Effective Date: January 15, 2021
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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ("AGREEMENT" OR "TERMS") CAREFULLY BEFORE USING WWW.BFAINDUSTRIES.COM (THE "SITE") OR ANY SERVICE OFFERED BY PERSONALIZED BEAUTY DISCOVERY, INC. ("BFA," "WE," OR "US"). UNLESS YOU ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE SITE. BY VISITING, BROWSING, OR USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDING ANY ADDITIONAL TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND POLICIES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE INTO IT.
This Agreement applies to all Site visitors and users of the Site. If you don't agree with any term or condition in this Agreement, please don't use the Site.
1. ELIGIBILITY TO USE THE SITE
General: This Site is for informational purposes only. You may access the Site from anywhere in the world without incurring any fees. However, if you want to order products from any of our branded websites, you will be required to pay for them. All prices quoted on those branded websites are in U.S. dollars.
Age: You are not authorized to access or use the Site if you are under 13 years old. Individuals under 18 years old must at all times use the Site only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent, or the supervision of a legal guardian who is at least 18 years old. In all cases, that parent or legal guardian is the Site user (and will be responsible for any and all use of the Site by the individual under 18.
Right to Revoke, Suspend, or Restrict Eligibility: BFA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, for any reason, at any time, revoke, suspend, or restrict your access to the Site. If BFA bans you from the Site, you may not return to the Site for any reason or in any manner. In the event that you return, or attempt to return, to the Site after you've been banned, you will be deemed to have breached this Agreement, and BFA reserves the right to pursue all rights and remedies available at law or in equity with respect to such breach.
2. PRODUCT USE AND INFORMATION
Product Use: The products available on this or any other BFA site, and any samples thereof we may provide to you, are for personal use only. You may not sell or resell any of the products or services, or samples thereof, you purchase or otherwise receive from us. We reserve the right, with or without notice, to cancel or reduce the quantity of any order to be filled or products or services to be provided to you that we believe, in our sole discretion, may result in the violation of these Terms.
Product Information: All of the Site's material and information is offered solely for personal educational or informational purposes. The information, materials, statements and services are not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any condition or illness. Please use all products strictly in accordance with their instructions, precautions, warnings and guidelines. Please always check each product's ingredients to avoid potential allergic reactions. Minors may use goods or product obtained from the site only after the minor's parent(s) or guardian has discussed the product's use with the minor's physician or medical professional. Any statements offered about products have not been evaluated by the United States Food & Drug Administration (unless otherwise specified), and any results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Products are not intended for use in medical, life-saving or life-sustaining applications, nor for any application in which the product's failure could create a situation where personal injury or death may occur.
Accuracy of Information: BFA tries to provide accurate information on the Site but assumes no responsibility for the information's accuracy. We do not warrant that the product descriptions, details, colors or other content on the Site are accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. The actual colors you see, for example, will depend on the device you are using to view the product and may not be accurate. The Site's reference to any goods, services, processes, activities or other information offered by other parties does not imply any endorsement or recommendation by BFA itself unless specifically stated otherwise. Our Site may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors and may not be complete or current. BFA reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions (including after you have submitted an order) and to change or update information at any time without prior notice. We reserve the right to cancel or to decline to accept any order placed based on incorrect pricing or availability information, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
3. SITE CONTENT & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
You may access and view the Site Content and make single copies or prints of the Site Content at your own sole risk, only for your personal, non-commercial, and internal use.
User Content: You must own all User Content you submit to us or post on our social media channels or you must have the copyright owner's written permission to use it or post it. You alone are responsible for the content and consequences of each of your activities on the Site and you submit User Content at your own risk.
BFA does not claim ownership rights in your User Content. When you submit User Content to BFA, you grant us a license to use such content, but you retain ownership.
Re-Posting User Content: It's possible for an outside website or third party to re-post your User Content. You agree to hold BFA harmless for any dispute concerning such re-posting. BFA assumes no responsibility for any third party's intellectual property infringement of User Content.
Trademarks: The trademarks, logos, service marks, and trade names (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of ours and others and may not be used in connection with products and/or services that are not related to, associated with, or sponsored by their rights holders, or that are likely to cause customer confusion, or in any manner that disparages or discredits the rights holders. All Trademarks not owned by us that appear on the Site, if any, are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Site grants, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, or should be construed as granting, any license or right to use any of the Trademarks displayed on the Site without our written permission or that of the third-party rights holder.
Prohibited User Conduct: You agree that while using the Site you shall not: (1) submit any content to the Site that is false, defamatory, objectionable or otherwise illegal; (2) impersonate any person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, including anyone from BFA, its affiliates, or another user; (3) misrepresent your affiliation with any third party; (4) post or republish third party advertising on any part of the Site; (5) attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems through the Site; or (6) use the Site in any unlawful, harassing, or intimidating manner, or in any manner that harms us or anyone else, as determined in our sole discretion.
