Terms and Conditions
Effective Date: April 29, 2021
The Services are available only to users who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. By accessing or using the Services, you represent that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age, or over the age of majority in the state or country where you are a resident or citizen. If you are under the age of majority in your state or country and you wish to use the Services, please ask your parent or guardian to create an Account using your parent or guardian’s name and other personal information, and do not provide your personal information on the Services.
2. REGISTERING WITH US
Access to and use of certain functionalities of the Services may require you to register for a user account (“Account”) with us. If you decide to register an Account with us, you will create a user ID and password to access your Account. You agree to provide us with accurate, complete and current information about yourself during Account registration and at all other times, and you agree to update all information provided to us or requested by us if, and as soon as, such information changes and before you make any purchase related to the Services. You agree to keep your log-in information confidential and to not authorize any third party to use your Account. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that results from the unauthorized use of your Account, either with or without your knowledge. You are fully responsible for your failure to safeguard information or for permitting any other person to access or use the Services via your Account, and you agree that we may attribute all use of your Account to you. You agree to notify us immediately at using the contact information provided in Section 18 if you suspect any unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security. You may not sell or otherwise transfer your Account. We have the right to cancel or suspend your registration for any reason or for no reason at any time, as determined in our sole discretion.
3. ORDERS; SHIPPING; RETURNS
You may order our products via the Services. Unless otherwise noted in the product description, we ship your order to you within two weeks of purchase, and we will notify you if that timeline changes. Product pages for products which are listed for preorder will include the estimated shipping timeline. You will be updated in the event of any change to shipping timelines. Wherever product shipping timelines change, you are entitled to a full refund should you wish to cancel you order.
We offer product returns for exchange or refund on any product with which you are not satisfied. You may choose between a refund or replacement of the originally purchased product, when such replacement is available. Returns are generally accepted on a no-questions-asked basis but we may choose to issue a refund instead. All refunds will be made to the original form of payment.
4. PERMITTED USE
All information, materials, and other digital content available through the Services (collectively, the “Content”) are for the personal use and enjoyment of individual users only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors. The Content is the sole and exclusive property of Vault or its licensors. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Services, and to access, use, and view any Content, solely for your personal purposes. Except for the limited rights set forth in this Section, you may not copy, sell, rent, distribute, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, transfer, create derivative works of, or sublicense the Services or Content.
5. OWNERSHIP AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The Services and Content are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and other intellectual property and proprietary right laws. All title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights in and to the Content and Services are owned by us or our licensors. All rights are reserved. The Services and Content may contain certain licensed materials, and our licensors may protect their rights in the event of any violation of these Terms.
All trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names, and any other proprietary designations of Vault used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vault or our suppliers. You may not use any of our trademarks, logos, or trade dress in connection with any product or service that is not owned or provided by us, in manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or users, or in any manner that disparages us or our suppliers.
6. USER FEEDBACK
For project submissions generally, please see our statement on project submissions, found here: https://www.vaultcomics.com/about/submissions/. By submitting any ideas, feedback, or suggestions (“Feedback”) to us through the Services or other means, you acknowledge and agree that: (i) your Feedback does not contain confidential or proprietary information of you or any third party; (ii) we are not under any obligations of confidentiality with respect to the Feedback; (iii) we may freely use, reproduce, distribute, and otherwise exploit the Feedback for any purpose; and (iv) you are not entitled to any compensation of any kind from us.
7. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES
The Services may also link to or reference other websites and services (“Linked Services”). Linked Services are not under the control of Vault and Vault is not responsible for Linked Services, or for any information or materials on, or any form of transmission received from, any Linked Service. The inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement by Vault of the Linked Services or any association with the operators of the Linked Services. Vault does not investigate, verify or monitor the Linked Services. Vault provides links to Linked Services for your convenience only. You access Linked Services at your own risk.
8. PRIVACY NOTICE
Please refer to our Privacy Notice, which describes our practices and policies related to the collection, use, and storage of information about users of the Services, including your Account information. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the accuracy and content of your personal information. You expressly consent to the use and disclosure of your personal information and other data and information as may be defined and described in the Privacy Notice.
You will have the opportunity to refer friends and family to the Services. You must only refer friends and family who give you permission to share their personal information. The collection, use, and storage of the personal information of referred parties are also be subject to the practices and policies described in our Privacy Notice.
10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. VAULT MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OF THE RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SERVICES OR CONTENT. THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THE CONTENT OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ADVICE OF ANY KIND AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON IN ANY WAY. VAULT IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY OMISSIONS OR ERRORS OF THE SERVICES OR CONTENT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL VAULT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATIONS AS SPECIFIED HERE AND, TO THE LEAST EXTENT AS ALLOWED BY LAW, SUCH EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU OR A THIRD PARTY.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL VAULT OR ANY OF ITS LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE UNDER, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, THESE TERMS OR THEIR SUBJECT MATTER UNDER ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STATUTE OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY: (I) LOSSES OR DAMAGES RELATED TO PERSONAL INJURY OR LOSS OF LIFE ARISING FROM USE OR MISUSE OF THE SERVICES OR CONTENT, OR (II) CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, ENHANCED OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH PERSONS WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES OR SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES WERE OTHERWISE FORESEEABLE.
