COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY
WEB SITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Date of Last Revision: January 19, 2012
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEB SITE OR MOBILE APPLICATION, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS WEB SITE OR MOBILE APPLICATION.
These terms and conditions of use ("Site Terms") apply exclusively to your access to, and use of, the Web sites, mobile applications and online services (collectively, "Sites") of Columbia Sportswear Company and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (collectively, "Columbia"). These Site Terms do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with Columbia for products, services or otherwise. If you are using the Sites on behalf of any entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Site Terms on such entity's behalf, and that such entity agrees to indemnify you and Columbia for violations of these Site Terms.
Columbia reserves the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in the Site Terms or any policy or guideline of the Sites, at any time and in its sole discretion. Columbia will notify you when the Site Terms have been changed by email or by posting the revised Site Terms on the Sites and posting a notice about such changes on the Sites. Any changes or modification will be effective immediately upon posting of the revisions on the Sites and shall apply to all use of the Sites and all acts or omissions occurring after the effective date of the revised Site Terms. You waive any right you may have to receive specific notice of such changes or modifications. Your continued use of the Sites following the posting of changes or modifications will confirm your acceptance of such changes or modifications. Therefore, you should frequently review the Site Terms and applicable policies to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Sites. If you do not agree to the amended terms, your license to use the Sites will terminate and any further use will be unauthorized, so you must stop using the Sites.
If you have any question regarding the use of the Sites, please refer first to the Help Section or the Frequently Asked Questions. All other questions or comments about the Sites or their contents should be directed to Columbia via the contact us form.
2. Terms of Sale
All sales from the Sites are sold by Columbia Sportswear USA Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear Company. The following terms and conditions of sale ("Sale Terms") apply to your purchases of any products from Columbia, except to the extent that you have entered into a separate written agreement with Columbia that supersedes some or all of these Sale Terms. These Sale Terms are subject to change without prior written notice at any time, in Columbia’s sole discretion. By placing an order for products through the Sites, you agree to be bound by and accept the terms and conditions in effect at the time of such order. Other than as specifically provided in any separate written agreement between you and Columbia, these terms and conditions may NOT be altered, supplemented, or amended by the use of any other document(s), and all sales are expressly conditioned upon your agreement to these terms and conditions.
a. Your Account
When you purchase from Columbia, an account may be created by you as part of the checkout process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for restricting access to your password, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account.
b. Payment Terms
Columbia currently accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover credit cards and PayPal.
c. Shipping Terms and Policies
We endeavor to process all orders for in stock items within 1 business day. Our standard business hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time. Standard shipping is typically via UPS ground and you should allow 3-7 business days for standard delivery once an order has been shipped. We reserve the right to substitute another carrier of equal or lesser cost to deliver your order. If expedited shipping is required, please select that as your shipping choice.
All shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer. Shipping charges will be included on your invoice and can be viewed on a summary screen prior to finalizing your order. Shipping charges are based on the delivery location and method you select during the checkout process. The shipping charge shown during the checkout process is subject to verification. Shipping charges are subject to change without notice, provided that if the actual shipping charge is more than the amount shown on your invoice, we will contact you with the correct shipping costs before processing your order, and you will have an opportunity to cancel your order.
All orders are shipped FOB Shipping Point. Title to products passes from Columbia to you upon shipment, and we are not responsible for any shipping delays or problems once the product has been shipped.
d. Return Policy
If you end up with a product that's not quite right, just send it back to us in its unworn, original condition within 30 days of purchase for a full refund. For more information on returns, click here.
e. Product Availability and Pricing
Columbia and its suppliers continually upgrade and revise their products and service offerings to provide you with new products and services. Columbia may revise or discontinue products at any time without prior notice to customers, and products may become unavailable to customers even after an order is placed. All prices are subject to change without notice.
f. Product Descriptions; Pricing; Errors
Columbia attempts to be as accurate as possible and eliminate errors on the Sites. However, we do not warrant that product descriptions, photographs, pricing or other content on the Sites are accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. In addition, all weights and size dimensions are approximate. If a product offered by Columbia is not as described or pictured, your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition for a refund. In the event of an error, whether on the Sites, in an order confirmation, in processing an order or otherwise, we reserve the right to correct such error and charge the correct price or cancel the order, and your sole remedy in the event of such error is to cancel your order.
g. Who We Sell To
Columbia only sells products to adults. If you are under 18, you may use our Sites only with involvement of a parent or guardian. Columbia reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.
