Terms and Conditions for Use

JDGroup Ventures, LLC, d/b/a “MealEssence.com”, thanks you for your business. It is our goal to our best ability to provide you with the best possible value, service, and quality. Please read our Terms and Conditions for Use, carefully, before viewing or using this Web site. By viewing using this Web site, MealEssence.com, you agree that you are over 13 years of age and you agree to each of these Terms and Conditions for Use herein including without limitation the Privacy Policy. Viewing any page of this website shall also be deemed as “using” this website. In these Terms and Conditions for Use JDGroup Ventures, LLC and MealEssence.com are jointly referred to as “We,” “Us,” or “Our.”

We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms and Conditions for Use at any time. We will provide notice of such changes only by posting the updated Terms and Conditions for Use on our Web site and changing the “last updated” date listed above. This applies exclusively to your access to, interaction with, and use of, this Web site and does not alter in any way the Terms and Conditions for Use of any other agreement you might have with JDGroup Ventures, LLC for products, services, or otherwise. We encourage you to review these Terms and Conditions for Use each time you visit our Web site to see if it has been updated since your last visit.

If you have any questions regarding the use of MealEssence.com please contact customerservice@mealessence.com.

Privacy Policy
Because JDGroup Ventures, LLC strongly believes in protecting user privacy we have adopted a privacy policy. Please refer to the JDGroup Ventures, LLC Privacy Policy* before providing any information on the site.

USER REGISTRATION
(A) In order to access or use some features of the Web site, you will have to become a registered user. If you are under the age of thirteen, then you are not permitted to register as a user or otherwise submit personal information to MealEssence.com.

(B) In order to become a registered user, you must provide true, accurate, and complete registration information and, if such information changes, promptly update the relevant information. You will create a user name and password (a “Membership”) that will permit you access to certain areas of the Web site not available to non-registered users. You are responsible for safeguarding and maintaining the confidentiality of your Membership. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs under your Membership, whether or not you have authorized the activity. You agree to notify us immediately at our customer support address customerservice@mealessence.com of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your membership.

Proprietary Rights
I. Content
All Web site materials, including, without limitation, the JDGroup Ventures, LLC and MealEssence.com logo, design, text, graphics, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, “Content”) are the proprietary property of JDGroup Ventures, LLC and of its affiliates or licensors. You may electronically copy and print to hard copy portions of this Web site for the sole purpose of using materials it contains for informational and non-commercial, personal use only, provided you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact. Any other use of Content, including any commercial use, reproduction for purposes other than described above, modification, distribution, republication, display, or performance, without the prior written permission of JDGroup Ventures, LLC is strictly prohibited.

II. Trademarks
“MealEssence.com” and other trademarks on this Web site belong to JDGroup Ventures, LLC or its affiliates or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the written permission of JDGroup Ventures, LLC. Additionally, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress of JDGroup Ventures, LLC and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the written permission of JDGroup Ventures, LLC. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned on the Web site are the property of their respective owners.

JDGroup Ventures, LLC might have other patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property rights covering subject matter in any Web pages, and any software part of the Web site. Except to the extent we may have granted you licenses to certain intellectual property in this Privacy Policy, our providing you with such Web pages or any software does not give you any license to our intellectual property. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Hyperlinks
You are granted a limited, nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the homepage or recipe home page of this Web site only, provided such link does not portray JDGroup Ventures, LLC or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise defamatory manner. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use, frame, or utilize framing techniques to enclose any JDGroup Ventures, LLC trademark, logo, or other proprietary information without JDGroup Venture’s express written consent. This includes the images found at this Web site, the content of any text, or the layout/design of any page or form contained on any page of the Web site. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license, by implication, estoppels or otherwise, in or under any patent, trademark, copyright, or proprietary right of JDGroup Ventures, LLC or any third party.

Third-Party Content & Services
JDGroup Ventures, LLCWe may provide hyperlinks to sites such as search engines and content of third parties (“Third-Party Content”) as a service to those interested in this information. JDGroup Ventures, LLCWE does not monitor nor does JDGroup We Ventures, LLC have control over any Third-Party Content. JDGroup Ventures, LLCWe does not endorse or adopt any Third-Party Content and can make no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. JDGroup Ventures, LLCWe does not warrant the accuracy of any information contained on, and we undertakes no responsibility to update or review, any Third-Party Content. Users of our Web site use these hyperlinks and Third-Party Content contained therein at their own risk.

