Terms of Use and Legal Information

Last Updated: May 1, 2009

The use of this Website, http://www.karatpatchonline.com is governed by the terms and conditions stated below. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using this Website. By using this Website, you signify your agreement to these Terms of Use. This site is owned and operated by The Karat Patch. The Karat Patch reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these terms and conditions at any time. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. You are advised to review the terms and conditions periodically. Your continued use of the Website following any posting of changes and/or modifications will constitute your acceptance of the revised terms and conditions.

The Karat Patch rarely updates its Terms and Conditions but still we encourage you to review this page periodically. You can find the last updated date on the top of this page. If you have any queries or concerns about Terms of Use or Terms of Use update, please feel free to write to our Customer Service Department at customerservice@karatpatchonline.com or call us on (740) 446-3484.

If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, you must discontinue use of this Website.

Our Terms of Use includes:

Copyright

Copyright © 2014 The Karat Patch. All information, text, logos, images, graphics, site design, software and other content are the copyrighted work and exclusive property of The Karat Patch, its subsidiaries, its affiliated companies and its licensors and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Any reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication or display of the content on this Website is strictly prohibited.

The Karat Patch hereby authorizes you to use all material published on http://www.karatpatchonline.com solely for your own personal, non-commercial or educational use in support of The Karat Patch products. No other use of the Content is authorized. Any unauthorized use of the materials appearing on this Website may violate copyright, trademark and other applicable laws and could result in criminal or civil penalties. This Website or any portion of this Website may not be duplicated, copied, reproduced, posted to other sites, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose that is not expressly permitted in writing by The Karat Patch.
Trademarks

The trademarks which cover trade names, logos, emblems, slogans and other service marks, displayed on this Website, are the property of The Karat Patch, its affiliated companies and its licensors. These trademarks may be registered in U.S. and other countries. You are not permitted to use these trademarks in any manner, personally or commercially without the prior written consent of The Karat Patch. The use of any trademark on this Website is strictly prohibited, except that the news media and news organizations are permitted to download The Karat Patch trademarks and logo from specifically designated pages for media and news purposes only, so as to benefit The Karat Patch, its products, and its services and not to promote any other product or service. The permission granted to the news media and news organizations to use such trademarks and logo may be revoked at any time. All other trademarks not owned by The Karat Patch that appear on this Website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by The Karat Patch.
Web Content

The materials on this Website, which may include text, logos, images, graphics, site design, artwork, audio clips, video clips, software and other content, are provided by The Karat Patch for informational purposes only. By accessing this Website or printing or downloading any content, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out in this page. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not access the Website or print or download any content.
Disclaimer

The Website and its materials are provided on an "As Is" and "As Available" basis without warranties of any kind. The Karat Patch makes no representation or warranties regarding the accuracy, correctness, completeness, suitability, availability or operation of the http://www.karatpatchonline.com Website and the content of the Website. All the contents of this Website are for general information or use. The Karat Patch is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate content posted on the Website due to any reason or by any person.

The Karat Patch does not warrant that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components or that use of this site will be uninterrupted. The Karat Patch assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user and/or Member communications. Under any circumstances, The Karat Patch will not be responsible for any loss or damage to any persons resulting from anyone's use of the Website or the service and/or any content posted on http://www.karatpatchonline.com or transmitted to The Karat Patch Members.
Acceptable Uses

You may use all informative material available on this Website solely for your own personal, non-commercial or educational use. You may not harm the Website in any way or otherwise use the Website in any improper manner, including, but not limited to hacking into the site's systems, spoofing or faking email headers or slowing or stopping the functionality of the site.

You may use this Website either as a registered member or as a site visitor for legitimate purposes only. In the event you register with us, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration form. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or The Karat Patch suspects, for any reason, that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, The Karat Patch, in its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the site.

