Terms & Conditions
WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
The Site and its contents, including text, graphics, images, photographs, illustrations, videos, audio, code, data, trademarks, service marks, logos, taglines, slogans, trade names and other material, made available on or accessed through the Site (collectively, the “Materials”) and any and all intellectual property and proprietary rights inherent therein or appurtenant thereto, are owned by Stonyfield or its licensors and are protected under both United States and foreign laws. Your use of the Site does not grant to you ownership of any of the Materials. Except as stated herein, none of the Materials may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of authorized personnel of Stonyfield, its licensors or the otherwise applicable rights holders.
The trademarks, service marks, logos, taglines, slogans and trade names (collectively, the "Marks") displayed on the Site or on the Materials are registered and unregistered Marks of Stonyfield, its licensors or other rights holders and may not be used in connection with products and/or services that are not related to, associated with, or sponsored by their respective rights holders or that otherwise are likely to cause customer confusion, or in any manner that disparages or discredits their respective rights holders. All Marks not owned by Stonyfield that appear on the Site or on the Materials are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Site or on the Materials should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Mark displayed on the Site or on the Materials without the written permission of Stonyfield or the otherwise applicable rights holders. Your misuse, including any unauthorized use, of the Marks displayed on the Site or on the Materials is strictly prohibited.
Except for the limited permission in the preceding paragraph, Stonyfield does not grant you any express or implied rights or licenses under any patents, trademarks, copyrights or other proprietary or intellectual property rights. You may not mirror the Site or any of the Materials on another web site or in any other media.
USE RESTRICTIONS AND PROHIBITED CONDUCT
Any commercial or promotional distribution, publishing or exploitation of the Site or any of the Materials is strictly prohibited unless you have received the express prior written permission from authorized personnel of Stonyfield, Stonyfield’s licensors or the otherwise applicable rights holders. Other than as expressly allowed herein, you may not download, post, display, publish, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, modify, perform, broadcast, transfer, create derivative works from, sell or otherwise exploit the Site or any of the Materials. You further agree that you may not alter, edit, delete, remove, otherwise change the meaning or appearance of, or repurpose, any of the Materials, including, without limitation, the alteration or removal of any trademarks, trade names, logos, service marks, or any other proprietary content or proprietary rights notices. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading any copyrighted material made available on or accessed through the Site.
You agree that you shall not: (a) impersonate any individual or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with any other individual or entity; (b) use the Site in any manner with the intent to interrupt, damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site; (c) use the Site or any of the Materials in violation of Stonyfield's or any third party's intellectual property or other proprietary or legal rights; (d) use the Site or any of the Materials in violation of any applicable laws; (e) attempt (or encourage or support anyone else's attempt) to circumvent, reverse engineer, decrypt or otherwise alter or interfere with the Site, or make any unauthorized use thereof; (f) obtain or attempt to obtain any content, materials or information through any means not intentionally made publicly available or provided for through the Site; (g) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site through hacking, password mining or any other means; or (h) use or attempt to use any “spider”, “robot”, “bot”, “scraper”, “data minder” or any other program, device or algorithm, process or methodology to access, acquire, copy, or monitor the Site (or portions thereof) or Materials. This provision does not prevent you from using RSS feeds that may be provided on the Site.
The Site may be indexed by search engines that survey the Web and are available to the public generally.
REGISTRATION AND LOGIN/USER REPRESENTATIONS
Registration and/or login are required, among other things, to access certain portions of our Site, to subscribe to our newsletters, to join Stonyfield’s “insider” community, to create an account in order to participate in myStonyfield Rewards program, to make certain Submissions and to obtain certain information or materials from Stonyfield such as special offers, coupons and the like.
Individuals under the age of 18 are not permitted to register on the Site or use any functionality for which registration is required.
As part of the registration process, you are required to select and use a password. As a Registered User, you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account while using the Site. You are responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of your password and monitoring and controlling access to your account. You agree to notify Stonyfield immediately of any unauthorized use of any account or password, or any other known or suspected breach of security.
If you no longer wish to be a Registered User, you may ask us to delete your account by contacting us through our Contact Us page located at http://www.stonyfield.com/contact-us. We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that your account is deleted from our records.
UNSOLICITED IDEAS POLICY
Stonyfield or any of its employees do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, proposals or materials, including ideas and proposals for new or improved advertising campaigns or promotions, new or improved products, product enhancements, processes, packaging, marketing plans or new product names. Please do not submit through the Site any unsolicited ideas, original creative artwork, suggestions, proposals or other works in any form to Stonyfield or any of its employees. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when Stonyfield’s processes, products or marketing strategies, for example, might seem similar to ideas submitted to Stonyfield. If, despite our request that you not submit unsolicited ideas, proposals or materials, you still submit them, then regardless of any statements contained in your submission, you agree that the ideas, proposals or materials that you submitted may be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary, and may be disseminated or used by Stonyfield for any purpose and in any way without any compensation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Stonyfield is not required to use any such ideas, proposals or materials.
Stonyfield does not claim ownership of any information or material a user transmits, posts or uploads to or through the Site by any means, including, without limitation, by message boards, chat rooms or similar discussion forums, blogs, wiki pages or otherwise (“Submissions”). All Submissions will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary, and may be disseminated or used by Stonyfield for any purpose and in any way without any compensation.
By making a Submission to or through the Site, you automatically grant Stonyfield an unrestricted, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, display, publicly perform, transmit and distribute such Submission, alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed.