Information on the Site: We control and operate the Site from the United States. BFA does not control User Content postings. The views expressed by other Users on the Site do not necessarily reflect or represent the views of BFA or its staff.
BFA reserves the right, but does not and shall not have an obligation, to monitor and review all User Content on the Site and to edit or remove any information or materials that are in violation of this Agreement or applicable law. BFA also reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary or advisable to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request.
You may find some User Content to be offensive or inaccurate. If you have concerns regarding User Content posted by others, please contact email@example.com. We will review your concerns in good faith. If you want us to remove User Content posted by you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will remove your User Content as soon as reasonably possible.
General Practices Regarding Site Use and Storage: You acknowledge that BFA may establish general practices and limits concerning Site use and storage. You agree that BFA has no responsibility or liability for the deletion, failure to delete or failure to store any reviews, product designs, data or other content the Site maintains or transmits. You acknowledge that BFA may, in its sole discretion, change these general practices and limits at any time, with or without notice to you.
Linking to the Site: You agree that any time you link to the Site from another website, such link must connect to the full version of an HTML formatted Site page. You are not permitted to link directly to any image hosted on the Site, such as using an "in-line" linking method to cause the image hosted by us to be displayed on another Site. You agree not to link to the Site in any manner such that the Site or any Site page is "framed," surrounded, or obfuscated by any third-party content, materials, or branding. We reserve all of our rights under the law to insist that any link to the Site be discontinued and that the link open in a new browser window. We may revoke your right to link to the Site from any other site at any time upon written notice to you.
Professional Advice Disclaimer: Any information we provide to you, including product descriptions and instructions, is for informational purposes only. Use of the Site is not meant to serve as a substitute for professional advice. You should read and strictly follow all product labels, packaging inserts and instructions, and manufacturer directions and warnings before using any product. When appropriate, you should seek independent professional advice.
Warranty Disclaimer: BFA AND BFA's OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND SUPPLIERS PROVIDE THE SITE "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE," AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY. BFA AND BFA’S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND SUPPLIERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, PERFORMANCE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. ADDITIONALLY, NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION FROM BFA TO YOU, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE SHALL BE AT YOUR OWN SOLE RISK, AND THAT BFA HAS NO LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS RESULTING FROM SUCH USE.
Liability Limit: IN NO EVENT SHALL BFA OR BFA ‘S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, PERSONAL INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, DEATH, AND ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
THE LIABILITY OF BFA AND BFA’S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND SUPPLIERS TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF: (1) THE TOTAL FEES, IF ANY, YOU PAY TO BFA IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY; AND (2) USD $100. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Indemnity: YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD BFA AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF: (1) YOUR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDING THE DOCUMENTS IT INCORPORATES BY REFERENCE; (2) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY LAW; OR (3) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY RIGHT OF A THIRD PARTY. BFA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ASSUME THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENSE AND CONTROL OF ANY MATTER OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO INDEMNIFICATION BY YOU, AND IN SUCH CASE, YOU AGREE TO COOPERATE WITH BFA’S DEFENSE OF SUCH CLAIM.
5. LEGAL DISPUTES
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS AND WILL HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL IMPACT ON HOW CLAIMS YOU AND BFA HAVE AGAINST EACH OTHER ARE RESOLVED.
If a dispute arises between you and BFA, we are likely to be able to resolve your matter quickly and to your satisfaction. Please contact us at email@example.com. Please indicate the nature of your complaint and we will do our best to get back to you with a reasonable solution as quickly and efficiently as possible. We may ask you to provide us with more information. We trust we will be able to address your complaint without delay and to your satisfaction.
An arbitration proceeding is before a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge and jury, so you and BFA each agree to give up the right to a trial before a judge and jury. Arbitrations are not identical to litigation and have different rules than standard court proceedings. For instance, arbitrations may involve lawyers, but they are less formal than lawsuits in courts. An arbitrator can award the same relief to an individual that a court can award. If either BFA or you do not like the arbitrator's decision, the courts only have a limited ability to change the outcome of arbitration or make the arbitrator reconsider his or her decision.
If we have a dispute about whether this agreement to arbitrate can be enforced or applies to our dispute, we all agree that the arbitrator will decide that, too.
Legal Disputes: Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief.
YOU AND BFA 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 OR PROCEEDING. UNLESS BOTH YOU AND BFA AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN MORE THAN ONE PERSON'S OR PARTY'S CLAIMS, AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE, OR CLASS PROCEEDING. ALSO, THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF NECESSITATED BY THAT PARTY'S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM(S). ANY RELIEF AWARDED CANNOT AFFECT OTHER USERS.
Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate.
We all agree that we will go to court to resolve disputes relating to:
a. Your or BFA‘s intellectual property (for example, trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights or patents); or
b. Any claim made in small claims court either in Santa Clara County, California, in the country where you live, or some other place we both agree on, if it qualifies to be brought in that court.
No Class Actions.
