Policy & Legal
Hydes Distribution/Zippo Canada
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Terms & Conditions
ZIPPO MANUFACTURING COMPANY GENERAL TERMS OF USAGE
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
The Sites are operated by ZIPPO in whole or in part, from Canada by it and its subsidiaries and affiliates. By accessing or using the Sites, services, or the mobile versions of any Site, you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms and any other applicable law, whether or not you are a registered user of ZIPPO. ZIPPO may change these Terms at any time without notice, effective upon its posting to this website. You agree to review these Terms regularly to make yourself aware of any changes. Your continued use of the websites shall be considered your acceptance to the revised Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use this website.
By using a Site, you agree to be bound by the terms set forth herein and any supplemental terms of the applicable Site, all of which are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Usage (Terms). If you do not agree with or do not wish to be bound by all of the Terms, do not use any of the Sites. We reserve the right to amend these Terms at any time. Amended Terms will be posted on this website. Your continued use of any Site following the posting of changes to these Terms means you accept the changes.
This website is operated, in whole or in part, from Canada. By using any of ZIPPO websites, regardless of where you live in the world, you consent to have any personal data you submit to any Site transferred to and processed in Canada. ZIPPO does not collect or use personally identifiable information from persons located outside Canada. ZIPPO does not ship products to consumers located in any foreign country. ZIPPO reserves the right to refuse shipment of any product for any reason or no reason.
1. ZIPPO SITES CONTENT AND USER SUBMISSIONS
2. USER GENERATED CONTENT, PRODUCT REVIEWS AND DISCUSSIONS
3. TERMS FOR THE ONLINE STORE
4. ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES AND LINKS
5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
6. SYSTEM INTEGRITY
7. TERMINATION OF USE
8. LEGAL STATEMENT
9. COPYRIGHT NOTICE
10. TRADEMARK NOTICE
1. ZIPPO SITES CONTENT AND USER SUBMISSIONS
1.1 The contents of the ZIPPO Sites are intended for the personal use of its users. All materials published on the Sites (including, but not limited to information, articles, photographs, images, illustrations, product descriptions, audio clips and video clips (collectively, the "Content") are protected by copyright, trademark and all other applicable intellectual property laws, and are owned or controlled by ZIPPO or the party credited as the provider of such Content, software or other materials. You must abide by copyright or other notices, information and restrictions appearing in conjunction with any Content accessed through the Sites.
1.2. The Sites are protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions and other copyright laws. Except as may otherwise be set forth in Section 1 of these Terms of Service, you may not modify, adapt, translate, exhibit, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, reverse engineer, decompile or dissemble, or in any way exploit, any of the Content, software, materials of any Site in whole or in part.
1.3 Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal, noncommercial use is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission from ZIPPO, or the copyright holder identified in the individual Content's proprietary rights notices. For the avoidance of doubt, including any Content (in whole or in part) on your personal website, when it is accessible to any other person, is not a personal use and is not permitted.
1.6 If you believe that the content of any Submission provided by you, or any Content appearing on a Site, has been used on a Site in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our General Counsel with a written notice (email is sufficient) that includes the following information: an electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site; your address, telephone number, and email address; a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and a statement by you, under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on this Site is:
Zippo Manufacturing Company Attention: General Counsel 33 Barbour Street Bradford, PA 16701 Fax (814) 363-2597 Telephone: (814) 368-2700 email@example.com
2 .USER GENERATED CONTENT, PRODUCT REVIEWS AND DISCUSSIONS
2.1 The Sites may make available product reviews and surveys. You shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish in those sections through any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit, abusive or which otherwise violates any law, rule or regulation. Please use good judgment and be respectful of other individuals using the product reviews and surveys. You agree not to use vulgar, abusive or hateful language. Product reviews and surveys within the Site are provided to give our users interesting and helpful information in which they may express opinions and share ideas concerning ZIPPO products and related matters. ZIPPO does not endorse the opinions placed in these product reviews and surveys.
2.2 The product reviews shall be used by you only in a noncommercial manner. You shall not, without the express approval of ZIPPO, use the product reviews to distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services or to promote websites or online services that are competitive with ZIPPO and the Service.
2.3 While we do not and cannot review every message posted by users in the Product Reviews and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, ZIPPO reserves the right to delete, move or edit messages that we, in our sole discretion, deem are in violation of the law (including trademark and copyright law), or these Terms of Service, or are abusive, defamatory, obscene or otherwise unacceptable. You shall remain solely responsible for the content of your messages. ZIPPO reserves the right to revoke a user’s Site privileges and access at any time for any reason or no reason.