Our outerwear comes with a limited lifetime warranty, and our footwear comes with a one year limited warranty. For more information about our warranties and how to handle claims, click here.
i. Limitation of Liability.
Columbia WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY THIRD PARTY EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, Columbia’S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID FOR THE PURCHASE OF PRODUCTS FROM THIS SITE.
3. Mobile Services and Contact Information
The Sites may include certain features or services that are available via your mobile phone (the "Mobile Services"), such as the ability to upload content to your mobile phone or request order and shipping status messages or other alerts be sent to your mobile phone. In addition, you have the option, but are not required, to provide your mobile number in the registration process as part of your contact information. By using the Mobile Services, or by providing your mobile number as a contact point, you agree that we may communicate with you by SMS, MMS, text message or other electronic means to your mobile device and that certain information about your usage of the Mobile Services may be communicated to us. You understand that your carrier's normal messaging, data and other rates and fees will apply to these Mobile Services and other communications, and you should check with your carrier to find out what plans are available and how much they cost.
4. Copyright and Limited License
Unless otherwise indicated in the Sites, the Sites and all content and other materials on the Sites, including, without limitation, the Columbia logo and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the "Site Materials") are the proprietary property of Columbia or its licensors or users and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
You are granted a limited, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Sites and electronically copy, (except where prohibited without a license) and print to hard copy portions of the Site Materials for your informational, non-commercial and personal use only. Such license is subject to these Site Terms and does not include: (a) any resale or commercial use of the Sites or the Site Materials therein; (b) the collection and use of any product listings, pictures or descriptions; (c) the distribution, public performance or public display of any Site Materials, (d) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Sites and the Site Materials, or any portion thereof; (e) use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (f) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Sites, the Site Materials or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Sites; or (g) any use of the Sites or the Site Materials other than for their intended purpose. Any use of the Site or the Site Materials other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of Columbia, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Site Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time.
5. Repeat Infringer Policy
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, Columbia has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Columbia's sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Columbia may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Sites and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
6. Copyright Complaints
If you believe that anything on the Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below.
- Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement: John C. Motley
- Full Address of Designated Agent to Which Notification Should be Sent: 14375 NW Science Park Drive, Portland, OR 97229
- Telephone Number of Designated Agent: 503-985-4012
- Facsimile Number of Designated Agent: 503-985-5012
- E-Mail Address of Designated Agent: email@example.com
Please see 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3) for the requirements of a proper notification. Please note that the information provided in your notification, including any personal information contained therein, may be forwarded to the person who has provided the allegedly infringing content, and your sending us such notification constitutes your consent to share this information with the alleged infringer.
You should also note that if you make any material misrepresentation in your notification that the material or activity is infringing, you will be liable for all damages, including costs and attorneys' fees, incurred by us or the alleged infringer as the result of our relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing.
We may give notice of a claim of copyright infringement to our users by means of a general notice on the Sites, electronic mail to a user's email address in our records, or by written communication sent by first-class mail to a user's address in our records.
"Columbia," "Columbia Sportswear Company," "Columbia Interchange System," "Columbia River Lodge," "Bugaboo," "Bugabootoo," "Cyberpack," "Delta Hunter," "Interchange," "Tough Mother," "GRT," "Omni-Dry," "Omni-Freeze," "OmniGrip," "OmniShield," "OmniShade," "Omni-Tech," "PFG," "PHG," "Skeeter Beeter," "Storm Dry," "Techlite," "Tested Tough," "Timberwolf," and "Titanium," along with the Columbia diamond, three arrow circle - and the PHG logos, and other product or service names, logos and slogans of Columbia that may appear on the Sites, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Columbia and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Columbia or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any metatags or any other "hidden text" utilizing "Columbia" or any other name, trademark or product or service name of Columbia or its subsidiaries without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Sites, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of Columbia and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Sites are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by us.
You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the Sites for noncommercial purposes, provided such link does not portray Columbia or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use a Columbia logo or other proprietary graphic of Columbia to link to the Sites without the express written permission of Columbia. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Columbia trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at the Sites, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Sites without Columbia's express written consent. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright or proprietary right of Columbia or any third party.
