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The following Terms and Conditions apply to the use of this Web site as well as all transactions conducted through the site: BrickStix.com

Patent Pending / MADE IN THE USA / Copyright © 2011-2013 BrickStix. All rights reserved. / Building brick models are for demonstrative purposes only. Models were created using LEGO® bricks, SUPER BLOX™ blocks, BEST-LOCK® bricks, COBI™ blocks and MEGA BLOKS® blocks. LEGO, the brick and knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group of companies which does not authorize or endorse BrickStix. SUPER BLOX is a trademark of Cra-Z-Art, Corp., a division of LaRose Industries, LLC, which does not authorize or endorse BrickStix. BEST-LOCK is a trademark of BEST-LOCK Group Limited, which does not authorize or endorse BrickStix. COBI is a trademark of COBI Company, SA, which does not authorize or endorse BrickStix.  MEGA BLOKS is a trademark of MEGA Brands, Inc., which does not authorize or endorse BrickStix.

BrickStix.com Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting www.BrickStix.com (the “Website”). This Website is operated by BrickStix LLC (“BrickStix”), located in Hartland, Wisconsin. Your access to and use of this Website is subject to the following terms of use (“Terms of Use”) and all applicable laws.

Definitions
The terms “BrickStix”, “we”, “us” and “our” when used in these Terms of Use means BrickStix and its subsidiaries, divisions, branches, affiliates or companies under common ownership or control of BrickStix.

The terms “you” and “your,” when used in these Terms of Use, means any user of this Website.

Agreement
Access to and use of this Website and the information, materials, products and services available through this Website are subject to all applicable laws and regulations and to these Terms of Use. By accessing, browsing, and shopping at this Website, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms of Use, which form a legally binding agreement. If you do not agree, please exit this Website.

These Terms of Use may be changed by us from time to time without specific notice to you. The latest Terms of Use will be posted on the Website, and you should always review these Terms of Use prior to using the Website to ensure that you have a current understanding of the Terms of Use under which you are permitted to access this Website. If you cannot access the Terms of Use via the Internet, we can provide a copy of the most recent Terms of Use by e-mail upon request. Please e-mail us at the e-mail address listed at the end of these Terms of Use.

ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE (OR PORTIONS THEREOF) AND THE USE OF INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE (OR PORTIONS THEREOF), IS NOT INTENDED, AND IS PROHIBITED, WHERE SUCH ACCESS OR USE VIOLATES APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS.

Minors
This Website is a business and commercial site. As such, it is not intended for children or minors under the age of 18 years without the permission of a parent or guardian.

Product & Services Information
All references on this Website to information, materials, products and services apply to information, materials, products and services available in the countries or jurisdictions specified with respect to such information only, unless otherwise stated. Nothing in this Website constitutes an offer to buy or sell our products or services in any jurisdiction.

Ownership
Unless otherwise indicated, this Website and its design, text, content, selection and arrangement of elements, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to this Website (“Content”) are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including, but not limited to, intellectual property) laws, including without limitation those of the United States, and all Content and intellectual property rights therein are the property of BrickStix or the material is included with the permission of the rights owner and is protected pursuant to applicable copyright and trademark laws. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The posting of any such elements on this Website does not constitute a waiver of any right in such elements. You do not acquire ownership rights to any such elements viewed through this Website. Except as otherwise provided herein, none of these elements may be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, modified, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without our express prior written permission.

Permission is hereby granted to the extent necessary to lawfully access and use this Website and/or information, materials, products and/or services available on it to display, download, archive and print in hard copy, portions of this Website on a temporary basis and for your individual use only, provided you do not modify the materials and that you retain any and all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials.

Trademarks
The BrickStix logo, all product names, all page headers, all custom graphics, all cling icons, all trademarks, service marks and logos appearing on this Website, unless otherwise noted, are service marks, trademarks (whether registered or not) and/or trade dress of BrickStix (the “Marks”). All other trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress mentioned, displayed, cited or otherwise indicated on the Website are the property of their respective owners. You are not authorized to display or use the Marks in any manner without our prior written permission. You are not authorized to display or use trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress of other owners without the prior written permission of such owners. The use or misuse of the Marks or other trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress or any other materials contained herein, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited.

Hyperlink Disclaimer
This Website may contain links and/or advertisements to other websites maintained by us in addition to links to websites maintained by unrelated companies and persons. An advertisement of, or link to, a non-BrickStix website does not mean that we approve, endorse or accept any responsibility for that website, its content or use, or the use of products and services made available through such website.

We are not responsible for the actions, content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services provided through these links or made available through these resources or appearing in such websites, nor for any damages or losses, directly or indirectly, caused or alleged to have been caused as a result of your use or reliance on such websites.

