ACCEPTING THESE TERMS
Welcome to The Mercer Club! This Terms of Service agreement (“Terms”) is between you (“you” or “your”) and The Mercer Club, Inc. (“we,” “our,” “us,” or “The Mercer Club”), and governs your access to and use of our website located at themercerclubnyc.com (and any successor site thereto) (the “Site”), our mobile application (the “App”) and related services, including The Mercer Club’s product rental and sale services (together with the Site, the App, and the Content (as defined below), the “Services”). These Terms also apply to in-store and hotel rentals and sales, which are part of the Services.
Please review these Terms carefully; by accessing or using any of the Services, including by creating an Account (as defined below), you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by these Terms.
These Terms are a legally binding contract between you and The Mercer Club. By accepting these Terms, you represent that you are an individual of legal age to form a binding contract or, if you are not, that you have obtained parental or guardian consent to enter into these Terms. Under no circumstances may you access or use the Services if you are under thirteen (13) years old. Your access to and use of the Services in any way also means that you agree to all of these Terms, and these Terms will remain in effect while you access or use the Services. These Terms incorporate by reference any additional terms and conditions posted by The Mercer Club through the Site and/or the App, or otherwise made available to you by The Mercer Club (the “Additional Terms”), and you understand and agree that by accessing or using any of our Services, you agree to also comply with all Additional Terms.
EXCEPT FOR LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES DESCRIBED IN SUBCLAUSE (c) OF THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT BELOW, YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION, OR TO A TRIAL BY JURY.
The Services are controlled or operated (or both) from the United States, and are not intended to subject The Mercer Club to any non-U.S. jurisdiction or law. You may not use the Services to rent or purchase Products outside of the United States. Any use of the Site is at your own risk, and you must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations in doing so. We may limit the Service’s availability at any time, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction that we choose.
We also reserve the right to change these Terms at any time by notifying you of such changes by any reasonable means, including by posting the revised Terms on the Site. The “Last Updated” legend above indicates when these Terms were last changed. At our discretion, we may also notify you of certain changes by sending you an email to the email address associated with your Account. You are responsible for providing us with your current email address when you create an Account, and, if your email address changes, for updating your Account information to reflect your new email address. Your continued use of the Services, including by renting or purchasing Products (as defined below) from us, following any changes to these Terms will indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the revised Terms. Any changes to the Terms will not apply to any dispute between you and us that arises prior to the date on which we posted the revised Terms incorporating such changes, or otherwise notified you of such changes. If you don’t agree with the new Terms, you may no longer access or use the Services.
ABOUT OUR SERVICE
How To Access The Mercer Club Services
As noted above, you must be 13 years or older to access or use the Services. To use the Services, you may be required to sign up for an account (your “Account”), select a password and username (your “The Mercer Club User ID”), and provide us with certain information or data, such as your contact information. You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and up-to-date information, and to maintain and update such information. You may not select as your The Mercer Club User ID a name that you don’t have the right to use, or another person’s name with the intent to impersonate that person. We may reject, or require that you change, any The Mercer Club User ID, password or other information that you provide to us in registering for an Account. You may not transfer your Account to anyone else without our prior written permission. You may only register one Account per Paid Service (as defined below).
Additionally, you may be able to access certain parts or features of the Services by using your account credentials from other services operated by third parties (each, a “Third Party Account”), such as those offered by Google and Facebook. By using the Services through a Third Party Account, you authorize us to access information from such Third Party Account for use in connection with the Services.
You may only use the Services and Products made available to you for your own personal, non-commercial use, and not on behalf of or for the benefit of any third party, and only in a manner that complies with all laws that apply to you. If your use of the Services or Products is prohibited by these Terms or any Additional Terms or applicable laws, then you are not authorized to use the Services or Products. You are solely responsible for any use by you of any Services or Products in violation of these Terms, any Additional Terms, or applicable law.
You may not share your Account (including your The Mercer Club User ID or password) with anyone, and you must protect the security of your Account (including your The Mercer Club User ID and password) and any other access tools or credentials. You’re solely responsible for any activity associated with your Account, including all charges incurred from use of the Services with your Account.
We may, for any reason, limit or restrict your access to or use of the Services, including, but not limited to, refusing to fulfill any order that you place with us or restricting orders placed under a single customer Account, payment card, or billing or shipping address. We reserve the right to limit, cancel, or prohibit any use of the Services for any reason in our sole discretion, including but not limited to availability and geographic concerns, or if we determine or suspect that you are using the Services for fraudulent or commercial purposes or for any other purposes in violation of these Terms or any Additional Terms.
If you do not return one or more Products that are part of a single order (other than Products that you purchase) after the date on which such Products must be returned or do not return the Product(s) at all (see the “Returns, Extensions, Shipping, and Lost Items” section below), you hereby authorize us (or our third-party payment processor) to charge your Payment Method a non-refundable late fee for every day that we do not receive every Product that comprises such order, up to an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the The Mercer Club’s purchase value of the Products not returned to us (for each Product, the “Retail Value”) plus applicable sales tax. The late fee is payable on a per-order, not a per-Product, basis. If you have not returned a Product within twenty (20) days after the specified return date for such Product, your late return will be considered a non-return and you hereby authorize us (or our third-party payment processor) to charge your Payment Method the Retail Value of the Product, minus any late fees that you have already paid, plus applicable sales tax. Please see our FAQ Section for the current amount we charge for a late fee.
