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TERMS OF USE

Van's International Foods, Inc. d/b/a Van's Natural Foods ("Van's", "us", "we" or "our") is excited to provide you this website (the "Site") and associated services (the "Services"). Your use of the Site and the Services is subject to these Terms and Conditions. We believe them to be very typical for websites like ours, but please review and let us know if you have any questions or concerns at Foodservicecustomerservice@vansintl.com.

1. Acceptance of Terms

By using the Site, you agree to these Terms and Conditions. In addition, when using particular Services, there may be additional policies, guidelines or rules applicable to such Services. All such policies, guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use.

2. Services provided by Van's

Van's currently provides users with access to a variety of Services, which may include but is not limited to, communications tools, discussion groups, forums, documents, news, press releases, peer publishing, industry articles, and knowledge banks. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Services shall be subject to these Terms of Use.

3. Site Access, License, and Privacy

For privacy considerations, users under the age of thirteen (13) are not permitted to use the Services or access the Site. Provided that you are not under the age of thirteen (13), we hereby grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access our Site and use the Services (the "License"). You may not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or commercially exploit for any purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Service or Site. In the unlikely event you fail to comply with these Terms of Use, we may terminate the License without notice and you will no longer be permitted to use the Services or access the Site.

If you are issued a password and account by Van's to access any Services, you are personally responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any such password and account and for all activities that occur under such password or account. You will need to immediately notify Van's of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.

If we become aware of possible violations of these Terms of Use, we may initiate an investigation that may include gathering information from you or any user involved and the examination of other material. We may suspend the provision of our Services temporarily, or we may permanently remove the material involved from our servers, cancel posts, provide warnings to you, or suspend or terminate your access to our Site. We will determine what action will be taken in response to a violation at our sole discretion. We will fully cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating suspected lawbreakers.

Van's values your privacy and understands your privacy concerns. We work hard to build trust with our customers and will continue to do so. Accordingly, use of the Services and this Site is subject to our Privacy Policy, which follows below.

4. Registration Policy

In order to use certain Services, you may be required to register with Van's. In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration form (such information being the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.

5. Spam Policy

In order to maintain the integrity of the Site, you are not to use the Services to post or send (a) messages which are unrelated to a particular topic of discussion of a news group or message board facilitated by Van's (b) unsolicited commercial email, (c) unsolicited bulk email, (d) mass email, (e) junk email, (f) chain letters, (g) pyramid schemes or (f) messages advertising goods or services which are addressed to a recipient with whom you do not have an existing business or personal relationship or is not sent at the request of, or with the express consent of, the recipient ("Spam"). Other types of Internet abuse which also qualify as Spam include, but are not limited to, (i) disrupting the normal flow of dialogue, or causing the screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Services are able to type, or otherwise acting in a manner that negatively affects another users ability to engage in real-time exchanges, (ii) using "bots" or otherwise harvesting other users' information, including email addresses, and (iii) uploading, posting, emailing, or transmitting the same message, URL, or post multiple times.

In addition to any of the foregoing, electronic messages sent or caused to be sent using the Services may not contain false or misleading information in the subject line or otherwise contain false or misleading content; employ any technique to otherwise misrepresent, hide or obscure any information identifying the point of origin or the transmission path; use or contain invalid or false headers; use any other means of deceptive addressing; use a third party's internet domain name, or be relayed from or through a third party's computer system, without permission of such third party; or use or contain invalid, non-existent or otherwise false domain names.

6. Links to 3rd Party Sites

The Site and Services may contain links to third party websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the content of, any transmission received from or the stability of, any Linked Site. Van's is providing these links to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Van's or any association with its operators, or guarantee that the content contains accurate information. Please review the privacy statements and terms of use posted at the Linked Sites.

7. Submitted Content

At times, you may be invited to submit content to the Site, which may include but is not necessarily limited to items such as documents, music, sound, photographs, video, topical questions or responses submitted through forums or blog entries, for publication, circulation, or distribution (collectively, the "Content"). Such Content is yours and Van's does not claim ownership of Content submitted, but by submitting such Content you grant Van's a nonexclusive, royalty-free, fully paid-up, worldwide license to link to, reproduce, distribute, adapt, promote, display, and sublicense submitted Content. We must reserve the right to remove any Content at any time without notice. Further, any publication of any submitted Content is at our discretion.

By submitting Content, you certify that you own the Content, or otherwise have the right to freely redistribute the Content without limitation, and that submitting this Content will not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including but not limited to, copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, right of publicity or other proprietary rights. Further, you certify that your submissions contain no elements and produce no results that are defamatory, obscene, in violation of any law, or otherwise contain harmful or destructive content or output, including but not limited to any viruses, worms, and Trojan horses.

Van's assumes no liability with respect to disputes over Content ownership, copyright, or trademarks. In the event that Van's is notified by a rightful owner that an infringement of ownership, copyright, or trademark has occurred, Van's will remove the Content in question in a timely manner without notice.

If you believe that Content included on the Site is your proprietary work and has been copied in a way that constitutes an infringement of your rights in that work, please immediately notify Van's of any such infringement at Foodservicecustomerservice@vansintl.com in the manner set forth below. All reports and inquiries will be kept confidential, except to the extent necessary to investigate any alleged violation and enforce these Terms of Use.

When reporting an infringement, please ensure you provide all of the following information: (i) a detailed description of the Content on the Site that you, in good faith, believe is an infringement of your ownership rights; (ii) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use has not been authorized by you, the copyright owner; (iii) a statement by you declare under penalty of perjury that (A) the foregoing information is accurate, and (B) that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the actual owner; and (C) your physical address, telephone number, and email address. Van's will remove the infringing posting(s), subject to the procedures outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

8. Disclaimer of Warranties/Limitation of Liability

While we use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to- date information on the site, we make no representations as to the accuracy, quality, timeliness, availability, or completeness of the information, documents, Content or other materials available on the Site, and you should not rely upon them. We provide the Services and the Site on an "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" basis. You use it at your own risk, and Van's, its employees, directors, and agents are not liable for any errors or omissions in its content or delivery, or for any form of loss or damage (including any consequential, indirect, incidental, special, or exemplary damages, even if known to us) that may result from its use. We expressly disclaim all warranties, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or noninfringement. No warranty not set forth in these Terms of Use will be valid. If any of the above provisions are void under governing law, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

9. Indemnification

You will indemnify and hold Van's, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees harmless against any claim, dispute, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, which may arise from a breach or violation of these Terms of Use, including any Content submitted to, uploaded to, or transmitted via Van's by you.

10. Injunctive Relief

Your breach of these Terms of Use may result in immediate and irreparable harm to us, for which there may be no adequate remedy at law, and, therefore, you agree that we shall be entitled to equitable relief to compel you to cease and desist all unauthorized use, evaluation and/or disclosure of information obtained through the Site, which is in addition to any other remedies available at law or in equity.

11. Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use, and the rights and obligations hereunder, are be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Arizona. Any legal action or proceeding between you and us arising out of or relating to the Terms of Use or your use of the Site shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Phoenix, Arizona, and you hereby expressly and irrevocably consent to be bound by the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts.

12. No waiver; Severability

A waiver of any breach of any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any repetition of such breach or in any manner affect any other terms or conditions of these Terms of Use. We do not waive any rights by the failure to enforce this policy in every instance in which it might apply. In the event that any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be unenforceable, it will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions and will be replaced by an enforceable provision that is the closest to the intention underlying the unenforceable provision.

13. Assignability

We may assign our rights and delegate our duties under these Terms of Use either in whole or in part at any time without notice. You may not assign, sublicense or otherwise transfer your rights or obligations, in whole or in part, under these Terms of Use to anyone else without our prior written consent.

14. Relationship

This Agreement does not establish any relationship of partnership, joint venture, employment, franchise or agency between you and us.

15. Updates and Changes to Terms of Use

We may add to, change, update or modify these Terms of Use by posting such addition, change, update or modification on the Site. Any such change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site.

