IMPORTANT CHANGES COMING: New terms of service taking effect
March 5, 2018
UPDATE: April 9 – NEW DATE, new terms go into effect on May 1.
We’re Updating our Terms of Service. Here’s What That Means For You.
- We are changing from full free access, to Limited Free access and a subscription model, tiered levels
- A tier offering free access will still be available, but is limited
- No ads or sponsored content will be accepted, online, digital or in print
Read on for more details
Since our inception in 2010, EAT LOVE SAVOR® has worked directly with luxury brands, but never fully relied on brand advertising to help support our magazine, for online, print and digital.
Over recent years, many digital magazines have seen the ongoing rise of dropping ad revenues and many print magazines have found themselves on the verge of extinction as consumer behaviors altered when news and journalism became readily available online—on demand and at no cost. EAT LOVE SAVOR® early on foresaw and embraced these changes and offered its very high quality content in a magazine that’s a dream to read, openly, to a targeted affluent niche to build its readership. We invested in our journalism and underwrote it with some select advertising, from occasional sponsored content and largely from the publisher’s own private coffers. And it worked. Over the past seven years even without digital advertising as a primary source of income, but it is not sustainable nor does it foster growth and quality, costs. We wish to invest even more in our future, so our model needs to change.
The same technological evolution that helps us reach new audiences also makes it possible for people to restrict digital ad revenue by using ad blockers and the Internet has become an even more complex landscape. In order for our publication to continue to grow and be sustainable, we need to create support for it in alternative ways.
So effective April 16, we’re rolling out our new terms of service and full access to the site will no longer be free. A long-term initiative aimed at continuing to improve the user experience of our website and magazine and to keep producing the high quality publication we are known for, so we will be offering new digital subscription options to support those initiatives. We are also no longer accept advertising online, in print or digital whether banner or sponsored content; no more advertising. Period.
Here are a few things we are planning to do to make EAT LOVE SAVOR® magazine and eatlovesavor.com a great experience for all visitors: Ongoing work to improve page speed, improving responsive site experience and performance, building a robust magazine app, adding additional paid editors and contributors so we can bring you even more great content. Visitors to our site will now see a message informing them of our terms of service and the new limited monthly access to free content and offering to purchase a tiered subscription for all access, and a special subscription that includes the digital version of our print magazine, with content not found on our site. Our article links will still appear on search engines so it can be found.
EAT LOVE SAVOR® depends on our readers’ support to ensure that the legacy of high quality and meaningful journalism is continued for years to come. So please send us your thoughts and concerns. Where can we make improvements? What else can we perhaps do better? Where are our blind spots? Looking forward to hearing from you: email@example.com
Terms of Service
Last updated on March 5, 2018 – NEW TERMS TAKE EFFECT APRIL 16, 2018
This page describes the terms and conditions that govern your use of certain EAT LOVE SAVOR® digital products, including eatlovesavor.com, and mobile applications, offered by Tunner Media Inc. (d.b.a. EAT LOVE SAVOR® (“ELS”, “us” or “we”).
1. GENERAL RULES AND DEFINITIONS
1.1 If you choose to use eatlovesavor.com (“Site”), EAT LOVE SAVOR®’s mobile sites and applications, any of the features of this Site, including but not limited to RSS, API, software and other downloads (collectively, the “Services”), you will be agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service between you and Tunner Media Inc’s Company (“ELA”, “us” or “we”).
1.2 We may change, add or remove portions of these Terms of Service at any time, which shall become effective immediately upon posting. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Service prior to each use of the Site and by continuing to use this Site, you agree to any changes.
1.3 IF ANY OF THESE RULES OR ANY FUTURE CHANGES ARE UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOU MAY CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP BY SENDING EMAIL TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
(SEE SECTION 10.1 REGARDING TERMINATION OF SERVICE). YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SERVICES NOW, OR FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF NOTICE OF ANY CHANGES IN THESE OPERATING RULES, WILL INDICATE ACCEPTANCE BY YOU OF SUCH RULES, CHANGES, OR MODIFICATIONS.
1.4 We may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Services at any time, including the availability of any Services feature, database, or content. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability.
2. CONTENT ON THE SERVICES
2.1 The contents of the Services, including the Site, are intended for your personal, non-commercial use. All materials published on the Services (including, but not limited to news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as the “Content”) are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by Tunner Media Inc. / EAT LOVE SAVOR® or the party credited as the provider of the Content. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.
2.2 The Services and Contents are protected by copyright pursuant to Canadian and international copyright laws. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as provided in Section 2.3 of these Terms of Service), create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content or the Services (including software) in whole or in part.
2.3 You may download or copy the Content and other downloadable items displayed on the Services for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from the EAT LOVE SAVOR® Rights and Permissions, editorial department, or the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in the Content.
2.4 The Content of the Services is owned or licensed to ELS. Certain Content is furnished by contributing editors, which will not be liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in any such Content, or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof, or for any damages arising therefrom.
3. USE OF THE SERVICES
3.1 You may not access or use, or attempt to access or use, the Services to take any action that could harm us or a third party. You may not access parts of the Services to which you are not authorized. You may not attempt to circumvent any restriction or condition imposed on your use or access, or do anything that could disable or damage the functioning or appearance of the Services, including the presentation or display of advertising. Being exposed to editorial is a condition of accessing the Services.
3.2 The Services contain links to other related internet sites, resources, and brands. Since we are not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to such site.
4. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
4.1 You represent, warrant and covenant (a) that no materials of any kind submitted through your account will (i) violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or (ii) contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material; and (b) that you are at least eighteen years old. You hereby indemnify, defend and hold harmless ELS and all officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you or any user of your account of these Terms of Service or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim. ELS reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.
5.2 ELS does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through the Services by any user, information provider or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. THE SERVICES AND ALL DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
5. REGISTRATION AND SECURITY
5.1 As part of the registration or account creation process, you will create login credentials by selecting a password and providing an email address. You also have to give us certain registration information, all of which must be accurate and updated.
Each registration is for a single user only. You are not allowed to share your registration login credentials or give your login credentials to anyone else. We may cancel or suspend your access to the ELS Services if you share your login credentials. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, which you will not have to reveal to any representative or agent of ELS. You may not (i) select or use the login credentials of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use login credentials in which another person has rights without such person’s authorization; or (iii) use login credentials that we, in our sole discretion, deem offensive. Failure to comply with the foregoing shall constitute a breach of these Terms of Service, which may result in immediate suspense or termination of your account.
5.2 Please notify email@example.com of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password or credit card information.
5.3 You must be 18 years or older to subscribe to all parts of the Services.
5.4 You are responsible for all usage or activity on your eatlovesavor.com account, including use of the account by any third party authorized by you to use your login credentials. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your account, at our sole discretion, and we may refer you to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
6. FEES AND PAYMENTS
6.1. We reserve the right at any time to charge fees for access to portions of the Services or the Services as a whole. However, in no event will you be charged for access to the Services unless we obtain your prior agreement to pay such charges. Thus, if at any time we require a fee for portions of the Services that are now free, we will give you advance notice of such fees. You may cancel your account at any time. All new fees, if any, will be posted prominently on the Site and in other appropriate locations on the Service. You shall pay all fees and charges incurred through your account at the rates in effect for the billing period in which such fees and charges are incurred, including, but not limited to charges for any digital products or services offered for sale through the Services by us or by any other vendor or service provider. All fees and charges shall be billed to and paid for by you. You shall pay all applicable taxes relating to use of the Services through your account
7. COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN ELS AND USERS
7.1 If you indicate on your registration form that you want to receive such information, we, our owners and assigns, will allow certain third party vendors to provide you with information about products and services.
7.2 ELS reserves the right to send electronic mail to you for the purpose of informing you of changes or additions to the Service.
7.4 ELS may contact you via email regarding your participation in user surveys, asking for feedback on current Services or prospective products and services. This information will be used to improve the Services and better understand our users, and any information we obtain in such surveys will not be shared with third parties, except in aggregate form.
8. SOFTWARE LICENSES
8.1 You shall have no rights to the proprietary software and related documentation, or any enhancements or modifications thereto, provided to you in order to access the Services (“Software”). You may not sublicense, assign or transfer any licenses granted by eatlovesavor.com, and any attempt at such sublicense, assignment or transfer shall be null and void. You may make one copy of such software for archival purposes only. You may not otherwise copy, distribute, modify, reverse engineer, or create derivative works from Software.
9.1 You may terminate your account contacting at any time by calling Customer Care at (866) 332-8568. For international customers, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon termination, you will receive an automated confirmation via email that the cancellation was processed, and your access will be suspended. Termination of paid digital products will be governed by our Cancellation and Refund Policy for Digital Products.
9.2 ELS may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Services for any reason, including, without limitation, breach or assignment of these Terms of Service.
10.1 These Terms of Service have been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with British Columbia, Canada law. Any action to enforce these Terms of Service shall be brought in the federal or provincial courts located in the Greater Vancouver area, British Columbia.
10.3 Correspondence should be sent to email@example.com .
10.4 If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us the following information. Please be advised that to be effective, the Notice must include ALL of the following:
- a physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed;
2. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
4. your address, telephone number, and email address and all other information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you;
5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Notices of claimed copyright infringement should be directed to:
EAT LOVE SAVOR® Tunner Media Inc.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org