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Legal Notice

LAST UPDATE: November 18, 2015

THIS WEBSITE IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY HEARTLAND FOOD PRODUCTS GROUP, LLC AND ITS AFFILIATES ("HEARTLAND", "WE", “OUR” AND "US").  ACCESS AND USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND ITS RELATED SERVICES, WEB PAGES, BLOGS, PRODUCTS AND COMMUNITY PORTAL (COLLECTIVELY, THE "SITE") ARE PROVIDED BY HEARTLAND TO YOU ON CONDITION THAT YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS OF USE, AND BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ACCEPT AND ABIDE BY THESE TERMS OF USE YOU SHOULD NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS SITE.

These Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy and all other documents referenced herein govern the relationship between you, the Site visitor and/or member ("you") and Heartland with respect to your use of the this Site.  You agree that the agreement formed by these Terms of Use is like any written negotiated agreement signed by you, and you agree to be bound by, and fully comply with, its terms.  You represent and warrant that you have all necessary right, power and authority to enter into this agreement and to perform and otherwise discharge all of your obligations hereunder.

We reserve the right at any time to change: (i) these Terms of Use; (ii) this Site, including terminating, eliminating, supplementing, modifying, adding or discontinuing any content or feature or data or service on or available through this Site or the hours that they are available; (iii) any fees or charges, if any, related to the use of this Site ; and (iv) the equipment, hardware or software required to use and access this Site.

Any changes we make to these Terms of Use will be effective immediately upon notice, which we may provide by any means including, without limitation, posting on this Site.  Your continued use of this Site after such notice will be deemed acceptance of such changes.  Be sure to return to this Site periodically to ensure you are familiar with the most current version of these Terms of Use.

You may not interfere with the security of, or otherwise abuse this Site or any system resources, services or networks connected to or accessible through this Site.  You may only use this Site for lawful purposes.

Heartland does not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from children under the age of 13.  This Site is directed at adults and is intended for use only by adults over the age of 13.  If you are under the age of 13, you may not submit any personal information to Heartland at or through this Site, and you should consult with an adult for assistance in using this Site. 

1. JURISDICTION

If you are residing in a jurisdiction that restricts the ability to enter into agreements such as set out in these Terms of Use, you may not enter into this agreement or use this Site.

Furthermore, if you are residing in a jurisdiction where it is forbidden by law to participate in the activities or services offered by this Site, you may not enter into this agreement or use this Site.  By using this Site you are explicitly stating that you have verified in your own jurisdiction if your use of this Site is allowed.

We make no representation that materials in this Site are appropriate or available for use in all locations.  Those who choose to access the Site do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Site, materials, or other products described or offered thereon to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction we so desire, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any such services, materials, or other product provided.

2. PRIVACY

Heartland is committed to respecting the privacy of the personal information of the individuals with whom we interact.  We have developed a Privacy Policy to describe our privacy practices and how we collect, use and disclose the personal information of those individuals who visit this Site.  Please see our Privacy Policy for further information.

3. MEMBERS

In order to access and use certain services available on this Site, you must open and maintain an account ("Account") with us.  Prior to completing the signup process for your Account, you will be required to indicate your acceptance of all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use.  If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you may not sign up for an Account and you shall not have the right to use such services.

During the registration process we will collect personal information that may include (but is not limited to) your name, email address, birthdate and password, gender, and home address.  Your information may be used by us:

  • to verify your eligibility to create and to maintain your Account and to use features of the Site limited only to members;
  • to ensure that your Account, including your email, is unique;
  • to enable us to provide certain security and privacy safeguards;
  • to deal with security, debugging and technical support issues;
  • to protect ourselves and others from abuse; and
  • As permitted in our Privacy Policy

All of the information you provide to us or that we collect from you in connection with your use of the Site will be governed by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.  You agree at all times to: (i) provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration form or otherwise; and (ii) maintain and update your information (including your e-mail address) to keep it accurate, current and complete.  You acknowledge that, if any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we may terminate your Account and your ability to use this Site and, in our sole discretion, to report you to the appropriate authorities.

You understand and agree that, in addition to the foregoing restrictions, we reserve the right to change, remove, alter or delete any username at any time and for any reason in our sole discretion.  You will be responsible for the confidentiality and use of your username and password and agree not to transfer your right to use or access this Site via your username or password to any third person.

YOU ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD AND FOR ANY AND ALL ACTIVITIES (INCLUDING POSTINGS) THAT ARE CONDUCTED THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT.

