Terms of Service

Web Baby Shower Terms of ServicePlease read these notices carefully before using the Web Baby Shower family of websites including content and services offered at the webbabyshower.com and mywebbabyshower.com domain names. Your use of these site(s) implies your acceptance of these terms and conditions. If you do not accept, do not use these site(s), referred to collectively as “Web Baby Shower”.

Copyright Notice

All contents of the webbabyshower.com and mywebbabyshower.com websites are copyright ©2000 – 2017 Lilypad Media LLC and/or its suppliers, Asheville, NC, U.S.A. All rights reserved.

Web Baby ShowerTM and Birthday BetsTM are trademarks of Lilypad Media LLC. Web Baby Shower is fully owned and operated by Lilypad Media LLC.

All ticker materials including the text, website design, logos, graphics, icons, and images are the sole property and copyright of their respective owners.

Web Baby Shower is for the users’ personal, noncommercial use. Users may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from Web Baby Shower without expressed, written consent from Lilypad Media LLC.

Use of Web Baby Shower implies your agreement to these terms:

TIME TO SET UP:

In order to ensure the privacy and integrity of the service, ALL Web Baby Shower requests are subject to approval and are reviewed by a real human being from the Web Baby Shower Customer Support team.

Your Web Baby Shower will be set up the same or next business day after payment is confirmed. Most showers are set up within the hour, but weekend and evening purchases may take longer.

WEB BABY SHOWER SERVICES PROVIDE A 7 DAY REFUND POLICY.

While Web Baby Shower is not responsible for the success of your baby shower event, we have had thousands of satisfied customers and we offer everyone a 7 day refund policy to anyone who isn’t.

Your use of Web Baby Shower is subject to the Privacy Policy, Anti-Spam Policy and Acceptable Use Policy. You should click through and read those policies in addition to these Terms of Service before signing up for Web Baby Shower services.

All fees are charged in USD (US Dollars).

Web Baby Shower set-up fee payments are handled by our online sign up form with secure, PCI compliant credit card processing by Stripe.com and PayPal.

 

 

Web Baby Shower is meant for active, online participation.

  • When your Web Baby Shower is set up, it will be given an initial expiration date of (approximately) 30 days’ past the Expected Due Date you enter when you sign up. If the baby is already born, or if the due date is close, you will receive a minimum of 60 day’s service. If you use the “Announce The Birth” online birth announcement feature, you will receive one 30 day extension automatically. All Web Baby Showers are ended at approximately 4:00PM Eastern US on the expiration date.
  • Please do not post any personal address or phone number information, it’s more private to provide that via email.
  • Each Web Baby Shower is intended for one expecting couple or single parent only. Please don’t attempt to have a “combined” Web Baby Shower for more than one expecting mother or couple, nor for a group of expecting parents.
  • Web Baby Shower can be used for adoption showers but the maximum length of service for adoption showers is 6 months, so plan your purchase accordingly. Please note that most of the features, at this time, are more pregnancy and birth oriented.
  • Web Baby Shower is for personal use by expecting parents and their families and close friends.
  • Web Baby Shower is not meant to create a Web Baby Shower for a celebrity or public figure without authorization. If this happens it will be taken down without notice and with no refund.
  • Please understand that Web Baby Shower is not a storage or backup service and should not be used as such. While we work hard to ensure the quality of the service and have general backups “in case”, we cannot guarantee that we can backup large files or large quantities of files.  Please make sure your photos, videos and other electronic media are safely backed up on your computer or other storage or backup service.  Your Web Baby Shower materials will not be available for download once your shower ends, so make sure you have stored everything securely somewhere else before your shower ends.

Technical Requirements

In order to use virtual baby shower services offered at Web Baby Shower, you should make sure that your computer or device meets the following requirements:

  • https://webbabyshower.com and https://mywebbabyshower.com are whitelisted in your web browser, anti-virus and firewall. Web Baby Shower is not responsible for content or functionality that is blocked by these security programs.
  • You are not attempting to access Web Baby Shower from a place of business or on any computer or device configured to connect to an institutional VPN, even if you are not connected to the VPN it can cause issues with the system.
  • You must allow cookies from https://mywebbabyshower.com in your web browser. For more information, please see the Privacy Policy
  • You must ensure that email from webbabyshower.com and mywebbabyshower.com will reach your email InBox. It is up to you to determine how to whitelist email from our domains while you are using our services. For more information, please see also: Privacy and Anti-Spam policies
  • You must have JavaScript enabled in your web browser.
  • You must use the most recently released, upgraded version of your web browser of choice. Web Baby Shower cannot and will not support outdated web browsers.

