CookingDistrict.com - Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Agreement”) are between you and GigaChef, LLC (“GigaChef” or the “Company”). In consideration of the right to access and use the website located at the Universal Resource Locator http://cookingdistrict.com (the “Site” or the “Website”), and to receive the services offered through the Website, you agree to the terms and conditions of use set forth in this Agreement and acknowledge that you are at least 13 years of age.

This Agreement applies to the Services (as defined in the “Services” section below) currently offered by the Company and Services that the Company may choose to offer in the future (unless stated otherwise).

The Website and the Services are available only to, and may only be used by, individuals and entities able to form legally binding contracts under applicable law. The Services offered hereunder are not available to children (persons under the age of 13) or to any user who has been suspended from the Site, whose use has been restricted for any reason or whose registration has been revoked. If you are under the age of 13, you can use the Services only in conjunction with, and under the supervision of, your parents or guardians. If you do not qualify, please do not use the Website or the Services. If you are acting on behalf of any entity or organization, you warrant and represent that you have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement.

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT AND INDICATES YOUR WILLINGNESS TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Website Content. The Website presents information and content including, but not limited to, articles, opinions, text, data, software applications, commentary, advertisements, graphics, illustrations, calendars, designs, games, reviews, video and audio files, programs, code, and photos (collectively, "Content"), that is owned or licensed by the Company. The Site may also include materials owned by third parties and posted on the Site by virtue of a license, grant or some other form of agreement between the third party and GigaChef. When used in this Agreement, "we", “us” and "our" mean GigaChef.

The Content contained on the Website is for general information use only and has not been verified by GigaChef. GigaChef does not make any representations as to the accuracy or completeness of Content or assume any liability for any loss that may result from the reliance by any person upon any Content we provide. Any statements non-factual in nature constitute only current opinions, which are subject to change without notice.

Services. Through the Website, you may be able to review Content (as defined herein), upload and download files, register for membership, purchase products, make donations, sign up for events, pay for goods and services, communicate and establish relationships with other users, and post information, opinions and comments (collectively, the “Services”). GigaChef reserves the right to change, suspend and discontinue any aspect of the Services at any time including, but not limited to, the nature of the Services offered, databases, hours of availability, and software needed for access or use. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, GigaChef reserves the right to permit or restrict access to the Services and Website to any user in its sole and absolute discretion.

Profiles, Blogs and Boards. GigaChef offers original and third party information on the Website. You may be invited to provide custom screen names, icons and other profile information (collectively, “Profile Information”), and you and others may be permitted to create or contribute to pages on the Website or comment on, post, transmit or submit messages, ideas, concepts, techniques, know-how and other Content, information and materials, which may include uploading files, inputting data, providing personal information, submitting opinions or engaging in any form of communication that you and others submit, post and display on the Website or through the Services (collectively, and together with Profile Information, "User Generated Content") to other Website users, blogs, bulletin boards and public areas (collectively "Forums") within or in connection with the Site or in connection with the Services. In submitting User Generated Content to Forums, you agree to strictly limit yourself to discussions about the subject matter for which the Forums are intended.

User Generated Content. GigaChef does not endorse or have any control over User Generated Content submitted by you or others and accepts no responsibility whatsoever in connection with or arising therefrom. User Generated Content submitted through the Site is not necessarily reviewed by the Company prior to posting and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of the Company. If at any time the Company chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Forums, GigaChef nonetheless assumes no responsibility for User Generated Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate or inaccurate User Generated Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the user submitting any User Generated Content.

The Company makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the suitability, accuracy or reliability of any Content, including User Generated Content, accessible on or through the Website or the Services. Nonetheless, the Company reserves the right to prevent you from submitting User Generated Content and to edit, restrict or remove any User Generated Content for any reason at any time. You agree that GigaChef shall accept no liability if we prevent, in our sole discretion, your User Generated Content from being submitted, or we edit, restrict or remove it. You also agree to permit any other user of the Site and any third-party website on which your User Generated Content may be included, to access, view, store and reproduce the material for such user’s personal use.

Certain portions of the Website may offer you the ability to send (by e-mail or otherwise) messages directly to the Company or another user. The Company shall have no liability for any delay, loss or damage that may result from your use of e-mail tools or from interception or unauthorized use by third parties of any information you send through our systems. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users on and through the Website. GigaChef reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.

In the event a dispute arises between you and GigaChef or any third party, please e-mail the Company at and we will work quickly towards a resolution. We encourage you to report all user-to-user disputes to your local law enforcement, postmaster general, or a certified mediation or arbitration entity.

