Terms of Service

Last Updated March 18, 2015

This is our Terms of Service for the Flour Jar located at www.TheFlourJar.com, the purpose of this policy is so that members and prospective members may see the Terms of Service that we require for the use of this site. For the purposes of this policy The Flour Jar may be referred to as The Company, Us, We, Our, The Business" within this Terms of service. The Flour Jar is a subsidiary of My Friend Spot LLC.

We reserve the right in our sole discretion to change, modify, add or delete portions of these Terms of Use at any time. We will provide notice of such changes only by posting the updated notice on our Website and changing the "last updated" date listed above. Your continued use of or access of this Website following the posting of its changes or modifications will constitute your acceptance of such changes or modifications. Therefore, you should frequently review the Terms of Use and applicable policies from time to time to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Website. If you do not agree to the amended terms, you must stop using the Website.

Age Requirements

This Website is intended for users who are 18 years of age or older, however by Federal law users who are age 13 or older may use and access this site. Use of this Website by anyone under 13 is unauthorized, unlicensed and in violation of these Terms of Use. By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you are thirteen years of age or older and that you agree to abide by all of these terms and conditions.

User Conduct

ALL USE of this site shall be used only for non-commercial purposes. You are solely liable for any material you upload or transmit to, and your use of all areas of this Website. You agree not to do any of the following on or through the Website:

  • Upload, post, email, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish or make available any recipe, message, information, text, image, photo or other material ("User Material") that we deem to be unlawful, harmful, libelous, tortious, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.
  • Upload, post, email, transmit distribute or otherwise publish or make available any User Material that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law.
  • Impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity or company.
  • Harm minors in any way.
  • Post, link to or hot link to any other site, except for using the share buttons we provide to Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
  • You will not engage in any commercial or otherwise business conduct in this site. Including contacting other members with offers and solicitations.
  • Upload, post, email, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish, make available or disclose the private or personal information of any third party, including images and or personal information of others.
  • Use this site, your account, recipe posting or reviews to insult, harass, intimidate or attack any member, business or person.
  • Upload, post, email, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish or make available any User Material that, in the sole judgment of Company, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person or member from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Website, or which may expose Company or its users to any harm or liability of any type

The Company takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Material posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is Company liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. Your use of Interactive Areas is at your own risk. Ig you encounter any of these types of materials, you can copy the link location and send it to us via our contact form or email, telling us the link location and specific problem, and we will take swift action to remove the offending material if deemd as a violation of any of our terms.

Copyrights, Trademarks

Any brands mentioned on this site, and images of products are the exclusive Trademarks and or Copyrights of their prospective owners. The Flour Jar, its owners, managers and employees do not claim any right to such. Further member use of a brand name does not constitute that brand, or owning companies endorsement of this site.

Advertisements

Company may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Website or may otherwise provide information about or links to third-party products or services on the Website. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and such third party. Company is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or promotions or as the result of the presence of such non-Company advertisers or third party information on the Website.

Submissions

By submitting any recipe, story, image, credit, rating or review you hereby acknowledge that such Submitted Item is not confidential and you hereby grant to Company an irrevocable, nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, fully sublicensable, right and license to use, display, publicly perform, modify, reproduce, publish, distribute, modify, adapt, make derivative works of, sublicense and otherwise commercially and non-commercially exploit your Submitted Items and all copyright, trade secret, trademark or other intellectual property rights therein, in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter developed (including but not limited to print, film or electronic storage devices), without compensation of any kind to you or any third party. You hereby represent and warrant that (a) you have all necessary right, power and authority to grant the license set forth herein to your Submitted Item, and (b) your Submitted Item, and its use by Company as contemplated herein, does not violate, misappropriate or infringe any copyright, trade secret, trademark or other intellectual property right of any third party. You will take, at Company's expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Company to effect, perfect and confirm the license granted to Company to your Submitted Item as set forth herein. Publication or use of any Submitted Items is at the sole discretion of Company and Company is under no obligation to publish or use any Submitted Item. If your Submitted Item is published, used and/or posted on the Website or otherwise used by Company, we will include your name in conjunction with such publication, posting or use. By submitting a Submitted Item, you hereby grant Company the right to use your name in connection with the publication, use or posting or other use of your Submitted Item. You must include your full name and email address with your Submitted Item so that we can contact you if we have any questions about your Submitted Item; however, only your name and not your email address will be published with your Submitted Item.