You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use, theft or misappropriation of your account, username, or password.  We shall not be liable for any loss that you incur as a result of someone else using your username or password, either with or without your knowledge.

You acknowledge and agree that Heartland is not responsible for the conduct of users in the interactive areas of Heartland’s websites.  HEARTLAND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY LOSS, LIABILITY, CLAIMS, SUITS, COSTS, EXPENSES, DAMAGES (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY MATERIAL OR CONTENT POSTED IN THE INTERACTIVE AREAS OF HEARTLAND’S WEBSITES.  You acknowledge and agree that you may be exposed to content that you may find offensive, indecent or objectionable and, that in such respect, you use Heartland’s websites at your own risk.

4. PERSONAL USE ONLY

This Site is only for personal use.  You may not use this Site for commercial purposes or in any way that is unlawful, or harms us or any other person or entity, as determined in our sole discretion.

5. CODE OF CONDUCT

You are solely responsible for the content of any communications by you with third parties, including any communications about, concerning or through this Site. 

You agree that you will not attempt to, nor permit any third party to, enter restricted areas of Heartland's computer systems or perform functions that you are not authorized to perform pursuant to these Terms of Use.  Heartland may, without notice, temporarily suspend your, or any other party's access to this Site, (including, without limitation, any specific areas hosted within this Site) by deactivating any password(s) or links to the Internet if we reasonably suspect that you, or any other parties, are obtaining unauthorized access to our other systems or information, or are using otherwise valid user identifications or passwords in any other unauthorized manner.  These suspensions will be for such periods of time as Heartland may in its sole discretion determine is necessary to permit the thorough investigation of such suspended activity.

While using this Site you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations (including, but not limited to, export/import laws and laws relating to privacy, obscenity, copyright, trademark, confidential information, trade secret, libel, slander or defamation).  We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to take any actions we deem necessary and appropriate to preserve the integrity of this Site.

WE CANNOT AND DO NOT ASSURE THAT OTHER USERS ARE OR WILL BE COMPLYING WITH THE FOREGOING CODE OF CONDUCT OR ANY OTHER PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS OF USE, AND, AS BETWEEN YOU AND US, YOU HEREBY ASSUME ALL RISK OF HARM OR INJURY RESULTING FROM ANY SUCH LACK OF COMPLIANCE.

6. AVAILABILITY

While we endeavor to keep downtime to a minimum, we can't promise that this Site will be uninterrupted, secure or error-free.  We reserve the right to interrupt/suspend this Site, or any part thereof, with or without prior notice for any reason and you shall not be entitled to any refunds of fees for interruption of this Site.

7. CURRENCY OF WEBSITE

Heartland updates the information on this Site periodically.  However, Heartland cannot guarantee or accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information on this Site.  Heartland may revise, supplement or delete information, services and/or the resources contained in this Site and reserves the right to make such changes without prior notification to past, current or prospective visitors.

8. LINKED WEBSITES

This Site may provide links to third party websites for your convenience only, including, without limitation, links to third parties that sell our products and social media sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.  The inclusion of these links does not imply that Heartland monitors or endorses these websites or their respective practices.  Heartland does not accept any responsibility for such websites.  Heartland shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss, caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or the reliance upon any information, content, goods or services available on or through any third party websites or linked resources.  These Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy do not apply to your use of any third party websites, so be sure to review any applicable terms and policies of third party sites.

9. INTERNET SOFTWARE OR COMPUTER VIRUSES

Due to technical difficulties with the Internet, Internet software or transmission problems could produce inaccurate or incomplete copies of information contained on this Site.  Due to the ability to share certain content and materials, computer viruses or other destructive programs may also be inadvertently downloaded from this Site.

Heartland shall not be responsible or liable for any software, computer viruses or other destructive, harmful or disruptive files or programs that may infect or otherwise impact your use of your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing on this Site or your downloading of any of User Materials or other content from this Site.  Heartland recommends that you install appropriate anti-virus or other protective software.

10. SWEEPSTAKES, CONTESTS AND GAMES

Any sweepstakes, contests, and games that are accessible through this Site are governed by specific rules.  By entering such sweepstakes or contests or participating in such games you will become subject to those rules.  We urge you to read the applicable rules, which are linked from the particular activity, and to review our Privacy Policy which addresses our commitments in respect of the information you submit in connection with such sweepstakes, contests, and games.  These promotions may be administered by third parties and additional terms and policies may apply to specific promotions.

11. OUR MATERIALS

This Site is owned and operated by Heartland in conjunction with others pursuant to contractual arrangements.

