Welcome to Houseandhome.com and/or Shophouseandhome.com (collectively, the “Websites”). The Websites are interactive online services operated by House & Home Media (“us”, “we”, or “our”).
Accuracy of Registration Information
In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Websites (“Registration Data”); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account.
You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use, or suspected unauthorized use of your Registration Data or any other breach of security.
Proprietary Rights in Content on Websites; Limited License
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Websites or the Service provided by you (“Submissions”) are non-confidential and shall become our sole property. We shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
Houseandhome.com, House & Home Media, Shop House & Home and other graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress in Canada and/or other countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission.
The Service and the Websites are available for your personal, non-commercial use only. You represent, warrant and agree that no materials of any kind submitted through your account or otherwise posted, transmitted, or shared by you on or through the Service will violate or infringe the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material.
In addition, and without limitation, you agree not to use the Service or the Websites to:
- harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other Users from the Service or the Websites by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications;
- solicit other Users to join or become members of any commercial online service or other organization without our prior written approval;
- use the Service or the Websites in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site;
- use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Service or the Site;
- upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any content that we deem to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, libelous, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, intimidating or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
- upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any videos other than those of a personal nature that: (i) are of you or your friends, family or colleagues, (ii) are taken by your friends, family or colleagues, or (iii) are original art or animation created by you or your friends, family or colleagues;
- register for more than one User account, register for a User account on behalf of an individual other than yourself, or register for a User account on behalf of any group or entity;
- impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity;
- upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
- upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make publicly available on the Websites any private information of any third party, including addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Insurance Numbers, credit card numbers, usernames or passwords;
- solicit personal information, usernames, passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes;
- upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- intimidate or harass another;
- upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any municipal, provincial, federal or international law;
- use or attempt to use another’s account, service or system without authorization, or create a false identity on the Service or the Site.
- upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that, in our sole judgment, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, or which may expose us or our Users to any harm or liability of any type.
Use You may use the Websites for personal, non-commercial use only. As a condition of your use of Site, you agree that you will not (and will not authorize anyone else to) sell or modify any Website Content or User Content or reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise use any Website Content or User Content in any way for any commercial purpose without our written permission. You agree to cooperate in causing any unauthorized use of the Websites immediately to cease. In addition, you may not use the Websites in any manner which could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Websites or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site.
User Content Posted on the Site
You are solely responsible for the photos, profiles (including your name, image, and likeness), forum messages and comments, notes, text, information, music, video, listings, and other content that you upload, publish or display (hereinafter, “post”) on or through the Service or the Site, or transmit to or share with other Users (collectively the “User Content”). You may not post, transmit, or share User Content on the Websites or Service that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post.
When you post User Content to the Site, you authorize and direct us to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the User Content on the Site. By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to us an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Websites or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. By submitting User Content, you also grant us the right, but not the obligation, to use your personal information including, without limitation, your name and geographical location in connection with broadcast, print, online, promotional or other use or publication of your User Content. You waive any and all claims you may now or later have in any jurisdiction to “moral rights” or equivalent rights of authorship with respect to the User Content. You may remove your User Content from the Websites at any time. If you choose to remove your User Content, the license granted above will automatically expire, however you acknowledge that we may retain archived copies of your User Content.
The Service may include certain services that are available via your mobile phone. Your carrier’s normal messaging, data and other rates and fees will apply. You should check with your carrier to find out what plans are available and how much they cost. In addition, downloading, installing, or using certain Mobile Services may be prohibited or restricted by your carrier, and not all Mobile Services may work with all carriers or devices. Therefore, you should check with your carrier to find out if the Mobile Services are available for your mobile devices, and what restrictions, if any, may be applicable to your use of such Mobile Services. By using the Mobile Services, you agree that we may communicate with you regarding Houseandhome.com and other entities by SMS, MMS, text message or other electronic means to your mobile device and that certain information about your usage of the Mobile Services may be communicated to us. In the event you change or deactivate your mobile telephone number, you agree to promptly update your Houseandhome.com account information to ensure that your messages are not sent to the person that acquires your old number.
