Last Updated: March 6, 2022
Note: You must be 18 years or older and the age of majority in your place of residence to use, subscribe, or register as a member of (or 21 years or older in the event that you place a request for transmission of an order for a product containing alcohol) our Services.
Some of the products marketed by us contain wine (alcoholic beverage) products. You must be an adult (21 years or older) to place a request for a wine product order, which we will then forward to our designated licensed retailer or winery for acceptance, sale and processing of your order. Similarly, the recipient of your wine product order must be 21 years or older to accept delivery. The shipping carrier shall require identification, age verification and signature of an adult at the time of delivery. By placing your request for a wine product order you certify under penalty of law that you and the intended recipient are at least 21 years old. Any willful misrepresentation of your, or the recipient's, age, to unlawfully obtain alcoholic beverage is a crime and the Company will cooperate with authorities to prosecute you and the recipient to the fullest extent of the law.
Ownership, Trademarks and Patents
Our Website and the Service is operated by 800-Flowers, Inc. with offices at Two Jericho Plaza, Suite 200, Jericho, New York 11753 (the "Company"). 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc., or one of its Affiliates, own the following trademarks, listed here. "Affiliates" are those persons or entities directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under common control with 800-Flowers, Inc. One or more patents may apply to this Website, including without limitation: U.S. Patent Nos. 5,528,490; 5,761,649; 7,908,173; and 7,908,176. All other third-party trademarks, product names, and company names and logos appearing on the Service are the property of their respective owners.
Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NEITHER THE COMPANY, NOR ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OR EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD-PARTY SERVICE OR CONTENT PROVIDERS ("PROVIDERS"), MERCHANTS ("MERCHANTS"), SPONSORS ("SPONSORS"), LICENSORS ("LICENSORS"), OR THE LIKE (COLLECTIVELY, "ASSOCIATES"), WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF SERVICE, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR CURRENCY OF ANY INFORMATION CONTENT, SERVICE, OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE; EXCEPT THAT THE COMPANY DOES GUARANTEE (THROUGH ITS "100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE") THAT YOUR FLORAL ARRANGEMENT WILL STAY FRESH FOR SEVEN DAYS AFTER DELIVERY AND THAT OUR FOOD STUFF PRODUCTS WILL BE WHOLESOME AND FREE OF SUBSTANTIAL DEFECTS, AND IF THEY ARE NOT, THE COMPANY'S SOLE MAXIMUM LIABILITY WILL BE, WITHIN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, NOT MORE THAN TO EITHER REFUND THE ACTUAL PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY THE CUSTOMER, OR TO REPLACE AND DELIVER AN EQUIVALENT FLORAL ARRANGEMENT OR AFFECTED FOOD STUFF PRODUCT AS SOON AS REASONABLY PRACTICABLE.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND THE COMPANY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO ORAL ADVICE OR WRITTEN OR ELECTRONICALLY DELIVERED INFORMATION GIVEN BY THE COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PROVIDERS, MERCHANTS, SPONSORS, LICENSORS, OR THE LIKE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTING, MARKETING, OR SELLING THE SERVICE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR THIS WEBSITE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RELIANCE BY YOU ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICE OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE COMPANY'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES.
UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, AND THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL PRICES AND DISCOUNTS FOR ANY AND ALL PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED FOR SALE ("OFFERS') ARE EXCLUSIVE OF APPLICABLE SERVICE AND SHIPPING CHARGES AND FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES. PRODUCTS AND OFFERS MAY VARY AND ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY, DELIVERY RULES AND TIMES. OFFERS CANNOT BE COMBINED, ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON ALL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AND ARE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS, LIMITATIONS AND BLACKOUT PERIODS. PROMOTIONAL OFFERS (AS DEFINED BELOW) ARE LIMITED TO ONE PER CUSTOMER ORDER, ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE, ARE NOT FOR RESALE AND MAY NOT BE REDEEMED FOR CASH. PRICES AND CHARGES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
THE COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT, WITHIN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO REFUSE TO ACCEPT AND PROCESS ANY AND ALL CUSTOMER ORDERS AND TO SUSPEND, DISCONTINUE, AND REFUSE THE USE OR ACCEPTANCE OF ANY AND ALL OFFERS, PROMOTIONS, DISCOUNTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY AND ALL SAVINGS PASSES, REWARD PASSES, FRESH REWARDS, POINTS, AWARD CARDS, APPRECIATION AWARDS, GIFT CARDS, GIFT CERTIFICATES, PASSPORT MEMBER BENEFITS, AND ANY AND ALL OTHER SIMILAR DEVICES AND PROMOTIONAL OFFERS OR CAMPAIGNS ("PROMOTIONAL OFFERS") IN THE EVENT OF ADVERTISING ERRORS AND/OR THE ACTUAL OR SUSPECTED MISUSE, FRAUD OR ABUSE ASSOCIATED WITH SAID PROMOTIONAL OFFERS OR CUSTOMER ORDERS.
YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH ALL PROMOTIONAL CHANNELS OF THE COMPANY'S SERVICES AND THAT OF ITS AFFILIATES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE INTERNET, TELEPHONE, CATALOG, RADIO, TELEVISION, MOBILE DEVICE, SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM AND PARTICIPATING RETAIL STORES. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Third Party Service Providers
Some aspects of the Service may be dependent upon third party service providers, such as a wireless carrier or social media platform. We do not control such third-party service providers and are not liable for their acts or omissions. In addition, such third-party service provider may have their own terms, policies and guidelines. You should become familiar with all such terms, policies or guidelines prior to using the Service through such third-party service provider.
Text Messaging - when you opt-in to any of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® family of brands’ marketing, promotional, and delivery notification text messaging services, including SMS and MMS (collectively the “SMS Service”), we will send you an SMS message to confirm your signup. Message frequencies and short codes may vary by brand. You may cancel the SMS Service at any time. Reply “STOP” to cancel and “HELP” for assistance. The SMS Service is provided by participating third-party mobile phone/wireless carriers. Message and data rates may apply. If you have any questions regarding your text or data plan, please contact your mobile phone/wireless carrier. Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. If you have any questions regarding the Company’s SMS Service, you may email us at: email@example.com, or call us at: 1-800-Flowers (1-800-356-9377).
We may provide links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by others (“Third-Party Sites”) that are not affiliated with us and may be located in different countries and that may be subject to different regulatory and other legal requirements. These Third-Party Sites and store locations are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk.
You acknowledge that the Service contains information, data, software, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material (collectively "Content") that are protected by copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. All Content is copyrighted as a collective work under the U.S. copyright laws, and the Company or its Affiliates or other third-party licensors may own a copyright in the selection, coordination, compilation, arrangement, and/or enhancement of such Content. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part. If no specific restrictions are displayed, you may use the Content only for your personal non-commercial use and make copies of select portions of the Content, provided that, the copies are made only for your personal use and that you maintain any notices contained in the Content, such as all copyright notices, trademark legends, or other proprietary rights notices. Except as provided in the preceding sentence or as permitted by the fair use privilege under the U.S. copyright laws (see, e.g., 17 U.S.C. Section 107), you may not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute in any way Content protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, without obtaining permission of the owner of the copyright or other propriety right. In addition to the foregoing, use of any software Content shall be governed by the software license agreement accompanying such software.
Third Party Content on the Website
The Company is a distributor and not a publisher of the Content supplied by third parties on the Service. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of the Content expressed or made available by third parties, including Providers, Merchants, Sponsors, Licensors, or any user of the Service, are those of the respective authors or distributors and not of the Company or its Affiliates or any of its officers, directors, employees, or agents. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, NOR ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING ANY PROVIDER, MERCHANT, SPONSOR, LICENSOR, OR ANY OTHER USER OF THE SERVICE, GUARANTEES THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY CONTENT, NOR ITS MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
In many instances, the Content available through the Service represents the opinions and judgments of the respective Provider, Merchant, Sponsor, Licensor, subscriber, customer, or user, whether or not under contract with the Company. The Company neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, submission, posting, or statement made on the Service by anyone other than authorized Company employees. Under no circumstances shall the Company, or its Affiliates, or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, or agents, be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any Content or other information obtained through the Service. It is your responsibility to evaluate the information, opinion, advice, or other Content available through the Service.
The Company is committed to ensuring that our Website, mobile applications, as well as, our products and services are generally accessible to people of all abilities. The Company is actively engaged in the ongoing process of developing, testing and updating these platforms using the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Level AA, as a guideline.