Columbia makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party Web sites accessible by hyperlink from the Sites, or Web sites linking to the Sites. Such sites are not under the control of Columbia and Columbia is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. Columbia provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by Columbia of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Sites, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Sites.
9. Third Party Content
Columbia may provide or allow third party content on the Sites and may provide or allow links to Web pages and content of third parties (collectively the "Third Party Content") as a service to those interested in this information. Columbia does not monitor or have any control over any Third Party Content or third party Web sites. Columbia does not endorse or adopt any Third Party Content and can make no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. Columbia does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any information contained therein and undertakes no responsibility to update or review any Third Party Content. Users use such Third Party Content contained therein at their own risk. Product reviews and comments posted on the Sites are strictly the opinion of the user posting such reviews or comments, and Columbia does not endorse or approve any such reviews or comments.
10. Advertisements and Promotions; Third-Party Products and Services
Columbia may run or allow advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Sites or may otherwise provide or allow information about or links to third-party products or services on the Sites. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and such third party. Columbia is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or promotions or as the result of the presence of such non-Columbia advertisers or third party information on the Sites.
11. User Content and Interactive Services or Areas
The Sites may include discussion forums, blogs, product reviews, or other interactive areas or services ("Interactive Areas") in which you or other users create, post or store any content, messages, reviews, ratings, materials, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, video, graphics, code or other items or materials on the Sites ("User Content"). You are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. By using any Interactive Areas, you agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Sites any of the following:
- User Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
- User Content that you know or have reason to know is inaccurate, untruthful or misleading;
- User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
- User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such User Content;
- User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
- Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations;
- Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
- Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and
- User Content that, in the sole judgment of Columbia, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Sites, or which may expose Columbia or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
12. Rights in User Content and Submissions
Except as otherwise expressly stated by Columbia, Columbia does not claim ownership of any User Content or other materials you post or upload on the Sites or otherwise provide or submit to Columbia. However, unless we indicate otherwise, you grant Columbia and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content throughout the world in any media. Such license shall be limited to use on or in connection with the Sites unless otherwise indicated on the Sites. You grant Columbia and its sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such User Content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that (a) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Content to the Sites; (b) the User Content is accurate and not misleading; and (c) use and posting of the User Content you supply does not violate these Site Terms and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that any suggestions, ideas, comments or other information or materials regarding the Sites, Columbia or Columbia's products or services that are provided by you, whether by email, posting to the Sites or otherwise, are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of Columbia. Columbia shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these materials for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
13. User Conduct.By using the Sites, you agree not to:
- Use the Sites or Interactive Areas in any unlawful manner or in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Sites;
- Harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users from the Sites or Interactive Areas by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications;
- Use any robot, spider, crawler, scraper or other automated means or interface not provided by us to access the Sites and/or Interactive Areas or to extract data;
- Use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Sites or Interactive Areas;
- Register for more than one user account, register for a user account on behalf of an individual other than yourself, or register for a user account on behalf of any group or entity;
- Impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your age or you affiliation with a person or entity;
- Violate any local, state, national or international law;
- Solicit personal information from anyone under 18 or solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes;
- Use or attempt to use another's account without authorization from Columbia;
- Attempt to circumvent any content filtering techniques we may employ;
- Attempt to access any service or area of the Sites (including, without limitation, any Interactive Areas) that you are not authorized to access; or
- Engage in any harassing, intimidating, predatory or stalking conduct.
Columbia is not responsible or liable for the conduct of, or your interactions with, users of the Sites (whether online or offline), nor is Columbia responsible or liable for any loss, damage, injury, or harm associated therewith. Although Columbia has no obligation to monitor any user conduct on the Sites or in any Interactive Area, Columbia reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to monitor any user conduct on the Sites at any time and for any reason without notice. Columbia does not approve or endorse any user-posted meetings or events referenced on the Sites, and Columbia recommends exercising caution before contacting or meeting anyone (online or offline) that is unfamiliar. You use of the Sites is at your own risk. Any use of the Sites in violation of the user conduct rules set forth above violates these Site Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Sites.
