Terms & Conditions

LocalHarvest, Inc. ("LocalHarvest") welcomes you to its online website found at LocalHarvest.org website (the "Website"). These terms and conditions (the "Terms") govern your use of this Website. If you do not agree with these Terms, do not use this Website.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY.

BY DOWNLOADING, ACCESSING OR USING ANY PART OF THE WEBSITE OR USING ANY OF THE MATERIALS (AS DEFINED HEREIN), YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND LOCALHARVEST'S PRIVACY POLICY WHICH CAN BE FOUND HERE. IF YOU VISIT THE WEBSITE AND/OR USE ANY OF THE MATERIALS, YOU EXPRESSLY ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND THE PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OR THE PRIVACY POLICY, YOU DO NOT HAVE LOCALHARVEST'S AUTHORIZATION TO USE ANY PART OF THE WEBSITE. LOCALHARVEST MAY MODIFY THESE TERMS AT ANY TIME, IN LOCALHARVEST'S SOLE DISCRETION. THESE CHANGES BECOME EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON POSTING AND YOUR CONTINUED USE OR ACCESS OF THE WEBSITE AND/OR MATERIALS SHALL BE DEEMED YOUR CONCLUSIVE ACCEPTANCE OF THE MODIFIED TERMS. PLEASE REVIEW THESE TERMS FROM TIME TO TIME SO THAT YOU WILL BE APPRISED OF ANY CHANGES.

1. General Use Restrictions. All information, documents, products, software, and services (the "Materials") provided on this Website were provided by or to LocalHarvest by their respective manufacturers, authors, developers and vendors (the "Third Party Providers") and are the copyrighted work of LocalHarvest and/or the Third Party Providers. Except as stated herein, none of the Materials may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior express written permission of LocalHarvest or the Third Party Provider. No part of the Website, including logos, graphics, sounds or images, may be reproduced or retransmitted in any way, or by any means, without the prior express written permission of LocalHarvest. You also may not, without LocalHarvest's prior express written permission, "mirror" any Material contained on this Website on any other server.

Nothing on this Website shall be construed as conferring any license under any of LocalHarvest's or any Third Party Provider's intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise. You acknowledge sole responsibility for obtaining any such licenses.

Permission is granted to display, copy, distribute and download LocalHarvest's Materials on this Website provided that: (1) both the copyright notice identified below and this permission notice appear in the Materials, (2) the use of such Materials is solely for personal, non-commercial and informational use and will not be copied or posted on any networked computer or broadcast in any media, and (3) no modifications of any of the Materials are made. This permission terminates automatically without notice if you breach any of these terms or conditions. Upon termination, you will immediately destroy any downloaded and printed Materials.

Any unauthorized use of any Materials contained on this Website may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

2. INDEMNIFICATION. You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend LocalHarvest, at your expense, against any and all third party claims, actions, proceedings, and suits brought against LocalHarvest or any of its subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents or affiliates, and all related liabilities, damages, settlements, penalties, fines, costs or expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees) incurred by LocalHarvest or any of its officers, directors, employees, agents or affiliates, arising out of or relating to (i) your breach of any term or condition of these Terms, (ii) your use of the Materials, or (iii) your unauthorized use of the Website. In such a case, LocalHarvest will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. LocalHarvest reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.

3. WAIVER AND RELEASE. YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER LOCALHARVEST, NOR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY OR INDEMNITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT LOCALHARVEST SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY USING THE WEBSITE AND/OR THE MATERIALS AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.  YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST LOCALHARVEST, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS BASED UPON THE NEGLIGENCE OF LOCALHARVEST, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS) FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES YOU SUSTAIN IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSTIE OR THE MATERIALS.

  4. DISCLAIMERS.

4.1 Disclaimer of Warranties. LocalHarvest does not represent or warrant that (a) the Website or the Materials will be error-free or accessible at all times, (b) defects will be corrected, (c) the Website and Materials or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful component, or (d) the use or the results of the use of the Website and Materials or made available as part of the Website and Materials will be correct, accurate, timely, or otherwise reliable. LocalHarvest does not guarantee, and shall have no liability for, any Website or Materials down time (i) caused by outages to any public Internet backbones, networks or servers, (ii) caused by any failures of your equipment, systems or local access services, (iii) for previously scheduled maintenance, or (iv) relating to events beyond LocalHarvest' control such as, but not limited to, strikes, riots, insurrection, fires, floods, explosions, war, governmental action, labor conditions, earthquakes, natural disasters, or interruptions in Internet services to an area where LocalHarvest or your servers are located or co-located.

YOU USE THE WEBSITE AND MATERIALS ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE WEBSITE AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES, CLAIMS OR REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY LOCALHARVEST, OR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR AFFILIATES EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE AND MATERIALS, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NOR ARE THERE ANY WARRANTIES CREATED BY COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR TRADE USAGE. LOCALHARVEST DOES NOT WARRANT THAT WEBSITE AND MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OR BE FREE FROM ERRORS, OR THAT THE OPERATION OF WEBSITE AND MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED. ALL INFORMATION DOWNLOADED AND/OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF WEBSITE AND MATERIALS IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR, AND HEREBY WAIVE ANY DAMAGE, TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, INTERNET ACCESS, OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL. THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THESE TERMS. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OF AN IMPLIED WARRANTY, SO THIS DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

4.2 Disclaimer of Third Party Content. You understand that when using the Website, you may be exposed to third party content from a variety of sources, and that LocalHarvest is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such other third party content. Statements made in the Website, newsgroups, message boards, email, forums, and/or conferences, if any, reflect only the views of their authors. Forum managers, forum hosts, and/or content providers, if any, appearing on the Website are not authorized LocalHarvest spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of LocalHarvest, and LocalHarvest does not endorse any comments or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to third party content that may be offensive, indecent, inaccurate, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against LocalHarvest with respect thereto. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by any privacy statements and terms of use posted in connection with these links. You agree that the Materials and Website may include advertisements and that these advertisements are necessary for LocalHarvest to provide the LocalHarvest Materials. You further understand that the Materials may include certain communications from LocalHarvest that you cannot opt out of receiving.

5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES. YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER LOCALHARVEST NOR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR AFFILIATES WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA COLLECTED THROUGH THE MATERIALS OR WEBSITE), OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON A CLAIM OR ACTION OF CONTRACT, WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER TORT, BREACH OF ANY STATUTORY DUTY, INDEMNITY OR CONTRIBUTION, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF LOCALHARVEST HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE EXCLUSION CONTAINED IN THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE FAILURE OF THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY PROVIDED IN THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS IN THIS AND THE FOREGOING PARAGRAPH MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. LOCALHARVEST'S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, OR ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AGGREGATE FEES PAID TO LOCALHARVEST FOR USE OF THE MATERIALS AND WEBSITE.

6. Copyright or Intellectual Property Infringement Notification. LocalHarvest respects the intellectual property rights of others. You can notify LocalHarvest of possible copyright infringement, and LocalHarvest will review all claims of copyright infringement received and remove content deemed to have been posted or distributed in violation of any such laws. To make a claim, please provide the following:

(i) A physical or an electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest that is allegedly infringed;

(ii) A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;

(iii) A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website reasonably sufficient to permit LocalHarvest to locate the material;

(iv) Your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and email;

(v) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

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

Contact the agent designated to receive and act on copyright violations under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). Claims can be sent to [webmaster@LocalHarvest.com] or to LocalHarvest, Inc., 220-21st Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.

7. Links to Third Party Sites. This Website links to other websites which are not under the control of and are not maintained by LocalHarvest. LocalHarvest is not responsible for the content of those sites. LocalHarvest is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by LocalHarvest of those sites.

8. Service Marks. "Local Harvest", "LocalHarvest", and "LocalHarvest.org" are service marks of LocalHarvest, Inc.

9. Localharvest Stores RefuNd Policy. Online orders for our members' products placed through the LocalHarvest Stores are protected with the LocalHarvest money back guarantee.

10. Miscellaneous. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California. You agree that any legal action or proceeding between LocalHarvest and you for any purpose concerning these Terms or the parties' obligations hereunder shall be brought exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to LocalHarvest must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. LocalHarvest failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. No waiver of any term, provision or condition of these Terms, whether by conduct or otherwise, in any one or more instances, shall be deemed to be, or shall constitute, a waiver of any other term, provision or condition hereof, whether or not similar, nor shall such waiver constitute a continuing waiver of any such term, provision or condition hereof. No waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by the party making the waiver. These Terms constitutes the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between the parties with respect to the Materials and Website and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous communications, representations, statements and understandings, whether oral or written, between the parties concerning the Materials and Website. If any action in law or in equity is necessary to enforce the terms of these Terms, the prevailing party will be entitled to reasonable fees of attorneys, accountants, and other professionals, and costs and expenses in addition to any other relief to which such prevailing party may be entitled. The provisions of these Terms are severable, and in the event any provision hereof is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not in any way affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions hereof. No provisions of these Terms are intended, nor will be interpreted, to provide or create any third party beneficiary rights or any other rights of any kind in any user, client, customer, affiliate, or any party hereto or any other person unless specifically provided otherwise herein, and except as so provided, all provisions hereof will be personal solely between the parties to these Terms; except that Sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 are intended to benefit LocalHarvest and its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers, and Information Providers. LocalHarvest may assign its rights and duties under these Terms to any party at any time without notice to you.