CookTogether User Agreement

1. General Terms & Conditions

2. CookTogether Recipes

3. CookTogether Features

4. Advertising

5. Disclaimer of Liability

6. Privacy Policy

This is a legal document describing your rights and obligations to use the services available under the domain www.cooktogether.com.

This Agreement contains our policies of General Terms & Conditions, Services, Disclaimer of liability and Privacy Policy. Together they contain the whole of the agreement between us and you concerning your use of the CookTogether site and its services.

Please read this document carefully.

If you do not agree to be bound by this User Agreement, you may not use or access our services.

1. General Terms & Conditions

Access to and use of cooktogether.com is provided by Net Together Ltd subject to the following terms:

1.1 Definitions

"CookTogether": the web site identified by the url: www.cooktogether.com

"Site": the domain cooktogether.com

"User": by accessing any part of CookTogether you become a "user" of CookTogether

"Member/Registered user": by registering you become a registered user or member of CookTogether

"Advertisers": individuals or businesses who advertise on our site

"We", "us" and "our": the legal owners of CookTogether

"You, your": the user, registered user or member

"Features": the CookTogether service called Features

All users and members are legally bound by this user agreement each time they access the CookTogether site, its sub-domains and its services. Before you may become a user of the CookTogether site you must read, agree with and accept all of the terms and conditions expressly set out below and those incorporated by reference.

We may make changes to these terms at any time by posting changes online. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by us. Your continued use of the Site after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.

1.2 Registering & Membership

1.2.1 Registering

To contribute to our services you must register. To register you must be at least 16 years of age. If you are under 16 years old, you can use this service only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or guardian. If you do not qualify, please do not use our services. To contribute to our services you need to choose a username and a password. A validating link is emailed to you to activate your account. Once you validate it you become a member and you may contribute to our services. Your personal details and your email address will not be accessible by or made available to any other users, registered users or members. You can change and update your details, including your password, in your profile at any time after you log-in.

1.2.2 Membership

Once you have registered you become a registered user/member of CookTogether. You may access the CookTogether services available to you by using your username and password.

You may access the CookTogether services on the basis that:-

You acknowledge that we are not and cannot be held responsible for the behaviour of members, registered users or users: whether on the CookTogether web site or elsewhere. We only provide a venue where registered users and members can exchange information or express their opinion Further terms and condition apply for each service.

For security or other reasons, we may require you to change password or other information that facilitates access to CookTogether and its Services.

1.2.3 Privacy

We take privacy of our members very seriously.

We will not directly make our members' personal information (name, address, email address) available to others on the CookTogether site.

We will not supply nor sell any of your data to third parties without your express permission.

Your details will be held in a secure database.

From time to we may email you with recommendations, news, changes of our services and other services we think you might find useful. You will be asked to indicate if you do not wish to receive them. If you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletters please email us.

If you wish to cancel your membership please email us. We will terminate your username and password and they will become invalid immediately.

For further details regarding your privacy please read our full Privacy Policy

1.3 Use of Site

1.3.1 Material

For the purpose of this agreement "material" means any material published on CookTogether including, without limitation, all text, images and graphics of any nature whatsoever, regardless of whether the copyright or any other intellectual property rights rest with us or a third party.

Whether you are a member or a user you must not reproduce any part of CookTogether or transmit it to or store it in any other web site or disseminate any part of the material in any other form, unless we have indicated that you may do so.

You may download and print extracts from the material and make copies of these for your own personal use only. You are not allowed to download or print the material, or extracts from it, in a systematic or regular manner so as to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the material appearing on CookTogether.

You warrant that any material that you submit to CookTogether is free from viruses and will not have any detrimental or contaminating effect upon this web site and/or any users or members of CookTogether.

You remain ultimately responsible for any material that you post on CookTogether and warrant that the comments or information supplied are true and accurate. You agree that you will not post any material that is subject to copyright or not otherwise owned by yourself.

You agree that you will not submit material which is untrue, defamatory, abusive, or otherwise in breach of any applicable law.

We reserve the right to remove from CookTogether any material submitted by you.

We reserve the right to use any material you may choose to send to us.

You shall indemnify us against any claims or losses, expenses or liabilities howsoever incurred (including legal expenses and other professional fees) arising as a consequence of your breach of any of the terms of this agreement.

1.3.2. Intellectual Rights

You acknowledge that all copyright, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights in and relating to CookTogether (including the material which is contributed by members) are owned by CookTogether. You may not copy, distribute, show in public or create any derivative work from CookTogether, or any of the material which is found on CookTogether unless properly licensed to do so by us.

The software that operates the CookTogether site is the sole property of IDMA. You may not copy or utilize any part of it. If you wish to licence this software please email here.

You forego any claim to the intellectual property rights, present or future, in any material that you submit to the CookTogether site and grant us the right to the royalty-free use of any such submission in any way that we think fit.

