Terms Of Service

Last Update: January, 2017

The Scan Halal website (the "Site"), its applications (the “Apps”), and content available on the Site and Apps (the “Content”) are copyrighted work belonging to Scan Halal. Scan Halal services help consumers make informative and other dietary food choices through food, nutrition, and ingredient information and content. Such services may be accessed through the Site, Apps, Content, and data feeds (collectively the "Services").

This terms of service agreement ("Agreement") sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of the services. This agreement is accepted by your accessing and/or use of the services. You may not access and/or use the services or accept the agreement if you are not at least 18 years old. By accessing and/or using the services, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into the agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions set forth herein. If you do not agree with all provisions of this agreement, please do not access and/or use the services.

Please review scan halal' privacy policy. The terms of the privacy policy are incorporated into, and considered a part of, this agreement.

Certain disclaimers

All information contained on the services (including the site, apps, and content), including nutrient information, ingredients, food allergens, and information relating to medical, religious, and health conditions is for informational purposes only and not provided as official medical, religious, and dietary advice.

Scan halal does not assume any liability for inaccuracies or misstatements about products, whether based on manufactuer information, third party information, scan halal users’ information or on ratings and assesments generated by scan halal. You should carefully read all information provided by the manufacturers of the products, whether online or on the actual product packaging and labels, including nutrient content, ingredients, food allergen and contact information, and health claims, before using or consuming a product. For additional information about a product, please contact the manufacturer directly.

Information on the services is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by a qualified halal auhtority, scholor, and licensed healthcare professional. You should not use information on the services for the diagnosis or treatment of a health problem or diseases. You should always consult your healthcare provider before making any dietary or nutritional changes.

In addition to all other limitations and disclaimers in this agreement, scan halal disclaims any liability or loss in connection with the content provided on the services.

User accounts

Although we don’t currently have registration user account but we may have this feature in the future.

Account Creation. In order to use certain features of the Services, you must download and install the app with Scan Halal ("Scan Halal App Store Account") and provide certain information about yourself as prompted by the dietary settings page. You represent and warrant that: (a) all information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; and (c) your use of the Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation or the terms of this Agreement.

Account Responsibilities. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Scan Halal Account and or information and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Scan Halal Account. You agree to immediately notify Scan Halal of any unauthorized use, or suspected unauthorized use of your Scan Halal Account or any other breach of security. Scan Halal cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements. We will protect your Scan Halal Account information in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

Communication from Scan Halal and other Users. By using the Service, you agree to receive certain communications, for example, you may receive an update on products you scanned via push notifications, or you may receive a periodic e-mail newsletter from Scan Halal. You can opt-out of non-essential communications by mailing privacy@Scan Halal.com or unsubscribing from the email notification.


Ownership. You acknowledge that all the intellectual property rights, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, in the Services (including the Site, Apps, and Content, but excluding any User Content as defined herein) are owned by Scan Halal or Scan Halal's suppliers. The provision of the Services does not transfer to you or any third party any rights, title or interest in or to such intellectual property rights. Scan Halal and its suppliers reserve all rights not granted in this Agreement.

License. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Scan Halal grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, license (without the right to sublicense) to (a) use the Services solely for your personal, non-commercial purposes, and (b) install and use the Apps, solely on your own handheld mobile device (e.g., iPhone, Android, etc. as applicable) and solely for your personal, non-commercial purposes.

Certain Restrictions. The rights granted to you in this Agreement are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, host, or otherwise commercially exploit the Services; (b) you shall not modify, make derivative works of, disassemble, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the Services; (c) you shall not access the Services in order to build a similar or competitive service; (d) except as expressly stated herein, no part of the Services may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means; (e) You may not copy or modify the code used to provide the Services; and (f) You may not use the Site, Apps, Content, or Services on or in connection with any other website, for any purpose. Any future release, update, or other addition to functionality of the Services shall be subject to the terms of this Agreement. All copyright and other proprietary notices on the Site must be retained on any copies.

Use of Services at Your Own Risk. Your access to and use of the Site, Content, Apps, and Services is at your own risk. Scan Halal will have no responsibility for any harm to your computing system, loss of data, or other harm to you or any third party, including, without limitation, any bodily harm, that results from your access to or use of the Site, Apps, Content, or Services, or reliance on any information or advice with respect to any food products.

Customer Support. Scan Halal has no obligation to provide you with customer support of any kind. However, Scan Halal may provide you with customer support from time to time, at Scan Halal's sole discretion.

Modification Of Services. Scan Halal reserves the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Services (including the Site, Apps, and APIs) or any part thereof with or without notice. Scan Halal reserves the right to integrate into a different web service, migrate to a different URL, modify or discontinue, restrict or block access to, the Services without notice to you. Scan Halal may modify or remove any Content from the Services at any time without notice to you. Scan Halal is not liable for any such modification, suspension, discontinuance or removal. You agree that Scan Halal will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Services or any part thereof.


