Terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions of Sale

Last Modified: March 21, 2019 (Effective Date)

THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS, AS WELL AS CONDITIONS, LIMITATIONS, AND EXCLUSIONS, THAT MIGHT APPLY TO YOU. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. 

BY PLACING AN ORDER FOR AN ITEM, YOU AFFIRM THAT YOU ARE OF LEGAL AGE TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT, AND YOU ACCEPT AND ARE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU AFFIRM THAT IF YOU PLACE AN ORDER ON BEHALF OF AN ORGANIZATION OR COMPANY, YOU HAVE THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO BIND ANY SUCH ORGANIZATION OR COMPANY TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

YOU MAY NOT ORDER, PURCHASE OR OBTAIN ANY ITEM IF YOU (A) DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, (B) ARE NOT THE OLDER OF (i) AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE OR (ii) LEGAL AGE TO FORM A BINDING CONTRACT WITH THE STATE OF GEORGIA, OR (C) ARE PROHIBITED FROM ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENTS, GOODS OR ITEMS BY APPLICABLE LAW.

These terms and conditions ("Terms") apply to the purchase and sale of items through shopSCAD (the "Site"). These Terms are subject to change by SCAD (referred to as "us", "we", or "our" as the context may require) without prior written notice at any time, in our sole discretion. Any changes to the Terms will be in effect as of the "Last Updated Date" referenced on the Site. You should review these Terms prior to purchasing any items that are available through this Site. Your continued use of this Site after the "Last Updated Date" will constitute your acceptance of and agreement to such changes.

These Terms are an integral part of the Website Terms of Use that apply generally to the use of our Site. You should also carefully review our Privacy Policy before placing an order for items through this Site (see Section 9).

  1. Order Acceptance and Cancellation. You agree that your order is an offer to buy, under these Terms, all items listed in your order. All orders must be accepted by us or we will not be obligated to sell the items to you. We may choose not to accept orders at our sole discretion, even after we send you a confirmation email with your order number and details of the items you have ordered. We may, in our sole discretion, accept cancellations on an order for which we have not begun the preparation or processing of the item for shipment or pick-up, with you needing to either call us at 912.525.5180 or email us at shopscad@scad.edu to make a request to cancel.  Cancellation requests sent to us must contain the following about you and your order: First name, last name, order number, identification of the item and quantity of item you are requesting to cancel, phone number and e-mail address, which information must be identical to the information originally submitted on your order.
  2. Prices and Payment Terms.

(a) Prices posted on this Site may be different than prices offered by us at retail store sites. All prices, discounts, and promotions posted on this Site are subject to change without notice. The price charged for an item will be the price in effect at the time the order is placed and will be set out in your order confirmation email. Posted prices do not include taxes or charges for shipping and handling. All such taxes and charges will be added to your merchandise total, and will be itemized in your shopping cart and in your order confirmation email. We strive to display accurate price information, however we may, on occasion, make inadvertent errors, inaccuracies or omissions related to pricing and availability, which we reserve the right to correct at any time and to cancel any orders arising from such occurrences.

(b) We may offer from time to time promotions on the Site that may affect pricing and that are governed by terms and conditions separate from these Terms. If there is a conflict between the terms for a promotion and these Terms, the promotion terms will govern.

(c) Terms of payment are within our sole discretion and payment must be received by us before our acceptance of an order. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express for all purchases. You represent and warrant that (i) the credit card information you supply is true, correct and complete, and (ii) you are duly authorized to use such credit card for the purchase.

  1. Shipments; Delivery; Title and Risk of Loss.

(a)As applicable, we will arrange for shipment (or pick-up by you) of items purchased to you. Please check the individual item and Shipping pages for specific delivery options. You will pay all shipping and handling charges specified during the ordering process. Shipping and handling charges are reimbursement for the costs we incur in the processing, handling, packing, shipping, and delivery of your order.

(b)Title and risk of loss pass to you upon our transfer of the item to the carrier for shipment or upon pick-up by you or your designee. Shipping and delivery dates (and pick-up dates) are estimates only and cannot be guaranteed. We are not liable for any delays in shipments.

  1. Returns and Refunds. ALL PURCHASES ARE FINAL, NON-RETURNABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE. 
  2. Warranty Disclaimers. We do not manufacture, produce or control any of the items offered on our Site. The availability of items through our Site does not indicate an affiliation with or endorsement of any item, good, product, service, manufacturer or artist. Accordingly, we do not provide any warranties with respect to the items offered on our Site. Specifically, please note the following:

ALL ITEMS OFFERED ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY (A) WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY; (B) WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; OR (C) WARRANTY AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY; WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY LAW, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, USAGE OF TRADE, OR OTHERWISE.

SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

  1. Limitation of Liability. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW,  (I) IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR ENHANCED DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES OR DIMINUTION IN VALUE, ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATING TO, AND/OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY BREACH OF THESE TERMS, REGARDLESS OF (A) WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE, (B) WHETHER OR NOT WE WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND (C) THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY (CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, (II) OUR SOLE AND ENTIRE MAXIMUM LIABILITY, FOR ANY REASON, AND YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE ACTUAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE ITEM YOU HAVE ORDERED THROUGH OUR SITE.
  2. Privacy. Our Privacy Policy  governs the processing of all personal data collected from you in connection with your purchase of items through the Site.
  3. Force Majeure. We will not be liable or responsible to you, nor be deemed to have defaulted or breached these Terms, for any failure or delay in our performance under these Terms when and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by or results from acts or circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of God, flood, fire, earthquake, explosion, governmental actions, war, invasion or hostilities (whether war is declared or not), terrorist threats or acts, riot or other civil unrest, national emergency, epidemic, lockouts, strikes or other labor disputes (whether or not relating to our workforce), or restraints or delays affecting carriers or inability or delay in obtaining supplies of adequate or suitable materials, materials or telecommunication breakdown or power outage.
  4. Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Venue. This Site is operated from the US. All matters arising out of or relating to these Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Georgia without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Georgia or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. You and us acknowledge and agree that the purchase of items and subject matter otherwise governed by these Terms are wholly performed in the State of Georgia, and, for the purposes of any and all legal or equitable actions, you specifically agree and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the State Courts situated in Fulton County, Georgia and/or the Federal Courts situated in the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division and agree you shall not object to such jurisdiction or venue on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction, forum non conveniens or otherwise.  IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING COMMENCED TO ENFORCE ANY RIGHT OR OBLIGATION OF YOU OR US UNDER THESE TERMS, YOUR PURCHASE OF AN ITEM OR WITH RESPECT TO THE SUBJECT MATTER APPLICABLE TO THESE TERMS, YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHT YOU MAY NOW HAVE OR HEREAFTER POSSESS TO A TRIAL BY JURY.
  5. No Assignment or Third-Party Beneficiaries. You will not assign any of your rights or delegate any of your obligations under these Terms without our prior written consent. Any purported assignment or delegation in violation of this Section is null and void. No assignment or delegation relieves you of any of your obligations under these Terms. These Terms do not and are not intended to confer any rights or remedies upon any person other than you.
  6. Severability and No Waivers. If any provision of these Terms is invalid, illegal, void or unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severed from these Terms and will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions of these Terms. The failure by us to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. The waiver of any right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of us.
  7. Notices.

(a) To You. We may provide any notice to you under these Terms by: (i) sending a message to the email address you provide, (ii) send a written communication to the personal or delivery address provided by you with your order, or (iii) by posting to the Site. Notices sent by email will be effective when we send the email and notices we provide by posting will be effective upon posting. It is your responsibility to keep your email address current.

(b) To Us. To give us notice under these Terms, you must contact us as follows: (i) by email transmission to shopscad@scad.edu, or (ii) by personal delivery, overnight courier, or registered, certified mail to shopSCAD, 340 Bull Street, Savannah GA 31401. We may update the email address or mailing address for notices to us by posting a notice on the Site. Notices provided by personal delivery will be effective immediately. Notices provided by email transmission, overnight courier or registered, certified mail will be effective upon receipt by us.

     13. Arbitration.

Dispute Resolution and Binding Arbitration.

(a) YOU AND WE ARE AGREEING TO GIVE UP ANY RIGHTS TO LITIGATE CLAIMS IN A COURT OR BEFORE A JURY, OR TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION WITH RESPECT TO A CLAIM. OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE IF YOU WENT TO COURT MAY ALSO BE UNAVAILABLE OR MAY BE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION.

ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE OR CONTROVERSY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER PRE-EXISTING, PRESENT OR FUTURE, AND INCLUDING STATUTORY, CONSUMER PROTECTION, COMMON LAW, INTENTIONAL TORT, INJUNCTIVE AND EQUITABLE CLAIMS) BETWEEN YOU AND US ARISING FROM OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO YOUR PURCHASE OF ITEMS THROUGH THE SITE, WILL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION.

(b) The arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") in accordance with the Consumer Arbitration Rules (the "AAA Rules") then in effect, except as modified by this Section 12. (The AAA Rules are available at www.adr.org/arb_med or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879.) The Federal Arbitration Act will govern the interpretation and enforcement of this section.  In the event that it is determined that the Federal Arbitration Act does not apply, then the arbitration portion of this agreement shall be enforced under the Georgia Arbitration Act.

The arbitrator will have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to arbitrability and/or enforceability of this arbitration provision, including any unconscionability challenge or any other challenge that the arbitration provision or the agreement is void, voidable, or otherwise invalid. . At the sole election of SCAD, any mediations or arbitrations conducted pursuant to this ADRPA shall be held in Savannah or Atlanta, Georgia, or the location where the buyer lives or works. The arbitrator will be empowered to grant whatever relief would be available in court under law or in equity. Any award of the arbitrator(s) will be final and binding on each of the parties, and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(c) You may elect to pursue your claim in small-claims court rather than arbitration if you provide us with written notice of your intention do so within 60 days of your purchase. The arbitration or small-claims court proceeding will be limited solely to your individual dispute or controversy.

(d) You agree to an arbitration on an individual basis. In any dispute, NEITHER YOU NOR US WILL BE ENTITLED TO JOIN OR CONSOLIDATE CLAIMS BY OR AGAINST OTHER CUSTOMERS IN COURT OR IN ARBITRATION OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLAIM AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE, CLASS MEMBER OR IN A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAPACITY. The arbitral tribunal may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. The arbitral tribunal has no power to consider the enforceability of this class arbitration waiver and any challenge to the class arbitration waiver may only be raised in a court of competent jurisdiction.

If any provision of this arbitration agreement is found unenforceable, the unenforceable provision will be severed and the remaining arbitration terms will be enforced.

  1. Entire Agreement. Our order confirmation, these Terms, the Shipping Terms, our Website Terms of Use  and our Privacy Policy will be deemed the final and integrated agreement between you and us on the matters contained in these Terms.