You warrant and represent that you shall not transmit, post or upload to or through the Site any Submission that is, in whole or in part, libelous, scandalous, inflammatory, discriminatory, defamatory, false, threatening, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, profane, abusive, harassing, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful or bashing, aimed at gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, religious views or disability, or otherwise unlawful, or that violates or infringes on the privacy, publicity, intellectual property, proprietary, or contractual rights of any third party.
You further warrant and represent that to the extent you transmit, post or upload to or through the Site any Submission that constitutes a review, a testimonial and/or an endorsement of a product and/or service, you will clearly and conspicuously disclose the material connections you share with the seller of the product and/or service, including disclosing the fact that you are being paid to promote or review the product and/or service or from any links within your Submission whenever that is the case, based your review, testimonial and/or endorsements on your own independent evaluation of the product and/or service, not pass along misleading or unsubstantiated advertiser claims, and otherwise comply with applicable laws.
Stonyfield does not represent or warrant the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any content, information or material contained in any Submissions made to or through the Site by users or endorse any statements, representations or opinions expressed by users in their Submissions. Your reliance on content, information, material, statements, representations or opinions contained in any Submissions made to or through the Site by other users shall be at your own risk. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product and/or service contained in a Submission should be verified with the applicable manufacturer or provider.
NUTRITION AND HEALTH INFORMATION
Any and all Materials pertaining to general nutrition, fitness, conditioning and health are for informational purposes only and are not intended for (and should not be construed as or be a substitute for) professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Stonyfield is not engaged in rendering medical advice or services. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and prior to undertaking a new diet or exercise program or regimen. Advance consultation with your physician or other qualified health care provider is particularly important for anyone under eighteen (18) years old, pregnant, breastfeeding or with health problems. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read, listened or watched on or accessed through the Site.
Neither Stonyfield nor the Site or the Materials recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, course of treatment or therapy or other information on or associated with the Site and/or the Materials. You should always consult your own qualified health care professional concerning your particular circumstances and needs and not rely on the Site or the Materials.
SITE AND MATERIALS DISCLAIMER
The Site and/or the Materials are not promised or guaranteed to be correct, current or complete, and they may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Stonyfield makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of any of the Materials or of any other content, materials or information displayed, distributed or made available on or accessed through the Site, including statements, representations or opinions expressed by users in their Submissions. You acknowledge that any reliance on any such content, materials or information will be at your sole risk. Stonyfield will not be responsible for any loss, however arising, from use of, or reliance on any such content, materials or information.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE SITE AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, STONYFIELD HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY AND OTHER WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR REPRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON‑INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND OF FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT LIMITATION, STONYFIELD MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIALS OR OF ANY OTHER CONTENT, MATERIALS OR INFORMATION DISPLAYED, DISTRIBUTED OR MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, ABOUT THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM USING THE SITE AND/OR SAID CONTENT, MATERIALS OR INFORMATION.
STONYFIELD DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR FREE OR THAT THE SITE, THE MATERIALS OR OF ANY OTHER CONTENT, MATERIALS OR INFORMATION DISPLAYED, DISTRIBUTED OR MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. STONYFIELD RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY PORTION OF THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS. STONYFIELD MAY MAKE ANY OTHER CHANGES TO THE SITE AND THE MATERIALS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL STONYFIELD BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM OR RELATING TO, THE SITE, THE MATERIALS OR ANY OTHER CONTENT, MATERIALS OR INFORMATION DISPLAYED, DISTRIBUTED OR MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, ANY CHANGES TO OR INACCESSIBILITY OF THE SITE, DELAY, FAILURE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF ANY TRANSMISSION OR DATA, ANY SUBMISSIONS BY USERS, OR ANY MATERIAL, STATEMENT OR INFORMATION FROM A THIRD PARTY ACCESSED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT STONYFIELD IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
The Site contains links to third-party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Stonyfield of the content, materials or information available on such third‑party web sites. Stonyfield is not responsible for the content, materials or information available on linked third‑party sites and does not make any warranty or representation regarding same. Nor does Stonyfield make any warranty or representation regarding, nor does it endorse, any linked third-party web sites or the content, materials or information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon. Links do not imply that Stonyfield endorses, is affiliated or associated with, the linked-third-party site. If you decide to access linked third‑party web sites, you do so at your own risk.
In general, Stonyfield does not object to links to the Site from third-party web sites. Unless Stonyfield has a written agreement with you, you may not use any of Stonyfield’s trademarks, service marks or trade names in or with your links. You may not present the link to the Site in any way that suggests Stonyfield has any relationship or affiliation with your web site or endorses, sponsors or recommends the information, products or services on your site, unless you have a specific written agreement with Stonyfield to do so. You may link to the Site using the plain text name of the Site. Link only to the home page of the Site. Do not, without Stonyfield’s written permission: (a) incorporate any of the Materials into your website (e.g., by in-lining or framing); (b) use any of Stonyfield’s, trademarks, service marks, taglines, slogans, trade names or any other words or codes identifying Stonyfield or the Site in any "metatag". Stonyfield will not tolerate links from any web site that may adversely affect the name, reputation and/or goodwill of Stonyfield and/or its products or services. Stonyfield reserves the right to terminate permission to link to the Site at any time, for any reason.
Stonyfield reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site or the Materials at any time and/or to restrict, suspend or terminate your access to the Site and/or any portion thereof, at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all, without prior notice or any notice.
Effective Date: February 1, 2012