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TERMS OF SERVICE

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS AN ARBITRATION PROVISION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER WHICH LIMIT YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE A DISPUTE HEARD IN COURT. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND THE ARBITRATION PROVISION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER BELOW CAREFULLY.

Welcome to the website (the "Site") of Truval, Inc. ("Truval”). These Terms of Service ("TOS") govern your use of the Service (defined below) and the Site. By using the Site or Service, you are stating that you have read and understand, and agree to be bound by, these TOS. You agree that these TOS incorporate and include Truvals Privacy Policy available at http://www.Truval.com/privacy. The Site offers a wide range of services and sometimes additional terms (“Additional Terms”) may apply to your use thereof. For example, consignors are subject to additional Consignment Terms governing the consignment of items on the Site, and buyers and sellers of art are subject to the Conditions of Sale. Certain portions of the Site may not be available to you unless you have registered. If you do not agree to be bound by these TOS and the Privacy Policy, you may not use the Service or Site in any way.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

In the Site, Truval provides users with access to sales of luxury resale items and and related services ("the Service"). You are responsible for obtaining access to the Site, and that access may involve third-party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Site.

LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS

Truval grants you a limited license to access the Site and Service for personal use. This license does not include any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another vendor or any other third party; caching, unauthorized hypertext links to the Site and the framing of any Content (defined below) available through the Site, uploading, posting, or transmitting any content that you do not have a right to make available (such as the intellectual property of another party); uploading, posting, or transmitting any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; any action that imposes or may impose (in Truvals sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Truvals infrastructure; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. You may not bypass any measures used by Truval to prevent or restrict access to the Site or Service. Any unauthorized use by you shall terminate the permission or license granted to you by Truval.

MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY

You are not permitted to access the Service or Site if you are under the age of 18 or if your account has been suspended or removed by Truval for any reason. You may not have more than one active account. Additionally, you are prohibited from selling, trading, or otherwise transferring your Truval account to another party. If you do not meet the foregoing eligibility requirements, you may not use the Service or the Site.

YOUR ACCOUNT

You represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or any other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site's registration form. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete (or becomes untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete), or Truval has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Truval has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site and Service (or any portion thereof). If you use the Site or Service, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and for restricting access to your computer. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. Because of this, we strongly recommend that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You agree to notify Truval immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. Truval reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in its sole discretion for any reason or no reason.

SUBMITTED CONTENT

The Site and Service may provide you and other users with the ability to send messages or post content (together, "Postings") to or for other users and non-users. Truval is under no obligation to review any Postings and assumes no responsibility or liability relating to any such Postings. Notwithstanding the above, Truval may from time to time monitor the Postings on the Site or Service and may decline to accept and/or remove any Postings. You acknowledge that you are responsible for any Postings you may submit through the Site or Service, including the legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright of any such Postings. You may not upload to, distribute or otherwise publish through this Site any Posting that:

  1. is confidential, proprietary, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, infringing on intellectual property rights, unlawful, harmful, threatening, false, fraudulent, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, profane, abusive, harassing, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, including, but not limited to any content that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, violates the rights of any party or otherwise gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any applicable U.S. or foreign laws;
  2. may contain software viruses or malware;

iii. contains advertisements or solicitations of any kind, or other commercial content;

  1. is designed to impersonate others;
  2. contains personal information (such as messages that include phone numbers, Social Security numbers, payment card numbers, account numbers, addresses or employer references), except where we expressly ask you to provide such information;
  3. contains messages by non-spokesperson employees of Truval purporting to speak on behalf of Truval or containing confidential information or expressing opinions concerning Truval;

vii. contains messages that offer unauthorized downloads of any copyrighted, confidential or private information;

viii. contains multiple messages placed within individual folders by the same user restating the same point;

  1. contains chain letters of any kind; or
  2. contains identical (or substantially similar) messages to multiple recipients advertising any product or service, expressing a political or other similar message, or any other type of unsolicited commercial message; this prohibition includes but is not limited to (a) using the invitation functionality that may be available on the Site to send messages to people who do not know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact; (b) using the Site to connect to people who do not know you and then sending unsolicited promotional messages to those direct connections without their permission; or (c) sending messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases or group aliases.

With respect to any Postings you submit or make available through the Site or Service (other than personal information, which is handled in accordance with the Privacy Policy), you grant Truval a perpetual, irrevocable, non-terminable, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable and non-exclusive license, with the right to sublicense through multiple tiers, to use, copy, distribute, publicly display, modify, adapt, publish, create derivative works, and sublicense such Posting or any part of such Posting, in any format or medium now known or hereafter developed. You hereby represent, warrant and covenant that any Posting you provide (i) does not include anything (including, but not limited to, text, images, music or video) to which you do not have the full right to grant such a license to Truval, and (ii) Truval’s authorized use thereof, does not and will not infringe the rights of any third party (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other legal or moral rights).

AUTHENTICATION AND BRANDS

You acknowledge and agree that Truval’s authentication process is in-house and independent. Brands identified on the Site are not involved in the authentication of the products being sold, and none of the brands sold assumes any responsibility for any products purchased from or through the website. Brands sold on the Site are not partnered or affiliated with Truval in any manner. However, Truval fully cooperates with brands seeking to track down the source of counterfeit items, which includes revealing the contact information of consignors submitting counterfeit goods.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

ALL CONTENT, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ON THE SITE, OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, OR OBTAINED FROM A WEBSITE TO WHICH THE SITE IS LINKED (A "LINKED SITE") ARE PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SECURITY OR ACCURACY. Truval DOES NOT ENDORSE AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR (A) THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT MADE THROUGH THE SITE OR SERVICE BY ANY PARTY, (B) ANY CONTENT PROVIDED ON LINKED SITES OR (C) THE CAPABILITIES OR RELIABILITY OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED FROM A LINKED SITE. OTHER THAN AS REQUIRED UNDER APPLICABLE CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL Truval BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A USER'S RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR A LINKED SITE, OR USER'S RELIANCE ON ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED FROM A LINKED SITE. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, OR OBTAINED FROM A LINKED SITE. PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF PROFESSIONALS, AS APPROPRIATE, REGARDING THE EVALUATION OF ANY SPECIFIC OPINION, ADVICE, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR OTHER CONTENT.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TRUVAL AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF TRUVAL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM USE OF THE SITE, CONTENT OR ANY RELATED SERVICES.

INDEMNITY


You will indemnify and hold harmless Truval from and against any and all fines, penalties, liabilities, losses and other damages of any kind whatsoever (including attorneys’ and experts’ fees), incurred by Truval and such parties, and shall defend Truval and such parties against any and all claims arising out of (1) your breach of these Terms and Use; (2) your breach of the Terms of Service; (4) fraud you commit, or your intentional misconduct or gross negligence; or (5) your violation of any applicable U.S. of foreign law or the rights of a third party. Truval will control the defense of any claim to which this indemnity may apply, and in any event, you shall not settle any claim without the prior written approval of Truval.

FORCE MAJEURE

Truval shall be excused from performance under these TOS, to the extent it is prevented from or delayed from performing, in whole or in part, as a result of an event or series of events caused by or resulting from (1) weather conditions or other elements of nature or acts of God, (2) acts of war, acts of terrorism, insurrection, riots, civil disorders or rebellion, (3) quarantines or embargoes, (4) labor strikes, or (5) other causes beyond the reasonable control of Truval. In the event that Truval is temporarily unable to ship to you a purchased item because of such an event, Truval will give you the option of deferring shipment or receiving a refund of your charges.

MANDATORY ARBITRATION AGREEMENT AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER

PLEASE READ THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND YOUR RIGHTS. BY ELECTING ARBITRATION, YOU AGREE THAT ANY CLAIM THAT YOU MAY HAVE IN THE FUTURE MUST BE RESOLVED THROUGH BINDING ARBITRATION. YOU WAIVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE YOUR DISPUTE HEARD IN COURT AND WAIVE THE RIGHT TO BRING CLASS CLAIMS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT DISCOVERY AND APPEAL RIGHTS ARE MORE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION.

Any dispute or claim relating in any way to your use of Truval Service, the Site, or to any products or services sold or distributed by Truval or through Truval.com will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this agreement.

There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow the terms of these TOS as a court would.

To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to “Truval, Legal Dept. 37 West 47th St. Suite 600. New York, NY 10036”. The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules, including the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. The AAA's rules are available at adr.org/consumer or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA's rules. We will reimburse those fees for claims totaling less than $10,000 unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. Likewise, Truval will not seek attorneys' fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the county where you live or at another mutually agreed location.

We each agree that any arbitration will be conducted only on an individual basis between You and Truval and not in a class, consolidated or representative action or arbitration. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial. We also both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights. If part of this provision is unenforceable, the remainder remains in effect.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION

When you use the Site, Service or send emails to Truval, you are communicating with Truval electronically. You consent to receive communications electronically from Truval and its Site Affiliates (as defined in the Privacy Policy). Truval will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that are provided to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

LINKS

The Site, Service or third parties may provide links to other websites or resources. Because Truval has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Truval is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Truval 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 use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource.

MODIFICATION AND NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

Truval reserves the right to make changes to the Service, Site, related policies and agreements, these TOS and the Privacy Policy at any time. If Truval makes a material modification to these TOS, it will notify you by: (i) sending an email to the address associated with your account. Truval is not responsible for your failure to receive an email due to the actions of your ISP or any email filtering service; therefore, you should add Truval.com to the list of domains approved to send you email (commonly known as your “whitelist”); or (ii) displaying a prominent announcement above the text of these TOS or the Privacy Policy, as appropriate, for thirty (30) days, with (i) or (ii) being deemed sufficient notification, of such changes.

After notice of a modification to the TOS or the Privacy Policy has been posted for 30 days, the notice may be removed. If you choose to continue using the Site or Service, you agree that by doing so you will be deemed to accept the new TOS or Privacy Policy, as relevant.

TRADEMARKS

The trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Site are the property of Truval and other parties. You are prohibited from using any Marks for any purpose including, but not limited to use as metatags on other pages or sites on the Internet without the written permission of Truval or such third party which may own the Marks. Information and content including any software programs available on or through the Service or Site (“Content”) may be protected by copyright. Users are prohibited from modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, publishing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works or using any Content available on or through the Site for any purpose.

PROCEDURE FOR CLAIMS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT

Truval respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Truval may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be infringing the intellectual property of a third party. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide Truval’s Copyright Agent the following information:

  1. i. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  2. ii. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;

iii. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;

  1. iv. your address, telephone number, and email address;
  2. v. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  3. vi. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.

Truval’s agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

By mail: Truval
c/o Copyright Dept.
37 West 47th St.
Suite 600
New York, NY 10036
By email: info@Truval.com

Truval may update these addresses from time to time.

SURVIVAL OF TERMS AFTER AGREEMENT ENDS

Notwithstanding any other of this TOS, or any general legal principles to the contrary, any provision of this TOS that imposes or contemplates continuing obligations on a party will survive the expiration or termination of this TOS.

GENERAL

If any of these conditions are deemed invalid, void, or for any unenforceable, the parties agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the unenforceable condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition. From time to time Truval may offer special promotional offers which may or may not apply to your Truval account. Headings are for reference purposes only and do not limit the scope or extent of such section. These TOS and the relationship between you and Truval will be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Truval agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in the County of New York City in the State of New York with respect to any legal proceedings that may arise in connection with these TOS. The failure of Truval to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. Truval does not guarantee it will take action against all breaches of these TOS. Except as otherwise expressly provided in these TOS, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to these TOS. These TOS constitute the entire agreement between you and Truval and governs your use of the Site and Service (other than applicable Additional Terms), superseding any prior agreements between you and Truval with respect to the Site or Service.

FINE ART CONDITIONS OF SALE

CONDITION REPORTS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF PROPERTY

The knowledge of Truval in relation to each work of art is partially dependent on information provided to us by the Consignor, and Truval is not able to and does not carry out exhaustive due diligence on each work of art. We shall exercise reasonable care when making express statements in descriptions or condition reports as is consistent with our role as vendor in this sale and in light of (i) the information provided to us by the Consignor, (ii) scholarship and technical knowledge and (iii) the generally accepted opinions of relevant experts, in each case at the time any such express statement is made. 

As a courtesy to buyers, Truval may prepare and provide condition reports on each work of art. Prospective buyers should note that descriptions of property are not warranties and that each work of art is sold "as is."

All representations or statements made by Truval as to the authorship, origin, date, age, size, medium, attribution, genuineness, provenance, condition or estimated selling price of any artwork, is a statement of opinion only. All photographic representations and other illustrations presented online or elsewhere are solely for guidance and are not to be relied upon in terms of tone or color or necessarily to reveal any imperfections in the artwork. Many works are of an age or nature that precludes their being in pristine condition and some make reference to damage and/or restoration. Such information is given for guidance only and the absence of such a reference does not imply that a work is free from defects nor does any reference to particular defects imply the absence of others.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

We agree to refund the purchase price in the circumstances of a breach of the Authorship Warranty set out below. Apart from that, neither the Consignor nor we, nor any of our officers, employees or agents, are responsible for the correctness of any statement of whatever kind concerning any piece whether written or oral nor for any other errors or omissions in description or for any faults or defects in any piece. Except as stated in the Authorship Warranty below, neither the Consignor, ourselves, our officers, employees or agents, give any representation, warranty or guarantee or assume any liability of any kind in respect of any piece with regard to merchantability, fitness for particular purpose, description, size quality, condition, attribution, authenticity, rarity, importance, medium, provenance, exhibition history, literature, or historical relevance. Except as required by local law any warranty of any kind whatsoever is excluded by this paragraph.

AUTHORSHIP WARRANTY

Truval warrants the authorship of art works sold on this website described in headings in bold type for a period of five years from the date of sale by Truval, subject to the exclusions and limitations set forth below.

  1. a) The benefits of this warranty are not assignable and shall apply only to the original buyer of the work as shown on the order confirmation originally issued by Truval when the work was sold. 
  2. b) In any claim for breach of the Authorship Warranty, Truval reserves the right, as a condition to rescind any sale under this warranty, to require the buyer to provide to us at the buyer's expense the written opinions of two recognized experts in the field, mutually acceptable to Truval and the buyer, before Truval determines whether or not to cancel the sale under the warranty. We shall not be bound by any expert report produced by the buyer and reserve the right to consult our own experts at our expense. 
  3. c) Subject to the exclusions set forth in subparagraph (a) above, a buyer may bring a claim for breach of the Authorship Warranty provided that (i) he or she has notified Truval in writing within three months of receiving any information which causes the buyer to question the authorship of the piece, specifying the sale in which the property was included, the item number on the order confirmation and the reasons why the authorship of the piece is being questioned and (ii) the buyer returns the piece to Truval in the same condition as at the time of the sale and is able to transfer good and marketable title in the piece free from any third party claim arising after the date of the sale. Truval has discretion to waive any of the foregoing requirements. 
  4. d) The buyer understands and agrees that the exclusive remedy for any breach of the Authorship Warranty shall be rescission of the sale and refund of the original purchase price paid. This remedy shall constitute the sole remedy and recourse of the buyer against Truval, and any of our affiliated companies and the seller and is in lieu of any other remedy available as a matter of law or equity. This means that none of Truval, any of our affiliated companies or the seller shall be liable for loss or damage beyond the remedy expressly provided in this Authorship Warranty, whether such loss or damage is characterized as direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential, or for the payment of interest on the original purchase price. 

SALES TAX

Purchases may be subject to sales, use, excise and other tax in some jurisdictions. It is the buyer's responsibility to ascertain and pay all taxes due. Buyers claiming exemption from sales tax must have the appropriate documentation on file with Truval prior to the release of the property.

PACKING AND SHIPPING

Buyers are responsible for all shipping costs and fees. We will, at the buyer's expense, either provide packing, handling, insurance and shipping services or coordinate with shipping agents instructed by the buyer in order to facilitate such services for property purchased from Truval.  As a courtesy to buyers, Truval will, without charge, wrap purchased items for hand carry only. Any such instructions, whether or not made at our recommendation, is entirely at the buyer's risk and responsibility and we will not be liable for acts or omissions of third party packers or shippers. Truval will require presentation of government issued identification prior to release of a piece to the buyer or the buyer's authorized representative.

COPYRIGHT

Truval respects copyright law and expects its users to do the same. It is the Company's policy to terminate access in appropriate circumstances of Members who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing on the rights of copyright holders. 

GENERAL

These terms and conditions of sale are subject at all times to Truval’s Terms of Service.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions or comments about these TOS or this Site, please contact us by email at info@Truval.com.

You also may write to us at:
TRUVAL, 37 West 47th St. Suite 600, New York, NY 10036