The Terms and Conditions set forth below apply to your use of La Bride, available at www.weddingblog.net.au, as well as, but not limited to any other websites, software and mobile apps related to La Bride and collectively called “The Blog”, owned by or operated by La Bride, its partners or subsidiaries. By using, browsing/viewing part or all of the pages on “The Blog”, you agree to be immediately bound by the Terms and Conditions set forth below. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, do not use “The Blog”. La Bride reserves the right to change the Terms and Conditions at any time, at its sole discretion, without giving any prior notice. Any and all modified Terms and Conditions shall be effective immediately once they are posted. La Bride encourages you as well as other users to periodically review this page, because any and all changes will automatically be binding on you. This Agreement may not be modified, edited, and/or changed by you in any manner.
1. LA BRIDE IS A NEUTRAL PARTY
La Bride is an innovative platform and marketplace for wedding vendors and engaged couples. La Bride is not a wedding product, service provider or wedding vendor. Nor does La Bride pretend to be an agent or vendor representative. La Bride visitors, hereafter referred to as “Visitors”, include prospective brides/brides-to-be and grooms, newlyweds and their Wedding guests (collectively, “Wedding Visitors”) and companies and other third parties offering products and services related to Weddings (“Vendors”). La Bride, its partners and subsidiaries and “The Blog” function solely as a neutral party and marketplace where Visitors/Wedding Visitors and Vendors can and may connect for a particular type of service or product. La Bride is not involved, nor is La Bride a party to the actual transaction between Users. Therefore, La Bride has no control over the quality, accuracy, safety, or legality of transactions on “The Blog”. Nor does La Bride have any control over accuracy of listings, vendor pages, or the ability of Wedding Vendors to provide the items or services they promote. La Bride is not responsible for the actions or failures of Visitors, Wedding Visitors or Vendors.
Wedding Visitor: By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you acknowledge the following: La Bride does not provide or guarantee any products or services advertised and/or offered by Vendors. La Bride does not endorse any Vendor on “The Blog”, nor does La Bride guarantee the quality of any Vendor goods or services. Any and all communications, correspondence, verbal or non-verbal between Visitors, Wedding Visitors and Vendors, or any warranties or representations by Vendors are between you and the Vendor. No products or services offered on “The Blog”, are actually offered/provided by La Bride, they are solely between you and the Vendor. Therefore any transactions between you and a Vendor are strictly between you and that Vendor. La Bride is not, nor will it ever be a party to that transaction. You agree hereby that any dispute between you and a Vendor is solely between you and that Vendor, and not La Bride.
Furthermore, La Bride cannot guarantee nor does La Bride warrant that information provided by or about Vendors on “The Blog” is accurate.
Vendors: Any and all transactions between you and Visitors/Wedding Visitors are strictly between you and the Visitors/Wedding Visitors, whereby you as a Vendor agree that La Bride is not a party to that transaction. Therefore, you also agree that any dispute with a Visitor/Wedding Visitor is solely between you and the Visitor/Wedding Visitor, whereby La Bride will not be a party to that dispute. After we, La Bride and you terminate our relationship, you agree unconditionally that entitled to retain all reviews associated with your account on “The Blog”. Furthermore you also agree and relinquish the right to La Bride to retain and update basic directory information about your business or personal account, including, without limitation or restriction, business name(s), address(es) and telephone number(s).
2. FREE TRIAL
“Free Trial,” or any other form of unpaid Vendor Account(s) may from time to time be offered by La Bride. These Free Trials or unpaid Vendor Account(s) do not guarantee any advertising placements, page views, potential lead, or any other kinds of benefits. La Bride reserves the right and you agree that La Bride has the right at its sole discretion to modify at any time the Terms and Conditions or cancel any Free/Unpaid Vendor Account(s).
3. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
Visitors/Wedding Visitors and Vendors may NEVER create an account in another Visitor/non-visitor/Wedding Visitor or Vendor’s name; may not create more than one account or use the account of another Visitor/Wedding Visitor or Vendor. Visitors/Wedding Visitors and Vendors may NEVER impersonate another Visitor/non-visitor/Wedding Visitor or Vendor. Furthermore it is strictly prohibited to use information on “The Blog” to send unsolicited email(s) or do anything that interferes with “The Blog” (as determined by La Bride in its sole discretion). You understand and agree to refrain from all these prohibited activities and agree not to use “The Blog”if your Membership has been temporarily or permanently suspended or revoked. Finally you agree not to violate any of the terms set forth in these Terms & Conditions.
4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
La Bride contains and uses copyrighted material, inventions, know how, patented and non-patented business material, phrases and descriptions, reviews, names, logos, HTML/C++ codes and/or other computer code/scripts (collectively, “Intellectual Property Content”), all of which you agree are the sole property of La Bride. By using “The Blog” you also agree that La Bride has the right to claim ownership under all international and local copyright and trademark laws, what concerns the “look”, “feel”, “appearance” and “graphic function” of “The Blog”. You agree that this right includes, but is not limited to La Bride’s colour combinations, user experience, sounds, layouts and designs. Furthermore, by using “The Blog” you agree and acknowledge that you do not have any license or permission to use the Intellectual Property (IP) of La Bride. You promise not to reproduce, modify, display, sell, or distribute the Intellectual Property listed on La Bride, including but not limited to information contributed by you or any other Visitors/non-visitors/Wedding Visitors or Vendors. You may not, and you agree not to frame or link to/create backlinks to“The Blog” without the explicit prior written permission of La Bride. You shall in no way contest our right of title to or license during the lifetime of this Agreement. You shall not use or ever register any domain name or trademark that is identical or similar to any that is owned by La Bride.
5. DISPUTES AMONG USERS
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other La Bride Users, and you agree that not a party to any such disputes. Furthermore, you agree to fully release La Bride, its officers, directors, partners, affiliates, agents, and employees from any and all potential, current and future claims, demands and damages.
6. INFORMATION YOU SUBMIT TO “THE BLOG”
When you post or submit information to any part of “The Blog”, you automatically grant, represent and warrant that you have the right/ownership to give to La Bride a transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, duplicate and distribute such Submitted Information for any purpose and in any format on or in connection with “The Blog”, the La Bride business, or the promotion thereof. You also grant La Bride permission to at its sole discretion grant and authorise sub licenses of all of the foregoing to itself or other third parties. You agree and acknowledge that La Bride may retain copies of your Submitted Information and may continue to use your Submitted Information however La Bride pleases. Furthermore, by posting Submitted Information, you expressly represent and warrant the following: (i) you are the owner, with all rights, of any and all content and/or information that you post on “The Blog”; or (ii) you are the legitimate and rightful owner of a worldwide, royalty free, sub-licensable, non-exclusive license for communication, content and/or information, which you can use, distribute and reproduce. You furthermore testify and warrant that all persons and entities connected with your Submitted Information, and all other persons and entities whose names, voices, photographs, likenesses, works, services and materials have been used in the Submitted Information, have given you authorisation to the use of their names, voices, photographs, likenesses, performances, and other data in connection with the advertising, promotion, trade and other exploitation of the Submitted Information and that all rights granted therein you hereby transfer to La Bride. You agree that your Submitted Information does not, nor will it ever violate, or possibly cause La Bride to violate any laws or regulations; will not violate these Terms and Conditions; will not infringe any intellectual property rights including but not limited to copyright, patent or trademark rights. You understand and agree that La Bride strictly prohibits the posting of any obscene, lewd, or suggestive content/pornography. You agree and warrant that the information you post is not, nor will it ever be interpreted as libellous, threatening, harassing, racist, religious or defamatory and that the information you post will not be to advertise products or services of others or competitors of La Bride, and that it will never contain any links to third-party web sites.You agree and promise that the information you post does not contain proprietary information of another person or entity; and that if it does, you will notify La Bride immediately but that it will not nor will it ever create any liability of any sort for La Bride in any manner whatsoever.
7. RATING AND REVIEW DISPUTES
If you undermine the integrity of the La Bride Rating and Review system in any way, your account will immediately be suspended or terminated.
