Last Updated: August 13, 2012
The Service is an interactive platform for chefs to share their favorite dishes and restaurants, and for hungry people to find good food to eat. End users of the Service may upload photos and comments from their dining experiences.
You must be 18 years of age or older to use the Service. You represent and warrant that any profile information you submit is true and accurate and that you are 18 years of age or older and are fully able and competent to enter into and abide by these Terms. The Service is not intended for those under the age of 18. Use of the Service is void where prohibited.
You may browse the Website without creating an account, subject to these Terms. In order to use the full features of the Service, you must download our Software from us or a third party distributor (“Distributor”), like Apple, Inc., and register for a Credible account. Your use of any account with a Distributor is subject to any terms, conditions, and policies, including privacy policies, of that Distributor.
When registering for a Credible account, you must provide accurate and complete information and promptly update this information to keep it current. If you provide any information that is inaccurate or incomplete, or we have reason to believe that the information is inaccurate or incomplete, we may suspend or terminate your account and your use of the Service.
You are solely responsible for: (a) maintaining the security of any logins, passwords, or other credentials that you select or that we provide to you to access your Credible account; and (b) all activities that occur through your account. To protect your account from unauthorized use, do not provide your username or password to anyone else. Please notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
License to the Service
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Credible grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Service, including downloading and installing the Software on the mobile device for which the Software was created, for personal use only. This limited license does not include any right to modify, distribute, prepare derivative works of, or grant sublicenses to use the Software. Furthermore, in order to protect the trade secrets and proprietary know-how contained in the Software, you will not decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer the Software.
You must comply with all applicable laws when using the Service. Except as may be expressly permitted by applicable law or expressly enabled by a feature of the Service, you will not, and will not permit anyone else to: (a) store, copy, modify, or distribute any of the content made available on the Service; (b) compile or collect any content available on the Service as part of a database or other work; (c) use any automated tool (e.g., robots, spiders) or manual process to monitor, store, copy, scrape, modify, distribute, or resell any content from the Service; (d) frame or otherwise incorporate the Service or any portion of the Service as part of another website or service; (e) reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes any portion of the Service (including the display of third party advertising); (f) circumvent or disable any digital rights management, usage rules, or other security features of the Service; (g) use the Service in a manner that threatens the integrity, performance, or availability of the Service; (h) remove, alter, or obscure any proprietary notices (including copyright notices) on any portion of the Service or any content available from the Service; or (i) include any personal or identifying information about another person in your User Content (defined below) without that person’s explicit consent.
In connection with registration for a Credible account, users may upload or otherwise provide photos or other materials or information to the Service (“User Content”). You agree that you have not uploaded, and will not upload, User Content to the Service unless you created that content yourself, or you have permission from the copyright owner to do so.
Communications in chat areas, forums, bulletin boards, communities, groups, or other public or common areas of the Service are not private communications. You should use caution when submitting any User Content that contains your personal information to a public or common area of the Service.
You agree not to upload to the Service or otherwise post, transmit, distribute, or disseminate through the Service any material that: (i) is false, misleading, unlawful, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harassing, hateful, inflammatory, or abusive; (ii) encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or gives rise to civil liability; (iii) breaches any duty toward or rights of any person or entity, including rights of publicity or privacy; (iv) contains corrupted data or any other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files; (v) advertises products or services competitive with Credible’s or its partners’ products and services, as determined by Credible in its sole discretion; or (vi) in Credible’s sole judgment, is objectionable, restricts or inhibits any person or entity from using or enjoying any portion of the Service, or which may expose Credible, its affiliates, or users to harm or liability of any nature.
Although Credible has no obligation to screen, edit, or monitor any User Content, Credible reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen, edit, or disable any User Content at any time and for any reason without notice. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to User Content that is offensive, indecent, objectionable, or inaccurate. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any User Content, including any loss or damage to any of your User Content.
