Social Media Policy

PLEASE READ THIS TERMS OF USE POLICY CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING OUR SITES, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS DESCRIBED HEREIN. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE OUR SITES.
Metagenics, Inc. and its subsidiaries, agents, officers, and employees (collectively, “Metagenics”) developed this policy document to outline important information about your use of Metagenics’ pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram, (collectively, our “Site” or our “Sites”). When you visit these Sites, you are a “third party,” you do not own the Sites. If you post content on the Sites, it is third-party content. When you visit these Sites, you are on a website operated by a third party. All visitors to our Sites must comply with the respective social media platform’s terms of use. By using a Site, you automatically consent to these terms, which will be updated by us from time to time without advance notice.
These terms govern how disputes will be handled, including through the use of arbitration with a class action waiver. These terms limit our liability and any obligation or warranty to you. Your use of a Site may be governed by other terms and conditions. You should also read our Privacy Statement found here: https://www.metagenics.com/privacy-policy#privacy_policy. This Agreement contains information about how you can contact us regarding complaints, questions, or copyright infringement claims. If you do not agree to all of these Terms of Use, do not use the Sites.

Highlights of the Agreement
Our Rights:
Content on our Sites may be protected by intellectual property rights—you may only make limited use of the Content you find on a Site, as described below.
Metagenics may block you from accessing our Sites, block or delete your User Content.
Metagenics is not liable for any third-party content posted on our Sites (including your content or User Content), external websites linked to from our Sites, or errors regarding product information, availability, or promotional offers.

Your Use of Our Sites:
You only may use our Sites and our Content for personal, noncommercial use.
You may only use our Sites if you are a US resident of the age of majority (or at least 13 years old with your parent’s supervision).
While on our Sites, you may not violate any laws, infringe any rights, threaten, harass or impersonate others, or take other actions that harm us or other people or parties.
You may not attempt to bypass security protections on our Sites, introduce viruses or other harmful code, or use our Sites to attack other websites or services.
If you register for an account on any Site, you should keep your password confidential and not allow other people to use your account.

Your Content:
If you send to Metagenics or post or upload User Content to our Sites, Metagenics may use that User Content for any purpose, including commercial uses, product development, and advertising.

  • If you post your name, personal information, or other User Content to public areas of our Sites, that information might be seen and used by any visitors to our Sites.
  • If Metagenics requests permission to repost User Content to our sites and consent is provided, Metagenics may use that User Content for any purpose, including commercial uses, product development, and advertising.
  • If you are a paid member of our network or have been compensated by Metagenics for services rendered, you should be aware of FTC endorsement guidelines and provide adequate relationship disclosures, as well as ensure that statements made are accurate. Metagenics reserves the right to contact members of our network and ask them to remove or update noncompliant posts.
  • You should not send to Metagenics, post User Content, or provide permission to Metagenics to repost User Content that 1) you want to keep private or proprietary or 2) you do not have the rights to post.

Our Intellectual Property Rights
All names, logos, text, designs, graphics, trade dress, characters, interfaces, code, software, images, sounds, videos, photographs, and other content appearing in or on the Sites (the “Content”) are protected intellectual property of, or used with permission or under license by, Metagenics. Such Content may be protected by copyright, trademark, patent, or other proprietary rights and laws. This includes the entire Content of each Site, copyrighted and protected as a collective work. All intellectual property rights associated with the Sites, and related goodwill, are proprietary to Metagenics or Metagenics licensors. You do not acquire any right, title, or interest in any Content by accessing or using the Sites. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Except as set forth below, the use of any Content available on a Site is strictly prohibited.
We grant you a limited license to access and use this Site. No Content from the Site may be copied, reproduced, republished, performed, displayed, downloaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed. Except as otherwise expressly authorized herein or in writing by Metagenics, you agree not to reproduce, modify, rent, lease, perform, display, transmit, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based (in whole or in part) on all or any part of this Site or its Content.
Note that some of the Content on our site may be licensed third-party content. Reposting of this content may not be allowed by Metagenics license. If you repost such content and are found liable, asked to pay for a license, a penalty, or any fee, Metagenics is NOT liable for your act or its consequences. You will be required to license, pay for, and indemnify Metagenics for any such acts. For example, if the Company has paid for a licensed third-party image, Metagenics will not be held liable if you repost that licensed content containing such images that Metagenics licensed from third-parties—that is your responsibility.

