REI Terms of Use

Date of Last Revision: December 19, 2011

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING OUR WEBSITES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. DO NOT USE OUR SITES IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS.

These Terms of Use ("Terms") apply exclusively to your access to, and use of, REI's websites, including http://www.rei.com and http://m.rei.com, mobile applications and online services (collectively, the "Sites"). The Terms do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with REI, or its subsidiaries or affiliates, for products, services or otherwise (for example, REI Gift Card Terms and Conditions, REI Visa Card Terms and Conditions and REI Affiliate Program Terms and Conditions). If you are using the Sites on behalf of any entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Terms on such entity's behalf and that such entity agrees to indemnify you and REI for its violations of these Terms.

These Terms are separated into two parts. Part One applies to all users, but Part Two only applies to those who make a purchase with us. REI reserves the right to change or modify these Terms or any policy or guideline of the Sites at any time and in its sole discretion. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting and you waive any right you may have to receive specific notice of such changes or modifications. Your continued use of the Sites following the posting of changes or modifications will confirm your acceptance of such changes or modifications. Therefore, you should frequently review the Terms and applicable policies to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Sites. If you do not agree to the amended Terms, you must stop using the Sites. Any use of the Sites in violation of these Terms may result in, among other things, termination of your account.

If you have any questions regarding the use of the Sites, please refer to the Help Section on REI.com. All other questions or comments about the Sites or their contents may be directed to customer service by calling (800) 426-4840 or (253) 891-2500 or emailing us (see http://www.rei.com/help/feedback/feedback.html).

Table of Contents

Part One – Terms for All Site Users

  1. Privacy Policy
  2. Eligibility, Registration and Account
  3. Ownership of Site Content
  4. Repeat Infringer Policy; Copyright Complaints
  5. Trademarks
  6. Patents
  7. Hyperlinks
  8. User Content and Interactive Features or Areas
  9. Rights in User Content and Submissions
  10. Product Reviews
  11. User Conduct
  12. No Third-Party Beneficiaries
  13. Indemnification
  14. Disclaimer
  15. Limitation of Liability
  16. Modifications to the Sites
  17. Applicable Law and Venue
  18. Termination
  19. Severability

Part Two – Terms for Users Making Purchases

PART TWO APPLIES IN ADDITION TO PART ONE IF YOU PURCHASE A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH THE SITES.

  1. Pricing and Availability
  2. Errors
  3. Out-of-Stock Items; Backorders
  4. Agreement to Conduct Transactions Electronically; Recording; Copies
  5. Shipping & Handling; No Export by You
  6. Payment; Credit for Refunds
  7. Return and Exchanges
  8. Complaints and Legal Notices
  9. Warranties
  10. Exclusivity of Remedy; Limitation of Liability

Part One – Terms for All Site Users

1. Privacy Policy

Please refer to our Privacy Policy for information on how REI collects, uses and shares personally identifiable information from its users.

2. Eligibility, Registration and Account

The Sites are not targeted towards, nor intended for use by, anyone under the age of 13. By using the Sites, you represent and warrant that you are 13 years of age or older. If you are not at least 13 years of age, do not access, use or register for an account on the Sites. In addition, you may not make a purchase from our Sites unless you are at least 18 years of age. You also represent and warrant that you (a) have not previously been suspended or removed from the Sites; (b) do not have more than one Site account; and (c) that you have full power and authority to enter into this agreement and in doing so will not violate any other agreement to which you are a party.

In order to create a profile on the Sites, you will need to register for an account. When registering for an account, you cannot create a screen name that incorporates a trademark without authorization from the trademark owner. We reserve the right to reclaim screen names on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim, including trademark rights, in those screen names.

In consideration of your use of the Sites, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information; (b) maintain and promptly update your account information; (c) maintain the security of your password and accept all risks of unauthorized access to your account and the information you provide to REI; and (d) promptly notify REI if you discover or otherwise suspect any security breaches related to the Sites.

3. Ownership of Site Content

Unless otherwise indicated on our Sites, the Sites and all content and materials therein, including but not limited to the REI logo and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, "Site Content") are the proprietary property of REI or its affiliates, licensors, suppliers or users and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

You are granted a limited, nonexclusive, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Sites and electronically copy (except where prohibited without a license) and print hard copy portions of the Site Content for your informational, noncommercial and personal use. Such license is subject to these Terms and excludes: (a) any resale of the Sites or Site Content; (b) the collection and use of any product listings, pictures or descriptions; (c) the distribution, public performance or public display of any Site Content; (d) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Sites and the Site Content, or any portion thereof; (e) use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (f) downloading (other than page caching) of any portion of the Sites, the Site Content or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Sites or pursuant to separate terms; or (g) any use of the Sites or the Site Content other than for its intended purpose. Any other use of the Sites or the Site Content, without the prior written permission of REI, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws, including but not limited to copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time.

