Acceptance of the Terms & Conditions
Last Modified: 02/08/2020
These Terms & Conditions are entered into by and between you and Paleo Certified Inc. dba The Paleo Foundation (“The Paleo Foundation”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). The following terms and conditions, together with any documents they expressly incorporate by reference (collectively, these “Terms & Conditions”), govern your access to and use of our main website, https://paleofoundation.com, as well as other websites affiliated with us such as https://ketocertified.com (collectively our “Websites”).
These Websites are not intended for children under 16 years of age. By using the Websites, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with The Paleo Foundation and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Websites.
Changes to the Terms & Conditions
We may revise and update these Terms & Conditions from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of the Websites thereafter. However, any changes to the dispute resolution provisions set out in Governing Law and Jurisdiction will not apply to any disputes for which the parties have actual notice on or before the date the change is posted on the Websites.
Your continued use of the Websites following the posting of revised Terms & Conditions means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.
Accessing the Websites and Account Security
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Websites, and any service or material we provide on the Websites, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Websites is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Websites, or the entire Websites, to users, including registered users.
You are responsible for:
- Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Websites.
- Ensuring that all persons who access the Websites through your internet connection are aware of these Terms & Conditions and comply with them.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Websites and the entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof) are owned by The Paleo Foundation, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
These Terms & Conditions permit you to use the Websites for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on our Websites, without prior written permission from The Paleo Foundation.
If you print, copy, modify, download, or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Websites in breach of the Terms & Conditions, your right to use the Websites will stop immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title, or interest in or to the Websites or any content on the Websites is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by The Paleo Foundation. Any use of the Websites not expressly permitted by these Terms & Conditions is a breach of these Terms & Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.
The Paleo Foundation name, logo, and all related names, logos, certification marks, product and service names, designs, and slogans are trademarks of The Paleo Foundation. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of The Paleo Foundation. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on this Websites are the trademarks of their respective owners.
You may use the Websites only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms & Conditions. You agree not to use the Websites:
- In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries).
- For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter”, “spam”, or any other similar solicitation.
- To impersonate or attempt to impersonate The Paleo Foundation, a The Paleo Foundation employee, another user, or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing).
- To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Websites, or which, as determined by us, may harm The Paleo Foundation or users of the Websites or expose them to liability.
Additionally, you agree not to:
- Use the Websites in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Websites, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Websites.
- Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Websites, the server on which the Websites is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Websites.
- Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Websites.
Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination
We have the right to:
- Disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.
- Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Websites.
- Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Websites for any or no reason, including without limitation, any violation of these Terms & Conditions.
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to cooperate fully with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Websites. You agree to waive and hold harmless The Paleo Foundation and its affiliates, licensees, and service providers from any claims resulting from any action taken by The Paleo Foundation and any of the foregoing parties during, or taken as a consequence of, investigations by either The Paleo Foundation or law enforcement authorities.
However, we cannot review all material before it is posted on the Websites, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.
We take claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If you believe any materials accessible on or from our Websites infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access to them) by submitting written notification to the address listed below in Contact Information.
Reliance on Information Posted
The information posted on or through the Websites is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Websites, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
The Websites may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, bloggers, and third party licensors, syndicators, aggregators, and/or reporting services. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by The Paleo Foundation, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Paleo Foundation. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.
The opinions and/or information presented on the Websites are in no way intended as medical advice or as a substitute for medical treatment and as a material condition of this agreement, you agree not to use such opinions or information in this manner. This information should only be used in conjunction with the guidance, care, and approval of your physician. Consult your physician before beginning any diet, nutrition, or fitness plan, including any offered through the Websites. Nothing herein is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider if you have any questions regarding a medical condition, your diet, nutritional supplements, an exercise regimen, or any other matter related to your health and well-being.
Changes to the Websites
We may update the content on the Websites from time to time, but the content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Websites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
Information About You and Your Visits to the Websites
Applying for Certification
The Paleo Foundation starts is certification auditing process after an application has been received and payment has been received and processed. After the certification audit has been completed and if the product(s) are found to meet the applicable standards The Paleo Foundation will contact the Applicant regarding the next steps to obtaining certification, which includes agreeing to the Certification Agreement. If the certification audit finds the product(s) to not meet the applicable standards, then the payment will be returned to the Applicant.
If at any time, prior to the Certification Agreement being signed the Applicant, the Applicant wishes to withdraw its application, the Applicant may do so by providing written notification to The Paleo Foundation. Upon receipt of this written withdraw by the Applicant, The Paleo Foundation will refund any payment made. If the Applicant wishes to reapply for certification after withdrawing their application, then they must resubmit an application and payment.
Payments and Refunds
The Paleo Foundation offers refunds on payments up until the Certification Agreement has been signed by the Applicant.
Third-Party Links from the Websites
The Websites contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to our Websites, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.
The owner of the Websites is based in the United States. We provide the Websites for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Websites or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Websites may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Websites from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
Disclaimer of Warranties
You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the Websites will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. To the fullest extent provided by law, we will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data, or other proprietary material due to your use of the websites or any services or items obtained through the Websites or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any websites linked to it.
Your use of the Websites, its content, and any services or items obtained through the Websites is at your own risk. The Websites, the content, and any services or items obtained through the Websites are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Neither The Paleo Foundation nor any person associated with The Paleo Foundation makes any warranty or representation with respect to the completeness, security, reliability, quality, accuracy, or availability of the websites. Without limiting the foregoing, neither The Paleo Foundation nor anyone associated with The Paleo Foundation represents or warrants that the Websites, the content, or any services or items obtained through the Websites will be accurate, reliable, error-free, or uninterrupted, that defects will be corrected, that our Websites or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components, or that the Websites or any services or items obtained through the websites will otherwise meet your needs or expectations.
To the fullest extent provided by law, The Paleo Foundation hereby disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, statutory, or otherwise, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, and fitness for particular purpose.
The foregoing does not affect any warranties that cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Limitation on Liability
To the fullest extent provided by law, in no event will The Paleo Foundation, its affiliates, or its licensors, service providers, employees, agents, officers, or directors be liable for damages of any kind, under any legal theory, arising out of or in connection with your use, or inability to use, the Websites, any websites linked to it, any content on the Websites or such other websites, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, including but not limited to, personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of use, loss of goodwill, loss of data, and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract, or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
The foregoing does not affect any liability that cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless The Paleo Foundation, its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms & Conditions or your use of the Websites, including, but not limited to, any use of the Websites’ content, services, and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms & Conditions or your use of any information obtained from the Websites.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
All matters relating to the Websites and these Terms & Conditions and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction).
Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms & Conditions or the Websites shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of California [in each case located in the City of San Diego and County of San Diego, although we retain the right to bring any suit, action, or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms & Conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.
At The Paleo Foundation’s sole discretion, it may require You to submit any disputes arising from the use of these Terms & Conditions or the Websites, including disputes arising from or concerning their interpretation, violation, invalidity, non-performance, or termination, to final and binding arbitration under the Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association applying California State law.
Waiver and Severability
No waiver by The Paleo Foundation of any term or condition set out in these Terms & Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of The Paleo Foundation to assert a right or provision under these Terms & Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
If any provision of these Terms & Conditions is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms & Conditions will continue in full force and effect.
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