HOB Terms of Service - November 1, 2021
HOUSE OF BONSAI’S TERMS OF SERVICE
Effective Date: November 1, 2021
Please read these Terms carefully before using our websites and any online services, software or apps provided by House of Bonsai (“House of Bonsai”, “we”, or “us” or “our”) that post a link to these Terms (the “Service”). The Service is operated by House of Bonsai. House of Bonsai offers this Service, including all information, tools and services available from this Service to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.
Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our Service. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Service following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes as to the continued usage of the Service.
These Terms are a contract that limits your rights and remedies and our liability, and grants us rights from you. This includes mandatory arbitration of disputes and waiver of class actions. Read the entirety of these Terms and do not use the Service if you do not agree.
SECTION 1 - ONLINE STORE TERMS
By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this Service. You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws). You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature. A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your right to access or use Services.
SECTION 2 - GENERAL CONDITIONS
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time, as permitted by applicable law. You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is encrypted during transfer over networks consistent with credit card industry security obligations. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use the Service, or access the Service, or any content on the Service, except as expressly permitted by these Terms, or applicable Additional Terms, without express written permission by us. The headings used in these Terms are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.
SECTION 3 - ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND TIMELINESS OF INFORMATION
Occasionally there may be information on the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information on the Service or elsewhere is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order). We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information on the Service or elsewhere, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied on the Service or elsewhere, should be taken to indicate that all information on the Service or elsewhere has been modified or updated. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our Service.
We are not responsible if information made available on the Service is not accurate, complete or current. The material on the Service is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on the Service is at your own risk.
The Service may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only.
SECTION 4 - MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE AND PRICES
Prices for our products are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time. We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service. We may, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Service (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.
SECTION 5 - PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the Service, or a specific portion thereof (e.g. website availability only). These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Shipping and Return Policy. Not all products or services depicted via the Service may be available in all areas or at all times and pricing and availability may vary by location. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction as permitted by applicable law. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at any time without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. An order made via the Service is an offer by you to us, which is not accepted by us until we fulfill the order, and we may reject any orders. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting 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. Availability of product and services is subject to our acceptance of an order and may be limited as required by applicable law.
We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible our products and services, including the colors and images of our products that appear at the store, and information and pricing about them. However, as permitted by applicable law, we do not guarantee accuracy. Further, subject to applicable law, we do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors on the Service will be corrected.
SECTION 6 - ACCURACY OF BILLING AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION
You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.
SECTION 7 – THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
If you are accessing or using the Service through Apple, Android, or any other platform, these are Third-Party Services. If you access our Apps via Apple, see below for Additional Terms and conditions that are applicable to you and are incorporated into the Terms by this reference.
Terms Applicable For Apple iOS:
(i) To the extent that you are accessing the Service through an Apple mobile application, you acknowledge that these Terms are entered into between you and House of Bonsai and, that Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) is not a party to these Terms other than as third-party beneficiary as contemplated below.
(iii) You acknowledge that House of Bonsai, and not Apple, is responsible for providing the Service and content thereof.
(iv) You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance or any support services to you with respect to the Service.
(v) To the maximum extent not prohibited by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Service.
(vi) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, and subject to the terms and conditions of the Terms, you acknowledge that, solely as between Apple and House of Bonsai, House of Bonsai, and not Apple is responsible for addressing any claims you may have relating to the Service, or your possession and/or use thereof, including, but not limited, to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the Service fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation.
(vii) Further, you agree that if the Service, or your possession and use of the Service, infringes on a third-party’s Intellectual Property rights, you will not hold Apple responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such Intellectual Property infringement claims.
(viii) You acknowledge and agree that Apple, and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third-party beneficiaries of the Terms, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce the Terms against you as a third-party beneficiary thereof.
(ix) When using the Service, you agree to comply with any and all third-party terms that are applicable to any platform, website, technology or service that interacts with the Service.
(x) Your use of real time route guidance on the Service (if any) is at your sole risk. Location data may not be accurate.
SECTION 8 - THIRD-PARTY LINKS
Third-party links on the Service may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy of third-party locations linked to from our Service and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties. We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party. Please review carefully the third-party's policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.
