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Terms Of Service


Updated: Feb 27, 2012

Welcome to ThinDish Inc. The following terms and conditions (the "Agreement") form a binding agreement between you and the ThinDish Inc company referenced in section " Contracting Party, Choice of Law, Location for Resolving Disputes, Contact Information ", which is sometimes referred to as “ThinDish,” “we,” “us” or “our.” Please review the following terms carefully. By using the Site or any ThinDish Services, you are agreeing to these terms, as well as our Privacy Policy (published at http://thindish.com) and incorporated here by reference), and all of these terms will govern your use of the Site and our Services. If you do not agree to these terms, you must cease use of the Site and our Services. The term "you" refers to the person accessing or using the Site or our Services, or the company or organization on whose behalf that person accesses the Site or our Services.

Our Services

ThinDish, Inc. (“ThinDish”, “us” or “we”) provides the caloric content of restaurant entrees and enables you to search for restaurant dishes and cuisine conforming to caloric guidelines listed on the ThinDish website. The nutrition information powering the calculators was either provided directly from each restaurant or from the restaurants’ website.

Conditional Use of Our Site and Services

Your permission to use ThinDish is conditioned upon your agreement that you:

  • are 18 years of age or older,
  • will comply with these Terms of Service;
  • will not copy or distribute any part of ThinDish  in any medium without ThinDish 's prior written authorization;
  • will provide accurate information when creating an account or registering for our Services;
  • will provide accurate information when creating an account or registering for our Services;
  • are solely responsible for your User ID and the activity that occurs while signed in to or while using ThinDish  using your User ID;
  • will not use ThinDish  to collect any personally identifiable information, including account names, email addresses, or other such information, for commercial purposes;
  • will not use the communication systems provided by or contacts made on ThinDish  for any commercial solicitation purposes;
  • are solely responsible for your Content submissions, including discussion posts, profile information and links, pictures, and other such content;
  • represent that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, permissions, and consents to use and authorize ThinDish  to use any and all Content submitted by you to ThinDish  in accordance with the licenses granted in this Agreement;
  • hereby grant each ThinDish  user, whether using ThinDish  or an application authorized by ThinDish  but developed via a third-party developer, a non-exclusive license to access the Content you submit through ThinDish  and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such Content as permitted through ThinDish 's functionality and under these Terms of Service;
  • will not submit Content that is copyrighted or subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy, publicity, trade secret, etc., unless you are the owner of such rights or have the appropriate permission from their rightful owner to specifically submit such Content to ThinDish ; and
  • hereby affirm we have the right to determine whether any of your Content submissions are appropriate and comply with these Terms of Service, remove any and/or all of your submissions, and terminate your account with or without prior notice.

Your Account and ThinDish Profile

You will need to register by creating an account with ThinDish  (either by registering directly with us or by allowing a ThinDish application to connect through your Facebook profile) in order to publish Content on the Site or obtain access to certain Services. If you choose to create an account or ThinDish profile with us, you agree to provide only accurate, complete registration information, and you will keep that information up-to-date if it changes. When you register, you will obtain unique log-in credentials (a “User ID”). Access to the ThinDish  Site and Services is not authorized by any other person or entity using your User ID and you are responsible for preventing such unauthorized use. Individuals and entities whose privilege to access the Site or use the Services has previously been terminated by ThinDish may not register for an account, nor may you designate any of those individuals to use your account on your behalf.

ThinDish relies on User IDs to know whether users accessing the Site and using our Services are authorized to do so. If someone accesses our Site or Services using a User ID that we’ve issued to you, we will rely on that User ID and will assume that access has been made by you. You are solely responsible for any and all access to the Site or use of the Services by persons using your User ID. Please notify us immediately if you become aware that your User ID is being used without authorization.

Non-Confidentiality, Security and Privacy

You understand that much of the information that you submit to us (such as postings and invitations) is submitted precisely for the purpose of disclosure in a variety of ways by ThinDish  and therefore such information is not subject to any confidentiality obligation.   Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use and disclose information that pertains to your privacy. The Privacy Policy forms part of our agreement with you and is incorporated in this Agreement by reference. For full details, please refer to our Privacy Policy at http://www.ThinDish.com.

Any communications between you and ThinDish, such as email or other correspondence, in which you offer suggestions or comments for improving or modifying our Services will be deemed by us to be non-confidential and non-proprietary, and you agree that such information may be used by us without any limitation whatsoever.

Rules Regarding Information and other Content

When you use the Site, you can publish and obtain access to various kinds of information and materials, all of which we call "Content." Content also includes information and materials posted to the Site by you. You agree not to revise or obscure Content posted by others (including advertising and promotions authorized by ThinDish ), and you agree not to post or use any Content in any manner that:

  • infringes the copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property or proprietary right of others,
  • violates the privacy, publicity, or other rights of third parties,
  • is unlawful, defamatory, discriminatory, libelous, pornographic, obscene, abusive, threatening, harassing, pornographic, hateful, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate, as determined by ThinDish  in its sole discretion,
  • is false or inaccurate, or
  • could damage our company, parent company, sister companies, affiliates, advertisers, or other parties.

