Terms & Conditions - Archived
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These Terms & Conditions apply to the Whole Foods Market website, WFM's mobile applications and WFM's social media (collectively the "WFM Website"). As used in these Terms & Conditions, "WFM", "us", or "we" refers to Whole Foods Market Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates.
YOUR USE OF THE WFM WEBSITE IS GOVERNED BY THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS
BY ACCESSING OR OTHERWISE USING ANY WFM WEBSITE, ANY WFM MOBILE APPLICATION OR ANY WFM SOCIAL MEDIA APPLICATION, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS IN THEIR ENTIRETY. Any person or entity who interacts with the WFM Website through the use of crawlers, robots, browsers, data mining or extraction tools, or other functionality, whether such functionality is installed or placed by such person or entity or a third party, is deemed to be using the WFM Website and bound by these Terms and Conditions. If at any time you do not accept all of these Terms & Conditions, you must immediately stop using all or any part of the WFM Website. Certain areas within the WFM Website, including mobile applications and social media applications, may be governed by additional terms ("Additional Terms"). By using those areas of the WFM Website, you agree to the Additional Terms. The Additional Terms are incorporated into these Terms & Conditions, and any reference to these Terms & Conditions includes the Additional Terms.
All right, title and interest in the WFM Website, including all copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trade dress and other proprietary rights, and any derivative works thereof, shall belong solely and exclusively to WFM or its licensors. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions or otherwise will be deemed to grant to you an ownership interest in the WFM Website, in whole or in part.
All content included on the WFM Website, such as recipes, meal planners, guides, shopping lists, sales flyers, text, graphics, logos, images, button icons, audio clips, video, photographs, data, music, software, and other material (collectively "Content") is owned or licensed property of WFM or its licensors and is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other proprietary rights and these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. All Content is copyrighted as individual works and as a collective work under the U.S. copyright laws (17 U.S.C. Section 101, et. seq.) and international treaty provisions, and WFM owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement thereof.
LICENSE AND ACCESS
WFM grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of the WFM Website and the Content for NONCOMMERCIAL PURPOSES ONLY and only to the extent such use does not violate these Terms & Conditions including, without limitation, the prohibitions listed in the "UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USES" section of these Terms & Conditions. You may download, print, and copy Content for personal, noncommercial purposes only, provided you do not modify or alter the Content in any way, delete or change any copyright or trademark notice, or violate these Terms & Conditions in any way. Accessing, downloading, printing, posting, storing, or otherwise using the WFM Website or any of the Content for any commercial purpose, whether on behalf of yourself or on behalf of any third party, constitutes a material breach of these Terms & Conditions.
WHOLE FOODS MARKET and other related marks, design marks, product names, feature names and related logos used in the WFM Website are trademarks of WFM and may not be used, copied or imitated, in whole or in part, without the express prior written permission of WFM. In addition, the look and feel of the WFM Website constitutes the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of WFM and may not be copied imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the express prior written permission of WFM. WFM's trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages WFM or suggests a sponsorship, affiliation or endorsement by WFM.
All other trademarks, service marks, logos, slogans, domain names and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.
UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USES
The WFM Website may only be used for lawful purposes in accordance with the terms of the license granted in these Terms & Conditions. As a condition of your use of this WFM Website, you warrant to WFM that you will not use the WFM Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms & Conditions. Whether on behalf of yourself or on behalf of any third party, unless you have the express prior written consent of WFM, YOU MAY NOT:
(a) Make any commercial use of the WFM Website or its Content, including making any collection or use of any product listings, descriptions, prices, or images;
(b) download, copy, or transmit any Content for the benefit of any other merchant;
(c) use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent, data, or other device or mechanism (including browsers, spiders, robots, avatars, or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the WFM Website;
(d) frame, mirror, or use framing techniques on any part of the WFM Website;
(e) make any use of data extraction, scraping, mining, or other data gathering tools, or create a database by systematically downloading or storing WFM Website content, or otherwise scrape, collect, store, or use any Content, product listings, descriptions, prices, or images, except pursuant to the limited license granted by these Terms & Conditions;
(f) use any meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing WFM's name or trademarks;
(g) misrepresent the identity of a user, impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with the WFM Website, or express or imply that we endorse any statement you make;
(h) use a buying agent to conduct transactions on the WFM Website;
(i) conduct fraudulent activities on the WFM Website;
(j) violate or attempt to violate the security of the WFM Website, including, without limitation: (i) accessing data not intended for you or logging onto a server or an account that you are not authorized to access; (ii) trying to change the functionality of the WFM Website; (iii) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures; (iv) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting malware to the WFM Website, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mailbombing", or "crashing"; (v) forging any header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or posting; or (vi) forging communications on behalf of the WFM Website (impersonating the WFM Website) or to the WFM Website (impersonating another user);
(k) send unsolicited or unauthorized email on behalf of WFM, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services;
(l) tamper with the WFM Website or use or attempt to use any device, software, routine, or data that interferes or attempts to interfere with the working or functionality of the WFM Website or any activity being conducted on the WFM Website;
(m) use the WFM Website to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including others' privacy rights or rights of publicity;
(n) harvest or collect personally identifiable information about other users of the WFM Website;
(o) restrict or inhibit any other person from using the WFM Website (including, without limitation, by hacking or defacing any portion of the WFM Website);
(p) use the WFM Website to advertise or offer to sell or buy (other than from WFM) any goods or services;
(q) reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes any portion of, use of, or access to the WFM Website;
(r) modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of the WFM Website; or
(s) remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notice from the WFM Website or materials originating from the WFM Website.
