General Terms and Conditions
Last version: January 2023
These General Terms and Conditions (“Agreement” or “Terms”) are required to use and access tasteofsalt.com and include a right to use our services offered on our website.
Users (“User”,“you”, “your(s)”) are entering into a legally binding agreement with Taste of Salt (“we”, “us”, “our(s)”), a Norwegian corporation with its registered address Risbakkveien, 8984 Vega, Norway, and business registration number 996 024 768. If you agree with the terms and conditions in this Agreement, you also agree with its future amendments.
In this Agreement tasteofsalt.com and Users are referred to individually as “Party”, or jointly as “Parties”.
ARTICLE 1. SERVICES
1.1. Platform Services. We only provide a platform on which Users can find links to external and affiliate webshops. We also make our own digital content available. You acknowledge and agree that we shall never bear any liability and responsibility when you transact outside our platform (within an external webshop). We are only the provider of the information on our platform and bear no responsibility when you transact with another webshop outside our website. You acknowledge and agree that the completion of a transaction outside our platform remains the sole responsibility of each respective third party payment provider.
1.2. Definition. The meaning and scope of our Services shall always be according to the most recent definition laid down in this Agreement. Unless otherwise covered in this Agreement, tasteofsalt.com shall retain all right, title, and interest in and to the Services. We may, in our sole discretion, make any changes we deem necessary to the Services, for example to enhance the overall quality and performance of our Services.
1.3. No warranties. The Services and our Platform are provided on an “as is” basis. Other than for the express warranties contained in these terms, we hereby make no further warranties, whether expressed or implied, and hereby disclaim all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or other violation of rights infringement.
ARTICLE 2. PLATFORM ACCESS AUTHORIZED USERS
2.1. Platform Access. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and its duration, tasteofsalt.com shall use commercially reasonable efforts and its best endeavors to provide the User access to our Services and platform. The disclaimer as stated in section 5.1 shall apply accordingly.
2.2. Our website, including but not limited to information, software, text, images, remains our exclusive property. However, all content contributed by external and affiliate webshops on our platform remains their exclusive property, including but not limited to articles, photographic and video material, product descriptions and live streams.
2.3. Conditions. You may access our website without requesting any services by just accessing it. By using our Services you indicate that you accept these Terms. If you do not accept this Agreement, we recommend you to stop using our Services immediately.
2.4. No License. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to grant Users any license, right or any title of any nature, whatsoever, with respect to the Services and platform, our intellectual property rights, or any Confidential Information, materials, tools, software made available to the Users.
2.5. Responsibility. You are solely responsible for your access to our website and platform with the use of your login credentials that shall stay strictly personal and may never be shared with other persons.
2.6. Age. If you are under eighteen (18) years of age, you can only use our services when you have the permission of your parent or legal guardian.
2.7. Authorized User(s). Each User that has subscribed to our Services, shall be the principal authorized user and the rights in and to the Services are limited to one authorized user only, and cannot be shared or used by any third party.
2.8. Account Responsibility. User will be fully responsible and liable for all access and use of the account. As mentioned in the Section about Indemnification, each User shall indemnify and hold tasteofsalt.com harmless for any losses, costs, or claims as a result of unauthorized access, or misused, stolen or lost login credentials.
2.9. Account Monitoring. Tasteofsalt.com may monitor User’s account, its use, and restrict User’s access and use if tasteofsalt.com determines that User is in violation of its duties in this Agreement.
ARTICLE 3. EXTERNAL/AFFILIATE CONTENT AND PRODUCTS
3.1. Vendor Terms. Buyer understands and agrees that external/affilate webshops applies its own terms and conditions of sale and returns. Buyers are responsible to read such terms and conditions before it completes a transaction on the external webshop.
3.2. Content Disclaimer. In accordance with our Section about Disclaimers, we are never responsible for the quality of the products that are sent to you.
3.3. User Responsibility. As a User of our Services, you remain solely responsible for any and all interactions with external/affiliate webshops. We only provide the information and links to external/affiliate webshops. The Section describing Disclaimers shall apply accordingly.
ARTICLE 4. DISCLAIMER AND INDEMNIFICATION
4.1. Disclaimer. Tasteofsalt.com makes no warranties, either express or implied, including without limitation any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. User shall accept our Service “as is” with no representation of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property rights or any implied warranty arising from statute or performance. Tasteofsalt.com has no obligation to indemnify or defend User against any claims related to the infringement of intellectual property rights. Tasteofsalt.com does not warrant that the Services will perform error-free.
