Terms of Service
Terms Of Service
Last Updated: August 11, 2020
Hello! We’re glad you’re here. Before using our Platform, please read this our Terms of Service carefully.
Food LLC and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Foode,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) own and operate certain websites, including related subdomains; our mobile, tablet and other smart device applications; application program interfaces; other tools, technology and programs (collectively, the “Platform”) and all associated services (collectively, the “Services”); in each case, that reference these Terms of Service.
These Terms of Service (the “Agreement”) constitute a contract between you and us that governs your access and use of the Platform and Services. This means that by accessing and/or using the Platform or our Services, or by clicking a button or checking a box marked “I Agree” (or something similar), you agree to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree, do not use the Platform or Services. As used in this Agreement, “you” means any visitor, user, or other person who accesses our Platform or Services; whether or not such person registered for an Account (as defined below). Unless otherwise agreed by Foode in a separate written agreement with you or your authorized representative, the Platform is made available solely for your personal, non-commercial use.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE REVIEW THE “DISPUTE RESOLUTION” SECTION SET FORTH BELOW CAREFULLY, AS IT WILL REQUIRE YOU TO RESOLVE ALL DISPUTES WITH FOODE THROUGH BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU AND FOODE ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING AGAINST FOODE. BY ENTERING THIS AGREEMENT, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY, ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND HAVE TAKEN TIME TO CONSIDER THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS IMPORTANT DECISION.
Foode is a virtual marketplace Platform that connects hungry diners with third-party service providers, including local restaurants and independent delivery service providers. You may order food through the Platform to be delivered from particular restaurants, including their authorized licensees and franchisees, or other purveyors of food in cities throughout the United States and other territories where Foode provides such Services (collectively, the “Merchants”).
Foode is not a restaurant or food preparation entity. The Merchants available on our Platform operate independently of Foode. Merchants are required to comply with federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, and standards pertaining to the preparation, sale, and marketing of food, including, without limitation, food preparation and safety and menu disclosure. Foode is not liable or responsible for Merchants' food preparation or safety and does not verify their compliance with all applicable laws. In addition, Foode does not guarantee the quality of what the Merchants sell, nor does it guarantee the services provided by them, including, without limitation, in those cases where they provide the delivery services or engage another third-party delivery service. Foode does not independently verify, and is not liable for, representations made by Merchants regarding their food, including, without limitation, any menu- or Merchant-level descriptors or disclosures.
Foode is not a delivery company or a common carrier. Some deliveries are provided by Foode's network of independent delivery service providers (“Delivery Partners”). Delivery Partners have entered into agreements with Foode which require them to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations, including, without limitation, traffic laws, requirements of the applicable motor vehicle agency, and applicable insurance requirements. By accessing the Platform, you agree and acknowledge that Delivery Partners are solely responsible for, and Foode shall not be liable or responsible for, the delivery services provided to you by any Delivery Partner or any subcontractors of Delivery Partners, or any acts, omissions, errors or misrepresentations made by any Delivery Partner.
You may only create and hold one account on each of the separately branded properties on the Platforms (each, an “Account”) for your personal use. In consideration of the use of the Platform and the Services, you agree that you are able to create a binding legal obligation with Foode, and you also agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself, and (b) maintain and promptly update the personal information you provide to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete.
If you are a minor in the jurisdiction in which you reside (generally under the age of 18), you must have the permission of, and be directly supervised by, your parent or legal guardian to use the Platform, and your parent or legal guardian must read and agree to this Agreement prior to your using the Platform. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you are not authorized to use the Platform or otherwise access the Services if you are under the age of 13. If you are using the Platform on behalf of an entity, organization, or company, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that organization to this Agreement and you agree to be bound by this Agreement on behalf of that entity, organization, or company. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, including, without limitation, having an invalid or expired payment method on file, or if Foode has reasonable grounds to suspect that any information you provide is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Foode has the right to block your current or future use of the Platform and/or the Services (or any portion thereof) and/or terminate this Agreement with you. If your Account is cancelled for any or no reason, you may forfeit any pending, current, or future account credits, promotional offers, and any other forms of unredeemed value in or associated with your Account without prior notice to you.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Account including your password and, if applicable, any password for Facebook, Google, or other third party login. You are also responsible for all activities or any other actions that occur under or that are taken in connection with your Account. You agree to: (a) immediately notify Foode of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your password or Account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including, without limitation, loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password or credit card information; and (b) ensure that you exit from your Account at the end of each session. Foode will not be liable for any injury, loss, or damage of any kind arising from or relating to your failure to comply with (a) and/or (b) or for any acts or omissions by you or someone else who is using your Account and/or password.
