Agreement to Terms
By using our Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you don’t agree to these Terms, do not use the Services. If you are accessing and using the Services on behalf of a company (such as your employer) or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to these Terms. In that case, “you” and “your” will refer to that company or other legal entity.
Arbitration notice: unless you opt out of arbitration within 30 days of the date you first agree to these terms by following the opt-out procedure specified the “Dispute Resolution” section, and except for certain types of disputes described in “Dispute Resolution” section, you agree that disputes between you and Kitchen Table will be resolved by binding, individual arbitration and you are waiving your right to a trial by jury or to participate as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action or representative proceeding.
Changes to Terms or Services
We may modify these Terms at any time, in our sole discretion. If we do so, we’ll let you know either by posting the modified Terms on the Site, in our App, or through other communications. It’s important that you review the Terms whenever we modify them because if you continue to use the Services after we have posted modified Terms on the Site or in our App or have communicated them to you, you are indicating to us that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If you don’t agree to be bound by the modified Terms, then you can’t use the Services anymore. Because our Services are evolving over time we may change or discontinue all or any part of the Services, at any time and without notice, at our sole discretion.
Who May Use the Services
You may use the Services only if you are at least 18 years old and capable of forming a binding contract with Kitchen Table and are not barred from using the Services under applicable law. If you’re under 18 years old, you may not use any of our Services.
Registration and Your Information
If you want to use certain features of the Services, you’ll have to create an account (“Account”). You can do this in our App and through your account with certain third-party social networking services, such as Facebook (each, an “SNS Account”). If you choose the SNS Account option, we’ll create your Account by extracting from your SNS Account certain personal information, such as your name, email address, and other personal information that your privacy settings on the SNS Account permit us to access.
It’s important that you provide us with accurate, complete, and up-to-date information for your Account, so you agree to update such information, as needed, to keep it accurate, complete, and up-to-date. If you don’t, we might have to suspend or terminate your Account. You agree that you won’t disclose your Account password to anyone and that you’ll notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account. You’re responsible for all activities that occur under your Account, whether or not you know about them, so please keep your password secret and secure.
We want to keep all our users safe and happy, so we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to disable, suspend, cancel, or delete any Account for any reason, or to refuse any user access to any of our Services, if we think doing so will help keep things safe and enjoyable for everybody.
We provide a platform through which users can experience quality prepared meals by bringing people together to share dining experiences, make meals accessible, easy and memorable and to redefine what it means to eat local. You can experience meals in several ways either as a host or a guest by signing up. Our services are not currently available in all areas, so please check the App to see if Kitchen Table is available in your area.
We want you to love not just like the dining experience you find on our App but also the whole experience you get from using our Service. We’re confident that you’ll love Kitchen Table, but please understand that you use our Service at your own risk. You agree to hold us, as well as our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint venturers, and employees (jointly and severally, our “Affiliates”) not liable, to the full extent permissible under all applicable law, for any harm, loss, or damage that may come to you or to anyone else as a consequence of your use of our Services.
We make a conscientious effort to describe and display every meal and the anticipated contents accurately in our App. All our meals are homemade and thoughtfully planned by hosts and chefs, however, occasionally a meal you receive won’t look or taste exactly as it was described or depicted to you in its listing due to availability or market conditions beyond our control, for example. You understand that this is normal, and you agree to accept such a meal, regardless of reasonable variation from its description or depiction. We can’t and don’t guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any description or depiction of any meal. We reserve the right to change or update any such description or depiction, to substitute specific meal ingredients and to correct errors, inaccuracies, or omissions at any time without giving you notice.
If you have a complaint or dispute concerning a meal you’ve experienced through our Services, please contact us, and we’ll try to fix the problem in the manner we deem appropriate, in our discretion. We want you to be a happy diner!
General. When you wish to partake in a dining experience through our Services (a “Transaction”), we may ask you to supply additional information relevant to your Transaction, including, without limitation, your credit-card number, the expiration date of your credit card, and your address(es) for billing (such information, “Payment Information”). You represent and warrant that you have the legal right to use all payment method(s) represented by any such Payment Information, whether you provide it in the course of a Transaction or in connection with your Account. When you initiate a Transaction, you authorize us to provide your Payment Information to third parties so we can complete your Transaction and to charge your payment method for the type of Transaction you have selected; you may need to provide additional information to verify your identity before completing your Transaction (such information is included within the definition of Payment Information).
All sales are final. But if something unexpected happens in the course of fulfilling your order, we reserve the right to cancel your order for any reason; if we cancel your order we’ll refund any payment you may already have remitted to us.
