Legal Notices
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Here's all the stuff our lawyers make us put in to cover our butts and complicate everybody else's lives:

Membership Agreement

Scope of Use
Diamond Sea authorizes you to view this web site to evaluate whether to enter into a business relationship with Diamond Sea.com. If you use any service or product of Diamond Sea, or a Diamond Sea partner or affiliate company, contained in or available via a link from this website, even if you are not a Diamond Sea subscriber, you specifically agree to be bound by this Membership Agreement, which may be found at http://www.Diamond Sea/membership.html .

No Warranties
All content on this web site is provided to you on an "as is" and "as available" basis without warranty of any kind either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Diamond Sea makes no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or reliability of any content available through this web site. You are responsible for verifying any information before relying on it. Use of the web site and the content available on the web site is at your sole risk. Diamond Sea makes no representations or warranties that use of the web site will be uninterrupted or error-free. You are responsible for taking all necessary precautions to ensure that any content you may obtain from the web site is free of viruses. Data on this site may be uploaded and/or maintained by third parties and Diamond Sea shall not be liable for any inaccuracies or misrepresentations.

Money-Back Guarantee Limitations
All new REGULAR membership accounts are entitled to a 30-day money-back guarantee. If within the first thirty (30) days of service you wish to cancel your DiamondSea regular membership, you may do so in writing and we will refund your paid dues.

This guarantee DOES NOT extend to the purchase of any form of LIFETIME membership. All forms of Lifetime Memberships are NON-REFUNDABLE. We encourage new members to test our services with a regular membership first to insure that our services will meet your needs.

Limitation of Liability
Diamond Sea specifically disclaims any liability, whether based in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or special damages arising out of or in any way connected with access to or use of the web site, even if Diamond Sea has been advised of the possibility of such damages, including but not limited to reliance by any party on any content obtained through the use of this web site, or that arises in connection with mistakes or omissions in, or delays in transmission of, information to or form the user, interruptions in telecommunications connections to the web site or viruses, whether caused in whole or in part by negligence, acts of god, telecommunications failure, theft or destruction of, or unauthorized access to the web site, or related information or programs.

Privacy Policy
Diamond Sea respects the privacy of our users and their data. We do not give out any customer information without their permission, except in the instance of using an outside service provider, in which case the information given will be the minimum required by the provider. Diamond Sea may log any or all activity on our service and may monitor any or all activity to insure proper functioning of our service, indications of where enhancements may be needed, to provide statistical profiles of activity, or for other purposes that may serve to enhance our service offerings. No information which can be directly attributed to a particular client will be disclosed to outside parties except in the case of service providers, as described above.

Trademarks
VirtCert, Diamond Sea, and Virtual Certificates and "Sell More. Work Less." are trademarks of Diamond Sea. Unauthorized use of any Diamond Sea trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

Copyright
This web site is protected by U.S. and foreign copyright laws. You may not modify, reproduce or distribute the design or layout of the web site, or individual sections of the design or layout of the web site or Diamond Sea logos without our written permission. Diamond Sea, Inc. retains all rights, including but not limited to copyright, trademark and patent rights to any work done for a client and for all custom work. A License is granted to use any custom work within the organization that paid for the services rendered and/or products developed. This License does not extend outside of the organization, and does not allow the work to be shared, re-licensed, sub-licensed, sold, or promoted as the organizations proprietary asset.

Ownership of Rights
Unless otherwise specified in writing, all programs and custom programming code are and remain the property of Diamond Sea. No "work-for-hire" relationship is created. Only a limited license to use any custom developed code is granted. This license allows the company to use the code only in the context of their business for internal use and is not transferrable or saleable without written permission.

You hereby assign to Diamond Sea all right, title, and interest (including ownership of copyright) in any suggestions or comments or contributions related to your use of our services. If Diamond Sea requires it, you agree to sign an appropriate document to assign such rights.

Location
The Diamond Sea web site is operated by Diamond Sea from its offices within the State of Maryland of the United States of America. Diamond Sea makes no representation that the information in the web site is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to the Diamond Sea web site from territories where the content of the Diamond Sea web site may be illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Diamond Sea web site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws

Links
This Diamond Sea web site may contain links to web sites operated by other parties. The linked sites are not under the control of Diamond Sea, and Diamond Sea is not responsible for the content available on any other Internet sites linked to the web site. Such links do not imply Diamond Sea's endorsement of material on any other site and Diamond Sea disclaims all liability with regard to your access of such linked web sites. Diamond Sea is providing these links to other internet sites as a convenience to users, and access to any other internet sites linked to this web site is at your own risk.

Limitations on Uploaded Inventory
Inventory data may be uploaded to our service and used in the following ways:

• NO COMPANY MAY UPLOAD DATA DESCRIBING ANOTHER COMPANY'S GOODS AND MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO OTHER MEMBERS UNLESS THEY HAVE AN EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO MARKET SAID INVENTORY.
• If a Wholesaler is a VirtCert member and has not authorized you to sell their goods, you may not upload their data from another source into your own inventory (this would bypass our authorization system).
• Wholesalers may upload data on goods that they own or have exclusive rights to market. This data may be made available to other companies via our Authorization system.
• Retailers may upload data on goods that they OWN or have EXCLUSIVE rights to market.
• Retailers may upload any data they have permission to use for use ONLY WITHIN the web site associated with their member account.
• These rules are required to maintain the integrity of our system and protect the sales channels of our members.

Without these rules we would have the following problems (among others):

• Many members would be listing the same inventory, all at different prices, which would look bad as customers would see the identical diamonds listed at multiple prices.

• Members would not update their inventory at the same times, resulting in stones that should no longer be available still being listed, with the same problems described above.

• The sales process would become more fractured, with another company having to serve as a middleman, slowing down the process, adding another layer of cost and reducing the reliability of the data.

• The company who actually owns the stone would miss out on a sales opportunity to sell alternative goods in the event that the requested one is no longer available. The lead would be diverted to the member inappropriatly listing the owners' inventory.

• Diamond Sea would be subject to requests and/or orders to remove the inventory from our system by the company that actually owns the goods.

• Diamond Sea would not have a direct channel to the true owner of the goods in order to resolve any issues that may arise regarding their inventory.

• If there is a company whose inventory you would like to have access to, please let us know or have them contact us and we will be happy to set them up with a free trial account so that they can see the benefits of our services.

Failure to comply with these rules will result in the inventory containing the goods in question being removed from the Diamond Sea network.

Modifications
Diamond Sea reserves the right to modify this web site and the rules and regulations governing its use, at any time. Modifications will be posted on the web site, and users are deemed to be apprised of and bound by any changes to the web site. Diamond Sea may make changes in the products and/or services described in this web site at any time.

Enforcement
No delay or failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement or other relevant Agreements will constitute a waiver or limitation of rights enforceable under it.


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