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Terms of Use

Warranty

The Website and the materials provided therein (regardless of whether such materials are created by Shamrock Foods or a third party content provider) are provided “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE.” ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGMENT, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NEITHER SHAMROCK FOODS NOR ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDER WARRANTS THAT ANY FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING THROUGH THE SITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. Accordingly, you acknowledge that you do not and will not rely on any information contained on the site (including product or service descriptions). All information contained on the site is subject to change at any time without notice. YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. You agree to defend and indemnify Shamrock Foods and its affiliates, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, information providers and licensors (each an “Indemnified Party”), and to hold them harmless for, from and against any and all claims, liabilities and expenses (including attorney’s fees) that may arise from the use or alleged use of this Website by you or any person using your registration information, whether or not authorized by you. Each Indemnified Party reserves the right, at its own expense, to participate in the defense of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with such Indemnified Party in the defense of such claim.

Submissions

All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated to Shamrock Foods through this Website (“Submitted Information”) will forever be the property of Shamrock Foods and you assign all of your rights in any Submitted Information to Shamrock Foods. Shamrock Foods will not be required to treat any submission as confidential, and will not be liable for any ideas for its business (including without limitation, product or advertising ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future Shamrock Foods operations.

Termination

Shamrock Foods reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend or terminate access to all or any part of the Website at any time for any reason without prior notice or liability. Shamrock Foods may change, suspend or discontinue all or any aspect of the Website at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, information or content without prior notice or liability. However, in the case of any termination, you agree to continue to abide by these terms, which shall remain in full force and effect after such termination, except that your right to use the site shall be terminated.

Miscellaneous

This agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona, and the parties irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of, and to bring any action to enforce this agreement in, the federal or state courts located in Phoenix, Arizona. The prevailing party in such litigation shall be entitled to recover, in addition to such other relief as the court may award, its reasonable attorney’s fees, expert witness fees, and court or other costs incurred in such litigation. This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. If any inconsistency exists between the terms of this agreement and any additional terms and conditions posted on the Website, such terms shall be interpreted as to eliminate any inconsistency, if possible, and otherwise, the additional terms and conditions shall control. The provisions of this agreement will be deemed severable and the invalidity or unenforceability of any provision will not affect the validity or enforceability of the other provision hereof. Any provision determined to be invalid or unenforceable will be modified, to the extent possible, to be valid and enforceable so as to retain the intent of the parties.

Copyrights

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Shamrock Foods’ copyright agent the following information:

  • an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  • a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
  • your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Shamrock Foods’ Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached at:

By Mail:
Shamrock Foods Corporation
Attn: Karen Williams
3900 East Camelback Road, Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85018

By Email: karen_williams@shamrockfoods.com

Privacy Policy

This site is owned and operated by Shamrock Foods Company. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Shamrock Foods, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Shamrock Foods gathers two types of information about users:

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, and from participation in polls and surveys.
  • Information Shamrock Foods gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because Shamrock Foods may derive revenue from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our online service free to users.
  • UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DOES SHAMROCK FOODS DIVULGE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT AN INDIVIDUAL USER TO A THIRD PARTY WITHOUT THAT INDIVIDUAL USER’S CONSENT.

Shamrock Foods gathers user information in the following ways:

Optional Voluntary Information

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

1. Electronic newsletters (dispatches)

We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. Shamrock Foods gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time they register for personalized access to the Web site.

2. Message boards/forums (INTERNAL WEB SITE ONLY)

Users of the site’s Message Boards and Forums must register separately for these services (both are free of charge) in order to post messages. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password and email address. Although email is generally reliable, email can be transmitted improperly or wrongfully intercepted. Shamrock Foods does not warrant or guarantee that the transmission of email messages will be uninterrupted or transmitted without error. Shamrock Foods reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

3. Surveys

Shamrock Foods may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We do not share information about specific individuals with any third party without that individual’s consent.

CHILDREN

Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

USAGE TRACKING

Shamrock Foods tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Shamrock Foods does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).

Shamrock Foods sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is not associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

COOKIES

We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information, although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Shamrock Foods uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our usage tracking system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys.

USE OF INFORMATION

Shamrock Foods uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards and forums. We have the ability to send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. SHAMROCK FOODS NEVER SHARES NEWSLETTER MAILING LISTS WITH ANY THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS OR PARTNERS.

We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don’t track which terms a particular user enters.

Shamrock Foods creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don’t track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SHARING OF THE INFORMATION

Shamrock Foods uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help us and our advertisers better understand our audience’s demographics. This is essential in order to keep our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SECURITY

Shamrock Foods operates data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and we permit only authorized individuals access to the information provided by our customers.

OPT-OUT POLICY

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

  • Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters
  • Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.

YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Shamrock Foods. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.