Terms and Conditions
Effective Date: December 2, 2010
To contact California Avocados Direct, with any questions or concerns in connection with these Terms or the Website, you can email, call, or write to us at the following:
Toll free: 1-877-9-AVOCADO
Mail: California Avocados Direct
9370 Circle R Drive
Escondido, CA 92026
Our toll-free customer service lines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (subject to change).
Users and Password Security
You must be 18 years of age or older to use, register for an account, transmit/submit/post any content, material or personally identifiable information, or place an order on this Website. By submitting information through the Website you represent that you meet these age restrictions. California Avocados Direct provides you with access to and use of the Website subject to your compliance with these Terms. No material from the Website may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way, except as specifically allowed in these Terms. If you register for an account with the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur using your account or password.
Changes to the Policy
All of the content you see on the Website, including, for example, all of the page headers, images, illustrations, graphics, audio clips, video clips, and text, are subject to trademark, service mark, trade dress, copyright and/or other intellectual property rights or licenses held by California Avocados Direct. The entire content of the Website is copyrighted as a collective work under U.S. copyright laws. The content of the Website, and the Website as a whole, are intended solely for personal, noncommercial use by the users of the Website. You may only download, print and store selected portions of the content, provided you (1) only use these copies of the content for your own personal, non-commercial use, (2) do not copy or post the content on any network computer or broadcast the content in any media, and (3) do not modify or alter the content in any way, or delete or change any copyright or trademark notice. We grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access the Website and to use the information and services contained here. No right, title or interest in any downloaded materials is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading. California Avocados Direct reserves complete title and full intellectual property rights in any content you download from the Website. No joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between California Avocados Direct and you as a result of these Terms or your use of the Website. All content that you post on this Website or otherwise disclosed, offered or submitted to California Avocados Direct shall be and remain California Avocados Direct property which we may use for any purpose including commercial purposes. Such disclosure, submission or offer of any content shall constitute an assignment to California Avocados Direct of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual property in the content. California Avocados Direct is and shall be under no obligation to maintain any content you post, offer, disclose or submit to California Avocados Direct in confidence or to pay to user any compensation for any such content. Except as otherwise provided herein, use of the Website does not grant you a license to any content, features or materials you may access on the Website and you may not copy, download, reproduce, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, publish, transmit, transfer, distribute or create derivative works of such content, features or materials, in whole or in part unless you first obtain written permission from California Avocados Direct. Any commercial use of the Website is strictly prohibited, except as allowed herein or otherwise approved by us. You may not download or save a copy of any of the content or screens for any purpose except as otherwise provided by California Avocados Direct. If you make use of the Website, other than as provided herein, in doing so you may violate copyright and other laws of the United States, other countries, as well as applicable state laws and may be subject to liability for such unauthorized use. We do not grant any license or other authorization to any user of our trademarks, registered trademarks, service marks, other copyrightable material or any other intellectual property by including them on the Website.
All comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to California Avocados Direct on or by the Website or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered to California Avocados Direct (collectively, "Comments") shall be and remain California Avocado Direct’s property which we may use for any purpose including commercial purposes. Such disclosure, submission or offer of any Comments shall constitute an assignment to California Avocados Direct of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual property in the Comments. California Avocados Direct is and shall be under no obligation to maintain any Comments in confidence or to pay to user any compensation for any Comments. You agree that no Comments submitted by you to California Avocados Direct will violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s). You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Comments you make.
You may not use unlawful, obscene, profane, threatening, etc., language or content in any message sent to a third-party through the use of any of the various California Avocados Direct messaging services available to customers ("Message"), including, without limitation, gift messages, greeting cards, and messages sent when forwarding product information. Examples of the kinds of conduct or content that are prohibited in a Message include:
- The transmission of any content that could violate, or could facilitate the violation of, any applicable law or regulation;
- The transmission of any content that is profane, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable; or
- The impersonation of any person or entity in any part of any Message.
We may, but are not obligated to, restrict or remove any and all content from a Message that we determine in our sole discretion violates these guidelines or is otherwise harmful to us, other California Avocados Direct customers, or any third party.
The Privacy of Your Information
From time to time there may be information on the Website or in an email to you that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, and availability. California Avocados Direct reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).
The Website may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because California Avocados Direct has no control over such sites and resources, California Avocados Direct is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. California Avocados Direct shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. California Avocados Direct reserves the exclusive right, at its sole discretion, to add, change, decline or remove, without notice, any feature or link to any linked site. Permission must be granted by California Avocados Direct for any type of link to the Website. To request our permission, you may write to California Avocados Direct at the address below. We reserve the right to deny any request or rescind any permission granted by us to link through any type of link and to require termination of any link to the Website at our discretion at any time.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY CALIFORNIA AVOCADOS DIRECT ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. CALIFORNIA AVOCADOS DIRECT MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS WEBSITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, CALIFORNIA AVOCADOS DIRECT DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CALIFORNIA AVOCADOS DIRECT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM CALIFORNIA AVOCADOS DIRECT ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
NEITHER CALIFORNIA AVOCADOS DIRECT OR AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, OR ASSIGNS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF DATA, INCOME, OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, AND CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold California Avocados Direct and its affiliates, and its and their respective directors, employees, agents, successors, and assigns harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use of the Website, your violation of these Terms or your posting or transmission of any materials on or through the Website.
You agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes. You agree not to take any action that might compromise the security of the Website, render the Website inaccessible to others, or otherwise cause damage to the Website or its content. You agree not to use the Website in any manner that might interfere with the rights of third parties.
Specific Prohibited Uses
You are responsible for your own communications, including the upload, transmission and posting of information, and are responsible for the consequences of your posting on or through the Website. California Avocados Direct specifically prohibits any use of the Website, and requires all users to agree not to use the Website, for any of the following:
- Posting any information which is incomplete, false, inaccurate or not your own;
- Impersonating another person;
- Engaging in or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, giving rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any city, state, national or international law or regulation or which fails to comply with accepted Internet protocol;
- Posting material that is copyrighted or otherwise owned by a third party unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the owner to post it;
- Posting material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner;
- Posting material that infringes on any other intellectual property, privacy or publicity right of another;
- Transmitting or transferring (by any means) information or software derived from the Website to foreign countries or certain foreign nations in violation of US export control laws;
- Attempting to interfere in any way with the Website or California Avocados Direct networks or network security, or attempting to use the Website's service to gain unauthorized access to any other computer system.
Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. California Avocados Direct will investigate occurrences and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting the user or users who are involved in such violations. You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Website, including, without limitation, the following:
- Accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which user is not authorized to access;
- Attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
- Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Website, overloading, "flooding", "mailbombing" or "crashing"; or sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services, or
- Forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting.
Termination of Usage
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