Terms of Service

By using ThinkChef, you confirm that you read and accept these Terms of Service. If you don’t accept these Terms of Service, you are not allowed to use ThinkChef and its services. Agreeing to the Terms of Service forms a legal agreement between you and ThinkChef subject to the terms of that agreement as stated in these Terms of Service. You acknowledge and agree that ThinkChef may stop permanent or temporary access to services to you or to users generally at ThinkChef’s discretion, without prior notice. You may stop using the ThinkChef at any time. In order to access some of the content and services of ThinkChef, you may be required to provide information about yourself (such as contact details, date of birth) as part of the registration process or as part of your usage of the Services. You agree that any registration information you give is accurate and correct.
Content or opinions expressed on ThinkChef website and in any corresponding comments are personal opinions of the original posters / bloggers / authors / foodies / members and not of ThinkChef. The content is provided for informational purposes only and it is not meant to be an endorsement or representation by ThinkChef. You understand that all information (such as data, text, software, audio, media files, albums, pics, videos, images, recipes, blogs, topics, events, links) which you may have access to as part of or through your use of ThinkChef are the sole responsibility of the person which such content originated. You understand and acknowledge that ThinkChef may be protected by intellectual property rights which are owned by ThinkChef or other entities. You cannot modify, re- distribute, sell, copy, derive or re-create intellectual property of Thinkchef either in whole or in part, unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by ThinkChef or by the owners of rights to content of the ThinkChef Website in a separate agreement.

Use of ThinkChef
ThinkChef authorizes you to use the website only for personal and non-commercial purposes. Use of the ThinkChef for any public or commercial purpose without a written agreement with ThinkChef group is strictly prohibited. Between you and ThinkChef, ThinkChef group owns the ThinkChef website. The ThinkChef group is protected under United States, India, Australia and international copyright laws. Any unauthorized use of the ThinkChef may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.
You agree to use the ThinkChef only for purposes that are permitted by (a) the Terms of Service and (b) any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions. You agree not to access any of the ThinkChef services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by ThinkChef, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with ThinkChef group. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the ThinkChef information through any automated means (including use of scripts or web crawlers). You agree that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Services (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Services), unless you have been specifically permitted to do so in a separate agreement with ThinkChef group. You agree that you are solely responsible for any breach of your obligations under the Terms of Service and for the consequences (including any loss or damage which ThinkChef may suffer) of any such breach.ThinkChef reserves the right to pre-screen, review, flag, filter, modify, refuse or remove any or all content from the ThinkChef.

Access
You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all equipment and services needed for access and use of the ThinkChef. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your ThinkChef password and you are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your password. You agree to notify ThinkChef immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security related to the ThinkChef. ThinkChef reserves the right to require you to change your password if it believes that your password appears to be compromised.

Prohibited use
You agree not to use ThinkChef (a) in a manner that violates any local, state, national, foreign, or international statute, regulation, rule, order, treaty, or other law (b) to stalk, harass, or harm another individual (c) to impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity or (d) to interfere with or disrupt the ThinkChef or servers or networks connected to the ThinkChef. You further agree not to (i) use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods in connection with the ThinkChef or (ii) attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of the ThinkChef or any other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the ThinkChef, whether through hacking, password mining, or any other means.

Termination and Suspension
ThinkChef may terminate, suspend, or modify your registration or access to all or part of the ThinkChef, without notice at any time for any reason. You may discontinue your participation in and access to the ThinkChef at any time. If you breach any of these Terms of Use, your authorization to use the ThinkChef automatically terminates and you agree to immediately destroy any downloaded or printed content obtained from the ThinkChef (and any copies thereof).

Discontinuation to ThinkChef
ThinkChef reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the ThinkChef at any time without notice to you.

Disclaimer
ThinkChef faults and entire risk of quality and performance of the ThinkChef website is with you, including without limitation, risks associated with the presence of adware, viruses, spyware or worms etc. Should the materials or services prove defective, you are free to Contact us and inform us about it using the Contact us form. ThinkChef doesn’t hold the responsibility for defective services. ThinkChef makes no warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the user of ThinkChef or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through ThinkChef. No advice or information whether oral or written obtained by you through the ThinkChef or from ThinkChef, its subsidiaries or other affiliated companies or it’s or their suppliers shall create any warranty. ThinkChef disclaims all equitable indemnities.

