Web Terms & Conditions of Use

Effective March 2022 ‎

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Welcome to the website of the Savory Taste Alliance (STA). This site is provided as a service of STA. ‎

‎1. Agreement. By using the STA website (Site), you agree to these Terms and Conditions of Use (Terms ‎of Use). STA reserves the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time. The current “Terms ‎and Conditions of Use Agreement” will always be posted on the Site, and you may view it at any time ‎through the link at the bottom of any public page of the Site. ‎

‎2. Description of Service. The STA Site, savorytastealliance.com consists of several sections, some of ‎which have restricted access. ‎

‎3. Intellectual Property. The entire contents and design of the Site — including all trademarks, logos, ‎trade names, documents, databases, graphic representations, and other information — are the ‎property of STA or used by STA with permission and are protected under U.S. and international ‎copyright and trademark laws, whether or not a notice of copyright, trademark or other proprietary ‎rights appears on the screen displaying the information. Except as otherwise provided herein, users of ‎the Site may save and use information contained on the Site only for personal or other ‎noncommercial, educational purposes. No other use, including, without limitation, reproduction, ‎retransmission or editing, of Site information may be made without the prior written permission of ‎STA, which may be requested by contacting STA at [email protected]

‎4. Limitation of Liability. In no event shall STA or its officers, directors, members, staff or agents be ‎liable for any damages of any kind, including, without limitation, any special, incidental, indirect or ‎consequential damages, whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages, and on any theory ‎of liability whatsoever, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the Site or any ‎content appearing on the Site. ‎

‎5. Disclaimer. STA makes no warranty, guaranty, or representation regarding the accuracy, content, ‎completeness, reliability, operability, or legality of information contained within the Site, including, ‎without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use and non-infringement ‎of propriety rights. The information, opinions and recommendations presented within the Site are for ‎general information only. Unless specifically stated otherwise, STA does not endorse, approve, ‎recommend, or certify any information, product, process, service or organization presented or ‎mentioned on the Site, and information from the Site should not be referenced in any way to imply ‎such approval or endorsement. Moreover, STA makes no warranty that the Site, or the server that ‎makes it available, is free from viruses, worms or other elements or codes that manifest ‎contaminating or destructive properties. STA expressly disclaims any and all liability or responsibility ‎for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or other damages arising out of any ‎individual’s use of, reference to, reliance on or inability to use the Site or the information presented ‎on the Site. In any jurisdiction that does not permit such a disclaimer of liability, STA’s liability shall be ‎limited to the greatest extent allowed by applicable law. ‎

‎6. Links. Links or pointers connecting the Site with other Internet sites are provided as a courtesy only ‎and do not imply, directly or indirectly, the endorsement, sponsorship, or approval by STA of the ‎linked site, the organization or individual operating the site, or any product, service, individual or ‎organization referenced in the site. In general, any website that has an address (or URL) that does not ‎contain “savorytastealliance.com” is a linked website. The content of any linked site does not ‎necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of STA. Linked sites are not under the control of ‎STA, and STA is not responsible for the content of any linked site, any links contained within a linked ‎site, any changes or updates to such sites, or the compliance with applicable laws of such linked sites. ‎

‎7. DMCA Notice and Takedown Procedures. STA abides by the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act ‎‎(DMCA) by responding to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other ‎applicable laws. As part of its response, STA may remove or disable access to material on the Site that ‎is claimed to be infringing; in which case, STA will make a good-faith attempt to contact the person ‎who submitted the affected material so that person may make a counter notification, also in ‎accordance with the DMCA. By posting material to the Site, the posting party represents and warrants ‎that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the ‎copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants STA and users of the Site the nonexclusive, ‎unrestricted, royalty free right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print and use ‎such information or other material. Anyone who believes that material posted on the Site infringes on ‎his or her copyrighted work should send an email to [email protected] and request removal. ‎

‎8. Choice of Law and Forum. This Agreement is entered into and performed in the State of Illinois, ‎United States of America, and is governed by the laws of Illinois, exclusive of its choice of law or ‎conflict of laws provisions. In any claim or action directly or indirectly arising under this Agreement or ‎related to savorytastealliance.com, each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive personal ‎jurisdiction of the state courts located in Springfield, Illinois, or United States District Court, whichever ‎has jurisdiction, and each party waives any jurisdictional venue or inconvenient forum objections to ‎such court. ‎

‎9. Complete Agreement. If any provision or provisions of this Agreement are held by a court or other ‎tribunal of competent jurisdiction not to be enforceable, then such provisions shall be limited or ‎eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full ‎force and effect. These Terms of Use supersede any other statements included elsewhere on the Site, ‎which are inconsistent or conflicting with these Terms of Use. ‎

‎10. Amendments. STA reserves the right to modify or change the terms and rules for use of the Site as ‎it determines from time to time in the best interests of STA. Use of the Site constitutes the user’s ‎continuing agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use as they are amended from time to time.‎