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Terms of Service

FOODANDHOME.COM (the “Company”) provides services subject to these Terms of Service (the “Terms of Service” or “Agreement”). The Terms of Service apply to all services offered by the Company on its website, FOODANDHOME.COM, and all associated sites linked to the Company website by the Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates, including Company sites around the world (collectively, the “Company Services”). The Company Services are the property of Company and its licensors.

By creating an account on the Company website or using any Company Services, you are agreeing to be bound by the Terms of Service. If you do not agree, do not use any of the Company Services. Please read this Agreement carefully before using services offered by the Company. BY ACCEPTING THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS, CONDITIONS AND NOTICES CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT JUST AS IF YOU HAD SIGNED THIS AGREEMENT.

  1. Parties

    This is a legal agreement between you and the Company for use of any of the Company Services. If you are entering into this Agreement on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity, its affiliates and all users who access the Company Services through your account to these Terms of Service, in which case the terms “you” or “your” shall refer to such entity, its affiliates and users associated with it. If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree with these terms and conditions, you must not accept this Agreement and may not use the Company Services.

    No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship between you and Company is intended or created by this Agreement. The Company’s relationship to you is that of an independent contractor, and neither you nor Company is an agent or a partner of the other. Company will not have, and will not represent to any third party that it has, any authority to act on your behalf.

  2. Limited License

    Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Company hereby grants to you, during the term of this Agreement, a limited license to access and use the reviews and ratings offered by the Company Services for your personal information. You acknowledge and agree that you will not access, reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, re-sell, visit or otherwise exploit for any commercial, educational (or any other non-personal) purpose the reviews and ratings and any content, without the express written consent of the Company.

  3. Authorized Users

    Company Services are available only to individuals who have the capacity to form legally binding contracts under the law applicable to these Terms of Service. Furthermore, our services are not available to minors (under 18 years of age). If you do not qualify as an authorized user, you are not permitted to use the Company Services and no contract will be formed between you and the Company.

    The Company relies upon parents or guardians 18 years of age or older to determine if the Company website and Company Services are appropriate for the viewing, access, or participation by such individuals under the age of 18. We do not seek or knowingly collect any personal information about children under 13 years of age. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.

    As a condition of your use of the Company Services, you agree to (a) provide the Company with true, accurate, current and complete information as prompted by the Company’s registration forms, when registering for or using the Company Services and (b) update and maintain the truthfulness, accuracy and completeness of such information.

    You will neither use nor permit others to use your Company account (a) for any unlawful, invasive, infringing, defamatory, fraudulent, or obscene purpose; (b) to create any virus, worm, Trojan horse, or harmful code; (c) for any illegal or unauthorized purpose; (d) to violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to patent, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property laws); or(e) to alter, steal, corrupt, disable, destroy, trespass, or violate any security or encryption of any computer file, database, or network. If the Company assigns you a user ID and/or password, such information may only be used by you and the members of your household. You are solely responsible for maintaining and protecting the confidentiality of your user ID and password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your user ID and password.

  4. Submission of Content

    In order for you to submit your own reviews and ratings on the Company website, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) all of your reviews and ratings will be your original authored content and will be based upon your actual first-hand experiences with the service providers you are reviewing; (b) all of your reviews and ratings will be accurate, truthful and complete in all respects; (c) you do not work for, own any interest in or serve on the board of directors of, any of the service providers or any competitors of any service providers for which you submit reviews and ratings; (d) you are not in any way related to any of the service providers for which you submit reviews or ratings; and (e) your name and report information will be made available to the service providers on which you report.

    Although the Company does not claim ownership of any of the reviews, ratings, communications, information, data, text or other materials you give us (collectively, the "Content"), by providing Content for the Company website, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, reproduce, adapt, modify and distribute such Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Content, and to grant and to authorize sublicenses (through multiple tiers) of the foregoing. In addition, by providing the Company with Content, you automatically grant us all rights necessary to prohibit the subsequent aggregation, display, copying, duplication, reproduction or exploitation of the Content on the Company website.

  5. No Guarantees


    The Company does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, quality or appropriateness of any Content transmitted to or through the Company Services. The reviews and ratings that you provide do not reflect the views of the Company, its officers, managers, owners, employees, agents, designees or other users. You acknowledge that the Company Services are a passive conduit and an interactive computer service provider for the publication and distribution of Content and for the publication and distribution of any content posted by Service Providers in response to Content. You understand that all Content posted on, transmitted through or linked through the Company Services, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. You understand that the Company does not control, and is not responsible for Content made available through the Company Services, and that by using the Company Services, you may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, misleading, or offensive. You agree that you must evaluate and make your own judgment, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content.

    You further acknowledge that the Company has no obligation to screen, preview, monitor or approve any Content. However, the Company reserves the right to review and delete any Content that, in its sole judgment, violates the terms and conditions of this Agreement. By using the Company Services, you agree that it is solely your responsibility to evaluate your risks to bear associated with the use, accuracy, usefulness, completeness or appropriateness of any Content that you submit, receive, access, transmit or otherwise convey through the Company Services. Under no circumstances will the Company be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any Content that contains any errors, omissions, defamatory statements, or confidential or private information or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content submitted, accessed, transmitted or otherwise conveyed via the Company Services.

