The Kansas Bride Terms of Use

Last Revised January 10, 2018

These Terms of Use ("Agreement") describe the terms and conditions (the "Terms") applicable to your use of the services of The Kansas Bride, LLC. ("TKB" or "We"), available at www.thekansasbride.com, as well as any other websites owned and/or operated by TKB (collectively, the "Site"). By using the Site, you signify your acceptance of these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use this Site. We reserve the right to amend these Terms from time to time without notice. All modified terms and conditions shall take effect immediately after posting to the Site. We encourage you to review this page periodically because any changes will be binding on you. This Agreement may not be modified, amended, and/or changed by you in any manner.

1. TKB is a Neutral Venue. TKB is an innovative community and marketplace for the wedding industry in the state of Kansas. TKB is not a wedding product or service provider, wedding vendor or an agent representative. TKB visitors ("Visitors") include prospective brides and grooms, newlyweds and their Wedding guests (collectively, "Wedding Visitors") and companies and other third parties offering products and services related to Weddings ("Vendor Members"). We and the Site function solely as a neutral venue and digital clearinghouse where Wedding Visitors and Vendor Members may connect for a particular type of service or product. We are not involved in or a party to the actual transaction between Visitors. As a result, We have no control over the existence, quality, accuracy, safety, or legality of the transactions that take place on our Website, the accuracy of listings, the ability of Wedding Vendors to provide items or perform services, the ability of Wedding Visitors to pay for any goods and services, and we make no representations or warranties and are not liable or responsible for the actions or inactions of Visitors or Vendor Members. TKB does not endorse any particular Vendor Member.

1)    Wedding Visitors: You acknowledge the following: TKB does not provide any of the products or services advertised or offered by Vendor Members. We do not endorse any Vendor Member, nor do We guarantee the quality of their goods or services. Any and all communications, correspondence, verbal or written, or any warranties or representations, made with regard to products and services offered through the TKB venue are not provided by us and are specifically and solely between you and the Vendor Member. Any transaction you enter into with a Vendor Member is strictly between you and the Vendor Member, and TKB is not a party to that transaction. Any dispute you have with a Vendor Member is between you and the Vendor Member, and We will not be a party to that dispute, except regarding your use of the Site, as discussed in Section 32.

We use techniques to help verify the identity of Wedding Vendors when they register for memberships on our Site; however, TKB cannot and will not guarantee each service provider's identity; capabilities, or that it has obtained all required permits, licenses or consents or that it complies with all applicable laws. We have implemented a user-managed feedback system to help you evaluate Vendor Members with whom you are considering transacting business. In addition, We cannot guarantee that information provided by or about Vendor Members on the Site is accurate. You should use TKB as a starting point for identifying vendors to provide the products and services you need for your wedding, then conduct your own research to ensure that vendors you choose to do business with are appropriate for you. You acknowledge that participation in certain programs, when and if available, may under certain circumstances result in Vendor Members receiving contact information for you in accordance with the terms and conditions governing these programs.

2)    Vendor Members: You acknowledge the following: TKB will not endorse you or your products or services. We are in no way responsible for assisting you in reaching an agreement with Wedding Visitors; nor are We responsible for assisting you in providing goods and services to Wedding Visitors. While all Wedding Visitors are required to give us accurate information about themselves, We cannot and will not verify this information or guarantee the ability of Wedding Visitors to complete payment for any of the products or services you provide. Any transaction you enter into with a Wedding Member is strictly between you and the Wedding Member, and TKB is not a party to that transaction. You are responsible for for obtaining all permits, licenses and consents necessary to deliver your goods or services and complying with all applicable laws. Any dispute you have with a Wedding Member is between you and the Wedding Member, and We will not be a party to that dispute. Vendor Members must list the true and correct name of their business on the Site and if there is a change to that business name, the Vendor Member must promptly update TKB and may need to provide additional documentation for proof of name change. After TKB and the Vendor Member have terminated their relationship, TKB shall be entitled to retain basic directory information including, without limitation, business name, mailing address, website address and telephone number associated with a Vendor Member.

2. Additional Terms and Conditions; Product Changes. You acknowledge and agree that We have the sole discretion to set forth and post additional terms and conditions for your use of the Site at various places throughout the Site. You agree that those additional terms and conditions shall be considered an effective amendment to this Agreement and said terms and conditions shall be incorporated herein. Furthermore, you expressly agree that if there is any conflict between those additional terms and conditions and the Terms set forth herein, the additional terms and conditions shall govern. TKB retains the right to revise its product and/or service offerings, including the tools made available to you, at any time for any reason including without limitation to comply with any applicable law or regulation.

