Last updated: FEBRUARY 10, 2020
MadeWith is a skincare retailer that blends clean and natural skincare products, proprietary technology, information you provide and clean products to deliver a custom and personalized skincare regimen. MadeWith, Inc. (“MadeWith”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) offers a service that gives you access to clean skincare products (“Products”) from established and up-and-coming brands that meet our values for clean and natural products. The following terms and conditions (“Terms”) form a binding agreement between you and us, and govern your use of the website located at www.madewith.com (“Site”), the services offered through the Site, and any orders that you place (collectively, the “Services”).
These Terms are subject to occasional revision. We will notify you of any changes to these Terms by posting the new Terms here: www.madewith.com/terms-of-use and updating the “Last Updated” date below. At our discretion, we may also notify you of certain changes by sending you an email to the email address associated with your account. You are responsible for providing us with your current contact information, which you may do when you create an account, and you may update it by modifying the information when logged in to your Account. For existing users of the Services, any changes to these Terms will be effective 30 calendar days following our posting of the changes on our Site. These changes will be effective immediately for new users of the Services. Continued use of the Services, including purchasing Products from us, following such changes will indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes. Please regularly check www.madewith.com/terms-of-use to view the then-current Terms.
TYPES OF USERS
You may simply browse the Site as a visitor or you may create an account (“Account”) to become a client (“Client”). You must be a Client to purchase Products. In addition, if you complete a Product Tester Application and are approved by us you may become a “Tester” and if you complete a MadeWith Advocate Application and are approved by us, you may become an “Advocate”.
To become a Client, you must provide your name, email address, other registration information, and select a password (“Account Information”), which you should not share with any third parties. In becoming a Client, you represent and warrant that: (a) all required Account Information you submit is truthful and accurate, and (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such Account Information. We will also ask you for additional information about you and the condition of your skin, including problematic areas, Products that have not worked in the past, and other preferences in order to establish your profile (“Profile”). In order for the Services to work best for you, please keep your Profile up to date. Please also keep your Account Information confidential. If someone accesses our Services using your Account Information, we will rely on that Account Information and will assume that it is really you or someone you have authorized who is accessing the Services. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your Account Information and all activities (including orders placed through the Services) that occur under or in connection with your Account. We reserve the right to take whatever action we deem necessary to preserve the security of the Services and your Account, including without limitation terminating your Account, changing your password, or requesting additional information to authorize transactions on your Account. You agree to be responsible for any act or omission of any users that access the Services under your Account. You may not use anyone else’s Account at any time without the permission of the Account holder. Please notify us immediately if you become aware that your Account Information is being used without authorization. You agree not to register for more than one Account, register for an Account on behalf of an individual other than yourself without such individual’s authorization, or register for an Account on behalf of any group or entity. You must be at least 18 years old to be a Client, or be 13 years or older and have provided us with a written parental consent. If we later discover or suspect that a person under 18 years old has set up an Account without parental consent, we reserve the right to take steps to cancel that request.
SHIPMENTS, RETURNS, AND EXCHANGES
Shipments. When you order Product(s), we will send you the Products chosen by one of our Advocates, at our discretion to match your Profile.
Data Check. When you place an order on our Site, our payment processing provider or a third party service provider may attempt to verify your address and check for potential fraud.
Returns/Exchanges. We will publish our return/exchange policy prior to taking our first orders.
You may pay for any Products via credit card or other payment method then available on the Services. If you have a credit in your Account at the time of paying for Products, the credit will be applied before we charge your credit card or other payment method then available. By submitting your payment information to us, you authorize us to charge your credit card or other payment method then available in accordance with these Terms. You represent that you will not use any credit card or other form of payment unless you have all necessary authorization to do so. We will not be liable in the event your children or others acting with or without your permission use your credit card or other means of payment to make orders on the Services; however, you may report any unauthorized use to us, and we will use reasonable measures within our control to help prevent future unauthorized use of your credit card or other payment method.
By completing a Product Tester Application, you are assumed to have read and agreed to the following terms with respect to testing Products for the benefit of MadeWith. If you do not apply to be a Product Tester, the following terms do not apply to you.
