Acceptance of Terms
By using the Website in any way or otherwise ordering products or services from Blue Hippo, you indicate your acceptance to be bound by the Terms. If you are using the Website or ordering products or services on behalf of a company or other legal entity (“Organization”), then you represent and warrant that you are an authorized representative of the Organization with the authority to bind such Organization to the Terms. You and/or any Organization using the Blue Hippo Service shall be considered customers of Blue Hippo (“Customers”).
Blue Hippo Service
As used herein, the term “Service” or "Blue Hippo Service" shall mean any intellectual property, products, or services that Blue Hippo provides to you, including but not limited to, metal, plastic, or wood works, signs, furniture, fabrications, artwork, design services, or other creative or consulting services, whether offered through the Website or by any other means. Blue Hippo may utilize employees, representatives, or third-party subcontractor partners of Blue Hippo (collectively, Blue Hippo "Personnel") to provide any portion of the Service.
Blue Hippo may, at any time, discontinue the Service or change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Blue Hippo Service. Blue Hippo may also impose limits on certain products or services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Service without notice or liability.
When using the Website, you might be required to create an account or provide certain business and/or personal contact information for you and/or authorized users on your account, such information consisting of first and last name, company name, address, phone number, facsimile number, and email address ("Customer Data"). You are responsible for providing accurate Customer Data and for updating your Customer Data as required.
Your information will be transferred to Blue Hippo in the United States, which may be outside of your own country. By providing us with your information, you are consenting to such transfer.
While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal and other information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties.
As used herein, the term “Content” shall include any content or information that you provide to Blue Hippo in any form, whether orally, in writing, or electronically, including but not limited to, data, images, designs, intellectual property, or information contained within text files, PDFs, JPEGs, PNGs, GIFs, HTML, design files, or any other documents or files submitted to Blue Hippo.
By submitting Content to Blue Hippo, you grant Blue Hippo any and all intellectual property rights, including but not limited to a limited, non-exclusive license, to use the Content for the purpose of providing the Service. It is Blue Hippo’s policy to respond to notices of alleged trademark infringement and notices of copyright infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Under no circumstance will Blue Hippo be liable for any loss or damage caused by the reliance on any information obtained from the Content or otherwise through the Service.
Unaffiliated Products and Websites
Descriptions of, or references to, products, publications, or websites not owned by Blue Hippo or its affiliates do not imply endorsement of that product, publication, or website. The Service may contain links to other Internet sites and third-party resources. Blue Hippo is not responsible for either the availability of these outside resources or their content. You assume all risk with clicking on any links to other Internet sites or third-party resources.
You may only use the Service for lawful purposes and in accordance with the Terms and/or any other applicable terms, policies, standards, or requirements established by Blue Hippo. You may not restrict or inhibit any other person from using or enjoying the Website or Service.
Purchasing artwork depicting Getty Images content from Blue Hippo for the purpose of resale is prohibited. Customers of this site may not purchase Getty Images artwork (i) as a professional reseller or (ii) in order to set up a retail store or website to sell any Getty Images artwork.
By submitting Content to Blue Hippo, you represent that you are authorized to grant Blue Hippo all required rights to provide the Service. You further represent and warrant that you have the right, title, and interest to any and all Content that you provide to Blue Hippo and that the Content does not infringe any third party’s intellectual property rights, including but not limited to international trademark or copyright laws and regulations.
Except as expressly authorized by Blue Hippo, you agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation “robots,” “spiders,” and “offline readers” (“Tools”) that accesses the Website or Service in a manner that sends more request messages to the Service in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional web browser. You specifically agree to not use any Tools to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Website or content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Website or any content, to obtain or attempt to obtain materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Website. Tools that use the Website shall be considered agents of the individuals who control or author them. Blue Hippo reserves the right to exercise whatever lawful means it deems necessary to prevent unauthorized use of the Service, including, but not limited to, technological barriers, IP mapping, and directly contacting your Internet Service Provider (ISP) regarding such unauthorized use.
From time to time, you might request custom services from Blue Hippo. Custom services may include consulting, design, fabrication, or any other services requested outside of the standard products and services made available on the Website. Blue Hippo does not guarantee that it can or will agree to perform any requested custom services on your behalf. To the extent Blue Hippo agrees to perform custom services, it will be pursuant to a separate agreement or statement of work, and Blue Hippo will use its good faith, commercially-reasonable efforts to perform the custom services in a timely and professional manner.
