Thank you for being a valuable member of Knighthouse Media Corp.'s online audience. You are important to us, and we respect your privacy. This policy pertains to personal information collected through this website and on Knighthouse Media Corp.'s behalf through related websites managed by third parties. It does not pertain to information collected in other manners or offline. California residents, please see your California Privacy Rights section below. This site and Knighthouse Media Corp.'s other online products contain hyperlinks to other websites that may have information policies and practices different from ours. We have no control over those sites, are not responsible for their privacy policies, practices or content, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to them.

Personally Identifiable Information

You may provide us with personally identifiable information when you use this website or related websites by explicitly providing this information to us (e.g., through filling out registration forms or similar means). Personally Identifiable Information includes any information by which you can be personally identified, and may include your name, address, age, date of birth, electronic mail address, occupation, employment information, telephone number, education, the kind of service provided to you, credit card number, and other similar information. We collect credit card and related information for e-commerce transactions.

Use and Disclosure of Your Information

We may use and/or disclose your Personally Identifiable Information for the following reasons: to contact you in response to your inquiries, comments and suggestions; to contact you otherwise when necessary; for the specific purpose for which it was volunteered; to track our visitors’ use of the site for internal market research; to improve the site and the services Knighthouse Media Corp. promotes or provides through the site; to customize the content and/or layout of our site for each individual visitor; to ask for your participation in brief surveys; to complete any purchases or other transactions you may perform on the site; to notify visitors about updates to the sites or services; to notify you about promotions, special offers, etc. regarding products and services provided by Knighthouse Media Corp. or its affiliates or partners; to be provided to Knighthouse Media Corp. affiliates or third parties in connection with the legitimate business purposes of Knighthouse Media Corp. or the site; to be provided to third parties for the legitimate business purposes of those third parties; to generate aggregate statistical studies; as required by law or regulation, or as requested by government authorities, or for the protection of persons or property; and in connection with an acquisition, merger, restructuring, sale or other transfer involving all or any portion of the business associated with the site; and for other business purposes.

We use reasonable security safeguards to protect the PII that we collect from unauthorized access. However, due to the design of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.

How We Communicate with You

Your provision of PII online through our website or through information collected online on behalf of Knighthouse Media Corp. constitutes your affirmative consent that we may contact you by email, fax, and other communications for any of the uses stated above. See “How to Opt Out of Email Communications,” below, for information regarding opting out of email communications.

Automatic Data Collection through Cookies and Other Means

We may record information about your computer and/or track your activity while you are using our website or our other online products. For example, we may record how many times you click on a hyperlink, determine whether you visited our site from a particular Internet link or advertisement, or track your path through the site. This automatic data (“Automatic Data”) collection may include but may not be limited to information collected by cookies, IP addresses, and transparent GIFs. We use this Automatic Data to report aggregated website activity and to better understand the needs of our users so we can make informed decisions regarding the content and design of the site. We may also use this Automatic Data to personalize your experience on our site. If you provide us with PII, we may combine and use the Automatic Data with the PII. Some of our online content may be provided by third parties that may collect Automatic Data regarding your online activity. These third parties include, for example, Google Ads and Burst Media. Information collected by third parties is subject to their own privacy policies and Knighthouse Media Corp. is not responsible for their privacy policies, practices or content. Children’s Privacy we do not want to collect or maintain information from those under the age of 13. We do not permit children less than 13 years of age to become registered users of our site. No part of our site is structured to attract anyone under 13. By using our site, you represent that you are not less than 13 years of age.

