Terms and Conditions

Effective January 7, 2014

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY

These Terms and Conditions govern your use of this website and its content and, unless otherwise stated, your use of any other related website owned or operated by FOCUS Brands Inc. or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, including but not limited to FOCUS Brands Holdings Inc., Celebration Foods LLC, Carvel Corporation, Cinnabon International, Inc., FOCUS Brands Rewards, Inc., Schlotzsky’s Stores LLC, Moe’s Franchisor LLC, Temporary Support Services LLC, Franchise Stores Realty Corp., FOCUS Brands LLC, Carvel LLC, Celebration Foods Holding Corporation, Cinnabon, Inc., Schlotzsky’s Franchise LLC, Moe’s Stores LLC, Moe’s International LLC, Auntie Anne's, Inc., Auntie Anne's Capital, Inc., Auntie Anne's Food, Inc., Lighthouse Sales, LLC, McAlister’s Corporation, McAlister’s Development Corporation, McAlister’s Louisiana LLC, and Mississippi Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (collectively referred herein as “FOCUS Brands”) or operated on behalf of FOCUS Brands (the “Website”).

  1.     AGREEMENT TO TERMS BY USER

By using the Website, you acknowledge and accept without limitation or qualification, these terms, conditions, and notices (“Terms and Conditions”), and our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference.    

FOCUS Brands reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time and in its sole discretion. The modified Terms and Conditions will be effective immediately upon posting and you agree to the new posted Terms and Conditions by continuing your use of the Website. It is your responsibility to check periodically for any changes we may make to these Terms and Conditions.

Each time you use the Website, you reaffirm your acceptance of the then-current Terms and Conditions. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, your only remedy is to discontinue using the Website.  By using the Website, you also accept that any prior agreements between you and FOCUS Brands regarding your use of the Website are hereby superseded.

  1.     LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Website may contain links to other web sites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of FOCUS Brands and FOCUS Brands is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site.  FOCUS Brands is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. FOCUS Brands is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by FOCUS Brands of the site or any association with its operators.

  1.     RESTRICTIONS ON USE

You should assume that everything you see or read on this Website is copyrighted unless otherwise noted, and may not be used except as provided in these Terms and Conditions.

Material from the Website and any other website owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by FOCUS Brands may not be copied, distributed, republished, modified, uploaded, incorporated, posted, or transmitted in any way, without the prior written consent of FOCUS Brands, except  that you may print, display or download the Website for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you do not delete or change any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices. The material on this site is provided for lawful purposes only. No intellectual property rights are licensed or transferred to you through your use, but remain with FOCUS Brands, who owns full and complete title. You may not resell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise convert the Website.

Linking, or any other manner of incorporating the whole or parts of this Website including the framing of this Website by sites or site elements controlled by third parties is strictly prohibited.

  1.     NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of this Website, you warrant to FOCUS Brands that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Website.

If applicable, you may not permit anyone other than yourself to use your username or password to gain access to the Website. You will take reasonable steps to maintain the privacy of your username and password and to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of your username and password.

  1.     USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The Website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or within a group (collectively, "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of the Site or another's computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

FOCUS Brands has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, FOCUS Brands reserves the right in its sole discretion to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials at any time, for any reason, without notice to you. FOCUS Brands reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

FOCUS Brands reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in FOCUS Brands’ sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service.  FOCUS Brands does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, FOCUS Brands specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized FOCUS Brands spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of FOCUS Brands.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

  1.     SUBMISSIONS GENERALLY

All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards or other information communicated to FOCUS Brands through this site (collectively, a "Submission") will forever be the property of FOCUS Brands. FOCUS Brands will treat any Submission as nonproprietary and non-confidential.  By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you acknowledge that you and not FOCUS Brands have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.  You further warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.  Anything you transmit or post becomes the property of FOCUS Brands and may be used for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, posting, or marketing.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. FOCUS Brands is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may in FOCUS Brand’s sole discretion remove any Submission at any time, for any reason, without notice to you.

FOCUS Brands may from time to time monitor Submissions on the Website however, FOCUS Brands is under no obligation to do so.  FOCUS Brands assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such Submissions, nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Website, including in Submissions. You are strictly prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. FOCUS Brands will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing FOCUS Brands to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.

  1.     IDEA SUBMISSIONS

FOCUS Brands and its employees do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new advertising campaigns, new promotions, new or improved products, product enhancements, processes, materials, marketing plans or new product names. Please do not submit any unsolicited ideas, original creative artwork, suggestions or other works (collectively, “Idea Submissions”) in any form to FOCUS Brands or any of its employees. The chief purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when FOCUS Brands products or marketing strategies might seem similar to ideas submitted to FOCUS Brands. If, despite this request, you still send in Idea Submissions, the following terms shall apply to your Idea Submissions:

You agree that: (1) your Idea Submission(s) and their contents will automatically become the property of FOCUS Brands, without any compensation to you; (2) FOCUS Brands may use or redistribute the Idea Submission(s) and their contents for any purpose and in any way; (3) there is no obligation for FOCUS Brands to review Idea Submission(s); and (4) there is no obligation to keep any Idea Submission(s) confidential.

