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Terms & Conditions for Use of Food Policy Action's Web Properties

Please note that Food Policy Action's web properties are under constant development. New content may be added and this agreement may therefore be modified and updated on an ongoing basis. It is important to check back to this page regularly.

Terms, Conditions, and User Agreement:

Agreement. Use of Food Policy Action's web properties, and related content, regardless of media, is subject to the terms, conditions, and disclaimers set forth below and to all applicable laws and regulations. Food Policy Action reserves the right to modify these disclaimers, terms, and conditions of access, without advance notice. This agreement constitutes a binding contract between Food Policy Action and you, the user. By accessing one of Food Policy Action's web properties, you hereby accept this User Agreement in full. As a material condition of such use, you warrant that you are over the age of eighteen and that you have provided complete and accurate information in any communication with Food Policy Action.

Personal Use. Food Policy Action's web properties are provided solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not develop or derive for commercial sale any data in machine-readable or other form that incorporates or uses any substantial part of Food Policy Action's web properties, nor transfer to or store any data residing or exchanged over Food Policy Action's web properties in any electronic network for use by more than one user, unless you obtain prior written permission from Food Policy Action. Specifically, unless explicitly authorized in these terms and conditions, or by the owner of the materials, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium any material from Food Policy Action's web properties.

Dynamic Site. Food Policy Action's web properties are dynamic, which means that the information contained therein may change based on new information or other factors.

Copyright. Food Policy Action's web properties, and all other text and images contained in Food Policy Action's products, are protected by United States trademark and copyright law and/or other applicable law, and are the property of Food Policy Action, except as otherwise identified. All copyrights and trademarks not the property of Food Policy Action that are used or referred to in Food Policy Action's web properties, and other Food Policy Action products, are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained in the site or other products shall be construed as granting any license or other rights to any copyright, trademark, patent, or other property of Food Policy Action or any third-party, whether by implication, laches, estoppel or explicit grant.

Indemnification. You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Food Policy Action from and against any and all liability and costs incurred by Food Policy Action in connection with any claim arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of your representations, warranties, or obligations set forth in this User Agreement. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim.

Accuracy and Risk Warning. Food Policy Action has worked to ensure the accuracy of the information it provides on its web properties. Yet this information frequently relies on data obtained from many sources, and accordingly, Food Policy Action cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided or any analysis based thereon. By accessing Food Policy Action's web properties, you acknowledge that any reliance upon any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed or distributed through Food Policy Action's web properties is at your sole risk. Food Policy Action reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to correct any errors, omissions, or publish any update in any portion of Food Policy Action's web properties. You acknowledge and agree that Food Policy Action is not responsible for any materials posted by other users of Food Policy Action's web properties.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF FOOD POLICY ACTION'S CONTENT AND SERVICES, INCLUDING FOOD POLICY ACTION'S WEB PROPERTIES, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. FOOD POLICY ACTION'S CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN 'AS IS' BASIS AND FOOD POLICY ACTION MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. FOOD POLICY ACTION DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE. NO ADVICE, OPINION, OR OTHER INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH FOOD POLICY ACTION'S WEB PROPERTIES, ORALLY OR IN ANY MEDIA, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY FROM FOOD POLICY ACTION NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE STATED, FOOD POLICY ACTION MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION REGARDING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ANY COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TRANSMITTED ON FOOD POLICY ACTION'S WEB PROPERTIES, OR ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO FOOD POLICY ACTION'S WEB PROPERTIES.

FOOD POLICY ACTION AND ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR COSTS OR ATTORNEY'S FEES, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, OR STRICT LIABILITY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER FOOD POLICY ACTION WAS INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN STATES THAT DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, FOOD POLICY ACTION'S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY SUCH STATES' LAWS.

Third-Party Sites. Food Policy Action's web properties may contain links and pointers to other sites on the Internet, which may be maintained by third-parties. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by Food Policy Action of any third-party site or any materials contained therein. Food Policy Action does not control, and is not responsible for, the availability, accuracy, privacy policy, or currency of such third-party sites or any information, content, products, or services accessible from such third-party sites.

Fee-Shifting, Choice of Law. If you attempt to bring any legal action against Food Policy Action based in any way on its products or services, including Food Policy Action's web properties, you agree that, in the event you do not prevail or Food Policy Action does prevail, you will reimburse Food Policy Action for any costs and attorneys fees associated with their defense of the action. The use of Food Policy Action's web properties and any claim or dispute relating to Food Policy Action's web properties shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. Use of Food Policy Action's web properties are unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not affect all provisions of these terms of service, including without limitation this paragraph. If any provision or portion of these terms and conditions is held in whole or in part to be unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of that provision and of the entire User Agreement will be severable and will remain in effect, to the fullest degree consistent with the intent of this document.

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Our mission is to highlight the importance of food policy and to promote policies that support healthy diets, reduce hunger at home and abroad, improve food access and affordability, uphold the rights and dignity of food and farm workers, increase transparency, improve public health, reduce the risk of food-borne illness, support local and regional food systems, protect and maintain sustainable fisheries, treat farm animals humanely and reduce the environmental impact of farming and food production. Food Policy Action promotes positive policies through education and publication of the National Food Policy Scorecard.

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