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Terms and Conditions- Food Adulteration Incidents Registry (FAIR)

Food Adulteration Incidents Registry WEBSITE

TERMS OF SERVICE

Introduction

The Food Adulteration Incidents Registry (FAIR) (the “Site”) was developed and is maintained by the Food Protection and Defense Institute (“FPDI”) at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus.  FPDI is a Department of Homeland Security S&T Center of Excellence.   

FAIR serves as a reference repository of data related to food. Data displayed on the Site has been collected from multiple sources.  Information for this registry is compiled through literature and media searches of adulteration incidents in food products and ingredients. Sources include but are not limited to: LexisNexis, PubMed, media reports, FDA recall records, state reports, the E.U. Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) portal, and the START Global Terrorism Database. The Site does not contain data on every reported adulteration event in the world.  

FAIR and the content of the Site do not represent the opinions of the U. S. federal government, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or of Regents of the University of Minnesota and their respective faculty, employees, agents and contractors.

General Provisions

  1. By accessing the Site, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Service.  Regents of the University of Minnesota (the “University,” “we” or “us”) may, at any time, without notifying you, change the provisions of these Terms of Service, which may become effective immediately.  By accessing the Site after any such change, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Service, as changed.
  2. We may change the content or any other aspect of the services provided on the Site, at any time, without notifying you in advance.
  3. We have not reviewed the content displayed on the Site.  We are not responsible for the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the content. We do not endorse or criticize the scientific or clinical merit of content displayed on the Site.   We do not endorse or insure the accuracy of any products, processes, or services cited in the Food Adulteration Incidents Registry.      

Your Use of the Site

  1. Only an authorized user is permitted access to the Site.  Each time you access the Site you will be prompted to provide your username and password.  Your sharing your password with anyone is prohibited. 
  2. We charge a fee to access the Site.  The fee is non-refundable.  We may change the amount of the fee at any time.   We may cancel your account and block your access to the Site if you do not pay the fee when due.  
  3. You shall not distribute or post on a website content downloaded from the Site. 

Submission Policy

  1. By submitting an article, slides or other content to the Site, you are agreeing to be bound by this policy.  You are granting us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, world-wide, perpetual right and license to store, reproduce, distribute or publicly display the content you submit.  You are granting us the right to modify the content and to create a derivative work based on it but only in connection with modifying the content for storage or display in a different medium or format.  We may grant others the right to store, reproduce, distribute or publicly display content you submit.
  2. By submitting content to the Site, you are not assigning to us ownership of the intellectual property rights in the content.
  3. You are solely responsible for the content you submit.  We do not and cannot review the content.  You are prohibited from submitting content that is defamatory or libelous, that violates another’s intellectual property rights or rights of privacy or publicly or that is abusive, obscene or otherwise unacceptable. You are also prohibited from submitting content in which you do not have a legal right, as an author or otherwise, to submit to the Site. 
  4. We reserve the right to remove, with or without prior notice to you, content that you submit that in our opinion violates these Terms of Service.

Intellectual Property

  1. You do not have any right, title, interest or license in the Site, the content stored or displayed on  to the Site or the software and related documentation for the Site. 
  2. You shall not use and you shall not have any right or license, express or implied, to reproduce, distribute, make derivative works based upon, post on a website, share or disseminate, in any manner, content as displayed on the Site.   

Promotion

  1. You shall not use and you shall not have any right or license, express or implied, to use the University’s name or logos or any mark associated with the University, or to use any University employee’s name, title or likeness in any publicity, advertising, or news release. Any such use is strictly prohibited.
  2. You shall not use and you shall not have any right or license, express or implied, to use content on the Site to promote or advertise a product or service.  You shall not state or imply that the University or any of its faculty, employees, students, agents or contractors has endorsed any product or service. 

Representations and Warranties

  1. We make no representations or warranties about the Site or the content or services offered on it.  We do not promise that the Site will be accessible at any particular time.  During planned maintenance, You may not be able to access the Site.  We may notify you in advance of planned maintenance of the Site but we may restrict your access to the Site without prior notice to maintain or otherwise service the Site.  You access the Site and use the services offered here at your sole risk.  
  2. ou agree that we are not responsible for any errors, omissions, or deficiencies regarding the content on the Site. 
  3. WE OFFER AND YOU ACCEPT THE CONTENT AND SERVICES OFFERED ON THE SITE "AS IS", "WHEN AVAILABLE", AND "WITHOUT WARRANTY". 
  4. NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY HAS BEEN MADE TO YOU THAT YOUR USE OF CONTENT FROM THE SITE WILL NOT VIOLATE THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, PRIVACY OR OTHER RIGHTS, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, OF ANY PERSON.
  5. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES RELATED TO THE SITE AND THECONTENT AND SERVICES OFFEREND ON IT ARE DISCLAIMED. WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND QUIET ENJOYMENT.
  6. IN ANY ACTION OR SUIT ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESSING THE SITE AND USING THE CONTENT OR SERVICES OFFERED ON THE SITE, YOU ARE PROHIBITED FROM RECOVERING FROM  US OR OUR FACULTY, EMPLOYEES, STUDENTS, AGENTS OR CONTRACTORS ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST BUSINESS OR RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY, WORK STOPPAGE, LOST DATA OR ANY OTHER RELIANCE OR EXPECTANCY, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OF ANY KIND. 

General Terms

  1. The laws of the state of Minnesota shall govern the interpretation and enforcement of these Terms of Service.  All causes of action arising out of these Terms of Service shall be brought and maintained in the courts of the state of Minnesota. 
  2. These Terms of Service are intended as the final and binding expression of our contract and agreement with you and as the complete and exclusive statement of the terms thereof.  These Terms of Service cancel, supersede and revoke all prior negotiations, representations and agreements among the parties, whether oral or written, relating to the subject matter of these Terms of Service.
  3. You may not assign any of your rights under these Terms of Service, including the limited right to access the Site. 
  4. We may suspend or terminate your account and access to all or any part of the Site at any time if you violate these Terms of Service or any other agreement between us and you.