If you are filmed or recorded by Credible or its agents in connection with your participation in Credible product research or promotion (“Video”), then by using the Service, which you acknowledge is sufficient consideration, you hereby grant Credible and its successors perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, fully-paid permission to use, copy, and display the Video in any form of media and by any means: (a) as part of or in connection with Credible products or services, including Credible research and development; (b) as part of or in connection with the sale, promotion, or advertising of Credible products or services; and (c) any other lawful purpose whatsoever; in each case, alone or in combination with other materials. You agree that all right, title, and interest, including copyright, in the Video and any materials produced by Credible using the Video (including your name and likeness), are owned exclusively by Credible, and that nothing in this “General Release” paragraph will constitute any Credible obligation to make use of the rights granted by you in this paragraph. You also agree that the rights granted by you to Credible in this paragraph do not conflict with any of your existing commitments. You hereby: (i) waive any right to inspect or approve any works that may be created with or from the Video; (ii) waive any and all moral rights you may have in the Video; and (iii) release Credible, its agents, employees, licensees, partners, successors, and assigns from any and all claims I may have now or in the future, whether known or unknown, for invasion of privacy, right of publicity, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, defamation, or any other cause of action arising out of the product research study, the filming, use, reproduction, adaptation, distribution, broadcast, performance, or display of the Video.
Content on the Service, including User Content provided by other users, has been licensed to Credible in accordance with various licensing agreements between Credible and the persons or entities who own the rights to that content ("Licensed Content"). Licensed Content is protected by intellectual property laws.
Any opinion, advice, statement, service, offer, or other information that constitutes part of the Licensed Content expressed or made available via the Service are those of the respective authors or producers and not of Credible or its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, partners, or affiliates. Under no circumstances will Credible or its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, partners, or affiliates be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any information obtained through the Service. It is your responsibility to evaluate the information, opinions, advice, or other content available on the Service and to seek qualified professional assistance as applicable.
Credible respects the intellectual property rights of others, and asks you to do the same. It is Credible’s policy to terminate the access privileges of those who repeatedly infringe the copyright rights of others. If you believe that your work has been posted on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact Credible’s copyright agent at the address below and provide the following information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) a description of the copyright-protected work that you claim has been infringed; (c) the location on the Service of the material that you claim is infringing; (d) your address, telephone number, and email address; (e) a statement by you regarding your good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. By submitting a copyright infringement notice, you acknowledge and agree that Credible or its copyright agent may forward the information you provide in this notice to the person who uploaded the allegedly infringing material.
You may write to Credible’s designated agent for notice of copyright infringement at:
Attn: Copyright Agent
11 Tillman Place, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
If you believe that your removed or disabled User Content is not infringing, or that you have the authorization or right to post and use that User Content from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to law, you may send a counter-notice containing the information required by Section 512(g)(3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 USC § 512(g)(3)). Credible or its copyright agent will forward your counter-notification to the party who submitted the original copyright infringement claim. If the original claimant does not file an action seeking a court order to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity related to the removed or disabled User Content within 10 business days of receiving the counter-notice from Credible, then Credible may, in its sole discretion, reinstate the removed or disabled material.
We, our affiliates, and our suppliers and licensors own all right, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the Service. Except for those rights expressly granted in these Terms, no other rights are granted, either express or implied, to you.
Chefs Feed and Credible are trademarks of Credible, Inc. Other product, brand, and company names and logos used on the Service are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Any use of any of the marks appearing on the Service without the prior written consent of Credible or the owner of the mark, as appropriate, is strictly prohibited.
As of the date stated above, the Service is provided to you for free, but Credible reserves the right to implement fees for the Service at any time by providing you notice.
Access; Modifications to the Service
Credible does not provide you with the equipment to use the Service. You are responsible for all fees charged by third parties to access and use the Service (e.g., charges by ISPs or mobile carriers).
Credible reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or a part of the Service without notice. Credible will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Service.
If you provide feedback to Credible regarding the Service (“Feedback”), you acknowledge that the Feedback is not confidential and you authorize Credible to use that Feedback without restriction and without payment to you. Accordingly, you hereby grant to Credible a nonexclusive, royalty-free, fully-paid, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, and fully sublicensable right to use the Feedback in any manner and for any purpose, including use of that Feedback with the name and user profile photo (your likeness) that you submit in connection with your Credible account, if we choose.
Changes to Terms
We reserve the right to modify these Terms from time to time. If we modify these Terms, we will indicate that we have done so on the Website at http://www.chefsfeed.com/terms or otherwise provide you notice. It is your responsibility to review these Terms regularly. Use of the Service after the effective date of a modification constitutes your acceptance of any modified Terms.
You may terminate your use of the Service at any time by terminating your account and deleting the Software from your mobile device. Termination of your account is your sole right and remedy with respect to any dispute with Credible regarding the Service or these Terms. Credible may suspend or terminate your access to the Service at any time, for any reason. If Credible suspects that you have violated any provision of these Terms, Credible may also seek any other available legal remedy. Your rights under these Terms will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with any of these Terms. Upon termination, you must destroy or delete any copy of the Software in your possession.
