Terms of Use

General Terms of Use
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is a nonprofit tax exempt educational organization and undertakes its activities in accordance with its nonprofit and tax exempt status and all applicable laws. Use of the content of this www.FoodInsight.org website and all IFIC Foundation materials are subject to these terms and conditions.

The materials and data provided on or through this website and by the IFIC Foundation on other sites, including YouTube and social media sites, are intended for general informational and educational purposes only, and are notintended to provide specific medical, health, safety, or legal advice to any individual or entity.
 
In using this website, please keep the following in mind:

  • Information provided in any IFIC Foundation publication or e-mail is not intended to provide medical advice on personal health matters, which should be obtained directly from a qualified health professional.
  • Links are provided throughout the site to other sites of food safety and nutrition information. Such linkages do not imply the IFIC Foundation's endorsement or approval of such sites or recommendations of specific health advice. 

Terms of Use - Content and Blog Comments
 
The IFIC Foundation wants to receive your feedback and comments on our content and blog posts on our website -- FoodInsight.org. We will be courteous and professional in our postings and ask that you do the same.
Comments posted to our blog will go through a moderation process, but should be posted within a reasonable amount of time provided they do not contain content that:

  • is abusive
  • uses offensive or inflammatory language
  • is off-topic
  • is factually spam
  • is posted anonymously or with a fake name
  • is factually inaccurate or misleading

All comments made on FoodInsight.org are the responsibility of the commenter, not the IFIC Foundation website or the blog administrator, contributor, editor or author. By submitting a comment on our website, you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold our organization, the IFIC Foundation, and all its representatives harmless from any and all repercussions, damages or liability. If a comment includes medical/health information, that information must be referenced with a citation. The only exception is citing a personal experience, which is anything the commentor has undergone himself/herself.
 
Comments to FoodInsight.org content and blog posts are visible to all site visitors. Once a comment has been made and approved, it cannot be edited or deleted by anyone other than the website administrators.
If you have questions about our comment policy, please contact us.
 
Copyright Policy and Information
The content of this website is copyrighted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation or the respective providers of content to this site. The IFIC Foundation also owns or has the rights to content that may be included on other sites, such as YouTube and social media sites. All information, materials, and other content of the IFIC Foundation will be used solely for informational or educational noncommercial use and benefit, and is not to be sold to third parties.
 
Permission is granted to reprint text and graphics from IFIC Foundation publications, provided the following attribution is included: Reprinted from the International Food Information Council Foundation, (year of publication). If an IFIC Foundation publication has been co-produced by another organization, include the name of the cosponsoring organization [e.g., reprinted from the International Food Information Council Foundation and the American Academy of Physicians Assistants (year of publication)].
 
To supplement IFIC Foundation resources, the IFIC Foundation has included text from government publications. The Foundation has also included materials from various health and medical organizations, which are reprinted with permission.
 
Permission is granted to share videos and media rich information from the IFIC Foundation website for informational or educational purposes only, provided that one of the following attributions is included: Copyright (year of copyright) International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation or Source: International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, (year).
 
You may not copy, recompile, or create derivative works from IFIC Foundation information, materials, and other content for advertising, commercial, or other non-educational purposes without prior written consent of the IFIC Foundation.  Likewise, you may not use the name, trademarks, or logos of the IFIC Foundation or any of the providers of content on this website without the prior written consent of the IFIC Foundation or other providers, respectively. 
 
Links
The IFIC Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness or continued availability of any information on non-affiliated websites accessed via hyperlinks to or via this website. Moreover, providing such hyperlinks does not imply sponsorship or approval of those websites by the IFIC Foundation. When you access one of these sites, you are leaving the IFIC Foundation's website. Readers are urged to consult with their own counsel or other advisors before taking action based on any information appearing on this website or any website to which it may be linked.

You may link to public content in our site for informational and educational purposes only as long as you agree to:
Use a textual URL to link to content in the IFIC Foundation site. You may not use our logo without prior written consent.
You do not frame or use any framing techniques to enclose any content on the IFIC Foundation site.
You may not imply the IFIC Foundation’s affiliation or endorsement of your product or service.
 
The IFIC Foundation reserves the right to request the removal of any links from your site. All such requests must be granted immediately.
  
Changes 
The IFIC Foundation may revise these terms and conditions at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page periodically to review the terms and conditions.

Disclaimer
The IFIC Foundation makes no representation about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the information available on or through its website; all such content is provided on an “as is” basis. THE IFIC FOUNDATION HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING THE CONTENTS OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  THE IFIC FOUNDATION does not guarantee, warrant, or endorse the products or services of any firm, organization, or person.  THE IFIC FOUNDATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, INJURY, CLAIM, OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT AND SHALL FURTHER NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, OR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES).
 
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Revised: June 26, 2012