Terms and Conditions
This website, rachaelrayfoundation.org (the “Site”), is operated by, or on behalf of The Rachael Ray Foundation™ (“RRF”) to users in the United States. RRF supports causes near and dear to Rachael’s heart, with one simple idea mind: that businesses that do well should do good. Our mission is to help animals in need and to support Yum-o!-aligned organizations, along with others. We strive to promote online safety. RRF is a private foundation and this Site strictly adheres to the COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) policies. All materials sent to us either electronically or via regular mail will be reviewed prior to posting. Moreover, we will not post any materials submitted to us without the user’s consent. At any time a user can request their materials be removed from the Site by contacting us at [email protected] Users of the Site must be at least 18 years of age.
Access to, distribution and/or use of this Site is subject to all applicable laws and regulations. To the extent that access, distribution and/or use of this Site would be deemed illegal by governing law, such access, distribution and/or use is prohibited. By visiting any area on the RRF Site, you are deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this Site.
Use of Materials
All material on this Site, including but not limited to software, images, music, text, “applets,” logos and trademarks, along with the overall “look and feel” of the website (collectively referred to as the “Material”), is protected under various intellectual property laws and owned or controlled by RRF, or used with permission of the owner(s) of such Material.
Except as otherwise indicated on this Site, copying, reproduction, uploading, downloading, transmitting or any other use of this site or of any of the Material, in whole or part, without the express permission of RRF, is prohibited. You may, however, copy, reproduce, download, transmit and/or print individual pages contained on this Site for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree not to conceal, remove or alter any trademark, copyright or other notice contained on: (i) this Site; (ii) any of the Material; or (iii) any such individual pages so copied, reproduced, downloaded, transmitted or printed. You may not copy, reproduce, download transmit and/or print substantial portions of this Site or the materials contained hereon without the express written permission of RRF. Any unauthorized use of this Site and/or the materials contained hereon may subject the user to criminal prosecution and/or civil liability under applicable law.
From time to time, the RRF Site may contain links to other websites and/or social media features (collectively, “sites”) that are not controlled and/or maintained by RRF. Access to and use of such other sites is at your own risk and subject to any terms, conditions and privacy policies that govern such websites, which may be different from those of RRF. By providing such links, RRF shall not be deemed to endorse, recommend, approve or guarantee any third parties or their services or products, or any facts, views, advice, information and/or products found on such websites. RRF is not responsible for the content contained on any such sites, or for the failure of any product or service offered for sale on any such sites or for any damages that may result therefrom. Copyrights in the materials or information on the linked sites are owned by other organizations.
User Submitted Content
On certain sections of this Site, you may be permitted to post comments, information, creative works (including but not limited to audio or audiovisual works), photographs, recipes or other materials (“User Content”). If you would like to mail User Content to us for posting on the Site, you should affirmatively consent to the posting of such User Content in writing with your submission, and the decision to post any such User Content is subject to the sole subjective discretion of RRF. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for any User Content that you post. You further acknowledge and agree that RRF has no responsibility for, or ownership of, any User Content posted at this Site and will not be liable for any User Content that is in violation of these Terms and Conditions.
With respect to all User Content that you post, you represent and warrant that: (i) the material is either fully original to you or that you have all necessary rights, licenses and permissions needed to post the material at this Site (including but not limited to all copyright and right of publicity/privacy rights), and to grant, and hereby do grant, RRF and all other users of this Site a world-wide, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free license that can be fully assigned and sub-licensed, to use such User Content, in whole or in part, throughout the world forever in all media now known or hereafter developed, including on the Internet and in advertising and promotion of RRF. Without limiting the foregoing, the License permits RRF to publicly display, publicly perform, distribute, and reproduce the User Content, in whole or in part, alone or with other material on or via the Internet, including without limitation, any RRF authorized online and offline receiving and playback devices by any means of transmission now known or hereafter devised. You further grant RRF the right to use your User Content, likeness, biographical information, logos, marks or trade names, or other information provided or obtained, including without limitation, the right to publicly display, publicly perform, distribute and reproduce such excerpts of your User Content, for purposes of advertising or promoting RRF, its products and/or services; (ii) such User Content will not infringe the rights of any person or entity, or violate any governmental rule, regulation statute or law, or the terms and conditions of use of this Site; (iii) no money will be owing to any party as a result of the posting of the User Content or its use as contemplated by this Site; (iv) you will be responsible for all User Content submitted to RRF, and for all purposes under these Terms and Conditions, all submissions from you shall be deemed to have been submitted by you; and (v) you are 18 years old or older.
