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User Agreement

By using the site and our service, you signify that you agree to these terms of use, and that you consent to the information practices disclosed in our Privacy Policy. Please note that we offer the site “as is” and without warranties.

Terms of Use Changes

These Terms of Use govern your relationship with us and our suppliers. We may change these Terms of Use at any time, as we deem appropriate. If you disagree with the changes to these Terms of Use, please discontinue your use of the Site. We encourage you to review the Terms of Use regularly as they might be changed without notice.

No Medical Advice

We provide the information on the Site for informational purposes only. We do not provide any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment or advice about what providers to use. The Site is an informational resource for you, and we hope a valuable one, but decisions about the best lifestyle choices and medical treatments for you should be made in consultation with your personal health care providers, whom you choose based on your own needs. Only your own doctor who has examined you can give you medical advice. None of the authors of any content in this website is providing you with medical advice through this website. Please review any news or information you see on this website with your own physician.

Using, accessing and/or browsing the Site and/or providing personal or medical information to us, does not create a physician-patient relationship between you and us. Nothing contained in the Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state/country. You should not rely on anything contained in the Site, and you should consult a physician licensed in your state/country in all matters relating to your health. You hereby agree that you shall not make any health or medical related decision based in whole or in part on anything contained in the Site. Your access, or use of, this Site and the Services does not create in any way a physician/patient, confidential, or privileged relationship, or any other relationship that would give rise to any duties on our part or the part of our partners. If you rely on any of the information provided by this Site, its employees, or its guests or visitors, you do so solely at your own risk.


The Site is intended for persons, eighteen (18) years of age or older. The Site is directed to adults, although some sections may be of interest to teenagers, and such information is for informational purposes only, provided with the assistance of parents or a legal guardian.

Children should always get permission from their parents or legal guardian before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers) over the internet, to us or anyone else. If you are a parent or guardian of a child whom you believe has disclosed personally identifiable information to FoodPyramid.com, please contact us using the “Contact Us” section of the site so that we may delete and remove such child’s information from our systems.

Personal Information

Our Privacy Policy explains the information practices that apply to the personal information that we have about you, as well as the choices you can make about the ways this information is used.

Posting Content

In order to post content to our Site, you must provide some basic information to us about yourself, such as your name and e-mail. You will also select a username that will be your “nickname” on the Site. You agree not to use a username that is vulgar, attempts to impersonate another person or violates the rights of others.

The Site is open to the public so please consider your comments carefully and do not include anything in a comment that you would like to keep private. You are responsible for the content that you post. You may not impersonate any other person through the Site. You may not post content that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, fraudulent, invasive of another person’s privacy rights, or is otherwise unlawful. You may not post content that infringes the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity. You may not post any content that contains any computer viruses or any other code designed to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any computer software or hardware.

By submitting or posting content on the Site, you grant us the right to remove any content or comment that, in our sole judgment, does not comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable. You also grant us the right to modify adapt and/or edit any content. You (or the author) continue to own the copyright in your Postings but, by submitting Postings to public areas of the Site, you grant us and our affiliates the right to use, copy, display, perform, distribute (through multiple tiers of distributors), adapt, translate, edit and promote your Postings in any medium and any manner we choose, and to use your display name to attribute your postings to you if we so choose.

In addition to Postings, you may submit feedback to us. We welcome your feedback regarding our Site. You agree that we may use in any manner and without limitation all comments, suggestions, complaints and other feedback you provide relating to the Site, and that we will own all intellectual property that we create based upon or incorporating your feedback.

Copyright Law

The Site, FoodPyramid.com, is protected by the Copyright Law. This means that you may print, download and store articles and other information for your own convenience, but if you want to copy a text from this Site and paste it in to your own web-site (or other place), make sure you name the source by writing FoodPyramid.com, preferably as a hyperlink, in connection with the copied text.

You may not distribute, republish, sell, mine, exploit, frame or scrape any of the information nor exploit the information for commercial gain unless otherwise stated so. Contact us for information on how you can request limited permission to reproduce certain information from the Site.

Your Responsibilities

You may use the Site for lawful, non-commercial purposes only. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair our servers or networks, or interfere with any other party’s use of the Site. You may by no means attempt to gain unauthorized access to any user accounts or computer systems or networks. We may take legal and technical remedies to prevent the violation of this provision and to enforce these Terms of Use.

No Spam

You may not use contact information provided by our users, or harvest information about our users, for the purpose of sending, or to facilitate the sending, of unsolicited bulk communications such as SPAM or SPIM. We may terminate your access to the Site immediately and take other legal action if you violate these provisions.

Linking to FoodPyramid.com

You generally do not need to obtain permission from FoodPyramid.com to put a text link on your site that links back to the FoodPyramid.com website. We reserve the right, however, to revoke permission to the link at any time in our sole discretion. If we revoke such consent, you agree to immediately remove and disable any and all of your links to the Site. In the absence of a written agreement with us specifying how you may link to the site, use the following guidelines for adding one or more links to the Site from your website:

  • The link must be a text-only link that clearly includes the phrases “FoodPyramid.com” or “Food Pyramid”.
  • The link must “point” to a page on www.FoodPyramid.com.
  • The appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill and trust associated with FoodPyramid.com.
  • The position, appearance and other aspects of the link may not create a false impression that an entity is associated with, sponsored by or endorsed by FoodPyramid.com
  • The link, when activated by a user, must display the Site full-screen and not within a “frame”on the linking website and linking may not trigger any interstitial or pop-up or pop-under windows.
  • The link may not be used in connection with or appear on a website that a reasonable person might consider offensive, obscene, defamatory or otherwise malicious.

Links to Other Sites

The Site may include links to other websites, including links provided as automated search results. Some of these sites may contain materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. These links are provided for your convenience only and do not mean that we endorse these sites or the products and services they provide. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for the content or accuracy of these other sites.



Please keep in mind that any dealings that you have with advertisers found on the Site are between you and the advertiser and you acknowledge and agree that neither we nor our partners/suppliers are liable for any loss or claim you may have against an advertiser.

Sweepstakes and Contests

FoodPyramid.com may, from time to time, offer and/or co-sponsor contests, surveys, and sweepstakes. Each of these activities shall be governed by specific rules accessible from the page offering each activity

No Warranties

The Information made available at the Site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title, non-infringement, and implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we make no warranty, representation or guaranty as to the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the information, that the information may be relied upon for any reason or that the information will be uninterrupted or error free or that any defects can or will be corrected. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we make no representations or warranties with respect to any information offered or provided within or through the Site. Under no circumstances, as a result of your use of the Site, will we be liable to you or to any other person for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, exemplary, consequential or other damages under any legal theory, including, without limitation, tort, contract, strict liability or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.