OUR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES POLICY
Some jurisdictions permit the ordering and delivery of alcoholic beverages. In such jurisdictions, if you place an order that includes any alcoholic beverage, you represent and warrant that you are at least 21 years of age. Upon delivery or pickup, as applicable, you shall present a government-issued identification card, evidencing your age, consistent with applicable legal requirements. You also agree that our Delivery Partners may withhold delivery of the alcoholic beverages if you appear or the recipient of the delivery appears intoxicated when receiving delivery of such products. If you do not comply with these terms, you agree that the alcoholic beverage(s) will not be released to you, and you may forfeit the cost of such beverages.
PAYMENT AND OUR CREDIT POLICY
Certain features of the Platform, including, without limitation, the placing or receipt of orders, may require you to make certain payments, including commissions or other fees. When paid by you, these payments are final and non-refundable, unless otherwise determined by Foode. Foode, in its sole discretion, may offer credits or refunds on a case-by-case basis including, by way of example, in the event of an error with your order or in the amounts you were charged.
Foode will charge, and you authorize Foode to charge, the payment method you specify at the time of purchase. If you pay any amounts with a credit card, Foode may seek pre-authorization of your credit card account prior to your purchase to verify that the credit card is valid and has credit available for your intended purchase. Please note, you are unable to complete checkout with only gift card information. In all events, you are required to provide another form of payment to submit an order, even if this payment method is not charged.
Foode reserves the right to establish, remove, and/or revise prices, fees, taxes, and/or surcharges for any or all services or goods obtained through the use of the Services at any time, and further reserves the right to consolidate or otherwise incorporate fees and/or surcharges into the prices listed for restaurant food and beverage items. Foode may also, in its sole discretion, make promotional offers with different features and different rates available to any or all of our users. Unless made available to you, promotional offers will have no bearing on your obligation to pay the amounts charged.
OUR MATERIALS AND LICENSE TO YOU
With the exception of Your Content (defined below), the Platform and everything on it, including, without limitation, text, photos, videos, graphics and software, (collectively, the "Materials") is owned by or licensed to Foode. The Platform and the Materials are protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress, domain name, patent, trade secret, international treaties, and/or other intellectual or proprietary rights and laws of the United States and other countries. Except as otherwise indicated on the Platform and except for the intellectual property of other companies that are displayed on the Platform, all intellectual property, such as trademarks, trade dress, service marks, logos, trade dress, and trade names are proprietary to Foode. Accordingly, you are not authorized to download any content from the Platform, including, without limitation, the Materials, and if you do, Foode will not be responsible in any way for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from such download. Please also be advised that Foode enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.
Subject to your compliance with this Agreement, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, and revocable license to access and use the Platform for your personal and noncommercial use, solely as expressly permitted by this Agreement and subject to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, all applicable intellectual property laws, and any Additional Terms (as defined below) contained on the Platform. Any other use of the Platform is strictly prohibited. Nothing contained on the Platform and/or Materials should be interpreted as granting to you any license or right to use any of the Materials (other than as provided herein) and/or third-party proprietary content on the Platform without the express written permission of Foode or the relevant third-party owner, as applicable. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Foode and Foode’s licensors.
