PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE
1. Who are we? What's this Site for?
On the Site you can also purchase VANS’s products. In case you purchase products on the Site, the purchase would be subject to our Terms of Sale, which also include details on which company of the VF Group would sell the products to you.
2. What if I am asked to register and open an account?
3. What personal data relating to me are processed by VANS?
4. What if I upload content or comments generated by me?
The Site includes sections which enable users to upload user-generated content, for example you could be enabled to post comments or upload photographs, designs, graphics, images, text, video, music, sounds, (“UGC”) including in relation to our product customization service available here. In relation to such UGC, BRAND is a mere hosting provider and does not assume any responsibility or liability on the content itself.
You must not provide any UGC which is illegal, harmful, threatening, violent, obscene, indecent, pornographic, false, misleading, libellous, which fosters racial, ethnic, sexual discrimination or hatred, which contains any form of software viruses, malware, any kind of commercial solicitation or constitutes affiliate or referral marketing or which infringes any third-party intellectual property or personal data protection rights. You must not provide any UGC which contains any element, including pictures, which may be harmful to minors in any way. BRAND reserves the right to reject and/or remove from the Site any UGC which, at its sole discretion, do not meet the above requirements. In case such UGC are rejected and/or removed from the Site, the Account of the relevant uploader may be suspended or terminated.
If you submit any UGC to our Site, you grant BRAND the unlimited, non-exclusive, assignable, sub-licenseable, perpetual, worldwide, fully paid-up right, title and interest to use your relevant UGC. BRAND will be entitled to use your UGC in any way and for any purposes, including to save, store, copy, reproduce, publish, post, transmit, distribute, display, broadcast, modify, translate, incorporate in other materials, create derivative works and in any way commercially exploit it. These usages include featuring your UGC on BRAND's websites, online shops and official social media pages, as well as on paper materials, also during promotional events or campaigns.
It is in BRAND’s sole discretion to decide if, when, and in which form the UGC, shall be used or exploited. The BRAND is allowed not to mention the sender’s name when using the UGC in any way.
YOU SHALL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD BRAND HARMLESS AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR ACTIONS BROUGHT BY THIRD PARTIES BASED ON AN ALLEGED INFRINGEMENT OF THEIR RIGHTS.
Depending on what is included in your UGC, and also on the country where you are, your relevant UGC may contain personal data that you authorize BRAND to access and process in relation to the regular use of your UGC.
5. #VANS terms. What does this hashtag mean? To what am I giving consent?
If you were directed here, it is because VANS liked a photo or other content you posted online ("UGC") with a VANS-related hashtag (i.e. a hashtag containing the name VANS or another name or trademark belonging to BRAND) and would like to feature it on VANS's websites and/or social media pages. To do so, VANS needs your consent to the use of your image and of the personal data that may be contained in it.
If you give us your consent, your UGC might be visible to other VANS enthusiasts and supporters all around the world. A great opportunity for you to share your style with the world on VANS's websites!
If you respond to our message with "#YESVANS" you grant VANS the unlimited, non-exclusive, assignable, sublicenseable, perpetual, worldwide right to use your relevant UGC. VANS will be entitled (but not obliged) to use your UGC in any way and for any purposes, including to save, store, copy, reproduce, publish, post, transmit, distribute, display, modify, translate, incorporate in other materials and in any way commercially exploit it. These usages include featuring your UGC on VANS's websites, online shops and official social media pages, as well as during events or campaigns. Please do not give us your consent to use of UGC that you do not want to become subject to these #VANS Terms.
By responding "#YESVANS" you also warrant that (a) you are at least eighteen years old; (b) you own all rights in and to your photos; (c) in case your UGC includes elements belonging to a third-party (for example a photo portraying a friend of yours), that you have obtained all the necessary consents by the relevant third-party (including for example copyright license and/or consent from a personal data law perspective); (d) so, that VANS’ use of your UGC does not infringe the rights of any third party or violate any law, and that you agree to be bound by these #VANS Terms.
Finally, by responding "#YESVANS" you agree to indemnify and hold VANS and any person acting on VANS’ behalf harmless from and against any claims, damages, liabilities, costs incurred by VANS in connection with the regular use of the UGC as described above.
Depending on what is included in your UGC, and also on the country where you are, your social network account name and your relevant UGC may contain personal data that VANS may access and process in relation to the use of your UGC.
If you do not agree with our practices and policy regarding processing of personal data and, please do not reply with "#YESVANS" to our message under your relevant UGC.
By responding to the message from our VANS account with "#YESVANS" you give VANS your express and specific consent to the use of the above described personal data for commercial and marketing purposes.
If you want to be kept informed regarding VANS's products and initiatives, we are happy to invite you to subscribe to VANS's newsletter here.
