Terms of Use


IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ CAREFULLYThese Terms of Use (the “Agreement”) is a legally enforceable contract between you (either an individual or an entity) and Ellison Educational Equipment, Inc. (the “Company”) regarding the use of the Company’s online store located at www.SizzixEShapeStore.com and associated content provided for download (the “Store”).   The Store enables you to purchase digitized versions of shapes for use in our electronic shape cutting machines, and other content (the “Content” or “Software”).

BY CLICKING “I ACCEPT” BUTTON BELOW OR BY DOWNLOADING, INSTALLING OR OTHERWISE USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU CONSENT TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE AGREEMENT.  IF YOU ARE ENTERING INTO THE AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY AND ITS AFFILIATES TO THE AGREEMENT, IN WHICH CASE THE TERMS “YOU” OR “YOUR” SHALL REFER TO SUCH ENTITY AND ITS AFFILIATES.  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY, OR IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT, YOU MUST NOT ACCEPT THE AGREEMENT AND MAY NOT USE THE SOFTWARE.

1. License Grant.
  Upon payment for the Software and subject the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Company grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, limited license to download, install and use the Software or Content, for your personal use as specifically authorized by this Agreement.  You agree to use your best efforts to protect the Software or Content from misuse.  You may not use the Software or Content in commercial applications, without express prior written approval from the Company or the applicable licensor, as the case may be

2. Backup Copies.
  You may make one backup copy of the Software, provided your backup copy is not installed or used on any computer and further provided that all such copies shall bear the original and unmodified copyright, patent and other intellectual property markings that appear on or in the Software.  You may not transfer the rights to a backup copy unless you transfer all rights in the Software as provided in this Agreement.

3. Ownership.
  You acknowledge that the Software and any copies that you are authorized by the Company to make are the intellectual property of, and are owned by, the Company and its licensors.  The structure, sequence and organization of the Software and Content are the valuable trade secrets and confidential information of the Company and its licensors.  The Software and Content are protected by copyright, including without limitation by United States copyright law, international treaty provisions and applicable laws in the country in which it is used.  You acknowledge that the Company, or its licensors, retain the ownership of all patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks and other intellectual property rights pertaining to the Software.  You will take no actions which adversely affect the Company’s intellectual property rights in the Software or Content.  This Agreement is a license and not an agreement for sale.  No title to, or ownership of, the Software, Content, or any intellectual property rights subsisting therein, is transferred to you.

4. Use and Restrictions of Software and Content.
 The Software and Content are licensed solely for your own personal use.  The Company and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted to you in this Agreement.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you shall not nor shall you permit any other party to: (i) make copies of the Software or Content except as expressly set forth in this Agreement, or (ii) disassemble, decompile or translate any part of the Software or Content, or otherwise attempt to reconstruct or discover the source code of the Software or Content, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation, or (iii) modify or create derivative works based upon the Software or Content or (iv) externally distribute, sublicense, resell, encumber or otherwise transfer the Software or Content or (v) rent, lease, lend, or use the Software or Content or any part thereof, for timesharing or bureau use, or (vi) allow a third party to copy, access, or use the Software or Content (except as expressly provided in this Agreement), or (vi) alter or remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice which may appear on the Software or Content (vii) take any action that would cause the Software or Content to be placed in the public domain or become subject to open source license agreement, or (viii) use the Software or Content  in any manner that violates any statute, law, rule, regulation, directive, guideline, bylaw whether presently in force or may be implemented by federal, state or local authorities.

5. Updates.
  Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, this Agreement will govern any updates and upgrades to the Store, Software or Content that may be provided to you in accordance with the Company’s then-current maintenance and support policies, unless such updates and upgrades are provided under a separate license agreement.  You may use such updates or upgrades only in conjunction with your then-existing the Software licensed under this Agreement.  The Software and all updates and upgrades are licensed as a single product and such updates and upgrades may not be separated from the Software to exceed the scope of your original license.  Any other software that may be provided with the Software that is associated with a separate end-user license agreement is licensed to you under the terms of that separate license agreement.

6. No Support. 
Except as expressly required by applicable law, nothing in this Agreement entitles you to any support, maintenance or new versions of the Software.  You may contact the Company to determine the availability of support, maintenance, and new versions, and the fees terms and conditions that would apply.

