Terms of service
Last Modified 9/24/2018
Terms and Conditions of Grocery Delivery E-Services USA INC.
Welcome and thank you for visiting EveryPlate.com (“Site”) or our mobile application (“App”) and our Terms and Conditions (“Terms”).
PLEASE REVIEW THE TERMS CAREFULLY, PARTICULARLY SECTION 5.2 DETAILING THE AUTO-RENEWAL SUBSCRIPTION LANGUAGE, SECTION 21.1 RELATED TO ALLERGENS, AND SECTION 24 RELATED TO BINDING ARBITRATION. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS IN THEIR ENTIRETY, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE EVERYPLATE OFFERINGS IN ANY MANNER OR FORM.
1. INFORMATION ABOUT US
Grocery Delivery E-Services USA, Inc. is a general corporation incorporated in the State of Delaware with general corporate offices at:
1025 Post & Paddock Grand Prairie, TX 75050
2. SERVICE AVAILABILITY AND YOUR STATUS
The Site, the App, and Offerings, are intended for use by individuals in the United States of America (“Serviced Countries”). At this time, we do not accept orders from individuals outside the Serviced Countries. As such, by placing an Order through our Site or App, you warrant that you: (1) Are legally capable of entering into these Terms; (2) Are at least 18 years old; (3) Are a resident of a Serviced Country; and (4) Are accessing the Site or App from a Serviced Country.
4. ACCOUNT CREATION
In order to utilize specific features on the Site and App, individuals will need to create an account with everyplate. Should you create an account with everyplate, you agree to: (1) provide the accurate and up-to- date information, as well as updating the information as necessary; (2) maintain the security of your password and accept the risks associated with access to your account which is not authorized by you; and (3) notify us as soon as possible either by phone at(973) 210-4915 or by Live Chat at EveryPlate.com if you believe there have been any breaches to the security of the Site, the App, or your account information.
5. EVERYPLATE'S SERVICES
EveryPlate’s Subscription Service. Our Subscription Service is an automatic, recurring weekly subscription to EveryPlate Products (“Subscription Service” or “Service”). As part of the Service, we offer a number of subscription options that you may choose from (“Plan”). Each week you will receive a package from EveryPlate (your “Meal Box”), including the contents of your chosen Plan (a specific number and type of “Meal Kits”). You can find specific details regarding your Plan and the EveryPlate Service by accessing your account details via the Site or the App.
Auto-Renewal Feature. THE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE CONSISTS OF AN INITIAL CHARGE FOLLOWED BY RECURRING PERIODIC CHARGES AS AGREED TO BY YOU. BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR SUBSCRIPTION HAS AN INITIAL AND RECURRING PAYMENT FEATURE AND YOU ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL RECURRING CHARGES PRIOR TO DEACTIVATION. EVERYPLATE MAY SUBMIT PERIODIC CHARGES (E.G., WEEKLY) WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION FROM YOU, UNTIL YOU PROVIDE ADVANCE NOTICE (IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE DEACTIVATION PROCEDURES IN SECTION 10.3) THAT YOU WISH TO TERMINATE THIS AUTHORIZATION OR WISH TO CHANGE YOUR PAYMENT METHOD. SUCH NOTICE WILL NOT AFFECT CHARGES SUBMITTED BEFORE EVERYPLATE REASONABLY COULD ACT. TO TERMINATE YOUR AUTHORIZATION OR CHANGE YOUR PAYMENT METHOD, LOG ON TO YOUR EVERYPLATE ACCOUNT, CALL (973) 210-4915 or contact us by Live Chat at EveryPlate.com.
ADDITIONALLY, BY SIGNING UP FOR OUR SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE YOU ARE AGREEING TO RECURRING PERIODIC PAYMENTS FOR AN INDEFINITE TIME UNTIL DEACTIVATED BY YOU OR US, ON THE SUBSCRIPTION TERMS SET OUT IN THE APPLICATION FORM YOU HAVE COMPLETED, SUBJECT TO VARIATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION. YOU CAN DEACTIVATE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION AT ANY TIME, PROVIDED THAT YOU DO SO WITHIN THE APPLICABLE DEACTIVATION NOTICE PERIOD, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 10.3. YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED FOR ANY DEACTIVATION. YOU CAN RE-SUBSCRIBE AT ANY TIME FOLLOWING YOUR DEACTIVATION, BUT WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO PERMIT RE-SUBSCRIPTION WHERE WE HAVE PREVIOUSLY ELECTED TO TERMINATE A SUBSCRIPTION BY YOU.
