Terms of Service
Thank you for using The Local Perspective. The Local Perspective provides reviews of, information about and commentary on restaurants and other places to get great (and sometimes not so great) food through our website(s) (the “Site”) and mobile application(s) (together with the Site, the “Services”). The Services are operated by The Local Perspective Inc., d/b/a The Local Perspective.
These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your access to and use of the Services, so please read them carefully before using the Services. As our business grows and we add new functionality to the Services, we may revise these Terms periodically. If we do, we will post the changes here. Your continued use of the Site after any changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms.
Your Use of Services:
In order to access or use the Services, you may be required to provide current, accurate, identification, contact and other information. You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy and completeness of this information and also for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password. We encourage you to use “strong” passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account. You will be fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account, including activities of others to whom you have provided your username or password, so please notify The Local Perspective immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.
Modifications to Services & Data
The Services may change over time as we add more features. We may modify, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or a part of the Services) from time to time without prior notice to you. Please backup your data as The Local Perspective has no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store any data or other content maintained or transmitted by the Services. The Local Perspective reserves the right to terminate accounts.
Age: You must be 13 years of age to use the Services, with or without registering.
CONDITIONS OF USE
You are solely responsible for all information, data, text, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (“content”) that you upload, post, publish or display (“post”) or email or otherwise transmit or use via the Services. You agree to not use the Services to post, email or otherwise transmit any content that is unlawful, threatening, unsolicited “junk mail” or spam, contains software viruses or, in the sole judgment of The Local Perspective, restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Services, or which may expose The Local Perspective or its users to any harm or liability of any type. You also agree to provide accurate, up-to-date information.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Services Content, Software and Trademarks:
The Services may contain content (“Services Content”) that is protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by The Local Perspective, you agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Services or the Services Content, in whole or in part. If you are eligible to use the Services, you are granted a limited license to access and use the Services and the Services Content and to download or print a copy of the Services Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact. You are not permitted to use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. Any use of the Site or the Services Content other than as authorized by these Terms is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted here. The technology and software underlying the Services is the property of The Local Perspective, our affiliates and our partners (the “Software”). You agree not to reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code version of the Software. We reserve all right, title and interest in and to the Software and Services Content, except for the limited rights expressly granted in these Terms.
The Local Perspective names and logos are trademarks and service marks of The Local Perspective (collectively the “The Local Perspective Trademarks”). Other company, product, and service names and logos used and displayed via the Services may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners who may or may not endorse or be affiliated with or connected to The Local Perspective. You may not use any of The Local Perspective’s Trademarks without our prior written permission.
Third Party Material:
The Local Perspective will not be liable for any content posted by third parties or at the direction of users; you must evaluate the accuracy and usefulness of this content. The Local Perspective does not pre-screen content, but The Local Perspective and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Services, including the right to remove any content that violates the Terms or is deemed by The Local Perspective to be objectionable.
User Content Posted on or through the Services:
You are solely responsible for the content and other materials you upload, post on or through the Services or the Site or transmit to or share with other users or recipients (collectively, “User Content”). You may not post any content that you did not create or that you do not own. By posting User Content you hereby grant and will grant The Local Perspective and its affiliated companies a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty free, fully paid up, transferable, sublicenseable, perpetual, irrevocable license to copy, display, transmit, distribute, store, modify and otherwise use your User Content in connection with the operation, advertising or marketing of the Services, in any form now known or later developed.
We welcome your comments, questions, suggestions and feedback about the Site or the Services (“Submissions”)! But be aware that any comments or suggestions you make to The Local Perspective are non-confidential and become the property of The Local Perspective, which will be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
The Local Perspective respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. The Local Perspective will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws with respect to any alleged or actual infringement. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information:
an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site, with enough detail that we may find it on the Site;
your address, telephone number, and email address;
a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
The Local Perspective Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows.
Copyright Agent: The Local Perspective
Matt Shoaf - firstname.lastname@example.org
Repeat Infringer Policy
In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, The Local Perspective has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at The Local Perspective’s sole discretion, members who are deemed to be repeat infringers. The Local Perspective may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Services and/or terminate the memberships of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
THIRD PARTY LINKS AND CONTENT
The Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links or otherwise direct users to other sites and resources on the Internet. The Local Perspective has no control over such sites and resources and The Local Perspective is not responsible for and does not endorse such sites and resources. The Local Perspective will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, events, goods or services available on or through such site or resource.
By using the Services you agree to release, discharge and hold harmless The Local Perspective and its subsidiaries and affiliates (the “The Local Perspective”) from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, actions of any kind and injury (including death) arising out of or relating to the Services or any act or omission by any person, including without limitation, any dispute between you and any other person or regarding any content posted on the Site. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” This release includes, without limitation, any claim resulting from delay and the criminal acts of others.
You agree to indemnify and hold The Local Perspective and the The Local Perspective Entities harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of or relating to the Services, including without limitation, any content posted to or transmitted through the Services, or publicly distributed on the web, your use of the Services, your connection to the Services, your violation of the Terms or your violation of any rights of another.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE LOCAL PERSPECTIVE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN GIVING OUT ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF OR YOUR CHILDREN.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE LOCAL PERSPECTIVE AND THE THE LOCAL PERSPECTIVE ENTITIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF THE LOCAL PERSPECTIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES; (II) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; OR (III) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES. IN NO EVENT WILL THE LOCAL PERSPECTIVE’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICES OR WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICES, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICES.
You agree that The Local Perspective, in its sole discretion, may suspend or terminate your account (or any part thereof) or use of the Services and remove and discard any content within the Services, for any reason. If we suspect fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity, we may refer content or accounts to law enforcement authorities. The Local Perspective will not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Services.
The Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and The Local Perspective and govern your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements between you and The Local Perspective with respect to the Services. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software. The Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and The Local Perspective agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located within New York County, New York. EACH OF THE PARTIES HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY CLAIMS, COUNTERCLAIMS, CROSS-CLAIMS, OR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS) ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT. FURTHER, EACH PARTY HERETO CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE OR AGENT OF EITHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH PARTY WOULD NOT IN THE EVENT OF SUCH LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THIS WAIVER OF RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL PROVISION. Any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Services or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. The failure of The Local Perspective to enforce any provision of these Terms will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. In the event that any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, then that provision will be limited to the minimum extent necessary, and the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT - When you interact with us through the Site, we may collect Personal Data and other information from you, as further described below:
Personal Data That You Provide Through the Site:
When you interact with The Local Perspective through the Site, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. Consequently, we do not adjust or alter our Site’s automatic tracking and data collection in response to a Do Not Track signal or request. The Local Perspective may store such non-identifiable information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by The Local Perspective affiliates, agents or service providers. This Site may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process.