Effective Date / Date of Last Revision: August 28, 2023
Sosland Companies, Inc., d/b/a Sosland Publishing Company (“Sosland,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) is a business-to-business trade publishing company focused on delivering content to the food industry. Sosland provides of variety of marketing solutions to its business customers (“Services”). Sosland also operates publicly accessible websites, including:
www.sosland.com, www.bakemag.com, www.bakingbusiness.com, www.dairyprocessing.com, www.foodbusinessnews.net, www.meatpoultry.com, www.petfoodprocessing.net, www.supermarketperimeter.com, www.world-grain.com, www.purchasingseminar.com, www.foodentrepreneurexperience.com and www.soslandtrends.com (“Sites”).
Supplemental terms and conditions or documents that may be posted on our Sites from time to time are hereby expressly incorporated herein by reference. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to make changes or modifications to these Terms at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the "Date of Last Revision" of these Terms, and you waive any right to receive specific notice of each such change. It is your responsibility to periodically review these Terms to stay informed of updates. You will be subject to, and will be deemed to have been made aware of and to have accepted, the changes in any revised Terms by your continued use of the Services after the date such revised Terms are posted.
We may also change, suspend, or end access to all or any part of the Sites and Services at any time, in our discretion.
You further represent and warrant that: (1) all registration information (if applicable) you submit to us will be true, accurate, current, and complete; (2) you will maintain the accuracy of such information and promptly update such registration information as necessary; (3) you will not access the Sites or Services through automated or non-human means, whether through a bot, script or otherwise; (4) you will not use the Sites or Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose; and (5) your use of the Sites and/or Services will not violate any applicable law or regulation.
If you set up an account with us, you will be required to provide certain personal data, such as your name, email address, mailing address, username and password. You will be solely responsible for all information you provide to us. You will also be solely responsible for the security of your account credentials and any activity (whether authorized or unauthorized) that takes place through your account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breach of security. You agree not to submit false information to us or anyone else through the Sites or Services. By creating an account on our Site and electing to sign up for our newsletter, you consent to receive periodic communication from us.
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Sites and Services, including all source code, databases, functionality, software, website designs, audio, video, text, photographs, and graphics in the Services (collectively, the "Content"), as well as the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained therein (“Marks"). Our Content and Marks are protected by copyright and trademark laws (and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws) and treaties in the United States and around the world. Content published on our sites, including, but not limited to articles, charts, tables, data, photographs, images, illustrations, slideshows, audio clips and video clips, etc. are protected by copyright and owned or controlled by Sosland or the party credited as the provider of the Content. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Sites. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content or the Sites (including software) in whole or in part. You may download or copy the Content and other downloadable items displayed on the website for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from Sosland or the copyright holder identified as the provider of the Content. The Content and Marks are provided in or through the Services "AS IS" for your personal, non-commercial use or internal business purpose only.
If you submit information and materials to us, such as comments, feedback, reviews, photos, videos or other materials to us (“User Content”), you agree to provide only truthful and accurate material that you have the right to provide to us. You retain all rights in and to your User Content. However, by submitting User Content to us, you grant us and our agents, sublicensees, contractors and assigns (“Licensed Parties”), a license to: (a) use and distribute your User Content so that we can provide our Sites and Services to you and to others; and (b) use your User Content for our business purposes, in our sole discretion.
We will not pay you for the use of your User Content and we reserve the right to remove or delete any User Content, in our sole discretion. It is your responsibility to keep a copy of your own User Content in the event it is deleted, lost or altered.
You represent and warrant that (i) you are solely responsible for all User Content you upload or otherwise provide to us, (ii) you own all rights in and to your User Content and/or have obtained appropriate rights and permissions from any and all other persons and/or entities who own, manage or otherwise claim any rights with respect to such User Content, (iii) the Licensed Parties’ use of your User Content as described herein will not violate the rights of any others, including (but not limited) to copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity, moral, proprietary or other rights, nor will it violate any law, rule or regulation, and (iv) the User Content is not libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, indecent, threatening, harassing, hateful, or offensive or otherwise unlawful. To the fullest extent allowable by law, you release the Licensed Parties from, and agree to indemnify the Licensed Parties for, all claims, demands and damages of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with your User Content that violates this provision.
In addition to the other representations provided in these Terms, in exchange for use of the Sites and/or any Services, you represent the following:
You may terminate your account at any time by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Likewise, you may cease accessing and using the Sites and Services at any time in your sole discretion.
We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to: (1) terminate any part of the Sites or Services at any time; (2) monitor the Sites and Services for violations of these Terms; (3) take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates the law or these Terms, including without limitation, reporting such user to law enforcement authorities; (4) terminate or suspend your account; (5) refuse, restrict access to, limit the availability of, or disable (to the extent technologically feasible) any of your User Content or any portion thereof; (6) remove from the Sites or Services or otherwise disable all files and content that appear malicious or are excessive in size or are in any way burdensome to our systems; and (7) otherwise manage the Sites and Services in a manner designed to protect our rights and property and to facilitate the proper functioning of the Sites and Services.
