Terms of Use

  1. INTRODUCTION AND ACCEPTANCE

    Welcome to http://www.foodnetworkasia.com/ (Website). This Website is an interactive online service operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (Asia) Pte Ltd (SNI Asiaweus or our).

    PLEASE READ THESE TERMS of use CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE WEBSITE. By accessing and/or using the WEBSite (other than to read these terms of use), you are agreeing to comply with these Terms of use, which may change from time to time as set forth in Section 16. READ THEM CAREFULLY AND DO NOT USE THE WEBSITE IF YOU DO NOT AGREE.

    You agree that these Terms of Use are supported by good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which you hereby acknowledge.  Such consideration includes, without limitation, your use of the Website and Website Content (defined in Section 2) and the possibility of publication or publicity of your User Content (as defined in Section 6).  In addition to these Terms of Use, SNI Asia has established a Privacy Policy to explain how user information is collected and used.  A copy of this Privacy Policy can be found here​ and is incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use.  By accessing or using the Website, you are signifying your acknowledgement and agreement to SNI Asia’s Privacy Policy.

  2. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    The Website and included content (and any derivative works or enhancements of the same) including, but not limited to, all text, illustrations, files, images, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, information, content, materials, products, services, URLs, technology, documentation, and interactive features (collectively, the Website Content) and all intellectual property rights to the same are owned by us, our licensors, or both. Additionally, all trademarks, service marks, trade names and trade dress that may appear on the Website are owned by us, our licensors, or both. Except for the limited use rights granted to you in these Terms of Use, you shall not acquire any right, title or interest in the Website or any Website Content. Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Use are expressly reserved.

  3. WEBSITE ACCESS & USE

    1. Access to the Website including without limitation, the Website Content, is provided for your information and personal, non-commercial use only. When using the Site, you agree to comply with all laws, including without limitation, copyright law. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms of Use, you may not use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works based upon, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, transmit, or otherwise exploit Website Content for any purpose whatsoever without obtaining prior written consent from us or, in the case of third party content, its respective owner. In certain instances, we may permit you to download or print Website Content or both. In such a case, you may download or print (as applicable) one copy of Website Content for your personal, non-commercial use only. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading or printing Website Content.

    2. Furthermore, except as expressly permitted in these Terms of Use, you may not:

      1. remove, alter, cover, or distort any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notice on the Website or Website Content or on any copy you make of the Website Content;
      2. circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Website, including without limitation, any features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on the use of the Website or Website Content;
      3. use an automatic device (such as a robot or spider) or manual process to copy or "scrape" the Website or Website Content for any purpose without the express written permission of SNI Asia, frame the Website or Website Content, or use any of Our trademarks or third party trademarks as meta tags. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we grant public search engine operators permission to use automatic devices (such as robots or spiders) to copy Website Content from the Website for the sole purpose of creating (and only to the extent necessary to create) a searchable index of Website Content that is available to the public. We reserve the right to revoke this permission (generally or specifically) at any time;
      4. collect or harvest any personally identifiable information from the Website, including without limitation, names, e-mail addresses;
      5. use the Website to solicit other users to join or become members of any commercial online service or other organization without our prior written approval;
      6. attempt to or interfere with the proper working of the Website or impair, overburden, or disable the same;
      7. decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, modify or attempt to discover any Website source or object code or any software or other products, services or processes accessible through any portion of the Website;
      8. use network-monitoring software to determine architecture of or extract usage data from the Website;
      9. use or access the Website or engage in any other conduct in connection with the Website for any illegal or immoral purpose or activity;
      10. encourage conduct that violates any applicable law, either civil or criminal, or impersonate another user, person, or entity without permission; or
      11. engage in any conduct that restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Websites or that violates these Terms of Use or applicable Additional Terms.

    3. You agree to cooperate fully with us to investigate any suspected or actual activity that is in breach of these Terms of Use.

    4. We reserve the right at any time to deny or suspend access to the Website (in part or whole) to anyone who we believe has violated any of these Terms of Use.

  4. CONDITIONS FOR LINKING TO WEBSITE

    We hereby grant you a non-exclusive, limited license, revocable at our discretion, for you to link to the Website home page from any site you own or control that is not commercially competitive with the Website or any other website or service which we may operate from time to time and does not criticize or otherwise injure us, so long as the site where the link resides, and all other locations to which such site links, comply with all applicable laws and do not in any way abuse, defame, stalk, threaten or violate the rights of privacy, publicity, intellectual property or other legal rights of others or, in any way, post, publish, distribute, disseminate or facilitate any inappropriate, infringing, defamatory, profane, indecent, obscene or illegal/unlawful information, topic, name or other material. Such a link is not an endorsement of such other site(s) by us. All of our rights and remedies are expressly reserved.

