Effective: November 01, 2021

Terms of use

The best-choice-brand.local website and any derivative website on which these Terms of Use are posted are owned and operated by Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc., a Kansas corporation (“Company”). Company has adopted these Terms of Use (“Terms of Use” or “Agreement”) to make you aware of the terms and conditions of your use of the best-choice-brand.local website any related websites on which these Terms of Use are posted (together, the “Websites”) including any Content or other products or services that are offered or provided via the Website. If you are acting as the agent of, represent, or otherwise act on behalf of an entity or any other person, references to “you,” “your” or “User” include such entity or person in addition to you. By using the Website, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement which are binding on any entity or other person you represent.

Company reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use at any time by posting such changes to this page. You understand that you have the affirmative obligation to check these Terms of Use periodically for changes, and you agree to periodically review these Terms of Use for such changes. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to these Terms of Use will constitute your acceptance of those changes. The most current version of these Terms of Use can be reviewed at best-choice-brand.local.

General Terms of Use and Restrictions on Use

Company grants you a limited, nonexclusive, nonassignable, nontransferable license to access and use the Website solely for your own personal, non-commercial purposes, subject to your agreement to, compliance with and satisfaction of these Terms of Use. All rights not otherwise expressly granted by these Terms of Use are reserved by Company. If you do not comply with the Terms of Use at any time, Company reserves the right to revoke this license, limit your access to the Website or restrict your ability to post or download Content. You will not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, distribute, transmit, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any purpose any portion of or any information from the Website. You may not obscure or remove any proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Content. You are solely responsible for providing, maintaining and ensuring the compatibility of all hardware, software, electrical, and other physical requirements necessary for your access to and use of the Website or any part of the Website.

Company may discontinue or alter any aspect of the Website, remove Content from the Website, restrict the time the Website is available or restrict the amount of use permitted at Company’s sole discretion and without prior notice or liability. You agree that Company may, under certain circumstances, immediately suspend and/or terminate your access to the Website or any part thereof. Cause for such measures includes, without limitation: (a) breaches or violations of these Terms of Use or other incorporated agreements or guidelines; (b) discontinuance or material modification to the Website; (c) unexpected technical or security issues or problems; (d) extended periods of inactivity; and/or (e) engagement by you in fraudulent or illegal activities. You further agree that such measures shall be taken in Company’s sole discretion and without liability to you or any third party.

For purposes of these Terms of Use, references to “post” or “posting” shall refer to any manner of posting, transmitting, uploading, providing, and making available or otherwise transferring material or information.

Company Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise specifically noted in these Terms of Use, images, trademarks, service marks, logos and icons displayed on the Website, are the property of Company and/or its licensors and may not be used without Company’s prior written consent. Trademarks owned by third parties are the property of those respective third parties. The Website is the copyrighted property of Company, and it may not be reproduced, recreated, modified, accessed or used in any manner or disseminated or distributed to any other party in violation of these Terms of Use. Any unauthorized use of any Content, whether owned by Company or other parties, may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, privacy and publicity laws and communications regulations and statutes. You will not copy, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, translate, modify, reproduce, republish, transmit, sell, offer for sale, disseminate or redistribute the intellectual property found in the Website or any part thereof or grant any other person or entity the right or access to do so.

Content

You acknowledge that the Website may contain or provide access to information, software, photos, video, text, graphics, music, sounds or other material provided by Company or third parties (collectively, “Content”) that are protected by copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other intellectual property laws, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereafter developed.

Feedback

Company welcomes your comments, feedback, information, or materials regarding the Website, Content or Company’s products or services (collectively, “Feedback”). If you submit Feedback to Company, please note that your Feedback shall become the property of Company. By submitting your Feedback to Company, you agree to assign, and hereby irrevocably assign to Company, all right, title, and interest in and to the Feedback and all copyrights and other intellectual property rights embodied in such Feedback on a worldwide basis. Company shall be free to use your Feedback on an unrestricted basis. You hereby assign and/or waive, as the case may be, any moral rights that you may have in or to the Feedback.

Company’s Privacy Policy

Company collects, stores, and uses data collected from you in accordance with Company’s Privacy Policy, located at https://bestchoicebrand.com/privacy-policy/. The terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy are hereby expressly incorporated into these Terms of Use.

Links

The Website may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites or resources on the Internet. Because Company has no control over such websites or resources, you acknowledge and agree that Company is not responsible for the availability of such external websites or resources, and Company does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources or for any privacy or other practices of the third parties operating those websites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Company shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource. Company strongly encourages you to review any separate terms of use and privacy policies governing use of these third party websites and resources.

You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of our Website so long as (i) the link or your linking website does not portray Company, our affiliates, or our products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter; (ii) your linking website complies with all applicable law and does not otherwise violate this Agreement or the rights of others; and (iii) your website has, maintains and follows a privacy policy no less protective of user data than the privacy policy of this website. You may not use any Company logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission. We may revoke this license at any time, with or without cause, in which case you agree to immediately remove the hyperlink. You may not link to any page other than the home page of this Website. Any link to our Website should be a full forward link that passes the client browser to our home page without barriers. The “back” button should return the visitor to the original site if the visitor wishes to back out.

User Representations

You represent and warrant to Company that: (a) you (i) are over the age of eighteen (18), (ii) are an emancipated minor under the laws of your jurisdiction of domicile and/or residence, (iii) possess legal parental or guardian consent or (iv) otherwise have the power and authority to enter into and perform your obligations under this Agreement; (b) all information provided by you to Company is truthful, accurate and complete; (c) you will comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use and any other agreement to which you are subject that is related to your use of the Website, Content or any part thereof; and (d) you will not use the Website in order to gain competitive intelligence about Company, the Website or any product or service offered via the Website or to otherwise compete with Company or its affiliates.

If you provide any Feedback via the Website, you make the following additional representations and warranties to Company: (1) you are owner of such Feedback or otherwise have the right to grant Company the licenses or assignments granted pursuant to this Agreement; (2) you have secured any and all consents necessary to post the Feedback, including any product images, and to grant the above licenses or assignments; (3) the Feedback does not violate the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights of any third party, and such Feedback does not contain any personally identifiable information about third parties in violation of such parties’ rights; (4) the use of any Feedback will not result in harm or personal injury to any third party; and (5) all factual information contained in the Feedback is true and accurate.

Prohibited Uses

You are solely responsible for any and all acts and omissions that occur under your account or password, and you agree not to engage in unacceptable use of the Website or any part thereof or any User Content that you may sell or purchase via the Website, which includes, without limitation: (a) use of the Website to post, store or disseminate material or information that, is or to a reasonable person may be false, fraudulent, unlawful, harmful, tortious, abusive, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, libelous, harassing, invasive of another’s privacy, offensive, vulgar, threatening, malicious, hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (b) use of the Website to post, store or disseminate Content, files, graphics, software or other material or information that actually or potentially infringes the rights of any person, including, without limitation, the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property rights, or privacy, moral or publicity rights, of any person; (c) use of the Website to interfere, disrupt or attempt to gain unauthorized access to other accounts on the Website, to restricted portion of the Website, to Content, or any other computer network or equipment; (d) use of the Website to post, store or disseminate viruses, Trojan horses or any other malicious code or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware, system or telecommunications equipment; (e) use of the Website to post, store or disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or other fraudulent schemes, or any other form of solicitation; (f) use of any manual or automated software, devices or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any web pages contained in the Website (including, without limitation, the use of robots, bots, spiders, scrapers or any other means to extract pricing, product, service or other data from the Website); (g) use of the Website to gain competitive intelligence about Company, the Website or any product or service offered via the Website or to otherwise compete with Company or its affiliates; (h) framing or otherwise simulating the appearance or functions of the Website or any portion thereof; (i) harvesting or otherwise collecting any information about other users, including, without limitation, email addresses or other contact information of other users; or (j) use of the Website to engage in any activity that, as determined by Company, may intentionally or unintentionally violate these Terms of Use, violate any applicable laws or regulations or conflict with the spirit or intent of these Terms of Use.

Disclaimer

Company uses reasonable efforts to maintain the Website, but Company is not responsible for any defects or failures associated with the Website, any part thereof, any Content posted using the Website, or any damages (such as lost profits or other consequential damages) that may result from any such defects or failures. The Website may be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including, without limitation: (a) equipment malfunctions, (b) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which Company may undertake from time to time, or (c) causes beyond the control of Company or which are not foreseeable by Company.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES:

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, THE WEBSITE, ANY CONTENT, AND ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED VIA THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” AND AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE, ANY CONTENT, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED VIA THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT USE OF THE FOREGOING WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, THAT THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE FOREGOING OR ANY INFORMATION FOUND THEREON WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR THAT THE QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

ANY CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. FURTHER, PLEASE NOTE THAT NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR ANY PRODUCT SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THESE TERMS OF USE.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (A) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, ANY CONTENT, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED VIA THE WEBSITE; (B) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY PRODUCTS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE; (C) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS, CONTENT OR DATA; OR (D) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEBSITE, ANY CONTENT, OR THE PURCHASE OF COMPANY’S PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE WEBSITE AND TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS TERMS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE WEBSITE, PURCHASING ANY CONTENT OR PURCHASING COMPANY’S PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OR ANY AMOUNT RETAINED BY COMPANY FOR PROVIDING THE SERVICES.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

We have made efforts to display as accurately as possible the colors and images of our products that appear at our stores. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor’s display of any color will be accurate. We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Company, its officers, members, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including attorneys’ fees and costs and expenses, arising out of or in any way connected with (a) your access to or use of the Website or any part thereof, (b) any User Content you post via the Website, (c) a breach or alleged breach by you of any of your representations, warranties, covenants or obligations under this Agreement, (d) infringement or misappropriation of any intellectual property or other rights of Company or third parties by you, (e) any negligence or willful misconduct by you, (f) any other claim related to your performance under this Agreement, or (g) your use of any Content, services or products provided by Company.