If you enjoyed using our Website, Mobile Applications or Customer Contact Centers, or if you encountered difficulty with any of our platforms, we would like to hear from you in any of the following ways:
Email us at:Accessibility@1800flowers.com or Call us at: 1-800-356-9377
The Company respects the rights of all copyright holders and, in this regard, it has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination of user privileges and membership in appropriate circumstances of users who infringe the rights of copyright holders. While we reserve the right to terminate the access of users who infringe or otherwise violate the rights of others in our sole discretion, if you are a repeat offender, your access will be suspended or terminated. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the Company’s Copyright Agent (identified below) with the following information required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512:
a. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; b. Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; d. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party; e. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and f. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
The Company's Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on or regarding this Website can be reached as follows:
Attn: COPYRIGHT AGENT
Two Jericho Plaza
Jericho, NY 11753
The Company does not claim ownership of any Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to all such Content, including, without limitation, creative ideas, suggestions, content, postings, artwork, material or other submissions that you send, upload, transmit, post, submit or otherwise make available to us, whether via the Service, email, feedback, a public forum or otherwise (collectively, "User Submissions"), you hereby grant the Company and its Affiliates the worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable, non-exclusive right to use, communicate, reproduce, publish, display, perform, modify, alter, adapt, translate, sublicense, distribute, create derivative works from, commercialize, and exploit such User Submissions in any manner, including on the Service or any other web sites, in television programs, on radio, in books, magazines, articles, commentaries, and in any other medium now known or later developed without your consent. You also warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to any User Submissions you submit or post on or to the Service or otherwise transmit to the Company and that our public posting and other public or private use of such User Submissions will not infringe the rights of any third party. You acknowledge that you are not entitled now, or in the future, to any compensation for any User Submissions you may submit or post.
No User Submissions, regardless of how they may be marked, will be received by us in confidence, nor shall they be subject to any express or implied obligation of confidentially. Neither the Company, or its Affiliates, nor their respective officers, directors, agents or employees shall be liable for any use or disclosure of any User Submissions.
Except as otherwise specifically set forth to the contrary herein, and to the fullest extent permitted by law, you and your successors and assigns hereby waive any and all rights and remedies you may have against the Company, or its Affiliates, or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, or agents now or in the future, and hereby release the Company, its Affiliates, and any of their respective officers, directors, agents and employees from any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of action, damages, obligations, losses and expenses of whatever kind relating to providing, posting, transmitting or making available through the Service the User Submissions to the Company, or the Company receiving, evaluating, and utilizing the User Submissions.
Use of Public Forums
A "public forum" means any publicly accessible message board, chat room, discussion group, folder, survey, contest, sweepstakes, user review and rate forum, or other interactive service or promotion on or accessible via the Service, and includes both public boards and folders. You must use, subscribe, or register in accordance with instructions that you will find on the Service in order to participate or register in accordance with instructions that you will find on the Service in order to participate or contribute to any public forum. You may not submit or post on any public forum, or send to any other public forum user or our employees, any material that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, invades a person's privacy, violates any intellectual or other property rights, or is vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable, including but not limited to any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law. You agree not to use any false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a communication or other Content, or attempt to do any such acts. You may not use any public forum in a commercial manner. You may not submit or post material that solicits funds, or that advertises or solicits goods or services. You may not submit or post any User Submissions or material that you know, or should have known, to be false. You may not submit or post messages regarding stocks or other securities. You may not submit, post, or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component.
The Company is not responsible for any User Submissions or material appearing in any public forum on the Service, except for Content created by one of our identified authorized representatives. We do not screen User Submissions for libel, obscenity, invasion of privacy, copyright or trademark infringement, accuracy, or for any other reason. We retain, however, the rights set forth below in The Company's Rights section
Distribution/Uploading by Users of Third Party Content
Compliance with Laws and Export Regulation
You agree to use the Content and this Service in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations and in a manner that does not, in the sole judgment of the Company, negatively reflect on the goodwill or reputation of the Company or any of its Affiliates.
The U.S. export control laws regulate the export and re-export of technology originating in the United States. This includes the electronic transmission of information and software to foreign countries and to certain foreign nationals. You agree to abide by these laws and their regulations, including but not limited to the Export Administration Act and the Arms Export Control Act, and not to transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, any Content derived from the Service to either a foreign national or a foreign destination in violation of such laws.
