ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
PLEASE READ THE TERMS THOROUGHLY AND CAREFULLY. BY USING THE PLATFORM, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE PLATFORM.
All references to "you" or "your," as applicable, mean the person who accesses, uses, and/or participates in the Platform in any manner, and each of your heirs, assigns, and successors. If you use the Platform on behalf of an entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that entity, your acceptance of the Terms will be deemed an acceptance by that entity, and "you" and "your" herein shall refer to that entity, its directors, officers, employees, and agents.
"Collective Content" means User Content and Learn From A Chef Content together.
"Content" means text, graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, information or other materials, including but not limited to profile information, Services requests, quotes, message threads, reviews, scheduling and calendar information, and other information or materials available on or through the Platform.
"Customer Member" means a Member who is registered to receive quotes for Services, requests quotes for Services, or otherwise uses the Platform to receive, pay for, review, or facilitate the receipt of Services.
"Instructor" means a Member who is registered to provide listings for Services, sends quotes for such Services, or otherwise uses the Platform to offer, provide, receive payment for, or facilitate the provision of such Services.
"Learn From A Chef Content" means all Content Learn From A Chef makes available on or through the Platform, including any Content licensed from a third party, but excluding User Content.
"Member" means a person or entity who completes Learn From A Chef's account registration process or a person or entity who submits or receives a request through Learn From A Chef, including but not limited to Instructors and Customer Members.
"Platform" means all Learn From A Chef websites, mobile or other applications, software, processes and any other services provided by or through Learn From A Chef.
"Services" means the services listed, quoted, scheduled, offered or provided by Instructors, or sought, scheduled or received by Customer Members, through the Platform, including the virtual classes.
"User Content" means all Content submitted, posted, uploaded, published, or transmitted on or through the Platform by any Member or other user of the Platform, including but not limited to photographs, profile information, descriptions, postings, reviews, requests, messages, and payments made through the Platform, but excluding Learn From A Chef Content and Feedback.
ELIGIBILITY, INSTRUCTOR REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, AND USE OF THE PLATFORM
Access to and use of the Platform is available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old and can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. By accessing or using the Platform, you represent and warrant that you are eligible.
By registering or using the Platform to offer, post, or provide Services, Instructors represent and warrant that they, and the employees, agents, contractors, and subcontractors who may perform work for them, are properly and fully qualified and experienced, and licensed, certified, bonded, and insured, as required by applicable laws or regulations to which they may be subject in the jurisdiction(s) in which they offer their Services and in relation to the specific job they are performing. Instructors otherwise agree to comply with all applicable laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act, in their use of the Platform and any personal information obtained from the Platform.
Learn From A Chef is not in the business of providing Services. Instructors understand and agree that by listing their services on the Platform, they receive only the ability to use the Learn From A Chef Platform to access persons interested in receiving Services and related tools, including but not limited to the ability to schedule appointments, that facilitate the provision of Services. For example, Customer Members may use the Platform to intentionally interact with Instructors regarding Services. Instructors understand and agree that using the Platform does not guarantee that anyone will engage them for Services.
Instructors understand and agree that they are customers of Learn From A Chef, and are not Learn From A Chef employees, joint venturers, partners, or agents. Instructors acknowledge that they set or confirm their own prices, provide their own equipment, and determine their own work schedule. Learn From A Chef does not control, and has no right to control, the services an instructor provides (including how the Instructor provides such services) if the Instructor is engaged by a Customer Member or any other person, except as specifically noted herein.
Learn From A Chef, as permitted by applicable laws, obtains reports regarding Instructors, which may include history of criminal convictions or sex offender registration, and we may limit, block, suspend, deactivate, or cancel an instructor’s account based on the results of such a check. As an instructor, you agree and authorize us to use your personal information, such as your full name and date of birth, to obtain such reports from Learn From A Chef’s vendors.
ACCOUNT REGISTRATION AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS
Users may access the Platform without registering for an account. To access and participate in certain features of the Platform, you will need to create a password-protected account ("Account"). You may register for an Account using certain third-party account and log-in credentials (your "Third-Party Site Password"), such as your Facebook or Google credentials. You agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information during the registration or request submission process and at all other times when you use the Platform, and to update information to keep it accurate, current, and complete. You are solely responsible for safeguarding your Learn From A Chef password and, if applicable, your Third-Party Site Password. You are solely responsible for all activity that occurs on your Account, and you will notify Learn From A Chef immediately of any unauthorized use. Learn From A Chef is not liable for any losses by any party caused by an unauthorized use of your Account. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may be liable for the losses of Learn From A Chef or others due to such unauthorized use. Your account is nontransferable except with Learn From A Chef’s written permission and in line with Learn From A Chef policies and procedures.
We may, in our sole discretion, permit you to post, upload, record, publish, submit or transmit User Content. By making available any User Content on or through the Platform, you hereby grant to Learn From A Chef a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, access, view, and otherwise exploit such User Content on, through, by means of or to promote, market or advertise the Platform or Services, or for any other purpose in our sole discretion, except that the contents of private messaging through the Platform will not be used by Learn From A Chef in public advertising. In the interest of clarity, the license granted to Learn From A Chef shall survive termination of the Platform or your Account.
You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all User Content that you make available on or through the Platform. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that: (a) you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all User Content that you make available on or through the Platform or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to Learn From A Chef the rights in such User Content, as contemplated under these Terms; and (b) neither the User Content nor your posting, uploading, recording, publication, submission or transmittal of the User Content or Learn From A Chef's use of your User Content (or any portion thereof) on, through or by means of the Platform will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party's patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other proprietary or intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation. While it has no obligation to do so, you agree that Learn From A Chef may proofread, summarize or otherwise edit and/or withdraw your User Content, and you understand it remains your sole responsibility to monitor your User Content and ensure that such edited Content is accurate and consistent with your representations and warranties in these Terms.
Learn From A Chef reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to User Content that we, in our sole discretion, consider to be objectionable for any reason, in violation of these Terms or otherwise harmful to the Platform or users, or for any other reason.
As a user of the Platform, you may not:
FEES AND TAXES
Penalty Fees for All Members. Learn From A Chef may also charge penalty Fees for fraud, misconduct or other violations of these Terms, as determined in our sole discretion.
Taxes. Payments required by these Terms may be stated exclusive of all taxes, duties, levies, imposts, fines or similar governmental assessments, including sales and use taxes, value-added taxes, goods and services taxes, excise, business, service, and similar transactional taxes imposed by any jurisdiction and the interest and penalties thereon (collectively, “Taxes”). Certain jurisdictions, however, may require us to collect Taxes from you in connection with the purchase of, payment for, access to, or use of the Services, and you shall be responsible for and bear Taxes associated with the purchase of, payment for, access to, or use of the Services. Charges are inclusive of applicable Taxes where required by law. You hereby confirm that Learn From A Chef can determine your appropriate jurisdiction for tax purposes however it deems appropriate or as required by law, and you agree to pay taxes to Learn From A Chef when Learn From A Chef includes a charge for taxes on any invoice. You also understand and agree that you are solely responsible for determining your own tax reporting and sales and use tax collection requirements in consultation with your own tax advisers, and that we cannot and do not offer specific tax advice to either Instructors or Customer Members.
In order to ensure appropriate charging of Fees and to enforce these Terms, Learn From A Chef may track the occurrence of communications between Customer Members and Instructors that occur off of the Platform via email, phone call, SMS text message, third-party websites, or any other means, whether initiated by a Customer Member or Instructor. In order to track the occurrence of such communications, Learn From A Chef may obscure Instructor contact information in an instructor profile, replace Instructor contact information in an instructor profile with a different piece of contact information that will forward to the Instructor, or take any other step reasonably calculated to track the occurrence of such communications. Except as explicitly stated herein, we will not record or review the content of any communications that do not come into contact with the Learn From A Chef Platform unless we first obtain your permission.
The Learn From A Chef platform may facilitate payments between Customer Members and Instructors (“Marketplace Payments”) through our payment processing partner Square, but Learn From A Chef is not a party to any such Marketplace Payments and does not handle funds on behalf of its Members. Instructors who receive Marketplace Payments from Customer Members on Learn From A Chef must agree to the Square Connected Account Agreement, which includes the Square Services Agreement. As an instructor, by agreeing to these terms or continuing to operate as an instructor on Learn From A Chef, you agree to be bound by the Square Connected Account Agreement and Square Services Agreement, as those agreements may be modified by Square from time to time. As a condition of receiving payment processing services through Square, you agree to provide Learn From A Chef with accurate and complete information about you and your business, and you authorize Learn From A Chef to share this information and transaction information related to your use of the payment processing services provided by Square.
As a Customer Member making a Marketplace Payment through Square, you agree to pay all amounts you owe when due using your preferred payment method. You further authorize Square to charge your preferred payment method for amounts you owe when they are due, whether they are recurring or one-time payments. You must keep all payment information you provide us up-to-date, accurate and complete. Do not share your payment card, bank account or other financial information with any other Member. We take steps to secure all payment method and other personal financial information, but we expressly disclaim any liability to you, and you agree to hold us harmless for any damages you may suffer as a result of the disclosure of your personal financial information to any unintended recipients.