You may need to give your Email Address and Password in the registration process for signing in as a Registered Member. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information and passwords, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to (a) immediately notify The Karat Patch of any unauthorized use of your signing in information or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. The Karat Patch will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above given information.
Termination

These Terms of Use will be applicable to every visitor of this Website. Upon breach of any such terms by you, The Karat Patch reserves the right to terminate your account with immediate effect.
Suggestions & Comments

Please note that any information, materials, suggestions, ideas or comments submitted to The Karat Patch shall be deemed not confidential. You hereby grant The Karat Patch an irrevocable and unrestricted license to use, modify, reproduce, transmit, display and distribute such information, materials, suggestions, ideas or comments for any purpose whatsoever.
Links to Other Websites or Third Party Sites

This Website may contain links to other Websites that are operated and maintained by third parties. Any such links are solely provided for the convenience of the users of The Karat Patch. These third party sites are not under the control of The Karat Patch and we do not monitor or review the content of such sites. Access to such websites is at your own risk and The Karat Patch is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on such sites. The Karat Patch will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, products or services available on such other sites.
Education Section, Buying Guides, Buying Recommendations

The Education Section, Buying Guides, Buying Recommendations or any other related information available on this Website does not make a claim to guarantee or warranty or appraise any of your purchases. You are advised to purchase as per your own discretion. The Karat Patch is not responsible for the validity and does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided in the Education Section, Buying Guides, Buying Recommendations or any other related information available on this Website. The main objective of Education Section, Buying Guides and Buying Recommendations is to educate the Website visitor about the Jewelry industry.
Product Information

We, at The Karat Patch, make every attempt to ensure that our online product information is as accurate, reliable and complete as possible. In order to give you the opportunity to view our products with great detail, some products may appear larger or smaller than their actual size in Website images and pictures. Also our products may appear in slight different colors and sizes due to your individual computer monitor settings.

Our primary objective is to give you information about our products. The Karat Patch attempts to be as accurate as possible. However, The Karat Patch does not warrant that product descriptions or product information on this Website is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.
Product Availability & Changes

The Karat Patch provides quality products to our valued customers. The product displayed on http://www.karatpatchonline.com is not a guarantee that the item is currently in stock. If you wish to purchase an item on our Website, please email us or call us for product availability. If your selected item is not in stock, we will place an order for that item with our supplier after we have received a down payment on that product. You may need to wait till that item is manufactured or shipped from our supplier. To check the availability of any items, you can email us at customerservice@karatpatchonline.com or call us on (740) 446-3484.

In order to keep http://www.karatpatchonline.com current with our latest product inventory, we frequently change the products offered via this Website. As such, we cannot guarantee that an item displayed on a previous visit to http://www.karatpatchonline.com will still be available when you visit http://www.karatpatchonline.com again. We reserve the right to make changes to the merchandise offered by this Website at any time and without prior notice. If you are at any time unable to locate an item you viewed on a previous visit to http://www.karatpatchonline.com, please contact us using any of the means of contact available on the Website, and we will make every effort to accommodate your jewelry needs.
Product Pricing

Product prices displayed on http://www.karatpatchonline.com are quoted in U.S. currency and are valid and effective only in the United States. In rare cases data, including prices, may be inaccurately displayed on our Website due to system or typographical errors. While we make every attempt to avoid these errors, they may occur. We reserve the right to correct any and all errors when they do occur and we do not honor inaccurate and erroneous prices. If a Product’s listed price is lower than its actual price, we will, at our discretion either contact you for instructions before shipping the product or cancel the order and notify you of such cancellation. If order has been shipped, you agree to either return the product or pay the difference between the actual and charged prices. Our prices are also subject to change without notice. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

We at The Karat Patch, always offer you the best value by providing the lowest possible price. We do not negotiate prices on our products and all our prices are final.
Diamond Carat Weight

When it's time to buy jewelry, we want to help you make an informed decision. We certify that your jewelry purchase is made with authentic gold or platinum with genuine diamonds and/or gemstones as per the quality promised by The Karat Patch. One thing you'll want to know is the carat weight of your diamond(s).