PRIVACY POLICY

Van’s International Foods, Inc. d/b/a Van's Natural Foods ("Van's", "us", "we" or "our") values your privacy and understands your privacy concerns. We work hard to build trust with our customers and will continue to do so. This privacy policy explains how Van’s will use any information collected from you when you visit our website (the "Site"). Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns at Foodservicecustomerservice@vansintl.com.

1. Application of our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by this Site and does not apply to information collected by unaffiliated sites or information collected by us through other means, such as direct mail, paper applications, submitted forms, etc.

2. Types of Information Collected

a. Traffic Data Collected. We automatically track and collect non-personal identification information when you visit our Site, including your (i) IP address (a set of numbers that is assigned to your computer when you are on the Internet); (ii) domain server (a computer that stores web site files and provides them to people who request them); (iii) type of computer; and (iv) type of web browser (collectively "Traffic Data"). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for improving your experience on the Site. We collect Traffic Data through the use of "Cookie" technology. "Cookies" are data files sent to and stored on the computer you use to view a web site. "Cookies" may be used to monitor use of our Site, to customize content specific to your interests, to ensure that you do not see the same advertisement repeatedly and to store your user name and password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Site.

b. Personal Information Collected. In order for you to access certain advanced features that we offer via the Site, we may ask you to provide us with information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information"). Personal Information may include data such as: (i) your name, mailing and/or e-mail addresses ("Contact Data"); or (ii) your age, sex, ethnicity ("Demographic Data"). If you communicate with us by e-mail, post messages to any of our chat groups, bulletin boards or forums or otherwise complete online forms or surveys, any information provided in such communication may be collected as Personal Information. We will only collect Personal Information which you voluntarily provide.

3. Uses of Information Collected

We may use Contact Data to send you information about our company and we may use your Demographic Data to customize and tailor your experience on the Site, including displaying content that we think you might be interested in according to your preferences. We may share Personal Information you provide in combination with Personal Information from other users with advertisers and other third parties only on an aggregate basis ("Aggregate Data"). Aggregate Data does not contain any information which can be used to contact or identify you.

Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, we will keep your Personal Information private and will not share it with third parties, unless such disclosure is necessary to: (a) interact with our service providers with whom we have obligations of confidentiality with respect to your Personal Information; (b) comply with a valid legal inquiry or process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order; (c) protect a physical or property threat to you, to others or to the Site; (d) respond to a breach or attempted breach of the security of our Site; (e) defend or assert our legal rights; or (f) enforce our Terms of Use. We may also transfer Personal Information in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of related assets or corporate division or other fundamental corporate change. In the event we are legally compelled to disclose your Personal Information to a third party, we will attempt to notify you unless doing so would violate the law or a court order. Your Personal Information is stored on secure servers that are not accessible by third parties. We provide you with the capability to transmit your Personal Information via secured and encrypted channels if you use a similarly equipped web browser.

4. Children

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Therefore, we specifically prohibit use by children under the age of 13 for all interactive portions of the Site including forums, chats and message boards. We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. We strongly urge all parents to participate in their children's exploration of the Internet and any online services, and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.

Furthermore, we may require users under 18 to obtain the consent of a parent or guardian to view certain content, and we may limit access to certain content to users above a specified age. You agree to abide by any such restrictions, and not to help anyone avoid these restrictions.

5. User Choice and Updates to Personal Information

You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you can still access and use some of the Site; however you will not be able to access and use those portions of the Site that require your Personal Information. In order to ensure that all of your Personal Information is correct and up-to-date, at any time you may send an email to us at Foodservicecustomerservice@vansintl.com and provide us with your updated Personal Information or request us to remove your Personal Information from the Site.

6. Other Limits to Your Privacy

The Site contains links to other web sites. Once you link to another web site from our Site, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that site, including but not limited to that site's privacy policy and terms of use. We may also make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups available to you. Although we strive to protect our users' privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of the information you post. The information you disclose in these areas becomes public information. We have no control over its use and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information.

7. Updates and Changes to Privacy Policy

We may add to, change, update or modify this Privacy Policy by posting such addition, change, update or modification on the Site. Any such change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site.