Terms Of Use

Acceptance of the Terms of Use

These Terms of Use are entered into by and between You and Thrive Causemetics (“TC”, the “Company”, “we” or “us”). The following terms and conditions (these “Terms”), govern your access to and use of https://thrivecausemetics.com, including any content, functionality, and products offered on or through https://thrivecausemetics.com (the “Website”).

In addition to these Terms, your purchase of any products or services from the Website is governed by the Terms of Sale (“Terms of Sale”) below.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY, INCLUDING THE MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION IN SECTION 17, WHICH REQUIRES THAT DISPUTES BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT A CLASS-WIDE OR CONSOLIDATED BASIS. 

BY ACCESSING AND USING THE WEBSITE, YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND THE OTHER GUIDELINES, POLICIES AND TERMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE. THESE TERMS FORM A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND US. BY USING OUR WEBSITE, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND ARE FULLY ABLE AND COMPETENT TO ENTER INTO THE TERMS, CONDITIONS, OBLIGATIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES SET OUT IN THESE TERMS, AND TO ABIDE AND COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS.

 TC reserves the right to revise, update, or modify these Terms at any time. When changes are made, we will update this page with the revisions and we will adjust the “Last Modified” date. All changes are effective immediately upon posting to this page and apply to all access to and use of the Website thereafter. Your continued use of the Website means that you accept and agree to any changes and agree to be bound by the Terms posted in the Website at the time of your access. You are encouraged to check this page each time you access this Website so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you. 

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website, and any content, functionality, or products offered on the Website, including the prices of our products, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period or for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of anything on the Website or the Website itself. 

Privacy

For information about how we collect, use, share and otherwise process information, please see our Privacy Policy.  In order for us to provide our Website, you agree that we may process, transfer and store information about you in the United States and other countries, where you may not have the same rights and protections as you do under local law.

User Accounts and Account Security

To access the Website or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Website that all the information you provide on the Website is correct, current and complete. 

If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Website or portions of it using your user name, password or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.

We have the right to disable any user name, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms.

Ownership; Limited License; Trademarks

The Website, including the text, graphics, images, photographs, videos, illustrations and other content contained therein, are owned by TC or our licensors and are protected under both United States and foreign laws. Except as explicitly stated in these Terms, all rights in and to the Website are reserved by us or our licensors. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you are hereby granted a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access and use our Website for your own personal, noncommercial use. Any use of the Website other than as specifically authorized herein, without our prior written permission, is strictly prohibited, will terminate the license granted herein and violate our intellectual property rights.

TC, Thrive Causemetics and our logos, our product or service names, our slogans and the look and feel of the Website are trademarks of TC and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned on the Website are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by us.  

Prohibited Uses

You will not violate any applicable law, contract, intellectual property right or other third-party right or commit a tort, and you are solely responsible for your conduct while using our Website. You will not:  

  • Engage in any harassing, threatening, intimidating, predatory or stalking conduct;
  • Use or attempt to use another user’s account without authorization from that user and TC;
  • Impersonate or post on behalf or any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Sell, resell or commercially use our Website;
  • Sell or resell any of the products or services you purchase or otherwise receive from TC;
  • Copy, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform or publicly display all or portions of our Website, except as expressly permitted by us or our licensors; 
  • Modify our Website, remove any proprietary rights notices or markings, or otherwise make any derivative works based upon our Website; 
  • Use our Website other than for their intended purpose and in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other users from fully enjoying our Website or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of our Website in any manner;
  • Use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods designed to scrape or extract data from our Website; 
  • Develop or use any applications that interact with our Website without our prior written consent;
  • Send, distribute or post spam, unsolicited or bulk commercial electronic communications, chain letters, or pyramid schemes; or
  • Use our Website for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, or engage in, encourage or promote any activity that violates these Terms.

The products and services available on this Website are for your personal use only. We reserve the right, with or without notice, to cancel or reduce the quantity of any order or withhold refunds or concessions, in our sole discretion, to those individuals we believe may be engaged in suspicious reseller activity or are otherwise violating these Terms. 