SECTION 9 - USER CONTENT, FEEDBACK AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS
If you send or post content or other submissions on or via the Service (e.g., contest entries, user posting areas, community forums, comments sections, using contract us tools, etc.), or otherwise, with or without a request from us, (collectively, “User-Generated Content” or “UGC”), you hereby grant House of Bonsai, the non-exclusive, unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, and cost-free right and license to use, copy, record, distribute, reproduce, disclose, sell, re-sell, sublicense (through multiple levels), display, publicly perform, transmit, publish, broadcast, translate, make derivative works of, and otherwise use and exploit in any manner whatsoever, all or any portion of your UGC (and derivative works thereof), for any purpose whatsoever in all formats, on or through any means or medium now known or hereafter developed, and with any technology or devices now known or hereafter developed, and to advertise, market, and promote the same. Without limitation, the granted rights include the right to: (a) configure, host, index, cache, archive, store, digitize, compress, optimize, modify, reformat, edit, adapt, publish in searchable format, and remove such UGC and combine same with other materials, and (b) use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any UGC for any purposes whatsoever, including developing, producing, and marketing products and/or services. You understand that in exercising such rights metadata, notices and content may be removed or altered, including copyright management information, and you consent thereto and represent and warrant you have all necessary authority to do so. In order to further effect the rights and license that you grant to House of Bonsai to your UGC, you also, as permitted by applicable law, hereby grant to House of Bonsai, and agree to grant to House of Bonsai, the unconditional, perpetual, irrevocable right to use and exploit your name, persona, and likeness in connection with any UGC, without any obligation or remuneration to you. Except as prohibited by law, you hereby waive, and you agree to waive, any moral rights (including attribution and integrity) that you may have in any UGC, even if it is altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. To the extent not waivable, you irrevocably agree not to exercise such rights (if any) in a manner that interferes with any exercise of the granted rights.
We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any UGC in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any UGC or provide you other consideration or attribution; or (3) to respond to any UGC. We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
You represent, warrant and agree that your UGC will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your UGC will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or harm us or any other User of the Service. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any UGC. You remain the owner of your UGC, subject to our licensed rights, and are solely responsible it. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any UGC posted by you or any third-party.
SECTION 10 – COMMUNITY USAGE RULES
As a user of the Service, these Community Usage Rules (“Rules”) are here to help you understand the conduct that is expected of members of the Service’s online communities (“Communities”).
(i) Nature of Rules. Your participation in the Communities is subject to all of the Terms, including these Rules:
Your UGC. All of your UGC either must be original with you or you must have all necessary rights in it from third parties in order to permit you to comply with these Terms and any applicable Additional Terms. Your UGC should not contain any visible logos, phrases, or trademarks that belong to third parties. Do not use any UGC that belongs to other people and pass it off as your own; this includes any content that you might have found elsewhere on the Internet. If anyone contributes to your UGC or has any rights to your UGC, or if anyone appears or is referred to in the UGC, then you must also have their permission to submit such UGC to House of Bonsai. (For example, if someone has taken a picture of you and your friend, and you submit that photo to House of Bonsai as your UGC, then you must obtain your friend’s and the photographer’s permission to do so.)
Speaking of Photos: No Pictures, Videos, or Images of Anyone Other Than You and Your Friends and Family. If you choose to submit photos to the Service, link to embedded videos, or include other images of real people, then make sure they are of you or of you and someone you know – and only if you have their express permission to submit it.
Act Appropriately. All of your Service activities must be venue appropriate, as determined by us. Be respectful of others’ opinions and comments so we can continue to build Communities for everyone to enjoy. If you think your UGC might offend someone or be embarrassing to someone, then chances are it probably will and it doesn’t belong on the Service. Cursing, harassing, stalking, insulting comments, personal attacks, gossip, and similar actions are prohibited. Your UGC must not threaten, abuse, or harm others, and it must not include any negative comments that are connected to race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or handicap. Your UGC must not be defamatory, slanderous, indecent, obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit. Your UGC must not exploit children under the age of 18.
Do Not Use for Commercial or Political Purposes. Your UGC must not advertise or promote a product or service or other commercial activity, or a politician, public servant, or law.