8. MANIPULATING RATINGS AND REVIEWS
You acknowledge and agree that you have not, do not intend to, or will you ever offer anyone cash or other compensation for a more favourable review. You furthermore agree to never misrepresent or impersonate another Vendor or Wedding Visitor. As a Vendor you agree to never post any fake feedback reviews of your own service, or attempt to gain multiple feedbacks from the same Wedding Visitor pretending to be a different Wedding Visitor. You understand and agree that reviews posted on “The Blog” are property of La Bride and are therefore protected by the La Bride IP rights as listed above. You agree that you will never copy and paste, partially or whole, any reviews from Visitors/Wedding Visitors anywhere on “The Blog”, onto your own personal, business website or any other website or platform.
9. NO AGENCY
You hereby agree and acknowledge that you do not have any contractor (independent or other), agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship, or other with La Bride. You furthermore agree that no affiliation, association or connection exists between you and La Bride. You shall never have any authority to bind, commit, contract for, or otherwise obligate La Bride in any manner whatsoever.
10. RIGHT TO REJECT OR REMOVE MEMBERS
La Bride reserves the absolute right to reject your participation, or remove you from your current participation, in the La Bride Site at any time and for any reason or for no reason and without notice to you.
La Bride may disclose to you or you may learn of our documents, technical (such as but not limited to object code, source code, software), financial and operating information of La Bride, graphical, business information or practices, management styles, day-to-day business operations, capabilities, systems, marketing information, technologies, processes, procedures, methods and applications, or otherwise, whether tangible or intangible, concerning or regarding La Bride, including but not limited to all forward looking plans and strategies whether they be current or future, business plans, business concepts, website designs and layouts, all information, data, intellectual property and other opinions, forecasts. You hereby agree and acknowledge that any and all of La Bride’s Information is confidential and shall be the sole and exclusive intellectual property and proprietary information of La Bride, whether the information is in oral, visual or written from or is recorded in any other medium. Disclosure of any or all La Bride’s Information to anyone, especially a direct competitor is strictly prohibited. You acknowledge and agree that La Bride shall be entitled to monetary damages and that La Bride shall be entitled to injunctive relief if you fail to adhere to these agreements.
12. RECORD KEEPING/AUDIT
La Bride reserves the right to keep all records of any and all communications between you and other Users.
13. LIMITED LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL LA BRIDE, ITS AFFILIATES, ITS PARTNERS OR SUBSIDIARIES, OUR EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS OR INVESTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE LA BRIDE OR FOR ANY DECISION AND ACTION MADE BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON INFORMATION CONTAINED ON “THE BLOG”. ANY POSSIBLE LIABILITY, BY LA BRIDE, ITS PARTNERS OR SUBSIDIARIES, OUR EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS OR INVESTORS, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO ONE QUART (1/4th) THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU PAY TO LA BRIDE OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR.
LA BRIDE, ITS AFFILIATES, ITS PARTNERS OR SUBSIDIARIES, OUR EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS OR INVESTORS PROVIDE “THE BLOG” AND THE SERVICES THEREON “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY.
14. DO NOT HOLD LIABLE
You agree to not hold La Bride, its affiliates, its partners or subsidiaries, our employees, shareholders or investors liable from any claim or demand, made by anyone or any entity, due to your use of “The Blog”. You agree that this includes but is not limited to (i) your advertising, providing or failure to provide or pay for goods or services promoted on “The Blog”; and (ii) any potential claims that any part or all of your Submitted Information includes copyrighted or non-copyrighted materials owned by third parties without authorisation, or that what you posted was defamatory or harassing, or that it otherwise violated the rights of any person or any entity.
15. LINKS TO OTHER SITES
This Site may contain links to other sites which are provided solely as a convenience to you, or which are provided by other Users. La Bride is not responsible for the availability of external sites or resources linked to “The Blog”, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Transactions that occur between you and such third-party sites are strictly between you and the third party and are not the responsibility of La Bride. Because La Bride is not responsible for the availability or accuracy of these outside resources or their contents, you should review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of these linked sites, as their policies may differ from ours.