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Terms of Use
(Last updated January 1, 2008)

Reality Bites Nutrition Educators Inc. (“Reality Bites”TM or “we”) would like to welcome you to its website (the “Website”).  Please read this user agreement (the “Agreement”) carefully before using the Website.  By viewing or otherwise using this Website, you agree to the terms and conditions in this agreement.  If you do not agree to be bound by all of these terms and conditions, please do not use or access this Website.  We reserve the right to cancel your membership should you violate any provision of these Terms and Conditions, or any other posted policy on this Website. 

We reserve the right in our sole discretion to change, modify, add or delete portions of this Agreement at any time.  We will provide notice of such changes only by posting the updated notice on the Website and changing the “last update” date listed above.  This agreement applies exclusively to your access to, and use of, this website and does not alter in any way the terms and conditions of any other agreement you may have with Reality Bites for products, services or otherwise.  We encourage you to review the Agreement each time you visit the website to see if it has been updated since your last visit.

The materials and content contained in this website are for general health information only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.   

Reality Bites makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness, timeliness or usefulness of any opinions, advice, services or other information contained or referenced in this website.  Realty Bites does not assume any risk for your use of this website.  Users of this website should be aware that the materials and content contained in this website are only updated periodically; such materials or content may not contain the most recent information available. 

While external website links or hyperlinks have been reviewed and are credible, Realty Bites is not responsible for information appearing at hyperlinks.

In consideration for your use of and access to this website, you agree that in no event will Realty Bites or any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering this website or any site linked to this website, be liable to you in any manner whatsoever for any decision made or action or non-action taken by you in reliance upon the information provided through this website.

Users of this website should not rely exclusively on information provided in this website for their own health needs.  All specific medical questions should be presented to your own health care provider.
**The meal plans provided on this website are designed for individuals 18 years or older.  They do not take into account nutrition needs specific to your medical concerns or any medications that you are taking.  You will need to contact your physician and/or certified diabetes educator to address these specific needs. 

Your Membership Account

If you use the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your 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 with or without your permission.  Reality Bites reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders at its sole discretion.  Memberships are non-transferable. 

Terms and Termination

This agreement is effective until terminated. You must provide a minimum of 2 weeks notice of your intent to cancel your membership.  You will be refunded the unused portion of your membership (minus a $20 processing fee).  To cancel your membership send an email to memberships@mymealplan.ca (provide your first and last name, user name, and intent to cancel).  Your notice to terminate must not contain an attachment as it will not be opened.

Upon payment you will be emailed login information and can begin using your account immediatly.

Copyrights

The contents of this Website, including, without limitation, the Reality Bites and mymealplan.ca names and logos, designs, text, graphics, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the “Content”) are either ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Copyright © of Reality Bites or are the proprietary property of Reality Bites affiliates or licensors.  Upon acceptance of these terms and conditions, Reality Bites authorizes you to display and download a single copy of portions of the material from the different areas of the Website solely for your own personal, noncommercial use, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, provided that you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact.  Any other use of the Content, including any commercial use, reproduction for purposes other than described above, modification, distribution, republication, display, without prior express written permission of Reality Bites is strictly prohibited.  It is strictly prohibited to disassemble, decompile, reproduce, transcribe, redistribute, retransmit in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photorepreduction, resell or publish) any copyrighted material without the prior express written consent of the copyright owner.

Trademarks

Reality Bites Nutrition Educators Inc., mymealplan.ca, and the related logos and other marks indicated on our Website are the exclusive property and trademarks of Reality Bites and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without written permission of Reality Bites.   All other trademarks not owned by Reality Bites that appear on this Website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Reality Bites and any use of the same is strictly prohibited.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Reality Bites and Providers harmless from and against any and all claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms and Conditions.

*You agree to use the meal plans on this website at your own risk.  We strongly encourage you to keep in contact with your physician, certified diabetes educator and/or registered dietitian while following the meal plans.

Submissions

By submitting, disclosing or offering any recipe, cooking tip, food substitution idea, comments, feedback, suggestions, notes, drawings, concepts or any other information, content or material, or other item, to Reality Bites, either online or offline and whether or not solicited by Reality Bites, you hereby grant to Reality Bites an irrevocable, nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free right and license to use, display, modify, reproduce, publish, distribute your submitted item without compensation of any kind to you or any third party.  Publication or use of any Submitted items is at the sole discretion of Reality Bites and shall be under no obligation to publish or use any Submitted item. 