Prepared Dining Fees. You will be charged the applicable fees for any guest dining experience that you participate in on an individual basis. The Prepared Dining Experience Fee for an individual order will be charged to your payment method in the 24-hour period prior to the scheduled time for the order. All reservations are final and cannot be cancelled.
We’d love your feedback! We welcome feedback, comments, and suggestions for improvements to our Services (“Feedback”). You can submit Feedback by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You grant to us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sub licensable, and transferable license under any and all intellectual property rights that you own or control to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon, and otherwise exploit the Feedback for any purpose.
Content and Content Rights
For purposes of these Terms, “Content” means text, graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, works of authorship of any kind, and information or other materials that are posted, generated, provided, or otherwise made available through the Services.
Content Ownership, Responsibility, and Removal
We don’t claim any ownership rights in any Content that you make available through the Services, and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit your User Content. Subject to the foregoing, we and our licensors exclusively own all right, title, and interest in and to the Services, including all associated intellectual-property rights. You acknowledge that the Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. You agree not to remove, alter, or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark, or other proprietary-rights notices incorporated in or accompanying our Services or any Content.
Your Rights in Our Content
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable license to access and view the Content solely in connection with your permitted use of our Services and solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes.
General Prohibitions and Our Enforcement Rights
You agree not to do any of the following:
Use, display, mirror, or frame (i) our Site or App or any individual element within our Site, Services, or App; (ii) Kitchen Table’s name or any Kitchen Table trademark, logo, or other proprietary information; (iii) the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page without Kitchen Table’s express written consent;
Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Site or App, Kitchen Table’s computer systems;
Attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any Kitchen Table system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble, or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Kitchen Table or any of Kitchen Table’s providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Site, App, Services, or any of their Content;
Attempt to access or search the Site, App, Services, or any of their Content or download any Content from them through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device, or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data-mining tools, and the like) other than the software or search agents provided by us or other generally available third-party web browsers;
Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters, or other form of solicitation;
Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a Kitchen Table trademark, logo URL, or product name without our express written consent;
Use the Site, App, Services, or any of their Content for any commercial purpose or the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Terms;
Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting or in any way use the Site, App, Services, or any of their Content to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information;
Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Site, App, Services, or any of their Content;
Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Site, App, or Services;
Collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Site, App, or Services from any other user without the user’s express permission;
Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
Violate any applicable law or regulation; or
Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.
Although we’re not obligated to monitor access to or use of the Services or Content or to review or edit any Content, we have the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Services, to ensure compliance with these Terms, and to comply with applicable law or other legal requirements. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to remove or disable access to any Content, at any time and without notice, including, but not limited to, if we, at our sole discretion, consider any Content to be objectionable or in violation of these Terms. We have the right to investigate violations of these Terms or conduct that affects the Services. We may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the law.
We’re not responsible for the availability of outside websites or resources linked from our Site or our App. We don’t endorse and aren’t responsible or liable for any content, advertisements, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You understand and agree that we won’t be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused, or alleged to be caused, by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such third-party websites or resources.
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable license to download and install a copy of our App on a mobile device or computer that you own or control and to run such copy of the App solely for your own personal non-commercial purposes. You may not copy our App, except to make a reasonable number of copies for backup or archival purposes. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms, you may not: (i) copy, modify, or create derivative works based on the App; (ii) distribute, transfer, sublicense, lease, lend, or rent the App to any third party; (iii) reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the App; or (iv) make the functionality of the App available to multiple users through any means. We reserve all rights in and to the App not expressly granted to you under these Terms.
If you access or download our App from the Apple Store, then you agree to use the App only (i) on an Apple-branded product or device that runs iOS (Apple’s proprietary operating system software) and (ii) as permitted by the “Usage Rules” set forth in the Apple Store Terms of Service.
If you accessed or downloaded our App from any app store or distribution platform (such as the Apple Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore) (each, an “App Provider”), then you acknowledge and agree that:
These Terms are concluded between you and us, and not with App Provider, and, as between Kitchen Table and the App Provider, Kitchen Table is solely responsible for the App.
App Provider has no obligation to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App.
In the event of any failure of the App to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify App Provider and App Provider will refund the purchase price for the App to you (if applicable) and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, App Provider will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App. Any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, or expenses attributable to any failure of an App to conform to any warranty will be the sole responsibility of Kitchen Table.
App Provider is not responsible for addressing any claims you have or any claims of any third party relating to the App or your possession and use of the App, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation.
In the event of any third-party claim that the App or your possession and use of the App infringes that third party’s intellectual-property rights, Kitchen Table will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement, and discharge of any such intellectual-property infringement claim to the extent required by these Terms.
App Provider and its subsidiaries are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms as related to your license of the App, and, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of these Terms, App Provider will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms as related to your license of the App against you as a third-party beneficiary.
