Terms and conditions
WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
The Food et al website and/or mobile application is owned or operated by Thomson Marshall Media (TMM) and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates (collectively, referred to herein as “we” or “us” or “our”).
These terms and conditions (Terms) govern your use of this website and any connected services delivered by email that are provided by TMM (together referred to as the Services). By using the Services, you will be deemed to have read, understood and accepted these Terms.
Please read these Terms carefully. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not enter foodetal.com or register as a member, or subscribe to our newsletters or other subscription based services.
Foodetal.com is intended only to be accessed from the United Kingdom. TMM makes no warranty or representation that the Site content is appropriate or available for use at other locations and access them from other territories where their contents are illegal or strictly prohibited. If you access the Site and you are outside of the United Kingdom you are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws.
Changes to these terms
We may make changes to these Terms from time to time and these changes will become effective as soon as they are posted on the Services. Please check the Terms periodically to see whether a change has been made to them. By continuing to use the Services you will be deemed to accept these changes. If you disagree with the Terms, or any revisions of them, please discontinue your use of the Services.
From time to time TMM may supplement these Terms with additional terms applying to specific content or events, such as editorial policy (“Additional Terms”). Any Additional Terms will be clearly placed on Foodetal.com to be viewed in connection with the specific content or events.
All Additional Terms will form part of these Terms of Service.
TMM may modify or discontinue Foodetal.com with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party.
Although portions of Foodetal.com may be viewed by anyone who visits Foodetal.com you will need to register as a member in order to access some things, such as liking an item.
When you register with us you are stating that you are over 18 years of age or are a minor over 16 years of age with parental consent to use the service you are registering for. Please note that all minors are recommended to discuss these terms and conditions with their parents or legal guardian before they complete any registration process or provide us with any information about themselves. We do not allow persons who we know to be 16 years of age or younger to register with Foodetal.com.
You agree that any information you provide to us about yourself upon registration or at any other time will be true, accurate and complete and that you will ensure that this information is kept accurate and up to date at all times. TMM reserves the right to terminate your membership and access to any specific content if TMM learns that you have provided us with false or misleading registration information.
Password and Security
When you register to use Foodetal.com you will be asked to create a password. You must keep this password confidential and must not disclose it to or share it with anyone. You will be responsible for all activities that occur under your password. If you know or suspect that someone else knows your password you agree to notify us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you forget your password please click ‘forgotten password’ or contact us at info@foodetal and we will be able to remind you of your password by email.
Information and availability
While we take every care to ensure that the information provided by the Services is accurate and complete, you understand and agree that TMM does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information in or provided in connection with Foodetal.com. You are advised to verify the accuracy of any information before relying on it.
We will do our utmost to ensure that the Services will be uninterrupted and that transmissions will be error-free. However, due to the nature of the Internet this cannot be guaranteed. Your access to the Services may also be suspended or restricted occasionally to allow for repairs, maintenance, or the introduction of new facilities or services. We will always try to limit the frequency and duration of any disruption.
The Services are provided on an “as is” basis without any warranties of any kind, and to the fullest extent permitted by law we will not be liable for any inaccuracy or omission in the information provided by the Services or any interruptions in availability of the Services.
TMM is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. Whilst Foodetal.com is provided for the general information of the general public, all information is provided on the basis that neither TMM, its employees or consultants or its members, while such members are participating in Foodetal.com, are engaged in rendering legal, medical, counselling or other professional services or advice. TMM advises you to seek appropriate professional advice or care for any situation or problem which you may have.
TMM shall not be responsible for any loss or damage caused directly or indirectly, by the information or ideas contained, suggested or referenced on Foodetal.com. Your participation in Foodetal.com is solely at your own risk. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from TMM or through Foodetal.com shall create any warranty not expressly made in these terms of service or imposed by law.
TMM makes no warranty that the Foodetal.com will meet your requirements, or that the Foodetal.com network will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor does TMM make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of Foodetal.com.
