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WE WILL MAKE A REASONABLE EFFORT TO PROVIDE ACCURATE AND TIMELY INFORMATION ABOUT WHOLE FOODS MARKET WELLNESS CLUB ON THIS WEBSITE; HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD NOT ASSUME THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS ALWAYS UP TO DATE OR THAT THIS WEBSITE CONTAINS ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION AVAILABLE ABOUT WHOLE FOODS MARKET WELLNESS CLUB. IF YOU ARE MAKING AN INVESTMENT OR OTHER IMPORTANT DECISION, PLEASE CONSULT OTHER APPROPRIATE SOURCES, INCLUDING WHOLE FOODS MARKET'S SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION FILINGS.
Provided that Whole Foods Market will not use your information in a way that identifies you personally (unless required by law), please understand that information submitted to or gathered by Whole Foods Market via this website, may be treated as non-confidential. You agree that all such information may be used by Whole Foods Market for any purpose without compensation to you. With regard to the content of any submissions you make to Whole Foods Market through this website, you agree to remain solely responsible, and agree not to submit materials that are unlawful, defamatory, abusive or obscene. You also agree that you will not submit anything to this website that will violate any right of a third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights.
As a convenience, Whole Foods Market provides links on the website that allow you to connect with third party websites that are not under our control. The link to a third party website provided on this website does not imply endorsement of or responsibility for such linked website by Whole Foods Market and we are not responsible for any information you submit to them, their contents, privacy policies or other practices.
You may post comments, suggestions, questions and other content in our online forums so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." Whole Foods Market reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content.
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COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK
All rights, title and interest (including all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights) to the content included on this website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, and data compilations, is the property of Whole Foods Market, or to another party that has licensed their material to Whole Foods Market and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. The content of this website is not intended to be a comprehensive compilation of all Whole Foods Market worldwide proprietary ownership rights, and Whole Foods Market may own or control other proprietary rights in one or more countries outside of the United States. You may not reproduce, redistribute or otherwise use any materials without the express written consent of Whole Foods Market. All rights not expressly granted are reserved. Whole Foods Market's trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Whole Foods Market's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or in any manner that disparages or discredits Whole Foods Market.
Your use of the materials included on this website is for personal, informational and shopping purposes only. You agree you will not distribute, publish, transmit, modify, display or create derivative works from or exploit the contents of this website in any way. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Whole Foods Market for any and all unauthorized uses you may make of any material on the website. You acknowledge the unauthorized use of the contents could cause irreparable harm to Whole Foods Market and that in the event of an unauthorized use, Whole Foods Market shall be entitled to an injunction in addition to any other remedies available at law or in equity.
COPYRIGHT COMPLAINT PROCEDURE
If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by us infringe your copyright, please provide the written information requested below. The procedure outlined below is exclusively for notifying Whole Foods Market that your copyright has been violated.
Please provide the following information in the following format (including Section Numbers):
a. A clear identification of the copyrighted work you claim was infringed.
b. A clear identification of the material you claim is infringing the copyrighted work, and information that will allow us to locate that material on the website, such as a link to the infringing material.
c. Your contact information so that we can reply to your complaint, preferably including an email address and telephone number.
d. Include the following statement: "I have a good faith belief that the material that is claimed as copyright infringement is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
e. Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and I am the copyright owner, or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."
f. The notice must be signed by the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Notices of claims of copyright infringement on this website should be emailed or mailed to:
Whole Foods Market
550 Bowie Street
Austin, Texas 78703
Attention: Legal Team
We suggest that you consult your attorney prior to filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys fees) if you make a false claim of copyright infringement. We will review and address all notices that comply with the requirements above.
All materials related to health information are provided for educational purposes only. Furthermore, some of this content comes from third parties and unless specifically stated, Whole Foods Market does not vouch for the correctness of such information. You should always consult a physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to any symptoms or medical condition.
Content on this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute for advice given by a physician, pharmacist, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information as self-diagnosis or for treating a health problem or disease. We do not endorse or warrant the validity of any health-related statements found on our Website or on any third-party websites accessed through our Website. You should always consult with your physician prior to changing or undertaking any new diet or exercise program or using any health-related information. Contact your health-care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. Neither whole Food Markets nor the manufacturer assumes any liability for inaccuracies or misstatements about products.
You freely and of your own accord participate in the Whole Foods Market Wellness Club, its website, and services, to expand your knowledge relating to cooking, eating, nutrition, and healthy living. You acknowledge that your participation in the Whole Foods Market Wellness Club, its website, and services is strictly voluntary.
Although there will be discussions relating to modifying my diet, you agree to use your good judgment and reasonable care prior to making any changes to your lifestyle. You acknowledge, agree, and understand that your participation is voluntary, and you assume the risks associated with the Whole Foods Market Wellness Club, its website, and its services, and all its related activities.
You understand that the lifestyle and diet promoted by the Wellness Club, is a very powerful program and can improve health rapidly. As such, there is a possibility of becoming overmedicated if continued on certain medications. You agree, if you have any medical conditions, especially those for which you are receiving medications, you will let your primary care doctor know about the Wellness Club program BEFORE you make any dietary and lifestyle changes. WFM cannot be responsible for proactively identifying all medical problems and medications that may be affected by diet and lifestyle change. There are always medical issues that are unique to each patient (whether on medications or not), which is why a consultation with your primary care doctor should be done PRIOR to making any diet or lifestyle changes, even if there is only a small concern.
You understand and agree that Whole Foods Market shall not be providing you any medical advice and that all information given here is purely educational in nature. You also understand and agree that you will not be entering into a doctor-patient relationship with Whole Foods Market or its employees and that all matters pertaining to your medical care will remain with your private medical doctor.
BY USING THIS SITE YOU, FOR YOURSELF, YOUR HEIRS, YOUR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY DO HEREBY RELEASE, ACQUIT, WAIVE, FOREVER DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC., ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AND RELATED COMPANIES TOGETHER WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE MANAGERS, MEMBERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, ATTORNEYS, INVITEES, CUSTOMERS, INSURERS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (THE "RELEASEES"), IRRESPECTIVE OF RELEASEES' NEGLIGENCE, FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY REASONABLE FEES AND EXPENSES OF ITS ATTORNEYS AND CONSULTANTS) RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS OR CAUSES OF ACTION OF EVERY KIND AND CHARACTER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WRONGFUL DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE CLAIMS) THAT YOU, AND/OR ANY OTHER FAMILY MEMBER, HEIR OR ASSIGN MAY HAVE OR MAY CLAIM TO HAVE AGAINST ANY OF THE RELEASEES AS A RESULT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE WHOLE FOODS MARKET WELLNESS CLUB, ITS WEBSITE, AND/OR ITS SERVICES.
YOU AGREE BY USING THIS SITE, PRIOR TO MAKING ANY MODIFICATION TO YOUR DIET, YOU WILL CONSULT A PHYSICIAN REGARDING YOUR HEALTH AND MEDICATION REGIMEN. YOU HAVE READ THE PREVIOUS PARAGRAPHS AND YOU KNOW, UNDERSTAND, AND APPRECIATE THE HEALTH AND OTHER RISKS THAT ARE INHERENT IN THE PROGRAM. YOU HEREBY ASSERT THAT YOUR PARTICIPATION IS VOLUNTARY AND THAT YOU KNOWINGLY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS.
YOU HEREBY REPRESENT AND CERTIFY THAT YOU ARE NOT RELYING UPON ANY ORAL OR WRITTEN REPRESENTATIONS OR STATEMENTS MADE BY THE RELEASEES; AND YOU ARE AWARE THAT YOU ARE WAIVING CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS WHICH YOU OR YOUR HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, ASSIGNS AND REPRESENTATIVES MAY HAVE AGAINST THE RELEASEES. I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THIS RELEASE.
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT PURSUANT TO THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995
Statements of Whole Foods Market's expectations for new stores, capital spending, sales growth, earnings performance and similar financial and operating measures found in the press releases, interviews, presentations, SEC reports, and other materials found on this site constitute "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on the currently available operating, financial and competitive information as of the date of such statements and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from Whole Foods Market's historical experience and its stated expectations. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general business conditions, the timely development and opening of new stores, the impact of competition, fluctuations in and the overall condition of the U.S. economy, stability of costs and availability of products, Whole Foods Market's ability to attract, train and retain highly-qualified team members, unanticipated weather conditions, the impact of competition and regulatory and litigation matters, and other factors which are often beyond the control of Whole Foods Market. Undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements, as such statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. Additional information regarding these and other risks is contained in Whole Foods Market's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
DISCLAIMER AND LIMIT OF LIABILITY
THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND WHOLE FOODS MARKET EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
A COVERED PARTY (AS DEFINED BELOW) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES AND LOST PROFITS OR SAVINGS) TO YOU CONNECTED WITH USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING ITS CONTENT AND REGARDLESS OF ANY NEGLIGENCE OF ANY COVERED PARTY. "Covered Party" means Whole Foods Market, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates, and any officer, director, employee, subcontractor, agent, successor, or assign of any of them. Whole Foods Market does not guarantee that the functions contained on this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that this website or its server will be free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected even if Whole Foods Market is aware of them.
Please understand that Whole Foods Market disclaims all responsibility for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting from, arising out of, or in any way related to: (1) any errors in or omissions from this website, including but not limited to technical inaccuracies and typographical errors; (2) any third party websites or content therein directly or indirectly accessed through links in this website; (3) any information which is posted by any 3rd party, including without limitation, information posted on any related blog; (4) the unavailability of this website or any portion of this website; (5) your use of this website; or (6) your use of any equipment or software in connection with this website.
Parents should always supervise their children while online. Whole Foods Market's website is not designed nor intended to collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen. So that we may comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we ask that children under the age of thirteen not provide any personal information on this website.
Use of this website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, United States of America, as they apply to agreements made and solely performed in Texas. Disputes arising based on this website or in any way related to this website shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts of the United States of America and/or the State Courts of Texas, and jurisdiction therefore shall be solely in Texas.
Whole Foods Market makes no representation that materials in this website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access this website from outside the United States, please understand that this website may contain references and/or links to products and services that are not available or are prohibited in your country.
PRIVACY & SECURITY
Whole Foods Market has attempted to take all reasonable steps to have physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in place to protect personal information gathered through this website. This includes compliance with related federal regulations and may include use of industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our web sites, and you do so at your own risk.
WELLNESS CLUB DISCOUNT CARD
You may receive a Wellness Club Discount Card ("WC Discount Card") as a benefit to your membership to the Wellness Club. The use of WC Discount Card shall be limited to the individual whose name and image appears on the WC Discount Card. The WC Discount Card may solely be used in Whole Foods Market Retail stores with a Wellness Club location. Present the WC Discount Card to the cashier at the time of purchase and the available discount will be applied towards your purchase. The amount of discount you are eligible for will be set forth in each specific Wellness Club. A list of items that are eligible for a discount through the use of the WC Discount Card shall be available at each Wellness Club. The items that are eligible for a discount through the use of the WC Discount Card are subject to change. The WC Discount card may not be used in conjunction with case discounts or any other discounts offered by Whole Foods Market. The WC Discount Card is presented by Whole Foods Market Services, Inc.