Terms of Use

The Terms of Use are applicable to all users and visitors to any Filberton OÜ owned website, including but not limited to the following sites (hereinafter Website):

www.flavodata.com

The Websites listed above are owned and operated by Filberton OÜ, with a head office at Kalmistu tee 10-3 Tallinn 11214 Estonia (hereinafter Filberton).

Introduction

When you visit or access our Website, you are agreeing to Terms of Use, so please review the Terms of Use below. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, please do not use this Website.

We reserve the right to change, modify, add and remove portions of these Terms of Use at any time and without prior notice. By accessing or using this Website after any change in the Terms of Use is posted, you agree to be bound by the changes.

Service provided

The flavor-related Website offers functions (hereinafter Features) giving its users the opportunity to manage their own contributions (e.g. off-flavor incidents, solutions, detection methods), save and publish, search other publications, earn credits for publishing and/or exchanging experience. Use of these Features is conditional on consent to and compliance with the following conditions. These conditions still apply in cases where a User accesses the Website outside the territory of Estonia.

Visitors and registered users

Users of the Website are visitors (hereinafter User or Visitor) or registered users (hereinafter User or Registered User).

Visitors have free of charge access to Website. Registered Users are also granted access to Search and Enter incidents, Search and Enter molecules, News and Dashboard according to the subscription packages chosen by the Registered User.

Overview

These terms of use tell you about our services, our relationship to you as a user, and the rights and responsibilities that guide us both. Generally we do not contribute, monitor, or delete content. This means that editorial control is in the hands of you and your fellow users who create and manage the content. We merely host this content. So, the ownership of the contribution belongs to the user and s/he will be fully responsible for the trueness of the data entered. Also, every entered incident is attached to its owner and this information is visible to every database user.

The community – the network of users who are constantly building and using the site– are the principal means through which the purpose of the sustainable development are achieved. The community contributes to and helps govern our website.

You are welcome to join as a scientist, food producer or flavor standard supplier, but you should follow the policies that govern the site. We generally require that all content you contribute is available under a free license. Every uncited incident entered by a user is considered to be his/her authorship which s/he has full right to publish. Website takes no responsibility in copyrighted info entered by a user.

Please be aware that you are legally responsible for all of your contributions, edits, and re-use of Website content under the laws of Estonia and other applicable laws (which may include the laws where you live or where you view or edit content). This means it is important that you use caution when posting content. In light of this responsibility, we have some rules about what you cannot post, most of which is either for your own protection or for the protection of other users like yourself.

Our Services

We do not take an editorial role: All of the content that we host is provided by users, and we do not take an editorial role. This means that we generally do not monitor or edit the content of the site, and we do not take any responsibility for this content. Similarly, we do not endorse any opinions expressed via our services, and we do not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any submitted content. Instead, we simply provide access to the content that your fellow users have contributed and edited.

You are responsible for your own actions: You are legally responsible for your edits and contributions on the site, so for your own protection you should exercise caution and avoid contributing any content that may result in criminal or civil liability under any applicable laws. For clarity, applicable law includes at least the laws of Estonia. Website generally cannot offer any protection, guarantee, immunity or indemnification.

Registration

Each applicant for registered user status must complete the registration form by entering his current personal data truthfully. No nicknames, aliases or other obviously falsified data will be accepted. The applicant must further undertake to open not more than one user account. Registrations are valid for the user alone and are not transferable. Invoices are sent to this account.

After user verification and payment of the user fee (Industry user) or contributing at least 5 (five) unique incidents per year (Academia user), the user gets full access to all website features. Subscription is automatically renewed every year, an invoice for the coming year is sent one month before the beginning of the new period (Industry user) or a reminder to contribute is sent to an Academia user. Subscription ends when account is terminated by written notification before the beginning of the new 12 month period. User accounts will be invalid when the subscription date has passed.

Users must give immediate notice of any changes affecting their personal registration data. In cases where it transpires that users have falsified personal data or have registered an incorrect address, Website reserves the right to exclude them from access and to delete content added by, used by or addressed to them.