Ownership and Use of Content. As between you and GigaChef, all Content, other than User Generated Content submitted by you, is owned by GigaChef and is protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions, unless otherwise indicated. You may make and use printouts of such Content for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that the printouts retain all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices. Use of such Content on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose, or any other republication or redistribution of the Content, including, without limitation, framing such Content within another website, is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of GigaChef. Please contact us at with any licensing inquiries.

GigaChef shall not (a) be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding any User Generated Content except as specified in GigaChef’s Privacy Policy, as set forth in any additional terms and conditions relating to specific products or services, or as otherwise specifically agreed to by us in writing or required by law; (b) be obligated to pay you or any third party any compensation for any User Generated Content; or (c) be required to respond to any of your submissions of User Generated Content.

By posting any Content on the Website, you hereby grant the Company a perpetual, world-wide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, license, sublicense, adapt, distribute, display, publicly perform, reproduce, transmit, modify, and edit any such Content which you may provide for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof in any and all media now known or hereafter created and in any and all languages and formats. GigaChef does not assert any ownership over User Generated Content submitted by you; rather, as between us and you, subject to the rights granted to us herein, you retain full ownership of all of your User Generated Content and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your User Generated Content, subject to the foregoing license.

You hereby waive all rights to any claim against the Company for any alleged or actual infringements of any intellectual property rights, proprietary rights, rights of privacy and publicity, moral rights, and rights of attribution in connection with the Content submitted by you. By submitting Content, you represent to the Company that such content is original, you are its rightful owner or that you have first obtained permission from the rightful owner to submit it, and that you have the authority to assign and license to the Company all rights, title and interest as set forth herein in and to such Content. You acknowledge that the Company has detrimentally relied upon this representation. Accordingly, you further agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify the Company from and against any and all claims of alleged or actual infringements of any intellectual property rights, proprietary rights, rights of privacy and publicity, moral rights, and rights of attribution raised by third parties against the Company in connection with such Content, and any and all damages and liability relating thereto or arising therefrom, including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees.

You agree to release GigaChef, its parents, partners, contractors and affiliates together with their respective employees, agents, officers, directors and shareholders, from any and all liability and obligations whatsoever in connection with, or arising from, your use of the Forums or the Services. If at any time you are not happy with the Website or the Services or object to any Content, your sole remedy is to cease using them.

Advertisements and Third Party Content. From time to time, we may incorporate advertising, information, features, Content and services provided by other users or third parties (“Third Party Content”). Third Party Content, whether posted by us or not, does not imply any endorsement, approval, or verification by us of such Third Party Content or the policies, products or services of any third party. We do not always review Third Party Content and we are not responsible or liable for its quality, availability or completeness, or its compliance with any law, rule or regulation. By providing access to Third Party Content, GigaChef is not recommending the products or services of any third party. Subject to the terms of applicable service or other agreements, we may remove any Third Party Content from the Website or Services upon written request by its owner or licensor. Please consult any and all Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy applicable to Third Party Content prior to using it.

Limitation of Use. You agree that you will neither post on the Website nor submit to Forums any User Generated Content that:
  • is unlawful, threatening, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent, including any communication that constitutes (or encourages conduct that would constitute) a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law;
  • violates the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any other person or GigaChef;
  • is false, inaccurate or misleading or improperly assumes or claims the identity, characteristics or qualifications of another person;
  • imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Website’s infrastructure;
  • is for the purpose of spamming or aggressively promoting goods or services without our prior authorization;
  • is fraudulent or involves the distribution or sale of illegal, counterfeit, or stolen items;
  • contains any virus, Trojan horse, worm, time bomb, cancelbot, Easter eggs or other computer programming routines that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information, or other harmful component; or
  • is libelous or invasive of privacy or publicity rights or any other third party rights;
Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that you will not: (i) collect or store personal data about other users of the Website, including collecting user names or email addresses of users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email, (ii) upload, e-mail or otherwise transmit any material or User Generated Content that contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that might interrupt, limit or interfere with the functionality of any computer software, hardware, database or file that is owned, leased or used by GigaChef, the Website, or its users; or (iii) submit unwanted messages by e-mail or otherwise or post User Generated Content that disparages or insults any user.

Contests. By submitting an entry in any contest, drawing, or competition organized or sponsored by the Company (a “Contest”), you hereby grant GigaChef and its assignees, licensees, contractors and agents a perpetual, world-wide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, license, sublicense, adapt, distribute, display, publicly perform, reproduce, transmit, modify, and edit your submission for any purpose the Company deems fit without additional compensation unless (and then only to the extent) prohibited by the rules of such Contest. By participating in a Contest, you agree to release and hold harmless the Company and its licensees, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, and marketing and promotional partners harmless from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever which may occur in connection with, preparation or participation in such Contest, or acceptance of a prize or participation in any Contest-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend any contest, drawing, or competition for any reason. By participating in a Contest, you agree to GigaChef’s collection and use of your personal information and acknowledge that you have read and accepted the Company’s Privacy Policy.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”). The DMCA provides recourse to those who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by us infringe your copyright, you may send us a notice requesting that we remove the material or block access to it. The notice must include the following information:
  1. Physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works);
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to allow us to locate the material on the Site;
  4. The name, address, telephone number, and email address of the complaining party;
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and is given under penalty of perjury, and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.copyright.gov for details. Notices and counter-notices under the DMCA, as well as all other communications addressed to us relating to this Agreement, should be sent to:

GigaChef, LLC
PO Box 296
Purchase, NY 10577

with a copy to

Fridman Law Group, LLC
287 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013

We strongly suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, please be aware that penalties may apply for false claims under the DMCA.

Gift Cards

1.Redemption.
CookingDistrict.com Gift Cards ("Gift Cards") may only be redeemed towards store credit, which can be used for the purchase of eligible products on CookingDistrict.com only. Purchases are deducted from the customer's store credit balance. Any unused store credit balance will remain in the customer's CookingDistrict.com account. If a purchase exceeds the redeemer's store credit balance, the remaining amount must be paid with another payment method. To view your store credit balance, visit Store Credit on CookingDistrict.com. No fees apply to Gift Cards.
2.Limitations.
Gift Cards cannot be used to purchase other gift cards. Gift Cards cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred for value, or redeemed for cash, except to the extent required by law. Unused Gift Card balances in an CookingDistrict.com account may not be transferred to another CookingDistrict.com account.
3.Risk of Loss.
The risk of loss and title for Gift Cards pass to the purchaser upon our electronic transmission of the Gift Card to the purchaser or designated recipient, or our delivery to the carrier, whichever is applicable. We are not responsible if any Gift Card is stolen or used without your permission.
4.Fraud.
We will have the right to close customer accounts and bill alternative forms of payment if a fraudulently obtained Gift Card is redeemed and/or used to make purchases on CookingDistrict.com.
5.Limitation of Liability.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO GIFT CARDS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN THE EVENT A GIFT CARD IS NON-FUNCTIONAL, YOUR SOLE REMEDY, AND OUR SOLE LIABILITY, WILL BE THE REPLACEMENT OF SUCH GIFT CARD. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
6.Disputes.
Any dispute or claim relating in any way to Gift Cards will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this agreement. There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow the terms of these Gift Card terms and conditions as a court would. We and you agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial. We and you also agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.
7.General Terms.
The CookingDistrict.com Conditions of Use apply. When you purchase, receive or redeem a Gift Card, you agree that the laws of the State of New York (General Business Law section 396-I Chapter 170 and the Abandoned Property Law, Sections 103 and 1315), without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Gift Card terms and conditions. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time in our discretion. All terms and conditions are applicable to the extent permitted by law.

Rewards Points

1.Earning Points.
You may receive points on products you purchase for your personal or commerical use. However, we may identify certain products and offers that are not eligible for receiving points. School bulk and wholesale orders are not eligible for earning points at this time.
2Redemption.
CookingDistrict.com Rewards Points ("Points") may only be redeemed towards store credit, which can be used for the purchase of eligible products on CookingDistrict.com only. Purchases are deducted from the customer's store credit balance. Any unused store credit balance will be remain in the customer's CookingDistrict.com account. If a purchase exceeds the redeemer's store credit balance, the remaining amount must be paid with another payment method. To view your store credit balance, visit Store Credit on CookingDistrict.com. No fees apply to Rewards Points.
3.Limitations.
Rewards points cannot be used to purchase gift cards. Points cannot be transferred for value, or redeemed for cash, except to the extent required by law. Unused rewards point balances in an CookingDistrict.com account may not be transferred to another CookingDistrict.com account.
4.Membership Cancellation.
Termination of your user account will result in the forfeiture of any points earned or store credit.