Only persons 18 years old and older or minors 13 years and older whose parent or guardian signs a written consent to the Terms, who in each case reside in the United States may take part in the MadeWith Product testing program; provided they agree to these terms and conditions in their entirety. A correct and valid phone number will be required to enable us to contact you if you have been selected to become a Tester.
You are eligible to enter if you are: a mainland US citizen or a legal resident of the US at all times; 18 years old or older on the date of registration or 13 years or older with a parent or guardian’s consent on the date of registration.
We may require you to provide proof of your eligibility. If you fail to provide all required information or provide false or inaccurate information, you may be disqualified. It is a condition of entry that all information given is true, current and full. You may not enter using multiple email addresses or as multiple participants. You are allowed only one application, per applicant, per Product test opportunity. If you attempt to use multiple addresses or enter more than once, you may be disqualified from the selection process. We undertake to use reasonable efforts to maintain adequate email, internet and other communication links but is not otherwise responsible for and shall not be liable for: late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or unintelligible entries; telephone, electronic, hardware, or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, delays or difficulties; errors in transmission; or prize deliveries attempted but not received. If you are disqualified, MadeWith is under no obligation to publish this fact on this site or anywhere else.
A number of Product Testers will be selected for each the testing campaign that we run. The selection shall be at our discretion on either a random selection basis or on an individual’s criteria determined by: (skin condition, age etc.) This is dictated by the requirements or information required in regard to a particular Product or Service being tested.
If you are selected as a Tester, you will be notified via text, phone or email – If selected you must confirm your acceptance including confirmation of your address and personal details within 5 days of notification. Unclaimed Product testing opportunities will be reallocated to another registrant at our discretion if not claimed within 5 days.
The requirements of each Product testing campaign will be communicated with the Testers that are selected. Review requirements can vary, however, the standard requirement is a written review, photos of the reviewer with the Product and, if applicable, a video review. By submitting photos and a video, you are agreeing for them to be used for the purpose of publishing reviews and advertising.
If you do not comply with these Terms you may be disqualified from all Product testing opportunities without further notice. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the entrant ineligible. Should a reviewer fail to return their review within 7 days, without requesting an extension, they may be invoiced for the full value of the Product/ gift card.
You acknowledge and agree that MadeWith neither endorses the Products that are tested nor assumes responsibility or liability for the accuracy of material contained therein, or any infringement of third party intellectual property rights arising there from, or any fraud or other crime facilitated thereby.
OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
You understand and acknowledge that the software, code, and proprietary methods and systems used to provide the Services (“Our Technology”), and the materials, information, and content made available or displayed by us through the Services (collectively, “Our Content”) are: (a) copyrighted by us or our licensors under United States and international copyright laws; (b) subject to other intellectual property and proprietary rights and laws; and (c) owned by us or our licensors. Neither Our Content nor Our Technology may be copied, modified, reproduced, republished, posted, transmitted, sold, offered for sale, or redistributed in any way without our prior written permission and the prior written permission of our applicable licensors. Subject to these Terms, we grant you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable, limited license to use and access, solely for your own personal, noncommercial use of the Services. You must abide by all copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in or attached to any of Our Content or Our Technology and you may not remove or alter any such notice, information, or restriction. Nothing in these Terms grants you any right to receive delivery of a copy of Our Technology or to obtain access to Our Technology except as generally and ordinarily permitted through the Services according to these Terms. Furthermore, except for the limited license above, nothing in these Terms will be deemed to grant, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, a license to Our Technology or Our Content. Certain of the names, logos, and other materials displayed on Products or in the Services constitute trademarks, trade names, service marks or logos (“Marks”) of MadeWith or other entities. Ownership of all such Marks and the goodwill associated with such Marks remains with us or those other entities. You are not authorized to copy, modify, or otherwise use our Marks. Any use of third party software provided in connection with the Services will be governed by such third parties’ licenses and not by these Terms.
