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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY USING THIS AND OTHER CRAFTS AMERICANA WEB SITES, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

These terms and conditions of use may be changed in the future without further notice. Further, these terms and conditions apply exclusively to your access to, and use of, this Web site and do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with Crafts Americana or with its divisions ArtistsClub.com, the Artists Club, ConnectingThreads.com, Connecting Threads, KnitPicks.com, or Knit Picks (the Company) for products, services or otherwise. If you have any question regarding the use of this Web site, please refer first to frequently asked questions of the web site. All other questions or comments about this Web site or its contents should be directed to the Webmaster.

1. About "Cookies"
Crafts Americana uses a feature of your Internet Web browser called a "cookie" to assign a unique identification to your computer. Cookies are files that your Web browser places on your computer's hard drive. The Company creates and then uses these cookie files to track your clicks as you go through our site. The company uses cookies to keep track of items you put into your shopping cart, to tell us whether you have visited us previously, and to help us determine whether you came to our site from a particular Internet link or banner advertisement. Cookies can also be used to help save and retrieve information on past shopping preferences including items placed in your cart but not purchased, which saves you from having to re-enter this information upon every visit to our Web site. Cookies cannot be used by Crafts Americana to retrieve any personal information about you unless you have previously purchased from or registered with our Company. Crafts Americana does not and cannot use cookies to retrieve personal information about you from your computer unless such information was knowingly and willingly provided by you.

You should also be aware that you have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to place items in our shopping carts and participate in other activities on our site. You will still be able to review the merchandise on our site even if you do not accept cookies.

2. Copyright
All Web site materials, including, without limitation, the Company's logo, design, text, graphics, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof are registered trademarks of the Crafts Americana Group, Inc. © 1999 Crafts Americana Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

You may electronically copy and print to hard copy portions of this Web site for the sole purpose of using materials it contains for informational and non-commercial, personal use only. Any other use of the materials in this Web site- including any commercial use, reproduction for purposes other than described above, modification, distribution, republication, display, or performance- without the prior written permission of the Company is strictly prohibited.

3. Trademarks
The names Crafts Americana, Artist's Club, ArtistsClub.com, Connecting Threads, ConnectingThreads.com, Knit Picks, KnitPicks.com, the Company logo, and the products and services described in this Web site, including without limitation [include any registered or unregistered trademarks], are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the Company and its licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the Company. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress of the Company, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the Company. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

4. Software
Any software, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively "Software"), that may be made available on this Web site is licensed to you by Crafts Americana. The Company shall retain full and complete title and all intellectual property rights to Software. You shall not copy, distribute, sell, modify, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or create derivative works from any Software.

5. Interactive Areas
Crafts Americana's Web sites include interactive areas including tip sections, teacher locator sections, painting pal sections, weekly drawing registration or other interactive areas. These (and any other) interactive areas shall be used only for non-commercial purposes. By using any or interactive areas, you agree not to do any of the following:

1) Upload to, distribute or otherwise publish through this Web site any message, data, information, text or other material ("Content") that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable;

2) Upload or transmit any Content that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national, or international law. Upload or transmit any Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such Content;

3) Impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; and

4) Without Company's written permission, distribute or publish unsolicited promotions, advertising or solicitations for funds, goods or services, including junk mail and spam.

Crafts Americana takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any Content posted or uploaded by you or any third-party, or for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. As a provider of interactive services, the Company is not liable for any statements, representations, or Content provided by its users in any public forum or personal home page.

The Company has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and Content associated with its interactive areas. The company may investigate any reported violation of its policies or complaints and take any appropriate action that it deems appropriate. Such action may include, but is not limited to, issuing warnings, suspension or termination of service, and/or removal of posted Content. Company reserves the right and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any Content that violates these provisions or is otherwise objectionable. Company also reserves the right to report any activity that it suspects violates any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties.

In order to cooperate with governmental requests, to protect the Company's systems and customers, or to ensure the integrity and operation of Company's business and systems, Company may access and disclose any information it considers necessary or appropriate, including, without limitation, user profile information (i.e. name, e-mail address, etc.), IP addressing and traffic information, usage history, and posted Content. The Company's right to disclose any such information shall govern over any terms of the Company's Privacy Policy.

You shall remain solely liable for the Content of any messages or other information you upload or transmit to Company, including the interactive areas of this Web site. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Company from any claim, action, demand, loss, or damages (including attorneys' fees) made or incurred by any third party arising out of or relating to your conduct, your violation of these terms and conditions, or your violation of any rights of a third party.

6. Submissions
You agree that any materials, including but not limited to questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other information, provided by you in the form of e-mail or submissions to Company, or postings on this or other Crafts Americana Web sites, are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of Crafts Americana. The Company shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use of these materials for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. The submission of any materials to the Company, including the posting of materials to any interactive area, irrevocably waives any and all "moral rights" in such materials, including the rights of paternity and integrity.

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