Terms and Conditions

Any use by you of the websites operated by FoodVerdicts (including foodverdicts.com, foodverdicts.co.uk and mobile applications – collectively the “Site”) is conditional upon your acceptance of these Terms & Conditions, including our Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend these Terms & Conditions from time to time without notice and at our discretion. It is your responsibility periodically to review this page for updates to these Terms & Conditions, which shall come into effect once posted. Your continued use of the Site will be deemed acceptance of these Terms & Conditions, including our Privacy Policy.

IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS PLEASE LEAVE THE SITE NOW.

This Site is made available by FoodVerdicts and is referred to in these Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy as “we”, “us” or “our”.

Rights

All rights in all material and content (including, but not limited to, text, images, web pages, sound, software (including, code, interface and website structure) and video, and the look and feel, design and compilation thereof, collectively the “Content”) at this Site are owned by us or our licensors. You may access the Site only as set out in these Terms & Conditions and use the Content only in the manner and for the purposes specified in these Terms & Conditions.

Permitted Uses

The Content is made available solely for your limited personal, lawful, non-commercial use. Unless otherwise specified on the Site, you may employ the normal functions of your browser to download and print a single copy of individual Content files for such use, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices associated with the Content. All other copying, whether in electronic, hard copy or other format, is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, without our express written consent, you are prohibited from transmitting, distributing, adapting, translating, modifying, bundling, merging, sharing or making available to any person any of the protected Content, or creating derivative works of such material, for any commercial purpose.

Third Party Rights

We grant the limited permission described above to use the Site under copyrights we own. Copyrights and other rights in the Content may also be held by other individuals or entities. While we have endeavoured in good faith to obtain from such third parties the rights we believe necessary to include their works on the Site, we do not represent or warrant that use of the Content displayed on the Site will not infringe or violate the rights of third parties. You are solely responsible for obtaining all permissions from third parties that may be necessary for any use of the Content you wish to make.

Trademarks

Nothing in these Terms of Use or on the Site shall be construed as granting to you any right or license to use any trademarks, service marks or logos displayed on the Site, nor any right or license under any patent.

Acceptable Usage Policy

This Site may contain interactive services, including but not limited to discussion forums. You agree not to misuse any interactive services, as further described below.  The following is a non-exhaustive list of misuses that are strictly prohibited:

  1. using the services for any unlawful, improper, or immoral purpose, including but not limited to defamation of individuals or groups or abuse of minors;
  2. causing any nuisance by your use of the services or causing the operation of the services to be impaired;
  3. using the services to create, host or transmit material which infringes the copyright, trademark, other intellectual property or proprietary rights of any other party;
  4. using the services to create, host or transmit unsolicited advertising material to other users;
  5. adding, removing or modifying identifying network header information in an effort to deceive or mislead;
  6. using the services to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, our or a third party’s security measures, computer software, hardware, electronic communication system, or telecommunications systems;
  7. using the services to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent or to engage in screen scraping, database scraping or any other activity with the purpose of obtaining data;
  8. using the services for any activity which adversely affects the ability of other people or systems to use the services or the Internet generally;
  9. reselling, repurposing or redistributing any services provided by us, our contractors or our  licensees without our prior written consent; or
  10. impersonating any person or entity or using a false name that you are not authorised to use.

You hereby agree to comply with all local rules regarding on-line conduct and acceptable content. You also agree to comply with any applicable rules regarding the export of data from any country from which you access the Site.

We reserve the right to monitor our interactive services of the Site and to remove any content which, in our sole discretion, constitutes a misuse of these services, whether or not included in the list above.  Any type of misuse may result in the restriction, suspension or termination of your access to the Site, at our sole discretion.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you hereby acknowledge the following: (a) the opinions expressed in interactive services on our Site are not necessarily ours, and any statements, advice and opinions made by users are attributable only to such users; and (b) we do not exercise editorial control over the content of any third party sites, electronic mail transmission, text message, interactive services or other material created or accessible over or through the Site, and, as a result, you may be exposed to content on the Site or on sites accessible over or through the Site that you find offensive or objectionable.  We neither endorse nor shall be held responsible, in either instance, for any such third party statements, advice or opinions.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THE SITE AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND YOUR USE THEREOF IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE, OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND ASSIGNS, DISCLAIM, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OWNERSHIP AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, SUFFICIENCY OR QUALITY OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE WITHOUT ERROR OR INTERRUPTION, OR THAT THE SITE OR ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MATERIALS. ALTHOUGH WE TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO SECURE THE SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE INTERNET IS NOT A COMPLETELY SECURE MEDIUM AND WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS YOU POST ON OR TRANSMIT THROUGH THE SITE WILL BE SAFE FROM UNAUTHORISED ACCESS OR USE. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

THIRD PARTY GOODS AND SERVICES

WE DO NOT VOUCH FOR THOSE PERSONS, COMPANIES AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS WHOSE GOODS OR SERVICES MAY BE ACCESSED OR DISPLAYED THROUGH OR ON THE SITE.

