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Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

1. Accepting These Terms

This document and the other documents that we reference below make up our rules, or what we officially call our Terms of Use (the “Terms” for short).

The Terms are a legally binding contract between you and EZ 2 Close.

Please note that Section 11. Disputes with EZ 2 Close, contains an arbitration clause and class action waiver. By agreeing to the Terms, you agree to resolve all disputes through binding individual arbitration, which means that you waive any right to have those disputes decided by a judge or jury, and that you waive your right to participate in class actions, class arbitrations, or representative actions.

This contract sets out your rights and responsibilities when you use EZ2Close.com, and the other services provided by EZ 2 Close (we’ll refer to all of these collectively as our “Services”), so please read it carefully. By using any of our Services (even just browsing one of our websites), you’re agreeing to the Terms. If you don’t agree with the Terms, you may not use our Services. You with us? Great, read on!

2. Those Other Documents We Mentioned

EZ 2 Close’s Services, both online and offline, we make, sell, and provide unique goods and services. Here’s a handy guide to help you understand the specific rules that are relevant for you, depending on how you use the Services:

3. Your Privacy

We know your personal information is important to you, so it’s important to us. Our Privacy Policy details how your information is used when you use our Services. By using our Services, you’re also agreeing that we can process your information in the ways set out in the Privacy Policy.

EZ 2 Close process customers personal information (for example, buyer name, email address, and shipping address) and are therefore considered separate and independent data controllers of buyers’ personal information under EU law. That means that each party is responsible for the personal information it processes in providing the Services. For example, if a seller accidentally discloses a buyer’s name and email address when fulfilling another buyer’s order, the seller, not EZ 2 Close, will be responsible for that unauthorized disclosure.

A. Don’t Use Our Services to Break the Law. You agree that you will not violate any laws in connection with your use of the Services. This includes any local, state, federal, and international laws that may apply to you.

B. Pay Your Bills. You are responsible for paying all fees that you owe to EZ 2 Close. For digital items sold to buyers in Australia, Belarus, the EU, Iceland, India, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, or United Arab Emirates, EZ 2 Close will help collect and remit the correct amount of value-added tax or VAT. Some countries may refer to VAT using other terms, e.g. Goods and Services Tax (GST), but we’ll just refer to VAT, GST, and any local sales taxes collectively as “VAT.” In addition, EZ 2 Close will calculate, collect, and remit sales tax where applicable. Your fees, bills, taxes, and how you can pay them are fully explained in our Fees & Payments Policy.

C. Don’t Steal Our Stuff. You agree not to crawl, scrape, or spider any page of the Services or to reverse engineer or attempt to obtain the source code of the Services.

D. Don’t Try to Harm Our Systems. You agree not to interfere with or try to disrupt our Services, for example by distributing a virus or other harmful computer code.

E. Follow Our Trademark Policy. The name “EZ 2 Close” and the other EZ 2 Close marks, phrases, logos, and designs that we use in connection with our Services, are trademarks, service marks, or trade dress of EZ 2 Close in the US and other countries.

F. Share Your Ideas. We love your suggestions and ideas! They can help us improve your experience and our Services. Any unsolicited ideas or other materials you submit to EZ 2 Close (not including Your Content or items you sell through our Services) are considered non-confidential and non-proprietary to you. You grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, sub-licensable, perpetual license to use and publish those ideas and materials for any purpose, without compensation to you.

G. Talk to Us Online. From time to time, EZ 2 Close will provide you with certain legal information in writing. By buying or using our Services, you’re agreeing to our Electronic Communications Policy, which describes how we provide that information to you. It says that we can send you information electronically (such as by email) instead of mailing you paper copies (it’s better for the environment), and that your electronic agreement is the same as you’re signature on paper.

8. Warranties and Limitation of Liability (or the Things You Can’t Sue Us For)

Items You Purchase. You understand that EZ 2 Close does not manufacture, store, or inspect any of the items sold through our Services. We provide the venue; the items in our marketplaces are produced, listed, and sold directly by independent sellers, so EZ 2 Close cannot and does not make any warranties about their quality, safety, or even their legality. Any legal claim related to an item you purchase must be brought directly against the seller of the item. You release EZ 2 Close from any claims related to items sold through our Services, including for defective items, misrepresentations by sellers, or items that caused physical injury (like product liability claims).

