TERMS OF SERVICE

Last Updated: February 12, 2024

Please read these Terms of Service (the “Terms”) and our Privacy Policy  (“Privacy Policy”) carefully because they govern your use of the website located at [https://strauss.la/] (the “Site”) and your purchase of apparel offered for sale by Engelbert Strauss, Inc. (“STRAUSS”) on the Site.  To make these Terms easier to read, the apparel offered for sale by STRAUSS are called the “Products,” and the Site and other interactive features or services, including our e-commerce platform services therein are collectively called the “Services.”  These Terms govern your purchase of Products and your use of the Services, regardless of how you access them, whether by computer, mobile device, or otherwise; and whether directly through our Services, or through any third-party website that links to them, and regardless of whether you are a registered user or a guest.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING ARBITRATION FOR U.S. CUSTOMERS: WHEN YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS YOU ARE AGREEING (WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION) TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND STRAUSS THROUGH BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION RATHER THAN IN COURT. PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY SECTION 19 “DISPUTE RESOLUTION” BELOW FOR DETAILS REGARDING ARBITRATION.

1.              Agreement to Terms. By using our Services and/or purchasing any Products, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you don’t agree to be bound by these Terms, do not use the Services or purchase any Products.

2.              Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs your use of the Services, for information on how we collect, use, and share your information.

3.              Changes to these Terms or the Services. We may update the Terms from time to time in our sole discretion. If we do, we’ll let you know by posting the updated Terms on the Site and/or may also send other communications. It’s important that you review the Terms whenever we update them or you use the Services. If you continue to use the Services after we have posted updated Terms it means that you accept and agree to the changes. If you don’t agree to be bound by the changes, you may not use the Services anymore. Because our Services are evolving over time we may change or discontinue all or any part of the Services, at any time and without notice, at our sole discretion.

4.              Supplementary Terms.  Certain Products, services, promotions, or content that we offer may be subject to additional terms and conditions or other agreements (“Supplementary Terms”) specified by us from time to time. In the event of a conflict between the Supplementary Terms and any provision in these Terms, the Supplementary Terms will prevail.

5.              Who May Use the Services?

(a)           Eligibility. You may use the Services only if you are 18 years or older and capable of forming a binding contract with STRAUSS, and not otherwise barred from using the Services under applicable law.

(b)           Compliance. The Products may only be purchased and shipped to locations within the United States. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that: (i) you will comply with all applicable laws (e.g., local, state, federal and other laws) when using the Services; and (ii) you are purchasing the Products in United States. You must not use any software or networking techniques, including use of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to modify your internet protocol address or otherwise circumvent or attempt to circumvent this prohibition. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor where our Services are accessed from. Furthermore, we reserve the right, at any time, in our sole discretion, to block access to the Services, in whole or in part, from any geographic location, IP addresses and unique device identifiers or to any user who we believe is in breach of these Terms.

6.              Accounts. For certain features of the Services, you’ll need an account. It’s important that you provide us with accurate, complete, and current account information and keep this information up to date. If you don’t, we might have to suspend or terminate your account. To protect your account, keep the account details and password confidential, and notify us right away of any unauthorized use. You’re responsible for all activities that occur under your account, including, without limitation, all Product purchases and any other financial transactions.  It’s your sole responsibility to protect your password from unauthorized use. You acknowledge that any information that you provide to STRAUSS may be transmitted to and shared with third parties that may be located in countries outside of the United States, in order to provide the Services to you, including without limitation to process transactions and prevent fraud. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information about such use of information.

7.              Feedback. We appreciate feedback, comments, ideas, proposals, and suggestions for improvements to the Products and Services (“Feedback”). If you choose to submit Feedback, you agree that we are free to use it without any restriction or compensation to you.

8.              Terms of Sale.   The following terms apply to your purchase of the Products.

(a)           Product Descriptions. We try to make the Services, as well as the Site, thorough, accurate, and helpful to our customers. Nonetheless, there may be times when certain information contained on the Services may be incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, or appear inaccurate because of the browser, hardware, or other technology that you use. For example, we cannot guarantee that your computer monitor's display of any color will be accurate. We reserve the right to correct errors (whether by changing information on the Services or by informing you of the error and giving you an opportunity to cancel your order) or to update Product information at any time without notice. Subject to applicable law, all Products descriptions are subject to change at any time without notice, in our sole discretion.  Any offer for any Product made via our Services is void where prohibited.

