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KFC Terms of Use

These Terms of Use ("Terms") govern your use the KFC Corporation (“KFC”) Web sites on which they appear, and your use of the features therein. KFC may revise the information, services and the resources contained in this web site from time to time and we reserve the right to make such changes without obligation to notify past, current or prospective visitors

NO WARRANTY/LIMITATION ON LIABILITY

KFC strives to ensure that the information contained in this web site is accurate and reliable. However, KFC and the World Wide Web (or Web Site Host) are not infallible and errors may sometimes occur. Therefore, to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, KFC makes no representations about the reliability of the features of this Site, the KFC Content (defined below), Submitted Content (defined below), or any other Site feature. You acknowledge that any reliance on such material and/or systems will be at your own risk. KFC is not responsible for the information, data, text or other materials that may appear in Submitted Content or may otherwise be submitted by users. Opinions expressed in Submitted Content do not necessarily reflect the opinions of KFC, and KFC does not endorse and has no control over Submitted Content. Submitted Content is not necessarily reviewed by KFC prior to posting and KFC makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the Submitted Content or to the accuracy and reliability of the Submitted Content. KFC makes no representations regarding the amount of time that any KFC Content or Submitted Content will be preserved.

KFC disclaims any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, as to any matter whatsoever relating to this web site, including without limitation the merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. KFC is not liable or responsible for any damages or injuries caused by use of this web site (such as viruses, omissions or misstatements). THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE MADE WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE THEREIN. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL KFC BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, NOR SHALL KFC BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES, ERRORS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY EVENTS BEYOND KFC'S REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THIS SITE’S RECORDS, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES. In no event shall KFC's total liability for all damages, losses, and causes of action exceed five dollars (US $5.00). Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages; as a result, the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

COMMUNICATING WITH KFC

On certain areas of our Site, you may be given the ability to contact us by electronic mail, for example, to sign up for services such as e-mail notifications and newsletters about our products, to register for a particular sweepstakes or contest, or to participate in our interactive forums, like chat rooms and message boards. The information that you provide to us through this Site is governed by our Privacy Policy.

These areas are designed to give our users the ability to contact us with questions or concerns, to engage in dialogue with us and other Site users, or to take advantage of other features we may provide from time to time. They are not intended for, and should not be used to, submit unsolicited ideas. It is company policy not to accept such unsolicited ideas, concepts, techniques, procedures, methods, systems, designs, plans, charts or similar materials from outside parties. By entering the Site you acknowledge and agree that any materials, ideas or other communications you transmit to us in any manner and for any reason will not be treated as confidential or proprietary. It is KFC's policy not to accept, and to return, any unsolicited ideas, concepts, techniques, procedures, methods, systems, designs, plans, charts or other similar materials. Nevertheless, should you submit such materials, you understand that you have no ownership rights in any ideas you may submit, and you expressly disclaim any rights or causes of action you may have with respect to any materials you may submit.

KFC PROPERTY

This web site contains many valuable trademarks owned and used by KFC Corporation, and its subsidiaries and affiliates throughout the world. These trademarks are used to distinguish KFC's quality products and services. The text, graphics and html code contained in this web site are the exclusive property of KFC Corporation. ("KFC Content"). KFC Content is protected from reproduction and simulation under national and international laws and except where otherwise noted, is not to be copied, distributed, displayed, reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, without the prior express written permission of KFC Corporation.

Third party content, such as user-posted content, including graphics, video clips, images, trademarks, trade names, characters, and trademarks and copyrights is the property of the third parties that market or license that content, and is used by KFC subject to license, or subject to the fair use provisions of U.S. copyright or trademark law or made permissible under other applicable law.

If you are a trademark or copyright owner and you believe that your trademark or copyright rights have been violated, please go to our Proprietary Rights Complaint Process page and follow the instructions at that area.

USER-SUBMITTED CONTENT

On certain areas of our Site you may be able to submit text, files, images, photos, videos, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, and other materials and content ("Submitted Content"). You have no ownership rights in your account or other access to the Site or features therein, and KFC may delete all Submitted Content at any time, with or without notice, if KFC deems that you have violated these Terms, the law, or for any other reason. KFC assumes no liability for any information removed from our Site, and reserves the right to permanently restrict access to the Site or for features therein.