Such websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, completeness or conformance with applicable laws and regulations by us. We do not make any representations whatsoever, or give any warranties of any kind, expressed, implied, or otherwise about other websites which you may access through this Website, the content thereof, or the products and/or services made available through such websites. If you decide to leave our Website and access these other websites, you do so at your own risk. All rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of such websites will apply to you while on such websites.

Data Protection Consent
By agreeing to these Terms of Use, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy. Before using this Website please read through all these documents carefully. All personal data provided to us as a result of your use of this Website will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Posting or transmitting of any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or violation of any law is strictly prohibited.

We reserve the right to monitor your communications with us whether by mail, voice, fax, e-mail or any other form of transmission for the purposes of quality control, security and other business needs.

No Warranties
WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENTS, WHICH ARE PROVIDED FOR USE “AS IS” AND ON AN “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE AND ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE, ITS SERVERS OR E-MAIL SENT FROM US WILL BE FREE OF ANY HARMFUL COMPONENTS (INCLUDING VIRUSES). WE ALSO MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO WHETHER THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED, IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR CURRENT. WE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AGAINST THE POSSIBILITY OF DELETION, MISDELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE COMMUNICATIONS, PERSONALIZED SETTINGS, OR OTHER DATA. YOU ACCEPT THAT OUR SHAREHOLDERS, OWNERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES SHALL HAVE THE BENEFIT OF THIS CLAUSE.

The information and all other materials on this Website are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute professional advice. It is your responsibility to evaluate (or take professional advice on) the accuracy and completeness of all information, statements, opinions and other material on this Website or any website with which it is linked.

Your statutory rights as a consumer, if any, are not affected by these provisions, and we do not seek to exclude or limit liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.

Exclusion of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws we, on behalf of our employees, agents, suppliers, and contractors, exclude AND DISCLAIM liability for any losses and expenses of whatever nature and howsoever arising including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages, loss of use, loss of data, loss caused by a virus, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property, claims of third parties, or other losses of any kind or character, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses, arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or any website with which it is linked. You assume total responsibility for establishing such procedures for data back up and virus checking as you consider necessary. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS.

These Terms of Use give you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from country to country. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, or certain kinds of limitations or exclusions of liability, so the limitations & exclusions set out in these Terms of Use may not apply to you. Other jurisdictions allow limitations and exclusions subject to certain conditions. In such a case the limitations and exclusions set out in these Terms of Use shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of such applicable jurisdictions.

Your Obligations
You are responsible for providing and maintaining all personal computer and communications equipment and Internet access accounts necessary to gain access to this Website.

In consideration of your use of the Website, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself.

You agree to use the Website in a manner consistent with any and all applicable rules and regulations. You agree not to upload or transmit through the Website any computer viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer. Any unauthorized modification, tampering or change of any information, or any interference with the availability of or access to this Website is strictly prohibited. BrickStix reserves all rights and remedies available to it.

You agree to indemnify, release and hold us harmless as well as our officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees from any claim, liability, loss, expense or demand, including legal fees, related to your violation of these Terms of Use or your access or use of this Website (including any information, materials, products or services available through this Website).

Modification and Discontinuation
We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify, edit, delete, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently this Website (or any portion thereof) and/or the information, materials, products and/or services available through this Website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, editing, deletion, suspension or discontinuance of this Website.

Entire Understanding
These Terms of Use (together with our Privacy Policy, which is expressly incorporated herein) contain the entire understanding between you and us with respect to use of this Website and no representation, statement, inducement oral or written, not contained herein shall bind any party to this agreement.

Severability and Non-Waiver
Our failure to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision, and a waiver by us of any right under these Terms of Use on any occasion will not in any way constitute a waiver of such right or any other right on any other occasion. In the event any provision of these Terms of Use is determined to be invalid, such invalidity will not affect the validity of the remaining portions of these Terms of Use, and the parties will substitute for the invalid provision a provision which most closely approximates the intent and economic effect of the invalid provision. These Terms of Use will apply in lieu of and notwithstanding any specific legend or statement associated with any particular document or information exchanged.

Law & Jurisdiction
These Terms of Use shall be subject to, governed by and construed under the laws of the State of Wisconsin in the United States of America, without regard to conflict of law principles. This Website is operated from the State of Wisconsin and is intended to be accessed only by persons in the United States and Canada. Access to, or use of, this Website or information, materials, products and/or services on this Website may be prohibited by law in certain countries or jurisdictions. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing this Website.

