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Terms of Use

Terms of use and User agreement.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SERVICES. BY ACCESSING THIS SITE OR USING ANY PART OF THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES (AS EACH IS DEFINED BELOW) ON THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BECOME BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THEN YOU MAY NOT ACCESS THE SITE OR USE THE CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES IN THE SITE. RECIPECHART.COM’S ACCEPTANCE IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED UPON YOUR AGREEMENT TO ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you must not access or use the Website or any of its services. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE TERMS, CONDITIONS, RULES, POLICIES, GUIDELINES OR PRACTICES OF THE WEB SITE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING IT. We may revise this Agreement at any time by updating this web page: http://www.recipechart.com/terms-of-use Use of the Website after such changes are posted will signify your agreement to these revised terms. You should visit this page periodically to review this Agreement.

1. USER ACCEPTANCE

By using the Services and/or visiting any Site, you agree to be legally bound and to abide by these Terms of Use and User agreement. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, you must not use RecipeChart.com or any of its services.

2. CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE

We reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to amend these Terms of Service at any time without notice.  It is your responsibility to review these terms before using the website or any of its services.  Any amended terms shall automatically be effective. You should visit this page from time-to-time to review the then-current terms, because they are binding to you. Your continued use of the Site and the Services following our posting of any changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

3. THE SITES’ SERVICES

The Services available on RecipeChart.com help you find and browse information related to food recipes and topics and allow you to submit content and information to the Site in the form of recipe posts, photos, videos, reviews, comments, likes, votes and a wide variety of other content for your own use and for viewing by other users (the “Services”).

These Terms of Service apply to any user of any of the Sites and Services, regardless of whether or not the user submits content for public display on a Site. The Sites may also contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by RecipeChart.com. RecipeChart.com has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites. RecipeChart.com will not censor or edit the content located and displayed on any of the third-party websites. By using one of the Sites, you expressly relieve RecipeChart.com and the operator of the Site from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.

4. ELIGIBILITY

You must be 13 years of age or older to use RecipeChart.com, and 18 or over, or the legal age to form a binding contract in your jurisdiction if that age is over 18 years of age, to register as a member or to obtain Services through a Site. The Sites and Services are administered in the United States and are intended for U.S. users. Any use outside of the United States is at the user’s own risk and international users are responsible for compliance with local laws.

5. REGISTRATION

We may require you to register with RecipeChart.com or a third party partner in order to use the Services or access certain features of the Services. If you register, you are required to provide accurate and up to date information including an email address (“User ID”) and password that you control. You may not use a false name or User ID with the intent of impersonating another person. You may receive confirmation and thank you emails associated with your membership. RecipeChart.com reserves the right to cancel your membership at its full discretion.

6. RIGHTS TO USE

Subject to the Restrictions on Rights to Use in these Terms of Service, We hereby grants you permission to use the Site and Services, provided that

  1. you will not copy or distribute any content including photos and information or any part of the Site without our written permission,
  2. you will not alter or modify any parts of a Site, and
  3. you will comply with these Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy.

7. RESTRICTIONS ON RIGHTS TO USE

You are solely responsible for any and all activity that occurs on your account and you must keep your password secure. Furthermore, you shall not:

  1. modify, translate or reverse engineer any portion of any one of the Sites or the Services;
  2. launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc., that accesses any Site in a manner that sends more request messages to the RecipeChart.com servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, RecipeChart.com grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Sites for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. RecipeChart.com reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases;
  3. collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including member names and User IDs, from a Site, nor to use the communication systems provided by a Site for any commercial solicitation purposes;
  4. solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of a Site with respect to their User Submissions (as defined below);
  5. remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on a Site;
  6. create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses;
  7. create or transmit unwanted electronic communications such as “spam” to other users or members of a Site or otherwise interfere with other user’s or member’s enjoyment of a Site and/or Services;
  8. transmit any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature;
  9. use a Site or Services to violate the security of any computer network, crack passwords or security encryption codes, transfer or store illegal material including material that is deemed threatening or obscene;
  10. copy or store any content offered on Recipechart.com for any purpose; or
  11. use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of a Site and/or Services.

