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Legislation and legal obligations

CasaMeals is a private community of global food-lovers who want to share cooking experiences.

The CasaMeals site is not targeted towards cooks who want 'to make a living' from this activity but is targeted towards 'occasional home cooks'. For instance hobby-cooks or people with spare time, who want to cook 'extra' portions or prepare 'extra meals' to share with other members of the community. Typically this is not done on a regular basis but rather on an 'exceptional' basis.

In other words, this is not a site for professional cooks who want to make a business out of this opportunity, nor has the site been created for restaurants.

The aim of the 'home cooks' participating at CasaMeals should not be profit-making.

In case professional cooks or restaurants want to join, they will be able to do so in a separate program. The program can offer them advertising facilities.

The aim of the 'home cooks' participating at CasaMeals should not be profit-making but some of the reasons and motivation are: building a warm and human neighbourhood community (as was the case decades ago), enjoying some cost sharing (for instance for ingredients and energy), getting to know people, breaking loneliness, sharing cooking experiences with other hobby-cooks, learning from others, teaching others, having a good time, offer meals to those in need, helping out busy parents with children, helping elderly people by offering healthy high-quality, reliable food, etc...

Despite this given, you acknowledge, understand and accept that your activities and transactions on CasaMeals may be subject to value added tax and other taxes, levies, charges and other legal contributions.

You accept that you exclusively are the only person who is reponsible to take the necessary steps to abide by the law applicable to you, to contact and enter into the necessary agreements with the appropriate authorities and to conform with the legislation that is applicable in your case.

You agree to pay all the taxes, VAT, levies, commissions, social or other charges, etc…. possibly applicable to you, resulting from your activities on CasaMeals. You expressly indemnify CasaMeals from any damages or claims that may result from these legal obligations.

CasaMeals formally declines any responsibility or liability for any tax or any cost or charge or expense that may occur as a result of your activities or transactions using the site. Even if you are not an independent entrepreneur or a 'company' but a 'non-professional citizen and member', you should be aware that VAT may be applicable to your activities, especially if you deploy 'semi-commercial activities' and/or activities on a regular basis.

As a result you may be subject to payment of VAT, taxes, levies or other charges, costs such as social security contribution and other. Also other legal requirements may be applicable to the activities you are deploying on CasaMeals (as an example - obligations and rules related to food hygiene, accounting obligations, registration as an independent contractor, registering as a business, etc….). In case of doubt, we recommend to seek professional legal and tax advice.

Prevailing Language

Although, over time, the site may become available in certain other languages, the English language version of this Agreement shall be controlling in all respects and shall prevail in case of any inconsistencies with translated versions, if any.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER.

CASAMEALS MAKES NO EXPRESS REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS, CASAMEALS RESOURCES, CASAMEALS PLATFORM OR ANY ACTIVITIES OR ITEMS RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CASAMEALS DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Termination

CasaMeals reserves the right to refuse or decline a new registration, terminate your right to have access, remove you as a member of CasaMeals, and/or prevent any further use if you violate any of these Terms. If we consider there to be a risk of liability or loss to us or any of our partners we reserve the right to take any action deemed necessary to prevent such a liability or loss from occurring

If we terminate your access to the Site you must cease using the Site at once. If you hold a suspended or terminated membership, you must not order from or re-join CasaMeals without our prior written consent. We reserve the right to assign or sub-contract any or all of our rights and obligations under these terms.

Enforceability

If any part of these Terms are deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions of these Terms.

No waiver by us shall be construed as a waiver of any preceding or succeeding breach of any provision.

Survival

Paragraphs 'Liabilities', 'Intellectual Property', 'Indemnity', 'Bills and Taxes', 'Electronic notice', 'Legislation and legal obligations', 'Prevailing language', 'Warranty disclaimer', 'Enforceability' and 'Governing law' will survive any termination of this Agreement and shall continue in full force and effect thereafter until 5 (five) years from the date of termination.

Governing law

These Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and any matter relating to CasaMeals shall be governed by Belgian law and any dispute shall be resolved exclusively in the courts of Belgium.

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