Terms and Conditions

White Pine Trading LLC d/b/a www.WPDiamonds.com (“WPDiamonds,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) welcomes you. We are happy that you have decided to access and use our Platform.

We provide access to our Platform to Visitors and Users subject to the following Terms of Use, which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. By browsing the public areas or by accessing and using the Platform, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use and the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated by reference (collectively, this “Agreement”). If you do not agree to any of these terms, then please do not use the Platform.

Capitalized terms not defined in these Terms of Use shall have the meaning set forth in our Privacy Policy.

1. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

WPDiamonds is the premiere online marketplace for you to sell your diamonds and fine jewelry (each sale, a “Transaction”).

We provide Visitors and Users with access to the Platform as described in this Agreement.

Visitors. Visitors, as the term implies, are people who want to look around and see what our services are all about. Visitors can (a) view all publicly-accessible content, and (b) e-mail us.

Users. Users can do all the things that Visitors can do, and may also be able to: (a) enter into Transactions; (b) participate in our promotional offers; © sign up for alerts and other notifications; and (e) post comments, reviews, pictures, and other content (collectively, “User Content”).

We are under no obligation to accept any individual as a User, and may accept or reject any User in our sole and complete discretion.

Also, when using our App, Visitors and Users may elect to consent to: (a) the use of their mobile device’s Geolocational Information to provide our services; and (b) receive text messages. In either case, the Visitors and Users consent to and shall pay all carrier data, messaging, and other fees resulting from their usage of the Platform.

2. RESTRICTIONS

The Platform is available for individuals 18 years or older. If you are under 18, please do not use the Platform. By accessing and using the Platform, you represent and warrant that: (i) you are at least 18; (ii) you are the actual, legal owner of the diamonds, fine jewelry, or other items you are attempting to sell to WPDiamonds; and (iii) you are acting on your own behalf and not as the agent or representative of any other party.

3. COMMUNITY GUIDELINES

Our community, like any community, functions best when its people follow a few simple rules. By accessing and/or using the Platform, you hereby agree to comply with these community rules and that:

• You will not send us any hazardous materials or any materials that do not contain diamonds;
• You will not use the Platform for any unlawful purpose, including money laundering;

• You will not post or send us false or misleading information;

• Other than sending us information in accordance with this Agreement, you will not use the Platform to engage in any commercial activities, including, without limitation, raising money; advertising or promoting a product, service, or company; or engaging in any pyramid or other multi-tiered marketing scheme;

• You will not access or use the Platform to collect any market research for a competing business;

• You will not upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available any User Content that:

o infringes any copyright, trademark, right of publicity, or other proprietary rights of any person or entity; or
o is threatening, tortious, defamatory, libelous, indecent, obscene, pornographic, invasive of another’s privacy, or promotes violence; or
o discloses any sensitive information about another person, including that person’s e-mail address, postal address, phone number, credit card information, or any similar information;

• You will not “stalk” or otherwise harass another;

• You will not impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

• You will not cover, obscure, block, or in any way interfere with any advertisements and/or safety features (e.g., report abuse button) on the Platform;

• You will not take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our technical infrastructure;

• You will not use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download or scrape data from the Platform, except for Internet search engines (e.g., Google) and non-commercial public archives (e.g., archive.org) that comply with our robots.txt file;

• You will not use any automated device or software that enables the submission of automatic postings on the Platform without human intervention or authorship, including, without limitation, the use of any such automated posting device in connection with bulk postings or for automatic submission of postings at certain times or intervals; and

• You will not interfere with or attempt to interrupt the proper operation of the Platform through the use of any virus, device, information collection or transmission mechanism, software or routine, or access or attempt to gain access to any data, files, or passwords related to the Platform through hacking, password or data mining, or any other means.

Please let us know about inappropriate content. If you find something that violates our community guidelines, let us know, and we’ll review it. We reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to deny you access to the Platform, or any portion of the Platform, without notice and remove any User Content that does not adhere to these guidelines.