User Content. “User Content” of a user means any photographs, pictures, content, text, artwork, files, programs, sound, graphics, video, data, product ratings, product comments, or forum post and other similar materials that a user submits, emails or otherwise uses with the Services. “Your User Content” means User Content that you provide to Scan Halal. “Media” means any means of conveying information, whether now known or hereafter devised. You are solely responsible for your User Content.

You assume all risks associated with use of User Content, including any reliance on its accuracy, completeness or usefulness by others, or any disclosure of Your User Content that makes you or any third party personally identifiable.

License. By using Your User Content with the Services, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Scan Halal an irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free and fully paid, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and perform, prepare derivative works of, incorporate into other works, and otherwise use Your User Content, and to grant sublicenses of the foregoing, solely for the purposes of including Your User Content in the Services. You agree to irrevocably waive (and cause to be waived) any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to Your User Content.

Feedback. Scan Halal will treat any feedback or suggestions you provide to Scan Halal as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Thus, in the absence of a written agreement with Scan Halal to the contrary, you agree that you will not submit to Scan Halal any information or ideas that you consider to be confidential or proprietary.

User Content License Grants. You hereby grant to Scan Halal a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, fully-paid up, transferable right and license, with the right to sublicense through multiple levels of sublicensees, under all of your intellectual property and other rights in Your User Content, to (a) reproduce, distribute, transmit, publicly perform and publicly display Your User Content, in whole or in part, in any manner and Media, (b) modify, adapt, translate and create derivative works from Your User Content, in whole or in part, in any manner and Media, (c) sublicense the foregoing rights, in whole or in part, to any third party, with or without a fee and (d) exercise any and all other present or future rights in Your User Content.

Name, Trademarks and Likenesses License Grants. You hereby grant to Scan Halal a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, fully-paid up, transferable right and license, with the right to sublicense through multiple levels of sublicensees, under all of your intellectual property and other rights in Your User Content, to use all trademarks, trade names and the names and likenesses of any individuals that appear in Your User Content. You grant Scan Halal the right to use the name that you submit in connection with Your User Content.

Moral Rights. You hereby waive and agree never to assert any claim of Moral Rights in Your User Content against Scan Halal or any of Scan Halal’s licensees. “Moral Rights” means any right to (a) divulge Your User Content to the public; (b) retract Your User Content from the public; (c) claim authorship of Your User Content; (d) object to any distortion, mutilation or other modification of Your User Content; or (e) any and all similar rights, existing under judicial or statutory law of any country or jurisdiction in the world, or under any treaty regardless of whether or not such right is called or generally referred to as a moral right.

Restrictions. You agree that you will not submit User Content that is unlawful, pornographic, libelous, defamatory, tortious, obscene, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or that otherwise violates general Scan Halal community standards. We expressly reserve the right to remove or not make available any User Content that we deem to be in violation of this Agreement, applicable laws or our community standards in our sole discretion. You agree that you will not upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit User Content to us that contain 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.

No Obligation. Although we have the right to include Your User Content in the Service or in any Media, we do not have the obligation to do so. We may, in our sole discretion and for any reason, refuse Your User Content or remove it from our Service at any time. We reserve the right to remove, screen, edit, or reinstate User Content from time to time at our sole discretion and without notice to you. We have no obligation to retain or provide you with copies of Your User Content, nor do we guarantee any confidentiality with respect to Your User Content.

Advertising. Scan Halal and its licensees may publicly display advertisements and other information adjacent to or included with Your User Content. You are not entitled to any compensation for such advertisements. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising are subject to change without specific notice to you.

Representations and Warranties. You hereby affirm, represent, and warrant that (a) you own, or have the necessary licenses, rights, and/or consents to use Your User Content with the Services as described herein; (b) Your User Content does not infringe any copyright or any other intellectual property right of any third party; (c) Your User Content, and Scan Halal’s exercise of its rights hereunder, do not and will not violate, misappropriate or infringe any intellectual property right, including but not limited to trademark rights, copyrights, moral rights and publicity rights of any third party; (d) you possess all rights necessary for the reproduction, distribution, transmission, public performance, public display, and other exploitation of Your User Content by Scan Halal as permitted hereunder; (e) Your User Content is not pornographic, obscene, libelous, defamatory, tortious, or otherwise unlawful; (f) all factual statements submitted by you are accurate and not misleading; and (g) Your User Content does not in any other way violate the Acceptable Use Policy (defined below).

