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Terms of Use

The following terms (“Terms of Use”) constitute an agreement between Now Cook This LLC (“Company”), and you that governs your use of this website and all of its associated services, content, and functionality. This policy applies to the website administered by Company (“Website”), located at https://www.nowcookthis.com.

Your use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of, and agreement to, the following Terms of Use. Company reserves the right to modify, alter, amend, or update its Website, policies, and these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use are subject to change without notice. If you do not agree with or do not accept any part of these Terms of Use, you must not use the Website.

DISCLAIMER

Company has made every effort to ensure that all information on the Website has been tested for accuracy. Company makes no guarantees regarding the results that you will see from using the information provided on the Website.

The Website disclaims liability for incidental or consequential damages and assumes no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of use of the information provided on the Website. The Website assumes or undertakes no liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use of any information found on the Website.

RECIPES

The Website publishes content with recipes. All such recipes have been tried and used successfully by us, and preparation times and cook times are general estimates based on our experience in preparing the recipe. Results may vary from person to person depending on such things as variations in ingredients, kitchen conditions, and individual cooking abilities.

The calories shown for a recipe are an estimate and are provided for general informational purposes only. The estimate was calculated based on the calories shown on the Nutrition Facts labels for each of the specific ingredients/brands we used to prepare the recipe. Actual calories may differ based on the ingredients you use.  

Consult your medical professional before using any recipe if you have food allergies or any concerns about how you may individually react to the use of any particular recipe or ingredient.

You are responsible for your choice of the ingredients you use, the quality of those ingredients, and the methods you use for the proper preparation and storage of those ingredients and the finished recipe. FoodSafety.gov is a resource you may wish to consider.

By voluntarily creating and using any recipe provided here, you assume the risk of any potential injury that may result.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY USING THE WEBSITE

The Website was developed strictly for informational purposes. You understand and agree that you are fully responsible for your use of the information provided on the Website. Company makes no representations, warranties, or guarantees. You understand that results may vary from person to person. Company assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions that may appear in the Website. 

USE OF THE WEBSITE

Unless otherwise stated, Company owns the intellectual property and rights to all content and material on the Website. Subject to the license below, all intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download (for caching purposes only), and print pages for your personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these Terms of Use. 

Unless it is specifically and expressly made available for such purpose, the following uses are not permitted:

  • Republication, redistribution, sale, rental, or sub-licensing of content from the Website;
  • Reproduction or duplication of any content on the Website for commercial purposes;
  • Modification of any content on the Website.

From time to time, the Website will utilize various plugins or widgets to allow sharing of content via social media channels, email, or other methods. Use of these plugins or widgets does not constitute any waiver of Company’s intellectual property rights. Such use is a limited license to republish the content on the approved social media channels only, with full credit to the company. 

PROHIBITED USES OF THE WEBSITE

You must not use the Website in a way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or impair the availability of access to the Website. You must not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Website, except to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law. You must not use the Website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish, or distribute any material that consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit, and/or any other harmful code or malicious software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities, including, but not limited to, scraping, data mining, data extraction, or data harvesting on or in relation to the Website without the Company’s express written permission.

You must not use the Website to transmit or send any unsolicited commercial communications, including, but not limited to, spam comments. 

You must not use the Website for any third-party marketing without Company’s express written permission.

COPYRIGHT

Unless otherwise noted, the design, content, and all components of the Website are copyrights owned by the Company or third parties and are protected by United States and international copyright laws. All rights reserved.

The Company does not allow for any of the content on the Website to be reused or republished anywhere without express prior written permission from the Company.

That being said, we do believe that recipes are meant to be shared and to be sources of cooking inspiration, subject to the following terms:

If you would like to share a recipe from the Website (for example, on your website or a social media channel), you are permitted to share the name of the recipe and the ingredients only along with a link back to the recipe on the Website. You are not permitted to share or use the recipe instructions, any of the post text, or any of the photos for that recipe unless the Company has given you prior written permission to do so.

If you are inspired to make your own version of a recipe that is found on the Website and would like to publish that adapted version, you are required to write the new recipe in your own words, take and use your own photos, and provide the proper attribution by providing a link back to the original recipe on this Website.

TRADEMARKS

Company’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Company’s, in any manner likely to cause confusion among consumers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Company or its owners.

From time to time, the Website will legally utilize trademarks owned by third parties. These trademarks are the respective property of their owners and Company makes no claim of ownership.

CONTENT CONTRIBUTED TO THE WEBSITE

In limited circumstances, you may contribute content to the Website, including, but not limited to, comments, posts, or submissions. Any content you contribute to the site, including, but not limited to text, images, audio material, comments, video material, and audio-visual material, must not be illegal or unlawful, may not infringe on any third-party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you, Company, or a third party.

