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International Food Additive Database
The International Food Additive Database is an Internet-accessible electronic database containing global food additive regulatory standards and data, including maximum use levels for various food additives that are applicable in certain legal jurisdictions. The International Food Additive Database is maintained and hosted by Bryant Christie Inc. ("BCI"), a Washington corporation.
The most current version of the TOU can be found through a link on the home page of the International Food Additive Database.
(a) Upon agreeing to the TOU, Licensee is granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable right and license to access the International Food Additive Database in compliance with the TOU.
(b) Licensee's use of the International Food Additive Database shall be solely for Licensee's internal reference and informational purposes and in compliance with the TOU and all applicable laws. The license granted hereunder does not permit Licensee (and Licensee may not knowingly allow any third party) to: (i) download, store, create derivative works of, copy, alter or in any way modify the International Food Additive Database or any content contained in it; (ii) translate, decompile, disassemble, reverse compile, reverse engineer, or decode the International Food Additive Database; (iii) publish, display, sell, distribute, or sub-license the International Food Additive Database in any form of media; (iv) disable, bypass or delete any copy protection or access control method implemented to prevent or deter unauthorized copying or use of the International Food Additive Database; or (v) use the International Food Additive Database in any fashion that infringes any copyright, intellectual property right, or other proprietary right or interest held by BCI. BCI reserves all rights in the International Food Additive Database not expressly granted herein.
(c) Licensee shall not allow any other person or entity to use Licensee's personal user identification and/or log-in information to access the International Food Additive Database. Licensee shall be responsible for the use of its user identification and/or log-in information and the International Food Additive Database and for compliance with the TOU by any person or entity, whether or not authorized by Licensee.
3. Ownership; Licensee's Assignment of Intellectual Property Rights. BCI owns or has the right to use all intellectual property contained in or associated with the International Food Additive Database. Licensee hereby grants to BCI all intellectual property rights and other proprietary rights in any work Licensee may create in violation of the TOU.
4. Warranty Disclaimer.
(a) THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD ADDITIVE DATABASE IS INTENDED TO BE AN INITIAL REFERENCE SOURCE ONLY, AND LICENSEE MUST VERIFY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM IT WITH KNOWLEDGEABLE PARTIES IN THE MARKET OF INTEREST PRIOR TO THE SALE OR SHIPMENT OF ANY PRODUCTS. LICENSEE ACKNOWLEDGES THAT BCI CANNOT AND DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD ADDITIVE DATABASE OR THE DATA CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSIBLE THROUGH IT WILL BE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) ACCURATE AND FREE OF OMISSIONS OR THAT IT WILL MEET LICENSEE'S REQUIREMENTS.
(b) BCI SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD ADDITIVE DATABASE OR FROM LICENSEE'S USE OF IT. INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS AND PERMISSIBLE FOOD ADDITIVES CHANGE FREQUENTLY, COMMODITY NOMENCLATURE AND RESIDUE DEFINITIONS VARY BETWEEN COUNTRIES, AND COUNTRY POLICIES REGARDING DEFERRAL TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ARE NOT ALWAYS TRANSPARENT. BCI WILL USE COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO KEEP THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD ADDITIVE DATABASE CURRENT AND TO MAKE IT AS ACCURATE AND COMPLETE AS POSSIBLE; HOWEVER, THE INFORMATION IN IT MAY NOT BE COMPLETELY UP-TO-DATE OR ERROR FREE. IF LICENSEE BECOMES AWARE OF ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD ADDITIVE DATABASE, IT WILL NOTIFY BCI OF THE ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, AND BCI WILL UNDERTAKE TO CORRECT THE ERRORS OR OMISSIONS EXPEDITIOUSLY.
(c) TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER ANY APPLICABLE LAW, THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD ADDITIVE DATABASE AND ALL RELATED SERVICES (IF ANY) ARE PROVIDED AND LICENSED TO LICENSEE AS IS, AS AVAILABLE, AND WITH ALL FAULTS. BCI DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD ADDITIVE DATABASE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, RELIABILITY OR AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, LACK OF NEGLIGENCE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
(d) TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BCI WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO LICENSEE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, COST OF COVER, LOST OPPORTUNITIES, LOST SAVINGS, OR LOST DATA, CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PRIVACY AND FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING GOOD FAITH AND REASONABLE CARE) ARISING OUT OF LICENSEE'S USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD ADDITIVE DATABASE, HOWEVER CAUSED, ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), EVEN IF BCI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL BCI'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO LICENSEE FOR USE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD ADDITIVE DATABASE EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY LICENSEE TO BCI FOR USE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD ADDITIVE DATABASE WITHIN THE SIX (6) MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE LAST EVENT GIVING RISE TO LICENSEE'S CLAIM. LICENSEE ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THIS PROVISION REFLECTS AN ADEQUATE AND ACCEPTABLE ALLOCATION OF RISK AND THAT THE REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING THE FACT THAT THEY MAY RESULT IN LICENSEE'S USE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD ADDITIVE DATABASE FAILING ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE REMEDIES DESCRIBED ABOVE CONSTITUTE LICENSEE'S ONLY REMEDIES FOR ANY BREACH BY BCI OF ITS OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE TOU.
5. Licensee Indemnification. Licensee shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless BCI from all allegations, liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, that arise from or relate to Licensee's use or misuse of, or access to the International Food Additive Database and Licensee's breach of the TOU.
6. Governing Law; Dispute Resolution.
(a) The TOU shall be construed under and governed by the internal laws of the State of Washington without regard to its conflict of law's provisions.
(b) The exclusive venue for any disputes arising under or related to the TOU or Licensee's use of the International Food Additive Database shall be in the King County, Washington, Superior Court or in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington located in Seattle, Washington. Licensee and BCI consent to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts for such disputes.
(c) If any provision of the TOU is held to be invalid or not legal, such decision shall not affect any other provision of it, and the remainder of the TOU shall continue to be valid and legal.
(d) Communications with BCI regarding the TOU and the International Food Additive Database shall be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: August 28, 2015
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