FURTHERMORE, FOLLOWING YOUR INITIAL SUBSCRIPTION PERIOD, YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY EXTENDED FOR SUCCESSIVE RENEWAL PERIODS OF THE SAME LENGTH, AT THE THEN-CURRENT, NON-PROMOTIONAL SUBSCRIPTION RATE. YOU CAN LOG ON TO YOUR ACCOUNT TO DEACTIVATE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION OR CONTACT US BY PHONE AT (973) 210-4915 OR BY LIVE CHAT AT EVERYPLATE.COM AND WE WILL DO IT FOR YOU. FULL DETAILS FOR DEACTIVATION PROCEDURES ARE IN SECTION 10.3 OF THESE TERMS. IF YOU DEACTIVATE, YOU MAY USE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION UNTIL THE END OF YOUR THEN-CURRENT SUBSCRIPTION TERM; YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WILL NOT BE RENEWED AFTER YOUR THEN-CURRENT TERM EXPIRES. YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR A PRORATED REFUND OF ANY PORTION OF THE SUBSCRIPTION FEE PAID FOR THE THEN-CURRENT SUBSCRIPTION PERIOD.
Price Adjustments. We reserve the right to adjust prices in our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you; provided, however, that we will provide you with at least ten (10) days’ advance notice of any price changes with your specific Plan rate. Your acceptance of deliveries of the Products after such notice has been delivered to you will constitute your acceptance of such price changes, unless you cancel your subscription to the Service in accordance with these Terms. All prices shown on the Site and/or in the App are in U.S. dollars. Any applicable taxes and other fees or charges are not included and are additional to any prices shown on the Site and/or in the App. Prices, taxes or other fees may vary geographically. The shipment of meal ingredients to you after our delivery of such notice will confirm your acceptance of such changes, unless you cancel your subscription in accordance with the Term’s Deactivation policies, found in Section 10.3.
Plan Add-Ons. Different features and other customized options may become available in addition to your plan, including, but not limited to, premium options, new product add-ons, and modified shipping options. These may change the price of your plan on a recurring basis. Should you have any questions about any of the options available under your plan, please visit www.everyplate.com, or call (973) 210-4915.
7. REPLACEMENT INGREDIENTS IN MEALS AND PROMOTIONAL INCLUSIONS
Given the perishable nature of many of our ingredients, and market conditions and product supply beyond our control, we reserve the right to adjust the quantity of any ingredients in a Meal Kit, to discontinue the use of any ingredient or Product, or to substitute any ingredients or entire Meal Kits, all without notice. While we make every effort to ensure that you are provided with the very best ingredients for our Meal Kits, these switches may occasionally be required. If such a substitution is required, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you prior to shipment. If you have any issues with any substitution, or either an ingredient or a Meal Kit, please call (973) 210-4915 or contact us by Live Chat at EveryPlate.com. Additionally, please note that, on occasion, EveryPlate will include products from our partners in our meal boxes which may contain some or all of the 8 major allergens (in addition to other ingredients). Please refer to Section 21.1 to review our allergen policy. Additionally, if you have any questions or concerns about any additional products or materials in your Meal Box, please contact Customer Care by phone at (973) 210-4915 or by Live Chat at EveryPlate.com.
8. GIFT CARDS
You may purchase and/or otherwise receive Gift Cards through the Site and/or App. You must create or have an existing and valid account with EveryPlate in order to redeem a Gift Card. All accounts are subject to the Terms in all respects. EveryPlate Gift Cards may be redeemed on the Site or on the App. Redemption of Gift Cards will result in the application of a credit to your account in the amount of the Gift Card balance. Any Gift Card balance will be applied toward your purchase of EveryPlate Offerings until the Gift Card is depleted. Gift Cards are not redeemable for cash or credit, except to the extent required by applicable law. EveryPlate is not responsible for lost or stolen Gift Cards. Lost or stolen Gift Cards cannot be replaced (except as required by law). All sales of Gift Cards are final and nonrefundable.
EveryPlate may offer discount promotions, free/discounted trials, or other types of vouchers (“Vouchers”). In order to utilize the offer on the Voucher, users need to create an account through the Site or App and input their information and the code found on the Voucher (“Voucher Code”) to redeem. If you purchase any Voucher, Voucher is deemed to have been sold at the time of payment for it. The discount found on the Voucher only lasts for the first week of your subscription plan, unless it specifically states otherwise on the Voucher or when you sign-up. Similarly, a Voucher may only be used once and may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, or published either directly or indirectly in any form or stored in data retrieval systems without our prior written approval. Additionally, Vouchers are only for first-time users of EveryPlate, unless the Voucher states otherwise. EveryPlate reserves the right to withdraw or deactivate any Voucher (other than one which has been purchased) for any reason, at any time. For the avoidance of doubt, and in accordance of the foregoing sentence, EveryPlate reserves the right to withdraw or deactivate any of your outstanding referral credits or similar Vouchers in the event your referral code is posted to a third-party website (excluding your own social media profile(s) or blogs), or if you otherwise violate these Terms. Vouchers may only be redeemed through our Site or App, and not through any other website or method of communication. To use your Voucher, you will be required to enter its unique code at the online checkout and use of such code will be deemed to confirm your agreement to these Terms and any special conditions attached to the Voucher.
