Terms and Conditions

Morton Salt, Inc. Terms and Conditions of Website Use

Welcome to the Morton Salt, Inc. (“Morton Salt”) web site (“Site”). We are striving to make our Site informative and useful, and would appreciate your feedback on how we can make it even better. In return for access to the information we have provided, we require that you abide by the legal terms stated in the following Terms and Conditions of Site Use (“Terms”).Please read these Terms carefully, because by using this Site, you are acknowledging and agreeing to them. If you do not agree with these Terms, you may not use this Site.

Copyright Information

Copyright ©1995-2016, Morton Salt, Inc. All rights reserved

All of the contents of the Morton Salt Site are protected from copying and simulation under U.S. and international copyright laws and treaties. Any unauthorized copying, alteration, distribution, transmission, performance, display, or other use of this material is prohibited. You may not use this Site or any social media platform offered by Morton Salt for any purpose or in any manner that infringes the rights of any third party.

Trademark Information

All names, logos, trademarks or service marks contained in this Site are registered trademarks owned or licensed by Morton Salt and may not be used without Morton Salt’s prior written approval. The registered trademarks of Morton Salt belong exclusively to Morton Salt and are protected by U. S. and international trademark laws and treaties.

Limited License To Use Material

Morton Salt grants you the limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-commercial, revocable, non-assignable and non-transferable license to display and reproduce material on this Site (“Material”) for your personal use as long as: (a) the Material is used for educational or informational purposes only and is not sold or distributed for commercial gain; (b) you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Material or any copy you make of the Material; (c) you do not use the Material in a manner that suggests an association with Morton Salt; and (d) you make no modifications to the Material. Except as noted above, no right or license is granted under any copyright, patent, or trademark of Morton Salt to any other party.

Hyperlinks and Frames

The Site may include hyperlinks to other independent websites. Morton Salt is not responsible for the content posted on these independent websites and does not endorse or approve any products or information offered at these websites. Morton Salt may permit links to its Site, as long as they do not imply endorsement, sponsorship or affiliation. We do require, however, that you get our written consent first before creating any kind of hyperlink to this Site. You may frame this Site only with the prior written consent of Morton Salt.

Submitted Content

This Site may provide you the opportunity to participate in social networking and other communication functionality and may provide you with the opportunity to submit, post, display, transmit, perform, publish, distribute or broadcast content and materials to Morton Salt on this Site or linked third party sites, including, without limitation, photographs, writings, music, video, pictures, data, questions, comments, suggestions or personally identifiable information (collectively, “User Content”). Except as otherwise described in this Site’s Privacy Policy at http://www.mortonsalt.com/privacy-policy, you agree that your User Content will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and will not be returned. You agree that you either: (i) own the rights to any User Content you submit and the right to grant all of the rights and licenses in these Terms; or (ii) you have all necessary rights and licenses from the owner(s) of these rights to enter into these Terms and grant Morton Salt these licenses. Upon Morton Salt’s request, you will furnish Morton Salt any documentation, substantiation or releases necessary to verify your compliance with these Terms. You also acknowledge that the Internet may be subject to breaches of security and should be aware that submissions of User Content or other information may not be secure, and you should consider this before submitting any information to Morton Salt or a linked site.

You grant to Morton Salt the unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free right and license to host, use, copy, distribute, reproduce, disclose, sell, re-sell, sub-license, display, perform, transmit, publish, broadcast, modify, reformat, translate archive, store, cache or otherwise exploit in any manner whatsoever, all or any portion of your User Content for any purpose whatsoever in all formats; on or through any media, software, formula or medium now known or hereafter developed to advertise, market and promote the same. You further agree that Morton Salt is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any User Content you send to the Site or Morton Salt, for any purposes whatsoever, including, without limitation, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and or services using such User Content without remuneration of any kind. You further perpetually and irrevocably grant Morton Salt the unconditional right to use and exploit your name, persona and likeness included in any User Content and in connection with any User Content, without any obligation or remuneration to you. You also grant to Morton Salt the right to sub-license and authorize others to exercise any of the rights granted to Morton Salt under these Terms; and each such third party will be entitled to benefit from the rights and licenses granted to Morton Salt under these Terms. Except as prohibited by law, you waive any moral rights you may have in any User Content you submit, even if such User Content is altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you.