7. Your Content. 
You may upload project ideas and other content (“Your Content”) to the Store.  You acknowledge and agree you will not be compensated for Your Content.  You also acknowledge and agree that Your Content will be accessible publicly to any user of the Internet.  By uploading Your Content, you grant the Company a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute copies, perform, or publicly display Your Content in any medium and for any purpose, including commercial purposes, and to authorize others to do so.  You agree that you have the right to submit anything you post, and that Your Content does not violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary right of any other party.  Please take a look at the Store’s Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated by reference, for an explanation of how we may use or share information submitted by you or collected from you hereby.  Our Privacy Policy is available at https://www.sizzixeshapestore.com/legal/privacy_policy.php

8. No Refunds. 
We do not offer any refunds or exchanges for any purchases made from the Store.  You acknowledge and agree that we may collect applicable sales tax for any purchases made from the Store.

9. Disclaimer of Warranties.
  THE SOFTWARE AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ITS LICENSORS REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL SATISFY YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT IT IS WITHOUT DEFECT OR ERROR OR THAT THE OPERATION THEREOF WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.  The Company does not warrant that functions contained in the Software will meet your requirements or that the operation of the Software will be error-free or uninterrupted.  The Company is not responsible for problems caused by changes in, or modifications to, the operating characteristics of any computer hardware or operating system for which the Software or any upgrade or update is procured, nor is the Company responsible for problems which occur as a result of the use of the Software in conjunction with software of third parties or with hardware, which does not meet the Company’s specific requirements.  Some jurisdictions do not allow certain disclaimers or limitations of warranties, so some of these may not apply to you.

10. Limitation of Liability.
  TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW EVEN IF A REMEDY FAILS ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE OR THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT SERVICES, EVEN IF THE COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  IN ANY CASE, THE COMPANY’S ENTIRE LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS OR ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL NOT EXCEED THE FEE ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU TO THE COMPANY FOR THE SOFTWARE, IF ANY, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.  Because some states and jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability, the above limitation may not apply to you.  In such states and jurisdictions, the Company’s liability shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law. 

11. Sole Remedy and Allocation of Risk.
  YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND THE COMPANY’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY ARE SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT.  This Agreement defines a mutually agreed-upon allocation of risk.

12. Export Restrictions.
  You agree to comply with all export and re-export restrictions and regulations (“Export Restrictions”) imposed by the United States or any other country in which you conduct business.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, and regardless of any disclosure made by you to the Company regarding an ultimate destination of the Software, you represent and warrant that you understand the U.S. law currently prohibits the export or re-export, directly or indirectly (including via remote access) of U.S. origin products and technology to certain proscribed countries (including Cuba, Iran, Sudan, North Korea and Syria and/or any other country that may become subject to an embargo by the United States), entities, organizations and individuals, without prior authorization from the U.S. Government.  You will not commit any act or omission that will result in a breach of any such Export Restrictions.  Your breach of this clause shall constitute cause for immediate termination of this Agreement.

13. Termination.
  The licenses granted herein shall automatically terminate without notice if you fail to comply with any material provision of this Agreement.  In such event, you must immediately uninstall and return the Software, including all Documentation and original media, to the Company.  This shall not limit or affect any remedy available to the Company for your breach of this Agreement.

14. Misc
ellaneous. 

(a) This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, exclusive of its choice of law rules.  Any dispute between you and the Company regarding this Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in Orange County in the State of California.  In any such action, the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. 

(b) You may not assign, sublicense, or transfer this Agreement, the Software, or any rights or obligations hereunder without prior written consent of the Company.  Any such attempted assignment, sublicense, or transfer will be null and void.  The Company may terminate this Agreement in the event of any such attempted assignment, sublicense, or transfer. 

(c) This Agreement is in the English language only, and will only be provided in the English language, which language will be controlling in all respects, and all versions hereof in any other language will not be binding on the parties hereto.  All communications and notices to be made or given pursuant to this Agreement must be in the English language. 

(d) The Agreement constitutes the final and complete understanding between you and Ellison with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement. Any modifications or waivers of this Agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties hereto. 

(e) If any provision in this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable or contrary to applicable law, such provision shall be construed, limited, or altered, as necessary, to eliminate the invalidity or unenforceability or the conflict with applicable law, and all other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in effect. 

(f) Failure or delay on the part of the Company to exercise any right, power, privilege, or remedy will not constitute a waiver of, or bar the later exercise of, that or any other right, power, privilege, or remedy of the Company. 

(g) No rule of strict construction shall apply against or in favor of either party in the construction and interpretation of this Agreement.