Last modified: January 28, 2024
Unless otherwise expressly stated on the Website, the information on the Website is intended solely for use and access by persons residing in the United States, its territories and possessions. Use of the Website is not authorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to the Terms. The Website (excluding linked websites) is controlled by us from our offices within the United States. We make no representations or warranties that the Website is appropriate for access or use in locations other than the United States. Additionally, you must be 16 years or older to access or use the Website. If you are under 16 or under the legal age to enter into enforceable contracts in the jurisdiction from which you are accessing the Website, you may use the Website only with the consent of a parent or guardian. By accessing or using the Website you represent that you meet this age restriction and we provide you access to the Website subject to your compliance with the Terms. We and our affiliates reserve the right to refuse service or cancel orders in our sole discretion.
Use and Website Access
We grant you a limited license to access the Website for normal browsing only, and to download (for cacheing purposes only) or print a copy of the materials on the Website for your personal use only, and on the condition that you: (a) keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices; (b) do not use the material in a manner that would compete with, achieve commercial gain, or damage the goodwill associated with us; (c) do not use the material in a manner that suggests an association with any of our services, brands, or products (unless otherwise authorized in writing by us); and (d) do not make any modifications to the material. Except as expressly provided in the Terms, you may not download (other than page cacheing), modify, copy, reproduce, republish, post, resell, upload, transmit or distribute material or any portion of it from the Website, except with our express written consent. The limited use license granted herein does not include any right for resale or commercial use of the Website or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of the Website or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
ALL RIGHTS NOT EXPRESSLY GRANTED HEREIN ARE RESERVED.
Linking to the Website and Social Media Features
You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part without our express written consent. The Website may provide certain social media features that enable you to: (a) link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on the Website; (b) send emails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on the Website; or (c) cause limited portions of content on the Website to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites.
You may use these features solely as they are provided by us, solely with respect to the content they are displayed with, and otherwise in accordance with any additional terms and conditions we provide with respect to such features. Subject to the foregoing, you must not: (a) establish a link from any website that is not owned by you; (b) cause the Website or portions of it to be displayed on, or appear to be displayed by, any other site, for example, framing, deep linking, or in-line linking; (c) link to any part of the Website other than the homepage; (d) otherwise take any action with respect to the materials on the Website that is inconsistent with any other provision of the Terms.
To request our permission to create a hyperlink to the home page of the Website, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Party Links
The Website may contain links to other websites not controlled, operated, or owned by us. Unless otherwise expressly stated by us, we provide no endorsement or representation of any kind regarding the products, services, content, or appropriateness of content of such websites, and explicitly disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy, content, or availability of the information, products, and/or services found on or through any such linked website. We do not endorse and have not taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, products or services contained on or through such third party sites. We do not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (such as credit card and other sensitive information) you might give on any such linked website.
Open Areas and Limited Access Areas
Most areas of the Website may be accessible without password access control (the “Open Areas”). However, some areas of the Website are strictly reserved for use and access only by our Franchisees or other persons we authorize (the “Limited Access Areas”). You agree not to attempt to gain unauthorized entry into the Limited Access Areas. The materials contained in the Limited Access Areas include items that are proprietary to us and include our trade secrets that are not authorized for general distribution and that have substantial value due to their contents and secrecy (the “LA Materials”). In addition to the restrictions set out in other provisions of the Terms or other agreement with us, you agree to: (a) maintain the security and confidentiality of the LA Materials using at least the same standards you use to maintain the confidentiality of your own proprietary information and trade secrets, but in no case less than reasonable standards; (b) notify us immediately upon discovery or suspicion of compromise of the confidentiality of any of the LA Materials or any use of the LA Materials in violation of the Terms; (c) not disclose the LA Materials or any information contained therein to any third parties, including without limitation, any employees or other agents, except as specifically authorized by us in writing; (d) not use the LA Materials in a manner that would compete with or damage the goodwill associated with us; (e) you make no modifications to the LA Materials; and (f) strictly control and limit dissemination and use of the LA Materials, in accordance with any restrictions set out in the LA Materials themselves and/or in any and all Additional Terms.
Copyrights and Trademarks
All content included on the Website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, photographs, illustrations, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, and the compilation (including the collection, selection, assembly and arrangement) of such materials is our property or our licensors or content suppliers and protected by copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws in the United States and other jurisdictions.
Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls and other related marks or logos are our registered trademarks. This is not intended to be a complete list of all of our trademarks, and we own or control the proprietary rights in trademarks not listed here and in one or more countries outside the United States. The domain names of the Website and our other websites are our property. All of our trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, and intellectual property used on the Website may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not offered for sale or otherwise provided by us or by our Franchisees (defined below), or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or defames us or the Website. All other trademarks, services marks, logos, designs, and trade dress, not owned by us that appear on the Website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by us.
You agree to abide by laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property, and you shall be solely responsible for any violations of any applicable laws and for any direct, indirect, or contributory infringements of third party rights caused by you.
By sending any information, materials, messages, content of any sort, or any other submissions (“Submissions”) to us via the Website, you assign to us, free of charge, all worldwide rights, title and interest in all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in such Submissions, and we and our affiliates and related entities may use, copy, sublicense, adapt, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, display, or delete such Submissions as we see fit. You agree that you are not entitled to any compensation, credit, or notice whatsoever with regard to such Submissions and that by sending any Submissions to us you waive the right to make any claim against us, our parents, or affiliates relating to Submissions, including, without limitation, unfair competition, breach of implied contract, or breach of confidentiality. For this reason, we ask you not to send us any Submissions that you do not wish to assign to us.
Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls Franchisees
Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls centers may be independently owned and operated by third parties that are our franchisees (“Franchisees”). Franchisees are independent and not our agents, partners, or employees. Franchisees do not have any right to speak for us or on our behalf, or bind us to any contracts or obligations. We are not responsible for any of the acts or omissions of Franchisees, including, without limitation, in connection with their provision of products or services to you, fulfillment of orders, or in connection with the operation of a Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls territory.
If you believe any violation of the Terms or infringement of any of our rights has occurred, or if you are a trademark or copyright owner and you believe that your trademark or copyright rights have been violated, please contact us at email@example.com.
We may seek to gather information from any user of the Website who is suspected of violating the Terms, and from any other user of the Website. In connection with your use of the Website, you consent to our recording any communication, electronic or otherwise, between you and us and our retaining any information and data obtained from you. We may suspend access or use by any users whose conduct or postings are under investigation and may remove such material from our servers as we deem appropriate, without notice. If we believe, in our sole discretion, that a violation of the Terms has occurred, we may edit or modify any Submission, posting or emails, remove the material permanently, cancel postings, warn users, suspend users, terminate access to Limited Access Areas, terminate accounts or take other corrective action we deem appropriate. We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any emails, or publishing or otherwise making available any materials that are believed to violate the Terms. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD US HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY US DURING OR AS A RESULT OF OUR INVESTIGATIONS AND/OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER US OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
Electronic Communications, Transactions, and Signatures
Visiting the Services, sending us emails, and completing online forms constitute electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications we provide to you electronically, via email, satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO THE USE OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES, CONTRACTS, ORDERS, AND OTHER RECORDS, AND TO ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF NOTICES, POLICIES, AND RECORDS OF TRANSACTIONS INITIATED OR COMPLETED BY US OR VIA THE SERVICES. You hereby waive any rights or requirements under any statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances, or other laws in any jurisdiction which require an original signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, or to payments or the granting of credits by any means other than electronic means.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our franchisees, our affiliates and subsidiaries, and all of our/their respective managers, members, directors, officers, agents, employees, suppliers, vendors, franchisees, and service providers (the “Indemnified Parties”) from any claims, judgments, liability, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, whether in tort, in contract or otherwise, that it or any of the Indemnified Parties may incur by reason of or arising out of or related to: (i) your use of the Website; (ii) your breach of the Terms; (iii) Submissions; and (iv) claims for copyright infringement, defamation, invasion of privacy, or infringement of rights of publicity by any third party.
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Limitation of Liability
The Terms, and any purchases made through the Website, shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the Maryland, United States of America, without regard to conflicts of laws principles. YOU AGREE THAT JURISDICTION OVER AND VENUE IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE WEBSITE OR THE USE OR ACCESS THEREOF MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN MARYLAND, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Nothing herein shall limit our right to seek and obtain equitable or injunctive relief, without the posting of a bond, and the foregoing sentence shall not apply to your violation of the Terms relating to our trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property. ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE WEBSITE SHALL BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISES, OR SUCH ACTION OR CLAIM SHALL BE BARRED.
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