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Website Terms of Use

This Website is owned and provided by General Mills (including its affiliates) and is provided for your personal entertainment, information and education. "Website" as used in these Terms of Use includes our pages and applications on third-party social-networking services such as Facebook or Twitter and our applications on mobile devices. Your use of this Website is subject to the following terms and conditions. Your use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions and your agreement to be bound by them. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use this Website or any services offered by this Website.

We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without notice. Please check back often to ensure you are aware of any updates or changes to these terms.

Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy
All names, logos, service marks and trademarks appearing on this Website, including the trademarks, service marks, brand identities, characters, trade names, graphics, designs, copyrights, trade dress, other content or elements of the Website, and all other intellectual property ("Content"), except as otherwise expressly stated, are protected intellectual property of, or used with permission or under licence by, General Mills. The Content includes the Website, which is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation.

The use or misuse of the Content on this Website, except as expressly provided in this Agreement or in the Content itself, is strictly prohibited. You may print one copy of the Content for your personal use. However, you may not otherwise copy, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post or otherwise display Content without our express written consent. We reserve all other rights, and nothing stated or implied on the Website confers on you any licence or right under any patent or trademark of General Mills, its affiliates, or any third party.

Without limitation to the foregoing, your use of the Website is limited to personal and non-commercial use only unless other uses are granted expressly to you. You may not copy, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post or otherwise display the Content for public or commercial purposes without our written permission.

General Mills has no responsibility for content on other websites that you may find or access when using General Mills’ products or services. Material available on or through other websites may be protected by copyright and the intellectual property laws of the United States and/or other countries as applicable. The terms of use of those websites, and not this Agreement, govern your use of that material.

General Mills reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, disable and/or terminate any user’s access to and use of the Website, with or without prior notice. This includes without limitation the right to terminate the accounts of users who General Mills believes may infringe or repeatedly infringe the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of General Mills and/or others.

User Submitted Content
This Website may allow users to post text, images, audio, video, links to other sites or other content (together "User Submissions") to the Website. As a consequence, you may see User Submissions that have been submitted to this Website by individuals not affiliated with General Mills. General Mills does not endorse these individuals nor are we in any way associated with any of the User Submissions posted on or accessible through this Website. You acknowledge and agree that any use and reliance on any User Submission is at your own risk. General Mills has no responsibility or liability of any nature whatsoever arising in connection with any User Submissions provided by these individuals or in connection with any conduct of these individuals.

General Mills does not claim ownership of User Submissions. However, by submitting User Submissions to the Site, you understand and agree that you are giving General Mills a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive and fully sublicenseable licence to use, reproduce, publish, distribute, perform, display, creative derivative works from, and otherwise exploit any such User Submissions, in whole or in part, in any form, including for promotional or marketing purposes.

You understand and agree that you are fully responsible for the content that you post. You may not post User Submissions that violate any law, or may otherwise be objectionable or inappropriate. In particular, you may not submit, add, transmit, post or provide content to, on, or through the Website that:

           

        • infringes on the copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right of any third party;
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        • is false, misleading, libellous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, hateful or sexually explicit;
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        • violates a third party’s right to privacy or publicity;
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        • degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference, disability or other classification;
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        • contains epithets or other language or material intended to intimidate, harass, or to incite violence or illegal acts;
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        • misrepresents your identity or affiliation or contains advertising or a solicitation;
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        • violates any applicable local, state, national or international law;
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        • General Mills believes in good faith is otherwise objectionable or inappropriate.
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You understand and agree that you may only post User Submissions that you own, or that you otherwise have the right to post. In addition, you must obtain all necessary permission from any individuals identified in or implicated by your User Submission (including those shown in photographic or video content), and, in the case of minors, also from their parents or legal guardians, as appropriate.

You understand and agree that General Mills may, but is not obligated to, monitor, review, remove, reject or revise at any time, without prior notice and in its sole discretion, User Submissions that violate this Agreement, are otherwise objectionable, or for any other reason.

Notice for Claims of Intellectual Property Violations and Agent for Notice
General Mills respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe in good faith that your work has been reproduced on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify General Mills’ designated Copyright Agent with the following information:

a. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;

b. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;

c. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website, with enough detail that we may find it;

d. your address, telephone number and email address;

e. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent or the law;

f. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorised to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.

General Mills’ designated Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be contacted as follows:

By post
Copyright Agent
c/o General Mills, Inc.
Number One General Mills Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55426 U.S.A.

By telephone
(+1 800) 248-7310

By fax
(+1 763) 764-2268

Other Restrictions

You may not access or use, or attempt to access or use, the Services to take any action that could harm us or any third party, interfere with the operation of the Website or General Mills’ other products and services, or use the Services in a manner that violates any laws. For example, and without limitation, you may not:

           

        • harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent;
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        • take any action that imposes an unreasonably large load on the Website’s servers;
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        • use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or any activity conducted on the Website;
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        • use or attempt to use any automated process (including, without limitation, spiders and robots) to access or use the Website;
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        • engage in any other conduct that threatens our system or network security or exposes us or any of our users to any liability or potential harm.
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Violation of these Terms may result in civil or criminal liability. We may investigate violations of these Terms and work with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the Terms.

Disclaimer
Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Website is provided to you "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITATION TO THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE(S) OR THE SERVERS MAKING THE SITE(S) AVAILABLE ARE VIRUS FREE. We do not warrant that the functions contained in these materials will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, that the Website will be available at any particular time or location, or that this Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. We do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the result of the use of the materials in this Website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability or otherwise.

Your use of the Website is at your risk. General Mills will not be liable for any damages including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, arising out of your access to or use of the Website and however caused, whether in contract or tort or otherwise. If you become dissatisfied in any way with this Website, your sole and exclusive remedy is to stop accessing and using this Website and its services. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain types of damages, General Mills’ liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law. If any portion of these limitations on liability is found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, then the aggregate liability of General Mills shall not exceed One Hundred United States Dollars (US$100).

Links
This Website may contain links allowing you to leave this Website for other sites that are not under our control. We are not endorsing any such linked sites. We are not responsible for the contents or transmission of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site or for ensuring that the linked sites are error and virus free, nor are we responsible for the terms or privacy practices of such sites. We encourage you to read the policies of each site you visit carefully.

Submitted ideas
Notwithstanding anything else in these Terms, all comments, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, recipes or other information disclosed or submitted to us by you through this Website or in response to solicitations in this Website ("Submitted Ideas") shall be and shall remain our property. You understand and acknowledge that we have both internal and external resources which may have developed or may in the future develop ideas or other items identical to or similar to the Submitted Ideas and that we are only willing to consider the Submitted Ideas on these terms. In any event, no Submitted Idea is submitted in confidence and we assume no obligation, express or implied by considering the Submitted Idea. Without limitation, we shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to the Submitted Ideas of every kind and nature throughout the universe and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submitted Ideas for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise without compensation to the provider of the Submitted Ideas.

Contact Information
You may contact us with any comments.