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National Peanut Board
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Atlanta, GA 30339
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Disclaimer

Links on this page may take you to third party websites not associated with the National Peanut Board. These links have been provided as a convenience. The National Peanut Board assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, quality, safety, or nature of the content on the linked sites.
 

Terms and Conditions

THESE TERMS OF USE (“TERMS OF USE”) SET FORTH THE LEGALLY BINDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.NATIONALPEANUTBOARD.ORG (THE “WEBSITE”) WHICH IS OWNED BY THE NATIONAL PEANUT BOARD (“NPB”).  PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE WEBSITE.

By using the Website in any manner, including but not limited to visiting or browsing the Website, you (the “User” or “you”) agree to be bound by the Terms of Use.

Prohibited Activities
You agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes.  You agree that you will not:
(a)        Reprint, republish, or distribute in any way any information or materials on the Website.
(b)        Use the information on the Website for unsolicited commercial messages.
(c)        Provide any false, inaccurate or misleading information.
(d)       Be defamatory, obscene, indecent, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing.
(e)        Provide your password to any other party.
(f)        Infringe upon any third-party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or intellectual property rights or rights of publicity or privacy.
(g)        Take any action that imposes, or may impose, in NPB’s sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Website.
(h)        Use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Website for any purpose whatsoever without NPB’s prior express written permission.
(i)         Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or any activities conducted on the Website.
(j)         Transmit any code of a destructive nature that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.
(k)        Attempt to decipher, decompile, dissemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way used in the Website.

NPB’s Intellectual Property

Copyright
The Website and the information, writings, images and/or other works on the Website (the “Content”) are protected by U.S. and/or foreign copyright laws, and belong to NPB or its partners, affiliates, contributors or third parties. The copyrights in the Content are owned by NPB or other copyright owners who have authorized their use on the Website. You may download and reprint Content for non-commercial, non-public, personal use only, except as otherwise permitted by NPB.

Trademark
THE NATIONAL PEANUT BOARD, and other NPB graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks, service marks or trade dress owned by NPB.  NPB’s trademarks, service marks and trade dress may not be used or interfered with in any manner without the express written consent of NPB.

Termination or Removal
NPB may terminate or suspend your use of the Website at any time without cause and without liability to NPB.

Disclaimer of Warranties
NPB MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT.  NPB EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH REGARD TO THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT.  NPB DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED. NPB DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT, OR THAT ANY ERRORS IN THE CONTENT WILL BE CORRECTED. THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.

Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL NPB BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF (A) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT, (B) ANY TRANSACTION CONDUCTED THROUGH OR FACILITATED BY THE WEBSITE; (C) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE WEBSITE AND/OR THE CONTENT, (D) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT, EVEN IF NPB HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITE, THE CONTENT, OR WITH THE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE WEBSITE.

BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, NPB’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED AND WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BUT SHALL, IN NO EVENT, EXCEED $100.00.  YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY AND WARRANTY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS OF USE ARE FAIR AND REASONABLE.

Links
Links on the Website to third-party web sites or information are provided solely as a convenience to you.  Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by NPB of the third party, the third-party web site, or the information contained therein. NPB is not responsible or liable for any such web site or the content thereon.  If you decide to access such web site or the content thereon, you do so at your own risk.

Linking to the Website
Unless specifically authorized by NPB, you may not create links to the Website that bypass the home page or other parts of the Website. You may not mirror or frame the Website on any other web site.

Indemnification
You understand and agree that you are personally responsible for your behavior on the Website. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless NPB, NPB affiliates and the United States Department of Agriculture and their affiliates, members, officers, directors, agents and employees from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from or arising out of your use, misuse, or inability to use the Website or the Content, or any violation by you of the Terms of Use.

Modifications
NPB reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use and any policies affecting the Website at any time.  If NPB makes a material change NPB will notify you here, by email, by means of a notice on the Website, or otherwise as NPB deems appropriate. What constitutes a “material change” will be determined at NPB’s sole discretion, in good faith, and using common sense and reasonable judgment.

Your continued use of the Website following any modification to these Terms of Use shall be deemed an acceptance of such modification.

Choice of Law/Choice of Forum
The Terms of Use will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions.  You agree that any legal action or proceeding between NPB and you for any purpose concerning the Terms of Use or your use of the Website or the Content shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction in Georgia.

Severability
If any part of the Terms of Use is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, it will not impact any other provision of the Terms of Use, all of which will remain in full force and effect.

Assignment
NPB may assign its rights and duties under the Terms of Use to any party at any time without notice to you. Your rights and duties under the Terms of Use are not assignable by you without written consent of NPB.

Entire Agreement/No Waiver
These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.  No waiver by NPB of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.
 

Privacy Policy

When Do We Collect Information?
We collect information from you when you send us a request for information, sign up to receive email newsletters from us, submit comments regarding content on our website or when you enter a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us.

What Information Do We Collect?
We collect the information we need to fulfill your request, send you newsletters by email, follow up with you about comment you have posted or to enter you in a contest or sweepstakes sponsored by us.  Generally such information may include your name, email address, mailing address or phone number.

How is Your Information Used?
The information you provide us is used by us to fulfill your information request, send you newsletters by email, follow up with you about comments you may have posted and/or to notify contest and sweepstakes winners and award prizes.  The National Peanut Board does not disclose to third parties information that users provide, except:
  • to third parties who may be engaged by us specifically to handle and deliver certain online activities (e.g., conducting contests and sweepstakes). Such third parties have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes; or
  • to third parties in order to comply with law or requests by law enforcement agencies, to enforce our Terms and Conditions or to protect the rights,  property or safety of our web site, users of our web site and others.
Cookies and Log Data
We may use cookies to determine the number of unique visitors to our website over a given period. We will not store any personal information into cookies nor will we link or combine information collected through cookies to any personal information that users submit online. Log data may be collected on web servers both within the National Peanut Board’s control and under the control of the National Peanut Board’s third-party service provider, who is required to maintain such data on a confidential basis, and may supply the National Peanut Board with aggregate information about the number of visits to different pages on our site. We do not link the log data collected to the personal information that users submit online when participating in our activities.

Opt Out
If you no longer wish to receive a newsletter or other communication from us, you may opt-out of receiving it by following the instructions included in the newsletter or communication or by emailing us at peanuts@nationalpeanutboard.org.

Links to Other Sites
This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by the National Peanut Board. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.   We encourage you to read the privacy statements of such websites.

Security
The security of your personal information is important to us.  When you enter sensitive information, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.  No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however.  Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to Privacy Policy
We may change our privacy policy at any time.  If we do so, we will notify you by posting those changes on this page.  This privacy policy was last modified on May 1, 2014.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) Compliance
The website is not targeted to children under the age of 13.  We do not knowingly solicit or collect personally identifiable information online from children under the age of 13.  If we learn that a child under the age of 13 has submitted such information to us, we will delete such information and we will not use such information for any purpose  (except where necessary to protect the safety of the child or others as required by law).  If you believe we have collected information from your child under the age of 13, please contact us at peanuts@nationalpeanutboard.org so that we may delete such information.

Questions/Concerns?
If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding the National Peanut Board’s privacy policy and/or practices, please email or contact us at the address above.

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