Terms & Conditions

Welcome to ECOSTONE USA4USA.com. This site is provided by ECOSTONE USA Company (the site and the company will be referred to throughout this document as "ECOSTONE USA") as a service to our customers subject to the following terms, conditions, and security & privacy policy. Please note that your use of this and any of our sites constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these terms, conditions, and policies. Although you may "bookmark" a particular portion of this site and thereby bypass this agreement, your use of this site still binds you to the terms, conditions, and policies.


Applicable Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under Ohio law as such law applies to agreements between Ohio residents entered into and to be performed within Ohio. Any action or proceeding arising out of or related to these terms, conditions, and policies or your use of this site must be brought in the state or federal courts of Ohio.



Copyright

All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio/video media, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of ECOSTONE USA, its software suppliers, or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.



Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY ECOSTONE USA ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. ECOSTONE USA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, ECOSTONE USA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ECOSTONE USA DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, FOR ANY MERCHANDISE OFFERED ON THIS WEB SITE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, BY YOUR USE OF THE ECOSTONE USA WEB SITE, THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THIS DISCLAIMER DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY PRODUCT WARRANTY OFFERED BY THE MANUFACTURER OF THE ITEM. THIS DISCLAIMER CONSTITUTES AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THIS AGREEMENT.

Whereas, from time to time, ECOSTONE USA may provide certain products that cannot be resold as new (“Items”). Items include samples given to a contractor for review of said Items. In consideration for receipt of such Items, and other good and valuable consideration, the sufficient of which is hereby acknowledged, the Contractor agrees as follows: NO RETURN: Such Items are offered free of charge and cannot be returned for refund, credit or otherwise. WARRANTY: Given the nature of these items, Seller provides them "AS IS", WHERE IT IS, WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. SELLER SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER FOR INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND. CONTRACTOR HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, AND IN NO EVENT, SHALL SELLER HAVE LIABILITY. LABOR ALLOWANCE: Seller makes NO ADDITIONAL ALLOWANCE FOR THE LABOR, SHIPPING OR OTHER EXPENSE INCURRED BY CONTRACTOR IN RETURNING, and REPAIRING OR REPLACING THE DEFECTIVE ITEMS OR WORKMANSHIP OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM THE SAME. RELEASE: Contractor hereby waives, releases and discharges Seller, its corporate affiliates and their officers, directors, employees and related parties, from any and all claims, actions, causes of action, demands, damages and liability of whatever nature, known or unknown, in connection with or arising from sale or use of Items hereunder. INDEMNITY: Furthermore, Contractor agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Seller harmless from any and all claims, actions, and causes of action, demands, damages and liabilities of whatever type as a result of the use of the Items (s).



Electronic Communications

When you visit ECOSTONE USA or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.



Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold ECOSTONE USA harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use of the site.



License and Site Access

ECOSTONE USA grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of ECOSTONE USA. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, image stripping, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of ECOSTONE USA. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of ECOSTONE USA and our affiliates without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing ECOSTONE USA's name or trademarks without the express written consent of ECOSTONE USA. You may not use any direct linking or source-calling of any media presented on this web site. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by ECOSTONE USA. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of ECOSTONE USA so long as the link does not portray ECOSTONE USA, its affiliates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any ECOSTONE USA logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.



Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, SHALL ECOSTONE USA OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES (Network Stores), EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, VENDORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE THIS AND OTHER ECOSTONE USA WEB SITES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, EVEN IF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF ECOSTONE USA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL ECOSTONE USA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE FEES PAID BY YOU IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE DURING THE SIX MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH THE CLAIM AROSE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.



Minors

If you are under 18, you may use ECOSTONE USA only with consent of a parent or guardian. ECOSTONE USA reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.



Order Acceptance

Please note that there may be certain orders that we are unable to accept and must cancel. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse or cancel any order for any reason.



Product Descriptions

ECOSTONE USA attempts to be as accurate as possible. However, ECOSTONE USA does not warrant that product descriptions or other content of this site is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If a product you purchase from us is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition.

We have also made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors and finishes of our products that appear on the site. However, as the actual colors you see will depend on your monitor, we cannot guarantee that your monitor's display of any color or finish will be accurate.

Disclaimer of Indian or Native American Origin or Manufacture. No product sold on this website, or by any of ECOSTONE USA, is Indian produced, an Indian product, or the product of a particular Indian, Indian tribe, or Indian arts and crafts organization, resident in the United States or abroad.


