Terms of Service Notice
Updated: October 17th, 2012
We reserve the right in our sole discretion to change, modify, add, or delete portions of this Notice at any time. We will provide notice of such changes only by posting the updated Notice on our Web site and changing the “last updated” date listed above. This Notice applies exclusively to your access to, interaction with, and use of, this Web site and does not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you might have with SelfCook.net, Inc. (“SelfCook”) for products, services, or otherwise. We encourage you to review our Notice each time you visit our site to see if it has been updated since your last visit.
If you have any questions regarding the use of the Web site, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section within Customer Support. All other questions or comments about the Web site should be directed to [email protected]
(A) In order to access or use some features of the Web site, you will have to become a registered user. If you are under the age of thirteen, then you are not permitted to register as a user or otherwise submit personal information to SelfCook.
(B) In order to become a registered user, you must provide true, accurate and complete registration information and, if such information changes, promptly update the relevant registration information. During registration, you will create a user name and password (a “Membership”), which may permit you access to certain areas of the Web site not available to non-registered users. You are responsible for safeguarding and maintaining the confidentiality of your Membership. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs under your Membership, whether or not you have authorized the activity. You agree to notify us immediately at our customer support address [email protected] of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your Membership.
(C) Recipes or other content saved by a member will be public and viewable by all. Private recipes including weblinks, references and custom recipes entered by the member will remain private, unless marked “shared” by the member.
(D) All members are automatically signed up to win giveaways drawn at random. Notification will appear within your member recipe box, if you have won.
SelfCook or its affiliates or licensors solely and exclusively own all rights, title and interest in all web site materials, including, without limitation, the SelfCook logo, design, text, copy, graphics, videos, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, “Content”).
- Website Usage
Other prohibited uses include:
- i) Use of robots, spiders, or any automatic device, or use of any manual process to copy or scrape the web site Content for any purpose without the express written permission of SelfCook. Notwithstanding the foregoing, SelfCook 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.
III. API Usage
You are granted a limited, nonexclusive, non-sublicensable right to access the SelfCook Application Programming Interface (API) on the terms specified herein. This website, the API and the Content are available for your personal, non-commercial use only. Any other use, including but not limited to any commercial use, reproduction for mass distribution, modification, republication, display, or performance, without the prior written permission of SelfCook, is strictly prohibited. You may not reproduce, distribute, publish, transmit, modify, create derivative works from, or otherwise exploit any content, code, data or materials available through the API.
We reserve the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the API. Violation of any of these terms or conditions may subject you to legal actions.
“SelfCook.com,” “SelfCook,” and other trademarks on this Web site are trademarks of SelfCook or its affiliates or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of SelfCook. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress of SelfCook, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of SelfCook. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned on the Web site are the property of their respective owners.
SelfCook might have other patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property rights covering subject matter in any Web pages, and any software part of the Web site. Except to the extent we may have granted you licenses to certain intellectual property in this Notice, our providing you with such Web pages or any software does not give you any license to our intellectual property. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
You are granted a limited, nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the homepage or recipe home page of this Web site only, provided such link does not portray SelfCook or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise defamatory manner. This limited right may be revoked at any time.
Third-Party Content & Services
SelfCook may provide hyperlinks to sites such as search engines and content of third parties (“Third-Party Content”) as a service to those interested in this information. SelfCook does not monitor nor does SelfCook have control over any Third-Party Content. SelfCook does not endorse or adopt any Third-Party Content and can make no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. SelfCook does not warrant the accuracy of any information contained on, and undertakes no responsibility to update or review, any Third-Party Content. Users use these hyperlinks and Third-Party Content contained therein at their own risk.
By submitting, disclosing, or offering any recipe, review, photograph, image, video, “favorites” list, comments, feedback, postcards, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, and other information, content or material, or other item (each, a “Submitted Item”) to SelfCook, either online or offline and whether or not solicited by SelfCook, you hereby grant to SelfCook an irrevocable, nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free right and license to use, display, publicly perform, modify, reproduce, publish, distribute, make derivative works of, sublicense, and otherwise commercially and non-commercially exploit your Submitted Items and all copyright, trade secret, trademark, or other intellectual property rights therein, in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter developed (including but not limited to print, film, or electronic storage devices), and the exclusive right to use, display, publicly perform, modify, reproduce, publish, distribute, make derivative works of, sublicense, and otherwise exploit all such materials on commercial websites, without compensation of any kind to you or any third party.
You hereby represent and warrant (a) you have all necessary right, power, and authority to grant the license set forth herein to your Submitted Item, and (b) your Submitted Item does not violate, misappropriate, or infringe any copyright, trade secret, trademark or other intellectual property right of any third party. You will take, at SelfCook’ expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by SelfCook to effect, perfect, and confirm the license granted to SelfCook to your Submitted Item as set forth herein.
Publication or use of any Submitted Items is at the sole discretion of SelfCook and SelfCook is under no obligation to publish or use any Submitted Item. If your Submitted Item is published, used and/or posted on the Web site or otherwise used by SelfCook, we may include your name, likeness, photo or biographical information in conjunction with such publication, posting, or use. By submitting, disclosing, or offering a Submitted Item, you hereby grant SelfCook the right to use your name in connection with the publication, use or posting of your Submitted Item. You must include your full name and e-mail address with your Submitted Item so we can contact you if we have any questions about your Submitted Item; however, only your name and not your e-mail address will be published with your Submitted Item.