Inaccuracy Disclaimer

The Website may at any time contain typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, and availability. TC reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order). While we make reasonable efforts to ensure the information provided on the Website is accurate, we make no warranties about the accuracy and reliability of the information, data or content on the Website. The content on the Website is provided for informational purposes only. TC is not responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the Website.

TC Terms of Sale

The following Terms of Sale apply to the purchase of products and services through our Website. 

By purchasing a product or service, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms of Sale.  If you do not agree to these Terms of Sale, do not purchase products or services from the Website.

Order Eligibility

To complete your purchase, you must have a valid billing and shipping address within a country that can be selected for the billing and shipping addresses as part of the checkout process on the Website (the “Territory”). We make no promise that products or services available on the Website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the Territory.  

Product Availability, Display, and Specifications

Details of the products and services available for purchase are set out on the Website. All features, content, specifications, products, and prices of products and services described or depicted on the Website are subject to change at any time without notice. We attempt to ensure that information on the Website is complete, accurate, and current. Despite our efforts, the information on the Website may occasionally be inaccurate, incomplete, or out of date. We make no representation as to the completeness, availability, accuracy or currency of any information on the Website. For example, products or services included on the Website may be unavailable, may have different attributes than those listed, or may actually carry a different price than that stated on the Website.

We make reasonable efforts to publish information and display product images accurately, but we cannot guarantee that the image you see on your monitor or mobile device will exactly match the product. Certain weights, measures and similar descriptions are approximate and are provided for convenience purposes only. Packaging may vary from that shown.  While TC has tried to accurately display the colors of products, the actual colors you see will depend on the device you are using to view the product and may not be accurate.

Purchase Restrictions and Quantity Limits

You may only purchase products and services for personal use by either yourself or your intended recipient of the products. The products and services are not authorized for resale.  We may place a limit on the quantities that may be purchased per order, per account, per credit card, per person, or per household. We reserve the right, without prior notice, to refuse service to any customer or reject any order at any time and refund any money you have paid for such order.

Order Process; Errors

You will have the opportunity to review and confirm your order, including delivery address, payment method, and other details of your order. We will display or send a notice when we accept your order and our acceptance will be complete at the time we display or send the notice. We will arrange for shipment of the products to you. You will pay all shipping and handling charges specified during the ordering process. Shipping and handling charges are reimbursement for the costs we incur in the processing, handling, packing, shipping and delivery of your order.  Title and risk of loss in any goods you purchase pass to you when the shipping carrier receives the goods from TC.  Shipping and delivery dates are estimates only and cannot be guaranteed.  We are not liable for any delays in shipments.

We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any order prior to delivery. For example, if there are errors on the Website or made in connection with your order, inaccuracies in product or pricing information or product availability, we reserve the right to correct the error and charge you the correct price or cancel your order. We also may require verification of information prior to the acceptance and/or shipment of any order. We will contact you if any portion of your order is cancelled or if additional information is required to accept your order. Occasionally, the manufacture or distribution of a certain product or service may be delayed. In such event, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you of the delay and keep you informed of the revised delivery schedule.

Price

Prices shown on the Website exclude all taxes or charges for shipping and handling. Taxes and shipping and handling costs will be added to the amount of your purchase and itemized on the check-out page. You will have an opportunity to review taxes and delivery costs before you confirm your purchase. Each item in your shopping cart is shown at the current price.  All prices on the Website are subject to change at any time without notice.  We do not collect taxes on merchandise shipped to a jurisdiction in which we do not have substantial nexus, in which case you will be liable to the appropriate taxing authority for any sales taxes relating to your purchase from the Website.

Payment

The Website gives you different payment options. We reserve the right to change our payment options at any time and for any reason. Payment must be received by us before our acceptance of an order. When you provide credit card information or other information necessary to facilitate payment to us or our vendors, you represent to us that (i) you are the authorized user of the credit card that is used to pay for the products and services, (ii) the credit card information you supply to us is true, correct and complete, (iii) charges incurred by you will be honored by your credit card company, and (iv) you will pay charges incurred by you at the posted prices, including shipping and handling charges and all applicable taxes, if any, regardless of the amount quoted on the Website at the time of your order. 