 

 

Length of Service

The Web Baby Shower Set Up fee initially includes service for up to 30 days past the expected due or adoption date. If the baby is already born or if the due date is close, you will be given a minimum of 60 day’s service. There is a maximum length of service of up to 6 months that applies to adoption showers ONLY and is only granted in extenuating circumstances.

If your shower is for a pregnancy, then your Web Baby Shower will run until 30 days past the expected due date. If you use the “Announce The Birth” online birth announcement feature, you will receive one 30 day extension, automatically.

Lilypad Media recommends starting a Web Baby Shower during the late second trimester or early third trimester of pregnancy.

ONCE YOUR WEB BABY SHOWER ENDS YOU WILL NO LONGER HAVE ACCESS TO IT AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE ANY CHANGES. Please make any changes to your Guest Book, Photos, Birthday Bets and so forth and print and/or save the data before your Web Baby Shower ends. Your Web Baby Shower’s expiration date can be found in the Host Control Panel main page in the “Your Web Baby Shower Details” section.

All showers are ended at about 4:00PM Eastern US on the expiration date.

Customer Support Terms of Service and Scope

Web Baby Shower Customer Support is available via email on non-holiday Mondays – Fridays. Customer support is provided for pre-sales questions and issues strictly concerning the technical operation of and access to the Web Baby Shower service. Phone support is reserved for Web Baby Shower technical emergencies.

Customer support is not available for administering or applying advanced editing features available through the Host Control Panel, for example, but not limited to, custom backgrounds and text formatting. The service is offered “As Is” and any HTML or CSS additions you wish to make to the default template for your Web Baby Shower are your responsibility to know how to do and to maintain. Otherwise, we expect you to use Web Baby Shower “AS IS” with the provided theme templates and text settings.

Customer Support is also not available for detailed training in how to use the Web Baby Shower website. It is up to Web Baby Shower hosts and guests to be familiar with the general use of the Internet, websites, email and social media and to avail themselves of Web Baby Shower Help documents to learn to use Web Baby Shower in particular.

Personal Use Only

Information on Web Baby Shower is intended for personal purposes only, for communication among friends and families of expecting, adopting and new parents only. Use of Web Baby Shower or information contained herein for any other purpose is strictly prohibited.

Web Baby Shower is not meant for celebrities or other public figures. If you create a Web Baby Shower for a celebrity or public figure without authorization, it will be taken down without notice and with no refund. Any public figures who wish to use Web Baby Shower should contact Lilypad Media directly before submitting any payment.

Hosting And Participating In Web Baby Showers

All participation at Web Baby Shower (Guest Book messages, games, photos, videos, etc) must be made by individuals directly invited to each shower, must be related to the subject matter, and be in good taste. Participation found to be vulgar or otherwise inappropriate by Lilypad Media, in its sole discretion, will be removed without notice. Lilypad Media reserves the right to refuse service at any time for any reason.

Web Baby Shower hosts also have the right, responsibility and ability to remove any undesired postings from their Web Baby Showers and to request that unwanted visitors be banned from the Web Baby Shower. Please note that Hosts must use the “ban” feature responsibly and only in the cases of true abuse or unwanted guests. Blocking someone from using Web Baby Shower is a serious matter and must be treated with respect. Abuse of the “ban” feature can result in the termination of Web Baby Shower services without refund or notice.

In addition, if you submit pictures, videos, other electronic media, poetry/prose or other writing for inclusion on a Web Baby Shower, whether by electronic or other means, you give permission for Lilypad Media to use the materials on its website(s), and confirm that you have the authority to grant such permission to Lilypad Media.

Please understand that Web Baby Shower is not a storage or backup service and should not be used as such.  While we take steps to ensure the safety and integrity of your data while your shower is in progress,  please make sure your photos, videos and other electronic media are safely backed up on your computer or other storage device or backup service.  As stated above, your Web Baby Shower materials will not be available for download once your shower ends, so make sure you have stored everything securely somewhere else before your shower ends.

Privacy

Any personal contact information (email addresses, IP addresses, phone numbers or addresses) is collected on Web Baby Shower for identification verification (when posting messages) or direct communication (newsletter, message board update notifications, online invitations, delivery of Keepsake products and services) purposes only. Your guest contact information (if any) will be used to invite guests to your Web Baby Shower. At your request, Lilypad Media may send reminders to your guests on your behalf. Lilypad Media may also send a post-event email to you and your guests. Lilypad Media does not sell, share or otherwise provide any host or guests’ contact information with any third party without your consent, unless required by law, court order or as required to technically operate the service.

