NEW BALANCE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Last Updated: March 1, 2021
Please Read the Following Terms and Conditions Carefully
1. Product Purchase
From time to time, New Balance may offer products for sale as part of the Service. New Balance reserves the right to change the descriptions, specifications, and prices of the products offered on the Service without notice and at any time. New Balance does not warrant that such descriptions, specifications and prices of such products are accurate, complete or current at all times. Such products may not be available for delivery to your country of residence. Our delivery to you of an email confirmation following your placement of an order does not constitute our acceptance of such order, and we reserve the right to reject such order or limit the quantity of products under such order.
2. Trademarks and Copyrights
New Balance, the New Balance logo, the flying NB logo, N (design), newbalance.com, the newbalance.com logo, nbpacesetters.com and other New Balance trademarks and logos are registered and unregistered trademarks and service marks of New Balance (the “New Balance Trademarks”), and the trade dress of New Balance’s products is owned by New Balance. All other trademarks on the Service are the property of the respective trademark owners (the “Third-Party Trademarks”, and collectively with the New Balance Trademarks, the “Trademarks”). Unauthorized use of these trademarks is prohibited by law. Nothing on this Service or in this Agreement should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this Service without the prior written consent of New Balance specific for each such use. The Trademarks may not be used to disparage New Balance or the applicable third party, New Balance’s or third party’s products or services, or in any manner (using commercially reasonable judgment) that may damage any goodwill in the Trademarks. Use of any Trademarks as part of a link to or from any website is prohibited without New Balance’s prior written consent. All goodwill generated from the use of any New Balance Trademark shall inure to New Balance’s website. All designs, Web pages and source code comprising the Service are copyrighted or licensed by New Balance. All rights reserved.
The following list is merely a representative sample of the Third Party Trademarks that may be in use at any given time on our Service. The use and specifics of these Third Party Marks can and will change without notice, and thus these Third Party Trademarks may not be currently in use on our Service: 3M® is a registered trademark of the 3M Company; Dri-Lex® is a registered trademark of Faytex Corporation; ETC® is a registered trademark of Sheehan Sales Associates; GORE-TEX® and XCR® are registered trademarks of W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.; Lycra® and Tactel® are registered trademarks of Invista; Ortholite® is a registered trademark of O2 Partners LLC; Pebax® is a registered trademark of ARKEMA; Plastazote® is a registered trademark of Zotefoams, PLC; Poliyou® is a registered trademark of Kun Chang Enterprise Co., Ltd and Jones & Vining; Polartec® is a registered trademark of Malden Mills Industries Inc.; Scotchgard™ is a trademark of 3M Company; Vibram® is a registered trademark of Vibram S.P.A.; and X-Sole™ is a trademark of Hickory Brands, Inc.
3. Restrictions on Use
All content and material on the Service, such as text, graphics, video, audiovisual works, logos, photographs, icons, images, audio clips and software, are the property of New Balance or its licensors and are protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content and material on the Service is the exclusive property of New Balance and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Notwithstanding the foregoing, New Balance is not responsible for Content (as defined below) posted, submitted or transmitted by Users of the Service. Content and material from the Service and any other website owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by New Balance may not be copied, except by a User solely for his or her personal use, and such content and material may not be distributed, republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way, without the prior written consent of New Balance. Modification or use of the content or material for any other purpose would violate New Balance's and/or its licensors' intellectual property rights. The content and material on the Service is provided for lawful purposes only. In the event you download software from the Service, the software, including any files, images, video or other audiovisual works incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, the “Software”) are licensed non-exclusively to you by New Balance and/or its licensors. New Balance does not transfer title to the Software to you. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-perceivable form. The Software is further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the Service or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of United States export laws. Downloading or using the Software is at your sole risk.
Any other intellectual property embodied in the Service or New Balance products, including without limitation patents, issued or pending, are the sole property of New Balance and/or its licensors.
Your access to and use of certain components of the Service as a Member is subject to verification of your authority to so access and use such components of the Service. You shall hold and secure any username and password that provides you access to the Service or any particular component thereof as strictly confidential, and you shall not allow any other person access to or use of such username and password. You are responsible for any and all activity related to the Service accessed or used via your account. You shall immediately notify New Balance of any unauthorized use of your username and password by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Balance may add, delete, remove, modify, disable, suspend or restrict some or all of the Service at its sole discretion without notice to you, and you acknowledge that: (i) you may no longer be able to use the Service to the same extent, or at all, as prior to such events, and (ii) New Balance shall have no liability to you or any third party in such case. New Balance shall not be liable in any event for the addition, deletion, removal, modification, disabling, suspension or restriction of access to or use of any or all of the Service.
Use of and Membership in the Service is void where prohibited. By using the Service as a Member, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you are 13 years of age or older; and (d) your use of the Service does not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your Membership may be terminated without warning, if we believe that you are under 13 years of age.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Members. New Balance reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.
4. Policy Concerning Claims of Infringement
It is the policy of New Balance to respond expeditiously upon receiving notice of claimed intellectual property infringement on the Service. New Balance will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws with respect to any alleged or actual infringement.
