Terms of Use

Atkins.com Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms

The following terms of use are terms and conditions of a legal agreement between You and Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. (“ANI", or “We" or “Our"). By accessing, browsing and/or using this website, or any website owned or controlled by ANI, as listed below, You acknowledge that You have read, understood, and agree, to be bound by these terms of use and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. If You do not agree to these terms, do not use this website or any of the ANI Sites. The Content (as defined in Section 7 below) provided on these Sites is protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States Copyright Law. Persons who choose to access any of Our websites (www.atkins.com, community.atkins.com, www.atkinscookbook.com, www.atkinschefrecipes.com, www.atkins-HCP.com) (collectively the “Sites") from locations outside the Unites States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

Description of ANI Services

The Sites provide Content and information and materials related to Atkins products, the Atkins Diet, Atkins Nutritional Approach, reduced or controlled carbohydrate nutrition, research, meal planners, recipes, and other nutritional and dietary information as well as a variety of other services, such as promotional offers, Community forums, blogs and success stories that You may find useful, motivational and interesting (collectively the “Services"). Much of the Content and Services provided on this Site relates to a healthy lifestyle and reduced carbohydrate nutrition as a key element of a healthy lifestyle and diet, but nothing contained on the Sites is intended to provide specific health care or medical advice. Should You have any health care-related questions, please call or see Your physician or other health care provider. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of Content and Services You may see or access here. All Content and Services provided here or accessed through the Sites is provided "AS IS" and without warranty, express or implied. All implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular use or purpose are hereby excluded. ANI makes no warranty as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, usefulness or completeness of the Content on the Sites or accessed through the Sites. ANI is not responsible for updating Content or Services contained here, or providing information which may be inconsistent with or critical of the Atkins Diet, Atkins Nutritional Approach or a reduced or controlled carbohydrate approach to diet and nutrition.

Your Registration Obligations

There is no cost to become a registered user on any of Our Sites, and You do not have to become a registered user to use Our Sites. However, if You do not become a registered user, you will not have access to all the Content or Services available on Our Sites. You must register to participate in the Community, or to use Free Tools features, or search for Atkins friendly recipes, and to receive Our Newsletter. The "Community" refers to interactive areas of the Sites, and includes elements such as forums, groups, personal page, meal planners, recipes and similar activity where you can communicate with other users of our Sites and post Content. In consideration of Your use of the Sites, You agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use and policies applicable to using Our Sites, including but not limited to Our Privacy Policy. You also agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about Yourself if You elect to become a registered user (the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If You provide any Registration Data that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, and if We have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, We have the right to suspend or terminate Your account and refuse any and all current or future use of or access to the Sites (or any portion thereof).

ANI Privacy Policy

Registration Data and certain other non-personally identifying information about You are subject to our Privacy Policy. For more information, see the full Privacy Policy on the Atkins homepage at www.atkins.com. You understand that through Your use of any of the Sites You consent to the collection and use of personal information (as set forth in Our Privacy Policy).

Member Account, Password and Security

If you elect to become a Registered User on our Sites, You will be prompted to provide certain personally identifiable information, and You will also be prompted to select a user name and a password. Your user name will identify You as a Registered User and your password will allow You access Your account and personal page and those parts of the Sites that are accessible only by Registered Users. Upon completing the registration process You will have established Your personal account, as a Registered User, and a personal page on which You can post personal information and/or communicate with other Registered Users. Out of respect for Your privacy, information and Content that You post on Your personal page is accessible by other Registered Users only to the extent You permit with Your security settings. You are solely responsible for protecting Your Registration Data and Your password. We recommend that You do not disclose Your Registration Data and password to others.

Member Conduct

You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person who transmitted the Content. This means that You are solely and completely responsible for all Content that You upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available on the Site. Although we have adopted community standards and conduct guidelines for the users of our Sites, ANI does not control the Content posted by You or others and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Sites, You may be exposed to Content that is offensive or objectionable to You. Under no circumstances will ANI be liable in any way for any Content (other than Content we provide), including but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available on the Site by You.

You agree to not use any of the Sites to:

A. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
B. harm minors in any way;
C. impersonate any person or entity;
D. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content uploaded to or transmitted through the Sites;
E. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that You do not have a legal right to make available to other persons;
F. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any person;
G. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
H. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
I. interfere with or disrupt ANI's servers or networks connected to the Sites, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Sites;
J. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, and any regulations having the force of law;
K. "stalk" or otherwise harass another; and/or
L. solicit, collect or post personal data about other users of the Sites, including user names or passwords; or attempt to access another user's account without his or her consent.

You acknowledge that ANI may or may not pre-screen Content, but that ANI and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or remove any Content that is uploaded, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available on the Sites. By allowing Registered Users the ability to post Content in the Community and interactive areas of the Sites, We are not undertaking any responsibility, obligation or liability relating to any postings or activities in any Community or other interactive area, nor does ANI endorse any such postings. Although We reserve the right to remove, without notice, any posting for any reason, We have no obligation to pre-screen or otherwise review postings or to delete postings that You may find objectionable or offensive. We are not responsible for maintaining a copy of any Content or posting that We remove from Our Sites, and We are not liable for any loss in the event that Content You post is removed.

