Terms and Conditions
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Table of Contents
1. Use of Content
2. Shopping Features
5. Site Information
5.1 Choice/Opt-out5.2 Contact Us5.4 Cookies5.5 Links5.6 Order Forms
6.2 Definitions6.3 More Information
7. Content Submittal Policy
10. Limitation of Liability of KOL Foods, LLC
11. Dispute Resolution
12. Governing Law/Jurisdiction
13. Complete Agreement
Terms and Conditions of Use
1. Use of Content
KOL Foods, LLC authorizes you to personally view the material contained on the KOL Foods site and to download a single copy of such material for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that any downloaded copy includes the copyright notice, "Copyright 2013, KOL Foods, LLC. All rights reserved." and with any other copyright or proprietary rights notices that appear in the material copied. Consumers may not use site nor provide outside links to the site, for any personal or commercial purpose, including but not limited to, sale or trade of particular items or services.
The materials contained on the KOL Foods site are protected by the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. Ownership of the content belongs to KOL Foods, LLC and to content providers to this site. Any use of the content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions of Use is a breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use and may be a violation of copyright, trademark and other laws. All rights not expressly granted in these Terms and Conditions of Use are specifically reserved to KOL Foods, LLC.
If you violate these Terms and Conditions of Use, your authorization to use the KOL Foods site is automatically revoked and you must destroy any copies of the content that you have made.
2. Shopping Features
Consumers taking advantage of special features such as online shopping and coupon offerings do so at their own risk and shall hold KOL Foods, LLC, as site service provider, harmless from any and all liability including, but not limited to, any health claims regarding products posted on retailer sites as well as pick, pack, payment, and delivery functions.
Consumers agree to pay for goods and services purchased via the internet with KOL Foods, LLC and recognize that purchasing goods and services on line holds the same validity as if purchased in person from a bricks and mortar store.
While KOL Foods, LLC provides state of the art security encryption devices, customer's e-mail may not be fully secured against interception. Customer agrees to hold KOL Foods, LLC harmless from any and all liability for any reason whatsoever, including monetary and health issues, that may arise regarding any transaction that occurs between KOL Foods, LLC and customer.
Further, KOL Foods, LLC may provide guarantees and warranties regarding reimbursement for goods and services, as well as pick, pack, and delivery functions. For our complete store policies, please see the Customer Service section of this website.
KOL Foods, LLC collects financial information (like your account or credit card numbers where applicable) so you can order products from its store via their shop on-line service. Your billing information is only used by KOL Foods, LLC or it's other business partners to bill you for products and services they sell. It is privileged, confidential, encrypted, and held on a secure server, and will not be given to a third party except as required by law.
KOL Foods, LLC, on behalf of itself, has created this privacy statement for it's natural product retail store customers in order to demonstrate our collective firm commitment to your privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site.
KOL Foods, LLC respect and value your privacy. Although we will collect personal information from you, with your permission, only your name, your e-mail address, your phone number, and your mailing address will be provided to KOL Foods, LLC. No other personal information collected during your use of this site will be shared. KOL Foods, LLC will not, without permission, sell, disclose or provide ANY information, including your name, address, e-mail address, phone number or other personal information to any third party, unless required to do so by law.
Personal information collected from you is submitted with your knowledge and consent. KOL Foods, LLC will only use that information to provide a more customized service to you.
Should you choose to take advantage of placing a phone order or using the shop-on-line features of this Web Site, further information such as your credit card data for method of payment of goods and services may be necessary. KOL Foods, LLC provides state of the art security and encryption devices to protect your payment information.
KOL Foods, LLC, as site service provider, its employees, directors, and investors are to be held harmless from any and all liability regarding any misuse of your credit card information provided for fulfillment of shop on-line feature.
KOL Foods, LLC works to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. KOL Foods, LLC employees who handle customer data do not have access to your credit card details as this information is immediately encrypted after you execute the continue link at the bottom of the payment details section. In order to shop online, KOL Foods, LLC collects your name, address information, and credit card information, so that it can fulfill your order, as well as your contact information (e-mail and telephone) in case KOL Foods, LLC needs to communicate with you regarding your order.
We reveal only the last four digits of your credit card number when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire encrypted credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing. To complete credit card transactions, KOL Foods, LLC provides the following member information (name, billing address, credit card number, expiration date, and transaction amount) to the credit card processing company we use via secure communications pathways. In addition, as part of the fulfillment process, KOL Foods, LLC may share shipping information with our fulfillment center and intermediary shipping companies, including but not limited to FedEx.
KOL Foods, LLC have adopted these policies and procedures because (1) we cannot control the privacy practices and policies of other sites and (2) we want to protect your security and privacy during your visit to us.
