Terms and Conditions:
Welcome to BuyLocalBG.com. These Terms & Conditions apply to theBuy Local Bowling Green website located at www.BuyLocalBG.com and all other sites, mobile sites, services, applications, platforms, and tools where these Terms & Conditions appear or are linked (collectively, the “Site”). As used in these Terms & Conditions, “Buy Local Bowling Green”, “us”, or “we” refers to MEP & Associates and its subsidiaries and affiliates.
YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS GOVERNED BY THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS
BY ACCESSING OR OTHERWISE USING THE SITE YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS. Any person or entity who interacts with the Site through the use of crawlers, robots, browsers, data mining or extraction tools, or other functionality, whether such functionality is installed or placed by such person or entity or a third party, is considered to be using the Site. If at any time you do not accept all of these Terms & Conditions, you must immediately stop using the Site. Certain areas within the Site may be governed by additional terms (“Additional Terms”). By using those areas of the Site, you agree to the Additional Terms. The Additional Terms are incorporated into these Terms & Conditions, and any reference to these Terms & Conditions includes the Additional Terms.
All content included on the Site, such as text, graphics, logos, images, audio clips, video, data, music, software, Application updates, and other material (collectively “Content”) is owned or licensed property of Buy Local Bowling Green or its suppliers or licensors and is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, or other proprietary rights. The collection, arrangement, and assembly of all Content on the Site is the exclusive property of MEP& Associates, Inc. and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Buy Local Bowling Green and its suppliers and licensors expressly reserve all intellectual property rights in all Content.
LICENSE AND ACCESS
Buy Local Bowling Green grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of the Site and the Content for NONCOMMERCIAL PURPOSES ONLY and only to the extent such use does not violate these Terms & Conditions including, without limitation, the prohibitions listed in the “UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USES” section of these Terms & Conditions. You may download, print, and copy Content for personal, noncommercial purposes only, provided you do not modify or alter the Content in any way, delete or change any copyright or trademark notice, or violate these Terms & Conditions in any way. Accessing, downloading, printing, posting, storing, or otherwise using the Site or any of the Content for any commercial purpose, whether on behalf of yourself or on behalf of any third party, constitutes a material breach of these Terms & Conditions. The Site is intended for use by individuals 13 years of age or older. If you are under 18, you may use this Site only with involvement of a parent or guardian.
UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USES
The Site may only be used for lawful purposes in accordance with the terms of the license granted in these Terms & Conditions. As a condition of your use of this Site, you warrant to Buy Local Bowling Green that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms & Conditions. Whether on behalf of yourself or on behalf of any third party, YOU MAY NOT:
- (a) Make any commercial use of the Site or its Content, including making any collection or use of any product listings, descriptions, prices, or images;
- (b) download, copy, or transmit any Content for the benefit of any other merchant;
- (c) use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent, data, or other device or mechanism (including browsers, spiders, robots, avatars, or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Site other than the search engine and search agents provided by Buy Local Bowling Green or generally publicly available browsers;
- (d) frame, mirror, or use framing techniques on any part of the Site without Buy Local Bowling Green’s express prior written consent;
- (e) make any use of data extraction, scraping, mining, or other data gathering tools, or create a database by systematically downloading or storing Site content, or otherwise scrape, collect, store, or use any Content, product listings, descriptions, prices, or images, except pursuant to the limited license granted by these Terms & Conditions;
- (f) use any meta tags or any other hidden text utilizingBuy Local Bowling Green’s name or marks;
- (g) misrepresent the identity of a user, impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with the Site, or express or imply that we endorse any statement you make;
- (h) use a buying agent to conduct transactions on the Site;
- (i) conduct fraudulent activities on the Site;
- (j) violate or attempt to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation: (i) accessing data not intended for you or logging onto a server or an account that you are not authorized to access; (ii) trying to change the behavior of the Site; (iii) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures; (iv) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting malware to the Site, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mailbombing,” or “crashing”; (v) forging any header or any part of the header information in any email or posting; or (vi) forging communications on behalf of the Site (impersonating the Buy Local Bowling Green Site) or to the Site (impersonating another user);
- (k) send unsolicited or unauthorized email on behalf of Buy Local Bowling Green, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services;
- (l) tamper with the Site or use or attempt to use any device, software, routine, or data that interferes or attempts to interfere with the working or functionality of the Site or any activity being conducted on the Site;
- (m) use the Site to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity;
- (n) harvest or collect personally identifiable information about other users of the Site;
- (o) restrict or inhibit any other person from using the Site (including, without limitation, by hacking or defacing any portion of the Site);
- (p) use the Site to advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services without Buy Local Bowling Green’s express prior written consent;
- (q) reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes any portion of, use of, or access to the Site;
- (r) modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of the Site; or
- (s) remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notice from the Site or materials originating from the Site.
