Terms of Use Agreement

Last modified: March 2012

Welcome to SIDIWorkGroup.com (the “Site”), a website developed and operated by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (“CRN,” “we” or “us”) in connection with the Standardized Information on Dietary Ingredients (SIDI) Working Group. We are a member of the SIDI Working Group, along with the Consumer Healthcare Products Association and the United Natural Products Alliance.

Your use of the Site is subject to the following terms of use agreement (the “Agreement”).  Please review this Agreement carefully.  By accessing and using the Site, you agree to be legally bound by all of the terms, conditions and notices contained or referenced in this Agreement.

1. Privacy

Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs your use of the Site, to understand our data collection, use and disclosure practices. The Privacy Policy is incorporated into this Agreement by reference.

2. Copyright Rights

The Site, and all materials posted on the Site, are subject to copyrights owned by us, the other members of the SIDI Working Group, or other third parties, and are protected by United States and international copyright laws. You may copy and distribute materials posted on the Site in their entirety for professional purposes consistent with the purposes of the Site, but only if the copying and distribution of the materials is ancillary to your primary business activity. You may not sell the materials to any third party or incorporate them into any work or product that you sell to third parties. All other rights reserved. 

3. Trade and Service Mark Rights

All rights in our names, trademarks, service marks and logos, and those of the other members of the SIDI Working Group and other third parties, whether or not appearing in large print or with the trademark symbol, belong exclusively to us or their respective owners, and are protected from reproduction, imitation, dilution or confusing or misleading uses under national and international trademark and copyright laws. The use or misuse of these trademarks or any materials containing the trademarks, except as permitted in this Agreement, is expressly prohibited, and nothing stated or implied on the Site confers on you any license or right under any patent or trademark of ours, or those of the other members of the SIDI Working Group or other third parties.

4. Links to and from Third-Party Websites

For your convenience, we may provide links on the Site to third-party content, websites, or services. We and the other members of the SIDI Working Group do not endorse, sponsor, control or otherwise accept responsibility for this material, except to the extent that we or the other members of the SIDI Working Group otherwise control such material. We and the other members of the SIDI Working Group are not responsible for the content or practices of any such website, even if it links to this Site, or even if the website is operated by a company affiliated or otherwise connected with us or any other member of the SIDI Working Group.

You may link to the home page of this Site as long as the link does not cast us or the SIDI Working Group in a false or misleading light or suggest or imply that you own or are the author of content on the Site or that you have a relationship with us or with the SIDI Working Group.

5. Registration

Whenever we ask you for personal information in a registration form or elsewhere on the Site, you agree to provide truthful, accurate, current, and complete information, and to update this information when it changes.

6. Security

You agree not to take any steps that are intended to or could damage, inhibit, or prevent the operation of the Site, or that could cause injury to yourself, to us, or to anyone else. You also agree not to take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure. In addition, you agree that you will not use any robot, spider, or other automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy the Site or the content contained on the Site without our prior express consent (except to facilitate the creation of public search engines that catalog publicly accessible portions of the Site). You agree not to send messages through, or collect information from, our servers or networks, except when we expressly authorize you to do so.

7. Compliance with Law

You agree to comply with all applicable law in connection with your use of the Site. As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree that you will not use the Site or any material contained on the Site, for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement.

8. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Site, including any part thereof, is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We make no any representation or warranty of any kind whatsoever relating to the Site or any part thereof, linked websites, or other content that may be accessible directly or indirectly through the Site. We disclaim to the maximum extent permitted by law any and all such representations and warranties.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we disclaim to the maximum extent provided by law any and all (a) warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement, (b) warranties against infringement of any third-party intellectual property or proprietary rights, (c) warranties relating to the accuracy, reliability, correctness, or completeness of data made available on the Site or otherwise by us, and (d) warranties otherwise relating to performance, nonperformance, or other acts or omissions by us or any third party. Further, there is no warranty that the Site will meet your needs or requirements or the needs or requirements of any other person.

We make no warranties or representations, express or implied (a) that the information provided through the Site will be free from error, omission, interruption, defect, or delay in operation, or from technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, (b) that the Site will be available at any particular time or location, (c) that defects or errors in the Site will be corrected, or (d) that the Site or any Content on the Site will be free from viruses or other harmful components. Any information on the Site is subject to change without notice, and we disclaim all responsibility for these changes.

You acknowledge and agree that each of the foregoing disclaimers shall apply equally to each other member of the SIDI Working Group, as if made directly by such member.

9. Limitation of Liability

In no event will we or any of our affiliates, or any third party involved in creating, producing or delivering this Site (including without limitation the other members of the SIDI Working Group), or any website linked to this Site, be liable in any manner whatsoever for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special or punitive damages arising out of your access, use or inability to use this Site or any website linked to this Site, or in connection with any failure of performance, alteration, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure, even if we or such third party were advised of the possibility of such damages.

10. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless CRN and the other members of the SIDI Working Group, and each of our and their respective affiliates, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents and licensors (each, a “SIDI Party”), from and against any and all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from, arising out of, or in connection with, (a) your use of and access to the Site, (b) your violation or alleged violation of applicable law, or any provision of this Agreement (including but not limited to the Privacy Policy), (c) your violation or alleged violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right, or claims for negligence or willful misconduct. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this Section. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.

For example, and without limitation, if you use the Site to do something illegal, you agree not to sue any SIDI Party if another party takes action against you for it, and if you do sue a SIDI Party, you would have to pay the SIDI Party’s costs and attorneys’ fees in defending the action. Also, if any other party takes action against you in connection with your legal use of the Site, even if that use is permitted by this Agreement, you agree not to sue any SIDI Party. If you try to sue any SIDI Party, even though you have agreed not to do so, you will be responsible for paying the SIDI Party’s costs and legal fees in connection with the defense of that suit.

11. Choice of Law and Forum

These conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, excluding its conflict of law rules.  You and we expressly agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts in the District of Columbia in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this Site. 

12. Third Party Beneficiaries

Each member of the SIDI Working Group, including the Consumer Healthcare Products Association and the United Natural Products Alliance and any other entity that may become a member in the future, shall be a third party beneficiary of this Agreement.

13. Integration, Severability, No Waiver; Survival

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us, governs your use of the Site, and completely replaces any prior agreements between you and us in relation to the Site. If any of provision of this Agreement is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that provision will be severed from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining conditions. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement or respond to any breach of your obligations under this Agreement shall in no way waive our right to subsequently enforce any provision of this Agreement or to respond to any breach. Any provision, which by its nature should survive any termination of this Agreement will so survive, including, without limitation, the provisions of Sections 7 through 13.

14. No Professional Advice

Any information supplied on the Site or by any employee or agent of ours, or of any other member of the SIDI Working Group, whether by telephone, e-mail, letter, facsimile or other form of communication, does not constitute medical, legal, tax, accounting or other professional advice.  Individual situations and state laws vary and users are encouraged to obtain appropriate advice from qualified professionals in the applicable jurisdictions.

15. Changes to this Agreement

We may change this Agreement (including the Privacy Policy) or modify any feature of the Site at any time, so we encourage you to review this Agreement regularly before using the Site. The most current version of the Terms of Use can always be viewed through the “Terms of Use” link at the bottom of the homepage of the Site. To assist you in identifying any changes, we will list the date when the Terms of Use were most recently updated at the top of the Agreement.

By continuing to use the Site after we modify the Agreement, you agree to be bound by the updated Agreement. If you do not agree to be bound, you must discontinue your use of the Site.


If you have questions concerning this Agreement please contact us at info@sidiworkgroup.com, or CRN Webmaster, 1828 L Street, NW, Suite 510, Washington, D.C. 20036.

DISCLAIMER: These voluntary Guidelines are for information purposes only and intended to assist users with compliance with the cGMPs for Dietary Supplements, 21 C.F.R. § 111. The Guidelines should not be utilized as a substitute for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Authors make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, or suitability of the Guidelines for any purpose. By use of these resources, the user agrees not to hold the authors liable or responsible for the user’s compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL DISCLAIMER.

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