Terms of Use

Please read these terms of use carefully before using this site. By continuing to use this site you agree to be bound by these terms of use.

Welcome to (the "Site"), which is operated by Technomic Inc. ("Technomic" or "we" or "our"). By using this Site you agree to each of the terms of use set forth herein, including any additional terms and conditions applicable to specific areas or content on the Site ("Terms of Use").

Technomic reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time without notice to you. Your continued use of the Site after any such changes constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms of Use as modified.

Privacy Policy: Technomic is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of the customers and visitors who use our website.

In general, you can browse this website without providing any personal information. We are, however, using proprietary technology to measure and collect session information. We do this in order to analyze traffic to our site, and to better understand the needs of our customers and visitors.

Some examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) referring page to our website along with each page viewed, including date and time. And, like many websites, visitors accessing this site will be offered a "cookie." A cookie can be described as a small text file containing information that is transferred to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes after you've visited a website. The use of cookies enable us to analyze site traffic patterns. A cookie will not give us access to your computer or to any information other than what you voluntarily provide to us. Most web browsers will automatically accept cookies. There are many methods and applications available for disabling a browser's handling of cookies, or restricting the exchange of data. Should you disable cookies, you may still view the publicly available information on this website.

The information that is collected about our customers and visitors is never sold to or shared with any unauthorized third party.

Copyrights and Trademarks: All content contained on this Site is the proprietary information and exclusive property of Technomic and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

Authorized Uses: You are permitted to access the Site, including the written text, graphics, data, images, illustrations, marks, logos, sound or video clips, photographs and/or other works (the "Content") solely for your organization's internal information purposes. You agree to maintain all copyright, trademark and other notices on the Content. You may not copy, transmit, reproduce, publicly display, perform, distribute, alter, transmit or create derivative works of any Content or any portion of or excerpts from the Content in any fashion that is not authorized by Technomic in writing or expressly permitted in these Terms of Use.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, members of the press may cite a copy of each graph, slide, or a portion of text less than two paragraphs long contained on this Site, provided that all portions of text are identified as "Source: Technomic."

Restricted Areas: Access to certain areas of the Site is restricted ("Restricted Areas") to Technomic Clients to whom we have issued passwords. You are not authorized to access any password-restricted areas unless you have received a password from Technomic (or from your employer if your employer has been authorized by Technomic to issue such password). You may not use another person's password to access the Site.

If you are a Client, you are responsible for keeping your password confidential. You agree not to share your password with any other individuals or to otherwise allow any other individuals to access the Site or the Content through your account. You further agree not to reproduce, publicly display, perform, distribute, alter, transmit, create derivative works from or otherwise share any Content or portions or excerpts thereof from Restricted Areas with any other individuals or third parties, except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use or in your Contract. You take full responsibility for any activity that occurs through the use of your account and you agree to notify us immediately if you become aware that any other individual has accessed your account or has obtained your password.

Links: Technomic may provide links to third-party content and other web sites on the Site. We do not endorse, sponsor, or accept any responsibility for such material. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any linked sites.

Disclaimers: The Content on this Site is based on Technomic's reasonable efforts to compile and analyze the best sources reasonably available to Technomic at any given time. Any opinions reflect Technomic's judgment at the time and are subject to change. You assume sole responsibility for the selection of the Content to achieve any of your intended results, and your sole and exclusive remedy for any alleged loss or damage suffered by you in connection with your use of the Site or the Content.

You agree that Technomic shall not be liable under any circumstances or under any theory of law for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or incidental damages, including without limitation, damages for lost profits, business failure or loss, arising out of your use of this Site, the Content on this Site or any content on a linked site, the inability to use any such content, or any failure of performance, errors, omissions, delays in transmissions, or computer virus, whether or not Technomic has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Indemnification: You understand and agree that you are responsible for your use of the Site. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Technomic, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, joint venturers, business partners, licensors, employees, agents, and any applicable third-party information providers 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 Site or the Content, or any violation by you of these Terms of Use.

Jurisdiction: Technomic maintains this Site in Illinois, U.S.A. and you agree that these Terms of Use and any legal action or proceeding relating to this Site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois without reference to its choice of law rules. If you attempt to bring any legal proceedings against Technomic, you specifically acknowledge that Technomic is free to choose the jurisdiction of our preference as to where such action against us may be held.


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