Blue Hippo Intellectual Property
The visual interfaces, graphics, design, compilation, information, computer code (including source code or object code), products, software, services, names, marks, and all other elements of the Website and related services provided by Blue Hippo (collectively the “Materials”) are protected by copyright, trade dress, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions, and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights, and applicable laws. Except for any Content provided by you, all Materials contained on the Website are the property of Blue Hippo or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names, including but not limited to Blue Hippo, are proprietary to Blue Hippo or its affiliates and/or third-party licensors. Except as expressly authorized by Blue Hippo, you agree not to sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise make unauthorized use of the Materials. Your use of the Website or Service does not grant you any right, title, interest or license to any such Materials or other intellectual property appearing on this Website. Any unauthorized use of the content of the Website may subject you to civil or criminal penalties.
You agree to indemnify and hold Blue Hippo, its affiliated companies, contractors, employees, agents, directors, and shareholders and its third-party suppliers, licensors, and partners, harmless from and against any and all liability, claims, penalties, damages, injuries, costs, attorney’s fees or other expenses of any nature whatsoever paid or incurred in connection with claims by any person (including claims of copyright, trademark, or patent infringement, as well as trade secret misappropriation) directly or indirectly arising from or relating to your use of the Website or Service.
Disclaimer of Warranty
THE BLUE HIPPO WEBSITE AND SERVICE IS PROVIDED AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, NONINTERFERENCE, ACCURACY OF DATA, ACCURACY OF TRANSLATION, AVAILABILITY, TIMING, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER BLUE HIPPO NOR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, OR AGENTS WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE, OR GOODS PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE.
Blue Hippo further assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any damages caused by viruses or other destructive or contaminating features that may affect your property, including but not limited to computer equipment, software, and data, as a result of your access to or use of the Website or your downloading of any materials, text, images, video, or audio from the Website or any linked Websites.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL BLUE HIPPO OR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, AND CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS) OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. CERTAIN LAWS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL LEGAL RIGHTS.
Nothing in the Terms between you and Blue Hippo will be deemed to place you and Blue Hippo in the relationship of employer employee, principal agent, or partners or joint ventures. Neither you nor Blue Hippo will under any circumstances be liable for the other’s withholding taxes, payroll taxes, disability insurance payments, unemployment taxes, and other similar taxes or charges.
Blue Hippo has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor your use of the Website to (i) determine compliance with the Terms and/or any standards or requirements established by Blue Hippo; and (ii) satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request.
The invalidity or unenforceability of a particular provision of the Terms will not affect the other provisions hereof, and the Terms will be construed in all respects as if such invalid or unenforceable provisions were omitted.
Applicable Law and Binding Effect
The Terms and your use of the Website and Service shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of Florida in the United States, and will inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the parties hereto and their heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns. If any action, suit or proceeding is instituted as a result of any matter or thing affecting this Terms, the parties hereby designate Orange County, Florida, as the proper jurisdiction and the venue in which same is to be instituted.
Void Where Prohibited
This Website may be viewed internationally and may contain references to products or services not available in all countries. References to a particular product or service does not imply that they are appropriate or available to all persons of legal purchasing age in all locations, or that Blue Hippo intends to make such products or services available in such countries. Any offer for any product, feature, service, or application made on this Website is void where prohibited.
Attorneys’ Fees and Costs
In the event of litigation arising under the Terms or your use of the Website or Service, the prevailing party will recover from the non-prevailing party, in addition to available remedies at law, all reasonable court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees (including charges attributable to law clerks and paralegals) incurred in any such action.
Blue Hippo shall have the right at any time to change, modify, or update these Terms. You will be effectively notified when (i) Blue Hippo prominently displays the revised Terms on the Website; or (ii) you are notified by any other means that would make a reasonable person aware of the new Terms. Your continued use of the Website or Service after notice of the new Terms constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms.
What this policy covers
Your privacy is important to us, and so is being transparent about how we collect, use, and share information about you. This policy is intended to help you understand:
• What information we collect about you
• How we use information we collect
• How we share information we collect
• How we store and secure information we collect
• How to access and control your information
• How we transfer information we collect internationally
• Other important privacy information
This policy sets forth in detail the following general principles that we apply to the processing of any personal information at Blue Hippo. These principles include:
• Personal information will be processed lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent manner;
• We collect and store personal information only for specified, explicit, and legitimate purposes;
• The personal information we request is adequate, relevant, and limited to what is necessary to provide the Services;
• The personal information we collect and store is accurate and kept up-to-date and, if found to be inaccurate, will be updated without delay as soon as we are notified;
• We collect and store personal information for no longer than is necessary to provide the Services and protect our legitimate interests;
• We process personal information with integrity and confidentiality and in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the information; and
• We will be accountable and responsible for complying with this policy.
This policy also explains your choices about how we use information about you. Your choices include how you can object to certain uses of information about you and how you can access and update certain information about you.
