terms of use

terms of use

last updated: april 6, 2016

philosophy inc. (“philosophy”, “us” or “we”) is pleased to provide these terms of use (“Terms”) to govern your use of and interaction with its website philosophyskincare.ca, as well as any mobile versions or related mobile applications, any additional websites we may add from time to time, and social media pages and platforms we may operate (collectively, “philosophyskincare.ca”). by using philosophyskincare.ca regardless of the means of access you are acknowledging that you have read, understand, and agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by these Terms, including our privacy policy.

additional terms

certain features or services offered on philosophyskincare.ca may be subject to separate terms and conditions which may be posted by philosophy from to time (“Additional Terms”). all Additional Terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms. to the extent of any inconsistency between these Terms and any Additional Terms, these Terms will prevail.

updates to these Terms

we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify any portion of these Terms at any time without notice by posting the changes on philosophyskincare.ca and in other appropriate places. any changes are effective immediately upon posting, unless otherwise required under applicable laws. we will make an effort to notify you of any changes to these Terms by posting the modified Terms and updating the “last modified” date at the top of this page, and possibly in other ways as well. your continued use of philosophyskincare.ca after any modified Terms have been posted constitutes your agreement to all such modified terms and conditions.

privacy policy

philosophy’s privacy policy provides information concerning philosophy’s privacy practices with respect to philosophyskincare.ca, which governs your use of and access to philosophyskincare.ca.

product information; accuracy

we attempt to be accurate when describing our products and services on philosophyskincare.ca. however, we do not warrant that the product descriptions, colors, sizes, prices, product availability or other product and service descriptions on philosophyskincare.ca are accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.

the products and services displayed on philosophyskincare.ca are only available within Canada. all prices displayed on philosophyskincare.ca are quoted in Canadian dollars and are valid and effective only in Canada.

all product material and information presented on philosophyskincare.ca is solely intended for personal educational and informational purposes.

intellectual property

all content available on philosophyskincare.ca, including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, video/audio clips, data compilations and software, and the compilation thereof (collectively, the "Content") is the property of philosophy, our parent company, affiliates, partners, or licensors, and is protected by United States, Canadian and other international copyright laws.

the trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on philosophyskincare.ca (collectively, the "Trademarks") are the registered and unregistered marks of philosophy, our parent company, affiliates, partners or licensors, in the United States, in Canada and other countries, and are protected by United States, Canadian and other international trademark laws.

except as set forth in the limited licenses section below, or as required under applicable law, neither the Content or Trademarks nor any portion of philosophyskincare.ca may be used, reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, accessed, modified, or otherwise exploited, in whole or in part, for any purpose without our prior written consent.

limited license

we grant you a limited, revocable, and non-exclusive license to access and make personal, non-commercial use of the Content on philosophyskincare.ca. this limited license does not include the right to: (i) frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose philosophyskincare.ca or any portion thereof; (ii) modify or download philosophyskincare.ca or Content (except caching or as necessary to view philosophyskincare.ca); (iii) make any use of philosophyskincare.ca or Content other than personal use; (iv) create any derivative work based upon either philosophyskincare.ca or Content; (v) collect account information for the benefit of yourself or another party; (vi) use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing our name or the trademarks or to otherwise use the trademarks; or (vi) use software robots, spiders, crawlers, or similar data gathering and extraction tools, or take any other action that may impose an unreasonable burden or load on our infrastructure.

we also grant you a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive license to create a hyperlink to the home page of philosophyskincare.ca for personal, non-commercial use only. a web site that links to philosophyskincare.ca (i) may link to, but not replicate, our Content; (ii) may not imply that we are endorsing such web site or its services or products; (iii) may not misrepresent its relationship with philosophy; (iv) may not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, obscene, offensive or controversial, and may contain only content that is lawful and appropriate for all ages; (v) may not portray us or our products or services, in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive or objectionable manner, or associate us with undesirable products, services, or opinions; (vi) may not use any Trademark; and (vii) may not link to any page of philosophyskincare.ca other than the home page. we may, in our sole discretion, request that you remove any link to philosophyskincare.ca, and upon receipt of such request, you shall immediately remove such link.

any unauthorized use by you of philosophyskincare.ca or the Content or Trademarks terminates the limited licenses set forth in this section without prejudice to any other remedy provided by applicable law or these Terms.