4. SALES AND TRANSACTION PROCESS

Shipping and Insurance

You must send all items to WPDiamonds via UPS Next Day Air, using the shipping labels we send you. All items sent to us are insured by G4Si for the amount stated in the e-mail you receive to confirm your insurance up to a maximum of $50,000, unless specific insurance is pre-arranged for your item through us. We insure your items for the lower end of the price range communicated to you. If no range is communicated to you, then you have the right to request this range.

In order to arrange adequate insurance WPDiamonds may request further information from you regarding the items you intend to send to us, and we will rely on this information in order to arrange insurance.

WPDiamonds will open every pack which it receives from you under video, and will weigh and, where relevant, test the items included in the pack, and compare them to the details received from you both prior to your submission of the item, and on any form you sign and send to us. WPDiamonds reserves the right to reject any forms (and the items they are sent with) which are not properly completed and signed. WPDiamonds also reserves the right to reject delivery of any package which appears to be opened, damaged, or tampered with in any way. Any such packages that we reject will be returned to you – at our cost – but without any liability to WPDiamonds.

Valuation and Offer

Once we received your items, our specially trained experts will test and evaluate them to determine their value. WPDiamonds may need to remove a diamond to adequately value it. We will ALWAYS contact you and get your consent to the removal of a diamond before doing so.

BY SENDING US YOUR JEWELRY, YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY ACCEPT THAT THE PROCESS OF DETERMINING A VALUE OF THE METAL MAY INVOLVE PLACING CERTAIN ACIDS ON THE GOLD, SILVER, PLATINUM, OR OTHER ITEMS WHICH CAN LEAVE PERMANENT STAINING AND/OR SCRATCHES. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WPDIAMONDS.COM IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY THIS PROCESS OR ANY RESULTING DECREASE IN THE VALUE OF THE ITEMS.

If we make you an offer, it will be valid until 5:00 pm EST the following business day. As the prices of diamond, gold, and other precious metals change regularly, our offers cannot generally be extended beyond then. If you accept our offer, the goods will be immediately shipped for diamond removal and melting down, so your acceptance is legally binding on both of us and is irrevocable. Please note that when accepting an offer, any no value items will not be automatically returned to you, unless you specifically request their return at the time of the offer.

Payments

After you accept our offer, we will arrange payment details with you. We will pay by one of the following payment methods:

• Direct bank transfer to your account. We can pay straight into any US account of your choice, with funds leaving our account the day after you agree to our offer. There is no charge for this service. We will send you a payment receipt confirming the money has been transferred.

• Check. We can send you a check within five (5) business days after you have agreed to our offer. We will send you a payment receipt along with the check to the same address you provided to us in the initial inquiry through the Platform.

Nearly all our customers accept the offer we make them, but if you decide not to accept our offer for your items, your goods will be returned to you, at our cost, within five (5) business days from when you decline our offer, unless your are a ‘Self Send Customer’ who has received an email informing you of a $25 to return. However, if you send only items containing no diamonds, there is a $25 fee for returning them, or we can dispose of them free of charge. Your payment must be received within thirty (30) days of our request, or we will dispose of the items.

Returned Items

If our return carrier is not able to return the items because it has been unable to obtain a signature, it will leave an instruction card. If the package is returned to a local delivery office, it will need to be collected within a period of time specified by the carrier. If the package is not collected within this time, it may be returned to us. On receipt of the returned items, we will contact you to arrange for the items to be resent; however there will be a charge of $25 to cover the additional postage and administration costs. Payment must be received within two (2) weeks of contacting you or we reserve the right to purchase the items at our offer price, excluding our administration costs and holding insurance fee. When returning your original items, WPDiamonds shall, in its own discretion, choose the return carrier and relevant insurance for each such return. WPDiamonds is not liable for any items becoming damaged. We may be independently insured against any such loss, and in the event of any claim, the customer agrees to provide all such information as we or our insurance company may reasonably request, including signing for the returned package.

Lost Property

If you send us items without a completed customer form, it is unlikely we will be able to identify you as the sender unless you have written your name and address on the package. If the shipping label was requested via our website, we may be able to identify you as the sender using the references numbers of the label. If we are not able to identify you as the sender, then the items will be classed as lost property. We will continue to hold these items for a period of six (6) months in a secure area. Customers claiming items will be required to provide a full and detailed description before an offer is made. Once we have confirmed a lost property claim, we will make payment for the items at our then-current price. If the items have been held in excess of three (3) months, a deduction will be made from this payment to cover our storage and administration costs. If a claim is not made within six (6) months, a $7.50 weekly deduction will be made from this payment to cover our storage, administration, and insurance costs.

