Terms & Conditions
This Website is provided by Playmates Toys and its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, “PLAYMATES TOYS,” “Playmates,” and “we”). Your use of this Website is subject to these Terms and Conditions of Website Use (the “User Agreement”). Please read this User Agreement and the other information referred or linked to in this User Agreement carefully and be sure you understand it, since it is a legally binding agreement that contains important information about our Website and your permitted use of it. From time to time we may unilaterally modify this User Agreement, so it is important that you review this User Agreement every time you use this Website.
1. Right to Use this Website
PLAYMATES TOYS grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable license for you to use this Website for your personal entertainment, information, education, and communication, upon all of the terms of this User Agreement. This Website contains materials and other items relating to PLAYMATES TOYS and its products (collectively, the “Content”). The Content may be in the form of information, text, data, images, graphics, button icons, registered and unregistered trademarks, illustrations, photographs, audio clips, music, sounds, pictures, videos, software, or other forms and formats now known or later invented. In using this Website, you must respect the intellectual property rights of PLAYMATES TOYS and others, all as outlined below. Your unauthorized use of Content may violate copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, communications, and other laws, and any such use may result in your personal liability, including potential criminal liability.
All Content is copyrighted, and it is either owned or used with permission by PLAYMATES TOYS. PLAYMATES TOYS disclaims any representation or warranty that your unauthorized use of Content will not infringe upon rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with PLAYMATES TOYS.
Except as set forth in this User Agreement or in the text of this Website, you may not reproduce, distribute, publish, transmit, modify, adapt, translate, display, distribute, sell, license, publicly perform, prepare derivative works based upon, or otherwise use or exploit the Content. Except as expressly provided above, nothing contained in this User Agreement may be construed as conferring to you (by implication, estoppel, or otherwise) any license or right to any Content under any copyright or any other intellectual property right.
The trademarks and logos displayed on this Website are owned by PLAYMATES TOYS (collectively, the “Trademarks”, which also constitute Content). All Trademarks not owned by PLAYMATES TOYS are the property of their respective owners, and are used with permission. Nothing contained on this Website may be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any right or license to use any Trademark.
When you send e-mail to us, you are communicating with us electronically and you consent to receive communications from us electronically. Furthermore, you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
4. Online Shopping
This Website offers online capabilities to purchase products (such as toys) and services (such as memberships). You must be 18 years of age or older to make any such purchases. Check our online store for more information on delivery, returns, and other sales policies. As to products and services featured on this Website, please note that we make every effort to display as accurately as possible the products and services that appear on this Website. However, the colors, dimensions, and details that you see on your computer monitor will vary depending on your equipment, so we cannot guarantee that your equipment will accurately display the details of our products and services. As to services featured on this Website, the terms of those service offerings may be specified in a separate agreement that will be provided to you in connection with the service purchased and will be supplemented by this User Agreement.
NO PURCHASES BY MINORS
By ordering a product or service online from PLAYMATES TOYS, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older. If a child under the age of 18 orders a product or service from PLAYMATES TOYS without parental or guardian permission, then the parent or guardian may return the product or service for a refund according to the posted returns and exchanges policy that relate to that order.
You are responsible for paying all sales, use, and other similar taxes relating to any of your online purchases of products or services from PLAYMATES TOYS.
SHIPPING AND PROCESSING; INSURANCE
You are also responsible for paying all shipping and processing charges relating to your online purchases, and for insuring your purchases.
RETURNS AND WARRANTIES
Please review the information available at our online store regarding our return policies and warranty information.
5. Use Restrictions
You agree that you will not: (a) use this Website for any commercial or political purpose (including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising, soliciting funds, collecting product prices, or selling products); (b) monitor, gather, or copy Content on this Website by using any robot, “bot”, spider, crawler, spyware, engine, device, software, extraction tool, or any other automatic device, utility, or manual process of any kind; (c) frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Trademark or other proprietary information (including, without limitation, any images, text, or page layout); (d) use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing any Trademarks; (e) engage in any activities through or in connection with this Website that seek to attempt to harm minors or are unlawful, offensive, obscene, threatening, harassing, or abusive, or that violate any right of any third party; or (f) engage in any activity that interferes with a user’s access to this Website or the proper operation of this Website. You also agree that, in using this Website, you will not impersonate any person or entity.
6. Investigations; Cooperation with Law Enforcement; Termination
PLAYMATES TOYS reserves the right, without any limitation whatsoever, to: (a) investigate any suspected breaches of its Website security or its information technology or other systems or networks, (b) investigate any suspected breaches of this User Agreement, (c) involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating any such matters, (d) prosecute violators of this User Agreement to the full extent of the law, and (e) discontinue this Website or terminate your access to it at any time, without notice, for any reason and without any obligation to you whatsoever.