If you are charged by The Mercer Club for the full Retail Value of a Product pursuant to this “Late Fees” section, you are permitted to retain the Product; however, we do not make, and expressly disclaim, any warranties of any kind with respect to the Product, and the Product is provided to you on an “AS IS” basis. For the avoidance of doubt, this “Late Fees” section shall not apply to the Rental Fee, or fees paid or payable by you for the non-return of Return Packaging (as defined below), each of which will be charged separately from, and in addition to, any late fees. Late fees will not apply to any Products ordered using the Membership Service, unless you Cancel the Membership Service. Payment of any late fees does not excuse your breach of these Terms and does not limit our rights or remedies hereunder.
Cost Of The Service
We may charge you to access and use certain parts of the Services (the “Paid Services”). We reserve the right to modify or waive fees required to use certain parts of the Services. You are solely responsible for: (i) the fee for any Paid Services that you order and that are not cancelled in accordance with our cancellation policy, (ii) the price of any Products that are not returned in accordance with our policies, and (iii) any late fees accrued by you due to late or lost items.
For more information about our Services, including pricing and fees and cancellation policies, please see our FAQ Section. Please note that any payment terms presented to you in the process of using or signing up for a Paid Service are deemed part of these Terms.
If you rent a Product through our Reserve Service, the rental fee (“Rental Fee”) will include insurance charges and delivery charges (as applicable) listed on the Reserve Service for your rental of the applicable Product. The Mercer Club reserves the right to alter the Rental Fee or availability of any particular item at its discretion and without notice.
If you purchase a Membership Service, the subscription fee (“Subscription Fee”) will be the then-current applicable subscription rate (including all applicable taxes and fees) listed on the Membership Service on the date that you sign up for such Membership Service; provided that, if your Membership Service is based on a promotional rate, you will be charged a fee equal to the promotional rate for the duration of the promotion, and, after the expiration of the applicable promotion, you will be charged the applicable rate on a recurring monthly basis. For information on the applicable fees, including any applicable discounts and insurance charges listed during the check-out process, please see the “ Plans” section of our Site. The Mercer Club reserves the right to alter the Subscription Fee or availability of any particular item at its discretion and without notice.
If you purchase a Product through the Services, the purchase price for such Product (“Purchase Price”) will be equal to the purchase fee and delivery charges listed on the Service for the applicable Product at the time of purchase. The Mercer Club, at its discretion and without notice, reserves the right to alter the price of a Product, the amount or availability of any discount, or the availability of any particular item. You hereby authorize us (or our third-party payment processor) to charge your Payment Method (as defined below) for the Purchase Price when you purchase Products. We will charge your Payment Method the amount of the Purchase Price immediately upon your purchase order. We do not make, and expressly disclaim, any warranties of any kind with respect to any Product that you purchase, and such Product is provided on an “AS IS” basis.
The Mercer Club Packaging
With the delivery of a Product, The Mercer Club will provide you with pre-paid, pre-addressed packaging that you can use to return the Product (“Return Packaging”), as well as instructions for returning the Product to The Mercer Club. You may not keep, sell, or transfer (other than to us) any The Mercer Club-branded garment bags, accessory bags, and accessory boxes (“The Mercer Club Packaging”) that we provide to you. If The Mercer Club Packaging is not returned prior to the earlier of (i) sixty (60) days after the return of the associated Product or (ii) the termination, cancellation, or expiration of your Account or Paid Services, you hereby authorize us (or our third-party payment processor) to charge your Payment Method a non-refundable non-return fee for each garment bag, accessory bag, and/or accessory box that is not returned to us. After we charge your Payment Method for The Mercer Club Packaging that you did not return, you are permitted to retain such The Mercer Club Packaging; however, we do not make, and expressly disclaim, any warranties of any kind with respect to such The Mercer Club Packaging, and The Mercer Club Packaging is provided to you on an “AS IS” basis. Please see our FAQ Section for the current amount we charge for non-return fees (including for garment bags, accessory bags, and accessory boxes).
OTHER TERMS RELATED TO PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Use Of The Products
You agree to treat the Products with great care. You are responsible for any loss, destruction, or damage to the Products for any reason (other than normal wear and tear), including due to theft, loss, mysterious disappearance, fire, major stains, or any other cause. Normal wear and tear means minor stains, rips, missing beads, stuck zippers, or other minor damage that is covered by the insurance you paid for with your rental of the applicable Product. If you return a Product that is damaged beyond normal wear and tear, then you hereby authorize us (or our third-party payment processor) to charge your Payment Method for the price for repairing or replacing the Product, as determined in our discretion, up to the full Retail Value for the Product.
