1. Proprietary Rights
2. Responsibility for Lassonde Pappas Content
3. Responsibility for Partners’ Content
Certain of our partners such as suppliers, health experts or sports celebrities may post or make available Content on our website. This may include health or nutrition related tips and advice. These partners may also share their life experience or their experience in connection with the use of our products. You understand that Lassonde Pappas is making this Content available to you for informational purposes only and that given that these partners are speaking under their own name and in light of their respective expertise, you acknowledge and agree that Lassonde Pappas does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for such partners’ Content, and that Lassonde Pappas is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such partners’ Content, advertising or products.
4. External Links
Our website may link to or provide links to other websites or content or resources. Lassonde Pappas has no control over such third party’s websites and resources. You acknowledge and agree that Lassonde Pappas is not responsible for the availability of such external websites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Lassonde Pappas is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources.
5. Content License from You
Lassonde Pappas may make available a Web-based Message Board, which can be used by website users to post Content. When you send, submit, post or display Content through our website, you retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in such Content. By sending, submitting, posting or displaying any Content when using our website or through our website, you grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license (through multiple tiers) to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such Content. You confirm and warrant to Lassonde Pappas that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license.
6. Responsibility for User Content
You understand that all Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted when sending, submitting or posting Content when using our website (such as when using the Web-based Message Board), is the sole responsibility of the person from which it originated. This means that you are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available via our website, for instance through the Web-based Message Board and for ensuring that all Content pertaining thereto are accurate and do not include misleading information and in no way infringe or violate anyone’s proprietary rights. More specifically, you agree that you will not use our website to:
• violate any laws or third party rights;
• upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any Content that: (i) is false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, libelous, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or generally unlawful; (ii) you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (iii) infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party; (iv) would constitute unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of illegal solicitation;
• impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Lassonde Pappas official, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content that you post or transmit through our website;
• distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm our website, or the interests or property of our website’s users;
• copy, modify, or distribute Content from our website and Lassonde Pappas’s copyrights and trademarks; or
• harvest or otherwise collect, use or disclose personal information about users, including email addresses, without their prior consent or not in compliance with applicable data protection and privacy laws.
7. Right to Remove or Disclose Content
8. Practices Limits Concerning Use of the Web-based Message Board
You acknowledge that Lassonde Pappas may establish general practices and limits concerning the use of the Web-based Message Board of its website, including without limitation the maximum number of days that messages or other uploaded Content will be retained by the website, the maximum number of postings that may be uploaded by a user, the maximum size of any message that may be uploaded by a user, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access or use the Web-based Message Board in a given period of time. You further acknowledge that Lassonde Pappas reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
9. Access to Media Information or other Content
Upon requesting access to certain Content available on our website such as Lassonde Pappas’s media information, you may be asked to identify yourself, provide contact information such as your email address and specify the purpose or intended use of the information. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the website form and maintain and promptly update this data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete at all times. You agree to immediately notify Lassonde Pappas of any unauthorized use of your personal information or any other breach of security involving your information.
10. Termination of Use
11. Limitation of Liability
You will not hold Lassonde Pappas responsible for actions or inactions, which are made through our website or using our website. We cannot guarantee the secure access to our website, and operation of our website may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. To the extent permitted by law, neither Lassonde Pappas nor any of its divisions, partners, directors, officers, employees, agents, successors or assigns shall be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to access to, or use of, this website, including, without limitation, liability for direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, whether or not Lassonde Pappas was advised, knew or should have known of the possibility of such damages.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT LASSONDE PAPPAS AND ITS LICENSORS AND PARTNERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY. THIS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL OR BUSINESS REPUTATION, ANY LOSS OF DATA SUFFERED, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS (EVEN IF LASSONDE PAPPAS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR ANY MATTER RELATING TO THE WEBSITE INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION (I) ANY CHANGES WHICH LASSONDE PAPPAS MAY MAKE TO THE WEBSITE, OR FOR ANY PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY CESSATION IN THE PROVISION OF THE WEBSITE (OR ANY FEATURES WITHIN THE WEBSITE); (II) THE DELETION OF, CORRUPTION OF, OR FAILURE TO SEND, DISPLAY OR STORE, ANY CONTENT AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS DATA MAINTAINED OR TRANSMITTED BY OR THROUGH YOUR USE OR OTHER USERS USE OF THE WEBSITE.
