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Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Commitment to Your Privacy

This site is owned and operated by Godwin's Furniture and Mattresses. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At GodwinsFurniture.com, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Information GodwinsFurniture.com Gathers and Tracks

GodwinsFurniture.com gathers two types of information about users:

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters and promotions, to use our online room planner, and to use our shopping list feature.
  • Information GodwinsFurniture.com gathers through aggregated tracking is derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our site. This information allows us to better tailor our content to customers' needs.

Under no circumstances does GodwinsFurniture.com divulge any information about an individual user to a non-member or otherwise unaffiliated third party.

GodwinsFurniture.com Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:

Optional Voluntary Information

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

Electronic newsletters (Dispatches)

We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. GodwinsFurniture.com gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the unsubscribe page.

Room Planner Application

Users of the site's Room Planner Application must register their zip code in order to access this service free of charge. Additional information is required in order to save, print or email a room plan. During registration the user is asked to supply the following information. (* Denotes required fields.)

  1. Consumer's Full Name
  2. Consumer's E-Mail
  3. Password
  4. Plan name (may default to "Plan one")
  5. Address
  6. City
  7. State
  8. *Zip code

At the time this information is requested the consumer may choose whether or not they wish to receive newsletters or promotions from GodwinsFurniture.com.

Children

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Usage tracking

GodwinsFurniture.com tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. GodwinsFurniture.com does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).

GodwinsFurniture.com sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

Cookies

We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. GodwinsFurniture.com uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above).

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in polls and surveys.

Use of Information

GodwinsFurniture.com uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.

GodwinsFurniture.com creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for member-stockholders. This allows our members to merchandise their retail locations more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs and interests.

Sharing of the Information

GodwinsFurniture.com uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our member-stockholders better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any non-member third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Security

GodwinsFurniture.com operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

Opt-Out Policy

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

  • Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
  • Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.

Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by FurnitureFirst.com. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Terms of Use

Copyright Notification

This site is generated as a benefit of our membership in a furniture industry cooperative, Furniture First. A portion of the content of this website was generated by Furniture First, Inc. and blanket reprint permission for all un-credited articles displayed on this website has been granted to all current Furniture First Stockholder-Members. Furniture First Stockholder-Members may reproduce articles in any media, for any use. Non-members are excluded from this privilege. Reprint permission for credited articles should be obtained from the individual listed as the author.

Terms of Use

Your use of our Internet sites or any of the products or services offered on those sites (collectively, the "Services") is subject to these Terms of Use (these "Terms"). We may modify these Terms at any time without notice to you by posting revised Terms on our sites. Your use of our sites constitutes your binding acceptance of these Terms, including any modifications that we make.

Some of the Services may be subject to additional posted conditions. Your use of those Services is subject to those conditions, which are incorporated into these Terms by reference. In the event of an inconsistency between these Terms and any additional posted conditions, the provisions of the additional conditions shall control.

We have the right, but not the obligation, to take any of the following actions in our sole discretion at any time and for any reason without giving you any prior notice: 1. Restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of our Services; 2. Change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of our Services; 3. Refuse, move, or remove any material that you submit to our sites for any reason; 4. Refuse, move, or remove any content that is available on our sites; 5. Deactivate or delete your accounts and all related information and files in your account; 6. Establish general practices and limits concerning use of our sites.

You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for taking any of these actions.

Content on our Web Site

Our Web site includes a combination of content that we create, that our supplier partners create, and Furniture First creates for their Members. All materials published on our site, including, but not limited to, written content, photographs, graphics, images, illustrations, marks, logos, sound or video clips, and Flash animation, are protected by our copyrights or trademarks or those of our partners. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, or in any way exploit any of the materials or content on our sites in whole or in part.

Our site contains content that we create as well as content provided by third parties. This content includes, among other things, educational information about furniture, furniture and interior design definitions, interior design how to articles, furniture buying guides, furniture care guides, a room planning application, and an interactive interior styles quiz. It also includes information about products manufactured by parties other than Godwins, such as product descriptions, dimensions, colors, pricing, availability, construction details, and performance. We recommend you consult a design professional on the best solution for your interior design / home furnishings needs. While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the content of our website, we do not guarantee the precision, the integrity, or the quality of the content on our sites, and you may not rely on any of this content. The inclusion of products on the website is not a guarantee of their availability.

You may be exposed to content that you find offensive, indecent, or objectionable or that is inaccurate, and you bear all risks associated with using that content. We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content that may, in our sole discretion, violate these Terms or that is otherwise objectionable.

Third-party sites, products, and services

Our site contains links to other Internet sites owned by third parties. Your use of each of those sites is subject to the conditions, if any, that each of those sites has posted. We have no control over sites that are not ours, and we are not responsible for any changes to or content on them. Our inclusion on our sites of any third-party content or a link to a third-party site is not an endorsement of that content or third-party site.