4. Repeat Infringer Policy; Copyright Complaints

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable law, REI has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and in REI's sole discretion, account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. REI may also, in its sole discretion, limit access to the Sites and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

If you believe that anything on the Sites infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our designated agent as set forth below.

Name of Designated Agent: Tom Greenwood
Address: REI, 6750 S. 228th Street, Kent, WA 98032
Phone: (253) 395-3780
Fax: (253) 437-7399
Email: ip@rei.com

Please see 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3) for the requirements of a proper notification. You should also note that if you make any material misrepresentation in your notification that the material or activity is infringing, you will be liable for all damages, including costs and attorneys' fees, incurred by us or the alleged infringer as the result of our relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing.

We may give notice of a claim of copyright infringement to our users by means of a general notice on the Sites, electronic mail to a user's email address in our records or by written communication sent by first-class mail to a user's address in our records.

5. Trademarks

"REI," "REI Adventures," "Novara," the REI logo and other REI product or service names, logos or slogans that may appear on the Sites are trademarks or registered trademarks of Recreational Equipment, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of REI or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any metatags or any other "hidden text" utilizing "REI" or any other name, trademark or product or service name of REI without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Sites, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of REI and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Sites are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by REI.

If you believe that anything on the Sites infringes upon any trademarks which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our designated agent as set forth in Section 4. A proper notification should contain the same elements required for copyright complaints (please see 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3)).

6. Patents

One or more patents apply to the Sites and to the features and services accessible via the Sites, including without limitation: U.S. Patent Nos. 5,528,490; 5,761,649; 6,029,142 and all corresponding foreign counterparts.

7. Hyperlinks

You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the Sites for noncommercial purposes, provided such link does not portray REI or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use an REI logo or other proprietary graphic of REI to link to the Sites without the express written permission of REI. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any REI trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at the Sites, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Sites without REI's express written consent.

REI makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party websites accessible by hyperlink from the Sites, or websites linking to the Sites. Such sites are not under the control of REI and REI is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. REI provides these links to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by REI of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave our Sites, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Sites.

8. User Content and Interactive Features or Areas

The Sites may include discussion forums, blogs, profiles, product reviews or other interactive features or areas, including REI's Online Community (collectively, "Interactive Areas"), in which you or other users create, post, transmit or store any content, such as text, music, sound, photos, video, graphics or code on the Sites ("User Content"). User Content is publicly-viewable and includes your profile information and any content you post pursuant to your profile, but it does not include your REI.com account information (also known as "Your REI Online Account" or "Your Account") or information you submit in order to make a purchase. You agree that you are solely responsible for your User Content and for your use of such Interactive Areas, and that you use the Interactive Areas at your own risk.

By using any Interactive Areas, you agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish or send through the Sites any of the following:

  • User Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
  • User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
  • User Content that displays, describes or encourages usage of any product we sell in a manner that could be offensive, inappropriate or harmful to REI or any user or consumer or that is contrary to any instructions or warnings relating to the product (safety concerns can be reported here);
  • User Content that may impinge upon the publicity, privacy or data protection rights of others, including pictures or information about another individual where you have not obtained such individual's consent;
  • User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party;
  • User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Viruses, malware of any kind, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files or code; and
  • User Content that, in the sole judgment of REI, restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Sites or which may expose REI or its users to any harm or liability of any type.

REI takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is REI liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. If you become aware of User Content on www.rei.com that violates these Terms (with the exception of copyright and trademark infringement which is addressed in Sections 4 and 5), you may report it by clicking on the "Flag as Inappropriate" link. Enforcement of the Terms, however, is solely in our discretion and the absence of enforcement of these Terms in some instances does not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce the Terms in other instances. In addition, these Terms do not create any private right of action on the part of any third party or any reasonable expectation or promise that the Sites will not contain any content that is prohibited by such Terms. Although REI has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the User Content posted on the Sites, REI reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Content posted or stored on the Sites at any time and for any reason without notice, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Sites at your sole cost and expense.