Returns, Extension, Shipping and Lost items
You agree to return each rented Product to The Mercer Club on or before the return date for the Product identified in the applicable online invoice for your order. We may, but are not required to, permit you to extend your order for a Product (including by contacting us), subject to pre-payment of any additional fees applicable to that Product for the period of time of the extension. We are not responsible for any personal or other items left in the Products or which are returned to The Mercer Club in the Return Packaging. If you believe you have accidentally or otherwise sent any such items to us, please contact customer service as soon as possible at [email protected] We may, but are not required to, assist you in attempting to locate such items at your request, and we assume no responsibility or liability if we attempt to locate such items.
If you use the Return Packaging that we provide, you must use the shipping carrier specified on the pre-paid shipping label included with the Return Packaging. The Mercer Club will not be responsible for loss, theft, or damage to Products that are shipped back to us using any carrier other than the carrier that is specified on our Return Packaging, or for any fees or expenses that you incur due to delays in The Mercer Club receiving the Product. The Mercer Club does not ship Products outside of the United States, and you may not return Products to us from outside of the United States without our prior written permission.
In the event that you lose or damage the Return Packaging that we provide, you will be responsible for returning the Product to us in your own packaging, at your own expense. Furthermore, you acknowledge that using any packaging or shipping carriers other than our Return Packaging and the carrier specified thereon may result in delivery delays and additional delivery fees for which The Mercer Club will not be liable. You will be solely liable for all such delays and additional delivery fees.
If you are returning a Product using our self-service kiosks, once a Product has been scanned into a kiosk return scanner, it is considered a Product return and you must immediately deposit the Product in the return bin provided. Failure to deposit a Product in the return bin at the self-service kiosk at the time that it is scanned into the kiosk is a violation of our Terms, and we may terminate your Account, charge your Payment Method for the full Value of the Product, and/or take other legal action.
For more information regarding Product returns, please refer to our FAQ Section for the most up-to-date information.
Product and Service Descriptions
We may, in our sole discretion, provide listings, descriptions, or images of Products that are available on the Services, as well as references and links to Products, but we do not warrant that the Product listings, descriptions, or images are accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free, or that any Products will be available, even if noted as so on our Services. Such information and the availability of any Product are subject to change at any time without notice. Certain weights, measures, and similar descriptions are approximate and are for convenience only. We make reasonable efforts to accurately display the attributes of Products, including the applicable colors, however the actual colors you see will depend on your computer system, and we cannot guarantee that your computer (including a smart phone or similar device) will accurately display such colors. The prices displayed for Products and Services are quoted in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise indicated. Prices and availability for Products on our Reserve Service are not confirmed until the applicable Products are shipped; if the actual price of such a Product is higher than our stated price, or if the Product is no longer available, we will contact you for instructions before shipping or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation. The availability through the Services of any listing, description, or image of a Product does not imply our endorsement of such Product or affiliation with the provider of such Product.
You must provide us with accurate shipping information, so that we can timely deliver Products to you. You are responsible for providing us with accurate shipping information for deliveries and for keeping the shipping information for your Account up-to-date. If you provide us with a shipping address that is invalid or where you cannot securely accept Products upon delivery, or if you do not keep your shipping information up-to-date, you are solely responsible for any resulting loss, theft, or damage to the Products. Following delivery to the designated address, as between you and us, you will be solely responsible for the condition of each Product until you return such Product (including while they are in transit). We reserve the right to reject, cancel, or prohibit any rentals or sales of Products for any reason. Please see our FAQ Section for more information regarding deliveries.
The Mercer Club Partners
We may, from time to time, permit you to have rental Products shipped to our third-party partners. If you choose to have rental Products shipped to such third-party partners, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms, you must return such rental Products, using the Return Packaging, to our third-party partners, unless we expressly permit you to otherwise return the rental Products in accordance with these Terms.
BILLING AND PAYMENTS
To change your Payment Method, go to your account settings. To delete a Payment Method or terminate your payment authorization, contact us at [email protected] or 954-787-0304. For information on how to Pause or Cancel your account, see below.
PAUSING AND CANCELLING SERVICES
Please note that you will not receive any refunds for amounts already paid for the Membership Services, and you will still be responsible for payment of any fees or charges (including, without limitation, all Rental Fees) incurred by you prior to termination of your Membership Service. Membership Services cannot be terminated before the end of the Billing Period for which you have already paid, and except as expressly provided in these terms, The Mercer Club will not refund any fees that you have already paid.
The Mercer Club is also free to suspend, limit, or terminate your access to or use of the Services or your Account, for any reason in our discretion, including your breach of these Terms.
The following provisions survive expiration or termination of these Terms (or your Account): “Changes,” “Late Fees,” “The Mercer Club Packaging,” “Returns, Extensions, Shipping and Lost Items,” “Your Content,” “Use Restrictions,” “Use of your Content,” “Limitation of Liability,” “Disclaimer of Warranties,” “Indemnity,” “Assignment,” “Choice of Law,” “Arbitration Agreement,” “Taxes,” “Waiver; Severability,” and “Entire Agreement.”
