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Website Terms & Conditions
Last Updated: June 12, 2018
Welcome to the Hayward company (hereinafter “Hayward,” “Hayward,” “we” or “us”) and our website at https://www.hayward-pool.com (including all content under the “hayward-pool.com” or “hayward.com” domain names, and referred to herein as the “Website”). Please read these Terms & Conditions ("Terms" or "Agreement") carefully before using the Website. We provide this Website and the associated data, information, tools, software, updates, audio, images, text, artwork, video clips and other materials (altogether, the “Content”), subject to your agreement to and compliance with these Terms. The Hayward pool-related products and equipment that we sell and support via the Website are referred to herein as the “Products.”
Your access to and use of the Website is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use the Website. By accessing or using the Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree and consent to these Terms, please do not use the Website and/or the Content.
The following additional terms are incorporated into this Agreement as if fully set forth herein:
- Copyright Policy
- Complaint Policy
1. IMPORTANT NOTICES
- As long as you are in compliance with this Agreement (and all incorporated documents), we hereby grant to you during the Term (as defined below) a limited, revocable, non-assignable, non-transferrable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive license to use the Website, and to access and receive the Content thereon that are intended for public display or access. Any rights not explicitly granted in this Agreement are strictly withheld and reserved by us.
- You agree that (i) except in your normal use of the Website, you will not copy or distribute any part of the Website or Content in any medium without our prior written authorization; (ii) you will not alter or modify any part of the Website or Content other than as is necessary to use the Website or Content for their intended purposes; and (iii) you will otherwise comply with this Agreement.
- You agree that you will not violate any applicable law or regulation in connection with your use of the Website or Content.
- You agree that you will not distribute, upload, make available or otherwise publish through the Website or Content any suggestions, information, ideas, comments, causes, promotions, documents, questions, notes, plans, drawings, proposals, graphics, text, information, links, profiles, personal information, name, likeness, audio, photos, software, music, sounds, video, comments, messages or tags, or similar materials (altogether, “Submissions”) that:
- are unlawful or encourage another to engage in anything unlawful;
- contain a virus or any other similar programs or software that may damage the operation of our or another’s computer;
- violate the rights of any party or infringe upon any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of privacy or publicity or other intellectual property right of any party;
- are false, inaccurate, fraudulent or misleading; or
- are libelous, defamatory, obscene, inappropriate, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusing, harassing, threatening or bullying.
- are unlawful or encourage another to engage in anything unlawful;
- You further agree that you will not do any of the following:
- modify, adapt, translate, copy, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Website or Content;
- interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Website or Content, including restricting or inhibiting any other person from using the Website or Content by means of hacking or defacing;
- transmit to or make available in connection with the Website or Content any denial of service attack, virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful code or activity;
- attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Website or Content or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
- take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
- harvest or collect the email address or other contact information of other users of the Website or Content;
- scrape or collect content from the Website or Content via automated or large group means;
- submit, post or make available false, incomplete or misleading information to the Website or Content, or otherwise provide such information to us;
- register for more than one user account; or,
- impersonate any other person or business.
- modify, adapt, translate, copy, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Website or Content;
- We reserve the right to review, remove or edit any Submissions, however, we do not routinely screen, monitor, or review Submissions on the Website or Content, including representation made by users of the Website. YOU AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH INFORMATION. YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY SUCH INFORMATION IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
- You agree that you are not licensed to access any portion of the Website or Content that is not public or made accessible for registered users, and you may not attempt to override any security measures in place on the Website or Content.
- Notwithstanding the foregoing rules of conduct, our unlimited right to terminate your access to the Website shall not be limited to violations of this Restrictions section.
- A. Some parts of the Website or Content may not be available to the general public, and we may impose eligibility rules from time to time. We reserve the right to amend these eligibility requirements at any time. You are not eligible to use the Website or Content if doing so would violate any U.S. law or regulation, including but not limited to export controls or restrictions.