You may be required to register with Buy Local Bowling Green in order to access certain services or areas of the Site. With respect to any such registration, we may refuse to grant to you the user name you request. Your user name and password are for your personal use only. If you use the Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. In addition to all other rights available to Buy Local Bowling Green including those set forth in these Terms & Conditions, Buy Local Bowling Green reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your account, refuse service to you, or cancel orders.
MODIFICATION AND TERMINATION
Buy Local Bowling Green may at any time: (i) modify or discontinue any part of the Site; (ii) charge, modify, or waive fees required to use the Site; or (iii) offer opportunities to some or all Site users. Buy Local Bowling Green reserves the right to make changes to these Terms & Conditions at any time, and such changes will be effective immediately upon being posted on the Site. Each time you use the Site, you should review the current Terms & Conditions. You can determine when these Terms & Conditions were last revised by referring to the “LAST UPDATED” legend at the top of these Terms & Conditions. Your continued use of the Site will indicate your acceptance of the current Terms & Conditions; however, any material change to these Terms & Conditions after your last usage of the Site will not be applied retroactively. Except for such material changes, the Terms & Conditions that were in effect at the time any claim or dispute arose between you and us will be applied.
Buy Local Bowling Green reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your account or your use of the Site and to block or prevent future access to and use of the Site (i) if you violate any of these Terms & Conditions, (ii) for any other reason, or (iii) for no reason. Upon any such termination, your right to use the Site will immediately cease.
You agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Site. Upon termination, all provisions of these Terms & Conditions which are by their nature intended to survive termination, all representations and warranties, all limitations of liability, and all indemnities shall survive such termination.
USER REVIEWS, COMMENTS, AND SUBMISSIONS
Buy Local Bowling Green welcomes your reviews, comments, and other communications, photos, videos, or any other content that you submit through or to the Site, or any content or information you submit through social media and allow Buy Local Bowling Green to feature, such as your name, social media handle, accompanying text, and any images from your social media accounts (e.g. Twitter™, Instagram™, Pinterest™, Snapchat™) (collectively, “User Content”) as long as the User Content submitted by you complies with these Terms & Conditions as well as Buy Local Bowling Green’s
General Review Writing Guidelines, which are incorporated into these Terms & Conditions in their entirety.
User Content will not include any photographs or images you submit as part of a Transaction (as defined below).
You agree that any User Content: will be accurate; will not violate or facilitate the violation of any law or regulation; will not violate any right of a third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity rights; will not cause injury to any person or entity; and will not contain, or provide links to, obscene, profane, or threatening language, malware, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, any form of “spam”, or any material that could be considered harmful, sexually explicit, indecent, lewd, violent, abusive, or degrading. You are solely responsible for the User Content you submit, and Buy Local Bowling Green assumes no liability for any User Content submitted by you. You acknowledge and agree that we reserve the right (but have no obligation) to do any or all of the following, in our sole discretion: (i) monitor User Content; (ii) alter, remove, or refuse to post or allow to be posted any User Content; and/or (iii) disclose any User Content, and the circumstances surrounding its transmission, to any third party.
For any User Content you submit, you grant to Buy Local Bowling Green a non-exclusive, sub-licensable, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right and license to use, display, perform, transmit, copy, modify, delete, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, sell and distribute such User Content and to incorporate the User Content into any form, medium, or technology, now known or hereafter developed, throughout the world, all without compensation to you. For this reason, do not send us any User Content that you do not wish to license to us, including any confidential information or any original creative materials such as stories, product ideas, computer code or original artwork. In addition, you grant to Buy Local Bowling Green the right to include the name provided along with the User Content submitted by you; provided, however, Buy Local Bowling Green shall have no obligation to include such name with such User Content. We are not responsible for the use or disclosure of any personal information that you voluntarily disclose in connection with any User Content you submit. You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary for you to grant the licenses granted in this section. You further irrevocably waive any “moral rights” or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of materials regarding User Content that you may have under any applicable law under any legal theory.
Content is also provided by third party visitors to the Site. Please note that Site visitors may post content that is inaccurate, misleading, or deceptive. Buy Local Bowling Green neither endorses nor is responsible for any opinion, advice, information, or statements made by third parties. Buy Local Bowling Green will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on such information or materials. The opinions expressed by third parties reflect solely the opinions of the individuals who submitted such opinions and may not reflect the opinions of Buy Local Bowling Green.
If you wish to purchase any product or service made available through the Site (each such purchase, a “Transaction”), you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to your Transaction including, without limitation, your credit card number, the expiration date of your credit card, your billing address, and your shipping information. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO USE ANY CREDIT CARD(S) OR OTHER PAYMENT METHOD(S) UTILIZED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY TRANSACTION. By submitting such information, you grant to Buy Local Bowling Green the right to provide such information to third parties for purposes of facilitating the completion of Transactions initiated by you or on your behalf. Verification of information may be required prior to the acknowledgment or completion of any Transaction.
