All fees paid to Beckett Authentication Services are NON-REFUNDABLE once the item begins the authentication process.
Certification and authentication involves an individual judgement that is subjective and requires the exercise of professional opinion, which can change from time to time. Therefore, Beckett Authentication Services makes no warranty or representation and shall have no liability whatsoever to the customer for the opinion rendered on any submission.
Beckett Authentication Services shall have no liability whatsoever to the customer for any damage to any items that Beckett can reasonably demonstrate occurred while not in the custody or control of Beckett. However, if Beckett determines the customer’s submission was lost or damaged while in Beckett’s possession, customer will be compensated based upon the fair market value of the submission as determined by Beckett’s standard procedures which may include filing a claim with our insurance carrier. The owner's declared value is used for determining insurance cost of the return shipment and the maximum amount that can be claimed for damage or loss in shipment for any items. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY EXCEED THE DECLARED VALUE OF THE ITEM.
Beckett Authentication Services will provide collectors with the finest, most thorough, consistent and accurate authentication efforts available in the industry. Occasionally an item may have a typographical error on the label or certificate/letter of authenticity. Customer agrees to return any incorrectly described item to Beckett upon request at any time, and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Beckett and its affiliates against all losses and/or claims (including attorney’s fees) caused by the circulation or sale of a mismarked or inappropriate item or any unauthorized use of a Beckett certificate or label.
Beckett will not be responsible for returning items sent with insufficient payment or inadequate contact information, nor will Beckett be required to contact you or retain your items in such circumstances for a period in excess of three (3) months from its initial receipt.
In the ordinary course of its operations, Beckett Authentication (i) compiles data regarding each item submitted for authentication, including, but not limited to, data relating to the identity, production, condition and grade of the item (the “Data”); and (ii) may take, or have taken, one or more digital or other types of photographs, images or reproductions of each such item (collectively, the “Images”). In consideration for the authentication services being provided by Beckett, Customer, on behalf of itself and any third party for whom Customer may be acting, hereby authorizes Beckett (i) to compile and maintain such Data with respect to each item submitted hereunder for authentication; and (ii) to take, or cause to be taken, one or more Images of each such item, and further agrees that Beckett will be the owner of such Data and all such Images and that Beckett may use and exploit such Data and the Images for commercial and any other purposes, as Beckett in its sole discretion deems appropriate, including, but not limited to, the publication and republication or reproduction in or on any media, of such Data and Images. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Customer, on behalf of itself and any third party for whom Customer may be acting with respect to this agreement, unconditionally and irrevocably transfers, conveys and assigns to Beckett any and all current and any hereafter acquired rights, title and interests (including, without limitation, rights in copyright, patent, trade secret and trademark) that Customer or any such third party may have in or to the Data and the Images (on whatever media or in whatever form such Images may be reproduced or published).
The rights and obligations of both you and Beckett shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of Texas, excluding its choice of law rules. By your submission of items or memorabilia to Beckett, you hereby (a) agree to all of the terms and conditions of these Submission Instructions, (b) submit yourself to the exclusive venue and jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division and/or the District Courts of Dallas County, Texas, and (c) expressly waive any venue or jurisdiction to which you may otherwise be entitled by your present or future domiciles.