Terms of Use

Use of this site is provided by Fairtrade America, subject to these Terms of Use:

1. Your use of the site constitutes acceptance of these Terms of Use at the date of your first use of the site.

2. Fairtrade America reserves the rights to change these Terms of Use at any time by posting changes online. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this agreement as modified.

3. You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the site by, any third party.

4. This site and the information, names, images, pictures, and logos regarding or relating to Fairtrade America are provided “as is” without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied. In no event will Fairtrade America be liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from the use or in connection with such use or loss of use of the site, whether in contract or in negligence.

5. Fairtrade America does not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server is free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy, and reliability of the materials.

6. Copyright restrictions:

  • Commercial use or publication of all or any item displayed is strictly prohibited without prior authorization from Fairtrade America. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license by Fairtrade America to use any item displayed.
  • Documents may be copied for personal use only on the condition that copyright and source indications are also copied, no modifications are made, and the document is copied entirely. However, some documents and photos have been published on this site with the permission of the relevant copyright owners (who are not Fairtrade America). All rights are reserved on these documents and permission to copy them must be requested from the copyright owners (the sources are indicated within these documents/photographs).

7. Fairtrade America takes no responsibility for the content of external Internet sites. Other websites that we link to are owned and operated by third parties and Fairtrade America has no control over them. The fact that we include links to other websites does not mean that Fairtrade America approves of or endorses any other third party website or the content of that website. We accept no liability for any statements, information, products or services that are published on or are accessible through any websites owned or operated by third parties.

8. Any communication or material that you transmit to, or post on, any public area of the site including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and nonproprietary information.

9. If there is any conflict between these Terms of Use and rules and/or specific terms of use appearing on this site relating to specific material then the latter shall prevail.

10. This site is administered by Fairtrade America from its offices in Washington, DC. These Terms of Use shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia. Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the District of Columbia. You consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue of courts in the District of Columbia.

11. If these Terms of Use are not accepted in full, the use of this site must be terminated immediately.