THIS WEB SITE AND THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON IT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND YOU AGREE USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND/OR ITS CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. SELFCOOK DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SELFCOOK DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT MATERIALS ON THIS WEB SITE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, OR ERROR-FREE. SELFCOOK DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THIS WEB SITE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE AND CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
SelfCook reserves the right to change any and all Content contained on this Web site at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, and supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by SelfCook.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL SELFCOOK OR ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEB SITE OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON, OR ACCESSED THROUGH, THIS WEB SITE, EVEN IF SELFCOOK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so some of the above might not apply to you.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SelfCook, its affiliates, and all of their officers, directors, agents, suppliers, and licensors from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your use of the Web site or any Materials or Submissions you provide, including, but not limited to, any claim by a third party that any Materials or Submissions infringe or violate such third party’s rights or interests.
Removal and Disclosure
We reserve the right to, at our sole discretion, remove, take down, destroy or delete any Material and Submissions at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to Material and Submissions, that we deem inappropriate or which we believe might subject us to any liability. We may access, use and disclose transaction information about your use of our Web site, and any Material and Submissions transmitted by you via or in connection with our Web site, to the extent permitted by law, in order to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena); to initiate, render, bill and collect for our products and services; to protect our rights or property, or to protect users of our Web site from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of our Web site. INDIRECT OR ATTEMPTED VIOLATIONS OF THIS NOTICE OR ANY RELATED POLICY, GUIDELINE OR AGREEMENT, AND ACTUAL OR ATTEMPTED VIOLATIONS BY A THIRD PARTY ON YOUR BEHALF, SHALL BE CONSIDERED VIOLATIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT BY YOU.
These terms of service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Washington, without regard to its choice of law principles to the contrary. You agree any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms of service shall be filed only in the state and federal courts residing in King County, Washington, and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action, or proceeding arising out of this Notice.
SelfCook reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion at any time, to terminate your license to use this Web site, to block or prevent future access to and use of this Web site, and to remove and discard any Material and Submissions.
If any provision of this Notice shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Notice and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
SelfCook Pro privileges
Some features of or services provided through the Web site require a fee-based subscription (all fee-based subscriptions are referred to as “Subscription Services”). If you elect to purchase Subscription Services you understand that your subscription is personal to you and the members of your household, and you may not transfer or make available your account name and password to others, including without limitation your co-workers. Any distribution by you of your account name and password may result in cancellation of your subscription without refund and in additional charges based on unauthorized use. Subscription Services may change, without prior notice. From time to time we may offer certain special promotions or offers (such as free premiums with purchase, or product discounts, etc) associated with our products (“special premiums”). Shipment of such special premiums may take 6-12 weeks for delivery. SelfCook reserves the right to charge shipping fees associated with these special premiums/products. Any and all promotions and/or offers, including those for special premiums may be discontinued at anytime, without prior notice at our discretion and are only available while supplies last or for the duration noted. Special discounts are applicable for one-time use only. Subsequent renewals will be charged at the then-current rate.
Cancelling Subscription Services
Prices for all Subscription Services exclude all applicable taxes and telecommunication charges, unless expressly stated otherwise and are in the form of US Dollars. To the extent permissible under law, you are responsible for any applicable taxes, whether or not they are listed on your receipt or statement. If you purchase Subscription Services, you agree to pay, using a valid credit card (or other form of payment that we may accept from time to time), the applicable fees and taxes (if any) set forth on the Web site. We reserve the right, upon prior notice to you, to change the amount of any fees and to institute new fees, effective at the end of your current subscription period. All authorized charges will be billed to your designated credit card account (or other payment method) on the terms described in the specific offer. If payment cannot be charged to your credit card or your payment is returned to SelfCook for any reason, SelfCook reserves the right to either suspend or terminate your access to the unpaid-for Subscription Services.
LIMITATION ON LIABILITY. SelfCook.com is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or redemption to be received by SelfCook.com on account of technical problems or traffic congestion online or on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any materials consistent with this Trial or subsequent use of SelfCook.com. If, for any reason, the Trial offer is not capable of running online as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of SelfCook.com which threatens or corrupts or adversely affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Trial offer, SelfCook.com, reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or suspend the offer and/or any Trials. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY YOU TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SUBSCRIPTION OFFER, MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SELFCOOK.COM WILL DISQUALIFY YOUR ATTEMPTED REDEMPTION AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
SelfCook.com will notify prior to automatically renewing your subscription on the anniversary of your purchase to ensure that there is no interruption of your SelfCook Pro privileges. SelfCook.com will charge your credit card at the then-current renewal rate using the credit card information we have on file for your account. Please contact the SelfCook.com Customer Support Department at [email protected] to cancel your automatic renewal, cancel your subscription, or change your payment method.
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement must be sent to Service Provider’s Designated Agent.
Notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent:
Service Provider: SelfCook
Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement: Monica Williams
Full Address of Designated Agent to Which Notification Should be Sent: 413 Pine Street, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone Number of Designated Agent: 206.292.3990
Facsimile Number of Designated Agent: 206.436.7406
E-Mail Address of Designated Agent: [email protected]
To be effective, the notification must be a written communication that includes the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- 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;
- 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;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
- 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
- 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.
We may give notice of a claim of copyright infringement to our users by means of a general notice on the Web site, electronic mail to a user’s e-mail address in our records, or by written communication sent by first-class mail to a user’s address in our records. SelfCook may, within its sole discretion, terminate authorization of users to its Web site who are repeat infringers.