This disclaimer (Terms of use) contains the terms of use for the UTZ website ( that is owned and managed by Stichting Rainforest Alliance, also known as UTZ, and its subsidiary Rainforest Alliance B.V., also known as UTZ, both legal entities incorporated under Dutch law. By using the UTZ website, you accept the terms of use in full. UTZ reserves the rights to change the terms of use at any time by posting changes online.

UTZ observes all care that can reasonably be expected from it to assure that the information on it’s website is correct and up-to-date. Notwithstanding this, neither UTZ nor any third parties featured in these websites provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the materials and information found in them and errors and omissions cannot be excluded. Therefore, the user of the websites must not rely on the correctness of the information for any purposes.

UTZ will not be liable for damage as a result of inaccuracies or incompleteness in the information or materials provided by it, nor for damage that is the result of problems caused by, or that are inherent in the distribution of information through the Internet, like breakdowns or interruptions of or errors or delays in the provision of information by UTZ or by you to UTZ when the UTZ’ website is used, or otherwise by electronic means. UTZ will not accept any liability either for any damage suffered as a result of the use of data, pieces of advice or ideas provided by or on behalf of UTZ through the website.

UTZ does not guarantee that e-mails or other electronic messages sent to it will be received and processed on time and UTZ does not accept any liability for consequences of not having received them or for having received or processing them too late.

Data or communications of any kind, which is sent to the website in any way or are to be published on it, will be treated as free of property rights and may be spread, stored or used by UTZ, its members, its partners, or other users of these websites for the development, production and publication of reports and statistics and for all internal purposes. It is prohibited to send any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, indecent, offensive, inciting, pornographic or blasphemous material or any other material that could give rise to liability under civil or criminal law to or from these websites or to publish it on them and UTZ reserves the right to remove any such content without prior warning or notification.

Links and other particular references on the UTZ website are provided for your convenience only and they may lead to sources of information that are provided and kept up-to-date by third parties, and over which UTZ does not have any control. UTZ will, therefore, not bear and accept any responsibility or liability for the contents or information through these other sources. Users will link to other third party websites for their own account and risk and will undertake to use these websites according to their own terms and conditions.

The word marks and logos (hereinafter jointly called: “trademarks”) that are used or shown on the UTZ website are registered or non-registered trademarks of UTZ or of third parties and may not be used without the prior written consent of the holder of those trademarks. Also the other intellectual property rights including, but not restricted to, copyrights, patent rights, model rights and rights to databases that are related to or rest on (parts of) the UTZ website or on the depicted matters will belong to UTZ and/or third parties and may not be copied, used, traded in, multiplied or made public without the prior written consent of the owner and/or author, except to the extent to which this is strictly necessary for consulting the websites.

These terms of use are governed by Dutch law. Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Amsterdam.

These terms of use have been translated into other languages. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and another version, the English version shall prevail.