Agreements & Conditions
Let it be understood that any use of this web site by any party is to be legally bound according to the following terms and conditions:
1. Conditions of Eligibility. If use of this web site is to be for the purpose of buying and/or selling goods, the commerce in question will be conducted only by persons or parties that are able to enter into lawful and legal contracts under applicable state and federal law. It is the responsibility of the parties doing the actual commerce in question to know what laws apply.
2. Conditions Concerning Classified Ads. Sweeneypiano.com's classified ad service is meant to provide a common platform for third-party sellers ("Sellers") and third-party buyers ("Buyers") to locate one another for the purpose of legal exchange. Let it be stated and understood that sweeneypiano.com is not required to be present or in any way involved in any actual transaction that might take place between prospective Sellers and Buyers. This lack of presence explicitly denies any form of agency for any purpose, including the exchange of funds and the settling of differences.
3. Conditions of User Responsibility. Let it be understood that users of this site are responsible for all truth claims, warranties and implied agreements involved in the commerce in question. We at sweeneypiano.com take it upon good faith that site users -- Sellers, Buyers, Seekers of Advice and Appraisals -- will be honest and trustworthy in their intended as well as actual claims and transactions.
4. Conditions Concerning Piano Appraisals. Each piano appraisal performed by sweeneypiano.com is considered an estimate of value based upon physically unconfirmed information provided by the client received by Michael Sweeney, the appraiser, by one or more ways, including, but not limited to, online submission forms, email correspondence, written correspondence and telephone conversations. Given the methods just described, let it be stated that this appraisal is based upon information that has not been verified through actual physical contact or observation by Michael Sweeney, the appraiser. That is, the appraisal is based upon an assumption that the information provided by the client is as accurate as possible, given the methods and abilities for providing such information by the client or at the client's disposal. Thus, Michael Sweeney, the appraiser, takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the data upon which the appraisal is based. The client also understands that if the provided data is, in fact, counterfactual, the denouement in question is very likely to be discrepant as well. As such, this appraisal is intended for speculative use by the client only, as a non-binding estimate for the purpose of projecting the current market value of the piano in question. The IVSC (International Valuation Standards Committee) defines market value as "the estimated amount for which a property should exchange on the date of valuation between a willing buyer and a willing seller in an arms-length transaction after proper marketing wherein the parties had each acted knowledgeably, prudently, and without compulsion." As such, let it be understood that the market value is not an exact science, but rather depends upon a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the knowledge and expertise of the appraiser, the information upon which the appraiser depends, the local, regional, national and international market conditions within which the item in question exists, the item's individual history, its rarity, its popularity, its reputation, its sentimental and cultural value, as well as its comparison to items that are similar in quality and kind.
5. Conditions Concerning Piano Work. All diagnostic judgments made by Michael Sweeney and other qualified employees of Sweeney Piano are based upon the fact that each piano is unique with its own particular, individual and exclusive needs. This is to say that because each piano calls for differentiating judgments based upon its literal and factual origin, its design and architecture, its quality of parts, its present physical condition, its environmental history, its maintenance history and other incidental factors, the judgment for and determination of the exact plan and sequence of technical procedures to be performed will differ from piano to piano. Because each piano is unique, Michael Sweeney guarantees a prescribed repair, restoration and/or maintenance plan that matches your piano's particular needs. Your piano will not receive work, nor will you be billed for work that is unnecessary.
6. Seller's Fees. On this site, there are different fees for different services and some services are free of charge. It is the explicit responsibility of the user of such services to understand the nature of those fees.
7. Disclaimer. SWEENEYPIANO.COM IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS.Â SWEENEYPIANO.COM'S SERVERS MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO KEEP OUR WEBSITE ONLINE, BUT SWEENEYPIANO.COM DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE AVAILABILITY OF ITS WEB SITE. SWEENEYPIANO.COM OFFERS NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND APART FROM WHAT WILL BE WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY CONCERNED PARTIES. SWEENEYPIANO.COM RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE DESIGN, CONTENT AND THEME AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. USE OF SWEENEYPIANO.COM IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. SWEENEYPIANO.COM WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING FROM USE OF ITS WEB SITE.