Website Terms of Use

Use of the Healthy Farms Healthy Agriculture (HFHA) website and the content contained herein is governed by the terms of this agreement between you and the HFHA project managers. This is a legally binding agreement and your use of this site constitutes your unconditional agreement to be bound by the terms of use outlined herein. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this agreement, you must immediately cease using this site.

This site is subject to protection under copyright, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights owned, controlled or licensed by the University of Vermont (UVM) and their affiliates or by third parties. These rights are protected by common law, state laws, and U.S. and international laws. UVM expressly reserves all right, title, and interest in and to all copyrights, trademarks, logos, patents and other intellectual property and proprietary rights in and to the site, including but not limited to any images, photographs, animations, video, audio, music, text, and “applets”; the overall “look and feel”, processes, software, technology, and other materials which appear on this site; and the business processes used to market products and services. You agree that your rights are limited to those granted herein, and you will not acquire any rights except as expressly set forth in this agreement. Any use of the site not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of this agreement and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.

The information presented on or through the site is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. Any information provided at this site is not a substitute for advice from professionals and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease your animals may experience. Always consult your veterinarian or other qualified animal health care professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition your animals experience. Do not disregard medical advice or postpone consultation with your animal health care professional because of information that you have read on this website. Professional advice is required for each particular illness, disease, infection, injury or other medical condition your animals may experience. You take full and total responsibility for what you do with this information, and any resulting outcomes from your actions.

Your use of the site indicates that you have read, understand and agree to the HFHA Website Privacy Policy, incorporated herein by reference. All information we collect on this site is subject to our website privacy policy. We recommend reading the ADA Compliance Policy also.

You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the site, including, without limitation:

  1. Accessing data not intended for your use or logging onto a server or an account which you are not authorized to access.
  2. Utilizing login credentials (user name and password) to gain access to those portions of this site that are password protected.
  3. Attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization.
  4.  Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the site, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mail bombing” or “crashing”.
  5. Sending unsolicited email, including promotions, advertising of products or services, “spam” or material otherwise considered commercial.
  6. Introducing any viruses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful or otherwise attempting to interfere with the proper working of the site. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability.

Much of the information on the site is updated on a regular basis and is proprietary or is licensed to HFHA by vendors and other third parties. You agree not to use any device, technique, software, system or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with, or to otherwise circumvent the proper working of this site or any activity being conducted on this site. You agree, further, not to use or attempt to use any engine, device, technique, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, scrapers, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate, access or search this site, other than generally available third-party web browsers. Additionally, you agree that you will not take any action that imposes or may impose (in the sole discretion of us or our suppliers affected by your action) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure, or the bandwidth or infrastructure of the company that hosts this site, or bypass the robot exclusion headers or other measures on this site or on the host servers that may be used to prevent or restrict access.

You agree not to use this site in any manner or for any purpose that violates local, state or federal, or any foreign government law or regulation. You further agree not to use this site to post or send anything that threatens or defames another party or that is obscene or pornographic. You also agree not to engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the site, or which, as determined by us, may harm HFHA or users of the site, or expose them to liability.

You agree not to violate HFHA’s rights or the rights of HFHA’s affiliates or third parties’ as they relate to the download, transmission, or other use of this site. You understand that HFHA cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the site will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data.

Use of the site is solely at your own risk. The site is provided as is and as available, without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied. HFHA makes no warranty or representation with respect to the completeness, security, reliability, quality, accuracy, or availability of the site. Without limiting the foregoing, HFHA does not represent or warrant that the site or its content will be accurate, reliable, error-free, or uninterrupted, that defects will be corrected, that the Site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components, or that the site will otherwise meet your needs or expectations. Should this site not meet your needs, your remedy is to cease using the site.

This site may contain links to other, non-HFHA websites that are also available as is and provided as a convenience to you. HFHA does not take responsibility for nor does it endorse or control any of these third-party websites. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this site, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

In no event shall HFHA and its affiliates, suppliers, employees and agents be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, special, indirect, incidental, and consequential damages, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the site or any delays, errors, malfunctions, compatibility problems, power failures, natural disasters, or breakdowns with respect to the site and the material on the site, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not HFHA and its affiliates, suppliers, employees and agents are advised of the possibility of such damages.

If you violate any of the terms or conditions of this agreement, this agreement terminates immediately without notice. HFHA may deny access to the site to you and anyone claiming by or through you without liability to anyone. HFHA shall have all additional rights and remedies at law and in equity arising from such violation. Further, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold HFHA and its affiliates, suppliers, employees and agents harmless from and against all claims, actions, losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to any such prohibited use of the site or your violation of these terms and conditions, including, but not limited to, any use of the site’s content other than as expressly authorized in this agreement. If you violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, they have all remedies at law and in equity to enforce their rights against you to the extent applicable arising from your actions.

Any delay or failure to act with respect to a breach of this agreement by you or others does not constitute a waiver and shall not limit such rights with respect to such breach or any subsequent breaches. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Vermont without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule. Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to this agreement or the site shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of Vermont. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

If any provision of this agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the remainder of this agreement, which shall be given full effect without regard to the invalid portions.

HFHA may update its site, its website privacy policy and/or these terms and conditions from time to time in its sole discretion. In addition, HFHA may cease to provide this site at any time without liability. Updates to these terms and conditions will be posted as amended and are effective immediately. Your continued use of the site following the posting of any amended terms and conditions means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you. HFHA makes no guarantee that this site will continue to be available.

This agreement represents the entire agreement between you and HFHA regarding the use of the site and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, regarding the site.

Please direct all questions related to these terms and conditions to the Contact Us form on this website.