Limitation of Liability
In no event will any of the ThinkChef parties be liable for (a) any indirect, special, consequential, punitive, or exemplary damages or (b) any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the ThinkChef, whether such damages are based on warranty, contract or any other legal theory and even if any ThinkChef party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Exclusions and limitations
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for certain damages. Accordingly, some of the above disclaimers and limitations of liability may not apply to you. You are responsible for following the exclusions or limitations in your jurisdiction

User submissions
Certain areas of the ThinkChef may permit you to submit feedback, information, data, text, software, audio, media files, albums, pics, videos, images, recipes, blogs, topics, events, links, messages or other materials. By submitting a User Submission whether blog posts contributed via RSS, blog posts written directly on the site, or comments, the contributor agrees to give ThinkChef a perpetual, non-exclusive license to the content that ThinkChef publishes; you grant to THINKCHEF an irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide, license (sublicensable through multiple tiers) to (a) use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform, and publicly display your User Submissions (or any modification thereto), in whole or in part, in any format or medium now known or later developed and (b) use (and permit others to use) your User Submission in any manner and for any purpose (including, without limitation, commercial purposes) that ThinkChef deems appropriate in its sole discretion (including, without limitation, to incorporate your User Submission or any modification thereto, in whole or in part, into any technology, product, or service). ThinkChef reserves the right to display advertisements in connection with User Submissions and to use User Submissions for advertising and promotional purposes. ThinkChef may, but is not obligated to, pre-screen User Submissions or monitor any area of the ThinkChef through which User Submissions may be submitted. You agree that you are solely responsible for all of your User Submissions. ThinkChef is not required to host, display, or distribute any User Submissions on or through the ThinkChef and may remove at any time or refuse any User Submissions for any reason. ThinkChef is not responsible for any loss, theft, or damage of any kind to any User Submissions. ThinkChef does not want to receive any User Submission that is confidential. You understand and agree that any User Submission will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary and that ThinkChef will be free to disclose your User Submission to any third party absent any obligation of confidence on the part of the recipient. ThinkChef does not guarantee that you will have any recourse through ThinkChef or any third party to edit or delete any User Submission you have submitted. By posting you agree to be solely responsible for the content of all information you contribute, link to, or otherwise upload to the website and release ThinkChef Group from any liability related to your use of the Website.
By submitting any User Submission, you represent and warrant that:

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You own all rights in your User Submissions (including, without limitation, all rights to the audio, video, or digital recording and the performance contained in your User Submissions) or, alternatively, you have acquired all necessary rights in your User Submissions to enable you to grant to ThinkChef the rights in your User Submissions described herein
  • You have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other financial obligations, of any kind, arising from any use or commercial exploitation of your User Submissions
  • You are the individual pictured and/or heard in your User Submissions or, alternatively, you have obtained permission from each person (including consent from parents or guardians for any individual under the age of eighteen (18)) who appears and/or is heard in your User Submissions to grant the rights to ThinkChef described herein
  • Your User Submissions do not infringe the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or any other legal or moral rights of any third party
  • You voluntarily agree to waive all “moral rights” that you may have in your User Submission
  • Any information contained in your User Submission is not known by you to be false, inaccurate, or misleading
  • Your User Submission does not violate any law (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising)
  • Your User Submission is not, and may not reasonably be considered to be, defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially, ethnically, religiously, or otherwise biased or offensive, unlawfully threatening, or unlawfully harassing to any individual, partnership, or corporation, vulgar, pornographic, obscene, or invasive of another’s privacy
  • You were not and will not be compensated or granted any consideration by any third party for submitting your User Submission
  • Your User Submission does not incorporate materials from a third party web site, or addresses, email addresses, contact information, or phone numbers (other than your own)
  • Your User Submission does not contain any viruses, worms, spyware, adware, or other potentially damaging programs or files
  • Your User Submission does not contain any information that you consider confidential, proprietary, or personal
  • Your User Submission does not contain or constitute any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation
  • You are solely responsible for the content of all information you contribute, link to, or otherwise upload to ThinkChef
  • You release and indemnify ThinkChef and sponsors of ThinkChef from any claims and/or liability related to your use of those Websites.

Content Contributors
ThinkChef publishes user contributed content in the form of blog posts and comments. By providing blog posts either via RSS feed or directly on the site, comments or other content to the site, contributors agree to the following:

  • Contributors may cease contributing new content at any time by emailing the site editorial team
  • ThinkChef reserves the right to not publish contributed content at ThinkChef discretion
  • ThinkChef will attribute content to the author
  • ThinkChef reserves the right to syndicate all contributed content in summary form via RSS to third parties
  • All contributed content may contain the author’s byline, a very brief biography of the author, and, in the case of material provided to us via RSS from the author’s own blog, a link back to the original post in the footer of the full post
  • Contributing authors are solely responsible for the originality and accuracy of their submissions
  • ThinkChef has a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism. ThinkChef recognizes that blogging is a heavily referential medium and that bloggers frequently cite and quote from each other’s work. Such citations might be protected under the legal doctrine of fair use. However, ThinkChef will remove any post that crosses the line from fair use to plagiarism, at ThinkChef’s sole discretion. Authors who knowingly submit plagiarized work may be banned from ThinkChef groups
  • ThinkChef reserves the right to remove any sharing links or advertising accompanying contributed posts
  • ThinkChef reserves the right to set fonts and styles, adjust image alignments, and otherwise alter post layout to insure that posts comply with ThinkChef’s global site styling
  • From time to time, ThinkChef may need to display summary versions of contributed content. In such cases, ThinkChef may edit posts in summary form. Such summaries will contain a link to the full and unaltered post. In such circumstances, ThinkChef will strive to preserve the original meaning and intent of the content
  • ThinkChef reserves the right to edit post headlines for clarity or search engine optimization (keyword inclusion)
  • ThinkChef reserves the right to make corrections for spelling and grammar
  • ThinkChef reserves the right to reproduce blogger bios and accompanying pictures in ThinkChef’s marketing and promotional materials

Visitors
ThinkChef’s groups are intended to enable lively but civil interaction. Use of language that is abusive, off-topic, uses excessive foul language, or includes ad hominem attacks will not be tolerated. ThinkChef reserves the right to determine what constitutes inappropriate behavior and to bar offenders at its sole discretion. Unless expressly permitted, you may not publish or reproduce the content that appears on any part of this site. ThinkChef reserves the right to block or remove postings or communications at any time at ThinkChef’s sole discretion.