Each user bears sole personal responsibility for confidentiality of his login name and password. Each user bears sole personal responsibility vis-à-vis both Website and all third parties for all activities occurring under his login name.

Users must inform Website immediately of any unauthorized use of their access data or of any failure on their part to comply with data protection regulations. This information can be sent at any time to: E mail: info@flavodata.com

Users can terminate their registration at any time without stating reasons. After receipt of the notice of termination Flavodata will cancel the registration. Notice of termination must be sent to: E-mail: info@flavodata.com.

Privacy Policy

The user undertakes to make all due allowance for generally recognized principles for data protection and data security and to comply with all obligations in connection with data protection. The user hereby grants his consent to Website’s use and storage of personal data disclosed by him either in the registration process or obtained from its server’s protocol files within the Website. All such data will be collected, processed and used in according with legal regulations, in particular in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation of EU of which more information can be obtained by user from  https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679. Website reserves the right to use these data for the purpose of giving the user information on new services and/or on changes and other news from our publishing operation. By sending us inquiries on our services, the user automatically grants his consent to use of his personal data in this form. Data thus collected will in no case be sold or otherwise transmitted to third parties without the user’s prior consent.

Website reserves the right to monitor a user’s activities for the following reasons:

– to fulfill its legal obligations,

– to ensure legal protection of other users,

– to ensure compliance with these conditions for use,

– to defend and protect Website’s own rights,

– to repair any technical defects or problems affecting the site.

Website is entitled to communicate certain user data, which shall not allow the identification of the user, to third parties – including clients taking advertising space in its publications – for demographic purposes. Website shall also be entitled to use these data itself for statistical purposes and for identification of trends.

Website attaches great importance to retaining the trust of its users. Consequently, we wish to give users the opportunity to question us at any time on our use of their personal data.

We may also store information about you using cookies (small pieces of information that are stored by User’s browser on computer’s or other device’s hard drive) which we can access when you visit Website in future. We use cookies on this site to provide User with an informative and engaging experience and also to help us to continually improve Website.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. Please note that without allowing cookies all features of the site may not be available.

Behavioral codex

Website online community features should be used solely for the purpose of tolerant, constructive, objective exchange of opinions on scientific subjects and attitudes.

All users undertake to treat other users with respect and to refrain from attacking, provoking, threatening, annoying, insulting, offending or disconcerting them in any other way whatsoever.

Each user undertakes to act in a fair and trustworthy way and, in particular, to refrain from culpably deceiving or damaging other users.

Website features must not be used for purposes which would constitute violation of laws of Estonia and other applicable laws by the user.

Users are prohibited from engaging in activities aimed at sabotaging or otherwise interfering with Website features and, in particular, from taking any action capable of affecting the physical or electronic structure of the features.

User obligations

Users undertake not to publish, transmit or upload any content which violates  any applicable laws, and not to publish, transmit or upload any content and/or contributions/statements which are defamatory, slanderous, morally offensive, obscene, are of an insulting or discriminatory nature, are known to be untrue or otherwise constitute a criminal offense.

This applies in particular to:

– racist content

– defamatory or insulting statements

– grossly offensive content

– this includes content accessible via links set up by user

– users are not permitted to publish content which:

  • contains language and forms of expression which contravene generally accepted standards of decency and professional behavior,
  • constitutes incitement to actions which could adversely affect the well-being or safety of others,
  • is classifiable in category of so-called spam, in particular when this takes the form of regularly repeated publications/statements with identical or similar content,
  • does not relate to subject under discussion,
  • contains non-functioning links, in particular, links causing error reports.

Users are not permitted to input content relating to surveys or chain letters.

Users are not permitted to publish, transmit or upload content or statements, for which they do not possess the necessary rights (copyrights or other intellectual property rights), or which infringe such rights held by third parties, in particular, patents, copyrights, rights attaching to trademarks and other distinguishing marks, and other rights.

Users grant Website unlimited and territorially unrestricted rights to use and exploitation of content generated by them. This includes the rights to amendment, duplication, transmission, publication and further development of content, and also to its assignment to third parties without giving rise to any claim to remuneration. Content generated by a user can be published elsewhere by that user himself.

Users are not permitted to input content or files which would unnecessarily delay loading time on the website, for example, images, films or large data files.

Images transmitted by Users must not contain any corporate logos.

Prior to inputting any content into the features, each user must verify its freedom from viruses with an up-to-date anti-virus program. Users also undertake not to input any content containing viruses or other computer programs capable of impairing the functioning of other computers or which allow unauthorized third parties access to the Website or to the features contained in it.

Users further undertake not to input content disguised as reports, which is actually advertising their products or services, or content disguised as reports, which consists solely of lists of products or services not belonging to Website.

Contributions of user-generated content are a service provided by the Website. We reserve the right to exclude or delete such content and contributions at any time.

Liability

Website gives no guarantee the personal data communicated to it by a user corresponds to the actual identity of that user.

Website accepts no liability whatsoever for content generated by its users or for the activities of its users. These cannot be attributed to Website, nor do they represent Website’s opinion. This disclaimer also applies to links set up by users on pages within the Website.

Users have no claim to uninterrupted availability and correct functioning of either the platform or the features, or to uninterrupted availability on the website pages of material installed on the server and/or to absence of errors in that material. Users also have no claim to absence of viruses or other toxic programs.

The links contained on the Website are not under its control. Website disclaims all responsibility either for the contents of these links or for the contents of the websites that can be reached through them.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS FLAVODATA EXCLUDES AND DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSSES AND EXPENSES OF WHATEVER NATURE AND HOWSOEVER ARISING INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL 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 DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY; 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 THE SITES OR ANY WEB SITE WITH WHICH THEY ARE LINKED, OR ANY MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE ON OUR SITES. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ESTABLISHING SUCH PROCEDURES FOR DATA BACKUP AND VIRUS CHECKING AS YOU CONSIDER NECESSARY. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS.

User responsibility

All users of the Website and of the features bear sole and exclusive responsibility for content and contributions input by them and for activities undertaken by them. The service provider does not always audit user-generated content or other user input prior.

All users bear sole and exclusive responsibility for creation of backup copies of content input by them. This also includes the software used by them. Website accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any loss of data.

Any commercial use of the work (e.g. mirroring; (non-) systematic retrieval of content from the Website; compilation of collection, database or directory; reproduction or transmission in any form or by any means or use for advertising or promotional purposes; distribution; creating new collective works, or resale) requires permission from Filberton.

To protect intellectual property of Filberton as well the privacy of Users, it is prohibited to use of robots, spiders, crawlers or other automated downloading programs or devices for any purpose, including but not limited to harvesting articles, another’s postal or e-mail address from the Site.

Website’s rights

Website is entitled to cancel user registrations at any time without stating reasons. Any such cancellation terminates the user’s right to use the services provided by the platform. The service provider can serve notice of cancellation by E-mail.

Website is also entitled to delete individual user-generated contributions of parts thereof at any time and at its sole discretion. This applies, in particular, in cases where a user has committed a violation of these conditions for use. In any such case, Website, when becoming aware of the violation, is entitled and obliged on grounds of its legal responsibility pursuant to the applicable laws to exclude the user, cancel his registration and to delete content used by or addressed to him. Website is under no obligation to give users advance warning of deletion of content generated by them.

Website reserves the right to modify the features at any time. This also includes the right to levy a charge for use of the features or to discontinue them completely.

Website is under no obligation to verify accuracy, completeness or legality of user-generated contributions, in particular, of contributions posted in the community section.

Final provisions

This contract is governed by Estonian law in the version applicable at any given time. Unless otherwise stipulated by law, the place of jurisdiction shall be Tallinn.

Should any of the individual provisions contained in these conditions for use prove or subsequently become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. In the event of invalidity of any provision the parties to this contract will agree a legally valid alternative provision corresponding as closely as possible in commercial terms to the original invalid provision. The same shall apply in the event of subsequent discovery of any omission from the contract.