Terms of Services
Your privacy is critically important to us.
Audiophile Archive & Grading Services is located at:
Audiophile Archive & Grading Services
PO Box 92, Funkstown, MD 21734
Like most website operators, Audiophile Archive & Grading Services collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Audiophile Archive & Grading Services’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Audiophile Archive & Grading Services’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Audiophile Archive & Grading Services may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Audiophile Archive & Grading Services also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on www.aagservices.org blog posts. Audiophile Archive & Grading Services only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Customer acknowledges that he/she has read the Audiophile Archive & Grading Services (AAGS) Grading Terms and Conditions set forth below, which constitutes an agreement between Customer and AAGS and applies to this and all submissions by Customer to AAGS.
Audiophile Archive & Grading Services provides the service of authenticating, grading, and encapsulating sealed and used vinyl records. Loose vinyl records without protective sleeves can also be authenticated, graded, and encapsulated. Additional services performed by AAGS include vinyl-to-digital transfers, photography, and vinyl record cleaning services as per disc and monthly subscriptions.
Our prices charged for our services are listed on the AAGS eCommerce store located HERE.
Please note that (a) prices are subject to change without notice; (b) the customer is responsible for shipping charges both ways.
AAGS will endeavor to return items within the time frame, if any, offered as part of our service. However, AAGS will have no liability whatsoever to Customer for incidental or consequential damages due to AAGS's failure to authenticate any items within any time frame.
Authentication and grading involves individual judgments that are subjective and require the exercise of professional opinion, which can change from time to time. Therefore, AAGS makes no warranty or representation and shall have no liability whatsoever to Customer for the determination made for any submitted item. After the submission and authentication and grading of an item by AAGS, new information may arise or become available that was unavailable at the time a determination of authenticity was assigned by AAGS to any item. AAGS shall have no liability to customer, and AAGS shall be under no obligation to change a determination of authenticity assigned to an item (unless such an item is re-submitted for authentication and grading) to the extent new information arises or becomes available after a determination of authenticity is assigned by AAGS to any item.
AAGS will exercise reasonable care in handling items submitted for authentication and grading. However, if AAGS determines that Customer's item was lost or damaged while in AAGS's possession, Customer will be compensated based upon the fair market value of the item as determined by AAGS’s procedures, which may include filing a claim with our insurance carrier. The declared value you provided with this submission is for estimating the insurance coverage only, and the fair market value of the item may be less than your declared value. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY EXCEED THE DECLARED VALUE OF THE ITEM. Such compensation shall be Customer's exclusive remedy for any loss or damage.
Customer must inspect all items immediately upon receipt and AAGS disclaims any liability for damage or discrepancies or errors unless reported to AAGS within five (5) days of Customer's receipt of the item(s). Customer agrees to return any incorrectly described item to AAGS upon request for correction and agrees to indemnify and hold AAGS harmless from any and all losses and/or claims caused by the circulation or sale of incorrectly described items.
Customer agrees (a) to pay to AAGS all pricing and other charges when order is placed on AAGS eCommerce or due date on invoice provided to Customer by AAGS; (b) that any delinquent balances shall accrue interest at the rate of 10% per year until paid (or, if less, the maximum interest rate permitted by applicable law); and (c) that AAGS shall have a security interest in the items submitted, as well as in any other property of Customer in the possession of AAGS (collectively, the "Property"), to secure payment thereof. Customer hereby grants to AAGS a lien against the Property in the amount of any pricing and other charges due and payable pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.
AAGS shall have no liability whatsoever to Customer, or any third party for whom Customer may be acting, (i) for any personal injury or (ii) any damage to any item, or otherwise, resulting from the breaking open of AAGS encapsulation packaging, or for any damage to any item that AAGS can reasonably demonstrate occurred while the item was not in the custody or control of AAGS including, but not limited to, loss or damage to items while being shipped to AAGS, or while being shipped by AAGS to Customer by a method selected and paid for by Customer.
Except as expressly set forth herein to the contrary, AAGS DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING AAGS'S GOODS AND SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY THAT AAGS SHALL HAVE TO CUSTOMER, OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR WHOM THE CUSTOMER MAY BE ACTING, ARISING FROM ANY CAUSE, ACT, OMISSION OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE, SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE GRADING CHARGES OR LESS ACTUALLY PAID BY CUSTOMER FOR THE GRADING SERVICES RENDERED BY AAGS WITH RESPECT TO THE ITEMS SUBMITTED FOR GRADING HEREUNDER. IN NO EVENT SHALL AAGS OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF ITS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
If any items are being submitted for a third party, Customer represents and warrants that such third party has agreed and accepted this Agreement and has signed a duplicate copy hereof. Customer agrees to provide that third party signed copy to AAGS at any time upon its request.
This Agreement is delivered and accepted in the State of Maryland and it is the intention of the parties that it be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of that State, without regard to conflicts of laws principles. The parties hereby consent to personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in Washington County, Maryland with respect to any legal action to enforce the terms and conditions of this Agreement or otherwise arising under or with respect to this Agreement, and agree that those courts shall be the exclusive venue for the bringing of such action. Each of Customer and AAGS agrees that the prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of its reasonable attorney's fees, costs and expenses.
The terms and provisions in this Agreement and the Customer Agreement, if applicable, constitute the entire agreement of AAGS and Customer (and any third party for whom Customer may be acting) regarding, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings (written or oral) between or among such parties relating to, the subject matter hereof. If any term or provision of this Agreement is determined, by a final and non-appealable ruling or order of a court of competent jurisdiction, to be invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any of the other terms or provisions of this agreement.
To submit to AAGS, click HERE. Please fill out the submission form and include the submission form printout inside the package.
Ship the package to the following:
Audiophile Archive & Grading Services
PO Box 92
Funkstown, MD 21734
SHIP VIA USPS ONLY AND INSURE FOR THE ESTIMATED VALUE OF THE SUBMISSION
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Audiophile Archive & Grading Services’ websites choose to interact with Audiophile Archive & Grading Services in ways that require Audiophile Archive & Grading Services to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Audiophile Archive & Grading Services gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at www.aagservices.org to provide a username and email address.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links To External Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Audiophile Archive & Grading Services discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Audiophile Archive & Grading Services ‘ behalf or to provide services available at Audiophile Archive & Grading Services’ website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Audiophile Archive & Grading Services’ website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Audiophile Archive & Grading Services will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Audiophile Archive & Grading Services discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Audiophile Archive & Grading Services believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Audiophile Archive & Grading Services, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of www.aagservices.org and have supplied your email address, Audiophile Archive & Grading Services may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Audiophile Archive & Grading Services and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Audiophile Archive & Grading Services takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
To enrich and perfect your online experience, Audiophile Archive & Grading Services uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
Those who engage in transactions with Audiophile Archive & Grading Services – by purchasing Audiophile Archive & Grading Services’ services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Audiophile Archive & Grading Services collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Audiophile Archive & Grading Services. Audiophile Archive & Grading Services does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.