Of course, no two diamonds are exactly alike. Each is cut to maximize its natural beauty. In the process of diamond cutting, stones are sorted by the resulting diamond weight using the decimal system. To give you the best selection and price, our diamonds fall within a range appropriate to each fractional carat weight listing. The difference may not be visible to the naked eye, but we know it's important to you. That's why we've supplied the following table:
The Karat Patch Weight Fractions & Weight Allowances
Fractions Diamond Carat
Weight Range
1/20 ct 0.04 – 0.07
1/10 ct 0.08 – 0.11
1/8 ct 0.12 – 0.13
1/6 ct 0.14 – 0.17
1/5 ct 0.18 – 0.22
1/4 ct 0.23 – 0.28
1/3 ct 0.29 – 0.36
3/8 ct 0.37 – 0.44
1/2 ct 0.45 – 0.57
5/8 ct 0.58 – 0.68
3/4 ct 0.69 – 0.81
7/8 ct 0.82 – 0.94
1.00 ct 0.95 – 1.10
1 1/6 ct 1.11 – 1.16
1 1/5 ct 1.17 – 1.21
1 1/4 ct 1.22 – 1.28
1 1/3 ct 1.29 – 1.36
1 3/8 ct 1.37 – 1.44
1 1/2 ct 1.45 – 1.57
1 5/8 ct 1.58 – 1.68
1 3/4 ct 1.69 – 1.81
1 7/8 ct 1.82 – 1.93
2.00 ct 1.94 – 2.10
3.00 ct 2.94 – 3.10
4.00 ct 3.94 – 4.10
5.00 ct 4.94 – 5.10
Special Orders

At The Karat Patch, our goal is to help you find the perfect piece of fine jewelry. If ever you are unable to find what you are looking for, please feel free to contact our Jewelry experts at customerservice@karatpatchonline.com or call us on (740) 446-3484.
Conflict Diamonds

The Karat Patch uses quality diamonds in merchandise, sourced from the world's most reputed suppliers. We do not buy and use conflict diamonds in our products. We purchase our diamonds only through respected, well-established, legal channels.
Treated / Enhanced Gemstones

The Karat Patch also uses treated or enhanced gemstones. Most natural precious and semi-precious gemstones are treated or enhanced to intensify color, diminish imperfections and improve durability. Some of the common treatment types are Oiling, Heating, Diffusion, Drilling, Irradiation etc.
No Online Selling or Online Shipping

At this time, The Karat Patch does not offer online selling or online shipping for any of its products. We also do not ask for your Credit Card or related information through any mode. If you wish to purchase any items shown on our Website, please contact our Customer Service Department at customerservice@karatpatchonline.com or call us on (740) 446-3484.
Other Terms

If any of these Terms of Use is unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that term shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining terms. These terms of use constitute the entire agreement between The Karat Patch and you relating to the subject matter herein. The Karat Patch shall have the right to change or modify these terms of use at any time.
Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless, The Karat Patch, its affiliates, parents, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives, and third party providers to the Website from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of this agreement by you. The Karat Patch reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with The Karat Patch in asserting any available defenses.
Jurisdiction and Governing Law

This Website is controlled and operated by The Karat Patch from its office in Gallipolis, United States of America and in conjunction with our Website Licensors and third party service providers. This Website can be accessed from other locations. By accessing this Website, you agree that these Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to its conflicts of law principles. You also consent to personal jurisdiction in Gallipolis City and State of Ohio for any dispute arising hereunder. This Website is intended for residents of the United States only. No software from this Website may be downloaded, exported or re-exported in violation of any law including, without limitation, to countries that are subject to U.S. export restrictions.
Contact Information

If you have any queries or suggestions about our Terms of Use, please feel free to contact us at:
The Karat Patch
418 Silver Bridge Plaza  
Gallipolis,  OH  45631
Tel: (740) 446-3484  
 
 
Store Location: 418 Silver Bridge Plaza • Gallipolis,  OH  45631 • Tel: (740) 446-3484 • Email: contactus@karatpatchonline.com
Store Hours: Tue - Fri: 10:00am - 6:00pm   Sat: 10:00am -2:00pm Closed Sun and Mon.
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