Any use of the Sites in violation of these Terms may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Sites. In order to cooperate with legitimate governmental requests, subpoenas or court orders, to protect REI's systems and customers or to ensure the integrity and operation of REI's business and systems, REI may access and disclose any information it considers necessary or appropriate, including, without limitation, user profile information, IP addressing and traffic information, usage history and posted User Content. REI's right to disclose any such information shall govern over any terms of REI's Privacy Policy.

9. Rights in User Content and Submissions

Except as otherwise provided herein, on the Sites or in a separate agreement (such as the rules of an REI photo contest), REI claims no ownership or control over any User Content. However, by submitting or posting User Content on the Sites, you grant REI and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content on the Sites and on third-party sites. We will contact you directly to obtain permission before we use your User Content for our own commercial purposes, unless you expressly grant these rights to REI at the time you upload your content. If you choose to remove your User Content, the license granted above will automatically expire; however, you acknowledge that there may be exceptions (for example, you cannot delete a vote you submitted that has already been counted or your purchase history). In addition, we may retain archived copies of your User Content and cached copies of your User Content may still be available for some period of time.

By posting User Content to the Sites, you represent and warrant that (a) such User Content is non-confidential; (b) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content or you otherwise have all necessary rights to post and use such User Content to the Sites and to grant the rights to REI that you grant in these Terms; (c) the User Content is accurate and not misleading or harmful in any manner; (d) the User Content, and your use and posting thereof in connection with the Sites, do not and will not violate these Terms, our Site Rules or any applicable law, rule or regulation.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, reviews, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other information or materials regarding the Sites, REI or REI's products or services that are provided by you, whether by email, posting to the Sites or otherwise ("Submissions"), are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of REI. REI shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these materials for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. Do not send us a Submission if you expect to be paid or want to continue to own or claim rights in them; your idea might be great, but we may have already had the same or a similar idea and we do not want disputes.

10. Product Reviews

We may provide specific opportunities for you to tell REI and other REI members or users what you think about our products or services ("Product Reviews"). If you take advantage of such a Product Review opportunity, you agree to state your opinions lawfully, honestly and in good faith and to reveal to others any conflict of interest or relationship that might influence your views (e.g., if someone is paying or giving you something for free to encourage you to comment, you agree to make appropriate disclosures). All Product Reviews are strictly the opinion of the user posting such reviews, and REI does not endorse or approve any such reviews or have any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, appropriateness or content of such reviews. Finally, we may use a third party to "power" or provide the opportunity to review products or services. In that case, you will also need to review the terms of service for that third party's website, including its privacy policy, to determine whether they are acceptable to you. If they are not, do not use its site or provide Product Reviews.

11. User Conduct

You agree that you will not violate any law, contract or intellectual property or other third party right or commit a tort. You also agree to abide by our Site Rules and not to:

  • Use the Sites in any unlawful manner or in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Sites;
  • Send unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, spam, junk mail, chain letters and pyramid schemes, or harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users from the Sites for the purposes of sending spam;
  • Use any robot, spider, crawler, scraper or other automated means or interface not provided by us to access the Sites or to extract data;
  • Reverse engineer any aspect of the Sites or do anything that might discover source code or bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any area, content or code of the Sites (except as otherwise expressly permitted by law);
  • Solicit personal information from anyone under 18 or solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes;
  • Use or attempt to use another's account without authorization from REI;
  • Attempt to circumvent any content filtering techniques we employ or access any service or area of the Sites that you are not authorized to access;
  • Engage in any harassing, intimidating, predatory or stalking conduct;
  • Develop any third-party applications that interact with User Content and our Sites; or
  • "Frame" our Sites or otherwise make it look like you have a relationship to us or that we have endorsed you for any purpose.

REI is not responsible or liable for the conduct of, or your interactions with, users of the Sites (whether online or offline), nor is REI responsible or liable for any associated loss, damage, injury or harm. Although REI has no obligation to monitor any user conduct on the Sites, REI reserves the right and has absolute discretion to monitor any user conduct on the Sites at any time and for any reason without notice. REI does not approve or endorse any user-posted meetings or events referenced on the Sites and REI recommends exercising caution before contacting or meeting anyone (online or offline) that is unfamiliar to you.

12. No Third-Party Beneficiaries

These Terms are for the benefit of, and will be enforceable by, the parties only. These Terms are not intended to confer any right or benefit on any third party or to create any obligations or liability of a party to any such third party.

13. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless REI, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, partners, members, employees, independent contractors, service providers and consultants, and their respective directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or related to (a) your use of the Sites; (b) any User Content you post, upload, use, distribute, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Sites; (c) any Submissions you provide; (d) your violation of these Terms; (e) your violation of any rights of another; or (f) your conduct in connection with the Sites. Some jurisdictions limit consumer indemnities, so some or all of the indemnity provision above may not apply to you.