You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of Foodetal.com is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data.
Contributions provided by you
The website may from time to time invite you to comment on articles and send in your own imagery. By contributing you are granting us a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free licence to store your contributions on our servers and to display the contributions on the Services. We can’t promise that we will use all contributions provided to us.
We want to keep the websites clean and friendly. Please do not submit contributions that are offensive, racist, harassing, illegal, misleading, abusive, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable. We do our best to monitor and moderate contributions but we cannot monitor them all and you therefore could be at risk yourself if you contribute anything objectionable. As you might expect we reserve the right to take down any contribution that breaches any of the above rules, and we may be obliged to pass copies to appropriate authorities. We reserve the right, among other things, to suspend or terminate your access to the Services if you are in breach of these Terms, for example by submitting contributions that are unsuitable. If you see a message which you believe breaks the following standards please report it to us immediately
The views expressed on our message boards are not necessarily those of TMM.
You alone are responsible for the content of your messages and your use of Foodetal.com and the consequences of any such messages. By using Foodetal.com you agree to comply with the following guidelines:
(a) foodetal.com is to be used by you for your personal use only and use of Foodetal.com for commercial purposes or to obtain financial gain are strictly prohibited without TMM’s prior written consent.
(b) Foodetal.com may not be used to send chain letters, junk mail, ‘spam’, solicitations (commercial or non-commercial) or bulk communications of any kind unless the recipient has given specific permission to be included in such a list. Foodetal.com may not be used to advertise a company, product or service or to recruit staff.
(c) You are not permitted to post links to alternative community groups unless it is with the express permission of TMM.
You must not impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious.
(d) You must not create any member names which mimic or impersonate a TMM member of staff, Community Moderator, Community Leader or other TMM member.
(e) You must not use Foodetal or any part of Foodetal.com in a way that might reasonably be expected to cause the same to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or which could in any way damage the operation of another’s computer.
(f) You will not harass or intimidate any foodetal.com member either on a message board or via email communication.
(g) You must not post or use any part of Foodetal.com to distribute or send any illegal material of any kind, including but not limited to, illegal material in the form of text, graphics, video, programs or audio. Posting content or participating in any form of discussion with the intention to commit any illegal activity is strictly prohibited.
TMM reserves the right in its absolute discretion at any time to edit, alter, delete or move any material whatsoever posted to, appearing on or distributed by Foodetal.com and you. TMM will not enter into any discussions about its decision to edit, alter, delete or move such material.
TMM may at any time, and without prior or post warning, close discussions on message boards as it feels appropriate. No discussion will be entered into.
Termination and Remedies for Breach of these Terms by You
TMM will be entitled to restrict, suspend or terminate your membership or deny you access to Foodetal.com or take such other action as TMM deems appropriate if TMM determines, in its sole discretion, that you are in breach any of the Terms or TMM considers in its sole discretion that your use of Foodetal.com is inappropriate or otherwise unacceptable.
The restriction, suspension or termination of our service pursuant to this section will be without prejudice to any rights which TMM may have against you in respect of your breach of these Terms.
Offers and Competitions
The offers and competitions that we run through the Services are with third parties. Each promotion is subject to its own express terms and entry requirements which should be checked on the appropriate third party site.
Upon registration for competitions or other online services you may, in some cases, be automatically opted-in to receive e-mail marketing, newsletters or partner promotions containing material relevant to the website on which you have registered your details. You will be specifically notified if this is the case and you may unsubscribe to receiving such marketing material at any time by clicking on the e-mail unsubscribe link.
Links to other sites and references to other products and services
The Services will from time to time offer you links to third party websites. While we hope you will be interested in these other sites, you acknowledge that they are independent from us and we do not necessarily endorse, and we accept no responsibility or liability for, their content, practices, quality, terms and conditions or suitability.