This site provides you the opportunity upon registration to opt-out to receiving communications from KOL Foods, LLC or its content providers, its customers and advertisers.
This site also gives you the following methods to discontinue receiving future communications. You may utilize any of these options to indicate that you no longer wish to receive contact from KOL Foods, LLC.
select "Unsubscribe" at the bottom of any marketing email we send you or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5.2 Contact Us
If you have any questions about the privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact KOL Foods, LLC.
To change or modify information you previously provided you can e-mail us (see step 1 below).
1. E-mail email@example.com
2. Visit www.kolfoods.com, and proceed to the Contact Us
3. Send mail to the following postal address:
KOL Foods, LLC
4. Telephone: (888) 366-3565
Facsimile: (301) 861-0604
5.3 Children's Guidelines
This site does not solicit use by, or target as a user group, children under the age of 13 years. We do not collect information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13, that would make that child personally identifiable.
This site does not knowingly sell any products or services to children under the age of 18 years, nor does it specifically target any information towards children. We advise that if a parent feels that anything about this site is inappropriate for their child, they monitor the child's use of this site as they would all other Internet usage. KOL Foods, LLC always welcome your input and comments. Please feel free to contact us. (See the Contact Us section above for details).
Cookies are small bits of electronic information that allow a Web site to keep records of your site visits and personalize or customize the Web experience for you. This site does not use "cookies" to report on or track you when you leave this site.
Our site registration form requires you to provide contact information (like your name and e-mail address). KOL Foods, LLC uses the contact information from the registration form to send you information about the company and promotional material from content providers and advertisers provided that you have given us permission to do so.
We collect financial information (like your account or credit card numbers where applicable) so you can order products from KOL Foods, LLC clients. Your billing information is used by KOL Foods, LLC or other business partners to bill you for products and services they sell. It is privileged and confidential and will not be given to a third party except as required by law.
Outside links to other health information sites are provided in limited circumstances where it is necessary to provide a balance of information and are for your information and perusal only. KOL Foods, LLC is not responsible for and neither endorse nor support any products or services that you may find on these outside sites. Any data presented on these sites should be used at customer's discretion only. KOL Foods, LLC is not responsible for any results that may or may not occur regarding your use of any information, goods, or services posted on these sites. KOL Foods, LLC can not guarantee nor provide security surrounding your personal and confidential information while you are visiting these outside sites. In addition, some internal links may be required to support the functionality of KOL Foods, LLC as site host and is not accessible by the community at large.
5.6 Order Forms
This site uses an order form so that you can request information regarding, products, and services. On this form, we collect your contact information (like your e-mail address). Contact information from the order form is used to send you goods and services ordered, where applicable or as requested, and may be used to send you information about our company or promotional material from our content providers, advertisers, and other parties.
5.7 Business Relationships
KOL Foods, LLC has entered into a business relationship with each of the retailers for whom it is providing Web site services. Consumers may choose to Opt-in and give information to KOL Foods, LLC. However, you, the consumer, may at any time change, update or deny access to your personal information through Your Account. In that case, KOL Foods, LLC access to your information or the ability for KOL Foods, LLC to send you outbound e-mail messages will cease.
KOL Foods, LLC provides news content through various established news sources which may at any time include UPI, AP, The New York Times Syndicate, Industry publications and numerous other established news sources. KOL Foods, LLC utilizes these sources but is not responsible for their accuracy or their editorial views.
In an effort to provide balanced, up-to-date information regarding health issues, KOL Foods, LLC, as site service provider, includes certain outside links to consumer health information sources such as NIH and USDA consumer health sites on the KOL Foods site.
KOL Foods, LLC may sell, publish or share aggregated member information with our business associates or other third party organizations on occasion. No individual member information will be sold or given to a third party by KOL Foods, LLC or its business associates without prior, express written permission of that member.
6. Advertising Standards
KOL Foods, LLC shares the values of the natural health industry including individual respect, cooperation, harmony, environmental awareness, and support of sustainable agriculture. All advertising submitted to KOL Foods, LLC must conform to ethical standards regarding, but not limited to the following:
- Absolutely no material is permitted that is offensive in any way regarding race, religion, culture or gender.
- Absolutely no sexually explicit material or material involving human or animal cruelty is allowed.
6.1 Advertising Claims
All advertiser claims regarding ingredients, potency, formulation and product testing must be verifiable. The advertiser must be able to substantiate and authenticate these claims to KOL Foods, LLC and to site users upon request.
All advertiser claims regarding how products are grown, tested or manufactured must be in accordance with principles and standards established by the appropriate governmental and regulatory agencies and organizations.