If you do not agree with this policy, do not access or use our Services or interact with any other aspect of our business.
1. WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
We collect information about you when you provide it to us, when you visit our website or when you use our Services, as further described below.
A. Information you provide to us
We collect information about you when you input it into the Services or otherwise provide it directly to us.
Customer Order Information: We collect information about you when you place an order for a product or Service at Blue Hippo. For example, in order to fulfill and deliver your order, we will collect certain Customer Data, consisting of your name, address, phone number, and email.
Marketing Contact Information: We collect information about you when you sign up to receive marketing content and/or newsletters from Blue Hippo. This information may include your name, company name, address, phone number, and email.
Content you provide through our Websites: The Services also include our Websites owned or operated by us. We may collect content that you submit to these Websites, which include social media or social networking websites operated by us. For example, you might provide content to us when you upload an image for a product order, participate in any interactive surveys, communicate with us through social media, or sign up for gated marketing content.
Information you provide through our support channels: The Services also include our customer support, where you may choose to submit information regarding a problem you are experiencing with the Service. Whether you engage in email communication with Blue Hippo, fill out our contact form on the Website, speak to one of our representatives directly, or otherwise engage with our support team, you will be asked to provide contact information, a summary of the problem you are experiencing, and any other documentation, screenshots, or information that would be helpful in resolving the issue.
Unsolicited Information: You may provide us with ideas for new products or modifications to existing products, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential, and we shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, or distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation, remuneration, or attribution.
Payment Information: Outside of your name and contact information described above, we do not collect or store credit card information or other payment information as part of the Services. Any credit card or wire transfer transactions are cleared through Intuit Inc. or PayPal and would be subject to their respective privacy and data protection policies.
Employee and Job Applicants: We collect information about you when you apply for a job at Blue Hippo or work at Blue Hippo. This includes typical application and hiring information, like information contained within a cover letter or resume, information shared during the hiring process, information contained within government IDs, and information contained on any employment related forms.
B. Information we collect automatically when you use the Services
We collect information about you when you use our Services, including browsing our websites and taking certain actions within the Services.
Your use of the Services: We keep track of certain information about you when you visit and interact with our Services. This information includes the features you select, the links you click on, and the files you upload to the Services.
Device and Connection Information: We collect information about your computer, phone, tablet, or other devices you use to access the Services.
2. HOW WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
How we use the information we collect depends in part on which Services you use, how you use them, and any preferences you have communicated to us. Below are the specific purposes for which we use the information we collect about you.
To provide the Services: We use information about you to provide the Services to you, including to process transactions with you, provide customer support, and operate and maintain the Services.
For research and development: We use collective learnings about how people use our Services and feedback provided directly to us to troubleshoot and to identify trends, usage, activity patterns, and areas for integration and improvement of the Services.
To communicate with you about the Services: We use your contact information to send transactional communications via email and within the Services, including providing status and delivery notifications or other customer support. These communications are part of the Services and in most cases you cannot opt out of them. If an opt out is available, you will find that option within the communication itself.
To market, promote, and drive engagement with the Services: We use your contact information and information about how you use the Services to send promotional communications that may be of specific interest to you, including by email. These communications are aimed at driving engagement and maximizing what you get out of the Services, including information about new features, survey requests, newsletters, and trends we think may be of interest to you. We also communicate with you about new product offers and promotions. You can control whether you receive these communications as described below under "Opting out of communications."
Customer support: We use your information to respond to issues you encounter, to provide customer support, and to repair and improve the Services.
For safety and security: We use information about you and your Service use to verify accounts and activity, to monitor suspicious or fraudulent activity, and to identify violations of Service policies.
To protect our legitimate business interests and legal rights: Where required by law or where we believe it is necessary to protect our legal rights, interests, and the interests of others, we use information about you in connection with legal claims, compliance, regulatory, and audit functions, and disclosures in connection with the acquisition, merger, or sale of a business.
With your consent: We use information about you where you have given us consent to do so for a specific purpose not listed above. For example, we may publish testimonials or featured customer stories to promote the Services, with your permission. If you are a Blue Hippo employee, we might use your information as part of employee biographies made available on our website or as part of marketing videos or materials.
Legal bases for processing: The laws in some jurisdictions require companies to tell you about the legal ground they rely on to use or disclose your personal data. For example, if you are an individual in the European Economic Area (EEA), you are protected by the GDPR. To the extent such laws apply, our legal grounds for collecting and processing your information are as follows:
• To honor our contractual commitments to you.
• To provide you the Services, including to operate the Services, provide customer support, and to protect the safety and security of the Services;
• To satisfy a legitimate interest (which is not overridden by your data protection interests or your fundamental rights and freedoms), such as for research and development, to market and promote the Services, to protect our users, personnel, and property, and to protect our legal rights and interests;
• You give us consent to do so for a specific purpose; or
• To comply with a legal obligation.
3. HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We share information we collect about you in the ways discussed below, including in connection with possible business transfers, but we are not in the business of selling information about you to advertisers or other third parties.
A. Sharing with other Service users
When you use the Services, we may share certain information about you with other Service users.
Managed accounts and administrators: If you register or access the Services using an email address with a domain that is owned by your employer or organization, and such organization wishes to establish an account or site, certain information about you including your name, contact info, content, and past use of your account may become accessible to that organization’s Administrator and other Service users sharing the same account. If you are an Administrator for a particular site or group of users within the Services, we may share your contact information with current or past Service users, for the purpose of facilitating Service-related requests.
B. Sharing with third parties
When you use the Services, we may share certain information about you with certain third parties.
Service Providers: We work with third-party service providers to build, modify, maintain, backup, and host the Website, as well as payment processing, which may require them to access or use information about you. If a service provider needs to access information about you to perform services on our behalf, they do so under close instruction from us, including policies and procedures designed to protect your information.
With your consent: We share information about you with third parties when you give us consent to do so. For example, we often display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our public websites. With your consent, we may post your name alongside the testimonial.
Compliance with Enforcement Requests and Applicable Laws; Enforcement of Our Rights: In exceptional circumstances, we may share information about you with a third party if we believe that sharing is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, including to meet national security requirements, (b) enforce our agreements, policies, and terms of service, (c) protect the security or integrity of our products and services, (d) protect Blue Hippo, our customers, or the public from harm or illegal activities, or (e) respond to an emergency which we believe in good faith requires us to disclose information to assist in preventing the death or serious bodily injury of any person.
Aggregated or Non-identifiable Data: We may also share aggregated or non-personally identifiable information with partners or third parties for business purposes.
4. HOW WE STORE AND SECURE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
A. Information storage
Blue Hippo is based in the United States. No matter where you are located, you consent to the storage of your information in the U.S.
B. Information security
Blue Hippo utilizes a shopify Website for the Service. We process credit card information through Intuit or Paypal and do not record or store that information. We do collect and store limited information about you when your purchase products, including your name, address, email, and phone number. We take reasonable precautions to protect this information.
While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal and other information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. To protect you and your information, Blue Hippo may suspend your use of a website, without notice, pending an investigation, if any breach of security is suspected.
C. How long we keep information
By default, we will indefinitely keep the information we collect about you and the content you upload to the Service. We do so for security, historical, and archival purposes and to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, to enforce our agreements, and to support business operations.
5. HOW TO ACCESS AND CONTROL YOUR INFORMATION
You have certain choices available to you when it comes to your information. Below is a summary of those choices, how to exercise them, and any limitations.
You have the right to request a copy of your information, to object to our use of your information (including for marketing purposes), to request the deletion or restriction of your information, or to request your information in a structured, electronic format. You may contact us as provided in the Contact Us section below to request assistance.
Your request and choices may be limited in certain cases: for example, if fulfilling your request would reveal information about another person, or if you ask to delete information which we or your Administrator are permitted by law or have compelling legitimate interests to keep.
You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us by using the unsubscribe link within any promotional email you receive or by contacting us as provided below to have your contact information removed from our promotional email list or registration database. Even after you opt out from receiving promotional messages from us, you may continue to receive transactional messages from us regarding our Services.
6. HOW WE TRANSFER INFORMATION WE COLLECT INTERNATIONALLY
International transfers of information we collect
As more specifically described above, we collect information globally and primarily store that information in the United States. No matter where you are located, you consent to the transferring and processing of your information in the U.S. These countries may not have equivalent privacy and data protection laws to the country in which you reside, including, for example, an adequacy decision if you are located in the European Economic Area.
7. OTHER IMPORTANT PRIVACY INFORMATION
We do not request, collect, or store in any way sensitive information like your social security number, driver’s license number, racial or ethnic information, political or religious opinions, financial information, or health information. We ask that you not send or otherwise share with us any sensitive personal information of this nature and disclaim any responsibility for such information if you do provide it. To the extent we accept credit card information, such information is collected and used through third party applications Intuit and/or Paypal. Blue Hippo itself does not collect or store credit card information.
Our Policy Towards Children
The Services are not directed to individuals under 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If we become aware that a child under 16 has provided us with personal information, we will take steps to delete such information. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information, please contact our support services.
Your information is controlled by Blue Hippo, Inc. If you have questions or concerns about how your information is handled, please direct your inquiry to the below contact information:
Blue Hippo, LLC
7557 Currency Drive
Orlando, FL 32809
407 694 4202