Your Authorized Use of Our Sites
While using a Site, you are required to comply with all applicable statutes, orders, regulations, rules, and other laws. You may not use a Site for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose, and you may not take any action to interfere with a Site or any other party’s use of a Site. In addition, we expect users of the Sites to respect the rights and dignity of others. For example, you may not do any of the following without Metagenics written consent:

  • Post, upload, share, transmit, distribute, facilitate distribution of, or otherwise make available to or through a Site any content that is unlawful, harmful, harassing, defamatory, threatening, intimidating, fraudulent, tortious, vulgar, obscene, hateful, violative of privacy or publicity rights, infringing of intellectual property or other proprietary rights, or otherwise objectionable, including unauthorized or unsolicited advertising
  • Post to or transmit through the Sites any sensitive personally identifiable information about yourself or third parties, such as Social Security, credit card, or bank account numbers; health or medical information; or other information concerning personal matters, unless specifically requested by us
  • Reproduce, duplicate, copy, publicly display, frame, mirror, sell, resell, or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to a Site
  • Impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with a Site or express or imply that we endorse any statement you make
  • Violate, or attempt to violate, the security of a Site;
  • Disseminate on a Site any viruses, worms, spyware, adware, or other malicious computer code, file, or program that is harmful or invasive or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of, or monitor the use of, any hardware, software, or equipment;
  • Use scripts, macros, or other automated means to impact the integrity of voting, ratings, or similar features
  • Use any data mining, bots, spiders, automated tools, or similar data gathering and extraction methods, directly or indirectly, on a Site or to collect any information from a Site or any other user of a Site
  • Assist or permit any persons in violating this Agreement or other applicable laws or rules governing the use of the Sites

You are granted a limited, nonexclusive right to create text hyperlinks to the Sites for informational purposes, provided such links do not portray us in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise defamatory manner and provided that the linking site does not contain any material that is pornographic, obscene, illegal, offensive, harassing, or otherwise objectionable in Metagenics judgment.

Content Submitted by You
You are responsible for any information, text, images, videos, or other materials or content that you post on a Site, transmit through our Sites, or provide permission for Metagenics to repost on Metagenics sites (“User Content”). You agree, represent, and warrant that any User Content you post on a Site or transmit through our Sites is truthful, accurate, not misleading, and offered in good faith, and that you have the right to transmit such User Content. You shall not upload, post, or otherwise make available on or through a Site any User Content protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any third party without the express written permission of the owner of such right(s). You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyright, trademark, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such User Content. 
DO NOT POST OR SEND US ANY IDEAS, SUGGESTIONS, OR OTHER USER CONTENT THAT YOU WISH TO KEEP PROPRIETARY OR FOR WHICH YOU EXPECT TO RECEIVE COMPENSATION. By sending any ideas, concepts, know-how, proposals, techniques, suggestions, or other User Content to us, you agree that: (i) we are free to use such User Content for any purpose, (ii) such User Content will be deemed not to be confidential or proprietary, (iii) we may have something similar already under consideration or in development, and (iv) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from us under any circumstances unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing by us.
By submitting User Content to us directly or indirectly (including through the use of hashtags on third-party social media platforms), you grant to us (or warrant that the owner of such information and material has expressly granted to us) a royalty-free, perpetual, sublicensable, irrevocable, and unrestricted right and license: (a) to use, reproduce, display, modify, adapt, publish, perform, translate, transmit, and distribute or otherwise make available to others such User Content (in whole or in part and for any purpose) worldwide; (b) to incorporate such User Content in other works in any form, media, product, service, or technology now known or hereafter developed for any purpose, including sale, manufacture, or advertising (and to exercise all intellectual property rights associated with such products or other works); and (c) to use your name, screen name, location, photograph, avatar, image, voice, likeness, and biographical information provided in connection with the User Content in any and all media and for advertising or promotional purposes. You also hereby grant each user of the Sites a nonexclusive license to access your User Content through a Site, and to tag, rate, review, comment on, use, reproduce, distribute, display, and perform such User Content as permitted through the functionality of a Site and under this Agreement. Additionally, you irrevocably waive any “moral rights” or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of your User Content that you may have under any applicable law or legal theory. Notwithstanding the foregoing, please note that any personally identifiable information you submit to us through our “Contact Us” forms, product order pages, job application portals, or other forms that are intended to be confidential will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Statement and will not be publicly disclosed, except as described in our Privacy Statement or otherwise approved by you.

Interactive Features
We may host message boards, user-generated content, promotions, product reviews, blogs, and other interactive features or services through which users can post or upload User Content (each, a “Forum”) on our Sites. We do not endorse User Content posted in Forums, cannot guarantee the accuracy or authenticity of such User Content, and are acting only as a passive conduit for such User Content. User Content may include suggestions for uses of our products that have not been evaluated or approved by us; we do not recommend such uses. You should never use our products in any manner other than as is described on its packaging.
You acknowledge and agree that Forums are public spaces and that your participation in such Forums creates no expectation of privacy. Further, you acknowledge that any User Content you communicate in Forums may be seen and used by others. You understand that our staff, outside contributors, or other users connected with us may participate in Forums or other aspects of the Sites and may employ anonymous user names when doing so. Any user failing to comply with this Agreement may be expelled from and refused continued access to Forums in the future. However, we are not responsible for User Content that you or others choose to communicate in Forums, or for your actions or the actions of other users. IF YOU CHOOSE TO MAKE ANY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OR OTHER USER CONTENT PUBLICLY AVAILABLE IN A FORUM OR OTHERWISE ON OR THROUGH THE SITES, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
You acknowledge and agree that we reserve the right (but have no obligation) to do one or all of the following, at our sole discretion: (a) evaluate User Content before allowing it to be posted on a Site or any Forum; (b) monitor User Content and Forums; (c) alter, remove, reject, or refuse to post or allow to be posted, without notice to you, any User Content, for any reason or for no reason whatsoever, provided, however, that we shall have no obligation or liability to you for failure to do so or for doing so in any particular manner; and/or (d) disclose any User Content, and the circumstances surrounding its transmission, to any third party in order to operate a Site, to protect us, our Site visitors, or others, to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests, to enforce this Agreement, or for any other reason or purpose we deem appropriate. If you see User Content on our Sites that you believe violates the terms of this Agreement, please contact us.

Descriptions and Orders
We may make improvements and/or changes in products or services described on the Sites, add new features, or terminate a Site at any time without notice. We also: (a) reserve the right to change the goods and services advertised through a Site, the prices, ingredients or specifications of such goods and services, and any promotional offers at any time without any notice or liability to you or any other person; (b) cannot guarantee that goods or services advertised or offered for sale on a Site will be available when ordered or thereafter; (c) reserve the right to limit quantities sold or made available for sale; (d) do not warrant that information on a Site (including without limitation product descriptions, colors or photographs) is accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free


Third-Party Content and Links
Any information, statements, opinions, or other information provided by third parties and made available on our Sites are those of those respective author(s) and not Metagenics. We do not guarantee the validity, accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any opinion, advice, service, offer, statement, or other Content on our Sites other than those from our authorized representatives acting in an official capacity for Metagenics. Under no circumstance will Metagenics be liable for or in connection with any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any Content.
Metagenics may provide on or via the Sites, solely as a convenience to users, links to websites, social media pages, mobile applications, or other services operated by other entities. If you click these links, you will leave our Sites. If you decide to visit any external link, you do so at your own risk, and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. Metagenics does not make any warranty or representation regarding, or endorse or otherwise sponsor, any linked sites or the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon. Links do not imply that we are legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links or that any linked site is authorized to use any of our trademarks, logos, or copyright symbols.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES, APPLICATIONS, SERVICES, AND RESOURCES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, DATA, ADVERTISING, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH SUCH THIRD PARTIES, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE APPLICABLE TO SUCH SITES AND RESOURCES.

Copyright Infringement Notices
If you believe that any Content on a Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may send a written notification to our designated copyright agent (the “Designated Agent”), identified below, with the following information:
   (a) A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed, with sufficient detail so that we can identify the alleged infringing material 
   (b) The URL or other specific location on the Site that contains the alleged infringing material described in (a) above, with reasonably sufficient information to enable us to locate the alleged infringing material
   (c) Your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address
   (d) The electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or a person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf
   (e) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law
   (f) A statement by you that the information contained in your notice is accurate and that you attest under penalty of perjury that you are the copyright owner or that you are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf
Designated Agent: Director, Creative Services 
Email: [email protected] 
Address: Metagenics, Inc. 25 Enterprise, Suite 200, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Phone: 949.369.3337
Metagenics will block or mute users who, in our sole discretion, are deemed to be repeat infringers. Knowingly misrepresenting in a notification that material is infringing can subject you to damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by Metagenics or the alleged infringer. 

