User Agreement & Policies
What this Agreement Covers
This Agreement governs your use of the Site and the CustomInk.com service (the "Service"). The Service permits customers that have an appropriate relationship either with: (i) institutions of higher learning, fraternal organizations, honor societies and other collegiate groups (collectively, "Institutions"); (ii) corporations and small businesses; (iii) elementary and secondary schools; or (iv) other organizations, to design and purchase custom merchandise properly describing that relationship. You understand that by using the Site and the Service, you have agreed to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and you agree to use the Site and the Service solely as provided in this Agreement.
Intellectual Property Rights of CustomInk.com and Third Parties
CustomInk.com is committed to the appropriate and legal use of the intellectual property of others, and we require our users to behave similarly. Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs and written and other materials that appear on the CustomInk.com Site (collectively the "Contents") are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual properties owned, controlled or licensed by CustomInk.com.
CustomInk.com is the owner of the CUSTOMINK trademark; other trademarks made available through this Site, including logos, slogans, color schemes and design trademarks, are licensed for use by CustomInk.com from Institutions and other third parties (the "Licensed Marks"). By using the CustomInk.com Site, you agree to limit your use of Licensed Marks to uses that are directly related to such third parties and to comply with any restrictions or conditions imposed on the use and access of the Licensed Marks by the third parties. CustomInk.com will notify you of such terms if your usage is in violation of such terms.
Generally, products created using images available on the site should not be resold commercially. In the event that you wish to resell such products, you agree to contact CustomInk.com and verify the legality of reselling such products prior to doing so. Designs created using the text tools and images available through the site are in no way the exclusive property of the customers who assemble such designs. CustomInk.com retains the right to display such designs or offer them (or variations of such designs) to other customers.
Additionally, CustomInk.com has the sole discretion to reject any order that it considers libelous, defamatory, obscene, profane (according to standards established by the FCC), portraying irresponsible use of alcohol or other substances, advocating persecution based on gender, age, race, religion, disability or national origin, containing explicit sexual content or is otherwise inappropriate for CustomInk.com production.
You agree to not use CustomInk.com's Service to create any material that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or that infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any third party.
CustomInk recognizes that you have a right to privacy, and we will not give or sell anyone specific information about you or any orders you have placed through the CustomInk Service except that: (i) CustomInk may share information about you or an order that you have placed with a relevant Institution in order to allow such Institution to review the use of the Licensed Marks as necessary; (ii) CustomInk may provide information about you and your order to its subcontractors; and (iii) CustomInk may share information about you with its marketing partners and affiliates for purposes of marketing CustomInk. In addition, CustomInk may share information about you or your order if we believe in good faith that disclosure of specific information is necessary to (a) resolve disputes, investigate problems, or enforce our User Agreement; (b) comply with relevant laws or respond to requests from law enforcement or other government officials relating to investigations or alleged illegal activity (in which case we can, and you authorize us to, disclose personal information without subpoenas or warrants served on us); or (c) protect and defend our rights or property or the rights and property of you or third parties. CustomInk employs third party cookies which are used to target customers for advertising purposes. CustomInk collects information (including email addresses) that allows us, among other things, to: process and fill your order; contact you regarding the processing of your order; share your design with those whom you request; improve our website and service; and send informative and promotional emails that may be of interest to you. While this information may be used by us for marketing purposes, it is never shared or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes.
We contract with a company called Coremetrics to collect and analyze data regarding visitors' usage of our web site. The information collected will be used exclusively for the purpose of understanding and improving our customers' experience with our web site and service. For more information, including how to opt out, please go to: http://www.coremetrics.com/info_eluminate2.html
Anti-Sweat Shop Policy
CustomInk.com supports high standards for manufacturing labor conditions. Accordingly, we seek to work with suppliers who promote such standards within their operations. CustomInk.com relies upon referrals, reputation and, in some cases, personal inspections to identify such vendors.
CustomInk.com accepts online or telephone payment via credit card, debit card, or electronic check (ACH). All payments sent electronically are securely transmitted.
CustomInk.com also accepts payment via purchase order for qualified customers. Invoices may be paid by check or credit or debit card.
Custom Ink's orders are generally delivered within 14 days. Customers who are concerned about meeting deadlines should contact a Service/Sales Representative. Rush orders on screen-printed apparel items are available for a 25% rush charge. Rush orders are delivered within 7 days. Delivery times may vary during the holiday seasons.
CustomInk.com goes to great lengths to ensure that all orders are filled accurately and on time and are of the highest quality. Accordingly, CustomInk.com accepts returns and will refund payment if and when customers are disappointed by CustomInk.com merchandise for one of the following reasons: (a) the blank items themselves are materially flawed; (b) the quality of the decorating (i.e., the printing or embroidery) is below a reasonable range of expectations; or (c) the design of the final product is materially different from the final design submitted by the customer.
Limit of CustomInk.com's Responsibility
CustomInk.com will be responsible for acting only on those instructions sent to CustomInk.com that actually are received and does not assume responsibility for malfunctions in communications facilities not under its control that may affect the accuracy or timeliness of any orders you send. CustomInk.com is not responsible for any losses or delays in transmission of orders arising out of the use of any Internet Access Service Provider or caused by any browser software or any computer virus or related problem that may be attributable to services provided by any Internet Access Service Provider. CustomInk.com is not responsible should you give incorrect instructions or if your credit-card payment is not processed by your credit-card company.
The information and materials contained in this Site, including text, graphics, links or other items, are provided "as is", "as available". CustomInk.com does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the information and materials on the Site and expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in this information and materials. No warranty of any kind, implied, express or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or freedom from computer virus, is given in conjunction with the information and materials.
In no event will CustomInk.com be liable for any damages, including without limitation, direct or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, losses or expenses arising in connection with this site or use thereof or inability to use by any party, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure, even if CustomInk.com, or representatives thereof, are advised of the possibility of such damages, losses or expenses.
Intellectual Property Claims
CustomInk respects the intellectual property rights of others. We have a policy of removing user submissions that violate copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property laws, suspending or blocking access to the design-saving or other features of our site to any user who uses our site in violation of any such law, and/or terminating in appropriate circumstances the account (if any) of any user who uses our site in violation of any such law. Pursuant to Title 17 of the United States Code, Section 512, we have implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringement and for processing such claims in accordance with such law. If you believe your copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right is being infringed by a user of CustomInk.com, please provide written notice to the following agent for notice of claims of infringement:
7902 Westpark Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102
In order for us to respond to your notice, it must: (i) contain your physical or electronic signature; (ii) identify the copyrighted work, trademark, or other intellectual property alleged to have been infringed; (iii) identify the allegedly infringing material in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material; (iv) contain adequate information by which we can contact you (including postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address); (v) contain a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material, trademark, or other intellectual property is not authorized by the owner, the owner's agent, or the law; (vi) contain a statement that the information in the written notice is accurate; and (vii) contain a statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right owner.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold CustomInk.com and its affiliates harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from or relating to your use of CustomInk.com's Site and the Service, your violation of this Agreement, or your violation of any rights of another.
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and, where applicable, by federal law.Last updated on: 9/13/2013