Additional terms and conditions may apply to some services offered on the Website. When necessary, such terms and conditions will be available for review at the place where the relevant service is offered. Other terms and conditions, such as general conditions of sale, may also apply to your purchase of products from the Website. By purchasing products from FIDM, you agree to these additional terms and conditions.
Please note the arbitration provision set forth in Section 16, requiring you to arbitrate any claims you may have against us on an individual basis. ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE, AND YOU WAIVE, THE RIGHT FOR A JUDGE OR JURY TO DECIDE YOUR CLAIMS, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY.
1. THIS AGREEMENT
1.1 Acceptance. Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing the Website. In order to use the Website, you must first agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement. By accessing the Website, Visitors indicate that they have read, understood and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement, you are not authorized to use the Website. Furthermore, you are not authorized to use the Website if (i) you are not of legal age or otherwise do not have the legal capacity to form a binding contract with FIDM, or (ii) you are a person barred from using the Website either (a) under the laws of the country in which you reside or from which you are attempting to access the Website, or (b) due to prior violations of this Agreement.
1.2 Modification. We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time. You shall periodically review this Agreement to be aware of such modifications. You further agree that your continued use of the Website after any such modifications have been made shall be deemed to be your conclusive acceptance of any modified version of this Agreement. We will indicate that changes to this Agreement have been made by updating the date indicated after "Updated" at the beginning or end of this Agreement. We will be happy to provide you with prior versions of this Agreement upon your written request to us. If you do not agree to abide by the initial version and any modified version of this Agreement, then you are not authorized to use the Website. A current version of this Agreement is accessible through the footer of the Website's homepage.
2.1 Profile; Password. You will only be able to use certain functionality of the Website if you register with us. If you decide to register with us, you will receive a user ID and password ("Profile") to access your Registrant account ("Account"). You shall not allow any third party to use your Profile or Account to access the Website and you shall strictly safeguard all information that would enable any individual or entity to access the Website by using your Profile. You are fully responsible for your failure to safeguard information and/or to permit any other person to access or use the Website using your Profile and/or Account, and for all activities that occur under your Profile and/or Account. You may not sell or otherwise transfer your Profile or Account or any portion thereof. You shall notify FIDM immediately of any unauthorized use of your Profile or Account or any other unauthorized use of the Website.
2.2 Accurate Information. You shall provide us with accurate, complete and current information about yourself during registration and at all other times, and you shall update all information provided to us or requested by us if and as soon as such information changes.
2.3 Suspension or Cancellation of Account. We have the right to suspend or cancel your registration if we believe you have violated this Agreement. If we suspend or cancel access to your Account, you may be prevented from accessing the Website (temporarily or permanently), your Account details and/or any files or other various Website materials, including all text, comments, icons, images, messages, tags, links, photographs, audio, video and other content (collectively, "Content") that are contained in or accessible through your Account, all of which may be deleted by us. Such suspension or cancellation of your Account will mean that you may lose access to all Content submitted by you.
2.4 Cessation of Services. The form and nature of the products or services offered through the Website may change from time to time without prior notice to you. As part of our continuing innovation, FIDM may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing certain Website features to you in our sole discretion, without prior notice to you.
3.1 Products. Various products are offered for sale through the Website. If you wish to purchase any of these products, you will be asked by FIDM or an authorized third party on FIDM’s behalf to supply certain information to us or to an agent, including your full name, address and credit card information. FIDM is not responsible for processing any payments made through the Website, and FIDM does not have access to your credit card information. This information is maintained by a third party. You shall provide FIDM or any third party acting as our agent with accurate, complete and current information at all times, and to comply with the terms and conditions of any ancillary agreement that you may enter into that governs your purchase of any product.
3.2 Payments. Your right to any product that is available for purchase through the Website is conditional on our receipt of the appropriate full payment and related costs for such product. If such payment and costs cannot be charged to your credit card or if a charge is refunded for any reason, including chargeback, we reserve the right to cancel your order. If we suspect that a fraudulent transaction has been initiated from your Account, we reserve the right to suspend or cancel your Account. You are responsible for all charges made under your Account.
3.3 Taxes. You are responsible for paying all applicable taxes arising out of any purchase made under your Account or otherwise made by you.
3.4 Product Descriptions. We attempt to be as accurate as possible in describing products (including pricing) offered for purchase through the Website; however, we do not warrant or represent that all such descriptions are complete, current or error-free. If we have shipped to you a product that you purchased through the Website and you determine that such product was not accurately described or depicted on the Website, you may return such product to us provided that such return is made within the terms of our Return Policy, set forth below is Section 3.6 . If we determine that a product that you purchased through the Website was not accurately described or depicted on the Website, we reserve the right to cancel or refuse your order before shipment. We will, if practical, notify you of our reasons for cancelling or refusing the order through the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We change our product descriptions and pricing from time to time, so you must check these details before ordering from us.
3.5 Product Availability; Bulk Sales. We cannot guarantee product availability. From time to time, FIDM may have to cancel or refuse an order placed by you. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. We will, if practical, notify you of our reasons for cancelling or refusing the order through the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors.