The Services will from time to time provide information to you about third party products and services. While we hope you will be interested in these products and services, you acknowledge that they are independent from us and we accept no responsibility or liability for their quality, safety, suitability or fitness for purpose.
All matters concerning any goods and services that you purchase from a third party site, including without limitation all contract terms are solely between you and the owner of that site and TMM will not be liable for any costs or damages to you or any third party arising directly or indirectly out of any third party website. You hereby waive any claim you might have against TMM with respect to any such sites.
Links do not imply that TMM is legally authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright displayed in and accessible through the links or that any linked website is authorised to use any trademark, logo or copyright of TMM. TMM reserves the right to request that any links you create are removed at any time and you agree to comply with any request.
We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Services do not contain or spread any viruses or other malicious code. However, we recommend that you ensure that your home computer runs up-to-date anti-virus software just in case, and you should virus-check all materials downloaded from the Services and regularly check for the presence of viruses and other malicious code. We are not be liable for any sort for any damage or loss caused by viruses or other malicious code originating or contracted from the Services
The copyright and all other rights in and to the Services and all the content featured on the Services from time to time are owned by us or our licensors. As a user of the Services, you may store, print and display that content solely for your own personal use. You may not publish, manipulate, distribute or reproduce any of that content in any way, nor may you use any of that content in connection with any business or commercial enterprise. In addition, you may not include a link to the Services or display the contents of the Services surrounded or framed or otherwise juxtaposed or associated with other material in any manner without our prior written consent.
“Food et al” is a trade mark belonging to us. All other trademarks used on the Services are the property of their respective owners. No licence or consent is granted to you to use these trade marks in any way, and you agree not to use these trademarks without our prior written permission.
By submitting content, which shall include your member name, to any “public area” of Foodetal.com, including message boards, forums, contests and chat rooms, you grant TMM and its affiliates a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any Rights that may exist in such content. You also permit any member to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use.
By submitting content, you also warrant that you are entitled and have all necessary rights to grant the licences stated above. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on Foodetal.com retains any and all Rights that may exist in such content.
If you are a rights-owner (or an agent acting for a rights-owner) and believe that any content (including any Contribution) appearing on our Services infringes your rights and you wish us to remove it or suspend or disable access to it, please send a notice by email with the subject line “Removal request” to the general e-mail address listed on the Contact Us page of the website.
Foodetal.com does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions or statements posted by users in Discussion Areas or elsewhere in the Service. Any information or material placed online by users, including advice and opinions, is the view and responsibility of those users and does not necessarily represent the view of Foodetal.com.
Food et al and its licensees may display advertisements and other information adjacent to or included with Your Content on the Site and Other Media. You are not entitled to any compensation for such advertisements or affiliate links. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising are subject to change without specific notice to you.
Except as specifically set out in these Terms, all conditions, warranties and representations expressed or implied by law are hereby excluded.
We are not responsible or liable for events beyond our direct control. Because of the complex and constantly changing nature of our technology and business, we cannot guarantee nor do we represent that our performance will be error free.
Notwithstanding the above, nothing in this paragraph “Liability” limits or excludes our liability for any matter for which it would be illegal for us to limit or exclude, or attempt to limit or exclude, our liability.
You agree to indemnify and keep us indemnified against any damage, loss, liability or cost incurred by us resulting from any breach of these Terms by you or any claims or legal proceedings brought or threatened against us as a result of your use of the Services.
These Terms are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising in relation to these Terms or the Services.
In the event that any term of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms will remain valid and enforceable.
Any failure or delay by us to enforce strict performance by you of any of the Terms or to exercise any right under the Terms will not be construed as a waiver to any extent of our rights.
Please remember posting your name, contact information or any other personal information on the Site places such information in the public domain. Always use caution when giving out information. We advise that you do not reveal any information about yourself or anyone else (for example: full name, telephone number, postal address, email address, home address or any other details that allow you to be personally identified) on the Site.
These Terms were updated in 2015.