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The Pastry Channel is free to revise these terms of use at any time by updating this posting, and your use after such change signifies your acceptance of the changed terms. Please check these terms of use periodically for changes. This website is owned and operated by ThePastryChannel.com (collectively, “The Pastry Channel,” “we,” or “us”).

In connection with viewing and using this website, you are permitted to temporarily download one copy of the materials posted on this website onto a single computer for only your personal, non-commercial use. Except as otherwise specifically provided elsewhere on this website, redistribution, retransmission, republication or commercial exploitation of the contents of this website is expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Pastry Channel and any copyright owner from whom we have obtained a license. Requests for such permission should be made to the contact specified below. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Downloading of any information, content or images from this website does not transfer any right or ownership of such information, content or images to you, and such information, content or images may be used solely in accordance with these terms of use. You may not mirror or archive any part of this site or any material contained on this site on any server or computer without The Pastry Channel’s written permission.

Contents and Hyperlinks

This website may contain hyperlinks to third-party websites, and those websites are the sole responsibility of such independent third parties, and use thereof is solely at your own risk. The Pastry Channel has no control over the content or policies of such third-party websites, and we are not responsible for (and under no circumstances shall be liable for) the contents, accuracy or reliability of any websites hyperlinked to this website. Those who choose to access information from this website (including any information obtained through any hyperlink) are solely responsible for the compliance of such information with any applicable law.

User Content

A variety of information, advice, recommendations, letters, messages, comments, posts, text, graphics, software, music, sound, photographs, videos, data, and other materials (“Content”) is available on the Web Site. Some of the Content is provided by The Pastry Channel or its affiliates, and other Content is provided by persons who use the Web Site (“Users”), such as User opinions and views provided via comment posts and so forth. While The Pastry Channel strives to keep the Content that it posts on the Web Site accurate, complete, and up-to-date, The Pastry Channel cannot guarantee, and is not responsible for, the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of any Content, whether provided by The Pastry Channel or its affiliates, or by Users of the Web Site. Any opinions, advice, statements or other information expressed or made available by Users or third parties, including but not limited to bloggers, are those of the respective User or other third party and not of The Pastry Channel. The Pastry Channel does not endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the Web Site.

The Pastry Channel is pleased to hear from its site Users; however, please do not send us any confidential materials. Anything you disclose or offer to us by or through this website, including Content, (collectively referred to as “Communications”), including e-mails to The Pastry Channel or postings on interactive portions of this website, shall be deemed and shall remain the property of The Pastry Channel. If you send us such Communications, you are providing it to us on a NON-CONFIDENTIAL BASIS, and we will have no obligation to keep such information secret, to refrain from using such information, or to compensate you for the receipt or use of such Communications. The Pastry Channel is free to use, for any purpose whatsoever, any Communications, including but not limited to publishing, or developing, manufacturing, and marketing products using such Communications. By submitting Communications to us through this website, through e-mail, or through any means, you hereby RELEASE The Pastry Channel from any liability under any legal theory in connection with the use, modification, sale, or disclosure of any Communications. By uploading or otherwise providing any Communications to this website or The Pastry Channel, you hereby grant The Pastry Channel, to the extent you retain any rights, the unlimited, perpetual right to reuse, redistribute, modify and create derivative works from such Communications for any purpose and in any media without compensation, and you warrant that all “moral rights” in uploaded Communications have been waived.

THE CONTENT AVAILABLE VIA THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT NEITHER THE PASTRY CHANNEL NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR USERS ARE ENGAGED IN RENDERING ANY ADVICE.

Interactive Areas and Code of Acceptable Conduct

The Pastry Channel has the right (but not the obligation), and at its sole discretion, to filter, censor, edit, remove, or otherwise regulate information and content provided by third parties on this website, including any such information provided in interactive areas, and we neither endorse nor are responsible for (and under no circumstances shall be liable for) the contents, accuracy or reliability of such information and content.

