Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.
The terms “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Natural Balance and any of its affiliated companies as appropriate to the context. “You” refers to any person accessing and/or using the Site.
From time to time we may update this Site and these Terms. Your use of this Site after we post any changes to these Terms constitutes your agreement to those changes. You agree to review these Terms periodically to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent version. Natural Balance may, in its sole discretion, and at any time, discontinue this Site or any part thereof, with or without notice, or may prevent your use of this Site with or without notice to you. You agree that you do not have any rights in this Site and that Natural Balance will have no liability to you if this Site is discontinued, or if your ability to access the Site or any content you may have posted on the Site is terminated.
Natural Balance Content
Content on this Site that is provided by Natural Balance or its licensors, including certain graphics, photographs, images, screen shots, text, digitally downloadable files, trademarks, logos, product and program names, slogans, and the compilation of the foregoing (“Natural Balance”) is the property of Natural Balance and its licensors, and is protected under trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property laws. Nothing contained on this Site should be construed as granting any license or right to download or use any Natural Balance Content.
You agree not to download, display or use any Natural Balance Content located on the Site for any purpose, in connection with products or services that are not those of Natural Balance, in any other manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, that disparages or discredits Natural Balance and/or its licensors, that dilutes the strength of Natural Balance's or its licensor's property, or that otherwise infringes Natural Balance’s or its licensors’ intellectual property rights. You further agree to in no other way misuse any Natural Balance Content that appears on this Site.
Use of the Site and Posting Policy
The following requirements apply to your use of the Site: (a) you will not use any electronic communication feature of the Site for any purpose that is unlawful, tortious, abusive, intrusive on another's privacy, harassing, libelous, defamatory, embarrassing, obscene, threatening, or hateful, all as determined by Natural Balance in its sole and absolute discretion; (b) you will not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute any information, software, or other material protected by copyright or any other intellectual property right (as well as rights of publicity and privacy) without first obtaining the permission of the owner of such rights; (c) you will not collect or store personal data about other users; (d) you will not use the Site for any commercial purpose not expressly approved by Natural Balance in writing; (e) you will not upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any advertising or promotional materials or any other form of solicitation or unauthorized communication; (f) you will not upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any material that contains viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs which might interrupt, limit, or interfere with the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment.
From time to time on certain areas of our Site you may be able to submit photos, written posts and certain other materials (“User Content”). By using these features, you agree that you will not post any content that is unlawful, harmful, tortious, defamatory, libelous, obscene, invasive of the privacy of another person, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, racist, infringing, pornographic, violent or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate as determined by Natural Balance; that you will not post any content that contains personal information about any individual, violates the privacy/publicity of any other individual or entity, or anything that you are under a contractual obligation to keep private or confidential; that you will not impersonate any person or organization, including without limitation, the personnel of Natural Balance, or misrepresent an affiliation with another person or organization; you will not post any content that contains viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may adversely affect the operation of the Site, or feature of the Site. You further understand and agree that you have no ownership rights in any User Content you submit to us, to any account you may have with us or other access to the Site or features therein. Natural Balance may cancel your account and delete all User Content associated with your account at any time, and without notice, if Natural Balance deems that you have violated these Terms, the law, or for any other reason. Natural Balance assumes no liability for any information removed from our Site, and reserves the right to permanently restrict access to the Site or a user account. For greater certainty, and without limiting the effect of the foregoing, Natural Balance reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to modify, edit or remove any User Content, or to request a user to modify or edit his or her User Content, if a complaint or notice of allegedly infringing materials is received with respect to the User Content, or for any other reason.
By displaying, publishing, or otherwise posting any User Content on or through the Site, you hereby irrevocably grant to Natural Balance a non-exclusive, fully sub-licensable, non-revocable, worldwide, fully-paid, royalty free license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, broadcast, publish, reproduce, and distribute such User Content in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed without the requirement to make payment to you or to any third party or the need to seek your or any third party permission. Further, you waive all moral rights in and to all User Content that you post on, upload or otherwise submit to or through, the Site in favor of Natural Balance. This license and waiver of rights includes the right to host, index, cache, distribute, and tag any User Content, as well as the right to sublicense User Content to third parties, including other users, for use on other media or platforms known or hereinafter developed, such as for use on mobile phones, in video or music software computer programs. You continue to retain all ownership rights you hold in your User Content, and you retain any right to use your User Content in any way you choose, subject to these Terms and the license described herein. You represent and warrant that you own all of the User Content submitted, displayed, published or posted by you on the Site and otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth herein, and the displaying, publishing or posting of any content you submit, and our use thereof does not and will not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, patents, contract rights or any other intellectual property rights or other rights of any person or entity.
You agree to indemnify and hold Natural Balance, its parents, subsidiaries, officers, employees, and website contractors and each of their officers, employees and agents harmless from any claims, damages and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, related to your violation of these Terms, including the above Posting Policy, or any violations thereof by your dependents or which arises from the use of any content including User Content that you submitted, posted, or otherwise provided to Natural Balance or this Site.
Accounts, Passwords, and Security
Certain areas of the Site require registration or otherwise ask you to provide information to participate in certain features or access certain content. If you elect not to provide such information, you may not be able to access certain content or participate in certain features of the Site, or any features at all.
If the Site requires you to create an account or otherwise submit information, you must complete the specified process by providing us with current, complete, and accurate information as requested by the applicable registration form. It is your responsibility to maintain the currency, completeness, and accuracy of your registration data, and any loss caused by your failure to do so is your responsibility. During the registration process, you will be asked to enter your name and valid e-mail address and choose a password. It is entirely your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your password and account. Additionally, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify Natural Balance immediately of any unauthorized use of your account. You further agree not to email, post, or otherwise disseminate any user ID, password, or other information which provides you access to the Site. Natural Balance is not liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge, and is not responsible for any delay in shutting down your account after you have reported a breach of security to us.
Use of Credit Card
If you wish to purchase any product or service made available through the Site, you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to your transaction, including without limitation your credit card number, the expiration date of your credit card, your billing address, and your shipping information. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO USE ANY CREDIT CARD(S) UTILIZED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY TRANSACTION. By submitting such information, you grant us or the third party collecting that information on our behalf the right to provide such information to third parties for purposes of facilitating the completion of transactions initiated by you or on your behalf. Verification of information may be required prior to the acknowledgment or completion of any transaction.
Representations and Limitations of Liability
To the extent permitted by the applicable law, Natural Balance makes no representations about the reliability of the features of this Site, the Natural Balance Content, User Content, or any other Site feature, and disclaims all liability in the event of any service failure. You acknowledge that any reliance on such material or systems will be at your own risk. Natural Balance makes no representations regarding the amount of time that any Natural Balance Content or User Content will be preserved.
Natural Balance does not endorse, verify, evaluate or guarantee any information provided by users and nothing shall be considered as an endorsement, verification or guarantee of any User Content. You shall not create or distribute information, including but not limited to advertisements, press releases or other marketing materials, or include links to any sites which contain or suggest an endorsement by Natural Balance without the prior review and written approval of Natural Balance.
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE MADE WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE, OR ANY INFORMATION , CONTENT, MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) THEREIN. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL NATURAL BALANCE (INCLUDING ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS OR PROGRAMMERS) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THEREON, NOR SHALL NATURAL BALANCE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES, ERRORS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY EVENTS BEYOND NATURAL BALANCE’S REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THIS SITE'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A NEGLIGENT ACT, WILL NATURAL BALANCE OR ITS AFFILIATES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OF ANY KIND THAT RESULTS FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, EVEN IF NATURAL BALANCE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU DOWNLOAD ALL MATERIAL AT YOUR OWN RISK. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES; AS A RESULT, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IN WHOLE OR IN PART.
ANY PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES DESCRIBED ON THE SITE ARE OFFERED IN JURISDICTIONS WHERE THEY MAY BE LEGALLY OFFERED FOR SALE. THE INFORMATION ON THE SITE IS NOT AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION BY ANYONE IN ANYONE IN ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT LEGALLY BE MADE, OR TO ANY PERSON TO WHOM IT IS UNLAWFUL TO MAKE A SOLICITATION.
Third Party Websites
The Site is controlled and operated by Natural Balance from within the United States, and is not intended to subject Natural Balance to the laws or jurisdiction of any country other than that of the United States. We may limit the availability of the Site, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion. These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of California without regard to conflicts of laws principles. By using this Site, you consent to the jurisdiction of, and agree that any and all disputes regarding these Terms will be brought exclusively before, the courts located in Orange County, California.
Both you and Natural Balance acknowledge and agree that no partnership is formed and neither you nor Natural Balance has the power or the authority to obligate or bind the other.
YOU AGREE THAT, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS SITE AND/OR THESE TERMS, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION. These Terms operate to the fullest extent permissible by law.
The failure of Natural Balance to comply with these Terms because of an act of God, war, fire, riot, terrorism, earthquake, pandemic, epidemic, actions of federal, state, provincial/territorial, or local governmental authorities or for any other reason beyond the reasonable control of Natural Balance, shall not be deemed a breach of these Terms.
If Natural Balance fails to act with respect to your breach or anyone else's breach on any occasion, Natural Balance is not waiving its right to act with respect to future or similar breaches.
These Terms constitute a binding agreement between you and Natural Balance, and are accepted by you upon your use of the Site or your account. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Natural Balance regarding the use of the Site and your account. By using the Site you represent that you are capable of entering into a binding agreement, and that you agree to be bound by these Terms.