Academic Designs Terms and Conditions
Last updated: December 20, 2015
The following are terms and conditions of a legal agreement between you and Academic Designs, Inc. and its affiliates e.g., Shapeways Inc. and Stripe Inc. (collectively, “Academic Designs”, “we”, “us” or “our”). These "Terms and Conditions" (collectively with Academic Designs’ Privacy Statement), govern your use of (the “3D Jewelry Gifts Website”, “3D Office Gifts Website”, or “Website”), any mobile applications (the “Applications”), and the services, features, and content we offer (together with the Website and the Applications, “Academic Designs Services” or “Services”).
By using the Services, you acknowledge to have read, understood and agree to be bound by these “Terms and Conditions” and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, you should not use the Academic Designs Services and Website.
1. Academic Designs Services
The Academic Designs Services are made up of different services provided through the Website. One of our Services enables you to download common attribute files. Further, Academic Designs offers other services and community features through the Website including a forum, a blog, tutorials etc. where you can get in touch with other users or share your experiences.
2. Account Terms
You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age to use this Service. If you are under 18 years of age, you may use 3dacademicdesigns.com only with involvement of a parent or guardian. We may, in our sole discretion, refuse to offer the Services to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. You are solely responsible for ensuring that these Terms and Conditions are in compliance with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to you and the right to access the Services is revoked where these Terms and Conditions or use of the Services is prohibited or to the extent offering, sale or provision of the Services conflicts with any applicable law, rule or regulation. Further, the Services are offered only for your use, and not for the use or benefit of any third party.
(a) Placing an order. To order any 3D Model you found on our Website, you select the 3D Model. Then you can select the quantity of the 3D Model you order and the material you want the 3D Model to be made of. As the next step, we ask you to provide us with information we need for the delivery of the 3D Model. Finally you will be prompted for information required to initiate the payment. Depending on the payment method you select you may be redirected to a third party payment provider website. Please be informed that the language to be used during the whole ordering process is English.
(b) Unacceptable orders, cancellation of orders by us. If a 3D Model is available through our Website, the default assumption is that it can be produced. There are, however, technical or other reasons why Academic Designs may not accept or may cancel your order during the entire ordering process, even after our acceptance of your order. Such reasons can be, but are not limited to, the destination of the delivery you indicated in your order. In case we cancel your partial or entire order, we will contact you via email and, except in cases of fraud or other violations of our policies, issue you a full refund for the cancelled item(s).
(c) Prices. The prices displayed on the Website are only indications and are valid only for the moment that they are displayed. Academic Designs reserves the right to change its prices on the Website at any time without prior notice to you. Such change however will have no effect on orders completed before the posting of a new price on the Website. We do our best to prevent errors in the pricing. However, should an error occur, we are not bound by our offer and may cancel the order. In the event of an error, any monies paid related to that order will be refunded to you.
(d) Payment and price. The price quoted on the Website includes the Services (such as printing and packing the model), and the price for the materials used to produce the 3D Model. The amount indicated on the ordering page includes shipping costs, sales tax (if applicable) but excludes any import duty or taxes (if applicable). If you pay in a currency that is different from the denominated currency of your payment method (which is probably the case if your bank or credit card account is not denominated in U.S. Dollars or Euros), your payment company (such as your credit or bank card issuer) or third-party payment processor may apply a currency conversion rate or fees to your payment. Please contact your provider for information about these fees. These fees are not controlled by, or known to, Academic Designs.
You can initiate your payment for your order via credit card or PayPal.com. If you choose to pay using PayPal you will be directed to the PayPal.com website. For orders paid for via credit card or PayPal, Academic Designs will begin production after authorizing and holding payment.
(e) Acceptance After accepting your order we will send you an order confirmation by e-mail to the address specified on your order. The order confirmation will be effective as of the date on which the order confirmation is sent to you. You should immediately verify your order details in the confirmation email. Due to the personalized feature of our Services (i.e. the 3D Model is supplied by us based on your order specifications), you cannot cancel your order after it goes into production. If there are errors you should contact us as soon as possible by sending an email to customer service. If we cannot accept your order we will contact you by email.
(f) Order Tracking Through the Website or – if you choose so – via e-mail notifications, you can track the status of your order e.g. accepted order, produced, dispatched, delivered etc.
(g) Shipping Your order will be delivered to your shipping address. We deliver to multiple countries. You can only select those countries as your shipping address during the ordering process. We will use our commercially reasonable efforts to ship the 3D Model to the shipping address within the delivery time indicated in our confirmation email; nevertheless, depending on your shipping address it may take longer time. Any shipping and delivery dates given by us are only best estimates and we are not liable for any damage or cost caused by delay in shipping or delivery. Title and risk of loss is transferred to you upon transfer of the goods from us to the shipment carrier (FOB Shipping Point, EX Works).
(h) Cancellation of your order, return of 3D Models. Due to the personalized feature of our Services (i.e. the 3D Model is supplied by us based on your specifications), you cannot cancel your order after it goes into production. Additionally, we are not able to refund purchases of a "Gift Coupon" at any point. Orders that contain non-refundable items are still cancelable, however note that refund or cancellation will not apply to items in the order that are non-refundable.
