Terms of Service
Web Content and Materials
The information and materials contained on these Sites are for marketing and informational purposes only and do not purport to be any measure of complete disclosure regarding the Institute of Food Technologists or its affiliates (hereinafter collectively referred to using “we,” “us,” “IFT,” the Organization, and similar terms). Your eligibility to participate in any discussions or view any information or data listed on the Sites is subject to the final approval and acceptance of the Organization. WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES DESCRIBED ON THE SITES AT ANY TIME. WE DO NOT UNDERTAKE, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM, ANY OBLIGATION OR RESPONSIBILITY TO UPDATE OR AMEND THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES DESCRIBED IN THE SITES OR TO NOTIFY YOU OF SAME, EXCEPT BY POSTING SUCH CHANGES TO THE SITES.
The IFT Community (“Community”) is provided as a service for our members. IFT is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this Site by others. IFT disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted on IFT Sites, whether posted by IFT or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall IFT be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on IFT Sites.
The IFT 2020 Virtual Event (“SHIFT20”) is provided as a service to registered attendees of SHIFT20 and to the companies that exhibit their products and services to registered attendees of SHIFT20 or sponsor portions of SHIFT20.
“[Company Name and or trademarks],” and the accompanying logo/design, as well as other elements appearing in the Sites, are our property. Other featured words or symbols, used to identify the source of goods and services, are the trademarks of their respective owners.
No user of these Sites may post any material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner or in violation of any agreement or other restriction applicable to the material any user posts on the Sites. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. The posting party grants IFT the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such material. In addition, the posting party grants other users the nonexclusive right and license to share such material through various discussions and blogs available to users as part of the IFT Community. IFT cannot guarantee that others will not use the ideas and information that are posted. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or that you do not want others to use, do not post such information or ideas. IFT is not responsible for the misuse or misappropriation of any content or information that you submit.
The Sites contain original works of authorship and we reserve all rights with respect to such material, including but not limited to all design elements, text, images, and multimedia content, all of which material is protected by applicable copyright laws (collectively, the “Copyrighted Materials”). You may not copy, transmit, display, distribute, alter, frame, store for subsequent use, or otherwise use the Copyrighted Materials in any manner without our prior written consent, with the exception, however, that you may download and print one copy of the Copyrighted Materials provided in the public areas of the Sites for your own personal, noncommercial use. If you download any information from the Sites in accordance with the preceding sentence, you agree you will not copy it or remove or obscure any copyright or other notices or legends contained in any such information.
IFT is an individual membership organization and opinions expressed within the Community are those of the individual users and do not reflect the views of any organization with which they may be affiliated.
Messages may not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade.
We may include in the Sites links to Internet sites that are not controlled or maintained by us (“External Links”). If you leave the Sites via an External Link, you do so at your own risk. External Links are provided solely as pointers to information that may be useful to you or to users of the Sites generally. We have no control over the content on any such linked sites. We make no warranties, either express or implied, concerning the content of any such linked website including, without limitation, the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability thereof for any particular purpose, nor do we warrant that such sites or content is free from any claims of copyright, trademark, or other infringement of the rights of third parties or that such sites or content is free from defects, viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, or other destructive or harmful devices. The presence of an External Link in the Site does not imply our endorsement of, or responsibility for, the opinions, ideas, products, information, or services offered at such sites, or any representation regarding the content at such linked sites.
The internal laws of the State of Illinois and the laws of the United States of America govern access to and use of the Sites and the terms of this disclaimer, no matter where you may be located, unless local law provides to the contrary. The Organization makes no representation that materials in these Sites are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access these Sites from outside the United States, please understand that the Sites may contain references and/or links to products and services that are not available or are prohibited in your country.
Limitation of Liability
The internal laws of the State of Illinois and the laws of the United States of America govern access to and use of the Sites and the terms of this disclaimer, no matter where you may be located, unless local law provides to the contrary. The Organization makes no representation that materials in these Sites are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access these Sites from outside the United States, please understand that these Sites may contain references and/or links to products and services that are not available or are prohibited in your country.
These Terms of Service incorporate by reference any notices contained on these Sites and constitute the entire agreement with respect to your access to and use of these Sites. If any provision of these Terms of Service is unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Service and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms.
Privacy & Security
The Community is a collegial, professional community and members are encouraged to report postings in violation of the above. While IFT reserves the right to actively monitor the Community, IFT is not responsible for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. In the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to IFT’s attention, IFT will take all appropriate action.
IFT content that is provided on SHIFT20 is intended for personal use only by registered attendees of SHIFT20. Representatives of exhibiting and sponsoring companies may use SHIFT20 to develop business relationships with registered attendees, subject to the provisions of these Terms of Service. Login accounts for SHIFT20 are provided for individual use only and may not be shared with others.
Exceptions to these Terms of Service must be approved in writing, in advance, by IFT.
IFT reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these terms.