Terms and Conditions

The website www.themeritgroup.biz is operated by Resource Partners Group, Ltd., dba Merit Group. The mailing address is Merit Group, PO Box 10, Princeton Kansas 66078.

Your Use of This Website is Governed by These Terms and Conditions:

Please take a few minutes to review these Terms and Conditions. Your use of this website constitutes your agreement to follow these rules and to be bound by them. If you do not agree with any of these Terms and Conditions, do not use the themeritgroup.biz website.

These Terms and Conditions May Change

Themeritgroup.biz reserves the right to update or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. Your use of this website following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms and Conditions as changed. For this reason, we encourage you to review these Terms and Conditions whenever you use this website.

Copyright Notice

All of the Content you see and hear on the www.themeritgroup.biz website, including, for example, all of the page headers, images, illustrations, graphics, audio clips, video clips and text, are subject to trademark, service mark, trade dress, copyright and/or other intellectual property rights or licenses held by Resource Partners Group, Ltd., one of its affiliates or by third parties who have licensed their materials to Resource Partners Group, Ltd.. The Merit Group logo Design is a registered trademark of Resource Partners Group, Ltd. The entire Content of this website is copyrighted as a collective work under U.S. copyright laws, and Resource Partners Group, Ltd. owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of the Content.

The Content of this website, and the site as a whole, is intended solely for personal, noncommercial use by the users of our site. You may download, print and store selected portions of the Content, provided you (1) only use these copies of the Content for your own personal, non–commercial use, (2) do not copy or post the Content on any network computer or broadcast the Content in any media, and (3) do not modify or alter the Content in any way, or delete or change any copyright or trademark notice.

No right, title or interest in any downloaded materials is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading. Resource Partners Group, Ltd. reserves complete title and full intellectual property rights in any Content you download from this website.

Except as noted above, you may not copy, download, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, transmit, transfer or create derivative works from the Content without first obtaining written permission from Resource Partners Group, Ltd.

Submissions

We welcome your comments regarding this website. However, any comments, feedback, notes, messages, ideas, suggestions or other communications (collectively, “Comments”) sent to Themeritgroup.biz shall be and remain the exclusive property of Resource Partners Group, Ltd.. Your submission of any such Comments shall constitute an assignment to Resource Partners Group, Ltd. of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the comments. Resource Partners Group, Ltd. will be entitled to use, reproduce, disclose, publish and distribute any material you submit for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction and without compensating you in any way. For this reason, we ask that you not send us any comments that you do not wish to assign to us, including any confidential information or any original creative materials such as stories, product ideas, computer code or original artwork.

User Submitted Content (including, but not limited to, text, photos, or video submitted in connection with custom orders, Forward-to-a-Friend messages or any other messaging service)

The Themeritgroup.biz message services available to our guests are subject to the following guidelines. Out of respect for all of our guests, we ask that you do not use obscene, profane or threatening language in messages. In addition, we ask that you do not submit or post photos, videos or other media that include obscene, profane or threatening images. Examples of the kinds of conduct or content that are prohibited in user submitted content include:

  • The transmission of any content that could violate, or could facilitate the violation of, any applicable law, regulation or Resource Partners Group, Ltd. Corporation rule or policy.
  • The transmission of any content that is profane, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, and invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.
  • The impersonation of any person or entity in any part of a custom order or gift message.

You are solely responsible for the content of any messages and/or images you submit and Resource Partners Group, Ltd. dba Merit Group assumes no liability for any content submitted by you. We may, but are not obligated to, restrict or remove any and all content from a message that we determine in our sole discretion violates these guidelines or is otherwise harmful to us, other Resource Partners Group, Ltd. Corporation guests or any third party. Resource Partners Group, Ltd. dba Merit Group reserves the right to purge the content you provide after 90 days of creation.

Any content you submit is for non-commercial use only. You must provide your actual e-mail address in order to send your content. Any content you submit will be routed through the Internet and you understand and acknowledge that you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any content you submit.

Resource Partners Group, Ltd. dba Merit Group is not responsible for copyright and trademark violations on any ‘custom’ logo, emblem, pin, medal, item, etc. commissioned by any company, association, individual, etc., (customer). The customer assumes complete liability for designs that are submitted to Resource Partners Group, Ltd. dba Merit Group or themeritgroup.biz for production. This includes sketches and concepts given to Resource Partners Group, Ltd. dba Merit Group or themeritgroup.biz in creation of a ‘custom’ item. Resource Partners Group, Ltd. dba Merit Group or themeritgroup.biz is not responsible to take the time to research potential trademark violations/infringements for every submitted idea/logo/design/concept. However, if employees, directors, officers, agents, vendors or suppliers do recognize a potential violation/infringement, the customer will be notified and the burden of research will be upon them, the same as any potential or realized liability.

Colors

We have done our best to display as accurately as possible the colors of the products shown on this website. However, because the colors you see will depend on your monitor, we cannot guarantee that your monitor’s display of any color will be accurate.

Correction of Errors and Inaccuracies; Limitations on Quantity; Returns; Risk of Loss

The information on this website may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. We therefore reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order). Please note that such errors, inaccuracies or omissions may relate to product description, pricing and availability. We also reserve the right to limit quantities (including after you have submitted your order). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Please see our Pricing Information for more details. If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase you may return it; ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS apply. Please see our Return Policy for more details. The risk of loss and title to items purchased from Themeritgroup.biz pass to the purchaser upon our delivery to the carrier.

Resource Partners Group, Ltd. dba Merit Group and Themeritgroup.biz Pricing Information

All prices on our Web site are listed in U.S. dollars.

Mistakenly priced Items

Despite our best efforts, a small number of the items on our Web site may be priced incorrectly. Rest assured, however, that we verify prices as part of our shipping procedures.

