Plain English Terms of use

Decorum

Kindred Cocktails is a community. Respect others and refrain from inappropriate language and conduct. Don't create duplicate content, such as cocktails with the same name or substantially the same ingredients. Don't add new ingredients without checking to see if it might exist under another spelling or variation. Report issues using the Request moderation feature or by e-mail.

Copyright and intellectual property

Lists of ingredients aren't copyrightable under US law (although detailed instructions may be). By submitting text and images, you license us to use it without restriction or compensation. Attempt to attribute cocktails to their creator, if known. Don't submit cocktails created by people who don't want them made public, even if allowed by law; that's not nice. Upload only photographs which you've taken or which are licensed to you; give each image a title, an attribution, a date (if known) and a copyright symbol if appropriate. Give credit where it's due and cite references (web links, books, articles, etc.) when possible; that's being nice.

The content, information, data, designs and code are protected by intellectual property laws, including copyright and trademark. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Your data

When you add a cocktail, you share it with the community. You may delete it if no other user has included it in their cocktail book. We moderate submissions to make them more appropriate for shared use (including deleting inappropriate content). You may export cocktails that you entered; importing them is your job.

Your privacy

We take reasonable steps to secure your personal information. However, this is a cocktail website, not a bank. Sometimes folks (such as designers, nerds, and so forth) may have access to your e-mail address and other non-password information. We may send you e-mails, including promotions from our sponsors. We won't sell your contact information to third parties. You may receive e-mail newsletters and notifications that someone commented on your cocktail, but you may opt out. Your password is encrypted on our server using standard encryption technology. If concerned, use a password that you don't care about. Usage information is collected in the aggregate or for cocktail purposes (such as improving recommendations to you), or to present you appropriate information from our sponsors. We use cookies and other technology to maintain your account.

Things change

These terms may change, but we'll notify you if they change substantially. You may quit at any time. If you ask that your account be deleted, cocktails that you submitted will be retained. We may change or discontinue this service.

Indemnification and miscellaneous

If your misuse of this site causes us legal problems, you agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless. You agree to use the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in any dispute. You agree to arbitration from the American Arbitration Association. If you use this site, you accept these Terms of Use.

No Warranty

Software and computers can break. We're not responsible for any damages. In legalese:

THE WEBSITE AND DATA CONTAINED WITHIN KINDRED COCKTAIL ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE;

THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND DATA IS AT THE USER'S OWN RISK;

ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE AND DATA MAY BE INTERRUPTED OR DISCONTINUED AND MAY NOT BE ERROR FREE; AND

NEITHER KINDRED COCKTAILS, DAN CHADWICK, NOR ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THIS WEBSITE AND DATA SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USER'S USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE ELECTRONIC PRODUCT AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN.