The following terms (“Terms”) constitute an agreement between Kroll’s Korner LLC (“Company”), and you that governs your use of this website and all of its associated services, content, and functionality. This policy applies to the Kroll’s Korner website (“Website”), which is owned and operated by Company.
Throughout these terms, the collective content from the Website or company’s other channels, such as social media channels, will be referred to as “Company Content.”
Your use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of, and agreement to, the following Terms. Company reserves the right to modify, alter, amend or update its Website, policies, and these Terms. These Terms are subject to change without notice. If you do not agree with or do not accept any part of these Terms, you must not use the Company Content.
Any additional policies or terms adopted by Company are hereby incorporated into these Terms by reference This includes:
USE OF THE WEBSITE
Unless otherwise stated, Company owns the intellectual property and rights to all content and material in the Company Content. Subject to the license stated herein, all intellectual property rights are reserved.
You may view, download (for caching purposes only), and print pages for your personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these Terms.
Unless it is specifically and expressly made available for such purpose, the following uses are not permitted:
- Republication, redistribution, sale, rental, or sub-licensing of content from the Company Content;
- Reproduction or duplication of any content on the Company Content for commercial purposes;
- Modification of any content in the Company Content;
From time to time, the Website will utilize various plugins or widgets to allow sharing of content via social media channels, email, or other methods. Use of these plugins or widgets does not constitute any waiver of Company’s intellectual property rights. Such use is a limited license to republish the content on the approved social media channels only, with full credit to Company.
PROHIBITED USES OF THE WEBSITE
You must not use the Website in a way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or impair the availability of access to the Website. You must not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Website, except to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law. You must not use the Website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish, or distribute any material that consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit, and/or other harmful code or malicious software.
You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities, including, but not limited to, scraping, data mining, data extraction, or data harvesting on or in relation to the Website without Company’s express written permission.
You must not use the Website to transmit or send any unsolicited commercial communications, including, but not limited to, spam comments. You must not use the Website for any third-party marketing without Company’s express written permission.
Unless otherwise noted, the design, content, and all components of the Company Content are copyrights owned by Company or third parties and are protected by United States and international copyright laws and should not be reused or republished without express written permission.
From time to time, the Company Content will legally utilize copyrights owned by third parties. These copyrights are the respective property of their owners and Company makes no claim of ownership.
Company’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Company’s, in any manner likely to cause confusion among consumers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Company or its owners.
From time to time, the Company Content will legally utilize trademarks owned by third parties. These trademarks are the respective property of their owners and Company makes no claim of ownership.
Content Contributed to the Website
In limited circumstances, you may contribute content to the Company Content, including, but not limited to, suggestions, notes, comments, ratings, posts, or submissions. Any content you contribute to the site, including, but not limited to text, images, audio material, comments, video material, and audio-visual material, must not be illegal or unlawful, may not infringe on any third-party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you, Company, or a third party.
Company reserves the right to edit or remove: (i) any material submitted to the Website; (ii) stored on Company’s servers; or, (iii) hosted or published on the Company Content. Company takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.
Notwithstanding Company’s rights under the Terms, Company does not undertake to monitor the submission of all content to, or the publication of such content on, the Company Content.
Grant of Rights
You grant Company a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate, and distribute any content you contribute to the Company Content. This includes, but is not limited to, text, images, audio material, comments, video material, and audio-visual material. This license extends to all known and future media. You also grant Company the right to sub-license these rights and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.
For clarity, if you upload an image of a recipe that you have created to the Website, you are granting us a license to use that content. You are giving us permission to include this image in the content that you have submitted.
In the event that you contribute any comments or suggestions regarding the Company Content to Company, including, but not limited to, notes, text, drawings, images, designs, or computer programs, such submissions shall become, and shall remain, the sole property of Company. No submission shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of the Company. The Company shall exclusively own all rights to (including intellectual property rights thereto), and shall be entitled to unrestricted use, publication, and dissemination as to all such submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise without any acknowledgment or compensation to you.
The Website offers the option for you to leave comments and reviews, engaging with the Website’s posts. The following types of comments will not be tolerated and will be deleted:
- harassment directed toward Company or other commenters;
- hate speech;
- defamatory statements regarding Company or any third party;
- references to illegal acts; or,
- comments that may violate the legal rights of a third party.