Do Not Use to Solicit or Send Unwanted Communications. Do not harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of others from the Service by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications. Do not solicit personal information from anyone or solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes. This also includes not uploading, posting, transmitting, sharing or otherwise making available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation.
Do Not Use for Inappropriate Purposes. Your UGC must not promote any infringing, illegal, or other similarly inappropriate activity.
Be Honest and Do Not Misrepresent Yourself or Your UGC. Do not impersonate any other person, user, or company, and do not submit UGC that you believe may be false, fraudulent, deceptive, inaccurate, or misleading, or that misrepresents your identity or affiliation with a person or company. In the event you receive anything in consideration from us with respect to your UGC (e.g., coupons, sweepstakes entries, etc.) you represent you will include disclosure of the receipt of this consideration clearly and conspicuously as part of the UGC and include any other disclosures we may require.
Others Can See. We hope that you will use the Communities to exchange information and content and have venue appropriate discussions with other members. However, please remember that the Communities are public or semi-public and UGC that you submit on the Service within a Community may be accessible and viewable by other users. Do not submit personally identifying information (e.g., first and last name together, password, phone number, address, credit card number, medical information, email address, or other personally identifiable information or contact information) on Community spaces and take care when otherwise disclosing this type of information to others.
Don’t Share Other People’s Personal Information. Your UGC should not reveal another person’s address, phone number, email address, social security number, credit card number, medical information, financial information, or any other information that may be used to track, contact, or impersonate that individual, unless, and in the form and by the method, specifically requested by House of Bonsai (e.g., an email address to send an email invite to a friend).
Don’t Damage the Service or Anyone’s Computers or Other Devices. Your UGC must not submit viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, or any other technologies or malicious code that could impact the operation of the Service or any computer or other Device.
If you submit UGC that House of Bonsai reasonably believes violates these Rules, then we may take any legally available action that we deem appropriate, in our sole discretion. However, we are not obligated to take any action not required by applicable law. We may require, at any time, proof of the permissions referred to above in a form acceptable to us. Failure to provide such proof may lead to, among other things, the UGC in question being removed from the Service.
SECTION 11 – PROCEDURE FOR ALLEGING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If you are a copyright owner who would like to send us a notice pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) to identify content or material posted on the Service that is infringing that you would like removed from our Service, or if you are a user whose work has been removed in response to such a notice of infringement and would like to file a DMCA counter-notice, you may submit such notice to us by following the instructions below.
A. DMCA Notice.
House of Bonsai asks our users to respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond appropriately to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement, as set forth more fully below. In House of Bonsai’s sole discretion, House of Bonsai may remove content that may be infringing on another person’s intellectual property rights with or without notice to the potential infringer. In accordance with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable law, House of Bonsai has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers.
If we remove or disable access in response to a DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice, we will make a good faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of the affected content so that they may make a counter-notification. If you own a copyright in a work (or represent such a copyright owner) and believe that your (or such owner’s) copyright in that work has been infringed by an improper posting or distribution of it via the Service, then you may send us a written notice that includes all of the following:
(i) a legend or subject line that says: “DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice”;
(ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
(iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing or is the subject of infringing activity is located that is reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material (please include the full URL of the page(s) on the Service on which the material appears);
(iv) your full name, address, telephone number, and email address;
(v) a statement by you that you have 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;
(vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that all the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner (or, if you are not the copyright owner, then your statement must indicate that you are authorized to act on the behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed); and
(vii) your electronic or physical signature.
House of Bonsai will only respond to DMCA Notices that it receives by mail or email at the addresses below:
By Mail: House of Bonsai
5214 Palo Verde Ave
Lakewood, CA 90713
Attention: Chief Operations Officer
By Email: email@example.com
For More Information, Call: 1.562.804.6888
It is often difficult to determine if your copyright has been infringed. House of Bonsai may elect to not respond to DMCA Notices that do not substantially comply with all of the foregoing requirements, and House of Bonsai may elect to remove allegedly infringing material that comes to its attention via notices that do not substantially comply with the DMCA.
Please note that the DMCA provides that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
We may send the information that you provide in your notice to the person who provided the allegedly infringing work. That person may elect to send us a DMCA Counter-Notification.