3. Fees. There are currently NO fees to join TKB for Wedding Visitors. Fee-based services are available to Vendors at their discretion. See below for details.

1) Wedding Vendors: Vendor Members with valid Vendor Accounts may opt into paid services ("Paid Services"). TKB may list the prices for these Paid Services on the Site, but it reserves the right to change these prices and to offer discounts and temporary promotions.

2) Charged in error. In the event you believe that TKB has charged you in error, you must contact TKB Member Services at support AT weddingwire DOT com within 90 days after such charge. No refunds will be given for any charges which are more than 90 days old.

4. Protection of Intellectual Property Content. The TKB Site contains or uses copyrighted material, inventions, know how, potentially patentable business method material, design logos, phrases, names, logos, HTML code and/or other computer code and/or scripts (collectively, "Intellectual Property Content"), all of which, unless otherwise indicated and/or provided pursuant to a third party license, are our sole property, and We retain all appurtenant rights, interests and title thereto. We also claim ownership rights under the copyright and trademark laws with regard to the "look", "feel", "appearance" and "graphic function" of this Site, including but not limited to its color combinations, sounds, layouts and designs. You agree and acknowledge that your use of this Site does not confer upon you any license or permission to use our (or any third party's) Intellectual Property Content. You shall not reproduce, modify, display, sell, or distribute the Intellectual Property Content, including but not limited to Submitted Information (as defined below) contributed by you or any other Member, or use our Intellectual Property Content in any other way for public or commercial purposes. All other trademarks, service marks and copyrights are held by their rightful owners. You may not frame or link to the Site without our prior written permission.

The Site contains trademarks, trade names, trade dress, service marks, domain names or other indicia of ownership (collectively the "Marks") owned or licensed for use by us, TKB and the TKB logo. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, you agree that no right, property, license, permission or interest of any kind in or to the Marks is or is intended to be given or transferred to or acquired by you pursuant to the execution, performance or non-performance of this Agreement or any part thereof. You shall in no way contest or deny the validity of, our right of title to or license of use for, the Marks, and you shall not encourage or assist others directly or indirectly to do so, during the lifetime of this Agreement and thereafter. You shall not utilize the Marks or any similar marks in any manner that would diminish their value or harm their reputation. You shall not use or register any domain name, trademark or service mark that is identical to or similar to any of the Marks.

5. DMCA Notice.

Reporting Claims of Copyright Infringement

We take claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Site infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials from the Site by submitting written notification to vendors AT thekansasbride DOT com. In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) ("DMCA"), the written notice (the "DMCA Notice") must include substantially the following:

  • Your physical or electronic signature.

  • Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works on the Site, a representative list of such works.

  • Identification of the material you believe to be infringing in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material.

  • Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address).

  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.

  • A statement that the information in the written notice is accurate.

  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective.

Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Site is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.

If you believe that material you posted on the site was removed or access to it was disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may file a counter-notification with us (a "Counter-Notice") by submitting written notification to our copyright agent (identified below). Pursuant to the DMCA, the Counter-Notice must include substantially the following:

  • Your physical or electronic signature.

  • An identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access disabled.

  • Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address).

  • A statement under penalty of perjury by you that you have a good faith belief that the material identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.

  • A statement that you will consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or if you reside outside the United States for any judicial district in which the Site may be found) and that you will accept service from the person (or an agent of that person) who provided the Site with the complaint at issue.

Completed Counter-Notices should be sent to:

vendors AT thekansasbride DOT com.

The DMCA allows us to restore the removed content if the party filing the original DMCA Notice does not file a court action against you within ten business days of receiving the copy of your Counter-Notice.

Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Site was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.

Repeat Infringers

It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.

6. Disputes Among Visitors; Release. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other TKB Visitors, and We are not party to any such disputes. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Visitors. You agree to release TKB, its officers, directors, agents, and employees from all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of any kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with any disputes between you and any third parties or in any way related to goods, services, or events involving third parties. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which states: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."

7. Information You Submit. The Site offers the opportunity for Visitors to submit information for TKB use, Vendor Member advertisements and listings, and other means (any information submitted to the Site through any of these means, "Submitted Information"). TKB reserves to itself the right but does not have the obligation to monitor Submitted Information. Visitors are solely responsible for the content of their Submitted Information.

Our Site acts as a passive conduit for any and all communication and/or distribution of information, and We do not control the Submitted Information of TKB Visitors. We cannot and will not evaluate and We are not responsible for the accuracy, reliability, completeness, veracity or suitability of any Submitted Information or for verifying the identity of the submitting Member. Like any information you obtain through the Internet, you should verify Submitted Information before acting upon it. TKB is not responsible for any losses you may incur as a result of relying on Submitted Information, even if We were advised of the possibility of such losses.

