Terms & Conditions
The Site, as well as the websites of our affiliates and subsidiaries, is currently being provided free-of-charge to you. The terms "you", "your", and "yours" refer to the customer/purchaser utilizing our Site(s). The terms "http://professionals.optelec.com", "we", "us", and "our" refer to VFOtm, and its affiliates, and subsidiaries including Optelec. We reserve the right to change the nature of this relationship at any time and to revise these Terms and Conditions from time to time as we see fit. If you violate the terms of this Agreement you will have your access canceled and you may be permanently banned from using the Site and any interactive services. You should check these terms and conditions periodically. By using the Site after we post changes to these Terms and Conditions, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you actually reviewed them.
Entering the Site will constitute your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to abide by these terms, please do not enter the Site.
We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
- Intellectual Property Infringement
- Site Access
- Your Account
- Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
- Online Conduct
- Termination of Usage
- Usage by Children Under 18
- Applicable Law
- Site Policies, Modification and Severablity
Please review our Privacy and Security Statement, which also governs your visit to the Site, to understand our practices.
You acknowledge that the Site contains information, data, software, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material (collectively "Content") that are protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. All Content is copyrighted as a collective work under the U.S. copyright laws, and we own a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such Content. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part. If no specific restrictions are displayed, you may make copies of select portions of the Content, provided that the copies are made only for your personal use and that you maintain any notices contained in the Content, such as all copyright notices, trademark legends, or other proprietary rights notices. Except as provided in the preceding sentence or as permitted by the fair use privilege under the U.S. copyright laws (see, e.g., 17 U.S.C. Section 107), you may not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute in any way content protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, without obtaining permission of the owner of the copyright or other propriety right.
Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use the Site or any information displayed on the Site, through the use of framing or otherwise, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions; or (b) with our prior written permission or the prior written permission from such third party that may own the trademark or copyright of information displayed on the Site.
http://professionals.optelec.com relies upon a network of independent Associates and vendors who supply some of the goods advertised on the site and, in some cases, drop ship them directly to our customers. http://professionals.optelec.com is not liable for any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, trade dress or other proprietary or intellectual property rights arising out of Content posted on or transmitted through the Site, or items advertised on the Site, by its Associates. If you believe that your rights under United States or international copyright laws are being violated by any Content posted on or transmitted through the Site, or items advertised on the Site, please contact us promptly so that we may investigate the situation and, if appropriate, block or remove the offending Content and/or advertisements. It is our policy to disable access to infringing materials, and to terminate access of repeat infringers to the Site. In order for us to investigate your claim of infringement, you must provide us with the following information:
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
- A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you believe has been infringed;
- A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located or identified on the Site; Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information submitted to us is accurate and that you are the owner of the copyright or intellectual property or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or intellectual property.
The above information should be provided to http://professionals.optelec.com's agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement, who can be reached as follows:
11800 31st Court North
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
VFOtm; OPTELEC; http://professionals.optelec.com; and other marks indicated on the Site are registered trademarks or registered service marks of VFO & http://professionals.optelec.com, in the United States and other countries. Our graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks or trade dress of http://professionals.optelec.com. http://professionals.optelec.com's trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not http://professionals.optelec.com's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or in any manner that disparages or discredits http://professionals.optelec.com. All other trademarks not owned by us that appear on the Site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by http://professionals.optelec.com.
You may not download (other than page caching) or modify the Site or any portion of it, without our express, written consent. This includes: a prohibition on any resale or commercial use of the Site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of the Site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; and any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. The Site or any portion of the Site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without our express, written consent. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of http://professionals.optelec.com or its affiliates without our express, written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing our name or trademarks without our express, written consent.
If you use the Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of My Account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under My Account or password. We and our affiliates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in our sole discretion.
The U.S. export control laws regulate the export and re-export of technology originating in the United States. This includes the electronic transmission of information and software to foreign countries and to certain foreign nationals. You agree to abide by these laws and their regulations.
We are not responsible for the content of any sites that may be linked to or from http://professionals.optelec.com or any bulletin board associated with http://professionals.optelec.com. These links are provided for your convenience only and you access them at your own risk. Any other website accessed from the Site is independent fromhttp://professionals.optelec.com, and http://professionals.optelec.com has no control over the content of that other website. In addition, a link to any other web site does not imply that http://professionals.optelec.com endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of such other website.
In no event shall any reference to any third party or third party product or service be construed as an approval or endorsement by http://professionals.optelec.com of that third party or of any product or service provided by a third party.