You hereby consent and waive all objections to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts in the State of Wisconsin and venue therein to resolve any controversy or claim of whatever nature arising out of or relating to use of this Website. However, we retain the right to bring legal proceedings in any jurisdiction where we believe that infringement of this agreement is taking place or originating.

Contacting Us
If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use or any other matter, you may refer to our Customer Service page or email us at contact@BrickStix.com.

You may also contact us at:

BrickStix LLC
P.O. Box 83
Hartland, WI 53029
414.502.STIX (7849)

BrickStix.com Privacy Policy

Effective Date of this version: December 21, 2010

Thank you for visiting BrickStix.com, including the BrickStix online store (collectively, the “Website”). This Website is operated by BrickStix LLC (“BrickStix”), located in Hartland, Wisconsin. Your access to and use of this Website is subject to the following Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) and all applicable laws. The terms “BrickStix,” “we,” “us” and “our” when used in this Privacy Policy mean BrickStix LLC. The terms “you” and “your,” when used in this Privacy Policy, mean any user of this Website.

We understand your concerns about privacy and we want to assure you that BrickStix takes privacy matters seriously. Therefore, we are providing this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may direct them to contact@BrickStix.com.

Important: by submitting information to us and/or by using our Website, you give your consent that all information that you submit may be processed by BrickStix in the manner and for the purposes described below. Do not send BrickStix any confidential or proprietary information other than as necessary to process your order or otherwise fulfill your request for information.

What type of information may BrickStix collect?
Our goal is to provide you with an enjoyable shopping experience. We sometimes collect information about you in an effort to make our products and services more efficient and customized to you. You are free to browse the Website without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, once you give us your personally identifiable information (as further described below), you are not anonymous to us. We collect two types of information from visitors to the Website, “Automatic Anonymous Information,” or “AAI,” (which does not identify you personally) and “Personally Identifiable Information, or “PII,” which is individually identifiable information about you that could permit one to identify or contact you.  We treat AAI and PII differently and the following sections describe both AAI and PII, and address how each type of information is collected and used by BrickStix.

Information You Volunteer.  We collect the PII you knowingly and voluntarily provide when you use our Website.  At various places on the Website, we may request certain PII, such as your name, phone number, email, billing address, shipping address and other personal information. You may choose to provide PII in order to access or use certain features or services of the Website, such as making a purchase, registering on the Website, entering a contest or sweepstakes, filling out a survey, or providing feedback. Where possible, we indicate which fields of information are required and which fields are optional. You can always choose not to provide information, but you may not be able to use a particular service or feature on the Website.

Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser.  We collect information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser.  This information does not identify you personally, and typically includes your IP address, the address of the web page you were visiting when you accessed our Website, the name of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, and the date and time of your visit.  The information we receive depends on the settings on your web browser.  Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.  We use this information to improve the content and functionality of this Website, and to better understand and serve our visitors.

Information Collected Using “Cookies” and Other Web Technologies.  “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website will send to and store on your computer’s hard drive. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you may be able to configure your browser to prevent the use of cookies. BrickStix may use cookies to make our services available or easier for you to use. For instance, we may use cookies to store preferences or to store items in your shopping cart between visits. We may also store PII or AII in cookies to improve our services and facilitate your use of the Website, or to enable BrickStix or our third party advertising partners to display targeted advertisements which we think would be of interest to you. Acceptance of cookies is not a requirement to browse our Website, however certain features and services may require the use of cookies to work properly, including our shopping cart and check out features. If you would like to place an order on our Website without the use of cookies, please email us at contact@BrickStix.com.

In addition to cookies, we may also use “web beacons” and other web technologies to manage our Website and email.  A web beacon is a small bit of computer code.  Web beacons may be used to count how many people visit a web page or tell us whether an email has been opened.  We may link the information we collect using web beacons and other web technologies to information that identifies you personally.

Our use of your information
We may use the AII we collect from you for specific and limited purposes, including improving our products and services, making your shopping experience more efficient and relevant, and providing you with a personalized service. We may also use your AII to administer this Website or to target advertising to you based on the websites you visit.

When you enter a contest or other promotion, we may ask you for certain PII such as your name, address and/or email address in order to administer the contest, to send you promotional emails, notify winners and make the winners’ list publicly available pursuant to applicable law. Your consent to such promotional use and disclosure of this information is a condition of your participation. In cases where the sweepstakes or promotional offer is co-branded with or sponsored by another party, we may share your information, with your consent, with that party. Entering such contests and providing the required PII in these instances is solely your choice; you do not need to provide such information or enter such contests to browse this Website.