8. USER SUBMISSIONS

As a registered user and/or content provider you may submit Content to us, including videos, photos, recipes, general information, reviews and comments.  You also understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, RecipeChart.com does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions.

You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that:

  1. you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize RecipeChart.com to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by Recipechart.com and these Terms of Service; and
  2. you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the User Submission to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by Recipechart.com and these Terms of Service.

For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your Content. However, by submitting Content to Recipechart.com, you hereby grant Recipechart.com a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service and Recipechart.com’s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Content as permitted through the functionality of Recipechart.com and under these Terms of Service. The above licenses granted by you in video,photo, and text Content you submit to the Site terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your videos from the Service. You understand and agree, however, that Recipechart.com may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of your videos that have been removed or deleted.

In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you will not:

  1. submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant RecipeChart.com all of the license rights granted herein;
  2. publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage RecipeChart.com, or any third party;
  3. submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate;
  4. post advertisements or solicitations of business;
  5. impersonate another person;
  6. solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else;
  7. bully, intimidate or harass any user of a Site;
  8. use a site to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious or discriminatory;
  9. do anything that could disable, overburden or impair the proper working of a Site, such as a denial of service attack; or
  10. facilitate or encourage any violation of these Terms of Service.

RecipeChart.com does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, comments, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and RecipeChart.com expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. RecipeChart.com reserves the right to remove User Submissions without prior notice. RecipeChart.com will also terminate Users’ access to the Site, if they are determined to be repeat offenders. RecipeChart.com also reserves the right to decide whether User Submissions are appropriate and comply with these Terms of Service for violations other than copyright infringement and violations of intellectual property law, such as, but not limited to, pornography, obscene or defamatory material, or excessive length. RecipeChart.com may remove such User Submissions and/or terminate a User’s access for uploading such material in violation of these Terms of Service at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion.

You understand that when using Recipechart.com, you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and that RecipeChart.com is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against RecipeChart.com and any RecipeChart.com with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold RecipeChart.com, its owners/operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of a Site.

9. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

The content on the Sites, with the exception of User Submissions, third-party content such as photos or any other information provided that is theirs, including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like (“Content”) and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (“Marks”), is owned by or licensed to RecipeChart.com, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. Content on the Sites is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. RecipeChart.com reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Sites and the Content. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than as expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of User Submissions of third parties obtained through a Site for any commercial purposes. If you download or print a copy of the Content for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of any Site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of any Site or the Content.

The use of any name, trademark, trade name, service mark, logo, symbol or other proprietary designation or marking of or belonging to any entity making products or services available on a Site should not be construed as an endorsement or sponsorship of the Site by any such entity, or as the participation by any such entity in the offering of goods or information through the Site. You retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions.

However, by submitting your content (photos, text, any information) and/or registering as a content provider, you hereby grant RecipeChart.com a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in perpetuity in connection with Recipechart.com and RecipeChart.com’s (and its successor’s) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Site (and derivative works thereof), for advertising and marketing purposes and for content distribution in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the Site a non-exclusive license to access your content and submissions through the Site, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of Recipechart.com and under these Terms of Service.

10. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT POLICY

RecipeChart.com will remove any Content or User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another’s intellectual property rights.

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any Content or User Submission on a infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted 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;
  3. 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 the service provider to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address;
  5. A statement that you have 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
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Send all this information to our email address: [email protected]

For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent. Any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to RecipeChart.com customer service through [email protected], or as directed on a specific Site. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section 10, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

It is RecipeChart.com’s policy to block access to or remove any material that it believes in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed on the Site, and to remove repeat offenders from the Site and to deny them access to the Services.

