Terms of Use

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) apply to all websites, mobile websites, mobile applications and similar content (“Sites”) that display or link to these Terms and that are owned, operated, and/or controlled by Winston Products, LLC or any of its subsidiaries, parents, or affiliated companies (collectively, “Winston Products”).  Your use of the Sites is subject to these Terms.  By visiting a Site or downloading an application with a link to these Terms, you accept and agree to be bound by both (a) the Terms, which can be modified from time to time, and (b) our privacy policy. Please read them carefully. If you do not agree to the Terms, you are not authorized to view or use the Sites and you must cease all access/use of the Sites.

Our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference into these Terms, further describes the collection and use of information on the Sites.  Winston Products’ use of any personally identifiable information (name, etc.) you provide via the Sites shall be governed by our Privacy Policy.

By using the Sites, you affirm that you are both a legal resident of the United States and you are thirteen (13) years of age or older. If you are under 18 years old, you must obtain your parents’ consent before using the Sites. The Sites are not directed to children under the age of 13, and it is our policy not to collect personal information on any person under the age of 13.

  1. License Grant: Winston Products grants you a limited license to access and use the Sites for personal, noncommercial use subject to these Terms.  You may not download or modify the Sites, or any portion of them, except with our express written consent. The Sites may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, published, displayed, or otherwise accessed for any commercial purpose without our express written consent.  Winston Products reserves all rights not expressly granted herein.  For the sake of clarity, you are not granted any rights to collect and use of any of our product listings, descriptions, or pricing information; to make derivative works of the Sites or its Materials (defined below); to resell any of the Sites or Materials; to download, copy, or use the Sites or Materials for the benefit of another merchant; or to use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools relating to the Sites or the Materials
  2. Winston Products Intellectual Property:
  • Materials and Copyrights: All content included on the Sites, including but not limited to HTML code, scripts, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, video, audio or any other media or software relating to the Sites (collectively, the “Materials”), is our property or the property of our content suppliers. Winston Products and/or its licensors own all intellectual property rights in the Materials, and the Materials are protected by United States and international laws and treaties, including but not limited copyright laws.  Any unauthorized use of the Materials is expressly prohibited.
  • Winston Products Trademarks: Winston Products retains all rights in and to its trademarks, trade names, brand names, logos, and trade dress (collectively, the “Marks”), including those displayed on the Sites.  The Marks and all associated logos or images are registered and/or common law trademarks of Winston Products, and they are protected by U.S. and international laws and treaties.  No license, express or implied, to use the Marks is granted to you under these Terms or by your use of the Sites.  You are prohibited to use our Marks in metatag keywords, page text, hidden text or in any other manner to increase search rankings.  And such use constitutes a violation of United States and/or international law, including trademark and/or unfair competition laws.  You may not link to any web page on the Sites or use the Marks and/or Materials with advertisements and/or other information not originating from the Sites.  Any unauthorized use of the Marks is expressly prohibited.

Unauthorized use will terminate the limited license granted under these Terms, and Winston Products may revoke this limited license at any time for any or no reason.  In addition, Winston Products reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law and in equity for violation of these Terms.  Winston Products expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny access to Sites, at any time and for any or no reason.  Winston Products will enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of civil remedies and/or criminal prosecution.

  1. Restrictions: You may use the Sites only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms. You acknowledge and agree that Winston Products, in its sole discretion, and without notice or any obligation to you, may temporarily or permanently terminate your access to the Sites. You further agree that you will not: (a) resell or make commercial use of the Sites or Materials; (b) modify, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works of, transfer, or sell, in whole or in part, the Sites or Materials; (c) use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction methods from the Sites; (d) attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network related in any way to the Sites; (e) other than for your use of the Sites in accord with these Terms, access or attempt to access any systems or servers on which the Sites are hosted or modify or alter the Sites in any way; (f) forge headers, create a false identity, or otherwise falsify the origin of any materials or information transmitted to or via the Sites, (g) introduce to the Sites any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other computer code, scripts, files, program or material designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or take other actions which are malicious or harmful to the Sites or Winston Products; or (h) use the Sites in any manner that, in the judgment of Winston Products, restricts, impairs, interferes or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Sites.
  2. Submissions: You acknowledge that you are responsible for the information, profiles, goals, opinions, messages, reviews, comments, photos, videos, product or services feedback or ideas and any other content or material that you submit, upload, post or otherwise make available on or through the Sites (collectively, the “Submissions”) and through the services available in connection with the Sites.  You, not Winston Products, have full responsibility all Submissions you submit.  You further acknowledge and agree that Winston Products has no obligation to allow Submissions and may, for any or no reason, disable any function that allows for the submission of Submissions.

Winston Products does not control Submissions and does not have any obligation to monitor, edit, or screen Submissions for any purpose.  Although these Terms prohibit certain conduct, we take no responsibility or liability for any Submissions or other material you may encounter through the use of this Property.

Unless stated otherwise in the Privacy Policy, you agree that any Submissions that you provide through the Sites are done so on a non-proprietary, non-confidential basis. You hereby grant to Winston Products a perpetual, nonexclusive, worldwide, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to all Submissions, including, but not limited to, Winston Products’ right to link to, utilize, use, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, distribute, edit, adapt, modify and prepare derivative works of any Submissions.

You represent and warrant that (a) you have all rights necessary to grant the license to Winston Products herein; (b) you own all Submissions submitted by you on or through the Sites; (c) your Submissions is accurate and not misleading; (d) your Submissions do not violate, misappropriate, and/or infringe the privacy rights, publicity rights, trademark rights, copyrights, patent rights, trade secrets, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity; (e) all Submissions do not violate any applicable law, rule, regulation or order. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, damages and any other monies owing as a result of your Submissions, and you agree to indemnify Winston Products in the event of any claim arising from your Submissions.

When submitting Submissions or otherwise using the Sites, you agree not to:

  • access the Sites or use any technology to access the sites in a manner that is not expressly authorized by Winston Products;
  • use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of your Submissions;
  • take any action that imposes an unreasonable, destructive, or disproportionately large load on Winton Products systems;
  • attempt to gain unauthorized access to the information, systems, and/or accounts of Winston Products or any user of the Sites;
  • encourage, discuss, or engage in any conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or that gives rise to civil liability;
  • fail to comply with applicable third party terms;
  • defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the personal legal rights of others;
  • use racially, ethnically, or otherwise offensive language;
  • use explicit/obscene language or solicit/post sexually explicit images of any kind;
  • post anything that exploits children or minors;
  • post any copyrighted, trade-secret, proprietary, patented proprietary or trademarked materials without the express permission from the owner of such rights;
  • post any names, likenesses, voices, personal or biographical information, or otherwise violates a person’s publicity or personal rights without the express permission of that person (or if that person is a minor, from that person’s parent or legal guardian);
  • disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, ‘junk mail’, ‘spam’, ‘chain letters’, ‘pyramid schemes’, or any other form of such solicitation;
  • engage in political campaigning;
  • use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Sites; or
  • alter the Submissions of others on the Sites.

This list of prohibitions provides examples and is not complete or exclusive. Winston Products takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any Submissions posted or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter.

  1. Termination of Access: Winston Products reserves the right in its sole discretion to (a) terminate your access to the Sites or any user account you create; (b) terminate your ability to post to the Sites, and (c) refuse, delete, modify, edit or remove any Materials and/or Submissions, with or without cause and with or without notice, for any reason or no reason, or for any action that Winston Products determines to be inappropriate, disruptive, or offensive. Winston Products may report any actions that may be illegal to law enforcement, including any reports it receives of misconduct. Further, Winston Products will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in any investigation of alleged illegal activity on the Sites or the Internet.
  2. Suggestions and Submissions. It is Winston Products policy not to accept or consider content, information, ideas, suggestions or other materials other than those we have specifically requested and under specific terms, conditions, and/or requirements as appropriate. These limitations are specifically designed to avoid misunderstandings if your ideas are similar to those we have developed or are developing independently. As such, Winston Products does not accept unsolicited materials, product or marking ideas, or invention disclosures, including through the Sites.  Winston Products takes no responsibility for any materials or ideas so transmitted to us through the Sites. If you choose to send us content, information, ideas, suggestions, or other materials, you further agree that Winston Products is free to use any such content, information, ideas, suggestions or other materials, for any purposes whatsoever, including, without limitation, developing and marketing products and services, without any liability, payment, the need for a license or other transfer,  or attribution of any kind to you.
  3. Infringement Notices: Winston Products respects others’ intellectual property rights and does not permit infringing activities on the Sites. We may remove any content of any kind, including if we are properly informed that the content infringes upon another’s intellectual property rights.  We may also terminate your ability to submit content we determine you to be a repeat infringer.  If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any content on the Sites infringes upon your copyrights, you may notify us by providing the following information in writing:
  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright right that is allegedly infringed;
  • The location of the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists;
  • The material that is claimed to be infringing and a description of the infringing activity reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the alleged infringement;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized; and
  • A sworn statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information submitted is accurate and the person submitting the information is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the applicable copyrights.