1.3.3 Site operation

There may be times when CookTogether becomes temporarily unavailable for technical reasons whether on a regular or irregular, scheduled or unscheduled basis or for reasons that are outside our control. We do not guarantee continuous uninterrupted access to our site and services.

1.3.4 Breach of this agreement

If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with any of this User Agreement, we may, solely at our discretion, immediately cancel your use or access to CookTogether and without giving you any advance notice. Any outstanding tokens or received payments will be forfeit without any refund.

We reserve the right to suspend or terminate any member's access to CookTogether, and/or to edit, or require the member to edit, material posted on CookTogether if the relevant member or material appears to us to be in breach of any provision of this Agreement. Any person whose membership has been suspended or terminated must not attempt to re-register without our prior consent.

We reserve the right to exclude any person from the CookTogether site whose membership has been suspended or terminated. Non-registered users who violate any part of this agreement or behave in any way that we consider inappropriate will be excluded from accessing the CookTogether site and may be reported to the appropriate organisations. We are firmly opposed to spamming and will take any action available within the law to prosecute them.

2. CookTogether Recipes

The following terms and conditions are part of the main User Agreement and must be used in conjunction with the other policies.

CookTogether Recipes is a service to provide recipes, tips and ideas to all cooks. It is available for all users and members to browse.

To contribute to the CookTogether Recipes service you need to register ( see clause 1.2.1 about registration )

CookTogether members may contribute to the relevant categories on the bases that you accept that:

By using the CookTogether Recipes service all users and members must accept that:

3. CookTogether Features

The following terms and conditions are part of the main User Agreement and must be used in conjunction with the other policies.

CookTogether Features is a weblog (commonly known as blog) to write about cooking related topics.

It may be available to all users and members. By submitting posts or comment you become a registered user ( see clause 1.2.1 about registration ).

Any user or member may contribute to the published articles and topics on the basis that you accept and will comply with the following terms and conditions:

You acknowledge that we are entitled to withdraw any material posted in the CookTogether Features, whether based on information received from members or others or that we consider to be capable of breaching any part of this Agreement, or to bring CookTogether into disrepute.

We reserve the right to suspend or cancel the membership of any members who violate these rules and exclude them from using the CookTogether site. Registered users and users who violate these rules or behave in any way that we consider inappropriate will be excluded from accessing the CookTogether site and may be reported to the appropriate organisations. We are firmly opposed to spamming and will take any action available within the law to prosecute them.

All users and members accept that:-

Please read our Disclaimer of Liability policy for further details.

We are reliant upon all users to notify us of anything that appears likely to breach this Agreement. Please let us know of any such misuse.

Click here if you wish to advertise on CookTogether and read below about advertising on our site.

4. Advertising

The following terms and conditions are part of the main User Agreement and must be used in conjunction with the other policies.

Our aim is to provide our users and members with useful information, contacts and sources to help them with their projects. We allow some advertising in certain Sections, but only adverts that are related to cooking subjects. Advertisers must fill out an online form in order to advertise on our pages.

We endeavour to check out all sites before we put their advertising material on our pages: we only allow adverts for quality sites, products & services.

We do not permit advertising scrape sites, spamming sites, purely affiliating sites and sites that only exist to generate Adsense revenue. We do not permit the advertising of any firearms; knives; weapons; hazardous chemicals, paints, varnishes & materials; illegal materials and substances. We do not permit adverts for items or services that we consider to be inappropriate to our categories. We reserve the right not to allow ads on our pages entirely at our own discretion.

Individual, corporate and affiliate advertisers are solely responsible for the content of advertising material which they submit to us, including ensuring that it complies with relevant legislation. It is their responsibility to ensure that the product or service they advertise on our pages are not potentially hazardous, dangerous, unsafe, illegal, harmful to health or infringing any copyright or ownership.

Advertisers may submit short descriptions or a full article about their products & services. Any submitted material should be descriptive, objective and accurate. We do not allow any keyword stuffed text nor defamatory, misleading and blatantly promotional words. We reserve the right to change any submitted text that we consider spamming, misleading or does not comply with our terms & conditions.

We are not responsible for the content of any advertising material, its accuracy, truthfulness, safety or working order.

Advertisers may submit images and logos. These must be in jpg or gif format and have a maximum size limit. You can find out about these details on the Advertise with us page.

We reserve the right to change any submitted image that we believe is not suitable for our site.

We reserve the right not to publish any advertising material that we consider to be unsuitable in which case the advertiser will be refunded their payment.

Adverts will be published within 48 hours of receiving payment.

Liability

Anything purchased or any information gathered from any sites that are advertised on, or linked to from the CookTogether site are governed by the rules and conditions of those sites. We take no responsibility whatsoever for their content.

