Welcome and thank you for visiting this Advantage Solutions blog website and reviewing our Terms of Use. (“Advantage,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) These Terms of Use apply to any website (each, a “Website”) provided by Advantage Solutions or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries (collectively, “Advantage,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) that links to these Terms of Use. Advantage makes this Website, including all information, documents, catalogs, communications, files, text, graphics, and audio/visual files (collectively, the “Materials”) available for your use subject to the Terms of Use set forth here. These Terms of Use spell out what you can expect from us and what we expect from you.

1. Terms of Use, Acceptance of Terms of Use, and Non-Transferability

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY. By accessing, using, or downloading in any way, without limitation, any Materials from this Website or merely browsing this Website, you agree to and are bound by these Terms of Use.

Advantage reserves the right to change the Terms of Use at any time, without prior notice to any Website visitor (“User”). YOU ARE HEREBY ADVISED THAT YOUR CONTINUED USE OF OUR WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS OF USE AND ANY SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS TO THESE TERMS OF USE. If you breach any of the Terms of Use, your authorization to use this Website automatically terminates, and any of the Materials downloaded or printed from this Website must be immediately destroyed. A User’s right to use this Website is NOT transferable.

2. Ownership of the Website

3. Privacy and Protection of Personal Information

Advantage respects the privacy of visitors to our Website. Please see Advantage’s Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy relating to the collection and use of your information. User acknowledges and agrees that this Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, including but not limited to the manner in which Advantage collects, uses and discloses User’s personally identifiable information, are incorporated and made part of these Terms of Use. If User does not agree to each and every part of Advantage’s Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, then User should not use this Website or submit or post any personal information on this Website. Questions regarding privacy issues should be directed via e-mail to privacy@advantagesolutions.net.

4. Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitation of Liability, and Indemnification

User expressly agrees that use of Advantage’s Website and service is at User’s sole risk. Neither Advantage, nor its affiliates, nor any of their officers, directors, or employees, agents, third-party content providers, merchants, sponsors, licensors (collectively, “Providers”), or the like, warrant that websites affiliated with Advantage, including but not limited to this Website, will be uninterrupted, error-free, or free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, keyboard loggers, spyware, adware, malware, harmful or malicious code, or other defects. The information, products and services published on this Website may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Providers make no warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of Advantage’s Website or as to the accuracy, reliability, or currency of any information content, service, or merchandise provided through Advantage’s Website.

5. Third-Party Links

This Website contains several links to other websites. These websites are not under the control of Advantage, and the existence of a link on Advantage’s Website does not imply any endorsement of the linked websites by Advantage or any affiliation between Advantage and the owners of the linked websites. Advantage makes no representations or warranties, and disclaims all liability, relating to the accuracy, content, terms of use, privacy policies, products, services, legality, reliability, viewpoint, accuracy, currency, decency, or any other aspect of the linked websites. You agree that Advantage has no responsibility to you with respect to such material. Visitors to other websites are encouraged to examine the privacy policies and/or terms of use policies of that website.

6. Online Conduct

The User agrees to use the Advantage Website and any e-mail services provided through this Website only for lawful purposes. Unacceptable uses of the Website include without limitation: (i) engaging in any illegal activity or the planning of any illegal activity; (ii) disseminating or transmitting statements or material that, to a reasonable person, may be abusive, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, harassing, grossly offensive, vulgar, threatening or malicious; (iii) creating, disseminating or transmitting files, graphics, software or other material that actually or potentially infringes the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, publicity or other intellectual property rights of any person; (iv) creating a false identity or otherwise attempting to mislead any person as to the identity or origin of any communication; (v) exporting, re-exporting or permitting the downloading of any message, software or content in violation of any export or import law, regulation or restriction of the United States and its agencies or authorities, or without all required approvals, licenses or exemptions; (vi) interfering, disrupting or attempting to gain unauthorized access to other accounts on the Website or any other computer network; (vii) disseminating or transmitting viruses, worms, Trojan horses, RATs, keyboard loggers, time bombs, spyware, adware, cancelbots or any other malicious or invasive code or program; or (viii) engaging in any other activity deemed by Advantage to be in conflict with the spirit or intent of this Website.

7. Termination

These Terms of Use are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by discontinuing use of the Advantage Website and destroying all Materials obtained from this Website and all copies thereof, whether made under these Terms of Use or otherwise. Your access to the Advantage Website may be terminated immediately without notice from Advantage if in our sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Use. Upon termination, you must cease use of the Advantage Website and destroy all Materials obtained from this Website and all copies thereof, whether made under these Terms of Use or otherwise.

8. International Users

The Advantage Website can be accessed from locations around the world. Advantage makes no representations that this Website or the Materials available through it are appropriate for use at other locations outside the United States. Access to this Website from locations where this Website or any of its Materials are illegal is prohibited. If you access this Website from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all local and/or international laws.

9. Security

If you use this Website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of a personal e-mail account (“Account”) and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your Account or password. You agree to (a) immediately notify Advantage of any unauthorized use of your password or Account or and other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your Account at the end of each session. Advantage cannot and will not be held liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section. Advantage reserves the right to monitor all network traffic to this Website to identify and/or block unauthorized attempts or intrusions to upload or change information or cause damage to this Website in any fashion. Anyone using this Website expressly consents to such monitoring.

10. Arbitration

Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to Advantage’s Website shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Irvine, California, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate Advantage’s intellectual property rights, Advantage may seek injunctive, equitable, or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of California, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of JAMS (www.jamsadr.com). The arbitrator’s award, including attorneys’ fees, shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under these Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, or Cookie Policy shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to these Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, or Cookie Policy, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.

11. Applicable Law/Jurisdiction

This Website is hosted by Advantage in the State of California. As such, by visiting Advantage’s Website, even if accessed from a location outside the United States, you agree that the laws of the State of California will govern these disclaimers, Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. Advantage reserves the right to make changes to its Website and these disclaimers, Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy at any time. You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to jurisdiction in the State of California.

12. Waiver/Severability

The failure of Advantage to require or enforce strict performance by you of any provision of these Terms of Use or to exercise any right under them shall not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment of Advantage’s right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance. The provisions of these Terms of Use are intended to be severable. If for any reason any provision of these Terms of Use shall be held invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part by any court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such determination of invalidity or unenforceability without affecting the validity or enforceability thereof in any other manner and without affecting the remaining provisions hereof, which shall continue to be in full force and effect.

13. Statute of limitations

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Advantage Website, Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, or Cookie Policy must be filed within ONE (1) YEAR after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

14. Entire agreement

These Terms of Use, together with our Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, and any other posted policies, constitute the entire agreement between you and Advantage with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. Any waiver of any provision of the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, or Cookie Policy will be effective only if in writing and signed by Advantage.

The section titles in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

Date Last Modified: August 2023

These Terms of Use may be changed at any time, without prior notice to you. You should, therefore, periodically visit this page to review the current Terms of Use so you are aware of any such revisions to which you are bound.