YOUR CONTENT AND CONDUCT
By accessing the Platform or the Services, you agree:
- to comply with the Agreement and all applicable laws, rules and regulations in connection with your use of the Platform and Services, including, without limitation, laws regarding online conduct and Your Content (as defined below);
- not to use the Platform or Services for any commercial or other purposes that are not expressly permitted by this Agreement or in a manner that falsely implies our endorsement, partnership or otherwise misleads others as to your affiliation with us;
- not to access the Platform or Services using a third party's account/registration without the express consent of the Account holder and not to attempt to impersonate another user or person;
- not to avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble, or attempt, through any means, to circumvent any technological measure implemented by Foode to protect the Platform, or otherwise attempt to gain unauthorized access to any part of the Platform and/or any Service, other Account, computer system, and/or network connected to any Foode server;
- not to use the Platform or Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, and/or impair the Platform, any Foode server, or the network(s) connected to any Foode server, and/or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Platform;
- not to advertise to, or solicit, any user, Merchant, or other business to buy or sell any products or services, or use any information obtained from the Platform or the Services in order to contact, solicit, or advertise or sell to any user, Merchant, or other business, in each case, unless specifically authorized in writing by Foode;
- not to deep-link to or frame the Platform and/or access the Platform manually and/or with any robot, spider, web crawler, extraction software, automated process, and/or device or other means to scrape, copy, and/or monitor any portion of the Platform and/or any Materials and/or other content on the Platform, unless specifically authorized in writing by Foode;
- not to conduct any scraping, indexing, surveying, data mining, or any other kind of systematic retrieval of data or other content from the Platform;
- not to create or compile, directly or indirectly, any collection, compilation, database, or directory from the Platform or Materials;
- not to create Merchant reviews or blog entries for or with any commercial or other purpose or intent that does not in good faith comport with the purpose or spirit of the Platform;
- not to copy, publish, or redistribute any coupon or discount code or act in bad faith in an attempt to manipulate or gain an unintended commercial benefit from incentive offers;
- not to harass, annoy, intimidate, or threaten any Foode employees, contractors, or agents engaged in providing any portion of the Services;
- not to engage in any criminal or tortious activity, including, without limitation, fraud, spamming (including, without limitation, by email or instant message), sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets or otherwise deleting the copyright or other proprietary rights notice from any of Your Content (as defined below) or from any portion of the Platform or the Services;
- not to rent, lease, redistribute, sell, sublicense, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Platform and/or the Materials, in whole or in part, to a human-perceivable form for any purpose, including, without limitation, to build a product and/or service competitive with the Platform and its Services; and
- not to disrupt, interfere with, or otherwise harm or violate the security of the Platform, or any Services, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers or networks connected to or accessible through the Platform or affiliated or linked sites (including, without limitation, those of our Merchants).
Content You Provide
Foode may provide you with interactive opportunities (i) on the Platform, including, without limitation, features such as user ratings and reviews, saved favorites, liked items and bookmarked Merchants, user profiles and pictures, as well as (ii) through other communications with you, including, without limitation, through text (“SMS”) or multimedia (“MMS”) messages (collectively, "Interactive Areas"). You represent and warrant that you are the owner of and/or otherwise have the right to provide all information, comments, reviews, ratings, photographs and/or other materials and/or content that you submit, upload, post, publish, and/or otherwise make available to Foode through the Platform or otherwise in connection with your use of our Services, including, without limitation, information and materials provided or made available in connection with any Facebook, Google, or other third party login (“Your Content”). Your Content includes, without limitation, your username and/or other user profile information such as your ratings history and how long you have been a Foode user, textual, visual, or audio content and information, whether transmitted via the Platform, SMS or MMS message, or otherwise.
Use of Your Content
You grant Foode an irrevocable, transferable, paid up, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive worldwide sublicensable license to use, copy, display, publish, modify, remove, publicly perform, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or otherwise use Your Content in connection with Foode's or its partners’ or affiliates’ business and in all forms of media now known or hereafter invented (collectively, the “Uses”). The Uses include, without limitation, use of your username and/or other user profile information such as your ratings history and how long you have been a Foode user, to attribute Your Content to you on the Platform, including in Interactive Areas and other public areas on our Platform, or otherwise in connection with our Services. All Uses will be made without notification to and/or approval by you and without the requirement of payment to you or any other person or entity. Further, if you provide any suggestions, input, or other feedback relating to the Platform or the Services we provide (collectively, the “Feedback”), Foode shall have the right to freely and fully exercise and exploit the Feedback in connection with our business or the business of our partners or affiliates, without notice to, approval by, or compensation to you. Accordingly, you hereby grant Foode a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide, nonexclusive license to all rights necessary to incorporate and use the Feedback for any purpose.
You further understand and agree that you may be exposed to third-party content that is inaccurate, objectionable, inappropriate for children, or otherwise unsuited to your purpose. Foode and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their officers, directors, employees, successors, assigns, licensors, licensees, designees, business partners, contractors, agents and representatives (collectively, the "Released Parties") will not be responsible for, and you hereby expressly release the Released Parties from any and all liability for the action of any and all third parties with respect to Your Content, or for any damages you allege to incur as a result of or relating to any third-party content.
