Terms of Use

Online Member Discussions—Terms of Service

By using the PlateOnline.com Online Member Discussions service (the "Service"), you accept and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Service"):

  1. Description of Service
  2. The Service provides an opportunity for members of PlateOnline.com.com to publicly comment, discuss, or pose questions related to content featured on PlateOnline.com. This functionality enables meat and poultry industry professionals to communicate with one another through the Internet. Content is stored and made searchable and browsable on PlateOnline.com.

  3. Content
  4. This is a forum for industry professionals to comment, discuss, query and exchange ideas on topics relevant to the worldwide red meat and poultry industries. Promotional messages or sales solicitations are not appropriate, nor are messages containing racist, sexist or vulgar language. Inappropriate messages will be removed at the sole discretion of the Editors and repeated violations may be cause for membership cancellation.

    You, not PlateOnline.com, are entirely responsible for all Content that you publish, post, upload, distribute, disseminate or otherwise transmit (collectively, "Post") via the Service. You agree that you are responsible for your own conduct and communications while using the Service and for any consequences thereof. You agree to use the Service only to send and receive messages and material that are legal and proper.

    Although the Editors reserve sole discretion to monitor and remove inappropriate Content, you understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that you deem offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will PlateOnline.com be liable in any way for such Content. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of all Content posted to this Service.

    Although PlateOnline.com reserves sole discretion to remove Content deemed inappropriate by its Editors, you acknowledge that PlateOnline.com does not pre-screen, control, edit or endorse Content posted through the Service and has no obligation to monitor or remove the Content Posted via the Service. PlateOnline.com will have no liability or responsibility for performance or non-performance of such activities.

  5. Proprietary Rights
  6. PlateOnline.com owns and retains all rights to all Content on this Web site that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Comments posted on PlateOnline.com may, on occasion, be quoted in part or in full by the Editors in print or electronic news or features articles. By submitting, Posting or displaying Content on or through the Service, you grant PlateOnline.com a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, adapt and publish such Content. PlateOnline.com reserves the right to syndicate Content submitted, Posted or displayed by you on or through the Service and use that Content in connection with other services offered by PlateOnline.com.

  7. Indemnity
  8. You agree that your use of this Service is entirely at your own risk and agree to hold harmless and indemnify PlateOnline.com and {1} from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the Service, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, PlateOnline.com will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL PlateOnline.com OR {1} BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE SERVICE.

  9. Term and Termination
  10. These Terms of Service will apply to your use of the Service and Membership on PlateOnline.com. You may terminate your Membership immediately at any time, for any reason, by contacting Technical Support. Likewise, PlateOnline.com may terminate your use of the Service immediately at any time, for any reason, and at such time you will have no right to use the Service.

  11. Notices
  12. The Terms of Service of this service are subject to update by PlateOnline.com at any time with or without notice, and you can review the most current version of it online at any time on our Membership Page.