Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Date last revised: 12/17/2020

The National Honey Board ("NHB", "we", "us" or "our") shares your concern about the protection of your personal information online. This Privacy Policy and Terms of Use ("Policy") is our policy regarding maintaining the privacy of personal information we collect online, and regarding our content and online relationship with you in connection with our online properties, including, without limitation, www.honey.com (the "Website"). Please read this Policy carefully before you start to use the Website. 

This Policy describes the privacy practices we undertake and the terms of use that govern the Website. This Policy sets out your obligations and ours with respect to your use of the Website, and by using the Website you agree to comply with the terms of this Policy. We may need to revise this Policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes to the Website or in the law. We reserve the right to revise this Policy, and your continued use of the Website subsequent to any revisions to this Policy constitutes your acceptance of such revisions. Any such revisions will be prospective, never retroactive. Please bookmark this page and review it periodically to assure that you are familiar with the most current version of the Policy. We will post notices of all revisions to this Policy, as well as the revised Policy, here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and when we will disclose that information to third parties.

BY VISITING THIS WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT TO OUR USING ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US OR THAT WE COLLECT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS POLICY, AND YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS, COMDITIONS AND NOTICES CONTAINED OR REFERENCED IN THIS POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS POLICY, DO NOT VISIT OR USE THIS WEBSITE.

Information We Collect and Track. NHB collects and retains two types of information about Website visitors: (i) personal information that individual visitors provide when interacting on the Website, or voluntarily provide at certain other points (such as personal information that individuals provide via forms, contest or sweepstake submissions, or emails); and (ii) tracking data that is automatically collected from every Website visitor (collectively, "Information"). The Information that we gather may include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other elements of personal information. For example, when you sign up on the Website to receive a newsletter from us, we collect your email address, name, company, and the latitude and longitude of your IP address.     

In addition, if you contact us, we may keep a record of your correspondence, including any Information contained therein.

The tracking data we record includes, without limitation, Information regarding the number and frequency of users to the Website, the websites that Website users access before and after they visit the Website, the Internet software used by Website users to access the Website, and Website users' IP addresses and Internet service providers.

We utilize cookies to help manage and maintain the Website. Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer to identify your internet browser, store your preferences, and authenticate user sessions, or provide services. You can program your computer or utilize security software in order to receive a warning each time a cookie is being sent, block cookies, or remove cookies. However, the blocking or removal of cookies can limit the Website’s utility and/or convenience.

How We Use Your Information. The Information that we collect and that you provide to us is used for our purposes and the purpose for which you provided it, including, without limitation, to respond to your requests or correspondence. The Information may also be analyzed so that we can serve you in the best manner possible on our Website through enhanced features and functions.

We will not disclose any personally identifiable information to third parties, except (i) to parties who perform services for us, such as sending you mail or e-mail, web hosting, conducting contests or sweepstakes, prize fulfillment, and other similar services; (ii) when we believe that such disclosure is required by law; (iii) to enforce this Policy; (iv) to protect the rights, property, security or safety of NHB, Website users or the public; (v) to respond to an emergency; or (vi) as otherwise stated in this Policy.

We use certain tracking data for several purposes, including, without limitation, for load balancing metrics and to create reports on user demographics and Website traffic patterns. The reports that are generated from tracking data are used for a variety of purposes, including, for example, improving the Website and our services.

Third Parties. We may employ third party agents or third party service providers to operate the Website and/or to perform functions on our behalf, such as sending mail and e-mail and analyzing data or other administrative tasks. These third parties have access to the Information needed to perform their functions. We attempt to limit such third parties to using the Information that is shared with them solely for the purpose of providing such services; however, we cannot be responsible for such third parties' use of Information in a manner that does not comply with this Policy.

How Your Information Is Protected. We take reasonable precautions to protect your Information from loss, misuse or alteration. We maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards for your Information. You should recognize, however, that there is no such thing as "perfect security" on the Internet and we cannot guarantee the security of your Information. In addition, because Internet communication is unsecure, it is also possible that the information you supply to us or your access of any information via the Website will be intercepted during transmission. We will not be liable for any breach of our systems or interception of our transmissions, and we hereby fully disclaim, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, any liability associated with any claim relating to a breach of security, data, information, or Information.

Links to Third-Party Sites. The Website may contain links to websites owned and operated by parties other than NHB (“Third-Party Sites”). We are not responsible for and have no control over the privacy policies or the content any such Third Party Sites. We encourage you to review the terms and conditions of access and use, and privacy policies, of those Third-Party Sites. A link to a Third-Party Site does not constitute an endorsement or representation about the value, quality, or usefulness of anything found on the Third-Party Site.  

Ownership of Content. The Website includes a combination of content that we, our users and other third parties create (collectively, the "Content"). Except as noted on the Website, all of the Content available through the Website, including, but not limited to, written content, interface design and layout, photographs, graphics, images, illustrations, marks, logos, sound or video clips, software code and animation, is trademarked or copyright protected. Except as noted on the Website, you may not use, store, display, modify, reproduce, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, or in any way exploit any of the materials or Content on the Website in whole or in part. If you would like to request permission to use any of the Content on the Website, please contact us at WebMaster@nhb.org.

NATIONAL HONEY BOARD (Registration Nos. 5976758 and 5696585), HONEY.COM (Reg. No. 5982126), and HONEY SAVES HIVES (Application No. 88899958) are service marks owned by NHB, and may not be used or displayed without the prior written consent of NHB. Other trademarks, service marks and names and logos appearing on the Website are the property of NHB, its affiliates or their respective owners. No right, title or interest in any Content or in any trademark, service mark, name or logo appearing on the Website is transferred to you as a result of your use of the Website.

Posting and Transmitting Content. You are solely responsible for all materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, that you upload, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available on or through the Website ("Your Content"). You agree that Your Content will not violate any right of any third party, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity. You further agree that Your Content will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material (as determined by NHB in its sole discretion), or contain any computer virus or other malicious code that could in any way affect the operation of the Website or any computer or device that connects to the Website. You may not use false or misleading contact information, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead NHB or its service providers.

You should be aware that Your Content may be read, collected or used by other Website visitors. We are not responsible for any third party use of any Information provided in such a manner. We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any Information posted or provided to the Website by users that may, in our sole discretion, violate this Policy or that is otherwise, in our sole opinion, objectionable.

Grant of License. You certify that you own all intellectual property rights in and to Your Content. NHB and its service providers will treat Your Content as non-confidential and non-proprietary information. Upon posting or transmitting Your Content on or through the Website, you grant NHB a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive license that gives NHB the right to sublicense, use, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transfer, transmit, distribute, and publish Your Content and subsequent versions of Your Content for any and all purposes. Do not send us or post to the Website any creative ideas or any other plans or proposals that you would like to keep confidential and proprietary. You agree that any information that you provide us will be covered by the license granted herein.

Disclaimers. The information presented on or through the Website is made available solely for general information purposes.  We do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of this information. We disclaim any responsibility for the deletion of, the failure to store, the misdelivery of, or the untimely delivery of any information or material submitted to or transmitted through the Website.

WE MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE WEBSITE, ANY PART OF THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITE CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICE, TOOL, OR PRODUCT THAT MY BE ACCESSIBLE OR AVAILABLE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY THROUGH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DISCLAIM, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY AND ALL SUCH REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU WILL ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ITS CONTENT. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND WITH ALL FAULTS.

