Website Terms and Conditions
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 website and changing the “last updated” date listed above. This Notice applies exclusively to your access to, interaction with, and use of, this website and does not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you might have with LaurasBestRecipes.com, Inc. (“Gourmet Media Group”) 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.
Gourmet Media Group or its affiliates or licensors solely and exclusively own all rights, title and interest in all web site materials, including, without limitation, the Gourmet Media Group logo, design, text, copy, graphics, videos, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, “Content”).
II. 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 Gourmet Media Group. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Gourmet Media Group 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 Gourmet Media Group 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 Gourmet Media Group, 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.
“LaurasBestRecipes.com,” “Gourmet Media Group,” and other trademarks on this website are trademarks of Gourmet Media Group or its affiliates or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Gourmet Media Group. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress of Gourmet Media Group, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Gourmet Media Group. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned on the website are the property of their respective owners.
Gourmet Media Group 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 website. 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 website only, provided such link does not portray Gourmet Media Group 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 and Services
Gourmet Media Group 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. Gourmet Media Group does not monitor nor does Gourmet Media Group have control over any Third-Party Content. Gourmet Media Group does not endorse or adopt any Third-Party Content and can make no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. Gourmet Media Group 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 Gourmet Media Group, either online or offline and whether or not solicited by Gourmet Media Group, you hereby grant to Gourmet Media Group 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 Gourmet Media Group’ expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Gourmet Media Group to effect, perfect, and confirm the license granted to Gourmet Media Group to your Submitted Item as set forth herein.
Publication or use of any Submitted Items is at the sole discretion of Gourmet Media Group and Gourmet Media Group is under no obligation to publish or use any Submitted Item. If your Submitted Item is published, used and/or posted on the website or otherwise used by Gourmet Media Group, 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 Gourmet Media Group 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 email 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 email address will be published with your Submitted Item.
This website might include discussion forums or other interactive areas, including, but not limited to, bulletin boards, and recipe storage and exchange areas. All such forums and interactive areas shall be used only for non-commercial purposes. You are solely liable for any material you upload or transmit to the discussion forums or interactive areas of this website. You agree not to use the website to do any of the following:
Upload, post, email, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish any message, information, text or other material (“Material”) that may be considered to be unlawful, harmful, libelous, tortious, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
Upload or transmit any Material that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national, or international law, including, without limitation, the regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any securities exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, or the NASDAQ;
Upload, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any Material that might infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party;
Impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
Without Gourmet Media Group’ written permission, distribute, publish, or make available any unsolicited or unauthorized promotions, advertising or solicitations for funds, goods or services, including junk mail, spam, and chain letters;
Harm minors in any way; or
Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any Material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
THIS WEBSITE 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 WEBSITE AND/OR ITS CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. GOURMET MEDIA GROUP DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. GOURMET MEDIA GROUP DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, OR ERROR-FREE. GOURMET MEDIA GROUP DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THIS WEBSITE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
Gourmet Media Group reserves the right to change any and all Content contained on this website 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 Gourmet Media Group.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL GOURMET MEDIA GROUP 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 WEBSITE OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON, OR ACCESSED THROUGH, THIS WEBSITE, EVEN IF GOURMET MEDIA GROUP 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 Gourmet Media Group, 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 website 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 website, and any Material and Submissions transmitted by you via or in connection with our website, 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 website from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of our website. 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 and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Colorado, 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 and conditions shall be filed only in the state and federal courts residing in Denver County, Colorado, 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.
Gourmet Media Group reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion at any time, to terminate your license to use this website, to block or prevent future access to and use of this website, 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.
LIMITATION ON LIABILITY. LaurasBestRecipes.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 email or redemption to be received by LaurasBestRecipes.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 LaurasBestRecipes.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 LaurasBestRecipes.com which threatens or corrupts or adversely affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Trial offer, LaurasBestRecipes.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 WEBSITE 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, GOURMET MEDIA GROUP.COM WILL DISQUALIFY YOUR ATTEMPTED REDEMPTION AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Revised 10 August 2012