We all agree that we can only bring a claim against each other on an individual basis.
a. Neither you nor BFA can bring a claim as a plaintiff or class member in a class action, consolidated action or representative action.
b. The arbitrator cannot combine more than one person's claim into a single case, and cannot preside over any consolidated, class or representative arbitration proceeding (unless we both agree to change this).
c. The arbitrator's decision or award in one person's case can only impact the person who brought the claim, not other users of our Service, and cannot be used to decide other disputes with other users.
The Arbitration Process
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) will manage the arbitration between you and BFA, and AAA's rules and procedures (including their Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes, if applicable) will be used. If something in these Terms is different than AAA's rules and procedures, then we will follow these Terms instead. You can look at AAA's rules and procedures on their website www.adr.org or you can call them at 1-800-778-7879.
You are allowed to select the arbitration location as being in the county or province where you live or in Santa Clara County, California. We can also choose a third location if we mutually agree.
If your claim is for less than $10,000 (US), you do not need to attend the arbitration in person. You can have a hearing by phone. If your claim is for more than $10,000, we will look to and follow the AAA for guidance.
While most arbitrators render a verbal decision, both you and BFA have the right to request the arbitrator to put his or her decision or award, or his or her reasons for the decision or award, in writing. Once a decision is rendered, BFA and/or you can ask a court to confirm it. In some very limited circumstances, we may be allowed to ask a court to change the decision or award. This is information you will be provided should the arbitration process prove unsatisfactory.
If your claim is for $10,000 (US) or less, BFA is open to paying your filing, administration and arbitrator fees associated with the arbitration, upon request to the AAA. You must tell the AAA at the time you begin the arbitration proceeding. BFA will be notified of your request.
If your claim is for more than US $10,000, and arbitration is too expensive for you to afford when compared to filing a lawsuit in court, BFA will pay for as much of your part of the filing, administration and arbitrator fees as the arbitrator decides is necessary to make the arbitration not too expensive for you.
We won't try to have you pay us back for covering your fees and we won't try to make you cover our fees unless the arbitrator decides that your claims are frivolous and it is fair to make you do this under the circumstances.
The Federal Arbitration Act (including its procedural provisions) is the law that will be applied to determine whether these dispute resolution provisions regarding arbitration and class action can be enforced and how they should be interpreted.
Apart from that, if you are U.S. resident, these terms and our relationship will be governed by California law, except for its conflicts of laws principles. If you reside outside of the U.S., these Terms of Service and our relationship will be governed by English law, except for its conflicts of laws principles.
Choice of Law: This Agreement shall in all respects be governed by the laws of the State of California and the United States of America, without regard to choice of law provisions. The U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (1980) shall not apply to this Agreement.
No Waiver: No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term, and BFA’s failure to assert any right under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
Severability: If any provision of this Agreement is held unenforceable, then such provision will be modified to reflect the parties' intention. All remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
No Agency: You and BFA are independent contractors. No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
Notice: Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notice required or permitted by this Agreement must be in writing. Any notice to BFA must be given by postal mail to Personalized Beauty Discovery, Inc., Attention: Legal Department, 201 Baldwin Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401. Any notice to you may be given: (1) to the email address you provide to BFA during registration or when your email address changes, in which case notice will be deemed sufficient 24 hours after the email is sent unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid; or (2) by certified mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested, to the last mailing address you provided to BFA, in which case notice will be deemed sufficient three days after the mailing date.
6. EXPORT RESTRICTIONS
You acknowledge that products sold by the BFA brands may be subject to U.S. and international import, export, and re-export laws and regulations, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s U.S. Department of Commerce and trade and economic sanctions maintained by the Office Of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). You agree to comply with all relevant import, export, and reexport control laws and regulations. Specifically, you agree not to, directly or indirectly, sell, export, re-export, transfer, divert, or otherwise make available any BFA product in contravention of U.S. law or to any destination, entity, or person or for any use prohibited by the laws or regulations of the United States or applicable international authority, without obtaining an export license or other governmental approval as required by those laws and regulations.
Currently, products sold by BFA brands only ship to addresses in the U.S., U.S. Territories, and APO/FPO addresses. Due to U.S. trade embargoes and sanctions, BFA does not accept orders from or ship products to individuals or entities whose names appear on OFAC’s list of specially designated nationals (“SDN List”) and, when prohibited, OFAC’s Sectoral Sanctions Initiatives list (“SSI” list) and the Commerce Department’s Denied Persons List (“DPL”), Entity List, and Unverified Parties List.
Survival: The provisions of this Section 6 shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement.
7. MODIFICATIONS TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS
We may change the Agreement or these Terms at any time for any reason by updating this posting. You are responsible for periodically reviewing these Terms for revisions. Changes in the Terms will be effective when posted. If BFA makes a material change, BFA will notify you here in this Agreement or by any other means we deem appropriate. BFA may determine, in its sole discretion, in good faith, what constitutes a "material change" using common sense and reasonable judgment. Your use of the Site after we have modified this posting will constitute your acceptance of any changes.