Please note, pursuant to these Terms, at the expiration of the Voucher, you will be billed the standard rate for your Meal Kit on a recurring, weekly basis, unless you cancel your Plan prior to the end of the Voucher period with proper, advance notice to EveryPlate in accordance with these Terms. You may cancel your EveryPlate Subscription up to five (5) days before your first scheduled delivery that does not include the pricing found on the Voucher, pursuant to the Deactivation procedures found in Section 10.3.
As a part of the verification process, EveryPlate may require a Customer to provide additional identification information. In addition, as a part of the verification process, the Customer authorizes EveryPlate to charge to the Customer’s credit card a $1.00 authorization charge (or such other amount identified to Customer at time of verification by EveryPlate), which amount will be refunded following successful authorization.
EveryPlate Delivery Week. EveryPlate’s “Delivery Week” begins on Saturday and runs through the following Friday. The start of our Delivery Week means that new Meal Kits are available to be delivered in your Meal Box.
Rolling Basis of Meal Selection. You have the option of selecting the day you would like to receive your Meal Box, and, if your specific subscription allows for Meal Kit selection, you also have the option of selecting the specific Meal Kits you would like to receive, on a weekly basis. The day you select to receive your first Meal Box will be the default. In subsequent weeks, if you do not make a change, your Meal Box will arrive on the day you initially selected every week (unless you pause your order, pursuant to these Terms, or there are extenuating circumstances, detailed in these Terms). If you choose to have your delivery on another day for a specific week, that day will become the default, and subsequent weeks will have your Meal Box arriving on the newly selected day.
Meal Kit selection and delivery day selection is on a rolling basis, and all selections “lock” five days prior to the delivery day. For example, if your subscription allows for Meal Kit selection and you receive your Meal Box on Fridays, you will have to make your selection of Meal Kits you want included in your Meal Box on Sunday by 11:59 PM PST. Your credit card or other payment source will then be charged the following day. Similarly, if you want to change the delivery day, you will have to make your selection five days prior to your new delivery day. For example, if you normally receive your Meal Box on Thursdays, but want to receive your Meal Box on a Monday, you will have to make the change five days prior to Monday, which would be the Wednesday of the previous week.
For further information, please review the chart below:
Please note that the specific days in which a Meal Box can be delivered varies by geographic region, and delivery on each day will not be available in all areas. If you have any questions about your area and delivery, please contact Customer Care by phone at (973) 210-4915 or by Live Chat at EveryPlate.com.
To cancel your subscription online, access your Plan Settings page on the Site and select Deactivate Your Plan. You will be responsible for all charges processed prior to the cancellation of your subscription. Payment for your first box is processed immediately upon signing up for your EveryPlate account and cannot be cancelled once processed. Please note that the ability to deactivate any order subsequent to the first box locks five days prior to your scheduled delivery date. Therefore, if you wish to deactivate your account, you must do so before the day and time listed above for your respective delivery date. For example, if you have a scheduled delivery date on Tuesday, you have until Thursday at 11:59 PM PST to cancel your subscription. If you do so after the time listed for your delivery day, payment will be processed, and cancellation will take effect for the following Delivery Week.
Skipping your Order. During any production week, Customer has the option to skip their deliveries. In order to do so, log on to your account page on the Site or App, select a particular week (by clicking on the delivery day highlighted) and then click on the “Skip Week” button. You will not be charged for any week in which your order is Skipped. Please note that this action cannot be taken for any scheduled order which has already “Locked,” pursuant to Section 10.2. Additionally, skipping an order shall only apply to the week you skip, and automatic deliveries will commence the following week, unless you choose to skip the following week, subject to the details, above.
Delivery Specifics. In the case of weather which inhibits the ability to make safe deliveries, or other events beyond our control that interfere with our ability to deliver your Order, we will attempt to deliver your Order as soon as reasonably possible. In some cases, delivery may occur on a date other than your scheduled delivery day. If the delivery of your Meal Box is not feasible, we will cancel your delivery for the period so affected and issue you a credit, as determined in our sole discretion, or refund of a part or the whole of the purchase price for that Meal Box.
11. FORCE MAJEURE
We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay the performance of, any of our obligations that is caused by events outside our reasonable control (“Force Majeure Event”). A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes, but is not limited, to the following: (1) Strikes, lock-outs, or other industrial action; (2) Civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war, or threat or preparation for war; (3) Fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic, or other natural disaster; (4) Impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport, or other means of public or private transport; (5) Impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks; and (6) The acts, decrees, legislation, regulations, or restrictions of any government.