  • If an item’s correct price is higher than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before shipping or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation.

When you order from Themeritgroup.biz or Resource Partners Group, Ltd. dba Merit Group, your credit card is charged in U.S. dollars. If you live outside the U.S., your bank will convert this charge into your local currency. The amount will probably appear on your credit card statement in your local currency. We don’t have a currency converter on our Web site, but there are several sites that can do this for you–just search for “currency converter” on any World Wide Web search engine.

RETURN POLICY

Any order placed on themeritgroup.biz website for ‘stock’ items (meaning any pin or items that we keep warehoused and is NOT a custom item commissioned to be created by our customer(s))  may be returned within 30 days for a refund, less shipping fee and a 10% restocking fee. Refund will be made upon return and evaluation of the item(s), via UPS or FEDEX at the customers expense back to our warehouse at: Merit Group, 1206 Iowa Road, Princeton Kansas 66078, or via USPS to: Merit Group, PO Box 10, Princeton Kansas 66078. Customers wishing to return stock items MUST call prior to returning products and acquire an RMA code to be placed on the outside of the returned package. Returns may not be accepted without the RMA code.

Any commissioned order or ‘custom’ order placed through themeritgroup.biz or directly via phone, email or other correspondence to Resource Partners Group, Ltd., dba Merit Group are NOT eligible for returned unless the product is determined to be damaged or defective, or obviously made incorrectly and not to the specifications agreed upon between Resource Partners Group, Ltd., dba Merit Group or themeritgroup.biz and the customer. If commissioned items ARE eligible for a return or redo, due to being defective, or obviously made incorrectly and not to the agreed upon specifications (specifications listed on the PROPOSAL/ESTIMATE signed but customer in order to move forward with production), a refund shall be made forthwith upon return of the defective item(s), or the corrected items shall go into production as soon as possible, should that be the wish of the customer, or other arrangements between Resource Partners Group, Ltd., dba Merit Group and the customer may be made if approved by Resource Partners Group, Ltd., dba Merit Group and customer.

REFUND POLICY AS IT RELATES TO LATE DELIVERIES OF ‘CUSTOM’ ITEMS

Resource Partners Group, Ltd., dba Merit Group and themeritgroup.biz may agree to a specific delivery date of item(s). However, Resource Partners Group, Ltd., dba Merit Group and themeritgroup.biz are not responsible/liable to this date should unexpected situations arise, such as bad weather, factory power outages, shipper issues, importing and customs inspections and delays, etc. Items and products that are late due to issues out of our control are NOT eligible for return or refund. We recommend allowing an extra 7-10 for shipping, beyond production time, as a buffer from unknown conditions that may affect delivery. We will, of course, always do everything in our power to make sure orders are received in a timely manner.

DISCLAIMERS –– GENERAL

THE WWW.THEMERITGROUP.BIZ WEBSITE IS OPERATED BY RESOURCE PARTNERS GROUP, LTD. DBA MERIT GROUP, ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, RESOURCE PARTNERS GROUP, LTD. DBA MERIT GROUP, DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENTS, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, RESOURCE PARTNERS GROUP, LTD. DBA MERIT GROUP BUSINESSES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, FOR ANY MERCHANDISE OFFERED ON THIS SITE.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, RESOURCE PARTNERS GROUP, LTD. DBA MERIT GROUP BUSINESSES DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, USEFUL, TIMELY OR CURRENT OR THAT THIS WEBSITE WILL OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERROR.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, RESOURCE PARTNERS GROUP, LTD. DBA MERIT GROUP BUSINESSES DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY AS TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF EACH ITEM DESCRIPTION.

RESOURCE PARTNERS GROUP, LTD. DBA MERIT GROUP BUSINESSES DO NOT ENDORSE NOR MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE OPTIONS OR OTHER SERVICE OR DATA YOU MAY ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR USE AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE, OR ABOUT ANY WEBSITE YOU MAY ACCESS THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. LINKS TO OTHER SITES ARE PROVIDED FOR CONVENIENCE ONLY. YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS REGARDING YOUR INTERACTIONS OR COMMUNICATIONS WITH ANY OTHER WEBSITE.

RESOURCE PARTNERS GROUP, LTD. DBA MERIT GROUP BUSINESSES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION THAT CONTENT PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE IS APPLICABLE OR APPROPRIATE FOR USE IN LOCATIONS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.

RESOURCE PARTNERS GROUP, LTD. DBA MERIT GROUP BUSINESSES ASSUME NO RISK OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF ANY OF THE CONTENT PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, SHALL RESOURCE PARTNERS GROUP, LTD. DBA MERIT GROUP BUSINESSES OR ANY OF THEIR EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, VENDORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE.

THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (WHETHER GENERAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF DATA, INCOME OR PROFITS), WHETHER IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTUOUS ACTION, EVEN IF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF RESOURCE PARTNERS GROUP, LTD. DBA MERIT GROUP BUSINESS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THIS WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT ON THE SITE, OR WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THIS WEBSITE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, BY YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE, SO THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF ANY PART OF THIS LIMITATION ON LIABILITY IS FOUND TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF RESOURCE PARTNERS GROUP, LTD. DBA MERIT GROUP BUSINESSES UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES FOR LIABILITIES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE BEEN LIMITED SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE DOLLAR ($1.00).

ENFORCEMENT OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

BY ACCESSING AND USING THEMERITGROUP.BIZ WEBSITE, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS SUBJECT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AS WELL AS ALL APPLICABLE LAWS, AS GOVERNED AND INTERPRETED PURSUANT TO THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF KANSAS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Last updated January 2015.