In the event legal action is necessary to collect on balances due, you will reimburse us and our vendors or agents for all expenses incurred to recover sums due, including attorneys’ fees and other legal expenses. Credits or refunds will be made to the same method of payment and account used to place the order.

Returns

OUR RETURN + EXCHANGE POLICY IS IN ADDITION TO ANY STATUTORY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE UNDER LAW. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON OUR RETURN PROCESS AND POLICY, PLEASE VISIT OUR RETURN + EXCHANGE POLICY.

Links from the Website; Third Party Content

If the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over, nor do we endorse or make any representations or warranties regarding, the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

Geographic Restrictions

The owner of the Website is based in the state of Washington in the United States. We provide this Website for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Website or any of its content, including its products, is/are accessible or appropriate for use in jurisdictions outside of the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

User Content

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Our Website may allow you and other users to create, post, store and share content, including messages, text, photos, videos, product reviews and other materials (collectively, “User Content”).  Except for the license you grant below, you retain all rights in and to your User Content, as between you and TC.

You grant TC and its subsidiaries and affiliates a perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully paid, and sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and display your User Content and any name, username or likeness provided in connection with your User Content in all media formats and channels now known or later developed without compensation to you.  When you post or otherwise share User Content on or through our Website, you understand that your User Content and any associated information (such as your username or profile photo) may be visible to others. 

You may not create, post, store or share any User Content that violates these Terms or for which you do not have all the rights necessary to grant us the license described above. You represent and warrant that your User Content, and our use of such content as permitted by these Terms, will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity. Although we have no obligation to screen, edit or monitor User Content, we may delete or remove User Content at any time and for any reason with or without notice.

You may also post or otherwise share only User Content that is nonconfidential and that you have all necessary rights to disclose.  You may not create, post, store or share any User Content that:

  • Is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or fraudulent;
  • Would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
  • May infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party;
  • Contains or depicts any statements, remarks or claims that do not reflect your honest views and experiences;
  • Impersonates, or misrepresents your affiliation with, any person or entity;
  • Contains any unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations;
  • Contains any private or personal information of a third party without such third party’s consent;
  • Contains any viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files or content; or
  • In our sole judgment, is objectionable, restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying our Website, or may expose TC or others to any harm or liability of any type.

Enforcement of this Section 10 is solely at TC’s discretion, and failure to enforce this section in some instances does not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce it in other instances.  In addition, this Section 10 does not create any private right of action on the part of any third party or any reasonable expectation that the Website will not contain any content that is prohibited by such rules.

Feedback

You may voluntarily post, submit or otherwise communicate to us any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, original or creative materials or other information about TC or our Website, products or services (collectively, “Feedback”). You understand that we may use such Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you, including, without limitation, to develop, copy, publish, or improve the Feedback in TCs’s sole discretion. You understand that TC may treat Feedback as nonconfidential.

Copyright Policy

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable law, we have adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances, the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that anything on our Website infringes any copyright that you own or control, you may notify TC’s legal department as follows:

Thrive Causemetics Legal Department

10900 NE 4th St. Suite 2300

Bellevue, Washington 98004

888-804-4318

legal@thrivecausemetics.com

 

Note: The above contact information is provided exclusively for notifying TC that copyright material may have been infringed. All other inquiries should be directed to our customer service by calling 888-804-4318 or help@thrivecausemetics.com.

Please see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) for the requirements of a proper notification. Also, please note that if you knowingly misrepresent that any activity or material on our Website is infringing, you may be liable to TC for certain costs and damages.

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS. 

THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.  SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY IMPOSE ADDITIONAL WARRANTIES FOR CONSUMER CONTRACTS, WHICH MAY BE APPLICABLE FOR YOU DEPENDING ON YOUR JURISDICTION OF RESIDENCE OR WHERE YOU PURCHASED THE PRODUCT.

Limitation on Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL TC, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.

THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION WILL NOT LIMIT OR EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE WEBSITE, PRODUCTS PURCHASED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, OR FOR THE GROSS NEGLIGENCE, FRAUD OR INTENTIONAL, WILLFUL, MALICIOUS OR RECKLESS MISCONDUCT OF TC, OR FOR ANY OTHER MATTERS IN WHICH LIABILITY CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. ADDITIONALLY, SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless TC (and its officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns) from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms or your use of the Website, including, but not limited to, your User Content, any use of the Website’s content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms or your use of any information obtained from the Website. This indemnification obligation will survive the termination of these Terms and Conditions and your use of the Website.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

All matters relating to the Website, our products and services, and these Terms, and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Washington without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Washington or any other jurisdiction).

Any dispute between the parties that is not subject to arbitration or cannot be heard in small claims court will be resolved in the state or federal courts of the State of Washington and the United States, respectively, sitting in King County, Washington. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

If your local law requires that consumer contracts be interpreted subject to local law and enforced in the courts of that jurisdiction, this section may not be applicable to you (but only to the extent that local law conflicts with this section).

Arbitration

Please read the following section carefully because it requires you to arbitrate certain disputes and claims with TC and limits the manner in which you can seek relief from us, unless you opt out of arbitration by following the instructions set forth below. No class or representative actions or arbitrations are allowed under this arbitration agreement. In addition, arbitration precludes you from suing in court or having a jury trial. 

No Representative Actions. You and TC agree that any dispute arising out of or related to these Terms or our Website, or its products and services, is personal to you and TC and that any dispute will be resolved solely through individual action, and will not be brought as a class arbitration, class action or any other type of representative proceeding.

Arbitration of Disputes. Except for small claims disputes in which you or TC seeks to bring an individual action in small claims court located in the county of your billing address or disputes in which you or TC seeks injunctive or other equitable relief for the alleged unlawful use of intellectual property, you and TC waive your rights to a jury trial and to have any dispute arising out of or related to these Terms or our Website, products or services resolved in court. Instead, for any dispute or claim that you have against TC or relating in any way to the Website, or our products or services,  you agree to first contact TC and attempt to resolve the claim informally by sending a written notice of your claim (“Notice”) to TC by email at legal@thrivecausemetics.com or by certified mail addressed to Thrive Causemetics Legal Department, 10900 NE 4th St. Suite 2300 Bellevue, WA 98004.  The Notice must (a) include your name, residence address, email address, and telephone number; (b) describe the nature and basis of the claim; and (c) set forth the specific relief sought. Our notice to you will be similar in form to that described above. If you and TC cannot reach an agreement to resolve the claim within thirty (30) days after such Notice is received, then either party may submit the dispute to binding arbitration administered by JAMS or, under the limited circumstances set forth above, in court. All disputes submitted to JAMS will be resolved through confidential, binding arbitration before one arbitrator.  Arbitration proceedings will be held in King County, Washington or may be conducted telephonically or via video conference for disputes alleging damages less than $5,000, unless you are a consumer, in which case you may elect to hold the arbitration in your county of residence in accordance with the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures (“JAMS Rules”).  For purposes of this section, you will be deemed a “consumer” if you use the Website for your personal, family or household purposes. The most recent version of the JAMS Rules are available on the JAMS website and are hereby incorporated by reference. You either acknowledge and agree that you have read and understand the JAMS Rules or waive your opportunity to read the JAMS Rules and waive any claim that the JAMS Rules are unfair or should not apply for any reason. 

You and TC agree that these Terms affect interstate commerce and that the enforceability of this Section 17 will be substantively and procedurally governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1, et seq. (the “FAA”), to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. As limited by the FAA, these Terms and the JAMS Rules, the arbitrator will have exclusive authority to make all procedural and substantive decisions regarding any dispute and to grant any remedy that would otherwise be available in court, including the power to determine the question of arbitrability. The arbitrator may conduct only an individual arbitration and may not consolidate more than one individual’s claims, preside over any type of class or representative proceeding or preside over any proceeding involving more than one individual. 

