Tastefully Simple

terms of use

Welcome to our website, where life is simple, delicious and fun! We have a few rules that we appreciate you following while you are on our site. Thanks for understanding that we need to protect the intellectual property of Tastefully Simple and make sure everyone is playing fair.

We provide key information about our company, products and consultants through this website and related authorized consultant sites at www.tastefullysimple.com and tastefullysimple.com (to make things read easier, we will just refer to these as the "Site"). By using this Site, you, the user (a.k.a. yes, "You"), agree to these Terms of Use. Please note that these Terms of Use are subject to change at any time, and we encourage you to check back frequently for changes, updates and alterations. (And hey, who doesn't want to come back and read Terms of use every once in a while, right?)

One big rule is that you agree to use names and email addresses of consultants only to gain information about the respective Tastefully Simple businesses, to ask about the great opportunity to start your own Tastefully Simple business, to seek information about Tastefully Simple and our delicious products, to purchase products (yum!) or to schedule a party (fun ... what a great idea, right?). The lawyers want us to tell you that any other use is strictly prohibited.

restrictions on use
We hope you enjoy viewing this Site! (You can even lick the screen when you see our delicious food photos - we won't tell a soul.) But remember, all of this goodness is solely for your own personal and noncommercial use, subject to all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices. Any other use of materials on this Site, including reproduction, modification, distribution, republication, transmission, public showing or any other shenanigans, without the prior written permission of Tastefully Simple, Inc., is strictly prohibited. In other words, play nice - and give credit where it's due. (You can still totally tell your mother-in-law that you make everything from scratch though.)

trademarks
Just a friendly reminder that our trademarks are, in fact, ours. Tastefully Simple®, Simple. Delicious. Fun.™, Bountiful Beer Bread Mix®, and many other product names, as well as the respective logos, are protected trademarks of Tastefully Simple, Inc. Unauthorized use of these trademarks is strictly prohibited. All other trademarks, company names or logos referenced in the Site are the property of their respective owners.

copyright
In a nutshell, don't steal our stuff. And by "stuff," we mean that all Site design, text and layout, including articles, photos, product graphics, other graphics and content, and the selection and arrangement thereof, are owned by Tastefully Simple, Inc. and protected under copyright law. You may not remove or obscure the copyright notices or other notices contained in this Site.

The entire contents of tastefullysimple.com are also copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws or by other information providers who have licensed their content for use on tastefullysimple.com. That means you cannot reproduce, republish or redistribute on any network material from this website without the written consent of Tastefully Simple, Inc. (Again, just don't steal our stuff. Seriously.)

To obtain permission to reuse or republish electronically (or to download or otherwise copy) any material owned by Tastefully Simple, Inc. or if you believe that your copyright has been infringed, please contact Jodi Sorenson, Tastefully Simple, Inc., 1920 Turning Leaf Lane SW, Alexandria, MN 56308-4505, stacy.aldrich@tastefullysimple.com or 320.763.0695.

idea & photo submission
Got ideas for new products or take a terrific photo? Feel free to share 'em with us! Just remember that any ideas, proposals and/or other information - including recipes, recipe photos, product photos, product suggestions and other photos - submitted to Tastefully Simple will be considered non-confidential and property of Tastefully Simple.

Here's the lowdown from our lawyers: By submitting material to the Site, or directly to Tastefully Simple, Inc., you agree that Tastefully Simple, Inc. shall not be under any obligation of confidentiality or non-use, express or implied, with respect to any such material. Tastefully Simple, Inc. may disclose or use any material for any purpose in any format (written or electronic) whatsoever, at its sole discretion, with no obligation, express or implied, to compensate or work with the person or entity that supplied the material. By submitting such material, you represent and warrant that it is your own work, you have all rights to submit such material and it does not violate the intellectual property rights of anyone.

ratings & reviews
Your feedback is important to us - and we love to hear from you! Again, just play fair. By submitting any written, photo or other content to Tastefully Simple, Inc. you agree that:

  • You are the sole author and owner of the intellectual property rights thereto;
  • All "moral rights" that you may have in such content have been voluntarily waived;
  • All content that you post is accurate;
  • You are at least 18 years old;
  • Use of the content you supply does not violate these Terms of Use and will not cause injury to anyone.