You may be required to register with WFM in order to access certain services or areas of the WFM Website. If you are required to register with WFM, we may not be able, or we may refuse, to provide you the user name you request. Your user name and password are for your personal use only. If you use the WFM Website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. In addition to all other rights available to WFM including those set forth in these Terms & Conditions, WFM reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your account, refuse service to you, or cancel orders.
MESSAGES, PUSH NOTIFICATIONS AND CONNECTIVITY
Text Messages: You may be given opportunities to subscribe to various text marketing or other text messaging programs and by doing so, you consent to receive ongoing text alerts (including by auto-dialers) from us related to our various businesses and affiliates, which may include co-promotions with or about other parties, except that if the scope of your consent for a particular subscription is limited that subscription will be so limited. For each subscription, text "HELP" for help and text "STOP" to terminate (i.e., opt-out) of that subscription. Subsequent or different subscriptions will be unaffected by an opt-out. You consent to receive a text confirming any opt-out as well as non-marketing administrative or transactional messages. For subscriptions to recurring text messages, you may receive up to the number of text messages per month specified in your consent, or to which you later consent. Alerts auto-renew unless otherwise specified when you consented. Your consent to receive text messages is not a condition of purchase, and no purchase is necessary. You understand that we will send mobile text messages using automated technology. If you subscribe to text messages you represent that you are 18 years of age or older, or have obtained parental consent. Standard message, data and other fees may be charged by your carrier, and carriers may deduct charges from pre-paid amounts or data allowances, for which you are responsible. Contact your carrier for details. If we are charging a premium rate for text messages, that will be explained in the applicable subscription consent. Not all phones and/or carriers are supported. We are the sponsor of our text messages and may be contacted regarding them at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-Mail Messages: You may cancel or modify our e-mail marketing communications you receive from us by following the instructions contained within our promotional e-mails. This will not affect subsequent subscriptions and if your opt-out is limited to certain types of e-mails the opt-out will be so limited. Please note that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your account or use of our Service, such as administrative and service announcements and these transactional account messages may be unaffected if you choose to opt-out from receiving our marketing communications.
Push Notification and Wireless Features: The WFM Properties may offer certain other features and services that are available to you via your wireless device. These features and services may include the ability to access features from and upload content to our service, receive messages from our service, and download applications to your wireless device (collectively, "Wireless Features"). If the WFM Properties include push notifications or other mobile communication capability, you hereby approve our delivery of electronic communications directly to your mobile device. These notifications, including badge, alert or pop-up messages, may be delivered to your device even when it is running in the background. You may have the ability, and it is your responsibility, to control the notifications you do, or do not, receive via your device through your device settings. Standard messaging, data, and other fees may be charged by your carrier to participate in Wireless Features, for which you are responsible. Fees and charges may appear on your wireless bill or be deducted from your pre-paid balance or data allowances. Your carrier may prohibit or restrict certain Wireless Features and certain Wireless Features may be incompatible with your carrier or wireless device. Contact your carrier with questions regarding these issues.
MODIFICATION AND TERMINATION
WFM may at any time: (i) modify or discontinue any part of the WFM Website; or (ii) offer opportunities to some or all WFM Website users. WFM reserves the right to make changes to these Terms & Conditions at any time, and such changes will be effective immediately upon being posted on the WFM Website. Each time you use the WFM Website, you should review the current Terms & Conditions. You can determine when these Terms & Conditions were last revised by referring to the "LAST UPDATED" legend at the bottom of these Terms & Conditions. Your continued use of the WFM Website will indicate your acceptance of the current Terms & Conditions; however, any material change to these Terms & Conditions after your last usage of the WFM Website will not be applied retroactively. Except for such material changes, the Terms & Conditions that were in effect at the time any claim or dispute arose between you and us will be applied.