By posting, displaying, publishing or otherwise submitting Submitted Content on or through this Site, you understand and acknowledge that any materials, ideas or other communications you transmit in any manner and for any reason will not be treated as confidential or proprietary. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that any ideas, concepts, techniques, procedures, methods, systems, video, scripts, music, photographs, designs, plans, charts, or other materials you transmit to KFC may be used by KFC anywhere, anytime, and for any reason whatsoever subject to following terms:

  • You hereby grant to KFC a limited, non-exclusive, sub-licensable, worldwide, fully-paid, royalty free license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute Submitted Content. This license includes the right to host, index, cache, distribute, and tag any Submitted Content, as well as the right to sublicense Submitted Content to third parties, including other users, for use on other platforms, such as for use on mobile phones, in video or music software computer programs.
  • You represent and warrant that you own the Submitted Content displayed, published or posted by you on the Site and otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth herein, and the displaying, publishing or posting of your Submitted Content, and our use thereof, does not and will not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, contract rights or any other intellectual property rights or other rights of any person or entity. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of any Submitted Content displayed, published or posted by you to the Site.
  • You agree that your Submitted Content is gratuitous and made without restriction, and will not place KFC under any obligation. You agree that KFC is free to disclose the ideas contained in the Submission, including, for example, ingredient or menu item suggestions, on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation to you. You acknowledge that, by acceptance of your Submission, KFC does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to KFC, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you.

Your posting of Submitted Content is further subject to the following posting rules:

  • You may not post any content that, as determined in KFC's sole discretion, is unlawful, harmful, tortious, defamatory, libelous, obscene, invasive of the privacy of another person, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, racist, infringing, pornographic, violent or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate.
  • You may not post any content that contains personal information about any individual, violates the privacy of any other individual or entity, or anything that you are under a contractual obligation to keep private or confidential. You agree that you will not impersonate any person or organization, including without limitation, the personnel of KFC. You further agree that you will not misrepresent an affiliation with another person or organization, nor will you post any content that contains slanderous or libelous comments about others, or that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property right of a third party.
  • You may not post any content that contains business solicitation of any type, including advertising a product or service, offering a product or service for sale, or directing website visitors to a location for more information about a product or service.
  • You may not post any software, files or links to other sites, and you may not post any content that contains viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may adversely affect the operation of the Site, or feature of the Site. You may not modify in any way any specifications, technology or application codes provided to you by KFC or as embedded in the Submitted Content unless expressly authorized in writing by KFC.
  • You may not share or transfer password or other access information with any other party, temporarily or permanently. You shall bear sole responsibility for all use of any account you have been permitted to create on this Site and for the confidentiality of your password.

KFC does not necessarily monitor any materials posted, transmitted, or communicated to or within the Site. If you believe that something on the Site violates these Terms please contact Copyright Agent, KFC Corporation, 1441 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40213; or by email to copyright@kfc.com.

ONLINE PURCHASES

To purchase merchandise or other items through the website, you must provide valid credit card and billing information. Such information will be collected by KFC. Your information will be collected and used in accordance with our Privacy Policy. When you purchase items through our website, prices will be made clear during the order process. You agree to pay the price that is stated at the time of your order, as well as any applicable taxes. You also agree to have your credit card billed for the total amount displayed at check out. Please see our Return Policy.By purchasing items through the Site, you represent and warrant to KFC that you are capable of entering a contract under the laws of the United States. The most recent terms of use will be posted on this webpage. By agreeing to these terms, you also agree to future changes.

WEB SITE ACCESS

  1. KFC hereby grants you permission to use the Site as set forth in this Terms of Use, provided that: (i) your use of the Site as permitted is solely for your personal, noncommercial use; (ii) you will not copy or distribute any part of the Site in any medium without KFC's prior written authorization; (iii) you will not alter or modify any part of the Site other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the Site for its intended purpose; and (iv) you will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use.
  2. In order to access some features of the Site, you will have to create an account. You may never use another's account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify KFC immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. Although KFC will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of KFC or others due to such unauthorized use.
  3. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," "offline readers," etc., that accesses the Site in a manner that sends more request messages to the KFC servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional online Web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, KFC grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. KFC reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Site, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Site for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Site with respect to their User Submitted Content.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify and hold KFC, its parents, subsidiaries, officers, employees, and website contractors and each of their officers, employees and agents harmless from any claims, damages and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, related to your violation of these Terms, or any violations thereof by your dependents or which arises from the use of Submitted Content.