    The Company does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, data, advertising, products, goods or services available or unavailable from, or through, any service providers. You agree that should you use or rely on such Content, data, advertisement, products, goods or services, available or unavailable from, or through any service provider, the Company is not responsible or liable, indirectly or directly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with such use or reliance. Your dealings with, or participation in promotions of any service provider and any other terms, conditions, representations or warranties associated with such dealings, are between you and such service provider exclusively and do not involve the Company. You should make whatever investigation or other resources that you deem necessary or appropriate before hiring or engaging service providers.

  6. Ownership

    All right, title, and interest in and to the Company Services, (excluding data provided by you) are and will remain the exclusive property of Company and its licensors. The Company Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Nothing in the Terms of Service gives you a right to use the Company name or any of the Company trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. You acknowledge that the ownership in any intellectual property rights (including, for the avoidance of doubt, patents, copyright, rights in databases, trademarks and trade names whether registered or unregistered and subsisting anywhere in the world) in the Company Services belongs to Company or its third party licensors. Accordingly, any part of the Company Services (or its source HTML or any other code) may not be used, transferred, copied or reproduced in whole or in part in any manner other than for the purposes of utilizing the Company Services, meaning that you may only display it on your computer screen and print it out on your printer for the sole purpose of viewing its content in connection with the Services.

    All content included on the Company Service, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Company or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on the Company Services is the exclusive property of Company and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All information provided by the Company is the property of the Company and is protected by United States and international copyright laws.

  7. Cancellation, Termination or Modification

    This Agreement is effective immediately upon creation of a Company account or any use of the Company Services and will remain effective until you cancel your account or until Company terminates your account as set forth below. Company reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time. Company, in its sole discretion, retains the right to suspend or terminate your account and/or refuse any and all current or future use of the Company Services, for any reason at any time. Without limiting other remedies, Company may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your account and/or refuse to provide the Company Services to you if you breach any of the Terms of Service, the Company is unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us to create your Company account; and or the Company believes that your actions are impermissible or may create legal liability for us.

    Termination of the Company Services for these circumstances results in the deletion of your account and all data as well as forfeiture of unused Company Services. Abuse or excessively frequent requests to Company Services may result in the temporary or permanent suspension of your account. Company, in its sole discretion, will determine abuse or excessive usage. Company may change, suspend or discontinue the Company Services totally or partially for any reason, at any time, including the availability of any feature. Company may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Company Services without notice or liability.

    Unless earlier terminated as provided above, this Agreement will remain in effect until terminated, at will, by either party.

  8. Limitation of Liability

    Company will not be liable for special, incidental, direct, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, including, but not limited to, interrupted communications, lost data, or lost profits, even if Company has been advised of the possibility of such damages, and notwithstanding the failure of the essential purpose of any limited remedy in this Agreement.

    Company aggregate liability arising out of your use of the Company Services will not exceed the greater of one hundred dollars ($100) or the amount you have paid us in the past three months. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In such cases, Company’s liability will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

    You expressly understand and agree that Company shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if Company has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from your use of the Company Services.

  9. Indemnification

    To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to hold harmless and indemnify Company, and its employees, officers, agents, or other partners from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the Company Services, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and/or consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature including but not limited to any liability arising from or resulting by your data imputed into Company including infringement of intellectual property laws or civil or criminal claims. Company shall use good faith efforts to provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action. In addition, you expressly waive and relinquish any and all rights and benefits which you may have under any other state or federal statute or common law principle of similar effect, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

    You acknowledge that you will be solely and fully responsible for all liabilities incurred through the use of Company Services. You will defend, indemnify, and hold Company, its employees, officers, agents, or other partners from and against any third-party claims arising from or in any way related to any Company Services, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and/or consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. If anyone brings a claim against Company related to your actions, data or information on Company, you will indemnify and hold Company harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to such claim.

  10. Notices and Electronic Notices
    When you visit the Company website or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
  11. General Provisions

    All waivers must be in writing. The failure of Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision or any other right or provision on any other occasion.

    If any provision of this Agreement is unenforceable, that provision will be changed and interpreted to accomplish the objectives of the provision to the greatest extent possible under applicable law, and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.

    This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which will be considered an original, but all of which together constitute the same instrument.

    The laws of your country may be different from those of California and the United States in numerous respects. There is no practical way for Company to monitor the laws of every country in detail. You accept sole responsibility for the legality of your actions under laws applying to you.

    This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of California, U.S.A. The parties agree that any claim asserted in any legal proceeding by one party against the other will be commenced and maintained exclusively in the courts of Santa Clara County or the Northern District of California. Both parties hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such courts over each of them personally in connection with such litigation, and waive any objection to venue in such courts and any claim that such forum is an inconvenient forum.

    This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Company and governs your use of the Company Services, superseding any prior agreements or contemporaneous agreements between you and Company.

    Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Company Services, shall be subject to the Terms of Service.

    Company reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Agreement, at any time. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Company Services following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Company Services.

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to the Company at support@foodandhome.com.

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