FREE TRIALS AND PROMOTIONS
Any free trial or other promotion that provides access to a Paid Service must be used within the specified time of the trial. At the end of your free trial or promotion, you will be signed up to use the applicable Paid Service and charged in accordance with these Terms, unless you Cancel the Paid Service in accordance with these Terms. Please note that any payment terms presented to you in the process of using or signing up for a free trial or other promotion are deemed part of these Terms.
The following additional terms and conditions apply to the sale, use, and redemption of The Mercer Club physical gift cards and electronic-only “digital” gift cards and gift credits (collectively, “Gift Cards”). Purchase and use of a Gift Card constitutes acceptance of these terms. In addition to the terms in this Section, the purchase, use, and redemption of Gift Cards is considered part of the Services subject to these Terms generally.
Redemption and Use
Gift Cards may be purchased online or through participating The Mercer Club retail locations. Gift Cards are redeemable only for eligible Services and merchandise through our Services or at The Mercer Club retail locations. Limits may apply to Gift Card redemption and use at The Mercer Club’s discretion, and as stated in the Services, at retail locations, or on the Gift Card packaging. A Gift Card cannot be used to purchase other Gift Cards. When a Gift Card is redeemed, the value of the rental or purchase plus any shipping/handling fees and sales tax will be deducted from the currently available Gift Card balance.
Additional Terms for Digital Gift Cards
Digital Gift Cards are only issued electronically; no physical card will be provided. The digital Gift Card number will be delivered to the recipient’s email address that the purchaser provides at time of purchase of the digital Gift Card. Purchaser is responsible for providing an accurate and deliverable recipient email address. Recipient will usually receive a digital Gift Card via email within 24 hours, or on the delivery date the purchaser chooses. Digital Gift Cards may be redeemed by providing the digital Gift Card number at the time of checkout online on our Services or at a The Mercer Club retail location.
Expirations and Fees
Gift Cards do not expire and are not subject to any fees. Gift Cards are not redeemable or exchangeable for cash (except as required by law). Gift Cards cannot be reloaded and are not refundable. Gift Cards cannot be transferred for value.
Limitation Of Liability
IN ADDITION TO THE GENERAL “LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY” SECTION SET FORTH BELOW, IN THE EVENT THAT THE MERCER CLUB IS FOUND LIABLE TO YOU FOR A CLAIM ARISING FROM A GIFT CARD, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WILL BE TO RECOVER ACTUAL AND DIRECT DAMAGES WHICH SHALL NOT EXCEED THE LAST BALANCE HELD ON YOUR GIFT CARD.
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Please see our FAQ Section for assistance regarding Gift Cards (including on how to check Gift Card balance).
Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Cards; Unauthorized Use
You should treat your Gift Card like cash and protect it accordingly. Title to and risk of loss for Gift Cards passes to the purchaser upon sale. The Mercer Club reserves the right to refuse to accept Gift Cards that The Mercer Club believes were fraudulently or illegally obtained. The Mercer Club is not responsible if a Gift Card is lost, stolen, destroyed, damaged, or used without permission. Gift Cards will be replaced if lost, stolen, or damaged only with proof of purchase and only for the value shown on The Mercer Club’s records. The Mercer Club is not responsible if your Gift Card is used without your permission.
Under the Refer a Friend Program, The Mercer Club may provide you with the opportunity to send invites containing a unique referral code (each, an “Invitation”) to others to use The Mercer Club’s Paid Services at a promotional rate (each, a “Referral”). If your Referral is a qualified referral, he or she will receive the promotion indicated on the Invitation when he or she redeems the Invitation, and we may, but are not required to, also provide you a referral credit toward future Paid Services (a “Referral Credit”). Please see our FAQ Section for more details regarding requirements for qualified referrals.
Referral Credits will be reflected in your Account after the requirements for a qualified referral have been met. You may be required to pay taxes, and we may be required to withhold taxes, on the value of redeemed Referral Credits if the value exceeds certain thresholds. We may, in our sole discretion, place limitations or caps on the maximum amount of Referral Credits that you can receive in any period of time. Please see our FAQ Section for limitations or caps on Referral Credits.
You may not obtain any cash or money in exchange for Referral Credits. You are responsible for notifying The Mercer Club if you believe the number of Referral Credits in your Account is incorrect.
The Mercer Club reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Refer a Friend Program, in part or in whole, at any time, for any reason, or, upon reasonable notice to you (including by email), to void or remove Referral Credits from an Account at any time. All Referral Credits will be voided immediately upon termination of these Terms or if you Cancel your Account.
OWNERSHIP AND USE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
We and/or our suppliers and licensors own the Products and Services (including related software, code, data, and information relating thereto), and proprietary methods and systems used to provide the Services (collectively, “Our Property”), the materials, text, graphics, data, articles, photos, images, illustrations, information, and other content made available or displayed by us through the Services (collectively, “Our Materials”), and certain of the trademarks, service marks, names, and logos, including, but not limited to, THE MERCER CLUB (“Marks,” and together with Our Property and Our Materials, collectively, “Content”). You agree and acknowledge that the Content is: (i) protected by copyrights, (ii) subject to other intellectual property and proprietary rights and laws, and (iii) owned by us or our suppliers and licensors. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms, Content may not be copied, modified, reproduced, republished, posted, transmitted, sold, offered for sale, redistributed, or otherwise used in any way without our prior written permission and the prior written permission of our applicable licensors.
Subject to these Terms, and solely for so long as you are permitted to use the Services, we grant to you a non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive, revocable, limited right and license to (a) install, access, and use our App on any single, compatible, personal device that you own or control, and (ii) access and use the other aspects of the Services, in each case solely for your own personal, noncommercial use. The App is licensed (not sold) to you. If you fail to comply with any of the terms or conditions of these Terms, you must immediately cease using the App and remove (that is, uninstall and delete) the App from your mobile device. You promise to abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in or attached to any Content, and that you won’t use, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell, commercialize, or otherwise exploit for any purpose any Content. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as expressly provided in these Terms), create derivative works based on, or otherwise exploit any of the Content or Services. You may not use our trade names, trademarks, service marks, or logos in connection with any product or service that is not ours, or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting any right to use any trade names, trademarks, service marks, or logos without the express prior written consent of the owner.
• Violates any law, rules, or regulation, including, without limitation, any applicable export control laws or privacy laws;
• Is dangerous, harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, libelous, tortious, obscene, indecent, pornographic, vulgar, unlawful, hateful, or threatening to any group defined by race, religion, gender, national origin, or sexual orientation or otherwise offensive or objectionable, or is for any commercial purpose or is used for any purpose not reasonably intended by The Mercer Club;
• Jeopardizes the security of your or any other The Mercer Club user’s Account (such as by allowing someone else to log in to your Account);
• Attempts, in any manner, to obtain the The Mercer Club User ID, password, Account, or other security information of or from any other The Mercer Club user or impersonates any other person, including but not limited to a The Mercer Club representative;
• Violates the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords or security mechanisms or encryption codes, or introduces viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, or other computer code, file, or program that is potentially harmful or invasive or intended to damage or hijack the operation of, or to monitor the use of, any hardware, software, or equipment;
• Runs a “Maillist,” “Listserv,” any form of auto-responder, or “spam” on the Services, or any processes that run or are activated while you are not logged into the Services, or that otherwise interferes with the proper working of the Services (including by placing an unreasonable load on the Services’ infrastructure);
• Restricts or prohibits any other person from using the Services;
• Frames or mirrors any portion of the Services, or otherwise incorporates any portion of the Services into any product or service, without our express prior written consent;
• Uses any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “scrape,” “data mine,” or otherwise gather Site content, or reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site, without our express prior written consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and subject to compliance with any instructions posted in the robots.txt file located in the Site’s root directory, The Mercer Club grants to the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Site for the sole purpose of (and solely to the extent necessary for) creating publicly available, searchable indices of such materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. The Mercer Club reserves the right to revoke such permission either generally or in specific cases, at any time and without notice;
• Systematically copies or stores any portion of the Content;
• Decompiles, reverse engineers, disassembles or otherwise attempts to obtain the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to the Products or Services, except to the extent that such restriction is expressly prohibited by applicable law;
• Displays material that exploits children under 18 years of age or posts, collects, or discloses any personal information (including names) or private information about such children; or
• Posts or transmits any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation, including without limitation solicitations of credit card numbers, solicitations for sponsors, or promotion of raffles or contests or any other businesses or services.
You are also responsible for obtaining, maintaining, and paying for all hardware and all telecommunications and other services needed to access or use the Services. A violation of any of the foregoing is grounds for termination of your right to use or access the Services.
Anything that you post, upload, share, store, provide, or otherwise make available through the Services is a “User Submission.” We do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to your User Submissions, and they may be viewable by others. You are solely responsible for all User Submissions that you submit or otherwise provide to the Services. You represent that (a) all of your User Submissions are accurate, complete, up-to-date, and in compliance with these Terms and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and (b) you own or have the necessary rights, licenses, consents, and permissions, without the need for any permission from or payment to any other person or entity, to exploit and to authorize us to exploit your User Submissions in all manners contemplated by these Terms. You waive all moral rights in User Submissions which may be available to you in any part of the world and confirm that no such rights have been asserted. No User Submissions will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any User Submissions.
In addition, if you provide to us any ideas, proposals, suggestions, or other materials (“Feedback”), whether related to the Services or otherwise, such Feedback will be deemed a User Submission, and you hereby acknowledge and agree that such Feedback is not confidential, and that your provision of such Feedback is gratuitous, unsolicited, and without restriction, and does not place The Mercer Club under any fiduciary or other obligation.
You hereby grant to The Mercer Club and our affiliates a perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers), and transferable (in whole or part) worldwide license to use, edit, truncate, aggregate, reproduce, transmit, display, exhibit, distribute, prepare, index, comment on, modify, create derivative works of, display, perform, and otherwise fully exploit User Submissions in connection the Services and our (and our successors’ and assigns’) businesses, including without limitation for promoting, marketing, advertising, and redistributing part or all of the Site or the Services (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats (whether now existing or hereafter created or discovered) and through any media channels, whether now existing or hereafter created or discovered (including, without limitation, third-party websites and feeds).