your obligations & responsibilities

in the access or use of philosophyskincare.ca, you shall comply with these Terms and the special warnings or instructions for access or use posted on philosophyskincare.ca. you shall act always in accordance with the law, custom and in good faith. you may not make any change or alteration to philosophyskincare.ca or any Content or services that may appear on philosophyskincare.ca and may not impair in any way the integrity or operation of philosophyskincare.ca without limiting the generality of any other provision of these Terms, if you default negligently or willfully in any of the obligations set forth in these Terms (including our privacy policy), you shall be liable for all the losses and damages that this may cause to philosophy, our parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners or licensors.

website promotions

from time to time, philosophy may offer certain special promotions, features, or events (such as contests, sweepstakes or other offerings) (collectively, “promotions”). these promotions may be subject to Additional Terms in addition to or in lieu of these Terms and may be offered by us or by third parties. we will disclose details for such promotions (such as eligibility requirements, dates of availability, contents of the promotion, etc.) when offered, and if you choose to take advantage of any promotion, you agree that your participation will be subject to such Additional Terms or other guidelines, rules, and/or policies.

third party sites

we are not responsible for the content of any third party web site pages or any other third party web sites linked to or from philosophyskincare.ca (collectively, “third party sites”). links to any third party sites appearing on philosophyskincare.ca are for convenience only and are not an endorsement by us, our affiliates or our partners of the referenced content, product, service, or supplier.

we may interact with you on certain third party sites, such as on Facebook where we post content or invite your feedback. these Terms and other areas of philosophyskincare.ca provide guidelines and rules relating to these third party sites, but philosophy does not own or control those third party sites.

your access, linking to or from any third party sites is at your own risk. philosophy is in no way responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any third party site linked to or from philosophyskincare.ca, nor do we assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, content, products, or services of such third party sites, including, without limitation, their privacy policies and terms and conditions. you should carefully review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of all third party sites that you visit.


it is our policy to decline unsolicited suggestions and ideas. notwithstanding our policy with regard to unsolicited suggestions and ideas, any inquiries, feedback, suggestions, ideas reviews, comments, and other content, information or materials (collectively, “submissions”) on or through philosophyskincare.ca, provided that the submission:

  1. is not confidential and proprietary (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements)
  2. does not violate or infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary or privacy rights of any third party and is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, objectionable, or otherwise injurious to any third party;
  3. does not contain software viruses or malware;
  4. does not consist of political campaigning, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam".
  5. does not contain advertisements or solicitations of any kind, or other commercial content;
  6. is not designed to impersonate any person or entity and does not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misleading as to the source;
  7. does not contain messages by non-spokesperson employees of philosophy or any of its brands purporting to speak on behalf of philosophy or containing confidential information or expressing opinions concerning philosophy;
  8. does not offer unauthorized downloads of any copyrighted, confidential or private information; and
  9. does not contain personal information (such as messages that include phone numbers, government identifiers, payment card information, account numbers, addresses or employer references), unless philosophy expressly asks you to provide such information.

philosophy is not obligated to, but reserves the right, to monitor, remove or edit submissions in its sole discretion.

subject to our privacy policy, by transmitting or posting any submission, you hereby grant philosophy, its parent company and affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, sell, assign, translate, create derivative works from, distribute and display any submission worldwide in any form, media, or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, alone or as part of other works. you also acknowledge that your submission may not be returned and we may use your submission, and any ideas, concepts or know how contained therein, for any purpose including, without limitation, developing, manufacturing, distributing and marketing products.

if you make a submission, you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control the rights to your submission. you further represent and warrant that such submission does not constitute or contain software viruses, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." you may not use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead us as to the origin of any submission. you agree to indemnify philosophy, its parent company and affiliates for all claims arising from or in connection with any claims to any rights in any submission. to the full extent permissible by applicable law, philosophy takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any submission posted by you or any third party on or through philosophyskincare.ca.


you agree to defend, indemnify and hold philosophy, and its directors, employees, officers, representatives, agents, parent companies, affiliates, joint ventures, and third-party service providers (collectively, the “philosophy parties”) harmless for any and all fines, penalties, liabilities, losses and other damages of any kind whatsoever (including attorneys’ and experts’ fees), incurred by the philosophy parties arising out of (1) your use of philosophyskincare.ca or your breach of any part of these Terms, (2) fraud you commit, or your intentional misconduct or gross negligence, or (3) your violation of any applicable Canadian or foreign law or the rights of a third party. you also agree to indemnify the philosophy parties for any loss, damages, or costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from your use of software robots, spiders, crawlers, or similar data gathering and extraction tools, or any other action you take that imposes an unreasonable burden or load on our infrastructure. the applicable philosophy party will control the defense of any claim to which this indemnity may apply, and in any event, you shall not settle any claim without the prior written approval of such philosophy party.

