Terms of Service
Waycook welcomes you. We’re really excited that you have decided to access and use our services (the “Services”), which are made available to you via our Waycook app (the “Mobile App”) and Waycook.com (the “Website”).
THE SECTIONS BELOW TITLED “BINDING ARBITRATION” AND “CLASS ACTION WAIVER” CONTAIN A BINDING ARBITRATION AGREEMENT AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER. THEY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. PLEASE READ THEM.
1. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
Waycook is a platform for people to post, share and sell home-made food. It is a community for home chefs and home-made food lovers.
Although you are able to place orders through the Services, Waycook is not an actual party to any such transaction. Your order is between you and the home chef from which you order. Accordingly, we shall have no liability to any party in connection with such transactions. In addition, home chef may state ingredients or represent allergen or food preparation standards through the Services, such as food or beverages being nut-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, organic, or kosher. We do not investigate or verify the ingredients, food preparation standards, or any similar statements or representations made by the home chefs. Therefore, if you or anyone else who will be consuming any item from an order has any food allergies or specific preparation requirements, you are strongly advised to contact the home chef directly to address your specific needs. Waycook shall not be liable or responsible for any food, beverages, or any other products or services offered or provided by the home chefs.
Also, please be advised that your use of Stripe is subject to the terms and conditions, including the privacy policies, of Stripe.
We provide Visitors and Registered Users with access to the Services as described in this Agreement.
Visitors. Login is not required for Visitors. Visitors can view all publicly-accessible content.
Registered users. Login is required for all Registered User services. Registered Users can do all the things Visitors can do, and also (a) order foods (b) chat with other users (c) leave comments/review to a food (d) set up and modify user profile (e) sign up for alerts and other notifications.
Waycook is under no obligation to accept any individual as a Registered User, and may accept or reject any registration in its sole and complete discretion.
2. COMMUNITY GUIDELINES
Waycook’s community, like any community, functions best when its people follow a few simple rules. By accessing and/or using the Services, you hereby agree to comply with these community rules and that:
You will not use the Services for any unlawful purpose or to engage in any commercial activities, including, without limitation, raising money; advertising or promoting a product, service, or company; or engaging in any pyramid or other multi-tiered marketing scheme;
You will not access or use the Services to collect any market research for a competing business;
You will not upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available any content that:
infringes any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights of any person or entity; or
is threatening, tortious, defamatory, libelous, indecent, obscene, pornographic, invasive
of another’s privacy, or promotes violence; or
discloses any personal information about another person, including that person’s name, e-
mail address, postal address, phone number, credit card information, or any similar information;
You will not impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
You will not use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download or scrape data from the platform, directly or indirectly, except for Internet search engines (e.g., Google) and non-commercial public archives (e.g., archive.org) that comply with our robots.txt file;
You will not create multiple accounts for yourself for any reason, including, without limitation, in order to obtain the same promotion multiple times; and
You will not interfere with or attempt to interrupt the proper operation of the Services through the use of any virus, device, information collection or transmission mechanism, software or routine, or access or attempt to gain access to any data, files, or passwords related to the Services through hacking, password or data mining, or any other means.
We reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to deny you (or any device) access to the Services, or any portion of the Services, without notice.
The Services are available for individuals aged 13 years or older. If you are 13 or older, but under the age of 18, you should review this Agreement with your parent or guardian to make sure that you and your parent or guardian understand it. You may not use the Services to purchase alcohol unless you and the alcohol recipient are 21 years or older and present a valid photo identification verifying your age at the time you pick up your order.
4. PAYMENT: REFUNDS
For any payments made via the Services, You agree that Waycook may immediately authorize your credit card (or other approved facility) for payment for any order made under your Password (as defined below).
As set forth more fully in Section 5 below, you must keep your Password strictly confidential. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Password, and you agree to be personally liable for all charges incurred under your Password. Your liability for such charges shall continue after termination of this Agreement.
If you have a question about a transaction on your credit card statement, please use the “Contact Us” section of the Website to contact customer service.
