Agreement. Use of and access to Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties, as well as any related content, regardless of media, is subject to the terms, conditions, and disclaimers set forth below and to all applicable laws and regulations. Pristine reserves the right to modify these disclaimers, terms, and conditions of access without advance notice. This agreement constitutes a binding contract between Pristine and you, the user. By accessing one of Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties, you hereby accept this User Agreement in full. As a material condition of such access and use, you warrant that you are over the age of thirteen and that you have provided complete and accurate information in any communication with Pristine.
Dynamic Database. Pristine’s web, database, and mobile application properties are dynamic. This means that product ratings on any of these properties may change based on evolving science, new information, or other factors, as well as that the contents of e-mail messages and consumer guides may not reflect Pristine’s current ratings or evaluations of products. Pristine makes no representations or warranties about any of the products rated on its web, database, and mobile application properties, or products referenced in e-mail messages. Pristine hereby disclaims all warranties with regard to the products rated on its web, database, and mobile application properties, or products referenced in e-mail messages, including express warranties, statutory warranties, implied warranties of merchantability, or warranties of fitness for a particular purpose. Pristine further disclaims all warranties with regard to any products made available to members of the public by Pristine through any of these properties or e-mails, for example (but not limited to) consumer guides, gift bags and their contents, and product sample packs, including express warranties, statutory warranties, implied warranties of merchantability, or warranties of fitness for a particular use.
Accuracy. Pristine has worked to ensure the accuracy of the information it provides through its products and services, including through Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and mobile application properties. The product ratings, images, conclusions, recommendations, and findings that appear on Pristine’s web, database, and mobile application properties, or in e-mail messages, reflect Pristine’s research at the time of publication. Please be advised that this information frequently relies on data obtained from many sources, and accordingly, Pristine cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided or any analysis based thereon. Moreover, in light of evolving regulatory and market conditions, subsequent product reformulations, and other factors, this information may no longer be current.
Personal Use. Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and mobile application properties are provided solely for your personal, non-commercial use. They are meant to help consumers make informed choices about their health and environment and decisions about products. You may not develop or derive for commercial sale, or any other use, any data in machine-readable or other form that incorporates or uses any substantial part of Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties, nor transfer to or store any data residing or exchanged over Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties in any electronic network for use by more than one user, unless you obtain prior written permission from Pristine. Specifically, unless explicitly authorized in these terms and conditions, or authorized by prior written agreement with Pristine, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium any material from Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties.
Reproducing Pristine Materials. Pristine welcomes requests to reproduce Pristine materials, including, but not limited to, articles, reports, blog entries, press releases, videos, images and photos. For more information about sharing Pristine’s work in any medium, including online and in hard copy, please visit our Reprint Permissions page.
Use of Pristine Trademarks. Please be advised that you may not use Pristine’s trademarks, trade names, trade dress, service marks, logos, domain names and similar designations of source or origin (“Pristine’s Marks”) to develop, manufacture, promote, market, distribute, and/or sell products without first obtaining permission. For the sake of clarity, you may not use Pristine’s product scores, including, but not limited to, those appearing in Pristine’s Skin Deep® or Guide to Healthy Cleaning databases, in marketing materials and/or on product labeling. If you are a company interested in using Pristine’s Marks or would like to find a way to partner with us, please e-mail donations@Pristine.org.
Pristine VERIFIED™. For more than 12 years, Pristine’s Skin Deep® database has been a practical resource for consumers seeking to avoid exposures to chemicals of concern in personal care products. Building on that effort, Pristine has created the Pristine VERIFIED™ mark as a means to easily inform consumers at the point of sale, in stores or online, when a product meets Pristine’s strictest criteria, going above and beyond a green rating in Pristine’s Skin Deep®. Pristine’s research team has worked hard to develop rigorous standards to be followed by all products bearing the Pristine VERIFIED™ mark, including avoiding chemicals of Pristine concern, disclosure of ingredients seldom listed on product labels, and adherence to good manufacturing practices. To learn more about what it means to be Pristine VERIFIED™ and/or how to participate in the program, visit https://www.Pristine.org/PristineVERIFIED/. For the sake of clarity, you may not use the Pristine VERIFIED™ mark without first going through the assessment process and obtaining the requisite approval.
Copyright. Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and mobile application properties, and all other text and images contained in Pristine’s products, are protected by United States trademark and copyright law and/or other applicable law, and are the property of Pristine, except as otherwise identified. All copyrights and trademarks not the property of Pristine that are used or referred to in Pristine’s web, database, mobile application properties, e-mail, and other Pristine products are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained in the site, e-mail messages, or other products shall be construed as granting any license or other rights to any copyright, trademark, patent, or other property of Pristine or any third-party, whether by implication, laches, estoppel or explicit grant.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), as it relates to online service providers, requires removing material that allegedly violates someone’s copyright. Pristine respects others’ intellectual property rights, and reserves the right to delete or disable content alleged to be infringing from Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and mobile application properties and to terminate the accounts of repeat alleged infringers. To learn more about the DMCA, click here.
