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Terms of use

The terms & conditions(referred as the “Terms of use”) apply to platform and all other services provided by contestchef whether you visit contestchef via the website or via any other systems such as one of our apps or via one of our partners(collectively called the “Service”) by the “Provider”) to it’s users. By using and/or it’s service. You acknowledge that you have already read, understood and agree with these terms and will not undertake use of these services in breach of it’s terms of use.

Eligibility & Authority

You must be 18 or over, or the legal age to form a binding contract in your jurisdiction if that age is over 18 years of age, to register as a Conteschef member or to use the Site and Services. If you are under the applicable age in your jurisdiction, you can use the Site under the supervision of your parent or guardian who has agreed to the Terms of Service. However, you must be 13 years or older to use the Site in compliance with the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act.

If you are a user on behalf of a legal entity, you confirm and warrant that you are authorized by the entity to sign on it’s behalf and that neither you nor the legal entity represented by you are other wise barred from entering into a binding contract under the applicable laws. If you do not qualify, please do not use the Site.

Service Description

The Service enables you to upload, share and contest using your own recipes and other contents as well as share content, comments, ideas and opinions and promote your work with the world wide network of Contestchef recipe/ food related content creators and participate in contests and promotions from time to time.

A “recipe” means a digital version of the set of ingredients used to & instructions that describes how to prepare or make a culinary dish including the photos, videos and other contents like tips shared with Contestchef.

“Content” includes, but will not be limited to recipes, contests, comments, messages, information, promotions and software.

User Name and password

When you use Contestchef’s services, you must create a user account. You shall try not to choose a user name and a personal password. You agree to not choose a user name that is abusive, harmful, offensive either racially or ethnically, sexually explicit, defamatory, infringing with rights of others or invasive of the personal privacy rights of others.

You agree to and warrant that you will never disclose(willfully/ by negligence) your user name and/or password to any third party or allow such third parties to use your access to the Service. You are personally responsible for the use of service under your access & password. You are liable for any damages or losses incurred by the service provider or any third party due to unauthorized use of your access details. In case of you believing that your access details are compromised by any third parties, immediately inform Contestchef via email to

Rules of Conduct

You agree that you will not use Contestchef and/or service to upload contents that

  1. contain viruses, malicious software or other programs that may harm computers or other property
  2. are abusive, harmful, offensive either racially or ethnically, sexually explicit, defamatory, infringing with rights of others or invasive of the personal privacy rights of others
  3. are not owned by you or you do not have the owner’s rights to transfer rights to the Provider, illegal, infringing with the copyrights and intellectual properties of other people
  4. harass, discriminate or threaten another person/company
  5. contains pornography or is any other way sexually explicit, attacking sexual orientation or religion

Contestchef reserves the right to immediately remove any content from that the provider in it’s sole discretion deems is in breach of the agreement, any other terms and conditions posted on Contestchef or is otherwise harmful for the provider.

The service allows You to upload contents for which you are personally responsible. You agree to not use the Services to upload contents that are not in breach of the Agreement including not limited to repeatedly sending unwanted messages including to harass and/or threaten another user or the provider.

Rights to use

By uploading the content to the service, you grant:

  • to the Provider, a non-exclusive, perpetual, transferable, worldwide, irrevocable and royalty-free licence (with the right to sublicense) to - without restrictions – reproduce, make available, use, publish, distribute, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on Contestchef and the Service and otherwise as required in order to perform the Service and in marketing and promotion of the Provider and/or the Service in all media and all countries. You agree to and warrant that the content is owned or duly licensed by You and that the Provider does not need the permission or license from any third party to use the above described rights, however the Provider shall provide credits to the original content generator/user.
  • to every User of and visitor to the Service a non-exclusive (except for Exclusive Use), worldwide and royalty-free licence to get access to such Content via the Service and to use, publish, distribute, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content as permitted by the functions of the Service and these Terms of Use and in particular as permitted under the relevant type of permitted use
  • By uploading Content on You further, to the extent permitted by law, waive any moral rights that may be vested in You as creator of such Content, including the right for You to have Your name stated when the Content is used on or in marketing and promotion of the Provider and/or the Service, or by Users in accordance with the Agreement, in all media and all countries.


Recipes can be requested generally or with regards to specific themes, motives or other qualities by the Provider or a User and uploaded to the Service by Users in response to such a request(“Contest”). All recipes uploaded to such contests will be available to other users.

If a contest is concerned with the request of recipes or contents for Exclusive Use, it is a “Contest for Exclusive Use”. “Contest holder” posts a Contest in the Service. The provider can also be a Contest holder.

As a “Contest holder” you may not post requests/ any contents that are offensive, illegal or in any other way in breach of the Rules of Conduct mentioned in the Terms of Use or of any other provision in the Agreement. Contest holder may opt to posts contests with or without any rewards. Users submitting recipes/ contents in response to the Contests are referred to as “Contributor”. As a contributor, you agree to abide by the rules of conduct as mentioned in the terms of use.

