Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
 
 

GENERAL

Your use of this website ("Website") is governed by these Terms of Use, which include our Privacy Policy (collectively Terms of Use and Privacy & Data Security Policy shall be referred to herein as "TOU").  If you are a minor using this Website, make sure you have your parent's or legal guardian's permission to do so.  By using our Website, taking advantage of our services and our Enhanced Services (as defined below) you are indicating your agreement to these TOU, which may change from time to time.  Please check these TOU often so that you can be sure you are aware of any changes.  Your continued use of this site after any changes to these TOU indicated your agreement to any such changes or amendments.  The effective date of this TOU is March 2005-2011.

SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE

In addition to learning more about our products through our Website, we hope you will use this Website to interact with Tripco, Inc., ("Clean SteP® Disposable Sole") and other users of our products in our hosted forums, which may includes blogs, chat rooms and other forms of interactive media (“Enhanced Services”).  In order to take advantage of these Enhanced Services, users will need to register with our site (“Registered User(s)”).  At the time or registration, users will be asked to generate a user name and a password.

USER AGREEMENT

Regardless of whether you are a visitor to this site, a casual user or a Registered User, by using the Website, you are representing to Tripco, Inc. that:

- You will not use the Website for any unlawful purpose.

- You understand and agree that Tripco, Inc. may discontinue or change the Website, the services and the Enhanced Services at any time, without notice.

- You also understand and agree that Tripco, Inc. may discontinue or restrict your use of this Website for any reason without notice.

- You are familiar with and agree to abide by these TOU, including any updates or changes to these TOU and that if you are unwilling or unable to abide by any amendments or changes to these TOU, you will inform Tripco, Inc. immediately by emailing: Contact@cleanstepsoles.com

COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS

The entire content of this Website, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio clips, interfaces, software and the compilation of these elements is the property of Tripco, Inc. and is protected by United States and international copyright and other intellectual property laws.

You may access and use this Website for personal use only.  You may retrieve and display content from this Website on a computer screen, download and print individual pages, and store such pages in electronic form for your own personal, non-commercial use.  You may not use, reproduce or distribute all or any portion of this Website publicly or for any commercial purpose, and you may not modify any of the content of this Website.

The trademarks, logos, and services marks displayed on this Website are the registered and unregistered trademarks of Tripco, Inc., in the United States and other countries, and are protected by United States and International trademark laws.  There may be other trademarks displayed on this Website that are owned by unaffiliated trademark owners.  Other than as may be described on our Website no association, affiliation or sponsorship relationship between Tripco, Inc. and any such third party is either intended or implied by the presence of these third party trademarks on our Website.

During your use of the Website, you will have opportunities to take advantage of various Enhanced Services, including the ability to upload content, post messages and communicate with other users.  You grant Tripco, Inc. a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, modify, translate, transmit, create derivative works from, distribute, and sub-license any information or material you post or communicate to or through the site, including any discussion area postings, e-mails, or blog comments, in any medium now in existence or hereafter developed, for any purpose, including commercial and promotional purposes.  You agree that Tripco, Inc. may use your name, image, comments, photographs or any other material posted to or communicated through the Website to promote Tripco, Inc.’s products without your prior approval, and without any compensation to you and you hereby waive any right or claim relating to said use of your name, image or content.

NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATIONS

Tripco, Inc. does not warrant that the product descriptions or any other content on this Website is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free, or that access to the site will be uninterrupted or secure.  To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Tripco, Inc. disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.  Tripco, Inc. is not responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or other damages, whether arising out of contract, negligence or strict liability, in connection with the Website, the Website content, or the products promoted or sold on the Website, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Tripco, Inc. does not endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted by users of the Website in any discussion area, blog or elsewhere on the site.  Any comments or other material posted by users on the Website express the views of, and are the responsibility of, those users and do not necessarily represent the view of Tripco, Inc..

LINKING


Individual non-commercial users may create a hyperlink to the home page of this Website for personal, non-commercial use only.  A Website that links to our Website may not (i) create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the content of this site; (ii) imply that we are endorsing or are affiliated with such a site or its services or products; (iii) replicate the content of our Website; (iv) contain content that could be construed as distasteful, obscene, offensive or controversial, and may contain only content appropriate for all ages; (v) portray our products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise offensive or objectionable manner, or associate us with undesirable products, services, or opinions; or (vi) link to any page of the Website other than the home page.  We may in our sole discretion, require that you remove any link to this Website.

For the convenience of users, this Website may contain links to other Websites that are owned and operated by other unrelated parties.  We have no control over or responsibility or liability for the content of these Websites, or for the policies or practices of their owners or operators.  Links do not imply that Tripco, Inc. sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or associated with any such sites.

MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY

In order to use our Enhanced Services, you must register with this Website and select a password and user name. For security reasons your password must not be disclosed to any other person.  You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password and user name. You agree to: (a) immediately notify Tripco, Inc. of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Tripco, Inc. cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision of the TOU.

USER CONDUCT


You are responsible for your use of this Website and for your conduct while on the site, including use of any Enhanced Services offered through this Website including any chat room, blog or other feature.  While using this Website and any Enhanced Services, you agree not to use any language that is obscene, indecent or offensive in any postings, e-mails, blog comments, or discussions.  You also agree not to place on the site any material that is false, defamatory, abusive, threatening, or that constitutes harassment.  The same requirements apply to any photographs or other graphic works (drawings, etc.) you post on the site.  Breach of these obligations may result in termination of your access to the site and access to any Enhanced Services offered to Registered Users.

Users are prohibited from placing on the Website any material that is encrypted, and from using any robot, spider, or other automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy any content from, or interfere with the proper operation of the Website or the Enhanced Services.  Users may not use the Website or the Enhanced Services to create or send any commercial email, junk mail or unauthorized advertising.  Furthermore, users may not engage in conduct that interferes with any other user’s use or enjoyment of the Website, invades another’s privacy, encourages actions that would be considered a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any applicable law or regulation.  You may not interfere in any way with Tripco, Inc’s servers.  You agree to use this site solely for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may result in termination of your access to the site and may subject you to civil and criminal liability.

Tripco, Inc. may discontinue or delete all or any portion of the Enhanced Services and/or any content or feature of the Website, including any discussion, blog or other posting to or feature of the Website at any time, for any reason or for no reason, and may limit the hours of availability or the level of use permitted.

VIOLATIONS OF TERMS OF USE

Tripco, Inc. may, at its discretion and without providing notice to users, terminate the access of any user who violates the conditions stated in these TOU, including but not limited to, the posting of prohibited content, conducting any activity while on the site that violates any law or legal obligation of the user, interfering with Tripco, Inc.’s server, violating any copyright or other right of any third party.

Tripco, Inc. reserves the right to review, edit, move, or delete any material posted by users on the site, in its sole discretion and without notice to the user, that violate these TOU, including, but not limited to, language that is obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, harassing, that incites criminal activity, that consists of unauthorized advertising, or that violates any copyright, trademark or other right of any third party.  Tripco, Inc. may, but is not required to, restrict or remove submitted photos that it deems inappropriate.

PRIVACY OF POSTED MATERIAL

Postings to discussion areas and blogs are not private.  All content submissions to such areas on the Website are made at the risk of the person making the submission.  Any information you include in a message you post to any message board, discussion group, or other public posting area on the Website is available to anyone with internet access.  Please take any necessary precautions to protect your personal information.  For example, if you do not want people to know your name or e-mail address, make sure not to include that information in any message you post publicly.

ADDITIONAL GENERAL TERMS

Entire Agreement.

The TOU constitute the entire agreement between you and Tripco, Inc. and govern your use of the service and the Website, superseding any prior agreements between you and Tripco, Inc. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase goods or services from this Website or from third parties through this Website.

Choice of Law and Forum.

The TOU and the relationship between you and Tripco, Inc. shall be governed by the laws of the state of North Carolina without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within North Carolina, and waive any venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

Waiver and Severability of Terms.

The failure of Tripco, Inc. to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOU shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOU is/are found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, you and Tripco, Inc. each agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to our intentions as reflected in the relevant provision, and that the other provisions of the TOU should remain in full force and effect.

Limitation of Liability.

TRIPCO, INC. WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND/OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE, THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ITEMS FEATURED ON THIS WEBSITE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THIS WEBSITE.

PRIVACY & DATA SECURITY POLICY
As a valued customer, your privacy is important to us and protecting your personal information is a responsibility we take seriously.
                                                                                                                    
Privacy
Federal and state laws are designed to protect the privacy of your personal information and require us to make known our Privacy Policy each year.  It describes the information we collect, how we use it and how we protect it. 