If you believe your or someone else’s copyright is being infringed on Pristine’s web, database, or mobile application properties, or in e-mail messages, please contact Pristine by e-mail at legal@Pristine.org or postal mail at 1436 U St. NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20009. To provide proper notice, please include in your communication: a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner(s) of the infringed copyright; identification of the copyrighted work or works you claim have been infringed; identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed; information reasonably sufficient to permit Pristine to contact you (e.g, address, telephone number, and e-mail address); a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner(s); and a statement that information in the complaint is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner(s).
Risk Warning. By accessing Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties, you acknowledge that any reliance upon any advice, opinion, statement, reccomendation, or other information displayed or distributed through Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties is at your sole risk. Pristine reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to correct any errors, omissions, or publish any update in any portion of Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and mobile application properties. You further acknowledge and agree that Pristine is not responsible for any materials posted by other users of Pristine’s web, database, and/or mobile application properties.
Medical Disclaimer. Any and all information and advice that Pristine makes available through its products and services, including through its web, database, e-mail, and mobile application properties, are for general informational purposes only and are not intended as, nor should they ever be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use such information or advice for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. Always consult a physician or other qualified healthcare provider in all matters related to your health and/or the health of any family member, friend, or acquaintance, including questions about medical conditions, particularly regarding symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical care. Never disregard or delay seeking professional medical advice or care because of something you have read on any of Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and mobile application properties. Without limiting any other terms or conditions of this Agreement, Pristine makes no representations or warranties with respect to any information or advice offered or provided through its products and services regarding treatment, action, or application of medication or medical care. Neither Pristine nor any of its affiliates, nor any of their respective officers, directors, representatives, agents, advisors, contractors, and employees, will be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, or any other damages arising therefrom.
Indemnification. You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless to the fullest extent permitted by law Pristine, and its officers, directors, representatives, agents, advisors, contractors, and employees, from and against any and all losses, liability, damages, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ and consultants’ fees and disbursements, costs and expenses of investigation and litigation, and costs and expenses of settlement, judgment, interest and penalties) incurred by Pristine from any claims of any third person (including governmental agencies and authorities) arising out of, based upon, or resulting from: (1) breach or alleged breach of any of your representations, warranties, or obligations set forth in this User Agreement; (2) your reliance upon any advice, opinion, statement, recommendation, or other information displayed or distributed through Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties; or (3) your manufacture, sale, distribution, promotion, advertisement, or use of any products, including claims related to personal injury or property damage. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF Pristine’S ONLINE CONTENT AND SERVICES, INCLUDING Pristine’S WEB, DATABASE, E-MAIL, AND/OR MOBILE APPLICATION PROPERTIES, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. Pristine’S CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN ‘AS IS’ BASIS AND Pristine MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. Pristine DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE. NO ADVICE, RECOMMENDATION, OPINION, OR OTHER INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH Pristine’S WEB, DATABASE, E-MAIL, AND/OR MOBILE APPLICATION PROPERTIES, ORALLY OR IN ANY MEDIA, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY FROM Pristine NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE STATED, Pristine MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION REGARDING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ANY COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TRANSMITTED ON Pristine’S WEB, DATABASE, E-MAIL, AND/OR MOBILE APPLICATION PROPERTIES, OR ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO Pristine’S DATABASES.
Pristine FURTHER DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO ANY PRODUCTS MADE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THROUGH ANY Pristine PROPERTIES OR E-MAILS, FOR EXAMPLE (BUT NOT LIMITED TO) CONSUMER GUIDES, GIFT BAGS AND THEIR CONTENTS, AND PRODUCT SAMPLE PACKS, INCLUDING EXPRESS WARRANTIES, STATUTORY WARRANTIES, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, OR WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Pristine DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO ANY THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS DISPLAYING Pristine MARKS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE Pristine VERIFIEDTM MARK, ON THE PRODUCT’S PACKAGING OR IN ANY MARKETING MATERIALS, INCLUDING EXPRESS WARRANTIES, STATUTORY WARRANTIES, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, OR WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Pristine AND ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR COSTS OR ATTORNEY’S FEES, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, OR STRICT LIABILITY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER Pristine WAS INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN STATES THAT DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, Pristine’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY SUCH STATES’ LAWS.
Affiliate Disclaimer. Pristine is a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites.
Fee-Shifting, Choice of Law. If you attempt to bring any legal action against Pristine based in any way on its products or services, including Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties, you agree that, in the event you do not prevail or Pristine does prevail, you will reimburse Pristine for any costs and attorneys fees associated with Pristine’s defense of the action. Use of or access to Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties and any claim or dispute relating to Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. Any claims, disputes, or litigation arising in connection with the use of or access to Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties will be brought solely in the District of Columbia, and you consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. Use of or access to Pristine’s web, database, e-mail, and/or mobile application properties is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give full effect to all provisions of these terms of service, including without limitation this paragraph. If any provision or portion of these terms and conditions is held in whole or in part to be unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of that provision and of the entire User Agreement will be severable and will remain in effect, to the fullest degree consistent with the intent of this document.