WatchFacts Terms and Conditions of Use
The WatchFacts service is provided subject to the following terms and conditions:
Watchfacts searches both private and publicly available Databases for information on items being queried. Together we call these Databases the 'Databases'.
Watchfacts operates a reporting service that provides results based on information returned by searching the databases.
Watchfacts searches against numerous databases including the FBI and National Crime and Information Center. These databases include stolen property reports from over 30,000 reporting organizations including 18,000 US law enforcement agencies.
Watchfacts operates a reporting service relating to Items of value ('Items'). These Items may be identified as: lost or stolen watches and clocks.
Watchfacts will make its best endeavor to make its reporting service available to you for searching at least 99% of the time. Occasionally, in the event of planned maintenance or events beyond Watchfacts’ control, access to the reporting Service may temporarily be restricted. In these circumstances, Watchfacts endeavors to restore the Search Service to you as soon as possible.
Searching the Reporting Service
Watchfacts provides the Reporting Service to allow users to search its Database of Items reported as lost or stolen.
Watchfacts cannot guarantee that the Item will form part of a Match Report, as defined below, or if it does, that the search is in fact your Item and neither can Watchfacts identify the user who reported the Item stolen.
After a search has been made on the Website, Watchfacts will generate a Match Report identifying:
The unique serial number ('USN') of an Item in the search criteria which matches the USN of an Item on the Databases;
The Match Report is automatically generated, and its accuracy will depend on the criteria you enter.
Contents of Databases and limits of Searching process
The Databases consist of information provided by users and other third parties (including third party Websites). The information on the Databases may therefore be incomplete, inaccurate, or out of date.
Please note that the ability to search the Databases correctly is dependent on the accuracy of the information contained in the Databases and the data submitted to the search criteria. To the extent that the search criteria does not provide sufficient data, the ability of the Databases to show matching Items may be limited.
All property that is stolen is not always reported, much of what is reported does not contain unique identifying numbers. A negative response to a query in Watchfacts does not mean the item is not stolen, and Watchfacts makes no warranty of clear title or ownership of an item.
Disclaimers and limits of liability
Watchfacts provides a service that enables you to search the Databases against criteria entered by you. The Website contains information provided by registered users and other third parties that Watchfacts does not verify. Therefore, Watchfacts is unable to warrant that Items on the Database are in fact lost or stolen or subject to third party claims.
You should not rely on the information in the Databases as proof of an Item's ownership nor should you ever take police action based on the information obtained through our Website.
If you are considering buying, lending money with goods as surety or acting on the sale of any Items, use of the Reporting Service is only a tool to aid your decision to accept Items as not being lost or stolen or subject to third party claims. You must take your own steps to verify the status of a matching Item. You acknowledge that you are not relying on the Reporting Service to make any decision, to engage in any transaction, or to refrain from making any decision or engaging in any transaction. You further acknowledge that you have an independent duty to investigate, which goes beyond the use of the Reporting Service in connection with any transaction in which you are considering.
Watchfacts excludes liability and responsibility for any loss of whatever nature incurred by you relating to any arrangement or contract entered into or contemplated by you [or refused by you] with a third party because of your use of the Reporting Service.
Dispute Resolution Procedure
Any notice given under this agreement shall be sent to you by email at the email address you have provided to Watchfacts.
Notice given under this agreement shall be validly served if sent by post if you have notified Watchfacts that you would prefer to be contacted that way.
Notices to Watchfacts should be sent to:
169 E. Flagler Street, Suite 624
Miami, Florida 33131
Watchfacts will endeavor to respond to you within 7 working days of receiving your inquiry.
Governing Law & Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions were last updated 9/16/2016.