Unless otherwise specified, all materials appearing on this site, including the text, site design, logos, graphics, icons, and images, as well as the selection, assembly and arrangement thereof, are the sole property of Heartland Food Products Group, LLC and its licensors.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Heartland may make certain content, software or other electronic materials (including all files, text, URLs, video, audio and images contained in or generated by such materials, and accompanying data) (collectively "Heartland Materials") available to you from this Site, from time to time.  If you download or use Heartland Materials, you agree that such materials are licensed for your limited personal use only and not sold or assigned and: (i) may only be used for your personal and non-commercial use, (ii) may not be modified, used to create a derivative work, incorporated into any other work or otherwise exploited without Heartland' prior written permission, and (iii) shall be only be used in compliance with any additional license terms accompanying such materials.  Heartland does not transfer either the title or the intellectual property rights to the Heartland Materials, and retains full and complete title to the Heartland Materials as well as all intellectual property rights therein.  You agree not to sell, share, redistribute, or reproduce the Heartland Materials.  You further agree not to decompile, reverse-engineer, disassemble, or otherwise convert any compiled Heartland Materials into a human-perceivable form.  Heartland or its licensors own all related trademarks and logos, and you agree not to copy or use them in any manner.

All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Heartland.  Any unauthorized use of the materials appearing on this site may violate copyright, trademark and other applicable laws and could result in criminal or civil penalties.

This Site, (including its organization and presentation and Heartland Materials) is the property of Heartland and its licensors and may be protected by intellectual property laws including laws relating to copyrights, trade-marks, trade-names, internet domain names and other similar rights.

12.  YOUR MATERIALS

Heartland welcomes you to use the Site, the forums offered by Heartland through the Site to post, download, display, perform, transmit or otherwise distribute information or other content provided by you or at your direction, including but not limited to your name, username, likeness, personal comments, opinions, ideas for product use and/or ideas for game play methods using Heartland’s products, photographs, video material, or other content (collectively, “User Materials”).

By providing User Materials to Heartland through this Site, and other websites or forums owned by Heartland, you represent that your User Materials are provided voluntarily.  You agree that your User Materials are not confidential and no confidential relationship is established with Heartland.  By posting User Materials to this Site, you represent and warrant that you have all right, title and interest necessary to post such User Materials and you agree that Heartland may copy, reproduce, publish, distribute, display, transmit, sell, prepare derivative works based on, and otherwise use (for any purpose whatsoever and in any medium) any of your User Materials, without attribution or compensation to you.

You hereby grant to Heartland a non-exclusive, perpetual, unlimited, royalty-free and irrevocable license to copy, reproduce, publish, distribute, display, perform, transmit, broadcast, sell, offer for sale, license, modify, prepare derivative works based on, and otherwise use (for any purpose whatsoever and in any form or medium whatsoever) your User Materials, including any and all copyrights, patents, publicity rights and privacy rights therein, by and on behalf of Heartland without compensation for any purpose on any medium, whether printed, digital, or otherwise.  The foregoing authorization and any use of User Materials that you submit is without royalties, fees, or limitations.  You represent and warrant that you are fully authorized to make all authorizations, licenses and/or warrantees that are made herein and acknowledge that any submissions that you make will not be returned to you regardless of whether the User Materials are used by Heartland.

You agree that Heartland may publish or otherwise disclose your name or username in connection with your User Materials.  By posting User Materials on this Site, you warrant and represent that you own the rights to the User Materials or are otherwise authorized to post, distribute, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute User Materials and that such User Materials do not violate any applicable laws or any rights of third parties.  You agree that the burden of proving that any User Materials do not violate any laws or third party rights rests solely with you.

You are solely responsible for your User Materials. You are solely responsible for making and keeping backup copies of your User Materials and for applying the appropriate level of access rights to same.  Heartland shall not be responsible or liable for the deletion or accuracy of any User Materials, the failure to store, transmit, encrypt (or otherwise secure) or receive any User Materials, or the storage, transmission, encryption (or other security) or receipt of any other communication involving the use of this Site.

You are solely responsible for obtaining and maintaining any necessary consents or permissions from any third party whose information may be collected, recorded, processed, stored, used, disclosed, transferred, exchanged or otherwise handled as a result of, or as part of, any User Materials or any communications involving the use of this Site and agree to obtain and maintain all such consents or permissions. 

13. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THIS SITE, THE SERVICES AND THE CONTENT AND OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE THEREIN ("MATERIALS") ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  HEARTLAND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, THE SERVICES OR THE MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THEIR USE WILL BE SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.  SOME STATES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  WHEN THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE EXCLUDED IN THEIR ENTIRETY, THEY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE SHORTEST DURATION PERMITTED BY LAW.  YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE-TO-STATE.

14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR USE OF THIS SITE AND THE MATERIALS INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.

IN NO EVENT SHALL HEARTLAND OR ANY OF ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, PARTNERS, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIM, LOSS, DAMAGE, ACTION, SUIT OR OTHER PROCEEDING ARISING UNDER OR OUT OF THESE TERMS OF USE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR USE OF, RELIANCE UPON, ACCESS TO, OR EXPLOITATION OF THIS SITE, THE MATERIALS OR ANY PART THEREOF, OR ANY RIGHTS GRANTED TO YOU HEREUNDER, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER THE ACTION IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR OTHERWISE.

IN EVERY EVENT, HEARTLAND'S TOTAL MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY UNDER THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE USE OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY OR ALL PART OF THIS SITE OR THE MATERIALS IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER SHALL BE LIMITED TO FIVE ($5.00) US DOLLARS.

THE CONSIDERATION BEING PAID HEREUNDER DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CONSIDERATION FOR HEARTLAND TO ASSUME ANY RISKS BEYOND THOSE EXPRESSLY ASSUMED HEREIN AND IF ANY SUCH RISKS WERE TO BE ASSUMED BY HEARTLAND, HEARTLAND WOULD NOT HAVE ENTERED INTO THIS AGREEMENT WITHOUT CHARGING SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER FEES.

SOME STATES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

15. INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to, upon request, defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from any and all liabilities, claims, losses and expenses, including attorneys' fees, which arise directly or indirectly from, or relate to: (1) any breach of these Terms of Use for which you are responsible; (2) any User Materials submitted by you or through your Account; or (3) your use of this Site or transmission of any materials or other content through this Site.  Heartland reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and you shall not in any event settle any such matter without the prior written consent of Heartland.  This indemnification section will survive any termination or expiration of these Terms Of Use.

16. CONTACTING HEARTLAND

If you need to contact us regarding this Site or these Terms of Use, please e-mail us at [email protected]. You can also contact us via mail addressed to Heartland Food Products Group, LLC, Clay Terrance STE 249, Carmel, Indiana USA

17. YOUR COMMENTS

Feel free to email your comments, suggestions and feedback ("Comments") to Heartland at the e-mail addresses provided in this Site.  You agree with respect to any Comments provided by you to us, via e-mail or otherwise, that: (i) Heartland has no obligation concerning such Comments; (ii) such Comments are non-confidential; (iii) Heartland may use, disclose, distribute or copy such Comments and may use any ideas, concepts or know-how contained in such Comments for any purpose and without restriction or obligation to you and without payment of any royalties to you; and (iv) such Comments are truthful and do not violate the legal rights of others.

18. ACCESS RELATED TO ALLEGED VIOLATIONS

To ensure that Heartland provides a high quality experience for you and for other users of this Site, you agree that Heartland or its representatives may access your Account and all information and any records related thereto on a case-by-case basis to investigate complaints or allegations of abuse, infringement of third party rights, or other unauthorized uses of this Site, and you agree to give Heartland full access to your Account and all information and records related thereto without the need for additional authorization and without any claim to privacy or other rights to such Account and related information and records.

Heartland does not intend to disclose the existence or occurrence of such an investigation unless required by law or if requested by law enforcement officials, but Heartland reserves the right to terminate your Account or your access to this Site immediately, with or without notice to you, and without liability to you, if Heartland believes that you have violated any of these Terms of Use, furnished Heartland with false or misleading information, or interfered with use of this Site by others.

19. MISCELLANEOUS

These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Indiana and the United States of America, without regards to their respective principles of conflicts of law.  You agree to the exclusive personal jurisdiction by the federal and state courts located in Hamilton County and Marion County Indiana, United States of America, in any matter arising from or related to these Terms of Use and your use of the Site and you waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

These Terms of Use set out the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and supersede and any all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between us.  These Terms of Use are not assignable, transferable or sub-licensable by you except with Heartland’s prior written consent.  These Terms of Use provide only for the use of this Site. These Terms of Use shall not be construed as a teaming, joint venture, or other such arrangement, unless the parties expressly and explicitly execute an agreement to that effect.  No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.  Any heading, caption or section title contained in these Terms of Use is inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof.