Ameriloop LLC. Terms and Conditions
Ameriloop LLC. Offers this Web site, Ameriloop.com; including all information, software, products and services available from this Web site or offered as part of or in conjunction with this Web site, Ameriloop.com, to you, the user, accept all of the terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here. Ameriloop LLC reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions immediately by posting the changed Terms and Conditions in this location. Changes to terms and conditions will be made here and without notice.
This web page represents a legal document that serves as our Terms of Service and it governs the legal terms of our website, www.ameriloop.com, sub-domains, and any associated web-based and mobile applications (collectively, "Website"), as owned and operated by Ameriloop LLC.
By using our Website, you agree to fully comply with and be bound by our Legal Terms. Please review them carefully. If you do not accept our Legal Terms, do not access and use our Website. If you have already accessed our Website and do not accept our Legal Terms, you should immediately discontinue use of our Website.
The last update to our Terms of Service was posted on February 22, 2013.
Your continued use of the Web site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions and notices, and any changes to the Terms and Conditions made by Ameriloop LLC.
The term 'Ameriloop.com' or 'us' or 'we' or 'the site' or 'site' refers to the owner of the website, Ameriloop LLC.
The term 'you' 'user', 'registered member or user', 'member', 'company member', 'individual' and 'business members' refers to the user or viewer of our website. Being a registered member means you are of legal age to do so.
A "Visitor" is someone who merely browses our Website, but has not registered as Member.
A "Member" is an individual that has registered with us to use our Service.
Our "Service" represents the collective functionality and features as offered through our Website to our Members.
A "User" is a collective identifier that refers to either a Visitor or a Member.
All text, information, graphics, audio, video, and data offered through our Website are collectively known as our "Content".
Our Legal Terms shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in New York, USA, and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New York, USA, without regard to conflict of law principles. In addition, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts. Unless Ameriloop LLC relocates to another state, in which case the action will be commenced there. Any cause of action by you with respect to our Website, must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. Should any part of our Legal Terms be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent that any Content in our Website conflicts or is inconsistent with our Legal Terms, our Legal Terms shall take precedence. Our failure to enforce any provision of our Legal Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision. The rights of Ameriloop LLC under our Legal Terms shall survive the termination of our Legal Terms.
Exclusion of Liability
The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law. Ameriloop does not make any claim or certification of any product being 'Made in America' or 'Made in the USA', all claims are made by the company or individual who applies for membership and enters the information on Ameriloop electronic forms.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
All trademarks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
If any business or personal data is hacked into and stolen, user/member indemnifies and holds harmless Ameriloop LLC and its members and affiliates.
Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.
From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s). By becoming a registered user of Ameriloop, you agree that if there is ever a claim against the site or company, the claim will be settled in Albany, New York courts, or a court and location picked by Ameriloop LLC.
Except for material in the public domain under United States copyright law, all material contained on the Web site (including all software, HTML code, Java applets, Active X controls and all other code) is protected by United States and foreign copyright laws. Except as otherwise expressly provided in these terms and conditions, you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, modify, rewrite, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any material contained on the Web site without the prior consent of the copyright owner.
None of the material contained on Ameriloop.com may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo reproduction, recordation or otherwise), resold or redistributed without the prior written consent of Ameriloop LLC and Ameriloop.com. Violation of this provision may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.
Our Website may contain our service marks or trademarks as well as those of our affiliates or other companies, in the form of words, graphics, and logos. Your use of our Website does not constitute any right or license for you to use such service marks/trademarks, without the prior written permission of the corresponding service mark/trademark owner. Our Website is also protected under international copyright laws. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any portion of our Website is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Website does not grant you ownership rights of any kind in our Website.
Idea, Suggestion and Feedback Submission Terms
If you submit an idea, suggestion, feedback, or concept to Ameriloop, you do so voluntarily and you agree to the following:
Ameriloop is not under any obligation to review or keep any submission private or confidential.
Anything submitted automatically becomes the property of Ameriloop without any compensation to you or anyone else.
After submission, Ameriloop can use or redistribute the contents for any purpose we see fit.
If any member is caught harassing other members, spamming other members, being derogatory, racist, or anything else deemed inappropriate by Ameriloop LLC staff, that member will immediately removed and banned from the site. By becoming a member of the site, you agree to all terms, conditions as well as all site rules and regulations.
Your account is opened by you, or an authorized representative of your company. You agree that you are opening the account and providing all information to Ameriloop voluntarily. Information about you and your company will be published and collected on our site; you give consent for Ameriloop to do this. You may revoke consent and request to close your account during normal business hours Monday to Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm Eastern Standard Time. You agree that the request to close your account will be in the form of email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Badges and Ratings
Ameriloop LLC has a proprietary scoring process in place. If any member is found to be abusing or fraudulently acquiring or using badges and scores, they will be immediately removed from the site and banned from any further activity on the site. Anyone removed and banned from the site indemnifies and holds harmless Ameriloop.com and Ameriloop LLC. By inputting your personal and company information into our system, you are agreeing to all terms and conditions of the site and certifying that all information is true and accurate. Whoever inputs the information to acquire a badge and score states that they have permission or are a company representative authorized to do so. You agree to and unequivocally accept the computer generated score provided after your company information is entered into Ameriloop. You agree to have some or all of the information inputted into our system/site published on your company badge/profile page and elsewhere, accessible to, but not limited to, other members and visitors online and offline, as well as the general public. You agree to have user/customer feedback and reviews posted about your company. No member is allowed to use a badge or score anywhere but on our site at this time. Members agree to only use the badge and score on Ameriloop.com until we define the exact terms they can be used elsewhere. Links to your profile page with the Ameriloop logo are encouraged and allowed by the site, we provide the HTML code to do so.
Badge and Rating Information:
The Ameriloop badge and rating system is meant to provide businesses and their customers with a generalized overview of how 'centered' or 'focused' the badge holding member company is on the American economy. The Ameriloop badge and related information is intended to assist businesses and their customers make informed decisions about goods made and grown in the USA. All data that is published with an Ameriloop badge has been entered voluntarily into Ameriloop's database by an authorized representative of the member company receiving the badge. Business member ratings are user generated and will vary depending on what information is entered into our system at the time of submission.
Ameriloop does not manipulate or change any data entered, we simply organize it and publish it attached to the member company's profile page. Ameriloop does average the percentages entered by each company. The averaged value is posted in the center of the Ameriloop badge.
The purpose of assigning an average value is to summarize the information entered by a member company. Again, this value is to be used as a general overview of the company, not for a specific product, unless the company only produces one product.
***Ameriloop as well as the general public relies on the member company's honesty when entering answers to questions regarding % US origin of parts and labor. Honesty in the Ameriloop community is essential, if anyone is caught deceiving any other Ameriloop member or the public in general (online or offline), expect to have your account suspended and membership permanently revoked. We are trying to create a positive impact on the American economy and we take this challenge seriously... just in case you are not aware, misleading information regarding unqualified claims of being 'Made in the USA' is a crime.***
All information about products, parts, processing and or assembly entered into Ameriloop.com and claimed to originate or be 'Made in the USA' or 'Made in America' must meet and comply with the Federal Trade Commission standards found here: http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bus03-complying-made-usa-standard
Ameriloop members or the general public can alert Ameriloop staff of system abuse in writing at email@example.com.
Ameriloop does not certify 'Made in the USA' or 'Made in America' claims. Ameriloop will honor certifications from accredited certification agencies.
'Made in the USA' Claims
All 'Made in the USA' claims, implied or stated, by any registered member, user or company on the site agree that the claim is made by the user, member or company which registered and inputted the information (domestic content, parts, processing and growing), the claim is in accordance with and follows the Federal Trade Commission guidelines (which can be found at http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bus03-complying-made-usa-standard) and any local, state and national laws in place governing Made in the USA claims. If for some reason a registered user is investigated and fined for false 'Made in the USA' claims, that user indemnifies and holds harmless Ameriloop against all claims and possible future claims.
