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BCGlobal

BCGlobal is an Internet‐accessible electronic database containing global regulatory standards and data, including select trade and marketing requirements, maximum residue limits ("MRLs"), maximum levels (“MLs”), and maximum use levels that are applicable in certain legal jurisdictions. BCGlobal is maintained and hosted by Bryant Christie Inc. ("BCI"), a Washington corporation with the support of the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

These Terms of Use ("TOU") govern use of BCGlobal by each party ("Licensee") who accesses BCGlobal. Licensee confirms its agreement to the TOU, as amended from time to time, when Licensee submits its subscriber identification to access BCGlobal.

1. License.

(a) Upon agreeing to the TOU, Licensee is granted a non‐exclusive, non‐transferable, non‐sublicensable right and license to access BCGlobal in compliance with the TOU.

(b) Licensee's use of BCGlobal shall be solely for Licensee's own reference and informational purposes and in compliance with the TOU and all applicable laws. The license granted hereunder does not permit Licensee (and Licensee may not knowingly allow any third party) to: (i) create derivative works of, copy, alter or in any way modify BCGlobal or any content contained in it; (ii) decompile, disassemble, reverse compile, reverse engineer, or decode BCGlobal; (iii) publish, display, sell, distribute, or sub‐license BCGlobal content in any form of media (iv) disable, bypass or delete any copy protection or access control method implemented to prevent or deter unauthorized copying or use of BCGlobal; or (v) use BCGlobal in any fashion that infringes any copyright, intellectual property right, or other proprietary right or interest held by BCI. BCI reserves all rights in BCGlobal not expressly granted herein. Downloads of data from BCGlobal for Licensee's reference, reports, or presentation purposes is permitted. Reports or presentations that make use of such data shall reference the source as BCGlobal, Bryant Christie Inc. Downloading data for the purposes of copying and/or distribution of any BCGlobal content is expressly prohibited.

(c) Licensee shall not allow any other person or entity to use Licensee's personal user identification and/or log‐in information to access BCGlobal. Licensee shall be responsible for the use of its user identification and/or log‐in information and BCGlobal and for compliance with the TOU by any person or entity, whether or not authorized by Licensee.

2. Licensee Privacy. The most current version of BCI's Privacy Policy can be found through a link on the home page of BCGlobal at https://www.bryantchristie.com/About-this-Site/Privacy . BCI's Privacy Policy explains how BCI may use certain personal data that Licensee provides to BCI when Licensee logs‐in to and uses BCGlobal and how BCI will protect Licensee's privacy. By using BCGlobal, Licensee agrees BCI can use such data in accordance with its Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time.

3. Ownership; Licensee's Assignment of Intellectual Property Rights. BCI owns or has the right to use all intellectual property contained in or associated with BCGlobal. Licensee hereby grants to BCI all intellectual property rights and other proprietary rights in any work Licensee may create in violation of the TOU.

4. Warranty Disclaimer.

(a) BCGLOBAL IS INTENDED TO BE AN INITIAL REFERENCE SOURCE ONLY, AND LICENSEE MUST VERIFY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM IT WITH KNOWLEDGEABLE PARTIES IN THE MARKET OF INTEREST PRIOR TO THE SALE OR SHIPMENT OF ANY PRODUCTS. LICENSEE ACKNOWLEDGES THAT BCI CANNOT AND DOES NOT WARRANT THAT BCGLOBAL OR THE DATA CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSIBLE THROUGH IT WILL BE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) ACCURATE AND FREE OF OMISSIONS OR THAT IT WILL MEET LICENSEE’S REQUIREMENTS.

(b) BCI SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN BCGLOBAL OR FROM LICENSEE'S USE OF IT. INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS AND PERMISSIBLE MRLs, MLs, AND MAXIMUM USE LEVELS CHANGE FREQUENTLY; COMMODITY NOMENCLATURE, RESIDUE DEFINITIONS, CONTAMANENT DEFINITIONS, AND FOOD ADDITIVE/INGREDIENT DEFINITIONS VARY BETWEEN COUNTRIES; AND COUNTRY POLICIES REGARDING DEFERRAL TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ARE NOT ALWAYS TRANSPARENT. National food categories, classifications, and standards-of-identity are not always clearly defined. Alignment between these and BCGlobal food categories and/or Licensee’s food products is intended to facilitate database queries only and are not guaranteed to be equivalent. In addition, some countries maintain contradictory or overlapping food safety regulations and enforcement practices. Before exporting, users should be aware of the full regulatory environment for a country and consider, when appropriate, the interrelationship between different regulations. BCI WILL USE COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO KEEP BCGLOBAL CURRENT AND TO MAKE IT AS ACCURATE AND COMPLETE AS POSSIBLE; HOWEVER, THE INFORMATION IN IT MAY NOT BE COMPLETELY UP‐TO‐DATE OR ERROR FREE. IF LICENSEE BECOMES AWARE OF ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN BCGLOBAL, IT WILL NOTIFY BCI OF THE ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, AND BCI WILL UNDERTAKE TO CORRECT THE ERRORS OR OMISSIONS EXPEDITIOUSLY.

(c) TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER ANY APPLICABLE LAW, BCGLOBAL AND ALL RELATED SERVICES (IF ANY) ARE PROVIDED AND LICENSED TO LICENSEE AS IS, AS AVAILABLE, AND WITH ALL FAULTS. BCI DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO BCGLOBAL, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, RELIABILITY OR AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, LACK OF NEGLIGENCE, NON‐INFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

(d) TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BCI WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO LICENSEE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, COST OF COVER, LOST OPPORTUNITIES, LOST SAVINGS, OR LOST DATA, CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PRIVACY AND FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING GOOD FAITH AND REASONABLE CARE) ARISING OUT OF LICENSEE'S USE OR INABILITY TO USE BCGLOBAL, OR LICENSEE’S USE OF INFORMATION PROVIDED BY BCGLOBAL SUPPORT, HOWEVER CAUSED, ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), EVEN IF BCI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL BCI'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO LICENSEE FOR USE OF BCGLOBAL EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY LICENSEE TO BCI FOR USE OF BCGLOBAL WITHIN THE SIX (6) MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE LAST EVENT GIVING RISE TO LICENSEE'S CLAIM. LICENSEE ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THIS PROVISION REFLECTS AN ADEQUATE AND ACCEPTABLE ALLOCATION OF RISK AND THAT THE REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING THE FACT THAT THEY MAY RESULT IN LICENSEE’S USE OF BCGLOBAL FAILING ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE REMEDIES DESCRIBED ABOVE CONSTITUTE LICENSEE'S ONLY REMEDIES FOR ANY BREACH BY BCI OF ITS OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE TOU.

5. Licensee Indemnification. Licensee shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless BCI from all allegations, liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees that arise from or relate to Licensee's use or misuse of, or access to BCGlobal and Licensee's breach of the TOU.

6. Licensee Trade Names, Trademarks, and Service Marks. Licensee grants to BCI a limited license to use the trade names, trademarks, and service marks of Licensee (collectively the “Marks") in promotional and presentation materials to indicate that Licensee is a customer of BCI; provided that BCI: (i) agrees to display symbols and notices clearly and sufficiently indicating the registration, if applicable, of Licensee’s Marks in accordance with applicable trademark law and practice, and (ii) complies with all written guidelines provided to it by Licensee related to use of the Licensee’s Marks. The license granted hereunder is limited, nonexclusive, and royalty-free.

7. Governing Law; Dispute Resolution.

(a) The TOU shall be construed under and governed by the internal laws of the State of Washington without regard to its conflict of law's provisions.

(b) The exclusive venue for any disputes arising under or related to the TOU or Licensee's use of BCGlobal shall be in the King County, Washington, Superior Court or in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington located in Seattle, Washington. Licensee and BCI consent to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts for such disputes.

(c) If any provision of the TOU is held to be invalid or not legal, such decision shall not affect any other provision of it, and the remainder of the TOU shall continue to be valid and legal.

(d) Communications with BCI regarding the TOU and BCGlobal shall be sent to bci@bryantchristie.com.

Last modified: March 16, 2020