23a. Copyright and Disclaimer:
Unless otherwise indicated, Ethos Design Collective and Kelly Schellert hold copyright to any and all aspects of the Ethos Design Collective Site (including but not limited to content and layout), except for logos granted in licensed use to Ethos Design Collective by our sponsors and Purchaser’s photos and images. In this case, Ethos Design Collective and Kelly Schellert hold copyright on the content representation, though not the content itself. The use of images, photos, works and the like is solely to represent the work of those same entities to the public at large and to their peers for consideration. By uploading images, content, works and the like to the website and/or directory/directories, purchaser agrees that they either own the copyright to the images and content or that they have received express written consent for the use of copyrighted images, works, content or the like for representation of their business entity. Furthermore, Ethos Design Collective does not sell furniture on its website or social media accounts and agrees to never use purchaser’s copywritten photos, images, works or the like to sell furniture or product from those images.
If Ethos Design Collective collaborates with a Brand or Vendor to benefit the designer member ‘Purchaser’ in conjunction with Ethos Design Collective, EDC will request permission from the purchaser and the owner of the copyright, whether they are the same or separate entities (for example, the purchaser and a third party professional photographer who typically holds the copyright on images) for the use of photography and or testimonials as is required to promote the collection and the Purchaser(s) represented in the work. An example of this would be when EDC collaborates with a Brand or Vendor along with its designer member purchasers to create a signature collection bearing the EDC logo in conjunction with the third party brand and the purchaser entity, in which the designer member ‘purchaser’ has creative input and the opportunity to participate at their discretion. See #20. INDEMNIFICATION CLAUSE above.
In the case where a purchaser is offered the chance to participate in a photo shoot where there is a possibility of their likeness being used, Ethos Design Collective and the third party photographer will require a model release form to be signed prior to the photoshoot. Participation is voluntary.
You may not use any robot, spider or any automated or manual device to monitor or copy any aspect of this Site (including content) without prior written permission from Ethos Design Collective unless the purpose is to index the content for a traditional search engine (e.g., Google, Yahoo, etc.). You are not allowed to modify, replicate, publish, distribute, reproduce, transmit or display any page (in whole or in part) on this web site, except as this document permits.
If you wish to place content about Ethos Design Collective on any other website, you are ONLY permitted to quote individual facts or figures and you MUST provide a link back to a valid page at Ethos Design Collective. You may not copy tables, graphs, maps, or other graphical elements. Electronic reproduction or replication of any Ethos Design Collective content, above and beyond what is specified here, requires written permission.
All rights reserved. For permission requests, write to Ethos Design Collective, addressed “Attention: Permissions,” at the address below or contact us: [email protected].
ETHOS DESIGN COLLECTIVE, ATTN: PERMISSIONS
6642 Clayton Rd., #390
St. Louis, MO 63117
The consumer facing site is offered as a free service to the general public. We provide no guarantees or warranties (express, implied or otherwise), concerning any Site provided content or linked to this web site and/or any associated sites and service providers. The information as presented on this Site is provided by the service providers, vendors, authors and businesses. We shall not be responsible for the accuracy of representations or quality of same made by the professionals on this website, or for any disputes that may arise between the authors or professionals and users of this Site. It is the responsibility of service users to independently verify the credentials of each such person as well as the accuracy and validity of the information they have provided.
Context of External Sites and Resources:
The Ethos Design Collective website at times is linked to other Web sites or resources for the purposes of information. By providing these links, doing so does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement or approval by Ethos Design Collective of any such website, or their product and/or services offered. We will not be responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, or the management of accurate links on external sites. We shall NOT be responsible (or liable) for any advertising, products, content, or other materials, references or otherwise, on or available from such external websites and/or resources. We shall not be responsible or liable (directly or indirectly) for any loss or damage sustained or alleged to be sustained by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, nor goods or services available on such external sites or resources.
Any email submissions to Ethos Design Collective may be used, at the discretion of Ethos Design Collective, for promotional purposes. Submissions include the submitter’s name(s); However, personal information such as email addresses will be kept confidential, unless otherwise specified by the submitter (example: a designer’s email address as contact on the directory. Any information provided on the directory/directories, or for the directory/directories will be deemed as giving full rights to display same information on the directory/directories, by the submitter.) The submitter by submitting the email address, and any other contact information on their profile and/or directory listing, as a form of contact agrees that their email content, phone number and/or name may be used, at the discretion of Ethos Design Collective, for promotional purposes. (Examples would be the ‘Featured Designer’ blog and social media posts, for the purpose of promoting the designer, with a link or contact information back to their site). Our sponsors will offer opportunities of reciprocity, where applicable, for featured designers from time to time, on their sites as well, with links back to the designer provided email, website, name and other contact information supplied by designer for this purpose, and listed on the designer profile, by the designer, for contact.
