Terms and Conditions
Use of Materials on Theshopsource.com Website
Unless otherwise specified, you may view and download the materials on this Website for your personal, informational, commercial and non-commercial purposes, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials on any copies of the materials. You may not modify the materials on this Website in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, post, transmit, distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose. Theshopsource.com reserves all rights to its copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property.
Paid Membership Subscription Agreements (Only)
Services under paid Membership Subscription Agreements (“Agreements”) are available to corporations, other business entities and individuals that have signed their acceptance of this Agreement and have provided the information requested on the Membership Subscription Agreement form. These individuals and entities known as “Paid Suppliers”, “Paid Buyers” or “Paid Members” represent that they are legally permitted in their jurisdiction to enter into agreements for the purchase of the services offered by the Theshopsource.com website and that they are also legally able to offer goods and services in accordance with those that they may quote on via the Theshopsource.com marketplace. Memberships are for the purchased number of users only, and may not be shared within an organization. Theshopsource.com reserves all rights as to the granting of a Paid Membership Subscription. Prior to utilizing the Theshopsource.com website, Paid Members are required to complete their Profiles with accurate and current information. Paid Suppliers will not be able to utilize the site to submit quotes until the Profile is complete, as determined by Theshopsource.com.
The term of service is noted on your Paid Membership Agreement form and access to Request for Quotes (RFQs) are limited to those geographies and categories purchased.
Membership fees are non-refundable. Annual membership fees that are paid monthly by credit/debit card, debit order or another basis will be considered delinquent if those fees are not received within ten (10) or more business days from your scheduled payment date. In this instance, Theshopsource.com reserves the right to suspend your service and to bill the balance of your remaining membership obligation. Additionally, Theshopsource.com is entitled to recover any sums expended in connection with the collection of delinquent amounts, including reasonable attorney’s fees. Service may be restored once the complete membership obligation has been paid. The contract expiration date will not be extended to cover any time your service was suspended. If the original credit/debit card provided for the purposes of monthly billing expires prior to the payment of all obligated monthly installments, you agree to provide a new form of payment prior to the expiration date. In addition, if you change banks while paying for membership services using a debit order or other form of payment, then you agree to provide the necessary information in order to fulfill your payment obligations.
Use of Downloadable Software
Any software that may be downloaded from this Website are licensed subject to the terms of the applicable license agreements. Except for rights granted pursuant to such license agreements, Theshopsource.com and its licensors reserve all intellectual property rights, title and interest in such software.
Partner and other Third Party Descriptions
This Website contains information concerning various third parties (often referred to as “partners”) who offer products or services compatible with Theshopsource.com products. This information is provided for your convenience only. Theshopsource.com is not responsible for and does not warrant any third party product or service or the accuracy of any description.
Links to Other Websites
Theshopsource.com provides certain links to other websites as a convenience to you. Theshopsource.com does not monitor nor control the content of any other website and assumes no responsibility or liability of any kind for any material or communications available at such websites. Theshopsource.com is not responsible for the content of any site that may be linked to from Theshopsource.com Website.
Disclaimer of Warranty
Information on this Website may contain factual inaccuracies or typographical errors or be incomplete or out of date. Information may be changed or updated without notice. Theshopsource.com may make changes and/or improvements in the products and/or programs described on its Website at any time without notice. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN A WRITTEN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND THESHOPSOURCE.COM, ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED ON ITS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED AS IS, WHERE IS, AND AS AVAILABLE. WE MAKE ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE ALSO DO NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE ACCESS TO OUR SITE OR SERVICES, AND HEREBY NOTIFY USERS THAT OPERATION OF THE SITE MAY BE INTERFERED WITH BY NUMEROUS FACTORS OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL THESHOPSOURCE.COM BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTIAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR DAMAGES FROM BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA LOSS OR DATA USAGE INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGES, INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY OR IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITIES OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, ITS WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER HYPERLINKED WEBSITES, EVEN IF THESHOPSOURCE.COM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN THE EVENT OF A PAID SUBSCRIPTION MEMBERSHIP, THEN IN NO EVENT SHALL THESHOPSOURCE.COMS’s TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY EXCEED THE PAID MEMBERSHIP FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THE PAID SUBSCRIPTION MEMBERSHIP.
Theshopsource.com does not get involved in Member-to-Member transactions, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more Members, you have agreed to release us (and our agents and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual, consequential and punitive) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of the Theshopsource.com Website or such disputes. You waive the provisions of any state, province, or country law limiting or prohibiting a general release.
