Any individual interested in access to the full benefits of this Site may become a member by paying a membership fee. The membership rates and terms are available based on the membership selected. When becoming a member, your selected username and/or password become ownership of the Site, for this Site. Therefore, any and all information that provides access to this Site is prohibited from sharing in any avenue possible. Once payment is received you will be identified as a member immediately. Upon your initial login to the Site, your membership will be designated as “Validated”. Once a validation is confirmed, the Company will not provide any refunds of any kind; all memberships are final. Any physical items that are ordered that are tangible in nature (i.e. spice, soy, books) and are no longer desired are entitled to a full refund as long as notice of such is placed prior to the shipping of such.
III. Use of Web Site Content
As a member of our Site you may view, download, and print contents from the Web Site subject to the following conditions: (a) the content shall be used solely for own personal information and not commercial purposes; (b) you shall keep intact all copyright and other such proprietary notices; (c) the content shall not be modified or altered in any way; and (d) you shall not publish any information from this Site to any other media whatsoever.
IV. Restrictions on Use of the Site
You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of the Company without the express written consent of the Company. You may not use any meta-tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing the Company's name or trademarks without the express written consent of the Company. You may not use the Company logo or any other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of a hyperlink without the express written permission of the Company.
Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of the Company’s copyright and other proprietary rights, except as otherwise provided. Any use of any material on any other Web site or networked computer environment is prohibited. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to the Company.
Further, you shall not commit any of the following acts through your use of the Site:
A. transmit any content that is invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
B. use foul language or post links to adult-oriented Web sites;
C. transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of unrequested solicitation;
D. post advertising messages or solicitations, URLs containing a referral code or referral address, or links to businesses or pages with advertising, including “blind” or “hidden” referral links;
E. collect, store, use or disseminate personal data or information about other users in any manner whatsoever including but not limited to solicitation of products or services by mail, telephone or e-mail (e.g. e-mail addresses).
V. Public Communication
You shall not upload to, distribute through, or otherwise publish through any communication any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any person or entity, or that would otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law.
Any communications shall be used only in a noncommercial manner. You shall not, without our express written approval, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, promotion, advertising, or solicitation for goods or services. You specifically acknowledge that soliciting other guests of the Site to join or become members of any commercial online service or other organization is expressly prohibited.
By uploading any materials to the Company, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) the Company a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe. In addition, you warrant that all so-called “moral rights” in those materials have been waived.
It is the policy of the Company to respect the privacy of all Web Site users. Therefore, in addition to the privacy of registration data, the Company shall not monitor, edit, or disclose the contents of a guest's e-mail unless required in the course of normal maintenance of the Site and its systems or unless required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) comply with the law or comply with legal process served on the Company; (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of the Company; or (iii) act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of our users or the public. You shall remain solely responsible for the content of your messages.
You shall indemnify and hold the Company harmless from and against any and all liabilities, claims, costs, assessments, fees or expenses of any kind, including without limitation defense costs and attorneys’ fees arising from or related in any way to (i) content or materials provided by you; (ii) any claim which, if proved, would breach any representation you have made herein; and (iii) any and all Third Party Claims arising out of any content or materials submitted by you or transmitted through this Site by you.
IX. Links to the Site
You recognize and agree that the materials contained in the Site are proprietary to the Company and that such materials have substantial commercial value to the Company. You shall not link to any page in the Site, including the home page, without the Company’s prior written consent. In the event that you or your agents desire to hyperlink to any page in the Site you shall first request permission from the Company in writing. Your request shall state the following: (a) your name and contact information; (b) the nature of the Site on which you wish to include such link; (c) the internet address(s) of the linking Site(s) or Web page(s), as appropriate; (d) the intended purpose of the proposed link (e.g. commercial or educational); and (e) the page(s) on the Site to which you wish to link.
Unless otherwise specified, the materials in this Site are presented solely for the purpose of promoting publications and other products available in the United States, its territories, possessions, and protectorates. The Site is controlled and operated by the Company from its offices within the State of Texas, United States of America. The Company makes no representation that materials in this Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent that local laws are applicable.
THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES THE WEB SITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.
XII. Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE, EVEN IF THE COMPANY OR A COMPANY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO THE COMPANY, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE.
XIII. Links to Outside Web Sites and Services
To the extent that this Site contains links to outside services and resources, the Company does not control the availability and content of those outside services and resources. Any concerns regarding any such service or resource, or any link thereto, should be directed to the particular service or resource.