3.6 Returns. If you have purchased and received a product offered through the Website that you wish to return to us, it may be returned within 30 days of the original purchase date. Items cannot be exchanged, only returned. If you wish to pick a different item or size, please reorder the item(s) through the Website. Items will only be accepted for return in their original condition, meaning items must be unworn and unwashed with tags attached. Such items may be shipped to:
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
919 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90015
If there is any failure, delay or interruption with respect to the delivery of our products ordered by you through the Website, you may request that your order be cancelled and that we provide a refund for such products. For further information you may phone customer service at (213) 624-1200 ext. 4108 or email us at [email protected].
4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
4.1 Copyright. The Website contains various Content that is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions. As between you and FIDM, FIDM owns all rights, title and interest (including all copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property rights) in and to the Website (including all Content appearing therein), and you have no rights in and to the Website other than as expressly set forth in this Agreement. Except for information that is in the public domain or for which you have been given express written permission by FIDM, no Content may be sold, leased, copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, displayed, posted, transmitted, distributed, modified, publicly performed, used in any derivative works based thereon or otherwise used for any public or commercial purpose without the prior written consent of FIDM or, where applicable, our licensors. However, you may print copies of materials on the Website for your personal, noncommercial use only, provided that (a) you must keep intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices appearing therein and (b) you use such materials solely in the manner permitted by this Agreement and not in any manner that competes with us.
4.2 Trademarks. The trademarks "FIDM," "Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising," the FIDM logo, and all names, graphics, designs, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, commercial markings, trade dress, and service names appearing on the Website and which indicate a source of goods or services (collectively, the "Trademarks") belong exclusively to FIDM or to our licensors, sponsors, suppliers or other third parties, as indicated. Trademarks are protected by the trademark laws of the United States and other applicable jurisdictions. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, distribute or modify any Trademark in any way, including distributing Content for advertising or publicity or otherwise, without our prior written consent or the consent of such third party Trademark holder, as applicable.
4.3 Removal of Notices. You shall not remove, obscure, or alter any proprietary rights notices (including copyright and Trademark notices) that may be affixed to or contained within any Content, and you shall abide by all such notices.
5. LICENSE GRANT
If you make any submission to or communications on Website, you automatically grant, or warrant that you and/or the owner of such content has expressly granted FIDM, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, unlimited, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content material in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. FIDM may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses.
6. NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
FIDM respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our Visitors to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the DMCA, 17 U.S.C. § 512 (“DMCA”). Please be advised that to be effective, the notice must include all of the following:
(a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
(b) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
(c) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;
(d) 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
(e) 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.
Notices of claimed copyright infringement and counter-notices should be directed to:
The FIDM Store
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
919 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA, 90015
(For both mail and email notices, please include “Notice of Infringement” in the subject line.)
We may give notice to our users by means of a general notice on the Website, electronic mail to a user’s e-mail address in our records, or written communication sent by first-class mail to a user’s physical address in our records. If you receive such a notice, you may provide counter-notification in writing to the designated agent that includes the information below. To be effective, the counter-notification must be a written communication that includes the following:
(a) Your physical or electronic signature;
(b) Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
(c) A statement from you, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good-faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
(d) Your name, physical address and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of a federal district court for the judicial district in which your physical address is located, or if your physical address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which we may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of allegedly infringing material or an agent of such person.
7. USAGE RESTRICTIONS.
You shall not use the Website in any manner that:
(a) is designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of, any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment (including by means of software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs);
(b) interferes with or disrupts the Website, services connected to the Website, or otherwise interferes with operations or services of the Website in any way;
(c) infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent or other right of any party, or defames or invades the publicity rights or the privacy of any person, living or deceased (or impersonates any such person);
(d) consists of any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
(e) causes us to lose (in whole or part) the services of our internet service providers or other suppliers;
(f) links to materials or other content, directly or indirectly, to which you do not have a right to link;
(g) is false, misleading, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, as determined by FIDM in its sole discretion;
(h) copies, modifies, creates a derivative work of, reverse engineers, decompiles or otherwise attempts to extract the source code of the software underlying the Website or any portion thereof;
(j) violates, or encourages anyone to violate, any applicable local, state, national, or international law, regulation or order.
8. THIRD PARTY LINKS & WEBSITES.
The Website may provide links to third party websites that we believe may be of possible interest to you. Because we do not endorse or otherwise have control over such websites, we are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for (i) the availability of such websites, (ii) any content, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, video, messages, tags, links, advertising, services, products, or other materials on or available from such websites, (iii) your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any third party found on or through the Website regarding payment and delivery of specific goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, representations or warranties associated with such dealings, which are solely between you and any such third party, or (iv) any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your interaction with any such third party. Your use of any website linked to from the Website is subject to the policies and procedures of the owner of such website, and your use of all such websites is subject to such policies and procedures and not to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. You understand that by using any third party website linked to from the Website, you may be exposed to content or other materials that are offensive, indecent, defamatory or otherwise objectionable.
9. LINKING TO THIS WEBSITE & FRAMING.
Creating or maintaining any link from another website to any page on this Website without FIDM’s prior written permission is prohibited. Running or displaying this Website or any material displayed on this Website in frames or through similar means on another website without FIDM’s prior written permission is also prohibited. Any permitted links to this Website must comply will all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
THIS WEBSITE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED BY FIDM ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. FIDM MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON, SOLD OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
FIDM DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. FIDM DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE; INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON, SOLD OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SITE; SERVERS ON WHICH THE WEBSITE OPERATES; OR EMAIL SENT FROM FIDM, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
FIDM WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, COSTS OF COVER, LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR ANY SIMILAR OR OTHER DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY THIRD-PARTY. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, FIDM’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY TO YOU SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU FOR YOUR PURCHASE OF MERCHANDISE FROM THIS WEBSITE. THE AFOREMENTIONED LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER DERIVED FROM CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO STRICT LIABILITY AND NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF FIDM WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY OF THE LIMITED REMEDIES HEREUNDER FAIL THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. NOTE THAT THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS.
12. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
14. NO ENDORSEMENT.
FIDM is neither affiliated with, nor sponsored or endorsed by, any specific product, service, methodology or person. The owners of any third party Trademark or copyright appearing on the Website are not sponsors of FIDM or the Website and have not endorsed and are not affiliated with FIDM or the Website, and FIDM is not a sponsor and does not endorse any such third parties.
15. NO AGENCY.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created between you and FIDM by this Agreement.
16. AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE
By visiting the Website or otherwise making a purchase from the Website, you and FIDM agree that, if there is any controversy, claim, action or dispute arising out of or related to any transaction conducted on the Website, or the breach, enforcement, interpretation, or validity of this Agreement or any part of it ("Dispute"), both parties shall first try in good faith to settle such Dispute by providing written notice to the other party describing the facts and circumstances of the Dispute and allowing the receiving party 30 days in which to respond to or settle the Dispute.
Notice shall be sent:
(1) to FIDM at: The FIDM Store, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, 919 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90015.
(2) to you at: your last-used billing address or the billing and/or shipping address in your online profile.
Both you and FIDM agree that this dispute resolution procedure is a condition precedent that must be satisfied before initiating any litigation or filing any claim against the other party.
IF ANY DISPUTE CANNOT BE RESOLVED BY THE ABOVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE, YOU AGREE THAT THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION FOR SUCH DISPUTE SHALL BE BINDING ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE, AND YOU WAIVE, THE RIGHT FOR A JUDGE OR JURY TO DECIDE YOUR CLAIMS, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY. Other rights that you and we would have in court will not be available or will be more limited in arbitration, including discovery and appeal rights. All such Disputes shall be exclusively submitted to Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. for binding arbitration under its rules then in effect in the Los Angeles, CA, USA area, before one arbitrator to be mutually agreed upon by both parties.
The arbitrator, and not any federal, state or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute arising under or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Agreement, including any claim that all or any part of this Agreement is void or voidable.
17. CHOICE OF LAW
You agree that the laws of the State of California govern this contract and any claim or dispute that you may have against us, without regard to conflict of laws rules. The parties acknowledge that this Agreement evidences a transaction involving interstate commerce. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any arbitration conducted pursuant to the terms of this Agreement shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C., Secs. 1-16).
18. CHOICE OF FORUM
You further agree that any disputes or claims not subject to the arbitration provision discussed above shall be resolved by a court located in the State of California and you agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action. PLEASE NOTE THAT BY AGREEING TO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE: (1) WAIVING CLAIMS THAT YOU MIGHT OTHERWISE HAVE AGAINST US BASED ON THE LAWS OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING YOUR OWN; (2) IRREVOCABLY CONSENTING TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF, AND VENUE IN, STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR ANY DISPUTES OR CLAIMS BROUGHT UNDER THIS PROVISION; AND (3) SUBMITTING YOURSELF TO THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF COURTS LOCATED IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE PURPOSE OF RESOLVING ANY SUCH DISPUTES OR CLAIMS.
You shall not resell or assign your rights, duties or obligations under this Agreement, and any attempted assignment or delegation will be void and of no force or effect whatsoever. This Agreement may be automatically assigned by FIDM, in our sole discretion, to a third party, and such an assignment will inure to the benefit of our successors, assigns and/or licensees. Without limiting the foregoing, we may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our assets, including your personal information, with any parent company, subsidiary, joint venture, and a company under our common control, as well as with a potential acquirer, lender, or investor, including in connection with a merger, reorganization, or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy. In each such event, the PII we have collected from you may be one of the assets transferred.
20. NO WAIVER.
Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to a subsequent or similar breach or breaches. If FIDM does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which is contained in this Agreement (or which FIDM has the benefit of under any applicable law or regulation), such action or inaction shall not be taken to be a formal waiver of FIDM’s rights, and all such rights or remedies shall still be available to FIDM.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid by a court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. Section headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. This Agreement and any ancillary terms and conditions referenced herein or included in the Website sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. The provisions of this Agreement shall survive suspension or cancellation of your account to the extent necessary to carry out the obligations of you and FIDM hereunder.
22. CONTACT US.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Website, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or write to use at The FIDM Store, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, 919 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90015.