Terms & Conditions
The following describes the terms on which STYLESNS offers you access to our services.
Welcome to STYLESNS. By using STYLESNS (including STYLESNS.com and its related sites, services and tools), you agree to the following terms with STYLESNS Inc. and the general principles for the websites of our subsidiaries and international affiliates. If you reside outside of the United States, you are contracting with one of our international STYLESNS companies.
This Agreement is effective on SEP 10, 2014, for current users, and upon acceptance for new users.
While using STYLESNS sites, services and tools, you will not:
Post content or items in an inappropriate category or areas on our sites and services;
Violate any laws, third party rights or our policies, such as the Prohibited and Restricted Items policies;
Use our sites, services or tools if you are not able to form legally binding contracts, are under the age of 18, or are temporarily or indefinitely suspended from using our sites, services or tools;
Fail to deliver payment for items purchased by you, unless the seller has materially changed the item's description after you sold, a clear typographical error is made, or you cannot authenticate the seller's identity;
Fail to deliver items purchased from you, unless the buyer fails to meet the posted terms, or you cannot authenticate the buyer's identity;
Manipulate the price of any item or interfere with other users' listings;
Circumvent or manipulate our fee structure, the billing process, or fees owed to STYLESNS;
Post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or libelous content (including personal information);
Take any action that may undermine the feedback or ratings systems (such as displaying, importing or exporting feedback information off of the sites or using it for purposes unrelated to STYLESNS);
Transfer your STYLESNS account (including feedback) and User ID to another party without our consent;
Distribute or post spam, unsolicited, or bulk electronic communications, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
Distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm STYLESNS, or the interests or property of STYLESNS users;
Export or re-export any STYLESNS tools except in compliance with the export control laws of any relevant jurisdictions;
Copy, modify or distribute rights or content from the STYLESNS sites, service or tools or STYLESNS copyrights and trademarks or harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent.
Buyers and sellers share the responsibility for making sure purchases facilitated by STYLESNS are exciting, rewarding and hassle-free. We strongly encourage buyers to work with sellers before opening a claim relating to a purchase. Buyers and sellers agree to follow the requirements of the STYLESNS Buyer Protection Policy with respect to claims. STYLESNS Buyer Protection covers only claims filed in accordance with the STYLESNS Buyer Protection Policy, not claims filed with PayPal. We may suspend the STYLESNS Buyer Protection Policy without notice if we suspect abuse or interference with the proper working of the program.
We require STYLESNS sellers to comply with our resolution process. Buyers and sellers permit us to make a final decision, in our sole discretion, on any claim that a buyer files with STYLESNS under the STYLESNS Buyer Protection Policy. If we resolve a dispute in the buyer's favor, we will refund the buyer for the full cost of the item (including any applicable sales taxes) and the original shipping, and we will require the seller to reimburse us for the amount due to the buyer. Without limiting the foregoing, sellers may not have to pay a reimbursement for an STYLESNS claim if they provide the documentation (for example, delivery confirmation or proof that the item was as described)
Sellers must have a reimbursement method on file with STYLESNS.
Sellers agree to allow us to remove funds from their PayPal accounts for amounts due to buyers. Sellers may change this reimbursement method by contacting STYLESNS. However, we reserve the right to continue using seller PayPal accounts for STYLESNS Buyer Protection cases associated with STYLESNS transactions paid for before the change.
Where there are insufficient funds in PayPal accounts or where PayPal is not the reimbursement method of a seller, we will require another reimbursement method.
Sellers agree to allow us to charge the payment method they designate for amounts due buyers. Changing a reimbursement method will not affect STYLESNS use of a payment method on file for other purposes (such as payment of your STYLESNS fees). If sellers do not provide STYLESNS with a valid reimbursement method, we may collect amounts owed using other collection mechanisms, including retaining collection agencies. We may also suspend or restrict sellers from trading on our sites until payment is made.
Correcting Mistakes in Payments to Buyers or Sellers. We reserve the right to fix any processing errors we discover. We will correct any processing errors by debiting or crediting the payment method used for the erroneous STYLESNS Buyer Protection refund or reimbursement.
To protect against the risk of liability, STYLESNS has at times requested, and may continue to request, that PayPal hold seller funds based on certain factors, including, but not limited to, selling history, seller performance, riskiness of the listing category, or the filing of an STYLESNS Buyer Protection claim. PayPal has held, and will continue to hold, seller funds pursuant to the terms of the PayPal User Agreement, PayPal policies and any other agreement entered into between PayPal and its users.
Fees and Services
Joining STYLESNS as a store member is charged $79 per month. We do charge fees for using other services, such as STYLESNS marketplace. It is 15% commission of the final cost per sale of each item. This monthly charge or sales fee which we may change from time to time. Changes to that schedule are effective after we provide you with at least fourteen days' notice by posting the changes on the STYLESNS site. We may choose to temporarily change the fees for our services for promotional events (for example, 3month free trial) or new services, and such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional event or new service on the sites.
Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in U.S. Dollars. You are responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes associated with our sites and services in a timely manner with a valid payment method. If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms. (This includes charging other payment methods on file with us, retaining collection agencies and legal counsel, and for accounts over 180 days past due, deducting the amount owed from your PayPal account balance.)
When you give us content, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all copyright, trademark, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future.
For the convenience of sellers, we may offer catalogs of stock images, descriptions and product specifications that are provided by third parties (including STYLESNS users). You may use catalog content solely in connection with your STYLESNS listings during the time your listings are on STYLESNS sites.
While we try to offer reliable data, we cannot promise that the catalogs will always be accurate and up-to-date, and you agree not to hold our catalog content providers or us responsible for inaccuracies in catalogs. If you choose to include catalog content in your listings, you continue to be fully responsible for your listings and for ensuring that your listings are accurate, do not include misleading information, and comply with this User Agreement and all STYLESNS policies. The catalogs may include copyrighted, trademarked or other proprietary materials. You agree not to remove any copyright, proprietary or identification markings included with the catalogs or create any derivative works based on catalog content (other than by including them in your listings).
Limitation of Liability
You will not hold STYLESNS responsible for other users' content, actions or inactions, items they list or their destruction of allegedly fake items. You acknowledge that we are not a traditional auctioneer. Instead, our sites are venues to allow anyone to offer, sell, and buy just about anything, at anytime, from anywhere, in a variety of pricing formats and locations, such as stores, fixed price. We are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. While we may help facilitate the resolution of disputes through various programs, we have no control over and do not guarantee the quality, safety or legality of items advertised, the truth or accuracy of users’ content or listings, the ability of sellers to sell items, the ability of buyers to pay for items, or that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction or return an item. For certain categories, particularly Motor vehicles and Real Estate, a bid or offer initiates a non-binding transaction representing a buyer’s serious expression of interest in buying the seller’s item and does not create a formal contract between the buyer and the seller.
We do not transfer legal ownership of items from the seller to the buyer. California Commercial Code § 2401(2) and Uniform Commercial Code § 2-401(2) applies to the transfer of ownership between the buyer and the seller, unless the buyer and the seller agree otherwise. Further, we cannot guarantee continuous or secure access to our sites, services or tools, and operation of our sites, services or tools may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted, we exclude all implied warranties, terms and conditions. We are not liable for any loss of money, goodwill or reputation, or any special, indirect or consequential damages arising, directly or indirectly, out of your use of or your inability to use our sites, services and tools.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you.
Regardless of the previous paragraphs, if we are found to be liable, our liability to you or to any third party is limited to the greater of (a) any amounts due under the STYLESNS Buyer Protection Policy up to the full cost of the item (including any applicable sales tax) and its original shipping costs, (b) the total fees (under STYLESNS Fees and Services) you paid to us in the 12 months prior to the action giving rise to the liability, and (c) $100.
If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: "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."
Access and Interference
You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the sites for any purpose without our express hand written permission.
Additionally, you agree that you will not:
Take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
Copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, or publicly display any content (except for your information) from the sites without the prior express written permission of STYLESNS and the appropriate third party, as applicable;
Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the sites, services or tools, or any activities conducted on or with the sites, services or tools; or bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the sites.
By listing an item on STYLESNS sites, you agree to pay STYLESNS fees for such, assume full responsibility for the content of the listing and item offered, and accept the following listing conditions: When you list an item on Seller’s sites, your listing will be posted on STYLESNS sites and can be viewed in STYLESNS feeds. Your listing may not be immediately searchable by keyword or category for several hours (or up to 24 hours in some circumstances), so STYLESNS can’t guarantee exact listing durations. Where your listing appears in search and browse results may be based on certain factors including listing format, title, bidding activity, end time, keywords, price and shipping cost, feedback, and detailed seller ratings.
You will indemnify and hold us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, legal notices shall be served on STYLESNS national registered agent (in the case of STYLESNS) or to the email address you provide to STYLESNS during the registration process (in your case). Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by mail to the address provided during the registration process. In such case, notice shall be deemed given three days after the date of mailing.
If a dispute arises between you and STYLESNS, our goal is to provide you with a neutral and cost effective means of resolving the dispute quickly. Accordingly, you and STYLESNS agree that we will resolve any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of this Agreement or our services (a "Claim") in accordance with one of the subsections below or as we and you otherwise agree in writing. Before resorting to these alternatives, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by going to the Contact us page. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation.
Law and Forum for Legal Disputes - This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California as they apply to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within California between California residents, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against STYLESNS must be resolved exclusively by a state or federal court located in Santa Clara County, California, except as otherwise agreed by the parties or as described in the Arbitration Option paragraph below. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Los Angeles County, California for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes.
Arbitration Option - For any claim (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) where the total amount of the award sought is less than $10,000, the party requesting relief may elect to resolve the dispute in a cost effective manner through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. In the event a party elects arbitration, they shall initiate such arbitration through an established alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") provider mutually agreed upon by the parties. The ADR provider and the parties must comply with the following rules: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or be solely based on written submissions, the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration; (b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and (c) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Improperly Filed Claims - All claims you bring against STYLESNS must be resolved in accordance with this Legal Disputes Section. All claims filed or brought contrary to the Legal Disputes Section shall be considered improperly filed. Should you file a claim contrary to the Legal Disputes Section, STYLESNS may recover attorneys' fees and costs up to $1000, provided that STYLESNS has notified you in writing of the improperly filed claim, and you have failed to promptly withdraw the claim.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. In our sole discretion, we may assign this Agreement in accordance with the Notices Section. Headings are for reference purposes only and do not limit the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others doesn't waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. We do not guarantee we will take action against all breaches of this Agreement.
We may amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms on this site. Except as stated elsewhere, all amended terms shall automatically be effective 30 days after they are initially posted. Additionally, we will notify you through the STYLESNS Message Center. This Agreement may not be otherwise amended except in a writing hand signed by you and us. For purposes of this provision, a "writing" doesn't include an email message and a signature doesn't include an electronic signature.
This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. The following Sections survive any termination of this Agreement: Fees and Services (with respect to fees owed for our services), Release, Content, Liability, Indemnity and Legal Disputes.
In accordance with Cal. Civ. Code §1789.3, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 400 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.