Legal Terms and Conditions
Please read this page carefully. This page states the terms and conditions under which you, the web site visitor, may use this website and any related websites, microsites, social media platforms and mobile applications (the “Site”).
Use of Site Material
Coupons, Special Promotions, Sweepstakes, Contests, Games, Features, E-Commerce
Smithfield welcomes your comments on our Site. However, you acknowledge that if you send us creative suggestions, ideas, recipes, notes, drawings, concepts, inventions or other information, (collectively, the "Information"), the Information shall be deemed, and shall remain, Smithfield property. By submission of any Information to us, you assign to us and we shall own exclusively all rights to such Information of every kind and nature throughout the universe now known or hereafter existing. Smithfield shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Information for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you or the provider of the Information.
As a user of this Site, you are responsible for your own communications. Therefore, do not do any of the following things:
- Transmit material to Smithfield on or through the Site that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner;
- Send material that reveals trade secrets;
- Send material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
- Send material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity;
- Intentionally or unintentionally violate or encourage conduct that would violate any local, state, or federal law;
- Send advertisements or solicitations of business;
- Send chain letters or pyramid schemes; or
- Transmit material that contains any computer viruses, worms or other potentially damaging computer programs or files; or
- Impersonate another person.
Reporting Claims of Copyright Infringement
Smithfield respects the intellectual property rights of others and does not knowingly violate or permit others to violate such rights. Users of this Site are prohibited from posting or submitting any content that violates copyright or other intellectual property rights. Smithfield reserves the right to remove any such content in its sole discretion.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, Smithfield will respond promptly to claims of copyright infringement committed on the Site and reported to Smithfield. If you are the copyright owner of any content or authorized to act on the owner’s behalf, please report any alleged copyright infringements to the following address or email:
Attn: Legal Department
Smithfield Foods, Inc.
200 Commerce Street
Smithfield, VA 23430
To be sure the matter is handled immediately, your written notice must:
- Contain your physical or electronic signature;
- Identify the copyrighted work or other intellectual property alleged to have been infringed;
- Identify the allegedly infringing material in a sufficiently precise manner to allow Smithfield to locate that material;
- Contain adequate information by which Smithfield can contact you (including postal address, telephone number, and email address);
- Contain a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material or other intellectual property is not authorized by the owner, the owner's agent or the law;
- Contain a statement that the information in the written notice is accurate; and
- Contain a statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright or other intellectual property right owner.
Unless the notice pertains to copyright or other intellectual property infringement, Smithfield will be unable to address the listed concern.
Submitting a DMCA Counter-Notification
Smithfield will notify you that it has removed or disabled access to copyright-protected material that you provided, if such removal is pursuant to a validly received DMCA take-down notice. In response, you may provide Smithfield’s agent with a written counter-notification that includes the following information:
1. Your physical or electronic signature; 2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled; 3. A statement from you under the penalty of perjury, that You have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and 4. Your name, physical address and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of a court for the judicial district in which your physical address is located, or if your physical address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Smithfield may be located, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of allegedly infringing material or an agent of such person.
Termination of Repeat Infringers
Smithfield reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the account or access of any user of this Site who is the subject of repeated DMCA or other infringement notifications.
Certain Smithfield websites or features may have restricted access or require a login and password. If this Site or any portion of the Site is restricted, then only users expressly authorized by Smithfield are permitted to use the restricted Site. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for the activities of anyone accessing the Site using your password, even if such access or use is unauthorized by you. If you have reason to believe your password has been compromised, you must promptly notify Smithfield and request a new password. Smithfield reserves the right to revoke or prohibit access to any restricted Site for any reason and at its sole discretion.
In the event the Site is restricted to authorized users only and such restricted Site provides access to confidential pricing, sales terms, or other non-public information of Smithfield, you agree to keep such information confidential and to not disclose the information to any third party or use it for any purpose other than for the purpose expressly stated on the Site.
Cautionary Language Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This Site may contain "forward-looking" information within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking information may include statements concerning the company's outlook for the future, as well as other statements of beliefs, future plans and strategies or anticipated events, and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking information and statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the statements. These risks and uncertainties include availability and prices of livestock, raw materials and supplies, livestock costs, product pricing, the competitive environment and related market conditions, operating efficiencies, access to capital, the cost of compliance with environmental and health standards, adverse results from ongoing litigation and actions of domestic and foreign governments. Smithfield's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K, may identify additional risks and uncertainties. These filings are available from the SEC.
Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Smithfield undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.
Health Related Information
Information accessible on this Site is for information or advertising purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Smithfield does not warrant the validity of any health-related statements contained on the Site or any such information contained in third party websites referenced in the Site. You should always consult with your physician prior to changing or undertaking a new diet or exercise program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Site.
Limitation of Liability
SMITHFIELD DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEB SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SITE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MATERIAL. IF YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR THE SITE MATERIAL RESULT IN ANY COSTS OR EXPENSES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR MOBILE MESSAGING, DATA, OR OTHER FEES, SMITHFIELD SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS OR EXPENSES.
THIS WEBSITE AND ITS MATERIAL ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AT YOUR OWN RISK" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. SMITHFIELD, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES RIGHTS, AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ALTHOUGH SMITHFIELD STRIVES TO PROVIDE THOROUGH AND ACCURATE MATERIALS ON THE SITE, SMITHFIELD MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS. SMITHFIELD DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULT OR OUTCOME OF USING THE SITE OR PROPERLY FOLLOWING ANY INSTRUCTIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS, DIRECTIONS, OR RECIPES CONTAINED IN THE SITE MATERIAL.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
No Consequential Damages
IN NO EVENT SHALL SMITHFIELD, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, PARENT COMPANIES, LICENSEES, AGENTS, PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THE SITE, OR ANY OF THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR REPRESTNATIVES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, SITE MATERIALS, OR SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT SMITHFIELD IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
SOME STATES MAY NOT ALLOW SMITHFIELD TO LIMIT OR EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR THESE "INCIDENTAL" OR "CONSEQUENTIAL" DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY.
This Site may contain links to websites owned or controlled by third parties. These links and the contents on these other websites are provided solely as a convenience to you and are not an endorsement by Smithfield. Smithfield is not responsible for the content of any linked websites and makes no representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such websites. If you decide to visit any third-party websites using links from this Site, you do so at your own risk. Consult the Uniform Resources Locator ("URL") address identified in your browser to determine whether you have linked to a third party website.
Local Laws; Export Control
Smithfield controls and operates this Site from its headquarters in the United States of America and the entirety of this Site may not be appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you use this Site outside the United States of America, you are solely responsible for following applicable local laws.
Termination of Rights of Access
Smithfield does not claim that the Site Material is appropriate or may be used outside of the United States. Access to the Site Material may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Site from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.