Terms Of Use

Website Terms Of Use

Definitions

This website (“website”) is owned and operated by General Mills, Inc. and/or its affiliates (together “General Mills”).

The terms “General Mills”, “we”, “us”, “our” and “ours” when used in these Terms of Use means General Mills including any subsidiaries, divisions, branches, affiliates or companies under common ownership or control of General Mills.

The terms “you”, “your” and “yours” when used in these Terms of Use mean any user of this website.

Agreement

This website is owned and provided by General Mills and is provided for your personal entertainment, information, and education. Your use of this website is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and to the following terms and conditions. Your use of the website constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions and your agreement to be bound by them. If you do not agree to these terms or if you do not agree with our Online Privacy Policy posted on this site, please do not use this website or any services offered by this website.

Please review this Terms of Use page often. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without notice. Please check back from time to time to ensure you are aware of any updated information or changes to these terms prior to using this website. If you cannot access the Terms of Use via the internet, we can provide a copy of the most recent Terms of Use by email upon request.

ACCESS TO THIS WEB SITE (OR PORTIONS THEREOF) AND THE USE OF INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE (OR PORTIONS THEREOF), IS NOT INTENDED, AND IS PROHIBITED, WHERE SUCH ACCESS OR USE VIOLATES APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS.

Intellectual Property

This website and its design, text, content, selection and arrangement of elements, organisation, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and any other matters related to this website and all names, logos, service marks and trademarks appearing in this website, including the trademarks, service marks, brand identities, characters, trade names, graphics, designs, copyrights, trade dress, and all other intellectual property ("Content"), except as otherwise noted, are protected intellectual property of, or used with permission or under license by, General Mills. This includes the entire Content of the website, copyrighted and protected as a collective work.

The use or misuse of such Content, except as provided in these Terms of Use or otherwise in the site, is strictly prohibited. You may print copies of the information on this site for your personal use, download and store the files on your computer for personal use, or reference this server from your own documents provided you do not modify the Content and that you retain any and all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Content. However, you may not distribute text or graphics to others without our express written consent. Also, you may not, without our permission, copy and distribute Content on any other server, or modify or reuse text or graphics on this system or another system. We reserve all other rights.

You agree that your use of the website is limited to personal and noncommercial use only. The posting of any such elements on this website does not constitute a waiver of any right in such elements. You do not acquire ownership rights to any such elements viewed through this website. Except as otherwise provided herein, you may not copy, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost or otherwise display the website Content for public or commercial purposes without our written permission for such use of Content.

Contributions to this Website

By submitting a photograph or any associated material “the Work”, you agree to all of the following: you confirm that you are at least 18 years of age and that the Work is your own and was not created by a professional photographer or other third party. You grant General Mills a perpetual, royalty free, sublicensable, nonexclusive, world wide right and licence in its sole discretion, to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, publicly display, or otherwise use or license the Work in whole or in part in any manner and media without restriction. Similarly you understand and agree that General Mills may choose not to use the Work. You agree that General Mills, may in its sole discretion, publicly display or otherwise use or transmit your name in conjunction with any use of the Work. Moreover, you grant General Mills the irrevocable permission to use and license all and any information you submit in connection with the Work in any manner and media without restriction. You further agree and consent that General Mills may communicate with you in connection with your submission.

You undertake that you have obtained the consent of any person identified in the Work to their inclusion in the Work and to the reproduction and use of their image as set out above. You agree to waive the right to be identified as the author of the Work and waive any other moral rights in relation to the Work.

Product and Services Information

The Content of the website is presented only for the promotion of products available in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland unless otherwise specified. We make no representation or warranty that the Content of the website is applicable or appropriate for use in any jurisdiction outside of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Nothing in this website constitutes an offer to buy or sell our products or services in any jurisdiction. This website is for information purposes only.

Hyperlink Disclaimer

This website may contain links and/or advertisements to other websites maintained by us in addition to links to websites maintained by unrelated companies and persons (“third party website”). An advertisement of, or link to, a third party website does not mean that we approve, endorse or accept any responsibility for that third party website, its content or use, or the use of products and services made available through such third party website.

You agree that we are not responsible for the actions, content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services provided through these links or made available through these resources or appearing in such third party websites, nor for any damages or losses, directly or indirectly, caused or alleged to have been caused as a result of your use or reliance on such third party websites.

Such third party websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, completeness or conformance with applicable laws and regulations by us. We do not make any representations whatsoever, or give any warranties of any kind, expressed, implied, or otherwise about any websites which you may access through this website, the content thereof, or the products and/or services made available through such websites. If you decide to leave our website and access these other websites, you do so at your own risk. All rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of such websites will apply to you while on such websites. We are not responsible for the terms of use, privacy practices, or the content of such sites. We encourage you to carefully read the policies of each site you visit.

Links from other websites

Any link to this website without our written permission is prohibited. Notwithstanding authorisation to link to this website, linking to any page other than the home page is prohibited. Persons providing access to this website via link from another website are solely responsible for the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services of, or available through, the source website and for any representations made or impressions created concerning General Mills.

Authorisation by us to link to this website is given without assumption of any liability by us relating to such links, and we hereby disclaim any such liability. We reserve the right to withdraw any authorisation to link to this website at any time and for any reason.

Anyone providing access to, or information relating to this website, whether by link or otherwise, is responsible for bringing these Terms of Use to the attention of the person receiving such access or information. Failure to do so will not result in liability for us.

No Warranties

Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the website is provided to you "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO (A) IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT; (B) WARRANTIES RELATING TO DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, OR OMISSIONS IN THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR ANY PART OF IT; (C) WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY OF THIS SITE OR ITS AVAILABILITY AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (D) WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, CURRENCY OR RELIABILITY OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON THIS SITE; (E) WARRANTIES RELATING TO WEB SITES TO WHICH THIS SITE IS LINKED; AND (F) WARRANTIES THAT THE WEBSITE(S) OR THE SERVERS MAKING THE SITE(S) AVAILABLE ARE VIRUS FREE

Exclusion of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS WE, ON BEHALF OF OUR EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, AND CONTRACTORS EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSSES AND EXPENSES OF WHATEVER NATURE AND HOWSOEVER ARISING INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS CAUSED BY A VIRUS, LOSS OF INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, OR OTHER LOSSES OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ESTABLISHING SUCH PROCEDURES FOR DATA BACK UP AND VIRUS CHECKING AS YOU CONSIDER NECESSARY. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF ANY PART OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS FOUND TO BE INVALID OR ENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF GENERAL MILLS UK LIMITED ITS AFFILIATES, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND LICENSORS UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES FOR LIABILITIES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE BEEN LIMITED, SHALL NOT EXCEED £100. WE DO NOT SEEK TO EXCLUDE OR LIMIT LIABILITY FOR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION OR FOR DEATH OR INJURY CAUSED BY OUR NEGLIGENCE. If you become dissatisfied in any way with this website or its Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, your sole and exclusive remedy is to stop using this website and its services. We are not providing investment advice on this website and any material on it should not be regarded as an invitation to buy or sell any securities of General Mills, Inc.

Submitted Ideas

All comments, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, recipes or other information disclosed or offered to us by you through this website or in response to solicitations in this website shall be deemed and shall remain our property. You understand and acknowledge that we have both internal resources and other external resources which may have developed or may in the future develop ideas identical to or similar to the suggestion or comments to suggestions and that we are only willing to consider the suggestion on these terms. In any event, any suggestion is not submitted in confidence and we assume no obligation, express or implied by considering it. Without limitation, we shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to the suggestions of every kind and nature throughout the Universe and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the comments for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise without compensation to the provider of the suggestions.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for any suggestion you make, including the legality, accuracy and copyright of any such material. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through this website any content which is libellous, defamatory or obscene, threatening, invasive or abusive, or which is illegal or may constitute or encourage an illegal act. You may not upload commercial content on to this website.

The General Mills Online Privacy Policy

We take your privacy and your privacy concerns very seriously. That is why we have adopted our Online Privacy Policy explaining our online information collection practices and the choices you can make about the way information is collected and used. By agreeing to these Terms of Use, you agree to the terms of our Online Privacy Policy.

Any communication or material you post or transmit to us over the Internet is, and will be treated as nonconfidential and nonproprietary. Upon the transmission of any personal information to us, you expressly grant permission to us to disseminate and/or use such information for any lawful purpose.

Posting or transmitting of any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or violation of any law is strictly prohibited.

We reserve the right to monitor your communications with us whether by mail, voice, fax, email or any other form of transmission for the purposes of quality control, security and other business needs.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, all personal data provided to us as a result of this website will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Indemnity and Release

You agree to indemnify General Mills and each of its affiliate companies and their officers, directors, employees, agents or contractors against all losses, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal expenses) which result from any breach of these terms of use by you or any other person accessing this website using your internet account. It is your responsibility to evaluate (or take professional advice on) the accuracy and completeness of all information, statements, opinions and other material on this website or any website with which it is linked.

Modification and Discontinuation

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify, edit, delete, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently this website (or any portion thereof) and/or the information, materials, products and/or services available through this website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, editing, deletion, suspension or discontinuance of this website.

Entire Understanding

These Terms of Use contain the entire understanding between you and us with respect to this website and no representation, statement, inducement oral or written, not contained herein shall bind any party to this agreement. Our failure to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent allowed by law, and the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect.

Waiver

General Mills’ failure at any time to require performance of any provision of these Terms of Use or to exercise any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision or such right. All waivers must be in writing. Unless the written waiver contains an express statement to the contrary, no waiver by General Mills of any breach of any provision of these Terms of Use or of any right provided for herein shall be construed as a waiver of any continuing or succeeding breach of such provision, a waiver of the provision itself, or a waiver of any right under these Terms of Use.

Choice of Law and Enforcement

The website is controlled by General Mills from its offices within the United Kingdom. Access to, or use of, this website or information, materials, products and/or services on this website may be prohibited by law in certain countries or jurisdictions. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing this website. We make no representation that the information contained herein is appropriate or available for use in other locations outside the United Kingdom.

You agree that the substantive laws of England shall govern any controversy or claim or whatever nature arising out of or relating to the use of this website, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions. All actions or proceedings arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use, their validity, performance, enforcement or breach, or the subject matter of these Terms of Use may be held in England and you hereby irrevocably consent and submit yourself to the personal jurisdiction of said courts for all such purposes. The foregoing notwithstanding, we retain the right to bring legal proceedings in any jurisdiction where we believe that breach of this agreement is taking place or originating.

Contact Information

You may send your questions and comments to us at General Mills UK Limited, Harman House, 1 George Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1QQ, England Attn: Employee Services. ©2006 General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved.