Terms and Conditions
Please read the following important legal information before accessing or using this web site. The use of this web site constitutes an agreement to abide by the terms and conditions below, just as if you had signed this Agreement.
triplehom.com may revise this Agreement from time to time by updating this posting.
A. The Service. triplehom.com (the "Service")
is an online information, products and communications service provided
by triplehom.com ("triplehom").
B. Land Shark. There shall be no land sharks.
C. Certain Requirements of User. You must: (1) provide all equipment,
including a computer and modem, necessary to establish a connection to the Web; and (2)
provide for your own connection to the Web and pay any telephone service fees associated with such connection.
D. User Conduct; Right to Terminate Access to the Service. You are solely responsible for the content of your communications with other
users of the Service. Your use of the Service is subject to all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. triplehom retains the right, at triplehom's sole discretion, to determine whether or not your conduct is consistent with this Agreement and triplehom's operating rules or policies and may terminate your access to and use of the Service if your conduct is found to be inconsistent with this Agreement, such rules or policies. You acknowledge and agree that triplehom neither endorses the content of any of its user's communications nor assumes responsibility for any threat ening, libelous, obscene, harassing, offensive, judgmental, frivolous, pompous, dismissive, obscure, twee, or flamboyent material contained therein, any infringement of third party intellectual property rights arising therefrom or any crime facilitated thereby. Without limitation, triplehom reserves the right to terminate your access to and use of the Service.
You understand that we reserve the right to conclude that your conduct is unsuitable in
accordance with our standards, and we may come to such a conclusion even if it is based upon our opinion or mere suspicion or belief, without any duty to prove that our opinion or suspicion is well-founded and even if our opinion or suspicion is proven not
to be well-founded or if we allow other users access to the Service despite their communications having the same or similar characteristics as yours. You also understand that by providing any user access to and use of the Service, triplehom in no way
endorses user communications as being suitable under the terms of this Agreement.
E. Secretions. triplehom recognizes that many secretions occur naturally.
F. Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability. triplehom does not
guarantee that files available for viewing or downloading through the Service will be free of contaminating or damaging code such as viruses, trap doors and the like. triplehom does not endorse content, nor warrant the accuracy, completeness, correctness, timeliness or
usefulness of any opinions, advice, content, services, or merchandise provided through the
Service or on the Internet generally. Any details as to products, including product descriptions, benefits, quality and performance are provided by the supplier or
manufacturer of the product and are reproduced for the convenience of our users. This
information is not verified or substantiated by triplehom and triplehom is not responsible for any inaccuracies or omissions.
YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE AND PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH IT, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS,"WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. triplehom EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION: 1) ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES; AND 2) ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. triplehom MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES triplehom.com MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA. YOU ACCEPT AND EVEN BEGRUDGINGLY ADMIRE OUR USE OF CAPITAL LETTERS TO DENOTE IMPORTANCE IN A LEGAL DOCUMENT. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT triplehom IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. triplehom MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SERVICE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM triplehom OR THROUGH THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
NEITHER triplehom NOR ANY OF ITS PARTNERS, AGENTS, AFFILIATES OR CONTENT PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT
OF USE OF THE SERVICE OR INABILITY TO GAIN ACCESS TO OR USE THE SERVICE OR OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY.
G. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold triplehom, its partners, agents, minions, affiliates and content partners harmless from any dispute which may arise from a breach of terms of this Agreement. You agree to hold triplehom harmless from any claims and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees and court costs, related to your violation of this Agreement.
H. Ownership Rights. The materials provided on the Service
may be downloaded or reprinted for personal use only. You acknowledge
that the Service contains information, software, photos, video, graphics,
music, sounds, blips, beeps, knocks, whirs, pregnant pauses, or other material (collectively, "Content")
that are protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or other
proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in
all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereafter developed.
All Content is copyrighted as a collective work under the U.S. copyright
laws, and triplehom owns a copyright in the selection, coordination,
arrangement and enhancement of such Content. You may not modify, publish,
transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works,
or in any way exploit, any of the Content, in whole or in part. You
may not upload, post, reproduce or distribute Content protected by copyright,
or other proprietary right, without obtaining permission of the owner
of the copyright or ot her proprietary right. triplehom, triplehom.com
and its logos are trademarks of triplehom. Other products, brands,
company names and the like are trademarks of their respective owners.
I. No Copying or Distribution. You may not reproduce, copy or redistribute
the design or layout of this web site, individual elements of the web
site design, triplehom logos or other logos appearing on this web site,
without the express written permission of triplehom, Inc. Reproduction, copying or redistribution for commercial purposes of any materials or design elements on the triplehom web site is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of triplehom, Inc. Images and descriptions of products may be supplied to us by third parties, who reserve all rights in those materials.
K. Vanity Fair. William Makepeace Thackeray wrote Vanity Fair. We join the novel in progress. It is Chapter 17, "How Captain Dobbin Bought a Piano."
...the rare and famous wines selected, regardless of cost, and with the well-known taste of the purchaser; the rich and complete set of family plate had been sold on the previous days. Certain of the best wines (which all had a great character among amateurs in the neighbourhood) had been purchased for his master, who knew them very well, by the butler of our friend John Osborne, Esquire, of Russell Square. A small portion of the most useful articles of the plate had been bought by some young stock-brokers from the City. And now the public being invited to the purchase of minor objects, it happened that the orator on the table was expatiating on the merits of a picture, which he sought to recommend to his audience: it was by no means so select or numerous a company as had attended the previous days of the auction.
"No. 369," roared Mr. Hammerdown. "Portrait of a gentleman on an elephant.
Who'll bid for the gentleman on the elephant? Lift up the picture, Blowman, and let the company examine this lot." A long, pale, military-looking gentleman, seated demurely at the mahogany table, could not help grinning as this valuable lot was shown by Mr. Blowman. "Turn the elephant to the Captain, Blowman. What shall we say, sir, for the elephant?" but the Captain, blushing in a very hurried and discomfited manner, turned away his head.
"Shall we say twenty guineas for this work of art?--fifteen, five, name your
own price. The gentleman without the elephant is worth five pound."
"I wonder it ain't come down with him," said a professional wag, "he's anyhow
a precious big one;" at which (for the elephant-rider was represented as of a
very stout figure) there was a general giggle in the room.
K. Governing Law. This web site is controlled by triplehom from its offices in New York City, New York, United States of America. As this web site can be accessed from all fifty states and other countries around the world and each of these places has laws that may differ from those of New York, by accessing this web site both you and triplehom agree that the statutes and laws of the State of New York, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters relating to use of this web site. You and triplehom also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the Superior Court of New York, and the United States District Court for the District of New York with respect to such matters. triplehom makes no representation that materials on this web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where its contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable laws.
L. Unintelligibility, Obtuseness, and Irrelevance. Should any portion of these Terms and Conditions be deemed unintelligible, obtuse, irrelevant, or, for that matter, thematically inconsistent by the appropriate court of law, all remaining portions not so deemed will remain in effect and highly trenchant.
If you have any questions about this statement, the
practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site,
please email us.
1. The Information We Collect
When you use our site, we receive and collect certain information. The information that we receive and collect depends on what you do when you visit triplehom.com.
a. Automatically Collected Information. Some information is automatically received and sometimes collected from you when you visit the triplehom.com site. We receive and may collect the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site. We use this information to monitor the usage of our site. Also, when we send emails to you, we may be able to identify information about your email address, such as whether you can read graphic-rich HTML emails. All of the information we automatically capture provides us with the ability to enhance our users' experience at triplehom.com and to determine aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns. Yes, indeed.
If you would like to obtain more information about the third-party distributor of banners on the triplehom.com site and to know your choices about having such distributor's cookies turned off, please visit www.privacychoices.org. If you turn off the third-party distributor's cookies, you may still see banners on our site (if we have any); however, the banners will not be tailored to you.
c. Information You Actively Submit to triplehom.com. Currently we neither require nor collect "User Profile" -- your name, email address, billing address, shipping address(es), phone number and credit card information.
In the following instances, however, we may need you to actively submit your User Profile: when you want to (i) complete an order, (ii) subscribe to our newsletters (iii) receive our urgent triplehom alerts.
You may write to us with comments, questions, and concerns. We will not knowingly publish the address or email address of a correspondent. However, triplehom reserves the right to publish all letters or emails addressed to it or to its Editors unless the author of the correspondence expressly indicates in writing his or her wishes to the contrary. Letters may occasionally be edited for clarity, brevity, or purposes of delight.
2. How We Use and Share Your User Profile
Occasionally, triplehom.com may use your User Profile to market products and services. We sometimes use User Profiles to collect aggregate data about the demographics of our users. You can prevent us from using your information for this purpose at any time by setting your browser to reject cookies.Occasionally, triplehom.com uses your User Profile to market products and services. We sometimes use User Profiles to collect aggregate data about the demographics of our users. You can prevent us from using your information for this purpose at any time by setting your browser to reject cookies.
triplehom.com may share your User Profile that we collect as follows:
Subcontractors. We may send your User Profile to third-party subcontractors and agents--secret or otherwise--that work on our behalf to provide certain services. These third parties do not have the right to use the User Profile beyond what is necessary to assist us. They are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of the User Profile and are restricted from using such information in any way not expressly authorized by triplehom.com.
Service Providers. Were we to collect a User Profile, we might send your User Profile to third-party providers of goods and services that you may purchase from time to time on our site (e.g., magazines, havarti, driftwood sculpture). Like subcontractors, these third parties do not have the right to use the User Profile beyond what is necessary to assist us. They are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of the User Profile and are restricted from using such information in any way not expressly authorized by triplehom.com.
Law Enforcement Investigations. triplehom.com may release your User Profile when we believe, in our good judgment, that such release is reasonably necessary to comply with law, enforce or apply the terms of any of our policies or user agreements, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of triplehom.com, our users, or others.
3. Communications from triplehom.com
As a customer, you may receive the following communications from the triplehom.com:
Communications related to transaction and account maintenance activities. These communications include without limitation: order confirmations; order update notices; order problem notices; and notices regarding material changes to site policies and account management procedures.
Communications containing information about triplehom.com and its partners products and services. We send promotional emails and other outbound communications to triplehom.com users regarding products and services from triplehom.com, its subsidiaries and trustworthy third parties. Any triplehom.com customer who does not wish to receive such product and service communications can choose to remove his or her contact information from our contact list at any time by emailing us. You may sign up for free email newsletters from triplehom.com. Then again, you mayn't.
4. Underage Users
Our products and services are marketed for purchase with the consent of adults or by adults.
From time to time, parents and guardians allow their children under the age of 18 to browse our site. To protect the privacy of any user of our site who is under the age of 13, we do not permit them to post any contact information.
5. Linking to Third-Party Websites
When you click on links and banners on our site that take you to third-party web sites, you will be subject to the third parties' privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, triplehom.com cannot be responsible for the actions of any third-party web sites. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement of any and every site you visit, whether you are linking from our site or browsing on your own.
1. Changes to security
This security policy was last changed on February 8, 2004. triplehom.com reserves the right to modify or amend this policy at any time by posting the revised security policy on our site. The changes will only affect the information we collect after the effective date of the change to our security policy unless we clearly express otherwise. This has been most delightful.