- B. You must be over the age of 18 to register an account on the Website or use the Content. By registering an account or by using the Content, you represent that you meet this minimum age requirement. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Website and the Content are not intended for use by children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Website without the consent of your parent or guardian. Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d), as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. More information on the availability of such software can be found through publicly available sources. You may wish to contact your Internet service provider for more information.
5. FEES, TRANSACTIONS AND PAYMENTS
- You may be required to register your personal and/or financial information with us in order to use certain areas of the Website or the Content, for example, to access/provide Submissions or to initiate Transactions. In doing so, you agree that you will provide accurate and complete information. We may refuse to process your information or requested Transactions if we believe that you may be: i) impersonating another person; ii) violating the intellectual property or other rights of any entity; iii) posting content that is offensive; or iv) providing information that we otherwise reject for any or no reason in our sole discretion.
- We may use a third-party payment processor (the “Payment Processor”) to charge Fees to you through your registered account for use of the Content. The processing of payments will be subject to the terms, conditions and privacy policies of the Payment Processor in addition to this Agreement. We are not responsible for errors made by the Payment Processor. You agree to pay us, through the Payment Processor, all charges for purchases made by you, and you authorize us, through the Payment Processor, to charge your chosen payment provider (e.g., credit card) (your “Payment Method”). We will charge your Payment Method when payments are due, as more fully identified on the Website.
- Your account will be considered delinquent if payment in full is not successful when a charge is initiated. Unless specified in an invoice, amounts due are exclusive of all applicable taxes, levies, or duties, and you will be responsible for payment of all such amounts. If you believe that any specific charge under this Agreement is incorrect, in order to obtain a credit, you must contact us in writing within thirty (30) days after the payment due date, and set forth the nature and amount of the requested correction; otherwise charges are final.
- In addition to other applicable remedies, we reserve the right to suspend and/or terminate your purchases of Products, and/or terminate this Agreement if your Payment Method is declined or fails, and your account is therefore delinquent.
6. CREDENTIALS SECURITY
- If you are registered with a user account on the Website, you agree to keep your user name and password and/or any other Credentials needed to login to the Website confidential and secure. You are responsible for controlling the access to and use of your account. You understand and agree that we may assume that instructions from an individual associated with your account are authoritative and should be acted upon by us. We are not responsible for any unauthorized access to your account or profile, and any ramifications of such access, and we are not required to take action to disable any account. You agree that you will not bring any action against us arising out of or related to any claimed unauthorized access using your account Credentials.
- C. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if we believe that there has been an unauthorized access to your account, we may take reasonable efforts with reasonable speed, to disable or lock your account, or otherwise address your situation. In the event that you would like to report a breach, please contact email@example.com with the term “Account Breach Notice” in the subject line.
7. CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE TO US
- You are under no obligation to submit anything to us, and unless otherwise noted, we will not claim ownership of your Submissions. We do, however, require your permission to process, display, reproduce and otherwise use Submissions you make available to us. Therefore, if you choose to submit any Submissions (including your name, likeness and other personal information) to the Website or Content, you hereby grant to us a perpetual, irrevocable, transferrable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to reproduce, use, modify, display, perform, distribute, translate and create derivative works from any such Submissions, including without limitation distributing part or all of the Submissions in any media format through any media channels.
- By submitting any Submissions to us you hereby agree, warrant and represent that: (a) the Submissions do not contain proprietary or confidential information, and the provision of the Submissions is not a violation of any third-party’s rights; (b) all such Submissions are accurate and true, (c) we are not under any confidentiality obligation relating to the Submissions; (d) we shall be entitled to use or disclose the Submissions in any way; and (e) you are not entitled to compensation or attribution from us in exchange for the Submissions.
- You acknowledge that we are under no obligation to maintain any information, materials, Submissions that you submit, post or make available to or on the Website. We reserve the right to withhold, remove and or discard any such materials at any time.
8. SUBMISSIONS SHARED THROUGH THE WEBSITE
You understand that by sharing information on the Website, and requesting information to be sent through the Website, you may be revealing information about yourself and/or your business. You understand and acknowledge that you are fully aware and responsible for the impact of sharing such materials, and you agree that we shall not be held responsible, and we shall be released and held harmless by you from any liability or damages arising out of such conduct.
9. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
10. OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
- Our graphics, logos, names, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are our trademarks, trade names and/or trade dress. The “look” and “feel” of the Website, Content and Products (including color combinations, button shapes, layout, design and all other graphical elements) are protected by U.S. copyright and trademark law. All Product names, names of Content, trademarks and service marks (“Marks”) are our property or the property of their respective owners, as indicated. You may not use the Marks or copyrights for any purpose whatsoever other than as permitted by this Agreement.
- You acknowledge that i) the software used to provide the Content or contained within the Products, all enhancements, updates, upgrades, corrections and modifications to the software (the “Software”), ii) all copyrights, patents, trade secrets, or trademarks or other intellectual property rights protecting or pertaining to any aspect of the Software (or any enhancements, corrections or modifications), and iii) any and all related documentation, are and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of us and/or our licensors, as the case may be. This Agreement does not convey title or ownership to you, but instead gives you only the limited use rights set forth herein.
11. TERM AND TERMINATION
- The “Term” of this Agreement will continue until the Agreement is terminated as provided herein. We reserve the right to terminate this Agreement and/or deny all or some portion of the Website or Content to any user, in our sole discretion, at any time.
- You may terminate this Agreement at any time by ceasing use of the Website or Content, and by closing your account. Your representations, warranties and indemnification obligations shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
12. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
- We do not represent or warrant that access to the Website will be error-free or uninterrupted, and we do not guarantee that users will be able to access or use the Website, or its features, at all times. We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Content, or any part thereof, with or without notice.
- Certain data displayed by the Website relies on the receipt of underlying data from third-party sources. Such data sources may not be real time or accurate, which may result in delays or inaccuracies in the displayed information.
- The Website or Content may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies, and may not be complete or current. We reserve the right to correct any such errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.
- Although we have the right to review, edit, remove or modify information from or on the Website or Content, we may not screen this material or control the sources of this information, and we do not guarantee the accuracy, suitability, completeness, currency, quality, adequacy or applicability of any such information.
- BY USING THE WEBSITE AND/OR CONTENT YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE PROVIDE THE WEBSITE AND CONTENT “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. WE AND OUR AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES AND SUPPLIERS, SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, ACCURACY, SUITABILITY, APPLICABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, PERFORMANCE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
- USE OF THE WEBSITE AND/OR CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE AND/OR CONTENT AT THE TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING; THAT THE CONTENT WILL BE ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE CONTENT ARE FREE OF INACCURACIES, MISREPRESENTATIONS BY USERS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
- TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR OUR AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR BUSINESS PARTNERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELATED PARTIES”) BE LIABLE TO YOU BASED ON OR RELATED TO THE CONTENT, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND/OR CONTENT, EVEN IF WE AND/OR RELATED PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
- Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that a court shall find that any of the above disclaimers are not enforceable, then you agree that neither we nor any of our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, employees, members, shareholders, or directors shall be liable for (1) any damages in excess of $100.00, or (2) any indirect, incidental, punitive, special, exemplary or consequential damages or loss of use, lost revenue, lost profits or data to you or any third party from your use of the Website or Content. This limitation shall apply regardless of the basis of your claim or whether or not the limited remedies provided herein fail of their essential purpose.
- SOME STATES MAY NOT PERMIT CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS, AND ANY SUCH DISCLAIMERS OR LIMITATIONS ARE VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Hayward, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Website or Content; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; (iv) any claim that any of your Submissions caused damage to a third party; or (v) any conduct, activity or action that is unlawful or illegal under any state, federal or common law, or is violative of the rights of any individual or entity, engaged in, caused by, or facilitated in any way through the use of the Website or Content. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive termination of this Agreement and your use of the Website and/or Content.
14. DISPUTES, GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
- You agree that any claim or dispute arising out of or relating in any way to your use of the Website, Content or any service provided by us, will be resolved solely and exclusively by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this Agreement. The laws of the State of New Jersey shall govern this Agreement, and shall be used in any arbitration proceeding.