You may not state or imply that Your User Content is in any way provided, sponsored or endorsed by Scan Halal. Because you alone are responsible for Your User Content (and not Scan Halal), you may expose yourself to liability if, for example, Your User Content violates the Acceptable Use Policy. Scan Halal is not obligated to backup any User Content and Your User Content may be deleted at anytime. You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of Your User Content if you desire. We will protect User Content in accordance with Scan Halal’s Privacy Policy.


The following sets forth Scan Halal's "Acceptable Use Policy":

You agree not to use the Services to collect, upload, transmit, display, or distribute any User Content (a) that violates any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; (b) that is unlawful, harassing, abusive, tortious, threatening, harmful, abusive, invasive of another's privacy, vulgar, defamatory, false, intentionally misleading, trade libelous, pornographic, obscene, patently offensive (e.g., material that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual) or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature or which is harmful to minors in any way; or (c) in violation of any law, regulation, or obligations or restrictions imposed by any third party.

In addition, you agree not to use the Services to: (a) upload, transmit, or distribute any computer viruses, worms, or any software intended to damage or alter a computer system or data; (b) send unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of duplicative or unsolicited messages, whether commercial or otherwise; (c) harvest, collect, gather or assemble information or data regarding other users, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; (d) interfere with or disrupt servers or networks connected to the Services or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks; (e) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services, other computer systems or networks connected to or used together with the Services, through password mining or other means; (f) attempt to access or search the Site, Content, or Services with any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism other than the software and/or search agents provided by Scan Halal or other generally available third party web browsers; (f) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting; (g) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Site, Content, or Services; (h) access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Site, Apps, APIs, Scan Halal's computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Scan Halal's providers; (i) attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach any security or authentication measures; (j) access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Site, Scan Halal's computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Scan Halal's providers; (k) attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach any security or authentication measures; (l) in any way use the Site, Content or Services to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information; or (m) harass or interfere with another user's use and enjoyment of the Services;

We reserve the right (but have no obligation under this Agreement) to review any User Content, investigate, and/or take appropriate action against you, in our sole discretion, if you violate the Acceptable Use Policy or any other provision of this Agreement, including removing or modifying your User Content, terminating your Scan Halal Account, and/or reporting you to law enforcement authorities. We may also remove or modify your User Content if it, in our sole judgment, violates the rights of, harms, or threatens the safety of any other person, or creates liability for us or any other person. In order to cooperate with legitimate governmental requests, subpoenas or court orders, or to protect our business and customers, we may access and disclose any information considered necessary or appropriate, including your Scan Halal Account username and password, IP address and traffic information, usage history, and your User Content.


App Stores. You acknowledge and agree that the availability of the Apps is dependent on the third party from which you received the Apps, e.g., the Apple iTunes App Store, Google Play, and/or other app stores ("App Stores"). You acknowledge that this Agreement is between you and Scan Halal and not with the App Stores. Scan Halal, not the App Stores, is solely responsible for the Apps, the content thereof, maintenance, support services, and warranty therefor, and addressing any claims relating thereto (e.g., product liability, legal compliance, or intellectual property infringement). You agree to pay all fees charged by the App Stores in connection with the Apps. You agree to comply with, and your license to use the Apps is conditioned upon your compliance with, all applicable agreements, terms of use/service, and other policies of the App Stores. You acknowledge that the App Stores (and their subsidiaries) are a third party beneficiary of this Agreement and will have the right to enforce this Agreement.

Third Party Sites & Ads. The Services may contain links to third party sites and advertisements for third parties (collectively, "Third Party Sites & Ads"). Such Third Party Sites & Ads are not under the control of Scan Halal and Scan Halal is not responsible for any Third Party Sites & Ads. Scan Halal provides these Third Party Sites & Ads only as a convenience and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third Party Sites & Ads. Advertisements and other information provided by Third Party Sites & Ads may not be wholly accurate. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources. When you link to a Third Party Site, the applicable service provider's terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices govern. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third party. Your transactions and other dealings with Third Party Sites & Ads that are found on or through the Site, Apps or Services, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, are solely between you and such merchant or advertiser.

Other Users. Each user of the Service is solely responsible for any and all their User Content. Because we do not control User Content, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any User Content and we make no guarantees regarding the accuracy, currency, suitability, or quality of any User Content, and we assume no responsibility for any User Content. Your interactions with other Service users are solely between you and such user. You agree that Scan Halal will not be responsible for any loss or damage incurred as the result of any such interactions. If there is a dispute between you and any Service user, we are under no obligation to become involved.

Release. You hereby release us, our officers, employees, agents and successors from claims, demands any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind including personal injuries, death, and property damage, that is either directly or indirectly related to or arises from any interactions with or conduct of any App Store, any other Service users, or any Third Party Sites & Ads.

