Terms of Use

Terms of Service

These Terms of Service govern your access to and use of our services, including our various websites, SMS, email notifications, applications, buttons, widgets, ads, commerce services, and our other covered services and any information, text, links, graphics, photos, audio, videos, or other materials or arrangements of materials uploaded, downloaded or appearing on the Services (collectively referred to as “Content”). By using the Services you agree to be bound by these Terms.

1. Who May Use the Services

You may use the Services only if you agree to form a binding contract with BareKichen and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the applicable jurisdiction. In any case, you must be at least 18 years old to use the Services. If you are accepting these Terms and using the Services on behalf of a company, organization, government, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so and have the authority to bind such entity to these Terms, in which case the words “you” and “your” as used in these Terms shall refer to such entity.

2. Privacy

Our Privacy Policy (https://www.barekichen.co.ke/terms/privacy-policy) describes how we handle the information you provide to us when you use our Services. You understand that through your use of the Services you consent to the collection and use (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of this information, including the transfer of this information to Kenya and/or other countries for storage, processing and use by BareKichen and its affiliates.

3. Content on the Platform

You are responsible for your use of the Platform and for any Content you provide, including compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. You should only provide Content that you are comfortable sharing with others.

Any use or reliance on any Content or materials posted via the Platform or obtained by you through the Platform is at your own risk. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or communications posted via the Platform or endorse any opinions expressed via the Platform. You understand that by using the Platform, you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. All Content is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Content. We may not monitor or control the Content posted via the Platform and, we cannot take responsibility for such Content.

We reserve the right to remove Content that violates the User Agreement, including for example, copyright or trademark violations, impersonation, unlawful conduct, or harassment. Information regarding specific policies and the process for reporting or appealing violations.

4. Content and Rights

You retain your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Platform. What’s yours is yours — you own your Content (and your incorporated audio, photos and videos are considered part of the Content).

By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through the Platform, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed). This license authorizes us to make your Content available to the rest of the world and to let others do the same. You agree that this license includes the right for BareKichen to provide, promote, and improve the Platform and to make Content submitted to or through the Platform available to other companies, organizations or individuals for the syndication, broadcast, distribution, promotion or publication of such Content on other media and services, subject to our terms and conditions for such Content use. Such additional uses by BareKichen, or other companies, organizations or individuals, may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the Content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Platform.

BareKichen has an ever changing set of rules for how ecosystem partners can interact with your Content on the Platform. These rules exist to enable an open ecosystem with your rights in mind. You understand that we may modify or adapt your Content as it is distributed, syndicated, published, or broadcast by us and our partners and/or make changes to your Content in order to adapt the Content to different media.

You represent and warrant that you have, or have obtained, all rights, licenses, consents, permissions, power and/or authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein for any Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Platform. You agree that such Content will not contain material subject to copyright or other proprietary rights, unless you have necessary permission or are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant BareKichen the license described above.

5. Using the Platform

Our Platform changes constantly. As such, the Platform may change from time to time, at our discretion. We may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Platform or any features within the Platform to you or to users generally. We also retain the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time. We may also remove or refuse to distribute any Content on the Platform, suspend or terminate users, and reclaim usernames without liability to you.

In consideration for BareKichen granting you access to and use of the Platform, you agree that BareKichen and its third-party providers and partners may place advertising on the Platform or in connection with the display of Content or information from the Platform whether submitted by you or others. You also agree not to misuse our Platform, for example, by interfering with it or accessing it using a method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide. You may not do any of the following while accessing or using the Platform: (i) access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Platform, BareKichen’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of BareKichen’s providers; (ii) probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures; (iii) access or search or attempt to access or search the Platform by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by BareKichen (and only pursuant to the applicable terms and conditions), unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with BareKichen (NOTE: scraping the platform without the prior consent of BareKichen is expressly prohibited); (iv) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the Platform to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information; or (v) interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Platform, or by scripting the creation of Content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Platform.

We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to: (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce the Terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of BareKichen, its users and the public. BareKichen does not disclose personally-identifying information to third parties except in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

6. Your Account

You may need to create an account to use some of our Services. You are responsible for safeguarding your account, so use a strong password and limit its use to this account. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above.

You can control most communications from the Platform. We may need to provide you with certain communications, such as service announcements and administrative messages. These communications are considered part of the Services and your account, and you may not be able to opt-out from receiving them.

If you added your phone number or email account address to your account and you later change or deactivate that phone number or email account, you must update your account information to help prevent us from communicating with anyone who acquires your old number or email account address.

7. Your License to Use the Platform

BareKichen gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you as part of the platform. This license has the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Platform as provided by BareKichen, in the manner permitted by these Terms.

The Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both Kenya and foreign countries. Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use the BareKichen name or any of the BareKichen trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding BareKichen, or the platform is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you.

8. Ending These Terms

You may end your legal agreement with BareKichen at any time by deactivating your accounts and discontinuing your use of the Platform by deleting your account from your profile settings.

We may suspend or terminate your account or cease providing you with all or part of the Platform at any time for any or no reason, including, but not limited to, if we reasonably believe: (i) you have violated the BareKichen Terms of Service, (ii) you create risk or possible legal exposure for us, (iii) your account should be removed due to unlawful conduct, (iv) your account should be removed due to prolonged inactivity, (v) our provision of the Platform to you is no longer commercially viable. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you by the email address associated with your account or the next time you attempt to access your account, depending on the circumstances. In all such cases, the Terms shall terminate, including, without limitation, your license to use the Platform, except that the following sections shall continue to apply: II, III, and V. If you believe your account was terminated in error you can file an appeal.

9. Limitations of Liability

By using the Platform you agree that BareKichen, its parents, affiliates, related companies, officers, directors, employees, agents representatives, partners and licensors, liability is limited to the maximum extent permissible in your country of residence.

10. General

We may revise these Terms from time to time. The changes will not be retroactive, and the most current version of the Terms, which will always be found at https://barekichen.co.ke/terms/tos will govern our relationship with you. Other than for changes addressing new functions or made for legal reasons, we will notify you 30 days in advance of making effective changes to these Terms that impact the rights or obligations of any party to these Terms, for example via a service notification or an email to the email associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Platform after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms of Service.

In the event that any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, then that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary, and the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. BareKichen’s failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision.

11. Additional Information or Assistance

These Terms are an agreement between you and BareKichen. If you have any questions feel free to contact us:

BareKichen Attn: Customer Relations 1st Floor Charismata Building, Opposite D & D House, West End Road P.O.BOX 14056-20100 Nakuru, Kenya Email: hello@barekichen.co.ke

Terms of Service Effective as from 1st January 2019