All notices as to matters of copyright infringement should be sent to our designated agent at the following address:
New Balance Athletics, Inc.
100 Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135-2088
Notices as to matters of copyright infringement should contain the following information:
- a. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner who is allegedly infringed.
- b. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
- c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to permit New Balance to locate the material.
- d. The address, telephone number or email address of the complaining party.
- e. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- f. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate, and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
New Balance reserves the right to (i) remove any material which it believes may violate the copyright or other rights of any third party and/or (ii) limit access to or from the Service for any user whom New Balance believes is violating any such rights of others.
Counter-Notice: If you believe that your Content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to upload and use the content in your Content, you may send a written counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
- your physical or electronic signature;
- identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
- a statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
- your name, address, telephone number, and email address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court located within Suffolk County, Massachusetts and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, New Balance will send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at our sole discretion.
Repeat Infringer Policy: In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, New Balance has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at New Balance's sole discretion, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. New Balance may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Service and/or terminate the memberships of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
5. Submissions and Communications
You agree that you will not upload or transmit any remarks, suggestions, messages (including without limitation to other Members) ideas, photographs, graphics, information, data, text, files, links, software, or other materials (“Content”) that: (i) infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, (ii) are patently offensive or promote racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual, (iii) harass or advocate harassment of another person, (iv) exploit people in a sexual or violent manner, (v) contain nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter or contain a link to an adult website, (vi) solicit personal information from anyone under 18, (vii) provide any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs or email addresses, (viii) promote information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous, (ix) promote any illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, (x) involve the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, “spimming,” or “spamming”, (xi) contain restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images, (xii) further or promote any criminal activity or enterprise or provide instructional information about illegal activities, (xiii) solicit passwords or personally identifiable information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users, (xiv) involve commercial activities and/or sales without New Balance’s prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes, (xv) imply that New Balance endorses any of your statements or positions, (xvi) impose an unreasonable burden on the Service’s server, or (xvii) include a photograph of another person that you have posted without that person's consent.
You acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever Content you submit, and you, not New Balance, shall have full responsibility for the Content, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and non-interference with third-party rights.
New Balance shall have the right to refuse to post or transmit all or any portion of any Content. By way of example and not in limitation of anything else in this Agreement, New Balance shall also have the right, but not the responsibility, to refuse, remove or edit any Content (in whole or in part).
The Service may link to other websites which are not maintained by New Balance and which are owned and operated by third parties. You acknowledge that New Balance is not responsible for the operation of, or content located on or through, any third-party websites. The inclusion of a link to such website does not imply endorsement by New Balance and/or the Service. Viewing of any website linked to the Service is at your own risk.
You may not link to any of the websites in the Service other than the top-level of the applicable website (e.g., www.newbalance.com or www.nbpacesetters.com) from another site without New Balance’s written consent. You may not display any of the websites in the Service, or any of the material on such websites, in frames on or within any other website without New Balance’s written consent.
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless New Balance and its subsidiaries, divisions and affiliates and each of their officers, directors, representatives, agents and employees (collectively, the “Indemnitees”) from and against any and all liability, damages and costs (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) incurred by the Indemnitees in connection with your use of the Service, including without limitation with respect to any claim arising out of any Content that you submit or breach or alleged breach of any of your obligations set forth herein. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you will have no obligation to indemnify, defend or hold harmless any Indemnitee from or against any liability, damages or costs incurred as a result of any action or inaction of such Indemnitee. New Balance reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of New Balance. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim.
IF YOU ARE A USER FROM NEW JERSEY, YOUR OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS SECTION 7 (INDEMNIFICATION) ARE INTENDED TO BE ONLY AS BROAD AND INCLUSIVE AS IS PERMITTED UNDER NEW JERSEY LAW. IF ANY PORTION OF THIS SECTION IS HELD TO BE INVALID UNDER NEW JERSEY LAW, THE INVALIDITY OF SUCH PORTION SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OF THE REMAINING PORTIONS OF THIS SECTION.
NEW BALANCE, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS AND AFFILIATES, THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “NEW BALANCE PARTIES”) DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIAL ON THE SERVICE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. THE CONTENT OR MATERIAL ON THE SERVICE MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. THE NEW BALANCE PARTIES MAY MAKE CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS AT ANY TIME. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES UNDER ARTICLE 2 OF THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE NEW BALANCE PARTIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE NEW BALANCE PARTIES DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE USE OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF, THE SERVICE, WHETHER IN TERMS OF CORRECTNESS, COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
THE NEW BALANCE PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOADING OF SUCH CONTENT. YOU (AND NOT THE NEW BALANCE PARTIES) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE DISCLAIMERS SET FORTH HEREIN APPLY TO ALL CAUSES OF ACTION NOW KNOWN OR WHICH MAY ARISE IN THE FUTURE.
IF YOU ARE A USER FROM NEW JERSEY, THIS SECTION 8 (DISCLAIMER) IS INTENDED TO BE ONLY AS BROAD AND INCLUSIVE AS IS PERMITTED UNDER NEW JERSEY LAW. IF ANY PORTION OF THIS SECTION IS HELD TO BE INVALID UNDER NEW JERSEY LAW, THE INVALIDITY OF SUCH PORTION SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OF THE REMAINING PORTIONS OF THIS SECTION.
