITHOUT GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND SUBMISSIONS ARE PROVIDED BY OTHERS, WHO MAY OR MAY NOT MAKE OTHER PROMISES, GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES, AND WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH THINGS. THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS AND INACCURACITES IN THE SITE, CONTENT, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AVAILABILITY OR SUBSTANCE OF THE CONTENT OR OTHER SERVICES THAT MAY BE CONNECTED TO OR ASSOCIATED WITH THE SITE. WE, OUR AFFILIATES AND OTHER THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, SUITABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND CONDITION. WE, OUR AFFILIATES AND OTHER THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT THERE WILL BE NO FAILURES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR LOSS OF TRANSMITTED INFORMATION, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT NO VIRUSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON THE SITE, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE, OUR AFFILIATES AND OTHER THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING USE, OR THE RESULT OF USE, OF THE CONTENT OR PRODUCTS IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. THE CONTENT AND PRODUCTS MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND WE MAY MAKE CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS AT ANY TIME. YOU, AND NOT WE, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE, PRODUCTS OR THE CONTENT. WE, OUR AFFILIATES AND OTHER THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT OR PRODUCTS WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH THINGS. ADVICE, RESULTS OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM ANY WIKI CONTENT, CONTENT OR PRODUCTS THROUGH THE SITE SHALL NOT CREATE ANY WARRANTY. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, PRODUCTS, OR ANY CONTENT OR FUNCTION OF THE SITE, YOUR SOLE REMEDIES IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE PRODUCTS OR SITE. WE DO NOT ENDORSE ANY OF THE THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND WE DO NOT ENDORSE THE ACCURACY OF ANY OF SUCH THIRD PARTY CONTENT.
Not Professional Advice. Content on the Site is not intended to be professional licensed advice. If you need specific advice (for example, medical, legal, financial or risk management), please contact a professional licensed by an appropriate governmental body.
Timeliness. The information on The Site, whether historical in nature or forward-looking, speaks only as of the time and date the information is posted on The Site, and we do not undertake any obligation to update such information after it is posted or to remove such information from The Site if it is not, or is no longer, accurate or complete. Investors, borrowers, and other persons should use The Site in the same manner as any other educational medium and should not rely on The Site to the exclusion of their own professional judgment. Information obtained by using The Site is not exhaustive and does not cover all issues, topics, or facts that may be relevant to your goals.
Your Requirements. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any Products, services or information available through The Site meet your specific requirements. You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware, and other equipment and all internet access services needed for access to and use of The Site, and you are responsible for all charges related thereto.
Corrections. We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions on The Site. Although we intend to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, “Trojan horses” or other destructive materials to The Site, we do not guarantee or warrant that The Site or materials that may be downloaded from The Site do not contain such destructive features. We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features. If you rely on The Site and any materials available through The Site, you do so solely at your own risk.
Links. You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without our prior written consent. From time to time, The Site may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse or have an association with the linked website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example, through email, discussion lists, or elsewhere - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for determining whether you intend for your personal information to be confidential and for maintaining its confidentiality. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.
Copyright Agent. We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and require that the people who use The Site do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied on the Site or by us in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please forward the following information to the Copyright Agent named below: your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the alleged infringing material is located; a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by you, the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Copyright Agent: William Bryner, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, 100 West 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This contact information is only for suspected infringement. Contact information for other matters may be provided elsewhere on this site.
Breaches of Security. We are not responsible for any breach of security caused by third parties or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information. We also may allow to be displayed on The Site advertisements of third parties. We are not responsible for such third party’s privacy policies or how they treat information about their users.
Legal Subpoenas. We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of The Site; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).
No Use by Anyone Under 18. The Site is not directed towards children, minors or anyone under the age of 18. Please do not send us or post any information about anyone under the age of 18, like names, addresses or e-mail addresses. In general, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from those under 18. If, in limited circumstances, we do knowingly collect personally identifiable information from someone under the age of 18, we will do so only with verified parental consent prior to collection. In the event that we learn that we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information from our material as quickly as possible.
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.
On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) will go into effect. This law increases the amount of information disclosed to address the issues of slavery, human trafficking, forced labor and child labor in supply chains. Universal Furniture commends global efforts to eliminate these practices and believes individuals have the right to freely choose employment, to associate freely and be represented by worker councils or labor unions on a voluntary basis, and to bargain collectively as they choose. Additionally, Universal Furniture believes individuals have the right to a workplace free of harassment and unlawful discrimination. As a responsible corporate citizen, we seek to ensure that quality and safety standards are maintained throughout our supply chain by well-treated workers in accordance with all applicable laws. We have undertaken the following to ensure our suppliers are not engaging in forced or child labor:
Risk Assessments: Universal Furniture assesses risks using country specific research guides, government assessments, and industry guidance. Risk assessments are the foundation for the Samson Rules of Conduct Supplier Agreement. This agreement extends our corporate values regarding ethical worker treatment and care for the environment and sets forth compliance with international standards, applicable laws and regulations.
Acknowledgement of Standards: Each Universal Furniture supplier is required to commit that they acknowledge and agree to adhere to our Rules of Conduct Supplier Agreement.
Supplier Audits: Compliance with our Rules of Conduct is ensured with routine onsite audits attended by Universal Furniture employees and by collaborative audits with suppliers. Additionally, annual unannounced third party on-site audits are administered by a validation team contracted by a retail partner.
Accountability: Universal Furniture maintains a zero tolerance policy for human trafficking, forced labor and child labor. If other non-compliance issues arise from a supplier audit, suppliers are required to produce corrective action plans, which Samson reviews and approves.
Capacity Building: Universal Furniture partners with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to raise awareness of Samson’s corporate values including provisions related to forced labor and child labor. Our capacity building efforts include worker communications training, which provides employees access to raise concerns with superiors.
Employee Training: Universal Furniture trains employees responsible for supply chain on-site audits in techniques to recognize and report non-compliance with our expectations. In addition, Samson sourcing personnel follow an “eyes always open” approach under which all relevant personnel are trained to recognize environment, health, safety, and labor red flags, including red flags relating to forced labor, and to report and investigate all suspicions of improper conduct.