Learn From A Chef may enable you to make Marketplace Payments using credit, debit, or prepaid cards, by linking your bank account, or by any other payment method we support. We reserve the right to cancel your ability to make payments with one or more of the payment methods you have authorized in our sole and absolute discretion.
If you choose your bank account as your Marketplace Payment method, you authorize Square to make Automated Clearing House (“ACH”) withdrawals from your bank account, and to make any inquiries we consider necessary to validate any dispute involving payments you make to us or to a Member, which may include ordering a credit report and performing other credit checks or verifying the information you provide us against third-party databases. You authorize Learn From A Chef or its provider to initiate one or more ACH debit entries (withdrawals) or the creation of an equivalent bank draft for the specified amount(s) from your bank account, and you authorize the financial institutions that holds you bank account to deduct such payments. You also authorize the bank that holds your bank account to deduct any such payments in the amounts and frequency designated in your Account.
Marketplace Payment Disputes: All requests for Marketplace Payment chargebacks, errors, claims, refunds and disputes (“Payment Disputes”) will be subject to review by Learn From A Chef in accordance with the rules applicable to the payment method you used to make the Marketplace Payment and will be in Learn From A Chef’s absolute discretion. Learn From A Chef is not liable to you under any circumstances for Payment Disputes we are unable to resolve in your favor. We will normally process your valid written Payment Dispute request within thirty (30) days after we receive it, unless a shorter period is required by law. You may file a Payment Dispute by emailing it to Learn From A Chef support at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you close or deactivate your Account before we adjudicate your Payment Dispute, we will not be able to issue you any amounts you are owed. We will attempt to pay you any Payment Disputed amounts you are owed using the method with which you made the disputed payment, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so if your payment method information is inaccurate, incomplete, or has been cancelled.
If you fail to make Marketplace Payments you owe when due, or if Learn From A Chef is unable to charge one of your payment methods for any reason, Learn From A Chef reserves all rights permissible under law to recover payment and all costs and expenses incurred, including reasonable attorneys' fees, in our pursuit of payment. You explicitly agree that all communication in relation to delinquent accounts or overdue payments will be made by electronic mail or by phone. Such communication may be made by Learn From A Chef or by anyone on its behalf, including but not limited to a third-party collections agent.
LEARN FROM A CHEF PROMOTIONS
You may receive certain offers from Learn From A Chef (“Promotions”), including but not limited to discounted or free use of the Platform for a limited period. Any Promotions are offered at Learn From A Chef’s discretion, and may be revoked at any time and for any reason.
You are only eligible for any benefits described in the Promotion if (a) you received a communication directly from Learn From A Chef offering you that Promotion, (b) you satisfy all the requirements identified in that communication; and (c) you maintain an account in good standing with Learn From A Chef. We may condition receipt of a benefit described in a Promotion in any manner we see appropriate, including limiting eligibility to a subset of Members, to specific categories, or to certain dates. To be eligible for a benefit described in a Promotion, you may need to take a specific action (including but not limited to signing up for a service) or make a payment for specific services.
Any benefits from participating in the Promotion, requirements of accepting the offer, and any other conditions to receive any benefit described in the Promotion will be disclosed to you. After a Promotion ends, regardless of whether you have already satisfied the requirements, you will be ineligible to receive those benefits. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Learn From A Chef may revoke a benefit if we believe that you have not satisfied the Promotion requirements, including maintaining an Account in good standing.
DISPUTES BETWEEN OR AMONG USERS
Learn From A Chef values our Instructors and Customers, and we understand that occasionally disputes may arise between or among them. Our goal is to provide tools to help users resolve such disputes independently. In the rare event a dispute regarding an interaction related to the Platform cannot be resolved independently, you agree, at Learn From A Chef's request, to participate in good faith, to the extent you are reasonably able to do so, in a neutral resolution or mediation conducted by Learn From A Chef or a neutral third-party mediator or arbitrator selected by Learn From A Chef. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that Learn From A Chef is under no obligation to become involved in or impose resolution in any dispute between or among users or any third party.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Learn From A Chef Content is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States, foreign countries, and international conventions. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, Learn From A Chef and its licensors exclusively own all right, title, and interest in and to the Platform and Learn From A Chef Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. All trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations of Learn From A Chef used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Learn From A Chef. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
We expect users to respect copyright law. In appropriate circumstances we will terminate the Account of any user who repeatedly infringes or is believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders. Please see our Copyright & DMCA Policy for more information.