ETHOS DESIGN COLLECTIVE Network Disclaimer:
Members of Ethos Design Collective have the option of enrolling in the Ethos Design Collective Associateship (Profile), which will allow other enrolled collective associates to search for their shared information/profiles on the Ethos public facing site. By joining the Ethos Design Collective, each member agrees that his or her information provided to the Ethos site is shared throughout the Ethos Design Collective site with other registered Ethos Design Collective associates. Do not provide information that you do not want to be disclosed to other collective associates. Ethos Design Collective offers no warranties or guarantees as to the authenticity of the information provided by each Ethos Design Collective associate. We shall not be liable (directly or indirectly, in whole or in part) for any damage or loss sustained by or alleged to be sustained by or in connection with any use of or reliance on any information provided by Ethos Design Collective associates, trade partners, peers or service providers. We reserve the right to remove any Ethos Design Collective associate, trade partner, peer, or service provider from the Ethos Design Collective at any time. If you feel that the Ethos Design Collective is being abused, please contact Ethos Design Collective at: [email protected] with a description of the complaint, and any supporting backup that you can provide.
23c. Acceptable Use Policy:
Ethos Design Collective takes a zero tolerance approach to the sending of Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE) or spam over our Site. Very simply, this means that collective associates/members and users of Ethos Design Collective may not use or permit others to use our Site to transact in Unsolicited Commercial Email. Violations of this policy carry very severe penalties, including but not limited to termination of service, without any refund rights, and may result in Ethos reporting the violation to proper authorities.
Spamming is considered as sending messages or advertisements to more than five recipients on any of our lists unless the individuals have specifically requested to be added to the mailing list in question, or unless senders have received exact written permission to send the email to certain persons who have requested to be added to an email list on that topic. This includes emails that contain commercial advertisements as well as informational messages sent via electronic mail (email) to recipients. When in doubt, double check with Ethos Design Collective. We will never sell our information lists or that of our members, for any reason without prior consent of our members. At times, our sponsors may request your emails for invitations to specifically held events, co-sponsored with Ethos, for our designer associate collective members’ benefit. However, please note that once a designer membership profile is complete, it is made public for the purpose of being visible to consumers, looking to hire designers by specialty or region. (Profiles that are NOT complete, will NOT be visible on the site). It is the Member’s responsibility to make sure that their profile is complete before contacting Ethos about the profile not showing up on the site.
Violation of Ethos Design Collective’s spam policy will result in severe penalties. Ethos Design Collective may restrict customer access to the secure Site to prevent further violations. If a collective associate and user is found to be in violation of our spam policy, Ethos Design Collective may, at its sole discretion, restrict, suspend or terminate a collective associate and user’s account. Further, Ethos Design Collective reserves the right to pursue civil remedies for any costs associated with the investigation of a substantiated policy violation. Ethos Design Collective will notify law enforcement officials if the violation is believed to be a criminal offense.
23d. Copyright Statement:
The use of the EDC or Ethos Design Collective name, logo, and its likenesses is expressly prohibited unless consent is given by Ethos Design Collective at: [email protected]
Acceptable use of ETHOSDESIGNCOLLECTIVE™ Trademarks
The organization should be referred to as Ethos Design Collective or EDC.
All of Ethos’ registered or unregistered names, publications, titles, trade and service marks, logos, designs, and other identifications are owned by Ethos Design Collective and can only be used to Ethos Design Collective’s benefit. Their use by any other organization, business or individual is strictly prohibited, unless specific authorization is received, in writing, from the Ethos Design Collective administrator within 30 days prior to use of the same. In the case of opportunities arising without the benefit of 30 days notice, specific written authorization is still required, noting date of use, description of use, and in what context. Ethos will not be responsible for unauthorized use of our collective likenesses and identifications.
Ethos Design Collective is not responsible for acts, errors or omissions of any business, entity, or event that our likeness and/or identifications are used in conjunction with, including the use of our logo(s).
When textually representing Ethos Design Collective, the word “ETHOS” shall be all uppercase in its font, and “DESIGN COLLECTIVE” shall be all uppercase in its font. Use of initials or acronyms or alternative case styles is strictly forbidden except for the EDC which must contain all uppercase letters.
The official font-face for ETHOS should be used in any graphic representation of the name. The ETHOS DESIGN COLLECTIVE logo is a three-color logo; the official colors of the logo must be used. When our logo is to appear without full color (grayscale) the blue should be converted to black(100% black). Color profiles (RGB and CMYK) are allowed.
23e. Contacting the Web Site:
For any questions regarding this privacy statement, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact Ethos Design Collective at: [email protected]