1. Your Acceptance
A. By using and/or visiting this website (collectively, including all content and functionality available through the Idealchef.com domain name, the "Idealchef.com Website", or "Website"), you signify your agreement to (1) these terms and conditions (the "Terms of Service"), (2) Idealchef.com’s privacy notice, found at http://www.idealchef.com/privacy.html and incorporated here by reference. If you do not agree to any of these terms or the Idealchef.com privacy notice, you have no authority or permission to use the Idealchef.com Website.
B. You should periodically review the most up-to-date version http://www.idealchef.com/terms. Idealchef.com may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Service and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.
2. Idealchef.com Website
A. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the Idealchef.com Website, including users who are also contributors of video content, information, and other materials or services on the Website. The Idealchef.com Website includes all aspects of Idealchef.com, including but not limited to all products, software and services offered via the website.
B. The Idealchef.com Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by Idealchef.com. Idealchef.com has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, Idealchef.com will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Website, you expressly relieve Idealchef.com from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.
3. Idealchef.com Accounts
A. In order to access some features of the Website, you will have to create a Idealchef.com account. You may never use another's account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify Idealchef.com immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
B. Although Idealchef.com will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you will be liable for the losses of Idealchef.com or others due to such unauthorized use.
4. General Use of the Website—Permissions and Restrictions
Idealchef.com hereby grants you permission to access and use the Website as set forth in these Terms of Service, provided that:
A. You agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Website, including but not limited to User Submissions (defined below), without Idealchef.com’s prior written authorization.
B. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Website.
C. You agree not to access User Submissions (defined below) or Idealchef.com Content through any technology or means other than the video playback pages of the Website itself, chef profile, or other explicitly authorized means Idealchef.com may designate.
D. You agree not to use the Website, for any commercial use, without the prior written authorization of Idealchef.com. Prohibited commercial uses include any of the following actions taken without Idealchef.com’s express approval:
- Sale of access to the Website or its related services on another website;
- Use of the Website or its related services (such as the Embeddable Player), for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue;
- The sale of advertising, on the Idealchef.com website or any third-party website, targeted to the content of specific User Submissions or Idealchef.com content;
- And any use of the Website or its related services that Idealchef.com finds, in its sole discretion, to use Idealchef.com’s resources or User Submissions with the effect of competing with or displacing the market for Idealchef.com, Idealchef.com content, or its User Submissions.
- Embedding commercial advertising in an uploaded video.
E. Prohibited commercial uses do not include:
- Uploading an original video to Idealchef.com, or maintaining an original channel on Idealchef.com, to promote your business or artistic enterprise;
- Any use that Idealchef.com expressly authorizes in writing.
H. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers," that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the Idealchef.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, Idealchef.com grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. Idealchef.com reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website (e.g. comments, email) for any purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to their User Submissions.
I. In your use of the website, you will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service, and all applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.
J. Idealchef.com reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the Idealchef.com Website at any time.
5. Your Use of Content on the Site
In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of content on the Idealchef.com Website.
A. The content on the Idealchef.com Website, except all User Submissions (as defined below), 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"), are owned by or licensed to Idealchef.com, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of Idealchef.com. Idealchef.com reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content.
B. You may access User Submissions solely:
- for your information and personal use;
- as intended through the normal functionality of the Idealchef.com Service; and
- for Streaming.
"Streaming" means a contemporaneous digital transmission of an audiovisual work via the Internet from the Idealchef.com Service to a user's device in such a manner that the data is intended for real-time viewing and not intended to be copied, stored, permanently downloaded, or redistributed by the user. Accessing User Videos for any purpose or in any manner other than Streaming is expressly prohibited. User Videos are made available "as is."
C. User Comments are made available to you for your information and personal use solely as intended through the normal functionality of the Idealchef.com Service. User Comments are made available "as is", and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, downloaded, or otherwise exploited in any manner not intended by the normal functionality of the Idealchef.com Service or otherwise as prohibited under this Agreement.
D. You may access Idealchef.com Content, User Submissions and other content only as permitted under this Agreement. Idealchef.com reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Idealchef.com Content and the Idealchef.com Service.
E. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of User Submissions of third parties obtained through the Website for any commercial purposes.
F. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Idealchef.com Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Idealchef.com Website or the Content therein.
G. You understand that when using the Idealchef.com Website, you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and that Idealchef.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 Idealchef.com with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold Idealchef.com, its Owners/Operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the site.
6. Your User Submissions and Conduct
A. As a Idealchef.com account holder you may submit video content ("User Videos") and textual content ("User Comments"). User Videos and User Comments are collectively referred to as "User Submissions." You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, Idealchef.com does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions.
B. 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: you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Idealchef.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 the Website and these Terms of Service.
C. For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. However, by submitting User Submissions to Idealchef.com, you hereby grant Idealchef.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 connection with the Idealchef.com Website and Idealchef.com’s (and its successors' and affiliates') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Idealchef.com Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the Idealchef.com Website a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Website, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under these Terms of Service. The above licenses granted by you in User Videos terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove your membership to Idelchef.com. You understand and agree, however, that Idealchef.com may retain, display, distribute, or perform, server copies of User Submissions after you are no longer a chef user. The above licenses granted by you in User Comments are perpetual and irrevocable.
D. In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you will not submit material that is pornographic, obscene, defamatory, 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 Idealchef.com all of the license rights granted herein.
E. Idealchef.com does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Idealchef.com expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. Idealchef.com does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Website, and Idealchef.com will remove any or all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another's intellectual property rights. Idealchef.com reserves the right to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice for any reason or no reason.
7. Account Termination Policy
A. Idealchef.com can terminate a User's access to its Website if, and when Idealchef.com determines in its sole discretion, to do so.
B. Idealchef.com reserves the right to decide whether Content or a User Submission is appropriate and complies with these Terms of Service for violations other than copyright infringement, such as, but not limited to, pornography, obscene or defamatory material, or excessive length. Idealchef.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.
8. Warranty Disclaimer
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE IDEALCHEF.COM WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IDEALCHEF.COM, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. IDEALCHEF.COM MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE IDEALCHEF.COM WEBSITE. IDEALCHEF.COM DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE IDEALCHEF.COM WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND IDEALCHEF.COM WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.
9. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL IDEALCHEF.COM, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE IDEALCHEF.COM WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IDEALCHEF.COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
The Website is controlled and offered by Idealchef.com from its facilities in the United States of America. Idealchef.com makes no representations that the Idealchef.com Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Idealchef.com Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Idealchef.com, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Idealchef.com Website; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the Idealchef.com Website.
11. Ability to Accept Terms of Service
You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Idealchef.com Website is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Idealchef.com Website. There are lots of other great web sites for you. Talk to your parents about what sites are appropriate for you.
These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Idealchef.com without restriction.
You agree that: (i) the Idealchef.com Website shall be deemed solely based in New York; and (ii) the Idealchef.com Website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Idealchef.com, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than New York. These Terms of Service shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and Idealchef.com that arises in whole or in part from the Idealchef.com Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Nassau County, New York. These Terms of Service, together with the Privacy Notice at http://www.idealchef.com/t/privacy and any other legal notices published by Idealchef.com on the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Idealchef.com concerning the Idealchef.com Website. If any provision of these Terms of Service is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this these Terms of Service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Idealchef.com’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Idealchef.com reserves the right to amend these Terms of Service at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Service for any changes. Your use of the Idealchef.com Website following any amendment of these Terms of Service will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION THAT YOU MAY BRING AGAINST IDEALCHEF.COM MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.