Our performance under these Terms is deemed to be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and we will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period. We will use our reasonable efforts to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under these Terms may be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.
12. RECEIPT OF THE MATERIALS AND FOOD PREPARATION
EveryPlate uses specific materials to refrigerate perishable items and also uses third party delivery companies to deliver Meal Boxes to customers. Please note that you are responsible for reviewing the Meal Box upon delivery and inspecting all of the Products contained within for any defects or other problems upon delivery. If you are not home when your Meal Box is delivered, the Meal Box will be left at your door or in a common area. Upon the completion of your review of the Meal Box, we recommend that you place all perishables in your refrigerator to ensure the ingredients’ integrity. The risk of loss and/or damage passes to you at the time of delivery. We highly recommend that you review the USDA’s instructions on safe food handling, which can be found here. All items are solely at your risk from the time of delivery. As such, you are solely responsible for any preparatory steps, storage of the contents of any Meal Kits, safe washing (we recommend that all fresh produce is washed prior to inclusion in any meal), and the cooking of all the ingredients of the respective Meal Kits. We recommend that you use a thermometer to measure the temperature of any poultry, fish, or meat products that arrive in the insulated portion of the Meal Box, and, pursuant to USDA Guidelines (found here), you should utilize said thermometer to ensure that they are at (or below) 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
EveryPlate recommends that all cooking instructions found in the recipe instructions be followed, and all seafood, meats, and poultry should be cooked to the USDA’s recommended internal temperatures (165 degrees Fahrenheit for poultry; 160 degrees Fahrenheit for ground meats;145 degrees for whole meats; and 145 degrees Fahrenheit for seafood). EveryPlate recommends utilizing a food thermometer to verify internal temperatures. For more information, please see the USDA’s website, found here).
13. RECIPE CARDS
Additionally, please note that each Meal Kit will have a corresponding recipe card contained in the Meal Box. If your Meal Box does not contain one or more of the corresponding recipe cards, you can refer to the Site and App for the week’s recipes. If you have any questions or concerns related to the recipe cards, please contact Customer Care at (973) 210-4915 or by Live Chat at EveryPlate.com.
14. RETURN AND REFUND POLICY
In the event that you are unhappy with any part of your Meal Box, or a specific Meal Kit, you can reach out to Customer Care at (973) 210-4915 or by Live Chat at EveryPlate.com. Please do so within five (5) days of the date you received the unsatisfactory item. If related to ingredients or condition of a Meal Kit, we may give you credit for the individual ingredient or Meal Kit, and in some situations, issue a partial or full refund for the ingredient or the Meal Kit. We reserve the right, however, to require either the return of the unsatisfactory ingredient or Meal Kit, or a photograph of such, before any partial/full refund or credit will be issued.
15. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
EveryPlate is the owner and operator of the Site and the App. Additionally, EveryPlate is the owner of, or duly licensed to utilize, all content, features, and functionality (including, but not limited to, all information, text, graphics, software, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof) published on the Site, the App, or any EveryPlate Offerings, all of which is protected by the United States and international copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
Users are only permitted to use these materials in order to utilize everyplate’s Offerings for personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of everyplate’s materials, including modification, distribution, or reproduction for purposes other than the personal usage of everyplate’s Offerings, without written approval from everyplate (which can be provided through email) is prohibited.
Users are only permitted to use these materials in order to utilize EveryPlate’s Offerings for personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of EveryPlate’s materials, including modification, distribution, or reproduction for purposes other than the personal usage of EveryPlate’s Offerings, without written approval from EveryPlate (which can be provided through email) is prohibited.
Copyright Policy. EveryPlate reserves the right to terminate any end-user’s access to the EveryPlate Offerings where that end-user infringes upon third-party copyrights. Please notify us if you believe any infringement has occurred by calling (973) 210-4915 or by using Live Chat on EveryPlate.com. 16. PROHIBITED USES You may use EveryPlate Offerings only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. You agree not to use the Offerings:
- In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries);
- For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise;
- To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use, or re-use any material that does not comply with the Content Standards Set out in Section 19.1 of these Terms;
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter”, “spam”, or any other similar solicitation;
- To impersonate or attempt to impersonate EveryPlate, an employee, another user, or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses associated with any of the foregoing);
- To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Site or App, or which, as determined by us, may harm EveryPlate or users of the Site or expose them to liability.
Additionally, you agree not to:
- Use the Site in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Site.
- Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Site for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Site.
- Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Site or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.
- Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Site.
- Introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Site, the server on which the Site is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Site.