we do not systematically review any review material submitted by users. we are not responsible for the content of review material. we do not necessarily endorse any opinion contained in such material. we make no representations or warranties, express or implied, about review material, including as to its legality or accuracy. we disclaim all liability in connection with review material to the maximum extent permitted by law. we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to refuse to post or to remove or edit any of your review material, or to restrict, suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of our site or any of our products or services, particularly where review material breaches these terms and we may do this with or without giving you any prior notice.


you agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless for any loss, damages or costs, including reasonable legal costs, resulting from any third party claim, action, or demand resulting from your use of philosophyskincare.co.uk. you also agree to indemnify us for any loss, damages, or costs, including reasonable legal costs, resulting from your use of software robots, spiders, crawlers, or similar data gathering and extraction tools, or any other action you take that imposes an unreasonable burden or load on our infrastructure or on our site.


you may terminate this agreement by providing written notice to us. upon such termination, you shall cease all use of philosophyskincare.co.uk and we shall be permitted to delete your account and any and all information associated therewith.


with respect to any dispute regarding the philosophy sites, to the full extent permissible by applicable law, all rights and obligations and all actions contemplated by these terms and conditions shall be governed by all applicable federal laws of the United States and the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provision.

to the fullest extent permitted by law, any dispute relating in any way to your visit to the philosophy sites shall be instituted in a state of federal court sitting in New York, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of our affiliates, partners or licensors, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any court and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in any such court.

If any content on the philosophy sites, or your use of the philosophy sites, is contrary to the laws of the place where you reside when you access the philosophy sites, the philosophy sites are not intended for you, and we ask you not to use the philosophy sites. you are responsible for informing yourself of the laws of your jurisdiction and complying with them.

limitation of liability

to the full extent permissible by applicable law, under no circumstances shall any of the philosophy parties be liable to you or any other person for any indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of or relating to this agreement. your sole and exclusive remedy hereunder shall be for you to discontinue your use of philosophyskincare.ca and terminate this agreement. these limited remedies shall apply notwithstanding any failure of their essential purpose.


you may terminate your agreement to these Terms by providing written notice to us. upon such termination, you shall cease all use of philosophyskincare.ca and we shall be permitted to delete any and all information associated with you.

changes to philosophyskincare.ca

philosophy may terminate these Terms and deny you access to philosophyskincare.ca (or any part thereof) at any time, immediately and without notice, if in philosophy’s sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or condition of these Terms.

philosophy also reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, philosophyskincare.ca (or any part thereof) with or without notice. you agree that philosophy shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any termination of access or for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of philosophyskincare.ca.

general information

you acknowledge and agree that these Terms, which include our privacy policy, constitute the complete and exclusive agreement between you and philosophy concerning your use of philosophyskincare.ca, and supersede and govern all prior proposals, agreements, or other communications.

nothing contained in these Terms shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, or other form of joint enterprise between us. our failure to require your performance of any provision hereof shall not affect our full right to require such performance at any time thereafter, nor shall our waiver of a breach of any provision hereof be taken or held to be a waiver of the provision itself. in the event that any provision of these Terms shall be unenforceable or invalid under any applicable law or be so held by any applicable arbitral award or court decision, such unenforceability or invalidity shall not render these Terms unenforceable or invalid as a whole. we will amend or replace such provision with one that is valid and enforceable and which achieves, to the extent possible, our original objectives and intent as reflected in the original provision.

if any Content on philosophyskincare.ca, or your use of philosophyskincare.ca, is contrary to the laws of the place where you reside when you access philosophyskincare.ca, philosophyskincare.ca are not intended for you, and we ask you not to use philosophyskincare.ca. you are responsible for informing yourself of the laws of your jurisdiction and complying with them.

you may not assign these Terms (or any rights, benefits or obligations hereunder) by operation of law or otherwise without the prior written consent of philosophy, which may be withheld at philosophy’s sole discretion. any attempted assignment that does not comply with these Terms shall be null and void. philosophy may assign these Terms, in whole or in part, to any third party in its sole discretion.

contact us

if you have any questions regarding these Terms, please contact consumer care at 1-800-715-4023 or email us at philosophycares@cotyinc.com.