Privacy Policy and End-User Agreement

Your privacy is important to Sosland Publishing Company (“Sosland”). We have provided this outline of our online information practices and our Terms of Use. Our Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our website and our products and services.

What information do we collect?

If a user is submitting contact information to register to view content on the website, download a sponsored white paper, or attend a sponsored webinar, your name, company, title, email address, state, country, and business type are collected and may be provided to sponsors and advertisers. If you are purchasing a subscription, conference registration or product on any one of the Sosland websites, your credit card information will be required. We do not store your credit card information in our databases or logs for any purpose and use a third party provider for credit card processing.  You agree to the terms of use for any third party credit card provider.  If you click through to an advertisement, then you consent that Sosland may provide any of your information it captures to the owner of such advertisement.

Cookies

Many of our web pages use “cookies”. Cookies are a feature of browser software that allows servers to recognize the computer used to access a website. Cookies are files that are automatically placed in your computer to store your preferences or identifying information. Once you register with our website, this information is stored in a cookie. Cookies help features such as logins by recognizing you when you come to the website. Cookies enhance your online experience.

Security Commitment

We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard data and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. We have a firewall to prevent unauthorized access from third parties; all data and web servers are stored in secure facilities that can be accessed only by authorized personnel; all credit card transactions occur in a secure, third party, encrypted SSL environment and are not stored on our servers or in log files.  You acknowledge that no electronic storage method or data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Federal and State Laws

When using this website, on the website, or in any other media selected by you, you must obey all applicable federal, state, and local laws.  The website was created and will be operated in the United States.  Any use of this website that violates any applicable laws will be grounds for discontinuing your rights to access the website.

Notice to California, U.S.A. Residents

Except as expressly identified herein, we do not disclose a user’s personal data to any third party for such third party’s direct marketing purposes.  Thus, under California Civil Code Sections 1798.80-1798.84, Sosland has no obligation to a California resident to provide further information regarding Sosland’s use of the California resident’s personal data.  Any inquiries regarding this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use can be directed to the contact identified below.

Notice to Utah, U.S.A. Residents

Except as expressly identified herein, we do not disclose a user’s personal data to any third party for such third party’s direct marketing purposes. 

Notice to Europe Economic Area Residents

If you are a resident of Europe or the U.K., the personal data we collect from you may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”).  The personal data may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA that work for us or one of our subsidiaries, affiliates, or third-party service providers.  By submitting your personal data, and/or using the website, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing.  We take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Legally Compelled Disclosure

We may disclose information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.

Links and Banner Advertisements

Most of our websites contain links and banner advertisements that link our website to other third party websites. Third party websites may have privacy practices that differ from ours and users should consult those websites’ privacy policies. Please remember that when you use a link or banner advertisement to leave our website, our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use are no longer in effect. We have no control over the information that those linked websites collect from you or the manner in which they protect your personally identifiable information.

Your Consent

By using our website you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on our website. Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Compliance

In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, 15 U.S.C., §§ 6501-06 and 16 C.F.R., §§ 312.1-312.12, the website does not permit children under 13 years of age to become users, and we do not intentionally collect information from children. By using the website, you represent that you are 13 years of age or older.

General

By choosing to use any of BakingBusiness.com’s products and services, you signify your agreement to abide by these Private Policy and Terms of Use. Sosland reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove terms at any time. Your continued use of the website following changes to the terms will constitute acceptance of the changes.

If any of these rules or any future changes are unacceptable to you, you may unsubscribe at any time.

Copyright

The contents of BakingBusiness.com are intended for your personal, noncommercial use. Content published on BakingBusiness.com, including, but not limited to articles, charts, tables, data, photographs, images, illustrations, slideshows, audio clips and video clips, etc. (“Content”) are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by Sosland or the party credited as the provider of the Content. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the website.

Content is protected by copyright pursuant to U.S. and international copyright laws. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content or the website (including software) in whole or in part.

You may download or copy the Content and other downloadable items displayed on the website for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from Sosland or the copyright holder identified as the provider of the Content.

Disclaimer of Warranty 

THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SUBSCRIPTIONS OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  THIS INCLUDES ANY LISTING OF ANY THIRD PARTY GOODS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS INCLUDED IN THE WEBSITE.  ANY THIRD PARTY GOODS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE SUPPLIED AS A CONVENIENCE TO YOU AND LISTING DOES NOT CONSTITUTE SPONSORSHIP, AFFILIATION, PARTNERSHIP, OR ENDORSEMENT.  SOSLAND DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY 

THE LIABILITY OF SOSLAND WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF THE WEBSITE SHALL NOT EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, THE NET TOTAL COST (EXCLUDING TAXES) FOR SUCH PRODUCTS OR SUBSCRIPTIONS PURCHASED BY YOU AND PAID TO SOSLAND.

IN NO EVENT WILL EITHER PARTY WILL BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR ANY USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR ON ANY OTHER HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON the User’s INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF SOSLAND IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

USER INDEMNIFICATION 

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Sosland harmless from any and all claims, demands, actions, liability, fines, penalties and expenses, whether based on warranty, contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, that may arise from any of your acts through the use of the website.  Such acts may include but are not limited to: submissions, unauthorized use of material obtained through the website or breach of this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. 

Website Availability

Because public networks, such as the internet, occasionally experience disruptions, Sosland cannot guarantee the website will be available 100% of the time.  Although Sosland strives to provide the most reliable website possible, interruptions and delays in accessing the website are unavoidable and Sosland disclaims any liability for damages resulting from such problems.

Controlling Law and Venue

It is understood and agreed that all the construction and interpretation of this Agreement and the relationship between the parties shall at all times and in all respects be governed by the internal laws of Missouri, without giving effect to the conflict of laws provisions thereof.  Venue of any action brought to enforce or relating to this Agreement or arising out of the relationship between the parties shall be brought exclusively in Jackson County, Missouri District Court or the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Termination

You may terminate your account at any time by sending an e-mail to: subscriptions@sosland.com.

Sosland and BakingBusiness.com may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Content or website for any reason, including, without limitation, breach or assignment of the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You agree that breach of any of the terms in this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use may result in the immediate termination of your account and/or give rise to civil action against you.  The disclaimers herein and all restrictions on you regarding information downloaded or obtained from the website shall survive any cancellation or termination of your right to use the website. Official correspondence must be sent via postal mail to:

Sosland Publishing Company
4801 Main St., Suite 650
Kansas City, MO 64112 USA