Terms & Conditions
PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY AND CHECK THEM PERIODICALLY. THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY HAVE CHANGED SINCE YOUR LAST VISIT TO THIS SITE. All such CHANGES will be binding upon You as of the revised effective date. You may not amend or modify the Terms and Conditions under any circumstances. Your continued use of the Site after any such change is posted to the Site will be considered Your acceptance of those changes. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THEN DO NOT USE THE SITE.
This Site belongs to Aromatical Research Center, LLC dba Aromatic Plant Research Center (“APRC”, “we”, “our” or “us”). APRC reserves the right to withdraw or amend the Site, and any service or Content (defined below) provided on the Site. APRC will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Site is unavailable at any time for any reason. APRC may terminate, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site at any time, without notice or liability.
2. INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO APRC
3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
As between you and APRC, (a) the Site, including, but not limited to, all trademarks, trade names, brand names, logos and images, service marks, trade dress and other intellectual property rights thereto, and (b) all information, materials, software or HTML code, scripts, text, artwork, photography, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof and all intellectual property associated therewith, that are displayed or contained on the Site (the “Content”), are the sole property of APRC and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws and unfair competition laws. All Content is provided as a service to users of the Site. Subject to the limited license set forth below, nothing contained in the Terms and Conditions shall be construed as conferring any right, title or interest in the Site or the Content.
4. LIMITED RIGHT
Upon your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions, APRC grants you a limited, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive, revocable right to access and use the Site and Content for your personal, non-commercial use only. This right is subject to the following restrictions: (i) you may not copy, publish, distribute, perform, display, post, modify, create derivative works from, sell, license, reverse engineer or otherwise exploit the Site or any Content without the prior written permission of APRC; (ii) you may not permit any copying of the Content; (iii) you may not remove or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from copies of the Content from the Site; and (iv) you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the Terms and Conditions or any applicable laws or regulations. APRC may revoke this limited right at any time for any or no reason. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by APRC.
5. USE RESTRICTIONS
While using the Site, you agree not to: (a) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of others, including without limitation others' privacy rights or rights of publicity; (b) impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, or use any fraudulent, misleading or inaccurate email address or other contact information; (c) restrict or inhibit any other user from using the Site, including, without limitation, by means of “hacking” or defacing any portion of the Site; (d) express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by us, without our prior written consent; (e) upload to, transmit through, or display on the Site any advertisements, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities or other unsolicited commercial communication (except as otherwise expressly permitted by us); (f) engage in spamming or flooding; (g) transmit any software or other materials that contain any viruses, worms, trojan horses, defects, date bombs, time bombs or other items of a destructive nature; (h) modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site; (i) remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or displayed on any portion of the Site; (j) “frame” or “mirror” any portion of the Site, or link to any page of or material on the Site other than the URL located at www.aromaticplant.org or the URLs provided by us to you for such purposes as part of the Site, without our prior written authorization; (k) use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, “data mine” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site; or (l) harvest or collect information about users of the Site without their express consent.
In the event that you post or upload to the Site, or otherwise submit to US as part of your use of the Site, any materials including, without limitation, photographs and other images, text, graphics, sounds, data, links and other materials (collectively, “Submissions”), you hereby grant us and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, and publicly display and perform such Submissions. Except for the foregoing license, we do not claim ownership of any copyright in your Submissions. You represent, warrant and covenant that you own or otherwise possess all necessary rights with respect to your Submissions, and that your Submissions do not and will not infringe, misappropriate, use or disclose without authorization, or otherwise violate any intellectual property or proprietary right of any third party, and are not unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT None of the Submissions will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submissions. You acknowledge and agree that we may (but are not obligated to) do any or all of the following, at our discretion: (a) monitor and/or filter any Submissions (including without limitation by means of blocking or replacing expletives or other language that may be deemed harmful or offensive); (b) alter, remove, or refuse to send, transmit or otherwise use any Submission (including, without limitation, by suspending the processing and shipping of any order relating to any Submission); and/or (c) disclose any Submissions, and the circumstances surrounding the transmission or use thereof, to any third party in order to operate the Site; to protect our affiliates, distributors, partners, licensors, advertisers, sponsors, and users; to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests; to enforce these Terms; or for any other reason or purpose. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE ENTRY OF A SUBMISSION IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND THAT APRC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OF SUCH SUBMISSION, ANY LOSS OF CONFIDENTIALITY OR PRIVACY IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, OR ANY OTHER LOSS OR LIABILITY RELATING TO SUCH SUBMISSION IN ANY WAY.
You may be able to link to third party websites or resources from the Site (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are provided solely as a convenience to our visitors and are not an endorsement of any information, product or service reached through such Linked Sites. The Linked Sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy of, and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for, any Linked Sites, or for any other materials, products, or services offered on the Linked Sites. You should carefully review the privacy notices and other conditions of use at the Linked Sites.
8. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE SITE AND ALL CONTENT, AND FUNCTIONALITY INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SITE, ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. APRC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT OF THE SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, OR ERROR-FREE. NEITHER APRC NOR ITS THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE OR CONTENT, OR FUNCTIONALITY INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SITE. the CONTENT on the site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) THE SITE OR SUBMISSION OF INFORMATION, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, APRC DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. APRC DOES NOT REPRESENT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE SITE WILL BE FREE FROM LOSS, CORRUPTION, ATTACK, VIRUSES, INTERFERENCE, HACKING, OR OTHER SECURITY INTRUSION, AND APRC DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY RELATING THERETO. IN NO EVENT WILL THE APRC INDEMNITEES (AS DEFINED BELOW) BE LIABLE, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY CLAIM AGAINST THE APRC INDEMNITEES AND RELEASE THE APRC INDEMNITEES FROM ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM (A) THE USE OF THE SITE, (B) ANY CONTENT OR FUNCTIONALITY INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SITE, (C) ANY ACTIONS APRC TAKES OR FAILS TO TAKE AS A RESULT OF COMMUNICATIONS YOU SEND TO APRC, OR (D) THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE; INCLUDING ALL DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER UNDER CONTRACT, LAW, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF APRC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. At APRC’S option, APRC may seek all remedies available to IT under law and in equity, including injunctive relief in the form of specific performance to enforce the Terms and Conditions and/or actions for damages.
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE CLAIMS OR ANY DISPUTE WITH APRC RELATED IN ANY WAY TO THE USE OF THE SITE IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SITE. YOU AND APRC AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES OR THE CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
You will indemnify and hold harmless APRC and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and our or their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, licensors and third party providers (collectively, the “APRC Indemnitees”), on demand, from and against any and all fines, penalties, liabilities, losses and other damages of any kind whatsoever (including attorneys’ and experts’ fees), incurred by any of the APRC Indemnitees, and shall defend the APRC Indemnitees against (1) all claims arising out of or relating to your use of the Site, including that any Submissions or other information, data or materials (whether tangible or intangible) provided by you in connection with your use of the Site or the Terms and Conditions, or use thereof by any APRC Indemnitee, infringes, misappropriates or otherwise violates any trademark, trade secret, patent, copyright or other intellectual property right or proprietary right of a third party; (2) all claims arising out of or relating to fraud committed by, or the intentional misconduct or gross negligence of, you; and (3) all claims arising out of or relating to your failure to comply with, or breach by you of, any provision of the Terms and Conditions. This indemnification provision does not apply to intentional or reckless acts or gross negligence on the part of the APRC Indemnitees.
We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to this section and, in such case, you agree pay for all costs and expenses arising out of or relating to such defense and to cooperate with us in the defense of such matter, at your sole cost and expense.
10. JURISDICTION AND GOVERNING LAW
The Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations of the State of Utah without giving effect to any choice-of-law provision or rule (whether of Utah or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. You hereby irrevocably consent and submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in the State of Utah for the adjudication of any matter arising out of or relating to the Terms and Conditions and waive any objection based on improper venue or inconvenient forum. No course of dealing or usage of trade will apply to the Terms and Conditions. We recognize that it is possible for you to obtain access to the Site from any jurisdiction in the world, but we have no practical ability to prevent such access. The Site has been designed to comply with the laws of the State of Utah and of the United States. If any Content, or your use of the Site, is contrary to the laws of the place where you are when you access it, the Site is not intended for you, and we ask you not to use the Site. You are responsible for informing yourself of the laws of your jurisdiction and complying with them.
11. DMCA NOTICE
APRC is committed to protecting copyrights and expects users of the Site to do the same. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that any material used or displayed on or through the Site infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send our designated copyright agent named below a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information in writing:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists, for example the URL of the website where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and a description of the infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to permit APRC to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit APRC to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an email address;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Our designated copyright agent for notice of copyright infringement on the Site may be contacted at: APRC Attn: Legal Department, 389 South 1300 West, Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062.You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all the above requirements, your notice may not be valid.
This Site may contain sweepstakes, contests or other promotions that require you to send material or information about yourself. Please note that sweepstakes, contests or promotions offered via the Site may be, and often are, governed by a separate set of rules that, in addition to describing such sweepstakes, contest or promotion, may have eligibility requirements, such as certain age or geographic area restrictions, terms and conditions governing the use of material you submit, and disclosures about how your personal information may be used. It is your responsibility to read such rules to determine whether or not you want to and are eligible to participate, register and/or enter. By entering any such sweepstakes, contest or other promotion, you agree to comply with abide by such rules and the decisions of the sponsor(s) identified therein, which shall be final and binding in all respects.
13. Entire Agreement
The Terms and Conditions govern your use of the Site, including the submission of all data, information and other materials (whether tangible or intangible and including order, payment and personal information) through the Site. The Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and APRC with regard to your use of the Site and all matters addressed herein and supersedes all prior written or oral agreements or understandings previously existing between you and APRC. No terms or conditions endorsed upon, delivered with or contained in or communicated by any of the foregoing will form part of the Terms and Conditions.
Failure by APRC to enforce any provision in the Terms and Conditions will not be construed as a waiver of such or any other provision. No waiver will be binding upon APRC unless in writing and signed by an authorized representative of APRC, and any such waiver will be limited to the particular instance referred to. If any provision of the Terms and Conditions is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of the Terms and Conditions will continue in full force and effect and such invalid provision, to the maximum extent permitted by law and to the extent possible, will be construed in accordance with the original intent of the parties, and to the extent not possible, will be deemed severable from the Terms and Conditions. Headings used in the Terms and Conditions are for reference purposes only and in no way define or limit the scope of the section. As used in the Terms and Conditions, the word “including” and words of similar import means “including, without limitation.”
We welcome your feedback about the Site. However, any comments, ideas, notes, messages, suggestions or other communications sent to APRC shall be and remain the exclusive property of APRC, and we may use all such communications in any manner without compensation to you.
Should you have any questions or complaints regarding the Terms and Conditions, please contact us at:Aromatic Plant Research Center, LLC
615 St. George Square Court
North Carolina, 27103