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Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE

Last Updated: 07/10/17

 

Welcome to www.ecos.com  (the “Website”) operated by Venus Laboratories DBA Earth Friendly Products (“EFP,” “us” or “we”). Please carefully review the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”) that govern your visit to the Website, and your use of the Website and the related content, activities, features, products and services available on or through the Website (the “Service(s)”). EFP reserves the right, at any time, to modify or update the Website, Services and these Terms of Use.

Your Consent and Use of the Website and Services

Your use of the Website and Services constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and any further policies or terms that govern your use of the Website and/or Services, which are all incorporated herein by reference (collectively, this “Agreement”). Use of the Website and Services is further subject to the additional terms, disclaimers, caveats, and notices that may appear elsewhere on the Website or Services and/or that are contained in any other written agreement between you and us. By accessing and using the Website and Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by this Agreement as if you had signed it. Use of the Website and Services is voluntary. IF AT ANY TIME YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THIS AGREEMENT, THEN YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS, BROWSE OR USE THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, AND YOU MUST DISCONTINUE USE OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES IMMEDIATELY.

As our business changes from time to time, this Agreement may likewise change. We reserve the right to change or modify the terms and conditions that govern your use of the Website, Services and this Agreement at any time, with or without notice to you, at our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting the Website to see the current Agreement in effect and any changes that may have been made to it. Your use of the Website and Services following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the terms and conditions as changed. We may terminate your right to and deny you access to the Website or Services, or remove any material you have posted if, in our sole discretion, you fail to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement, or for any other reason whatsoever. Except as otherwise provided herein, however, EFP undertakes no obligation to police, supervise or monitor materials posted to the Website by you or other third parties.

Accessing the Website and Account Security

Access to and use of the Website and Services is limited to persons over the age of thirteen (13). The Website is not directed to persons under 13 years old. The policy of EFP, as the operator of the Website, is NOT to knowingly collect any personal information from persons under 13, including “individually identifiable information,” as defined by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). If you are under 13, you should leave the Website without providing any information about yourself. Any access to or use of the Website or Services by anyone under the age of majority requires consent to this Agreement by a parent or legal guardian. By accessing or using the Website and/or Services, you represent and warrant to us that you are either a legal adult or, if under the age of majority, have obtained proper consent from a parent or legal guardian to your use of the Website, Services and this Agreement. By using the Website and Services, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

To access the Website or Services, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Website that all the information you provide is correct, current and complete. You agree that all information you provide to register with the Website or otherwise, including but not limited to through the use of any interactive features on the Website, is governed by our Privacy Policy, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Privacy Policy.

If you choose, or are provided with, a username, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential and not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to the Website or portions of it using your username, password or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your username or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.

We have the right to disable any username, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of this Agreement.

Geographic Restrictions

The owner of the Website is based in the State of California in the United States. We provide the Website for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Website or Services are accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Those who choose to access the Website or Services from locations outside of the United States do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable including, without limitation, all applicable laws, rules and regulations regarding the transmission of data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

Prohibited Uses

EFP imposes certain restrictions on your permissible use of the Website and Services. You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate any security features of the Website and Services including, without limitation, (a) accessing content or data not intended for you, or logging onto a server or account that you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Website, or any associated system, service or network, or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) interfering or attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus to the Website, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mail bombing” or “crashing”; (d) using the Website to send unsolicited email including, without limitation, promotions or advertisements for products or services; (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or post using the Website; (f) attempting to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by EFP in providing the Website or Services; or (g) engaging in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website or Services, or which, as determined by us, may harm EFP or users of the Website. Any violation of system or network security may subject you to civil and/or criminal liability. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not use “bots,” spiders or intelligent agent software (or similar technologies) for any purposes other than accessing publicly posted portions of the Website and only for purposes consistent with this Agreement. You may not circumvent any access or use restrictions, data encryption or content protection related to the Website or Services. You may not data mine the Website or in any way cause harm to the Website or Services.

Website Contents and Intellectual Property Rights

Unless otherwise noted, the design of the Website, the Website as a whole, and all materials, contents, features and functionality that are part of the Website or Services (including, but not limited to, all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof) (collectively, “Content”) are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, patents or other intellectual properties owned, controlled or licensed by EFP or its subsidiaries and affiliates. No right, title or interest in any of the information, material, or other Content of the Website is granted to you under any circumstances and EFP reserves and retains all intellectual property rights in and to the Content, Website and Services.

This Agreement permits you to use the Website for your personal, non­commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store or transmit any of the Content on the Website or Services, except as follows:

  • Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
  • You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
  • You may print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Website for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication or distribution.
  • If we provide desktop, mobile or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by our end user license agreement for such applications.

You must not:

  • Modify copies of any Content from the Website or Services.
  • Delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from copies of Content from the Website or Services.

Except as expressly noted herein, you may not reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, any of the Content, Website or Services. Unauthorized use or copying (including electronic copying or downloading) of the Website and Content without EFP’s express written consent is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.

Trademarks

EFP’s name, logo, registered and unregistered trademarks and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of EFP or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of EFP. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on the Website and Services are the trademarks of their respective owners. No license to, or right in, any such trademarks, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans, or any other proprietary rights of EFP and/or other parties is granted to or conferred upon you.

Linking to the Website and Social Media Features

 You may link to the Website homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it; however, you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part.

The Website may provide certain social media features that enable you to:

  • Link from your own or certain third party websites to certain Content on the Website.
  • Send emails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on the Website.
  • Cause limited portions of the Content on the Website to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third party websites.

You must use these features solely as they are provided by us with the Content they are displayed with. Subject to the foregoing, you must not:

  • Establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
  • Cause the Website or portions of it to be displayed, or appear to be displayed by, for example, framing, deep linking or in-line linking, on any other site.
  • Link to any part of the Website other than the homepage.
  • Otherwise take any action with respect to the Content on the Website that is inconsistent with any other provision of this Agreement.

You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to cease. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. We may disable all or any social media features or any links at any time without notice at our discretion.

Reliance on Information Posted

The information presented on or through the Website or Services is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

The Website may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, reviewers, influencers, bloggers and third party licensors, syndicators, aggregators and/or reporting services. Opinions, advice, statements, testimonials, reviews, offers or other information or content made available on or through the Website or Services, but not directly by us, are those of their respective authors, do not necessarily reflect the opinions of EFP, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such authors are solely responsible for such content.

By way of example, any recommended or suggested use of products or services available from EFP that is posted by a third party is not a sign of approval or recommendation by EFP. If you choose to follow any such recommendation, you do so at your own risk. EFP is not responsible or liable to you or any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third party.

Privacy Policy

Information you provide to EFP or that we collect via the Website or Services is subject to our Privacy Policy. By using the Website and Services, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Policy. For more information, please read our full Privacy Policy.

Disclaimer of Warranties

We cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Internet or the Website are free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures to satisfy your particular requirements for antivirus protection and accuracy of data input and output and for maintaining a means external to our Website for any reconstruction of any lost data. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON THE WEBSITE, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL USE OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES, ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCTS, FEATURES OR SERVICES CONTAINED AT, PROVIDED THROUGH OR PURCHASED FROM THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, AND ANY FUNCTIONALITY, SOFTWARE OR PROGRAMMING CONTAINED AT OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NONINFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, we make no warranty, promise or guarantee of any kind that (A) Operation of the Website and Services will be continuous, TIMELY, uninterrupted, secure, or that the Website or its server are free of ERRORS, viruses or other harmful effects; (b) the Website AND Services will meet your requirements or expectations; (c) the results that may be obtained from use of the Website or Services will be effective, typical, accurate or reliable; AND (d) the quality of any products, services or information purchased or obtained by you from the Website or Services will meet your expectations or be free from mistakes, errors or defects. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES AND YOUR DEALINGS WITH OTHER USERS ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE EXPECT THAT YOU WILL USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE WHEN USING THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES.

FURTHER, WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE WEBSITE IS WITHOUT WARRANTY AS TO ITS COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, SUITABILITY OR AUTHENTICITY. You should conduct your own due diligence as to the truth, accuracy, completeness, and continuing validity of any information set forth in or referenced at the Website OR SERVICES. Likewise, EFP does not warrant the accuracy of ANY third party content contained within or referred to at the Website OR SERVICES, including any links to third party Websites. EFP IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER.

SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY IN WHOLE OR IN PART TO YOU.

Limitation of Liabilities

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES OR LEGAL THEORY SHALL EFP OR ITS AGENTS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, MEMBERS, PARTNERS, MANAGERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS, DISTRIBUTORS, VENDORS, ATTORNEYS OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES (WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, COMPENSATORY, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM OR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, OR ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, OR WITH ANY OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE LIABILITY OF EFP FOR ANY DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED AT OR FROM THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE DOLLAR AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, TO EFP FOR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES.

THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE SHALL: (I) ONLY APPLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND (II) NOT APPLY TO (A) LIABILITY RESULTING FROM OUR GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT AND (B) DEATH OR BODILY INJURY RESULTING FROM OUR ACTS OR OMISSIONS.

Release and Indemnification

IN THE EVENT YOU HAVE A DISPUTE WITH ONE OR MORE USERS of the Website OR SERVICES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DISPUTE REGARDING ANY TRANSACTION OR USER GENERATED CONTENT) OR ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE THAT MAY BE LINKED TO OR OTHERWISE INTERACT WITH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY SOCIAL MEDIA SITE, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE EFP AND ITS AGENTS, DIRECTORS, shareholders, MEMBERS, PARTNERS, MANAGERS, officers, employees, INFORMATION PROVIDERS, SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS, vendors, ATTORNEYS and affiliates (collectively, the “released Parties”) FROM ANY AND ALL RIGHTS, CLAIMS, COMPLAINTS, DEMANDS, CAUSES OF ACTION, PROCEEDINGS, LIABILITIES, OBLIGATIONS, LEGAL FEES, COSTS AND DISBURSEMENTS OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, WHICH NOW OR HEREAFTER ARISE FROM, RELATE TO, OR ARE CONNECTED WITH SUCH DISPUTE AND/OR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND/or SERVICES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

You further agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, RELEASED PARTIES from and against all claims, demands, liabilities, losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from, arising out of OR IN CONNECTION WITH your use, unlawful use or other misuse, or inability to use the Website or Services, your breach of this Agreement, OR otherwise RELATING TO THE BUSINESS WE CONDUCT ON THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY POTENTIAL OR ACTUAL COMMUNICATION, TRANSACTION OR DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY), ANY CONTENT POSTED BY YOU OR ON YOUR BEHALF TO THE WEBSITE, ANY USE OF ANY SERVICE PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY PROVIDER, OR ANY USE OF A SERVICE OFFERED BY US THAT INTERACTS WITH A THIRD PARTY WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY SOCIAL MEDIA SITE. YOU SHALL COOPERATE AS FULLY AS REASONABLY REQUIRED IN THE DEFENSE OF ANY CLAIM. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, AT OUR OWN EXPENSE, TO ASSUME THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENSE AND CONTROL OF ANY MATTER OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO INDEMNIFICATION BY YOU AND YOU SHALL NOT SETTLE ANY MATTER WITHOUT OUR WRITTEN CONSENT. THIS SECTION SURVIVES TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT.

Choice of Law, Arbitration, and Venue

This Agreement and any claim or controversy relating to or arising from the use of the Website or Services including, but not limited to, any transactions made or entered into at the Website, any information, Content, products, services or promotions contained at or provided through the Website or Services, or any functionality, software or programming contained at or provided through the Website or Services (hereafter, “Claims”), shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to principles of conflicts of law and, as applicable, the laws of the United States of America.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM ARISES, OR THE CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM SHALL BE FOREVER BARRED.

YOU AGREE TO ARBITRATE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, INCLUDING ALL STATUTORY CLAIMS, AND ANY STATE OR FEDERAL CLAIMS. BY AGREEING TO ARBITRATION, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE GIVING UP ANY RIGHTS TO LITIGATE CLAIMS IN A COURT OR BEFORE A JURY, OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS. OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE IF YOU WENT TO COURT MAY ALSO BE UNAVAILABLE OR MAY BE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION.

ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE OR CONTROVERSY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER PRE-EXISTING, PRESENT OR FUTURE, AND INCLUDING STATUTORY, CONSUMER PROTECTION, COMMON LAW, INTENTIONAL TORT, INJUNCTIVE AND EQUITABLE CLAIMS) BETWEEN YOU AND US ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, WILL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION.