User Submissions/ Messaging
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Website any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, confidential or other material that would violate any law, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade secret, or any rights of third parties including any content that violates community standards. Theshopsource.com may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review any areas on this Website where users transmit or post communications. Theshopsource.com will have no liability for the content of any communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, trademark, trade secret, libel, privacy, obscenity or otherwise. Theshopsource.com and its administrators and moderators reserve all rights to remove any information deemed off-topic, unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, confidential or other material that would violate any law, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade secret, or any rights of third parties including any content that violates community standards. Theshopsource.com and its administrators and moderators also reserve all rights to block or otherwise expel any user or member of Theshopsource.com who is deemed to have violated these terms including IP addresses or ranges of IP addresses at the discretion of Theshopsource.com administrators and moderators. Theshopsource.com may also prohibit users or members from utilizing this Website if these users or members are in certain jurisdictions that are considered state sponsors of terrorism.
By downloading or accessing software or technical data, you are agreeing not to import, export or re-export, either directly or indirectly (including transmission and shipment) except in accordance with all applicable laws of the land where you reside, and you are accepting responsibility to determine what is necessary to assure such compliance. In particular, but without limitation, you agree not to export, re-export or provide the software or technical data: (i) to any national or resident including those of Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Syria, North Korea, or to any other country embargoed or restricted by the U.S. (This list of countries is current as of May 2008 but is subject to change); (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Denial Orders or the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Specially Designated Nationals Lists; or (iii) to any person or entity who has been prohibited from participating in U.S. export transactions by any agency of the U.S. Government. You are also agreeing not to download, transfer, export or re-export Theshopsource.com products, technology or software to your customers or any intermediate entity in the chain of supply if our products will be used in the design, development, production, stockpiling or use of missiles, chemical or biological weapons or for nuclear end uses. In addition, you are also agreeing that you will not export any Confidential Information from the United States except in full compliance with all requirements of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Act and all other applicable laws and regulations. In addition, you will avail yourself of the Government policies and Arms Control laws and regulations of the land where you reside and access these websites.
This Website is controlled by Theshopsource.com. Theshopsource.com makes no representation that material at its Website is appropriate or available for use outside of its location in the United State, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who access this site from other jurisdictions do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
In addition, your use of the Theshopsource.com website represents your agreement that you shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Website, and that your quoting and purchasing of products and services and your posting and retrieval of information (including without limitation those governing, unfair competition, antitrust, and false advertising). You also acknowledge that we have an express policy of complying with all applicable laws, including but not limited to antitrust laws, and that the operation of the Website is not intended to facilitate collusion or other illegal agreements among competitors. To further that end, you represent and warrant to us that you do not intend to use the Website in violation of any antitrust laws and will not knowingly act as a conduit or intermediary for price-fixing or any other anti-competitive activities. You are also responsible for paying all applicable fees, duties and taxes you may incur as a result of conducting business via the Website.
Buyers and Suppliers
Buyers including Engineers, Sourcing Professionals and all others registering as Buyers and sourcing on Theshopsource.com represent that they are the owners of the intellectual property placed on the Theshopsource.com Website for sourcing or that they have the full authority to do so including to place drawings on the Website which are then disseminated to the supplier community. Theshopsource.com does not guarantee that quotes will be received by Buyers sourcing RFQs.
Suppliers and all others registering as Suppliers and providing quotes on Theshopsource.com further represent that they will respect the intellectual property of the Buyers including abiding by the confidentiality agreements and non-disclosure agreements specified by Buyers.
Paid Suppliers also agree that they receive membership accounts in their own name or their companies name and that these are single user accounts which may not to be used by multiple persons. Named companies may transfer accounts in the event that an employee originally assigned an account is no-longer in that position due to reassignment or no-longer works for the company. Companies purchasing a multi-user account may utilize their accounts for named users only.
Buyers and Suppliers are responsible for performing their own due diligence on one another prior to soliciting quotes or providing quotes or awarding work and transacting business. This due diligence may take forms not provided by the Theshopsource.com Website.
The use of the Theshopsource.com Website may be subject to limitations, delays and other problems inherent in the use of the Internet and electronic communications (including but not limited to circumstances such as: acts of sabotage, embargo, war, closing by governmental authorities, strikes, interruptions of telecommunications, floods, lightning, fire, earthquakes, viruses or other electronic impediments, or intentional or accidental errors committed by Users). Users acknowledge that Theshopsource.com is not responsible for any delays, failures or other damage resulting from such limitations and that while every effort is made to provide industry standard uptimes of its, this is not guaranteed and furthermore Theshopsource.com reserves to the right to interrupt service for scheduled or unscheduled maintenance or to fix bugs and errors as they occur.
You shall provide any required notice to us by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We shall provide any notices to you by e-mail to the e-mail address you provided during your registration. Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after the e-mail is sent, unless the sending party receives notice that the email has not been delivered (for reasons beyond the control of the recipient).
When you agree to use any of Theshopsource.com services, or send emails to us, you are communicating that you consent to receive communications from us. We will communicate with you by email, fax or by posting notices on this site or through other Theshopsource.com services. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Other General Provisions