12. Release and Indemnity
14. No Agency
15. Law and Forum for Disputes
17. Changes to the User Agreement
- Collection and Use of Personal Information
Information you provide: We may collect your personal information such as your name, contact information and e-mail address when you willingly subscribe to a service such as our newsletter service, when you request access or download certain media content or make an inquiry through our website. You will know when we collect this information because you will be asked to provide us with your information. We will only use this information, as the case may be, to provide you with the requested services or information, to contact you in order to answer your question, for internal quality assurance purposes or to manage the quality of our media information provided through our website. We may also use your email address in order to inform you of our products or promotions which may be of interest to you, but these marketing communications will be done in compliance with anti-spam laws, and you may, at all times, request that we remove your email address from our marketing list.
Certain websites within the Lassonde Network may include a section entitled “Careers”. We may therefore collect your resume and other related information upon you submitting your resume and other professional experience information through our website in which case, we will only use this information in order to evaluate your application, or to contact you to confirm that your application has been received or to discuss potential employment opportunities at Lassonde Pappas.
Technical information: When you visit our website, we may collect, using electronic means (such as cookies), technical information. This information may include the IP address of your computer, which browser you used to view our website and your operating system. This technical data is used to provide you with a personalized experience on the websites within the Lassonde Network, and is aggregated and used to measure and improve the effectiveness of our website.
- Sharing of Personal Information
Unless we have your express consent, we will not sell, rent, share or trade your personal information to any third party, except within the Lassonde Network or to internal service providers that we use to facilitate or outsource one or more aspects of the operation of our website. These internal service providers are subject to confidentiality agreements with us and other legal restrictions that prohibit their use of the information we provide them for any purpose other than to facilitate the specific outsourced related operation, unless you have explicitly agreed or given your prior permission to them for additional uses.
From time to time, we may be required to provide personal information in response to a valid court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required by law. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful. We may release certain personal information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of others and ourselves.
- Links to Third Party Websites
Our website contains links to third-party websites; these are provided solely for your convenience. Clicking on these links will take you outside of the Lassonde Network. Please be advised that we have no control over these third-party sites and, while our website may feature such links, we will not, at any time, accept liability for these sites. Consequently, personal information that you provide to a website outside of the Lassonde Network is subject to the privacy policies of the given third-party site. In the event of abuse by such websites, we cannot, at any time, be held responsible. Therefore, we strongly urge you to carefully read the privacy policies of all third-party websites you choose to enter.
We take special precautions to comply with applicable laws and self-regulatory programs regarding children’s advertising and privacy. Although most aspects of our website are intended for a general audience and not children, it is possible that certain websites or subsections of websites within the Lassonde Network may appeal to children. For instance, in the event that special games or contests targeting children are made available on our website, additional terms and conditions specific for these activities will be displayed and we will ensure that any collection and use of personal or contact information of children is done in compliance with laws, with verified parental consent. We do not intend to collect personal information from children absent verified parental consent or as otherwise allowed by law. If you think we have, please let us know.
Lassonde Pappas is committed to providing transparency to outside parties (which we may electronically communicate) with respect to our practices in complying with United States federal and state anti-spam legislation and associated rules and regulations, including the CAN-SPAM Act (“Anti-Spam Laws”). The types of commercial electronic messages that Lassonde Pappas may send from time to time could include messages pertaining to our products and services including our newsletter to recipients that have agreed to receive them, messages sent to our current or potential customers and messages sent to our current or potential service providers or business partners by our various business units.