Ratings and Reviews
Our Services may allow you to rate and post reviews of Products. Any ratings or reviews provided by you are considered User Submissions and are governed by these Terms. Ratings and reviews are not endorsed by The Mercer Club, and do not represent the views of The Mercer Club or of any affiliate or partner of The Mercer Club. The Mercer Club does not assume liability for any ratings and reviews or for any claims, liabilities, or losses resulting from or relating to ratings or reviews. We reserve the right to modify, remove, or exclude any rating and/or review for any reason at any time, without notice.
Copyright Infringement Claims
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials available on the Services infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send to The Mercer Club a written notice by mail, email, or fax, requesting that The Mercer Club remove such material or block access to it. If you believe in good faith that someone has wrongly filed a notice of copyright infringement against you, the DMCA permits you to send to The Mercer Club a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. See http://www.copyright.gov/ for details. Notices and counter-notices must be sent in writing to The Mercer Club as follows: by email to [email protected]; or by phone via 954-787-0304.
Third Party Materials
Certain Services functionality may contain links or connections to, or otherwise make available access to, third-party websites, services, information, services, products, or other materials that are not owned or controlled by The Mercer Club (“Third Party Materials”), or allow for the routing or transmission of such Third Party Materials, including via links. When you access or use any Third Party Materials, you are directing us to access, route and transmit to you the applicable Third Party Materials. Your use of Third Party Materials is at your own risk and is subject to any additional terms, conditions, and policies applicable to such Third Party Materials (such as terms of service or privacy policies of the providers of such Third Party Materials).
If there is a dispute between participants on this site or Services, or between users and any third party, including in connection with any Third Party Materials, you agree that The Mercer Club is under no obligation to become involved and you are solely responsible for such disputes.
Additional Terms for Mobile Applications
In addition to your agreement with the foregoing terms and conditions, and notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the following provisions apply with respect to your use of any version of the App compatible with the iOS operating system of Apple Inc. (“Apple”). Apple is not a party to these Terms and does not own and is not responsible for the App. Apple is not providing any warranty for the App except, if applicable, to refund the purchase price for it. Apple is not responsible for maintenance or other support services for the App and shall not be responsible for any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses with respect to the App, including any third-party product liability claims, claims that the App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement, claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation, and claims with respect to intellectual property infringement. Any inquiries or complaints relating to the use of the App, including those pertaining to intellectual property rights, must be directed to The Mercer Club in accordance with the “Information or Complaints” section below. The license you have been granted herein is limited to a non-transferable license to use the App on an Apple-branded product that runs Apple’s iOS operating system and is owned or controlled by you, or as otherwise permitted by the usage rules set forth in Apple’s App Store Terms of Service. In addition, you must comply with the terms of any third-party agreement applicable to you when using the App, such as your wireless data service agreement. Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms and, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Terms, will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as a third-party beneficiary thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, The Mercer Club’s right to enter into, rescind, or terminate any variation, waiver, or settlement under these Terms is not subject to the consent of any third party.
Limitation Of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE) SHALL ANY OF THE THE MERCER CLUB PARTIES (AS DEFINED BELOW) BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR (A) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, (B) ANY SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR TECHNOLOGY, (C) ANY AMOUNT, IN THE AGGREGATE, IN EXCESS OF THE GREATER OF (I) ONE-HUNDRED ($100) U.S. DOLLARS OR (II) THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO THE MERCER CLUB IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES IN THE TWELVE (12)-MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE FIRST EVENT GIVING RISE TO A CLAIM OR (D) ANY MATTER BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL OR CERTAIN OTHER DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY DOES NOT APPLY TO NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS OR TRANSACTIONS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE THE MERCER CLUB PARTIES DO NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES AND THE THE MERCER CLUB PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INTERRUPTIONS OR ERRORS RELATED THERETO.
The Mercer Club may from time to time engage third-party couriers (“Couriers”) to facilitate delivery of Products. Couriers are independent contractors and not employees, partners, agents, joint ventures, or franchisees of The Mercer Club. The Mercer Club shall not be liable or responsible for any delivery services provided by Couriers, or any errors or misrepresentations made by any of them. If you opt to have Products delivered by Courier, you agree to bear responsibility for receipt of Products shipped to the delivery location specified at time of check out. The Mercer Club highly recommends that you provide a secure location where you can physically receive Product(s) (including from a Courier), and The Mercer Club does not bear liability for Products left unattended, by you, a Courier, or otherwise. You hereby acknowledge that The Mercer Club does not supervise, direct, control, or monitor a Courier’s provision of services. Any interactions or disputes between you and a courier are solely between you and that courier. The Mercer Club and its licensors shall have no liability, obligation or responsibility for any interaction between you and any courier.
