PLEASE READ THIS POLICY CAREFULLY AND IN ITS ENTIRETY. BY USING THE SERVICES AND/OR PURCHASING, VIEWING, DOWNLOADING, OR PROVIDING YOUR EMAIL TO RECEIVE A NEWSLETTER, SOCIAL MEDIA OR BLOG POSTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS POLICY.
Responsible Use and Conduct
You are solely responsible any consequences, losses, or damages that we may directly or indirectly incur or suffer due to any unauthorized activities conducted by you, as explained below, and may incur criminal or civil liability. We may provide various open communication tools on our website, such as blog comments, blog posts, public chat, forums, message boards, newsgroups, product ratings and reviews, various social media services, etc. You understand that generally we do not pre-screen or monitor the content posted by users of these communication tools, which means that if you choose to submit content to our website via these tools, then it is your personal responsibility to use these tools in a responsible and ethical manner.
You may use the Services only for lawful purposes and in accordance with Terms. You agree not to use the Services:
- In any way that violates any applicable local, state, federal, or international law or regulation.
- For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content or otherwise.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter,” “spam,” or any other similar solicitation.
- To impersonate or attempt to impersonate Sacred Grove, a Sacred Grove employee, another user, or any other person or entity.
- In any way that infringes upon the rights of others, or in any way is illegal, threatening, fraudulent, or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful purpose or activity.
- To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Services, or which, as determined by us, may harm or offend Sacred Grove or users of the Services or expose them to liability.
Additionally, you agree not to:
- Use the Services in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Services or interfere with any other party’s use of the Services, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Services.
- Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Services for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Services.
- Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Services or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.
- Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Services.
- Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Services, the server on which the Services is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Services.
- Attack the Services via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
- Take any action that may damage or falsify Sacred Grove ratings.
- Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Services.
Right to Monitor and Terminate Use
Although Sacred Grove has no obligation to monitor any user conduct on the Services, Sacred Grove reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to monitor any user conduct on the Services at any time and for any reason without notice.
Sacred Grove reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your ability to use the Services, and to block or prevent your future access to and use of the Services. Any use of the Services in violation of the Terms may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Services. The Terms remain in effect even if your account is terminated.
Any and all information, including but not limited to feedback, data, questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas that you submit on the Services shall not be deemed confidential, and Sacred Grove will not have any obligation to keep such information confidential and will be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without limitation or liability. All such submissions shall be deemed the property of Sacred Grove, and your submission of information shall constitute an irrevocable assignment to Sacred Grove of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in and to such information. You agree that your submissions: (a) shall be true, accurate, current, complete and not misleading; (b) shall not violate the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, intellectual property and proprietary rights; (c) shall not be fraudulent or involve counterfeit or stolen information or items; (d) shall not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation; (e) shall not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any virus or malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Site; and (f) shall not create any liability for Sacred Grove.
User Created Hyperlinks to Services
Sacred Grove grants users a limited, non-exclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the Services for noncommercial purposes, provided such link does not portray Sacred Grove or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use a Sacred Grove logo or other proprietary graphic of Sacred Grove to link to the Services without the express written permission of Sacred Grove. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Sacred Grove trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at the Services, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Services without Sacred Grove’s express written consent. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright or proprietary right of Sacred Grove or any third party.
Sacred Grove makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party websites linking to the Services. Such sites are not under the ownership or control of Sacred Grove and Sacred Grove is not responsible for the contents of, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. Existence of a link to the Services does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by Sacred Grove of the linking site or any information contained therein.
No Use by Minors
If you voluntarily provide your email in response to an offer or contest, you agree to subscribe to newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information we may send. However, you may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to Other Sites
The Services may contain links to third party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Sacred Grove.
Sacred Grove has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT SACRED GROVE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY SUCH CONTENT, GOODS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY WEB SITES OR SERVICES.
Disclaimer of Warranties
THESE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY SACRED GROVE ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. SACRED GROVE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICES, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS INCLUDED THEREIN. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THESE SERVICES, THEIR CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED FROM US IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
NEITHER SACRED GROVE NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH SACRED GROVE MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER SACRED GROVE NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH SACRED GROVE REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE SERVICES, THEIR CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT THE SERVICES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE SERVICES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.
SACRED GROVE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitation of Liability
EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, SACRED GROVE AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AND AGENTS WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, HOWEVER IT ARISES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND ALL RELATED COSTS AND EXPENSES OF LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION), WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY CLAIM FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY VIOLATION BY YOU OF ANY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS, STATUTES, RULES, OR REGULATIONS, EVEN IF SACRED GROVE HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, IF THERE IS LIABILITY FOUND ON THE PART OF SACRED GROVE, IT WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES, AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THERE BE CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THIS LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
All content and materials available on www.sacredgrove.com, including but not limited to text, graphics, website name, code, images and logos are the intellectual property of Sacred Grove, and are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. Unless otherwise specified, the Services are provided for your personal non-commercial use only. No portion of the Services may be used or otherwise exploited for any purpose in any form without the express written permission of Sacred Grove and, as applicable, its licensors and service providers. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the Services without express written permission from Sacred Grove.
You agree to abide by and not to remove, modify or obscure any copyright or other proprietary rights notices and usage restrictions in connection with the Services, or on any copies or versions thereof. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.
All Sales are Final. No refunds will be issued once a service has been started and/or completed.
Changes to Services
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Services, and any service or material we provide via the Services, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Services are unavailable at any time or for any period.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Although Sacred Grove is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, USA, the Services can be accessed by visitors from most countries around the world. As each country has laws that may differ from those of Virginia, by accessing the Services, you agree that Virginia law will govern, without regard to conflicts of law provisions, for all matters relating to the use of the Services.
By visiting the Services or making a purchase from the Services, you and Sacred Grove agree that, if there is any controversy, claim, action or dispute arising out of or related to any transaction conducted on the Services, or the breach, enforcement, interpretation, or validity of the Terms or any part of them (collectively, a “Dispute”), both parties shall first try in good faith to settle such Dispute by providing written notice to the other party describing the facts and circumstances of the Dispute and allowing the receiving party thirty (30) days in which to respond to or settle the Dispute.
Notice shall be sent:
- To Sacred Grove at 8213 Cedar Landing Ct, Alexandria, VA 22306; or
- To you at: your last-used billing address or shipping address.
IF ANY DISPUTE CANNOT BE RESOLVED BY THE ABOVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE, YOU AGREE THAT THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION FOR SUCH DISPUTE WILL BE THE COURTS OF Alexandria VA, YOU WAIVE THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY.
Waiver and Severability
No waiver by Sacred Grove of any term or condition set forth in Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of Sacred Grove to assert a right or provision under Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
If any provision of Terms is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of Terms will continue in full force and effect.
Last updated on: 05/05/2021