Without limiting House of Bonsai’s other rights, House of Bonsai may, in appropriate circumstances, terminate a repeat infringer’s access to the Service and any other website owned or operated by House of Bonsai.
If access on the Service to a work that you submitted to House of Bonsai is disabled or the work is removed as a result of a DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice, and if you believe that the disabled access or removal is the result of mistake or misidentification, then you may send us a DMCA Counter-Notification to the addresses above. Your DMCA Counter-Notification should contain the following information:
(i) a legend or subject line that says: “DMCA Counter-Notification”;
(ii) a description 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 (please include the full URL of the page(s) on the Service from which the material was removed or access to it disabled);
(iii) a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;
(iv) your full name, address, telephone number, email address, and the username of your Account;
(v) a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or, if the address is located outside the U.S.A., to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Central District of California), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided DMCA notification to us or an agent of such person; and
(vi) your electronic or physical signature.
Please note that the DMCA provides that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.
If we receive a DMCA Counter-Notification, then we may replace the material that we removed (or stop disabling access to it) in not less than ten (10) and not more than fourteen (14) business days following receipt of the DMCA Counter-Notification. However, we will not do this if we first receive notice at the addresses above that the party who sent us the DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice has filed a lawsuit asking a court for an order restraining the person who provided the material from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on the Service. You should also be aware that we may forward the Counter-Notification to the party who sent us the DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice.
SECTION 12 - PERSONAL INFORMATION
SECTION 13 – LIMITED LICENSE AND PROHIBITED USES
The Service and all of its content (“Content”), including all copyrights, patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names and all other intellectual property rights therein (“Intellectual Property”), are owned or controlled by House of Bonsai, our licensors, and certain other third parties. All right, title, and interest in and to the Content and Intellectual Property available via the Service is the property of House of Bonsai, our licensors (including licensors of UGC) or certain other third parties, and is protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent and/or other Intellectual Property and unfair competition rights and laws to the fullest extent possible. House of Bonsai owns the copyright in the selection, compilation, assembly, arrangement, and enhancement of the Content on the Service.
Your rights to Use the Service and Content
Your right to use the Service and Content is subject to your strict compliance with these Terms and applicable Additional Terms. Your right to access and use the Service and the Intellectual Property shall automatically terminate upon any violations. These rights are non-exclusive, limited, and revocable by us at any time in our sole discretion without advance notice or liability. As your right to access and use the Service and the content is personal to you, you may not assign nor transfer your right; any attempt to do so is void. You may, for your personal, non-commercial, lawful use:
(1) Display, view, use, and play the Content on a computer, mobile or other internet enabled or permitted device (“Device”) and/or print one copy of the Content (excluding source and object code in raw form or otherwise) as it is displayed to you;
(2) Stream the Content using any of the widgets and/or other digital streaming internet video players, if any, provided on the Service;
(3) Subject to any applicable Additional Terms, if the Service includes a “Send to Friend,” social media sharing or similar tool that allows you to initiate and send to one or more of your contacts a communication that includes content, or to post our content to third-party services or your own site or online service, and the tool is operational, use the tool to do so; provided, however, that you do not do so in any manner that violates applicable law or third-party rights or reflects negativity on us, and only send to recipients you have permission to contact;
(4) If the Service includes a “Download” link next to a piece of content (including, without limitation, an image, an icon, a wallpaper, a music track, a video, a trailer, an RSS feed), you may only download a single copy of such content to a single Device;
(5) Download, install and use one copy of any software, including apps, that we make available on or through the Service (“Software”) on your Device in machine-executable object code form only and make one additional copy for back-up purposes; provided, however, that you understand and agree that (i) by allowing you to download the Software, House of Bonsai does not transfer title to the Software to you (i.e., you own the medium on which the Software is recorded, but the Software's owner (which may be House of Bonsai and/or its third-party Software licensor) will retain full and complete title to such Software); (ii) you may not copy, modify, adapt, translate into any language, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Software, except as expressly authorized in these Terms or applicable Additional Terms, without the prior written consent of House of Bonsai; (iii) you may not assign, rent, lease, or lend the Software to any person or entity and any attempt by you to sublicense, transfer, or assign the Software will be void and of no effect; and (iv) you may not decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or attempt to reconstruct, identify, or discover any source code, underlying ideas, underlying user interface techniques, or algorithms of the Software by any means whatsoever, except to the extent the foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law;
(6) If made available to you, obtain a registered personal account (and/or related username and password) on the Service and interact with the Service in connection therewith;
(7) Link to the Service from a website or other online service, so long as: (a) the links only incorporate text, and do not use any House of Bonsai names, logos, or images (b) the links and the content on your website do not suggest any affiliation with House of Bonsai or cause any other confusion, and (c) the links and the content on your website do not portray House of Bonsai or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner, and do not contain content that is unlawful, offensive, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, threatening, harassing, or abusive, or that violate any right of any third-party or are otherwise objectionable to House of Bonsai. House of Bonsai reserves the right to suspend or prohibit linking to the Service for any reason, in its sole discretion, without advance notice or any liability of any kind to you or any third-party; and
(8) Use any other functionality expressly provided by House of Bonsai on or through the Service for use by users, subject to these Terms (including, without limitation, functionality to create and/or post User-Generated Content and any applicable Additional Terms.