Conduct within Interactive Areas
By transmitting Your Content, you agree to follow the standards of conduct below, and any additional standards that may be stated on the Platform. We expect your cooperation in upholding our standards. You are responsible for all of Your Content. You agree that Your Content will not:
- be unlawful, harmful to adults or minors, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, offensive, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, and/or racially, ethnically, and/or otherwise objectionable;
- have a commercial, political, or religious purpose;
- be false, misleading, and/or not written in good faith;
- infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of privacy and/or publicity, and/or other proprietary rights of any person and/or entity;
- be illegal and/or promote illegal activity;
- contain unauthorized advertising and/or solicits users to a business other than those on the Platform; and/or
- be intended to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality or integrity of any computer software, hardware, or Materials on the Platform or other websites.
Ratings and Reviews
The Platform and other Interactive Areas may allow you to rate (each, a “Rating”) and post reviews (each, a “Review”) of Merchants. Such Ratings and Reviews are considered Your Content and are governed by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Ratings and Reviews are not endorsed by Foode, and do not represent the views of Foode or of any affiliate or partner of Foode. Foode does not assume liability for Ratings and Reviews or for any claims, liabilities, or losses resulting from any Ratings and Reviews. We strive to maintain a high level of integrity with our Ratings and Reviews and other aspects of Your Content. Therefore, all Ratings and Reviews must comply with the following criteria: (1) before posting a Rating or Review, you must have had first-hand experience with the Merchant within the 7-day period prior to your review; (2) you may not have a proprietary or other affiliation with either the Merchant or any of its competitors; (3) you may not draw any legal conclusions regarding the Merchants' products, services, or conduct; and (4) your review must otherwise comply with the terms of this Agreement. Any Rating and/or Review that we determine, in our sole discretion, could diminish the integrity of the Ratings and Reviews, the Materials and/or the Platform may be removed or excluded by us without notice.
COMMUNICATIONS & TEXT MESSAGES
By voluntarily providing your cell phone number to Foode, you agree that Foode may contact you by telephone, SMS, or MMS messages at that phone number, and you hereby consent to receiving such communications for transactional, operational, or informational purposes. You understand and consent that such messages may be sent using an automatic telephone dialing system. You may unsubscribe from receiving text messages from Foode at any time. To revoke your consent to receiving SMS or MMS messages from Foode, please follow the unsubscribe procedures described below.
When placing orders through the Platform, you may receive two or more order status messages from Foode about each order. To unsubscribe from order-related messages, just reply "STOP" to the number sending the message. To resubscribe, text “START” to the same number from the phone number associated with your account. If you need assistance, text “HELP”. Please note that unsubscribing from one of the branded properties in our Platform will not automatically unsubscribe you from another separately branded property in our Platform.
Additionally, you may receive messages from Foode following receipt of a completed order soliciting feedback and/or other information relating to the order. You may unsubscribe from all such feedback messages by replying "STOP" to the number sending the feedback messages. To resubscribe, text "START" to the number sending the feedback messages using the phone number associated with your account. Please note that unsubscribing from such feedback texts will not prevent you from receiving texts from Foode, the Restaurant, or your delivery person regarding your order or its delivery unless you also text "STOP" to the number sending the order-related messages, and even in such event, you may still receive individual texts from the Restaurant or your delivery person to enable successful delivery of your order.
You may also receive text messages in response to certain Customer Care requests. To unsubscribe from Customer Care messages, just reply to the message by texting “STOP” to the number sending the message.
If you unsubscribe from receiving text messages from Foode through the process described above, you may continue to receive text messages for a short period while Foode processes your request(s). If you change or deactivate the phone number you provided to Foode, you have an affirmative obligation to update your account information and the phone number(s) attached to your account to prevent us from inadvertently communicating with anyone who acquires any phone number(s) previously attributed to you, and any new phone number(s) you attach to your account may receive Foode’s standard SMS or MMS messages unless you also unsubscribe via the above procedures.
Standard data and message rates may apply for SMS and MMS alerts, whether you send or receive such messages. Please contact your mobile phone carrier for details. Your mobile phone carrier (e.g. T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, etc.) is not liable for delayed or undelivered messages.
ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR MOBILE APPLICATIONS
We may make available software to access Foode’s websites, technology platforms, and related online and mobile services via a mobile device (“Mobile Applications”). To use any Mobile Application, you must use a mobile device that is compatible with that Mobile Application. Foode does not warrant that any Mobile Application will be compatible with your mobile device. You may use mobile data in connection with the Mobile Applications and may incur additional charges from your wireless provider for these services. You agree that you are solely responsible for any such charges. Foode hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use a compiled code copy of the Mobile Applications for one Account on a mobile device owned or leased solely by you, for your personal use. You acknowledge that Foode may from time to time issue upgraded versions of the Mobile Applications, and may automatically electronically upgrade the version of any Mobile Applications that you are using on your mobile device. You consent to such automatic upgrading on your mobile device and agree to timely upgrade the Mobile Application in the event there is no automatic update. You further agree that the terms and conditions of this Agreement will apply to all upgrades to the Mobile Applications. Any third party code that may be incorporated in the Mobile Applications is covered by the applicable open source or third party license EULA, if any, authorizing use of such code. The foregoing license grant is not a sale of the Mobile Applications or any copy thereof, and Foode or its third party partners or suppliers retain all right, title, and interest in the Mobile Applications (and any copy thereof). Any attempt by you to transfer any of the rights, duties, or obligations hereunder, except as expressly provided for in this Agreement, is void. Foode reserves all rights not expressly granted under this Agreement with respect to the Mobile Applications and otherwise. Any use, reproduction, release, performance, display, or disclosure of the Platform and any accompanying documentation by the U.S. Government will be governed solely by this Agreement and is prohibited except to the extent expressly permitted by this Agreement. The Mobile Applications originate in the United States, and are subject to United States export laws and regulations. The Mobile Applications may not be exported or re-exported to certain countries or those persons or entities prohibited from receiving exports from the United States. In addition, the Mobile Applications may be subject to the import and export laws of other countries. You agree to comply with all United States and foreign laws related to use of the Mobile Applications and the Platform.
The following applies to any Mobile Application you acquire from the Apple App Store (“Apple-Sourced Software”): You acknowledge and agree that this Agreement is solely between you and Foode, not Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) and that Apple has no responsibility for the Apple-Sourced Software or content thereof. Your use of the Apple-Sourced Software must comply with the App Store Terms of Service. You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Apple-Sourced Software. In the event of any failure of the Apple-Sourced Software to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund to you the purchase price for the Apple-Sourced Software; to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Apple-Sourced Software, and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be solely governed by this Agreement and any law applicable to Foode as provider of the software. You acknowledge that Apple is not responsible for addressing any of your claims or those of any third party relating to the Apple-Sourced Software or your possession and/or use of the Apple-Sourced Software, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the Apple-Sourced Software fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation; and all such claims are governed solely by this Agreement and any law applicable to Foode as provider of the software. You acknowledge that, in the event of any third-party claim that the Apple-Sourced Software or your possession and use of that Apple-Sourced Software infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, Foode, not Apple, will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement, and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim to the extent required by this Agreement. You and Foode acknowledge and agree that Apple, and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of this Agreement as it relates to your license of the Apple-Sourced Software, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement against you as a third-party beneficiary as it relates to your license of the Apple-Sourced Software.
The following applies to any Mobile Applications you acquire from the Google Play Store (“Google-Sourced Software”): (i) you acknowledge that the Agreement is between you and Foode only, and not with Google, Inc. (“Google”); (ii) your use of Google-Sourced Software must comply with Google’s then-current Google Play Store Terms of Service; (iii) Google is only a provider of the Google Play Store where you obtained the Google-Sourced Software; (iv) Foode, and not Google, is solely responsible for its Google-Sourced Software; (v) Google has no obligation or liability to you with respect to Google-Sourced Software or the Agreement; and (vi) you acknowledge and agree that Google is a third-party beneficiary to the Agreement as it relates to Foode’s Google-Sourced Software.