Wait - there's more from our lawyers. Ahem ... you further agree and warrant that you won't submit any content:

  • That is known to you to be false, inaccurate or misleading;
  • That infringes any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy;
  • That violates any law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising);
  • That is, or may be reasonably be considered to be, defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially or religiously biased or offensive, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing to any individual, partnership or corporation;
  • For which you were compensated or granted any consideration by any third party;
  • That includes any information that references other websites, addresses, email addresses, contact information or phone numbers;
  • That contains any computer viruses, worms or other potentially damaging computer programs or files.

(You wouldn't do any of that, would you? We didn't think so. Just making sure.)

There is a little more fine print ... Except as may be prohibited or limited by state law (including but not limited to New Jersey’s Truth-In-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act), you also agree to indemnify and hold Tastefully Simple, Inc. (and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, employees and third-party service providers, including but not limited to Bazaarvoice, Inc.), harmless for all claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of a breach of your representations and warranties set forth above, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party. For any content that you submit, you grant Tastefully Simple, Inc. a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right and license to use, copy, modify, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and/or sell and/or distribute such content and/or incorporate such content into any form, medium or technology without compensation to you.

Whew! We're almost done - we promise. Remember, all content that you submit may be used by Tastefully Simple, Inc. at its sole discretion. That means we reserve the right to change, condense or delete any content on the Site that we deem, in our sole discretion, violates these Terms of Use. you may also not be able to edit or delete any content you have submitted. Ratings and written comments are generally posted within 2-4 business days. However, we reserve the right to remove or to refuse to post any submission for any reason. You acknowledge that you are responsible for the contents of your submission, and again, it won't be considered confidential by Tastefully Simple, Inc., its agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners or third-party service providers and their respective directors, officers and employees.

By the way, we'll also drop you a line if we have a question about your reviews or photos. Sound good? Great. By submitting your email address with your rating and review, you agree that Tastefully Simple, Inc. and its third-party service providers may email you about the status of your review or for other administrative purposes.

linking
Want to share your love for Tastefully Simple? We're honored! Just give us a heads-up and ask us for approval to link to our homepage. We'll be happy to oblige, as long as you do not remove or obscure the copyright notice in the Site and are willing to discontinue the link upon request. But you still need to ask and get approval! Remember, any links to external websites contained in the Site are not under the control of Tastefully Simple, Inc., and we are not responsible for the content of any linked site. (In other words, we have no control over what people post on YouTube, Facebook and such.)

disclaimer & limitation of liability
A few final words from our lawyers (because they are always so diligent): Tastefully Simple, Inc. does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, quality, validity, completeness or suitability of the Site for any purpose whatsoever. We cannot guarantee that the Site will be free of infection by viruses, worms, Trojan horses or any other contaminating or destructive properties.

In no event shall Tastefully Simple, Inc. be liable to anyone for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions with respect to the Site or the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof, or any damage arising thereof, or the results obtained from the use of the Site.

governing law
We're proud to be a Minnesota-based company, complete with its charming lakes, friendly people and ridiculously cold and snowy winters. That means this Site is controlled by Tastefully Simple, Inc. from our headquarters in the State of Minnesota. All claims related to this Site must be brought in the state or federal courts in the State of Minnesota and will be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota.

BBBOnline Reliability
BBBOnline Reliability Program practices do not apply to other websites

We're also proud to meet or exceed the requirements of the BBBOnline reliability program. The BBBOnline seal applies to Tastefully Simple Inc.'s website (which means you can always shop with confidence). Though consultant websites are accessible via the Site, each consultant is responsible for client issues regarding products or service. While we expect our consultants to share our views on service and privacy, we cannot assume responsibility or liability for their independent practices or actions.

And last but not least, Tastefully Simple is a corporate member of the Direct Selling Association and committed to abiding by the Direct Selling Association's Code of Ethics. Direct sales companies are admitted to the Association following a one-year period, during which Tastefully Simple's business plan was reviewed to verify compliance with the provisions of the DSA's Code of Ethics. In addition, we cooperate with ongoing audits of our materials and policies. For any questions or concerns regarding the DSA's Code of Ethics, please contact info@dsa.org.

Above all, we're committed to always doing the right thing at Tastefully Simple - and we know you are, too. So enjoy your visit to this Site, kick back and stay awhile. We'd love to show you around!