In addition to other prohibitions as set forth elsewhere in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the Service or its Content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect, track, or share the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (l) to solicit or send unwanted communications; or (m) to damage the Service or anyone’s computers or other devices. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.
SECTION 14 - DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
As permitted by applicable law:
We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable. You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you. You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the Service is at your sole risk. The Service and all products and services delivered to you through the Service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.
In no case shall House of Bonsai, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the Service or any products procured using the Service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the Service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the Service or any Content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
SECTION 15 – YOUR WARRANTIES AND INDEMNIFICATION
Each time you submit any UGC, you represent and warrant that you are at least the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you reside and are the parent or legal guardian, or have all proper consents from the parent or legal guardian, of any minor who is depicted in or contributed to any UGC you submit, and that, as to that UGC, (a) you are the sole author and owner of the Intellectual Property and other rights to the UGC, or you have a lawful right to submit the UGC and grant House of Bonsai the rights to it that you are granting by these Terms and any applicable Additional Terms, all without any House of Bonsai obligation to obtain consent of any third-party and without creating any obligation or liability of House of Bonsai; (b) the UGC is accurate; (c) the UGC does not and, as to House of Bonsai’s permitted uses and exploitation set forth in these Terms, will not infringe any Intellectual Property or other right of any third-party; and (d) the UGC will not violate these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms, or cause injury or harm to any person.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless House of Bonsai and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.
SECTION 16 - SEVERABILITY
In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.
SECTION 17 - TERMINATION
The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes. These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our Service. If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).
SECTION 18 - ENTIRE AGREEMENT
The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this Service or in respect to the Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.
SECTION 19 – DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Arbitration of Claims. Unless you give us notice of opt-out within five (5) business days of your first use of the Service, addressed to House of Bonsai at 5214 Palo Verde Ave Lakewood, CA 90713 (Attention: Dispute Resolution/Chief Operations Officer), all actions or proceedings arising in connection with, touching upon or relating to any controversy, allegation, or claim arising out of or relating to the Service, the content, your UGC, these Terms, or any applicable Additional Terms, (collectively, “Dispute”), or the scope of the provisions of this Section, shall be submitted to JAMS (www.jamsadr.com) for final and binding arbitration under its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures if the matter in dispute is over $250,000 or under its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures if the matter in dispute is $250,000 or less, to be held in Lakewood, California, before a single arbitrator. If the matter in dispute is between House of Bonsai and a consumer, the matter shall be submitted to JAMS in accordance with its Policy on Consumer Arbitration Pursuant to Pre-Dispute Clauses Minimum Standards of Procedural Fairness. The arbitrator shall be selected by mutual agreement of the parties or, if the parties cannot agree, then by striking from a list of arbitrators supplied by JAMS. We may have the right to pay the JAMS fees if required for arbitration to be enforceable. The arbitration shall be a confidential proceeding, closed to the general public; provided, however, that a party may disclose information relating to the arbitration proceedings to its and its affiliates’ lawyers, insurance providers, auditors and other professional advisers. The fact that there is a dispute between the parties that is the subject of arbitration shall be confidential to the same extent. The arbitrator shall issue a written opinion stating the essential findings and conclusions upon which the arbitrator’s award is based. Neither party shall be entitled or permitted to commence or maintain any action in a court of law with respect to any matter in dispute until such matter shall have been submitted to arbitration as herein provided and then only for the enforcement of the arbitrator’s award; provided, however, that prior to the appointment of the arbitrator or for remedies beyond the jurisdiction of an arbitrator, at any time, either party may seek pendente lite relief (subject to the provisions of these Terms waiving or limiting that relief) in a court of competent jurisdiction in Lakewood, California or, if sought by House of Bonsai, such other court that may have jurisdiction over you, without thereby waiving its right to arbitration of the dispute or controversy under this Section; provided further, however, that the losing party shall have fifteen (15) business days after the issuance of the arbitrator’s decision to fully comply with such decision, after which the prevailing party may enforce such decision by a petition to the state court in San Antonio, Texas, or, in the case of you, such other court having jurisdiction over you, which may be made ex parte, for confirmation and enforcement of the award.