You must comply with all applicable third-party terms of service when using the App.
You will comply with all U.S. and foreign export laws and regulations to ensure that neither the App nor any technical data related thereto nor any direct product thereof is exported or re-exported directly or indirectly in violation of, or used for any purposes prohibited by, such laws and regulations, and you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country. You are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
We may terminate your access to and use of the Services, at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you. You may cancel your Account at any time by sending an email to us at email@example.com. Upon any termination, discontinuation, or cancellation of Services or your Account, the following Terms will survive: content ownership, warranty disclaimers, limitations of liability, and dispute resolution.
THE SERVICES AND MEALS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. We make no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. We make no warranty regarding the quality, accuracy, timeliness, truthfulness, completeness or reliability of any Content.
You will indemnify and hold harmless Kitchen Table and our officers, directors, employee, and agents, from and against any claims, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, and costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees arising out of or in any way connected with (i) your access to or use of the Services or (ii) your violation of these Terms.
Limitation of Liability
NEITHER WE NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, THE SERVICES OR MEALS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR CONSUMPTION OF MEALS, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
IN NO EVENT WILL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, OR FROM ANY DINING EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE RECEIVED EXCEED THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID TO KITCHEN TABLE FOR USE OF THE SERVICES OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100), IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD ANY PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS TO US, AS APPLICABLE. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND US.
THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND US.
These Terms and any action related to them will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of laws provisions.
Agreement to Arbitrate
You and we agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to these Terms or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof or the use of the Services or Content (collectively, “Disputes”) will be settled by binding arbitration. Without limiting the preceding sentence, you will also have the right to litigate any other Dispute if you provide us with written notice of your desire to do so by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or regular mail at 830 Traction Avenue, #3A Los Angeles, California 90013 within thirty (30) days following the date you first accept these Terms (such notice, an “Arbitration Opt-out Notice”). If you don’t provide us with an Arbitration Opt-out Notice within the thirty (30) day period, you will be deemed to have knowingly and intentionally waived your right to litigate any Dispute except as expressly set forth in clauses (i) and (ii) above. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any IP Protection Action or, if you timely provide us with an Arbitration Opt-out Notice, any Dispute will be the state and federal courts located in the Central District of California, Los Angeles County, California and each of the parties hereto waives any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Unless you timely provide us with an Arbitration Opt-out Notice, you acknowledge and agree that you and we are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action or representative proceeding. Further, unless both you and we 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 specific paragraph 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.
The arbitration will be administered by the JUDICATE WEST ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (“JUDICATE”) in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (the “Judicate Rules”) then in effect, except as modified by this “Dispute Resolution” section.
A party who desires to initiate arbitration must provide the other party with a written Demand for Arbitration as specified in the Rules. The arbitrator will be either a retired judge or an attorney licensed to practice law and will be selected by the parties from the Judicate’s roster of arbitrators. If the parties are unable to agree upon an arbitrator within seven (7) days of delivery of the Demand for Arbitration, then Judicate will appoint the arbitrator in accordance with the Rules.
Arbitration Location and Procedure
Unless you and we otherwise agree, the arbitration will be conducted in Los Angeles county, California. If your claim does not exceed $10,000, then the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of the documents that you and we 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 Rules. Subject to the 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 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 must be consistent with the terms of the “Limitation of Liability” section above as to the types and amounts of damages 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 relief warranted by the claimant’s individual claim. The prevailing party in arbitration will be entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses, to the extent provided under applicable law.
Your responsibility to pay any arbitration filing, administrative and arbitrator fees will be solely as set forth in the Rules. However, if your claim for damages does not exceed $75,000, we will pay all such fees 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)).
Notwithstanding the provisions of the section, above, concerning changes to these Terms or to the Services, if we change this “Dispute Resolution” section after the date you first accepted these Terms (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms), you may reject any such change by sending us written notice (including by email to email@example.com) within 30 days of the date such change became effective, as indicated in the “Last Updated” date above or in the date of our email to you notifying you of such change. By rejecting any change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any Dispute between you and we in accordance with the provisions of this “Dispute Resolution” section as of the date you first accepted these Terms (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms).
These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between you and us regarding the Services and Content, and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between you and us regarding the Services and Content. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction or an arbitrator finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. We may freely assign or transfer these Terms without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
Any notices or other communications provided by us under these Terms, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be given: (i) by us via email; or (ii) by posting to the Services. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of us. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.
If you have any questions about these Terms or the Services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The services hereunder are offered by Kitchen Table, LLC, located at 830 Traction Avenue, #3A Los Angeles, California 90013.