Linking to Our Websites
We hereby grant you a non-exclusive, limited license, revocable at our discretion, for you to link to the Websites’ home pages from any websites you own or control that are not commercially competitive with the Websites and do not criticize or otherwise injure us, so long as the websites where the link resides, and all other locations to which such websites link comply with all applicable laws and do not in any way abuse, defame, stalk, threaten or violate the rights of privacy, publicity, intellectual property or other legal rights of others or, in any way, post, publish, distribute, disseminate or facilitate any inappropriate, infringing, defamatory, profane, indecent, obscene or illegal/unlawful information, topic, name or other material or that violates the spirit of our mission. Such a link is not an endorsement of such other website(s) by us. All of our rights and remedies are expressly reserved.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we prohibit Users from uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting on the Websites or Service any materials that violate another party’s intellectual property rights. If you believe that any material on the Websites infringes any copyright which you own or control, you may send a written notification of such infringement to us. If we receive notification of an alleged Infringement, we will investigate the complaint and, if we consider it to be justified we will remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and terminate the accounts of infringers as described herein.
Third Party Websites and Content
The Websites contains (or you may be sent through the Websites or the Service) links to other web sites (“Third Party Sites”) as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties (the “Third Party Content”). Such Third Party Content is not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by us, and we are not responsible for any Third Party Sites accessed through the Websites or any Third Party Content posted on, available through or installed from the Site, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, privacy practices or other policies of or contained in the Third Party Sites or the Third Party Content. Inclusion of, linking to or permitting the use or installation of any Third Party Websites or any Third Party Content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by us. If you decide to leave the Websites and access the Third Party Sites or to use or install any Third Party Content, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Websites to which you navigate from the Websites or relating to any applications you use or install from the site.
Neither we nor our agents or representatives are responsible or liable in any manner for any User Content or Third Party Content posted on the Websites or in connection with the Service, whether posted or caused by Users of the Websites, by the Websites, by third parties or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Websites or the Service. Although we provide rules for User conduct and postings, we do not control and are not responsible for what Users post, transmit or share on the Websites and are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content you may encounter on the Websites or in connection with any User Content or Third Party Content. We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the Websites or Service.
The Websites and the Service may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. We assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, User communications. We are not responsible for any technical malfunction or other problems of any telephone network or service, computer systems, servers or providers, computer or mobile phone equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Websites or combination thereof, including injury or damage to Users’ or to any other person’s computer, mobile phone, or other hardware or software, related to or resulting from using or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the Service, including any Mobile Service. Under no circumstances will we be responsible for any loss or damage, including any loss or damage to any User Content or personal injury or death, resulting from anyone’s use of the Websites or the Service, any User Content or Third Content posted on or through the Websites or the Service or transmitted to Users, or any interactions between Users of the Site, whether online or offline.
THE SITE, THE SERVICE (INCLUDING MOBILE SERVICES) AND ALL WEBSITE CONTENT AND USER CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS”. HOUSE & HOME MEDIA DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DO NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM USE OF THE WEBSITES AND/OR THE SERVICE. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT SOFTWARE, CONTENT OR MATERIALS ON THE WEBSITES OR THE SERVICE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE WEBSITES OR SERVICE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IN THE USE AND DOWNLOADING OF ANY CONTENT OR MATERIALS AND USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN CONTENT, MATERIAL, DATA OR SOFTWARE (INCLUDING ANY MOBILE SERVICE) FROM OR THROUGH THE SERVICE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE THEREOF AND ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE OR COMPUTER SYSTEM, LOSS OF DATA OR OTHER HARM OF ANY KIND THAT MAY RESULT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH CONTENT.
We reserve the right to change any and all content, software and other items used or contained in the Websites and any Services offered through the Websites at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith.
Limitation on Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL HOUSE & HOME MEDIA OR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOST INCOME OR LOST DATA OR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM, ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES OR THE SERVICE, OR ANY OF THE WEBSITE CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS ON, ACCESSED THROUGH OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE SITE, EVEN IF WE ARE IS AWARE OR HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO US FOR THE SERVICE, BUT IN NO CASE WILL OUR LIABILITY TO YOU EXCEED $1000. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IF NO FEES ARE PAID FOR USE OF THE WEBSITES OR FOR THE SERVICE GIVING RISE TO A CLAIM, YOU SHALL BE LIMITED TO INJUNCTIVE RELIEF ONLY, UNLESS OTHERWISE PERMITTED BY LAW, AND SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION.
Term & Termination
Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction
You agree to indemnify and hold the House & Home Media, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners and employees, harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of or in connection with any User Content you post or share on or through the Site, your use of the Service or the Site, your conduct in connection with the Service or the Websites or with other users of the Service or the Site, or any violation of this Agreement or of any law or the rights of any third party.