The Site is provided on an "AS IS," "as available" basis. Neither http://professionals.optelec.com, nor its affiliates, subsidiaries, or designees, nor each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, third-party content providers, designers, contractors, distributors, merchants, sponsors, licensors or the like (collectively, "Associates") warrant that use of the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free. Neither http://professionals.optelec.com, nor its Associates warrant the accuracy, integrity, or completeness of the Content provided on the Site or the products or services offered for sale on the Site. Further, we make no representation that Content provided on the Site is applicable or appropriate for use in locations outside of the United States. http://professionals.optelec.com specifically disclaims warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No oral advice or written information given by http://professionals.optelec.com or its Associates shall create a warranty. You expressly agree that the use of the Site is at your sole risk.
Under no circumstances shall http://professionals.optelec.com or its Associates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of or inability to use the Site, including but not limited to reliance by a user on any information obtained at the Site, or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or e-mail, errors, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from acts of God, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to http://professionals.optelec.com records, programs or services. The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply whether in an action of contract, negligence, or other tortious action, even if an authorized representative of http://professionals.optelec.com has been advised of or should have knowledge of the possibility of such damages. You hereby acknowledge that this paragraph shall apply to all content, merchandise and services available through the Site. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states liability is limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Prices and availability of products on the Site are subject to change without notice. Errors will be corrected when discovered, and we reserve the right to revoke any stated offer and to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions (including after an order has been submitted).
Although we take steps to ensure the accuracy and completeness of product and third-party services that are posted on the Site, please refer to the manufacturer or Associates for details.
You agree to use http://professionals.optelec.com only for lawful purposes. You are prohibited from posting on or transmitting through http://professionals.optelec.com any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including but not limited to any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law. If we are notified of allegedly infringing, defamatory, damaging, illegal, or offensive Content provided by you (e.g., through an author chat or online review), http://professionals.optelec.com may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of such Content from the Site. We may disclose any Content or electronic communication of any kind (i) to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request; (ii) if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate http://professionals.optelec.com; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of http://professionals.optelec.com, its Associates, and you.
We reserve the right to prohibit conduct, communication, or Content that it deems in its sole discretion to be unlawful or harmful to you, http://professionals.optelec.com, the communities that make up http://professionals.optelec.com, or any rights of http://professionals.optelec.com or any third party. Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither http://professionals.optelec.com nor its Associates can ensure prompt removal of questionable Content after online posting. Accordingly, neither http://professionals.optelec.com, nor its affiliates, nor any of their officers, directors, employees, or agents, nor Associates assumes any liability for any action or inaction with respect to conduct, communication, or Content on http://professionals.optelec.com.
We may terminate your access or suspend your right to access to all or part of the Site, without notice, for any conduct that we, in our sole discretion, believe is in violation of any applicable law or is harmful to the interests of another user, Associates, or http://professionals.optelec.com. In addition, we reserve the right to refuse an order from any customer at our sole discretion.
We cannot prohibit minors from visiting the Site. We must rely on parents, guardians and those responsible for supervising children under 18 to decide which materials are appropriate for such children to view and/or purchase.
By visiting the Site, you agree that the laws of the State of Florida, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms and Conditions and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and http://professionals.optelec.com or its affiliates and subsidiaries.
Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to the Site or to products you purchase through the Site shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in St. Petersburg, Florida, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate http://professionals.optelec.com's intellectual property rights, http://professionals.optelec.com may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the State of Florida, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this Agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
Please review our other policies, such as our Privacy and Security Policy, posted on the Site. These policies also govern your visit to http://professionals.optelec.com. We reserve the right to make changes to the Site, policies, and these Terms and Conditions at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.
The term "shipping" or "ship" includes the commencement of shipping items in an order for multiple purchases or where the item purchased consists of components that must be shipped separately. For example, your order may consist of (1) several different items, (2) a quantity of the same item, or, (3) a single item with several component parts the size of which might require them to be shipped in separate packages. In all such orders, we endeavor to ship out individual packages together so that they arrive at the same time; however, when that is not possible, we commence shipping by shipping individual packages in the order the soonest they are available and conditions permit. In these instances, our notification to you that your order has ³shipped,² marks the time when shipping has commenced; it does not mean that all items in the order have shipped at that time. All packages sent have a separate tracking number and may be followed on the Order Status page. You agree that credit cards and debit cards are to be charged on the date of inventory reservation for the order, not the date of shipping.