Last updated on 2021-02-18
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR VOTE IN THIS COMPETITION.
WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS, LIABILITY LIMITATIONS, AND ARBITRATION. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY, AND GOVERNING LAW, WAIVER AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION SECTIONS CONTAIN IMPORTANT LIMITATIONS ON OUR LIABILITY AND OUR AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE FOLLOWING THE LAWS OF ARIZONA ONLY.
SPECIAL NOTE: AS EXPLAINED BELOW, THE PURCHASE OF A VOTE IN THE COMPETITION IS NOT A DONATION AND IS NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Favorite Chef "Sponsor" administers the Website and the associated Competition and can be contacted here: Contact Sponsor.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPRESSED, SPONSOR EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Any content or information downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of our website, forms, social media, press releases, communications, including emails and test messages (collectively the “Resources”) is done at your own discretion and risk, and you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer or other devices for any loss of data that may result from the download of such content.
No information or advice, whether expressed, implied, oral or written, obtained by you from Sponsor or through any Resources we provide shall create any warranty, guarantee, or conditions of any kind, except for those expressly outlined in these Terms and Conditions.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
Under no circumstance will Sponsor be liable for any direct or indirect damages with respect to the availability or accuracy of the Resources or information contained therein, the availability of the Competition or operation of the site, the responsiveness of the Resources or your use of the Resources or information provided to you.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SPONSOR BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF REPUTATION, COST OF COVER DAMAGES OR INTANGIBLE LOSSES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR RESOURCES, YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR RESOURCES, OR THE REGISTRATION, VOTING, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE OR RESOURCES, EVEN IF THE SPONSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHER, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE SPONSOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES BEYOND OUT OF POCKET COSTS, ATTORNEYS’ FEES OR ARBITRATION COSTS.
All content and materials available on the Sponsor's webpage, including but not limited to text, graphics, website name, code, images, and logos are the intellectual property of Sponsor, and are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. Any inappropriate use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display, or transmission of any content on the site is strictly prohibited, unless specifically authorized by Sponsor.
The information provided by the Sponsor is the copyrighted property of the Sponsor. Your use of this information is limited to you alone under these Terms and Conditions and the Rules. It may not be copied, retransmitted, sold or provided to others in any form or format except as provided for in this section of the Terms and Conditions.
The news media and subscribers may use brief portions of any material provided it is not distorted, Sponsor is given credit for the material utilized, and Sponsor is shown as the Copyright holder.
Entrants expressly assign any intellectual property rights in the Submitted or Additional Photographs to Sponsor and waive any claims for copyright infringement or violation of the right of publicity.
GOVERNING LAW, WAIVER AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The Competition is controlled by Sponsor from offices located in the State of Arizona, USA. It can be accessed from most countries around the world. As each country has laws that may differ from those of Arizona, by accessing our website and/or participating in the Competition in any fashion, you agree that the laws of Arizona, without regard to the conflict of laws and the United Nations Convention on the International Sales of Goods, will apply to all matters relating to the Competition, including as an Entrant, Voter or Winner, the use of this website and the participation in the Competition including through this site.
Furthermore, any action to enforce these Terms and Conditions shall be brought pursuant to the Rules and the specific provisions in the Rules titled Waiver and Limitations of Liability and Dispute Resolution, which are incorporated in this document by this reference. You hereby agree to be bound and abide by the Competition Rules and all provisions therein which are accessible here: Rules
When you provide us with your mobile phone number, you agree that Sponsor may contact you at this number via text message. Message and data rates apply. Message frequency may vary. Consent to be contacted via text message is not required to participate in the Competition. Reply STOP to discontinue text messages at any time or contact us at any time to opt out of future communications.
By providing your email address, you agree to receive emails from Sponsor (including newsletter, updates, and promotional offers related to the Competition).
By entering the Competition, Entrants accept and unconditionally agree to be bound and abide by these Terms and Conditions.
All Entrants must be of Eligible Age (at least eighteen (18) years or older) on the date that the earliest of the Submitted Photographs were taken. Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by applicable law.
Employees and family members of the Sponsor and its respective parent companies (collectively, the “Competition Entities”), are ineligible to participate.
Entrants are not permitted to cast paid votes for themselves.
Voters must be of Eligible Age and are entitled to one (1) free vote each day during the Competition. Additional votes may be purchased.
TERMS OF PURCHASE
By your use of the Website and/or by completing your vote purchase, you hereby explicitly agree to be bound and abide by the Waiver and Limitations of Liability and Dispute Resolution provisions of the Rules.
Purchased votes are not donations and are not tax deductible. Voters do not donate by virtue of purchasing votes.
All votes purchased throughout the Competition are processed by the Favorite Chef competition. At the end of the Competition, the Sponsor in its separate and sole capacity will be donating 25% of its proceeds earned from votes purchased to "Feeding America", a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organazation working to connect people with food and end hunger.
THIS DOES NOT AMOUNT TO A DONATION BY VOTERS IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM.
Since the Competition will be decided based upon votes the public casts, there are no refunds once a vote is cast. As a voter, you are responsible for understanding this policy. To maintain the integrity of the Competition, there will be no exceptions to this policy.
All vote purchases are immediately final and non-refundable. By making a purchase you acknowledge you have read and agreed to the "No Refund" Policy, as written herein.
CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT
We may occasionally update this agreement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the agreement herein, posted on this website. Such changes will be effective when posted by us. Your continued use of the Resources or participation in any fashion with the Competition after the date upon which this agreement is changed and the changes are posted will constitute your continued acceptance of this agreement. Your only alternative, should you no longer wish to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of this agreement, is termination of your use of the service. No full or partial refunds will be offered in such an event.
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