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Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy
All names, logos, service marks, and trademarks appearing in this Website, including the trademarks, service marks, brand identities, characters, trade names, graphics, designs, copyrights, trade dress, and all other intellectual property ("Content"), except as otherwise noted, are protected intellectual property of, or used with permission or under license by, General Mills. This includes the entire Content of the Website, which is copyrighted and protected as a collective work.
The use or misuse of the Content on this Website, except as provided in this Agreement or in the Content itself, is strictly prohibited. You may print copies of the Content for your personal use, store the files on your computer for personal use, or reference this server from your own documents. However, you may not distribute Content to others without our express written consent. Also, you may not, without our permission, copy and distribute Content on any other server, or modify or re-use Content on this system or another system. We reserve all other rights.
Your use of the Website is limited to personal and non-commercial use only unless other uses are granted expressly to you. You may not copy, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post, or otherwise display the Content for public or commercial purposes without our written permission.
It is General Mills’ policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may infringe or repeatedly infringe the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of General Mills and/or others.
User Submitted Content
This Website may allow users to post text, images, audio, video, links to other sites, or other content (together “User Submissions”) to the Website. As a consequence, you may see User Submissions that have been submitted to this Website by individuals not affiliated with General Mills. General Mills does not endorse these individuals nor are we in any way associated with any of the User Submission that they may post on this Website or link to from this Website. General Mills has no responsibility or liability of any nature whatsoever arising in connection with any User Submissions provided by these individuals or in connection with any conduct of these individuals.
General Mills does not claim ownership of User Submissions. However, by submitting User Submissions to the Site, you understand and agree that you are giving General Mills a royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive and sublicenseable license to use, reproduce, publish, distribute, perform, display and creative derivative works from any such User Submissions, in whole or in part, in any form (including for promotional or marketing purposes).
You understand and agree that you are fully responsible for the content that you post. You may not post User Submissions that violate any law, or may otherwise be objectionable or inappropriate. In particular, you may not submit, add, transmit, post, or provide content to, on, or through the Website that:
- infringes on the copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right of any third party;
- is false, misleading, libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, hateful, or sexually-explicit;
- violates a third party’s right to privacy or publicity;
- degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference, disability or other classification;
- contains epithets or other language or material intended to intimidate or to incite violence;
- violates any applicable local, state, national, or international law;
- General Mills believes in good faith is otherwise objectionable or inappropriate.
You understand and agree that you may only post User Submissions that you own, or that you otherwise have the right to post. In addition, you must obtain all necessary permission from any individuals identified in or implicated by your User Submission (including those shown in photographic content), and, in the case of minors, also from their parents or legal guardians, as appropriate.
You understand and agree that General Mills may, but is not obligated to, monitor, review, remove, reject, or revise at any time, without prior notice and in its sole discretion, User Submissions that violate this Agreement, are otherwise objectionable, or for any other reason.
Notice for Claims of Intellectual Property Violations and Agent for Notice
General Mills respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide General Mills’ Copyright Agent with the following information:
a. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
b. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
c. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website, with enough detail that we may find it;
d. your address, telephone number, and email address;
e. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
f. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.
General Mills’ Agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
c/o General Mills, Inc.
Number One General Mills Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55426 U.S.A.
You also agree not to:
- harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent;
- take any action that imposes an unreasonably large load on the Website’s servers
- use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or any activity conducted on the Website;
- use or attempt to use any automated process (including, without limitation, spiders and robots) to access or use the Website;
- engage in any other conduct that exposes us or any of our users to any liability or potential harm.
Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Website is provided to you "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. ADDITIONALLY, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE(S) OR THE SERVERS MAKING THE SITE(S) AVAILABLE ARE VIRUS FREE. We do not warrant that the functions contained in these materials will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. We do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the result of the use of the materials in this Website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.
Your use of the Website is at your risk. General Mills will not be liable for any damages including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, arising out of your access to or use of the Website and however caused, whether in contract or tort. If you become dissatisfied in any way with this Website, your sole and exclusive remedy is to stop using this Website and its services. (Some states do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain types of damages, so these provisions may not apply to you. If any portion of these limitations on liability is found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, then the aggregate liability of General Mills shall not exceed One Hundred United States Dollars (US$100).)
This Website may contain links allowing you to leave this Website for other sites that are not under our control. We are not endorsing any such linked sites. We are not responsible for the contents or transmission of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site or for ensuring that the linked sites are error and virus free. Nor are we responsible for the terms or privacy practices of such sites. We encourage you to carefully read the policies of each site you visit.
All comments, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, recipes or other information disclosed or submitted to us by you through this Website or in response to solicitations in this Website (“Submitted Ideas”) shall be and shall remain our property. You understand and acknowledge that we have both internal and external resources which may have developed or may in the future develop ideas or other items identical to or similar to the Submitted Ideas and that we are only willing to consider the Submitted Ideas on these terms. In any event, no Submitted Idea is submitted in confidence and we assume no obligation, express or implied by considering the Submitted Idea. Without limitation, we shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to the Submitted Ideas of every kind and nature throughout the universe and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submitted Ideas for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise without compensation to the provider of the Submitted Ideas.
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