- There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. An arbitrator, however, may award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow the terms of this Agreement as a court would.
- To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to the following address: Hayward Pool Products, 620 Division Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07207.
- Arbitration under this Agreement will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its rules then in effect. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA's rules.
- You agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, we both agree that we have each waived any right to a jury trial.
- Notwithstanding the foregoing, you agree that we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property or other proprietary rights.
- To the extent arbitration does not apply, you agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to the Website, Content or us, may only be brought by you in a state or federal court located in New Jersey. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY OBJECTION TO THIS VENUE AS INCONVENIENT OR INAPPROPRIATE, AND AGREE TO EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN NEW JERSEY.
- Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is found for any reason to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision will be given its maximum enforceable effect, or shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provision.
- Revisions. This Agreement may only be revised in a writing signed by us or posted by us to the Website or Content. In the event that we update this Agreement and you are made aware of the update, your continued use of the Website or Content after the update shall constitute your assent to the updated Agreement.
- No Partnership. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of this Agreement or your use of the Website or Content.
- Assignment. We may assign our rights under this Agreement, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent. You may not assign this Agreement without our prior written consent. Any unauthorized assignment shall be null and void.
- No Waiver. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall in no way be construed to be a present or future waiver of such provision, nor in any way affect the right of any party to enforce each and every such provision thereafter. The express waiver by us of any provision, condition or requirement of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any future obligation to comply with such provision, condition or requirement.
- Notices. All notices given by you or required under this Agreement shall be in writing and addressed to: Hayward Pool Products, 620 Division Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07207.
- Equitable Remedies. You hereby agree that we would be irreparably damaged if the terms of this Agreement were not specifically enforced, and therefore you agree that we shall be entitled, without bond, other security, or proof of irreparable harm or other damages, to appropriate equitable remedies with respect to breaches of this Agreement, in addition to such other remedies as we may otherwise have available to us under applicable laws.
- Entire Terms. This Agreement, including the documents expressly incorporated by reference, constitutes the entire Terms between you and us with respect to the Website or Content, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications, whether electronic, oral or written.
If you believe in good faith that any materials posted on the Website or Content (the “Materials”) infringe any copyright in any work of yours, you agree to contact our “DMCA Copyright Agent” as identified below, hereby designated under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) (17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3)), with correspondence containing the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of the owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
- Identification, with information reasonably sufficient to allow its location of the material that is claimed to be infringing;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you;
- A statement 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; and,
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
You agree that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this policy, your DMCA notice may not be valid. For any questions regarding this procedure, or to submit a complaint, please contact our designated DMCA Copyright Agent:
Hayward Pool Products,
620 Division Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07207
COMPLAINT POLICY FOR INFRINGEMENT OF OTHER RIGHTS
If you believe in good faith that any Materials (as defined above) posted on the Website or accessed via the Content infringe any of your rights (including any trademark or privacy rights, but not including rights in copyright as addressed in the Copyright Policy, above), or are otherwise unlawful, you agree to send a notice to firstname.lastname@example.org, containing the following information:
- Your name, physical address, e-mail address and phone number;
- A description of the Materials posted on the Website that you believe violate your rights or are otherwise unlawful, and which parts of said Materials you believe should be remedied or removed;
- Identification of the location of the Material on the Website;
- If you believe that the Materials violate your rights, a statement as to the basis of the rights that you claim are violated;
- If you believe that the Materials are unlawful or violate the rights of others, a statement as to the basis of this belief;
- A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that use of the Materials in the manner complained of is not authorized and that the information you are providing is accurate to the best of your knowledge and in good faith; and,
- Your physical or electronic signature.
If we receive a message from you that complies with all of the above requirements, we will evaluate the submission, and if appropriate, in our sole discretion, we will take action. We may disclose your submission to any entity that posted the claimed violative Materials, or any other entity as we deem appropriate.
Copyright ©Hayward. All rights reserved. The Website is the property of Hayward, and is protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws. This includes the content, appearance, and design of the Website, as well as the trademarks, product names, graphics, logos, service names, slogans, colors, and designs.