By posting Submitted Information to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to TKB an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully-paid-up, royalty-free, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense at multiple levels) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such Submitted Information for any purpose and in any format on or in connection with the Site, the TKB business, or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Submitted Information, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. You acknowledge that TKB may retain archived copies of your Submitted Information and may continue to use your Submitted Information in connection with any materials that were created prior to your removal of your Submitted Information, in accordance with the license described above.

Furthermore, by posting Submitted Information, you expressly represent and warrant the following: (i) you are the owner, with all appurtenant rights thereto, of any and all communication, content and/or information that you post on the Site; or (ii) you are the legitimate and rightful grantee of a worldwide, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce and distribute such communication, content and/or information. You furthermore represent and warrant that all persons and entities connected with the Submitted Information, and all other persons and entities whose names, voices, photographs, likenesses, works, services and materials have been used in the Submitted Information or its exploitation, have authorized the use of their names, voices, photographs, likenesses, performances, and biographical data in connection with the advertising, promotion, trade and other exploitation of the Submitted Information and the rights granted herein.

You agree that your Submitted Information:

- Will not contain your personal information that you do not wish to be made public or to be displayed in accordance with the applicable settings that you indicate.

- Will not contain another person's personal information or otherwise invade another's privacy

- Will not violate or possibly cause us to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation

- Will not violate the terms of this Agreement

- Will not infringe any third party's intellectual property rights including but not limited to copyright, patent or trademark rights

- Will not contain obscene, lewd, or suggestive content and or pornography

- Will not be libelous, threatening, harassing, racist, or defamatory. This specifically includes making legal claims of any sort about TKB employees, agents, other members, or the Site

- Will not contain the proprietary information of another person or entity

- Will not contain any computer hardware or software, viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, or any other computer programming that may interfere with the operation of our Site or our systems and or create or impose a large burden or load on our Site or systems

- Will not scan or test the vulnerability or security of our Site or the system within which it operates

- Will not be used for commercial or public purposes outside of the requirements of this Agreement. Specifically, your Submitted Information may not be used to advertise the products or services of others and my not contain links to third-party web sites.

- Will not create liability for TKB in any manner whatsoever

- Will not involve the upload, or insertion of, any programming language or code into or onto, our Site

You further agree not to impersonate another Member or attempt to disguise or conceal the author of any Submitted Information. We reserve the absolute right, but do not have the obligation, to remove or restrict any Submitted Information for any reason or no reason at all, including but not limited to Submitted Information you post to the Site that is in violation of this Agreement or is otherwise inappropriate, as determined in TKB's sole discretion. In addition, we reserve the right to terminate Visitors who violate these rules.

You agree to use common sense and good judgment when conducting or posting any online communication or distribution of information. You assume legal responsibility for and will indemnify us from, all damages incurred as a result of any of your Submitted Information.

8. Coupons. We may allow Vendors to post promotional coupons ("Coupons") that may be used to purchase goods and services from third parties ("Coupon Vendors"). In no event shall We be responsible for providing the goods and/or services indicated in a Coupon. We shall have no liability for the goods and/or services provided under a Coupon. You agree to look solely to the Coupon Vendor for the goods and/or services to be provided; therefore, the Coupon Vendors are responsible for any damages, claims or liabilities, including, but not limited to, injuries and property damages. You hereby release Us and our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents from and you waive, and release us and our officers, directors, employees and agents from, any and all claims, causes of action, damages, liabilities, costs, and attorneys' fees and expenses whatsoever, known or unknown, arising out of the goods and/or services provided in connection with the Coupons. Additional terms and conditions may be contained on each Coupon. Any violation of the Coupon terms and conditions will make the Coupon void. We are not responsible for lost or stolen Coupons. The combination of a Coupon with other coupons or offers is at the sole discretion of the Coupon Vendors. Coupons are not redeemable for cash. Only one Coupon per redemption. A Coupon is automatically void if prohibited by law. A Coupon may not be used for alcohol, tips, taxes, and any other statutory limitations. Any Coupon credit for use of the Coupon for less than its face value shall be at the sole discretion of the Coupon Vendor, unless otherwise required by law. You acknowledge and agree that TKB may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Coupons to you or to users generally at TKB's sole discretion, without prior notice to you.

9. Privacy. Please see our Privacy Policy to learn about how we treat information We gather from you. Please be aware that Visitors, including Vendor Members, are not bound by our Privacy Policy except as specified therein. Therefore, you should carefully safeguard your personal information and check with Vendor Members to see how they treat information they gather from you.