4.2. Indemnification. The User agrees and acknowledges to indemnify and shall hold Tasteofsalt.com harmless, its directors, affiliates, agents and employees from and against any claims, losses, compensation, costs, damages and expenses (i) incurred by the User as a result of any inaccuracy in or breach of the representations in this Agreement; (ii) infringement or violation of a copyright, trade secret, trademark, or confidentiality right in connection to the Agreement; (iii) injury to or death of any individual, or any loss of or damage to tangible and intangible personal property caused by the act or omission of User or any of its employees, contractors or affiliates; (iv) claims arising out of or in connection to User’s gross negligence, (v) claims related to unauthorized access, disclosure or exposure of personally identifiable data, leading to an individual claim, class action suit or a government fine.
ARTICLE 5. ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
5.2. Account Suspension. Tasteofsalt.com may, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to our Services and platform, without any prior notice. Moreover, Tasteofsalt.com may deny our Services to anyone at any time.
5.3. Website Rules. When using our Services, you undertake not to get involved in:
(a) sending or posting unauthorized commercial announcements, such as spam, to any of tasteofsalt’s Users through the Services or by any other means;
(b) collecting other User’s or other person’s information, including personal data, or otherwise access the Services using automated means, including but not limited to harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers;
(c) upload viruses or other malicious code to Tasteofsalt’s systems;
(d) bullying, intimidating, or harassing any other User of Tasteofsalt’s Services, including Tasteofsalt’s owners and employees;
(e) publishing, posting or transmitting content which is illegal, hateful, obscene, threatening, incites violence, insulting, defamatory, violating intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy, or contains graphic or gratuitous violence, or is otherwise objectionable to other people;
(f) harassing, threatening, embarrassing or causing distress or discomfort upon another individual or entity or impersonate any other person or entity;
(g) taking any action creating a disproportionately large usage load on the platform unless expressly permitted by tasteofsalt.com;
(h) publishing, posting, or transmitting misleading content.
(i) communicate any information or content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or contractual relationship, or otherwise infringes or violates third party’s rights;
(j) encourage participation in, or promote any pyramid schemes, surveys, chain letters or spamming, or unsolicited emailing through the website or platform;
(k) publish or post hyperlinks to other websites that violate this Agreement;
(l) facilitate or encourage any violation of these Terms;
(m) constitute or contribute to a crime or tort;
(n) solicit or post personally-identifying information from any of Tasteofsalt’s Users;
(o) request login information or credentials from Users;
(p) provide false personal information or creating an account for anyone other than yourself without permission of that other person;
q) involve in selling or otherwise transferring your account without tasteofsalt’s prior permission;
r) publish your political or societal views or engage in similar discussions on our website or platform.
ARTICLE 6. MISCELLANEOUS
6.1. Compliance. Each Party to this Agreement represents and warrants that it is duly organized, and in good standing in the jurisdiction where it operates, the execution and delivery of this Agreement has been duly and validly authorized, these Terms constitutes a valid, binding, and enforceable obligations on the Parties, and Parties must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations in the performance of these Terms.
6.2. No Conflict. Each Party represents and warrants that it will not grant any rights under any future Terms, nor will it permit or suffer any lien, obligation, or encumbrance that will conflict with the full enjoyment by such Party of its rights under these Terms.
6.3. Notices. All notices between Parties under the terms of this Agreement will be given in writing and sent by overnight courier, registered mail to the known addresses of Parties, or email.
6.4. Assignment. These Terms nor any rights or obligations under these Terms may be assigned or otherwise transferred by Users, in whole or in part, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, without the prior written consent of Tasteofsalt.com.
6.5. Severability. If any term or condition in this Agreement is found to be invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable, the Parties will attempt in good faith to agree to changes that will preserve, as far as possible, the original intentions expressed in these Terms. If the Parties fail to agree on such a change, the invalid term or condition will be severed from the remaining terms, conditions, and provisions of these Terms, which will continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
6.6. Headings. The Headings in these Terms are used for reference purposes only and will not be of any decisive when interpreting these Terms.
6.7. Prior Covenants. This Agreement and all applicable exhibits shall cover the entire terms between the Parties concerning their relationship and supersede all previous agreements, communications and understandings, either made oral or written, between the Parties.
ARTICLE 7. APPLICABLE LAW, FORUM AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
7.1. Applicable Law and Competent Court. The validity, interpretation, and performance of these Terms shall be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom without giving effect to conflict of laws. The Parties hereby agree that any action, proceeding or claim against it arising out of or relating in any way to this Agreement shall be brought and enforced in the courts of London, United Kingdom.
7.2. Dispute Resolution Clause. The Party who claims first there is a conflict will send the other Party a written notice explaining the nature of this dispute. The Parties will subsequently make an attempt to resolve the dispute through direct negotiation among the Parties, or by persons who have been assigned to resolve the dispute using such direct negotiations. If the Parties are unable to resolve the dispute within fourteen (14) business days from the day of receipt of the notice referred, we may submit the conflict to an independent person or institution that will deliver a non-binding opinion regarding the dispute.