RRF has no control over, and does not endorse, any User Content and expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with any User Content. However, in connection with User Content posted at this Site, in addition to all other rights it has under this Agreement, at law or in equity, RRF reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion, to: (i) remove without notice, or refuse to post in the first instance, any User Content; (ii) revoke any user’s right to use this Site. RRF is under no obligation to use, exhibit, perform, distribute, post, or otherwise exploit your User Content; without limitation of the foregoing, RRF may edit, alter, post, decline to post, remove, discard or delete your User Content at any time with no further notice.
Any User Content sought to be posted at the Site must conform, in the sole and exclusive opinion of RRF, to the following rules and standards. It must: (i) conform to all applicable laws, (ii) be appropriate in the context of the general purposes of the Site; (ii) not be obscene, pornographic, patently offensive, hateful, abusive or promote racism or discrimination of any kind; (iii) not provide personal information, or solicit such information from any other user of the Site; (iv) not involve or result in the transmission of junk e-mail, unsolicited mass e-mailings, “spamming,” “spimming” or “phishing;” (v) not transmit or distribute any potentially harmful programs such as Trojan horses, worms, viruses, spyware or any malicious software or code; (vi) not contain any material or images owned by any other person or entity unless you have obtained all necessary rights, licenses and permissions needed to post the material and have it used as contemplated by this Site; and (vii) be only for non-commercial purposes.
RRF may, at no cost or expense to you, process User Content for playback over the Internet or direct playback on prepared files. RRF shall have and retain all right, title, and interest in and to the data resulting from such processing (“Digital Files”), including without limitation, encoding, compressing, formatting and processing of audio and video data. RRF agrees that its use of the Digital Files will be in accordance with this Agreement.
Promotions, Sweepstakes and Contests
On occasion, RRF and/or certain of its advertisers, partners or suppliers to this Site may elect to conduct certain promotions, sweepstakes or contests (collectively, “Promotions”) on this Site. Each such Promotion may have specific rules and regulations, which will be made available to users and which shall be deemed incorporated in and become a part of these Terms and Conditions. By participating in any Promotion, you are deemed to have accepted the rules and regulations for that Promotion, and to have agreed to abide by and be bound by them.
Copyright Infringement Policy
RRF values intellectual property and respects the intellectual property rights of others, and will remove materials on its Site that infringe the copyrights of others. If you believe that your copyrighted material may have been infringed by material contained on this website, you should notify RRF in writing as follows:
Contact: [email protected]
In your notice, you must include the following:
- a physical or electronic signature of the owner of an exclusive right that is being infringed or of a person authorized to act on behalf of such owner;
- identification of the copyrighted work(s) that is (are) allegedly being infringed;
- identification of the materials that are causing the infringement and that are to be removed, along with sufficient information to allow us to locate such materials;
- contact information (i.e., name, address, email address) sufficient to enable RRF to contact you;
- a statement to the effect that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the material was not authorized by the owner of the copyright, its agent or the law;
- a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly being infringed.
Certain pages or sections of this Site may contain terms and conditions of use which are in addition to or different from these Terms and Conditions. For example, certain Promotions or content that is designated as “premium” or “special” content may only be made available to users of the site that consent to RRF’s sharing of their Personal Consumer Information with the sponsors of such Promotions and/or advertisers appearing on the such content pages. In the event that there is a conflict between such additional and/or different terms and conditions of use and these Terms and Conditions, the additional and/or different terms and conditions will govern with respect to the specific pages or sections to which they apply.
Limitation of Liability and Use Disclaimer
RRF is not responsible for any damages or loss related to the use of this site. THIS SITE, ALL MATERIAL CONTAINED ON THIS SITE, AND ALL LINKS OR OTHER ITEMS RELATED THERETO ARE TRANSMITTED AND DISTRIBUTED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THAT THE SITE, ITS FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS, WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE OR WORK AS DESCRIBED. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES REGARDING TITLE, SECURITY, ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREON. ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THIS WEBSITE IS SUBJECT TO AMENDMENT, REVISION OR UPDATING WITHOUT NOTICE AT ANY TIME. RRF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUSPEND OR WITHDRAW ACCESS TO THE PAGES OF THIS SITE WITHOUT NOTICE AT ANY TIME AND ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THESE PAGES NOT BEING AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. RRF SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ALLEGED DAMAGE OR INJURY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT AND/OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE OR ACCESS THIS WEBSITE OR ANY MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREON OR FROM ANY COMPUTER VIRUS, MALFUNCTION OR OTHER FAILURE.
Certain jurisdictions prohibit the limitation of liability for certain types of damages, and accordingly, such limitations may not apply to you. In such jurisdictions, RRF’s liability is limited to the greatest extent allowable under applicable law.
Transmitting and Downloading
RRF is not responsible for any damages incurred as a result of any interruption, transmission blackout, delayed transmission or incorrect data transmission over the Internet.
RRF does not warrant or represent that this Site will meet your requirements, that access will not be interrupted or delayed, that there will be no failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, that no viruses will be transmitted or that no damage will occur to your computer system.
You are responsible for undertaking suitable precautions to scan for computer viruses and maintaining a back up of all data and/or equipment.
Unless prohibited by law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The RRF Organization, Inc., its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, demands, losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys fees) arising from or in connection with: (i) your use of the Site; (ii) your violation of these Terms and Conditions; and/or (iii) any User Content submitted by you to the Site. You agree that your representations and warranties, and obligation to indemnify RRF shall survive beyond any term that these Terms and Conditions are in effect.
The advice and information contained on this Site is provided solely for the education and enjoyment of our users. To the extent the Site provides nutritional and/or health-related advice, it is not intended to and does not substitute for individual consultation with medical or nutrition professionals. Please consult with the appropriate professional for specific advice concerning your particular circumstances.
When you communicate with RRF electronically, via email or otherwise, you consent to receive electronic communications from RRF. You agree that all communications (including, but not limited to all notices, agreements and disclosures) provided to you electronically by RRF satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing.
Changes in Policy
From time to time, the policies set forth in these Terms and Conditions may change. We will post changes to the Terms and Conditions of Use at this Site. Please review these Terms and Conditions of Use often so that you will remain abreast of our current policies. Your use of this Site subsequent to any amendment of these Terms and Conditions will signify your acceptance of, and assent to, its revised terms.
These Terms and Conditions were last updated at the date listed above and are effective immediately.
Acquisition of Business
In the event that RRF is involved in a merger, acquisition, consolidation, restructuring, reorganization, liquidation, sale or similar transaction relating to any portion of its business and/or assets, you hereby acknowledge and agree that this site and all of RRF’s rights hereunder may be included in the assets of, and/or transferred pursuant to, such transaction. If that occurs, RRF will post a notice to such effect on this Site.
If you have any questions concerning our website or any of the policies set forth in these Terms and Conditions of Use, please contact us at:
The Rachael Ray Foundation
900 Broadway, Suite 1001
New York, NY 10003
Attn: Terms and Conditions
Use of the Site and these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York of the United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. In the event that any portion of these Terms and Conditions is deemed unenforceable, unlawful or void by a tribunal of competent jurisdiction, in any jurisdiction for any reason, unless narrowed by construction, such portion of these Terms and Conditions shall, for purposes of such jurisdiction only, be construed as if such invalid, prohibited or unenforceable portion had been more narrowly constructed so as not to be invalid, prohibited or unenforceable (or if such provision cannot be drawn narrowly enough, the tribunal making any such determination shall have the power to modify such portion of these Terms and Conditions to the extent necessary to make such portion of these Terms and Conditions enforceable in such jurisdiction, and such portion shall then be applicable in such modified form in such jurisdiction). If, notwithstanding the foregoing, any such portion of these Terms and Conditions would be held to be invalid, prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction for any reason, such portion, as to such jurisdiction only, shall be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity, prohibition or unenforceability, without invalidating the remaining provisions set forth in these Terms and Conditions. No narrowed construction, modification or invalidation of any portion of the Terms and Conditions shall affect the construction, validity or enforceability of such portion in any other jurisdiction. No waiver by RRF of any term or condition of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or of any other term or condition, and RRF’S failure to assert any right or demand compliance with any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not be deemed to constitute a waiver of any such right or provision.
Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of you accessing and/or using the Site, you agree that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action you seek to bring arising out of or connected with the Site or the Material shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration in New York within one year from the date that the cause of action arose (or, if multiple cause of actions are involved, from the date that the first cause of action arose), with such arbitration conducted pursuant to the then prevailing rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”); and (2) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Unless prohibited by law, no arbitration brought pursuant hereto shall be joined to any other action or arbitration.
The rules governing arbitration are different than those in court. Arbitration does not involve a judge or jury and review is limited, but an arbitrator can award the same damages as a court. Except as may otherwise be provided in AAA’s Consumer Due Process Protocol that allows consumers to file certain claims in small claims court, you understand that by accepting these Terms and Conditions, you are giving up your right to a trial in court, either with or without a jury. Unless prohibited by law, under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain an award for, and by accessing and/or using the Site you waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other indirect damages (including multiplied and/or increased damages and/or attorneys’ fees and court costs) for any dispute or cause of action that you may have that relates in whole or part to the Site and/or the Material. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in these Terms and Conditions or otherwise, your recovery with respect to any and all claims, judgments, and awards for which you are entitled shall, unless prohibited by law, be limited to your actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in these Terms and Conditions, RRF may at any time seek injunctive or other appropriate relief against you and/or against others, in any state or federal court in the state of New York and/or in any other court chosen by RRF in the event that RRF believes that there is a violation, or a threatened violation, of any of RRF’s intellectual property rights and, in such case, you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such court.
The Rachael Ray Foundation is a private foundation.