Removal of Content

We reserve the right to, at our sole discretion, monitor, screen, remove, take down, edit, move, destroy or delete any User Material and Submitted Items at any time and for any reason or no reason without notice, including, but not limited to User Material and Submissions, that we deem inappropriate or which we believe may subject us to any liability. You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Material you post or store on the Website at your sole cost and expense.. We may access, use and disclose transaction information about your use of our Website, and any Material and Submissions transmitted by you via or in connection with our Website, to the extent permitted by law, in order to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena); to initiate, render, bill and collect for our products and services; to protect our rights or property, or to protect users of our Website from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of our Website. INDIRECT OR ATTEMPTED VIOLATIONS OF THIS NOTICE OR ANY RELATED POLICY, GUIDELINE OR AGREEMENT, AND ACTUAL OR ATTEMPTED VIOLATIONS BY A THIRD PARTY ON YOUR BEHALF, SHALL BE CONSIDERED VIOLATIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT BY YOU.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATES, OWNERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT OR SERVICES CONTAINED ON, OR ACCESSED THROUGH, THIS WEBSITE, EVEN IF COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so some of the above may not apply to you.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Company and its owners, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, suppliers and licensors from and against any and all claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use of the Website or any User Materials or Submitted Items you provide, or from your conduct, your violation of these Terms of Use or your violation of the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, any claim by a third party that any Materials or Submitted Items infringe or violate such third party's rights or interests.

Disclaimer

THIS WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON IT AND ANY SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND/OR ITS CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. COMPANY DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, OR ERROR-FREE. COMPANY DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

Company reserves the right to change any and all Content contained on this Website at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by Company.

Applicable Laws

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan, without regard to its choice of law principles to the contrary. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms and conditions shall be filed only in the state courts residing the State of Michigan, and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these Terms of Use.

Termination of Service(s)

Company reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion at any time, to terminate your license / account / use to use this Website, to block or prevent future access to and use of this Website, and to remove and discard any User Material and Submitted Item. Company also reserves the right, at any time in its sole discretion, and without notice, to discontinue the Website or any features or services available through the Website. You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Material you post or store on the Website at your sole cost and expense.

Language

This website is produced and devloped using the English language. We do not provide other languages for the use of this site. Members from foriegn countries agree that we will not provide their home language for the use of this site, and agree that to use this site, they will have to utilize the english language.

DMCA Notice

It is the policy of Company not to allow materials known by the Company to be infringing to remain on the Site. You should notify us promptly if you believe any materials on the Site, including advertisements, or materials available on or through links, frames, indexes and directories linked to this Site, infringe a third party copyright. Upon Company receipt of a proper notice of claimed infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the "DMCA"), we will respond expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the material claimed to be infringing and will follow the procedures specified in the DMCA to resolve the claim between the notifying party and the alleged infringer who provided the content at issue. To file a claim under our DMCA policy you must to do the following. Failure to follow the below steps EXACTLY will void your DMCA request.

  • You must email us an email titled DMCA VIOLATION at the below email address.
  • Recipes@TheFlourJar.com
  • You must provide the page URL (site address) of the violation.
  • You must list specifically the violation.
  • You must list your full legal name, complete mailing address, and a telephone number where we may contact you if needed.
  • You must list your user name for this site, if you are an account holder.

We encourage our members to provide us any information on violations.

Policy End Statement

This policy is written in English, and is provided to our members as an open disclosure as to the relationship we both have wth their / your use of this site. If you feel that you are being treated badly by any other member, or any other concern. Pleae email us using our Contact page and we will adress it in a timely manner.