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Terms Of Use

 

Hss&food , Inc. (hereafter referred to as "Hss&food ", "we", "us", or "our") provides an online marketplace that connects hosts and guests to have food events together (collectively, the "Services"), which Services are accessible at http://hssfood.com(collectively, the "Site").By using the Site, you agree to comply with and be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service ("Terms"), whether or not you become a registered user of the Services. These Terms govern your access to and use of the Site, Services and all Collective Content (defined below), and your participation in referral and other promotion programs undertaken by us from time to time ("Referral Programs"), and constitute a binding legal agreement between you and Hss&food.Please read carefully these Terms and our Privacy Policy, which may be found at https://hssfood.com and which is incorporated by reference into these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you have no right to obtain information from or otherwise use the Site or Services. Failure to use the Site in accordance with these Terms may subject you to civil and criminal penalties.

THE SITE,SERVICES COMPRISE AN ONLINE PLATFORM THROUGH WHICH COOKS (DEFINED BELOW) MAY CREATE POSTINGS (DEFINED BELOW) FOR MEALS (DEFINED BELOW) AND HSS&FOOD PARTNERS (DEFINED BELOW) MAY LEARN ABOUT AND BOOK MEALS. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT HSS&FOOD IS NOT A PARTY TO ANY AGREEMENTS ENTERED INTO BETWEEN COOKS AND HSS&FOOD USERS IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE NOR DOES IT OPERATE AS A PLACE OF BUSINESS FOR VENDING FOOD OF ANY SORT. THE COOK HAS THE SOLE AND ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR COMPLIANCE WITH ALL LAWS, REGULATIONS AND OTHER OBLIGATIONS REGARDING THE MEALS. HSS&FOOD HAS NO CONTROL OVER THE QUALITY OF THE MEALS, PERSONS PRESENT AT THE MEALS, CONDUCT OF COOKS, HSS&FOOD PARTNERS AND OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, SERVICES, AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY IN THIS REGARD TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Where does it come from?

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Key Terms

"Hss&food Content" means all Content that Hss&food makes available through the Site,Services, including any Content licensed from a third party, but excluding Member Content.

"Collective Content" means Member Content and Hss&food Content.

"Content" means text, graphics, images, music, software ,audio, video, information or any other materials.

"Hss&food partners and users" means a Member who requests booking of a Meal via the Site, Services, or a Member who consumes a meal in a location identified by the Cook.

"Cook" means a Member who prepares and/or serves a Meal to Hss&food users

"Meal" means any food listing offered by a Cook or available for purchase via the Site.

"Hss&food partners and users " means a person who completes Hss&food's account registration process, including, but not limited to Hss&food partners and users as described under "Account Registration" below.

"Member Content" means all Content that a Member posts, uploads, publishes, submits or transmits to be made available through the Site, Services.

"Tax" or "Taxes" mean any sales taxes, value added taxes (VAT), goods and services taxes (GST) and other similar municipal, state and federal indirect or other withholding and personal or corporate income taxes.

Certain areas of the Site (and your access to or use of certain aspects of the Services or Collective Content) may have different terms and conditions posted or may require you to agree with and accept additional terms and conditions. If there is a conflict between these Terms and terms and conditions posted for a specific area of the Site, Services, or Collective Content, the latter terms and conditions will take precedence with respect to your use of or access to that area of the Site, Services, or Collective Content.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE,SERVICES OR BY DOWNLOADING OR POSTING ANY CONTENT FROM OR ON THE SITE, THROUGH THE SERVICES, OR BY PARTICIPATING IN ANY REFERRAL PROGRAM, YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE READ, AND THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH THE SITE.IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE, SERVICES, OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT OR TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY REFERRAL PROGRAM.

If you accept or agree to these Terms on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to these Terms and, in such event, "you" and "your" will refer and apply to that company or other legal entity

Eligibility

The Site, Services are intended solely for persons who are 18 or older. By accessing or using the Site, Application or Services you represent and warrant that you are 18 or older.

How the Site and Services Work

The Site, Services can be used to locate and consume Meals prepared or organized by Cooks. Such Meals are included on the Site, Services by Cooks. You may view Meals as an unregistered visitor to the Site, Services; however, if you wish to book a Meal or create a Meal, you must first register to create a Hss&food Account (defined below). As stated above, Hss&food makes available a marketplace for Cooks(Hss&food Partners) and Hss&food Users to connect online. Hss&food is not an owner or operator of food establishments, including, but not limited to, restaurants. Hss&food does not cook or provide food materials for Cooks. Hss&food's role is solely to facilitate the availability of Meals. Similarly, Hss&food is not a contracting agent or representative of any Cook. Instead, Hss&food's role is solely to facilitate the availability of the Site, Services for Members and to provide services related thereto.

