Legal

AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND Canadian Health Food Association
The Canadian Health Food Association Web Site is comprised of various Web pages operated by Canadian Health Food Association. The Canadian Health Food Association Web Site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Canadian Health Food Association Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

Canadian Health Food Association reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Canadian Health Food Association Web Site is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the Canadian Health Food Association Web Site.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Canadian Health Food Association Web Site may contain links to other Web Sites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Canadian Health Food Association and Canadian Health Food Association is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Canadian Health Food Association is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Canadian Health Food Association is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Canadian Health Food Association of the site or any association with its operators.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the Canadian Health Food Association Web Site, you warrant to Canadian Health Food Association that you will not use the Canadian Health Food Association Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Canadian Health Food Association Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Canadian Health Food Association Web Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Canadian Health Food Association Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Canadian Health Food Association Web Sites.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The Canadian Health Food Association Web Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not: Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others. Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information. Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents. Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer. Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages. Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters. Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner. Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded. Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services. Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service. Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent. Violate any applicable laws or regulations. Canadian Health Food Association has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Canadian Health Food Association reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Canadian Health Food Association reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever. Canadian Health Food Association reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Canadian Health Food Association's sole discretion. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Canadian Health Food Association does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Canadian Health Food Association specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Canadian Health Food Association spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Canadian Health Food Association. Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials. MATERIALS PROVIDED TO Canadian Health Food Association OR POSTED AT ANY Canadian Health Food Association WEB SITE Canadian Health Food Association does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Canadian Health Food Association (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Canadian Health Food Association Web Site or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Canadian Health Food Association, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Canadian Health Food Association is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Canadian Health Food Association's sole discretion. By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE Canadian Health Food Association WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. Canadian Health Food Association AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE Canadian Health Food Association WEB SITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE Canadian Health Food Association WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION. Canadian Health Food Association AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE Canadian Health Food Association WEB SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. Canadian Health Food Association AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL Canadian Health Food Association AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE Canadian Health Food Association WEB SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE Canadian Health Food Association WEB SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE Canadian Health Food Association WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE Canadian Health Food Association WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF Canadian Health Food Association OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE Canadian Health Food Association WEB SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE Canadian Health Food Association WEB SITE.

SERVICE CONTACT : info@chfa.ca

TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION

Canadian Health Food Association reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Canadian Health Food Association Web Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. GENERAL To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Washington, U.S.A. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in King County, Washington, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Canadian Health Food Association Web Site. Use of the Canadian Health Food Association Web Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Canadian Health Food Association as a result of this agreement or use of the Canadian Health Food Association Web Site. Canadian Health Food Association's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Canadian Health Food Association's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Canadian Health Food Association Web Site or information provided to or gathered by Canadian Health Food Association with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Canadian Health Food Association with respect to the Canadian Health Food Association Web Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Canadian Health Food Association with respect to the Canadian Health Food Association Web Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES:

All contents of the Canadian Health Food Association Web Site are: Copyright 2009 Canadian Health Food Association and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.

TRADEMARKS

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY 

At CHFA, our goal is to promote the growth of the natural health products industry in an ethical manner while supporting and empowering our members to do the same. This goal extends to our activities in online communities and social networks. CHFA will:

  • Be receptive to comments and concerns, and respond to inquiries in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure accuracy, transparency and accountability in all of our communications.
  • Respect privacy by not disclosing private or confidential information in public forums.
  • Continue to communicate in an honest and respectful manner.

CHFA encourages members of our communities to participate with us on social platforms and share thoughts, photos, videos, and other content with our community. To ensure a positive experience for all involved, the following policies will be enforced:

  • Please remain respectful of others within CHFA’s online communities and adhere to the various social platforms’ terms of use. Content posted must not:
    • Be obscene, pornographic or sexually explicit or suggestive.
    • Depict graphic or gratuitous violence.
    • Make threats of any kind, harass or bully anyone.
    • Be derogatory, demeaning, malicious, defamatory, abusive, offensive or hateful.
    • Solicit or spam.
  • Content posted to CHFA’s social properties reflects the views of the individual posters, not those of CHFA.
  • By posting to any of CHFA’s social properties, you agree that CHFA and its affiliates may use, reuse, edit or modify content, including ideas and suggestions about CHFA’s services and activities, and that you have permission to post such content, including permission from original creators.
  • CHFA reserves the right to delete content and ban users in violation of these terms.