Last Updated: January 28, 2013
Welcome to the OIC Web site where you can interact with the OIC Moments Blog, participate in OIC Conversations, shop for OIC books, and enjoy bonus content (Extras) related to the books, create and send OICards, enter OIC-sponsored contests, and more. PLEASE READ THESE WEB SITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. BY CREATING AN ACCOUNT OR BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT CREATE AN ACCOUNT OR USE THIS WEB SITE.
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- Terms of Sale
- Copyright and Limited License
- User Content and Conduct
- Rights in User Content
- Third-Party Content
- Advertisements and Promotions; Third-Party Products and Services
- Registration Data; Account Security
- Repeat Infringer Policy
- Copyright Complaints
- Limitation of Liability
- Applicable Law and Venue
- Questions and Contact Information
The following terms and conditions of sale (“Sale Terms”) apply to your purchases of any products from OIC. These Sale Terms are subject to change without prior written notice at any time, in OIC’s sole discretion so you should review them each time you make a purchase. By ordering products through the Site, you agree to be bound by and accept these Sale Terms.
Your Account. When you purchase from OIC, an account will be created for you as part of the checkout process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for restricting access to your password, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account.
Payment Terms. OIC currently accepts VISA and MasterCard credit cards. Orders can also be mailed and paid for by check or money order payable to OIC. All orders and checks should be sent to:
26385 Carmel Rancho Boulevard, Suite 103
Carmel, CA 93923
Shipping Terms and Policies. We endeavor to ship all orders for in stock items within two business days. Our standard business hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time. Standard shipping is typically via USPS and you should allow 3-7 business days for standard delivery in the USA once an order has been shipped. We reserve the right to substitute another carrier of equal or lesser cost to deliver your order. If expedited shipping is required, please select that as your shipping choice.
All shipping and handling charges are the responsibility of the customer. Shipping and handling charges will be included on your invoice and can be viewed on a summary screen prior to finalizing your order. Shipping costs are calculated based upon the item quantity, handling fees, your “Ship To” zip or postal code, and tables provided by the shipping carrier. All orders ship from Carmel, CA.
The shipping charge shown during the checkout process is subject to verification. Shipping charges are subject to change without notice, provided that if the actual shipping charge is more than the amount shown on your invoice, we will contact you with the correct shipping costs before processing your order, and you will have an opportunity to cancel your order.
Title to products passes from OIC to you upon shipment, and we are not responsible for any shipping delays or problems once the product has been shipped.
Back Orders. If for some reason an item on your order is temporarily out of stock, we will back order that item for you and ship the other merchandise immediately. Your packing slip will indicate back ordered items.
Return and Exchange Policies. Please refer to our Returns Policy that applies to your purchase of books and other products from OIC.
Product Availability and Pricing. OIC and its suppliers continually upgrade and revise their products and service offerings to provide you with new products and services. OIC may revise or discontinue products at any time without prior notice to customers, and products may become unavailable to customers even after an order is placed. All prices are subject to change without notice.
Product Descriptions, Pricing, and Errors. OIC attempts to be as accurate as possible and eliminate errors on this Site. However, we do not warrant that product descriptions, photographs, pricing or other content of this site is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. In addition, all weights and size dimensions are approximate. If a product offered by OIC is not as described or pictured, your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition for a refund. In the event of an error, whether on the Site, in an order confirmation, in processing an order or otherwise, we reserve the right to correct such error and charge the correct price or cancel the order, and your sole remedy in the event of such error is to cancel your order.
Whom We Sell To. OIC intends to sell products only to adults. If you are under 18, you may purchase items through our Site only with involvement of a parent or guardian. OIC reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.
Unless otherwise indicated in the Site, the Site and all content and other materials on the Site, including, without limitation, the OIC logo, book content, special features, and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the "Site Materials") are the proprietary property of OIC or its licensors or users and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
You acknowledge and agree that any suggestions, comments, ideas, feedback and other information or materials you submit to OIC regarding OIC, the Site, or OIC's books, products or services (the "Feedback"), whether provided by you in the form of email, posts on the Site, or other submissions to OIC are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of OIC. OIC shall own, and you hereby assign to OIC, all rights in and to such Feedback, including all intellectual property rights, and OIC shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of such Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. For information on ownership and rights in user content other than Feedback, see Section 6 below.