PLEASE NOTE THAT, AS STATED ABOVE, THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE INTENDED TO BE USED ONLY TO FACILITATE THE BOOKING OF MEALS AND PICK UP,DELIVERY MEALS. HSS&FOOD CAN NOT AND DOES NOT CONTROL THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN ANY MEALS AND THE CONDITION, LEGALITY OR SUITABILITY OF ANY MEALS. HSS&FOOD IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATED TO ANY AND ALL MEALS. ACCORDINGLY, ANY BOOKINGS WILL BE MADE AT THE HSS&FOOD USERS OWN RISK.

Account Registration

In order to access certain features of the Site and to book a Meal or create a Meal, you must register to create an account and become a Member. You may register to join the Services directly via the Site as described in this section. You can also register to join by logging into your account with certain third party social networking sites ("SNS") (including, but not limited to, Facebook); each such account, a "Third Party Account", via our Site ,as described below. As part of the functionality of the Site and Services, you may link your Hss&food Account with Third Party Accounts, by either: (i) providing your Third Party Account login information to Hss&food through the Site, Services ; or (ii) allowing Hss&food to access your Third Party Account, as is permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each Third Party Account. You represent that you are entitled to disclose your Third Party Account login information to Hss&food and/or grant Hss&food access to your Third Party Account (including, but not limited to, for use for the purposes described herein), without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable Third Party Account and without obligating Hss&food to pay any fees or making Hss&food subject to any usage limitations imposed by such third party service providers. By granting Hss&food access to any Third Party Accounts, you understand that Hss&food will access, make available and store (if applicable) any Content that you have provided to and stored in your Third Party Account ("SNS Content") so that it is available on and through the Site, Services via your Hss&food Account and Hss&food Account profile page. Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all SNS Content, if any, shall be considered to be Member Content for all purposes of these Terms. Depending on the Third Party Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Third Party Accounts, personally identifiable information that you post to your Third Party Accounts will be available on and through your Hss&food Account on the Site, Services . Please note that if a Third Party Account or associated service becomes unavailable or Hss&food's access to such Third Party Account is terminated by the third party service provider, then SNS Content will no longer be available on and through the Site, Services. You have the ability to disable the connection between your Hss&food Account and your Third Party Accounts, at any time, by accessing the "Settings" section of the Site.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNTS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH SUCH THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS.

Hss&food makes no effort to review any SNS Content for any purpose, including but not limited to, for accuracy, legality or non-infringement and Hss&food is not responsible for any SNS Content.

We will create your Hss&food Account and your Hss&food Account profile page for your use of the Site based upon the personal information you provide to us or that we obtain via an SNS as described above. You may not have more than one (1) active Hss&food Account. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete. Hss&food reserves the right to suspend or terminate your Hss&food Account and your access to the Site and Services if you create more than one (1) Hss&food Account or if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, not current or incomplete. You are responsible for safeguarding your password. You agree that you will not disclose your password to any third party and that you will take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your Hss&food Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify Hss&food of any unauthorized use of your Hss&food Account. Modification

Hss&food reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify the Site, Services or to modify these Terms, including the Service Fees, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms, we will post the modification on the Site or may provide you with notice of the modification. We will also update the "Last Updated Date" at the top of these Terms. By continuing to access or use the Site, Services after we have posted a modification on the Site have provided you with notice of a modification, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Site, Services.

No Endorsement

Hss&food does not endorse any Members, any Meals or any Member Content. In addition, although these Terms require Members to provide accurate information, we do not attempt to confirm, and do not confirm, any Member’s purported identity. You are responsible for determining the identity and suitability of others who you contact via the Site and Services. We will not be responsible for any damage or harm resulting from your interactions with other Members. By using the Site, Services, you agree that any legal remedy or liability that you seek to obtain for actions or omissions of other Members or other third parties will be limited to a claim against the particular Members or other third parties who caused you harm and you agree not to attempt to impose liability on, or seek any legal remedy from Hss&food with respect to such actions or omissions. Accordingly, we encourage you to communicate directly with other Members on the Site and Services regarding any Meals.

