Terms And Conditions Of Use


1. Introduction

1.1 Welcome to OrganicAndNaturalChoices.com. This site is owned and operated by OrganicAndNaturalChoices.com (“we”, “us” or “our”) and it’s the place where Mary Ruddy, the owner and author on Organic and Natural Lifestyle matters, tells you all she knows about all things organic and natural!

1.2 PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE (“Terms”) BEFORE USING OUR SITE. By using our site you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms. If you don’t wish to be bound by what you read below, you shouldn’t use OrganicAndNaturalChoices.com.

1.3 We may make changes to these Terms at any time. We will let you know what these changes are by posting them to this page, but it is your responsibility as a user to make sure that you are aware of them, by checking for any changes on a regular basis. Changes will become effective as soon as they are posted. If you continue to use our site after the posting of changes to these Terms, it means that you accept any such changes.

2. What we do

2.1 This site is all about sharing information on all topics relating to anything organic or natural. We provide regularly updated general information with our views on the benefits of going organic and natural, across a wide range of topics, and our topic list will be added to as the site continues to grow.

After each article you’ll find a link to comment on the articles giving your views or sharing your experience, – plus you will be able to interact with other visitors sharing tips, hints and information on how to live organically and naturally.

There is also a link on the site to Submit Your Story, which allow you to share your own story on any of the organic and natural topics, with a view to having it published on the website.

The information that you read on this site is a great resource for you to research into what suits your natural and organic requirements.

3. What we don’t do

3.1 The information we provide does not address your individual medical requirements. In particular, our information does not constitute any form of medical advice, recommendation, representation, endorsement or arrangement by us and is not intended to be relied upon by you in making (or refraining from making) any specific medical decisions. If we mention companies on our site, we usually do so because of our personal experience, or other reader’s personal experience, or following our in-depth research and investigation. Given that the impact of any information expressed on our site can vary widely based on your particular medical circumstances, you should always carry out your own research into the health product that is of interest to you.

4. Privacy Policy

4.1 We take your privacy seriously. Please read our Privacy Policy to see how we deal with this information.

5. Links

5.1 Our site does include details on, or links through to, information provided by other websites. We don’t control the accuracy or completeness of that information. You take full responsibility for using that information and verifying it and for any decision to use, purchase or refrain from purchasing any of the services or products mentioned on a linked site. If you do purchase products or services from another website please read their contract carefully before deciding to buy. Remember, your contract for those products or services will be with them, not us.

5.2 When you use other websites, any personal information you give them will be dealt with in line with their privacy polices, not ours, so please read the privacy policies of each and every such website before using them!

5.3 Some of the links included on our site are affiliated links. These are links which take you directly or indirectly to a organic or natural product provider and which may result in us receiving a fee or commission as a consequence of you clicking through to their site or purchasing a product from them. However, as our How This Site is Financed section makes clear, our independence is paramount to us and our selection of links is not influenced by any fee/commission received by organic or natural product providers.

5.4 You are welcome to link to our site if you comply with the terms set out in this section and all applicable laws. Any site or service that links to our site:

5.4.1 You can display an OrganicAndNaturalChoices.com logo but mustn’t otherwise use any OrganicAndNaturalChoices.com trade marks without our written consent;

5.4.2 mustn’t remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of our logo;

5.4.3 may link to any page on our website;

5.4.4 mustn’t in any way imply that we are endorsing it or its products or services;

5.4.5 mustn’t misrepresent its relationship with us or present false information about us;

5.4.6 mustn’t be a site or service that infringes any intellectual property or other right of any person or that otherwise does not comply with all relevant laws and regulations;

5.4.7 mustn’t be a site or service that contains content that could be considered distasteful or offensive.

If you breach these terms, then we have the right to require that your link is removed and to take whatever other action we think appropriate.

6. Our content

6.1 All of the content on our site is owned by us and is protected by Ireland and international copyright laws.

6.2 The content on our site includes any information or other material found on OrganicAndNaturalChoices.com, including articles, databases, graphics, software and all other features of our site. You are allowed to use our content for personal, non-commercial use only. You may make one copy of extracts from this site on any single computer for personal, individual use only, provided that all copyright and proprietary notices are kept intact. None of our content may be sold or modified without our prior written consent. However, our content may be republished, posted, transmitted, stored, and distributed via Social Media and blog/websites in the same/similar niche only.

6.3 The trade marks, ‘OrganicAndNAturalChoices’, ‘Organic And Natural Choices’, ‘organicandnaturalchoices.com’ and ‘Mary Ruddy’ together with Mary Ruddy’s image are owned by Mary personally. All other brand names and trade marks that appear on this site are trademarks or trade names of their respective holders. No permission is given in respect of the use of any of these brands or marks and any such use may constitute an infringement of the holder’s rights.

7. Your content

7.1 Just so that you know, you own any copyright in the text that you post to our website. However, when you post text, you expressly grant us a perpetual, unlimited free license to republish that text on our site and to redistribute/make available and/or sell that text in print or electronic form anywhere in the world as part of an edited compilation or otherwise.

8. Disclaimer of warranties and liability

8.1 We provide our site in good faith but we can’t and don’t warrant the completeness, truth or accuracy of the information or other content or postings found on our site, or their usefulness for any particular purpose. You acknowledge and agree that you bear full responsibility for your own organic and natural choices research and decisions and that we shall not be liable for any action that you or others take or don’t take based on your use of or reliance on information provided by us or other users of this Site.

This site and all information, content, materials, products and services included on or otherwise made available to you through this site are provided by OrganicAndNaturalChoices.com on an “as is” and “as available” basis, unless otherwise specified in writing. OrganiAndNaturalChoices.com makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials, products or services included on or otherwise made available to you through this site, unless otherwise specified in writing. You expressly agree that your use of this site is at your sole risk.

To the full extent permissible by applicable law, OrganicAndNaturalChoices.com disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. OrganicAndNaturalChoices.com does not warrant that this site; information, content, materials, products or services included on or otherwise made available to you through this site; their servers; or electronic communications sent from OrganicAndNaturalChoices.com are free of viruses or other harmful components. OrganicAndNaturalChoices.com will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site or from any information, content, materials, products or services included on or otherwise made available to you through this site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages, unless otherwise specified in writing.

8.2 We don’t promise that your access to our site, or its content will be delivered uninterrupted, timely or error-free, or that the site will be free from viruses or other harmful properties. It is your responsibility to implement satisfactory safeguards and procedures to make sure any files you obtain through our site are free from such contaminations or other harmful properties.

8.3 The effect of what is set out here is that you agree that under no circumstances will we be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or other type loss or injury resulting from your use, or downloading of any content on our site.

9. Comments with other users

9.1 We encourage debate and the sharing of information between our users. However, we do require that your use of our website and any other communication systems that we provide is lawful.

9.2 You may not use the website or any of our commenting systems for any illegal purpose and in particular you will not:

9.2.1 post or transmit material that infringes the intellectual property rights or other rights of others or post or transmit any material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person as determined by us in our sole discretion;

9.2.2 post or transmit advertisements for or solicitations of business;

9.2.3 after receiving a warning, continue to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or post or transmit comments that are not related to the topic being discussed;

9.2.4 post or transmit chain letters or pyramid schemes;

9.2.5 impersonate another person;

9.2.6 disguise the IP address of the connection used to post any message;
9.2.7 post or transmit any files containing viruses or other harmful
computer code;

9.2.8 harvest or otherwise collect or use information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their explicit consent;

9.2.9 allow any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments or for communicating with other users;

9.2.10 post the same note more than once or “spam”; or

9.2.11 engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying these areas of our site, or which, in our judgment, exposes us to any liability or detriment of any type.

9.2.12 intentionally make false or misleading statements about organic and natural products, their price or their benefits. If you do, you may be committing a criminal offence.

9.2.13 post either intentionally or otherwise, any material that could have the effect of manipulating the value of any company. This may be a criminal offence.

9.2.14 give advice by way of business or make financial promotions.

9.3 Please note that any posting of information in the commenting section is the opinion of the person posting only and in no way reflects our opinions or attitudes. Although we believe we have an amazing website with a huge wealth of information of benefit to many users, you must remember that we operate an open commenting policy and sometimes messages are posted that are misleading, deceptive, or downright wrong. You should therefore not rely on information being accurate or complete. If you do, you do so at your own risk. We will always endeavour to eradicate such deceptive, misleading or incorrect comments as quickly as possible.
9.4 We will monitor the use of our commenting system, but we do also rely on you to inform us if you spot any abuse or inappropriate behaviour, in which case we will review specific postings. If you feel you have been threatened or damaged in our commenting section or if you believe any infringement of your rights may have occurred through our site please contact us at mary@organicandnaturalchoices.com.

9.5 We reserve the right (but we are not obliged) to do any or all of the following:

9.5.1 record the communications in the commenting section.

9.5.2 investigate a claim that any one or more communication does not conform to the terms of this clause 9 and determine in our sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s).

9.5.3 remove without notice communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms.

9.5.4 terminate a user’s access to post messages to any or all of these areas

9.5.5 monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in these areas.

9.5.6 edit or remove any communication(s) posted on our website, regardless of whether such communication(s) breaches these Terms.

9.6 If you disagree with a decision of a commenter, you should email your appeal to mary@organicandnaturalchoices.com. You must not use the commenting section to argue any decision of our Management Team.

9.7 Any decision we make to remove or request the removal of any communication or to terminate or suspend the posting privileges of any user of the commenting section shall be final and binding. The termination or suspension of posting privileges shall apply to any and all user accounts that may have been used by that person, whether or not opened by that person.

9.8 If you are notified that your posting privileges have been suspended or terminated, you will not attempt to reregister as a user of the commenting section or make any posts on it in any guise whatsoever.

9.9 When former users whose posting privileges have been removed do reregister or otherwise disrupt the commenting section, this spoils the commenting section and can cause severe distress or disturbance to other users. Dealing with the unwanted posts of former users distracts us from the core purpose of the site and ties up management and technician time. Therefore in such circumstances we reserve the right to:

9.9.1 Report offenders to their ISP

9.9.2 Charge offenders for the administrative costs of identifying and removing their posts at the rate of €40 per hour necessarily spent plus any external costs that we incur.

9.9.3 Take legal action to recover these costs.

9.9.4 Report offenders to the authorities if their actions appear to amount to a breach of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 or any other relevant criminal legislation.

10. Indemnity

10.1 You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless us, our directors, officers, employees and licensors from and against any claim, liability, cost, damage or loss we may incur (including reasonable legal fees) as a result of any material that you post or transmit on our commenting section or website, any actions you take which disrupt access to and/or the functioning of our site or any breach by you of your obligations under these Terms.

11. General

11.1 If any of these provisions is deemed invalid, void or unenforceable that provision will be deemed severable from the rest and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

11.2 This site is directed to users in all countries across the world unless otherwise specified for specific items posted on this site.

11.3 These Terms shall be governed by the laws of Ireland and any dispute between us will be resolved exclusively in the Courts of Ireland.

12. Changes

12.1 These Terms were published on July 2012.

13. Contact us

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If you have any questions about our site or these Terms and Conditions, please contact us by writing to mary@organicandnaturalchoices.com

Posted: July 2012

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