You can revoke at any time, free of charge, your granting of usage rights and privacy consent in one of the following ways:
1. by sending VANS an email as indicated in our Contact Us page;
2. by clicking on the REPORT button that you will find on VANS's website or social media page where your UGC is being featured;
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, VANS will in no event be liable for (i) any special, indirect, incidental or consequential loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses; or (ii) loss of profits, or (iii) loss of business, contracts, goodwill, business opportunities; or (iv) loss of income, anticipated savings; or (v) loss or corruption of data or information; or (vi) any degradation which occurs in relation to the use of your UGC as described above, whether based on tort, contract or any other legal theory, even if VANS had been advised of the possibility of such damages to occur.
6. Who owns the content and materials in this Site?
The information on this Site, along with any materials incorporated herein is the copyrighted work of VANS. ALL RIGHTS ARE RESERVED. Single pages or materials may contain different proprietary notices.
All registered names and trademarks in this Site are registered trademarks of VANS Inc. or its affiliated entities. Except as expressly granted in this section (or to you specifically in writing), neither VANS Inc. nor its affiliate VANS, or any its suppliers grant any express or implied right to anyone for any patents, copyrights, trademarks or trade secret information. ALL RIGHTS ARE RESERVED.
By submitting any UGC to the Site, you warrant you are entitled to do so and to have obtained, where necessary, all due consents by the relevant third-parties (for example intellectual property right-holders or personal data subjects). Such content shall be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary. In relation to the UGC provided by you, you grant VANS an unlimited, exclusive, worldwide, sub-licensable, free of charge license to use such UGC in any way and for any purposes, including but not limited to save, store, copy, reproduce, publish, post, transmit, distribute, display, modify, translate, incorporate in other materials and in any way commercially exploit it. VANS thus invites you not to send us through the Site any content, item or information that you do not want to become subject to the above terms.
7. What is VANS's liability for anything that may go wrong while I use this Site?
We work hard to make this Site interesting and user-friendly, but we cannot guarantee that our users will always find everything to their liking. Please read this disclaimer carefully before using our Site.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF POSSIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE, AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS AND UNCERTAINTIES OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INACCURACIES, OR OTHER PROBLEMS WITH SUCH INFORMATION. IF YOU RELY ON THIS SITE OR ANY MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH IT, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU AS IS, WITH ALL FAULTS, AND AS AVAILABLE. THIS SITE, THE VANS INC., ITS AFFILIATE VANS, ANY OF THE CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS SITE AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT THE ABSENCE OF DEFECTS THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE, NOR DO THEY GUARANTEE THAT THIS SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE, CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. FOR EXAMPLE, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT THE APPEARANCE AND COLOURS OF OUR PRODUCTS DESCRIBED ON THE SITE, AS SHOWN ON YOUR MONITOR, WILL CORRESPOND TO THE ACTUAL APPEARANCE OF PRODUCTS AS AVAILABLE IN A PHYSICAL OR ONLINE STORE.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER THE APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL VANS INC., ITS AFFILIATE VANS, ANY OF THE CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS SITE AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS, OR THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF USE OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFIT, BUSINESS, SAVINGS, DATA AND THIRD PARTIES’ CLAIMS EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN ELEMENTS OR LINKS TO WEBSITES MAINTAINED BY OTHER COMPANIES, INDIVIDUALS OR AGENCIES (FOR EXAMPLE THE SECTION OF THE SITE MAINTAINED BY BAZAARVOICE, INC., SHOWING PICTURES OF BRAND PRODUCTS TAKEN BY SOCIAL MEDIA), WHICH ARE PROVIDED AS A CONVENIENCE TO VANS USERS. THESE ELEMENTS OR LINKED WEBSITES ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF EITHER VANS INC. OR VANS. AND ARE PROVIDED MERELY AS A CONVENIENCE. THE INCLUSION OF SUCH ELEMENTS OR LINKS DOES NOT IMPLY ANY ENDORSEMENT, AND NEITHER VANS NOR VANS INC. PROVIDE ANY WARRANTY IN RELATION TO SUCH ITEMS, NOR ARE THEY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OF INFORMATION ON SUCH ELEMENTS OR WEBSITES. NEITHER VANS INC. NOR VANS MONITORS OR REVIEWS THE CONTENT OF SUCH THIRD PARTY WEBSITES AND THEREFORE ADVISES YOU THAT YOUR ACCESS BY LINK TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL THE ASPECTS REGARDING SUCH ELEMENTS OR WEBSITES (INCLUDING RULES ON USE AND CONTENT) ARE GOVERNED BY THE RELEVANT THIRD PARTY TERMS AND CONDITIONS, WHICH WE INVITE YOU TO READ.
8. What is the applicable law? And the competent Court in case of disputes?