Meals

As a Member, you may create Meals. To this end, you will be asked a variety of questions about the Meal to be listed, including, but not limited to, the location, capacity, menu, date, and pricing and related rules and financial terms. In order to be featured in Meals via the Site, Services, all Meal must have valid physical addresses. Meals will be made publicly available via the Site and Services. Other Members will be able to book your Meal via the Site and Services based upon the information provided in your Meal. You understand and agree that once a Hss&food user requests a seat at a Cook’s Meal, the price for such booking may not be altered.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for any and all Meals you post. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that any Meal you post and the booking of, or Hss&food user attendance at, a Meal you post (i) will not breach any agreements you have entered into with any third parties, (ii) will (a) be in compliance with all applicable laws, Tax requirements, and rules and regulations that may apply to any Meal included in a Meal you post, including, but not limited to, zoning laws, health laws, license laws and any other applicable laws governing properties and food and (b) not conflict with the rights of third parties; and (iii) agree not to invite any persons other than Hss&food user at a Meal. Please note that Hss&food assumes no responsibility for a Cook’s compliance with any applicable laws, rules and regulations, or a Cook’s failure to comply with the aforesaid covenants.

You understand and agree that Hss&food does not act as an insurer or as a contracting agent for, or representative of, you as a Cook, and if a Hss&food user requests a booking of your Meal and consumes your Meal, any agreement you enter into with such Hss&food user is between you and the Hss&food user and Hss&food is not a party thereto. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Hss&food serves as the limited authorized payment collection agent of the Cook for the purpose of accepting, on behalf of the Cook, payments from Hss&food Users of such amounts stipulated by the Cook. Please note that Hss&food reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Meal for any reason, including Meals that Hss&food, in its sole discretion, considers to be objectionable for any reason, in violation of these Terms or otherwise harmful to the Site, Services.

When you create a Meal you may also choose to include certain requirements which must be met by the Members who are eligible to request a booking of your Meal, including, but not limited to, requiring Members to have a profile picture or verified phone number, in order to book your Meal. Any Member wishing to book Meals included in Meals with such requirements must meet these requirements.

If you are a Cook,Hss&food makes certain tools available to you to help you to make informed decisions about which Members you choose to confirm for your Meals. You acknowledge and agree that, as a Cook, you are responsible for your own acts and omissions and are also responsible for the acts and omissions of any individuals who reside at or are otherwise present at the Meal at your request or invitation.

Hss&food recommends that Cooks obtain appropriate insurance for their Meals and Meals. Please review any insurance policy that you may have for your Meal carefully, and in particular please make sure that you are familiar with and understand any exclusions to, and any deductibles that may apply for, such insurance policy, including, but not limited to, whether or not your insurance policy will cover the actions or inactions of persons (including the Hss&food users and any individuals the Hss&food invites to the Meal, if applicable) while at your Meal.

We do not procure insurance for, nor are we responsible for, personal belongings left at any location by the Hss&food users. None of the statements in this section should be interpreted as binding and are provided for quick reference only

Bookings and Financial Terms

Bookings and Financial Terms for Cooks

If you are a Cook and a booking is requested for your Meal via the Site, Services, you will be required to either confirm or reject the booking within 24 hours of when the booking is requested (as determined by Hss&food in its sole discretion) or the booking request will be automatically cancelled. When a booking is requested via the Site, Services, we will share with you (i) the first and last name of the Hss&food users who has requested the booking, (ii) a link to the Hss&food Users's Account profile page, (iii) the names of any members of an SNS with whom you are "friends" or associated on the SNS if such individuals are also "friends" or associated with the Hss&food on such SNS, and (iv) an indication that the name that the Hss&food Users provided to Hss&food when the Hss&food Users became a Member matches the name that the Hss&food provided to the SNSs to which the Hss&food has linked his or her Hss&food Users Account, so that you can view such information before confirming or rejecting the booking. If you are unable to confirm or decide to reject a booking of a Meal within such 24 hour period, any amounts collected by Hss&food for the requested booking will be refunded to the applicable Hss&food User's credit card and any pre-authorization of such credit card will be released.

When you confirm a booking requested by a Hss&food User, Hss&food will send you an email, confirming such booking, depending on the selections you make via the Site, Services.

The fees displayed in each Meal are comprised of the Meal Fees (defined below) and the Service Fees (defined below.) Where applicable, Taxes may be charged in addition to the Meal Fees and Service Fees. The Meal Fees, the Service Fees and applicable Taxes are collectively referred to in these Terms as the "Total Fees". The amounts due and payable by a Hss&food Users solely relating to a Cook’s Meal are the "Meal Fees". Please note that it is the Cook and not Hss&food which determines the Meal Fees. The Meal Fee may include a cleaning fee, at the Cook’s discretion. Hss&food charges a fee to Hss&food users based upon a percentage of applicable Meal Fees, which are the "Hss&food Partners Fees". The Hss&food Partners Fees are added to the Meal Fees to calculate the Total Fees (which will also include applicable Taxes) displayed in the applicable Meal. Hss&food will collect the Total Fees at the time of booking confirmation (i.e. when the Cook confirms the booking within 24 hours of the booking request) and will remit the Meal Fees (less Cook Fees (as defined below)) to the Cook within 24 hours of when the Hss&food Users arrives at the applicable Meal.