Although Ameriloop employees do everything in their power to check out and verify registered user claims, Ameriloop is in no way, shape or form responsible for any user generated content, we make no claims or guarantees of validity or truthfulness for any user, company or business generated content on Ameriloop. Site users indemnify and hold harmless Ameriloop LLC, our employees and affiliates from any action stemming from legal action or disputes due to false 'Made in the USA' claims introduced by user generated content.
Ameriloop does not 'certify' companies to be 'Made in the USA', we simply aggregate registered user (companies and individuals) claims into a useable format. All registered users (companies and individuals) input information on their own behalf and certify that it is true and correct to the best of their knowledge. Ameriloop Badges and Scores measure how 'Centered' an American company may or may not be, on the American economy, based on information provided by registered members, nothing else. Our scoring formula takes into account what, in our opinion, is a multipart, fair grading system for American companies and products.
Consumer submitted pictures, locations and prices of 'American Made' or 'Made in the USA' products are subject to the following terms and conditions:
The member posting a product must be certain that what they are posting is, in fact 'Made in the USA', or 'American Made'. Members should verify this by either looking at packaging and locating a 'Made in the USA' label or, actually contacting the producer of the product (online or via phone). In other words, if you are not sure, don't post it. All Ameriloop members agree not to post any items that do not meet the above criteria. Any member who posts items that are not 'Made in the USA', risks permanently losing membership.
Unacceptable user activity
You agree that you or any third party affiliate will not advertise or use our site for any illegal, grey market or inappropriate dealings with other members or the public. Any such activity; or activity deemed to be such, will automatically suspend and forfeit your membership. You will be permanently banned from Ameriloop.com. This agreement may not be assigned or reassigned by you, the user.
Third Party Links
Our Website may contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you. By linking to these websites, we do not create or have an affiliation with, or sponsor such third party websites. The inclusion of links within our Website does not constitute any endorsement, guarantee, warranty, or recommendation of such third party websites. Ameriloop LLC has no control over the legal documents and privacy practices of third party websites; as such, you access any such third party websites at your own risk. Users have the option to link their site to Ameriloop. Each 3rd party site has a separate terms/conditions and privacy policies. Therefore, we have no responsibility or liability for these 3rd party sites. We would like to protect the integrity of our site and our visitors. We appreciate feedback concerning malicious or inappropriate 3rd party links not deemed to be in the best interest of our users and site.
If you feel that a registered user is abusing the site, or making false claims about their company or product, please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The extent of our relationship 'you' and 'us'
No partnership, joint venture, employee-employer, agency or franchiser-franchisee relationship is formed or created as a result of any person or company registering, using, submitting an idea or donating money to Ameriloop.com. All this is done voluntarily and at your own will. Ameriloop is under no obligation to compensate any user/visitor/member in any way for the above activities.
User Generated Comments and Reviews
All users of this website indemnify and hold harmless Ameriloop LLC from any damages resulting from negative comments left by other users regarding their business or business practices. Ameriloop LLC is not a mediator. Ameriloop LLC believes in the Freedom of Speech and every American's right to use it, that being said, the only way a comment will be removed is if a court of law tells us to do so. Business users agree not to leave comments on themselves, or maliciously try to hurt their competitors business; both of these activities are not allowed on Ameriloop and will result in loss/suspension of membership.
All users agree that their comments and reviews will be accurate, truthful and a firsthand experience of the company or product they are commenting on. You also agree that you do not work for, own any interest, are a competitor, related by blood, adoption or marriage to the company or product you are writing a comment on.
All users agree that comments will be posted and available for the world to see on the internet. All users understand and agree that Ameriloop is under no obligation to approve, filter, monitor, or screen any content that is left as a comment by another user.
Users may open themselves up to liability claims or be banned from the site in the following ways; by not being truthful, intentionally misleading, defamatory, violating trademark, copyright, patent or trade secret law. By publishing hate speech or pornography, harassing other members, attempting to advertise illegal or gray market items. By posting private information or close up photos of others without their permission.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF AMERILOOP.COM, YOU MUST NOT USE THE SITE. BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND WILL ABIDE BY AND BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE SITE.