IN NO EVENT WILL VAULT’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES (OTHER THAN AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW IN CASES INVOLVING PERSONAL INJURY) EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF FIVE U.S. DOLLARS ($5.00). THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY EVEN IF THE ABOVE STATED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AS SPECIFIED HERE AND, TO THE LEAST EXTENT AS ALLOWED BY LAW, SUCH EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Vault and its officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries, agents, affiliates and other partners from and against any and all third-party claims, actions, demands, liabilities, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from your breach of any provision of these Terms.
13. GOVERNING LAW; DISPUTE RESOLUTION
These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of New York, USA. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply to these Terms. You and Vault each agree to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts located in Missoula County, Montana, USA. For any dispute or claim you may have arising out of or relating to the Services, Content, or these Terms, you and Vault will each give the other the opportunity to resolve it by sending the other a written description of the dispute or claim, along with contact information, relevant documents, supporting information, and the proposed resolution. Notice to Vault will be sent to the contact information provided in Section 18 (Contact Information). Vault will notify you in writing at the email or mailing address that you provide to us in your notice to us or in your Account profile information. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION TO THE CONTRARY, IF FOR ANY REASON, ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION, OR ANY PROCEEDING OR OTHER LITIGATION OF ANY TYPE BROUGHT BY A PARTY AGAINST THE OTHER PARTY, BASED UPON, ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATED TO THE SERVICES, CONTENT, OR THESE TERMS, WHETHER WITH RESPECT TO CONTRACT CLAIMS, TORT CLAIMS, OR OTHERWISE, PROCEEDS IN FEDERAL OR STATE COURT, THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO A TRIAL BY JURY. THIS WAIVER APPLIES TO ANY SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS, RENEWALS, SUPPLEMENTS, OR MODIFICATIONS TO THESE TERMS.
14. CHANGES TO TERMS
We reserve the right to modify these Terms and will notify you of material modifications, such as by posting updated Terms on the Services, sending you an email to your account email, or by other reasonable means. You will continue to be bound by the Terms you initially accepted until your acceptance of any modified Terms. You may be required to accept modified Terms to continue use of the Services.
Termination will not limit any of Vault’s other rights or remedies. Sections 5 (Ownership and Intellectual Property), Section 6 (User Feedback), Section 10 (Disclaimer of Warranties), Section 11 (Limitation of Liability and Exclusion of Certain Damages), Section 12 (Indemnification), Section 13 (Governing Law; Dispute Resolution), Section 17 (General Terms), and any other provision that, by its nature, is intended to survive termination shall survive termination of these Terms.
16. INTERNATIONAL USE
Please be aware that we are headquartered in the United States and that the Services and Content are governed by United States law. If you are using the Services or accessing the Content from outside of the United States, your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers may be located.
Vault makes no representation that the Services or Content are appropriate or available for use in locations outside of the United States, and access to the Services or Content from territories where such Services or Content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Services and Content from locations outside of the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You may not use or export the Services or Content in violation of United States export laws and regulations.
If you use the Services or access the Content outside of the United States you, (i) consent to the transfer, storage, and processing of your information to and in the United States; (ii) will not access or use the Services or Content if you are on the United States Treasury Department’s “Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List,” or are located in a country embargoed by the United States; and (iii) agree to comply with all local laws, rules, and regulations including all laws, rules, and regulations in effect in the country in which you reside and the country from which you access the Services. The Services are not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation, or that would subject Vault to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country.
17. GENERAL TERMS
If any provision of these Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect. You and Vault intend that the provisions of these Terms be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. Accordingly, you and Vault agree that if any provision of these Terms is deemed unenforceable, where possible, it will be modified to the extent necessary to make it enforceable, which may include its deletion. Section titles are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual significance. Vault may assign these Terms, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you. You may not assign these Terms or assign, transfer, or sublicense any rights or delegate any duties hereunder. Vault’s failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. A waiver will only be binding on Vault if it is in a written document signed by Vault. Both you and Vault warrant to each other that, in entering these Terms, neither Vault nor you have relied on, or will have any right or remedy based upon, any statement, representation, warranty, or assurance other than those expressly stated in these Terms. The preceding sentence will not limit or exclude any liability that cannot be limited or excluded under applicable law. No one other than you and Vault, or Vault’s successors and permitted assigns, will have any right to enforce any of these Terms.
18. CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have any questions, please contact Vault at:
Mail: 259 W Front St, Ste 1
Missoula, MT 59802