Each Cook hereby appoints Hss&food as the Cook’s limited payment collection agent solely for the purpose of accepting the Meal Fees from Hss&food Users. Each Cook agrees that payment made by a Hss&food Users through Hss&food, shall be considered the same as a payment made directly to the Cook, and the Cook will make the Meals available to the Hss&food Users in the agreed-upon manner as if the Hss&food Users has received the Meal Fees. Each Cook agrees that Hss&food may, in accordance with the cancellation policy selected by the Cook and reflected in the relevant listing, (i) permit the Hss&food Users to cancel the booking and (ii) refund to the Hss&food Users that portion of the Meal Fees specified in the applicable cancellation policy. Each Cook understands that Hss&food accepts payments from Hss&food Users as the Cook’s limited payment collection agent and that Hss&food's obligation to pay the Cook is subject to and conditional upon successful receipt of the associated payments from Hss&food Users. Hss&food does not guarantee payments to Cooks for amounts that have not been successfully received by Hss&food from Hss&food Users. In accepting appointment as the limited authorized agent of the Cook, Hss&food assumes no liability for any acts or omissions of the Cook.

Please note that Hss&food does not currently charge fees for the creation of Meals. However, you acknowledge and agree that Hss&food reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to charge you for and collect fees from you for the creation of Meals. Please note that Hss&food will provide notice of any Meal fee collection via the Site, Services, prior to implementing such a Meal fee feature.

Bookings and Financial Terms for Hss&food Users

The Cooks, not Hss&food, are solely responsible for honoring any confirmed bookings and making available any Meals reserved through the Site, Services. If you, as a Hss&food User, choose to enter into a transaction with a Cook for the booking of a Meal, you agree and understand that you will be required to enter into an agreement with the Cook and you agree to accept any terms, conditions, rules and restrictions associated with such Meal imposed by the Cook. You acknowledge and agree that you, and not Hss&food, will be responsible for performing the obligations of any such agreements, and Hss&food is not a party to such agreements and disclaims all liability arising from or related to any such agreements.

Meals will specify the Total Fees. As noted above, the Cook is required to either confirm or reject the booking within 24 hours of when the booking is requested (as determined by Hss&food in its sole discretion) or the requested booking will be automatically cancelled. If a requested booking is cancelled (i.e. not confirmed by the applicable Cook), any amounts collected by Hss&food will be refunded to such Hss&food Users, depending on the selections the Hss&food Users makes via the Site and any preauthorization of such Hss&food User's credit card will be released, if applicable. You agree to pay Hss&food for the Total Fees for any booking requested in connection with your Hss&food Account if such requested bookings are confirmed by the applicable Cook. In order to establish a booking pending the applicable Cook’s confirmation of your requested booking, you understand and agree that Hss&food reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to (i) obtain a pre-authorization via your credit card for the Total Fees or (ii) charge your credit card a nominal amount, not to exceed one dollar ($1), to verify your credit card. Once Hss&food receives confirmation of your booking from the applicable Cook, Hss&food will collect the Total Fees in accordance with the terms and conditions of these Terms and the pricing terms set forth in the applicable Meal. Please note that Hss&food can not control any fees that may be charged to a Hss&food Partner by his or her bank related to Hss&food's collection of the Total Fees, and Hss&food disclaims all liability in this regard.

In connection with your requested booking, you will be asked to provide customary billing information such as name, billing address and credit card information either to Hss&food or its third party payment processor. You agree to pay Hss&food for any confirmed bookings made in connection with your Hss&food Account in accordance with these Terms by one of the methods described on the Site – e.g. by PayPal or credit card. You hereby authorize the collection of such amounts by charging the credit card provided as part of requesting the booking, either directly by Hss&food or indirectly, via a third party online payment processor or by one of the payment methods described on the Site. If you are directed to Hss&food's third party payment processor, you may be subject to terms and conditions governing use of that third party’s service and that third party’s personal information collection practices. Please review such terms and conditions and privacy policy before using the services. Once your confirmed booking transaction is complete you will receive a confirmation email summarizing your confirmed booking.