THE PLATFORM, THE SERVICES, THE MATERIALS, AND ALL OTHER CONTENT ON THE PLATFORM ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE RELEASED PARTIES DISCLAIM, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES, THE PLATFORM, THE MATERIALS AND ALL OTHER CONTENT ON THE PLATFORM, ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. FOODE DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE PLATFORM, THE SERVICES, THE MATERIALS AND/OR THE OTHER CONTENT ON THE PLATFORM WILL BE SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED, AND/OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, AND/OR THAT THE PLATFORM, THE SERVICES, THE MATERIALS, AND/OR OTHER CONTENT ON THE PLATFORM ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. FOODE DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE PLATFORM, THE SERVICES, THE MATERIALS, AND/OR ANY OTHER CONTENT ON THE PLATFORM IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE SAFETY, QUALITY, AND/OR TIMING OF A DELIVERY ORDERED ON THE PLATFORM, AND/OR THE FOOD OR OTHER PRODUCTS DELIVERED. YOU (AND NOT FOODE) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM, THE SERVICES, THE MATERIALS, AND/OR OTHER CONTENT ON THE PLATFORM. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT FULLY APPLY TO YOU.
FOODE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DELAY OR FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE RESULTING FROM CAUSES BEYOND FOODE'S REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DELAYS AND OTHER PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THE USE OF THE INTERNET AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS. FOODE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAYS, DELIVERY FAILURES, OR OTHER DAMAGE RESULTING FROM SUCH PROBLEMS.
FOODE RELIES UPON MERCHANTS AND OTHER THIRD-PARTY FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE ACCURATE ALLERGEN AND DIETARY INFORMATION AND GENERAL PRODUCT SAFETY. FOODE DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE SERVICE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, OR ERROR-FREE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, MENUS, NUTRITIONAL AND ALLERGEN INFORMATION, PHOTOS, FOOD QUALITY OR DESCRIPTIONS, PRICING, HOURS OF OPERATION, OR REVIEWS. ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THE RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NUTRITIONAL AND ALLERGEN INFORMATION.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL FOODE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY, LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, REPUTATION, USE, OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE), EVEN IF FOODE HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF A WARRANTY, CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, OR OTHER ACTION THAT IN ANY MANNER ARISES OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, PERFORMANCE OF, OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE PLATFORM OR BY FOODE. FOODE ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, BROWSING OF, OR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL FROM THE PLATFORM. FOODE ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY IN ANY MANNER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR MATERIAL AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE PLATFORM, AS WELL AS ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE PAGES OR ADDITIONAL WEBSITES LINKED TO THIS PLATFORM, FOR ANY ERROR, DEFAMATION, LIBEL, SLANDER, OMISSION, FALSEHOOD, OBSCENITY, PORNOGRAPHY, PROFANITY, DANGER, INACCURACY CONTAINED THEREIN, OR HARM TO PERSON OR PROPERTY CAUSED THEREBY. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. IN NO EVENT SHALL FOODE'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN WARRANTY, CONTRACT, OR TORT EXCEED (A) THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO FOODE OR A FOODE RESTAURANT, IF ANY, OR (B) $1,000 (WHICHEVER IS LESS). BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW.
YOU AND FOODE AGREE THAT THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY IN THIS AGREEMENT ARE MATERIAL, BARGAINED-FOR BASES OF THIS AGREEMENT, AND THAT THEY HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN DETERMINING THE CONSIDERATION TO BE GIVEN BY EACH PARTY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT AND IN THE DECISION BY EACH PARTY TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT. YOU AND FOODE AGREE THAT THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY IN THIS AGREEMENT ARE FAIR AND REASONABLE. EXCEPT AS MAY BE OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SECTION, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE PLATFORM AND SERVICES.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
The Platform may contain links to websites that are owned, controlled, developed, sponsored and/or maintained by third parties and which may be subject to additional terms and conditions ("Third Party Websites"). Foode does not review, monitor, operate and/or control the Third Party Websites and Foode makes no guarantees, representations, and/or warranties as to, and shall have no liability for, the content available on or through and/or the functioning of the Third Party Websites. By providing access to Third Party Websites, Foode is not recommending and/or otherwise endorsing the products and/or services provided by the sponsors and/or owners of those websites. Your access to and/or use of the Third Party Websites, including, without limitation, providing information, materials and/or other content to the Third Party Websites, is entirely at your own risk. Foode reserves the right to discontinue links to any Third Party Websites at any time and for any reason, without notice.