- Attack the Site via a denial-of- service attack or a distributed denial-of- service attack.
- Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site.
17. NON-USER THIRD PARTY CONTENT
We may display content, advertisements, and promotions from third parties through the Site, in mailings or emails containing information regarding other companies, or with or contained within EveryPlate’s Offerings (“Third Party Content”). The Third-Party Content is not endorsed, adopted by, or controlled by EveryPlate, and we make no representations or warranties of any kind regarding such Third-Party Content, regarding its accuracy or completeness. You acknowledge and agree that your interactions with third parties providing Third Party Content through or on EveryPlate’s Offerings (including, but not limited to, our Site, App, Social Media, other Content, or Products) are solely between you and such third parties.
18. USER CONDUCT
You agree that you will not violate any statute, regulation, intellectual property (including, but not limited to, copyright and trademarks), contractual obligations, other third-party rights, or commit a tort, and that you are solely responsible for your conduct, while accessing or using the Site or App. You agree that you will abide by these Terms and will not: (1) display personal or confidential information related to any third party, including, but not limited to, street addresses, email addresses, last names, telephone numbers, and URLs; (2) attempt to access or use another user’s account unless permitted to do so, in writing, from both the user and EveryPlate; (3) engage in any behavior which is deemed to be harassment, threatening, stalking or predation of any other person; (4) make any claim, statement, or assertion, or imply, that your claim, statement, or assertion is endorsed by EveryPlate without EveryPlate’s express written consent; (5) engage in the commercial solicitation of other end-users; (6) collect or record end-users’ personal information without their prior written consent; (7) develop or use any third party applications that interact with any of EveryPlate’s Content, the Site, or the App without our prior written consent; (8) use the Site or App in any way that prevents or inhibits other end-users from fully utilizing the Site or App, or in a way that could overburden or interfere with the functioning of the Site or App in any manner; (9) use any manual or automatic process, means, or interface (including, but not limited to robot, spider, script or, browser extension), which EveryPlate has not authorized to access the Site or the App, to retrieve or index data; (10) decipher or reverse engineer any portion of the Site or the App that may reveal source code or bypass items designed to obstruct, limit, or stop access to any Content, specific site within the Site, or code within the Site; (11) access or attempt to access any portion or feature of the Site or App which you are not authorized to access, pursuant to these Terms or any subsequent agreements; or (12) use the Site or the App for any illegal purpose.
19. USER CONTENT
Pursuant to the specifications located in these Terms, the Site, App, or any social media platforms on which EveryPlate has an official page or feed, may include, now or in the future, areas (“Interactive Areas”) that allow users to post content, including but not limited to, recipes, reviews, photos, videos, music, sound, text, graphics, code, or other materials (“User Content”). Any User Content you post must, in its entirety, comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations, and these Terms (including, but not limited to, the Prohibited Uses and User Content Standards set out in Sections 16 and 19.1 of these Terms, respectively).
You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Content you submit or contribute and your use of any Interactive Areas of the Site and/or App, and you, not EveryPlate, have full responsibility for such content and use, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness. We are not responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any User Content posted by you or any other user of the Site. You understand and acknowledge that User Content that you share with a third party through the Site or third-party platforms will be viewable by others in accordance with the privacy settings you establish.
User Content Standards. Any User Content you post to the Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Content on the Website, you represent and warrant that:
- you own or control all rights in and to the User Content and have the right to grant the license granted above to us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors, and assigns.
- you grant EveryPlate and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors, and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute, and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose.
- all of your User Content does and will comply with these Terms.
By using the Interactive Areas of the Site and App, you further agree not to create, post, share or store any of the following: (1) Any content that would encourage, either express or implied, conduct that could be deemed a violation of a statute or regulation; (2) Any content that is determined, by EveryPlate in its sole determination, to be indecent, obscene, abusive, threatening, pornographic, or harassing; (3) Any content that violates the proprietary rights of a third party; (4) Any content that contains confidential information; (5) Any content that impersonates, or misrepresents your affiliation with, any person or entity without their express permission; (6) Any content that contains any viruses or other computer code, files, or programs designed to harm, inhibit the operative ability of, or destroy part/all of the Site and App; (7) Any content that contains solicitations, including, but not limited to, any advertisements, promotional materials (other than those directly related to EveryPlate), and political campaign requests; (8) Any content that, in our sole judgment, is objectionable or that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, Products, or Offerings, or that may expose EveryPlate or others to any harm or liability of any type.
Although we are not required to regulate User Content, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to monitor, edit or remove User Content posted or stored on the Site or the App for any reason. You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Site at your sole cost and expense.