(b)           Availability and Pricing. STRAUSS reserves the right to change the prices and available Products at any time. Quantities of some Products may be limited and stock cannot always be guaranteed. We reserve the right to discontinue any Product at any time. Products offered for sale on this Site are for sale only in the United States and all prices are quoted in U.S. dollars. The prices displayed do not include shipping and handling charges or applicable taxes, which charges and taxes will be communicated to you at check out before you place an order and you are responsible for paying such charges and taxes to STRAUSS. 

(c)            Purchasing Products. We have the right to refuse or limit any orders or quantities, extend the delivery timeline for any reason after the order has been placed and accepted, and/or refuse to ship a Product to you for any reason. We will not be liable if a Product is unavailable or if shipment is delayed. We reserve the right to provide substantially similar products to fulfill your order. 

(d)           Shipping and Returns. All Products purchases via our Services are also governed by our shipping, return, and exchange policies as we may promulgate from time to time (“Shipping and Returns Policies”) which are incorporated into these Terms by reference.  Please review all Shipping and Returns Policies before purchasing a Product from or entering into any such purchase transaction with STRAUSS. Any Products purchased through an unauthorized vendor cannot be returned or exchanged.

(e)            Transfer of Title and Risk of Loss/Damage. Title to and the risk of loss/damage of all Products passes from us to you at the time we deliver the Products to the common carrier for shipment. By purchasing Products on the Services for shipment, you are asking us to engage a common carrier to deliver your order. In doing so, we are providing a service to and acting on behalf of you. We reserve the right to choose any and all procedures, packaging, and the common carrier of sold Products. We may not be able to have your order shipped to a post office box, to certain addresses or on certain days. We reserve the right to ship your order in multiple boxes or shipments.

(f)            Damaged or Incomplete Shipment. If you receive a damaged or incomplete shipment of Products, or if you are otherwise unhappy with any Product, please email us at info@strauss.la . Any refunds or replacements are made solely in our discretion.

9.              Ordering; Payment

(a)           Transaction Authorization. When you make a purchase via the Services, whether for individual Products (each, a “Transaction”), you expressly authorize us (or our third-party payment processor) to charge you for such Transaction. We may ask you to supply additional information relevant to your Transaction, including your credit card number, the expiration date of your credit card and your email and postal addresses for billing and notification (such information, “Payment Information”). You represent and warrant that you have the legal right to use all payment method(s) represented by any such Payment Information. When you initiate a Transaction, you authorize us to provide your Payment Information to third parties so we can complete your Transaction and to charge your payment method for the type of Transaction you have selected (plus any applicable taxes and other charges that your bank or other financial service provider may levy on you). You may need to provide additional information to verify your identity before completing your Transaction (such information is included within the definition of Payment Information). By initiating a Transaction, you agree to the pricing, payment, and billing policies applicable to such fees and charges, as posted or otherwise communicated to you. All payments for Transactions are non-refundable and non-transferable except as expressly provided in these Terms. All fees and applicable taxes, if any, are payable in United States dollars.

(b)           Payment. We accept the forms of payment stated on the Site and, for credit card payments, charge your credit card when your order is processed. The bank issuing your credit card may control when to release funds in the case of an order cancellation or refund. We reserve the right to use the payment information you provide us in connection with this payment to provide better service to you should you wish to use our service again in the future and to protect us from fraud and other losses. Completion of a payment transaction is contingent upon: (i) you providing complete personal, account, transaction and any other information needed, (ii) authorization of the payment by your credit or debit card company, and (iii) acceptance of your payment.

(c)            Cancellation.  Except as expressly provided in these Terms, all orders are non- cancelable; we may grant or deny cancellation requests for individual orders in our sole and absolute discretion. We may also, in our sole discretion, cancel your payment at any time by providing notice to you through your contact information or by a notice when you attempt to make a payment. We may cancel a payment or prevent you from initiating future payments for any reason, including, without limitation, the following: (i) if you attempt to use the Services in breach of any applicable law or regulation, including the card network rules or regulations; (ii) if you use the Services in breach of these Terms; (iii) if your payment method is declined; (iv) if we suspect fraudulent, unlawful or improper activity regarding a payment; (iv) if we detect, in our sole discretion, that your payments have excessive disputes, high reversal rates or present a relatively high risk of losses; (v) failure to cooperate in an investigation or provide additional information when requested; or (vi) any other circumstances we deem appropriate in its sole discretion

(d)           Taxes. Stated prices do not include any customs duties, sales, use, value-added, excise, federal, state, local or other taxes. You are solely responsible for the payment of such taxes related to your purchase. We have the right to charge you for any taxes that we believe we are required to pay or collect related to your purchase.

(e)           Promotional Codes. STRAUSS may, from time to time in its sole discretion, offer certain promotional codes for discounts, which may be offered through certain campaigns on the Site. Promotional codes are non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash, credit, or toward previous purchases. The promotional code must be redeemed at the time of checkout, unless otherwise advertised, and cannot retroactively be applied to a purchase. There is no cash alternative. Furthermore, promotional codes cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotional discount, and must be redeemed by the date published, if provided. Lost promotional codes cannot be replaced. Limit one promotional code per customer. Promotional codes are void where prohibited. Any promotional program, including campaigns on the Site, may be terminated or modified by STRAUSS at any time in its sole discretion.

10.           STRAUSS’ Intellectual Property. We may make available through the Services content that is subject to intellectual property rights. We retain all rights to that content.

11.           Communications. As part of the Services, you may (if enabled) receive push notifications, text messages, alerts, emails, or other types of messages directly sent to you outside or inside the Site (“Push Messages”). If you decide to enable such Push Messages, you agree to receipt of communications from STRAUSS via the Push Messages. Please be aware that third party messaging or data fees may occur relating to these Push Messages depending on the plan you have with your wireless carrier. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information regarding these communications.

12.           General Prohibitions and STRAUSS’s Enforcement Rights. You agree not to do any of the following:

(a)           Use, display, mirror, extract, scrape, copy, index or frame the Services (including any content made available by us therein) or any individual element within the Services, STRAUSS’s name, any STRAUSS trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without STRAUSS’s express written consent;

(b)           Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, STRAUSS’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of STRAUSS’s providers;

(c)            Attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any STRAUSS system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;

(d)           Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble, or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by STRAUSS or any of STRAUSS’s providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Services;

(e)            Attempt to access or search the Services or download content from the Services using any engine, software, tool, agent, device, or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by STRAUSS or other generally available third-party web browsers;

(f)            Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation;

(g)           Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a STRAUSS trademark, logo URL or product name without STRAUSS’s express written consent;

(h)           Use the Services, or any portion thereof, for any commercial purpose or for the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Terms;

(i)             Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information;

(j)            Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Services;

(k)           Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Services;

(l)             Collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Services from other users of the Services without their express permission;

(m)         Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;

(n)           Violate any applicable law or regulation; or

(o)           Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.

STRAUSS is not obligated to monitor access to or use of the Services or to review or edit any content. However, we have the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Services, to ensure compliance with these Terms and to comply with applicable law or other legal requirements. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to remove or disable access to any content at any time and without notice, including, but not limited to, if we, at our sole discretion, consider it objectionable or in violation of these Terms. We have the right to investigate violations of these Terms or conduct that affects the Services. We may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the law.  You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Services and STRAUSS bears no responsibility for your interactions with other users of the Services.  Further, STRAUSS is not party to any disputes between you and other users.

13.           Links to Third Party Websites or Resources. The Services may allow you to access third-party websites or other resources. We provide access only as a convenience and are not responsible for the content, products, or services on or available from those resources or links displayed on such websites. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from, your use of any third-party resources.

14.           Termination. We may suspend or terminate your access to and use of the Services, including cancelling any order for Products, suspending access to, or terminating your account, at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you. You may cancel your account at any time by sending us an email at info@strauss.la Upon any termination, discontinuation or cancellation of the Services or your account, the following Sections will survive: 4, 7, 8(b), 8(d), 9(a) (only for payment due and owing to STRAUSS prior to the termination), 9(b), 9(d), 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20.

15.           Warranty Disclaimers. THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. We make no warranty that the Products or Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. We make no warranty regarding the quality, accuracy, timeliness, truthfulness, completeness or reliability of any information or content on the Services.

16.           Indemnity. You will indemnify and hold STRAUSS and its officers, directors, employees, and agents, harmless from and against any claims, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, and costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees arising out of or in any way connected with (a) your purchase of, access to, or use of the Products or Services, or (b) your violation of these Terms.

17.           Limitation of Liability.

(a)           TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER STRAUSS NOR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUES, LOST SAVINGS, LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF DATA OR GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT STRAUSS OR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

(b)           TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL STRAUSS’S TOTAL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES EXCEED THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID OR ARE PAYABLE BY YOU TO STRAUSS FOR USE OF THE SERVICES AND PURCHASE OF PRODUCTS OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100), IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD ANY PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS TO STRAUSS, AS APPLICABLE.

(c)            THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN STRAUSS AND YOU.

18.           Governing Law and Forum Choice. These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, federal arbitration law, and the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. Except as otherwise expressly set forth in Section 19 “Dispute Resolution,” the exclusive jurisdiction for all Disputes (defined below) that you and STRAUSS are not required to arbitrate will be the state and federal courts located in the Los Angeles County, California and you and STRAUSS each waive any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

19.           Dispute Resolution.

(a)           Mandatory Arbitration of Disputes. We each agree that any dispute, claim, or controversy arising out of or relating to these Terms or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation, or validity thereof or the use of the Products and Services (collectively, “Disputes”) will be resolved solely by binding, individual arbitration and not in a class, representative or consolidated action or proceeding. You and STRAUSS agree that the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of these Terms, and that you and STRAUSS are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of these Terms.

(b)           Exceptions. As limited exceptions to Section 19(a) above: (i) we both may seek to resolve a Dispute in small claims court if it qualifies; and (ii) we each retain the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief from a court to prevent (or enjoin) the infringement or misappropriation of our intellectual property rights.

(c)            Conducting Arbitration and Arbitration Rules. The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Consumer Arbitration Rules (the “AAA Rules”) then in effect, except as modified by these Terms. The AAA Rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. A party who wishes to start arbitration must submit a written Demand for Arbitration to AAA and give notice to the other party as specified in the AAA Rules. The AAA provides a form Demand for Arbitration at www.adr.org.

Any arbitration hearings will take place in the county (or parish) where you live, unless we both agree to a different location. The parties agree that the arbitrator shall have exclusive authority to decide all issues relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, and scope of this arbitration agreement.

(d)           Arbitration Costs. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA Rules, and we won’t seek to recover the administration and arbitrator fees we are responsible for paying, unless the arbitrator finds your Dispute frivolous. If we prevail in arbitration we’ll pay all of our attorneys’ fees and costs and won’t seek to recover them from you. If you prevail in arbitration you will be entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses to the extent provided under applicable law.

(e)            Injunctive and Declaratory Relief. Except as provided in Section 19(b) above, the arbitrator shall determine all issues of liability on the merits of any claim asserted by either party and may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim. To the extent that you or we prevail on a claim and seek public injunctive relief (that is, injunctive relief that has the primary purpose and effect of prohibiting unlawful acts that threaten future injury to the public), the entitlement to and extent of such relief must be litigated in a civil court of competent jurisdiction and not in arbitration. The parties agree that litigation of any issues of public injunctive relief shall be stayed pending the outcome of the merits of any individual claims in arbitration.

(f)            Class Action Waiver. YOU AND STRAUSS AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, if the parties’ Dispute is resolved through arbitration, the arbitrator may not consolidate another person’s claims with your claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this Dispute Resolution section shall be null and void.

(g)           Severability. With the exception of any of the provisions in Section 19(f) of these Terms (“Class Action Waiver”), if an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction decides that any part of these Terms is invalid or unenforceable, the other parts of these Terms will still apply.

20.           General Terms.

(a)           Reservation of Rights. STRAUSS and its licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Services, including all associated intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that the Products and Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. You agree not to remove, alter, or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in, packaged with or on, or accompanying the Products and Services.

(b)           Entire Agreement. These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between STRAUSS and you regarding the Products and Services, and these Terms supersede and replace all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between STRAUSS and you regarding the Products and Services. If any provision of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable by an arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. Except where provided by applicable law in your jurisdiction, you may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without STRAUSS’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms absent our consent or your statutory right, without such consent, will be null. STRAUSS may freely assign or transfer these Terms without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

(c)            Notices. Any notices or other communications provided by STRAUSS under these Terms will be given: (i) via email; or (ii) by posting to the Services. For notices made by email, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

(d)           Waiver of Rights. STRAUSS’s failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of such right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of STRAUSS. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.

21.           Contact Information. If you have any questions about these Terms or the Services, please contact STRAUSS at info@strauss.la.