Term and Termination

This Agreement is effective upon your unequivocal acceptance as set forth herein and shall continue in full force until terminated. You agree that Company, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the Website or any part thereof upon prior notice, and remove and discard any Content, in the event you violate these Terms of Use. You agree that Company may immediately suspend your account and your access to the Website or any part thereof in order to conduct an investigation in the event it believes you have violated these Terms of Use or if it determines that you are a repeat infringer of another’s intellectual property or other rights. Company may also, in its sole discretion and at any time, discontinue providing the Website, any part thereof, any Content or any products or services advertised on the Website, with or without notice. In addition to any other method of termination or suspension provided for in this Agreement, Company reserves the right to terminate this Agreement at any time and for any reason upon ten (10) days’ notice to you. Further, you agree that Company shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination or suspension of your access to the Website or any part thereof, removal of Content or sale of any products. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by immediately discontinuing all access to the Website and by providing notice to Company of such discontinuance. Termination or cancellation of this Agreement shall not affect any right or relief to which Company may be entitled at law or in equity. Upon termination of this Agreement, you shall terminate all use of the Website and any Content provided thereby. In the event of termination, you will not be entitled to any refund of any fees or other charges, if any, paid in connection with this Agreement.

Governing Law and Other Miscellaneous Terms

The parties and their respective personnel are and shall be independent contractors, and neither party by virtue of this Agreement shall have any right, power or authority to act or create any obligation, express or implied, on behalf of the other party.

You acknowledge and agree that any expenses that you incur in furtherance of this Agreement are voluntary in nature and are made with the knowledge that this Agreement may be terminated as provided herein. You shall not make a claim against Company, and Company shall not be liable with respect to the recoupment of any expenditures or investment made by you in anticipation of the continuation of this Agreement beyond the term hereof.

The parties agree that breach of the provisions of this Agreement would cause irreparable harm and significant injury to Company which would be both difficult to ascertain and which would not be compensable by damages alone. As such, the parties agree that Company has the right to enforce the provisions of this Agreement by injunction (without necessity of posting bond), specific performance or other equitable relief without prejudice to any other rights and remedies Company may have for your breach of this Agreement.

The validity and effect of these Terms of Use shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Kansas, without regard to its conflicts or choice of laws principles. ANY SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING CONCERNING OR RELATING TO THE WEBSITE, ITS USE, THESE TERMS OF USE, ANY SALE OR ANY OTHER PRODUCT, SERVICE, POLICY OR PROCEDURE OF COMPANY, MUST BE BROUGHT EXCLUSIVELY IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION IN THE STATE OF KANSAS, AND YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY CONSENT TO THE JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURT (AND OF THE APPROPRIATE APPELLATE COURTS THEREFROM) IN ANY SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING, YOU IRREVOCABLY WAIVE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY OBJECTION WHICH YOU MAY NOW OR HEREAFTER HAVE TO THE LAYING OF VENUE OF ANY SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING IN ANY SUCH COURT OR THAT ANY SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING WHICH IS BROUGHT IN ANY SUCH COURT HAS BEEN BROUGHT IN AN INCONVENIENT OR IMPROPER FORUM.

If any action at law or in equity is necessary to enforce the terms of this Agreement, 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 captions and headings of this Agreement are included for ease of reference only and will be disregarded in interpreting and construing this Agreement.

If the performance of any part of this Agreement by either party (other than payment of money) is prevented, hindered, delayed or otherwise made impracticable by reason of any flood, riot, fire, judicial or governmental action, labor dispute, act of God, telecommunications failure or any other cause beyond the control of either party, that party shall be excused from such performance to the extent that it is prevented, hindered or delayed by such cause.

This Agreement, including any other agreements or additional terms referenced herein, constitutes the complete and exclusive statement of the Agreement between the parties with respect to the Website, Content, and products and services offered via the Website, and, unless otherwise expressly provided herein, it supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous communications, representations, statements and understandings, whether oral or written, between the parties concerning the Website, Content, and products and services sold via the Website. If any provision of this Agreement is found unlawful or unenforceable in any respect, the court shall reform such provision so as to render it enforceable or, if it is not possible to reform such provision so as to make it enforceable, then delete such provision. As so reformed or modified, the court shall fully enforce this Agreement. The provisions of this Agreement that by their content are intended to survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement, including, without limitation, provisions governing ownership and use of intellectual property, representations, disclaimers, warranties, liability, indemnification, governing law, jurisdiction, venue, remedies, rights after termination and interpretation of this Agreement, will survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for their full statutory period.

The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act shall not apply to this Agreement.

Company makes no representation that the Website, Content or other material or information on the Website is appropriate to or available in locations outside of the United States. You may not use the Website or export Content in violation of United States export laws, regulations or restrictions. If you access the Website from outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws. Best Choice®, Save-A-Label®, Associated Wholesale Grocers, AWG, and other logos, product, and service names are trademarks and service marks owned by or licensed to Company or its affiliates (the “Marks”). Without the prior written permission of Company, or its appropriate affiliates, you agree not to display or use in any manner, the Marks.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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