Terms and Conditions for Business Members

These are the Terms and Conditions for Business Members of YOU FOOD and form the contract between YOU FOOD and Businesses which join up as Members of YOU FOOD. They are subject to change from time to time.

1a)  This website is used entirely at the risk of those choosing to use it.   YOU FOOD LTD (the owners of the YOU FOOD brand) does not hold or accept any responsibility for any consequences arising to individuals, property,  organisations, businesses, charities, or any other body, arising as a result of businesses or users making use of this website.  YOU FOOD LTD accepts no responsibility for the consequences of inaccuracies or errors in the information contained within the YOU FOOD site, including prices, whether entered by users of the site, or by the administrators of the site; although every attempt is made to ensure accuracy, and upon notification of an error or inaccuracy, the error or inaccuracy will be corrected as soon as is convenient.

1b) The process of listing businesses currently involves manual intervention, in order to get the formatting correct, and to ensure that your Business details are entered in such a way as to make them fully searchable, which is a key feature of the YOU FOOD website: consumers looking for what you offer will find you!   Therefore, please expect a delay whilst this process is completed.  Future developments of this website will allow Business Members to upload their details directly and instantly onto the live site in the correct format, and with their data fully searchable, and will allow them to edit the information themselves when it changes.  Until then, if your information changes then please send an e-mail to admin@you-food.co.uk with a note of the changes, and we will amend them on the website, and confirm the changes have been made by a return e-mail.

2) This website is for the provision of information about, and the promotion of, food businesses, to users and YOU FOODIE Club Members of the YOU FOOD website, and to enable the running of a discount scheme, such that YOU FOODIE Club Members can receive discounts for doing business with the Business Members of YOU FOOD, with the intention of building loyalty of those YOU FOODIE Club Members to the Business Members.   Any attempt to subvert that aim in any way, or to attempt to make use of this website for any other purposes, may result in legal action being taken by YOU FOOD LTD, against the perpetrator, particularly if the perpetrator has damaged the business of YOU FOOD in any way, including, but not limited to, loss of income or reputational damage to the YOU FOOD brand, to the YOU FOOD LTD name, or to the reputation of food Businesses featured on the YOU FOOD website.   If the perpetrator is a Business Member of YOU FOOD, then YOU FOOD LTD reserves the right to terminate their Membership immediately, without compensation, and to remove any or all information about them from the YOU FOOD website.

3)  Business Members signing up to the Discount Scheme are required to honour the discounts on all occasions and for all YOU FOODIE Club Members, unless the YOU FOODIE Club Member has abused the Terms and Conditions of their YOU FOODIE Club Membership, e.g. unruly or insulting behaviour, damage to the property of the business, etc.

4) Business Members will be sent or given a window sticker to display in the door or window of their premises, to show that they are YOU FOOD Business Members, and are giving discounts to YOU FOODIE Club Members. That sticker remains the property of YOU FOOD, and should a Business Member fail to renew their YOU FOOD Business Membership, YOU FOOD reserves the right to send a representative to remove the sticker from the Business’ premises.

5) Business Members offering incremental discounts to YOU FOODIE Club Members as part of the loyalty scheme are required to enable YOU FOODIE Club Members to keep a record their visits to / purchases from their Business, so as to make the incremental discount scheme work effectively. This will take the form of electronic registration of visits / purchases using Smartphones.

6)  All Business Members will need to have their payment details stored by PayPal or GoCardless (or any other payment processing company who may be used in the future) in order for their recurring subscription to be processed.  This information is stored in encrypted form.  YOU FOOD LTD will not store any payment details for any Business Members.  Any Business Members paying by a method other than a recurring subscription through PayPal will be required to make immediate payment upon joining, and immediate payment on the due date for subscription renewals.  The renewal fee will be at the rate being charged for new members at the time.  The guaranteed life-time rates are only available to Business Members signing up to a recurring subscription via PayPal, GoCardless, or any other payment processing company who may be used in the future.  Non-payment of the fees due, within one calendar month, will attract an “overdue” penalty fee of £10+VAT, and an additional £10+VAT per calendar month that the payment is not made.  This charge represents the costs to YOU FOOD of chasing up the unpaid bills and issuing Statements of the unpaid account.

7)  All Business Members of YOU FOOD automatically become YOU FOODIE Club Members as well, and can use their YOU FOOD Membership / Privilege cards to obtain discounts and the YOU FOOD App to obtain loyalty offers at other Business Member establishments.  Thus, Business Members of YOU FOOD also need to abide by the Terms and Conditions for YOU FOODIE Club Members as well.