TERMS OF SERVICE
As of August 1, 2011
Upon registration you will be required to create a password. You agree to maintain the confidentiality of your password, and are fully responsible for all liability and damages resulting from your failure to maintain that confidentiality. You further agree to notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or any other known or suspected breach of security. You agree to fully cooperate with Half Pint Gourmet Inc. to investigate any suspected or unusual activity that is in breach of these Terms of Service.
You are prohibited from violating any law, statute, ordinance or regulation. You shall not create liability for us or cause us to lose any of the services of our ISPs.
You must not hack halfpintgourmet.com or perform any other activity that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. You must not perform any activity to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment.
You may link the home page of halfpintgourmet.com to any website you own or control provided it is not commercially competitive with halfpintgourmet.com and does not criticize or otherwise injure us and is in compliance will all applicable laws and intellectual property and other legal rights. Such a link is not an endorsement of any other site(s) by us. You shall not link directly or indirectly to any materials to which you do not have a right to link or include, nor may you modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with halfpintgourmet.com. You understand and agree that you download or otherwise obtain material or data through the use of halfpintgourmet.com at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damages to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material or data.
You must not use, copy, collect, reproduce, alter, distribute, create derivative works based upon, publish, sell, publicly display or otherwise exploit any information or content displayed on our website for any commercial purposes or to the extent that such action(s) would constitute copyright infringement, injure or otherwise violate the intellectual property or proprietary rights of Half Pint Gourmet Inc. or any other third party, except with the prior written consent of Half Pint Gourmet Inc. or the appropriate third party. In some instances halfpintgourmet.com may allow you to download or print content from the site. In such instances you may download or print such content for your personal, non-commercial use only. By doing so, you acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights.
You have the ability to add content, including but not limited to recipes, to halfpintgourmet.com. We do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the content you provide and do not have any obligation to monitor this. You agree that you, and not Half Pint Gourmet Inc., its affiliates or licensers, are solely responsible and liable for any submissions you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available to halfpintgourmet.com; including any loss or damage to Half Pint Gourmet Inc. or others who may suffer as a result of or in connection with any such submission to halfpintgourmet.com. You shall not submit any content protected by any intellectual property or other third party right without the express permission of the owner. You represent, warrant and covenant that you own or otherwise control all rights to any content you submit to halfpintgourmet.com or Half Pint Gourmet Inc., and have all rights, power and authority required to provide such content to halfpintgourmet.com and to assign your rights in the submission to Half Pint Gourmet Inc. Any and all such submissions by you are and will be true, current and accurate. No use of your submissions will violate or infringe any rights of, or cause any injury to, any person or entity.
You may not harass any user or post any obscene, pornographic content.
By submitting any content to halfpintgourmet.com or Half Pint Gourmet Inc., you simultaneously and automatically grant or warrant that the owner has expressly granted us a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully sublicensable and transferable right and license to use, record, sell, lease, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works based upon, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, publish and otherwise exploit the submitted content as we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate. We may exercise this grant in any format, media or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in the submitted content. You additionally grant other users permission to access your submitted content for personal, non-commercial use as permitted by the functionality of the website and these Terms of Service.
In accessing halfpintgourmet.com you agree to indemnify and hold us and our officers, directors, stockholders, agents, employees, consultants, affiliates, subsidiaries and third-party partners harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of your representations and warranties or this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference, your use of halfpintgourmet.com, your personal information, your violation of any law, statute, ordinance or regulation or the rights of a third party, or your participation as a visitor to this site.
We reserve the right to update these Terms of Service at any time, at which time we will also update the revision date above. Any updated version will supersede all of its preceding versions. Your continued use of halfpintgourmet.com means that you accept and agree to all changes.
We reserve the right at any time to remove, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any content or portion of halfpintgourmet.com for any reason with or without notice. We shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or termination of the site. We have no responsibility or liability to you or any third party for the storage or deletion of, or the failure to store or delete, any of the content you provide.
Half Pint Gourmet Inc. does not necessarily verify, encourage, agree, endorse or support any submitted content. This includes but is not limited to comments, opinions, statements or links posted on any forum related to halfpintgourmet.com.
Half Pint Gourmet Inc. will not be required to treat any submissions to halfpintgourmet.com as confidential and will not be required to provide any compensation or consideration or be liable for any copying, reproduction, modification, adaptation, translation, collection, compilation, recompilation, derivative works or materials, or any publication, distribution, display, disclosure, sale, licensing or other use or commercial exploitation, of any ideas or other content submissions, or any tangible or intangible subject matter similar to, or using, incorporating, derived from or based on, any submission, in whole or in part. We are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any submitted content without any remuneration or obligation to you.
We reserve the right to suspend, terminate or refuse your use of this site at any time for any reason. We additionally reserve the right to establish and periodically change general practices and limits concerning the use of our site.
We reserve the right to send you certain communications; such as service announcements and newsletters, or anything we deem to be beneficial or helpful to your use of halfpintgourmet.com.
We may periodically provide links to other websites or resources, but this shall not imply any relationship or connection to the other site, its operator and any of its affiliates. Because we have no control over such websites or resources, we are not responsible for the availability of such websites or resources, and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials available from such websites or resources. Half Pint Gourmet Inc. shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites and resources, or as the result of the presence of such websites and resources, including marketing partners, on our website or located through its use.