14. Disclaimer

Except as expressly provided, the Sites, Site Content, User Content and services provided on or in connection with the Sites (collectively, "Complete Site") are provided on an "AS IS" and "WITH ALL FAULTS" basis without representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied. REI DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS AND DUTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES, DUTIES OR CONDITIONS: (A) OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, RESULTS, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, PRIVACY OR SECURITY; AND (B) CREATED BY TRADE USAGE, COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. REI does not represent or warrant that the Complete Site is accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. REI does not represent or warrant that the Sites or its servers are free of viruses or other harmful components.

IN ADDITION, REI DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO SITE CONTENT, INCLUDING REI VIDEOS AND "EXPERT ADVICE" ARTICLES. This Site Content is general in nature and must be used with an appreciation for the differing capabilities among individual users and the differing demands placed on equipment and techniques by the wide variety of circumstances that can be encountered in outdoor recreation. The information is not a substitute for in-person guidance by a qualified instructor or for personal experience gained in the company of knowledgeable and experienced outdoor recreationalists.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED TERMS IN CONTRACTS WITH CONSUMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE DISCLAIMERS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

15. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL REI, ITS DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE COMPLETE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY THE USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM REI, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO REI'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF REI, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO REI FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE COMPLETE SITE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN CONTRACTS WITH CONSUMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THESE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

16. Modifications to Site

REI reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Sites or any features or portions thereof without prior notice. You agree that REI will not be liable for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Sites or any part thereof.

17. Applicable Law and Venue

These Terms and your use of the Sites will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, applicable to agreements made and to be entirely performed within the State of Washington, without resort to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms shall be filed only in the state and federal courts located in King County, Washington and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these Terms.

18. Termination

Either we or you may end this agreement with or without cause or prior notice. Notwithstanding any of these Terms, REI reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your right to use the Sites, or any portion of the Sites, and to block or prevent your future access to and use of the Sites or any portion of the Sites.

19. Severability

If any provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Part Two – Terms for Users Making Purchases

PART TWO APPLIES IN ADDITION TO PART ONE IF YOU PURCHASE A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH THE SITES.

20. Pricing and Availability

All prices are shown in U.S. dollars (except where otherwise noted on certain REI Adventures trips); taxes, shipping and handling charges are additional. All items are subject to availability and we reserve the right to impose quantity limits on any order, to reject all or part of an order and to discontinue products or services without notice, even if you have already placed your order. All prices are subject to change without notice and you agree that taxes may be adjusted from the amount shown on the billing screens. Several factors may cause this, such as variances between processor programs and changes in tax rates. Additionally, many products displayed on our Sites are also available in REI retail stores while supplies last, but you should not assume that what you see on the Sites can always be seen in our stores. Prices displayed on the Sites may vary from those in the store or from store-advertised prices.

21. Errors

We attempt to be as accurate as possible and eliminate errors on the Sites; however, we do not warrant that any product, service, description, photograph, pricing or other information is accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. In the event of an error, whether on the Sites, in an order confirmation, in processing an order, delivering a product or service or otherwise, we reserve the right to correct such error and revise your order accordingly if necessary (including charging the correct price) or to cancel the order and refund any amount charged. Your sole remedy in the event of such error is to cancel your order and obtain a refund.

22. Out-of-Stock Items; Backorders

If the color or size you want is not listed in the "Choose Your Color/Size" drop-down box on the Product Information page, it is not then available for ordering. Please check back later. If the color or size you want has an asterisk next to it in the drop-down box, it is on backorder. Sometimes we will not know in advance that product is unavailable, so when you place items in your Shopping Cart you will be asked if you would like to backorder them. If you indicate yes, the item will be sent to you once it becomes available. Note that some items may be backordered or unavailable even if the Sites indicate that they are in-stock, and adding an item to your cart does not guarantee the availability of that item. We will not charge your payment card until the item ships to the designated delivery address. If you choose to ship an item to an REI store for pick-up, you will be charged at the time the item is shipped from our distribution center. If the backordered item is no longer available, we will cancel the item from your order and notify you, usually via e-mail. If you have items on backorder that you would like to cancel, please contact us.

23. Agreement to Conduct Transactions Electronically; Recording; Copies

You agree that all of your transactions with or through the Sites may, at our option, be conducted electronically from start to finish, and that any oral conversations may be recorded. If we decide to proceed non-electronically, those transactions will still be governed by the remainder of these Terms unless you enter into different terms provided by us. You are responsible to print or make an electronic a copy of these Terms and any other contract or disclosure that we are required to provide to you.