Service Fees

In consideration for providing the Services, Hss&food collects service fees from Cooks(Hss&food Partners) and Hss&food Users ("Service Fees"). Service Fees are made up of two (2) components: (i) Hss&food User Fees and (ii) a fee that is charged to the Cook based upon a percentage of the amount of the Meal Fees ("Cook Fees"). Where applicable, Taxes may also be charged in addition to the Cook Fees. Cook Fees are deducted from the Meal Fees before remitting the Meal Fees to the Cook, within 24 hours of when the Hss&food Users arrives at the applicable Meal. Hss&food User Fees are, as noted above, included in the Total Fees. Balances will be remitted to Cooks via PayPal, direct deposit or other payment methods described on the Site. Please note that for any payments by Hss&food in currency U.S. dollars.

General Booking and Financial Terms

Cancellations and Refunds

If, as a Hss&food User, you cancel your requested booking before the requested booking is confirmed by a Cook, Hss&food will refund any Meal Fees collected for such requested booking within a commercially reasonable time. If, as a Hss&food User, you wish to cancel a booking made via the Site which has been confirmed by the Cook, Services, the cancellation policy of the Cook contained in the applicable Meal will apply to such cancellation.

If, as a Hss&food User, you cancel your requested booking before the requested booking is confirmed by a Cook, Hss&food will refund any Meal Fees collected for such requested booking within a commercially reasonable time. If, as a Hss&food User, you wish to cancel a booking made via the Site which has been confirmed by the Cook, Services, the cancellation policy of the Cook contained in the applicable Meal will apply to such cancellation.

If a Cook cancels a confirmed booking made via the Site, Services, (i) Hss&food will refund the Total Fees for such booking to the applicable Hss&food User within a commercially reasonable time of the cancellation and (ii) the Hss&food User will receive an email or other communication from Hss&food containing alternative Meals and other related information. If the Hss&food User requests a booking from one of the alternative Meals and the Cook associated with such alternative Meal confirms the Hss&food User's requested booking, then the Hss&food User agrees to pay Feastlyss&food the Hss&food User Fees relating to the confirmed booking for the alternative Meal, in accordance with these Terms. If a Cook cancelled a confirmed booking and you, as a Hss&food User, have not received an email or other communication from Hss&food, please contact Hss&food at hssfood.com.

Payment Processing Errors

We will take steps to rectify any payment processing errors that we become aware of. These steps may include crediting or debiting (as appropriate) the same payment method used for the original payout to or payment by you, so that you end up receiving or paying the correct amount.

Damage to Meal Location

As a Hss&food User, you are responsible for treating the location in which the Meal is served in a respectful manner. You acknowledge and agree that, as a Hss&food, you are responsible for your own acts and omissions and are also responsible for the acts and omissions of any individuals who you invite to, or otherwise provide access to, the Meal. In the event that a Cook claims otherwise and provides evidence of damage, including but not limited to, photographs, you agree to pay the cost of replacing the damaged items with equivalent items. After being notified of the claim and given forty eight (24) hours to respond, Hss&food shall, on behalf of the Cook, charge the payment to the credit card on file in your Hss&food Account, and you and the Cook expressly authorize Hss&food to do so. Cook also authorizes Hss&food to charge the credit card on file in your Hss&food Account, or otherwise collect payment from you and pursue any avenues available to Hss&food in this regard, in situations in which you have been determined to have damaged any Meal Location, including, but not limited to, in relation to any payment requests made by Cooks, and in relation to any payments made by Hss&food to Cooks. If we are unable to charge the credit card on file or otherwise collect payment from you, you agree to remit payment for any damage to the Meal Location to the applicable Cook or to Hss&food (if applicable).

Both Hss&food Users and Cooks(Hss&food Partners) agree to cooperate with and assist Hss&food in good faith, and to provide Hss&food with such information and take such actions as may be reasonably requested by Hss&food, in connection with any complaints or claims made by Members relating to Meals or any personal or other property located at a Meal Location or with respect to any investigation undertaken by Hss&food or a representative of Hss&food regarding use or abuse of the Site, the Services. If you are a Hss&food User, to the extent you are reasonably able to do so, you agree to participate in mediation or similar resolution process with a Cook, at no cost to you, which process will be conducted by Hss&food or a third party selected by Hss&food, with respect to losses for which the Cook is requesting payment. If you are a Hss&food User, you understand and agree that Hss&food or a Cook reserves the right, in any of their sole discretion, to make a claim under your homeowner’s, renter’s or other insurance policy related to any damage or loss that you may have caused or been responsible for to a Meal Location or any personal or other property located at a Meal Location. You agree to cooperate with and assist Hss&food in good faith, and to provide Hss&food with such information as may be reasonably requested by Hss&food in order to make a claim under your homeowner’s, renter’s or other insurance policy, including, but not limited to, executing documents and taking such further acts as Hss&food may reasonably request to assist Hss&food in accomplishing the foregoing.