Consent To Receive Periodic Messages
By using the Services, you consent to receiving communications from us, including informational text messages (such as for purposes of notifying you about the status of your order, sending you reminders, facilitating secondary authentication, and providing other transactional information) to the phone number that you provide by any means, including through an automated telephone number dialing system. You represent and warrant that you are the owner of the phone number that you provide when you create an Account. Standard text messaging and data rates charged by your mobile carrier may apply to the text messages we send you, and any and all such charges, fees, taxes, or costs are your sole responsibility. You may opt out of receiving communications by following the unsubscribe procedures we provide to you. In the case of text messages, you may opt out by replying “STOP” to a text message you receive from us or by emailing [email protected] You acknowledge that opting out of receiving communications may impact your use of the Services. Please note also that you will need to opt out of communications for each Service that you sign up for. You agree to indemnify and hold The Mercer Club harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to your breach of the foregoing.
Choice of Law
These Terms are governed by and will be construed under the laws of the United States (including federal arbitration law) and the laws of the State of New York, without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof.
Please read the following Arbitration Agreement carefully (subsections (a) though (f) below will be referenced herein as the “Arbitration Agreement”) because it requires you to arbitrate certain disputes and claims with The Mercer Club and limits the manner in which you can seek relief from The Mercer Club. Both you and The Mercer Club acknowledge and agree that for the purposes of any dispute arising out of or relating to the subject matter of these Terms, The Mercer Club’s officers, directors, employees, and independent contractors (“Personnel”) are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms, and that upon your acceptance of these Terms, Personnel will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as the third-party beneficiary hereof.MISCELLANEOUS• Arbitration Rules; Applicability of Arbitration Agreement. The parties shall use their best efforts to settle any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement arising out of or relating to the subject matter of these Terms directly through good-faith negotiations, which shall be a precondition to either party initiating arbitration. If such negotiations do not resolve the dispute, such dispute shall be finally settled by binding arbitration in accordance with this Arbitration Agreement. The arbitration will proceed in the English language, in accordance with the American Arbitration Association under its Consumer Arbitration Rules, as amended by this Arbitration Agreement (the “Rules”) then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes. The Consumer Arbitration Rules are available online at https://www.adr.org/sites/default/files/CommercialRules_Web_FINAL_2.pdf. The arbitrator will conduct hearings, if any, by teleconference or videoconference, rather than by personal appearances, unless the arbitrator determines upon request by you or by us that an in-person hearing is appropriate. Any in-person appearances will be held at a location which is reasonably convenient to both parties with due consideration of their ability to travel and other pertinent circumstances. If the parties are unable to agree on a location, such determination should be made by the AAA or by the arbitrator. The arbitrator’s decision will follow the terms of this Agreement and will be final and binding. The arbitrator will have authority to award temporary, interim or permanent injunctive relief or relief providing for specific performance of this Agreement, but only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by the individual claim before the arbitrator. The award rendered by the arbitrator may be confirmed and enforced in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, nothing in this Agreement will preclude you from bringing issues to the attention of federal, state, or local agencies and, if the law allows, they can seek relief against us for you.
• Class Action Waiver. You agree that any arbitration under these Terms will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted and you are agreeing to give up the ability to participate in a class action. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Arbitration Agreement or any other provision of these Terms or in the American Arbitration Association’s Consumer Arbitration Rules, disputes regarding the enforceability, revocability, or validity of the foregoing class action waiver may be resolved only by a civil court of competent jurisdiction and not by an arbitrator. In any case in which (i) the dispute is filed as a class, collective, or representative action, and (ii) there is a final judicial determination that all or part of such class action waiver is unenforceable, then the class, collective, and/or representative action, to that extent, must be litigated in a civil court of competent jurisdiction, but the portion of such class action waiver that is enforceable shall be enforced in arbitration.
• Small Claims Court; Infringement. Notwithstanding the foregoing obligation to resolve disputes using arbitration, both you and The Mercer Club may assert claims, if they qualify, in small claims court in New York County, New York or any United States county where you live or work. Furthermore, both you and The Mercer Club will have the right to pursue injunctive or other equitable relief at any time, from any court of competent jurisdiction, to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of a party’s copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property rights.
• Waiver of Jury Trial. You and The Mercer Club are each waiving the right to trial by a jury and instead choosing to have claims and disputes resolved by arbitration. Except for disputes that qualify for small claims court, all disputes arising out of or related to these Terms or any aspect of the relationship between you and The Mercer Club, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation, or any other legal theory, will be resolved pursuant to this Arbitration Agreement. Except as provided above regarding the class action waiver, such disputes include, without limitation, disputes arising out of or relating to interpretation or application of this arbitration provision, including the enforceability, revocability or validity of the arbitration provision or any portion of the arbitration provision. All such matters shall be decided by an arbitrator and not by a court or judge. However, as set forth above, the preceding arbitration requirement shall not apply to disputes to the extent relating to the interpretation or application of the class action waiver above, including its enforceability, revocability, or validity.
• Exclusive Venue. In any circumstances where the foregoing Arbitration Agreement permits either you or The Mercer Club to litigate any dispute arising out of or relating to the subject matter of these Terms in court, then the foregoing Arbitration Agreement will not apply to either party, and both you and The Mercer Club agree that any judicial proceeding (other than small claims actions) will be brought in the state or federal courts located in New York County, New York.