Our site is provided to you “as is” and on an “as available” basis. You may not rely on any information and opinions expressed on halfpintgourmet.com for any purpose. It is your responsibility at all times to evaluate the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or usefulness of any content on halfpintgourmet.com. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any website content. We specifically disclaim all warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express, implied or statutory, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. We disclaim any warranties regarding the security, reliability, timeliness, and performance of our website. We disclaim any warranties for any information or advice obtained through our website. We disclaim any warranties for services or goods received through or advertised or our website or received through any links provided by our website, as well as for any information or advice received through any links provided through our website. In addition, no advice or information (written or oral) obtained by you from us shall create any warranty.
We do not endorse or warrant any health-related statements found on halfpintgourmet.com or any third party websites accessed through halfpintgourmet.com. In no event shall Half Pint Gourmet Inc. be liable for any direct, 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 Half Pint Gourmet Inc. has been advised of the possibility of such damages), arising out of or in connection with halfpintgourmet.com or this Agreement or the inability to use our site (however arising, including negligence), arising out of or in connection with third party transactions or arising out of or in connection with your use of the site. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain warranties or of incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the limitations may not apply to you.
Half Pint Gourmet Recipe Contest Rules
Contests are open to all registered users of halfpintgourmet.com who submit a recipe to the site. A valid entry must not violate any of the Terms of Service as specified in this document. No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited. Entries that do not follow the Terms or Service or have otherwise been submitted through illicit means may be disqualified and removed from the website. We reserve all rights to change, modify and update the Recipe Contest Rules.
Half Pint Gourmet Inc. is not responsible for incomplete or deleted recipes and any defects or delays in operations or transmission of information. By participating in recipe contests on halfpintgourmet.com, each entrant accepts the conditions stated in these official contest rules, agrees to be bound by the decisions of the judges and warrants that he/she is eligible to participate in the contest. Contest entrants agree to release Half Pint Gourmet Inc. from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the contest.
Half Pint Gourmet Inc. is not responsible for commencing, continuing or completing the contest in the event of circumstances beyond its control. Half Pint Gourmet Inc. reserves the right to cancel or modify any contests if, in its sole discretion, it determines that the contest is not capable of being run as originally planned for any reason. Half Pint Gourmet Inc. additionally reserves the right to alter and amend any rules of any contest at any time. Half Pint Gourmet Inc. is not responsible for any errors that may occur during a contest. By submitting a recipe to a contest, you acknowledge that you accept and will abide by these rules and regulations.
Intellectual Property and Proprietary Rights
You acknowledge that halfpintgourmet.com and all content herein, including any derivative works and confidential or proprietary information, is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, proprietary rights and other intellectual properties owned by Half Pint Gourmet Inc., its affiliates and other parties that have licensed their material to Half Pint Gourmet Inc. Any use or display of halfpintgourmet.com and/or any of its content in any manner other than what is expressly permitted by these Terms of Service and other applicable laws is strictly prohibited without our written permission or the permission of the appropriate intellectual property owner. Except for the limited use that is granted to you in these Terms of Service, you do not acquire any right, title or interest in Half Pint Gourmet Inc., halfpintgourmet.com or any of its content. Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Service are expressly reserved.
Half Pint Gourmet Inc. respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. We may, in appropriate circumstances and in our discretion, remove, or disable access to, material that infringes on the rights of others, and terminate access to our website. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will promptly respond to any claims of copyright infringement.
The contents of halfpintgourmet.com, such as text, graphics, images, and other material contained on halfpintgourmet.com (“Content”) are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on halfpintgourmet.com!
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Half Pint Gourmet Inc. does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by Half Pint Gourmet Inc., others appearing on the Site at the invitation of Half Pint Gourmet Inc., or other visitors to halfpintgourmet.com is solely at your own risk.
This agreement and the relationship between you and Half Pint Gourmet Inc. shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of laws provisions, as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within New York between New York residents. By accessing halfpintgourmet.com and agreeing to these Terms of Service, you agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the State of New York and be bound by the rulings of the courts located within the State of New York. If you breach or threaten to breach any provision hereof or thereof, you understand and agree that money damages would not be an adequate remedy for any breach of these Terms of Service and that Half Pint Gourmet Inc. shall be entitled to equitable relief, including preliminary and permanent injunctions and specific performance, as well as recovery of its court costs, expenses and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Such remedies shall not be exclusive, shall be in addition to all other remedies available at law, equity or otherwise for your breach of these Terms of Service, and shall be available to Half Pint Gourmet Inc. without requirement that it post any bond or prove any actual damages.
You are hereby granted, subject to these terms and conditions, a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, fully-paid, royalty-free license solely to view the information provided by halfpintgourmet.com as is needed for your own internal, non-commercial, non-public use in order for you to obtain information presented on or through halfpintgourmet.com. Any access or use of any information or content available on halfpintgourmet.com, including, but not limited to, recipes, photographs or any other displayed material, in any manner whatsoever for any purpose other than what is expressly permitted by this website license is prohibited without the prior written consent of Half Pint Gourmet Inc.