We value all of our users, and it is our goal to provide an excellent experience for all our users, including our users with disabilities. You understand and accept, however, that some of the features of the Sites or Services may not be fully accessible because they are provided by third-parties or have errors. If you have comments regarding the accessibility of any part of the Sites, or would like to report an issue you are experiencing, please email us at email@example.com. You expressly agree to attempt to work with us in good faith to obtain access to our Sites and Services and that you will not threaten or assert any claims regarding accessibility against us unless you have first provided us with notice of the inaccessibility problem(s) and a thirty (30) day period to resolve the problem.
We reserve the right to change, modify, or remove the contents of the Sites and/or Services at any time or for any reason at our sole discretion without notice. However, we have no obligation to update any information on our Sites or Services. We also reserve the right to modify or discontinue all or part of the Sites or Services without notice at any time. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, price change, suspension, or discontinuance of the Sites or Services.
THE SITES AND SERVICES, AND ALL INFORMATION AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITES AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT ANY IMPLIED OR EXPRESS WARRANTY OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SUITABILITY, SECURITY, CORRECTNESS, ACCESSIBILITY AND NON-INFRINGEMENT). SOSLAND, ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, AND SUPPLIERS (COLLECTIVELY THE "SOSLAND PARTIES") MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY REGARDING: (A) THE CONTINUED AVAILABILITY, RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, ACCESSIBILITY, RESULTS OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITES AND/OR SERVICES; (B) THE EXISTENCE (OR ABSENCE) OF ANY VIRUS, WORM, MALWARE, MALICIOUS CODE OR OTHER DISABLING DEVICES OR CODE FROM ANY SOURCES; (C) THE UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION; (D) ANY TECHNICAL FAILURES (INCLUDING HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE FAILURES); (E) LOSS, USE OR MISUSE OF YOUR DATA; OR (F) ANY THIRD-PARTY GOODS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS INCLUDING IN THE SITES AND ALL SUCH INFORMATION IS SUPPLIED AS A CONVENIENCE TO YOU ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE SPONSORSHIP, AFFLILIATION, PARTNERSHIP, ENDORSEMENT OR ANY GUARANTEES WHATSOEVER.
YOUR USE OF THE SITES AND SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU AGREE THAT THE SOSLAND PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SOSLAND PARTIES' TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES, FEES AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES), WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE AMOUNT (IF ANY) PAID BY YOU TO US FOR THE USE OF THE SITES AND/OR SERVICES WITHIN THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS. IF YOU LIVE IN A STATE THAT DOES NOT ALLOW THE WAIVER OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, OR LIMITATIONS OR DAMAGES WAIVERS DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION, SOME OF THESE PROVISIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU AGREE TO PROMPTLY NOTIFY US IN WRITING IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE ANY CLAIM AGAINST ANY OF THE SOSLAND PARTIES, AND, YOU AGREE THAT IF YOU HAVE ANY CLAIM AGAINST ANY OF THE SOSLAND PARTIES, YOU WILL BRING IT WITHIN ONE YEAR FROM THE TIME IT ARISES (OR SUCH SHORTER PERIOD UNDER APPLICABLE STATUTES OF LIMITATION) OR SUCH CLAIM SHALL BE WAIVED AND RELEASED. YOU FURTHER AGREE TO RESOLVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AGAINST THE SOSLAND PARTIES ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND KNOWINGLY WAIVE: (A) YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLASS ACTION AGAINST ANY OF THE THE SOSLAND PARTIES; AND (B) YOUR RIGHT A JURY TRIAL IN ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND ANY OF THE SOSLAND PARTIES.
WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE SITES OR SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE OR SECURE 100% OF THE TIME BECAUSE PUBLIC NETWORKS, SUCH AS THE INTERNET, OCCASIONALLY EXPERIENCE DISRUPTIONS AND INTERFERENCE. ALTHOUGH WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE THE MOST RELIABLE SITES AND SERVICES REASONABLY POSSIBLE, INTERRUPTIONS, THIRD PARTY INTERFERENCE AND DELAYS DO OCCUR. THE SOSLAND PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM SUCH PROBLEMS. YOU AGREE THAT WE HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, OR INCONVENIENCE CAUSED BY YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITES OR SERVICES DURING ANY DOWNTIME OR DISCONTINUANCE OF THE SITES OR SERVICES. NOTHING IN THESE LEGAL TERMS WILL BE CONSTRUED TO OBLIGATE US TO MAINTAIN AND SUPPORT THE SITES OR SERVICES OR TO SUPPLY ANY CORRECTIONS, UPDATES, OR RELEASES IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.
The Sites may contain links to other third-party websites. Our linking to such third-party sites does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of such sites, or the information, products or services offered on or through such third-party websites. Third-party websites are maintained by persons or organizations over which Sosland exercises no control. Sosland expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content or results from your use of such third-party websites.
We respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information.
Our copyright agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows: DPO@sosland.com.
There may be information on the Sites and/or Services that contain typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions, including descriptions, pricing, availability, and various other information. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update the information on the Sites or Services at any time, without prior notice.
Sosland Publishing Company
4801 Main St., Suite 650
Kansas City, MO 64112-2513