External Links

Through this website you are able to link to other websites (“Linked Sites”) which are not under the control of FoodVerdicts. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of such Linked Sites. The inclusion of any links does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within the Linked Sites. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage, loss or cost caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such Linked Sites.

Your Responsibility

You should always verify the information set out in this Site with independent authorities before acting or relying on it. It is your responsibility to use virus checking software on any material downloaded from this Site and to ensure the compatibility of such software with your equipment.

In circumstances where you provide us with information relating to any third parties, you warrant that you have received that third party’s consent in relation to such disclosure and that the third party has been informed of, and agrees to, our Privacy Policy and the uses which we may make of such information.

Limitations of Liability and Remedies

YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN SOLE RISK. If you are dissatisfied with the Site or the Content, your exclusive remedy is to stop using the Site and the Content. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU, IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, EVEN IF WE ARE NEGLIGENT OR OTHERWISE AT FAULT, AND REGARDLESS WHETHER WE ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Information Submitted By You

If you submit material at our invitation, unless we indicate otherwise, you grant us a nonexclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, modify, reproduce, adapt, translate, publish, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. By submitting such material, you represent and warrant the following with respect to the submitted content: that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you submit; that the content is neither false nor misleading in any material respects and is not otherwise purposely injurious to third parties; that the content does not violate any applicable laws relating to, amongst other things, intellectual property rights or protection of privacy; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; that the material does not consist of or contain software, computer viruses, commercial solicitation, political campaigning, chain letters, mass mailings, any form of “spam” or references to illegal activity, malpractice, false advertising or health code violations; and that you will indemnify us for all claims resulting from content you supply, as further described below. We have the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content at our sole discretion. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any content submitted by you or any third party. This paragraph does not affect any rights you may have under data privacy laws that protect your personal information or similar privacy laws, to the extent that such rights cannot be excluded.

User Information

In the course of your use of the Site, you may be asked to provide personal information to us (such information referred to hereinafter as “User Information”). Our information collection and use policies with respect to such User Information are set forth in the Site Privacy Policy, which Privacy Policy is incorporated into these Terms & Conditions by reference. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the accuracy and content of the User Information.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify us against any loss, damage or cost, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by us arising out of your use of the Site, any of its services or any information accessible over or through the Site, including information obtained from linked sites, your submission or transmission of information or material on or through the Site or your violation of these Terms & Conditions or any other laws, regulations and rules. You will also indemnify against any claims that information or material which you have submitted to us is in violation of any law or in breach of any third party rights (including, but not limited to, claims in respect of defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of confidence, infringement of copyright or infringement of any other intellectual property right). We reserve the right to exclusively defend and control any claims arising from the above and any such indemnification matters. You furthermore agree to fully cooperate with us in any defence of such claims.

Restriction, Suspension and Termination

We may restrict, suspend or terminate your access to the Site and/or your ability to avail of any of the services on the Site, including interactive services, if we believe that you have breached these Terms & Conditions at any time. Any such restriction, suspension or termination will be without prejudice to any rights which we may have against you in respect of your breach of these Terms & Conditions. We may also remove the Site as a whole or any sections or features of the Site at any time, and we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for the website being unavailable. Please note that we have the ability to trace your IP address and if necessary contact your ISP in the event of a suspected breach of these Terms & Conditions.

General

These Terms & Conditions, including our Privacy Policy, constitutes the entire agreement between you and us in relation to its subject matter and supersedes any and all prior promises, representations, agreements, statements and understandings whatsoever between us. The failure by us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms & Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms & Conditions is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable or invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms & Conditions shall remain in full force and effect. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision, to the extent unenforceable, shall be struck, and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions. Headings are for reference only and in no way define or limit the scope or extent of any section.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions are to be construed in accordance with the laws of England and in the event of any dispute or claim associated with these terms and conditions, that dispute or claim shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. You hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts over you, and waive and agree not to assert any objection to proceedings in such courts.

Photography

Photographs on this site do not belong to us unless specifically stated. Owners are credited wherever possible. If you would like an image credited/removed please contact us and we will be happy to do so.