10. No Agency. You hereby agree and acknowledge that your provision of services and/or your use of the Site, does not confer or imply any contractor (independent or otherwise), agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship with us and furthermore that no affiliation, association or connection exists between you and us. In no event shall you have authority to bind, commit, contract for, or otherwise obligate TKB in any manner whatsoever.

11. Submissions. We always want to receive messages and feedback from TKB Visitors and welcome any comments regarding the Site. However, please be aware that any ideas, suggestions comments or proposals you send to TKB (collectively, "Submissions") are non-confidential, shall become the sole property of TKB, and you hereby assign all right, title and interest in such Submissions. To the extent Submissions cannot be assigned to TKB, you hereby grant and agree to grant to TKB all rights needed for TKB to incorporate and commercialize the Submissions at no charge or encumbrance to TKB and you agree that TKB may disclose the Submissions to any third party in any manner and you agree that TKB has the ability to sublicense all Submissions in any form to any third party without restriction. TKB shall own all rights therein, including all intellectual property rights. TKB shall be entitled to use and/or disseminate the Submissions in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation or credit to you.

12. Limited Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL TKB, OUR EMPLOYEES, OR OUR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, FOR USE OF COUPONS, OR FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE SITE, WHETHER IN AN ACTION FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY OR CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY. OUR LIABILITY, AND THAT OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND SUPPLIERS, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU PAY TO US IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY OR $100, NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY.

13. Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold us and our affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising in any manner in whole or in part out of your use of the Site, including but not limited to (i) your advertising, provision of or failure to pay for goods or services promoted on the Site; and (ii) claims that any of your Submitted Information includes materials owned by third parties without authorization, was defamatory or harassing, or otherwise violated the rights of any third party.

14. Links to Other Sites

This Site may contain links to other sites which are provided solely as a convenience to you, or which are provided by other Visitors. TKB is not responsible for the availability of external sites or resources linked to the Site, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Transactions that occur between you and such third-party sites are strictly between you and the third party and are not the responsibility of TKB. Because TKB is not responsible for the availability or accuracy of these outside resources or their contents, you should review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of these linked sites, as their policies may differ from ours.

15. Legal Compliance. You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our service and your listing, shipping, transporting, and solicitation of offers to ship and transport items.

16. Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction. By visiting or using the Site, you agree that the laws of the State of Kansas, without regard to principles of conflict of laws of any state or jurisdiction, will govern these Terms and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and TKB or any of our affiliates. With respect to any disputes or claims not subject to arbitration (as set forth below), you agree not to commence or prosecute any action in connection therewith other than in the state and federal courts of Kansas, and you hereby consent to, and waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens with respect to, venue and jurisdiction in the state and federal courts of Kansas.

17. Nondiscrimination Policy. TKB wants all couples and Vendors to feel welcome and included on its Web sites, applications, and tools (the "Properties"). Accordingly, TKB prohibits discrimination against couples, guests, Vendors, or employees of TKB based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital, family, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or citizenship status, age, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, regional, state, or local law. Such discrimination includes, but is not limited to, refusing to provide or accept services or any other conduct that improperly takes into account these characteristics. As further addressed in our Terms of Use, this prohibition applies to the posting of discriminatory content, such as reviews or forum posts, on our Properties. TKB will, at its discretion, take steps to enforce this policy, up to and including suspending Vendors and users who violate this policy from our Properties. If you experience discrimination with any user or Vendor, please contact vendors AT thekansasbride DOT com, with the subject "Nondiscrimination Policy", so we can investigate and take appropriate measures.

18. General. This Agreement may not be modified, supplemented, qualified, or interpreted by any trade usage or prior course of dealing not made a part of the Agreement by its express terms. To the extent of any conflict between the terms of this Terms of Use and any other document made a part of the Agreement by its express terms, the terms of this Terms of Use shall prevail unless the other document specifically states that it shall prevail. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement shall not affect the validity of this Agreement as a whole and any such provision should be enforced by authorities, and reconstructed if need be, to apply to the maximum extent allowable under applicable law. The failure by TKB to enforce at any time any of the provisions of this Agreement, to exercise any election or option provided herein, or to require at any time the performance of the other of any of the provisions herein will not in any way be construed as a waiver of such provisions. Reasonable attorneys' fees and costs will be awarded to the prevailing party in the event of arbitration or litigation involving the enforcement or interpretation of this Agreement. You agree that other than affiliates or subsidiaries of TKB, there are no intended third-party beneficiaries of this Agreement. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.