The Company's Rights
The Company is not responsible for screening, policing, editing, or monitoring Content (including User Submissions). The Company (or its Affiliates) may elect, but is not obligated, to monitor, electronically or otherwise, areas of the Service and may disclose any Content (including User Submissions), records, or electronic communication of any kind and information you provide to the Company or its Affiliates, through the Service or otherwise, including all merchandising channels, (i) when we believe disclosure to be appropriate to comply with any law, regulation, or government or law enforcement request or to comply with judicial process; or (ii) if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate the Service and/or the overall business of the Company and its Affiliates; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of the Company, users of the Service, Affiliates, subscribers, customers, recipients, Sponsors, Providers, Licensors, or Merchants. Subject to the "Copyright Agent" provisions above, if notified of allegedly infringing, defamatory, damaging, illegal, or offensive Content, the Company may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of such Content from the Service.
The Company reserves the right to prohibit or remove conduct, communication, or Content (including User Submissions) from the Service, including any part thereof, for any or no reason, including, without limitation, Content that it deems in its sole discretion to be harmful to users of the Service, subscribers, customers, recipients, Providers, Merchants, Sponsors, or Licensors, content or service providers, the Company or its Affiliates, or any rights of the Company or any third party, or to violate any applicable law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither the Company, nor its Affiliates, Providers, Merchants, Sponsors, or Licensors can ensure prompt editing or removal of questionable Content after online posting. Accordingly, neither the Company, nor its Affiliates, nor any of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents or employees, nor any Provider, Merchant, Sponsor, or Licensor shall assume liability for any action or inaction with respect to conduct, communication, or Content (including User Submissions) on the Service.
Loyalty Programs and Promotion Offers
Termination of Usage; Updates to Service
We will not be liable if, for any reason, all or part of the Service is ever unavailable. We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof), with or without notice. We undertake no obligation to update, amend, or clarify information on the Service, except as required by law. Please remember when reviewing information on the Service that such information may not represent the complete information available on a subject. In addition, subsequent events or changes in circumstances may cause existing information on the Service to become inaccurate or incomplete.
On occasion, information on the Service may contain errors. We reserve the right to, at any time without prior notice, correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions, and to change or update information.
Governing Law, Waiver of Jury Trial & Arbitration; CLASS ACTION WAIVER
The Service is controlled by the Company from its offices within the United States of America. The Company makes no representation that this Service or the Content is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to them from territories where Content is illegal is prohibited. Those persons and entities that choose to access this Service from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
You agree that any and all claims, disputes, controversies, actions or proceedings relating to, or arising out of, the creation, production, manufacture, distribution, promotion, marketing, advertising (including oral and written statements), use of, exploitation, or sale of any and all products and services of the Company and its Affiliates, through all merchandising channels, including, but not limited to, the internet, this Service, telephone, catalog, radio, television, mobile device and participating retail stores or the Content (collectively referred to as "Claims"), shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of laws principals and that any and all Claims shall be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") or by a state small claims court of competent jurisdiction over the Claim and the parties. Any Claim you may have must be commenced within one (1) year after such Claim arises.
You agree that: (i) the arbitration shall be conducted before a single arbitrator pursuant to the applicable Rules and Procedures established by the AAA; (ii) the arbitration shall be conducted on submission, telephonically or at a location determined by the AAA pursuant to the Rules and Procedures of the AAA; (iii) the arbitrator shall have the authority to award actual direct damages only with no authority to issue any fines and penalties nor award punitive damages or equitable relief; (iv) EXCEPT AS SET FORTH BELOW IN SUBPART (vi), THERE SHALL BE NO RIGHT TO LITIGATE YOUR CLAIM IN COURT AND NO RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL, (v) your claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and you shall not have the right to participate in a representative capacity, or as a member of any class of claimants pertaining to any claim subject to arbitration, and the arbitrator shall have no authority to consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated and may only resolve claims, and render awards between you and the Company and its Affiliates alone; and (vi) you may elect to bring your claim in a state small claims court of competent jurisdiction over the claim and the parties. With the exception of subpart (v) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the Rules and Procedures of the AAA, then same shall be stricken and the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and construed accordingly. For more information on the AAA and its Rules and Procedures, you may visit the AAA website at www.adr.org.
Notice for New Jersey Residents
Notice for California Users
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users of the Service are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N. 112, Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
Acknowledgment and Changes
Please note that our Mobile Applications are not available to be downloaded outside of the continental United States.