• Severability. If the prohibition against class actions and other claims brought on behalf of third parties contained above is found to be unenforceable, then all of the preceding language in this Arbitration Agreement section will be null and void. This Arbitration Agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with The Mercer Club.
Disclaimer Of Warranties
Neither The Mercer Club nor its licensors, suppliers, partners, parent, subsidiaries, or affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, employees, consultants, contract employees, representatives, and agents, and each of their respective successors and assigns (The Mercer Club and all such parties together, the “The Mercer Club Parties”) make any representations or warranties concerning the Services, including without limitation regarding any content contained in or accessed through the Services or any Products, and the The Mercer Club Parties will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Services or any claims, actions, suits procedures, costs, expenses, damages, or liabilities arising out of or in any way related to your participation in or use of the Services. We make no warranty that the Products or Services will meet your requirements, or that the Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor do we make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Products, or Services, or that defects in the Products or Services will be corrected. The Services may become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or other reasons. You understand and agree that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer or loss of data that results from the download of any material in any way related to the Services and/or our Content. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us through the Services or otherwise will create any warranty, representation, or guarantee not expressly stated in these Terms.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS, CONTENT, AND ANY THIRD PARTY MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED BY THE MERCER CLUB (AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS) ON AN “AS-IS,” “WHERE IS,” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND THE MERCER CLUB HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You are responsible for complying with United States export controls and for any violation of such controls, including any United States embargoes or other federal rules and regulations restricting exports. You represent, warrant and covenant that you are not (a) located in, or a resident or a national of, any country subject to a U.S. government embargo or other restriction, or that has been designated by the U.S. government as a “terrorist supporting” country; or (b) on any of the U.S. government lists of restricted end users
You agree to indemnify and hold the The Mercer Club Parties harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses, fees, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to any claims, suit, action, or demand (“Claims”) relating to (i) your access to and use of the Services (including any actions taken by a third party using your account) and any Products rented from us (including any failure to return such Products), (ii) your User Submissions, (iii) your violation of these Terms, or any applicable law, rules, or regulation, (iv) your infringement, misappropriation, or other violation of any third-party right, including any intellectual property right or publicity, confidentiality, other property, or privacy right, and (v) any dispute or issue between you and any third party, including any Courier, Product merchant, or other third party. In the event of such Claim, we will attempt to provide notice of the Claim to the contact information we have for your account (provided that failure to deliver such notice shall not eliminate or reduce your indemnification obligations hereunder).
You may not assign, delegate or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder, or your Account, in any way (including by operation of law or otherwise) without The Mercer Club’s prior written consent. We may transfer, assign, or delegate these Terms and our rights and obligations (in whole or in part) without your consent or notice to you.
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. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_content-control_software_and_providers. Please note that The Mercer Club does not endorse any of the products or services listed on such site.
You will be responsible for paying, withholding, filing, and reporting all federal, state, and local goods and services taxes, duties, customs, duties, levies, and other governmental assessments associated with your activity in connection with the Services (including any purchase or rental of any Products and Membership Services), provided that The Mercer Club may, in its sole discretion, do any of the foregoing on your behalf or for itself as it sees fit.
The failure of either you or us to exercise, in any way, any right herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated, to the minimum extent necessary, so that these Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.
There may be delays, omissions, or inaccuracies in the Services, including the Content. The Services may become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or other reasons. You agree that The Mercer Club is not, and will not be, liable for any such delays, omissions, inaccuracies, or unavailability.
You and The Mercer Club agree that these Terms are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding between you and The Mercer Club, and that these Terms supersede and cancel all previous written and oral agreements, communications, and other understandings relating to the subject matter of these Terms. You hereby acknowledge and agree that you are not an employee, agent, partner, or joint venture of The Mercer Club, and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind The Mercer Club in any respect whatsoever.
Notice to New Jersey Consumers
If you are a consumer residing in New Jersey, the following provisions of these Terms do not apply to you (and do not limit any rights that you may have) to the extent that they are unenforceable under New Jersey law: (a) the disclaimer of liability for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, or punitive damages of any kind (for example, to the extent unenforceable under the New Jersey Punitive Damages Act, New Jersey Products Liability Act, New Jersey Uniform Commercial Code, and New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act; (b) the limitations of liability for lost profits or loss or misuse of any data (for example, to the extent unenforceable under the New Jersey Identity Theft Protection Act and New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act); (c) application of the limitations of liability to the recovery of damages that arise under contract and tort, including negligence, strict liability, or any other theory (for example, to the extent such damages are recoverable by a consumer under New Jersey law, including the New Jersey Products Liability Act); (d) the requirement that you indemnify the The Mercer Club Parties (for example, to the extent the scope of such indemnity is prohibited under New Jersey law); and (e) the New York governing law provision (for example, to the extent that your rights as a consumer residing in New Jersey are required to be governed by New Jersey law).
INFORMATION OR COMPLAINTS
If you have any questions or complaints regarding the Services or about these Terms, you may contact us at [email protected] For any questions related to Services or Products, please contact us at [email protected] Please note that email communications will not necessarily be secure; accordingly you should not include credit card information or other sensitive information in your email correspondence with us. California residents may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
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