UMD JIFSAN and IAFNS Heavy Metal Screening Tool
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1. DEFINITIONS: a. “IAFNS” means the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences, a nonprofit corporation headquartered at 740 15th Street, N.W. Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20005
b. “UMD” means the University of Maryland, College Park, a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland, itself a public agency and instrumentality of the State of Maryland with an address at 3112 Lee Bldg. 7809 Regents Drive, College Park, MD 20742.
c. “Documentation” means print and/or electronic media and certain technical and user documentation describing the use and operation of the Software including any minimum hardware and software requirements necessary for the recommended operational performance of the Software.
d. “End-User” or “You” means the person or entity that has accepted the terms of this Agreement by click the “I ACCEPT/AGREE” button upon downloading the Software.
e. “Licensor” means IAFNS and UMD collectively or individually.
f. “Software” means the user-interface, User Application, and any applicable or related Documentation.
h. “User Application” means the IAFNS and UMD tool used to evaluate the heavy metal (arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury) content for raw materials that are used in the processing of food accessible through the Website.
i. “Website” means the UMD website identified by the URL https://metaltool.jifsan.org as may be updated from time to time.
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5. SUBMISSION OF INFORMATION. Licensor has no responsibility or liability for the content, accuracy, or completeness of any such information submitted by the End-User or any vendor, licensee, customer, or provider of goods or services to End-User. End-User is solely responsible for any and all information submitted to or through the user-interface. This sole liability shall extend to all transactions included in the user-interface and to End-User Data (as defined below). Without limiting the foregoing, End-User shall assure that all information submitted or provided to the user-interface by End-User is: (i) accurate, complete, and correct; (ii) does not violate any applicable federal, state, local or international statute, law or regulation to which any transaction shall be applicable; and (iii) does not infringe upon or violate the proprietary or intellectual property rights including trade name, trademark, copyrights, or patent interests of any third party. End-User further represents and warrants that it possesses all rights, title and interest including applicable intellectual property rights to submit such information to or through the Software and to act as agent on behalf of any person(s) on whose behalf End User is submitting information into the Software.
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This tool is a joint initiative of the University of Maryland's Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (UMD JIFSAN) and the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS). The tool is not a product of or endorsed by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The levels calculated by this tool are not regulatory levels or limits under consideration by FDA; nor should this tool be used to determine compliance with any FDA guidance or regulations.