In order to ensure the integrity of the Web Baby Shower online service, it is necessary to at all times have a valid, full name and contact information for the host on file. It is also necessary to have a valid, full name for the expecting parents. If you have any questions or concerns about protecting the privacy of the host and/or expecting family, please contact Web Baby Shower FIRST before making any changes to the names involved on your Web Baby Shower. Please do not enter false names, screen names, or irrelevant data into any required name field or your Web Baby Shower may be terminated without notice and without refund.

If you have been invited to a Web Baby Shower, you may remove your email address from the guest list by using the link provided in the invitation email. Once your email address is removed from the guest list, the host will no longer be able to email you via the Web Baby Shower website and will not be able to re-list your email address for that Web Baby Shower. However, if you have more than one email address or if you are invited to another Web Baby Shower/Lilypad Media event then it will be possible for a host to add you to the guest list again or contact you via Web Baby Shower. It is not possible for Lilypad Media to prevent host(s) from contacting you via means outside of Web Baby Shower/Lilypad Media and Lilypad Media cannot be held responsible for such events.

Lilypad Media closely monitors all activity on the Web Baby Shower website and provides the hosts with tools for removing any unwanted participation and banning any uninvited or abusive guests. Optional password and privacy protection are available at the host’s discretion.

Web Baby Shower is a private, unlisted, virtual baby shower website provider. If you are hosting a Web Baby Shower, you must to use the unlisted link that is emailed to you in the “Your Web Baby Shower is Ready!” email when you sign up. If you are a guest of a Web Baby Shower, you must use the unlisted link that is emailed or shared with you by the host. The only way to find a Web Baby Shower is by using the private, unlisted link to it. At this time you cannot search for a Web Baby Shower (because then everyone else would be able to) and you cannot log into your Host Control Panel through the main webbabyshower.com website.

How Your Information Is Used At Web Baby Shower

Lilypad Media may use the information you submit in these ways:

  1. As stated in the privacy notice above, Lilypad Media uses email addresses and other contact information you submit for direct communication with you regarding your (or your guests’) activity on this site.
  2. Messages you submit to Web Baby Shower are displayed on the site while the shower is active. Lilypad Media reserves the right to use your message (in whole or part) for marketing purposes, but will do its best to contact you for explicit permission beforehand.
  3. Online Registry information will be used to place a link from your Web Baby Shower to the family’s online registries. See “Linking To Online Registries” below.
  4. IP addresses are collected to ensure the privacy and integrity of each Web Baby Shower and the integrity of the Web Baby Shower newsletter. IP addresses are only used when abuse of the site or newsletter is suspected to determine the origination of any offensive or otherwise inappropriate activity on the site or newsletter. In the cases of customer surveys and contests IP addresses are collected and used to ensure that only one unique response is allowed per person.
  5. Photos that are uploaded to Web Baby Shower are used only for the “Photo Album” of the specific Web Baby Shower they are uploaded to and for printing the related printer-friendly keepsake. Photos are not used for any other purpose without obtaining prior permission and are completely removed from the Web Baby Shower system approximately one month after the Web Baby Shower ends.
  6. Video embedding codes that are submitted for display at Web Baby Shower are displayed only for the duration of the online shower; Web Baby Shower does not host any videos directly but displays embedded videos from many video sharing websites. Videos are not used for any other purpose without obtaining prior permission and are completely removed from the Web Baby Shower system upon termination of the Web Baby Shower service. It is the responsibility of the Web Baby Shower host and/or video owner to remove any videos from the video sharing website as well. Each video sharing website has its own Privacy Policy and Terms of Service which must be adhered to by anyone displaying videos at Web Baby Shower. It is your responsibility to protect your privacy and the privacy of the expecting family when uploading videos to video sharing websites.
  7. Any contact information submitted by guests while submitting comments and/or playing the online games (Birthday BetsTM, quiz games, photo games, etc) is shared with the host of the Web Baby Shower for the purposes of assisting the host in contacting the winner of the game(s) and in keeping guests updated about the progress of the online shower and/or expecting parents. Submitting your contact information while participating in the online games is optional. Lilypad Media does not sell, share or otherwise provide any host or guests’ contact information to any party outside of your individual Web Baby Shower without your consent, unless required by law, court order or as required to technically operate the service.
  8. If you use the Announce The Birth online birth announcement feature, you can opt-in to be included in the monthly “Welcome Babies” announcement on Web Baby Shower’s social media pages. This is completely voluntary and you are able to choose a screen name specifically for the social media welcome babies announcement.
  9. Web Baby Shower also keep stats as to popularity of baby first and middle names; these statistics are anonymized & aggregated periodically (monthly, semi-annually or annually)
  10. If you choose to participate in the optional Customer Satisfaction Survey or submit a Customer Testimonial at the conclusion of your Web Baby Shower, Lilypad Media reserves the right to use the information and materials you submit with the survey or testimonial on the Web Baby Shower website and social media venues.

