Terms & Privacy
Legal Terms & Conditions
This page states the Terms and Conditions under which you, the Web site visitor, may use www.murphybrownllc.com (the “Site”), which is owned by Smithfield’s Hog Production Division. (“Smithfield’s Hog Production Division”).
Please read this page carefully. By using this Site, you agree to be bound by all of the Terms and Conditions set forth below. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this Site. Smithfield’s Hog Production Division may, in its sole discretion, revise these Terms and Conditions at any time; therefore, you should visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions.
Use of Site Material
The contents of this Site, such as text, graphics, images and other content (the “Site Material”) are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. These Terms and Conditions do not grant you any license whatsoever to the Site Material except as described in this paragraph. Smithfield’s Hog Production Division authorizes you to view and download a single copy of the Site Material for your non-commercial personal use. Unauthorized use of the Site Material violates copyright, trademark, and other laws. You agree to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Site Material on any copy of such material. Except as expressly provided herein, you may not sell or modify our Site Material or reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise use the Site Material in any way for any public or commercial purpose. Use of the Site Material on any other Web site or in a networked environment is prohibited. Smithfield’s Hog Production Division retains all intellectual property rights in the Site Material.
The names, marks and logos appearing on the Site are, unless otherwise noted, trademarks owned by or licensed to Smithfield’s Hog Production Division. Your use of these marks, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, is prohibited. From time to time, Smithfield’s Hog Production Division makes fair use in this Site of trademarks owned and used by third parties. Smithfield’s Hog Production Division makes no claim to ownership of those marks.
Smithfield’s Hog Production Division welcomes your comments on our Site. However, You acknowledge that if You send us creative suggestions, ideas, recipes, notes, drawings, concepts, inventions or other information, (collectively, the “Information”), the Information shall be deemed, and shall remain Smithfield’s Hog Production Division’s property. By submission of any Information to us, you assign to us and we shall own exclusively all rights to such Information of every kind and nature throughout the universe now known or hereafter existing. Smithfield’s Hog Production Division shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Information for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you or the provider of the information.
As a user of this Web site, you are responsible for your own communications. Therefore, do not do any of the following things:
- transmit to us material that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner;
- send material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner;
- send material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
- send material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other entity;
- intentionally or unintentionally violate or encourage conduct that would violate any local, state, or federal law;
- send advertisements or solicitations of business;
- send chain letters or pyramid schemes; or
- impersonate another person.
Smithfield’s Hog Production Division reserves the right to expel you and to prevent you further access to this Site for violating these Terms and Conditions terms or the law. The violation of any of these Terms and Conditions shall result in the immediate revocation of your right to access or use the Site or Site Material and obligates you to immediately destroy any copies of the Site Material in your possession.
Information accessible on this Site is for information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Smithfield’s Hog Production Division does not warrant the validity of any health-related statements contained on the Site or any such information contained in third-party sites referenced in the Site. You should always consult with your physician prior to changing or undertaking a new diet or exercise program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Site.
Postings are made at such times as the company determines in its discretion. Readers should not assume that the information contained on this Site has been updated or otherwise contains current information. The company does not review past postings to determine whether they remain accurate, and information contained in such postings may have been superseded.
Limitation of Liability
MURPHY-BROWN DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEB SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SITE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MATERIAL. IF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SITE MATERIAL RESULTS IN ANY COSTS OR EXPENSES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, MURPHY-BROWN SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS OR EXPENSES.
THIS WEB SITE AND ITS MATERIAL ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AT YOUR OWN RISK” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. MURPHY-BROWN, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES RIGHTS, AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ALTHOUGH MURPHY-BROWN STRIVES TO PROVIDE THOROUGH AND ACCURATE MATERIALS ON ITS SITE, WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.
SMITHFIELD’S HOG PRODUCTION DIVISION DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULT OR OUTCOME OF USING THE SITE OR PROPERLY FOLLOWING ANY INSTRUCTIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS, DIRECTIONS, OR RECIPES CONTAINED IN THE SITE MATERIAL.
Disclaimer of Consequential Damages
IN NO EVENT SHALL SMITHFIELD’S HOG PRODUCTION DIVISION, ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THE SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE MATERIAL ON THIS SITE OR SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT SMITHFIELD’S HOG PRODUCTION DIVISION IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
By using this Site, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Smithfield’s Hog Production Division, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal and accounting fees) that Smithfield’s Hog Production Division may become obligated to pay arising or resulting from your use of the Site Material or your breach of these Terms and Conditions. Smithfield’s Hog Production Division reserves the right to assume or participate, at your expense, in the investigation, settlement and defense of any such action or claim.
This Web site originates from Warsaw, North Carolina. Smithfield’s Hog Production Division does not claim that the Site Material is appropriate or may be used outside of the United States. Access to the Site Material may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Site from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.
Information You Submit
At Smithfield’s Hog Production Division (“Smithfield’s Hog Production Division”) your privacy is important to us. Smithfield’s Hog Production Division does not collect personally identifying information about you, which includes, but is not limited to, your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (“Personally Identifying Information”), unless you voluntarily submit it to us through one of our Information Collection Forms, or by e-mail or other means.
Information We Gather Automatically
When you visit our Site, we may automatically collect certain non-identifying information about you, such as your movement about the Site or the pages on the Site you visit most frequently, the type of browser or computer operating system you use or the domain name of the Site from which you linked to us (“Non-identifying Information”). In addition, we may store small files on your computer’s hard drive as a “cookie” or similar type of file to track and target your interests. We use this Non-identifying Information internally, to help us enhance the efficiency and usefulness of the Site and to improve customer service. If you object to this practice, please consult your browser’s documentation for instructions on erasing or blocking cookies.
Additional Privacy Protections for Children
This Site is not aimed at children less than 13 years of age. Any information submitted through the Information Collection Form pages that we know or reasonably believe originated from a child less than 13 years of age will be deleted. Children should never reveal their addresses, phone numbers or other Personally Identifying Information to any strangers on the Internet.
Use of Information
Any Personally Identifying Information or Non-identifying Information (hereinafter collectively “Information”) we gather, whether voluntarily provided by you or automatically collected, may be used for our internal business and marketing purposes. We do not sell or otherwise disclose such Information to third parties except as necessary to achieve the purpose for which the Information was submitted or collected, or to comply with the law, law enforcement agencies, or legal process served on Smithfield’s Hog Production Division, or if we believe, in good faith, that such disclosure is necessary to defend our rights or property or to respond to an emergency situation.
Links to Third-Party Web Sites
Smithfield’s Hog Production Division has reasonable security measures in place to protect the Personally Identifying Information you submit to us, once it is received, but we cannot be responsible for the security of information in transit. We have taken careful measures to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of your Personally Identifying Information. Once we receive your Personally Identifying Information that was entered into our Site, it is stored behind a firewall. Your Personally Identifying Information is only accessible to those employees who need it in order to perform their jobs. When you communicate with Smithfield’s Hog Production Division by e-mail, however, your communication is not necessarily secure from interception and is subject to all of the risks of electronic communication. Smithfield’s Hog Production Division does not guarantee the security or confidentiality of transmissions. Smithfield’s Hog Production Division reserves the right to update or otherwise alter our security practices if and when it seems appropriate.