The Services are a mobile and online platform that allows farmers/food producers to (i) list local products for sale by posting photos and other content relating to such items and allows buyers to (ii) browse, search, and purchase such items, (iii) participate in an online community of local food minded people (iv) and engage in other activity relating to the foregoing. Any user that buys one or more items through the Services is referred to herein as a “buyer”, and any user that lists one or more items for sale on the Services is referred to herein as a “seller”. A user may be either a buyer and a seller.
All information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or any other materials whatsoever, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted to RED or the Services, are collectively referred to herein as “Content.” The submitting user retains ownership of Content submitted by such user. Notwithstanding the user’s ownership of the Content, the submitting user grants RED a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, non-exclusive, transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, translate, distribute, and display such Content (in whole or part) on the Services and for any other reasonable purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, such license shall extend to the use of any submitting user’s Content in marketing emails, share pages or other advertising materials that we may develop or distribute from time to time.
RED has not, and will not, review, monitor or edit the Content for accuracy, authenticity, timeliness, integrity or completeness. RED shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse or delete any Content that it considers to violate the Terms or to be illegal or otherwise inappropriate for the Services. RED Market, in its sole and absolute discretion, may preserve Content and may also disclose or otherwise use Content if required to do so by law, judicial or governmental mandate or, to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of RED Market, users of the Services or the public.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we advise you that the Services contain features that allow users to send non-public messages to each other and that any messages or other information sent between or among users using such features are considered Content hereunder. While it is not our policy to generally monitor or review user messaging activity, we advise you that we may review, disclose and use information contained in any such messages for any of the purposes described above.
We may from time to time invite users of Facebook, Instagram or other social network sites to associate photos or other content posted to such sites with customized hashtags that we suggest (such as “#eatRED”) for the purpose of identifying photos or other content that may be relevant to users of the Services or for our promotional activities. By associating photos or other content with any such hashtag, you agree that such photos and other content will be deemed Content hereunder and subject to these Terms.
In order to maximize the user experience in using the Services, and avoid, eliminate or minimize some of the disruptive, disrespectful and nonproductive activity you often encounter at other websites and blogs, we ask you to follow these rules: (a) do not upload to, distribute through or otherwise publish through the Services any Content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable or that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or that would otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law; (b) do not use the Services in any manner that could be offensive, including but not limited to posting Content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual, or that could be harmful to minors or that harasses or advocates harassment of another person; © only use the Services in a manner consistent with all laws and regulations and in accordance with these Terms; (d) do not impersonate any person or entity, misrepresent any affiliation with another person, entity, or association, use false IP addresses or headers, or otherwise conceal your identity for any purpose; (e) only submit Content for which you have the copyright or other specific permission to distribute electronically; (f) do not violate, plagiarize, or infringe on the rights of third parties, including without limitation copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, publicity or other proprietary rights; and (g) do not, without our express written approval, distribute or otherwise publish any Content containing any solicitation of funds, advertising, affiliate marketing offers, link referral codes, junk mail, “spam,” chain letters or pyramid schemes.
The Services, including but not limited to all text, graphics, logos, icons, images, data, graphs, audio, videos, computer programs and other material and information contained on, or utilized in the provision of, the Services, are the property of RED Market, its users or its content suppliers, as applicable, and are protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or other proprietary rights. RED Market hereby grants you a limited, nonexclusive, non-transferable personal license to use the Services only for (i) personal or informational purposes and (ii) for the limited commercial purpose of buying and selling items posted to the Services in accordance with these Terms. The term of such license is limited to the period that you maintain a valid user account and otherwise comply with these Terms. You may print and/or download and store portions of the Services for such purposes, so long as you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained within the Services. Except as expressly authorized by RED Market in writing, you may not use, copy, distribute, modify or create derivative works from, disclose, display, transmit, or post or any portion of the Services for any purpose, create internet “links” to the Site or App or “frame” or “mirror” the Site or App on any other server or wireless or Internet-based device. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to RED Market and/or its licensors.
A user may receive passwords and account designations upon completing certain registration processes in connection with the Services and is wholly responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of such passwords or designations.
By listing an item on the Services, you represent and warrant that you and all aspects of the item comply with these Terms. You also represent and warrant that you may legally sell the item. You must accurately describe your item and all terms of your offer on the Services. Your listings may only include text descriptions, graphics, pictures and other content relevant to the sale of that item. All items must be listed in an appropriate category.
You may not do any of the following in using the Services at any time: (i) use another user’s account without permission, (ii) alter an item’s price after it has sold, (iii) make or attempt to make direct arrangements with a buyer or a seller to use a payment method other than the approved payment methods available through the Services, or (iv) take any action which is deliberately designed to circumvent, reduce or manipulate RED Food transaction fees. Your failure to comply with any of the foregoing constitutes grounds for our immediate termination of your ability to use the Services.
Creating a user account with RED Market and listing items for sale through the Services is free.
Prices for items listed on the Services are always displayed to buyers on a “delivery included” and “RED fee included” basis. In other words, the price displayed in an item listing (the “Listing Price”) is the total price the buyer will pay to purchase the item and have it delivered to him or her by the seller. The Services permit sellers to offer discounts on individual item or multiple-item orders from a single buyer and, in such cases, the “Listing Price” of an item as used herein means to the price displayed for such item after giving effect to such discount.
An “Order” refers an item or group of items purchased by a single buyer from a single or multiple sellers in the single “Cart” checkout on the Services. When a listing is made and purchased, RED charges the seller and the buyer collectively through the Order transaction fee equal to 7% of the aggregate Listing Price of all the items in the Order. This 7% fee is added to the top of the price listed for the respective product. The amount the seller makes for Order (the “Seller Proceeds”) is thus 93% of the price chefs see in their carts.
You are responsible for paying all applicable taxes associated with using the Services (other than taxes on RED Market’s income). Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in US Dollars (USD). Our fee policy is subject to change. We will post any permanent changes to our fee policy by updating these Terms in accordance with the first paragraph of the Terms. We may also choose to temporarily change the fees for certain services for promotional events; such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional events on the Services or otherwise provide notice to you. We may waive or reduce our fees for certain users or groups of users in our sole discretion. We may, at our sole discretion, change some or all of our Services at any time. In the event that we introduce a new service, the fees for that service are effective at the launch of the service.
In certain situations, including but not limited to a void or invalid transaction, we may issue a reimbursement of applicable fees to a seller.
Sellers are responsible for all deliveries on RED Market. As a seller, when listing an item, you should factor in the cost of packing and delivering the item in setting the Listing Price. Sellers may combine multiple items purchased in a single Order into a single package and may offer discounts to buyers to account for reduced delivery cost associated with larger bulk orders.
The seller of an Order must deliver products on the agreed upon delivery date as per the product’s listing on RED Food. If you are unable to deliver the item as listed on RED Market, you must contact Katie by phone at (218)721-2453 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
We hold all Seller Proceeds resulting from Orders placed on the Services in a single deposit account established by RED Market with a commercial bank for the benefit of our users. We keep individual records for each RED Market seller in the form of online account invoices at REDmarketmn.com.
When an Order is placed, the buyer pays the associated amount with credit card via Stripe. Once the order has been confirmed via delivery, RED Market distributes payment to sellers via check in the following week.
If you link your Stripe account with the Services, you are independently responsible for complying with all applicable laws in all of your actions related to your use of Stripe’s services, and you must adhere to the terms of Stripe’s Acceptable Use Policy, which is available at https://stripe.com/us/legal/l.
To the extent you as a buyer effect any transaction on the Services using a credit card, you must have a valid credit card on file, and Stripe will store your credit card information. Stripe will verify your credit card information (including expiration date and billing address) but will not charge your credit card unless you conduct an activity through the Services that requires your credit card to be charged. By agreeing to pay for a transaction with your credit card, you authorize us to charge your credit card.
RED Market may terminate or limit a user’s ability to use the Services in RED Market’s absolute discretion and for any reason. RED Market may terminate your use of the Services for reasons that include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) violation of these Terms; (2) abuse of resources on which the Services rely or attempt to gain unauthorized entry to the Services; or (3) as required by law, regulation, court or governing agency order. RED Market’s termination of any user’s access to the Services may be effected without notice and, on such termination, RED Market may immediately bar any further access to the Services. RED Market shall not be liable to any user or other third party for any termination of that user’s access to the Services. In the event of termination, RED Market reserves the right to delete, or not delete, a user’s Content at RED Market’s sole discretion.
The Services may provide links to other websites maintained by third parties. RED Market exercises no control whatsoever over such other websites and is not responsible or liable for the availability, content, advertising, products, services or other materials on such websites. Your access and use of such linked websites, including information, material, products and services therein, is solely at your own risk.
Each user shall indemnify, defend and hold RED Market and its officers, directors, affiliates, employees and agents harmless from any and all claims, demands, damages, costs, and liabilities including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of that user’s acts or omissions, including claims arising out of that user’s use of the Services; his or her submission, posting or transmission of Content or his or her violation of the Terms.
RED Market is not party to, has no involvement or interest in, makes no representations or warranties as to, and have no responsibility or liability with respect to any communications, transactions, interactions, disputes or any relations whatsoever between you and any other user, person or organization (“your interactions with others”). You must conduct any necessary, appropriate, prudent or judicious investigation, inquiry, research or due diligence with respect to your interactions with others. You agree to indemnify and hold RED Market and its members, governors, officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from and against any third-party claim, cause of action, demand or damages related to or arising out of your interactions with others.