HYPER-LINKS

The KFC web site may link to sites not maintained by or related to KFC. Hyper-text links are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with this web site or KFC. KFC has not reviewed the sites hyper-linked to or from this web site and is not responsible for the content of any other site. These links are to be accessed at the user's own risk. KFC makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness, or accuracy of these links or the sites hyper-linked to or from this web site. Furthermore, KFC does not implicitly endorse third-party sites hyper-linked to or from this web site.

TEXT MESSAGING NOTICE

If you choose to participate in any KFC promotion that may involve the use of text messaging (either sending or receiving), KFC will not charge you for the text messaging; however, standard text messaging rates will apply to each text message sent or received as provided in your wireless rate plan (contact your carrier for pricing plans and details).

MISCELLANEOUS

These terms, constitute the entire agreement between you and KFC and govern your use of the KFC site ands supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals whether electronic, oral or written, between you and KFC with respect to the KFC site and services. Both you and KFC acknowledge and agree that no partnership is formed and neither of you nor KFC has the power or the authority to obligate or bind the other.

The failure of KFC to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' original intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

Software that may be available in connection with this site is subject to United States export controls. No software may be downloaded from this site or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of U.S. export laws. Downloading or using the software is at your sole risk.

The failure of KFC to comply with this Agreement because of an act of God, war, fire, riot, terrorism, earthquake, actions of federal, state or local governmental authorities or for any other reason beyond the reasonable control of KFC, shall not be deemed a breach of this Agreement. If KFC fails to act with respect to your breach or anyone else’s breach on any occasion, KFC is not waiving its right to act with respect to future or similar breaches.

The headings in this Agreement are for your convenience and reference. These headings do not limit or affect this Agreement.

If any provision of these terms of use shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms of use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

ARBITRATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to your use of the KFC site or your Submitted Content shall be settled by binding arbitration in a location determined by the arbitrator as set forth herein (provided that such location is reasonably convenient for claimant), or at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by the parties, in accordance with the procedural rules for commercial disputes set forth in the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS (“JAMS Rules and Procedures”) then prevailing, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitrator shall be selected pursuant to the JAMS Rules and Procedures. The arbitrator shall apply Kentucky law consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law. In the event that the claimant is able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, KFC will pay as much of the claimant’s filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive. If any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal (other than that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis), or otherwise conflicts with the rules and procedures established by JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, the portion that is deemed invalid, unenforceable or illegal is that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither claimant nor KFC shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. Upon filing a demand for arbitration, all parties to such arbitration shall have the right of discovery, which discovery shall be completed within sixty days after the demand for arbitration is made, unless further extended by mutual agreement of the parties. The prevailing party shall be entitled to an award by the arbitrator of reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs reasonably incurred in connection with the arbitration. THE ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN THE CLAIMS OF OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES WHO MAY BE SIMILARLY SITUATED. DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE OR SUBMIT CONTENT IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO HAVE ANY CLAIM OR CONTROVERSY ARBITRATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS.

BY USING THE KFC SITE OR SUBMITTING CONTENT, YOU AGREE THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THE KFC SITE OR YOUR SUBMITTED CONTENT WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY THROUGH BINDING ARBITRATION AS SET FORTH ABOVE, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS' FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL YOU BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND YOU HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (4) YOUR REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND YOU IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

These Terms are governed by US law and are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Terms, or the rights and obligations of you or KFC in connection with your use of the KFC site or your Submitted Content, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, U.S.A., without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof, and any matters or proceedings which are not subject to arbitration as set forth above and/or for entering any judgment on an arbitration award, shall take place in the State of Kentucky, in the County of Jefferson.

This Agreement constitutes a binding agreement between you and KFC, and is accepted by you upon your use of the site. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and KFC regarding the use of the site and the features therein. By using this site, you represent that you are capable of entering into a binding agreement, and that you agree to be bound by this Agreement.