Foode respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask all of our users to do the same. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied and is accessible on the Platform or a website through which our Services may be accessed in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with written notice containing the following information required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512 (“DMCA”):
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner of the work that allegedly has been infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works allegedly have been infringed, then a representative list of such copyrighted works;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the allegedly infringing material, e.g., the specific web page address on the Platform;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the party alleging infringement, including an email address;
- A statement that the party alleging infringement has a good-faith belief that use of the copyrighted work in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner or its agent, or is not otherwise permitted under the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the party alleging infringement is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner of the work that allegedly has been infringed.
Please send this notification to: Foode LLC, 1717 E. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23223.
UNDER FEDERAL LAW, IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE MATERIAL IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR PERJURY AND CIVIL PENALTIES, INCLUDING MONETARY DAMAGES, COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES.
Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Foode and its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed. The preceding requirements are intended to comply with Foode’s rights and obligations under the DMCA, including 17 U.S.C. §512(c), but do not constitute legal advice. It may be advisable to contact an attorney regarding your rights and obligations under the DMCA and other applicable laws.
In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, Foode has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Foode may also in its sole discretion limit access to the Platform, the Services and/or terminate the Accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
TERMINATION AND VIOLATIONS OF THE AGREEMENT
Your rights under this Agreement will terminate automatically without notice if you fail to comply with any term of this Agreement. Further, Foode reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to modify, suspend, or discontinue at any time, with or without notice, the Platform and/or Services offered on or through the Platform (or any part thereof), including but not limited to the Platform's features, look and feel, and functional elements and related Services. We will have no liability whatsoever on account of any change to the Platform or any suspension or termination of your access to or use of the Platform. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by closing your Account, uninstalling all Mobile Application(s) (if applicable) and ceasing use of the Platform and Services provided herein.
Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason or no reason: (i) your access rights will terminate and you must immediately cease all use of the Platform and Services; and (ii) any provision of this Agreement that contemplates or governs performance or observance subsequent to termination of this Agreement will survive the termination of this Agreement, including without limitation the following sections: (i) “Your Content and Conduct;” (ii) “Disclaimer;” (iii) “Limitation of Liability;” (iv) “Termination and Violations of this Agreement;” (v) “Dispute Resolution;” and (vi) “Waiver and Severability.”
Foode reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of the Agreement, including, without limitation, the right to block access to the Platform and/or Services from a particular account, device and/or IP address.
You may not assign or transfer this Agreement or your rights under this Agreement, in whole or in part, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. We may assign this Agreement in whole or in part at any time to any entity without your notice or consent. Any purported assignment by you in violation of this section shall be null and void.
CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENT
You acknowledge and agree that your access to and/or use of the Platform, the Services, the Materials, and other content on the Platform is subject to all applicable international, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The terms, conditions, and policies contained in this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without regard to its conflict of laws principles.
Arbitration and Class Action Waiver.
You agree that all claims, disputes, or disagreements that may arise out of the interpretation or performance of this Agreement or payments by or to Foode, or that in any way relate to your use of the Platform, the Materials, the Services, and/or other content on the Platform or any other dispute with Foode, shall be submitted exclusively to binding arbitration, except that each party retains the right to bring an individual action in small claims court for disputes and actions within the scope of such court’s jurisdiction and the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of a party's copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property rights. Arbitration means that an arbitrator and not a judge or jury will decide the claim. Rights to prehearing exchange of information and appeals may also be limited in arbitration. You acknowledge and agree that you and Foode are each waiving the right to a trial by jury. You further acknowledge and agree that you waive your right to participate as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action or representative proceeding. Further, unless both you and Foode otherwise agree in writing, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of any class or representative proceeding. If this class action waiver is held unenforceable, then the entirety of this "Dispute Resolution" section will be deemed void. Except as provided in the preceding sentence, this "Dispute Resolution" section will survive any termination of these Terms of Service. You further acknowledge that any claim arising under this Agreement must be brought within one year of its accrual or it will be waived. The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, or formation of this agreement to arbitrate, as well as all threshold arbitrability issues, including whether this Dispute Resolution provision is unconscionable and any defense to arbitration.
The arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"). Except as modified by this “Dispute Resolution” provision, the AAA will administer the arbitration in accordance with either (A) the Commercial Arbitration Rules then in effect, or (B) the Consumer Arbitration Rules then in effect if the matter involves a “consumer” agreement as defined by Consumer Arbitration Rule R-1 (together, the "Applicable AAA Rules").(The Applicable AAA Rules are available at https://www.adr.org/Rules or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879.) The Federal Arbitration Act will govern the interpretation and enforcement of this entire “Dispute Resolution” provision.
A party who desires to initiate arbitration must provide the other party with a written Demand for Arbitration as specified in the Applicable AAA Rules. (The AAA provides applicable forms for Demands for Arbitration https://www.adr.org/sites/default/files/Demand_for_Arbitration_0.pdf (Commercial Arbitration Rules) and https://www.adr.org/sites/default/files/Consumer_Demand_for_Arbitration_Form_1.pdf (Consumer Arbitration Rules), and a separate affidavit for waiver of fees for California residents only is available at https://www.adr.org/sites/default/files/AAA%20Affidavit%20for%20Waiver%20of%20Fees%20Notice%20California%20Consumers.pdf.) The arbitrator will be either a retired judge or an attorney licensed to practice law in the county in which you reside and will be selected in accordance with the Applicable AAA Rules. If the parties are unable to agree upon an arbitrator within fourteen (14) days of the AAA’s notice to the parties of its receipt of the Demand for Arbitration, then the AAA will appoint the arbitrator in accordance with the AAA Rules.
Arbitration Location and Procedure
Unless you and Foode otherwise agree, the arbitration will be conducted in City of Richmond, Virginia. If your claim does not exceed $10,000, then the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents you and Foode submit to the arbitrator, unless you request a hearing or the arbitrator determines that a hearing is necessary. If your claim exceeds $10,000, your right to a hearing will be determined by the Applicable AAA Rules. Subject to the Applicable AAA Rules, the arbitrator will have the discretion to direct a reasonable exchange of information by the parties, consistent with the expedited nature of the arbitration.
The arbitrator will render an award within the time frame specified in the Applicable AAA Rules. The arbitrator's decision will include the essential findings and conclusions upon which the arbitrator based the award. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitrator's award of damages and/or other relief must be consistent with the terms of the "Limitation of Liability" section above as to the types and the amounts of damages or other relief for which a party may be held liable. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the claimant and only to the extent necessary to provide the relief warranted by the claimant's individual claim. If the arbitrator determines that you are the prevailing party in the arbitration, and only if authorized under applicable law, the arbitrator may award reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses. Foode will not seek, and hereby waives, all rights Foode may have under applicable law to recover attorneys' fees and expenses if Foode prevails in arbitration unless the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought in your Demand for Arbitration was frivolous or was brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)).
Each party shall bear its own costs and expenses and an equal share of the arbitrators' and administrative fees of arbitration.
Foode reserves the right to change this "Dispute Resolution" section, but any such changes will not apply to disputes arising before the effective date of such amendment. Notwithstanding the provisions of the modification-related provisions above, if Foode changes this "Dispute Resolution" section after the date you first accepted this Agreement (or accepted any subsequent changes to this Agreement), you agree that your continued use of the Platform after such change will be deemed acceptance of those changes. If you do not agree to such change, you may reject any such change by providing Foode written notice of such rejection by mail or hand delivery to: Foode LLC, 1717 E. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23223, or by email from the email address associated with your account to: email@example.com, within 30 days of the date such change became effective, as indicated in the "Effective" date above. In order to be effective, the notice must include your full name and clearly indicate your intent to reject changes to this "Dispute Resolution" section. By rejecting changes, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any dispute between you and Foode in accordance with the provisions of this "Dispute Resolution" section as of the date you first accepted this Agreement (or accepted any subsequent changes to this Agreement, as applicable).
WAIVER AND SEVERABILITY
Any waiver by Foode of any term of this Agreement must be in writing. If any portion of this Agreement is found to be void, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable, then that portion shall be deemed to be severable and, if possible, superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that matches the intent of the original provision as closely as possible except that in the event of unenforceability of the class action waiver, the entire arbitration agreement shall be unenforceable. The remainder of this Agreement shall continue to be enforceable and valid according to the terms contained herein.
This Agreement, together with any amendments and any additional agreements you may enter into with Foode in connection with the Platform and the Services hereunder, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Foode concerning the Platform and the Services hereunder.
If you have any questions regarding this Agreement, please visit our "Contact Us" page for answers and our contact information