Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions apply to the Michael F & Co. Web site and its subsidiaries and affiliates, including Michael F & Co.'s sites around the world (collectively the “Site”) and other websites that expressly incorporate these Conditions ("Conditions"). In some instances, a particular Michael F & Co. product purchased through the Site may be subject to additional policies, guidelines, terms, and/or agreements ("Terms"). In the event that such Terms are inconsistent with these Conditions, the Terms shall govern. BY VISITING AND/OR USING THIS SITE IN ANY WAY, SUCH AS BROWSING PRODUCTS OR PLACING AN ORDER, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Please read these Conditions carefully. If you do not wish to be bound by these Conditions, do not access or use the Michael F & Co. Site.
Change of terms
Michael F & Co. may, at its sole discretion, revise or add new terms to these Conditions from time to time without notice to you. Such revisions and additions shall be deemed effective immediately upon notice, which Michael F & Co. may give by any means, including, without limitation, by posting the revised Conditions on the Michael F & Co. Site. You are responsible for reviewing the Michael F & Co. Site for any modifications to these Conditions that may affect your rights or obligations. Any change or modification will be effective immediately upon posting of the revisions on the Site. Any access or use by you of the Michael F & Co. Site after changes to these Conditions will constitute your acceptance of the revised terms. If you do not agree to the amended terms, you must stop using the Site.
The Site and all content and other materials, including, without limitation, text, icons, graphics, logos, images, designs, pictures, selection, coordination, "look and feel", information, data, sound files, and other files and software is the proprietary property of Michael F & Co. or its affiliates, licensors or users and is protected by United States and international trade dress, copyright laws, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws. Copyright in the documents and material on the Michael F & Co. Site is owned by or licensed to Michael F & Co.. You are authorized to use this material only for personal, non-commercial purposes. You may download, print, and store copies of this material for your own personal, non-commercial use. Nothing contained on the Michael F & Co. Site should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark or service mark displayed on the Michael F & Co. Site without the written permission of Michael F & Co. or any third party that may own such trademarks or service marks. Michael F & Co. will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.
Michael F & Co., the Michael F & Co. logos, and any other product or service name or slogan contained in our Site are trademarks of Michael F & Co. and/or its licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Michael F & Co. or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any metatags or any other "hidden text" utilizing "Michael F & Co." or any other name, trademark or product or service name of Michael F & Co. without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and Michael F & Co. names or logos mentioned in our Site are the property of their respective owners.
Use of the site
You are granted a personal, limited, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Site and electronically copy, (except where prohibited without a license) and print to hard copy portions of the Site materials for your informational, non-commercial and personal use only. Such license is subject to these Conditions and does not include: (a) any resale or commercial use of our Site or the Site materials therein; (b) the collection and use of any product listings, pictures or descriptions for commercial purposes; (c) the distribution, public performance or public display of any Site materials, (d) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of our Site and the Site materials, or any portion thereof; (e) use of any automated means to access, monitor or interact with any portion of our Site, including through data mining, robots, spiders, scraping, or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (f) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of our Site, the Site materials or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on our Site; (g) cause to appear any pop-up, pop-under, exit windows, expanding buttons, banners, advertisement, or anything else which minimizes, covers, or frames or inhibits the full display of our Site; (h) use our web sites in any way which interferes with the normal operation of our sites; or (i) any use of our Site or the Site materials other than for its intended purpose. Any use of our Site or the Site materials other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of Michael F & Co., is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws, including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Conditions shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time.
Information on our website
Michael F & Co. is committed to providing current and accurate information on our web sites, email, chat, and telephone communications. We do not, however, warrant that this information is always correct, accurate or complete. In rare circumstances, data, including prices, may be inaccurately displayed on our Site due to system and typographical errors which may occur. Inadvertent errors or inaccurate advertised prices are not binding on Michael F & Co., and may be adjusted by Michael F & Co. at any time. Michael F & Co. reserves the right to correct any and all errors when they do occur. If an order is placed with a lower product’s listed price than the actual price, Michael F & Co. will, at its discretion, either advise the customer before shipping the product or cancel the order and notify the customer of such cancellation. Michael F & Co. apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Information that we communicate is not a binding contract, and should not be treated as such. The sole remedy of a customer acting on incorrect information is to request a cancellation of the order placed as a result of this incorrect information. If an order has been shipped, the customer agrees to either return the product for full credit or pay the difference between the actual and charged prices. Please review our Return Policies.
Michael F & Co.'s product details and prices are also subject to change without notice. All of our prices are final and non-negotiable. Additionally, in order to conserve natural resources, and maintain the high quality of our pieces, Michael F & Co. does not allow multiple pieces to be purchased for comparison, which is the act of buying several items with the intent of keeping the item that you like best and returning the remaining items that were purchased. If you have any questions regarding our policy, please contact our Customer Service at [email protected]
All representations including representations regarding gemstone origin, recycled content of precious metals, and estate information, are provided to the best of Michael F & Co.’s knowledge and without guarantee or warranty of any kind.