Your correspondence or related activities with third parties, are solely between you and that third party. You agree that we will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any of your transactions with third parties. Any questions, complaints, or claims related to any product or service should be directed to the appropriate vendor.

Privacy Policy

All of the information that we collect from you, such as Room Planner registration, newsletter / promotions sign-up, wish list and bridal registries, is subject to our privacy policy. Please click here to see our full privacy policy.

Your Conduct on Our Sites

If we request registration information from you, you will provide us with true, accurate, current, and complete information. You will promptly update your registration to keep it accurate, current, and complete. If we issue you a password, you may not reveal it to anyone else. You may not use anyone else's password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your accounts and passwords. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your passwords or accounts or any other breach of security. You also agree to exit from your accounts at the end of each session. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may result if you fail to comply with these requirements.

The technology and the software underlying our sites and the Services is the property of Furniture First, our Members, and our partners. You agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, reverse engineer, grant a security interest in, or otherwise transfer any right to the technology or software underlying our sites or the Services. You agree not to modify the software underlying our sites in any manner or form or to use modified versions of such software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to our sites.

Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that you will not use our sites to take any of the following actions:

  1. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal right of others;
  2. Publish, post, upload, e-mail, distribute, or disseminate (collectively, "Transmit") any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, or unlawful content;
  3. Transmit files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage or adversely affect the operation of another person's computer, our sites, any software or hardware, or telecommunications equipment;
  4. Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose unless you have our written consent to do so;
  5. Transmit surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, spam, unsolicited advertising or promotional materials, or chain letters;
  6. Download any file that you know or reasonably should know cannot be legally obtained in such manner;
  7. Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or the source of software or other material;
  8. Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any public area within our sites;
  9. Collect or store personal information about other end users;
  10. Interfere with or disrupt our sites, servers, or networks;
  11. Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Godwins representative, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  12. Forge headers or manipulate identifiers or other data in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through our sites or to manipulate your presence on our sites;
  13. Take any action that imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
  14. Engage in any illegal activities.

Unauthorized access to our sites is a breach of these Terms and a violation of the law. You agree not to use any automated means, including, without limitation, agents, robots, scripts, or spiders, to access, monitor, or copy any part of our sites, except those automated means that we have approved in advance and in writing. Use of our sites is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in these Terms shall limit our right to comply with governmental, court, and law-enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of our sites.

Indemnification

You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold Godwins and all of our officers, directors, owners, members, employees, agents, information providers, affiliates, partners, and licensors (collectively, the "Furniture First Parties") harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, costs, and expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred by any Godwins in connection with any claim, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, violation of rights of publicity and/or privacy, copyright infringement, or trademark infringement arising out of:

  1. Your use of our sites;
  2. Any use or alleged use of your accounts or your passwords by any person, whether or not authorized by you;
  3. The content, the quality, or the performance of content that you submit to our sites;
  4. Your connection to our sites;
  5. Your violation of these Terms; or
  6. Your violation of the rights of any other person or entity.

We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.

Disclaimers

We disclaim any responsibility for the deletion, the failure to store, the misdelivery, or the untimely delivery of any information or material. We disclaim any responsibility for any harm resulting from downloading or accessing any information or material on the Internet using search results from our sites. We disclaim any responsibility for any service outages that are caused by our maintenance on the servers or the technology that underlies our sites, failures of our service providers (including telecommunications, hosting, and power providers), computer viruses, natural disasters or other destruction or damage of our facilities, acts of nature, war, civil disturbance, or any other cause beyond our reasonable control.

WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT OUR SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. IN ADDITION, WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE CONTENT ON OUR SITES. OUR SITES AND THEIR CONTENT ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. ANY MATERIAL THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN THROUGH OUR SITES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY POTENTIAL DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR MEMBERS OR PARTNERS MAKES ANY WARRANTY THAT (i) OUR SITES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) OUR SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF OUR SITES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL THAT YOU PURCHASE OR OBTAIN AS A RESULT OF THEIR INCLUSION ON OUR SITES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (v) ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR MEMBERS OR PARTNERS MAKES ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO OUR SITES, ANY CONTENT, OR ANY OF OUR SERVICES, TOOLS, PRODUCTS, OR PROPERTIES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOU WILL ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR SITES AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ITS CONTENT.

NEITHER WE NOR OUR MEMBERS OR PARTNERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE OUR SITES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THAT OF OUR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Arbitration

Godwins may elect to resolve any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms or our sites by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Saginaw, Michigan, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either you or we may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in Saginaw, Michigan, necessary to protect the rights or the property of you or Godwins (or its agents, suppliers, and subcontractors), pending the completion of arbitration.

Miscellaneous

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of our sites or these Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. These Terms, including all terms, conditions, and policies that are incorporated into these terms by reference, constitute the entire agreement between you and Godwins and govern your use of our sites, superceding any prior agreements that you may have with us.

These Terms shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan.

If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of the Terms shall continue in effect.

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