Terms and Conditions

Platinum Guild International Privacy Policy

Last revised June 22, 2020

These Terms of Use are entered into by and between You and Platinum Guild International (“Company,” “we,” or “us”). The following terms and conditions, along with any documents expressly incorporated by reference (collectively “Terms of Use”), govern your access to and use of the platinumjewelry.com website, and all other sites, mobile sites, services, applications, platforms, and tools where these Terms of Use appear or are linked (collectively the “Website”).

Please refer to our Privacy Policy for information on how Company collects, uses, and discloses personally identifiable information from its customers.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about these Terms of Use or the Website, please Contact Us at [email protected].

Acceptance of the Terms of Use

By using the Website, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, incorporated herein by reference. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, you may not access or use the Website. Certain areas within the Website may be governed by additional terms (“Additional Terms”), incorporated herein by reference. By using those areas of the Website, you agree to the Additional Terms.

Changes to These Terms of Use

At Company’s sole discretion, we may revise, update, modify, or discontinue any part of these Terms of Use, in whole or in part, at any time, by posting revised terms on the Website. We will notify you of such changes by posting the modified version on our Website and indicating the date it was last modified, and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including by email in certain instances).

The date these Terms of Use were last modified is at the top of this page. We encourage you to visit our Website periodically to view the latest version of these Terms of Use. All changes are effective immediately and apply to all access to and use of the Website thereafter. Your continued use of the Website after the revised Terms of Use are posted on the Website means that you accept and agree to the changes and updated Terms of Use.

Features and Offerings by Third-Party Vendors and Advertisers Using the Website

Company permits the Website to be used as a platform by third-party vendors to offer and sell jewelry items, which are offered through a separate page on the Website.  Your use of and interaction with such content, features and functionality (collectively the “Third-Party Content”) is subject to separate terms and conditions.  In such event, you acknowledge that these Terms of Use will not apply to your use of Third-Party Content and that you will be subject to and comply with the terms of use offered by such third-party vendors.

Company’s role in such offerings by third-party vendors is limited to (a) permitting the third-party vendor to use the Website as a selling platform and (b) processing orders and payments for orders placed through the Website with such vendors.  Company disclaims any responsibility for any third-party content, product or actions other than processing orders and payments for orders placed through the Website.

Company may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on our Site. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than Company, and any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third-party. Company is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such non-Company advertisers on our Site.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR OTHERWISE LIABLE FOR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS, OR THE PRODUCTS OFFERED FOR SALE AND SOLD BY THIRD-PARTY VENDORS OR ADVERTISERS AND THAT ANY CLAIMS OR CAUSES OF ACTION AVAILABLE TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OF THE FOREGOING WILL BE BROUGHT AGAINST THE APPLICABLE THIRD-PARTY VENDORS OR ADVERTISERS AND NOT US.

Use of Website

If you choose, or are provided with, a username, password or any other information as part of our secure account registration, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge and agree that your account is personal to you and that you are responsible for all activity that occurs through your account. If any unauthorized access to or use of your username or password or any other breach of security occurs, you must notify us immediately. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.

We have the right to disable any user name, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, block access to our Website, or refuse service to you at any time at our sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms of Use.

Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents

All trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on the Website, are registered and unregistered trademarks of Company, its affiliates, licensors, content providers or other third parties. All of these trademarks, logos and service marks are the property of their respective owners. You may not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company, or the owner of the marks. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and its content. This Website and all of its content, including but not limited to text, design, graphics, interfaces and code, and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, “Content”), is owned by Company and its licensors, and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All products displayed on our Website are protected by copyright and/or patents owned by Company, its licensors and/or third-party companies.

Limited License

Company grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of the Website and Content for your personal, noncommercial use and only to the extent that such use does not violate these Terms of Use. Any downloading or copying of the Content herein is permitted for such personal, noncommercial use only, provided you do not modify or alter the Content in any way. No right, title, or interest in any Content is transferred to you upon copying or downloading, and Content may not be transferred, reproduced, retransmitted or otherwise distributed or displayed, in whole or part.

You may not use any trademarks, logos, service marks, or Content on this Website for commercial use without obtaining prior written authorization from the owner. If you wish to make any use of material on the Website other than as expressly permitted in this section, please send your request by contacting us.

Termination

Notwithstanding any of these Terms and Conditions, Company reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use this site, and to block or prevent future access to your use of the Site.

Prohibited Uses

You agree not to use the Website:

In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the United States or other countries).

To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, without our prior written consent, including any “junk mail,” “chain letter,” “spam,” or any other similar solicitation.

To impersonate or attempt to impersonate the Company, a Company employee, another user or any other person or entity, including, without limitation, by using e‐mail addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing.

To harvest or collect information about other users of the Website.

To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm the Company or users of the Website or expose them to liability.

To make any use of data extraction, scraping, mining, or other data gathering tools, or to create a database by systematically downloading or storing Site content, or to otherwise scrape, collect, store, or use any Content, product listings, descriptions, prices, or images, except pursuant to the limited license granted by these Terms of Use.