The Site may include forums and other interactive areas or services (“Interactive Areas”) in which you or other users create, post or share content, messages, materials, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, video, graphics, applications, code or other items or materials ("User Content"). You are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and the User Content you post.
You agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Site any of the following:
- User Content that is libelous, defamatory, profane, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, indecent, lewd, vulgar, suggestive, violent, harassing, hateful, threatening, offensive, discriminatory, bigoted, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent, deceptive or otherwise objectionable
- User Content that is illegal or unlawful, that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, or otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law
- User Content that may infringe or violate any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of privacy, right of publicity or other intellectual or other right of any party
- Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, or commercial messages (SPAM) or any chain messages or User Content designed to deceive or trick the user of the Site
- Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers
- Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files or code, script or other software designed to automate any functionality on the Site without OIC's express written consent
- User Content that exploits minors in any way or that exhibits cruelty to animals
- User Content that violates the OIC Forum Code of Conduct or any other rules or polices established from time to time by OIC, or that may expose OIC or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
You further agree that you are solely responsible for your conduct while on the Site, and you agree that you will not do any of the following in connection with the Site or its users:
- You will not use the Site in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other users from fully enjoying the Site or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of the Site in any manner.
- You will not impersonate or post on behalf or any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
- You will not flag content or report abuse for improper purposes or without good reason.
- You will not collect any personal information about other users (except as specifically authorized by OIC), or intimidate, threaten, stalk, or otherwise harass or cause discomfort to other users of the Site.
- You will not create an account or post any content if you are not over 13 years of age or purchase any Products if you are not over 18 years of age.
- You will not modify, adapt, hack or emulate the Site or the Site Materials.
- You will not circumvent or attempt to circumvent any filtering, security measures or other features designed to protect the Site, users of the Site or third parties.
- You will not infringe upon or violate the rights of OIC, its users or any third party.
You own the content of the posts you make to the OIC Forum and to other User Content that you may create for OIC Contests and activities, except for Feedback (as set forth in Section 4) and as otherwise specifically agreed upon by you and OIC. However, by posting or otherwise submitting User Content to the Site, you grant OIC and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display such User Content throughout the world in any manner or media, on or off the Site. This includes, without limitation, the right to reproduce, republish and otherwise use and exploit for profit any forum posts you make and any postcards or other creative materials you post or create on the Site without compensation to you. If we do publish User Content in certain ways, we may choose to provide an honorarium in connection with such use. However, you understand and agree that the offering of an honorarium in some instances does not affect the rights of OIC to use User Content without payment in other instances.
You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the Site for noncommercial purposes, provided such link does not portray OIC or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use an OIC logo or other proprietary graphic of OIC to link to this Site without the express written permission of OIC. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any OIC trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at the Site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Site without OIC's express written consent. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright or proprietary right of OIC or any third party.
OIC makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party Web sites accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or Web sites linking to the Site. Such sites are not under the control of OIC, and OIC is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. OIC provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by OIC of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.
OIC may provide third-party content on the Site and may provide links to Web pages and content of third parties (collectively the "Third-Party Content") as a service to those interested in this information. OIC does not control, endorse or adopt any Third-Party Content and makes no representation or warranties of any kind regarding the Third-Party Content, including without limitation regarding its accuracy or completeness. You acknowledge and agree that OIC is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Third-Party Content and undertakes no responsibility to update or review any Third-Party Content. Users use such Third-Party Content contained therein at their own risk.
OIC may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Site or may otherwise provide information about or links to third-party products or services on the Site. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and such third party. OIC is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or promotions or as the result of the presence of such non-OIC advertisers or third-party information on the Site.
In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site ("Registration Data"); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to OIC, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to OIC.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable law, OIC has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at OIC's sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. OIC may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Site and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
If you believe that any material on this Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, or that any link on this Site directs users to material that infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, please follow our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement as set forth in our Copyright Policy.
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The OIC Team