Updates to this Agreement
Metagenics may revise or otherwise change or update this Agreement from time to time. Please check the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Agreement was last revised. Your continued use of a Site will signify your continued agreement to this Agreement as it may be revised.
Metagenics may assign this Agreement at any time with or without notice to you. You may not assign or sublicense this Agreement or any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement without our prior written consent.

Other Policies
This Agreement applies only and exclusively to this Site. We have also adopted other policies, terms of use, and a privacy statement that you should refer to in order to fully understand how we use and collect information.

Additional Terms
Termination
In addition to any right or remedy that may be available to us under applicable law, Metagenics may suspend, limit, or terminate all or a portion of your access to a Site or any of its features at any time with or without notice and with or without cause, including without limitation, if Metagenics believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement. The provisions of this Agreement concerning protection of intellectual property rights, authorized use, user submitted content, disclaimers, limitations of liability, indemnity, and disputes, as well as any other provisions that by their nature should survive, shall survive any such termination. 
Upon any such termination, you must destroy all Content obtained from the Sites and all copies thereof. You understand and agree that if your use of a Site is terminated pursuant to this Agreement, you will not attempt to use that Site under any name, real or assumed, and further agree that if you violate this restriction after being terminated, you indemnify and hold Metagenics harmless from any and all liability that we may incur therefore. Metagenics reserves the right to have all violators prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Even after the termination of this Agreement or of your account or access to a Site, any User Content you have posted or submitted may remain on a Site indefinitely.
Children
Our Sites are not designed to appeal to minors, and we do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from children under 13. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 13 TO ACCESS AND USE OUR SITES. If you are under the age of majority in your home state, which is 18 in most states, you may not establish a registered account with us, and you should use our Sites only with the supervision of a parent or guardian who agrees to be bound by this Agreement. Additionally, certain Sites or sections of our Sites, as well as promotions, programs, and commerce Metagenics may offer on a Site, may be explicitly limited to people over the age of majority. If you are not old enough to access our Sites or certain sections or features of our Sites, you should not attempt to do so. 
Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d) as amended, Metagenics hereby notifies you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at OnGuard Online. Please note that Metagenics does not endorse any of the products or services listed at such sites.
Disclaimer of Medical Advice
THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON SOME OF OUR SITES MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT PRODUCTS OR USES THEREOF THAT ARE NOT EVALUATED OR REGULATED BY THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. SUCH INFORMATION IS INTENDED AS AN EDUCATIONAL AID ONLY. IT IS NOT INTENDED AS MEDICAL ADVICE FOR INDIVIDUAL CONDITIONS OR TREATMENT. IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR A PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS, NOR DOES IT REPLACE THE NEED FOR SERVICES PROVIDED BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS. 
ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN, PHARMACIST, OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL CONDITION OR TREATMENT OR A CHANGE IN YOUR PERSONAL CARE OR HEALTH CARE REGIMEN. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON A SITE. METAGENICS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RESULTS OF YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, USERS’ CHOOSING TO SEEK OR NOT TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL CARE, OR USERS’ CHOOSING OR NOT CHOOSING SPECIFIC TREATMENT BASED ON THE CONTENT.
Disclaimer of Warranty
WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON A SITE OR ANY OTHER SITES LINKED TO OR FROM A SITE. DOWNLOADING OR OTHERWISE OBTAINING ANY CONTENT THROUGH A SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CONTENT OF A SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ON AN "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. 
Limitation of Liability
METAGENICS AND OUR AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AND RELATED COMPANIES AS WELL AS OUR AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND RETAILERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "RELEASEES") WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE A SITE, A SITE’S CONTENT, OR EXTERNAL LINKS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RELATED TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY COMPUTER VIRUS OR FAILURE. RELEASEES WILL ALSO NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. RELEASEES ALSO SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACTS, OMISSIONS, OR CONDUCT OF ANY USER OR OTHER THIRD PARTY. REGARDLESS OF THE PREVIOUS SENTENCES, IF WE ARE FOUND TO BE LIABLE, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF THE ACTUAL TOTAL AMOUNT RECEIVED BY US FROM YOU OR $100.
Indemnity
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and the Releasees and all of our directors, officers, employees, agents, and contractors harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees), or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (i) your breach of any provision of this Agreement; (ii) your activities in connection with a Site; or (iii) the Content or other information you provide to us through a Site. 
Consent to Communication 
When you use a Site or send communications to us through a Site, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive electronically any communications related to your use of a Site. Metagenics may communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that are provided to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. All notices from Metagenics intended for receipt by you shall be deemed delivered and effective when sent to the email address you provide to Metagenics. Please note that by submitting User Content, creating a Registered User account, or otherwise providing us with your email address, postal address, or phone number, you are agreeing that we or our agents may contact you at that address or number in a manner consistent with our Privacy Statement found at: https://www.metagenics.com/privacy-policy#privacy_policy.
International Users
Each Site is controlled, operated, and administered by Metagenics (or our licensees or agents) from our offices within the United States of America and is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than that of the United States. Each claim or statement about the effectiveness of our products or comparing the effectiveness of our products is expressly limited to the United States, unless otherwise disclosed. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT A SITE OR ANY PART THEREOF IS APPROPRIATE OR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES. Those who choose to access a Site do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local statutes, orders, regulations, rules, and other laws. You are also subject to United States export controls and are responsible for any violations of such controls, including without limitation any United States embargoes or other federal rules and regulations restricting exports. Metagenics may limit a Site’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.
Disputes, Arbitration, and Class Action Waiver
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY—IT MAY SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT. You understand and by using our Sites agree that any dispute, claim, or controversy arising out of or relating in any way to this Agreement, a Site or the Privacy Statement shall be determined by binding arbitration or in small claims court. Arbitration is more informal than a lawsuit in court. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, allows for more limited discovery than in court, and is subject to very limited review by courts. You may choose to be represented by a lawyer in arbitration or proceed without one. You acknowledge that, by agreeing to this Agreement, the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision, and that you and we are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. You also agree that any dispute in connection with a Site, this Agreement, or the Privacy Statement will be governed by the laws of the State of California and the United States of America. This provision shall survive termination of this Agreement.
If you elect to seek arbitration or file a small claim court action, you must first send to us, by certified mail, a written notice of your claim ("Notice"). The Notice to Metagenics must be addressed to: General Counsel, Metagenics, Inc. 25 Enterprise, Suite 200, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656. If Metagenics initiates arbitration, Metagenics will send a written Notice to an email address you have previously provided to us, if available. A Notice, whether sent by you or by us, must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought ("Demand"). If you and Metagenics does not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or Metagenics may commence an arbitration proceeding or file a claim in small claims court. Arbitration forms can be downloaded from www.jamsadr.com.
The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve all Disputes arising out of or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, or formation of this Agreement, including, but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this Agreement is void or voidable, or whether a claim is subject to arbitration. The arbitrator shall be empowered to grant whatever relief would be available in a court under law or in equity, subject to the limitations set forth herein. The arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision setting forth the Arbitrator’s complete determination of the Dispute and the factual findings and legal conclusions relevant to it. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding on the parties, and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.
The arbitrator is bound by the terms of this Agreement. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including issues relating to the scope and enforceability of this arbitration agreement. Unless you and Metagenics agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in a location determined by Metagenics.
In the event that the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of submitted documents, the arbitrator's decision and award will be made and delivered within six (6) months of the selection of the arbitrator, unless extended by the arbitrator. Except as expressly set forth herein, the payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees will be governed by the JAMS Rules. 
YOU AGREE CLAIMS WILL BE BROUGHT IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims with your claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party's individual claim.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, suit may be brought in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights. In the event a court or arbitrator having jurisdiction finds any portion of this Agreement unenforceable, that portion shall not be effective and the remainder of the Agreement shall remain effective. No waiver, express or implied, by either party of any breach of or default under this Agreement will constitute a continuing waiver of such breach or default or be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.

Contacting Us
If you have any questions or comments about this Agreement, our Company, our Sites, our products, or an order or have other customer service needs, please click here for information on contacting our consumer service representatives.
Additionally, under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users are entitled to the following consumer rights notice: California residents may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at 916.445.1254 or 800.952.5210.