14. Registration Data; Account Security
In consideration of your use of the Sites, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Sites ("Registration Data"); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification and not share such information with any third party; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to Columbia, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to Columbia.
15. Financial Material Disclosure.
Forward-Looking Statements. The Sites, and any documents issued by Columbia and available through the Sites, may contain statements which constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those statements can be identified by the use of words such as "believe," "expect," "plan," "may," "will," "should," "anticipate" or similar statements or the negative of these words. Forward-looking statements include statements made as to future operations, costs, capital expenditures, cash flow, improvements in infrastructure, distribution and replenishment systems and operating efficiencies, sales and earnings estimates or trends and expansion plans and projections. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations. Known and unknown internal and external risks and uncertainties may cause the actual results to be materially different from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements. The information contained in the most recent Columbia Annual Reports to stockholders, including information contained under the section captioned "Management’s Discussion and Analysis," as well as other information included under the caption "Risk Factors" and/or in other Columbia filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, identifies important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contemplated by forward-looking statements. Columbia undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date the statements were made.
Press Releases. The information contained within press releases issued by Columbia should not be deemed accurate or current except as of the date the release was posted. Columbia has no intention of updating, and specifically disclaims any duty to update, the information in the press releases. To the extent any information therein is forward-looking, it is intended to fit within the safe harbor for forward-looking statements, and is subject to material risk.
Third-Party Financial Information. Columbia may provide links to third-party Web sites or services that contain financial or investment information about Columbia. Access to such Web sites and the information contained therein is provided as service to those interested in the information. Columbia neither regularly monitors nor has control over the content of third parties' statements or Web sites. Accordingly, Columbia does not endorse or adopt these Web sites or any information contained therein, including, without limitation, analyst's reports and stock quotes. Columbia makes no representations or warranties whatsoever regarding the accuracy or completeness of the content, information, or opinions of third-party Web sites or other third-party information that is identified on the Site. Users visit these Web sites and use the information contained therein at their own risk.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Columbia, its independent contractors, service providers and consultants, and their respective directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or related to any User Content you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Sites or your use of the Interactive Areas, including without limitation any actual or threatened suit, demand or claim made against Columbia and/or its independent contractors, service providers, employees, directors or consultants, arising out of or relating to the User Content, your conduct, your violation of these Site Terms or your violation of the rights of any third party.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED TO THE CONTRARY IN A WRITING BY COLUMBIA, THE SITES, THE SITE MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN (INCLUDING ALL USER CONTENT) AND THE SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH (THE "SERVICES") ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. COLUMBIA DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE INFORMATION, USER CONTENT AND SITE MATERIALS IN THE SITES. COLUMBIA DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITES, THE SITE MATERIALS OR THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. COLUMBIA DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. COLUMBIA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER OF THE SITES OR THE SERVICE, AND YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS. PRODUCT REVIEWS AND COMMENTS ARE STRICTLY THE OPINION OF THE USER POSTING SUCH REVIEWS OR COMMENTS, AND COLUMBIA DOES NOT ENDORSE OR APPROVE ANY SUCH REVIEWS OR COMMENTS.
COLUMBIA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS RELATING TO PRICING, TEXT OR PHOTOGRAPHY. WHILE COLUMBIA ATTEMPTS TO MAKE YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITES AND THE SERVICES SAFE, COLUMBIA CANNOT AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITES OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD.
Columbia reserves the right to change any and all content contained in the Sites and any Services offered through the Sites at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by Columbia.
18. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL COLUMBIA, ITS DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES, THE SERVICES, THE USER CONTENT OR THE SITE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CASED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM COLUMBIA, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO COLUMBIA'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF COLUMBIA, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO COLUMBIA FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITES.
19. Applicable Law and Venue
These Site Terms and your use of the Sites shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Oregon, applicable to agreements made and to be entirely performed within the State of Oregon, without resort to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Site Terms shall be filed only in the state and federal courts located in Multnomah County, Oregon and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these Site Terms.
Notwithstanding any of these Site Terms, Columbia reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Sites, and to block or prevent future your access to and use of the Sites.
If any provision of these Site Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Site Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
22. Questions & Contact Information
Questions or comments about the Sites or these Site Terms may be directed to Columbia via the contact us form or by calling us at (800) 622-6953.