Rights in User Content. We do not claim any ownership interest in your User Content. However, by uploading, posting or submitting User Content to the Site, the App, to our pages or feeds on third party social media platforms (e.g., EveryPlate’s Facebook page, Instagram page, or Twitter feed), you hereby: (1) grant EveryPlate and its affiliates and subsidiaries a nonexclusive, royalty-free, transferable, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and publicly display your User Content, in whole or in part, and your name, likeness, voice and persona in any manner or media and for any purpose whatsoever at our sole discretion, including, without limitation, for publicity, promotional, advertising, trade, business, illustration, artistic and other commercial and noncommercial purposes; (2) represent and warrant that (a) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content or you otherwise have the lawful right to post such User Content, (b) the User Content is non-confidential and you authorize EveryPlate to use such User Content for the purposes described in these Terms, (c) the User Content is accurate and not misleading or harmful in any manner, and (d) the User Content, and your use and posting thereof, does not and will not violate these Terms or any applicable law, rule, regulation or third party right.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless EveryPlate, our affiliates, service providers, and licensors and their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners, licensors, representatives, suppliers and employees, from and against any loss, liability, threatened or actual claim, demand, damages, costs and expenses, (including reasonable legal fees) arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site, the App, the Products or any Offerings, or any information obtained therefor other than as expressly authorized in these Terms. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you hereunder, and you shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required by us. You agree to promptly notify EveryPlate of any third-party claims, cooperate with EveryPlate in defending such claims, and pay all fees, costs and expenses associated with defending such claims (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees and expenses, court costs, costs of settlement and costs of pursuing indemnification and insurance). This indemnity is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other indemnities set forth in a written agreement between you and EveryPlate.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR, AND ASSUME ALL RISKS RELATED TO, THE PROPER AND SAFE PREPARATION (INCLUDING STORAGE, WASHING, AND COOKING), USE, AND CONSUMPTION OF THE CONTENTS OF THE MEAL BOXES. AS SUCH, ALL CONTENTS OF THE RESPECTIVE MEAL BOXES ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWABLE UNDER THE APPLICABLE LAW, ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE DISCLAIMED. THIS SPECIFICALLY INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTY FOR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, AND WARRANTIES FOR THE NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
Allergen Information. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EIGHT MAJOR ALLERGENS, AS DETERMINED BY THE US FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, WHICH ARE WHEAT, EGG, SOY, MILK, TREENUTS, PEANUTS, FISH, AND SHELLFISH, ARE STORED, PORTIONED, AND PACKAGED IN EVERYPLATE’S AND OUR SUPPLIER’S FACILITIES. YOU UNDERSTAND, ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE STORE, PORTION AND PACKAGE THESE PRODUCTS, AND WHILE EVERYPLATE TAKES PRECAUTIONS TO LIMIT ANY CROSS-CONTAMINATION, CROSS-CONTAMINATION MAY OCCUR BETWEEN FOOD PRODUCTS, AND THUS, THE RESPECTIVE MEAL KITS, OR THE MEAL BOX, MAY CONTAIN SOME OR ALL OF THE ALLERGENS LISTED. YOU ARE ALSO SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING ABOUT ANY FOOD ALLERGIES YOU MAY HAVE AND VERIFYING THE PRODUCTS AND THEIR CONTENTS BEFORE HANDLING, PREPARING, USING OR CONSUMING SUCH PRODUCTS. EVERYPLATE DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE NUTRITION, INGREDIENT, ALLERGEN, AND OTHER PRODUCT INFORMATION ON OUR SITE OR APP IS ACCURATE OR COMPLETE SINCE THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED BY THE PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS OR SUPPLIERS AND ON OCCASION MANUFACTURERS MAY MODIFY THEIR PRODUCTS AND UPDATE THEIR LABELS. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT RELY SOLELY ON THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON OUR SITE AND THAT YOU CONSULT THE PRODUCTS LABEL OR CONTACT EVERYPLATE IN ORDER TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER DIRECTLY IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC DIETARY OR ALLERGIC CONCERN OR QUESTION ABOUT A PRODUCT.