Our agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:

Tucker Ellis, LLP
950 Main Avenue, Suite 1100
Cleveland, OH 44113
Attn: Joshua Ryland
Phone:  (216)592-5000
Email:  josh.ryland@tuckerellis.com

You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements above, your notice may not be valid.

  1. Product Descriptions: We attempt to be as accurate as possible regarding product descriptions, pricing, and availability.  Unless specifically stated otherwise in writing on the Sites, however, we do not warrant that product descriptions or other content on the Sites are accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.  From time to time there may be information on the Sites that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, and availability.  We reserve the right to make changes in information about appearance, price, description, or availability without notice. We have made every effort to display our products on the Sites as accurately as possible; however, the actual characteristics you see (g., color) depend on many factors, including the devices used to access the Sites, and we cannot guarantee that your devices will display all items accurately.  The inclusion of any products on the Sites does not imply or warrant that these products will be available at any particular time or in any particular place.
  2. Third Party Sites: Links may be established from the Sites to one or more external websites or resources operated by third parties (the “Third Party Sites”).  In addition, certain Third Party Sites also may provide links to the Sites.  These links do not imply that Winston Products endorses such Third Party Sites or any content therein. Winston Products does not control and is not responsible or liable for any Third Party Sites or their content, advertising, products, or other materials. You agree that Winston Products shall have no liability arising out of or related to Third Party Sites and/or their content or for any damages or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with any purchase, use of, or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such Third Party Sites. Access to any Third Party Sites is at your own risk.
  3. Applicable Law: By visiting the Sites, you agree that the laws of the State of Ohio, United States of America, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms and any dispute of any sort that might arise between us.
  4. Dispute Resolution: Any dispute between you and Winston Products relating to the Sites (including all Materials, Submissions, etc.) shall be subject to final and binding arbitration as the sole and exclusive remedy for such controversy or dispute; provided, however, that Winston Products may commence an action against you in a court of law for infringement of its intellectual property rights. Any claim required to be submitted to arbitration shall be made by filing a demand for arbitration within one (1) year following the occurrence first giving rise to the claim. The right and duty of the parties to resolve disputes by arbitration shall be administered exclusively by JAMS pursuant to its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures then in effect.  The decision and award of the arbitrator shall be final and binding and the award so rendered may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.  The arbitration shall be held and the award shall be deemed to be made in Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, or such other place agreed to by the parties.  Each party shall bear all of its own costs of arbitration, except that the fees of the arbitrator shall be divided equally between the parties.  The arbitrator shall have no authority to amend or modify these Terms or to award punitive or exemplary damages, and the award may be enforced by judgment in a United States Court of Law.
  5. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability: The Sites, Material, and all related information made available to you through the Sites are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, unless otherwise specified in writing.  We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the Sites, Material, and all related information unless otherwise specified in writing.  You expressly agree that your use of the Sites is at your sole risk.  We do not warrant that the Sites, Material, or any other information made available to you through Winston Products’ Sites, servers, or email are free of viruses or other harmful components. With respect to products displayed on the Sites, our express warranties are limited to those specified with each product.  To the full extent permissible by applicable law, we disclaim all implied warranties, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.  You acknowledge and agree that we are not liable to any party for any damages of any kind arising from the use of the Sites or from any information, content, software, or services included on or otherwise made available to you through the Sites, including without limitation direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement, business interruptions, attorneys’ fees, loss of data or damages resulting from use of the Sites or the information they contain, even if Winston Products is expressly advised about the possibility of such damages.  Please be advised that some state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of particular damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights. Notwithstanding the above, nothing in this provision shall be understood to limit Winston Products’ liability (1) for personal injury or death (a) arising out of or in any way connected with the terms of use, the site, services or content or b) caused by Winston Products’ own negligent, intentional or otherwise unlawful misconduct or (2) for any damages caused by Winston Products’ failure to adhere to commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personal information.
