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Terms of Service

All materials posted on this site are subject to copyrights owned by xoJohn.com and other individuals or entities. Any altered reproduction, retransmission, or republication of all or part of any document found on this site is expressly prohibited, unless the xoJohn.com photographer or the copyright owner of the material has expressly granted its prior consent to so reproduce, retransmit, or republish the material. All other rights reserved.

The names, trademarks, service marks and logos of xoJohn.com appearing on this site may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate xoJohn.com sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service, without the photographers prior express written permission.

Although the xoJohn.com web site includes links providing direct access to other Internet sites xoJohn takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, and does not exert any editorial or other control over those other sites.

Copyright

All images on xoJohn.com are readily available on the worldwide web and believed to be in public domain. Posted images are believed to be used within our rights according to the U.S. Copyright Fair Use Act (title 17, U.S. Code.)

Claims of Infringement

If you believe that any content appearing on xoJohn.com infringes on your copyright, please let us know via E-Mail by using our contact form.

Please provide the following information to us and the infringing material will be removed as soon as possible.

(a) your name, company, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
(b) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
(c) the exact URL or a description of each place where alleged infringing material is located;
(d) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use has not been authorized by you, your agent, or the law;
(e) your electronic or physical signature or the electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on your behalf; and
(f) a statement by you made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf

Please also note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

Disclosure

We do accept products & services for potential product reviews, brand features, giveaways, etc. Please note that accepting them does not make us obligated to review or write about your products & services. It will be under our discretion whether or not to mention it.

Disclaimer

xoJohn.com at anytime may contain published gossip, opinions, and factual information. Information on this site may or may not be true and not meant to be taken as a fact. We make no warranty as to validity of any claims.

If you would like to contact xoJohn, please visit our contact page.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how xoJohn uses and protects any information that you give while using www.xoJohn.com.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

xoJohn may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from January 2009.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as zip code, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Advertising

Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. We may use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the website, one of which is http://www.gourmetads.com. These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Service Provider disclaims all liability in connection therewith.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

For information about opting out of Gourmet Ads and ad serving partners please visit http://www.gourmetads.com/about/privacypolicy