Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for The Cottage by TasteDNA

1. Introduction

Welcome to The Cottage, a marketplace platform offered by TasteDNA that connects local food businesses and farmers markets with customers. These terms and conditions (“Terms”) govern your access and use of The Cottage platform, website, and mobile application (collectively, the “Platform”).

2. Acceptance of Terms

By accessing or using the Platform, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you are not authorized to use the Platform.

3. Eligibility

To use the Platform, you must be at least 18 years old and have the legal capacity to enter into contracts.

4. Account Registration and Use

4.1 Account Creation: In order to use certain features of the Platform, you may be required to create an account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account credentials and for all activities that occur under your account.

4.2 User Conduct: You agree to use the Platform for lawful purposes only and in accordance with these Terms. You will not:

  • Post any content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable.
  • Violate any intellectual property rights of others.
  • Engage in any fraudulent or illegal activity.
  • Disrupt the operation of the Platform.
  • Impersonate any other person or entity.

5. Intellectual Property Ownership

The Platform and all materials contained on it, including all intellectual property rights, are the sole and exclusive property of TasteDNA or its licensors. You are granted a limited, non-exclusive license to access and use the Platform for your personal, non-commercial use only.

6. User Content

The Platform may allow you to submit reviews, ratings, photos, and other content (collectively, “User Content”). You retain ownership of your User Content, but by submitting it to the Platform, you grant TasteDNA a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, and translate your User Content in any medium.

You are responsible for ensuring that your User Content complies with these Terms and does not violate any rights of third parties.

7. Communications

You consent to receive communications from TasteDNA, including emails, calls, and push notifications. You can opt out of receiving certain communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided.

8. Payments

The Cottage facilitates transactions between you and local food businesses. You authorize TasteDNA or its third-party payment processor to charge your payment method for the orders you place. Cancellation policies and refund terms are determined by the individual food businesses.

9. License and Prohibited Conduct

Your use of the Platform is subject to the following restrictions:

  • You may not use the Platform for any commercial purpose without our written consent.
  • You may not copy, modify, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any part of the Platform.
  • You may not violate any applicable laws or regulations.

10. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

The Platform is provided “as is” and “as available.” TasteDNA disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. TasteDNA is not responsible for the quality, safety, or legality of the food products or services offered by local food businesses on the Platform. You agree to indemnify and hold TasteDNA harmless from any claims or damages arising from your use of the Platform.

11. Termination

TasteDNA may terminate your access to the Platform at any time for any reason.

12. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution

These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, United States.

13. Entire Agreement

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and TasteDNA regarding your use of the Platform.

14. Updates to Terms

TasteDNA may update these Terms at any time. You are advised to periodically review these Terms for any changes.

15. Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at [email protected]