Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms

The following are terms of a legal agreement between you and The UNFI Foundation (the "Foundation"). PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY. By accessing, browsing, downloading and/or using this site ("Site"), you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree, to be bound by these terms and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use this Site. This Site is controlled and operated by The Foundation from its offices within the United States. The Foundation makes no representation that materials in this Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with their applicable local laws.

Use Restrictions and Indemnification

You represent, warrant and covenant that: (a) you shall not upload, post or transmit to or distribute or otherwise publish through this Site any materials which (i) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying this Site, (ii) are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit or indecent, (iii) constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil or criminal liability or otherwise violate law, (iv) violate, plagiarize or infringe the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, rights of privacy or publicity or any other proprietary right, (v) contain a virus or other harmful component, (vi) contain any information, software or other material of a commercial nature, (vii) contain advertising of any kind, or (viii) constitute or contain false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact; (ix) your website username and password are for your use only and are not to be shared with others; and (b) that you are at least eighteen (18) years old.

You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Foundation, and all its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any and all claims, proceedings, damages, injuries, liability, losses, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees) incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of this Agreement or of the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants, or arising out of or relating to any acts by you or materials or information transmitted by you in connection with the Site, regardless of the type of claim or nature of the cause of action including, without limitation, attorneys fees and costs. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. The Foundation 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 matter without the written consent of the Foundation.

Copyright

The material provided on this Site is protected by law, including but not limited to, United States Copyright Law and international treaties. Please see the Foundation’s Copyright Restrictions, incorporated herein, for terms and conditions of use of copyrighted material on, in and of this Site.

U.S. Government Restricted Rights

The materials on this Site are provided with "RESTRICTED RIGHTS." Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in applicable laws and regulations. Use of the materials by the Government constitutes acknowledgment of the Foundation's proprietary rights in them.

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, SHALL THE FOUNDATION, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND LICENSEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF DATA OR INACCURACY OF DATA OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS, SERVICES OR TECHNOLOGY OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR LOSS OF PROFIT, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE, OR ANY HYPERLINKED SITE, EVEN IF THE FOUNDATION OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF YOUR USE OF MATERIALS FROM THIS SITE RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF EQUIPMENT OR DATA, YOU ASSUME ANY COSTS THEREOF. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Non Personal Data; Hold Harmless; Our Transmissions

The Foundation enables visitors to this Site to post reviews, comments, and other content to the Site. Any material, information, or idea you transmit to or post on this Site by any means will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and may be disseminated or used by the Foundation for any purpose whatsoever. The Foundation has no obligation with respect to such material, information or ideas, and you agree to hold the Foundation and its directors, officers, employees, agents or representatives harmless for any use of same by any entity or person.

The Foundation does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed or distributed through this Site. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. The Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of this Site. The Foundation does not and cannot review, and has no obligation to monitor, all materials posted to this Site by users, and the Foundation is not responsible for any such materials posted by users.

The Foundation reserves the right at all times: to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, court order, or government request; or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in the Foundation’s sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these Terms.

Privacy; Waiver of Infringement and Other Claims

Your communications with and through The Foundation's Site of Personal Data (defined in the Foundation’s Privacy Practices) will, in most cases, be viewed only by you and by anyone to whom you address such communications, including, without limitation, electronic mail and bulletin boards. When reasonably practicable, the Foundation will attempt to preserve the confidentiality of such communications. However, you agree that the Foundation has the right to monitor this Site electronically from time to time and to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or other government request, to operate the Service properly, to protect itself or its subscribers, and the Foundation reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or part, that, in its sole discretion, are unacceptable or in violation of these terms.

By posting messages, uploading files, inputting data or engaging in any other form of communication (individually or collectively "Communications") to this Site, you hereby grant to the Foundation a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty free license to use, copy, license, sublicense, adapt, distribute, display, publicly perform, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit and otherwise exploit such Communications, in all media now known or hereafter developed.

You acknowledge that transmissions to and from this Site are not confidential and your Communications may be read or intercepted by others. You acknowledge that by submitting Communications to the Foundation, no confidential, fiduciary, contractually implied or other relationship is created between you and the Foundation other than pursuant to this Agreement.

You hereby waive all rights to any claim against the Foundation and its directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives for any alleged or actual infringements of any proprietary rights, rights of privacy and publicity, moral rights, and rights of attribution in connection with such Communications.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, all personal data provided to this Site will be handled in accordance with the Foundation’s Privacy Practices.

Our Links; Limit of Liability

This Site may provide links to other web sites or resources. These links are provided by the Foundation only as a convenience. The inclusion of any link does not imply any affiliation, association, adoption, or endorsement by the Foundation of the site or any of the information or content therein. Because these linked sites and resources are not under the control of the Foundation, you acknowledge and agree that the Foundation is not responsible or liable for the content, advertising, products, services, or other materials on any linked site or any review, changes, or updates to such sites, or any use thereof. It is the user's responsibility to take precautions to ensure that whatever linked site and resource is selected is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

Term of Use Revisions

This Site could contain technical or other inaccuracies or outdated material. The Foundation may at any time revise these Terms of Use by updating this posting. By using this Site, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to determine the then current Terms of Use by which you are bound. The Foundation makes no commitment to update materials on this Site.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THIS SITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS SITE, IS PROVIDED "AS IS". TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, THE FOUNDATION MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER FOR THE CONTENT ON THIS SITE OR THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND FUNCTIONS MADE ACCESSIBLE BY THE SOFTWARE USED ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS SITE FOR ANY HYPERTEXT LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES OR FOR ANY BREACH OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION THROUGH THIS SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE. FURTHER, THE FOUNDATION EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND/OR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE FOUNDATION DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS SITE OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT CONTAINED HEREIN WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT HOSTS IT IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE FOUNDATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT AND ANY ERRORS CONTAINED THEREIN. The Foundation shall not be liable for delays or defaults relating to this Site, including without limitation technological, computer hardware or software errors, delays or breakdowns. This disclaimer includes without limitation any delays or defaults on the part of the Foundation that are due to causes beyond the reasonable control of the Foundation, including those caused by attacks from unauthorized users who access the Foundation’s technological infrastructure.

Miscellaneous

Any claim relating to the use of this Site and the materials contained herein is governed by the laws of the State of Rhode Island, and the United States of America. Any such claim must be brought within one (1) year of the occurrence of the claim. Venue shall reside exclusively in state and federal courts of Rhode Island. Subject to the Foundation’s right to amend them at any time, these Terms of Use are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties.