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    Default Is it legal to show the nutritional profile of a brand product?

    Is it legal and allowed, in general, to list the nutritional profile (vitamin+mineral constitution)
    of a specific brand product?

    E.g. can I show the nutritional and ingredient make-up of Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men Multivitamin
    on my website, if I am not an authorized reseller?

    Would it still be legal and accepted even if the nutritional profile is listed without any added content,
    i.e. as is and basically a duplication of the nutritional info?

    What if I was an Amazon affiliate, would I violate Amazon's terms if I have a webpage listing the
    nutritional profile of a brand product and an affiliate link to that product, with an affiliate disclaimer?

    If it is not allowed, what must I do to make it legal and accepted?




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    Default Re: Is it legal to show the nutritional profile of a brand product?

    No mate. Of course not. The nutritional information of any product is mandatory on the label/package of that product, so it's public information.
    You are giving info about that product, and not infringing any brand copyrighted material.

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    Default Re: Is it legal to show the nutritional profile of a brand product?

    agreed with oliver, you can post the EXACT information and you will be ok. As long as you don't start adding your own info

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    Default Re: Is it legal to show the nutritional profile of a brand product?

    I almost didn't ask, because logically the info is already public, but I just
    wanted to make absolutely sure.

    How about directly copying the product's description and picture from Amazon,
    would that be legal and accepted by Amazon without jeopardizing affiliate status?

    I understand that this would be bad in terms of SEO and GG ranking, but I just
    want to know how far one can go without violating somebodies' terms and laws.

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    Default Re: Is it legal to show the nutritional profile of a brand product?

    Yea, Ive see this on maaany websites and it never occured to me it wasnt legal. It must be public info.


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