All Claims shall be decided by one arbitrator pursuant to this provision and the commercial arbitration rules and procedures of JAMS, Inc. at their offices located in Orange County, California. For more information on JAMS and/or the rules of JAMS, visit http://www.jamsadr.com. All Claims shall be brought solely in the parties’ individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding. The arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s Claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding with respect to any such Claims. NEITHER PARTY SHALL BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR AND, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, EACH PARTY HEREBY WAIVES (A) ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, ENHANCED, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN FOR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES, AND (B) ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding. No arbitration award or decision will have any preclusive effect as to issues or claims in any dispute with anyone who is not a named party to the arbitration. Any proceeding to enforce this arbitration agreement, including any proceeding to confirm, modify, or vacate an arbitration award, shall be conducted in the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Orange or, where applicable, the federal District Court sitting in the County of Orange, State of California. Likewise, in the event that this arbitration agreement is for any reason held to be unenforceable, any litigation shall be commenced only in the federal or state courts located in Orange County, California. You hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of those courts for such purposes.

By using the Website and/or Services in any manner, you agree to the above arbitration agreement. In doing so, you give up your right to go to court to assert or defend any claims between you and us. You also give up your right to participate in a class action or other class proceeding.

Submission and Posting of Information, Comments, Writings and Other User-Generated Content and Materials

As a user of the Website or Services, you may be able to post content on the Website, Services or EFP’s social media pages or accounts, including, without limitation, by providing testimonials or reviews, leaving comments, uploading videos or photos, participating in message boards, bulletin boards, chat rooms or other forums, etc. You are solely responsible for the content you publish, display, or post on the Website, Services, and/or on social media platforms or third party sites, or transmit or display to other users. However, EFP reserves the right to block or remove any communications or materials that it determines to be (a) abusive, defamatory, discriminatory or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights, (d) in violation of any law, regulation or this Agreement, or (e) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to EFP in its sole discretion. EFP reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move or delete any communication or material provided for display or placed on the Website or Services, in its sole discretion, without notice. If at any time EFP chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the content, EFP nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the user submitting any such content. You agree that EFP shall under no circumstances be held liable on account of any action it takes, in good faith, to remove or restrict access to material that it or any user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected.

Any submission of information or copyrightable works of any nature by you to EFP through the Website, Services, any of EFP’s social media pages or accounts or otherwise, shall be deemed to constitute a release by you to the public domain, for use by EFP and others, without restriction, except those restrictions set forth in our Privacy Policy with respect to personal information. All comments, feedback, ideas, suggestions, materials, information and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to EFP using the Website, Services, blogs, social media platforms, third party sites or otherwise are not confidential or proprietary and will become and remain EFP’s property. By submitting any such information or material, you represent and warrant your right to release such information and material for use in the public domain without restriction.

Your submission of such information and material shall further constitute an assignment to EFP of all worldwide rights, titles and interests and goodwill in the information and materials without payment of any compensation. By posting content to any public area of the Website, Services or EFP’s social media pages or accounts, you automatically represent and warrant that you have the right to grant to us, our affiliates, licensees and successors, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, reproduce, adapt, modify and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.

If you provide or post any information, materials, text, images, music, video, or other content or works of any nature (collectively, “Posted Content”) at or through the Website or Services, you represent, warrant, and agree that any such Posted Content:

  • is not defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, harassing, offensive, profane, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise in violation of any law or right of any third party;
  • is not false, inaccurate, deceptive, misleading, or fraudulent;
  • does not promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  • does not infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or intellectual property rights;
  • does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, without limitation, those governing export control, consumer protection, publicity and privacy rights, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising);
  • does not contain personal identifying information of any person other than you;
  • does not cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
  • does not impersonate any person or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization;
  • does not involve unauthorized commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes or other sales promotions, barter or advertising;
  • does not give the impression that it emanates from or is endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case;
  • does not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate any system, data, or personal information, or the operation of any computer or computer program, including, without limitation, any mechanism for overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mail bombing” or “crashing” the Website or any system, or intended to send unsolicited e-mail including, without limitation, promotions, or advertisements for products or services; and
  • shall become and be the property of EFP with the full and unrestricted right of EFP to distribute, copy, transfer, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit, create derivative works from, or otherwise use such Posted Content without compensation to you.

Copyright/ DMCA Notice and Procedure

It is our policy to respond to allegations of copyright violations in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the Website or Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify EFP’s designated Copyright Agent at the address below. Inquiries not compliant with the procedure outlined below may not receive a response. When a valid DMCA notification is received, we will respond by taking down the offending content. We will then take reasonable steps to contact the owner of the removed content so a counter-notification may be filed. Upon receipt of a valid counter-notification, we will generally restore the content in question, unless we receive notice from you, the notifying copyright owner, that a legal action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in the infringing activity. EFP may provide copies of such notices to the participants in the dispute or to any other third parties, at our discretion and as required by law. EFP’s Privacy Policy does not protect information provided in these notices.

Notification

If you believe that your work was copied or posted on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact our designated Copyright Agent at:

[INSERT NAME]

[INSERT ADDRESS]

[INSERT EMAIL]

Please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that material is infringing.

Your notification must include the following information:

(A) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

(B) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.

(C) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit EFP to locate the material.

(D) Information reasonably sufficient to permit EFP to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.

(E) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

(F) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Note, however, that if you posted any materials on the Website, by submitting, posting or displaying your content on the Website, you grant EFP and its end users a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license as specified in this Agreement.

Only DMCA notices should go to the EFP Copyright Agent designated above. Communications regarding other matters directed to that address or DMCA notices that do not comply with the requirements of DMCA may be ignored.

Upon receipt of the written notification containing the information as outlined above:

(A) EFP shall remove or disable access to the material that is alleged to be infringing.

(B) EFP shall use reasonable efforts to forward the written notification to such alleged infringer (“User”).

(C) EFP shall take reasonable steps to notify the User that it has removed or disabled access to the material.

Counter Notification

To be effective, a Counter Notification must be a written communication provided to EFP’s designated Copyright Agent that includes substantially the following:

(A) A physical or electronic signature of the User.

(B) Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.

(C) A statement under penalty of perjury that the User has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.

(D) The User’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the User consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the User’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which EFP is located, and that the User will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person.

Upon receipt of a Counter Notification containing the information as outlined above:

(A) EFP shall promptly provide you with a copy of the counter notification, and inform you that EFP will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in 10 business days; and

(B) EFP shall replace the removed material and cease disabling access to the material in no less than 10 and no more than 14 business days following receipt of the counter notice, unless EFP’s designated Copyright Agent first receives notice from you that you have filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the User from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material at the Website.

Account Termination

EFP may, in appropriate circumstances, terminate an account holder or user of the Website or Services if he or she is a repeat infringer. If you believe that an account holder or user is a repeat infringer, please follow the instructions above to contact EFP’s DMCA Copyright Agent and provide information sufficient for us to verify that the account holder or user is a repeat infringer.

Termination and Denial of Access

This Agreement is effective unless and until terminated by EFP. If, in EFP’s sole discretion, you fail to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement, EFP may terminate your access to or use of the Website or Services. In the event of termination or denial of access by EFP, you are no longer authorized to access the Website or Services, and the restrictions imposed upon you with respect to material copied or downloaded, and the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in this Agreement, shall continue in force.

Third Party Links

The Website may include links to other Internet sites maintained by third parties including links contained in advertisements such as banner advertisements and sponsored links (“Linked Sites”). EFP provides Linked Sites to you solely as a convenience and the inclusion of Linked Sites does not imply endorsement by EFP of the Linked Sites. You access Linked Sites at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. Linked Sites are not under the control of EFP and EFP accepts no responsibility for the Linked Sites or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of any Linked Sites.

Modifications to the Website or Services

EFP reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website and/or Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice in our sole discretion. You agree that EFP shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Website and/or Services.

Professional Advice Disclaimer

Any information we provide to you via the Website and Services, including descriptions of products, programs, services, events, etc., is for informational purposes only. Use of the Website and Services is not meant to serve as a substitute for professional, medical or legal advice. When appropriate, you should seek independent professional advice.

Miscellaneous

Headings in this Agreement are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Nothing herein shall be deemed to create an agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchise-franchisee relationship of any kind between EFP and you or any other person or entity. Our failure to act with respect to a breach of this Agreement by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to other or similar breaches. This Agreement, including the other policies referenced herein, shall constitute the entire agreement and understanding between EFP and you with respect to use of the Website and/or Services and supersedes any and all prior agreements and understandings of the parties with respect to the subject matter addressed herein. This Agreement is binding on the parties hereto and their successors and assigns. If any provision in this Agreement is deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severed from the Agreement and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect as if no invalid or unenforceable provision had been part of this Agreement.

Your Comments and Concerns

If you have any feedback, comments, requests for technical support, complaints or concerns regarding the Website or Services, please contact us at info@ecos.com. You may also send us mail at: Venus Laboratories Inc., DBA Earth Friendly Products, 11150 Hope St. Cypress, CA 90630. For California residents, the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted by telephone at (800) 952-5210 or (916) 445-1254 or by writing the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Consumer Information Center at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-112, Sacramento, California 95834.