Content Submitted or Made Available for Inclusion on the ANI Sites

We do not claim ownership of Content You submit or make available for inclusion on the Sites, but with respect to such Content, which may include but is not limited to photos, graphics, recipes, weight loss tips/suggestions, success stories, You grant to ANI the worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license(s) to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, and publicly display such Content on the Sites, but only for as long as You elect to continue to include such Content on the Sites. This License will terminate at the time You remove or that We remove such Content from the Sites.

Contributions to ANI

By submitting ideas, suggestions, recipes, product concepts, marketing and/or sales proposals, and any other form of unsolicited contribution ("Unsolicited Contributions") to ANI through any of the Sites or otherwise, You acknowledge and agree that: (a) Your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information; (b) ANI is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Contributions; (c) ANI shall be entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose) such Contributions for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide; (d) ANI may have something similar to the Contributions already under consideration or in development; (e) Your Contributions automatically become the property of ANI without any obligation of ANI to You; and (f) You are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from ANI under any circumstances if ANI uses Your Unsolicited Contributions for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold ANI and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content, Contributions, Unsolicited Contributions, or anything else You submit, post, transmit, modify or otherwise make available through the Sites, or by Your use of the Sites, or Your violation of any rights of another.

No Commercial Reuse of Content

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes any material or Content of any kind You see, download or otherwise access on any of Ours Sites.

General Practices Regarding Use and Storage

You acknowledge that We may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Sites, including the number of days that email messages, message board postings or other uploaded Content or Contributions will be retained on the Sites, the maximum number of email messages that may be sent from a Registered User on the Sites, and the maximum size of any email message or posting that may be sent from a Registered User.

Modifications to Sites

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Sites (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that We shall not be liable to You or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Sites (or any part thereof).

Termination

You may terminate Your registered account, any associated email address and access to the Sites by submitting such termination request by email to contactus@atkins.com or complete the form at www.atkins.com/contact-us.

You agree that We may, without prior notice, immediately terminate, limit Your access to or suspend Your registered account, any associated email address, and access to the Sites for cause. Cause for such termination, limitation of access or suspension shall include, but not be limited to, (a) breaches or violations of these Terms of Use, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) unexpected technical or security issues or problems and/or (d) engagement by You in fraudulent or illegal activities. Further, You agree that all terminations, limitations of access and suspensions for cause shall be made in Our sole discretion and that We shall not be liable to You or any third party for any termination of Your account, any associated email address, or access to the Sites.

Links

The Sites may provide links to other World Wide Web sites or to websites of third parties. You acknowledge and agree that We are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that We 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 use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

ANI's Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that Content contained in or information presented to You through the Sites is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly permitted by applicable law or as authorized by Us or the applicable licensor, in writing, You agree not to modify, sell, distribute, transmit, broadcast, or create derivative works based on such Content, in whole or in part, for any commercial use or for any other purpose whatsoever.

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

A. YOUR USE OF THE SITES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. ANI AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND REPRESENTATIVES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
B. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITES IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR AND HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION WITH RESPECT TO ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, INTERNET ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR DISPLAY DEVICE, OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
C. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM ANI OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS OF USE.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANI AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND REPRESENTATIVES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (A) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITES; (B) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE ANI SITES; (C) ANY CONTENT, CONTRIBUTIONS, UNSOLICITED CONTRIBUTIONS OR POSTINGS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, OR (D) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE ANI SITES.

Trademark Information

You agree that all of ANI's trademarks, trade names, service marks and other ANI logos and brand features, and product and service names are trademarks and the property of ANI (the "ANI Marks"). Without ANI's prior written permission, You agree not to display or use in any manner the ANI Marks.

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright or Intellectual Property

ANI respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. ANI may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers. If You believe that Your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or Your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide ANI the following information:

A. Adescription of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that You claim has been infringed;
B. A description of where the material that You claim is infringing is located on the site;
C. Your address, telephone number, and email address;
D. A statement by You that You have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
E. 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 authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.

ANI's Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.
Attention: Legal Department
1050 17th Street, Suite 1500
Denver, Colorado 80265

OR:

By email contactus@atkins.com or complete the form at www.atkins.com/contact-us.

General Information

Choice of Law and Forum. You and ANI each agree that these Terms of Use and the relationship between the parties shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado without regard to its conflict of law provisions and that any and all claims, causes of action or disputes (regardless of theory) arising out of or relating to the Terms of Use, or the relationship between You and ANI, shall be brought exclusively in a state of federal court located in the City and County of Denver, Colorado, and You and ANI agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts and agree to waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over the parties by such courts and to venue in such courts.