Terms of Use

The following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”) apply to your access to and use of this Web site, www.wkkf.org, which is provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (the “Foundation”). By using the Site, you confirm that you have read, understood and agreed to both these Terms of Use and the Foundation’s Privacy Policy, incorporated here by reference.

Copyright Policy and Proprietary Materials

All text and other content contained in the Site is owned by and is the copyrighted work of the Foundation and/or its licensors and is protected by United States and international laws regarding copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other intellectual property or proprietary rights.

The text and other non-graphic content owned by the Foundation and contained in the Site may be used, downloaded, reproduced or reprinted solely for benevolent (i.e., not for profit) use and only if the following copyright notice appears on all copies: “© [year of publication] W.K. Kellogg Foundation. All rights reserved.” Text and other non-graphic content contained in the Site and not owned by the Foundation may not be reproduced without prior written consent of the copyright owner, regardless of your intended use.

Any photograph, illustration, artwork or other graphic content contained in the Site may not be used, download, reproduced or reprinted without the copyright owner’s prior written permission.

You may not modify any text or other content contained in the Site in any way.

Any use of the Foundation’s name or the text or the non-text or any other content contained in the Site to express or imply endorsement, sponsorship, affiliation or association of the user with or by the Foundation is strictly prohibited.

If you post, upload or make available material that infringes a copyright, you will have your access to the Site terminated and/or your accounts on the Site cancelled.

If a grantee or user gives permission or authorization to include text or other content on the Site, such permission or authorization will apply to all Web sites affiliated with the Foundation, as if use of the material had been granted directly to the affiliate.

Where the Site specifies that certain content contained in the Site is licensed under particular license terms, such as the terms of a Creative Commons license, such license terms will govern the use, download, reproduction, distribution, display, performance, and modification of such content, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms of Use.

Warranties and Limitations on Liabilities

The information provided on the Site is believed to be correct when initially posted and is offered in good faith by the Foundation. Because of the nature of the information and the transmission technology used, the Foundation cannot warrant or make any representation that the information at the Site is accurate, complete or up-to-date; that the Site does not infringe the rights of any third party; or that the operation of the Site will be uninterrupted, continually available or error free. Your reliance on the information available at the Site is at your own risk.

The Foundation reserves the right to make changes and corrections to the Site, or to these Terms of Use, at any time and without further notice. You are expected to check these Terms of Use from time to time to inform yourself of any changes made to the Terms of Use. Your continued use of the Site, following the posting of revised Terms of Use, constitutes your consent to the changes whether or not you have read the revised Terms of Use.

The Site is provided for informational purposes only. The information on the Site is not a guarantee of results to be achieved by any user and is not a statement of warranty (either express or implied) regarding any of the content of the Site. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES REGARDING THE CONTENT OF THE SITE ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY (IF ANY) FOR MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. To the extent permitted by applicable law, neither the Foundation nor any party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Site shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access, use or inability to use the Site, or any errors or omissions in the content of the Site. While the Foundation takes reasonable precautions to protect against computer viruses and/or other malicious programs on the Site, the Foundation accepts no liability for them.

If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Site or with any of these Terms of Use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use of the Site. If you have a specific question and require assistance, please contact the Foundation by using the details provided under the “Contact Us” link, which appears on the bottom of every page of the Site.

Linked Sites

The Site may contain links that lead to resources and Web pages maintained by third parties. Although the Foundation provides the links, the Foundation does not endorse the linked site. Thus, the Foundation accepts no liability or responsibility for any material supplied or contained on third party sites or for third parties’ use of your personal data. The Foundation makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy or any other aspect of the information contained on these links. The Foundation reserves the right to remove the links from the Site at any time without notice.

You may link to the Foundation’s homepage at www.wkkf.org, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal, but you must not imply by the link that there is any form of association, approval or endorsement between you and the Foundation.

Correspondence with the Foundation

Any correspondence, communication, information or content you transmit to the Foundation, via email or otherwise, is unsolicited by the Foundation and is not considered confidential. By transmitting any correspondence, communication, information or content to the Foundation, you automatically grant to the Foundation a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable license to use such correspondence, communication, information or content for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, publication, broadcast and posting for the Foundation’s own benefit without compensation or acknowledgment of the source.

Use of the Site

As a condition of your use of the Site, you may not use the Site for any purpose that is prohibited by these Terms of Use; is otherwise unlawful; infringes the rights of others; or restricts or inhibits others’ use or enjoyment of the Site. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, interfere or impair the Site or the networks connected to the Site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Foundation account, computer system or network through hacking, password mining or any other means not intentionally made available through the Site. The Foundation reserves the right to grant or deny access to the Site, as the Foundation deems appropriate.

The information on the Site is not intended to be published or made available to any person in a jurisdiction where doing so would violate applicable laws or regulations. Accordingly, if it is prohibited to make such information available in your jurisdiction or to you (by reason of your nationality, residence or otherwise), this information is not directed to you. Before using the Site, be sure that your use of the Site is not prohibited. Your use of the Site confirms that the use does not violate any laws or regulations.

The information and materials on the Site and all intellectual property rights in or relating to them are the property of the Foundation or its licensors. The Foundation logo is a trademark of the Foundation and may not be used or reproduced without prior written consent from the Foundation. In the event that the Foundation grants you permission to reproduce any logos, photographs, or videos owned by the Foundation, you agree that such reproduction shall be done solely for the purpose of news reporting. The reporting will be done in accordance with the usage guidelines of the Foundation (as provided by the Foundation in writing from time to time) and the reproductions shall be reprinted in their original entirety, including current size and format.

Any other use of the Site without the prior written approval of the Foundation is prohibited. The Foundation reserves the right to revoke, by written notice (email or U.S. mail), at any time and for any reason or no reason, any permission or license granted to you for the use of any logos, photographs or videos. You agree to return or destroy the relevant material within ten (10) days of written notice of any such revocation from the Foundation. You may not modify the content of the Site or frame or deep-link the Site on any other site without the express written permission of the Foundation.

Prohibited Use by Children Under the Age of 13

The Site and its contents are not directed at children under the age of 13, and no child under the age of 13 should use the Site or submit any information on the Site.

Copyright Infringement Claims

The Foundation respects the rights of copyright holders. Those who have access to the Foundation’s system or networks and repeatedly infringe on others’ copyrights will have their access terminated, and the infringing material will be removed. If you believe your work has been copied in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the following information as required by 17 U.S.C. § 512:

  • a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
  • identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works);
  • identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to permit the Foundation to locate the material;
  • information reasonably sufficient to allow the Foundation to contact the complaining party, e.g., an address, telephone number, and email address;
  • a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

For notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Site please contact:

Office of the General Counsel
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
One Michigan Avenue East
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Phone: 269-968-1611
Email: legal@wkkf.org


Nothing in these Terms of Use shall confer any right or benefit on any third party. If any of the terms or conditions contained herein are held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of these terms shall continue in full force and effect. These Terms of Use shall be construed, and the legal relations between the parties shall be determined under, the laws of the State of Michigan (excluding any choice-of-law rules that would require the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction), with exclusive jurisdiction in the state and federal courts of Michigan.

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