How to Opt out of Email Communications

After you provide information to us, you will receive an email from us asking if you would like to receive third party emails. If you prefer not to receive third party emails, you will have an opportunity to opt out of receipt of third party emails. In addition, each of the third party emails will also include instructions for opting out from future third party emails. Knighthouse Media Corp. may send our own product emails (e.g., e-newsletters) to you from time to time. If you do not wish to receive the particular product email, you may opt out of future emails regarding that product by following the opt out instructions in the email. Opt-out requests are specific to particular products. If, for example, you unsubscribe from one Knighthouse Media Corp. e-newsletter, you may still receive emails from us regarding other products, such as webinars or requests to complete surveys, all relating to Knighthouse Media Corp. Opt-out requests will be effective after a reasonable period of time for processing. Terms of Use for this Website Effective Date: March 1, 2007

Introduction

These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the use of this website provided by Knighthouse Media Corp. and any related website managed by a third party on behalf of Knighthouse Media Corp. (the “Site”). As used herein, “You” and “Your” refers to any individual, company or legal entity that accesses or otherwise uses the Site. Your access and/or use of this Site and or any services available through the Site (“Services”) signifies that You agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions in effect at the time You use the Site and that You consent to the privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”). If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions or the Privacy Policy, You should immediately cease use of the Site and the Services and cease use of the all information and materials you have obtained through the Site and/or the Services. Use of Site and Site Material Personal Noncommercial Use Only. Except as expressly stated therein, this Site is provided for your personal noncommercial use only. You agree not to copy or use Knighthouse Media Corp.’ content in any way that infringes on anyone’s intellectual property rights. You may not use any name, brand, logo, design, slogan or other designations Knighthouse Media Corp. uses in connection with its products and services.

Any copying, republication or redistribution of Knighthouse Media Corp. content is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Prohibited Uses. You are prohibited from using this Site in any malicious or unlawful manner, including but not limited to posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage unlawful conduct. You will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Knighthouse Media Corp.'s infrastructure, including but not limited to transmitting spam or using other such unsolicited mass emailing techniques. You agree not to tamper with the software or functionality of the Site and Services and not to introduce any material into the Site or the Services that contains any viruses, time bombs, Trojan horses, worms, cancelbots or other computer programming viruses that may damage, interfere with, intercept or expropriate any system, data or information. Likewise, you must not reverse engineer any of our applications. You are responsible for taking all reasonable precautions necessary to ensure the security and integrity of your system. Knighthouse Media Corp. may from time to time monitor or review material transmitted or posted using this Site and reserves the right to delete any material the company deems inappropriate. Knighthouse Media Corp. is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from any material transmitted or posted using this Site. You may not take any action, or omit to take any reasonable action, which would constitute an invasion of privacy of any other user of the Site or Services in any applicable jurisdiction.

You will not misrepresent yourself or capture data. Use or distribution of tools designed for compromising privacy or security is strictly prohibited. Information You Provide. In consideration of your use of this Site or our Services, You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information as requested on a registration form. Ownership of Intellectual Property Knighthouse Media Corp. owns the copyrights to all material and the trademarks, service marks, and trade dress (collectively referred to as “Intellectual Property”) displayed on and from this Site. Notwithstanding any other term or condition in this agreement, Knighthouse Media Corp. retains ownership to all Intellectual Property on this Site and all material on and from this Site. Nothing on this Site should be construed as a license to use the Intellectual Property. Your use of the Intellectual Property on this Site is strictly prohibited and nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppels or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary right of Knighthouse Media Corp. All rights reserved. Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability Your use of this Site and material from this Site is at your own risk.

We use reasonable safeguards to ensure safe, uninterrupted service, but this Site and our Services are provided on an “as is, as available” basis. Knighthouse Media Corp. makes no warranties or representations that this Site or our Services will be error-free, secure or uninterrupted. Knighthouse Media Corp. assumes no liability or responsibility for any damage to You, Your computer, or your other property, due to your access to, use of, or downloading of this Site, our Services or any materials provided on this Site. As a premier provider of business information for the beverage industry, Knighthouse Media Corp. maintains high standards for our editorial content. Knighthouse Media Corp. strives to provide accurate and up-to-date material on this Site. However, Knighthouse Media Corp. makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the material provided on this Site. Knighthouse Media Corp. assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions on this Site. Neither Knighthouse Media Corp., any of its agents, nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering this Site is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of Your access to, or use of, this Site or any material from this Site. Without limiting the foregoing, this Site and the material provided on this Site are provided “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. Links and Third Parties Knighthouse Media Corp. does not endorse any third party websites not under the control or operation of Knighthouse Media Corp., has not reviewed any or all such sites that may be linked to this Site and is not responsible for any such sites linked to this Site. Your linking to any sites from this Site is at your own risk.

