Terms of Use

Validus Verification Services LLC (“Validus”), a division of Where Food Comes From, Inc. is pleased to make this site located at www.validusservices.com (the “Site”) available for your use and benefit. By using, browsing and/or accessing this Site, you warrant that you are of the age of majority and agree to the Terms of Use set forth below. Use of this Site is strictly voluntary. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy, you must immediately log off the Site and may not use the Site.

Collection of Visitor Information on this Site
Any information collected by this Site is governed by the Privacy Policy, unless otherwise stated.

Links to Other Websites
This Site may contain links to other websites. Additionally, other websites may contain links to this Site. Validus does not review or monitor the websites linked to this Site and is not responsible for the contents of any other websites. Any link established by Validus does not in any respect whatsoever constitute an endorsement of the other websites or create a relationship between Validus and the operators of other websites. Validus disclaims any liability with respect to your use of any other website, and you release Validus from any liability related to your use of any link to another website or your use of any other website. Where this Site contains a link to another website owned and/or operated by Validus, such website use may be subject to different and additional Terms of Use and Privacy Policy terms and conditions.

Limitations on Use of Content
All content, data and material contained on this site are protected by one or more copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and/or other proprietary rights owned or licensed by Validus and which are protected under the laws of the State of Iowa, the United States, foreign jurisdictions, and/or international treaties.

No portion or element of this Site or any of its content may be copied or retransmitted via any means. This Site, its content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of Validus or the licensors of such content unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing. Without Validus’ prior written authorization, you may not reproduce, distribute, modify, display, prepare derivative works based on, adapt, re post, or otherwise use the content of this Site. Use of this Site does not in any respect whatsoever constitute a grant of any license or other right to use or exploit any of these proprietary rights.

Disclaimer
Validus expressly disclaims any and all representations and warranties concerning this Site and the accuracy of the information and content on this Site. Nothing in these Terms of Use or in any description of products or services shall constitute a representation or warranty with respect to such products or services. Validus disclaims any representation or warranty that any information on this Site satisfies the requirements of any educational institution, government agency, association, or other organization or that the information is applicable or appropriate for use in locations outside of the United States. Validus expressly disclaims any representations and warranties that this Site will operate in an error free or uninterrupted manner. Your use and browsing of this Site is done at your own risk, and you hereby assume all risks associated with such activities. Validus expressly disclaims any representations and warranties that this Site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful elements.

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS, WITH ALL DEFECTS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Prohibited Activities and Visitor Obligations
As a visitor to this Site you shall not:

  1. violate any applicable local, state, national or international statute, regulation, or law;
  2. upload, post, use, or otherwise make available any content that is false, misleading, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, or content that could otherwise be considered to be objectionable;
  3. impersonate or use the identity of another person or organization, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or organization;
  4. engage in any activities or manipulate identifying material to misrepresent the origin of content;
  5. upload, post, use, or otherwise make available any content that is subject to any disclosure restrictions;
  6. upload, post, use, or otherwise make available any materials, items, information or content that infringes or otherwise violates any patent, copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity rights, or any other proprietary rights;
  7. upload, post, use or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional materials, including without limitation, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
  8. upload, post, use or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other corrupt computer code, files or programs that impair the use of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  9. interfere with or otherwise limit the use of this Site by other users; or collect, compile, or store personal information about other users of this Site;
  10. disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise cause harm to, this Site or the systems resources, accounts, servers, or networks connected to or accessible through this Site or any affiliated or linked sites; or
  11. use this Site for commercial purposes.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Validus and its successors and assigns from and against and in respect of any and all third party claims, demands, losses, costs, expenses, obligations, liabilities, damages, recoveries, and deficiencies, including interest, penalties, and reasonable attorneys’ fees that it shall incur or suffer which relate to your use of this Site, your failure to perform any of your obligations under these Terms of Use, or your breach of any of your representations or warranties made under these Terms of Use.

Limitation of Liability
Validus shall not be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, this Site, or arising out of any other matter, act, or thing associated with this Site or Validus’s conduct of its business. Under no circumstances whatsoever shall Validus’ aggregate liability resulting from your use of this Site exceed Five Dollars ($5.00).

Changes to Terms of Use
These Terms of Use may be changed without notice. Any use of this Site following the date on which changes to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy are published shall constitute your acceptance of all such changes. You expressly agree that Validus shall have no obligation to provide you with any notice of any changes, and you hereby expressly waive any right you may have to receive notice of any changes to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy.

Continued Operation, Accessibility and Maintenance of this Site
Validus may modify, change, suspend, terminate or discontinue the operation of this Site or the provision of any services without notice and Validus reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time, with or without cause.

General Provisions
Validus makes no representation or warranty that the products or services advertised or offered on this Site will be available at all times, or that they will be available on the basis of any indicated terms or conditions. Any failure by Validus to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or the right to enforce same. These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the State of Iowa. For the purpose of resolving conflicts relating to or arising out of these Terms of Use, or arising out of any other dispute or claim associated with Validus, venue shall be in the State of Iowa only and, in addition, you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts in the State of Iowa. If any portion of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid, such holding shall not invalidate the other provisions of these Terms of Use.

Submissions to Validus
Any and all questions, comments, suggestions, and similar materials or information that you send or submit to Validus on this Site, (collectively, “Submissions”), shall become Validus’ property; and you hereby transfer, sell, and assign to Validus all of your right, title, and interest in and to any such Submissions, including without limitation, any and all related copyrights, moral rights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and/or other proprietary rights. Validus has no obligation to maintain any confidentiality with respect to any such Submissions. Validus shall be free to use them for any purpose whatsoever without providing you notice or receiving your consent, and without restriction or compensation.

Contact
For questions related to these Terms of Use email Validus at  knowledge@validusservices.com