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Terms of Use and Privacy Notice

Terms of Use

Welcome to the Samuel French, Inc. online store. The following are the rules or "Terms" that govern use of the Samuel French, Inc. site ("Site"). By using or visiting the Site, you expressly agree to be bound by these Terms and to follow these Terms and all applicable laws and regulations governing the Site. If you do not agree with these Terms in their entirety, you should not use the site.


Samuel French, Inc. reserves the right to change these Terms at any time, effective immediately upon posting on the Site. Please check this page of the Site periodically. Your continued use of this site expressly binds you to any changes to these Terms, whether or not you subscribe to the above notification service.


If you violate these Terms of Use, Samuel French, Inc. may terminate your use of the Site, bar you from future use of the Site, cancel your orders or subscriptions, and/or take appropriate legal action against you.

Permitted Use:

You agree that you are only authorized to visit, view and to retain a copy of pages of this Site for your own personal use, and that you shall not duplicate, download, publish, modify or otherwise distribute the material on this Site for any purpose other than to review the information therein, for personal use, or to purchase products or subscriptions for your personal use, unless otherwise specifically authorized by Samuel French, Inc. to do so. The content and software on this Site is the property of Samuel French, Inc. and/or its suppliers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. We post a legal notice and various credits on pages of the Site, which may not be removed. Please do not remove this notice or these credits, or any additional information contained along with the notices and credits.

Links and Search Results:

The Site may automatically produce search results that reference or link to third party sites throughout the World Wide Web. Samuel French, Inc. has no control over these sites or the content within them. Samuel French, Inc. cannot guarantee, represent or warrant that the content contained in the sites is accurate, legal and/or inoffensive. Samuel French, Inc. does not endorse the content of any third party site, nor do we warrant that they will not contain viruses or otherwise impact your computer. By using the Site to search for, or link to, another site, you agree and understand that you may not make any claim against Samuel French, Inc. for any damages or losses, whatsoever, resulting from your use of the Site to obtain search results or to link to another site. If you have a problem with a link from the Site, please notify us at info@samuelfrench.com and we will investigate your claim and take any actions we deem appropriate in our sole discretion.

Unauthorized Use and Abuse of the Site:

Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Site, whether for unauthorized framing of, or linking to, the Site, or otherwise, will be investigated and appropriate legal action will be taken, including, without limitation, civil, criminal and injunctive redress.

Violation of the Terms:

You understand and agree that in Samuel French, Inc.'s sole discretion, and without prior notice, Samuel French, Inc. may terminate your access to the Site, cancel your product order or subscription, or exercise any other remedy available. You agree that monetary damages may not provide a sufficient remedy to Samuel French, Inc. for violations of these terms and conditions, and you consent to injunctive or other equitable relief for such violations. Samuel French, Inc. may release user information about you if required by law or subpoena, or if the information is necessary or appropriate to release to address an unlawful or harmful activity. Samuel French, Inc. is not required to provide any refund to you if you are terminated as a User because you have violated these Terms of Use. For more information about how we handle copyright infringements on the Site, please see our Copyright Policy.


We believe that your privacy and the privacy of all our users is important. Please review our Privacy Policy. This policy applies to all the information you supply to Samuel French, Inc. If you send electronic mail to any address in the samuelfrench.com domain as a user of our Web Site, we will treat it as non-confidential and non-proprietary to you. By e-mailing Samuel French, Inc., you authorize us to use or allow others to distribute, reproduce or otherwise use the message. Samuel French, Inc. is not liable for any lost data resulting from the operation of our site and/or the enforcement of the Terms. We urge all users to maintain their own backup versions of email they send to us.

Copyright Policy:

We will terminate the privileges of any user who uses this Site to unlawfully transmit copyrighted material without a licensed express consent, valid defense or fair use exemption to do so. After proper notification by the copyright holder, or its agent, to us, and confirmation through court order or admission by the user that they have used this Site as an instrument of unlawful infringement, we will terminate the infringing users' rights to use and/or access this Site. We may also, in our sole discretion, decide to terminate a user's rights to use or access the Site prior to that time if we believe that the alleged infringement has occurred.


Samuel French, Inc. does not promise that the Site will be error-free, uninterrupted, nor that it will provide specific results from use of the Site or any Content, search or link on it. The Site and its Content are delivered on an "as-is" and "as-available" basis. Samuel French, Inc. cannot ensure that files you download from the Site will be free of viruses or contamination or destructive features. Samuel French, Inc. disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including also any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Samuel French, Inc. will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this Site, including without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, and punitive and consequential damages. Samuel French, Inc. makes no guarantee of any specific result from use of this Site or use of any services offered by Samuel French, Inc. Samuel French, Inc. disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third party users, Samuel French, Inc. users, advertisers and/or sponsors on the Site, in connection with the Samuel French, Inc. services, or otherwise related to your use of the Site and/or the Samuel French, Inc. services. Without limiting the foregoing, you may report the misconduct of users and/or third party advertisers, service and/or product providers referenced on, or included in, the Site to Samuel French, Inc. at info@samuelfrench.com. VLC may investigate the claim and take appropriate action, in its sole discretion.

Limitation on Liability:

Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, in no event will Samuel French, Inc. be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including also lost profits, even if Samuel French, Inc. has been advised of the possibility of such damages.


If there is any dispute about or involving the Site, by using the Site, you agree that the dispute will be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the courts of the State of New York, City of New York.


You agree to indemnify and hold Samuel French, Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to, or arising from, your use of the Site.


Privacy Notice

Our Commitment To Privacy Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.



The Information We Collect:

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Samuel French, Inc. website. On some pages, you can order products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are Name, Address, Email address, Phone number Credit/Debit Card Information (etc.) On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient's address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are Name, Address, Phone Number (etc.)

The Way We Use Information:

We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

We use the information you provide about someone else when placing an order only to ship the product and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

We offer gift-cards by which you can personalize a product you order for another person. Information you provide to us to create a gift-card is only used for that purpose, and it is only disclosed to the person receiving the gift.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

You can register with our website if you would like to receive our catalog as well as updates on our new products and services. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration form.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.


Our Commitment To Data Security:

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


Our Commitment To Children's Privacy:

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.


How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and make changes at anytime.  You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.