All refunds are subject to the refund policies of the home chefs from which you order. If you contact us seeking a refund, we cannot – and will not – process any refund until we receive the approval from the applicable home chef. We will use reasonable efforts to request and obtain refunds when appropriate.
5. DELIVERIES AND WAIVER
Home chefs available through the Services do not deliver to every location, so please check whether the home chef offers delivery service.
WAYCOOK, NOT BEING THE DELIVERY SERVICE OR ITS AGENT, MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE DELIVERY SERVICES AND DISCLAIMS ANY SUCH WARRANTIES THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE EXIST. IN LIGHT OF THIS, YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY, UNCONDITIONALLY, AND FOREVER RELEASE WAYCOOK AND ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, OR ACTIONS THAT ARISE FROM THE DELIVERY SERVICES AND/OR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF THE DELIVERY PERSON.
6. SIGN-IN NAME, PASSWORD, UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS
During the registration process for Registered Users, we will ask you to create an account, which includes a unique sign-in name (“Sign-In Name”), password (“Password”), and perhaps certain additional information that will assist in authenticating your identity when you log-in in the future (“Unique Identifiers”). When creating your account, you must provide true, accurate, current, and complete information. Each Sign-In Name and corresponding Password can be used by only one Registered User. You are solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of your Sign-In Name, Password, and Unique Identifiers, as well as for any use, misuse, or communications entered through the Services using one or more of them. You will promptly inform us of any need to deactivate a Password or Sign-In Name, or change any Unique Identifier. We reserve the right to delete or change your Password, Sign-In Name, or Unique Identifier at any time and for any reason. Waycook will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by any unauthorized use of your account.
7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The Services contain material, such as software, text, graphics, images, sound recordings, audiovisual works, and other material provided by or on behalf of Waycook (collectively referred to as the “Content”). The Content may be owned by us or by third parties. The Content is protected under both United States and foreign laws. Unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You have no rights in or to the Content, and you will not use the Content except as permitted under this Agreement. No other use is permitted without prior written consent from us. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy you make of the Content. You may not sell, transfer, assign, license, sublicense, or modify the Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, make a derivative version of, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use or posting of the Content on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is expressly prohibited. If you violate any part of this Agreement, your permission to access and/or use the Content and the Services automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Content.
Elements of the Services are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other state and federal laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part, by any means, including but not limited to the use of framing or mirrors. None of the Content may be retransmitted without our express, written consent for each and every instance.
8. COMMUNICATIONS TO WAYCOOK AND USER SUBMISSIONS
Although we encourage you to e-mail us, we do not want you to, and you should not, e-mail us any content that contains confidential information. With respect to all e-mails you send to us, including but not limited to, feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, and the like, we shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in your communications for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, the development, production and marketing of products and services that incorporate such information.
You retain all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in and to anything you post to the Services. You do, however, grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free license to use, modify, copy, distribute, publish, perform, sublicense, and create derivative works from all submissions you provide to us in any media now known or hereafter devised and for any purpose.
9. NO WARRANTIES / LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
ALTHOUGH WE TAKE OUR CUSTOMERS’ SATISFACTION VERY SERIOUSLY, IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH YOUR FOOD ORDER, INCLUDING ANY DELIVERY SERVICES, PLEASE CONTACT THE HOME CHEF DIRECTLY.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE CONTENTS OF THE SERVICES. WE SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY FOR ANY DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS OF THE SERVICES FROM WHATEVER CAUSE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU USE THE CONTENT AND THE SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK.
WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SERVICES, THEIR SERVERS, OR THEIR CONTENT ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. IF YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT OR THE SERVICES RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.
