1. Terms of Service

These terms and conditions govern your access to and use of the Services (listed below), and any information,, text, copy, illustrations, videos and all other material rendered on site. Your use and access to these services is conditioned by your compliance to these Terms.  Certain content and or services may be subject to additional rules and guidelines, therefore by accessing and using these services you agree to be bound by these Terms.

2. Passwords

You are responsible for safeguarding your password that you use for your account and any activities under your account. CookHalaal is not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these requirements.

3. Privacy

Any personal information that you provide to CookHalaal is subject to our Private Policy, which governs our collection and use of your personal information. As part of providing you  the Services, we may need to provide you with certain communication, such as service announcements and administrative messages. These communications are considered part of  the Services and your Account, which you may not be able to opt-out from receiving.

4. Content on the Services

CookHalaal is a portal where Registered Users can write, contribute and edit Content through the Services. Cook Halaal is a collaborative space where users can share useful and interesting information about food. CookHalaal is not responsible for screening and/or verifying that the information provided through the Services and we cannot guarantee that the information provided is accurate, reliable, complete and safe to practice. Users are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the conditions as determined in clause 12: Third Party Services of the Terms and Conditions.

5. Submitted Content

By submitting, uploading or otherwise transmitting Content through the Services, you grant CookHalaal non-exclusive, royalty-free license of all your content. CookHalaal has the right to transfer, sublicense, store, use, copy, modify, adapt, distribute, sell, publicly display, create derivative, transmit, stream, broadcast, and otherwise fully exploit said content. CookHalaal also has the right to incorporate such content in other works, any form, technology or media for operational purposes of providing, improving and promoting Services. You agree that this licence includes the rights of other CookHalaal users of the Services to access, view, download and print any content for their personal use and non-commercial purposes.

You retain full ownership of any content you post, submit and display through the Services, Cook Halaal does not claim ownership rights of the content provided by yourself. You are solely responsible for your use of the Services and any content you provide and any  consequences thereof, including the use of your content by other users. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any content you provided. Cook Halaal reserves the right at all times to remove or refuse to distribute any content you may provide through the Services that violates these Terms.

6. Copyright Policy

We at CookHalaal respect the property of all users and expect the same from our users. If you feel that your work has been copied and reposted on our Services, you will need to supply us with detail of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed as well as where
on the Services this has been posted. CookHalaal agrees to investigate any claims of copyright infringement and further reserves the right to remove any content in violation of this policy without prior notification and may also terminate your account if you are proven to be a repeat offender of copyright infringement.

7. Third Party Services

CookHalaal Services will contain links to third party websites and services provided by third parties. We will not be held responsible or liable for the inaccuracy and or availability of such services, or the information, products and services available through third parties. You are solely responsible for all risk taken from your use of any third party services. CookHalaal carefully curates content from third parties and bloggers with their express consent. CookHalaal does not guarantee the content hosted on third party sites and blogger is aligned towards the ethics and views of CookHalaal, users are required to agree and familiarize themselves with the relevant conditions of use for each site. CookHalaal does not endorse, approve or guarantee the information, recipes or products available on any external sites. Use of any such linked websites is at the user’s own risk and responsibility.

8. General Prohibitions

You agree that you will not post content that a) is an advertisement of a product or service, b) is false, misleading, confusing and knowingly deceitful, c) promotes dangerous and illegal substances. You also agree not to do any of the following while using the services a) acquiring and using other users’ personal information available through the services to transmit unsolicited advertising and spam mail. b) attempt to access non-public areas of the services. c) use of services for commercial use or for the benefit of any third party. CookHalaal reserves the right to investigate or prosecute any violations of the above terms. You acknowledge that CookHalaal has no obligation to monitor your access of the Service, but has the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Service and ensure that you comply with these Terms.

9. Ownership

The Services are protected by copyright and trademark laws of South Africa. CookHalaal owns all rights, title and interest in and to the Services, including all associated intellectual property rights. You may not remove or alter any copyright trademark or any other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services. You agree that any feedback, comments or suggestions you may provide regarding Cook Halaal or its Services will be the exclusive property of CookHalaal and you irrevocably assign to CookHalaal all your  rights, title and interest in and to all feedback services. Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of these Terms, CookHalaal grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license without the right to sublicense, to access and use the Services and to download and print any content provided by CookHalaal solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes. You may not use copy, modify, adapt, distribute, license, sell, transfer, transmit or otherwise exploit the Services or Content, except as permitted in these Terms. No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by CookHalaal or its licenses, except for the licences and rights expressly granted in these Terms. General These terms are governed by legal law, therefore these Terms and our Privacy Policy are the entire and exclusive agreement between CookHalaal and yourself regarding the Services, and these Terms supersede and replace any prior agreement between CookHalaal and you regarding the Services. These Terms may be revised from time to time, and CookHalaal will endeavour to provide at least 30 days’ notice prior to any new terms taking effect. You agree to be bound by these Terms if you continue to make use of and access the Services. It is recorded and agreed upon that the onus remains with the user to ensure that they are familiar and in agreement with any and all updates to said policies, regardless of receiving notification of change.

10. Contacting Us

If you have questions about these Terms, please contact via the “contact us” page.

Last updated 18 September 2017.