11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THE SITES AND SERVICES AND ALL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. RECIPECHART.COM MAKES NO OTHER REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION:

  1. RECIPECHART.COM MAKES NO WARRANTIES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT;
  2. RECIPECHART.COM MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT ITS SITES OR SERVICES, OR THE SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITES, WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE, ACCESSIBLE, UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OPERATE WITHOUT ERROR OR BE FREE OF SOFTWARE ERRORS OR COMPUTER VIRUSES. NOR DOES RECIPECHART.COM MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITES OR SERVICES;
  3. RECIPECHART.COM DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, DESCRIPTIONS, INFORMATION OR MATERIAL INCLUDED ON THE SITES WILL BE AS REPRESENTED BY THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS, WILL BE FREE OF DEFECTS OR LAWFUL TO SELL, OR WILL BE SATISFACTORY TO YOU, OR THAT THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS WILL PERFORM AS PROMISED;
  4. RECIPECHART.COM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE; AND
  5. RECIPECHART.COM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY OBLIGATION, LIABILITY OR REMEDY IN TORT, WHETHER OR NOT ARISING FROM ANY NEGLIGENCE OF RECIPECHART.COM.

Some states, to the extent their law might be deemed to apply, might not permit the disclaimer of certain warranties, so the foregoing might not apply to you.

12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND REMEDIES

  1. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL RECIPECHART.COM OR ITS AFFILIATES, OWNERS, SHAREHOLDERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR SITES OR SERVICES, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE. IN ANY CASE, RECIPECHART.COM’S LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED AND MAY NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH A PARTICULAR TRANSACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY WITH A MAXIMUM OF $100.00 US DOLLARS OR, IF THE CLAIM DOES NOT RELATE TO A SPECIFIC TRANSACTION, ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100.00).
  2. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL RECIPECHART.COM OR ITS AFFILIATES, OWNERS, SHAREHOLDERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF, IN CONNECTION WITH OR RESULTING FROM ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH ITS SITES OR SERVICES, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE.
  3. Some states, to the extent their law might be deemed to apply, might not allow the limitation of liability, so the foregoing limitations might not apply to you.

13. INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify and hold recipechart.com and its affiliates, owners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and representatives, harmless from and against any loss, cost, claim, damages, liability and expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, and further including any injuries to third parties arising out of or relating to

  1. your breach of these Terms of Service,
  2. any fraud, manipulation, deception or misrepresentation by you,
  3. any wrongdoing, willful misconduct or negligence on your part with respect to your use of the Sites or Services, and
  4. any violation of applicable federal or state laws or regulations by you.

14. PRIVACY

Please see our Privacy Policy at  for an explanation of our online information practices with regards to information submitted to the Sites.

15. NUTRITIONAL AND RECIPE INFORMATION DISCLOSURE

By using Recipechart.com or any related service or website and understand that nutritional and recipe information displayed on the site or other relevant sites are to our best estimation and efforts. Your end result may vary as we do not control the quality of ingredients or how you measure or weigh your ingredients or execute your recipe or even the skill level of your cooking. The site’s recipes and nutritional information are only used as a guideline and entertainment purposes.

16. TERMINATION

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms of Service, Recipechart.com may, in its sole discretion, terminate these Terms of Service and your use or access to the Sites and/or its Services immediately and without notice for any reason.

17. GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. Governing Law. These Terms of Service, and all aspects of the relationship and dealings between you and Recipechart.com shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, without regard to its conflict of law provisions
  2. Jurisdiction. Any lawsuit that arises between you and Recipechart.com in connection with or related to these Terms of Service, the Sites or the Services shall be brought exclusively in either the state or federal courts in the province and county of Ontario, Canada. You and Recipechart.com expressly consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of such courts.
  3. Complete Terms of Service. These Terms of Service, the Privacy Policy at http://www.recipechart.com/privacy-policy and all materials expressly incorporated herein by reference constitute the full and complete Terms of Service between you and Recipechart.com. You and Recipechart.com have not relied upon any promises, representations, statements or undertaking other than those set forth herein. No oral modifications to these Terms of Service are permitted or valid. If any provision of these Terms of Service shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
  4. Section Headings. The section titles of these Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
  5. No Agency. You and Recipechart.com are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship is intended or created by these Terms of Service.
  6. Assignment. You may not assign these Terms of Service or any of your rights hereunder to a third person without first obtaining Recipechart.com’s express written consent.