Links to third-party websites
Some links on ThinkChef may link to third-party sites. Such links are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave ThinkChef. ThinkChef is not obligated to review such third-party websites, does not control such third-party websites, and is not responsible for any such third-party websites or their content (or the products, services, or content available through the same). Thus, ThinkChef does not endorse or make any representations about such third-party websites, any information, software, products, services, or materials found there or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to from the ThinkChef Network, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Linking to this Site
You may create links to this Site from other websites, but only in accordance with the following terms and in compliance with all applicable laws.
Without ThinkChef written authorization otherwise, a website that links to this website:

    • May link to, but shall not replicate, any content of the ThinkChef (including any ThinkChef logo)
    • Shall not create a browser or border environment around any content of the ThinkChef
    • Shall not imply that ThinkChef endorses such website or any products, services, or content available through such website
    • Shall not misrepresent its relationship with ThinkChef
    • Shall not present false or misleading information about ThinkChef, its products, or its services
    • Shall not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive, or controversial
    • Shall contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups

Trademarks
ThinkChef and any other product or service name or slogan or logo contained in the ThinkChef are trademarks of ThinkChef or its suppliers or licensors and may not be copied, imitated or used in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of ThinkChef or the applicable trademark holder. Ownership of all such trademarks and the goodwill associated therewith remains with ThinkChef or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing any name, trademark, or product or service name of ThinkChef without ThinkChef’s prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the site (including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts) is the service mark or trademark of ThinkChef may not be copied, imitated, or used (in whole or in part) without ThinkChef group’s prior written permission. Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information by trade name, trademark or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation thereof by ThinkChef.

Procedure for making claims of infringement
ThinkChef respects the intellectual property rights of others. Accordingly, ThinkChef has a policy of removing User Submissions that violate copyright law, suspending access to the ThinkChef (or any portion thereof) to any user who uses the ThinkChef in violation of copyright law and/or terminating in appropriate circumstances the account of any user who uses the ThinkChef in violation of copyright law. If you believe your copyright or other intellectual property right is being infringed by a user of the ThinkChef, please let us know through Contact Us section or the below details and we will try our best to address it.

ThinkChef Group
Email: admin@thinkchef.com

Your written statement must: (a) contain your signature (b) identify the copyrighted work or other intellectual property alleged to have been infringed (c) identify the allegedly infringing material in a sufficiently precise manner to allow ThinkChef to locate that material (d) contain adequate information by which ThinkChef can contact you (including postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address) (e) contain a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material or other intellectual property is not authorized by the owner, the owner’s agent or the law (f) contain a statement that the information in the written notice is accurate and (g) contain a statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright or other intellectual property right owner.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless ThinkChef Parties from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) that such parties may incur as a result of or arising from your (or anyone using your account’s) violation of these Terms of Use. ThinkChef reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and, in such case, you agree to cooperate with Thinchef’s defense of such claim.

Electronic communications
When you visit the Site or send e-mails to ThinkChef, you are communicating with ThinkChef electronically. ThinkChef may respond to you by e-mail or by posting notices on the Site. You agree that all such notices, disclosures, and other communications that ThinkChef provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

General
These Terms of Service constitute the entire and exclusive and final statement of the agreement between you and ThinkChef with respect to the subject matter hereof, superseding any prior agreements or negotiations between you and ThinkChef with respect to such subject matter. The failure of ThinkChef to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, you nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the intentions of ThinkChef and you as reflected in the provision, and that the other provisions of these Terms of Service remain in full force and effect. The section titles in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. These Terms of Service shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding any termination of your use of the ThinkChef. These Terms of Service will be interpreted without application of any strict construction in favor of or against you or ThinkChef. These Terms of Use and any rights and licenses granted hereunder may not be transferred or assigned by you but may be assigned by ThinkChef without restriction.

Modifications to these Terms of Service
ThinkChef may in its sole and absolute discretion change these Terms of Service from time to time. ThinkChef will post notice of such changes on the applicable Site. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse shall be to cease using the ThinkChef. Continued use of the ThinkChef following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the Terms of Service of such changes. Certain provisions of these Terms of Service may be superseded by expressly-designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages of the ThinkChef and in such circumstances, the expressly-designated legal notice or term shall be deemed to be incorporated into these Terms of Use and to supersede the provision(s) of these Terms of Use that are designated as being superseded.