  1.     PRODUCT FEEDBACK

FOCUS Brands welcomes your feedback regarding many areas of our business. If you want to send us your feedback, and we hope you do, we simply request that you send it to us using the form found at contactus@focusbrands.com.  Please provide only specific feedback on FOCUS Brands existing products or marketing strategies. Any feedback you provide at this site shall be deemed to be non-confidential. FOCUS Brands shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis.

  1.     JURISDICTION

Except as described otherwise, all materials in the FOCUS Brands site are made available only to provide information about FOCUS Brands or the respective brand under FOCUS Brands. FOCUS Brands, or its designee, controls and operates this site from its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America and makes no representation that these materials are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you use this site from other locations you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

  1.   DISCLAIMER/RESTRICTION OF LIABIILTY

FOCUS Brands will not be liable for any damages or injury caused by the Website, including but not limited to, any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation of transmission, computer virus, or line failure. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL FOCUS BRANDS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAYS, COMPUTER VIRUSES, LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO AND ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS AND DATA, AND OTHER TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE WEBSITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FROM ANY ACTIONS WE TAKE OR FAIL TO TAKE AS A RESULT OF EMAIL MESSAGES YOU SEND US, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FOCUS BRANDS OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE WEBSITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE WEBSITE.  FOCUS BRANDS’’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) WILL NOT BE GREATER THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO ACCESS THIS SITE.

The material, software, products, and services in this Website, or available through this Website, may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. FOCUS Brands is not responsible if information made available on this Website is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this Website is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making significant decisions without consulting primary or more accurate, more complete or timelier sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this Site is at your own risk. This Website may contain certain historical information. Historical information necessarily is not current and is provided for your reference only.  FOCUS Brands may make changes or improvements at any time.  ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.

FOCUS BRANDS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND.

FOCUS BRANDS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

FOCUS Brands DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. FOCUS BRANDS neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the WEBSITE will not infringe rights of third parties. FOCUS Brands DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIAL WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. FOCUS Brands DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF OR THE RESULT OF THE USE OF THE MATERIAL IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT FOCUS Brands) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES.

This website contains downloadable materials as well as links to external sites. FOCUS Brands is not responsible for, and has no control over, the content of such downloadable materials or external sites. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by FOCUS Brands of the sites. You understand that FOCUS Brands cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files or software of any kind, or from any source, available for downloading through this website, will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan Horses or other code or defects that manifest contaminating or destructive properties.

  1.   EMPLOYMENT

FOCUS Brands and its employees do not accept or consider unsolicited solicitations for employment.  To be considered for a posted job opportunity, you must submit an application for a posted position.  FOCUS Brands is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.  FOCUS Brands franchisees each hire their own employees and establish their own terms and conditions of employment, which may differ from those described.

  1.   INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless FOCUS Brands and its affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors and suppliers, from and against any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, arising or resulting from any violation of these Terms and Conditions.  If you cause a technical disruption of the Website or the systems transmitting the Website to you or others, you agree to be responsible for any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, arising or resulting from that disruption.

  1.   TERMINATION

FOCUS Brands or you may terminate this agreement at any time. You may terminate this agreement by destroying: (a) all materials obtained from all FOCUS Brands sites, and (b) all related documentation and all copies and installations (together, the "Materials").  FOCUS Brands reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate this agreement, including your access to this Website and the related services or any portion thereof immediately and for any reason without notice to you.  Upon termination, you must destroy all Materials.

  1.   MISCELLANEOUS

These Terms and Conditions will be governed and be interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of Georgia, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Georgia in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this Website.  Use of the Website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.  You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and FOCUS Brands as a result of these Terms and Conditions or use of the Website.  FOCUS Brands’ performance of this Terms and Conditions is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Terms and Conditions is in derogation of FOCUS Brands’ right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Website or information provided to or gathered by FOCUS Brands with respect to such use.   If any part of these Terms and Conditions is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall continue in effect.   Unless otherwise specified herein or agreed to by the user, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the user and FOCUS Brands with respect to the Website.  A printed version of these Terms and Conditions and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms and Conditions to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.  FOCUS Brands products and services are available in many parts of the world. However, the FOCUS Brands site may describe products and services that are not available worldwide.

  1.   COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK INFORMATION

All trademarks used herein are owned by the FOCUS Brands unless otherwise stated.  All other third party trademarks used on the Website are the property of their respective owners used under license by FOCUS Brands. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

All contents of this Website are: Copyright 2013 FOCUS Brands All Rights Reserved.     

  1.   PATENT INFORMATION

Portions of the websites located at www.auntieannes.com, www.carvel.com, www.cinnabon.com, www.moes.com, and www.schlotzskys.com are licensed under U.S. Patent No. 5,930,474.

  1.   INQUIRIES

Please direct all inquiries related to the FOCUS Brands Website Terms and Conditions to:

FOCUS Brands
Attn: GENERAL COUNSEL
200 Glenridge Point Parkway, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA  30342
404-255-3250

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