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Terms & Conditons

Updated April 25, 2018

Welcome to ReferenceAVS.com.  These Terms and Conditions apply to the website including any services made through them operated by Reference  (to which we’ll refer to as “Reference”, “ReferenceAVS.com”, “us”, “we”, or “our” as is appropriate in the context of the use of the words). 

The use of the Site is subject to the following terms of use (the “Terms”) and the conditions of our privacy policy, incorporated into these Terms by reference. By visiting this website you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to these as well as any other terms, guidelines, or rules that apply to any portion of this Site, without limitation or qualification. Fair warning: if you do not agree to these Terms, you should not use this website. Also, you should know that we reserve the right to update and revise these Terms at any time. We'll make sure to change the "Last Updated" date at the top of this page so you can tell if these Terms have changed since your last visit. Once we post any changes, your continued use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of the revised Terms. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@ReferenceAVS.com. 

What we do

We design, engineer, program, install, and maintain smart home automation and commercial audio video systems and sell audio video and security equipment for Davenport, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Des Moines, IA and Rock Island, IL.  Our extensive experience, customer focused approach, and high quality of service makes it easy for you to experience all the benefits of customized technology solutions for your home or business. 

Electronic Communication

When you visit the Site, or send us e-mails, you are communicating with us electronically. In so doing, you consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing. 

Accounts and Related Data 

You can maneuver most of the Site without creating a user account ("Account"). Other features, however, may require you to create an Account. If you create an Account, you are solely responsible for any activity that occurs through your Account. In order for us to provide you the best possible service, you agree to provide us with complete, accurate, and updated information for your Account at all times. If any information is incorrect or outdated, it can lead to errors or delays, for which we will not be responsible.

You should not share your Account information. You may never use another person's Account or registration information for the Site without permission. Similarly, no one else should be able to use your Account without permission. You are solely responsible for keeping your Account and Account password secure and for any consequence resulting from your failure to do so.

You can always delete your Account by emailing us at info@ReferenceAVS.com. 

User Content and Use of Information

We value your opinion! So, we may, allow you to post reviews, comments, photos or other content and communications on the Site. We welcome your participation. However, with that communication comes responsibility.

When you submit, distribute, transmit, or post any communications or any other material to Reference (either through the Site; through our pages on third party sites, such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. This is collectively "User Content"), you represent and warrant that you hold all necessary right, title, and license to such materials (in other words, you own it or have the right to give it to us); that your submission of such materials to Reference does not and will not violate or infringe the rights of any third-parties, including without limitation, any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights (you didn't take it from someone else without permission); and all User Content you provide is accurate, complete, up-to-date, and not misleading.  Furthermore, you give us a right and license to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display, and distribute your User Content in any and all media formats or distribution channels. You agree that this license includes the right for Reference to use your User Content to provide, promote, and improve the Site. You agree that this license is irrevocable, non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, transferable, fully paid, royalty-free, and will survive termination of your Account. Please note that we may use User Content without compensation of any kind to you, including if we use User Content for advertising or promotional purposes. Be assured you have our thanks.

You also agree that if your User Content contains any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques, we can use the User Content and anything it contains for any purpose including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products.

In addition to giving Reference a license, you also give each user of the Site an irrevocable, non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, transferable, sublicensable, fully paid, and royalty-free right and license to access your User Content through the Site and to use, edit, modify, publish, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, adapt, and promote such submissions, including after any termination of your Account.

If you share something with us, you keep ownership of it and can continue to do anything you want with it, but you allow us and our other users to use your User Content as we see fit. If you don't agree to these conditions, then please don't provide the materials to us.

Reference reserves the right to block or remove communications, postings or materials that it determines to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading; (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, intellectual property or other rights of another or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to Reference in its sole discretion.

Rules of Conduct

  • As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Site for any purpose that is prohibited by these Terms of Use. You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the Site.
  1. You shall not: (i) take any action that imposes or may impose (determined by our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our (or our third party providers’) infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; (iii) bypass, circumvent or attempt to bypass or circumvent any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site (or other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Site); (iv) run any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Site; (v) use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any page of the Site; (vi) harvest or scrape any Content from the Site; (vii) distribute information you know is false, misleading, untruthful, unlawful, or inaccurate, (viii) upload any software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password or other information of ours or of any third party; or (ix) otherwise take any action in violation of our guidelines and policies.
  2. You shall not (directly or indirectly): (i) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Site (including without limitation any application), except to the limited extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction, (ii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Site, or (iii) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any of the rights that you receive hereunder. You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations.
  3. We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce these Terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users and the public.
  4. All orders of our products must be for personal use only. By purchasing our products, you hereby agree not to resell or distribute such products for any commercial purposes. If we have reason to believe that your order is not for personal use, we reserve the right to reject or cancel any order that you place.

