Ownership of Site and Agreement to Terms of Use

These Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Terms of Use”) apply to the Sunset Hill Stoneware, website located at www.shstoneware.com (the “Site”). The Site is the property of Sunset Hill Stoneware, LLC (SHS). By using the Site, you agree to these terms of use; if you do not agree, do not use the Site.

The Site reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use, at any time. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes. As long as you comply with these Terms of Use, the Site grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to enter and use the Site.

CONTENT

All materials, including images, text, illustrations, designs, icons, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music clips, video clips, artwork and computer code (collectively, “Content”), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, “look and feel” and arrangement of such Content, contained on the Site is owned, controlled or licensed by or to SHS, and is protected by trade dress, copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws.

Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, no part of the Site and no Content may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed in any way (including “mirroring”) to any other computer, server, website or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise, without SHS’s expressed prior written consent.

You may use information on the Site products and services (such as data sheets, knowledge base articles, and similar materials) purposely made available by SHS for downloading from the Site, provided that you (1) not remove any proprietary notice language in all copies of such documents, (2) use such information only for your personal, non-commercial informational purpose and do not copy or post such information on any networked computer or broadcast it in any media, (3) make no modifications to any such information, and (4) not make any additional representations or warranties relating to such documents.

USE OF THE SITE

You may not use any “deep-link”, “page-scrape”, “robot”, “spider” or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Site or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Site. SHS reserves the right to bar any such activity.

You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site or to any SHS server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Site, by hacking, password “mining” or any other illegitimate means.

You may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or any network connected to the Site, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Site or any network connected to the Site. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Site, or any other customer of SHS, including any SHS account not owned by you, to its source, or exploit the Site or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Site, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information, as provided for by the Site.

You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Site or SHS’s systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to the Site or to SHS.

You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any transaction being conducted on the Site, or with any other person’s use of the Site.

You may not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or transmittal you send to SHS on or through the Site or any service offered on or through the Site. You may not pretend that you are, or that you represent, someone else, or impersonate any other individual or entity.

You may not use the Site or any Content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of SHS or others.

PURCHASES; OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Additional terms and conditions may apply to purchases of goods or services and to specific portions or features of the Site, including contests, promotions or other similar features, all of which terms are made a part of these Terms of Use by this reference. You agree to abide by such other terms and conditions, including where applicable representing that you are of sufficient legal age to use or participate in such service or feature. If there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and the terms posted for or applicable to a specific portion of the Site or for any service offered on or through the Site, the latter terms shall control with respect to your use of that portion of the Site or the specific service.

SHS’s obligations, if any, with regard to its products and services are governed solely by the agreements pursuant to which they are provided, and nothing on this Site should be construed to alter such agreements.

SHS may make changes to any products or services offered on the Site, or to the applicable prices for any such products or services, at any time, without notice. The materials on the Site with respect to products and services may be out of date, and SHS makes no commitment to update the materials on the Site with respect to such products and services.

ACCOUNTS, PASSWORDS AND SECURITY

Certain features or services offered on or through the Site may require you to open an account (including setting up an SHS ID and password). You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information, including your password, and for any and all activity that occurs under your account. You agree to notify SHS immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password, or any other breach of security. However, you may be held liable for losses incurred by SHS or any other user of or visitor to the Site due to someone else using your SHS ID, password or account.

You may not use anyone else’s SHS ID, password or account at any time without the expressed permission and consent of the holder of that SHS ID, password or account. SHS cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations.

PRIVACY

SHS’s Privacy Policy applies to use of this Site, and its terms are made a part of these Terms of Use by this reference. Additionally, by using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any message or information you send to the Site may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a special notice that a particular transmission (for example, credit card information) is encrypted.

COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS

Unless otherwise noted, all Contents are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual property owned, controlled or licensed by SHS, one of its affiliates or by third parties who have licensed their materials to the Site and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all Contents on this Site is the exclusive property of SHS and is also protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

The Site and its suppliers and licensors expressly reserve all intellectual property rights in all text, programs, products, processes, technology, content and other materials which appear on this Site. Access to this Site does not confer and shall not be considered as conferring upon anyone any license under any of SHS or any third party's intellectual property rights.

The Site names and logos and all related product and service names, design marks and slogans are the trademarks or service marks of SHS. All other marks are the property of their respective companies. No trademark or service mark license is granted in connection with the materials contained on this Site. Access to this Site does not authorize anyone to use any name, logo or mark in any manner.

USER REVIEWS, FEEDBACK, SUBMISSIONS

For all reviews, comments, feedback, postcards, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to SHS on or through this Site, by e-mail or telephone, or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection with your use of this Site (collectively, the "Comments") you grant SHS a royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable right and license to use the Comments however SHS desires, including without limitation, to copy, modify, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and/or sell and/or distribute such Comments and/or incorporate such Comments into any form, medium or technology throughout the world.

The Site will be entitled to use, reproduce, disclose, modify, adapt, create derivative works from, publish, display and distribute any Comments you submit for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction and without compensating you in any way. The Site is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any Comments in confidence; (2) to pay to user any compensation for any Comments; or (3) to respond to any user Comments. You agree that any Comments submitted by you to the Site will not violate the terms in this Terms of Use or any right of any third party, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s), and will not cause injury to any person or entity. You further agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, threatening, abusive or obscene material, or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any form of "spam".

The Site does not regularly review posted Comments, but does reserve the right (but not the obligation) to monitor and edit or remove any Comments submitted to the Site. You grant SHS the right to use the name that you submit in connection with any Comments. You agree not to use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any Comments you submit. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Comments you make and you agree to indemnify the Site and its affiliates for all claims resulting from any Comments you submit. SHS and its affiliates take no responsibility and assume no liability for any Comments submitted by you or any third party.

THIRD PARTY LINKS

We are not responsible for the content of any off-website pages or any other websites linked to or from the Site. Links appearing on the Site are for convenience only and are not an endorsement by us, our affiliates or our partners of the referenced content, product, service, or supplier. Your linking to or from any off-website pages or other websites is at your own risk. We are in no way responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, off-website pages or any other websites linked to or from the Site, nor do we assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, content, products, or services of such pages and websites, including, without limitation, their privacy policies and terms and conditions. You should carefully review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of all off-website pages and other websites that you visit.

DISCLAIMERS

SHS does not promise that the Site or any content, service or feature of the Site will be error-free or uninterrupted, or that any defects will be corrected, or that your use of the Site will provide specific results. The Site and its Content are delivered on an “as-is” and “as-available” basis. All information provided on the Site is subject to change without notice. The SHS cannot ensure that any files or other data you download from the Site will be free of viruses or contamination or destructive features. SHS disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including any warranties of accuracy, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. SHS disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the Site and/or any SHS services. You assume total responsibility for your use of the Site and any linked sites. Your sole remedy against SHS for dissatisfaction with the Site or any content is to stop using the Site or any such content. This limitation of relief is a part of the bargain between the parties.

The above disclaimer applies to any damages, liability or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence or any other cause of action.

SHS reserves the right to do any of the following, at any time, without notice: (1) to modify, suspend or terminate operation of or access to the Site, or any portion of the Site, for any reason; (2) to modify or change the Site, or any portion of the Site, and any applicable policies or terms; and (3) to interrupt the operation of the Site, or any portion of the Site, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, error correction, or other changes.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Except where prohibited by law, in no event will SHS be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including lost profits, even if SHS has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

If, notwithstanding the other provisions of these Terms of Use, SHS is found to be liable to you for any damage or loss which arises out of or is in any way connected with your use of the Site or any Content, SHS’s liability shall in no event exceed the greater of (1) the total purchase price you paid during the preceding 3 months for any SHS products; or (2) US$100.00. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations of liability, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold SHS, its officers, directors, shareholders, predecessors, successors in interest, employees, agents, subsidiaries and affiliates, harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against SHS by any third party due to or arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site.

VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

SHS may disclose any information we have about you (including your identity) if we determine that such disclosure is necessary in connection with any investigation or complaint regarding your use of the Site, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) SHS’s rights or property, or the rights or property of visitors to or users of the Site, including SHS’s customers. SHS reserves the right at all times to disclose any information that SHS deems necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. SHS also may disclose your information when SHS determines that applicable law requires or permits such disclosure, including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection purposes.

You acknowledge and agree that SHS may preserve any transmittal or communication by you with SHS through the Site or any service offered on or through the Site, and may also disclose such data if required to do so by law or SHS determines that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) comply with legal process, (2) enforce these Terms of Use, (3) respond to claims that any such data violates the rights of others, or (4) protect the rights, property or personal safety of SHS, its employees, users of or visitors to the Site, and the public.

You agree that SHS may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Site and/or block your future access to the Site if we determine that you have violated these Terms of Use or other agreements or guidelines which may be associated with your use of the Site. You also agree that any violation by you of these Terms of Use will constitute an unlawful and unfair business practice, and will cause irreparable harm to SHS, for which monetary damages would be inadequate, and you consent to SHS obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that SHS deems necessary or appropriate in such circumstances. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies SHS may have at law or in equity.

You agree that SHS may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the Site, for cause, which includes (but is not limited to) (1) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (2) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (3) discontinuance or material modification of the Site or any service offered on or through the Site, or (4) unexpected technical issues or problems.

If SHS does take any legal action against you as a result of your violation of these Terms of Use, SHS will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to SHS. You agree that SHS will not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to the Site as a result of any violation of these Terms of Use.

GOVERNING LAW; DISPUTE RESOLUTION

You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of the Site, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of the United States and by the laws of the State of Wisconsin without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state courts in Winnebago and Outagamie Counties and federal court in Brown County, Wisconsin, and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue. Any claim under these Terms of Use must be brought within one (1) year after the cause of action arises, or such claim or cause of action is barred. No recovery may be sought or received for damages other than out-of-pocket expenses, except that the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. In the event of any controversy or dispute between SHS and you arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site, the parties shall attempt, promptly and in good faith, to resolve any such dispute. If we are unable to resolve any such dispute within a reasonable time (not to exceed thirty (30) days), then either party may submit such controversy or dispute to mediation. If the dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, then the parties shall be free to pursue any right or remedy available to them under applicable law.

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED

Although the Site is accessible worldwide, not all features, products or services discussed, referenced, provided or offered through or on the Site are available to all persons or in all geographic locations, or appropriate or available for use outside the United States. SHS reserves the right to limit, in its sole discretion, the provision and quantity of any feature, product or service to any person or geographic area. Any offer for any feature, product or service made on the Site is void where prohibited. If you choose to access the Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and you are solely responsible for complying with applicable local laws.

MISCELLANEOUS

You may not use or export or re-export any Content or any copy or adaptation of such Content, or any product or service offered on the Site, in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, including without limitation United States export laws and regulations.

If any of the provisions of these Terms of Use are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be void or unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary and replaced with a valid provision that best embodies the intent of these Terms of Use, so that these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and SHS with regard to your use of the Site, and any and all other written or oral agreements or understandings previously existing between you and SHS with respect to such use are hereby superseded and cancelled. SHS will not accept any counter-offers to these Terms of Use, and all such offers are hereby categorically rejected. SHS’s failure to insist on or enforce strict performance of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver by SHS of any provision or any right it has to enforce these Terms of Use, nor shall any course of conduct between SHS and you or any other party be deemed to modify any provision of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use shall not be interpreted or construed to confer any rights or remedies on any third parties.

FEEDBACK AND INFORMATION

Any feedback you provide at this Site shall be deemed to be non-confidential. SHS shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis.

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