When participating in interactive portions of this website, you represent that you have proper right and authorization to use any information or content you upload or post and agree to abide by the following code of acceptable conduct:

1. You will not upload or otherwise provide infringing, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, abusive, illegal or otherwise improper content.
2. You will not upload viruses or harmful components.
3. You will not use the website to further any illegal purpose or to violate the rights of any party.
4. You will not upload or otherwise provide content with a commercial purpose or attempt to solicit funds or advertise goods and services.

The Pastry Channel will assist law-enforcement officials investigating illegal activity or violations of these terms of use.

Products, Services and Software

Downloading software from this website does not give you title to such software, including any files, data and images incorporated in or associated with the software. Your use of any such software shall be only in accordance with the license agreement that is included with the software or presented upon download of such software. Software available on this website is copyrighted by The Pastry Channel or its owner. Software may not be copied, redistributed or placed on any server for further distribution. You may not sell, modify, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reverse engineer the software.

A description or reference to a product, service or publication on this website (including any description or reference via hyperlink) does not imply endorsement by The Pastry Channel of that product, service or publication. Products and software offered through this website shall be warranted, if at all, through the written license or warranty provided in connection with such product or software.

No Representations or Warranties

The Pastry Channel makes no representations or warranties that this website is free of defects, viruses or other harmful components. We shall not be responsible for any damages or loss that may result from the hacking or infiltration of this website or The Pastry Channel’s computer systems. YOU HAVE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADEQUATE PROTECTION AND BACKUP OF DATA AND/OR EQUIPMENT USED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE AND YOU AGREE TO HOLD THE PASTRY CHANNEL HARMLESS FROM, AND YOU COVENANT NOT TO SUE US FOR, ANY CLAIMS BASED ON USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING CLAIMS FOR LOST DATA, WORK DELAYS OR LOST PROFITS RESULTING FROM USE OF MATERIALS OR CONTENT FROM THIS WEBSITE.

The pages on this website may contain technical inaccuracies, outdated information and typographical errors. To the extent permitted by applicable law, THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” THE PASTRY CHANNEL DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR MERCHANTABILITY, NOR DOES IT IN ANY WAY GUARANTEE THE QUALITY, DATA CONTENT, ARTISTIC WORTH, OR LEGALITY OF INFORMATION, CONTENT, GOODS OR SERVICES THAT ARE TRANSFERRED, RECEIVED, PURCHASED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE OR OBTAINED BY WAY OF THIS WEBSITE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Limitations of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL THE PASTRY CHANNEL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS THAT RESULT FROM THE DISTRIBUTION OR USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE CONTENT OR MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PASTRY CHANNEL’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE.

Jurisdiction and Choice of Law

The Pastry Channel controls and manages this website from Massachusetts in the United States of America. These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States of America, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You and The Pastry Channel irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Massachusetts in connection with any action arising out of or related to these terms of use or their subject matter. You and The Pastry Channel waive any objection based on lack of personal jurisdiction, place of residence, improper venue or forum non conveniens in any such action.

Trademarks and Copyrights

Nothing on this website shall be construed as conferring any license under any intellectual property right, including any right in the nature of trademark or copyright, of The Pastry Channel or any third party, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise. All trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

Except as otherwise noted, The Pastry Channel is the owner of all trademarks and service marks on this website, whether registered or not. All registered trademarks are registered in the United States of America (or other applicable jurisdictions).

Severability

If any provision of these terms of use shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the remaining terms of use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Privacy

Our Privacy Policy is very simple. We do not sell our member database or portions thereof. However, The Pastry Channel reserves the right to disclose without notice to you any information in its possession if required to do so by law or upon a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with the law, to protect or defend our rights or property, or to respond to an emergency situation.

General

These terms of use represent the entire understanding relating to the use of this website and prevail over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional communications.

Any unauthorized access, modification or change of any information, or any interference with the availability of or access to this website is strictly prohibited. The Pastry Channel reserves all legal rights and remedies available to it and this disclaimer shall in no way be deemed a limitation or waiver of any other rights The Pastry Channel may have.

Specific areas or pages of this website may include additional or different terms relating to the use of this website. In the event of a conflict between such terms and these terms of use such specific terms shall control.

Unless otherwise indicated, all material on this site © 2008-2013, ThePastryChannel.com

All rights reserved.

(TOS last updated on July 9, 2013)