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Terms of service.

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the blackfodder.co website and all content, services and products available at or through the website. The website is owned and operated by Black Fodder Coffee Co. Throughout the website, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Black Fodder Coffee Co. The website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Black Fodder Coffee Co.’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this website by Black Fodder (collectively, “Agreement”).

By visiting our website and/or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the website, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/or contributors of content.

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you may not access the website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Black Fodder Coffee Co., acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.


Your blackfodder.co account
You agree that you are liable for purchases made through your blackfodder.co account and assume responsibility for taking reasonable action to safeguard your account information to prevent unauthorized purchases. You further agree to notify Black Fodder Coffee Co. promptly should you become aware of any actual or potential compromise of your account information so that Black Fodder Coffee Co. may take appropriate actions to safeguard Black Fodder Coffee Co.’s legal interests.

Content posted on other websites
We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which blackfodder.co links, and that link to blackfodder.co. Black Fodder Coffee Co. does not have any control over those non-Black Fodder websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Black Fodder website or webpage, Black Fodder Coffee Co. does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Black Fodder Coffee Co. disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Black Fodder websites and webpages.

Copyright infringement and DMCA policy
As Black Fodder Coffee Co. asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by blackfodder.co violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Black Fodder Coffee Co. in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Black Fodder Coffee Co. will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material.

Intellectual property
This Agreement does not transfer from Black Fodder Coffee Co. to you any Black Fodder’s or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Black Fodder Coffee Co.. Black Fodder Coffee Co., blackfodder.co, the Black Fodder logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with blackfodder.co, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Black Fodder Coffee Co. or Black Fodder’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Black Fodder Coffee Co. or third-party trademarks.

Modifications to the service and prices
Prices for our products and services are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue any product or service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time. We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

Accuracy of billing and account information
We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors.

You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your e-mail address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.

User comments, feedback, and other submissions
If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by e-mail, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, 'Comments'), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (i) to maintain any comments in confidence; (ii) to pay compensation for any comments; or (iii) to respond to any comments.

We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable, or violates any party’s intellectual property, or these Terms of Service.
You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality, or other personal or proprietary right.

You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.

Personal information
Your submission of personal information through this website is governed by the Privacy Policy.

Errors, inaccuracies, and omissions
Occasionally, there may be information on our website that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times, and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).

We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.

Prohibited uses
In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.

Disclaimer of warranties
The website is provided “as is”. Black Fodder Coffee Co. and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Black Fodder Coffee Co. nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the website will be error-free or that access thereto will be continuous, uninterrupted, timely, or error-free.

We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable. You agree that from time to time we may remove the Service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the Service at any time, without notice to you.

Limitation of liability
In no event will Black Fodder Coffee Co., or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this Agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; or (iii) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Black Fodder Coffee Co.. Black Fodder shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

Coffee return policy
We do not accept returns on coffee due to its perishable nature. However, we are quite willing to resolve problems as they arise. If you have any issues with your coffee, or if there are errors in your order, please contact us within 3 days of receiving your order. We will do our best to ensure that you are satisfied.

Merchandise (non-coffee items) return policy
We would like you to be satisfied with your purchase. All returns or exchanges on merchandise (non-coffee) items must be done within 30 days of the purchase date. All items must be returned to the address listed here. Please email your order number, name, reason for a return/exchange, and the item and quantity you wish to return/exchange through the contact form (or call us at (312) 248-3575). We will contact you with information on how your return will be processed. We will not refund the cost of shipping, unless the item is defective, damaged in shipment, or we made a mistake.

Security of your credit card
Black Fodder Coffee Co. does not store any sensitive card holder information. When you place an order with us, your information is encrypted using strong encryption and directly and securely transmitted to our card processor. Our card processor is a leader in secure payment processing, and is fully compliant with all industry standards, including PCI compliance. On subsequent orders, or in the case of subscriptions, they use the stored information to process the charge, and let us know payment has been made. Black Fodder Coffee Co. staff does not have access to any sensitive card holder data at any time during an electronic purchase.

As is
All items sold are sold “as is” and without warranty of any kind. Black Fodder Coffee Co. disclaims any warranty whether implied or implicit.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Black Fodder Coffee Co., its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the website, including but not limited to out of your violation this Agreement.

Severability
In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

Termination
Black Fodder Coffee Co. may terminate your access to all or any part of the website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your blackfodder.co account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this Agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).

Entire Agreement
This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between Black Fodder Coffee Co. and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Black Fodder Coffee Co., or by the posting by Black Fodder Coffee Co. of a revised version. The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire Agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).

Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.

Governing law
Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the website will be governed by the laws of the state of Illinois, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in Chicago, Illinois.

Changes
Black Fodder Coffee Co. reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Black Fodder Coffee Co. may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website. Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.