Last Updated: January 2021
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USE OF INFORMATION/MATERIALS
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- you use the materials or information solely for private purposes and not for direct or indirect commercial purposes;
- your use of the materials is for lawful purposes; and
- no copyright or other similar notice regarding our property rights, or the property rights of any third parties, is removed from the materials.
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Appropriate legal action will be taken for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Site. Some examples of unauthorized or illegal use of this Site include, but are not limited to: (i) collecting usernames and/or email addresses of Users for the purpose of sending unsolicited email; (ii) the unauthorized framing by you of the Site; (iii) criminal or tortious activity, including fraud, spamming, spimming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets; (iv) interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the Site or the networks or services connected to the Site; (v) attempting to impersonate another User or person; (vi) using the account, Username, or password of another User, as applicable, at any time or disclosing your password, as applicable, to any third party or permitting any third party to access your account; (vii) displaying an advertisement, or accepting payment or anything of value from a third person in exchange for your performing any commercial activity on or through the Site on behalf of that person, such as placing commercial content on the Site; or (viii) using the Site in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
Any unauthorized use immediately and automatically terminates your right to use this Site and may subject you to legal liability.
The Site may now or in the future include content, photos, artwork, videos, text, graphics, articles and other information that you post to the Site or our Brand Pages (“User Content”). You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the User Content posted by you on the Site, our Brand Pages, or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth herein; (ii) your User Content does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, intellectual property rights, or any other rights of any person; and (iii) the posting of User Content on the Site or our Brand Pages does not result in a breach of any contract between you and a third party. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees and other monies owing to any person by reason of any User Content you post on the Site or our Brand Pages.
By using the Site, or tools or applications for communicating, posting or creating content, you agree to post material that is proper and related to the forum presented by the particular area of the Site.
Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed by us without notice and may result in termination of privileges. The following is a partial list of additional types of User Content that is illegal or prohibited to post on or through the Site or Brand Pages (“Prohibited User Content”). Prohibited User Content includes, but is not limited to, User Content that: (i) is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; (ii) harasses or advocates harassment of another person; (iii) exploits people in a sexual or violent manner; (iv) contains offensive subject matter; (v) solicits personal information from anyone; (vi) provides any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs or email addresses; (vii) promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; (viii) includes or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work; (ix) furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities; or (x) includes a photograph of another person that you have posted without that person’s consent. Prohibited User Content may be removed by us without notice and your posting of such content may result in termination of privileges.
We do not claim any ownership rights in the User Content that you post to the Site or our Brand Pages. After posting your User Content, you continue to retain all ownership rights in such User Content, and you continue to have the right to use your User Content in any way you choose. By supplying User Content to any area of the Site or our Brand Pages, however, you automatically grant us an irrevocable, transferable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid up, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, reproduce, display, edit, modify and distribute such information and User Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sub-licensees of the foregoing. Additionally, we shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such User Content for any purpose whatsoever, including without limitation, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and services which incorporate such User Content.
NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING U.S. CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
We are committed to complying with copyright and related laws, and we require all Users of the Site to comply with these laws. Accordingly, you may not store any material or content on, or disseminate any material or content over, the Site in any manner that constitutes an infringement of third party intellectual property rights, including rights granted by copyright law. You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is our policy to terminate privileges of any User who repeatedly infringes the copyright rights of others upon receipt of proper notification to us by the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent.
Owners of copyrighted works who believe that their rights under copyright law have been infringed may take advantage of certain provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) to report alleged infringements. If you feel that a posted message is objectionable or infringing, we encourage you to contact us immediately. Upon our receipt of a proper notice of claimed infringement under the DMCA, we will respond expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the material claimed to be infringing and will follow the procedures specified in the DMCA to resolve the claim between the notifying party and the alleged infringer who provided the Content in issue. Our designated agent (i.e., the proper party) to whom you should address such notice is listed below.
If you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our designated agent with the following information:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
- a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
- your address, telephone number, and email address;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law; and
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in your report is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
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LINKS TO OTHER SITES
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NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA CONSUMERS:
CALIFORNIA TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS ACT
On January 1, 2012, the Transparency in Supply Chains Act came into effect which requires certain retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to publicly disclose their efforts, if any, to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains.
We work to ensure that our employees and all members of our supply chain are treated with dignity and respect. We do not use any forced labor in our operations and we expect the same of our business partners and suppliers. All of our employees are charged with identifying and working with reputable suppliers that are committed to complying with all federal, state, and foreign laws regarding labor practices.
When we source from suppliers, we typically do so from suppliers located in the United States, and we typically do not engage suppliers from countries with an increased risk of human trafficking and slavery. We monitor supplier behavior and compliance to ensure that our suppliers meet our high standards. We encourage our suppliers doing business in countries with increased risk to enroll with third party audit organizations like Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange. It is our policy to cease doing business with any supplier who participates in human trafficking or forced labor practices. If we discover a concern with one of our suppliers, we may require appropriate corrective action or terminate the relationship.
We have and are continuing to educate our employees who are involved in the procurement of goods and services about the Transparency in Supply Chains Act and the steps that should be taken to identify, cure, and guard against any use of forced labor in our supply chains.
Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is a state ballot initiative intended to protect California citizens and the state’s drinking water sources from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals. For more information about Prop 65 and the list of chemicals requiring disclosure, please visit http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html. Prop 65 entitles California consumers to warnings for the following products:
Alcoholic Beverages, Including, Without Limitation, Beer, Malt, Beverages, Wine, and Distilled Spirits
Canned and Bottled Foods and Beverages
WARNING: Many food and beverage cans have linings containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to the State of California to cause harm to the female reproductive system. Jar lids and bottle caps may also contain BPA. You can be exposed to BPA when you consume foods or beverages packaged in these containers. For more information, go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/BPA