KOL Foods, LLC makes no warranty or guarantee for the accuracy of labeling, content, or quality of any products or services advertised on retailer's site.
KOL Foods, LLC will accept advertising for food and food products that are labeled whole, natural, or organic. (We will also accept advertising for foods not in these categories).
All claims for food or other products that are labeled using the terms whole, natural or organic must not only conform to definitions set forth below, but must also meet all legal guidelines and requirements regarding the making of such representations. The advertiser must be able to substantiate and authenticate these and all other product claims to KOL Foods, LLC and to site users upon request. In these instances, the definitions in the following sections will apply.
Food in its natural state is referred to as whole food. These foods are complex sources as found in nature with all or most of their nutritional components left intact. These foods undergo minimal processing in order to retain these nutritional components. Whole foods are not adulterated or modified with flavor enhancers or artificial colors.
According to the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA), neither the FDA nor the Federal Trade Commission have defined the term "natural" for labeling or advertising purposes. However, labeling and advertising statements and claims are required to be truthful and non-misleading, under pain of FDA or FTC regulatory action. A product labeled or advertised as "natural" should contain, primarily all natural ingredients. The presence of a synthetic chemical in the formulation would technically raise a regulatory issue. Foods designated as natural contain no artificial preservatives, sweeteners, colors, flavors, synthetic pesticides, fungicides, drug residues or growth hormones. These foods are not irradiated and neither ripening agents nor fumigants are used. Additionally, these foods are not bleached or bromated. They are processed, packaged, transported and stored to retain maximum nutritional value and be environmentally friendly.
Certified Organic Foods:
According to Organic Trade Association (OTA), certified organic foods are grown and processed in compliance with stringent industry standards.
- Certified organic farms build healthy soil without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers.
- Certified processors/packers protect the organic integrity that begins on the farm.
- Organic packaged products have not been irradiated, made with genetically modified seeds or growth hormones, or produced with artificial flavors or colors.
- According to the OTA's American Organic Standards, as proposed in October, 1999, genetically engineered organisms and their derivatives and products are prohibited for foods labeled as "organic" and "made with organic ingredients."
6.3 More Information
For further questions or information on advertising standards please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information on governmental and organizational regulation of industry advertising standards can be found at the following agencies and organizations. KOL Foods, LLC advertising acceptance policies support the advertising regulations, standards and guidelines set by these agencies and organizations:
Environmental Protection Agency www.epa.gov
The Federal Trade Commission www.ftc.gov
Food and Drug Administration www.fda.gov
Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States www.hpus.com
National Anti-Vivisection Society www.navs.org
Organic Trade Association www.ota.com
National Nutritional Foods Association www.nnfa.org
KOL Foods, LLC has no means of independently evaluating the safety or functionality of the products offered by its suppliers and affiliates and thus can neither endorse nor recommend products. KOL Foods, LLC make every effort to receive a certification from its suppliers that (i) the product complies with all local, state, and federal regulatory requirements; (ii) every claim made on behalf of the product is adequately substantiated and information is readily available regarding such claims, and (iii) all adverse safety information is disclosed on product labeling.
KOL Foods, LLC require that all of our advertisers can substantiate their claims of safety, wholeness, goodness and purity of product. However, we do not guarantee, warranty those claims, or any product or service advertised or discussed on our site.
7. Content Submittal Policy
KOL Foods, LLC reserves sole discretion to accept, edit or reject any and all materials submitted to us from consumers directly. KOL Foods, LLC will not be responsible for the return of these items. KOL Foods, LLC will not be liable for any payment for any submissions without prior written agreement.
You agree that you will not upload or transmit to the KOL Foods site, its content providers, business associates, advertisers or users, any material that infringes or violates the rights of any party. If you submit any content or communication to the KOL Foods site, you are agreeing that such content or communication is not confidential for any purpose. By making any submission to this site you are representing and warranting that you are the owner of the rights to the material submitted, and you are granting to KOL Foods, LLC a permanent, royalty-free, irrevocable, world-wide, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform and display the content of the submission in any media, in any form or format, now available or developed in the future. If you are not the owner of the rights to the material submitted, you are representing and warranting that the person who owns such rights has granted the above-referenced rights to KOL Foods, LLC.
KOL Foods, LLC may sublicense the rights obtained from you to others without limitation.
You agree, by your use of this site, to adhere to our standards of proper Net-etiquette. This includes, but is not limited to the standards listed below. KOL Foods, LLC prohibit the following action in our public areas and reserves the right to remove any postings that violate them.
- DO NOT use any explicit, vulgar, or obscene language.
- DO NOT use any racially, ethnically, or socially offensive language.
