Terms of Use

Last Revised June 1, 2013

These Terms of Use ("Agreement") describe the terms and conditions (the "Terms") applicable to your use of the services of Michigan Bride Guide, Inc. ("Michigan Bride Guide" or "We"), available at www.MiBrideGuide.com, as well as any other websites owned and/or operated by Michigan Bride Guide (collectively, the "Site"). By using the Site, you signify your acceptance of these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use this Site. We reserve the right to amend these Terms from time to time without notice. All modified terms and conditions shall take effect immediately after posting to the Site. We encourage you to review this page periodically because any changes will be binding on you. This Agreement may not be modified, amended, and/or changed by you in any manner.

1. Michigan Bride Guide is a Neutral Venue.

Michigan Bride Guide is an innovative community and marketplace for the wedding industry. Michigan Bride Guide is not a wedding product or service provider, wedding vendor or an agent representative. Michigan Bride Guide members ("Members") include prospective brides and grooms, newlyweds and their Wedding guests (collectively, Wedding Members") and companies and other third parties offering products and services related to Weddings ("Vendor Members"). We and the Site function solely as a neutral venue and digital clearinghouse where Wedding Members and Vendor Members may connect for a particular type of service or product. We are not involved in or a party to the actual transaction between Members. As a result, We have no control over the quality, accuracy, safety, or legality of the transactions that take place on our Website, the accuracy of listings, or the ability of Wedding Vendors to provide items or services and we are not responsible for the actions or inactions of Wedding Members or Vendor Members.

Wedding Members: You acknowledge the following: Michigan Bride Guide does not provide any of the products or services advertised or offered by Vendor Members. We do not endorse any Vendor Member, nor do We guarantee the quality of their goods or services. Any and all communications, correspondence, verbal or written, or any warranties or representations, made with regard to products and services offered through the Michigan Bride Guide venue are not provided by us and are specifically and solely between you and the Vendor Member. Any transaction you enter into with a Vendor Member is strictly between you and the Vendor Member, and Michigan Bride Guide is not a party to that transaction. Any dispute you have with a Vendor Member is between you and the Vendor Member, and We will not be a party to that dispute, except regarding your use of the Site, as discussed in Section 32.

We use techniques to help verify the identity of Wedding Vendors when they register for memberships on our Site; however, Michigan Bride Guide cannot and will not guarantee each service provider's identity; nor can we guarantee their capabilities. We have implemented a user-managed feedback system to help you evaluate Vendor Members with whom you are considering transacting business. In addition, We cannot guarantee that information provided by or about Vendor Members on the Site is accurate. You should use Michigan Bride Guide as a starting point for identifying vendors to provide the products and services you need for your wedding, then conduct your own research to ensure that vendors you choose to do business with are appropriate for you. You acknowledge that participation in certain programs, when and if available, may under certain circumstances result in Vendor Members receiving contact information for you in accordance with the terms and conditions governing these programs.

Vendor Members: You acknowledge the following: Michigan Bride Guide will not endorse you or your products or services. We are in no way responsible for assisting you in reaching an agreement with Wedding Members; nor are We responsible for assisting you in providing goods and services to Wedding Members. While all Wedding Members are required to give us accurate information about themselves, We cannot and will not verify this information or guarantee the ability of Wedding Members to complete payment for any of the products or services you provide. Any transaction you enter into with a Wedding Member is strictly between you and the Wedding Member, and Michigan Bride Guide is not a party to that transaction. Any dispute you have with a Wedding Member is between you and the Wedding Member, and We will not be a party to that dispute. After Michigan Bride Guide and the Vendor Member have terminated their relationship, Michigan Bride Guide shall be entitled to retain all reviews associated with a Vendor Member on the Site as well as basic directory information, including, without limitation, business name, address and telephone number.

2. Membership

Membership to Michigan Bride Guide is available only to entities and individuals at least 18 years of age who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Our services are not available to minors or to temporarily or indefinitely suspended Members. Membership in Michigan Bride Guide is void where prohibited. Your Michigan Bride Guide membership may not be transferred or sold to another party. If you are registering as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement. If you are registering as an individual, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and are able to enter into a legally binding contract. Members who engage in the sale of goods and services must have a valid business operations license, as applicable. By joining Michigan Bride Guide, you agree to (i) provide us with accurate, complete information about yourself and to update this information as needed; (ii) abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement; (iii) safeguard your username and password; and (iv) be responsible for all activity of your membership account. In addition, in the event you contact Michigan Bride Guide via telephone, you understand, acknowledge and agree that such phone conversations may be recorded. "Basic," "Free Trial," "Lite," or other unpaid vendor memberships may be offered by Michigan Bride Guide periodically. These unpaid vendor memberships do not guarantee any advertising placement or other benefits. Michigan Bride Guide reserves the right to modify the terms of or cancel any such unpaid vendor memberships.

3. Prohibited Activities

Visitors to and Members of the Site may not:

• Create an account in another's name
• Create more than one account
• Use another's account
• Impersonate another person or entity
• Use the Site to break the law or applicable regulations, encourage others to do so, or offer instructions on how to do so
• Offer to provide products or services that violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation (collectively "Laws"), or offer any products or services in a manner that violates any Laws
• Conduct any type of sweepstakes, promotion or contest without posting official rules
• Collect or harvest information about Site Members, including but not limited to use of robots, spiders, or similar means
• Use information on the Site to send unsolicited email to Members
• Do anything that interferes with or places an undue burden on the Site (as determined by Michigan Bride Guide in our sole discretion)
• Use the Site if your membership has been temporarily or permanently suspended or revoked
• Violate any terms of this Agreement

4. Additional Terms and Conditions

You acknowledge and agree that We have the sole discretion to set forth and post additional terms and conditions for your use of the Site at various places throughout the Site including, but not limited to, fees associated with certain services or uses. You agree that those additional terms and conditions shall be considered an effective amendment to this Agreement and said terms and conditions shall be incorporated herein. Furthermore, you expressly agree that if there is any conflict between those additional terms and conditions and the Terms set forth herein, the additional terms and conditions shall govern.

5. Fees

There are currently NO minimum fees to join Michigan Bride Guide for Wedding Members or Vendor Members. Optional fee-based services are available but participation is NOT mandatory. See below for details.

Wedding Members: There are currently no fee-based services for a large portion of the Michigan Bride Guide services. Michigan Bride Guide may offer optional fee-based functionality/services, which may include services provided by third parties and your use of such functionality/services shall be subject to any applicable additional terms and conditions which may include the third parties' terms and conditions. Your credit card will not be charged unless and until you agree to use that fee-based functionality/service and/or to incur a charge with Michigan Bride Guide. The fee and timing of payments for the fee-based functionality/service will be described separately as part of the applicable fee-based functionality/service.

Vendor Members: Vendor Members with valid Vendor Accounts may opt into additional paid services ("Premium Services"). Michigan Bride Guide may list the prices for these Premium Services on the Site, but it reserves the right to change these prices and to offer temporary promotions.

Charged in error. In the event you believe that Michigan Bride Guide has charged you in error, you must contact Michigan Bride Guide Member Services at dean@MiBrideGuide.com within 90 days after such charge. No refunds will be given for any charges which are more than 90 days old.

6. Authorization to Credit and Debit Accounts

If applicable, based on the various optional fee-based programs, You irrevocably and expressly authorize Michigan Bride Guide to debit or credit, as applicable, any monies to the account that you have identified for Michigan Bride Guide. You agree that it is your responsibility to maintain a valid, non-expired credit card on file with us while engaging in fee-based activities on our Site. You agree that if you do not maintain a valid, non-expired card on file with us during any billing attempt, you may be subject to interest and penalties as enumerated below. You irrevocably and expressly authorize Michigan Bride Guide to withhold any monies and/or debit any monies from any account that you have identified to Michigan Bride Guide for any charge backs, fees, costs, deductions, adjustments and any other amounts owed to Michigan Bride Guide. We reserve our rights to all actions and remedies in connection with any monies owed to Michigan Bride Guide. You will indemnify, defend and hold us harmless for any claims, demands or causes of actions that We take toward any identified account pursuant to this Section.

7. Unpaid Fees

If, for any reason, any fees you owe Michigan Bride Guide have not been received or in any manner realized by Michigan Bride Guide ("Unpaid Fees"), you agree to pay such Unpaid Fees immediately. In addition, Michigan Bride Guide may charge interest, in the amount of 2.0% per month (or the maximum amount allowed by law), on any unpaid account balance that you maintain. Any partial payments made by Members will first be applied to the most recent fees owed to Michigan Bride Guide, including interest. Michigan Bride Guide reserves the right to waive or reduce the amount of any Unpaid Fees, penalties, or interest at any time. You also agree to pay any attorney fees, and other costs of collection incurred by us with respect to any Unpaid Fees. You also consent and authorize us, in our sole discretion, to make appropriate reports to credit reporting agencies, financial institutions, tax agencies and law enforcement authorities, and cooperate with them in any resulting investigation or prosecution. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Michigan Bride Guide agrees that it will not charge any late fees or interest to a Member's credit card.

8. Protection of Intellectual Property Content

The Michigan Bride Guide Site contains or uses copyrighted material, inventions, know how, potentially patentable business method material, design logos, phrases, names, logos, HTML code and/or other computer code and/or scripts (collectively, "Intellectual Property Content"), all of which, unless otherwise indicated and/or provided pursuant to a third party license, are our sole property, and We retain all appurtenant rights, interests and title thereto. We also claim ownership rights under the copyright and trademark laws with regard to the "look", "feel", "appearance" and "graphic function" of this Site, including but not limited to its color combinations, sounds, layouts and designs. You agree and acknowledge that your use of this Site does not confer upon you any license or permission to use our (or any third party's) Intellectual Property Content. You shall not reproduce, modify, display, sell, or distribute the Intellectual Property Content, including but not limited to Submitted Information (as defined below) contributed by you or any other Member, or use our Intellectual Property Content in any other way for public or commercial purposes. All other trademarks, service marks and copyrights are held by their rightful owners. You may not frame or link to the Site without our prior written permission.

The Site contains trademarks, trade names, trade dress, service marks, domain names or other indicia of ownership (collectively the "Marks") owned or licensed for use by us, including but not limited to Michigan Bride Guide, Michigan Bride Guide logo. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, you agree that no right, property, license, permission or interest of any kind in or to the Marks is or is intended to be given or transferred to or acquired by you pursuant to the execution, performance or non-performance of this Agreement or any part thereof. You shall in no way contest or deny the validity of, our right of title to or license of use for, the Marks, and you shall not encourage or assist others directly or indirectly to do so, during the lifetime of this Agreement and thereafter. You shall not utilize the Marks or any similar marks in any manner that would diminish their value or harm their reputation. You shall not use or register any domain name, trademark or service mark that is identical to or similar to any of the Marks.

9. DMCA Notice

Reporting Claims of Copyright Infringement

We take claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Site infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials from the Site by submitting written notification to our Copyright Agent (designated below). In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) ("DMCA"), the written notice (the "DMCA Notice") must include substantially the following:

• Your physical or electronic signature.
• Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works on the Site, a representative list of such works.
• Identification of the material you believe to be infringing in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material.
• Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address).
• A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
• A statement that the information in the written notice is accurate.
• A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Our designated Copyright Agent to receive DMCA Notices is: dean@MiBrideGuide.com
or mail to:
Michigan Bride Guide Inc
Attn: Legal Department
1124 Eastman Ave
Midland, MI 48640

If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective.

Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Site is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.

If you believe that material you posted on the site was removed or access to it was disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may file a counter-notification with us (a "Counter-Notice") by submitting written notification to our copyright agent (identified below). Pursuant to the DMCA, the Counter-Notice must include substantially the following:

• Your physical or electronic signature.
• An identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access disabled.
• Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address).
• A statement under penalty of perjury by you that you have a good faith belief that the material identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
• A statement that you will consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or if you reside outside the United States for any judicial district in which the Site may be found) and that you will accept service from the person (or an agent of that person) who provided the Site with the complaint at issue.

Completed Counter-Notices should be sent to: dean@MiBrideGuide.com
or mail to:
Michigan Bride Guide Inc
Attn: Legal Department
1124 Eastman Ave
Midland, MI 48640

The DMCA allows us to restore the removed content if the party filing the original DMCA Notice does not file a court action against you within ten business days of receiving the copy of your Counter-Notice.

Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Site was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.

Repeat Infringers: It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.

10. Disputes Among Members; Release

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Michigan Bride Guide Members, and We are not party to any such disputes. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members. You agree to release Michigan Bride Guide, its officers, directors, agents, and employees from all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of any kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with any disputes between you and any other Michigan Bride Guide Members. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which states: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."

11. Account Flagging System.

The Michigan Bride Guide Site is self-policed by the Michigan Bride Guide community via a flagging system. The flagging system is used to communicate the policies of the Michigan Bride Guide Terms of Use. Michigan Bride Guide members are able to 'flag' certain texts/content that do not comply with this Agreement. A "Flag as Inappropriate" link will appear on certain pages. When accessed, the popup window will appear asking the user to specify the reason for the violation. This information will then be sent to Michigan Bride Guide for investigation. If the violation is deemed legitimate by Michigan Bride Guide staff in its sole discretion, either a warning, suspension or membership termination may be issued to the violating member. You agree not to flag any content that you do not in good faith believe is inappropriate.

12. Fraud

Michigan Bride Guide may suspend or terminate your account if We suspect that you have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with our Site, as determined in our sole discretion.

13. Coupons

We may allow you to receive promotional coupons ("Coupons") that may be used to purchase goods and services from third parties ("Coupon Vendors"). In no event shall We be responsible for providing the goods and/or services indicated in a Coupon. We shall have no liability for the goods and/or services provided under a Coupon. You agree to look solely to the Coupon Vendor for the goods and/or services to be provided; therefore, the Coupon Vendors are responsible for any damages, claims or liabilities, including, but not limited to, injuries and property damages. You hereby release Us and our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents from and you waive, and release us and our officers, directors, employees and agents from, any and all claims, causes of action, damages, liabilities, costs, and attorneys' fees and expenses whatsoever, known or unknown, arising out of the goods and/or services provided in connection with the Coupons. Additional terms and conditions may be contained on each Coupon. Any violation of the Coupon terms and conditions will make the Coupon void. We are not responsible for lost or stolen Coupons. The combination of a Coupon with other coupons or offers is at the sole discretion of the Coupon Vendors. Coupons are not redeemable for cash. Only one Coupon per redemption. A Coupon is automatically void if prohibited by law. A Coupon may not be used for alcohol, tips, taxes, and any other statutory limitations. Any Coupon credit for use of the Coupon for less than its face value shall be at the sole discretion of the Coupon Vendor, unless otherwise required by law. You acknowledge and agree that Michigan Bride Guide may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Coupons to you or to users generally at Michigan Bride Guide's sole discretion, without prior notice to you.

14. Privacy.

Please see our Privacy Policy to learn about how we treat information We gather from you. Please be aware that Members, including Vendor Members, are not bound by our Privacy Policy except as specified therein. Therefore, you should carefully safeguard your personal information and check with Vendor Members to see how they treat information they gather from you.

15. No Agency

You hereby agree and acknowledge that your provision of services and/or your use of the Site, does not confer or imply any contractor (independent or otherwise), agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship with us and furthermore that no affiliation, association or connection exists between you and us. In no event shall you have authority to bind, commit, contract for, or otherwise obligate Michigan Bride Guide in any manner whatsoever.

16. Right to Reject or Remove Members

We reserve the absolute right to reject your participation, or remove you from your current participation, in the Michigan Bride Guide Site at any time and for any reason or for no reason and without notice to you. Actions that may result in the rejection or removal of your participation can include, but are not limited to: any violation of the Terms of this Agreement; your creation, maintenance and/or management of more than one account; your non-payment in full any Unpaid Fees; any attempt by you to improperly influence, or cause another to improperly influence the feedback of Members; or any attempt by you to harass, or cause another to harass, or have inappropriate communications with a Member.

17. Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure

As a result of the performance of this Agreement and whether due to any intentional or negligent act or omission, We may disclose to you or you may otherwise learn of or discover, our documents, business practices, object code, source code, management styles, day-to-day business operations, capabilities, systems, current and future strategies, marketing information, financial information, software, technologies, processes, procedures, methods and applications, or other aspects of our business ("Our Information"). You hereby agree and acknowledge that any and all of Our Information is confidential and shall be our sole and exclusive intellectual property and proprietary information. You agree to use Our Information only for the specific purposes as allowed by the performance of this Agreement. Any disclosure of Our Information to a third party specifically including a direct competitor is strictly prohibited and will be vigorously challenged in a court of law. All obligations contained herein shall survive the termination of this Agreement. Furthermore, you acknowledge that our information is proprietary, confidential and extremely valuable to us, and that We would be materially damaged by your disclosure of Our Information. You acknowledge and agree that monetary damages provide an insufficient remedy for the breach of this confidentiality obligation, and that We shall be entitled to injunctive relief.

18. Record Keeping/Audit

We reserve the right to keep all records of any and all communications between you and other Members for administration purposes.

19. Submissions.

We always want to receive messages and feedback from Michigan Bride Guide Members and welcome any comments regarding the Site. However, please be aware that any ideas, suggestions comments or proposals you send to Michigan Bride Guide (collectively, "Submissions") are non-confidential, shall become the sole property of Michigan Bride Guide, and you hereby assign all right, title and interest in such Submissions. To the extent Submissions cannot be assigned to Michigan Bride Guide, you hereby grant and agree to grant to Michigan Bride Guide all rights needed for Michigan Bride Guide to incorporate and commercialize the Submissions at no charge or encumbrance to Michigan Bride Guide and you agree that Michigan Bride Guide may disclose the Submissions to any third party in any manner and you agree that Michigan Bride Guide has the ability to sublicense all Submissions in any form to any third party without restriction. Michigan Bride Guide shall own all rights therein, including all intellectual property rights. Michigan Bride Guide shall be entitled to use and/or disseminate the Submissions in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation or credit to you.

20. Remedies

Remedies for use of our Site that violate this Agreement include, but are not limited to, the immediate termination of your membership, notifying our Members of your actions, issuing a warning (including a public warning), temporarily suspending your membership, monetary compensation, and injunctive relief.

21. No Warranty

Michigan Bride Guide, OUR EMPLOYEES, AND OUR SUPPLIERS PROVIDE THE SITE AND THE SERVICES THEREON "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. Michigan Bride Guide FURTHER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE OR ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES OR TOOLS OFFERED ON THIS SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT, OR WILL GIVE ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT RESULTS; THAT OPERATION OF THE SITE, INCLUDING TOOLS OR OTHER SERVICES OFFERED ON THE SITE, WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED, OR FREE FROM ERROR OR OMISSION OR FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR THAT ANY ERRORS ON THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED. Michigan Bride Guide DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT DATA YOU STORE ON THE SITE (FOR EXAMPLE, IN CONNECTION WITH TOOLS) WILL BE SECURE, AVAILABLE OR PRESERVED. Michigan Bride Guide DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ALL TOOLS OR OTHER SERVICES ON THE SITE WILL CONTINUE TO BE OFFERED.

22. Limited Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL Michigan Bride Guide, OUR EMPLOYEES, OR OUR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, FOR USE OF COUPONS, OR FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE SITE, WHETHER IN AN ACTION FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY OR CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY. OUR LIABILITY, AND THAT OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND SUPPLIERS, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU PAY TO US IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY OR $100, NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY.

23. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold us and our affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising in any manner in whole or in part out of your use of the Site, including but not limited to (i) your advertising, provision of or failure to pay for goods or services promoted on the Site; and (ii) claims that any of your Submitted Information includes materials owned by third parties without authorization, was defamatory or harassing, or otherwise violated the rights of any third party.

24. Links to Other Sites

This Site may contain links to other sites which are provided solely as a convenience to you, or which are provided by other Members. Michigan Bride Guide is not responsible for the availability of external sites or resources linked to the Site, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Transactions that occur between you and such third-party sites are strictly between you and the third party and are not the responsibility of Michigan Bride Guide. Because Michigan Bride Guide is not responsible for the availability or accuracy of these outside resources or their contents, you should review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of these linked sites, as their policies may differ from ours.

25. Legal Compliance

You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our service and your listing, shipping, transporting, and solicitation of offers to ship and transport items.

26. Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction

By visiting or using the Site, you agree that the laws of the State of Michigan, without regard to principles of conflict of laws of any state or jurisdiction, will govern these Terms and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Michigan Bride Guide or any of our affiliates. With respect to any disputes or claims not subject to arbitration (as set forth below), you agree not to commence or prosecute any action in connection therewith other than in the state and federal courts of Michigan, and you hereby consent to, and waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens with respect to, venue and jurisdiction in the state and federal courts of Michigan.

THIS AGREEMENT PROVIDES THAT ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND Michigan Bride Guide WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING ARBITRATION. YOU THUS GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT TO ASSERT OR DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS. YOU ALSO GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN OR BRING CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS. YOUR RIGHTS WILL BE DETERMINED BY NEUTRAL ARBITRATORS AND NOT A JUDGE OR JURY. You are entitled to a fair hearing, but the arbitration procedures are simpler and more limited than rules applicable in court. Arbitrator decisions are enforceable as any court order and are subject to very limited review by a court. By using Michigan Bride Guide's goods and services or the Site, you consent to these restrictions.

Should a Dispute arise and should the arbitration provisions herein become inapplicable or unenforceable, or in any instance of any lawsuit between you and Michigan Bride Guide, the parties agree that jurisdiction over and venue of any suit shall be exclusively in the state courts sitting in Rockville, Michigan and federal courts sitting in Greenbelt, Michigan. If either party employs attorneys to enforce any right in connection with any Dispute or lawsuit, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys' fees.

27. Security

Michigan Bride Guide uses industry standard practices to protect your personal information, including firewalls and Secure Socket Layers. We utilize several different security techniques to protect data from unauthorized access, but, Except as specified in a Terms of Purchase, We cannot guarantee the security of our system. Except as specified in a Terms of Purchase, we also do not guarantee uninterrupted or secure access to our system, as the operation of our Site can be interrupted by numerous factors outside of our control.

28. General

This Agreement may not be modified, supplemented, qualified, or interpreted by any trade usage or prior course of dealing not made a part of the Agreement by its express terms. To the extent of any conflict between the terms of this Terms of Use and any other document made a part of the Agreement by its express terms, the terms of this Terms of Use shall prevail unless the other document specifically states that it shall prevail. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement shall not affect the validity of this Agreement as a whole and any such provision should be enforced by authorities, and reconstructed if need be, to apply to the maximum extent allowable under applicable law. The failure by Michigan Bride Guide to enforce at any time any of the provisions of this Agreement, to exercise any election or option provided herein, or to require at any time the performance of the other of any of the provisions herein will not in any way be construed as a waiver of such provisions. Reasonable attorneys' fees and costs will be awarded to the prevailing party in the event of arbitration or litigation involving the enforcement or interpretation of this Agreement. You agree that other than affiliates or subsidiaries of Michigan Bride Guide, there are no intended third-party beneficiaries of this Agreement. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.