  5. NOT USED.

  6. USER CONTENT

    1. We may currently or in the future permit users to post, upload, transmit through, or otherwise make available on the Website (collectively, submit) messages, text, illustrations, files, images, graphics, photos, comments, sounds, music, videos, information, content, and/or other materials (User Content). Subject to the rights and licence you grant herein, you retain all right, title and interest in your User Content. We do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to User Content even if it is not published on the Website. It is solely your responsibility to monitor and protect any intellectual property rights that you may have in your User Content, and we do not accept any responsibility for the same.

    2. You shall not submit any User Content protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, or other intellectual property, personal, contractual, proprietary or other third party right without the express permission of the owner of the respective right. You are solely liable for any damage resulting from your failure to obtain such permission or from any other harm resulting from User Content that you submit.

    3. You represent, warrant, and covenant that you will not submit any User Content that:

      1. violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, including but not limited to, any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, or other intellectual property, personal, contractual, proprietary or other third party right of any person or entity;
      2. impersonates another or is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libellous, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, pornographic, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable;
      3. encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law;
      4. is an advertisement for goods or services or a solicitation of funds;
      5. includes personal information, including without limitation, messages which identify phone numbers, identification numbers, account numbers, addresses, or employer references;
      6. contains a formula, instruction, or advice that could cause harm or injury;
      7. chain letter of any kind; or
      8. the licensed use by us hereunder would result in us having any obligation or liability to any party.
        1. Moreover, any conduct by a user that in our sole discretion restricts or inhibits any other user from using or accessing the Website will not permitted.

    4. By submitting User Content to us, simultaneously with such posting, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner has expressly granted, to us a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully sub-licensable, and transferable right and licence to use, record, disclose, sell, re-sell, lease, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works based upon (including, without limitation, translations), publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, publish, broadcast, reformat, translate, archive, store, and otherwise exploit the User Content (in whole or in part) as we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate including, without limitation: (1) in connection with our business; and (2) in connection with the businesses of our successors, parents, subsidiaries, and their related companies. We may exercise this grant in any format, media or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any copyright or other intellectual property right that may exist in such User Content. Furthermore, you also grant other users permission to access your User Content and to use, record, sell, lease, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works based upon, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, publish and otherwise exploit your User Content for personal, non-commercial use as permitted by the functionality of the Website and these Terms of Use. The granted rights include the right to configure, host, index, cache, digitize, compress, optimise, modify, edit, adapt, and remove such content and combine the same with other materials. Furthermore, we are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any User Content you submit without any remuneration or obligation to you or any third party and for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and/or services using such User Content.

    5. By submitting User Content, you also grant us the right, but not the obligation, to use your biographical information including, without limitation, your name and geographical location in connection with broadcast, print, online, or other use or publication of your User Content and to disclose your identity to any third party who claims that any User Content posted or uploaded by you to the Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights or of their right to privacy. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you waive any and all claims you may now or later have in any jurisdiction to any “moral rights” with respect to the User Content and warrant that such rights of any third party in your User Content have also been waived.

    6. We reserve the right to display advertisements in connection with your User Content and to use your User Content for advertising and promotional purposes. You acknowledge and agree that your User Content may be included on the websites and advertising networks of Our distribution partners and third party service providers (including their downstream users).

    7. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor User Content. We reserve the right to remove any User Content in our sole discretion if we consider it does not comply with these Terms of Use. Please exercise caution and common sense when viewing User Content. We have no obligation to post, maintain or otherwise make use of User Content and do not guarantee distribution of User Content. We may discontinue operation of the Website, or your use of the Website, in either case in whole or in part, in our sole discretion. You have no right to maintain or access your User Content on the Website and we have no obligation to return your User Content or otherwise make it available to you.

    8. The rights granted by you hereunder may not be terminated, revoked or rescinded and are not subject to reversion. If you become aware that User Content you have submitted includes any material for which you lack the unrestricted right to grant us the rights set forth above without obligations or liability to any party, you agree to promptly provide us with detailed written notice thereof toasia.marketing@scrippsnetworks.com.

  7. WEBSITE CONTENT & THIRD PARTY LINKS

    1. We provide the Website including, without limitation, Website Content for entertainment and promotional purposes only. You may not rely on any information and opinions expressed on any of our Website for any other purpose. In all instances, it is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or usefulness of Website Content. Subject to Section 11(c), under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any Website Content.