Submissions
By submitting, disclosing, or offering any recipe, review, photograph, image, video, “favorites” list, comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, and other information, content or material, or other item (each, a “Submitted Item”) to JDGroup Ventures, LLC, either online or offline and whether or not solicited by JDGroup Ventures, LLC, you hereby grant to JDGroup Ventures, LLC an irrevocable, nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free right and license to use, display, publicly perform, modify, reproduce, publish, distribute, make derivative works of, sublicense, and otherwise commercially and non-commercially exploit your Submitted Items and all copyright, trade secret, trademark, or other intellectual property rights therein, in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter developed (including but not limited to print, film, or electronic storage devices), without compensation of any kind to you or any third party.

You hereby represent and warrant that you have all necessary right, power, and authority to grant the license set forth herein to your Submitted Item, and your Submitted Item does not violate, misappropriate, or infringe any copyright, trade secret, trademark or other intellectual property right of any third party. You will take, at JDGroup Ventures, LLC’s expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by JDGroup Ventures, LLC to effect, perfect, and confirm the license granted to same to your Submitted Item as set forth herein.

Publication or use of any Submitted Items is at JDGroup Ventures, LLC’s sole discretion. We are of JDGroup Ventures, LLC and under no obligation to publish or use any Submitted Item. If your Submitted Item is published, used and/or posted on the Web site or otherwise used by JDGroup Ventures, LLC we may include your screen name, likeness, photo or biographical information in conjunction with such publication, posting, or use. By submitting, disclosing, or offering a Submitted Item, you hereby grant JDGroup Ventures, LLC the right to use your name in connection with the publication, use or posting of your Submitted Item. You must include your full name and e-mail address with your Submitted Item so we can contact you if we have any questions about your Submitted Item; however, only your name and not your e-mail address will be published with your Submitted Item.

User Conduct
This Web site might include discussion forums or other interactive areas, including, but not limited to, bulletin boards, and recipe storage and exchange areas. All such forums and interactive areas shall be used only for non-commercial purposes. You are solely liable for any material you upload or transmit to the discussion forums or interactive areas of this Web site. You agree not to use the Web site to do any of the following:

1. Upload, post, e-mail, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish any message, information, text or other material (“Material”) that may be considered to be unlawful, harmful, libelous, tortuous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
2. Upload or transmit any Material that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national, or international law, including, without limitation, the regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any securities exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, or the NASDAQ;
3. Upload, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available any Material that might infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party;
4. Impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
5. Without JDGroup Ventures, LLC's written permission, distribute, publish, or make available any unsolicited or unauthorized promotions, advertising or solicitations for funds, goods or services, including junk mail, spam, and chain letters;
6. Harm minors in any way; or
7. Upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available any Material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

Disclaimer
THIS WEB SITE AND THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON IT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND YOU AGREE USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND/OR ITS CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. JDGROUP VENTURES, LLC DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. JDGROUP VENTURES, LLCWE DO DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT MATERIALS ON THIS WEB SITE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, OR ERROR-FREE. JDGROUP VENTURES, LLC DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THIS WEB SITE OR ITS SERVER (S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE AND CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

JDGroup Ventures, LLC reserves the right to change any and all content contained on this Web site at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, and supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation thereof by JDGroup Ventures, LLC.

Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL JDGROUP VENTURES, LLC OR ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, RISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEB SITE OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON, OR ACCESSED THROUGH, THIS WEB SITE, EVEN IF JDGROUP VENTURES, LLC or its affiliates HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so some of the above might not apply to you.

Indemnification
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless JDGroup Ventures, LLC its affiliates, and all of their officers, directors, agents, suppliers, and licensors from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your use of the Web site or any Materials or Submissions you provide, including, but not limited to, any claim by a third party that any Materials or Submissions infringe or violate such third party’s rights or interests.

Removal and Disclosure
We reserve the right to remove, take down, destroy or delete any Material and Submissions at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to Material and Submissions which we believe might subject us to any liability. We may access, use and disclose transaction information about your use of our Web site, and any Material and Submissions transmitted by you via or in connection with our Web site, to the extent permitted by law, in order to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena); to initiate, render, bill and collect for our products and services; to protect our rights or property, or to protect users of our Web site from fraud, abuse, or unlawful use of our Web site. We shall consider any violation by a third party on your behalf, a violation of this agreement by you.

Applicable Law
These Terms and Conditions for Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Indiana, without regard to its choice of law principles to the contrary. You agree any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions for Use shall be filed only in the state and federal courts residing in Warrick County, Indiana, and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action, or proceeding arising out of this Notice.

Termination
JDGroup Ventures, LLC reserves the right, without notice and at its discretion to terminate your license to use this Web site, to block or prevent future access to and use of this Web site, and to remove and discard any Material and Submissions.

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

Supporting Member Subscription Services

Subscription Services
Some features of or services provided through the Web site require a fee-based subscription (all fee-based subscriptions are referred to as “Subscription Services”). If you elect to purchase Subscription Services you understand that your subscription is personal to you and the members of your immediate household, and you may not transfer or make available your account name and password to others, including without limitation your co-workers. Any distribution by you of your account name and password may result in cancellation of your subscription without refund and in additional charges based on unauthorized use. Subscription Services may change, without prior notice. From time to time we may offer certain special promotions or offers (such as free premiums with purchase, or product discounts, etc) associated with our products (“special premiums”). Shipment of such special premiums may take up to 12 weeks for delivery. JDGroup Ventures, LLC reserves the right to charge shipping fees associated with these special premiums/products. Any and all promotions and/or offers, including those for special premiums may be discontinued at anytime, without prior notice at our discretion and are only available while supplies last or for the duration noted.

Cancellation of Subscription Services
You may terminate Subscription Services at any time by contacting our Customer Support at customerservice@mealessence.com. If you have a dispute with us relating to the Web site or the Subscription Services, you may cancel the Subscription Services. The cancellation of Subscription Services is your only remedy to any dispute that you may have with us. We will attempt to process all cancellation requests within 5 business days after we receive your request. Any such termination or cancellation is subject to the no-refund policy described below. Please remember that if we determine that you are not complying with any Terms of Conditions for Use in this Notice, the Privacy Policy, or other Terms and Conditions on our Web site, we reserve the right to unilaterally and immediately terminate your Subscription Services. Upon any termination or cancellation of your Subscription Services, we may immediately deactivate or delete your subscription service-related features and content.

RETURN POLICY
Active Members have a 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee starting with the day that they enroll as a paid member.  If you contact us within 30 days of your initial paid enrollment and cancel, you may request and receive a full refund of your Month 1 subscription fee.

Payments
Prices for all Subscription Services exclude all applicable taxes and telecommunication charges, unless expressly stated otherwise and are in the form of US Dollars. To the extent permissible under law, you are responsible for any applicable taxes, whether or not they are listed on your receipt or statement. If you purchase Subscription Services, you agree to pay, using a valid credit card (or other form of payment that we may accept from time to time), the applicable fees, and taxes (if any) set forth on the Web site. We reserve the right, upon prior notice to you, to change the amount of any fees and to institute new fees, effective at the end of your current subscription period. All authorized charges will be billed to your designated credit card account (or other payment method) on the Terms described in the specific offer. If payment cannot be charged to your credit card or your other payment method, or if your payment is returned to JDGroup Ventures, LLC for any reason, we reserve the right to either suspend or terminate your access to the unpaid-for Subscription Services.

CONFIDENTIALITY. All information supplied by you to JDGroup Ventures, LLC during the completion of the registration and subscription forms is subject to the Privacy Policy*.

LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
JDGroup Ventures, LLC is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or line, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or redemption to be received by JDGroup Ventures, LLC on account of technical problems or traffic congestion online or on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any materials consistent with this Trial or subsequent use of JDGroup Ventures, LLC’s website. If, for any reason, the Trial offer is not capable of running online as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of JDGroup Ventures, LLC which threatens or corrupts or adversely affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Trial offer, JDGroup Ventures, LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or suspend the offer and/or any Trials. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY YOU TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SUBSCRIPTION OFFER, MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, JDGROUP VENTURES, LLCWE WILL DISQUALIFY YOUR ATTEMPTED REDEMPTION AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Renewal Program. For your convenience and to ensure that there’s no interruption of your subscription member privileges, We will automatically charge your credit card or other payment method on file with Us the then-current renewal rate for the renewal period set forth in your subscription service. Prior to that renewal billing we will attempt to notify you by sending a billing reminder email to the email address that you supplied when you purchased the subscription, or to an updated email address that you have supplied to Us. JDGroup Ventures, LLC will notify prior to automatically renewing your subscription on the anniversary of your purchase to ensure that there is no interruption of your Supporting Member privileges. JDGroup Ventures, LLC will charge your credit card at the then-current renewal rate using the credit card information we have on file for your account. Please contact the JDGroup Ventures, LLC Customer Support Department at customerservice@mealessence.com to cancel your automatic renewal, cancel your subscription if you do not wish to continue with your subscription on program or if you wish to, or change your payment method.

Gift Subscriptions
In the event multiple subscription gifts are given to the same user, the subscriptions will be added together to assume one expiration date. For example, if you were to receive a monthly subscription from two different people, you will now have two months of subscription services. There is a limit on the number of memberships that can be added together. Reasonable attempts will be made to notify the gift recipient by email of their gift subscription. Subscriptions not claimed within one-year of purchase will expire, without a refund.
Gift subscription services can be cancelled at anytime. Please see ‘Canceling Subscription Services’. Refund will be mailed after written notification to the original purchaser.

Copyright Complaints
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement must be sent to Service Provider’s Designated Agent.