Disclaimer

You understand and agree that we have no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding:

  1. Which users access the site, what content you access via the site, what effects the content may have on you,how you may interpret or use the content, or what actions you may take as a result of your exposure to the content.
  2. You release us from all liability related to you acquiring or not acquiring content through the Site. The Site may contain, or direct you to websites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. We make no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Site, and we will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site. Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Site, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals.

THE SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, REFERENCE DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT ON THE SITE, WHETHER PROVIDED OR OWNED BY REFERENCE OR BY ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS, AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE IN TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. IN ADDITION, REFERENCE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT ACCESSIBLE VIA THE SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, AVAILABLE, CURRENT, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE RESULTS OF USING THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Limitations of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL REFERENCE OR ANYONE REPRESENTING REFERENCE  BE LIABLE TO YOU UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, FOR (A) ANY LOST PROFITS, DATA LOSS, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SITE, OR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, COMPENSATORY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM: (I) YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT; (II) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE OR REFERENCE'S SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN; (III) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SITE; OR (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES OR THE LIKE THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY (REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE OF ORIGINATION) OR (B) ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) OF THE GREATER OF (I) FEES PAID TO US FOR THE APPLICABLE PRODUCTS; OR (II) $500.00.

THESE LIMITATIONS APPLY REGARDLESS OF LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER BASED ON TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT REFERENCE WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Termination

You agree that Reference, at its sole discretion, may terminate or suspend your access to and use of the Site (or any part thereof) at any time and for no or any reason whatsoever, including, without limitation, for lack of use by you or if Reference believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Reference reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently your access to and use of the Site (or any part thereof) without notice. You agree that Reference and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, and employees,  shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of your use of or access to the Site. Your obligations under this Agreement shall continue even after Reference has terminated and/or cancelled this Agreement or your access to the Site. Any provision that by its nature survives shall survive termination, expiration or cancellation of this Agreement including, but not limited to, the license granted by you to Reference for use of your User Content. 

Dispute Resolution

Most customer concerns can be resolved quickly and to a customer’s satisfaction by contacting us at info@ReferenceAVS.com. In the unlikely event that our customer service department is unable to resolve a complaint you may have to your satisfaction, the terms of this Section govern dispute resolution between us.

These Terms and the relationship between you and Reference will be governed by the laws of the State of Iowa without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Reference agree to submit to the personal and exclusive arbitration of any disputes relating to your use of the Site under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such arbitration, to the extent necessary, will be conducted in Scott County in the State of Iowa. You covenant not to sue Reference in any other forum.

You also acknowledge and understand that, with respect to any dispute with Reference or anyone representing Reference arising out of or relating to your use of the Site, purchase of Products, or these Terms:

  • YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE A TRIAL BY JURY
  • YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO SERVE AS A REPRESENTATIVE, AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR IN ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY, OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A MEMBER OF A CLASS OF CLAIMANTS, IN ANY LAWSUIT INVOLVING ANY SUCH DISPUTE; AND
  • YOU MUST FILE ANY CLAIM WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM AROSE OR IT IS FOREVER BARRED. 

It Matters

We take our commitment to customers seriously, and we'll do what we can for you. However, sometimes things may come up that are outside of our control. We will not be liable for any failure to perform any of our obligations stated in these Terms if the failure results from a cause beyond our reasonable control, including—without limitation—mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation.

Our failure to enforce any part of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of our right to later enforce that or any other part of these Terms of Service. Waiver of compliance in any particular instance does not mean that we will waive compliance in the future. In order for any waiver of compliance with these Terms of Service to be binding, we must provide you with written notice of such waiver through one of our authorized representatives.

If any provision of this agreement is found to be invalid by a competent court, the invalidity of such provisions shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. Likewise, if we choose to terminate any provision in accordance with the termination provision, that termination shall not affect the termination of other provisions.

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the Site and supersedes all previous or contemporaneous agreements. The section headings are merely provided for convenience and shall not be given any legal import.