Member Conduct

In connection with your use of our Site, Services, you may not and you agree that you will not:

  • violate any local, state, provincial, national, or other law or regulation, or any order of a court, including, without limitation, zoning restrictions;
  • infringe the rights of any person or entity, including without limitation, their intellectual property, privacy, publicity or contractual rights;
  • interfere with or damage our Site, Services, including, without limitation, through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial-of-service attacks, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology
  • use our Site,Services to transmit, distribute, post or submit any information concerning any other person or entity, including without limitation, photographs of others without their permission, personal contact information or credit, debit, calling card or account numbers
  • use our Site, Services in connection with the distribution of unsolicited commercial email ("spam") or advertisements unrelated to lodging in a private residence
  • "stalk" or harass any other user of our Site, Services or collect or store any personally identifiable information about any other user other than for purposes of transacting as an Hss&food, Hss&food User or Cook(Hss&food Partner)
  • register for more than one Hss&food Account or register for a Hss&food Account on behalf of an individual other than yourself
  • contact a Cook for any purpose other than asking a question related to a booking or such Cook’s Meals
  • contact a Hss&food User for any purpose other than asking a question related to a booking or such Hss&food User's use of the Site and Services
  • when acting as a Hss&food user or otherwise, recruit or otherwise solicit any Cook or other Member to join third party services or websites that are competitive to Hss&food, without Hss&food's prior written approval
  • impersonate any person or entity, or falsify or otherwise misrepresent yourself or your affiliation with any person or entity
  • use automated scripts to collect information or otherwise interact with the Site, Services or Collective Content
  • use the Site and Services to find a Cook or Hss&food User and then complete a booking of a Meal transaction independent of the Site,Services in order to circumvent the obligation to pay any Service Fees related to Hss&food's provision of the Services;
  • as a Cook, submit any Meal with a false or misleading price information, or submit any Meal with a price that you do not intend to honor or
  • post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any Content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances
  • systematically retrieve data or other content from our Site or Services to create or compile, directly or indirectly, in single or multiple downloads, a collection, compilation, database, directory or the like, whether by manual methods, through the use of bots, crawlers, or spiders, or otherwise
  • use, display, mirror or frame the Site , or any individual element within the Site, Services, Hss&food's name, any Hss&food trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without Hss&food's express written consent
  • access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Site, Hss&food's computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Hss&food's providers
  • attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any Hss&food system or network or breach any security or authentication measures
  • avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble, or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Hss&food or any of Hss&food's providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Site, Services or Collective Content
  • forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Site, Services, or Collective Content to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information
  • attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Site, Services or Collective Content; or
  • copy, store or otherwise access any information contained on the Site, Services or Collective Content for purposes not expressly permitted by these Terms
  • advocate, encourage, or assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing. Hss&food will have the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of the above to the fullest extent of the law. Hss&food may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who violate these Terms. You acknowledge that Hss&food has no obligation to monitor your access to or use of the Site, Services or Collective Content or to review or edit any Member Content, but has the right to do so for the purpose of operating and improving the Site and Services, to ensure your compliance with these Terms, or to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body. Hss&food reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Site Content that Hss&food, at its sole discretion, considers to be objectionable for any reason, in violation of these Terms or otherwise harmful to the Site or Services. Hss&food may access, preserve and disclose any of your information if we are required to do so by law, or if we believe in good faith that it is reasonably necessary to (i) respond to claims asserted against Hss&food or to comply with legal process, (ii) enforce or administer our agreements with users, such as these Terms, (iii) for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, customer support, product development and de-bugging purposes, or (iv) protect the rights, property or safety of Hss&food, its users, or members of the public.

    Taxes

    IRS regulation, regarding federal tax reporting requirements, stipulates that Hss&food must collect IRS Form W-9 from all Cooks hosting in the United States. You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for determining your applicable Tax reporting requirements in consultation with your tax advisors. Hss&food can not and does not offer Tax-related advice to any Members of the Site and Services. Additionally, please note that each Cook is responsible for determining local indirect Taxes and for including any applicable Taxes to be collected or obligations relating to applicable Taxes in Meals. Where applicable, or based upon request from a Cook, Hss&food may issue a valid VAT invoice to such Cook.

    Donations

    Some Cooks may pledge to donate a portion of the funds they receive from Meals Offered via the Site and Services to a particular cause or charity. We do not control, and will not take any responsibility or liability for, whether the Cook does in fact make the donation he or she pledged to make.

    Foreign Currency

    As part of the Services, Hss&food provides a feature through which Members may view Total Fees for various Meals in foreign currencies. These Total Fees listed in foreign currencies are for informational purposes only. You understand and agree that any such foreign currencies are not the official Total Fees and at the time you request a booking you will be notified of the currency in which you will be charged together with the corresponding amount, should your booking be confirmed by a Cook. Unless otherwise communicated to you as contemplated herein, Total Fees are payable in United States dollars.

