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Terms, Conditions, and User Agreement:
Agreement. Use of EWG's Skin Deep database ("Skin Deep") 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 Skin Deep and/or EWG's Skin Deep mobile application, 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. Skin Deep is provided solely for your personal, non-commercial use. It is meant to help consumers make informed choices and decisions about personal-care products, particularly when industry provides scant data about the safety of individual cosmetic ingredients. 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 Skin Deep, nor transfer to or store any data residing or exchanged over Skin Deep 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 Skin Deep.
Dynamic Database. Skin Deep is dynamic, which means that the ranking numbers may change based on evolving science, new information on cosmetic ingredients, or other factors. Please be advised that EWG does not recommend that companies create marketing materials based on Skin Deep's rating system, given that the rankings may change as the database is updated. EWG makes no representations or warranties about any of the products rated on Skin Deep. EWG hereby disclaims all warranties with regard to the products on Skin Deep, including express, statutory, implied warranties of merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose.
Copyright. Skin Deep, 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 Skin Deep and other EWG products are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained in the site or 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 Skin Deep, you acknowledge that any reliance upon any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed or distributed through Skin Deep is at your sole risk. EWG reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to correct any errors, omissions, or publish any update in any portion of Skin Deep. You acknowledge and agree that EWG is not responsible for any materials posted by other users of Skin Deep.
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 Skin Deep. Yet 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 SKIN DEEP, 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 SKIN DEEP, 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 SKIN DEEP OR ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO SKIN DEEP.
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 ATTORNEY'S 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 Skin Deep, 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 Skin Deep and any claim or dispute relating to Skin Deep shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. Use of Skin Deep is 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.