Limitation on Injunctive Relief. As permitted by applicable law, if you claim that you have incurred any loss, damages, or injuries in connection with your use of the service, then the losses, damages, and injuries will not be deemed irreparable or sufficient to entitle you to an injunction or to other equitable relief of any kind. This means (without limitation) that, in connection with your claim, you agree that you will not seek, and that you will not be permitted to obtain, any court or other action that may interfere with or prevent the development or exploitation of any website, application, content, ugc, product, service, or intellectual property owned, licensed, used, or controlled by any House of Bonsai party or a licensor of any House of Bonsai party.
Class Action Waiver. As permitted by applicable law, both you and House of Bonsai waive the right to bring any Dispute as a class, consolidated, representative, collective, or private attorney general action, or to participate in a class, consolidated, representative, collective, or private attorney general action regarding any Dispute brought by anyone else. Notwithstanding any provision in the JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures to the contrary, the arbitrator shall not have the authority or any jurisdiction to hear the arbitration as a class, consolidated, representative, or private attorney general action or to consolidate, join, or otherwise combine the Disputes of different persons into one proceeding. Notwithstanding the arbitration provision set forth above, if the provision regarding waiver of class, collective, representative, and private attorney general claims of this Section 19 is found to be void or otherwise unenforceable, any such class, collective, representative, or private attorney general claims must be heard and determined through an appropriate court proceeding, and not in arbitration.
Jury Waiver. As permitted by applicable law, the parties hereby waive their right to jury trial with respect to all claims and issues arising under, in connection with, touching upon or relating to these terms, the breach thereof and/or the scope of the provisions of this section, whether sounding in contract or tort, and including any claim for fraudulent inducement thereof.
SECTION 20 - GOVERNING LAW
These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of 5214 Palo Verde Ave Lakewood, CA 90713. If you access the Service from outside of the U.S. you accept the application of U.S. law which may provide less protection or require different obligations than the law where you reside.
SECTION 21 – CALIFORNIA NOTICES
a. In accordance with California Business and Professions Code Section 17538 et al., House of Bonsai’s return and refund policy is available at https://houseofbonsai.com/shipping-return-policy/, the legal name under which House of Bonsai conducts business is House of Bonsai, and House of Bonsai’s business address is 5214 Palo Verde Ave Lakewood, CA 90713. Within five (5) days of House of Bonsai’s receipt of your request, California residents may receive verification of this information by email by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
b. Residents of California are entitled to the following specific consumer rights information: you may contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at: 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, California, 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254. Hearing-impaired users can reach the Complaint Assistance Unit at TDD (800) 326-2297 or TDD (916) 322-1700. Their website is located at: http://www.dca.ca.gov.
SECTION 22 - GIFT CARD TERMS OF SERVICE
House of Bonsai Gift Card Terms of Service:
By purchasing, accepting, or using a Gift Card (the “Gift Card”) from House of Bonsai (“House of Bonsai,” “HOB,” “we,” “us,” or “our”), you agree to these Terms of Service as well as our general Terms of Service (which include mandatory arbitration of disputes and class action waiver, and limitations on your rights and remedies and of our liability) and consent to our practices described herein and in our Privacy Notice.
To get your Gift Card balance, email us at email@example.com or call us at 562-804-6888.