Items Sent to Us in Error

Our shipping label and envelopes are coded with a unique bar and are for customers sending precious metals with the intent to sell to us. If you use our shipping labels or envelopes to send items intended for someone else, they will still be automatically sent to us. The fee for returning these items is $30, which covers our postage, insurance, and administration costs.

5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The Platform contains material, such as software, text, graphics, images, sound recordings, audiovisual works, and other material provided by or on behalf of WPDiamonds (collectively referred to as the “Content”). The Content may be owned by us or by third parties. The Content is protected under both United States and foreign laws. Unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You have no rights in or to the Content, and you will not use the Content except as permitted under this Agreement. No other use is permitted without prior written consent from us. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy you make of the Content. You may not sell, transfer, assign, license, sublicense, or modify the Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, make a derivative version of, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use or posting of the Content on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is expressly prohibited.

If you violate any part of this Agreement, your permission to access and/or use the Content, the Platform, and our services automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Content.

The trademarks, service marks, and logos of WPDiamonds (“WPDiamonds Trademarks”) used and displayed on the Platform are registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks of WPDiamonds. Other company, product, and service names located on the Platform may be trademarks or service marks owned by others (the “Third-Party Trademarks,” and, collectively with the WPDiamonds Trademarks, the “Trademarks”). Nothing on the Platform should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use the Trademarks, without our prior written permission specific for each such use. Use of the Trademarks as part of a link to or from any site is prohibited unless establishment of such a link is approved in advance by us in writing. All goodwill generated from the use of the WPDiamonds Trademarks inures to our benefit.

Elements of the Platform are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other state and federal laws and may not be copied or imitated, in whole or in part, by any means, including but not limited to the use of framing or mirrors. None of the Content may be retransmitted without our express, written consent for each and every instance.

6. COMMUNICATIONS TO US; USER SUBMISSIONS; AND PUBLICITY

Although we encourage you to e-mail us, we do not want you to, and you should not, e-mail us any content that contains confidential information. With respect to all e-mails you send to us, including but not limited to, feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, and the like, we shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in your communications for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, the development, production and marketing of products and services that incorporate such information, without compensation to you.

As noted above, the Platform provides Users the ability to post and upload User Content. You expressly acknowledge and agree that once you submit your User Content, it will be accessible by others and that there is no confidentiality or privacy with respect to such User Content, including, without limitation, any personally identifying information that you may make publicly available. YOU, AND NOT WPDIAMONDS, ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE USER CONTENT THAT YOU UPLOAD, POST, E-MAIL, OR OTHERWISE TRANSMIT VIA THE PLATFORM.

You retain all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in and to your own User Content. You do, however, hereby irrevocably grant us and our sublicensees and assignees a non-exclusive, transferable, perpetual, royalty-free, freely sublicensable (through multiple tiers) license to modify, compile, combine with other content, copy, record, synchronize, transmit, translate, format, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, and otherwise use or exploit (including for profit) any and all of your User Content and all intellectual property and moral rights therein throughout the universe, in each case, by or in any means, methods, media, or technology now known or hereafter devised. Without limiting the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that uses of your User Content permitted by the foregoing rights and licenses may include the display of such User Content adjacent to advertising and other material or content, including for profit.

If you submit User Content to us, each such submission constitutes a representation and warranty that such User Content is your original creation (or that you otherwise have the right to provide the User Content), that you have the rights necessary to grant the license to the User Content under this Section, and that it and its use by WPDiamonds and its content partners as permitted by this Agreement does not and will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property or moral rights of any person or contain any libelous, defamatory, or obscene material or content that violates our community guidelines.

7. NO WARRANTIES/LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE PLATFORM. WE SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY FOR ANY DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS OF THE PLATFORM FROM WHATEVER CAUSE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU USE THE PLATFORM AND THE CONTENT AT YOUR OWN RISK.

WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE PLATFORM WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE PLATFORM, ITS SERVERS, OR THEIR CONTENT ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. IF YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM OR THE CONTENT RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.

THE PLATFORM AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTY OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

OTHER THAN IN CONNECTION WITH OUR GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT: (I) WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU (OR TO ANY PERSON CLAIMING RIGHTS DERIVED FROM YOUR RIGHTS) FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, OR LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION) WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIMS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT; AND (II) OUR MAXIMUM LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE), WILL NOT EXCEED THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF INSURANCE PROCEEDS WE COLLECT IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH CLAIM.

THE PLATFORM MAY CONTAIN TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH TYPOGRAPHICAL OR TECHNICAL ERRORS LISTED ON THE PLATFORM. THE PLATFORM MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION ON SERVICES WHICH ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN EVERY LOCATION. A REFERENCE TO A SERVICE ON THE PLATFORM DOES NOT IMPLY THAT SUCH SERVICE IS OR WILL BE AVAILABLE TO YOU. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES, CORRECTIONS, AND/OR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PLATFORM AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

8. EXTERNAL SITES

The Platform may contain links to third-party websites (“External Sites”). These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by us of the content on such External Sites. The content of such External Sites is developed and provided by others. You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or any content located on such External Sites. We are not responsible for the content of any linked External Sites and do not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such External Sites. You should take precautions when downloading files from all websites to protect your computer from viruses and other destructive programs. If you decide to access linked External Sites, you do so at your own risk.

9. INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us and our officers, directors, employees, successors, licensees, and assigns harmless from and against any claims, actions, or demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising or resulting from your breach of this Agreement or any of your Transactions or your access to, use, or misuse of the Platform, the Content, or our services. We shall provide notice to you of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit, or proceeding. We reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter that is subject to indemnification under this section. In such case, you agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests assisting our defense of such matter.

10. COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS

The Platform is based in the United States. We make no claims concerning whether the Content may be downloaded, viewed, or be appropriate for use outside of the United States. If you access the Platform or the Content from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk. Whether inside or outside of the United States, you are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction.

11. TERMINATION OF THE AGREEMENT

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate this Agreement and your access to the Platform, at any time and for any reason without prior notice or liability. We reserve the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of the Platform at any time without prior notice or liability.

12. DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT

WPDiamonds respects the intellectual property rights of others and attempts to comply with all relevant laws. We will review all claims of copyright infringement received and remove any Content or user submissions deemed to have been posted or distributed in violation of any such laws.

Our designated agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “Act”) for the receipt of any notification of claimed infringement, which may be given under that Act is as follows:

White Pine Trading, LLC
Attention: DMCA
535 5th Avenue
18th Floor
New York, NY 10017

If you believe that your work has been copied on the Platform in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our agent with notice in accordance with the requirements of the Act, including (i) a description of the copyrighted work that has been infringed and the specific location on the Platform where such work is located; (ii) a description of the location of the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work; (iii) your address, telephone number and e-mail address; (iv) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; (v) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and (vi) an electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.

13. MISCELLANEOUS

This Agreement is governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws provisions. You expressly agree: (i) to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the State of New York; and (ii) that the Services shall be deemed passive do not give rise to personal jurisdiction over WPDiamonds, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than New York.

YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE PLATFORM, THIS AGREEMENT, OR OUR SERVICES MUST COMMENCED BY YOU WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES, OTHERWISE SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction or terminated in accordance with the Termination provision above, the invalidity or termination of such provision shall not affect the validity of the following provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect: “Intellectual Property,” “Communications to Us; User Submissions; and Publicity,” “No Warranties/Limitation of Liability,” “Indemnification,” “Termination of the Agreement,” and “Miscellaneous.”

Our failure to act on or enforce any provision of the Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of that provision or any other provision in this Agreement. No waiver shall be effective against us unless made in writing, and no such waiver shall be construed as a waiver in any other or subsequent instance. Except as expressly agreed by us and you in writing, this Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter, and supersedes all previous or contemporaneous agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties with respect to the subject matter. The section headings are provided merely for convenience and shall not be given any legal import. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of our successors, assigns, licensees, and sublicensees.

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