Specifications Related to Warranties. WE ATTEMPT TO DISPLAY THE PRODUCTS YOU WILL RECEIVE IN YOUR MEAL KITS AND OTHER MATERIALS AND INFORMATION YOU VIEW ON THE SITE AND APP, INCLUDING PRICING AND NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION, AS ACCURATELY AND RELIABLY AS POSSIBLE. HOWEVER, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF SUCH MATERIALS AND INFORMATION. IN THE EVENT OF AN ERROR, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION AND SUBJECT TO THESE TERMS, TO CORRECT SUCH ERRORS AND REVISE YOUR ORDER ACCORDINGLY (INCLUDING CHARGING THE CORRECT PRICE) OR TO CANCEL YOUR ORDER AND ISSUE YOU A CREDIT REFUND. YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT THE PRODUCTS AND OTHER MATERIALS YOU RECEIVE IN YOUR ORDER MAY VARY FROM THE PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS DISPLAYED ON THE SITE DUE TO A NUMBER OF FACTORS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, SYSTEM CAPABILITIES AND CONSTRAINTS OF YOUR COMPUTER, MANUFACTURING PROCESS OR SUPPLY ISSUES, THE AVAILABILITY AND VARIABILITY OF PRODUCTS, DISTINCT COOKING OR OTHER PREPARATION METHODS AND VARIABILITY OF COOKING EQUIPMENT AND APPLIANCES. THE SITE MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT PRODUCTS THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN EVERY LOCATION. A REFERENCE TO A PRODUCT ON THE SITE DOES NOT IMPLY OR GUARANTEE THAT IT IS OR WILL BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR LOCATION OR AT THE TIME OF YOUR ORDER.
We reserve the right to change any and all Content and to modify, suspend or stop providing access to the Site (or any features or functionality of the Site) and the Products at any time without notice and without obligation or liability to you.
22. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; RELEASE
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EVERYPLATE, ITS AFFILIATES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, PARTNERS, REPRESENTATIVES AND EMPLOYEES) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY/PUNITIVE DAMAGES. THIS LIMITATION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES RELATED TO PERSONAL INJURY; PAIN AND SUFFERING; EMOTIONAL DISTRESS; BUSINESS INTERRUPTION; LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, USE, GOODWILL, DATA; AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORSEEABLE.
ADDITIONALLY, IN NO EVENT SHALL EVERYPLATE BE LIABLE FOR DISPUTES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE ACCESS TO OR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE SITE, APP OR CONTENT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, USER CONTENT, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, CONTENT OF LINKED THIRD PARTY SITES), OR THE ORDERING, RECEIPT, OR USE OF ANY PRODUCT, OR OTHERWISE RELATED TO THESE TERMS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM EVERYPLATE, OR FROM EVENTS BEYOND EVERYPLATE’S REASONABLE CONTROL, SUCH AS SITE INTERRUPTIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES OR EMAILS, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, DEFECTS,BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE). TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU, ON BEHALF OF YOUR HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, LEGAL AND PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE, ACQUIT AND FOREVER DISCHARGE THE EVERYPLATE PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE ANY SUCH EVERYPLATE PARTY FOR, ALL CLAIMS YOU HAVE OR MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THESE TERMS. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU HEREBY WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS UNDER CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE 1542, WHICH STATES “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY AND IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS THE LIABILITY OF EVERYPLATE SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN NEW JERSEY, FOR EXAMPLE, EVERYPLATE’S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM LIMITATION AVAILABLE UNDER THE NEW JERSEY PUNITIVE DAMAGES ACT, THE NEW JERSEY PRODUCT LIABILITY ACT, THE NEW JERSEY CONSUMER FRAUD ACT, TRUTH-IN-CONSUMER CONTRACT, WARRANTY AND NOTICE ACT, AND OTHER RELEVANT LAWS OR REQUIREMENTS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY DESCRIBED IN SECTION 22, PLEASE CONTACT CUSTOMER CARE BY PHONE AT (973) 210-4915 or by Live Chat on EveryPlate.com.
THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION 22 SHALL NOT AFFECT LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER THE APPLICABLE LAW/JURISDICTION, SUCH AS LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE DIRECTLY AND PROXIMATELY CAUSED BY OUR ACTS OR OMISSIONS, OR FOR OUR GROSS NEGLIGENCE, OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT.
23. MODIFICATIONS TO THE SITE AND PRODUCTS
We reserve the right in our sole discretion to modify, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site or App (or any features or parts thereof) or the rates, delivery, or provision of the Products at any time.
24. DISPUTE RESOLUTION & BINDING ARBITRATION
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE CERTAIN DISPUTES AND CLAIMS WITH EVERYPLATE AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM US.
Arbitration Is Binding. YOU AND EVERYPLATE ARE AGREEING TO GIVE UP ANY RIGHTS TO LITIGATE CLAIMS IN A COURT OR BEFORE A JURY. OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE IF YOU WENT TO COURT MAY ALSO BE UNAVAILABLE OR MAY BE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION.
ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE, OR CONTROVERSY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER PRE-EXISTING, PRESENT, OR FUTURE, AND INCLUDING STATUTORY, CONSUMER PROTECTION, COMMON LAW, INTENTIONAL TORT, INJUNCTIVE, AND EQUITABLE CLAIMS) BETWEEN YOU AND EVERYPLATE ARISING FROM OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO YOUR PURCHASE OR USE OF PRODUCTS OR OFFERINGS THROUGH THE SITE AND/OR APP, WILL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION.