Though we strive to enforce these rules with all of our users, you may be exposed through the Site or Services to Content that violates our policies or is otherwise offensive. You may use the Site and Services at your own risk. We may, but are not obligated to, terminate user accounts and/or remove Content from the Site if we determine or suspect that those accounts or Content violate the terms of this Agreement or the applicable agreement with the offending user(s). We take no responsibility for your exposure to Content on the Site whether it violates our content policies or not.

General Rules of User Conduct

It is our goal to make the use of our Site and Services a good experience for all of our users, so you agree not to do any of the following:

  • conduct or promote any illegal activities while using the Site or Services;
  • upload, distribute or print anything that may be harmful to minors;
  • attempt to reverse engineer or jeopardize the correct functioning of the Site or Services, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code of the software (including the tools, methods, processes, and infrastructure) that enables or underlies the Site;
  • attempt to gain access to secured portions of the Site or Services to which you do not possess access rights;
  • upload or transmit any form of virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other malicious code;
  • use the Site or Services to generate unsolicited email advertisements or spam;
  • use any automatic or manual process to search or harvest information from the Site or Services, or to interfere in any way with the proper functioning of the Site and Services; or
  • impersonate another user.

Links to Third Party Sites

We don't have control over websites that ThinDish may link to. ThinDish may contain links to third party websites that are not owned, operated, or controlled by ThinDish . Therefore, we cannot and do not assume responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of such websites or the companies that own them. Additionally, we cannot and will not censor or edit the content of any third party site. By using ThinDish you expressly relieve us from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website.

Modification of this Agreement

We reserve the right at all times to discontinue or modify any part of this Agreement as we deem necessary or desirable. If we make changes that materially affect your use of the Site or our services we will notify you by sending you an e-mail to the e-mail address that is registered with your account and/or by posting notice of the change on the Site. Any changes to these Terms of Use will be effective upon the earlier of our dispatch of an e-mail notice to you or our posting of notice of the changes on our Site.  These changes will be effective immediately for new users of our site.  We suggest that you revisit our Terms of Use from time to time to ensure that you stay informed of any such notifications of changes to the Site. Your use of the Site after we update these Terms of Use will constitute acceptance of the modified Terms of Use.

We also reserve the right to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of our services or the Site including, but not limited to requirements for access or use.

Termination

We may change or discontinue the Site or any of the Services at any time without prior notice. We reserve the right to terminate this Agreement at our election and for any reason, without prior notice, and this Agreement will automatically terminate in the event that you violate any of the terms and conditions set forth below. In the event of any termination, you will immediately cease access to the Site and Services.

Disclaimers of Warranty

We provide the Site and Services "as is", "with all faults" and "as available." We and our suppliers and Merchants make no express warranties or guarantees about the Site and Services. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE AND OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, VENDORS, AND MERCHANTS DISCLAIM IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT THE SITE AND SERIVCES ARE MERCHANTABLE, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, ACCURATE, TIMELY, FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NEED, OR NON-INFRINGING. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THINDISH  WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, IS ERROR-FREE, WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR FOOD QUALITY OR FOOD DERIVED ILLNESS, USERS ARE EXPRESLY WARNED THAT THEY EAT AT EVERY RESTAURANT AT THEIR OWN RISK.  WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THINDISH , INCLUDING ANY SERVICES, WILL BE EFFECTIVE, ERROR-FREE, ACCURATE OR MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES AS TO PRIVACY AND SECURITY OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE PRIVACY POLICY. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR SERVICES AT TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY A THINDISH  REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. You may have additional consumer rights under your local laws that this contract cannot change.

Limitations of Liability

YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH US IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THINDISH . IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR LIABILITY, OR THE LIABILITY OF OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, VENDORS, OR MERCHANTS, FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF FEES THAT YOU PAID US DURING THE PREVIOUS ONE-YEAR PERIOD FOR THE SPECIFIC SERVICE AT ISSUE. WE, OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, VENDORS, AND MERCHANTS, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR RELIANCE UPON THE SITE AND SERVICES. THESE EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO ANY CLAIMS FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF WE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF ANY JURISDICTION DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH JURISDICTION, OUR LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, VENDORS, AND MERCHANTS, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless ThinDish Inc., it’s officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to ThinDish ; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that any Content submitted by you causes damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of ThinDish.