Third-Party Services. Our Services may contain links to third-party websites or services that we don’t own or control (for example, links to Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest). You may also need to use a third party’s product or service in order to use some of our Services (like a compatible mobile device to use our mobile apps). When you access these third-party services, you do so at your own risk. The third parties may require you to accept their own terms of use. EZ 2 Close is not a party to those agreements; they are solely between you and the third party.

Promotions. By participating in a special offer or promotion, you agree that you may not later claim that the rules of that special offer or promotion were ambiguous.

Warranties. EZ 2 Close is dedicated to making our Products & Services the best they can be, but we’re not perfect and sometimes things can go wrong. You understand that our Products & Services are provided “as is” and without any kind of warranty (express or implied).

We do not guarantee that: (i) the Products & Services will be secure or available at any particular time or location; (ii) any defects or errors will be corrected; (iii) the Products & Services will be free of viruses or other harmful materials; or (iv) the results of using the Products & Services will meet your expectations. You use the Products & Services solely at your own risk. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

Liability Limits. To the fullest extent permitted by law, neither EZ 2 Close, nor our employees or directors shall be liable to you for any lost profits or revenues, or for any consequential, incidental, indirect, special, or punitive damages arising out of or in connection with the Services or these Terms. In no event shall EZ 2 Close’s aggregate liability for any damages exceed the greater of one hundred ($100) US Dollars (USD) or the amount you paid EZ 2 Close in the past twelve months. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply

9. Indemnification (or What Happens If You Get Us Sued)

We hope this never happens, but if EZ 2 Close gets sued because of something that you did, you agree to defend and indemnify us. That means you’ll defend EZ 2 Close (including any of our employees) and hold us harmless from any legal claim or demand (including reasonable attorney’s fees) that arises from your actions, your use (or misuse) of our Services, your breach of the Terms, or your account’s infringement of someone else’s rights.

We reserve the right to handle our legal defense however we see fit, even if you are indemnifying us, in which case you agree to cooperate with us so we can execute our strategy.

11. Disputes with EZ 2 Close

If you’re upset with us, let us know, and hopefully we can resolve your issue. But if we can’t, then these rules will govern any legal dispute involving our Services:

A. Governing Law. The Terms are governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws rules, and the laws of the United States of America. These laws will apply no matter where in the world you live, but if you live outside of the United States, you may be entitled to the protection of the mandatory consumer protection provisions of your local consumer protection law.

B. Arbitration. You and EZ 2 Close agree that any dispute or claim arising from or relating to the Terms shall be finally settled by final and binding arbitration, using the English language, administered by the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”) under its Consumer Arbitration Rules (the “AAA Rules”) then in effect (those rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this section, and as of the date of these Terms you can find the AAA Rules here), unless otherwise required by law. Arbitration will be handled by a sole arbitrator in accordance with those rules. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court that has jurisdiction. Any arbitration under the Terms will take place on an individual basis — class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted. You understand that by agreeing to the Terms, you and EZ 2 Close are each waiving the right to trial by jury or to participate in a class action or class arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party shall have the right to bring an action in a court of proper jurisdiction for injunctive or other equitable or conservatory relief, pending a final decision by the arbitrator. You may instead assert your claim in “small claims” court, but only if your claim qualifies, your claim remains in such court, and your claim remains on an individual, non-representative, and non-class basis.

C. Costs of Arbitration. Payment for any and all reasonable AAA filing, administrative, and arbitrator fees will be in accordance with the Consumer Arbitration Rules. If the value of your claim does not exceed $10,000 USD, EZ 2 Close will pay for the reasonable filing, administrative, and arbitrator fees associated with the arbitration, unless the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought was frivolous or brought for an improper purpose.

D. Forum. We’re based in Oakdale, California, so any legal action against EZ 2 Close related to our Services must be filed and take place in Stanislaus County. For all actions under the AAA Rules, the proceedings may be filed where your residence is, or in Stanislaus, County in California and any in-person hearings will be conducted at a location which is reasonably convenient to both parties taking into account their ability to travel and other pertinent circumstances. For any actions not subject to arbitration, you and EZ 2 Close agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of a state court located in Stanislaus County.

E. Government Exception. If you are a government agent or entity in the United States using the Services in your official capacity, and you are legally unable to agree to the clauses in this section, then those clauses do not apply to you. In that case, the Terms and any action related to the Terms will be governed by the laws of the United States (without reference to conflict of laws) and, in the absence of federal law and to the extent permitted under federal law, the laws of the State of California.