GENERAL RULES OF USER CONDUCT
You agree not to (i) take any action or (ii) make available any content on or through the Services that: (A) violates any third-party right, including any intellectual property or proprietary right; (B) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, obscene, offensive, or profane; © constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail; (D) involves commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent; (E) impersonates any person or entity; (F) interferes with or attempts to interfere with the proper functioning of Our Technology in any way not expressly permitted by the Terms; or (G) attempts to engage in or engage in, any potentially harmful acts that are directed against Our Technology.
RIGHT TO SUSPEND
MadeWith reserves the right, in our discretion, to suspend your Account, your use of the Services or the delivery of Products at any time at our discretion including, as necessary to protect the security or operation of the Services.
If you respond to a survey or otherwise provide us any ideas, thoughts, criticisms, suggested improvements or other feedback related to Products or the Services (collectively “Feedback”), you agree we may use the Feedback to: (a) improve our Services or any Products and (b) promote the Services and Products, and that you will not be due any compensation for your Feedback that is used in these ways. To the extent that we have your name, likeness, or voice, this will be part of the Feedback and you agree that we may use your name, likeness and voice in the same manner that we can use other Feedback. You grant to us a worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid, perpetual, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, modify, translate, distribute, perform, display, import, sell, offer for sale, make, have made and otherwise exploit the Feedback in any form, media, or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, and to allow others to do the same. This is true whether you provide the Feedback on the Services or through any other method of communication with us, unless we have entered into a separate agreement with you that provides otherwise.
MODIFICATIONS TO THE SITE OR SERVICES
We reserve the right to modify or discontinue the Services with or without notice to you. We will not be liable to you or any third party should we exercise our right to modify or discontinue the Services. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse will be to cease access to the Services. Continued access to the Services following notice of any such changes will indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and satisfaction with the Services as so modified. You agree that we, in our sole discretion, may immediately terminate your access to the Services at any time, for any reason, in our sole discretion. You agree that we will not be liable to you or any other party for any termination of your access to the Services.
THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND OTHER WEBSITES
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
The Services and all content, Products and services included on or otherwise made available to you through the Services are provided by MadeWith “with all faults” and on an “as is” and “as available” basis, unless otherwise specified in writing. MadeWith makes no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, as to the operation of the Services or any content, Products or services included on, or otherwise made available to you through, the Services, unless otherwise specified in writing, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use or purpose, non-infringement, quiet enjoyment, and accuracy. You expressly agree that your use of the Services and Products purchased through the services is at your sole risk. We make no warranty that the Products or Services will meet your requirements, or that the Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor do we make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Products, or Services, or that defects in the Products, or Services will be corrected. We specifically disclaim any liability associated with the use of the Products (e.g., rashes or other reactions that may develop from using the Products) and you agree that you will not sue MadeWith for any claim related to any Products purchased through the Services. You understand and agree that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer or loss of data that results from the download of any material in any way related to the Services and/or Our Content. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us through the Services, or otherwise will create any warranty, representation or guarantee not expressly stated in these Terms.
Some states do not allow exclusion of implied warranties, so these exclusions may not apply in individual cases. You may have additional rights that vary from state to state. To the extent that we may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty, the scope and duration of such warranty will be the maximum permitted under such applicable law.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You acknowledge and agree that we are only willing to collect payment, facilitate the fulfillment of Orders, and provide access to the Services if you agree to certain limitations of our liability to you and to third parties. You understand that to the extent permitted under applicable law, in no event will we or our officers, employees, directors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, or licensors be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including without limitation damages for loss of revenues, profits, goodwill, use, data, lost opportunities, or business interruptions or other intangible losses (even if such parties were advised of, knew of or should have known of the possibility of such damages, and notwithstanding the failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy), arising out of or related to your use of or access to, or the inability to use or to access, the Services, regardless of whether such damages are based on contract, tort (including negligence and strict liability), warranty, statute, or otherwise. We will not be liable for any damages arising from the Products or for any information appearing on any other site linked to our Services. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Services, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use of the Services. Our total liability to you for all claims arising from or related to the Services is limited, in aggregate, to the greater of (i) the total amount of your orders in the six (6) months prior to the date of the event giving rise to our liability, or (ii) one hundred dollars (U.S. $100.00).