Learn From A Chef does not endorse any Member, user, or any Services, and Learn From A Chef is not a party to any agreements between or among users, Members, or third parties. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Terms or any user's or Member's use of any part of the Platform, including but not limited to any scheduling or other services. Neither Learn From A Chef nor any Members or users of the Platform may direct or control the day-to-day activities of the other, or create or assume any obligation on behalf of the other. Members are required by these Terms to provide accurate information, and although Learn From A Chef may undertake additional checks and processes designed to help verify or check the identities or backgrounds of users, we do not make any representations about, confirm, or endorse any user or their purported identity or background, regardless of the specific Learn From A Chef services they are using or any involvement by Learn From A Chef personnel in providing or scheduling those services.
Any reference on the Platform to a user being licensed or credentialed in some manner, or "badged," "best of," "top," "background checked" (or similar language) designations indicates only that the user has completed a relevant account process or met user review standards, and does not represent anything else. Any such description is not an endorsement, certification or guarantee by Learn From A Chef and is not verification of their identity and whether they or their Services are licensed, insured, trustworthy, safe or suitable. Instead, any such description is intended to be useful information for you to evaluate when you make your own decisions about the identity and suitability of others whom you contact or interact with via the Platform. You should always exercise responsibility, due diligence and care when deciding whether to have any interaction with any other user. Learn From A Chef offers a non-exhaustive list of safety tips to consider when hiring an instructor. Except as specifically described in the Learn From A Chef Guarantee and including its exclusions and limitations, Learn From A Chef has no responsibility for any damage or harm resulting from for your interactions with other users.
The Collective Content may contain links to third-party websites, offers, or other events/activities not owned or controlled by Learn From A Chef. We do not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such links, and if you access them, you do so at your own risk.
By using the Platform, you understand and agree that any legal remedy or liability that you seek to obtain for actions or omissions of other users or other third parties will be limited to a claim against those particular users or other third parties. You agree not to attempt to impose liability on or seek any legal remedy from Learn From A Chef with respect to such actions or omissions.
SANCTIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF THESE TERMS
Without limiting any other rights reserved herein, Learn From A Chef may, in its sole discretion, take any action permitted by law for any violation of these Terms or any other policy or agreement between you and Learn From A Chef, including but not limited to removing User Content you posted, limiting your Account access, requiring you to forfeit certain funds or paid Fees, assessing monetary penalties or costs, terminating your Account, notifying other Members of the termination of your Account and/or the violation of these Terms, decreasing your status or search rank, canceling quotes or postings, blocking access, investigating you, and/or cooperating with law enforcement agencies in investigation or prosecution.
ACCOUNT SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION
We may, in our discretion, with or without cause, with or without prior notice and at any time, decide to limit, block, suspend, deactivate or cancel your Learn From A Chef Account in whole or in part. If we exercise our discretion under these Terms to do so, any or all of the following can occur with or without prior notice or explanation to you: (a) your Account will be deactivated or suspended, your password will be disabled, and you will not be able to access the Platform or your User Content, or receive assistance from Learn From A Chef support teams; (b) if appropriate in our sole discretion, we may communicate to other users that your Account has been terminated, blocked, suspended, deactivated, cancelled, or otherwise penalized in any way, and why this action has been taken; and (c) you will not be entitled to any compensation for Platform services or Services cancelled or delayed as a result of Account termination. You may cancel your use of the Platform and/or terminate your Account at any time by following the "Settings" link in in your profile, clicking "Account," and clicking "Deactivate Account." Please note that if your Account is cancelled, we do not have an obligation to delete or return to you any Content you have posted to the Platform, including, but not limited to, any reviews.
The Terms and the relationship between you and Learn From A Chef shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against Learn From A Chef that is not subject to arbitration must be resolved by a court located in San Francisco County, California, or a United States District Court, Northern District of California, located in San Francisco, California, except as otherwise agreed by the parties. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within San Francisco County, California or the United States District Court, Northern District of California located in San Francisco, California, for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes that are not subject to arbitration. You hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses otherwise available.
YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM, SERVICES, OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT SHALL BE SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT LEARN FROM A CHEF DOES NOT HAVE AN OBLIGATION, BUT RESERVES THE RIGHT FOR ANY REASON, TO (A) MONITOR OR REVIEW USER CONTENT; OR (B) FOR ANY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE, CONDUCT IDENTITY VERIFICATION, BACKGROUND (INCLUDING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND) OR REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER CHECKS ON ANY MEMBER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO INSTRUCTORS AND CUSTOMER MEMBERS. THE PLATFORM IS PROVIDED "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, LEARN FROM A CHEF AND ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT; ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF OR IN TRADE; ANY WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR GUARANTEES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PLATFORM OR THE SERVICES OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THIS PLATFORM; AND ANY WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED OR PRESENTED ON THE PLATFORM, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL COLLECTIVE CONTENT. LEARN FROM A CHEF MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE PLATFORM OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. LEARN FROM A CHEF ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE PLATFORM. LEARN FROM A CHEF SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY DATA, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, SUBSTANCE, OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, OR MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE PLATFORM. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM LEARN FROM A CHEF OR THROUGH THE PLATFORM, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OR MEMBERS OF THE PLATFORM AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY CUSTOMER MEMBERS, INSTRUCTORS OR SERVICE RECIPIENTS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT LEARN FROM A CHEF DOES NOT MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF USERS OF THE PLATFORM OR TO REVIEW OR VET ANY SERVICES. LEARN FROM A CHEF MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS OF THE PLATFORM OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE USERS OF THE PLATFORM. YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE PLATFORM AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM, PARTICULARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET OFFLINE OR IN PERSON AND GIVE OR RECEIVE SERVICES. LEARN FROM A CHEF EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY USERS OR THIRD PARTIES.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE PLATFORM AND COLLECTIVE CONTENT, YOUR OFFERING OR PROVIDING SERVICES OR REQUESTING OR RECEIVING SERVICES THROUGH THE PLATFORM, AND ANY CONTACT YOU HAVE WITH OTHER USERS OF LEARN FROM A CHEF OR THIRD PARTIES, WHETHER IN PERSON OR ONLINE, REMAINS WITH YOU. NEITHER LEARN FROM A CHEF NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE PLATFORM WILL BE LIABLE (WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT LEARN FROM A CHEF HAS 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) FOR: (A) ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL; (B) SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE; (C) THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES; (D) ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS; (E) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE PLATFORM, SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT; (F) ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE PLATFORM OR OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM; OR (G) YOUR OFFERING OR PROVIDING SERVICES OR REQUESTING OR RECEIVING SERVICES THROUGH THE PLATFORM.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL, AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF LEARN FROM A CHEF AND ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE TERMS, PLATFORM, SERVICES, AND/OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT, OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE PLATFORM OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SERVICES OR INTERACTIONS WITH ANY OTHER USERS EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF FEES ACTUALLY PAID TO LEARN FROM A CHEF BY YOU HEREUNDER, OR ONE HUNDRED US DOLLARS IF NO SUCH PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE, AS APPLICABLE. THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY DESCRIBED ABOVE SHALL APPLY FULLY TO RESIDENTS OF NEW JERSEY.
INDEMNIFICATION AND RELEASE
You agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold Learn From A Chef and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with (a) your violation of these Terms; (b) your User Content; (c) your interaction with any Member or user; and (d) the request or receipt or offer or provision of Services by you, including but not limited to any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with such Services.
Notwithstanding the foregoing paragraph, if you are a resident of New Jersey, you only agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold Learn From A Chef and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any third-party claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with your violation of these Terms.
If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which provides:
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.
If you are not a California resident, you waive your rights under any statute or common law principle similar to Section 1542 that governs your rights in the jurisdiction of your residence.
Force Majeure: Other than payment obligations, neither Learn From A Chef nor you shall be liable to the other for any delay or failure in performance under the Terms arising out of a cause beyond its control and without its fault or negligence. Such causes may include but are not limited to fires, floods, earthquakes, strikes, unavailability of necessary utilities, blackouts, acts of God, acts of declared or undeclared war, acts of regulatory agencies, or national disasters.
No Third-Party Beneficiaries: You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to these Terms.
Contacting You and E-SIGN Consent: You agree that Learn From A Chef may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms, by email, regular mail, or postings on the Platform. With your consent, Learn From A Chef, Customer Members, Instructors, or other individuals may also contact you by telephone or through text messages. If you have agreed to receive text messages or telephone calls from Learn From A Chef, Customer Members, Instructors, or other individuals you also consent to the use of an electronic record to document your agreement. You may withdraw your consent to the use of the electronic record by sending an email to hello@LearnFromAChef.org with "Revoke Electronic Consent" in the subject line. To view and retain a copy of this disclosure or any information regarding your enrollment in this program, you will need (a) a device (such as a computer or mobile phone) with a web browser and Internet access; and (b) either a printer or storage space on such device. For a free paper copy, or to update our records of your contact information, send an email to email@example.com with contact information and the address for delivery.
Waiver: No waiver of any provision of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Learn From A Chef's failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
Statute of Limitations: You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim arising out of or related to the Platform or the Services offered therein must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this statute of limitations shall not apply to residents of New Jersey.
Contact Information: If you have any questions about these Terms or the Platform, please contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.