Limitation of Liability. NHB and its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, service providers, and licensors (each an “NHB Party,” and collectively, the "NHB Parties") shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, including but not limited to personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of use, loss of use, loss of good will, and loss of data, even if foreseeable or advised of the possibility of such damages, resulting from (i) your access to, use of, or inability to use the Website, any part thereof, or any content or service that may be accessible directly or indirectly through the Website, (ii) any information or services obtained, messages received, or transactions entered into directly or indirectly through the Website, (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions of data, or (iv) any failure of performance, alteration, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, or line or system failure in connection with the Website, or any part thereof. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states the NHB Parties’ liability is limited to the maximum extent permitted by law. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of this Website, or with this Policy, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Website. You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code.  You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your requirements for anti-virus protection. 

Compliance with Laws. We reserve the right to disclose any Information to comply with any law, regulation, decree, judgment, order, subpoena or any other governmental order ("Order") without any obligation to contest or verify the accuracy of such Order. You are required to comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and international laws and regulations in connection with your use of the Website. As a condition of your use of the Website, you warrant that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful, or in any way attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.   

Waiver of Jury Trial. THE PARTIES HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS POLICY OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.

Injunctive Relief. You acknowledge that any use of the Website except as expressly permitted by this Policy will cause irreparable injury for which monetary damages would not be sufficient, and you consent to entry of immediate and permanent injunctive relief with respect to such unauthorized use.

Indemnification. By utilizing the Website, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold the NHB Parties harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, costs, and expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred by any NHB Party in connection with any claim, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, violation of rights of publicity and/or privacy, copyright infringement, or trademark infringement arising out of your use of the Website; Your Content; your connection to the Website; your violation of this Policy; or your violation of the rights of any other person or entity. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.

Termination. NHB may, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate any Website user's access to all or any part of the Website, or remove and discard any communication transmitted by you, or information stored, sent, or received via the Website, at any time without notice or recourse, for any reason, including, but not limited to, any conduct that NHB, in its sole discretion, believes is in violation of any applicable law or of this Policy, or is harmful to the interests of another user, a service provider, NHB or its affiliates.

Governing Law. By visiting or using the Website, you agree that the laws of the State of Colorado, without regard to principles of conflicts of law, will govern this Policy and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and NHB. You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to any use of the Website will be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Weld County, Colorado, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.

Severability and Integration.  This Policy governs your use of the Website. If any portion of this Policy shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that portion shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining portion of this Policy. 

Site Directed at United States of America Visitors. The owner of the Website is based in the State of Colorado in the United States of America (the “United States”), and the Website is targeted at and intended for users residing in the United States. Given the global nature of the Internet, the Website may be accessed by users residing outside of the United States. We make no representations or warranties that the Website is appropriate or available for use in countries outside of the United States. Users who choose to access the Website from outside of the United States do so at their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with any and all local laws and regulations that may apply to such access. If you are located outside of the United States, your Information will be transferred to the United States. By accessing the Website and by submitting your Information, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United States and its use by us as provided for herein.

Children under the Age of 13. We are concerned about the protection of the privacy of children who access the Internet, and we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). For that reason, the Website is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 13 without the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. Children under the age of 13 must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian when using the Website, and by using the Website or allowing a child under the age of 13 to use the Website, each parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of 13 agrees to this Policy, and also agrees to this Policy on behalf of the child under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 years of age without the consent of parent or legal guardian. If you are under the age of 13, do not submit any personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address to us. If you become aware that we have collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, please immediately provide notice to us at the email address listed below.

No Professional Advice.  No information supplied on the Website and/or by any employee or agent of the Website or NHB, whether by telephone, email, letter, facsimile, social media, or other form of communication, constitutes medical, legal, tax, accounting, or other professional advice. Applicable laws and individual situations may vary, and Website users are encouraged to obtain appropriate advice from qualified professionals in the applicable jurisdiction. 

How You Can Update or Correct Your Information and Contact NHB. You can call NHB at the numbers provided on the main Website or send a message to WebMaster@nhb.org to request that we update, correct, or delete your Information. Please contact us at WebMaster@nhb.orgif you have any questions or concerns regarding the Website or this Policy.