WFM reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your account or your use of the WFM Website and to block or prevent future access to and use of the WFM Website (i) if you violate any of these Terms & Conditions, (ii) for any other reason, or (iii) for no reason. Upon any such termination, your right to use the WFM Website will immediately cease.
You agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the WFM Website. Upon termination, all provisions of these Terms & Conditions which are by their nature intended to survive termination, all representations and warranties, all limitations of liability, and all indemnities shall survive such termination.
USER REVIEWS, COMMENTS, AND SUBMISSIONS
If the WFM Website allows you to submit reviews, comments, and other communications, photos, videos, or any other content ("User Content") through or to the WFM Website, WFM welcomes such User Content as long as the User Content submitted by you complies with these Terms & Conditions.
You agree that any User Content that you submit: (i) will be accurate; (ii) will not violate or facilitate the violation of any law or regulation; (iii) will not violate any right of a third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity rights; (iv) will not cause injury to any person or entity; and (v) will not contain, or provide links to, obscene, profane, or threatening language, malware, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, any form of "spam", or any material that could be considered harmful, sexually explicit, indecent, lewd, violent, abusive, or degrading. You are solely responsible for the User Content you submit, and WFM assumes no liability for any User Content submitted by you. You acknowledge and agree that we reserve the right (but have no obligation) to do any or all of the following, in our sole discretion: (i) monitor User Content; (ii) alter, remove, or refuse to post or allow to be posted any User Content; and/or (iii) disclose any User Content, and the circumstances surrounding its transmission, to any third party.
For any User Content you submit, you grant to WFM a non-exclusive, sub-licensable, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right and license to use, display, perform, transmit, copy, modify, delete, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, sell and distribute such User Content and to incorporate the User Content into any form, medium, or technology, now known or hereafter developed, throughout the world, all without compensation to you. For this reason, do not send us any User Content that you do not wish to license to us, including any confidential information or any original creative materials such as stories, product ideas, computer code or original artwork. In addition, you grant to WFM the right, without any obligation, to include the name provided along with the User Content submitted by you. We are not responsible for the use or disclosure of any personal information that you voluntarily disclose in connection with any User Content you submit. You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary for you to grant the licenses granted in this section. You further irrevocably waive any "moral rights" or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of materials regarding User Content that you may have under any applicable law under any legal theory.
Content is also provided by third party visitors to the WFM Website. Please note that visitors to the WFM Website may post content that is inaccurate, misleading, or deceptive. WFM neither endorses nor is responsible for any opinion, advice, information, or statements made by third parties. WFM will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on such information or materials. The opinions expressed by third parties reflect solely the opinions of the parties who submitted such opinions and may not reflect the opinions of WFM.
DMCA NOTICE - NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
WFM's policy is to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). Copyright-infringing materials found on the WFM Website can be identified and removed using the process listed below, and you agree to comply with such process in the event you are involved in any claim of copyright infringement to which the DMCA may be applicable.
If you believe in good faith that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide WFM's copyright agent the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying WFM that your copyrighted material has been infringed. WFM does not and will not make any legal decisions about the validity of your claim of infringement or the possible defenses to a claim. When a clear and valid notice is received pursuant to the guidelines set forth below, WFM will respond by either taking down the allegedly infringing content or blocking access to it. WFM may contact the notice provider to request additional information. Under the DMCA, WFM is required to take reasonable steps to notify the user who posted the allegedly infringing content ("Alleged Infringer"). The Alleged Infringer is allowed under the law to send WFM a counter-notification. Notices and counter-notices are legal notices distinct from regular WFM Website activities or communications. We may publish or share them with third parties in our sole discretion (in addition to producing them pursuant to a subpoena or other legal discovery request). Anyone making a false or fraudulent notice or counter-notice may be liable for damages under the DMCA, including costs and attorneys' fees. Any person who is unsure of whether certain material infringes a copyright held by such person or a third party should contact an attorney.
To file a DMCA notice, the copyright owner must send in a written letter by fax, regular mail, or email only. We reserve the right to ignore a notice that is not in compliance with the DMCA, and we may, but are not obligated to, respond to a non-compliant notice.
A DMCA notice must:
- Identify specifically the copyrighted work(s) believed to have been infringed (for example, "My copyrighted work is the picture that appears at [list location where material is located].");
- Identify the Content that a copyright owner claims is infringing upon copyrighted work. The copyright owner must provide information reasonably sufficient to enable us to locate the item on the WFM Website. The copyright owner should provide clear screenshots of the allegedly infringing materials for identification purposes only. The information provided should be as detailed as possible;
- Provide information sufficient to permit us to contact the copyright owner directly: name, street address, telephone number, and email (if available);
- If available, provide information sufficient to permit us to notify the Alleged Infringer (email address preferred);
- Include the following statement: "I have 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";
- Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed";
- Be signed; and
- Be sent to our DMCA designated agent at the following address:
DMCA Designated Agent:
Whole Foods Market, Inc.
550 Bowie Street
Austin, TX 78703
LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES
The WFM Website may contain links and interactive functionality interacting with third parties, including social media applications and product manufacturers' applications. WFM is not responsible for and has no liability for the functionality, actions, inactions, privacy settings, privacy policies, terms, or content of any such application. Before enabling any sharing functions of the WFM Website to communicate with any such application or otherwise visiting any such application, WFM strongly recommends that you review and understand the terms and conditions, privacy policies, settings, and information-sharing functions of each such third party application. The links and interactive functionality for third party applications on the WFM Website do not constitute an endorsement by WFM of such third party application. Other applications may link to the WFM Website with or without our authorization, and we may block any links to or from the applications, in our sole discretion. YOUR USE OF THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS AND RESOURCES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES
WFM cannot and does not represent or warrant that the WFM Website or its server will be error-free, uninterrupted, free from unauthorized access (including third party hackers or denial of service attacks), or otherwise meet your requirements.
THE WFM WEBSITE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS , PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND USER CONTENT INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE WFM WEBSITE (COLLECTIVELY, THE "WFM WEBSITE CONTENTS") ARE PROVIDED BY WFM ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. WFM MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE WFM WEBSITE, THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE WFM WEBSITE CONTENTS, OR THAT EMAILS SENT FROM WFM ARE FREE OF MALWARE OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WFM WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. WFM WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE WFM WEBSITE OR THE WFM WEBSITE CONTENTS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED BY WFM IN WRITING. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WFM DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE WFM WEBSITE AND THE WFM WEBSITE CONTENTS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE.
IF PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES THROUGH THE WFM WEBSITE, THOSE THIRD PARTIES MAY SEPARATELY PROVIDE LIMITED REPRESENTATIONS AND/OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THEIR PRODUCTS. THIS DISCLAIMER DOES NOT APPLY TO SUCH PRODUCT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, BUT ANY SUCH REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ARE PROVIDED SOLELY BY SUCH PROVIDER AND NOT BY WFM.
IF NUTRITION, INGREDIENT, ALLERGEN, AND OTHER PRODUCT INFORMATION IS PROVIDED THROUGH THE WFM WEBSITE, WFM DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT SUCH INFORMATION IS ACCURATE OR COMPLETE. ON OCCASION MANUFACTURERS MAY MODIFY THEIR PRODUCTS AND UPDATE THEIR LABELS. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT RELY SOLELY ON THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON OUR WFM WEBSITE AND THAT YOU CONSULT THE PRODUCT'S LABEL OR CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER DIRECTLY IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC DIETARY CONCERN OR QUESTION ABOUT A PRODUCT.
THIRD PARTY NAMES, MARKS, PRODUCTS, ADVERTISEMENTS, OR SERVICES OR POP-UP TEXTS OR LINKS TO THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS MAY APPEAR ON THE WFM WEBSITE. IN NO EVENT WILL WFM BE LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO ANYONE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO ANY USE, CONTINUED USE, OR RELIANCE ON ANY ADVERTISEMENT DISPLAYED ON THE WFM WEBSITE, ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR OTHER MATERIALS RELATING TO ANY SUCH ADVERTISEMENT, ANY LINKED THIRD PARTY APPLICATION, OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN A LINKED APPLICATION. IF YOU DECIDE TO LINK TO ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY APPLICATION, YOU DO SO ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
The WFM Website is controlled and operated by WFM from the United States, and is not intended to subject WFM to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. WFM does not represent or warrant that the WFM Website or any part thereof is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction other than the United States. In choosing to access the WFM Website, you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk, and you are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. We may limit the WFM Website's availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.
IF THE WFM WEBSITE INCLUDES HEALTHCARE OR NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION, THAT INFORMATION IS INTENDED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. IT IS NOT INTENDED AS MEDICAL ADVICE FOR INDIVIDUAL CONDITIONS OR TREATMENT, IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR A MEDICAL EXAM, AND IT DOES NOT REPLACE THE NEED FOR SERVICES PROVIDED BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS.
We provide information through the WFM Website for your information and enjoyment. Your use of the WFM Website is strictly voluntary. Because some of the information in the WFM Website may relate to modifications to your diet, you agree to use your good judgment and reasonable care prior to making any changes to your lifestyle. By using the WFM Website, you assume the risks associated with the activities in which you will be participating. Such risks may include, but are not limited to, the risk of physical injury or other harm. You, and you alone, are solely responsible for taking proper care to limit your risk.
You knowingly and voluntarily do hereby indemnify, release, acquit, waive, forever discharge, and covenant not to sue WFM, its employees, agents, any related affiliate and/or subsidiary entities from and against any and all liabilities, costs and expenses (including without limitations, any reasonable fees and expenses of its attorneys and consultants) relating to or arising out of any claims, demands or causes of action of every kind and character (including, without limitation, personal injury and property damage claims) as a result of the information and materials offered by WFM through the WFM Website.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WFM OR ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WFM WEBSITE. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (WHETHER GENERAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF DATA, INCOME OR PROFITS), WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, EVEN IF WFM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. EACH PROVISION OF THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS THAT PROVIDES FOR A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES IS TO ALLOCATE THE RISKS UNDER THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND WFM. THIS ALLOCATION IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND WFM. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE(S). IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WFM WEBSITE, ANY CONTENT ON THE WFM WEBSITE, OR THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE WFM WEBSITE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, BY YOUR USE OF THE WFM WEBSITE, THAT YOUR USE OF THE WFM WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE, SO THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE RIGHTS ADDITIONAL TO THOSE CONTAINED HEREIN.
INDEMNIFICATION AND DEFENSE
As a condition of the use of the WFM Website, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless WFM and its respective employees, directors, officers, agents, vendors, and suppliers from and against any liabilities, losses, investigations, inquiries, claims, suits, damages, costs, and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses) (each, a "Claim") arising out of or otherwise relating to your use of the WFM Website, including without limitation any User Content submitted by you and Claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by you of these Terms & Conditions.
NOTICES AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
In the case of notices WFM sends to you, you consent to receive notices and other communications by WFM posting notices on the WFM Website, sending you an email at the email address listed in your profile in your account, or mailing a notice to you at your billing address listed in your profile in your account. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that WFM provides to you in accordance with the prior sentence satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. Notice shall be deemed given (i) 24 hours after the notice is posted on the WFM Website or an electronic message is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the message did not reach the recipient, or (ii) in the case of mailing, three days after the date of mailing. You agree that a printed version of these Terms & Conditions and/or any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms & Conditions to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
RULES FOR PROMOTIONS
NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users are entitled to the following consumer rights notice: If you have a question or complaint regarding the WFM Website, please send an email to email@example.com. You may also contact us by writing to 550 Bowie St, Austin, TX 78703, or by calling us at (512) 477-4455. California residents may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
APPLICABLE LAW; DISPUTES
YOU AGREE THAT ALL MATTERS RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WFM WEBSITE AND ALL MATTERS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS, INCLUDING ALL DISPUTES, WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WITHOUT REGARD TO TEXAS' CHOICE OF LAW PRINCIPLES. YOU FURTHERMORE AGREE THAT THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY LEGAL ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS SHALL BE THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS, AND YOU SUBMIT TO THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF THAT COURT. IF SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION (INCLUDING DIVERSITY JURISDICTION) DOES NOT EXIST IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS, THEN THE EXCLUSIVE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY SUCH ACTION SHALL BE THE COURTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS LOCATED IN TRAVIS COUNTY, AND YOU SUBMIT TO THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF THAT COURT. THE MAKING OF CLAIMS OR RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. YOU AGREE THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE WFM WEBSITE AND/OR THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY IN THE FORUM DESIGNATED IN THIS SECTION, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; AND (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS, AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS' FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE.
These Terms & Conditions, including policies and information linked from or incorporated herein, constitute the entire agreement between you and WFM with respect to the WFM Website and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications, agreements, and proposals with respect to the WFM Website. No provision of these Terms & Conditions shall be waived except pursuant to a writing executed by the party against whom the waiver is sought. No failure to exercise, partial exercise of, or delay in exercising any right or remedy under these Terms & Conditions shall operate as a waiver or estoppel of any right, remedy, or condition. If any provision of these Terms & Conditions is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions will not be affected or impaired. You may not assign, transfer, or sublicense any of your rights or obligations under these Terms & Conditions without our express prior written consent. We will not be responsible for failure to fulfill any obligation due to causes beyond our control.
If you have any concerns about WFM or your use of the WFM Website, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed description, and we will try to resolve it.
Last Updated: November 4, 2013