4. Warranty; Disclaimer.
Academic Designs warrants only that the model manufactured by us will substantially meet the features of the indicated 3D Model as displayed on our Website. You maintain sole legal responsibility for the use and performance of the 3D Model that is the subject of this transaction. Academic Designs does not give any warranty about the 3D Models themselves and does not guarantee that the 3D Model will be fit for any particular purposes. Please inspect the 3D Model upon receipt immediately. If the 3D Model is faulty when you received it and you believe you are entitled to a replacement in accordance with the warranty above, please contact us within 10 days after receipt of the 3D Model. Such warranty claim can be made only within 10 days after receipt of the model by you. Do not return the 3D Model unless we require you to do so. We will confirm whether you are entitled to a replacement or refund. Transportation costs in respect of a faulty product will be borne by us. If we do not receive any notice within the provided 10 days we will assume the 3D Model meets your specifications and performance requirements.
We have no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that we have no duty to take any action regarding: (a) which users gain access to the Services; (b) what content you access via the Services; or (c) how you may interpret or use the content.
You release us from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired content through the Services. We make no representations concerning any content (including without limitation 3D Models) contained in or accessed through the Services, and we will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, or legality of material or content (including without limitation 3D Models) contained in or accessed through the Services.
THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. WE, AND OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT: (I) THE SERVICES WILL BE SECURE OR AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (II) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; (III) ANY CONTENT OR SOFTWARE AVAILABLE AT OR THROUGH THE SERVICES IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (IV) THE RESULTS OF USING THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
PLEASE NOTE THAT, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THE DESCRIPTION FOR A SPECIFIC METERIAL, THE MATERIALS WE USE FOR MANUFACTURING THE 3D MODELS MAKE THE 3D MODELS SUITABLE ONLY FOR DECORATIVE PURPOSES AND THEY ARE NOT SUITED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE. THE 3D MODELS ARE NOT SUITED TO BE USED AS TOYS, OR TO BE GIVEN TO CHILDREN. THE 3D MODELS SHOULD NOT COME IN CONTACT WITH ELECTRICITY OR FOOD OR LIQUIDS AND SHOULD BE KEPT AWAY FROM HEAT.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we assume no responsibility or liability for the selection of materials. You maintain sole legal responsibility for the selection of materials and sizes you selected for your 3D Model during the ordering process.
5. Use of the Academic Designs Website
Copyright and all other proprietary rights in the content of the Website and the Services (including but not limited to software, audio, video, text and photographs and excluding all User Generated Content) rests with Academic Designs or its licensors. All rights in the content not expressly granted herein are reserved. Except as otherwise provided, the content published on this Website may be reproduced or distributed in unmodified form for personal, non-commercial use only, provided that it is attributed to Academic Designs. Any other use of the content, including without limitation distribution, reproduction, modification, display or transmission without the prior written consent of Academic Designs is unlicensed by Academic Designs. You also agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automated device, or manual process to monitor or copy any content from the Service. Our rights include rights to (i) the Service developed and provided by us; and (ii) all software associated with the Service. All copyright and other proprietary notices shall be retained on all reproductions.
This Website may provide links to other websites that are not under the control of Academic Designs. Academic Designs shall not be responsible in any way for the content of such other websites. Academic Designs provides such links only as a convenience to you, and the inclusion of any link to any such websites does not imply endorsement by Academic Designs of the content of such websites.
Since the Academic Designs Service is a web based service, it might be subject to temporary downtime. From time to time we also update our Website, which will result in the Website not being available for a certain period of time. We will endeavor to ensure that the Website operates reliably and consistently, but we do not warrant that the Website will operate uninterrupted without any faults. We do not guarantee that any content will be made available on the Website or through the Services. We reserve the right to, but do not have any obligation to, (i) remove, edit or modify any content (including without limitation any 3D Models) in our sole discretion, at any time, without notice to you and for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such content or if we are concerned that you may have violated these Terms and Conditions), or for no reason at all and (ii) to remove or block any content (including without limitation any 3D Models) from the Services.
We are not responsible for any losses suffered by you as a result of any interruption of the Website, or by the suspension of your access to the Website.
6. Consent to Use of Personal Data.
By using our Services you agree that Academic Designs may collect and use personal data about you. Such information collected through the Services shall only be used in accordance with the Academic Designs Privacy Statement.
7. Third Party Services.
The Services may permit you to link to other websites, services or resources on the Internet, and other websites, services or resources may contain links to the Services. When you access third party resources on the Internet, you do so at your own risk. These other resources are not under our control, and you acknowledge that we are not responsible or liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of such websites or resources. The inclusion of any such link does not imply our endorsement or any association between us and their operators. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource.
8. Payments and Billing.
Certain of our Services may be subject to payments now or in the future (the “Paid Services”). Please note that any payment terms presented to you in the process of using or signing up for a Paid Service are deemed part of these Terms and Conditions.