General Rules for User-Generated Content
2.4 Guests of ZIPPO Sites are solely responsible for the content of messages they post in any Forum, blog, social media site or consumer review. Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g., user name, email address, phone number) in the previously mentioned content pages and any social network pages where ZIPPO hosts a page or space like Facebook, Twitter, etc, that information can be collected and used by others for any reason.
2.5 Content is Not Prescreened
ZIPPO does not guarantee to prescreen User Generated Content. ZIPPO does not guarantee the website will be free from User Generated Content that is inaccurate, deceptive, offensive, threatening, defamatory, unlawful or otherwise objectionable. ZIPPO is merely acting as a passive channel for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any User Generated Content or activities of users on the website. Even in the event ZIPPO chooses to monitor any User Generated Content, ZIPPO assumes no responsibility for, or any obligation to monitor or remove, such User Generated Content. ZIPPO reserves the right to edit, remove, or refuse to post any User Generated Content or terminate your registered account for any reason.
2.6 Eligibility and Registration
2.7 ZIPPO's Rights to Your Posting
Your User Generated Content is not confidential or proprietary. You grant, and warrant that you have the right to grant, to ZIPPO a non-exclusive, non-revocable, worldwide, transferable, royalty-free, perpetual right to use your User Generated Content in any manner or media now or later developed, for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, including the right to translate, display, reproduce, change, create derivative works, sublicense, distribute, assign and commercialize without any payment due to you.
3.TERMS FOR THE ONLINE STORE
3.1 In addition to the provisions contained in these Terms, the following terms apply specifically to the online store, currently located at www.Zippo.ca
• By placing an order, you certify that you are able to pay for the item(s) in your order.
• By placing an order on Zippo.ca (or any other online store operated by ZIPPO, hereafter referred to as "Zippo.ca") you agree to be bound by the conditions of sale included in the item's description (including, without limitation, payment method and acceptable ship-to address).
• If you place an order for flame products on Zippo.ca you are certifying that you are at least 18 years old or the applicable age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you reside and have the legal right to purchase such item.
• You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the online store and your purchase of items.
• You are responsible for the accuracy of any purchase placed online.
• We may reject your order at our discretion and reserve the right to cancel any order or refuse service to anyone at any time. If we cancel your order after we have charged you for your order, we will refund your credit card the amount charged as soon as practical.
• Due to Hazardous Goods regulations, we may not be able to ship certain merchandise to your address. For instance, we can only ship Multi-Purpose Lighters and other hazardous products by ground and therefore we can’t ship to Hawaii, other islands or Alaska. ZIPPO reserves the right to refuse shipment of any product for any reason or no reason.
• ZIPPO does not ship products to any consumer in any foreign country.
• We reserve the right to add and/or remove products on Zippo.ca, for any reason, at any time.
• We reserve the right to limit quantities of items sold.
• You may not transfer or sell your User ID or account to another party.
• Unless otherwise stated, all prices are quoted in U.S. Dollars.
Products available from any Site may be advertised on third party shopping websites. ZIPPO is not responsible for any information on such shopping websites, or for any differences which may exist between information found on such third party sites and information on any Site, including, but not limited to pricing information. In the event that a difference exists, information found the Site shall govern.
All purchases from any Site are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery of the items to the carrier.
4. ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES AND LINKS
The Zippo brand dates back to 1932 when the first Zippo lighter was built. Today, the brand enjoys a very high unaided awareness rate worldwide. Zippo has invested significantly to promote its high-quality products and build a globally recognized brand. Zippo is aggressively protecting its trademark by asserting its legal rights to stop the manufacturing of infringing lighters.
Authentic Zippo lighters are available on Zippo.ca and through authorized Zippo retailers in more than 160 countries around the world. Infringing lighters have misled consumers over the years. Many counterfeit lighters look a great deal like a real Zippo lighter. Zippo enthusiasts know that authentic Zippo lighters carry the Zippo bottom stamp and the Zippo trademark stamped on the lighter insert. The famous Zippo Lifetime Guarantee also accompanies every genuine Zippo lighter. If you spot a fake Zippo lighter, please contact us immediately.
Zippo does not permit unauthorized alterations to genuine Zippo brand lighters and other products by, among other things, the application of artwork, emblems, or other alterations constitutes a serious violation of Zippo’s intellectual property rights which it will enforce in the courts. Regardless of the quality of the alterations, sale of the altered product under the Zippo name is an infringement of Zippo’s trademarks. The world famous ZIPPO trademark is registered on the Principal Register in the United States and in almost every country on Earth.
For additional information about counterfeiting, visit the following sites:
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