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations and disclaimers may not apply to you. To the extent that we may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of our liability will be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.
Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances will we or our licensors be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of god, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, or non-performance of third parties.
THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND OTHER WEBSITES
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless MadeWith, our, affiliates, officers, directors, co-branders and other partners, employees, consultants and agents, from and against any and all third party claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs) that such parties may incur as a result of or arising from: (i) your use of the Products or Services (except to the extent prohibited by law); (ii) your violation of these Terms; (iii) your violation of any rights of any other person or entity; (iv) any content, information or materials you upload to the Services; or (v) any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, spyware, malware, cancelbots or other similar harmful or deleterious programming routines input by you into the Services.
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- Identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you claim to have been infringed;
- Identification of the material on our Services that you claim is infringing and that you request us to remove;
- Sufficient information to permit us to locate such material;
- 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, made 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.
ARBITRATION AGREEMENT; CLASS WAIVER; WAIVER OF TRIAL BY JURY.
Please read this Section (“Dispute Resolution”) carefully. It is part of your contract with us and affects your rights. It contains procedures for mandatory binding arbitration and a class action waiver.
Application of Dispute Resolution Process. All claims and disputes (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as set forth below) in connection with the Terms or the use of the Services that cannot be resolved informally or in small claims court will be resolved by binding arbitration on an individual basis according to the process described herein. Unless otherwise agreed to, all arbitration proceedings will be held in English. This dispute resolution process, including binding arbitration, applies to you and us, and to any subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, predecessors in interest, successors, assigns, suppliers and licensors as well as all authorized or unauthorized users or beneficiaries of the Services.
Notice Requirement and Informal Dispute Resolution. Before either party may seek arbitration, the party must first send to the other party a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”) describing the nature and basis of the claim or dispute, and the requested relief. A Notice to us should be sent to: MadeWith Legal Dept., 2292 Faraday Ave, Suite 100, Carlsbad, CA 92008. After the Notice is received, the parties may attempt to resolve the claim or dispute informally. If the parties do not resolve the claim or dispute within 30 days after the Notice is received, either party may begin an arbitration proceeding. The amount of any settlement offer made by any party may not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator has determined the amount of the award, if any, to which either party is entitled.
Arbitration Rules. Arbitration will be initiated through the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), an established alternative dispute resolution provider (“ADR Provider”) that offers arbitration as set forth in this section. If AAA is not available to arbitrate, the parties will agree to select an alternative ADR Provider. The rules of the ADR Provider will govern all aspects of the arbitration, including without limitation the method of initiating and/or demanding arbitration, except to the extent such rules are in conflict with these Terms. The AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules (“Arbitration Rules”) governing the arbitration are available online at www.adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. The arbitration will be conducted by a single, neutral arbitrator. Any claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is less than $10,000.00 may be resolved through binding non-appearance-based arbitration, at the option of the party seeking relief. For claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is $10,000.00 or more, the right to a hearing will be determined by the Arbitration Rules. Any hearing will be held in a location within 100 miles of your residence, unless you reside outside of the United States, and unless the parties agree otherwise. If you reside outside of the U.S. the arbitrator will give the parties reasonable notice of the date, time and place of any oral hearings. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. If the arbitrator grants you an award that is greater than the last settlement offer that we made to you prior to the initiation of arbitration, we will pay you the greater of the award or $2,500.00. Each party will bear its own costs (including attorneys’ fees) and disbursements arising out of the arbitration and will pay an equal share of the fees and costs of the ADR Provider.
Additional Rules for Non-Appearance Based Arbitration. If non-appearance based arbitration is elected, the arbitration will be conducted by telephone, online and/or based solely on written submissions; the specific manner will be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration. The arbitration will not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise agreed by the parties.
Time Limits. If either party pursues arbitration, the arbitration action must be initiated and/or demanded within the statute of limitations (i.e., the legal deadline for filing a claim) and within any deadline imposed under the AAA Rules for the pertinent claim.
