Independent Gemological Laboratories
Independent Gemological Laboratories, LLC - Website Term of Use Agreement and Disclaimer Notice
Terms and Conditions:
Independent Gemological Laboratories, LLC and its employees, officers, directors, affiliates and subsidiaries (“Independent”) provide this website and any information contained herein (“Website”) for the purposes of your knowledge and general understanding as well as allow you to register your certificate with us. Your use of the Website, the HTML above and any associated pages, states your agreement to the terms and conditions outlined below.
Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability:
You acknowledge that the information or data on the Website is provided “As Is” for general information only.
You agree that you shall hold Independent harmless from, and that Independent is not liable for:
(1)  Any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the information contained on this Website regardless of how caused, or delays or interruptions in delivery of same;
(2)  Any damages, losses or injury caused, in whole or in part, by Independent’s actions, omissions or negligence in compiling or delivering the information found on this Website;
(3)  Any losses or damages, in whole or in part, whatsoever, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, from the use of, or reliance on the information found on the Website or from the use of the Internet generally, this includes, but is not limited to any decision(s) made or taken or not taken by you in reliance of the information found on the Website;
(4)  Any claims that you have found something you have viewed or downloaded from this Website or another website to which it is linked to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, or infringing upon your intellectual property rights.
Independent makes NO warranties with regards to this Website, including, but not limited to:
(1)  Any warranty of accuracy, completeness, reliability, implied merchantability or implied fitness for a particular purpose;
(2)  That the pages contained in the Website, or the related server(s), are free of any virus or other harmful elements.
Further, Independent makes no warranty, representation or guaranty that the information on this Website may be relied on for any reason, or that it shall be uninterrupted or error free. Independent reserves the right to amend, edit, update, change, and correct anything, including errors, found in the pages of this Website, at any time and for any reason.
Copyright and Trademarks:
All contents of this Website are the property of Independent. Any use of the contents of this Website shall only be allowed upon the express written consent of Independent. Any trademarks used on the Website are those deemed to be the property of Independent. Any gemological terms used on the Website are in common use in the jewelry business and in the practice of the scientific art of gemology and as such are not the property of any specific party. Independent reserves its exclusive right to use any trademark, seal, or logo contained herein as well as those developed by Independent in the future.
Gemological Information and Educational information:
The information provided through the Website is made available at no cost to the user. The information is for general information and as such is does not replace the requirement to have a qualified person inspect your stone or jewelry item for consultation or appraisal. Please contact Independent directly to have your piece of jewelry, gem or stone evaluated and/or identified, or to seek a qualified appraiser/gemologist to address your specific need.
Choice of Law:
If any dispute arises between us regarding the information contained on the Website, such disputes shall be resolved in the court of law in accordance with the laws of the State of New York excluding its conflicts of law provisions; furthermore, you agree to herby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the New York State Supreme Court and/or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York with respect to such matters.
Links to Independent’s Website:
Independent permits links to our Website provided that (a) you send notification of all such links to, with the specific image and text that shall be used or the request for same, in order to receive approval prior to establishing the link(s), (b) you immediately disconnect such link(s) to this Website if notified by Independent to do so, (c) you do not cover, obscure, or alter any information contained on the Website, including but not limited to, the information contained herein, and any disclaimers or limitations.
When linking to this site you may use the logo attached as a link anchor. To ensure proper usage of the Website we reserve all rights to them. Independent gives you a limited right to use the logo/ trademark solely for the purpose to link web pages as provided for above. Our logo(s) cannot be altered or modified other than to make them larger or smaller. Under no circumstances does Independent give, by implication, estoppels or otherwise, any license to use the trademarks, copyright materials or other proprietary materials displayed on the Website and any other use is strictly prohibited.
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