24. Shipping & Handling; No Export by You

When we ship to you or per your directions, you agree to pay the shipping and any handling charges shown on the Sites when your order is placed. We reserve the right to increase, decrease and add or eliminate charges from time to time and without prior notice, so you agree to check all charges before placing an order or signing up for a service. When you ask us to ship to an REI store for pick-up, shipping is free (however, some exclusions may apply, and we reserve the right to add shipping and handling charges once we post them on the Sites). Generally, shipping is by standard ground delivery. Any shipping or handling charges may or may not reflect actual costs. All orders are shipment contracts, not destination contracts, including orders shipped to an REI store for pick-up. Any shipping times shown on the Sites are estimates only – actual delivery dates may vary. You agree that you will not obtain or direct shipment of product for export.

25. Payment; Credit for Refunds

Only valid credit cards or other payment method acceptable to us may be used and all refunds will be credited to the same card or, in our discretion, other method. By submitting your order, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to use the designated card or method and authorize us to charge your order (including taxes, shipping, handling and any other amounts described on the Sites) to that card or other method. If the card (or other method) cannot be verified, is invalid, or is not otherwise acceptable, your order may be suspended or cancelled automatically. Regarding "Your Account," you agree to keep all payment cards or other payment method information current and that we may submit charges for processing even if the card (or other method) has expired or changed by the time we submit it. You must resolve any problem we encounter in order to proceed with your order.

26. Return and Exchanges

REI has a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee (see http://www.rei.com/guarantee). Whether you made your purchase from REI online, by mail or in an REI store, you may return or exchange it by mail or at any of our retail locations subject to any contrary terms imposed on your purchase (e.g., some of our "close out" items say "no return" or the like) and provided that you follow the instructions on the Sites. General returns information and instructions can be found at http://www.rei.com/help/returns.html.

Returns may make you ineligible for promotions and we reserve the right to require identification, proof of purchase, or additional verifiable information to help REI locate the purchase in our records. If a gift certificate or card, voucher, coupon or payment mechanism other than a credit or debit card was used to pay the original price, or if the purchase was part of a special offer that is not in effect when the return is made, we may give you a merchandise credit. After we have received your valid return, we will provide one of the following within a reasonable time: an exchange of merchandise for the item returned, a non-transferable merchandise credit, a non-transferable gift certificate or gift card, a credit to the payment card used to pay for the product, a check, or another remedy that we determine in good faith is appropriate in the circumstances. If you do not comply with any of the above conditions, we reserve the right to refuse the return or exchange, or to impose different or additional conditions, including (without limitation) basing our response on the current sales price.

If you believe a product sold by REI has a condition or defect that might make it unsafe, please report this safety concern immediately by clicking here or calling 1-800-426-4840 or (253) 891-2500.

27. Complaints and Legal Notices

All complaints and legal notices should be mailed to REI, Attn: Legal Department, 6750 S. 228th Street, Kent, WA 98032. If a law requires us to accept legal notices via email, call (253) 395-3780 to ask for the address intended for receipt of such notices. If you are a California resident, the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, CA 95834 or (800) 952-5210.

28. Warranties

REI provides a "100% Satisfaction Guarantee" (see http://www.rei.com/guarantee), and REI products may be returned or service fees refunded in accordance with REI's returns and exchanges policy (see http://www.rei.com/help/returns.html). THIS IS THE ONLY GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY YOU GET FROM REI RELATING TO THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES YOU PURCHASE OR RECEIVE FROM REI. REI MAKES NO OTHER, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL, REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER IN WRITING, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTY ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE COVERED BY THE "100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE", PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY REI ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND BY REI. Manufacturers of non-REI branded products may provide other warranties, and you agree that you will look solely to the warranty(s), if any, provided by those manufacturers. Warranties give you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which vary from state to state. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

29. Exclusivity of Remedy; Limitation of Liability

YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY, AND REI'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY, FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY SHALL BE YOUR RIGHT TO RETURN THE PRODUCT OR RECEIVE A REFUND FOR THE SERVICE UNDER THE REI RETURNS AND EXCHANGES POLICY. IN NO EVENT SHALL REI BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR LOSS OF BUSINESS, EVEN IF IT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, NOR SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF REI, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR THE PURCHASE OR USE OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED THROUGH THE SITES EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

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