This shall not apply to any disputes arising from Section 18, disputes in which a party seeks to resolve an issue in small claims court, seeks injunctive relief, or other equitable relief related to the use of proprietary rights.
Preliminary Resolution Attempts. You agree to notify EveryPlate within forty-five (45) days of the occurrence or alleged occurrence of any dispute that could rise to become a small claim or claim that can be arbitrated according to these Terms. Notification can occur by contacting EveryPlate by phone at (973) 210-4915, by Live Chat on EveryPlate.com or by mailing us at 1025 Post & Paddock, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. Upon receipt of the notification, both parties shall attempt to resolve the issue within thirty (30) days. If we cannot otherwise satisfactorily resolve your dispute and you wish to proceed, you must submit your dispute for resolution by arbitration in accordance with these Terms.
Waiver of Class Actions & Class Arbitrations. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree to arbitration on an individual basis, and to give up any rights to bring, join, or participate in any class action or representative action with respect to any claim, dispute or controversy that you may have against EveryPlate. In any such dispute, NEITHER PARTIES ARE ENTITLED TO JOIN OR CONSOLIDATE CLAIMS BY OR AGAINST OTHER CUSTOMERS IN COURT OR IN ARBITRATION OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLAIM AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE, CLASS MEMBER, OR IN A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAPACITY. Unless both you and EveryPlate agree otherwise, the arbitral tribunal may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. You agree to the entry of injunctive relief to stop such a lawsuit or to remove you as a participant in the suit, and to pay the attorney’s fees and court costs that EveryPlate incurs in seeking such relief.
This provision preventing you from bringing, joining, or participating in class action lawsuits and class arbitrations: (A) does not constitute a waiver of any of your rights or remedies to pursue a claim individually and not as a class action in binding arbitration as provided above; and (B) is an independent agreement. The arbitral tribunal has no power to consider the enforceability of this class action and class arbitration waiver and any challenge to the class arbitration waiver may only be raised in a court of competent jurisdiction. You may opt-out of these dispute resolution provisions, pursuant to Section 24.5.
If any provision of this arbitration agreement is found unenforceable, the unenforceable provision will be severed and the remaining arbitration terms will be enforced.
Arbitration Proceedings. For claims of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) or less, you can choose whether the arbitration proceeds in person, by telephone, or based only on submissions. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to preclude any party from: (i) seeking injunctive relief in order to protect its rights pending an outcome in arbitration; and/or (ii) pursuing the matter in small claims court rather than arbitration. Although we may have a right to an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses if we prevail in arbitration, we will not seek such an award from you unless the arbitrator determines that your claim was frivolous.
Opt Out Rights. You may pursue your claim in small-claims court rather than arbitration (as it pertains to Section 24) if you provide written notice of this intention within sixty (60) days of the day you agreed to (or are determined to have agreed to) these Terms. If you choose to opt out, send written notice to: Legal & Compliance, EveryPlate, 1025 Post & Paddock, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. Please include your name, contact information, and a clear statement that you would like to opt out of the provisions related to binding arbitration. Please note that, all other provisions of the Terms, including Section 25, will still apply. The Arbitration or smalls-claim court proceeding will be limited solely to your individual dispute.
25. GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE
All matters relating to these Terms, your access to and use of the Site/App, and your order, receipt, and use of the Products, and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction). Any dispute arising out of, or related to, these Terms or EveryPlate’s Offerings that is not subject to arbitration or cannot be heard in small claims court, shall be resolved exclusively in the state or federal courts of the State of New York and the United States, respectively, sitting in the State of New York, County of New York, Borough of Manhattan. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.
26. TERMINATION AND SURVIVAL
Notwithstanding anything contained in these Terms, we reserve the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate or suspend your right to access or use the Site and to order, receive and use the Products, at any time and for any or no reason, including, without limitation, any violation of these Terms. You acknowledge and agree that we shall have no liability or obligation to you in such event and that you will not be entitled to a refund of any amounts that you have already paid to us, for which you have received a corresponding delivery, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. 27. SEVERABILITY AND WAIVER If any of these Terms and Conditions or any provisions of a Contract are determined by any competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions, and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.
No waiver by EveryPlate of any provision in these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or a waiver of any other provision, and any failure to assert a right or provision under these Terms does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
These Terms and any document expressly referred to in them constitute the whole agreement between you and EveryPlate, and supersede all previous discussions, correspondence, negotiations, arrangements, understandings, or agreements between us relating to the subject matter of any Contract. These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you without the prior written consent of EveryPlate. Except as otherwise provided herein, these Terms are intended solely for the benefit of the parties and are not intended to confer third party beneficiary rights upon any other person or entity.