Contests are conducted / posted by Contest holders for a fixed period of time with a start date and end date for submission of recipes/contents.

Winners eligible for cash/ non-cash rewards are judged by the crowd/ other users based on the likes, votes and comments received on their contents submitted. The provider owns a robust proprietary calculation methodology for filtering the top contributors and the popular recipes. Actual winners are judged by the Contest holder using these aids and their own criteria defined during the posting of the contests. Judgment of winners by the Contest holders is full and final and users & contributors shall agree to this judgment in all cases unconditionally.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property rights, including but not limited to copyrights and trademarks and trade names (whether registered or not, in whatever geographies), in relation to the Services as such is the property of the Provider, it’s partners and/or other Users.

Provider’s liability

The Provider grants no warranties, express, implied or otherwise, as to the accessibility, quality, suitability, or accuracy of the Service provided and disclaims any warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. The Provider shall not be liable for the technical implementation of & technical problems related to the Service or the third party related applications. Furthermore, there are situations when the Service may not be accessible, including but not limited to situations due to necessary maintenance and circumstances outside the control of the Provider such as net access failure, external problems with the network, storage systems and any other systems – that the Service is not accessible due to these circumstances is not a fault in the Service and the Provider shall not be liable to You on account thereof. 

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law the Provider, its  agents, directors, partners, officers, shareholders, employees, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, suppliers or licensors shall not be liable to You or any third party for any direct damages, indirect damages or any other damages of any kind, including but not limited to loss of data, loss of capital/investments, loss of profits, loss of income, loss of direct/indirect revenue, business interruption, damages for goodwill, procurement of substitute services, arising out of or in connection with the Agreement or the use or inability to use and/or the Service. 

To the extent the Provider is liable to You for any damages, the Provider’s aggregate liability to You, whether for negligence, breach of contract or any other cause of action or omission shall be limited to the aggregate fees relating to the service causing the damage, that You have paid to Provider during the 12 months preceding the event causing the damage. 

The Provider shall not be liable to You for any claims made by third parties towards You

User’s liability and indemnification

The User shall be liable for any damage caused to the Provider or any third party by User’s breach of the Agreement, including but not limited to any damage caused by the taking or use of a recipe/contents or any use of and/or the Service in breach of the Agreement.

You agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Provider in relation to any claims, costs (including properly incurred legal costs and other advisers’ fees), efforts wasted, damages, expenses, liabilities and losses, incurred by the Provider, arising in any manner whatsoever in relation to the taking or use of a recipe/contents in breach of the Agreement, or any other breach of the Agreement.

Notice and take down function

If an user believes or suspects that the contents including the contests, photos, recipes/ contents on the Service is in breach of the Agreement, he/she may report such information to the Provider. User’s abuse of this function will be regarded as a material breach of the Agreement.

The provider reserves unconditional rights to immediately remove recipes/ contents, comments including your contests, contest related details as described in the Rules of Conduct.


The provider can terminate the Agreement and your access to the service, by written notice to your email address. This is usually during times when you commit a material breach(including but not limited to the Terms of Use and the Privacy policy) of the Agreement. The provider reserves the right to claim damages and all other rights provided by law.

The provider shall have the right to terminate the Agreement and cease to provide access to the Service without prior notice if required by law or any authority decision either local or regional or global or also because the Provider ceases to provide the Service.

Users can also choose to terminate the Agreement by requesting the Provider to deactivate their profile from the Service. Such users shall send an email to to initiate such an action. The provider commits to act on such requests and remove the user profile within 4 working weeks. However, the contents already generated by such users will be found on the Service and shall not be deleted by the provider.

Third party websites and applications

Any information that you enter on a third party website or application not directly or indirectly related to the Service will be shared with the owner of the third party website or application and your information may be subject to the privacy policies and terms of use/ conditions of those specific third party websites.

The provider shall not be held liable at all times for any failures of third party websites and applications

Assignment of rights

You may not assign your rights to use the service to any other individual or a business entity without prior written approvals from the Provider. The Provider may assign it’s rights or obligations under the Agreement to any third party without your prior written approval

Disputes and Governing laws

The Agreement and any non-contractual obligations in connection with or arising out of it shall be governed by and construed and interpreted under the laws of India, excluding it’s Conflict of law rules, unless otherwise required by mandatory law. Any disputes or claims arising out of or in connection with the Agreement or the breach, termination or invalidity thereof, shall be finally settled by the courts of India with the city of Chennai of the State of Tamil Nadu, India court as first instance

Consent & Modifications to Terms of Use

Contestchef reserves the right to modify all or some of this Terms of Use at any time without notice, Users should visit Terms of Use page regularly to review any modifications. Any major change in the policies will be highlighted on the home page of the site. By using this site regularly you agree to the Terms of Use. Please do not use the site if you are not in agreement with the terms.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the policy, please contact Contestchef customer service at