9. Limitation of Liability
THE NEW BALANCE PARTIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT ON THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE OR COMPUTER VIRUS. THE NEW BALANCE PARTIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE CONTENT OR MATERIALS ON THE SERVICE EVEN IF THERE IS NEGLIGENCE BY THE NEW BALANCE PARTIES OR IF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE NEW BALANCE PARTIES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR BOTH. THE NEW BALANCE PARTIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM LINKING TO ANY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE.
IF YOU ARE A USER FROM NEW JERSEY, THIS SECTION 9 (LIMITATION OF LIABILITY) IS INTENDED TO BE ONLY AS BROAD AND INCLUSIVE AS IS PERMITTED UNDER NEW JERSEY LAW. IF ANY PORTION OF THIS SECTION IS HELD TO BE INVALID UNDER NEW JERSEY LAW, THE INVALIDITY OF SUCH PORTION SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OF THE REMAINING PORTIONS OF THIS SECTION.
10. Exclusions and Limitations
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN SECTIONS 8 (DISCLAIMER) AND 9 (LIMITATION OF LIABILITY) MAY NOT APPLY TO OR BE ENFORCEABLE WITH RESPECT TO USERS FROM SUCH JURISDICTIONS.
New Balance may terminate any rights granted hereunder at any time. You may terminate any obligations granted hereunder by destroying: (a) all content and material obtained from the Service, and (b) all related documentation and all copies, printouts, and installations. New Balance may prevent your access to the Service or cancel your Membership immediately without notice if, in its sole judgment, you breach any provision of these Terms and Conditions or for any other reason (or no reason) whatsoever.
Sections 1 (PRODUCT PURCHASE), 2 (TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS), 3 (RESTRICTIONS ON USE), 4 (POLICY CONCERNING CLAIMS OF INFRINGEMENT), 5 (SUBMISSIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS), 6 (LINKS), 7 (INDEMNIFICATION), 8 (DISCLAIMER), 9 (LIMITATION OF LIABILITY), 11 (TERMINATION) and 17 (MISCELLANEOUS) shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
12. Important Notice for Amateur Athletes
You are responsible for ensuring that your use of or participation in the activities of this website does not affect your eligibility as an amateur athlete. Please check with your amateur athletic association for the rules that apply to you. NEW BALANCE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE RESULTING IN YOUR INELIGIBILITY AS AN AMATEUR ATHLETE.
13. No Resale
You may use the Service only for your own non-commercial use to participate in the website or to place an order or purchase products. Any other use is prohibited unless agreed to by New Balance in writing.
14. Additional Terms
In order to participate in certain contests, promotions, or other special programs made available through the Service, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions that apply to such contests, promotions and other special programs (collectively, the “Program Terms”). In such event, participating in the applicable contest promotion and/or other special program will be subject to this Agreement and the applicable Program Terms, provided, however, that in the event of a conflict between the Program Terms and this Agreement, the applicable Program Terms will govern.
15. Compliance With Applicable Laws
This Service is based in Boston, Massachusetts. 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 Service or the Content from outside 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 jurisdictions.
The United States controls the export of products and information. You expressly agree to comply with such restrictions and not to export or re-export any of the Content to countries or persons prohibited under the export control laws. By downloading the Content, you are expressly agreeing that you are not in a country where such export is prohibited or are a person or entity for which such export is prohibited. You are solely responsible for compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction regarding the import, export, or re-export of the Content.
In compliance with California law (SB 657), New Balance: (a) undertakes to verify its product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slave labor; (b) conducts various types of independent audits, both announced and unannounced, of its suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with New Balance standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains. Such audits conducted under this program are performed by New Balance and third-parties; (c) requires certification by its direct suppliers that materials used to make its products are from suppliers that comply with laws regarding slavery and human trafficking in the country or countries in which they are doing business; (d) maintains internal accountability standards and procedures; and (e) provide company employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigation risks within the supply chain of products. For more information on New Balance’s internal accountability standards, please contact email@example.com.
16. Mobile Services
The Service includes certain services that are available via a mobile device, including (i) the ability to upload content to the Service via a mobile device, (ii) the ability to browse the Service and the Site from a mobile device and (iii) the ability to access certain features through an application downloaded and installed on a mobile device (collectively, the “Mobile Services”). To the extent you access the Service through a mobile device, your wireless service carrier’s standard charges, data rates and other fees may apply. In addition, downloading, installing, or using certain Mobile Services may be prohibited or restricted by your carrier, and not all Mobile Services may work with all carriers or devices.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us, and supersedes all prior agreements or communications. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement. No waiver shall be effective against us unless we make it in writing, and no such waiver shall be construed as a waiver in any other or subsequent instance. Headings are for convenience only and have no legal import. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in Massachusetts. Any court of competent jurisdiction sitting within Suffolk County, Massachusetts will have exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any dispute arising out of or relating to the Service or this Agreement, and you hereby waive any argument that any such court does not have jurisdiction over you or such dispute or that venue is not appropriate or convenient.