You can present the Gift Card at House of Bonsai's location at 5214 Palo Verde Ave Lakewood, CA 90713 or online at www.houseofbonsai.com as payment for purchases (not valid on subscriptions). Your Gift Card cannot be redeemed for cash unless required by law. Additional value may be added to your Gift Card at any time. The Gift Card does not expire and no fees apply. If the Gift Card is lost, stolen, or destroyed, full refunds will only be provided (a) with the original Gift Card receipt and (b) if the Gift Card is unused and has not completed any transactions. Otherwise, you will receive a replacement Gift Card for the remaining balance at the time we received notification of the Gift Card’s loss, theft, or destruction. If you want to use the Gift Card to make a purchase that exceeds the available balance on the Card, you must combine the use of the Gift Card with additional payment from another non-Gift Card payment source. The Gift Card is not valid outside of the United States. The Gift Card may not be resold without authorization. HOB has the right to deactivate or reject Gift Cards sold by unauthorized sellers, or Gift Cards involved in fraudulent activity.
Amount on the Gift Card:
You may not have more than $500 in value on any Gift Card at any time, and no more than $2,000 may be associated with charges from or value loaded to any Gift Card in a single twenty-four hour day. We reserve the right to change any of these amounts at any time without notice. You may not use a Gift Card to purchase another Gift Card.
We have no liability resulting from any temporary inability to access funds on your Gift Card for any reason, including, without limitation, equipment malfunctions, temporary problems with our vendors or service providers, connectivity problems, or problems with your device.
The HOB eGift Card allows you to purchase and send a digital Gift Card via email or mobile. You may choose the design and dollar value and complete your purchase using a credit card, debit card, or certain other electronic payment methods. You may create a personal message and/or upload an image. If we find inappropriate content, we reserve the right to cancel the order. You may choose when to have your eGift delivered, either the same day (provided that your form of payment is approved) or at a future date. You authorize us to charge your credit card, debit card, or other electronic payment method at the time you purchase your eGift Card regardless of the date you choose for delivery. On the requested delivery date, we will send the recipient of your eGift an email notifying the recipient of an eGift from you. The recipient can print out the eGift Card and bring it to House of Bonsai located at 5214 Palo Verde Ave Lakewood, CA 90713 to make a purchase, or can show their eGift Card on their mobile device. We will also send you an email confirming receipt of your eGift when the recipient opens the eGift email. An eGift is like any other HOB Gift Card and should be treated like cash by the recipient. Each eGift has a unique HOB Gift Card number associated with it no matter how many times the email is printed out. We will only give refunds for unused eGift Cards with the original receipt.
Receipts and Transaction History:
When you use your Gift Card, we will provide a receipt if you request one. The receipt will indicate that the purchase was made using a HOB Gift Card and will provide the remaining balance of your Gift Card. The account balance for a Gift Card also will appear on your receipt from a point-of-sale register.
Changes to This Agreement:
We may amend these Terms of Service at any time. As permitted by applicable law, any change, addition, or deletion will become effective at the time we post the revised Terms of Service to our website. Unless we state otherwise, the change, addition, or deletion will apply to your future and existing Gift Cards. You are deemed to accept the changes, additions, or deletions if you continue use of a Gift Card.
Our Consumer-facing Gift Card Storefront incorporates responsive design principles for viewing on desktop, tablet, and/or mobile devices in support of ADA compliance. Delivery methods and options include email, mobile, and Gift Card delivery directly to customers.
Gift Card Redemption Instructions:
Customer must present the physical Gift Card to the cashier at time of payment
Cashier will swipe the Gift Card and then hand-key the associated PIN into the Point of Sale, or cashier can manually type in the Gift Card number and hand-key the associated PIN into the Point of Sale
eGift Card Redemption Instructions:
Customer must present the printed page or mobile device to the cashier at time of payment
Cashier will scan the barcode with the barcode reader and then hand-key the associated PIN into the Point of Sale, or cashier can manually type in the Gift Card number and hand-key the associated PIN into the Point of Sale.
If you have any concerns regarding HOB Gift Cards, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECTION 23 - CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE
You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our Service. It is your responsibility to check our Service periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.
SECTION 24 - CONTACT INFORMATION
Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at email@example.com.