Authority of Arbitrator. If arbitration is initiated, the arbitrator will decide the rights and liabilities, if any, of the parties, and the dispute will not be consolidated with any other matters or joined with any other cases or parties. The arbitrator will have the authority to grant motions dispositive of all or part of any claim. The arbitrator will have the authority to award monetary damages, and to grant any non-monetary remedy or relief available to an individual under applicable law, the AAA Rules, and the Terms. The arbitrator will issue a written award and statement of decision describing the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded. The arbitrator has the same authority to award relief on an individual basis that a judge in a court of law would have. The award of the arbitrator is final and binding upon the parties.
Waiver of Jury Trial. The parties hereby waive their constitutional and statutory rights to go to court and have a trial in front of a judge or a jury, instead electing that all claims and disputes will be resolved by arbitration under this Dispute Resolution section. Arbitration procedures are typically subject only to very limited review by a court. In the event any litigation should arise between the parties in any state or federal court in a suit to vacate or enforce an arbitration award or otherwise, the parties waive all rights to a jury trial, instead electing that the dispute be resolved by a judge.
Waiver of Class or Consolidated Actions. All claims and disputes within the scope of this Dispute Resolution section must be arbitrated or litigated on an individual basis and not on a class basis, and claims of more than one customer or user cannot be arbitrated or litigated jointly or consolidated with those of any other customer or user.
Confidentiality. All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, including without limitation the award of the arbitrator and compliance therewith, will be strictly confidential. The parties agree to maintain confidentiality unless otherwise required by law. This paragraph will not prevent a party from submitting to a court of law any information necessary to enforce this Dispute Resolution section, to enforce an arbitration award, or to seek injunctive or equitable relief.
Severability. If any part or parts of this Dispute Resolution section are found under the law to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then such specific part or parts will be of no force and effect and will be severed and the remainder of this Dispute Resolution section will continue in full force and effect.
Right to Waive. Any or all of the rights and limitations set forth in this Dispute Resolution section may be waived by the party against whom the claim is asserted. Such waiver will not waive or affect any other portion of this Dispute Resolution section.
Survival. This Dispute Resolution section will survive the termination of your relationship with us.
Small Claims Court. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may bring an individual action in small claims court.
Emergency Equitable Relief. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may seek emergency equitable relief before a state or federal court in order to maintain the status quo pending arbitration. A request for interim measures will not be deemed a waiver of any other rights or obligations under this Dispute Resolution section.
Claims Not Subject to Arbitration. For any claim that by law is not subject to arbitration, we and you agree to submit and consent to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction in, and the exclusive venue of, the state or federal courts located in San Diego County, California.
These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed and interpreted by and under the laws of the State of California, consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act, without giving effect to any principles that provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to these Terms. These Terms are personal to you, and you may not transfer, assign or delegate your right and/or duties under these Terms to anyone else and any attempted assignment or delegation is void. You acknowledge that we have the right hereunder to seek an injunction, if necessary, to stop or prevent a breach of your obligations hereunder. The paragraph headings in these Terms, are included only to help make these Terms easier to read and have no binding effect. Any delay or failure by us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. No waiver by us will have effect unless such waiver is set forth in writing, signed by us; nor will any such waiver of any breach or default constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. These Terms constitute the complete and exclusive agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all prior oral or written understandings, communications or agreements. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision of the Terms will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties, and the remainder of these Terms will continue in full force and effect. We will not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside its reasonable control, including without limitation acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargos, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials. The Services may be subject to U.S. export control laws and may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries. You agree not to export, reexport, or transfer, directly or indirectly, any U.S. technical data acquired from us, or any Products utilizing such data, in violation of the United States export laws or regulations. We are located at the address set forth below. If you are a California resident, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Product of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 400 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.
Even after your rights under these Terms are terminated, all provisions of these Terms which by their nature should survive, will survive, including without limitation ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnification obligations, and limitations of liability.
We may give notice to you by email, a posting on the Services, or other reasonable means. You must give notice to us in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Legal Notice.”