Terms of Use

The following terms and conditions (collectively, these “Terms of Service”) apply to your use of Chowter.com, including any content, functionality and services offered on or via Chowter.com (the “Website”).

Please read the Terms of Service carefully before you start using the Website. By using the Website, you are agreeing to be bound to the Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy. You also understand and agree that the Website is only to be used by humans aged 18 or older.

1. Changes to the Terms of Service

We reserve the right to make changes to, or suspend or discontinue the Website or any portion of the Website. You agree that we will not be liable to you or any party due to any changes, suspension, or discontinuance of the Website. We will update these Terms of Service from time to time, at our discretion. As we change, we hope to make the user experience better. Your continued use of the Website will mean that you are still in agreement of the Terms of Service.

2. Registration & Logging In

Certain features of the Website require you to register by entering your email or choosing a User ID and by setting a password as part of our security procedures. You must safely guard this confidential information. We recommend that you choose a very strong password and that you sign out of your account after every visit. We require that any information you provide as part of the sign up process be complete, true and accurate. You agree to keep this information current at all times.

Certain features of the Website will require you to log in using your User ID and password. You are responsible for any activity on the Website when the Website is accessed through your account, whether you authorized it or not. We are not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.

3. Rules of Conduct & Content

We have some Conduct & Content Standards that you must follow when you use the Website. You must not:

  • attempt to collect information from the Website using any automated software tool
  • attempt to use any automated means to access the Website, or gain unauthorized access to the Website or to any account or computer system connected to the Website
  • attempt to download, store or transmit copies of streamed content
  • attempt to obtain access to areas of the Website (or our servers) that are not intended for you to be able to access
  • attempt to impersonate any other person
  • attempt to overload, disrupt or harm the Website or any of its servers
  • attempt to reverse engineer the Website
  • restrict or inhibit another user or users

 

If you post anything to the Website, make sure not to post anything that:

  • contains defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, or other harmful language,
  • is negative and/or untrue about another person or entity,
  • is fraudulent, unlawful, threatening, or discriminatory,
  • uses racially objectionable language,
  • infringes any third party intellectual property rights,
  • contains any information that you do not have a right to make available,
  • advertises or solicits business for products or services other than those that are offered and promoted on the Website,
  • contains any harmful content or code

 

4. Ownership of User Content

We claim no intellectual property rights over the User Content. Your content remains yours. However, you agree to allow others to view your content and you grant us a royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, assignable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use such materials and content, including alterations thereof, for our business purposes, in any form, in any media, and via any technology we choose. You represent and warrant that you have all rights to grant such licenses to us without infringement or violation of any third party rights, including without limitation, any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.

 

5. Responsibility of User Content

You alone are solely responsible for the material you post or otherwise make publicly available on the Website. You alone are responsible for determining the credibility of other user postings. We do not control the content that you or others may post or otherwise make available in the Website. We do not guarantee that any content will be made available on the Website. You understand and agree that we have no obligation to monitor any content, or to edit and/or delete it. However, we reserve the right to monitor, edit or delete user content we deem necessary in our sole discretion. We are not responsible for any user’s content accuracy or legality.

 

6. Copyright Infringement

We reserve the right to disclose user information when required to do so by law, including in response to a law enforcement request that is supported by a valid court order. You agree to hold the Website harmless from any claims resulting from any action taken by the Website during or as a result of any investigations by either the Website or law enforcement authorities.

If you believe that any User Content violates your copyright, please follow the procedure set forth by article 512(c) of the DMCA and provide us a written take down notice including the following information:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
  • Information reasonably sufficient for us to contact you, such as email, address, telephone number.
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • The notice can be sent to us electronically through our Support form, or via email at [email protected]

 

7. Suspension or Termination of Access

We reserve the right to deny access to, and to suspend or terminate your access to, the Website, or to any features or portions of the Website, and to remove and discard any content or materials you have submitted to the Website, at any time and for any reason (or for no reason), including for any violation by you of these Terms of Use. In the event that we suspend or terminate your access to and/or use of the Website, you will continue to be bound by the Terms of Use that were in effect as of the date of your suspension or termination.

 

8. Links to Other Sites

The Website contains links to other websites or to third party sellers. These links are provided for your convenience. You assume all risk for accessing them. We are not responsible for, nor do we endorse, any third party sites that may have links from the Website. These websites are governed by their own terms of use and privacy policies.

 

9. Waiver and Severability Clause

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and Chowter.com and will be governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Florida, superseding any prior agreements (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). If any provision of these Terms of Service is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Service will continue in full force and effect.

 

10. Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability

Your use of the Website is solely at your own risk. The service is provided “as is” and “as available”.

  • We disclaim any and all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
  • We make no warranties that the information on the Website will be accurate or up-to-date.
  • We make no warranties that the Website or the information stored on it will be secure from unauthorized access.
  • We are not liable for damages, direct or consequential, resulting from your use of the Website, and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold us and our affiliates, and our respective directors, officers, employees and agents, harmless from any claims, losses, liability costs and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from or relating to your use of the Website, your submissions to the Website, or any violation of these Terms of Use, or applicable law, by you or by someone accessing the Website via your account.
  • You acknowledge that you have only a limited, non-exclusive, nontransferable license to use the Website. Because the Website is not error or bug free, you agree that you will use it carefully and avoid using it in ways which might result in any loss of your or any third party’s property or information.

    If you are dissatisfied with the Website, or any materials, products, or services of the Website, you should immediately discontinue your use of the Website.

11. Emails

We will need to communicate with you sometimes. We will try to keep the emails to a minimum and when we can we will let you opt out. We will send you email relating to your activity on the Website.

12. Fees

You authorize us to charge your account for restaurant listing fees based on the plan you choose. Any tax is additional. Fees are non-refundable, even for posts we remove, delay, omit, re-categorize, re-rank, or otherwise moderate. We may refuse any posting. Plans automatically renew. If you would like to cancel, please inform us at least 30 days before your plan is set to renew. You will also need to notify Paypal if you cancel with us. Contact Paypal if you have any questions on their services.

13. Geographical Limitations

The Website is meant solely for the purpose of promoting products and services available in the United States of America. If you choose to access the Website from locations other than the United States of America, you are responsible for compliance with all laws.