Legal

General

Welcome to the Platinum Guild International-USA. This web site is owned and operated by Platinum Guild International-USA. Visitors to this web site are bound by the following terms and conditions so please read these carefully before going on. For the purposes of these terms and conditions, “this web site” means the Platinum Guild International-USA site that you are viewing, and any other Platinum Guild International site, which links to this web site.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided on this web site is accurate and up-to-date. Platinum Guild International-USA, and its affiliates do not accept responsibility for inaccuracies or errors that may be contained herein. If you choose to access and use this web site it is at your own risk.

Other Platinum Guild International web sites may contain terms and conditions that are different from these terms and conditions. Whilst navigating around the Platinum Guild International web sites please check the terms and conditions of each web site that you visit and do not assume that these terms and conditions apply to all Platinum Guild International web sites.

 

Identity

Platinum Guild International companies have their own separate identities but in this web site we may sometimes use “Platinum Guild International”, “Group”, “we” or “us” when we refer to Platinum Guild International companies in general or where no useful purpose is served by identifying any particular Platinum Guild International company.

 

Social Media Policy

Platinum Guild International USA (PGI) participates in online consumer discussions with the interest of listening and contributing to the public dialogue on jewelry research and buying, to ensure maximum availability of factual consumer information about platinum.

PGI has staff members and marketing partners who maintain Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook pages on behalf of our organization, in addition to contributing to blogs and other online networking sites. In our involvement, we strive to support existing conversations as it relates to platinum and jewelry. Our goal is to add value to every conversation we enter into online, whether by imparting knowledge or expertise, answering a posed question, correcting misconceptions, or supporting someone’s online research journey.

Our employees and marketing partners identify themselves with their real name and role in their profile. Our intention is to make it clear when we are writing about an area of expertise, being cognizant of the end consumer’s view. We are guided by the WOMMA Code (dated August 10, 2009) as the foundation of the principles we have set forth in our online marketing efforts.

These activities are an important part of our mission as we recognize the Internet as a powerful source of information and research. As our mission states: “We supply information, practical advice and expertise to help consumers make informed and inspired decisions.”

If you have any questions or comments about our social media involvement, please contact: [email protected]

 

Links & Third-Party sites

This web site may include links to external web sites. When you follow such links the external web site may appear as a full screen (in which case you will need to use the back button on your browser to return to this web site) or in some cases it may appear within the frame of this web site (in which case you will be able to return to this web site by using the navigation buttons within the frame). Where an external web site appears within the frame of this web site, this is purely for ease of navigation back to this web site and does not indicate any responsibility on our part for the external web site concerned, even if it is a web site owned and operated by another Platinum Guild International company.

These links are provided in order to help you find relevant web sites, services and/or products that may be of interest to you quickly and easily. It is your responsibility to decide whether any services and/or products available through any of these web sites are suitable for your purposes. Platinum Guild International-USA is not responsible for the owners or operators of these web sites. You acknowledge and agree that Platinum Guild International-USA is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertizing, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or for any goods or services they supply or for the content of their web sites and does not give or enter into any conditions, warranties or other terms or representations in relation to any of these or accept any liability in relation to any of these (including any liability arising out of any claim that the content of any external we site to which this web site includes a link infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party).

 

Disclaimer

All information or advice provided as part of this web site is intended to be general in nature and you should not rely on it in connection with the making of any decision. Platinum Guild International-USA tries to ensure that all information provided as part of this web site is correct at the time of inclusion on the web site but does not guarantee the accuracy of such information. Platinum Guild International-USA is not liable for any action you may take as a result of relying on such information or advice or for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of you taking this action.

Platinum Guild International-USA shall not in any event be liable for any damages (whether indirect, incidental, special, consequential or otherwise) arising out of, or in any way connected with, the use of this web site, or with any delayed access to, or inability to use, or for any information, products, and services obtained through this web site, or otherwise arising out of the use of this web site, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, even if Platinum Guild International-USA has been advised of the possibility of damages. This does not affect the statutory rights of any person dealing as a consumer nor shall anything in these terms and conditions exclude or limit liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation.

 

Intellectual Property

This web site contains material including text, photographs and other images and sound, which are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property rights. All copyright and other intellectual property rights in this material are either owned by Platinum Guild International-USA or have been licensed to it by the owner(s) of those rights so that it can use this material as part of this web site.

This web site also contains trademarks, including the mark “Platinum Guild International” and the Pt emblem. All trademarks included on this web site belong to Platinum Guild International-USA or have been licensed to it by the owner(s) of those trademarks for use on this web site.

You may:

  • access any part of the web site;
  • print off one copy of any or all of the pages for your own personal reference.

 

You may not without our express written consent:

  • copy (whether by printing off onto paper, storing on disk, downloading or in any other way), distribute (including distributing copies), broadcast, alter or tamper with in any way or otherwise use any material contained in the web site except as set out under “You may”. These restrictions apply in relation to all or part of the material on the web site;
  • remove any copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property notices contained in the original material from any material copied or printed off from the web site;
  • link to this web site.

 

If you wish to provide a hypertext or other link to this web site, please contact the top site editor with details of:

  • the URL(s) of the web page(s) from which you are proposing to link to this web site
  • the URL(s) of the web page(s) from which you are proposing to link to this web site
  • and we will consider your request. We will accept or decline any such request at our sole discretion and on such terms as we at our sole discretion may decide.

 

Platinum Guild International-USA does not design, manufacture, distribute or sell any of the products shown in this website. All such products originate with the designer, manufacturer, distributor and/or retailer concerned, many of whom are identified in this website. Accordingly, Platinum Guild International-USA is not responsible or liable for any infringement or other violation of any copyright, patent, design patent, trademark, other intellectual property, contractual or other legal right of any person arising out of or in connection with the design, manufacture, distribution, sale, advertising, promotion, display, reproduction or use of any such product.

If you believe that any material on this website infringes your copyright, please notify us as follows, under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). To notify us, the DMCA requires that you send a notice to us, to Jill Moynihan, PGI USA, 122 E 42nd Street, Suite 5105, New York, NY 10168, (212) 404-1603, [email protected], and include the following information in your email:

Identity of the copyrighted work(s) you claim is infringed;

  1. Identity of the material you claim is infringing the copyright(s), and enough information for us to locate that material;
  2. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf (“Claimant”);
  3. The Claimant’s name, address, telephone number(s) and, if available, email address;
  4. A statement that the Claimant has a good faith belief that use of the disputed material is not authorized by the copyright owner or his, her or its agent, or the law; and
  5. a statement that the information in the notification of copyright infringement is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the Claimant is the copyright owner or is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

 

Changes to Terms and Conditions

Platinum Guild International-USA may change the terms, conditions, and disclaimer set out above from time to time. By browsing this web site you are accepting that you are bound by the current terms and conditions and disclaimer which will be effective immediately upon posting to this or any other Platinum Guild International-USA web site and it is your responsibility to check these each time you revisit this or any other Platinum Guild International web site.

 

Changes to/Operation of web site

  • Platinum Guild International-USA may change the format and content of this web site at any time.
  • Platinum Guild International-USA may suspend the operation of this web site for support or maintenance work, in order to update the content or for any other reason.
  • Platinum Guild International-USA reserves the right to terminate access to this web site at any time and without notice.

 

Complaints Procedure

If you have a question or complaint about this web site, please contact the Platinum Guild International-USA Editor at [email protected].

 

Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions are governed by and to be interpreted in accordance with United States of America law and in the event of any dispute arising in relation to these terms and conditions or any dispute arising in relation to the web site whether in contract or tort or otherwise you hereby consent that the United States of America courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over such dispute.

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