    Hss&food Content and Member Content License

    Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of these Terms, Hss&food grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license, to (i) access and view any Hss&food Content solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes and (ii) access and view any Member Content to which you are permitted access, solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes. You have no right to sublicense the license rights granted in this section. You will not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, reverse engineer, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Site, Services, or Collective Content, either by yourself or by anyone on your behalf, in any way or by any means, except as expressly permitted in these Terms. No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by Hss&food or its licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in these Terms.

    You are hereby prohibited from removing or deleting any and all copyright notices, restrictions and signs indicating proprietary rights of Hss&food, including copyright mark [©] or trademark [® or ™] contained in or accompanying the content included in the Services, and you represent and warrant that you will abide by all applicable laws in this respect. You are further prohibited from using, diluting or staining any name, mark or logo that is identical, or confusingly similar to any of Hss&food's marks and logos, whether registered or not.

    Member Content

    We may, in our sole discretion, permit Members to post, upload, publish, submit or transmit Member Content. By making available any Member Content on or through the Site and Services, you hereby grant to Hss&food a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, assignable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, view, reproduce, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, access, view, and otherwise exploit such Member Content in connection with Hss&food , whether through the Internet, any mobile device or otherwise, in any media formats and through any media channels known today and developed in the future.

    You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all Member Content that you make available through the Site and Services. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that: (i) you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all Member Content that you make available through the Site and Services or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to Hss&food the rights in such Member Content, as contemplated under these Terms; and (ii) neither the Member Content nor your posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmittal of the Member Content or Hss&food's use of the Member Content (or any portion thereof) on, through or by means of the Site and the Services will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other proprietary or intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.

    You agree that Hss&food may remove at any time any Member Content you have uploaded to Hss&food in its sole discretion with or without any reason.

    Links

    The Site and Services may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that Hss&food is not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by Hss&food of such websites or resources or the content, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources or the Content, products or services on or available from such websites or resources.

    Ownership

    The Site,, Services, and Collective Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. You acknowledge and agree that the Site, Services and Collective Content, including all associated intellectual property rights is the exclusive property of Hss&food and its licensors. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Site, Services, or Collective Content.

    Proprietary Rights Notices

    All trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations of Hss&food used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Hss&food. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective parties.

    Feedback

    We welcome and encourage you to provide feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Site and Services ("Feedback"). You acknowledge and agree that all Feedback will be the sole and exclusive property of Hss&food and you hereby irrevocably assign to Hss&food and agree to irrevocably assign to Hss&food all of your right, title, and interest in and to all Feedback, including without limitation all worldwide patent, copyright, trade secret, moral and other proprietary or intellectual property rights therein. At Hss&food's request and expense, you will execute documents and take such further acts as Hss&food may reasonably request to assist Hss&food to acquire, perfect, and maintain its intellectual property rights and other legal protections for the Feedback.

    Termination, Suspension and Hss&food Account Cancellation

    We may, in our discretion and without liability to you, with or without cause, with or without prior notice and at any time: (a) terminate or suspend these Terms or your access to our Site, Services, and (b) deactivate or cancel your Hss&food Account. Upon termination or suspension, we will promptly pay you any amounts we reasonably determine we owe you in our discretion, which we are legally obligated to pay you. In the event Hss&food terminates or suspends these Terms, or your access to our Site, Services or deactivates or cancels your Hss&food Account you will remain liable for all amounts due hereunder. You may cancel your Hss&food Account at any time via the "Cancel Account" feature of the Services or by sending an email to us. Please note that if your Hss&food Account is cancelled, we do not have an obligation to delete or return to you any Content you have posted to the Site, Services, including, but not limited to, any reviews or Feedback.

    Copyright Policy

    Hss&food respects copyright law and expects its users to do the same. It is Hss&food's policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances the Hss&food Accounts of Members or other account holders who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders. Disclaimers

    IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE THE SITE, SERVICES, YOU DO SO AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT HSS&FOOD DOES NOT CONDUCT BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ANY MEMBER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, HSS&FOOD USERS AND COOKS(HSS&FOOD PARTNERS). THE SITE, SERVICES, COLLECTIVE CONTENT AND REFERRAL PROGRAM ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, HSS&FOOD EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NONINFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. HSS&FOOD MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE, SERVICES, COLLECTIVE CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE MEALS, OR ANY REFERRAL PROGRAM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. HSS&FOOD MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY OF ANY MEALS, THE SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT OR THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY COLLECTIVE CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, SERVICES OR REFERRAL PROGRAM. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM HSS&FOOD OR THROUGH THE SITE, SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, SERVICES AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY COOKS(HSS&FOOD PARTNERS) OR HSS&FOOD USERS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT HSS&FOOD DOES NOT MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF USERS OF THE SITE, SERVICES OR TO REVIEW ANY MEALS. HSS&FOOD MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS OF THE SITE, SERVICES OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE USERS OF THE SITE,SERVICES. YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, SERVICES AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE,ARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET OFFLINE OR IN PERSON.