- DO NOT encourage, incite, or plot any illegal activity.
- DO NOT verbally attack, harass, or otherwise annoy any other members.
- DO NOT post or request personal information from anyone under 18.
- DO NOT misrepresent yourself as part of the KOL Foods staff, or another organization to which you ARE NOT A MEMBER.
- DO NOT post or link to sexually explicit or otherwise offensive material when participating in forums and chats and please stay on the topic.
- IF YOU post messages on a public site area, you may be identifying yourself, and your personal information may be available to others without your permission.
You agree to indemnify and hold KOL Foods, LLC, its officers, principals, employees, agents, consultants, and information providers harmless from and against all claims, actions, demands, losses, expenses, damages and costs, including but not limited to reasonable attorney's fees and accounting fees resulting from, or alleged to have resulted from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
10. Limitation of Liability of KOL Foods, LLC
KOL Foods site is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. Your use of the KOL Foods site and content is at your own risk. KOL Foods, LLC does not guarantee that the functions of this site will be error-free or uninterrupted, or that this site and server will be absolutely virus-free. Your use of this site involves transmission of data over facilities which are not within the control of KOL Foods, LLC, its content providers and advertisers. Therefore, KOL Foods, LLC assumes no liability for delay, corruption of data, interruption of service, or interception of data transmissions outside of its direct control.
KOL FOODS, LLC, ITS CONTENT PROVIDERS, BUSINESS ASSOCIATES AND ADVERTISERS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWABLE BY THE LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS.
KOL Foods, LLC makes no representations or warranties as to: (1) the accuracy, completeness, reliability, currentness or timeliness of the content, textual material, graphics, links, or data transmission capabilities provided by the KOL Foods site; and (2) compliance with or satisfaction of any governmental regulations requiring disclosure of information concerning products or services offered by content providers or advertisers on the KOL Foods site.
In no case shall KOL Foods, LLC, its content providers, business associates, advertisers or any third parties referred to on the KOL Foods site be liable for any damages, including without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury or death, lost profits or damages from data loss or business interruption, resulting from the use or inability to use the KOL Foods site or its content, whether based on contract, tort or any other legal theory, and whether or not KOL Foods, LLC is given notice of the possibility of such damages. KOL Foods, LLC shall only be liable for actual damages suffered by you, and only to the maximum amount of $500 (U.S. currency). KOL Foods, LLC assumes no liability for your use or misuse of the site, the content, the public areas of the site, including, without limitation, liability for personal injury or death. Any claim brought in relation to your use of the site, the content or the public areas of the site must be brought within one (1) year of the event from which the claim arises. The remedies set forth in these Terms and Conditions of Use are exclusive and limited to those expressly set forth.
Although the editors and content providers of this site have consulted sources believed to be reliable and accurate in assembling the content of this site, information provided may not be error-free. Listings of suppliers, professional associations, organizations, news, events and other material are intended to be comprehensive but not necessarily all-inclusive of information.
11. Dispute Resolution
Notwithstanding the arbitration provision above, KOL Foods, LLC may avail itself of the full range of remedies available to them, either individual or together, in connection with any violation of its respective intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, temporary and permanent injunctive relief, and actions for damages in either state or federal courts, as applicable. If such judicial proceedings are instituted, the parties agree that such proceedings will not be stayed or delayed pending the outcome of any arbitration proceeding under this Agreement. In such judicial proceedings, the prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of attorneys' fees and litigation costs, including those at the trial court and all appellate court levels, against the losing party.
12. Governing Law/Jurisdiction
By use of this site, you agree that exclusive venue for resolution of any disputes between you and KOL Foods, LLC in Silver Spring, MD, shall be in the county and state wherein KOL Foods, LLC is located, or in the United States District Court for the District and Division that governs KOL Foods, LLC's location. Your use of this site and all relations between you and KOL Foods, LLC shall be governed by the laws of the State of MD except where specifically preempted by federal law.
13. Complete Agreement
Except as expressly set forth within any separate notice contained in the KOL Foods site or any other written agreement between you and KOL Foods, LLC, these Terms and Conditions of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and KOL Foods, LLC regarding the use of the KOL Foods site and content. These Terms and Conditions of Use may be modified by KOL Foods, LLC at any time, with or without advance notice. By your continued use of the KOL Foods site, you agree to monitor these Terms and Conditions of Use for any changes, and that such changes will be binding upon you. None of these Terms and Conditions of Use may be waived except in a written instrument signed by an officer of KOL Foods, LLC. No waiver, whether express or found to exist as a matter of law, shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or of any other term or condition.
If any term or condition set forth herein is found to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of the terms and conditions shall remain in full force and effect.
Revised January, 2013.