    2. In many instances, Website Content will include content provided and/or posted by a third party and/or related to a third party brand, service and/or product (Third Party Content) or will represent the opinions and judgments of a third party. We do not endorse, warrant and are not responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on the Website (including Third Party Content) by anyone.

    3. If there is a dispute between persons accessing the Website or between persons accessing the Website and any third party, you understand and agree that we are under no obligation to become involved. If there is such a dispute, you hereby release us and our officers, directors, employees, parents, partners, successors, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and their related companies from claims, demands, and damages of every kind or nature arising out of, relating to, or in any way connected with such dispute.

    4. The Website may contain links to other websites maintained by third parties. We do not operate or control, in any respect, or necessarily endorse the content found on these third party websites. You assume sole responsibility for your use of third party links. We are not responsible for any content posted on third party websites or liable to you for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of your dealings with any third party or their website.

  8. MOBILE

    The Website may include certain services that may be available via your mobile phone, including without limitation: (a) the ability to upload to the Website via your mobile phone (Mobile Uploads); (b) the ability to receive and reply to messages and to send content and messages using text messaging (Mobile Texts); and (c) the ability to access the Website from your mobile phone (Mobile Web). Mobile Uploads, Mobile Texts and Mobile Web are collectively referred to as the Mobile Services.

    We do not currently charge for Mobile Services. Your carrier's normal messaging, data and other rates and fees will, however, still apply. You should check with your carrier to find out what plans are available and how much they cost. By using the Mobile Services you agree that we may communicate with you regarding the Website and our partners by SMS, MMS, text message or other electronic means to your mobile device and that certain information about your usage of the Mobile Services will be communicated to us.

  9. INDEMNIFICATION

    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SNI Asia and our officers, directors, employees, parents, successors, agents, distribution partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, and their related companies from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, obligations, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and costs) arising out of, related to, or that may arise in connection with: (i) your access to or use of the Website; (ii) User Content provided by you; (iii) any actual or alleged violation or breach by you of these Terms of Use; (iv) any actual or alleged breach of any representation, warranty, undertaking or covenant that you have made to us; or (v) your acts or omissions. You agree to cooperate fully with us in the defence of any claim that is the subject of your obligations hereunder.

  10. DISCLAIMERS

    YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE AND WEBSITE CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE WEBSITE AND WEBSITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE AND OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, PARENTS, PARTNERS, SUCCESSORS, AGENTS, DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, AND THEIR RELATED COMPANIES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES INCLUDING ANY: (1) WARRANTIES THAT THE WEBSITE AND WEBSITE CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (2) WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, SECURITY, USEFULNESS, TIMELINESS, OR INFORMATIONAL CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE OR WEBSITE CONTENT; (3) WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (4) WARRANTIES FOR SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON OUR WEBSITE OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEBSITE; (5) WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE; (6) WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND WEBSITE CONTENT WILL BE SECURE OR UNINTERRUPTED; AND (7) WARRANTIES THAT ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.

  11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

    1. SUBJECT TO SECTION 11(C), UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE OR OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, PARENTS, PARTNERS, SUCCESSORS, AGENTS, DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, OR THEIR RELATED COMPANIES BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY LOSSES OR DAMAGES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES), ARISING OUT OF, RELATING TO, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE WEBSITE OR THESE TERMS OF USE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR LOSS OF INCOME OR REVENUE, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFIT OR CONTRACTS, LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WASTED MANAGEMENT OR OFFICE TIME AND FOR ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND HOWSOEVER ARISING AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WEBSITE CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY LINKS ON THE WEBSITE, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY LINKS ON THE WEBSITE. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF ANY CONTENT POSTED BY A THIRD-PARTY OR CONDUCT OF A THIRD-PARTY ON THE WEBSITE.

    2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, BUT SUBJECT TO SECTION 11(C), IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR CUMULATIVE LIABILITY AND THAT OF OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, PARENTS, PARTNERS, SUCCESSORS, AGENTS, DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, AND THEIR RELATED COMPANIES EXCEED THE GREATER OF TOTAL PAYMENTS RECEIVED FROM YOU BY SNI ASIA DURING THE PRECEDING TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD OR S$20. FURTHERMORE, YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF, RELATING TO, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE WEBSITE OR THESE TERMS OF USE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES; OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE PERMANENTLY BARRED.

    3. These limitations shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  12. TERMINATION

    1. We reserve the right in our sole discretion and at any time to block your access to the Website for any reason including, without limitation if you have failed to comply with these Terms of Use. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for blocking your access to the Website.