We use a third-party payment processor (the “Payment Processor”) to bill you through a payment account linked to your Account on the Services (your “Billing Account”) for use of the Paid Services. The processing of payments will be subject to the terms, conditions and privacy policies of the Payment Processor in addition to these Terms and Conditions. We are not responsible for error by the Payment Processor. By choosing to use Paid Services, you agree to pay us, through the Payment Processor, all charges at the prices then in effect for any use of such Paid Services in accordance with the applicable payment terms and you authorize us, through the Payment Processor, to charge your chosen payment provider (your “Payment Method”). You agree to make payment using that selected Payment Method. We reserve the right to correct any errors or mistakes that it makes even if it has already requested or received payment.
The terms of your payment will be based on your Payment Method and may be determined by agreements between you and the financial institution, credit card issuer or other provider of your chosen Payment Method. If we, through the Payment Processor, do not receive payment from you, you agree to pay all amounts due on your Billing Account upon demand.
YOU MUST PROVIDE CURRENT, COMPLETE AND ACCURATE INFORMATION FOR YOUR BILLING ACCOUNT. YOU MUST PROMPTLY UPDATE ALL INFORMATION TO KEEP YOUR BILLING ACCOUNT CURRENT, COMPLETE AND ACCURATE (SUCH AS A CHANGE IN BILLING ADDRESS, CREDIT CARD NUMBER, OR CREDIT CARD EXPIRATION DATE), AND YOU MUST PROMPTLY NOTIFY US OR OUR PAYMENT PROCESSOR IF YOUR PAYMENT METHOD IS CANCELED (E.G., FOR LOSS OR THEFT) OR IF YOU BECOME AWARE OF A POTENTIAL BREACH OF SECURITY, SUCH AS THE UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OR USE OF YOUR USER NAME OR PASSWORD. CHANGES TO SUCH INFORMATION CAN BE MADE ON YOUR ACCOUNT SETTING PAGE. IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE ANY OF THE FOREGOING INFORMATION, YOU AGREE THAT WE MAY CONTINUE CHARGING YOU FOR ANY USE OF PAID SERVICES UNDER YOUR BILLING ACCOUNT UNLESS YOU HAVE TERMINATED YOUR PAID SERVICES AS SET FORTH ABOVE.
If the amount to be charged to your Billing Account varies from the amount you preauthorized (other than due to the imposition or change in the amount of state sales taxes), you have the right to receive, and we shall provide, notice of the amount to be charged and the date of the charge before the scheduled date of the transaction. Any agreement you have with your payment provider will govern your use of your Payment Method. You agree that we may accumulate charges incurred and submit them as one or more aggregate charges during or at the end of each billing cycle.
Any free trial or other promotion that provides access to a Paid Service must be used within the specified time of the trial.
You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us, our affiliates and each of our and their respective employees, contractors, directors, suppliers and representatives from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of, or access to, the Services, content, or otherwise from your User Generated Content, 3D Models, violation of these Terms and Conditions, or infringement by you, or any third party using your Account or identity in the Services, of any intellectual property or other right, claim or action, including but not limited to personal injury or property damage of any person or entity. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will assist and cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.
10. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, NOR OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, OR SUPPLIERS, BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES (I) FOR ANY LOSS OF INCOME, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF CONTRACTS, LOSS OF DATA, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, COMPENSATORY OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND (HOWSOEVER ARISING) , (II) FOR ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE (REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE OF ORIGINATION), OR (III) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) THE GREATER OF (A) THE FEE RECEIVED FROM YOU BY ACADEMIC DESIGNS FOR THE USE OF THE SERVICES DURING THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THREE (3) MONTHS PERIOD OR (B) $250.00.
11. Applicable Law
These Terms of Service shall be governed by the laws of Florida, USA without regard to the conflicts of law principles thereof that would apply the law of any jurisdiction other than Florida, USA. You agree that any and all disputes arising from or relating to the subject matter of these Terms of Service, including disputes relating to the validity thereof, and any disputes related to the use of the Services, shall be governed by the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts located Leon County, Florida, USA.
(a) Force Majeure.
We shall not be liable for any failure to perform our obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation.
These Terms of Service are personal to you, and are not assignable, transferable or sub-licensable by you except with our prior written consent. We may assign, transfer or delegate any of our rights and obligations hereunder without consent.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created as a result of these Terms of Service and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect.
Unless otherwise specified in these Term of Service, all notices under these Terms of Service will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered or sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail; or the day after it is sent, if sent for next day delivery by recognized overnight delivery service. Electronic notices should be sent to .
(e) No Waiver.
Our failure to enforce any part of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of our right to later enforce that or any other part of these Terms of Service. Waiver of compliance in any particular instance does not mean that we will waive compliance in the future. In order for any waiver of compliance with these Terms of Service to be binding, we must provide you with written notice of such waiver through one of our authorized representatives.
The section and paragraph headings in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.
Since we always want to further improve our Services, we welcome all comments, suggestions, recommendations and feedback (collectively, the “Feedback”). You hereby grant to us a world-wide, royalty free, irrevocable, perpetual license to use and otherwise incorporate any Feedback in connection with the Services.
13. Contact Information
If you have any questions regarding these Terms and Conditions or the Services, contact us with our internal email.
SHOULD YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT US AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO FIX IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE MAY CONTACT YOU TO ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES.