Terms of use

Acceptance of the Terms of Use

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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING marketplace.steelcase.com ("Marketplace"). Marketplace is published and maintained by Steelcase Inc. ("Company", "we" or "us"). The following terms and conditions of use (these "Terms of Use") govern your access to and use of Marketplace, including any content, functionality and services offered on or through Marketplace. The purpose of Marketplace is to provide a hosted interior design project management and platform that enables users to manage their design projects, review catalogs, and place orders with select vendors for goods and services.

BY ACCESSING OR USING MARKETPLACE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND AND ABIDE BY THESE TERMS OF USE, AND YOU AFFIRM THAT YOU ARE MORE THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE AND THAT YOU ARE FULLY COMPETENT TO ENTER INTO THESE TERMS OF USE. If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use, you must not access or use Marketplace.

Changes to the Terms of Use.

We may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately upon notice to you when we post them on this page, and apply to all access to and use of Marketplace thereafter. Your continued use of Marketplace following the posting of revised Terms of Use means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page frequently so you are aware of any changes.

Accessing Marketplace and Account Security

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Marketplace site, and any service or material we provide on Marketplace, in our sole discretion without notice. This may include removing out of date content and correcting technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of Marketplace is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of Marketplace or to the entire site.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to Marketplace, and for ensuring that all persons who access Marketplace through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and comply with them.

To access Marketplace or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. External users must establish an Active Directory account ID. It is a condition of your use of Marketplace that all the information you provide on Marketplace is correct, current and complete. You agree that all information you provide to register with Marketplace or otherwise, including but not limited to through the use of any interactive features on Marketplace, is governed by our Privacy Policy, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Privacy Policy.

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 Marketplace 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 username or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use special 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.

In the course of using the Services, you and other users may provide information which may be used by Company in connection with the Services and which may be visible to certain other users. You understand that by posting information or content on the Website or otherwise providing content, materials or information to Company or in connection with the Services (collectively, "User Submissions"), Company shall automatically have, and is hereby granted a nonexclusive, worldwide, royaltyfree, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable and transferable right to fully exploit such User Submissions (including all related intellectual property rights) and to allow others to do so (the "Company License"). For the avoidance of doubt, the Company License permits the Company to (among other things) copy, reformat, modify, create derivative works of, excerpt, translate, display, perform and distribute any User Submissions submitted by you. However, except for information you post in a publicly accessible manner or authorize the Company to share publicly, Company will only share your personally identifiable information in accordance with Company's current Privacy Policy.

We have the right to disable any user name, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms of Use.

Ownership Rights

The Marketplace site and its entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof), are owned by the Company, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws including European laws.

Using Marketplace

These Terms of Use permit you to use Marketplace for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store or transmit any of the material on Marketplace, except as follows: (a) you may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials; (b) you may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes; and (c) you may print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of Marketplace for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication or distribution. You must not modify copies of any materials from Marketplace, delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from Marketplace, or access or use for any commercial purpose any part of Marketplace or any services or materials available through Marketplace.

5. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER.

Company has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that Company has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gains access to the Services; what Content you accesses via the Services; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release Company from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Services. The Services may contain, or direct you to websites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. Company makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Services, and Company will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Services. THE SERVICES, CONTENT, WEBSITE AND ANY SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

If you register as a dealer or a vendor or supplier to the Company using the Marketplace registration process, these Terms of Use also permit you to use Marketplace for limited commercial use in connection with Steelcase related commercial activity.

If you print, copy, modify, download or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of Marketplace in breach of the Terms of Use, your right to use Marketplace will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title or interest in or to Marketplace or any content on Marketplace is transferred to you by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by the Company. Any use of Marketplace not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark and other applicable laws.

Prohibited Uses

You may use Marketplace only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. It is an express condition of your access to and use of Marketplace that you agree not to use Marketplace (a) in any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation including European laws; (b) to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with the Content Standards set out below in these Terms of Use; (c) to engage in any conduct that in any way could disable, overburden, damage, disrupt, impair or interfere with the proper working of Marketplace, or that restricts, inhibits or impacts any other user from using or enjoying Marketplace; or (d) in any way that violates the privacy rights of other users of Marketplace.

Trademarks

The Company name and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of the Company or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on Marketplace are the trademarks of their respective owners.

User Generated Content (Vendors)

Marketplace offers you the opportunity to participate in interactive features (collectively, the "Interactive Services") that allow users to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter, "post") content or materials (collectively, "User Content") on or through Marketplace.

All User Content must comply with the Content Standards set out below in these Terms of Use. Further, and in addition to complying with the Content Standards and these Terms of Use, anyone who is provided access to the Company’s IT Resources (including Marketplace) must comply with its Acceptable Use Policy for IT Resources

Any non-Company information or materials you contribute or post to Marketplace will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Content on Marketplace, you grant us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties any such content or materials.

You represent and warrant that: (a) you own or control all rights in and to the User Content and have the right to grant the license granted above; and (b) all your User Content will comply with these Terms of Use.

You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Content you post, and you, not the Company, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness.

We have the right to: (a) remove or refuse to post any User Content for any or no reason in our sole discretion; (b) take any action with respect to any User Content that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion, including if we believe that such User Content violates these Terms of Use, including the Content Standards, infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, threatens the personal security of users of Marketplace or the public or could create liability for the Company; (c) disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy; (d) take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of Marketplace; or (e) terminate or suspend your access to all or part of Marketplace for any violation of these Terms of Use.

We do not undertake to review material before it is posted on Marketplace, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, and to the extent authorized under applicable law, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or content provided by any user or other persons, and we have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or non-performance of the activities described in this section.

Content Standards

These standards apply to all User Content and use of Interactive Services. User Content must in its entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and international laws and regulations including European laws. User Content must not: (a) contain any material that is harmful, threatening, libelous, abusive, harassing, defamatory, obscene, sexually explicit, profane or otherwise objectionable; (b) promote violence or discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; (c) infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property rights of any other person or entity; (d) violate the legal rights, including the rights of publicity and privacy, of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations; or (e) involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other prize promotions, barter or advertising.

Copyright Infringement

We take claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If you believe any User Content or other materials accessible on Marketplace infringe your copyright, you may request their removal (or access to them) by submitting written notification to us at copyrights@steelcase.com. Please include the following in your written notice:

  • Your physical or electronic signature

  • Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works on Marketplace, a representative list of such works

  • Identification of the material you believe to be infringing in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material

  • Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address)

  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law

  • A statement that the information in the written notice is accurate; and

  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

User Feedback

Other than personally identifiable information, which is addressed under our Privacy Policy, any information, ideas, comments, suggestions or other feedback you submit to us (collectively, "Feedback") shall become our exclusive property and shall be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. We have the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, license, publish, distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties any Feedback at any time, in any medium, without notice or compensation to you. However, we are under no obligation to use such Feedback, and you hereby waive any right to compel such use.

Links from Marketplace

If Marketplace contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over 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 Marketplace, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

Warranty Disclaimer

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, MARKETPLACE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH MARKETPLACE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, AVAILABILITY OR OPERATION OF MARKETPLACE OR THE CONTENT OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH MARKETPLACE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE OPERATION OF MARKETPLACE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT MARKETPLACE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT IT WILL FUNCTION OR OPERATE IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER PRODUCT OR SOFTWARE AND OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS

Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, 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, MARKETPLACE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON MARKETPLACE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH MARKETPLACE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, 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.

User Responsibility

To the extent permitted under applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, 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 of Use or your use of Marketplace, including, but not limited to, your User Content, any use of Marketplace's content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

All matters relating to Marketplace and these Terms of Use 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 Michigan, USA, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction).

Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use or Marketplace shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of Michigan in each case located in Kent County, Michigan; although we retain the right to bring any suit, action or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms of Use in your state or country of residence or any other relevant country if different from the United States. You waive all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

Waiver and Severability

No waiver by the Company of any term or condition set forth in these Terms of Use 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 the Company to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of these Terms of Use 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 of Use will continue in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement

These Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and the Company with respect to Marketplace and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to Marketplace.

Contact Information

Marketplace is operated by Steelcase Inc., a Michigan corporation, with a registered mailing address at 901 44th Street SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508 USA. Telephone toll-free: 800-333-9939.

All feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to Marketplace should be directed through our "Contact Us" form. Questions or concerns about the use and protection of personal information can also be emailed to privacy@steelcase.com.