1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

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

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Trillian, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Trillian

    Trillian Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2013
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    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?
     
  2. oliver twist

    oliver twist Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2011
    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    511
    Occupation:
    Designer & IM
    Location:
    Somewhere in the World
    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.
     
  3. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,697
    Likes Received:
    2,050
    Gender:
    Male
    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 :)
     
  4. Trillian

    Trillian Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2013
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  5. gstudio

    gstudio Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2013
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    3
    Yea, Ive see this on maaany websites and it never occured to me it wasnt legal. It must be public info.