Recipes that are submitted to Reality Bites are credited to the individual that submitted the recipe.  However, by submitting a recipe to the Website, you are giving Reality Bites the rights to use the recipes in the meal plans that are created on the paid portion of this Website.  By submitting, disclosing or offering a submitted item, you hereby grant Reality Bites the right to use your name in connection with the publication, use or posting of your submitted item.  You must include your full name and email address with your submitted item so that we can contact you if we have any questions about your submitted item; however, only your name and not your email address will be published with your submitted item.  If you wish to have your name removed from a recipe, we will gladly oblige.  Please note, we reserve the right to remove a recipe from our database in the case of corporate trademark or copyright issues, or if Reality Bites deems the recipe to be inappropriate for persons with diabetes.  Visitors to this website are not allowed to knowingly submit copyrighted material to Reality Bites.  If you are unsure of the copyright status of a recipe that you would like to submit, it is best if you put the directions to the recipe in your own words.  This way you can easily incorporate any additional modifications that you personally made when you made the recipe.  Recipes submitted this way are much more personal and readers value the comments from your experience in making this recipe. 

Recipe Disclaimer:
Reality Bites is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe you try from this website.  While we try to review each recipe carefully, you may not always achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities.  Reality Bites does not hold any copyright or trademark, nor claim any ownership, to any copycat recipe listed on the website.  

Use of Recipes:
You may, for personal use only, copy single recipes from the recipe database.  You may not sell or charge for access for any recipes copied from this website either singly or in collections.  You may copy recipes on to your own computer for personal use, but under no circumstances are you allowed to redistribute large quantities in any manner (email, web pages, zip files, print, any recipe software collection).  You may share a reasonable number of recipes in email or on websites as long as credit is given with the name mymealplan.ca and a link to the recipe on Reality Bites or a link to our homepage http://www.mymealplan.ca.

Removal and Disclosure

We reserve the right to, at our sole discretion, remove, take down, destroy or delete any Material and Submissions at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to Material and Submissions, that we deem inappropriate or which we believe may subject us to any liability.  We may access, use and disclose transaction information about your use of our Website, and any Material and Submissions given by you via or in connection with our Website, to the extent permitted by law, in order to comply with the law; to initiate, render, bill, and collect for our products and services; to protect our rights or property, or to protect users of our Website from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of our Website.  Indirect or attempted violations or this notice or any related policy, guideline or agreement, and actual or attempted violations by a third party on your behalf, shall be considered violations of this agreement by you.

Communications

When you visit the website or send emails to us, you are communicating with us electronically.  You consent to receive communications (including legal notices) from us electronically.  We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Website.  You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.  Reality Bites may also deliver communications to you electronically.   For subscription questions, please contact us at: memberships@mymealplan.ca
For general information about our services, please contact us at: info@mymealplan.ca

User Conduct

This website may include interactive areas, including, but not limited to, bulletin boards and recipe storage and exchange areas.  All such interactive areas shall be used only for non-commercial purposes.  Your are solely liable for any material you upload or transmit to the discussion forums or interactive areas of this Website.  You agree not to use the Website to do any of the following:

  • Upload, post, email, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish any message, information, text or other material (“Material”) that we deem to be unlawful, harmful, obscene, defamatory, vulgar, pornographic, harassing, indecent, lewd, threatening, invasive or privacy or publicity rights, abusive, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  • Upload or transmit any Material that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, provincial, state, national or international law;
  • Upload, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Material that my infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party;
  • Impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Without Reality Bites’ prior express written permission, distribute, publish, or make available any unsolicited or unauthorized promotions, advertising or solicitations for funds, goods or services, including junk mail, spam and chain letters.
  • Harm minors in any way; or
  • Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

Applicable Law

This website is controlled, operated and administered by Reality Bites from within the Province of Alberta, Canada.  The Website can be accessed from all provinces and territories of Canada, as well as from other countries around the world.  As each of these jurisdictions has laws that may differ from those of the Province of Alberta, by accessing the Website, you acknowledge and agree that this Membership Agreement shall by governed under the laws of the Province of Alberta and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein (without reference to conflicts of laws principles).  You hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the Province of Alberta, Canada with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement.  This Agreement shall not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded.

Links to Other Sites

The Website may reference or link to third-party sites throughout the World Wide Web.  Reality Bites has no control over these third-party sites or the content within them.  Reality Bites cannot and does not guarantee, represent or warrant that the content contained in these third-party site, nor do we warrant that they will not contain viruses or otherwise impact your computer.  Reality Bites does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, services, and content of all these and any other third parties.  If you choose to link to or use a third-party website, you should carefully review such third party’s privacy statement and other terms and conditions of use.  By using the Website to search for or link to another third-party site, you agree and understand that you may not make any claim against Reality Bites for any damages or losses, whatsoever, resulting from your use of the Website to obtain search results or to link to another site.