By linking to a site or permitting a link to this Site, Knighthouse Media Corp. does not endorse the site operator or the content of the linked site. Knighthouse Media Corp.'s Site and Services include advertisements and promotions from third parties. Your business dealings with these third parties are solely between you and the advertiser. Advertising on Knighthouse Media Corp.'s Site and Services does not imply endorsement, and Knighthouse Media Corp. is not responsible for any loss or damage that may be incurred through Your dealing with these third parties. United States only unless otherwise specified, this Site and material provided on this Site are solely for promoting products, programs, and business operations within the United States. Idea Submission/Use of Information Knighthouse Media Corp. welcomes Your comments and suggestions on this Site and products, but Knighthouse Media Corp. does not seek to solicit any confidential or proprietary ideas, suggestions, materials or other information relating to developing, designing, redesigning, modifying, manufacturing or marketing its products or any new products. Excluding Your Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”), which is subject to the Privacy Policy, any information that You send or submit online to Knighthouse Media Corp. or to business partners working on behalf of Knighthouse Media Corp., including but not limited to feedback, data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like (“Submissions”), shall be deemed non-confidential and the property of Knighthouse Media Corp.

Your submission of such information shall constitute an assignment to Knighthouse Media Corp. of all worldwide rights, titles, and interests in the Submissions, including the right to use, reproduce, modify, disclose and distribute the Submissions without limitation. Knighthouse Media Corp. shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in the Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products which incorporate or otherwise rely upon such information, and will not be liable for any use or disclosure of such Submissions.

By submitting a Submission, You warrant that Knighthouse Media Corp. may publish such Submission, use it as part of its operations, and incorporate its concepts in Knighthouse Media Corp. products without liability or compensation to you. By submitting a Submission, You represent that you have proper authorization for this agreement. Applicable Law Any dispute arising out of Your use of this Site or material from this Site shall be resolved according to the laws of the State of [insert state], United States of America, without giving effect to that state’s principles of conflicts of laws. The federal and state courts of the State of New York shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims Miscellaneous Termination. Your access may be terminated at any time and for any reason or for no reason by Knighthouse Media Corp.

You shall have no recourse and Knighthouse Media Corp. shall have no liability with respect to any such termination. All provisions of these Terms and Conditions relating to warranties, confidentiality obligations, proprietary rights, limitation of liability and indemnification obligations shall survive the termination or expiration hereof.

Modifications

Knighthouse Media Corp. may modify these Terms and Conditions at any time. The amended terms will be effective upon posting on the Site. Your continued use of the Site and/or the Services constitutes your assent to such amended terms and your agreement to be bound thereby. Knighthouse Media Corp. may, but is under no obligation to, provide you notice of such modifications to these Terms and Conditions via email or other communication.

Questions

Any questions regarding these Terms and Conditions should be directed to web@franchising-today.com. Your California Privacy Rights For purposes of California residents, this Privacy Policy pertains to all information collected online, including through this website. Beginning on January 1, 2005, California law permits customers of Knighthouse Media Corp. who are California residents to request certain information regarding Knighthouse Media Corp.’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us through the information provided below in “How to Contact Us.” Non-U.S. Residents If you do not reside in the U.S. and are visiting our site, if you provide PII to us, it may be transferred to and processed on computers in the U.S. and other countries. Do not provide your PII to us if you do not want this information to be transferred outside of your country, or if the laws in your country restrict these types of transfers. Instead, please contact us at web@franchising-today.com. Your provision of PII to us will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Your provision of PII to us through this site means that you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

How to Contact Us

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding these privacy policies, please call us at 312.676.1100 or send us an email at web@franchising-today.com.

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