Access to our Site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service or content we provide on our Site without notice. We provide no commitment or guarantee that our Site will be available at all times and from time to time we may need to restrict access to some parts of our Site, or our entire Site, to users, including users who have registered with us.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
You may use our Site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our Site:
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Site, and in the material published on it. Unless otherwise authorised within these terms, you must not copy, modify, alter, publish, distribute, sell or transfer any materials published on our Site. All such rights are reserved.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics as well as any accompanying text, except what is provided for in the section Social Media below.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our Site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on our Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors. Any materials used for commercial purposes in the absence of a licence will be prosecuted and charged for damages.
All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of or licensed to companies belonging to the Whirlpool Corp. Group.
We aim to update our Site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our Site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Notice. Please take the time to read this, as by using our Site, you consent to us processing your data on the terms detailed in the Privacy Notice.
The Site may enable you and others to submit reviews, ratings, comments, photos, videos, or other content (“User Content”). You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your User Content, your User Content is not confidential or proprietary to you, and others may access or use your User Content. You will only submit User Content if: you are the sole author and owner of all rights to the User Content or have all necessary permissions; your submission is in accordance with these Terms and any other guidance we provide on the Site; and your submission complies with all applicable laws and regulations. We retain sole discretion to remove any User Content from our Site for any reason.
You will not submit User Content that may cause injury to any person or entity; is false or misleading; infringes any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights; violates anyone’s rights to privacy or publicity; violates any law or regulation; includes content or links to content that could be considered defamatory, libelous, knowingly false, fraudulent, indecent, violent, obscene, profane, hateful, racially or religiously biased, threatening, or harassing; is inconsistent with the safe and proper use of any Hotpoint product or service; or promotes commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent.
Other than your personal information (e.g., your name, address, and email address), you grant us and our authorized third-party affiliates a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable license to your User Content, including any username or social media handle you used when submitting the User Content. This includes the right to use, copy, modify, adapt, publish, translate, transform, create derivative works from, sell, and/or distribute your User Content. You acknowledge that all your User Content may be used and shared by us with third parties.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE, YOUR USER CONTENT, OTHERS’ USER CONTENT THAT YOU CHOOSE TO USE, AND ANY CONSEQUENCES THEREOF.
User Content applies to any and all material which you contribute to our Site, and to any interactive services associated with it.
Any User Content must:
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our Site, including, without limitation:
Where we do provide any Interactive Service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our Site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. We shall have no responsibility for any use of any Interactive Service by a user in contravention of our User Content, whether the service is moderated or not.
The use of any of our Interactive Services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian.
Where we do moderate an Interactive Service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
We welcome you to share User Content and information about our products and services through social media. When you use social media to share Site content, you grant us the right to reproduce and publish your social media posting and to use the username / social media handle that you used when sharing the content. You are responsible for complying with the terms and conditions of social media platforms. You agree that you will not share Site contents to post or transmit any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others or which is unlawful, abusive, defamatory, vulgar or otherwise objectionable or which contains any advertising or solicitation with respect to products or services or the Company.
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
Our Site must not be framed on any other Site, nor may you create a link to any part of our Site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the User Content set out above.
Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. You must not attack or interrupt our Site or attempt to make our Site or network unavailable.
By breaching this provision, you may commit a criminal offence. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by third party activity, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.