If you have received a commercial electronic message from Lassonde Pappas it is because either you have previously provided your express consent, we have your implied consent under the Anti-Spam Laws, or because the type of message sent is exempt under Anti-Spam Laws. If you have received a CEM, and you believe that you should not have, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to unsubscribe and we will remove your electronic address from our list within 10 business days.
- Sale of Business
- Cross-border Data Transfers
- Security of Personal Information
We will use reasonable security measures to protect your personal information against unauthorized access. Please be careful whenever sending personal information to Lassonde Pappas via e-mail. E-mail is generally not a secure means of transferring information. We therefore cannot guarantee that this information will not be lost or used in a fraudulent manner and we encourage the use of e-mail encryption to communicate with us.
- Governing Law and Jurisdiction
- Contact for Questions or Concerns
Unless restricted by law, we will take all reasonable steps to functionally delete your personal information from our database(s) upon request, although we may keep a copy for archival purposes for as long as necessary, in compliance with applicable data protection and privacy laws. We will respond to your request to access, update or delete your personal information within thirty (30) business days. Before we are able to provide you with any information, correct any inaccuracies or delete any information, however, we may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details (in a secure manner) to help us to respond to your request.
“Cookies” are little bits of information that are sent to your computer when you visit a website. They are saved, either temporarily or permanently, on your hard drive, leaving a trace of your passage. The information can include information such as the date and time of your last visit, a given answer to an online question, personal information, etc. Cookies can also enhance your web experience by recording your navigation preferences for a given website.
Cookie files stored on your hard drive are harmless and they may be read and deleted at any time. Thus, you always have complete control. Cookies provide important data for our marketing department. Indeed, this information enables us to know the total number of visitors for each of our websites within the Lassonde Network and the length of each visit. Upon using a website within the Lassonde Network, a cookie file is created and stored on your computer, enabling us to “recognize” you every time you visit one of our websites within the Lassonde Network.
Statement Regarding California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
Lassonde Pappas and Company, Inc. (“Lassonde Pappas”, “we”, “us” or “our”, as appropriate) supports the goals of the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act, which requires companies to disclose the efforts they have made to ensure that their supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. To that end, Lassonde Pappas seeks to ensure that quality and safety standards are maintained throughout our supply chain and that workers are treated fairly and in accordance with all applicable laws. We have undertaken the following efforts to help prevent slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain:
- We periodically review our supply chain and supplier base to determine the level of risk associated with each supplier with respect to slavery and human trafficking based on our knowledge of their industries and their country of origin, and if we believe it is appropriate to do so, we will switch our source of supply to a supplier with a lower level of risk. Employees of Lassonde Pappas and representatives of our company conduct site visits of suppliers located outside of the United States on a periodic basis and provide annual certifications that based on their knowledge and information the supplier is not engaging in slavery or human trafficking. We have not yet begun conducting independent, unannounced audits of third party suppliers, nor have we used a third party to verify the risks in our supply chain.
- In order to meet the Act’s directive relating to supplier certification, each of our suppliers certifies to us that they adhere to the standards of the Ethical Trading Initiative (“ETI”), which can be found at www.ethicaltrade.org.
- If we have reason to believe that a supplier is not in compliance with the ETI standards as they relate to the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act, we will take appropriate steps, including the elimination of the supplier from Lassonde Pappas’s supplier base or, if the violation is less severe, the opportunity to remedy the non-compliance through the development and execution of a corrective action plan.
- We have ensured that key employees from our Procurement/Supply Chain organization are trained to identify and respond to supply chain risk issues such as forced or child labor as part of our procurement process. Key employees were trained by the effective date of the law (January 1, 2012) and we will assess the need for additional or refresher training as appropriate.
Lassonde Pappas believes that the activities listed above will promote the goals of the Act and help prevent slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain.