The Hershey Company
Web Sites Terms and Conditions
The Hershey Company (including its various subsidiaries and affiliates) provides various Internet web sites. Your use of these web sites is subject to the following terms and conditions. Your use of Hershey's web sites constitutes acceptance of these terms.
Use of Materials on Hershey's Web Sites
Hershey maintains web sites for your personal entertainment, information and education. The trademarks, service marks, brand identities, titles, characters, trade names, graphics, designs, copyrights and other properties appearing within Hershey's web sites are protected intellectual properties used by The Hershey Company and/or its related companies. These properties may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way, except that you may, for personal and non-commercial use only, download one copy onto your personal computer. In order to protect these valuable assets, The Hershey Company must prohibit other uses without its prior written consent. Except as expressly provided above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any copyright or other intellectual property right.
Idea Submission Policy and Your Communications to Hershey
Hershey likes to hear from consumers and what they think about our products. However, in your communications with Hershey, please keep in mind that Hershey only accepts or considers creative ideas or suggestions relating to products or marketing plans via online submission. Therefore, please do not send to Hershey or any of our employees any creative or original materials such as ideas for products, or any other creative suggestions, ideas, concepts or other information. Our creative departments are continuously researching and launching new product, packaging and marketing ideas. Often, these ideas are in the developmental stage for years prior to actually being launched. If you choose to forward or transmit to Hershey's web sites by electronic mail or otherwise any suggestion type communication or material, including any personal data, questions or answers, comments, suggestions, or the like, will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Furthermore, Hershey is free to use any ideas or concepts contained in any communication you send to Hershey's web sites for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information.
The material in this website could include technical inaccuracies or other errors. Your use and browsing of Hershey's web sites is at your risk. Neither Hershey nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering Hershey's web sites shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, Hershey's web sites. Hershey does not warrant that the functional aspects of Hershey's web sites will be uninterrupted or error free or that this website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on Hershey's web sites is provided to you "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON INFRINGEMENT. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Hershey reserves the right to make changes to Hershey's web sites at any time without notice.
Hershey has not reviewed all of the sites linked to Hershey's web sites and is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to Hershey's web sites. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by Hershey of the sites. Your linking to any other off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk. You may link your personal, non-commercial site to us. However, The Hershey Company reserves the right to refuse any request, for any reason we consider not to be in the best interest of our web sites and their users. The Hershey Company links to organizations which are business-related only. Before making any link, The Hershey Company will review the overall content of the prospective web site. Hershey reserves the right not to link, or remove the link, to a particular site at anytime.
Hershey may revise these Terms & Conditions from time to time by updating or revising this posting, with the revised terms taking effect as of the date of its posting. Hershey products are available in many parts of the world. However, Hershey's web sites may describe products that are not available worldwide. If any portion of these terms is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law to the greatest extent possible and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect. Any cause of action you may have with respect to Hershey's web sites must be commenced within one year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred.
You should assume that everything you see or read on Hershey's web sites is copyrighted unless otherwise noted and may not be used except as provided in these Terms and Conditions or in the text on Hershey's web sites without the written permission of Hershey. Hershey neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on Hershey's web sites will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with Hershey. Images, photographs, or illustrations displayed on Hershey's web sites are either the property of, or used with permission by, Hershey. The use of these materials by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions or specific permission provided elsewhere on Hershey's web sites. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.
The trademarks, logos, service marks, brand identities, title, characters, trade names, graphics, designs, copyrights and other properties appearing within Hershey's web sites (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on Hershey's web sites are protected intellectual properties that are registered and unregistered trademarks of The Hershey Company, its affiliates and others. Nothing contained on Hershey's web sites should be construed as granting, by implication, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this website without the written permission of Hershey or such third party that may own the Trademark displayed on Hershey's web sites. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on Hershey's web sites, or any other content on Hershey's web sites, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.
Copyright Infringement Notification
The Hershey Company is committed to complying with U.S. copyright law and to responding to claims of copyright infringement. The Hershey Company will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c) ("DMCA").
Pursuant to the DMCA, notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to a Service Provider's Designated Agent. Notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent for this site in the manner described below:
For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide all of the following information when providing notice of the claimed copyright infringement:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of the infringing activity, and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, as well as information reasonably sufficient to permit The Hershey Company to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit The Hershey Company to contact the copyright owner, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
For more details on the information required for valid notification, see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3).
You should be aware that, under the DCMA, claimants who make misrepresentations concerning copyright infringement may be liable for damages incurred as a result of the removal or blocking of the material, court costs, and attorneys fees.