Company’s sole discretion will be used to determine if a comment/rating is in violation of this comment policy. Any comments/ratings in violation will be promptly deleted and no further explanation will be due to you if your comment was determined to be in violation with this policy.
From time to time, the Website may engage in affiliate marketing. This means that if you use an affiliate link to make a purchase, the Website will receive a commission on that purchase. All efforts are made to ensure that affiliate links are disclosed in accordance with the FTC.
Kroll’s Korner, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and link to Amazon.com.
From time to time, the Website may post sponsored content from an advertiser. This means that an advertiser, which may be a brand, agency, or influencer network, will contract with Company to create content featuring certain messages or product placement. Pursuant to the FTC’s requirements, all such advertisements on the Website are clearly and conspicuously disclosed.
Even though compensation (e.g., cash, free product, or services) is received in exchange for this sponsored content placement, Company gives its honest opinion, findings, beliefs, or experiences in such content. All views expressed on the Website are those of the content creator. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.
From time to time, the Website will publish posts with images from other third-party websites. Any such use is considered fair use under copyright laws and is fully attributed to the owner. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been used on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and falls outside of fair use, please send a request to email@example.com and we will remove the image within 2 to 5 business days
If you send Company an email, register to use the Website, or provide your email to Company in any other way, you consent to receive communications from Company electronically. You agree that all legal notices provided via electronic means from Company satisfy any requirement for written notice.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
The Company Content may contain links to third-party websites that are not governed or controlled by Company. You represent and warrant that you have read and agree to be bound by all applicable Terms and policies for any third-party website that relate to your use of the Company Content. Company assumes no control or liability over the content of any third-party sites. You expressly hold Company harmless from any and all liability related to your use of a third-party website.
Prior to engaging in any events or commercial transactions with any third parties discovered through or linked in the Company Content, you must complete any necessary investigation or due diligence. If there is a dispute for any events or commercial transactions with a third party discovered through or linked in the Company Content, you expressly hold Company harmless from any and all liability in any dispute.
The Website and all Company Content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Company makes no representations or warranties in relation to the Website, Company Content, or the information and materials provided therein.
Company makes no warranty the Website or Company Content will meet your requirements; will be available uninterrupted; timely and free of viruses or bugs; or represents the full functionality, accuracy, and reliability of the Website. Company is not responsible to you for the loss of any content or material uploaded or transmitted through the Website. Company is not responsible for caching of the Website the browser on your computer or mobile device and Company cannot aid with issues related to your browser or mobile devices. The Website and Company Content are written in English and Company makes no warranty regarding translation or interpretation of content in any language.
COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS, ALL OTHER REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE WEBSITE AND COMPANY CONTENT, ALONG WITH ANY ANCILLARY SERVICE, ARE BEING PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT ANY TYPE OF WARRANTY WHATSOEVER. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT YOU ARE WAIVING CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542 WHICH STATES THAT “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
COMPANY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, HOWEVER CAUSED, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU, WHETHER UNDER THEORY OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Company, its members, employees, officers, directors, managers, and agents harmless from and against any and all losses, claims, suits, actions, liabilities, obligations, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) which Company suffers as a result of third-party claims based on: (i) your negligence or intentional misconduct, (ii) your breach of any provision of the Terms (including representation or warranty); (iii) materials prepared or provided by you including, but not limited to, any claims of infringement, or misappropriation of copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property or proprietary right, infringement of the rights of privacy or publicity, or defamation or libel; or (iv) death, personal injury, or property damage arising out of, or relating to, your obligations hereunder.
The Terms will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Terms, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The place of any such arbitration shall be in or near Fresno County, California. The parties also agree that the AAA Optional Rules for Emergency Measures of Protection shall apply to the proceedings.
If any provision(s) of the Terms is held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall be severable and enforceable. If a provision is excessively broad, such a provision shall be limited or reduced in scope so as to be enforceable.
The Terms may not be assigned by you without Company’s prior written consent; however, the Terms may be assigned by Company in its sole discretion.
All notices with respect to the Terms must be in writing and may be via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for Company and to your email address.
Updated: March 2023