Terms and Conditions

Starbucks Corporation (“Starbucks”) owns and operates the Internet site located at http://www.news.starbucks.com (the “Site”), which is located on servers in the United States. By accessing, browsing and/or using the pages in this Site, you agree to these terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) and you attest that you are at least 18 years of age. THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS DISCLAIMER AND OTHER PROVISIONS THAT LIMIT OUR LIABILITY TO YOU. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, do not access, browse or use this Site.

Additional terms and conditions apply to functionality provided through www.starbucks.com and are incorporated herein by reference.

For the terms and conditions for www.mystarbucksidea.com and other Starbucks blogs and discussion sites, click here.

WHILE WE MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO PROVIDE ACCURATE AND TIMELY INFORMATION ABOUT STARBUCKS CORPORATION DBA STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY ON THIS SITE, YOU SHOULD NOT ASSUME THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IS ALWAYS UP TO DATE OR THAT THIS SITE CONTAINS ALL THE RELEVANT INFORMATION AVAILABLE ABOUT STARBUCKS. IN PARTICULAR, IF YOU ARE MAKING AN INVESTMENT DECISION REGARDING STARBUCKS, PLEASE CONSULT A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT SOURCES, INCLUDING STARBUCKS FILINGS WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK. Unless otherwise noted, all materials on this Site are protected as the copyrights, trade dress, trademarks and/or other intellectual properties owned by Starbucks and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates or by other parties that have licensed their material to Starbucks.

Starbucks marks on this Site represent some of the marks currently owned or controlled in the United States and/or in one or more other countries by Starbucks or Starbucks U.S. Brands, LLC under license to Starbucks. The display of these marks and of notices associated with these marks is not intended to be a comprehensive compilation of all Starbucks worldwide proprietary ownership rights, and Starbucks may own or control other proprietary rights in one or more countries outside of the United States. You may not reproduce, redistribute or otherwise use any materials without the express written consent of Starbucks or as expressly allowed in these Terms of Use. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

USE BY MEMBERS OF THE NEWS MEDIA. Accredited journalists pre-approved by Starbucks (“Accredited News Media Users”) have access to proprietary content (including high-resolution multimedia files) that is not available to other Users. Accredited News Media Users may use Starbucks information and photography, audio, and video from the Site for editorial purposes only. Personal or commercial use of this material is strictly prohibited. If you are an Accredited News Media User, you agree to the following:

Starbucks reserves the right to terminate and/or deny access to the Site to any Accredited News Media User or other person who violates or has violated any of these terms and conditions. Starbucks also reserves the right to determine, in its sole discretion, its criteria for approval of Accredited News Media Users.

Starbucks requires that anyone seeking approval as an Accredited News Media User provide Personal Information and/or business contact information as part of the registration process. We will handle this information in accordance with the Privacy Statement. If you wish to withdraw consent for Starbucks to use this information, we may end your status as an Accredited News Media User.

PERSONAL USE. If you are not an Accredited News Media User, your use of the materials included on this Site is for personal and informational purposes only. You agree you will not distribute, publish, transmit, modify, display or create derivative works from or exploit the contents of this Site in any way. You agree that you will not use materials on this Site for any commercial use. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Starbucks for any and all unauthorized uses you may make of any material on the Site. You acknowledge the unauthorized use of the contents could cause irreparable harm to Starbucks and that in the event of an unauthorized use, Starbucks shall be entitled to an injunction in addition to any other remedies available at law or in equity.

INACTIVE ACCOUNTS. Starbucks reserves the right to delete accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. Users may register again subject to these terms and conditions.

FEEDBACK AND SUBMISSIONS. You agree you are and shall remain solely responsible for the contents of any submissions you make, and you will not submit material that is unlawful, defamatory, abusive or obscene. You agree that you will not submit anything to the Site that will violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s).

We sincerely appreciate your interest in Starbucks. Please note that any materials submitted through www.starbucks.com or www.mystarbucksidea.com will be deemed submitted under their respective terms and conditions.

LINKS. Some links on the Site will allow you to connect with sites that are not under our control. Starbucks is providing these links only as a convenience. The appearance of a link does not imply Starbucks endorsement, nor is Starbucks responsible for the contents of any linked site. You access them at your own risk.

PRIVACY & SECURITY. For an explanation of Starbucks practices and policies related to the collection, use and storage of our online guests' information, please read our Privacy Statement. For information about the security of your ordering information and credit card number while shopping on Starbucks.com, please refer to our Privacy & Security FAQs.

DISCLAIMER. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY STATED WITH RESPECT TO OUR PRODUCTS, ALL CONTENTS OF THE SITE ARE OFFERED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. STARBUCKS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Starbucks does not guarantee that the functions contained in the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that this Site or its server will be free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected even if Starbucks is aware of them.

MINORS. This Site is for a general audience that is not designed nor intended to collect personal information from children under the age of 18. Starbucks does not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. We ask that parents supervise their children while online.

JURISDICTIONAL. Any dispute arising from these terms shall be resolved exclusively in the state and federal courts of the State of Washington. Starbucks makes no representation that materials in this Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access this Site from outside the United States, be advised this Site may contain references to products and services that are not available or are prohibited in your country.