If you are a california resident, you hereby waive california civil code section 1542 in connection with the foregoing, which states: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."


The services (including site, apps, and content) and user content are provided "As is", without warranty or condition of any kind, either express or implied. Without limiting the foregoing, scan halal explicitly disclaims any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, quiet enjoyment or non-infringement.

Scan halal makes no warranty that the site, apps, content, user content or services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. Scan halal makes no warranty regarding the quality of any products, services, or information obtained through the site, apps, content, user content or services, or the accuracy, timeliness, truthfulness, completeness or reliability of any information obtained through the site, apps, content, user content or services, including, without limitation, any information or advice with respect to any food product. Scan halal does not regularly monitor or update the accuracy or reliability of the content or user content.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from scan halal or through the site, apps, content, user content or services, will create any warranty not expressly made herein or create any liability on the part of scan halal.

The site, apps, content, user content and services are for consumer educational use only. Nothing contained in the services is or should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical, religious, nutritional or any other professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. This site, apps, content and the services do not constitute the practice of any medical, religious, nutritional, dietetic, nursing or other professional health care advice, diagnosis or treatment. Scan halal advises users to always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified, licensed health care provider with any questions regarding personal health, nutrition, religious, or medical conditions. Never disregard, avoid or delay in obtaining medical advice from your doctor or other qualified, licensed health care provider because of something you have read on the site or apps. Scan halal makes no representations or warranties about the information, tools, or content included in the site, apps, content, user content or services.

Please also review the specific disclaimers in section “certain disclaimers”.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.


In no event shall we (and our suppliers) be liable to you or any third party for any lost profit or any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages arising from this agreement or your use of, or inability to use, the services (including the site, apps, or site content), or third party sites & ads, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Access to, and use of, the services (including the site, apps, content and user content), and third party sites & ads are at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computing system or loss of data resulting therefrom.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, you agree that the aggregate liability of scan halal to you for any and all claims arising from the use of the site, content or services is limited to the amounts you have paid to scan halal for access to and use of the site, content, or services. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the agreement between scan halal and you.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental of consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you and you may also have other legal rights that vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.


You agree to indemnify and hold Scan Halal, its successors, subsidiaries, affiliates, any related companies, its suppliers, licensors and partners, and the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them harmless, including costs and attorneys' fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of (a) your use of the Services, (b) your User Content, or (c) your violation of this Agreement. Scan Halal reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of Scan Halal. Scan Halal will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.


If you violate any of these Terms of Service, your permission to use the Site, Apps, Content, and Services will automatically terminate. Scan Halal reserves the right to revoke your access to and use of the Site, Apps, Content, and Services at any time, with or without cause.


Scan Halal respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users of the Site to do the same. At Scan Halal's discretion and in appropriate circumstances, Scan Halal may terminate the accounts of users or prevent access to the Site by users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. Scan Halal may access, preserve and disclose to third parties any of your information or data (including personally identifiable information and private communications) related to a written complaint of copyright infringement if Scan Halal believe in its sole discretion that such access, preservation, or disclosure is necessary or useful to respond or otherwise address such complaint. Pursuant to 17 United States Code 512(c)(2) (Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998), Scan Halal's designated agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on the Site is: Copyright Agent, email: legal@Scan Halal.com

Filing a notice of infringement with Scan Halal requires compliance with the requirements specified in Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. The text of this statute can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office web site, http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright .


Changes to Terms of Service. You acknowledge and agree that Scan Halal may revise these Terms of Service from time to time. By continuing to access or use the Site, Content, or Services after Scan Halal makes any such revision, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms of Service.

Severability. In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service will remain in full force and effect.

Waiver. The failure of Scan Halal to enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision.

Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any conflict of laws principles that may provide the application of the law of another jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may seek injunctive or other equitable relief to protect our intellectual property rights in any court of competent jurisdiction.

Copyright/Trademark Information. Copyright © 2014-2015, Scan Halal. All rights reserved. All trademarks, logos and service marks ("Marks") displayed on the Services are our property or the property of other third parties. You are not permitted to use these Marks without our prior written consent or the consent of such third party which may own the Marks.

Entire Agreement. This Agreement (which includes the Privacy Policy and any other rules posted on the Site or Apps) constitute the entire and exclusive agreement between Scan Halal and you regarding the Site, Apps, Content, User Content, and Services, and these Terms of Service supersede and replace any prior agreements between Scan Halal and you regarding the Site, Content, and Services. If any provision of this Agreement is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of this Agreement will be unimpaired and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law. This Agreement, and your rights and obligations herein, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated, or otherwise transferred by you without Scan Halal's prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void. The terms of this Agreement shall be binding upon assignees.

If you have any questions about these Terms of Service, please contact Scan Halal at support@scanhalal.org.