At Tripco, Inc., we appreciate your business and the trust you have placed in us.  Our privacy philosophy reflects the value of your trust.  We are committed to protecting the personal data we obtain about you.  Please know that we do not sell your personal data.  In order to provide services or products to you, we may use your personal data.  To further understand our Privacy Policy, please review the following details.

 What Information We Collect From You:

General Information Received From You.

We receive and store information you enter on this Website or that you give us in other ways. This includes information that can identify you, including your first and last name, telephone number, postal and e-mail addresses, and, billing information (such as credit card number, cardholder name, and expiration date) (such information that may identify you shall be referred to from this point on as "Personally Identifiable Information").  You can choose not to provide information to us, but in general some information about you is required in order for you to purchase products from us through this Website.

Automatic Information.

We automatically collect some information about your computer when you visit our Website. For example, we will collect your IP address, web browser software (such as or Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox), and referring Website. We also may collect information about your online activity, such as products you have viewed and purchases made. One of our goals in collecting this automatic information is to help customize your user experience.

What do we do with your personal data?
We comply with Federal and State requirements related to the protection and use of your data.  This means that we only share data where we are permitted or required to do so.  We also may be required to obtain your authorization before disclosing certain type of personal data.

We may use your personal data in order to:

-Process transactions or claims                          -Prevent fraud
-Determine your eligibility for credit                    -Comply with regulatory requirements
-Respond to your requests                                  -Share with you related products we offer

Third Parties
We do not sell or share personal data about current or former customers or their accounts.  We do not share your personal data for marketing purposes with anyone outside our company purview.  When affiliates or outside companies perform a service on our behalf, we may share your personal data with them.  We require them to protect your personal data, and we only permit them to use your personal data to perform these services. 

Examples of outside parties who may receive your data are:

-State and Federal authorities
-Other companies or service companies supporting manufacturing of product; others   
supporting your order or account

How do we protect your personal data?
In order to protect your personal data, we maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards.  We review these safeguards regularly in keeping with technological advancements.  We restrict access to your personal data.  We also train our employees in the proper handling of your personal data.  Our private policy shall update yearly and available on the website for all our customers to review.
How We Use Your Information:

To Facilitate Billing and Order Fulfillment.

Tripco, Inc. uses information you provide, including your Personally Identifiable Information, (in particular your billing information such as cardholder name, credit card number, etc.) for the purpose of completing your purchases through this Website, or, if you request, to send you information about our products.  We do not share your information with others except to fulfill your orders, at which time we will share your shipping and billing information with vendors and shippers who will use your information just to fulfill your orders through this Website, and for no other purpose.

To Communicate With You About Your Account and Our Services.

We use other information about you for the following general purposes: to manage your account, including processing bills and providing shipping notifications  to communicate with you in general; to respond to your questions and comments; to measure interest in and improve our products, services, and our Website, to solicit information from you, to resolve disputes, collect fees, or troubleshoot problems, to prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, to enforce our TOU, and as otherwise described to you at the point of collection of your information.

To Communicate Special Offers/Promotions.

We also would like to notify you about special offers and products or services that may be of interest to you.  You will have an opportunity to opt in to those communications at the end of these TOU when you register, and you can always opt out of receiving our promotional communications later by selecting the option to opt out of further communications in replying to our emails to you.

To Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Our Website and Service.

Tripco, Inc uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with the Website servers, to administer the Website, to monitor Website usage, and to gather broad demographic information. Your IP address is used to help identify you and to aid in your navigation through the Website as determined by your customization options, if any. Tripco, Inc. also may aggregate your IP address with other information to create anonymous Website statistics.
Cookies and Other Web Technologies.

When you visit this Website we may assign your computer a "cookie" (a small, unique identifier text file). You can always choose not to receive a cookie file by enabling your web browser to refuse cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie. Please note that, if you refuse to accept cookies from this Website, you may not be able to access some or all of the services offered via this Website.  Tripco, Inc. does not use cookies to collect or retain Personally Identifiable Information about you.

 
Changes to this Privacy and Data Security Policy:
Tripco, Inc. may update this Privacy Policy in the future, without express notice to you.  Your continued use of this Website after changes are made to this Policy indicates your acceptance of any changes.  You can always find the most updated version of these TOU and this Privacy Policy by visiting Tripco, Inc. at www.cleanstepsoles.com.

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