All descriptions, images, references, features, content, specifications, products, and prices of products and services described or depicted on the Site are subject to change at any time without notice. Certain weights, measures, and other descriptions are approximate and are provided for convenience purposes only. The inclusion of any products or services on the Site does not imply or warrant that these products or services will be available. It is your responsibility to ascertain and obey all applicable local, state, federal, and international laws (including minimum age requirements) in regard to the receipt, possession, use, and sale of any item purchased from this Site. By placing an order, you represent that the products ordered will be used only in a lawful manner. Buy Local Bowling Green reserves the right, with or without prior notice, to do any one or more of the following: (i) limit the available quantity of or discontinue any product or service; (ii) impose conditions on the honoring of any coupon, coupon code, promotional code, or other similar promotion; (iii) bar any user from making or completing any or all Transaction(s); and (iv) refuse to provide any user with any product or service. You agree to pay all charges that may be incurred by you or on your behalf through the Site, at the price(s) in effect when such charges are incurred including, without limitation, all shipping and handling charges. In addition, you remain responsible for any taxes that may be applicable to your Transactions.
Buy Local Bowling Green or our agents may call or text by telephone regarding your account or your Transactions. You agree that we may place such calls or texts using an automatic dialing/announcing device. You agree that we may make such calls or texts to a mobile telephone or other similar device. You agree that we may, for training purposes or to evaluate the quality of our service, listen to and record phone conversations you have with us.
STORE PICKUP; SHIP TO STORE
Some products offered on the Site are available for pickup in stores at the Guest Service counter, including items available for Ship to Store (items shipped to a store of your choice for pickup in store). Not all items are available for this service nor is the service available in all stores. For same-day pickup, your order must be submitted by 5pm local time or 4 hours before closing, whichever is earlier, and the item must be available at the Buy Local Bowling Green store you selected. Ship to Store items are not available for same-day pickup. You will be notified when your order is ready for pickup or if an item is unavailable at that store. Unless you are selecting Ship to Store, if your item is unavailable at that store, your order will be canceled. If someone else will be picking up your order, you must
What Information Is Collected?
Types of information we collect may include:
- Mailing address
- E-mail address
- Phone (or mobile) number
- Date of birth or age
- Driver’s license number
- Credit/debit card number
- Purchase/return/exchange information
- Registry or list information
- Your mobile device information (e.g., device model, operating system version, device date and time, unique device identifiers, mobile network information)
- How you use our sites and mobile applications, search terms, pages you visit on our mobile applications, and application performance, as discussed further below
- Geo-location and in-store location (with your consent)
- Facebook ID, profile picture, gender, age range, friends’ IDs (with your consent)
- Google ID, profile picture (with your consent)
If you choose not to provide information we may not be able to provide you with requested products, services or information.
Automated Information Collection
We may connect information collected automatically with information we already have about you in order to identify you as a Buy Local Bowling Green guest. If we are able to identify you as a Buy Local Bowling Green guest we may, for example, link your activity on our website to your activity in a Buy Local Bowling Green Partner store or on one of our mobile applications. This allows us to provide you with a personalized experience regardless of how you interact with us – online, in store, mobile, etc.
In order to provide the best guest experience possible, we also use automated information collection technologies for reporting and analysis purposes. We examine metrics such as how you are shopping on our website, in our stores, and on our mobile applications, the performance of our marketing efforts, and your response to those marketing efforts.
Buy Local Bowling Green Automated Collection
Third-Party Automated Collection and Interest-Based Advertising
Buy Local Bowling Green participates in interest-based advertising (IBA), also known as Online Behavioral Advertising. We use third-party advertising companies to display ads tailored to your individual interests based on how you browse and shop online. Buy Local Bowling Green adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) self-regulatory principles for IBA.
We allow third-party companies to collect certain information when you visit our websites or use our mobile applications. This information is used to serve ads for Buy Local Bowling Green products or services or for the products or services of other companies when you visit this website or other websites. These companies use non-personally-identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, hardware/software information, cookie and session ID) and personally identifiable information (e.g., static IP address) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These parties typically use a cookie, web beacon, or other similar tracking technologies to collect this information.
Our Do Not Track Policy: Some browsers have a “do not track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. At this time, we do not respond to browser “do not track” signals, but we do provide you the option to opt out of interest based advertising. To learn more about IBA or to opt-out of this type of advertising, visit the Network Advertising Initiative website and the Digital Advertising Alliance website. Options you select are browser and device-specific.
Mobile Location Information
If you have downloaded one or more of our mobile applications, you can opt-in to location sharing for additional application capabilities. For example, geo-location will use your device’s latitude and longitude or your device’s location capabilities (e.g. GPS or Wi-Fi) to let you find nearby Buy Local Bowling Green stores. Or, in-store location through the use of beacons, your phone’s blue tooth signal, LED light chip technologies, or other technologies will permit Buy Local Bowling Green to find nearby products for you, get you real-time deals, auto-sort your shopping list and more. To learn how to opt-out of sharing your location with Buy Local Bowling Green.
Absolutely no refunds. All sales are final.