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These are the terms of use for the website of the foundation UTZ Certified (‘UTZ’) accessible through www.utzcertified.org. By entering this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions.

UTZ will observe all care that can reasonably be expected from it to assure that the information on the above mentioned websites will be correct and up-to-date. Notwithstanding this, neither UTZ nor any third parties featured in these websites provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the materials and information found in them and errors and omissions cannot be excluded. Therefore, the user of these websites must not rely on the correctness of the information for any purposes.

UTZ will not be liable for damage as a result of inaccuracies or incompleteness in the information or materials provided by it, nor for damage that is the result of problems caused by, or that are inherent in the distribution of information through the Internet, like breakdowns or interruptions of or errors or delays in the provision of information by UTZ or by you to UTZ when UTZ’s websites are used, or otherwise by electronic means. UTZ will not accept any liability either for any damage suffered as a result of the use of data, pieces of advice or ideas provided by or on behalf of UTZ through these websites.

UTZ will not guarantee that e-mails or other electronic messages sent to it will be received and processed on time and will not accept any liability for consequences of not having received them or for having received or processing them too late.

Data or communications of any kind, which is sent to these websites in any way or are to be published on it, will be treated as free of property rights and may be spread, stored or used by UTZ, its members, its partners, or other users of these websites for the development, production and publication of reports and statistics and for all internal purposes. It is prohibited to send any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, indecent, offensive, inciting, pornographic or blasphemous material or any other material that could give rise to liability under civil or criminal law to or from these websites or to publish it on them.

Links and other particular references on these websites are provided for your convenience only and they may lead to sources of information that are provided and kept up-to-date by third parties, and over which UTZ does not have any control. UTZ will, therefore, not bear and accept any responsibility or liability for the contents or information through these other sources. Users will link to other third party websites for their own account and risk and will undertake to use these websites according to their own terms and conditions.

The word marks and logos (hereinafter jointly called: “trademarks”) that are used or shown on these websites are registered or non-registered trademarks of UTZ or of third parties and may not be used without the prior written consent of the holder of those trademarks. Also the other intellectual property rights including, but not restricted to, copyrights, patent rights, model rights and rights to databases that are related to or rest on (parts of) these websites or on the depicted matters will belong to UTZ and/or third parties and may not be copied, used, traded in, multiplied or made public without the prior written consent of the owner and/or author, except to the extent to which this is strictly necessary for consulting the websites.

Notwithstanding the above, all parties which have been granted access by UTZ to the media center partners’ area (www.utzmediacenter.org), by means of an exclusive and non-transferable password, are allowed to download and use freely and without prior written consent and for their own purpose, provided that there is a direct connection with UTZ in any such purpose, all photos, movies, and all corporate communication materials displayed and available in there. Material downloaded from the media center may not be modified, adapted, altered, adjusted, partially or fully deleted, or changed in way. UTZ has not obtained any authorization regarding people and/or property featured in the materials available for download.  Usage of these material are, therefore, done at the own risk for the own account of the users downloading such materials. Copyright signs and other information relating to the source of the material in question must remain intact. The usage of any such materials by any unrelated third parties is only permitted in the event that their aim is to promote UTZ certified products and/or programs and UTZ is accredited as the source. 

Unauthorized use of these websites and/or any materials displayed in them or downloaded from them may give rise to a claim for damages on the part of UTZ and/or be a criminal offense.
Any requests for required permission or further information can be addressed to UTZ through the contact page. Permission by UTZ will only be deemed to have been granted after the explicit written consent, which in this context also includes an electronic message.

UTZ reserves the right to make amendments or additions to these Terms of Use at any time without any prior notice.

These Terms of Use and any disputes related to them or regarding the use of any UTZ website or otherwise are subject to Dutch law.

All disputes arising out of these Terms of Use and/or the use of the Portal shall be settled by the courts of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) which will have exclusive jurisdiction over them.

These Terms and Conditions have been translated into other languages. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and another version, the English version shall prevail.

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