User Agreement & Policies
What this Agreement Covers
This Agreement governs your use of the Site and the Advertising Arts, Inc. service (the "Service"). The Service permits customers that have an appropriate relationship either with: (i) institutions of higher learning, fraternal organizations, honor societies and other collegiate groups (collectively, "Institutions"); (ii) corporations and small businesses; (iii) elementary and secondary schools; or (iv) other organizations, to design and purchase custom merchandise properly describing that relationship. You understand that by using the Site and the Service, you have agreed to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and you agree to use the Site and the Service solely as provided in this Agreement.
Intellectual Property Rights of Advertising Arts, Inc. and Third Parties
Advertising Arts, Inc. is committed to the appropriate and legal use of the intellectual property of others, and we require our users to behave similarly. Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs and written and other materials that appear on the Advertising Arts, Inc. Site (collectively the "Contents") are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual properties owned, controlled or licensed by Advertising Arts, Inc.
Advertising Arts, Inc. is the owner of the Advertising Arts trademark; other trademarks made available through this Site, including logos, slogans, color schemes and design trademarks, are licensed for use by Advertising Arts, Inc. from Institutions and other third parties (the "Marks"). By using the Advertising Arts, Inc. Site, you agree to limit your use of Marks to uses that are directly related to such third parties and to comply with any restrictions or conditions imposed on the use and access of the Marks by the third parties. Advertising Arts, Inc. may notify you of such terms if it discovers that your usage is in violation of such terms.
Generally, products created using images available on the site should not be resold commercially. In the event that you wish to resell such products, you agree to contact Advertising Arts, Inc. and verify the legality of reselling such products prior to doing so. Designs created using the text tools and images available through the site are in no way the exclusive property of the customers who assemble such designs. Advertising Arts, Inc. retains the right to display such designs or offer them (or variations of such designs) to other customers.
Additionally, Advertising Arts, Inc. has the sole discretion to reject any order that it considers libelous, defamatory, obscene, profane (according to standards established by the FCC), portraying irresponsible use of alcohol or other substances, advocating persecution based on gender, age, race, religion, disability or national origin, containing explicit sexual content or is otherwise inappropriate for Advertising Arts, Inc. production in its sole discretion.
You agree to not use Advertising Arts, Inc.'s Service to create any material that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or that infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any third party.
Advertising Arts, Inc. accepts online or telephone payment via credit card and debit card). All payments sent electronically are securely transmitted. Payment options include: VISA, MC, and DISCOVER.
Advertising Arts, Inc. orders are generally delivered within 14 days. Customers who are concerned about meeting deadlines should contact a Service/Sales Representative. All products will be delivered to Vast Broadband located at: 5100 S. Broadband Ln, Sioux Falls, SD 57108. Products will be distributed from the Vast Broadband to its respective purchaser.
Advertising Arts, Inc. goes to great lengths to ensure that all orders are filled accurately and on time and are of the highest quality. Accordingly, Advertising Arts, Inc. will allow refunds and returns on a case-by-case basis in the sole discretion of Advertising Arts.
You may change or
cancel your order within twenty-four (24) hours of submitting your
For Rush Delivery orders (any order requiring faster delivery than a Standard Delivery order), the same cancellation policy, within twenty-four (24) hours, applies.
Limit of Advertising Arts, Inc.'s Responsibility
Advertising Arts, Inc. will be responsible for acting only on those instructions sent to Advertising Arts, Inc. that actually are received and does not assume responsibility for malfunctions in communications facilities not under its control that may affect the accuracy or timeliness of any orders you send. Advertising Arts, Inc. is not responsible for any losses or delays in transmission of orders arising out of the use of any Internet Access Service Provider or caused by any browser software or any computer virus or related problem that may be attributable to services provided by any Internet Access Service Provider. Advertising Arts, Inc. is not responsible should you give incorrect instructions or if your credit-card payment is not processed by your credit-card company.
The information and materials contained in this Site, including text, graphics, links or other items, are provided "as is", "as available". Advertising Arts, Inc. does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the information and materials on the Site and expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in this information and materials. No warranty of any kind, implied, express or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or freedom from computer virus, is given in conjunction with the information and materials.
In no event will Advertising Arts, Inc. be liable for any damages, including without limitation, direct or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, losses or expenses arising in connection with this site or use thereof or inability to use by any party, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure, even if Advertising Arts, Inc., or representatives thereof, are advised of the possibility of such damages, losses or expenses.
Intellectual Property Claims
Advertising Arts, Inc. respects the intellectual property rights of others. We have a policy of removing user submissions that violate copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property laws, suspending or blocking access to the design-saving or other features of our site to any user who uses our site in violation of any such law, and/or terminating in appropriate circumstances the account (if any) of any user who uses our site in violation of any such law. Pursuant to Title 17 of the United States Code, Section 512, we have implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringement and for processing such claims in accordance with such law. If you believe your copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right is being infringed by a user of Advertising Arts, Inc., please provide written notice to the following agent for notice of claims of infringement:
Advertising Arts, Inc.
3617 N. 1st Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Tel: (605) 338-3149
In order for us to respond to your notice, it must: (i) contain your physical or electronic signature; (ii) identify the copyrighted work, trademark, or other intellectual property alleged to have been infringed; (iii) identify the allegedly infringing material in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material; (iv) contain adequate information by which we can contact you (including postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address); (v) contain a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material, trademark, or other intellectual property is not authorized by the owner, the owner's agent, or the law; (vi) contain a statement that the information in the written notice is accurate; and (vii) contain a statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right owner.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Advertising Arts, Inc. and its affiliates harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from or relating to your use of Advertising Arts, Inc.'s Site and the Service, your violation of this Agreement, or your violation of any rights of another.
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of South Dakota and, where applicable, by federal law.