Welcome to homegoods.com (the "Website"), the Website for HomeGoods, a division of The TJX Companies, Inc. ("TJX"). HomeGoods, TJX and its affiliates are the "TJX Businesses."
General use of Website
Copyright, trademark and other intellectual propery rights
Except as otherwise expressly noted, all images, illustrations, designs (including product designs), graphics, icons, photographs, text, audio clips, video clips and other materials that appear as part of the Website as well as the selection, arrangement and organization of the foregoing and the Website as a whole (collectively, "Content") are subject to copyright, trademark, service mark, trade dress and/or other intellectual property rights or licenses, and rights of publicity and privacy, all worldwide rights, titles and interests in and to which are owned by or licensed to the TJX Businesses, or our suppliers. Certain trademarks, service marks and trade names on the Website are the registered or unregistered trademarks, service marks and trade names of the TJX Businesses and may not be used without our express permission. Other trademarks, service marks and trade names and products contained herein are the registered or unregistered property of their respective owners. All software used on this Website is the property of the TJX Businesses or its suppliers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright and other intellectual property laws.
You may not reproduce (except as expressly noted below), create derivative works from, distribute in any way, display or publicly perform, any Content or software without the prior written permission of TJX. The Content of the Website, and the Website as a whole, and the software is intended solely for personal non-commercial use by you and other users of the Website. You may download one copy of any materials, other than music, found in the Content on a single computer for your personal, non-commercial use only. This is not a transfer of title to any Content and your use is subject to the following restrictions. You may not (a) modify or create any derivative work based on the Content or use the Content, in whole or in part, for any commercial purpose or for any public display, performance, sale, rental, outsourcing or other commercial exploitation; (b) remove or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from the Content; (c) transfer the Content to another person; or (d) reproduce the Content, the Website or the software, in whole or in part, except as necessary and incidental to the downloading of the one copy of the materials, other than music, as expressly provided herein. You agree to prevent any unauthorized copying of the Content or software. The TJX Businesses reserve all rights not expressly granted herein.
References on this Website to the trademarks, service marks, trade names, products, company names or services of third parties are provided for your convenience and do not in any way constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation of that third party or its products or services by the TJX businesses.
Notice of copyright infringement
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. Please notify us in writing, by email or mail to our designated agent listed below, if you believe that a user of the Website has infringed your intellectual property rights. Pursuant to Section 512 of the Copyright Revision Act, as enacted through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA").
To be effective the notification should include:
identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
identification of the claimed infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit TJX to locate the material on the Website;
information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address;
a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf; and
your physical or electronic signature.
You acknowledge and agree that upon receipt and notice of a claim of infringement, we may immediately remove the identified materials from the Website without liability, and the claims of the complaining party and party that originally posted the materials will be referred to the United States Copyright Office for adjudication as provided in the DMCA.
Counter-Notice by Accused User
If we have taken down your materials due to suspicion of copyright infringement, you may dispute the alleged infringement by sending a written communication by email or mail to our designated agent below. That written communication should include the following:
your physical or electronic signature;
identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which such address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of copyright infringement or an agent of such person.
Please send all notices under the above copyright infringement policies by email to the following address, which is monitored by TJX’s agent for receipt of notifications of claimed infringement: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not send notices or inquiries about anything other than alleged copyright infringement to our Agent for Notice.
Your account will be terminated if, in our discretion, you are determined to be a repeat infringer. Repeat infringers are users who have been the subject of more than one valid takedown request that has not been successfully rebutted.
Links to other websites and services
When you use our Website, you may discover that it contains links to other sites that are not owned or operated by the TJX Businesses. These links are not intended to be referrals or endorsements of the linked sites and the TJX Businesses are providing them only as a convenience. As such, the TJX Businesses do not warrant, represent or assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, completeness or operation of any linked site (or any site contained in a linked site), or the practices or privacy and other policies contained in any linked site (or any site contained in a linked site). You should familiarize yourself, therefore, with the specific legal, privacy and security information contained in any such Websites.
Our Website also contains links to other sites operated by the TJX Businesses. We advise you to review the legal, privacy and security information for each such site to which you link, as the terms and conditions of use and the policies relating to the personal information you provide may vary from Website to Website.
Linking to this website
Establishing or maintaining a link from another Website to this Website without the prior express written consent of TJX is strictly prohibited. Displaying this Website or any Content contained on this Website in frames or through similar means on any Website without TJX's express written permission is also strictly prohibited. Any permitted links must comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
We make all reasonable efforts to provide information on this Website that is accurate and complete; however, pricing and typographical errors may occur or information may be out of date. There may be information, including information about products, their availability, or their prices that may be inaccurate or incomplete. We reserve the right to correct any such information without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order). We regret any inconvenience to you. The inclusion of any products or services on this Website at a particular time does not guarantee that the products or services will be available.
ARBITRATION AGREEMENT AND WAIVER OF CERTAIN RIGHTS
If you demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, the TJX Businesses will pay as much of the administrative costs and arbitrator's fees required for the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the cost of the arbitration from being prohibitive. In the final award, the arbitrator may apportion the costs of arbitration and the compensation of the arbitrator among the parties in such amounts as the arbitrator deems appropriate.
Neither you nor the TJX Businesses may act as a class representative or private attorney general, nor participate as a member of a class of claimants, with respect to any Claim. Claims may not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis. The arbitrator can decide only your and/or the TJX Businesses’ individual Claims. The arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated.
THIS SECTION LIMITS CERTAIN RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO MAINTAIN A COURT ACTION, THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL, THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY FORM OF CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE CLAIM, THE RIGHT TO ENGAGE IN DISCOVERY EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN AAA RULES, AND THE RIGHT TO CERTAIN REMEDIES AND FORMS OF RELIEF. OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU OR THE TJX BUSINESSES WOULD HAVE IN COURT ALSO MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION.
This statement was last updated as of October 24, 2019.