F. Modifications. If we make any changes to this “Disputes with EZ 2 Close” section after the date you last accepted the Terms, those changes will not apply to any claims filed in a legal proceeding against EZ 2 Close prior to the date the changes became effective. EZ 2 Close will notify you of substantive changes to the “Disputes with EZ 2 Close” section at least 30 days prior to the date the change will become effective. If you do not agree to the modified terms, you may send EZ 2 Close a written notification (including email) or close your account within those 30 days. By rejecting a modified term or permanently closing your account, you agree to arbitrate any disputes between you and EZ 2 Close in accordance with the provisions of this “Disputes with EZ 2 Close” section as of the date you last accepted the Terms, including any changes made prior to your rejection. If you reopen your closed account or create a new account, you agree to be bound by the current version of the Terms.

12. Changes to the Terms

We may update these Terms from time to time. If we believe that the changes are material, we’ll definitely let you know by posting the changes through the Services and/or sending you an email or message about the changes. That way you can decide whether you want to continue using the Services. Changes will be effective upon the posting of the changes unless otherwise specified. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any changes. Your use of the Services following the changes constitutes your acceptance of the updated Terms.

13. Some Finer Legal Points

The Terms, including all of the policies that make up the Terms, supersede any other agreement between you and EZ 2 Close regarding the Services. If any part of the Terms is found to be unenforceable, that part will be limited to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms will otherwise remain in full force and effect. Our failure to enforce any part of the Terms is not a waiver of our right to later enforce that or any other part of the Terms. We may assign any of our rights and obligations under the Terms.

14. Contact Information

If you have any questions about the Terms, please email us at josie.ez2close@gmail.com

Electronic Communications Policy

EZ 2 Close is required to provide you with certain information in writing. This Electronic Communications Policy describes how we’ll provide that information to you.

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use. By using any of EZ 2 Close’s services, you’re agreeing to this policy and our Terms of Use.

1. Information EZ 2 Close Will Send You
2. Communications Will Be Sent Electronically
3. Delivery of Information
4. Technical Requirements to Receive Electronic Communications
5. Withdrawing Consent for Electronic Communications
6. Updating Your Contact Information

1. Information EZ 2 Close Will Send You

EZ 2 Close will sometimes need to send you important messages about your use of EZ 2 Close’s website, mobile apps, or other services (collectively, our “Services”). This policy covers all of those messages, including the terms, policies and user agreements applicable to your use of the Services, billing statements, transaction information, privacy disclosures, tax statements, and other legal documents that will be provided to you electronically (collectively, the “Electronic Communications”).

2. Communications Will Be Sent Electronically

Under this policy, you give your consent for EZ 2 Close to provide you with the Electronic Communications (including all legal terms and legally-required disclosures) electronically. You also agree that your agreement with electronic terms and disclosures has the same legal effect as if you had signed an agreement on paper. For example, if language appearing next to a button on EZ 2 Close’s website informs you that you will agree to certain terms by clicking the button, then your click of the button will have the same legal effect as signing an agreement on paper.

3. Delivery of Information

EZ 2 Close may provide you with Electronic Communications by (a) emailing them to you at the email address listed in your EZ 2 Close account, (b) posting them on the EZ 2 Close website or mobile applications, or (c) making them available via a website designated in an email notice to you.

4. Technical Requirements to Receive Electronic Communications

In order to receive Electronic Communications, you must have the following:

  • A computer or mobile device;
  • A connection to the internet;
  • An internet browser that supports 128-bit encryption, with cookies enabled;
  • An active email address; and
  • Sufficient electronic storage space on your computer’s hard drive or other data storage unit and/or an installed printer to print disclosures.

5. Withdrawing Consent for Electronic Communications

You may withdraw your consent to receive Electronic Communications at any time by submitting a request to us at:

EZ 2 Close
1789 Greger Street, Oakdale, CA 95361

Note that if you withdraw your consent to receive Electronic Communications, such withdrawal will only be effective after EZ 2 Close has had a reasonable period of time to process your withdrawal (usually 3 months). Additionally, if you withdraw your consent to receive Electronic Communications, and EZ 2 Close is required to send you paper copies of communications, EZ 2 Close may cancel your access to the Services.

In order for EZ 2 Close to send you paper copies, you must have a current mailing address on file in your EZ 2 Close account. EZ 2 Close reserves the right to charge you reasonable fees to cover the costs of sending you paper copies of Electronic Communications.

6. Updating Your Contact Information

To ensure that you receive Electronic Communications, you should make sure that the contact information in your EZ 2 Close account is accurate. EZ 2 Close is not responsible for your failure to receive Electronic Communications if you failed to update your contact information.

License

One you purchase photos or videos, you may use them for commercial and non-commercial purposes, in altered and unaltered form. You don’t need to ask permission from or provide credit to the image author or EZ 2 Close, although it is appreciated when possible.

What is not allowed?

This section only applies to image users and not to the appropriate image authors.

  • Do not redistribute images or videos on other stock photo or wallpaper platforms.
  • Identifiable people may not appear in a bad light or in a way that is offensive.
  • Don’t imply endorsement of your product by the image author or depicted persons or brands.
  • Don’t sell un-amended or unaltered copies of an image or video, e.g. don’t sell it as a stock photo, poster, print or on a physical product, without adding any value.

Brands, products, and people in images and videos

Please note that some of the things depicted in the images and videos – such as identifiable people or logos – may have other rights such as copyright or trademarks that require consent or a license from a third party.

Terms of Service

The following is a legal agreement between you (“you” or “User/s”) and the owners and operators (“we”, “us”, or “EZ 2 Close”) of the site at EZ2Close.com (the “Website”) and all related websites, software, mobile apps, and other services that we provide (together, the “Service”). Your use of the Service, and our provision of the Service to you, constitutes an agreement by you and EZ 2 Close to be bound by the terms and conditions in these Terms of Service (“Terms”).

“Content” shall refer collectively to all Images and Videos available under the EZ 2 Close License. “Image/s” includes photographs, vectors, drawings, and illustrations. “Video/s” refers to any moving images, animations, films, or other audio/visual representations.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change or modify portions of these Terms at any time. If we do this, we will post the changes on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these Terms were last revised. Any such changes will become effective immediately. Your continued use of the Service after the date any such changes become effective constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms.

License for Images and Videos – EZ 2 Close License

Images and Videos on EZ 2 Close are made available under the EZ 2 Close License on the following terms. Under the EZ 2 Close License you are granted an irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive and royalty free right to use, download, copy, modify or adapt the Images and Videos for commercial or non-commercial purposes. Attribution of the photographer or EZ 2 Close is not required but is always appreciated.

The EZ 2 Close License does not allow:

  1. sale or distribution of Images or Videos as digital stock photos or as digital wallpapers;
  2. sale or distribution of Images or Videos e.g. as posters, digital prints or physical products, without adding any additional elements or otherwise adding value;
  3. depiction of identifiable persons in an offensive, pornographic, obscene, immoral, defamatory or libelous way; or
  4. any suggestion that there is an endorsement of products and services by depicted persons, brands, and organizations, unless permission was granted.

Please be aware that all Images and Videos on EZ 2 Close can be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes, depicted items in the Images or Videos, such as identifiable people, logos, brands, etc. may be subject to additional copyrights, property rights, privacy rights, trademarks etc. and may require the consent of a third party or the license of these rights – particularly for commercial applications. EZ 2 Close does not represent or warrant that such consents or licenses have been obtained, and expressly disclaims any liability in this respect.

Indemnification for breach of Terms

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless EZ 2 Close from and against any and all loss, expenses, damages, and costs, including without limitation reasonable attorney’s fees, resulting, whether directly or indirectly, from your violation of the Terms. You also agree to indemnify and hold harmless EZ 2 Close from and against any and all claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of the Website.

Warranty and liability

THE WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”. WE OFFER NO WARRANTY, EXPLICIT OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY CONTENT, THE WEBSITE, THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION, OR ANY RIGHTS OR LICENSES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. EZ 2 CLOSE DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THEIR USE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.

EZ 2 CLOSE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY GENERAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR LOST PROFITS OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT.

Affiliate Disclosure

EZ 2 Close earns money from display ads and affiliate links. This means that if you click a link here, I probably earn money from it.

Let’s keep it short and sweet here.

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The information on my website is based on my research, and my opinion on that research.

If you see a positive review of a product, assume that I’m using an affiliate link, and get paid when you purchase this product. If you have any questions about how much I’m compensated, you can check the affiliate signup page of the particular company I’m promoting.

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