Your account and order
When you access or use the Michael F & Co. website or your personalized Michael F & Co. account, you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and for restricting access to your computer. You are further responsible for all activities that occur under your personal account and your password. If you are under the age of 18 years old, you may use our only under the guidance and direction of a parent or guardian. Please note that Michael F & Co. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content or cancel orders.
In the case where a customer files a chargeback, Michael F & Co. has the right to recover its direct and indirect costs, and cancel any promotional items, free shipping, or other benefits, as determined in Michael F & Co.'s sole and absolute discretion.
When you order a loose diamond, Michael F & Co. will ship it to you with the accompanying diamond certificate which is a diamond grading report. These grading reports are detailed documents created by diamond grading experts at highly-respected diamond laboratories. These diamond grading reports are extremely expensive to replace and as a result of this, Michael F & Co. requires each diamond grading report to be included with each returned diamond. If you do not include the diamond grading report with your return, you will be charged a replacement fee of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00).
Passage of the title
Title for goods purchased passes from Michael F & Co. to the purchaser’s designee at the time that goods are delivered to the designee.
Signature Requirements for Delivery
For your protection, Michael F & Co. insures and registers all items for their full value. Michael F & Co. requires that all deliveries must be made to a physical business or home address only - we do not ship to P.O. Box addresses. We also require an adult to sign for the delivery for orders over $250.
Cancellation of the products
Michael F & Co. reserves the right to cancel products or services to any customer for any reason at any time. The customer's sole remedy in such cases will be the full refund of any funds that we have collected in reference to the canceled products and/or services.
Repeat infringer Policy
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable law, Michael F & Co. has the sole discretion to terminate and bar specific website users or Michael F & Co. account holders who under appropriate circumstances are determined to be repeat infringers. Michael F & Co. further reserves the right to limit access to this website and/or terminate the account of any users whom Michael F & Co. reasonably suspects to have infringed any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
Advertisements and Promotions
Michael F & Co. may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on our website. These advertisements and promotions are conducted under the direction of the third party and Michael F & Co. is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage or liability incurred by you as a result of any dealings with the third party provider or resulting from the presence of these unaffiliated third parties on our website. Any business transactions, correspondence with, participation in the promotions of, advertisers other than Michael F & Co. and any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party.
Feedback and Submissions
You acknowledge and agree that any feedback or submissions, including but not limited to questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other information, regarding this website, Michael F & Co., or the Michael F & Co. products or services that are provided by you to Michael F & Co. in any form are not confidential and upon submission, shall become the sole property of Michael F & Co.. Michael F & Co. shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights to said feedback and submissions, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of the feedback and submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. You grant Michael F & Co. and its sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they so choose. You represent and warrant that (a) you own and control all of the rights to the content that you submit, or that you otherwise have the right to submit such content to this site; (b) the content is accurate and not misleading; and (c) use and posting of the content you supply will not and does not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.
Social media user content
At times, Michael F & Co. may reach out to social media users to seek their permission to feature our favorite content on our Site, social channels, or in promotional materials. Michael F & Co. may request permission from you to use your social media User Content consisting of photos, text, graphics, audio, video, comments and other materials from social media sites, in connection with Michael F & Co.’s business, product features, marketing, promotional, advertising and other consumer-related activities.
When you respond to a request for permission to use your social media User Content, you are granting Michael F & Co. and its related agents, licensees, sublicensees, contractors, successors, legal representatives, assigns, and third-party service providers, and their respective retail partners, marketing or public relations agencies, and other affiliates (the “Licensed Parties”) a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully-paid, non-exclusive, transferable, sublicensable right to use your social media User Content in any manner to be determined in the Licensed Parties’ sole discretion, including but not limited to on webpages and social media pages operated by the Licensed Parties, in promotional e-mails and advertisements, and in any and all other marketing, promotional and advertising initiatives, and in any media now or hereafter known. The Licensed Parties may use, display, reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works from, combine with other materials, alter and/or edit your social media User Content in any manner in their sole discretion, with no obligation to you whatsoever.
You are also granting the Licensed Parties the right to use your username, real name, image, likeness, descriptions of you, location or other identifying information, including but not limited to your voice, in connection with any use of your social media User Content.
You are also agreeing, representing and warranting that (i) you are solely responsible for your social media User Content, (ii) you own all rights in and to your social media User Content and/or have obtained appropriate rights and permissions from any and all other persons and/or entities who own, manage or otherwise claim any rights with respect to such social medial User Content, (iii) you are not a minor, (iv) the Licensed Parties’ use of your social media User Content as described herein will not violate the rights, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity, moral, proprietary or other rights, of any third party, or any law, rule or regulation, and (v) the social media User Content is not libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, indecent, threatening, harassing, hateful, or offensive or otherwise unlawful.
The Licensed Parties reserve the right to remove any social media User Content from the Site. If you believe any content, including social media User Content, residing on the Site infringes any person’s or entity’s copyright rights, please contact Michael F & Co..
Product reviews and user content
Michael F & Co.’s website and social media accounts include or may include in the future a product review feature, discussion forums, user generated content, or other areas or services in which you or a third party has the opportunity to create, post, or store content, messages, materials or other items on our website or social media accounts (“Interactive Areas”). You shall be solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas. By using any Interactive Areas, you agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through our website any of the following: (a) Any message, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, video, graphics, code or other material (“User Content”) that is or would reasonably be considered to be unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable; (b) User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law, statute or regulation, including, but not limited to, the regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or any rules of a securities exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ; (c) User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party; (d) User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity; (e) Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations; (f) Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers; (g) Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and (h) User Content that, in the sole judgment of Michael F & Co., is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or our website, or which may expose Michael F & Co. or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Michael F & Co. website in violation of the foregoing paragraph violates these Terms and Conditions and may result in termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or our website.
Disclaimer of warranties
THIS SITE, THE CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN AND THE PRODUCTS PROVIDED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH (THE "PRODUCTS") ARE PROVIDED ON AN 'AS IS' AND 'AS AVAILABLE' BASIS. Michael F & Co. MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON IT. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, BY YOUR OWN FREE WILL, AND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENCES ARISING FROM THIS USE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, Michael F & Co. DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, AND MATERIALS ON THE SITE. Michael F & Co., DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR ITS ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION ARE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, COMPLETE, CURRENT OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
Limitation of liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL Michael F & Co., ITS DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, OR AGENTS OR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE Michael F & Co. PRODUCTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH OR RESULTING FROM THE USE OF OUR SITE, THE PRODUCTS, THE SERVICES OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE Michael F & Co. SITE, OR THAT RESULTS FROM THE RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM Michael F & Co., INCLUDING ANY ERROR OR OMISSION REGARDING LISTED DIAMOND ORIGIN, ANY MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAILS, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE OF THE Michael F & Co. SITE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO Michael F & Co.’S PROGRAMS OR SERVICES, EVEN IF Michael F & Co. IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR EVEN IF THE LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE WAS CAUSED BY Michael F & Co., ITS DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES OR AGENTS. IN NO EVENT SHALL Michael F & Co.'S LIABILITY BE GREATER THAN THE PRICE YOU PAID FOR THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE THAT IS THE BASIS FOR THE CLAIM.
Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. It is your responsibility to check local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusions of implied warranties
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Michael F & Co., its independent contractors, service providers and consultants, and its parents, affiliates, and related entities and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims, losses, damages, liabilities, expenses and costs (including without limitation reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs), arising out of or relating to your breach of these Conditions or your access to or use of the Michael F & Co. Site or inability to use the Site, including without limitation any actual or threatened suit, demand or claim made against Michael F & Co. and/or its independent contractors, service providers, employees, directors or consultants, arising out of or relating to the Content, your conduct, your violation of these Terms and Conditions or your violation of the rights of any third party.
Links to other sites and services
Links to other Internet sites and services operated by third parties, including Michael F & Co. vendors, do not constitute sponsorship, endorsement, or approval by Michael F & Co. of the content, policies, or practices of such linked sites or services. Michael F & Co. is not responsible for the availability, content, security, policies, or practices of linked sites or services, including, without limitation, the accuracy of content on linked sites or services and the privacy policies and practices of linked sites and services.
Notwithstanding any of these Conditions, Michael F & Co. reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use this site, and to block or prevent future your access to and use of the Site.
These Conditions contain the entire understanding of you and Michael F & Co. with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings between you and Michael F & Co. with respect to the subject matter hereof. The failure of Michael F & Co. at any time to enforce any of the provisions of these Conditions will not be deemed or construed to be a waiver of any such provisions, or in any way to affect the right of Michael F & Co. to thereafter enforce each and every provision of these Conditions. No waiver by Michael F & Co. of any breach of any provision of these Conditions will be construed or deemed to be a waiver of any other subsequent breach. If any provision of these Conditions is declared invalid or otherwise determined to be unenforceable for any reason, such provision will be deemed to be severable from the remaining provisions of these Conditions, which will otherwise remain in full force and effect. Provisions concerning your rights and obligations which by the content of the provision operate after termination or which are necessary to enforce any right will survive any termination or expiration of these Conditions.
These Conditions and your use of this Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without resort to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any action at law or in equity or any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to these Conditions or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof or the use of the Site or purchases from the Site thereof, (collectively, “Claims”) shall be resolved by binding arbitration, as described below, instead of in court, except that each party retains the right to bring an individual action in small claims court. You further agree that arbitration must be on an individual basis and that you are hereby waiving your right to join or consolidate Claims in arbitration or arbitrate any claims as a representative or member of a purported class. You acknowledge and agree that you are waiving the right to a trial by jury. This arbitration provision shall survive the termination of these Conditions, as well as any other contractual agreement that you have with the Company.
You acknowledge and agree that, by agreeing to these Conditions, the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) shall govern the interpretation and enforcement of this provision and that any such arbitration must proceed with the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or JAMS in San Francisco County, California, before a mutually agreed upon single arbitrator licensed to practice law. It will be conducted in accordance with the then-prevailing Arbitration Rules of the AAA and the arbitrator shall be bound by these Conditions. The arbitrator shall have authority to award or grant legal, equitable, and declaratory relief. Such arbitration shall be final and binding on the parties.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.