If you provide us with your email address as part of a purchase transaction on our Website, or if you opt-in to receive communications from BrickStix, we may periodically send you newsletters, emails featuring exclusive sales and promotions, and emails requesting your feedback on our products and services. In addition, if you make a purchase on our Website, we will send you order and shipping confirmation emails. You can remove your e-mail from our e-mail list at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in every BrickStix e-mail, or sending an email to contact@BrickStix.com with “Opt-out” in the subject line.

Does BrickStix share the information it receives?
BrickStix may share your PII: (i) with third parties who are under obligations of confidentiality with BrickStix, (ii) with BrickStix’ affiliates or subsidiaries, (iii) if BrickStix is required by law to do so, (iv) in the event of a transfer of ownership of BrickStix, merger or other similar transaction, or (v) as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy or in any other privacy notice included on the page of our website or other location from which you provide information to us. The following describes some of the ways that your PII may be disclosed to third parties:

We may employ third parties to perform services or functions on our behalf in order to improve our Website, merchandising, marketing and promotional efforts, communications or other services. Those third parties may include authorized contractors, consultants and other companies working with us (collectively, “agents”). They only have access to PII needed to perform their functions, and they may not share any PII with others or use it for any other purpose than providing or improving BrickStix’ services and offerings.

We may work with third party advertising companies, to serve and track our ads. We may share PII or AII with certain third party advertising partners in order for them to deliver advertisements tailored to your interests when you visit certain websites.  To choose not to have this information used by our third party advertising partners in this manner, send an email to contact@BrickStix.com.

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Website and does not address the practices of third parties who may collect your PII or AII. You may visit other websites, through links on our Website, which may collect, use and share your PII or AII in accordance with their own privacy policies. The information practices of those websites linking from or to our Website are not covered by this Privacy Policy, and we encourage you to be very cautious before you disclose your PII to others. If you register for BrickStix on another website or use a website providing a service for BrickStix, that website may provide PII or AII about you and your transactions back to BrickStix.

In order to provide you with the information or products or services which you have requested, or for other business purposes, we may share or transfer your PII with our affiliates, subsidiaries, or other entities which may now or in the future be related to BrickStix. BrickStix may be obligated to cooperate with various law enforcement inquiries. BrickStix reserves the right to share or transfer PII to comply with a legal requirement, disclose any activities or PII about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, determine necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, for the administration of justice, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us or you to legal liability.

Accessing and Updating Your Information
You always have the opportunity to update and change the information you provide to us by contacting us at contact@BrickStix.com.

A special note about children’s privacy
You must be at least 13 years old to have our permission to use this Website, and at least 18 years old to register on our site or make any purchases in our online store. We do not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about visitors under 13 years of age. If you are under the age of 13, you can use this service only in conjunction with your parent’s or guardian’s permission.

Privacy Policy Changes
BrickStix reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Privacy Policy on the Website.  These changes will only apply to personal information we collect after we have posted the revised Privacy Policy on our Website.  Your use of one of our Website following any such change constitutes your agreement that all personal information collected from or about you through the Website after the revised Privacy Policy is posted will be subject to the terms of the revised Privacy Policy.

To alert you to these changes, we will provide a notice at the top of this Privacy Policy for at least 30 days after the new effective date.  Unless the change is a minor change (such as a change in our contact information) or a non-substantive change (such as the reformatting of our Privacy Policy), we will also post notices (a) on our home page and/or on the relevant pages of our Website and (b) on any notice providing highlights of this Privacy Policy for 30 days after the new effective date to alert you to the change.

From time to time, for example, because of changes in the law or technology or the way we operate our business, we may ask your permission to use the PII we have collected from you in new or different ways.  We will do this by sending you a notice by email at the last email address you provided us, asking you to agree to the change.  If you do not expressly agree to the change, we may, at our discretion, delete all or some of your personal information from our databases to avoid using your information in ways to which you have not consented.

You may access the current version of this Privacy Policy at any time by clicking on the link marked “Privacy Policy” at the bottom of each page of our Website.


Transfer of Data Abroad

If you are visiting this Website from a country other than the countries in which our servers are located (currently the United States), the various communications will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. By visiting this Website and communicating electronically with us, you consent to the processing and transfer of your data as set out in this Privacy Policy.

Governing Law
This Privacy Policy forms part of our Website Terms of Use and as such shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin in the United States of America without regard to conflicts of a law principles. You hereby consent and waive all objections to jurisdiction of the federal and state courts of the state Wisconsin and to venue therein.

Contacting BrickStix with questions or comments
If you have further questions about BrickStix’ Privacy Policy or comments on how we can improve the BrickStix shopping experience, please do not hesitate to email us at contact@BrickStix.com.

You may also contact us at:

Privacy Manager
BrickStix LLC
P.O. Box 83
Hartland, WI 53029
414.502.STIX (7849)
We always enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business