Quantity Limits and Dealer Sales

ECOSTONE USA reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may be applicable to orders placed by the same the same payment account and also to orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address, or same email address. We will provide notification to the customer e-mail and/or billing address provided should such limits be applied. ECOSTONE USA also reserves the right to prohibit sales to dealers. If you are interested in purchasing multiple quantities of items for a corporation or institution, please contact our Sales Team.


Reviews, Comments, Communications, and Other User Content

If you do post content or submit material, submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, the content must not be illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable or consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of such content. ECOSTONE USA reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content.

By placing material on ECOSTONE USA web sites, including but not limited to posting content or communications to any ECOSTONE USA bulletin board, forum, blogspace, message or chat area, review space, or posting text, images, audio files or other audio-visual content to the site (“User Content”), you represent and warrant: (1) you own or otherwise have all necessary rights to the User Content you provide and the rights to provide it under these Terms of Service and, (2) the User Content will not cause injury to any person or entity.

For all User Content you post, upload or otherwise make available (“Provide”) to ECOSTONE USA web sites, you grant ECOSTONE USA, its affiliates and related entities, including the ECOSTONE USA site the content was submitted to and its affiliated sites a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and fully sub-licensable license to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, modify, adapt, translate, archive, store and create derivative works from such User Content, in any form, format, or medium of any kind now known or later developed. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you authorize ECOSTONE USA to share the User Content across all web sites, advertisements, media and other medium, affiliated with ECOSTONE USA, to include the User Content in a searchable format accessible by users of ECOSTONE USA web sites, to place advertisements in close proximity to such User Content, and to use your name, likeness and any other information in connection with its use of the material you provide. You waive all moral rights with respect to any User Content you provide to ECOSTONE USA web sites. You also grant ECOSTONE USA the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you provide or otherwise submit to us for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, commercial purposes, and developing, manufacturing and marketing commercial products using such information. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the need for additional compensation of any sort to you. You grant ECOSTONE USA and sub licensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify ECOSTONE USA for all claims resulting from content you supply. ECOSTONE USA has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. ECOSTONE USA takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.


Risk of Loss

All items purchased from ECOSTONE USA are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.


Sales tax

We do not charge for sales tax outside of Ohio. Only orders shipped to Ohio will be subject to a 8% sales tax. For all other states imposing sales or use taxes, your purchase is subject to use tax unless it is specifically exempt from taxation. Your purchase is not exempt merely because it is made over the Internet or by other remote means. Many states require purchasers to file a sales/use tax return at the end of the year reporting all taxable purchases that were not taxed and to pay tax on those purchases.


Site Policies, Modification, and Severability

Please review our other policies posted on this site, e.g. security & privacy policy, shipping policy, return policy, special order policy, FAQ page, and how to install page. These policies also govern your visit to this and all other ECOSTONE USA websites. ECOSTONE USA reserves the right to update or modify these terms, conditions, and policies at any time without prior notice. Your use of the ECOSTONE USA web site following any such change constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by the terms, conditions, and policies as changed. For this reason, we encourage you to review these terms, conditions, and policies whenever you use this web site.


Trademarks

ECOSTONE USA graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of ECOSTONE USA in the U.S. and/or other countries. ECOSTONE USA trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not ECOSTONE USA’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits ECOSTONE USA. All other trademarks not owned by ECOSTONE USA that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by ECOSTONE USA.

 

Additional terms and condtions for concrete-based and gypsum-based products

Article 1: Surface roughness and inclusion of air

The production methods used can result in the inclusion of air or insufficiently filled surfaces. For so far as these do not lead to a substantial deviation from the outer measurements or the surface, the product is not considered as faulty and no claims are possible.

Article 2: Quality

The entire consignment or a type of product in the consignment, to which the other party has made an objection, must until ECOSTONE USA has looked into these objections - be left in the state of arrival, unsorted, unused and unprocessed.

Article 4: Size and colour

The products are produced using natural materials whereby colour differences can occur. You must therefore take this into account when ordering and using the product. It is advised to mix and check products from different boxes before use. After use no claims are possible.

Article 5: White efflorescence

Because of climatic circumstance white chalk efflorescence can occur on the surface of cement-based materials. This in no way negatively affects the quality of the product. Over the course of time this efflorescence will disappear again because of the same climatic circumstances. Claims based on this white efflorescence are not possible.