Advertisers are solely responsible for the content of advertising material which they submit to us, including ensuring that it complies with relevant legislation. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please read our Disclaimer of Liability.

Prices & payment

Our advertising prices are published on the Advertise with us page. Minimum period may apply for putting any advertising material on our site. This may change from time to time and may be different for each Section. Before the advertising period expires, we shall send an email to remind the advertiser to renew their advert. If they do not renew, their advert will be removed.

We reserve the right to change the amount and conditions of our pricing without notice. Any adverts that have been prepaid will not be affected until their period expires. Should advertisers wish to renew their advertising period, the new rate will apply.

Refund

As soon as any advertising material is published on our site no refund will be given to the advertiser.

If we decide not to publish any advertising material the advertiser will be refunded their payment.

If it is brought to our attention after publishing that advertising material does not comply with our terms and conditions we reserve the right to withdraw it without repayment or compensation.

If an advertiser wishes to withdraw their advertising material after it is published on our site no refund will be made.

If an advertiser wishes to amend their advertising material after it is published on our site it is at our discretion as to whether this can be done and whether a charge is made for the amendment.

Offers

From time to time, we may offer special deals of prices or periods. These will have a limited period and only apply for the period the advertiser paid for.

For payment methods please read the Advertise with us page.

5. Disclaimer of Liability

Please note that despite the above terms and conditions some members may provide information, or otherwise behave, in a way that is unreliable, misleading or even illegal. Some people may not be who they say they are.

We have no control over or responsibility for the truth or accuracy of any material available on CookTogether, whether provided by Members or others. We do not give any warranty as to the availability, accuracy, completeness, currency or reliability of the information and material published on CookTogether and expressly disclaim on behalf of CookTogether and any party contributing material (to the maximum extent permitted by law) all liability for any damage or loss resulting whatsoever and howsoever from your use of or reliance on the information and material published on CookTogether Accordingly, to the extent that the law permits, you release CookTogether and its directors, contractors and employees from all liability arising out of or in connection with CookTogether and the material included here by Members and other third parties.

Your use of CookTogether is entirely at your own risk.

You reveal any personal or contact details about yourself to other members at your own risk.

You can access other sites via links from CookTogether -we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.

We give no warranties of any kind concerning CookTogether or the material therein. In particular, we do not warrant that CookTogether or any of its content is virus free. You must take your precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility whatsoever for any infection by virus or other communication or by anything which has destructive properties.

You acknowledge that your use of CookTogether may be subject to interruption or delay. We do not give any warranty that CookTogether or the services offered through it will be error free, without interruption or delay, or free from defects in design or engineering.

We will not be liable to you or any third party for any indirect or consequential loss or damage, or for any loss of data, profit, revenue or business, howsoever caused (whether arising out of any negligence or breach of this Agreement or otherwise). CookTogether will also not be liable for any failure to perform of its obligations under this Agreement caused by matters beyond its reasonable control.

Without limiting the preceding Clause, during any period of twelve months, the aggregate liability of CookTogether under this Agreement (whether arising in negligence or otherwise) will not under any circumstances exceed the an amount equal to the sums paid by you to us by way of token fees during the relevant period of twelve months, regardless of the cause or form of action.

Nothing in this Agreement limits CookTogether's liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence, or any other liability which may not by UK law be excluded. Any UK statutory rights you may have as a consumer remain unaffected.

You agree to indemnify us against all liabilities, claims and expenses that may arise from any breach of this Agreement by you or through a machine on which you access CookTogether

We reserve the right to assign this Agreement, and to assign or subcontract any or all of our rights and obligations under this Agreement. You may not assign or dispose of this Agreement without the written consent of CookTogether.

6. Privacy Policy

6.1 Data Protection

CookTogether is committed to protect the privacy of its members' information and complies with the data protection laws that apply in the UK .

6.2 Sharing and use of information

We will not directly make our members' personal details (including email addresses) available to others on the CookTogether site.

Any personal information you submit to your Personal Profile is voluntary.

Any personal information you supply when registering will not be revealed to other members.

From time to we may email you with recommendations, news, changes of our services and other services we think you might find useful.

We will only use your personal data for statistical purposes and for the benefit of the CookTogether members.

We will not supply nor sell any of your data to third parties without your express permission.

The only circumstances in which we will provide your personal data to a third party are:

6.3 Cookies

We may use cookies (small files on your computer) to hold your login and registration information.

Temporary session cookies may also be used. These cookies disappear when you leave the site.

Third party cookies may be used to track advertisements.

6.4 Security

We take measures to protect our member database and access to this database is restricted. However, it remains all members' responsibility:

If you wish to cancel your membership please email us. We will terminate your username and password and they will become invalid immediately.

You can obtain further information about data protection laws in the UK by visiting www.dataprotection.gov.uk.

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