John Morrell Website Terms of Use

This page states the terms and conditions (the “Terms of Use”) under which you, the website visitor, may access and use the website located at www.johnmorrell.com (the "Site"), which is owned by John Morrell & Co. ("John Morrell", “us”, “our”, or “we”).

Please read this page carefully. By accessing and using this Site, you agree to be bound by all of these Terms of Use set forth below. If you do not accept these Terms of Use, please do not access or use this Site. John Morrell may, in its sole discretion, revise these Terms of Use at any time without notice; therefore, you should visit this page periodically to review these Terms of Use.

Ownership of Site and Site Content

You acknowledge and agree that all right, title and interest in this Site, including without limitation all of the software and code that comprise and operate this Site and all of the text, trademarks, photographs, images, illustrations, graphics, audio, video, press releases, documents, articles, compilations and other material on this Site (collectively, the “Site Content”), is owned or used under a license by John Morrell. This Site and the Site Content are protected under trademark, trade dress, copyright, patent, trade secret and other United States and international laws and treaties.

Use of Site Content

These Terms of Use do not grant you any license whatsoever to the Site Content except as described in this paragraph. John Morrell authorizes you to view and use the Site Content for your non-commercial personal use only. Unauthorized use of the Site Content is a violation of copyright, trademark, and/or other United States and international laws and treaties. You agree to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Site Content on any copy of such material. Except as expressly provided herein, you may not sell or modify the Site Content or reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise use the Site Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. Use of the Site Content on any other website or in a networked environment is prohibited. John Morrell retains all intellectual property rights in the Site Content.

Trademarks

The names, marks and logos appearing on the Site are, unless otherwise noted, trademarks or service marks owned by or licensed to John Morrell. Your use of these marks, except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, is prohibited. From time to time, John Morrell may make fair use on this Site of trademarks owned by third parties. John Morrell makes no claim to ownership of those marks.

Special Promotions

From time to time, the Site may include sweepstakes, contests, or other promotions that are subject to special terms and conditions. Notice of any special terms and conditions applicable to these promotions will be posted on the Site, such as on the online entry form, order form, or registration page. Any such special terms and conditions are hereby incorporated into these Terms of Use. If any terms and conditions related to a special promotion conflict with the terms and conditions in these Terms of Use, the terms and conditions related to the special promotion shall govern, but only with respect to the special promotion.

User Content

John Morrell welcomes your comments on our Site. However, you acknowledge that if you send us, transmit, or post to the Site suggestions, ideas, recipes, notes, drawings, concepts, inventions, photographs, information, or other content, (collectively, "User Content"), the User Content shall be deemed and shall remain John Morrell property. By submitting, transmitting or posting any User Content to the Site, you assign to us and we shall own exclusively all rights to such User Content of every kind and nature throughout the universe now known or hereafter existing. John Morrell shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the User Content for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you or the provider of the information.

As a user of this Site, you are responsible for your own communications and actions. Therefore, do not do any of the following things:

  • transmit to us material that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner;
  • send material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner;
  • send material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
  • send material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity;
  • intentionally or unintentionally violate or encourage conduct that would violate any local, state, or federal law;
  • send advertisements or solicitations of business;
  • send chain letters or pyramid schemes; or
  • impersonate another person.

John Morrell has the right (but not the obligation) to monitor User Content submitted to the Site and the right (but not the obligation), in its sole discretion, to remove any User Content for any or no reason. John Morrell further reserves the right to expel you and to prevent your further access to the Site for violating these Terms of Use or the law. The violation of any of these Terms of Use shall result in the immediate revocation of your right to access or use the Site or any Site Content and obligates you to immediately destroy any copies of Site Content in your possession.

Third Party Links

From time to time, this Site may include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify any endorsement of or affiliation with the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s). If you visit any third party links from this Site, you do so at your own risk.

Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement

We do not knowingly violate or permit others to violate the intellectual property rights of others. If you have reason to believe that any User Content or other Site Content infringes the copyright of others, please notify our Copyright Agent, in writing, at the address below, and provide the following information: (a) a description of the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed; (b) a description of the copyrighted material on the Site that you believe is infringing, together with enough information to allow us to identify the material; (c) your contact information, including your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address; (d) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the allegedly infringing use of the material was not authorized by the owner of the copyrighted work that is allegedly infringed, an agent of the copyright owner, or the law; (e) a statement that all of the information you provided is accurate; and (f) a statement made under penalty of perjury that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. Your notice must be signed (physically or electronically) and addressed as follows:

Copyright Agent c/o Legal Department
John Morrell & Co.
4225 Naperville Road, Suite 600
Lisle, Illinois 60532
Phone: (630) 281-5000
Fax: (408) 220-9679
Email: Copyright Agent

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THIS SITE AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE AND OUR AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE AND THE SITE CONTENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE AND OUR AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, (A) OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (B) ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE; (C) RELATING TO THE SECURITY OF OUR SITE; (D) THAT THE SITE CONTENT IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, CURRENT, OR RELIABLE; AND (E) THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERROR.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

JOHN MORRELL AND ITS AFFILIATES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE IN ANY MANNER FOR ANY USER CONTENT. ALTHOUGH WE PROVIDE RULES FOR USER CONTENT, WE DO NOT CONTROL AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT USERS POST ON OR THROUGH THE SITE AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OFFENSIVE, INAPPROPRIATE, OBSCENE, UNLAWFUL, INFRINGING, FALSE, OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE USER CONTENT YOU MAY ENCOUNTER ON THE SITE OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL JOHN MORRELL OR ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, VENDORS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SITE CONTENT OR INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED OR PURCHASED THROUGH THE SITE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF DATA, INCOME OR PROFITS), WHETHER THE CLAIM IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF OUR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OR THE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF ONE OF OUR AFFILIATES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND WITHOUT REGARD TO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OTHER REMEDIES.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use and your use of this Site are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. By using the Site, you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts situated in the State of Illinois with respect to any dispute, disagreement, or cause of action arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of this Site.

Miscellaneous

If any provision in these Terms of Use is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such provision shall be modified and interpreted so as to best accomplish the intent of the original provision to the fullest extent allowed by law and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

The failure by John Morrell to enforce any breach of these Terms of Use shall not be deemed a waiver of any provision or right under these Terms of Use or of any continuing or succeeding breach of these Terms of Use. All waivers of any provision of these Terms of Use must be in writing signed by John Morrell

These Terms of Use contain the entire understanding and agreement between you and John Morrell with respect to the Site and your use of the Site and supersede all previous communications, negotiations and agreements, whether oral, written, or electronic between you and John Morrell with respect to the subject matter of these Terms of Use.