  1. New Jersey Residents: Under the New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice ACT (“TCCWNA”), N.J.S.A. 56:12-14 et seq., consumers may not be offered any written contract which includes any provision that violates any clearly established legal right of a consumer, or responsibility of a seller, as established by state or federal law.  Under the TCCWNA, no consumer contract may state that any of its provisions are or may be void, unenforceable or inapplicable in some jurisdictions without specifying which provisions are or are not void, unenforceable or inapplicable in New Jersey.  Therefore, the following provisions of these Terms shall not be applicable to New Jersey residents: (a) in Section 13, the provision concerning limiting our liability for any loss or damage is not applicable to New Jersey residents to the extent we were negligent or have breached our obligation to you and the provision concerning the exclusion or limitation of certain damages is not applicable to New Jersey residents with respect to punitive damages, loss of data, and loss of or damage to property; (b) provisions concerning indemnification by you (e.g., Section 4 and 14) may not apply to New Jersey residents unless you were negligent or have breached these Terms; and (c) in Section 11, the provisions which limit the time within which claims against us must be brought and the provision concerning the exclusion or limitation of certain damages is not applicable to New Jersey residents, at least with respect to punitive damages.
  2. Indemnification: You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Winston Products and its affiliates, officers, members, directors, employees, shareholders, information providers, suppliers, contractors and licensees (collectively, “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach, or alleged breach, of any of the Terms by you.
  3. Parental Controls: Pursuant to Title 47, United States Code, Section 230(d) as amended, Winston Products notifies you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available which may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available from OnGuard Online (http://onguardonline.gov/). Winston Products does not endorse any of the products or services identified on the aforementioned third party website.
  4. Contests, Sweepstakes, Surveys, and Similar Promotions: Any sweepstakes, contests, surveys, or similar promotions (each, a “Promotion”) made available through the Sites may be governed by specific rules that are separate from these Terms. By participating in a Promotion, you will become subject to those rules, which may vary from the terms and conditions set forth herein. Anyone participating in any Promotion should read the applicable rules for such Promotion and review the Privacy Policy which, in addition to these Terms, governs any information submitted by you for any Promotion through the Sites.
  5. Mobile Applications: In addition to all the remaining Terms herein, if you we offer a mobile application and you download such mobile application, you understand and agree that we have no obligation to maintain, support, upgrade or update any mobile applications that we provide.  It is also possible that as you download a mobile application, you may be asked to agree to terms in addition to these Terms regarding collection of information, including location information or warranties.  If there is a conflict between these Terms and the terms you agree to at the time of downloading, the download terms will control.  You understand and acknowledge that the terms of agreement with your respective mobile network provider (“Mobile Provider”) will continue to apply when using the downloaded mobile application. As a result, you may be charged by the Mobile Provider for access to network connection services for the duration of the connection while accessing the mobile application and you accept responsibility for any such charges.  You acknowledge that if you are downloading a mobile application through Apple® iTunes or Google® Play, neither Apple® nor Google® have an obligation to provide any support or maintenance services in relations to our mobile applications.
  6. General Terms: We may offer the opportunity to participate in sweepstakes, contests or other promotions through the Sites.  In addition to these Terms, the sweepstakes, contests or other promotions will be governed by terms and conditions specific to those sweepstakes, contests or promotions.  If there is a conflict between these Terms and the terms and conditions for the sweepstakes, contests or other promotions, the terms and conditions for the sweepstakes, contests or promotions will control.

We reserve the right to make changes to the Sites, our policies and these Terms at any time in our sole discretion.  The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions and can be reviewed by clicking on the “Terms of Use” link located in the side navigation bar.  Your use of the Site after changes are made to the Terms signifies your agreement to such changes.

If any provision in these Terms shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.  New Jersey residents, however, are subject to the provisions contained in Section 13.

Effective as of:  June 19, 2017