Additionally, you agree not to:

Use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Website.

Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process or means to access the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website.

Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the materials on the Website or for any unauthorized purpose without the Company’s prior written consent.

Use any meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing Company’s name or marks.

Use a buying agent to conduct transactions on the Website.

Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Website.

Attack the Website via a denial‐of‐service attack or a distributed denial‐of‐service attack.

Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.

Online Purchases

If you wish to purchase any goods or services made available through third-party vendor platforms on the Website (each such purchase, a “Transaction”), you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to your Transaction including, without limitation, your credit card number, the expiration date of your credit card, your billing address, and your shipping information. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO USE ANY CREDIT CARD(S) OR OTHER PAYMENT METHOD(S) UTILIZED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY TRANSACTION. By submitting such information, you grant to Company the right to provide such information to third parties for purposes of facilitating the completion of any Transaction initiated by you or on your behalf. Verification of information may be required prior to the acknowledgment or completion of any Transaction.

Company or our agents may call or text you regarding your account or your Transactions, as set forth in our Privacy Policy and applicable Additional Terms. You agree that we may place such calls or texts using an automatic dialing/announcing device, and that we may make such calls or texts to a mobile telephone or other similar device. You agree that we may, for training purposes or to evaluate the quality of our service, listen to and record phone conversations you have with us.

Copyright Infringement Policy

If you believe your copyright or the copyright of a person on whose behalf you are authorized to act has been infringed by content on the Website, you may notify our copyright agent:

[email protected]

125 Park Ave, 25th Floor

New York, NY 10017

*NOTE: This contact information is for inquiries regarding potential copyright infringement only. For notices sent via email, please include “DMCA” in the email subject line.

To be effective, your notification must (i) be in writing and signed, (ii) be provided to our copyright agent, and (iii) include substantially the following:

Identify specifically the copyrighted work(s) believed to have been infringed (for example, My copyrighted work is the picture that appears at [list location where material is located].);

Identify the content that a copyright owner claims is infringing upon copyrighted work. The copyright owner must provide information reasonably sufficient to enable us to locate the item on the Website. The copyright owner should provide clear screenshots of the allegedly infringing materials for identification purposes only. The information provided should be as detailed as possible;

Provide information sufficient to permit us to contact the copyright owner directly: name, street address, telephone number, and email (if available);

If available, provide information sufficient to permit us to notify the Alleged Infringer (email address preferred);

A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

The Company has the right to remove any Content, User Contributions, or other material from the Website at any time.

Linking to the Website

You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part without our express written consent.

Links from the Website

The Website may contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, which are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, such as banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of those sites or resources. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and your use is subject to the privacy policies and terms and conditions of use that govern such websites.

Disclaimer of Warranties

You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti‐virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL‐OF‐SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR‐FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.

THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON‐INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE. THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Website, or any use of the Website’s content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use or your use of any information obtained from the Website.

Information, News, and Press Releases

The Website may contain information, news and/or press releases about the Company and its affiliates. While we strive to ensure that information contained on our website is current, accurate and reliable as of the date it was prepared, we disclaim any duty or obligation to update this information, news, or press releases. Information about companies other than us contained in the news, press releases, or otherwise, should not be relied upon as being provided or endorsed by Company or its affiliates.

Waiver

Any waiver by either you or the Company of any provision or condition of the Terms of Use shall not be construed or deemed to be a waiver of any other provision or condition of the Terms of Use, nor a waiver of a subsequent breach of the same provision or condition, unless such is expressed in writing and signed by the party to be bound.

Disputes

READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS AND IMPACTS HOW CLAIMS YOU AND COMPANY MAY HAVE AGAINST EACH OTHER ARE DETERMINED.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Any dispute or claim relating in any way to these Terms of Use or previous versions of these Terms of Use, your use of the Website, or any products or services sold or distributed by Company or through the Website, shall be governed by and construed in accordance the laws of the State of New York without regard to the principles of conflicts of law.

Unless you and we agree otherwise, any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of or related to these Terms of Use or previous versions of these Terms of Use, your use of the Website, or any products or services sold or distributed by Company or through the Website, shall be instituted exclusively in the federal or state courts located in New York County, New York.  You agree to waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

Prohibition of Class, Representative, and Consolidated Actions

You and Company agree that each of us may bring claims against the other only on an individual basis and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative action. Unless both you and Company agree otherwise, a court may not join more than one party’s claims and may not adjudicate or determine any form of a representative, class, or consolidated proceeding. The court may award relief (including monetary, injunctive, and declaratory relief) only in favor of the individual party bringing the claim, if such relief is warranted by the facts and law. Any relief awarded by the court will not affect other Company customers.

Both you and Company each waive any right to a jury trial. You and Company also both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.

Severability

If any portion of these Terms of Use is unlawful, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in place.

Entire Agreement

The Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, Return Policy, and all Additional Terms, constitute the entire agreement between you and Company with respect to the Website and supersede all prior and contemporaneous negotiations, agreements, proposals and understandings both written and oral, with respect to the Website. 

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