The arbitrator, TC, and you will maintain the confidentiality of any arbitration proceedings, judgments and awards, including, but not limited to, all information gathered, prepared and presented for purposes of the arbitration or related to the dispute(s) therein. The arbitrator will have the authority to make appropriate rulings to safeguard confidentiality, unless the law provides to the contrary. The arbitration will allow for the discovery or exchange of non-privileged information relevant to the dispute. The duty of confidentiality does not apply to the extent that disclosure is necessary to prepare for or conduct the arbitration hearing on the merits, in connection with a court application for a preliminary remedy or in connection with a judicial challenge to an arbitration award or its enforcement, or to the extent that disclosure is otherwise required by law or judicial decision.

You and TC agree that for any arbitration you initiate, you will pay the filing fee (up to a maximum of $250 if you are a consumer), and TC will pay the remaining JAMS fees and costs. For any arbitration initiated by Company, TC will pay all JAMS fees and costs. You and TC agree that the state or federal courts of the State of Washington and the United States sitting in King County, Washington have exclusive jurisdiction over any appeals and the enforcement of an arbitration award. 

Any claim arising out of or related to these Terms or our Website, products or services must be filed within one year after such claim arose; otherwise, the claim is permanently barred, which means that you and TC will not have the right to assert the claim. 

You have the right to opt out of binding arbitration within 30 days of the date you first accepted the terms of this Section 17 by notifying us via certified mail addressed to TC Legal Department, 10900 NE 4th St. Suite 2300 Bellevue, WA 98004.  In order to be effective, the opt-out notice must include your full name and address and clearly indicate your intent to opt out of binding arbitration. By opting out of binding arbitration, you are agreeing to resolve disputes in accordance with Section 16.

If any portion of this Section 17 is found to be unenforceable or unlawful for any reason, (a) the unenforceable or unlawful provision shall be severed from these Terms; (b) severance of the unenforceable or unlawful provision shall have no impact whatsoever on the remainder of this Section 17 or the parties’ ability to compel arbitration of any remaining claims on an individual basis pursuant to this Section 17; and (c) to the extent that any claims must therefore proceed on a class, collective, consolidated, or representative basis, such claims must be litigated in a civil court of competent jurisdiction and not in arbitration, and the parties agree that litigation of those claims shall be stayed pending the outcome of any individual claims in arbitration. Further, if any part of this Section 17 is found to prohibit an individual claim seeking public injunctive relief, that provision will have no effect to the extent such relief is allowed to be sought out of arbitration, and the remainder of this Section 17 will be enforceable.  

Alternatives to Arbitration

If you are a resident of a jurisdiction that prohibits arbitration agreements or class action waivers in consumer contracts and these Terms are deemed to be a consumer contract, the portions of these Terms related to arbitration will not apply to you. Instead, the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any claim will be the state and federal courts located in the State of Washington and each of the parties hereto waives any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts. If you are a resident of a jurisdiction that prohibits the application of Washington law in a consumer contract, these Terms will be governed by the laws of your jurisdiction of residence and the non-exclusive venue of any claim will the in the courts of your jurisdiction of residence. 

Language

It is the express wish of the parties that the Website, these Terms and all related documents, including notices and other communications, be drawn up in the English language only. Il est la volonté expresse des parties que cette convention et tous les documents s’y rattachant, y compris les avis et les autres communications, soient rédigés et signés en anglais seulement.

Waiver and Severability

No waiver of by TC of any term or condition set forth in these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of TC to assert a right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. 

If any provision of these Terms is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms will continue in full force and effect. 

Entire Agreement

These Terms and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to the Website constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Website, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms).  Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms shall not be construed against the drafting party. 

Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California consumers are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 N. Market Blvd., Suite N-112, Sacramento, California 95834, or by telephone at 1 (800) 952-5210.

Your Comments and Concerns

This website is operated by Thrive Causemetics, Inc. of 10900 NE 4th St. Suite 2300 Bellevue, WA 98004.

All other Feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the Website should be directed to: help@thrivecausemetics.com.