Of course, you are not to transmit to this Site any material which is unlawful, threatening, violent, abusive, degrading, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, that harasses, or which may give rise to civil or criminal liability, infringe a third party’s intellectual property rights, or otherwise violate any law or regulation. Even though we may monitor and review transmissions, Morton Salt assumes no responsibility or liability which may arise from User Content, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, libel, slander, infringement of intellectual property, obscenity, pornography, profanity or misrepresentation.

Promotions

The Site may contain or offer sweepstakes, contests or other promotions, which may be governed by a separate set of rules that describe the sweepstakes or promotion and may have eligibility requirements, such as age or geographic area restrictions. It is your responsibility to read those rules to determine whether or not your participation, registration or entry will be valid and to determine the sponsor’s requirements of you in connection with the applicable sweepstakes, contests or promotion.

Disclaimer of Warranty

Morton Salt provides the information on this Site free of charge, subject to these Terms. While Morton Salt makes reasonable efforts to ensure the information is accurate and up-to-date, Morton Salt makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, or any other aspect of the information on this Site and assumes no liability in connection with any use of this information. THIS SITE, AND ALL INFORMATION AND MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREIN, ARE PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Limitation of Liability

NEITHER MORTON SALT NOR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THIS SITE WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY THAT ACCOMPANY OR RESULT FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIS SITE, OR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS AND USE THIS SITE, OR FROM DOWNLOADING ANY MATERIAL CONTAINED ON THIS SITE. NOR WILL ANY SUCH PARTY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER LOSSES, COSTS, OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND WHICH MAY ARISE, DIRECTLY, OR INDIRECTLY FROM YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANYTHING CAUSED BY: A) INCOMPLETE OR INACCURATE INFORMATION; B) VIRUSES; C) BUGS; D) HUMAN ACTION OR INACTION; E) ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM, PHONE LINE, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR PROGRAM MALFUNCTIONS; OR F) ANY OTHER ERRORS, FAILURE OR DELAYS IN COMPUTER TRANSMISSION OR NETWORK CONNECTIONS.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Morton Salt harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs, investigations, liabilities, judgments, settlements and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, that directly or indirectly arise from or are otherwise directly or indirectly related to: (a) User Content; (b) your use of the Site or activities in connection with the Site; (c) your breach of these Terms; (d) your violation of any laws, rules, regulations, codes, statutes, ordinances or orders of any governmental and quasi-governmental authorities, including, without limitation, all regulatory, administrative and legislative authorities; (e) information or material transmitted through your computer, even if not submitted by you, that infringes, violates or misappropriates any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent, publicity, privacy or other right of any person or defames any person; (f) any misrepresentation made by you; or (g) Morton Salt’s use of your information. You will cooperate as fully required by Morton Salt in the defense of any claim. Morton Salt reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and you will not in any event settle any claim without the prior written consent of a duly authorized employee of Morton Salt.

Jurisdiction, Choice of Law and Forum

Unless otherwise specified, the material on this Site is intended to provide information about Morton Salt and its products. Morton Salt controls and operates its Site from the company’s headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, USA. We do not imply that the materials published on the Morton Salt Site are designed or appropriate for use outside of the United States. If you access our Site from outside of the United States, please be aware that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable foreign laws. To the extent any applicable local laws prohibit your viewing and use of this Site, you may not view or use this Site.

These Terms and your use of this Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, USA, excluding its conflicts of law rules. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these terms and conditions or your use of this Site shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Chicago, Illinois, USA and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action.

Severability and Integration

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Morton Salt with respect to this Site. If any part of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining parts shall remain in full force and effect.

Revisions and Consents

Morton Salt reserves the right to revise these Terms at any time and for any reason. We also reserve the right to make changes at any time, without notice or obligation, to any of the information contained on this Site. By entering this Site, you acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by any such revisions. Accordingly, you should periodically visit this page to review these Terms. In fact, we hope you will return to our Site often. Requests for Morton Salt’s consents or approvals should be directed to the Morton Salt Law Dept., 123 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606-1743 USA.