 

Cookies

Lilypad Media/Web Baby Shower may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, among other purposes. You can always choose not to accept cookies through your browser’s preference options, but you may not be able to use some of the Web Baby Shower website services if you do not accept cookies. The cookies used by Web Baby Shower never contain any personal or financial information; they usually contain a unique, random id code or time stamp.

Inactive Web Baby Showers or Inappropriate Use

Lilypad Media provides its services with the intention of active visitor participation. If a Web Baby Shower is not used (eg: no photos or gift registries added, no customizations are made to the Web Baby Shower, no messages are posted) for a period of two weeks or more, Lilypad Media reserves the right to remove the Web Baby Shower without notice. Furthermore, Web Baby Shower is a family-friendly site. Any online showers that contain inappropriate content or photos will be removed without notice. No refunds are given for online showers that are removed due to inactivity or other inappropriate use.

Using The Host Control Panel Guest List Manager

In order to facilitate sending email invitations and reminders to your guests, Web Baby Shower provides a Guest List Manager for each online celebration. This functionality is designed for the sole purpose of inviting guests to the Web Baby Shower website. In order to comply with Federal and local anti-spam regulations, emails sent from the Web Baby Shower website can ONLY promote the Web Baby Shower website. This policy is in accordance with the 2003 Federal “CAN SPAM” Act and any violations will result in the immediate termination of your online celebration without refund. Violating Federal law can lead to the complete shut down of this website which I cannot allow for obvious reasons. If you need to send your guests a link to another website, please use your personal email account and not your Web Baby Shower Guest List Manager.

In addition, and also due to circumstances beyond Lilypad Media’s / Web Baby Shower’s control, there is a limit to the number of messages you can send to your Guest List using the Guest List Manager in any 2 hour period. You may add an unlimited number of guests to your Guest List, but you may only send 250 messages in any 2 hour period; any overflow will be queued and sent at a later time by the Web Baby Shower email queue. This is to help reduce the total amount of email being sent from the Web Baby Shower website and thereby reduce the risk that Web Baby Shower gets blacklisted as a spammer, which is a very serious threat to the existence of small businesses like Web Baby Shower. Please plan accordingly when sending messages using the Web Baby Shower Guest List Manager.

Linking To Online Registries

One of the ways in which Lilypad Media funds the Web Baby Shower service is to  receive affiliate income for referring business to the online registry services. There is no cost to our customers for this, and you are free to select any online registries you like. Please see also the Affiliate Advertisers Disclosure below.

Each host and each visitor should ensure the accuracy of the online registry before making any purchases. Lilypad Media cannot be held responsible for purchases made from incorrect registries or for gifts being refused, sent to the wrong recipients or that are otherwise incomplete or incorrect. Lilypad Media does not supply the registry links and is not responsible for content or accuracy of any of the online registries linked to from the Web Baby Shower website.

Linking to Web Baby Shower

If you would like to link to Web Baby Shower, please:

  • Link to, but do not replicate, Web Baby Shower content
  • Do not create a frame, browser or border environment around Web Baby Shower content
  • Do not imply that Web Baby Shower or Lilypad Media is endorsing you or your products

Affiliate Income Disclosure

As mentioned above, one of the ways in which Lilypad Media funds the Web Baby Shower virtual baby shower service is by participating in online affiliate programs for both online gift registries and for recommending products and services. If you click on a link to an online store, Lilypad Media / Web Baby Shower may receive a small commission for any purchases you make at no cost to you. This revenue helps us keep the Web Baby Shower Set Up fee cost-effective. Your personal, shopping and/or financial information is not shared with Lilypad Media / Web Baby Shower.

Disclaimers

Lilypad Media is not responsible for interference in transmission of data, including, for example, Web Baby Shower internet provider being out of service

Disclaimer: IN NO EVENT SHALL LILYPAD MEDIA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WEB BABY SHOWER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

THE INFORMATION, DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PUBLISHED ON THIS WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS.

Changes To This Website

CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. LILYPAD MEDIA MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THIS WEB SITE AT ANY TIME, WHICH SHALL BE EFFECTIVE UPON POSTING.

ALL RATES AND CONDITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

LILYPAD MEDIA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON

Last Updated April 12th, 2018