    2. Any termination or suspension of your access to the Website shall not affect your obligations to us under these Terms of Use. The provisions of these Terms of Use which by their nature should survive the suspension or termination of your access or these Terms of Use shall survive including, but not limited to, the rights and licences that you have granted hereunder, indemnities, releases, disclaimers, limitations on liability, provisions related to choice of law, dispute resolution and all of the miscellaneous provisions in Section 17.

  13. COPYRIGHT POLICY

    We respect the intellectual property rights of others and expect our users to do the same. In appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, we may block the access of users who we suspect to be infringers of the copyrights (or other intellectual property rights) of others. Additionally, in appropriate circumstances and in our sole discretion, we may remove or disable access to material on any of our websites (including the Website) or hosted on our systems that may be infringing or the subject of infringing activity.

  14. GOVERNING LAW

    These Terms of Use shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Singapore. Any legal proceedings against SNI Asia that may arise out of, relate to, or be in any way connected with our Website or these Terms of Use shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Singapore.

  15. DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    In this Section 15 only, we and us are used to refer to you and SNI Asia together.

    1. We each agree to first contact each other with any disputes and provide a written description of the problem, all relevant documents/information and the proposed resolution. You agree to contact SNI Asia with disputes by contacting SNI Asia at the address provided in these Terms of Use. SNI Asia  will contact you based on the contact information you have provided to SNI Asia.

    2. Any dispute or difference arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be referred to and determined by arbitration at Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) and in accordance with the then current SIAC Rules. Arbitration shall be in English and conducted in Singapore. We each also agree as follows:

      1. Disputes means any claims or controversies against each other in relation to the Website, Website Content or these Terms of Use, including (without limitation) claims you bring against SNI Asia’s employees, agents, affiliates or other representatives, and claims SNI Asia may bring against you.
      2. If either of us wishes to arbitrate a dispute, the party intending to arbitrate (Intending Party) will send to the other party (Receiving Party) written notice providing a description of the dispute, previous efforts to resolve the dispute, all supporting documents/ information, and the proposed resolution (Arbitration Notice). If SNI Asia is the Intending Party, SNI Asia will send the Arbitration Notice to you based on the contact information which you provide to us. If you are the Intending Party, you must send your Arbitration Notice to:

        Scripps Networks Interactive (Asia) Pte Ltd
        ATTN: Legal Department
        #12-21 Symbiosis Tower
        3 Fusionopolis Way
        Singapore 138633.

    3. We agree to attempt to resolve the dispute after the Receiving Party’s receipt of the Arbitration (Receipt Date). If we cannot resolve the dispute within forty-five (45) days of the Receipt Date, then we may submit the dispute to formal arbitration.

    4. The arbitration will be administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and in accordance with the then current SIAC Rules. Arbitration shall be before one (1) arbitrator appointed by the Chairman of the SIAC, and shall be in English and conducted in Singapore.

  16. AMENDMENT & ADDITIONAL TERMS

    1. We reserve the right in our sole discretion and at any time and for any reason, to modify or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Website or to modify these Terms of Use. In addition, we reserve the right to provide you with operating rules or additional terms that may govern your use of the Website generally, unique parts of the Website, or both (Additional Terms). Any Additional Terms that we may provide to you will be incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use. To the extent any Additional Terms conflict with these Terms of Use, the Additional Terms will prevail.

    2. Modifications to these Terms of Use or Additional Terms will be effective immediately upon notice, either by posting on the Website or by notification by email or conventional mail. It is your responsibility to review the Terms of Use and the Website from time to time for any changes or Additional Terms. Your access and use of any the Website following any modification of these Terms of Use or the provision of Additional Terms will signify your assent to and acceptance of the same. If you object to any subsequent revision to the Terms of Use or to any Additional Terms, your only recourse is to immediately discontinue use of the Website.

  17. MISCELLANEOUS

    1. Any delay or failure on the part of SNI Asia to exercise or enforce any rights under these Terms of Use to which SNI Asia may be entitled shall not, in any event, be construed as a waiver of the right and privilege to do so at any subsequent time. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. If any invalid or unenforceable provision would be valid or enforceable if some part of it were deleted, such provision shall apply with the minimum modification(s) necessary to make it valid or enforceable.

    2. These Terms of Use (including the Privacy Policy and any Additional Terms incorporated by reference) constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between us with respect to such subject matter.

    3. You may not assign these Terms of Use or assign any rights or delegate any obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent. Any such purported assignment or delegation by you without the appropriate prior written consent will be null and void and of no force and effect. We may assign these Terms or any rights hereunder without your consent and without notice.

Effective: 27 July 2016. © 2016 Scripps Networks Interactive (Asia) Pte Ltd. All Rights Reserved.