Terms of Use

We would like you to be aware of our Terms of Use before using this website, the services offered by us or through our website, and any parts or sections thereof. These Terms of Use may be updated from time to time without notice to you. Unless otherwise indicated, all references in these Terms of Use to (1) “the Knot Worldwide” refer to WeddingWire, Inc. (and its successors and assigns), and its wholly owned subsidiaries including XO Group Inc., formerly The Knot, Inc., and (2) “our website” refer to https://www.theknotww.com/.

You understand and agree that our website is provided “AS-IS” and that the Knot Worldwide assumes no responsibility for your ability to (or any costs or fees associated with your ability to) obtain access to our website. Nor does the Knot Worldwide assume any liability for the failure to store or maintain any user communications or personal settings.

  1. In consideration of your visiting and using our website, you represent that you are able to form a binding contract. You also agree that any information you provide about yourself is accurate and complete at the time provided. You agree to timely update any information provided to the Knot Worldwide to keep it accurate and complete. Failure to accurately and completely provide and timely update information about yourself is reasonable grounds for the Knot Worldwide to suspend or terminate your account and refuse you service in the future.


In addition to these Terms of Use, when using a particular area of our website, you are also bound by the posted guidelines and rules for that particular area.

  1. Information and data provided by you are subject to our Privacy Policy. This policy, as updated from time to time, may be found at https://www.theknotww.com/privacy-policy/.

  2. Certain names, logos, and/or phrases on our website may constitute trademarks and/or copyrights of the Knot Worldwide or its clients. The marks “The Knot Worldwide,” “TKWW,” “WeddingWire,” “XO Group,” “The Knot”, “The Bump,” “Gigmasters”, “Lasting,” “Howtheyasked,” and “The Nest” and the contents of this website are the sole property of the Knot Worldwide. Reproduction in whole or in part is strictly prohibited without our express written permission.


All of the writing on our website is the copyrighted property of the Knot Worldwide and is protected as such. None of the material may be reproduced without our written permission, with the exception of downloading or printing a single copy for yourself. This copyright extends to original material of the Knot Worldwide, any user-generated content, and any compilations of user-generated content, whether or not edited or filtered. The right to download and store or output the materials found on our website is granted for viewing use only. Materials may not be reproduced in any form. Any reproduction or editing by any means mechanical or electronic without explicit written permission is expressly prohibited.

We reserve the right to republish any material contributed by our users. By posting a message, a user expressly grants the right to the Knot Worldwide to republish or sell the message as part of any edited compilation. Material that is copyright protected may not be submitted without permission from the copyright owner. Please remember you are responsible for the material you submit to our website, including taste, reliability, originality and copyright. You may be held legally responsible for copyright infringement, defamation or invasion of privacy, as well as any damages arising out of actions resulting from materials submitted by you and posted by us. You are responsible for ensuring that your message or posting does not violate any extant copyrights.

Reporting Claims of Copyright Infringement

We take claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If you believe any materials accessible on or from this website infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials from the website by submitting written notification to our Copyright Agent (designated below). In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) ("DMCA"), the written notice (the "DMCA Notice") must include substantially the following:

Our designated Copyright Agent to receive DMCA Notices is:

privacy@theknotww.com or mail to:

WeddingWire Inc
Attn: Legal Department
Two Wisconsin Circle
3rd Floor
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective.

Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Site is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.

If you believe that material you posted on the site was removed or access to it was disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may file a counter-notification with us (a "Counter-Notice") by submitting written notification to our copyright agent (identified below). Pursuant to the DMCA, the Counter-Notice must include substantially the following:

Completed Counter-Notices should be sent to:

privacy@theknotww.com or mail to:

WeddingWire, Inc.
Attn: Legal Department
Two Wisconsin Circle
3rd Floor
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

The DMCA allows us to restore the removed content if the party filing the original DMCA Notice does not file a court action against you within ten business days of receiving the copy of your Counter-Notice.

Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Site was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.

Repeat Infringers

It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.

 

The Knot Worldwide will have a nonexclusive global license to publish, adapt and resell the content submitted by users and contributors within our website. These nonexclusive publishing license and resale/adaptation rights extend to any materials submitted “for publication” within our website, including both message board postings and content submitted to the Knot Worldwide for uploading and subsequent publishing within non-message board areas. The Knot Worldwide and our website’s staff are not and will not be responsible for any misleading, false, or otherwise injurious information and advice communicated in our website or for any results obtained from the use of such information or advice. the Knot Worldwide will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by a user through the user’s reliance on information and advice gained in these areas.

The Knot Worldwide cannot guarantee the accuracy, efficacy, or veracity of any information provided within our website’s forums.Therefore, users should handle the information generated by fellow users with common sense caution. Users should consider any information and advice given by other users as a starting point for their own research.

The Knot Worldwide cannot guarantee that all content and materials that appear on our website is not infringing on any registered or non-registered copyrights.