You remain solely liable for all obligations related to use of the Service, even after you have stopped using the Service. Neither Credible nor any of its licensors, suppliers, or publishers is liable to you or to any third party for any loss caused by any termination of the Service or termination of your access to the Service.
We may email or provide you coupons, offers, and other specials from third parties (collectively “Promotions”). Credible is not responsible for the redemption, errors, omissions, or expiration of Promotions. All Promotions featured as a part of the Service are subject to change without notice and we have no control over their legality or the ability of any merchant to complete the Promotion (including the sale in accordance with the offer).
The Service may contain links to web pages and content of third parties ("Third-Party Content") as a service to those interested in this information. We do not monitor, endorse, or adopt, or have any control over, any Third-Party Content. We undertake no responsibility to update or review any Third-Party Content and can make no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness.
Additionally, if you follow a link or otherwise navigate away from the Service, please be aware that these Terms will no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third-Party Content provider to which you navigate from the Service. You access and use Third-Party Content at your own risk.
The Service may contain advertisements and promotions from third parties. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than us, and any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party.
Special Terms Regarding Apple
If you download the Software from Apple, Inc.’s App Store: (a) your use of the Software must at all times be in accordance with the Usage Rules set forth in the Apple, Inc. App Store Terms of Service; and (b) you acknowledge that these Terms are entered into solely between you and Credible. These Terms are not intended to provide for usage rules for the Software that are less restrictive than the Usage Rules set forth for Licensed Applications in, or otherwise conflict with, the App Store Terms of Service as of the date that you accept the App Store Terms of Service (which you acknowledge you have had the opportunity to review). You also acknowledge and agree that:
- in the event of any third party claim that your possession or use of the Software infringes any third party’s intellectual property rights, Credible is solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement, and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim;
- Apple has no responsibility for addressing any claims relating to the Software, including but not limited to: (a) product liability claims; (b) maintenance and support; (c) any claim that the Software fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (d) any claim arising under consumer protection or similar legislation; and
- Apple and its subsidiaries are intended third-party beneficiaries of these Terms, and that, upon your acceptance of these Terms, Apple and its subsidiaries will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. CREDIBLE, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, AND DISTRIBUTORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. CREDIBLE does not warrant uninterrupted use or operation of the SERVICE or that any data sent by OR TO you will be ACCURATE, COMPLETE, transmitted in uncorrupted form, or TRANSMITTED within a reasonable amount of time. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAY OR LOSS OF ANY KIND THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING LOSS OF ANY DATA OR HARM TO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM CREDIBLE, THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS. SOME STATES MAY PROHIBIT A DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
Limitation of Liability
NEITHER CREDIBLE NOR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, OR DISTRIBUTORS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY 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 ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICE. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THESE TERMS, THE MAXIMUM TOTAL LIABILITY OF CREDIBLE, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, AND DISTRIBUTORS TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIM RELATED TO THE SERVICE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, IS THE GREATER OF THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE SERVICE OR $10. EACH PROVISION OF THESE TERMS THAT PROVIDES FOR A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES IS TO ALLOCATE THE RISKS UNDER THESE TERMS BETWEEN THE PARTIES. THIS ALLOCATION IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES. EACH OF THESE PROVISIONS IS SEVERABLE AND INDEPENDENT OF ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
You will defend, indemnify, and hold Credible, its affiliates, directors, officers, agents, employees, licensors, suppliers, and Distributors harmless from any costs, damages, expenses, and liability caused by your use of the Service, your violation of these Terms, or your violation of any rights of a third party through use of the Service.
These Terms, and any rights or licenses granted under these Terms, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Credible without restriction. Any assignment attempted in violation of these Terms is void.
Governing Law; Venue
These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of California, excluding its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any judicial proceedings will be brought in and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts in San Francisco, California.
YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SERVICE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, THAT CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
Waiver and Severability of Terms
The failure of Credible to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by Credible. If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms remain in full force and effect.
Consent to Electronic Communications
By using the Service, you consent to receiving electronic communications from us. These communications may include notices about your account and information concerning or related to the Service. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures, or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.
You are solely responsible for all fees charged by your telecommunications service provider or any other service provider related to your download of the Software or use of the Service, including without limitation any SMS / text messaging fees, data charges, and other fees.
These Terms are the entire agreement between you and Credible regarding your use of the Service.
For questions, comments, complaints, or claims related to the Service, please contact Credible using the contact information on our Website.