7. Privacy and Security Measures
8. Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
Except as specifically stated on this Site, in no event shall Playmates or any of its directors, employees or other representatives be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use of this Site. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.
This Website may include technical inaccuracies or other errors, and your use and browsing of this Website is at your risk. This website is provided to you “as is” and “as available”, without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, PLAYMATES TOYS does not warrant that this website will meet your requirements or achieve a particular result, or that your use of this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that this website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. If your use of this website or the material contained on this website results in your need to service or replace any property, material, equipment, data, or other item, then PLAYMATES TOYS will not be liable for those costs. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing sentences, PLAYMATES TOYS will not be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your use of this website. The disclaimers and limitations contained in this paragraph are a material part of our agreement to provide this website to you. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.
Residents of California are entitled to the following specific consumer rights information: you may contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at 400 R St., Suite 1080, Sacramento, California, 95814, or by telephone at 916.445.1254. California residents expressly agree to waive California Civil Code Sec. 1542, which states: “A general release does not extend the claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
9. Links by You to this Website
You are granted a limited, non-exclusive, revocable right to create hyperlinks to this Website, so long as: (a) the links are only to the home page of this Website, (b) the links only incorporate text, and do not use any Trademark graphics, (c) the links and related content on your site do not suggest any affiliation with PLAYMATES TOYS or its products, or cause confusion among consumers, (d) the links and related content on your site do not portray PLAYMATES TOYS or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter, and (e) the links and related content on your site are not operated for any commercial purposes.
10. Links on this Website to and from Other Sites
11. Banners, Advertisements, and Promotions
We reserve the right to post banners, advertisements, promotions, and similar content throughout this Website. Any interactions, correspondence, and business dealings that you have with any advertisers and other third parties found on or through this Website (including via Linked Sites) are solely between you and the third party (including, without limitation, issues related to the content of third party advertisements, payments, delivery of goods, warranties, and the like). PLAYMATES TOYS disclaims all liability in connection with therewith.
12. General Provisions
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless PLAYMATES TOYS (which includes PLAYMATES TOYS’ affiliates and subsidiaries) and its officers, employees, agents, business partners, licensors, and licensees from any damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) on account of any claim, suit, action, demand, or proceeding made or brought against any such party, or on account of the investigation, defense, or settlement thereof, arising in connection with your use of this Website.
Revisions to this Website and this User Agreement
PLAYMATES TOYS may, in its sole discretion, make changes to any aspect of this Website, including, without limitation, any Content, any activities available on this Website, and any products or services offered through this Website. PLAYMATES TOYS may also, in its sole discretion, revise this User Agreement by updating or revising this document, with the revised terms taking effect as of the date of its posting. Continued use of this Website following the effective date of any such changes constitutes your acceptance of those changes.
Operation of Website; Availability of Products and Services
PLAYMATES TOYS controls and operates this Website from its headquarters in El Segundo, California in the United States of America, and PLAYMATES TOYS makes no representation that this Website is appropriate or available for use beyond the United States of America. If you use this Website from other locations, you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Although PLAYMATES TOYS products and services are available in many parts of the world, this Website may describe products and services that are available only in the United States of America (or only parts of it) and are not available worldwide.
Jurisdiction, Venue, and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Any controversy or claim relating to this Website, the Content, or this User Agreement not otherwise resolved between you and PLAYMATES TOYS will be settled solely by binding arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), administered in accordance with the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. Any such controversy or claim will be arbitrated on an individual basis, and will not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration will be conducted in Los Angeles, California, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction of it. Any claim or cause of action that you may have with respect to this Website, the Content, or this User Agreement must be commenced within one year after the claim or cause of action arises or it will be forever barred. Any action or proceeding by PLAYMATES TOYS relating to your access to, or use of, this Website or any Content in accordance with this paragraph will be instituted in state or federal court in Los Angeles County, California. Accordingly, you consent to the personal jurisdiction of the courts in Los Angeles County, California with respect to all matters relating to your access to or use of this Website and the Content and waive your rights to removal or consent to removal. This User Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. The foregoing provisions of this paragraph will not apply to any legal action taken by PLAYMATES TOYS to recover damages for, or seek an injunction in connection with, any loss, cost, or damage (or any potential loss, cost, or damage) relating to this Website, any Content, PLAYMATES TOYS’s operations, and/or PLAYMATES TOYS's products or services caused by your act or failure to act.
If any provision of this User Agreement is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable for any reason, then that provision will be deemed severable from the remainder of this User Agreement and will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of this User Agreement.