    Limitation of Liability

    YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, SERVICES AND COLLECTIVE CONTENT, AND YOUR MEAL OR BOOKING OF ANY MEALS VIA THE SITE, SERVICES, AND YOUR PARTICIPATION IN ANY REFERRAL PROGRAM AND ANY CONTACT YOU HAVE WITH OTHER USERS OF HSS&FOOD WHETHER IN PERSON OR ONLINE REMAINS WITH YOU. NEITHER HSS&FOOD NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SITE, SERVICES, COLLECTIVE CONTENT OR ANY REFERRAL PROGRAM WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT, FROM ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, OR SERVICES OR OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, SERVICES, OR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN ANY REFERRAL PROGRAM OR FROM YOUR MEAL OR BOOKING OF ANY MEAL VIA THE SITE, SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT HSS&FOOD HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL HSS&FOOD'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND YOUR USE OF THE SITE, SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FROM YOUR MEAL OR BOOKING OF ANY MEAL VIA THE SITE, SERVICES, OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, SERVICES, OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT OR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN ANY REFERRAL PROGRAM AND IN CONNECTION WITH ANY MEAL OR INTERACTIONS WITH ANY OTHER MEMBERS, EXCEED THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID OR OWE FOR BOOKINGS VIA THE SITE, SERVICES AS A HSS&FOOD IN THE SIX (6) MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY, OR IF YOU ARE A COOK, THE AMOUNTS PAID BY HSS&FOOD TO YOU IN THE SIX (6) MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY, OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100), IF NO SUCH PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE, AS APPLICABLE. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN HSS&FOOD AND YOU.

    Assignment

    You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without Hss&food's prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. Hss&food may assign or transfer these Terms, at its sole discretion, without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

    Notices

    Any notices or other communications permitted or required hereunder, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be in writing and given by Hss&food (i) via email (in each case to the address that you provide) or (ii) by posting to the Site. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

    Reporting Misconduct

    If the Cook(Hss&food Partner) or Hss&food User is acting or has acted inappropriately, including but not limited to, anyone who (i) engages in offensive, violent or sexually inappropriate behavior, (ii) you suspect of stealing from you, or (iii) engages in any other disturbing conduct, you should immediately report such person to the appropriate authorities and then to Feastlyss&food by contacting us with your police station and report number at hssfood.com; provided that your report will not obligate us to take any action beyond that required by law (if any) or cause us to incur any liability to you.

    Indemnification

    You agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold Hss&food and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with (a) your access to or use of the Site, Services, or Collective Content or your violation of these Terms; (b) your Member Content; and (c) your (i) interaction with any Member, (ii) booking of a Meal, (iii) creation of a Meal, (iv) the use, condition or rental of a Meal by you, including, but not limited to any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of a rental, booking or use of a Meal, or (v) injuries, damages or other claims to any persons present at a Meal.

    Entire Agreement

    These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between Hss&food and you regarding the Site, Services, Collective Content, and any bookings of Meals made via the Site and Services, and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between Hss&food and you regarding bookings of Meals, the Site, Services, and Collective Content.

    Governing Law

    Your use of the Services and these Terms shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of New York without reference to the choice of law or conflicts of law principles thereof, and all claims relating to or arising out of your use of the Service or these Terms, or the breach thereof, whether sounding in contract, tort or otherwise, shall likewise be governed by the laws of the State of New York without reference to the choice of law or conflicts of law principles thereof.

    Disputes

    Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to the Services or these Terms, or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, shall be determined by arbitration in New York City, New York before a panel of three neutral arbitrators, unless the matter in controversy is within the scope of an applicable small claims court’s jurisdiction. The arbitration shall be administered by JAMS pursuant to its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. This clause shall not preclude Mode or you from seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration from a court of appropriate jurisdiction. Note that there is no judge or jury in an arbitration proceeding and the decision of the arbitrator shall be binding upon both parties.

    General

    The failure of Hss&food to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Hss&food. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise. If for any reason an arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.

    Contacting Hss&food

    If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact Hss&food at hssfood.com.