THE CONTENT AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY W ARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. WE DISCLAIM ALL W ARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTY OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON- INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE CONTENT OR THE SERVICES WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
THE SERVICES MAY CONTAIN TECHNICAL INACCURACIES, TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, OR OMISSIONS, INCLUDING WITH RESPECT TO ALLERGY INFORMATION AND/OR FOOD PREPARATION STANDARDS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH TYPOGRAPHICAL, TECHNICAL, PRICING, OR OTHER ERRORS LISTED ON OR OMITTED FROM THE SERVICES. THE SERVICES CONTAIN INFORMATION ON OUR PARTICIPATING HOME CHEFS’ PRODUCTS, NOT ALL OF WHICH ARE AVAILABLE IN EVERY LOCATION. A REFERENCE TO A PRODUCT ON THE SERVICES DOES NOT IMPLY THAT SUCH PRODUCT IS OR WILL BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR LOCATION. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES, CORRECTIONS, AND/OR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SERVICES AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL OR MODIFY AN ORDER WHERE IT APPEARS THAT A CUSTOMER HAS ENGAGED IN FRAUDULENT OR INAPPROPRIATE ACTIVITY OR UNDER OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE IT APPEARS THAT THE ORDER CONTAINS OR RESULTED FROM A MISTAKE OR ERROR.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us and our officers, directors, employees, successors, licensees, and assigns harmless from and against any claims, actions, or demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising or resulting from your breach of this Agreement or your access to, use, or misuse of the Content or the Services. We shall provide notice to you of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit, or proceeding. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter that is subject to indemnification under this section. In such case, you agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests assisting our defense of such matter.
11. COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS
The Services are based in the United States. We make no claims concerning whether the Content may be downloaded, viewed, or be appropriate for use outside of the United States. If you access the Services or the Content from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk. Whether inside or outside of the United States, you are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction.
12. TERMINATION OF THE AGREEMENT
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate this Agreement and your and any device’s access to all or any part of the Services, at any time and for any reason without prior notice or liability. We reserve the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of the Services at any time without prior notice or liability.
13. BINDING ARBITRATION
In the event of a dispute arising under or relating to this Agreement or the Services or any other products or services provided by us (each, a “Dispute”), either party may elect to finally and exclusively resolve the dispute by binding arbitration governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). Any election to arbitrate, at any time, shall be final and binding on the other party. IF EITHER PARTY CHOOSES ARBITRATION, NEITHER PARTY SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE SUCH CLAIM IN COURT OR TO HAVE A JURY TRIAL. DISCOVERY AND APPEAL RIGHTS MAY ALSO BE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION. All disputes will be resolved before a neutral arbitrator, whose decision will be final except for a limited right of appeal under the FAA. Any court in Los Angeles, California may enforce the arbitrator’s award. The arbitration shall be administered by the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (“JAMS”) pursuant to JAMS’ Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures, if applicable, or otherwise pursuant to its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures and in accordance with the Expedited Procedures in those Rules (the “JAMS Rules”). Such disputes will be resolved by the arbitrator as determined under the JAMS Rules. The arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone or online. If conducted in person, the arbitration shall take place in Los Angeles, California. The parties may litigate in court to compel arbitration, to stay proceeding pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator. In addition, we may bring an action for injunctive relief in any court of competent jurisdiction.
17. CLASS ACTION WAIVER
You agree that any arbitration or proceeding shall be limited to the Dispute between us and you individually. To the full extent permitted by law, (i) no arbitration or proceeding shall be joined with any other; (ii) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be arbitrated or resolved on a class action-basis or to utilize class action procedures; and (iii) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST US ONLY IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the domestic laws of the State of California, without giving effect to its principles of conflicts of laws. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction or terminated in accordance with the Termination provision above, the invalidity or termination of such provision shall not affect the validity of the following provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect: “Payment; Refunds,” “Deliveries and Waiver,” “Intellectual Property,” “Communications to Waycook,” “No Warranties/Limitation of Liability,” “Indemnification,” “Termination of the Agreement,” “Binding Arbitration,” “Class Action Waiver,” and “Miscellaneous.”
Our failure to act on or enforce any provision of the Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of that provision or any other provision in this Agreement. No waiver shall be effective against us unless made in writing, and no such waiver shall be construed as a waiver in any other or subsequent instance. Except as expressly agreed by us and you in writing, this Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter, and supersedes all previous or contemporaneous agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties with respect to the subject matter. The section headings are provided merely for convenience and shall not be given any legal import. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of our successors, assigns, licensees, and sublicensees.
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