Should you have a dispute with one or more users, or an outside party, you release RED Market and its officers, directors, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. We encourage users to report user-to-user disputes to your local law enforcement, postmaster general, or a certified mediation or arbitration entity, as applicable. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to become involved in any way with disputes between you and any other user of the Services.
If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which states: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”
The Services are only a venue for users to interact with other users to list, discuss, buy and sell items. RED Market is only providing a service and is not otherwise involved in any transaction between buyers and sellers who use the Services, and RED Market does not obtain title to any listed or purchased items, nor does it act as a buyer, seller or agent in connection with any such transaction. RED Market does not control the Content posted to the Services and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content and makes no representation whatsoever with respect to underlying goods posted for sale or sold through the Services. Under no circumstances will RED Market be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, liability for any errors or omissions in any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted or displayed via the Services or as a result of any transaction conducted by any user in reliance on such Content. Each user, by using the Services, may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Each user must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of the Services and any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, integrity or usefulness of the Services or any such Content.
FOR ANY TRANSACTION THAT IS INITIATED OR CONDUCTED THROUGH THE SERVICES, YOU MUST MAKE YOUR OWN INDEPENDENT DETERMINATION REGARDING THE STATEMENTS, PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIONS OF THE OTHER PARTY AND THE PARTY’S ABILITY TO PAY FOR OR DELIVER THE RELEVANT ITEM. PLEASE USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE AND PRACTICE SAFE TRADING WHEN DEALING WITH OTHER USERS OR OTHERWISE USING THE SERVICES.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, RED Market advises you that the sale of certain food items posted for sale through may be subject to federal, state or local regulation governing the sale of such items or other rules and regulations relating to the protection of children and consumers. Any user who posts any such item to the Services represents and warrants that the posting and any sale of such item is in full compliance with all such rules and regulations and is not subject to any such liability. RED Market makes no representation or warranty whatsoever in connection with the sale of any such item and shall have no liability whatsoever in connection with the improper or illegal sale or resale of any such item by any user.
RED Market does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted access to the Services, and operation of the Services may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of RED Market’s control. When you access the Services through a mobile device, your wireless service carrier’s standard charges, data rates and other fees may apply, and RED Market shall have no liability whatsoever for such charges, rates or other fees.
EACH USER’S USE OF THE SERVICES ARE AT HIS OR HER SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND RED FOOD ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MIS-DELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY CONTENT OR COMMUNICATIONS. RED FOOD EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. RED FOOD SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY USER’S USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY TRANSACTIONS OR POTENTIAL TRANSACTIONS, GOODS OR SERVICES PROMISED OR EXCHANGED, OR OTHER CONTENT, INTERACTIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS OR RELATIONS THROUGH, RELATED TO OR AS A RESULT OF RED Food OR CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH RED Food (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LINKS ON RED Food AND LINKS IN CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH RED Food).
THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
“RED Market” is a registered trademark of RED Market, LLC. All other marks, names, and logos mentioned on the Services are the property of RED Market or, as applicable, the person displaying or using such mark, name or logo. Your use of the “RED Market” mark or other marks, names and logos set forth on the Services without prior written consent of the applicable owner is strictly prohibited.
RED Market respects the intellectual property rights of others, and requires that the people who use the Services do the same. It is our policy to respond promptly to claims of intellectual property misuse. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible through Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by providing the Copyright Agent (defined below) with the following information in writing: (1) the electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf; (2) identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (3) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit RED Market to locate the material, including the full URL; (4) your name, address, telephone number, and email address; (5) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (6) a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
If you believe that your Content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your Content, you may send a written counter-notice containing the following information to the above-described designated agent: (1) your physical or electronic signature; (2) identification of the Content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the Content appeared before it was removed or disabled; (3) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; (4) your name, address, telephone number, and email address, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which RED Food may be found and (5) a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, we will send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that we may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at our sole discretion.
The Terms constitute the entire agreement between each user and RED Market and govern each user’s use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements. The Terms and the relationship between each user and RED Market shall be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota without regard to its conflict of law provisions, and each party shall submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within Ramsey County, Minnesota. This Services are controlled and operated by RED Market from its offices within the State of Minnesota, United States of America. RED Market makes no representation that materials in the Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this Services from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. Nothing herein shall be deemed to create an agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship of any kind between RED Market and any user.
The provisions above listed under the headings “YOUR SUBMISSIONS”, “TERMINATION”, “LINKS”, “RESPONSIBILITY FOR USE; WARRANTY DISCLAIMER; LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY”, “PRIVACY” and “GENERAL INFORMATION” shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
The effective date of the original version of our terms of service is November 15, 2015. If you would like to review prior versions of our terms of service, please contact us at katie@REDmarketmn.com.