Company reserves the right to edit or remove: (i) any material submitted to the Website; (ii) stored on Company’s servers; or, (iii) hosted or published on the Website. Company takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

Notwithstanding company’s rights under the Terms of Use, Company does not undertake to monitor the submission of all content to, or the publication of such content on, the Website.

GRANT OF RIGHTS

You grant Company a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate, and distribute any content you contribute to the Website. This includes, but it not limited to, text, images, audio material, comments, video material, and audio-visual material. This license extends to all known and future media. You also grant Company the right to sub-license these rights and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

COMMENT POLICY

The Website offers the option for you to leave comments, engaging with the Website’s posts. All comments are moderated and must be approved by the Website owner before they will display.

We always welcome feedback, questions and constructive criticism about a post or recipe as long as it is done so in a positive manner.

The following types of comments will not be tolerated and will be deleted:

  • rude, nasty or condescending statements directed toward the Company or other commenters;
  • harassment directed toward any content creator or Company;
  • spam;
  • hate speech;
  • defamatory statements regarding Company or any third party;
  • references to illegal acts; or,
  • comments that may violate the legal rights of a third party.

Links in comments are not allowed. If a comment contains a link, either the link will be removed or the comment will be deleted.

Company’s sole discretion will be used to determine if a comment is in violation of this comment policy. Any comments in violation will promptly be deleted and no further explanation will be due you if your comment was determined to be in violation with this policy.

AFFILIATE MARKETING

From time to time, the Website may engage in affiliate marketing. This means that if you use an affiliate link to make a purchase, the Website will receive a commission on that purchase. All efforts are made to ensure that affiliate links are disclosed in accordance with the FTC.

FTC DISCLOSURE

From time to time, the Website may post sponsored content from an advertiser. This means that an advertiser, which may be a brand, agency, or influencer network, will contract with the Company to create content featuring certain messages or product placement. Pursuant to the FTC’s requirements, all such advertisements on the Website are clearly and conspicuously disclosed.

Even though compensation (e.g., cash, free product, or services) is received in exchange for this sponsored content placement, Company gives its honest opinion, findings, beliefs, or experiences in such content. All views expressed on the Website are those of the content creator. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

COMMUNICATION

If you send Company an email, register to use the Website, or provide your email to the Company in any other way, you consent to receive communications from Company electronically. You agree that all legal notices provided via electronic means from Company satisfy any requirement for written notice.

THIRD PARTIES

The Website may contain links to third-party websites that are not governed or controlled by Company. You represent and warrant that you have read and agree to be bound by all applicable Terms of Use policies for any third-party website that relate to your use of the Website. Company assumes no control or liability over the content of any third-party sites. You expressly hold Company harmless for any and all liability related to your use of a third-party website.

Prior to engaging in any events or commercial transactions with any third parties discovered through or linked on the Website, you must complete any necessary investigation or due diligence. If there is a dispute for any events or commercial transactions with a third party discovered through or linked on the Website, you expressly hold Company harmless from any and all liability in any dispute.

NO WARRANTIES

The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Company makes no representations or warranties in relation to the Website or the information and materials provided therein. 

Company makes no warranty the Website will meet your requirements; will be available uninterrupted; timely and free of viruses and bugs; or represents the full functionality, accuracy, and reliability of the Website. Company is not responsible to you for the loss of any content or material uploaded or transmitted through the Website. The Website is written in English and makes no warranty regarding translation or interpretation of content in any language. 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

COMPANY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, HOWEVER CAUSED, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU, WHETHER UNDER THEORY OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

INDEMNITY

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Company, its members, employees, officers, directors, managers, and agents harmless from and against any and all losses, claims, suits, actions, liabilities, obligations, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses) which Company suffers as a result of third-party claims based on: (i) your negligence or intentional misconduct, (ii) your breach of any provision of the Terms of Use (including representation or warranty); (iii) materials prepared or provided by you including, but not limited to, any claims of infringement, or misappropriation of copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property or proprietary right, infringement of the rights of privacy or publicity, or defamation or libel; or (iv) death, personal injury, or property damage arising out of, or relating to, your obligations hereunder.

ARBITRATION

The Terms of Use will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Terms of Use, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The place of any such arbitration shall be in or near Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The parties also agree that the AAA Optional Rules for Emergency Measures of Protection shall apply to the proceedings.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

If any provision(s) of the Terms of Use is held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall be severable and enforceable. If a provision is excessively broad, such a provision shall be limited or reduced in scope so as to be enforceable.

The Terms of Use may not be assigned by you without Company’s prior written consent; however, the Terms of Use may be assigned by Company in its sole discretion.

The Terms of Use are the final, complete, and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the Website offered by Company.

All notices with respect to the Terms of Use must be in writing and may be sent via email through our contact page and to your email address. 

Last updated on 5/4/2024.