  1. Online behavior requires common sense and basic etiquette. Accordingly, here are some rules that you agree to follow, particularly in those areas of our website that permit user-generated content such as forums, blogs and bulletin boards:



Nondiscrimination Policy

 

The Knot Worldwide and its brands offered by WeddingWire and XO Group wants all users to feel welcome and included on its and their web sites, applications, tools, platforms and other digital properties (the "Properties"). Accordingly, the Knot Worldwide prohibits discrimination against couples, guests, wedding vendors, or employees of the Knot Worldwide based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital, family and/or pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or citizenship status, age, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, regional, state, or local law. Such discrimination includes, but is not limited to, refusing to provide or accept services or any other conduct based on these characteristics. As further addressed in these Terms of Use, this prohibition applies to the posting of discriminatory content, such as reviews or forum posts, on the Properties. The Knot Worldwide will, at its discretion, take steps to enforce this policy, up to and including suspending users who violate this policy from the Properties. If you experience discrimination with any user, please contact help@theknotww.com with the subject "Nondiscrimination Policy", so we can investigate and take appropriate measures.

 

  1. Content from our website, including but not limited to any user information such as names, email addresses, or other contact information, may not be taken from the website and used for any purpose. Names, email addresses and other contact information from member profile information or the pages and postings on this site may not be used by outside vendors or other third parties for purposes of solicitation. Unsolicited emails to our members or to our clients may constitute misrepresentation, misappropriation of our business name and reputation, unfair competition, and may also violate laws that prohibit unsolicited email, for which the Knot Worldwide shall be entitled to take appropriate legal action including seeking injunctive relief, an accounting of profits, damages, legal fees and costs.

  2. We reserve the right from time to time to make modifications and changes to our website. These modifications and changes may include, but are not limited to, discontinuing, temporarily or permanently, any service offered by, or through our website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that the Knot Worldwide shall not be liable to you or to any other party for any changes and modifications to our website.

  3. You agree that, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, the Knot Worldwide may terminate your access to our website, including, if applicable, purging your member account and any material and information associated with your member account (including your user name, password, and profile). Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to, violation of the provisions set forth in section 5 of these Terms of Use or is otherwise offensive or detrimental behavior, including behavior that shocks, insults, or offends the community, including through making racist, discriminatory or offensive comments on the website or elsewhere or by taking actions that would reflect poorly on us or by any other violation by you of these Terms of Use.


You acknowledge and agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in the Knot Worldwide’s sole discretion and that the Knot Worldwide shall not be liable to you or any other party for the termination of your access to our website or the purging of any material.

  1. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:


YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES PROVIDED IN OUR WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT: (i) THE SERVICE WILL MEET ANY OF YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED, OR FREE FROM ERROR OR OMISSION, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF ANY SERVICE IN OUR WEBSITE WILL BE USEFUL, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES OFFERED IN OUR WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE OPERATION OF AREA INCLUDING THE OPERATION OF ANY SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.

ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF ANY SERVICE IN OUR WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM (OR ANY COMPONENT CONNECTED TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM) OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD (INTENTIONAL OR OTHERWISE) OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM OUR WEBSITE OR FROM ANY SERVICE PROVIDED IN OUR WEBSITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS OF USE.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

  1. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL AND REPUTATION, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES. THIS LIMITATION ON LIABILITY APPLIES EVEN IF THE COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.


 

  1. You agree that the Knot Worldwide may access, maintain, and disclose information you provide to our website if required to do so by law or if the Knot Worldwide, in good faith, believes that such access, maintenance or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with any legal process; (ii) enforce these Terms of Use; (iii) respond to claims that any material or information posted, provided, transmitted, or otherwise made available by you violates the rights of third parties; (iv) respond to your customer service requests; or (v) otherwise protect the rights and property of the Knot Worldwide, its vendors, community members, users and the general public.


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Knot Worldwide, its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, agents, vendors or other partners, and employees, from any claim or demand, including attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of any material or information posted, provided, transmitted, or otherwise made available by you in our website, or by your use of our website, or by your violation of these Terms of Use, or your violation of the rights of another including but not limited to (i) your advertising, provision of or failure to pay for goods or services promoted on the Site; and (ii) claims that any of your Submitted Information includes materials owned by third parties without authorization, was defamatory or harassing, or otherwise violated the rights of any third party..

The Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and the Knot Worldwide and govern your use of our website and any services offered in our website. This agreement supersedes any prior terms of use agreements between you and the Knot Worldwide.

These Terms of Use and the relationship between you and the Knot Worldwide shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and the Knot Worldwide agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the State of New York, New York County.

You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms of Use, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this agreement.

The failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the other terms and provisions of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect.

You agree that your member account is non-transferable and any rights to your account or contents within your account terminate upon your death.

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of any services provided in our website or these Terms of Use must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.