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Terms, Conditions, and User Agreement:
Agreement. Use of EWG’s databases and related content, regardless of media, is subject to the terms, conditions, and disclaimers set forth below and to all applicable laws and regulations. EWG reserves the right to modify these disclaimers, terms and conditions of access without advance notice. This agreement constitutes a binding contract between EWG and you, the user. By accessing one of EWG’s databases and/or corresponding EWG mobile applications, you hereby accept this User Agreement in full. As a material condition of such use, you warrant that you are over the age of eighteen and that you have provided complete and accurate information in any communication with EWG.
Personal Use. EWG’s databases are provided solely for personal, non-commercial use. They are meant to help consumers make informed choices and decisions about products. You may not develop or derive for commercial sale any data in machine-readable or other form that incorporates or uses any substantial part of EWG’s databases, nor transfer or store any data residing or exchanged over EWG’s databases in any electronic network for use by more than one user, unless you obtain prior written permission from EWG. Specifically, unless explicitly authorized in these terms and conditions, or by the owner of the materials, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit or distribute in any manner or medium any material from EWG’s databases.
Dynamic Database. EWG’s databases are dynamic, which means that the ranking numbers may change based on evolving science, new information or other factors. Please be advised that EWG does not recommend that companies create marketing materials based on EWG’s database rating systems, given that the rankings may change as the database is updated. EWG makes no representations or warranties about any of the products rated on its databases. EWG hereby disclaims all warranties with regard to the products on its databases, including express, statutory, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Copyright. EWG’s databases and all other text and images contained in EWG’s products are protected by United States trademark and copyright law and/or other applicable law and are the property of EWG, except as otherwise identified. All copyrights and trademarks not the property of EWG that are used or referred to in EWG’s databases and other EWG products are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the site or in other products shall be construed as granting any license or other rights to any copyright, trademark, patent or other property of EWG or any third-party, whether by implication, laches, estoppel or explicit grant.
Risk Warning. By accessing EWG’s databases, you acknowledge that any reliance upon any advice, opinion, statement or other information displayed or distributed through EWG’s databases is at your sole risk. EWG reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to correct any errors or omissions or publish any update in any portion of EWG’s databases. You acknowledge and agree that EWG is not responsible for any materials posted by other users of EWG’s databases.
Indemnification. You hereby agree to indemnify defend, and hold harmless EWG from and against any and all liability and costs incurred by EWG in connection with any claim arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of your representations, warranties or obligations set forth in this User Agreement. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim.
Accuracy. EWG has worked to ensure the accuracy of the information it provides through its products and services, including through EWG’s databases. However, this information frequently relies on data obtained from many sources, and accordingly, EWG cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided or any analysis based thereon.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF EWG’S ONLINE CONTENT AND SERVICES, INCLUDING EWG’S DATABASES, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. EWG’S CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND EWG MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. EWG DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE. NO ADVICE, OPINION OR OTHER INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH EWG’S DATABASES, ORALLY OR IN ANY MEDIA, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY FROM EWG NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE STATED, EWG MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION REGARDING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ANY COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TRANSMITTED ON EWG’S DATABASES OR ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO EWG’S DATABASES.
EWG AND ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES,AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR COSTS OR ATTORNEYS’ FEES, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER EWG WAS INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN STATES THAT DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, EWG’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY SUCH STATES’ LAWS.
Fee-Shifting, Choice of Law. If you attempt to bring any legal action against EWG based in any way on its products or services, including EWG’s databases, you agree that, in the event you do not prevail or EWG does prevail, you will reimburse EWG for any costs and attorneys’ fees associated with their defense of the action. The use of EWG’s databases and any claim or dispute relating to EWG’s databases shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. Use of EWG’s databases are unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not affect all provisions of these terms of service, including without limitation this paragraph. If any provision or portion of these terms and conditions is held in whole or in part to be unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of that provision and of the entire User Agreement will be severable and will remain in effect to the fullest degree consistent with the intent of this document.