Reservation of Rights and Release

ThinDish  reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor, or take any action ThinDish  deems appropriate regarding disputes that you may have with other customers of ours or any Merchants. To the extent the law permits, you release us from any claims or liability related to any Content posted on the Site and from any claims related to the conduct of any other customers of ours or any Merchants. You hereby waive California Civil Code Section 1542 (if you are a California resident), and any similar provision in any other jurisdiction (if you are a resident of such jurisdiction), which states: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."

Intellectual Property

You acknowledge and agree that we and our licensors retain ownership of all intellectual property rights of any kind related to the Site and Services, including applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary rights. We are not granting any license to you under any of those intellectual property rights by virtue of this Agreement, except for the limited right to use the Site and Services in accordance with this Agreement. “ThinDish ” is our trademark. Other product and company names that are mentioned on the Site or provided as part of the Services may be trademarks of their respective owners. We reserve all rights that are not expressly granted to you in this Agreement.

The Content on ThinDish , excluding all intellectual property of other sites obtained by way of API and linking and Content posted by our customers, is owned by ThinDish . This includes, without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, interactive features and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein ("Marks"). The Marks are owned or licensed to ThinDish , subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States law, the law of the jurisdiction where you reside, and and international conventions. Content provided by ThinDish  is provided to you “AS IS” for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, modified, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Site and Services.

As between you and us, you retain any intellectual property rights in any copyrighted materials and trademarks that are contained in Content that you post to the Site. You grant us an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid, worldwide license, with rights to sublicense through multiple levels of sublicensees, to reproduce, make derivative works of, translate, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display in any form or medium, whether now known or later developed, make, use, sell, import, offer for sale, otherwise commercially exploit and exercise any and all such rights, under any and all of your intellectual property rights related to the Content in any manner we choose. If you have any rights to the Content that cannot be licensed to us (such as moral rights in some countries), you unconditionally and irrevocably waive the enforcement of such rights, and all claims and causes of action of any kind against us or related to our customers and partners anywhere in the world, with respect to such rights.

Electronic Communications

The communications between you and ThinDish  use electronic means, whether you visit the Site or send us emails, or whether ThinDish  posts notices on the Site or communicates with you via email. For contractual purposes, you (a) consent to receive communications from ThinDish  in an electronic form; and (b) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that ThinDish  provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were in writing. The foregoing does not affect your non-waivable rights.

Entire Agreement, Changes to this Agreement and Waivers

These Terms of Service, together with the Privacy Policy at http://www.ThinDish.com and any other legal notices published by ThinDish  on the Site, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and ThinDish  concerning ThinDish . We may change the terms of this Agreement from time to time on a going-forward basis, and any such modifications become effective immediately upon being posted to the Site. It is your sole responsibility to check the Site from time to time to view any such changes in the Agreement. If you do not agree to any changes, if and when such changes may be made to the Agreement, you must cease use of the Site and Services. Your use of the Site and Services after any modifications to the Agreement indicates that you agree to such modified Agreement. Any changes to this Agreement (other than as set forth in this paragraph) or waiver of ThinDish ’s rights hereunder shall not be valid or effective except in a written agreement bearing the physical signature of an officer of ThinDish . No purported waiver or modification of this Agreement by ThinDish  via telephonic or email communications shall be valid.

Contracting Party, Choice of Law, Location for Resolving Disputes, Contact Information

This Agreement is between you and the ThinDish entity for your country in which you reside. The identity of the ThinDish  entity for your country, the choice of law, the location for resolving disputes with ThinDish , and our contact information is specified below.

United States & rest of world.
If you reside in the United States or other countries not specifically identified above, then you are contracting with ThinDish Inc. Communications may be directed to: ThinDish Inc., PO BOX 933, Agoura Hills CA 91376; [email protected]; 310-626-9250. The laws of California govern the interpretation of this Agreement and any disputes arising in connection with it, regardless of conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and ThinDish  that arises out of or relates to this Agreement shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in the Los Angeles County, California.

General Terms

You and we are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement creates a partnership, employment relationship or agency. There are no third-party beneficiaries of this Agreement. You may not assign this Agreement or your rights and obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, to any third party without our prior written consent, and any attempt by you to do so will be invalid. Should any part of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion will be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not be considered a waiver of the right to enforce such provision. Our rights under this Agreement will survive any termination of this Agreement.

YOU AND THINDISH  AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THINDISH  MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

You represent that you are legally able to accept these Terms of Service. You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in this Agreement, and to abide by and comply with this Agreement. And as stated in the Conditional Use of Our Site and Service, above, you affirm that you are, in any case, 18 years of age or older. If you aren't, you must please cease use of ThinDish.

The parties hereto confirm their express wish that this Agreement and all documents and agreements directly or indirectly relating thereto be drawn up in the English language. Les parties reconnaissent leur volonté expresse que la présente convention ainsi que tous les documents et contrats s'y rattachant directement ou indirectment soient rédigés en anglais.