Serious Eats Terms of Use

This statement covers all of the Serious Eats website and any associated content including email and RSS feeds. Please read this statement carefully before proceeding to access any of the SE Site. Your use of the SE Site indicates your agreement to abide by the Terms in effect.

Serious Eats RSS Feed

The Serious Eats RSS feed may be found here. Serious Eats provides a general license to use this feed, provided it is not modified in any way (including the stripping of ads) with the exception of image stripping when the feed is incorporated into a commercial use. All commercial uses of Serious Eats feeds (including but not limited to websites generating revenue through advertisements) must strip all images from the feed to ensure copyright compliance with any third-party photographic agency licenses.

Web Syndication Terms of Use

  • The Serious Eats logo and URL must appear prominently at the top of each page displaying Serious Eats content.
  • Internal links in the Serious Eats content must not be removed.
  • The format or branding of Serious headlines, text, and other information provided in the RSS feeds must not be modified.
  • “More From…” links back Serious Eats at the end of each post must be included on content pages, and may not be removed.

Print Syndication Terms of Use

For questions about print syndication, please email [email protected].

General Terms of Use

  • The RSS feeds may not be spliced into or otherwise redistributed by third-party RSS providers.
  • No content, including any advertisements or other promotional content, shall be added to the RSS feeds.
  • Images must be removed from open syndication feeds and commercial feeds (please contact Serious Eats for more details)
  • Serious Eats reserves the right to object to your presentation of the RSS feeds and the right to require you to cease using the RSS feeds at any time.
  • Serious Eats further reserves the right to terminate its distribution of the RSS feeds or change the content or formatting of the RSS feeds at any time without notice to you.
  • Serious Eats provides this content “as is” and Serious Eats shall not be held liable for your use of the information or the feeds.
  • Use of a Site’s content, including text and images, on your site, or in print, is entirely at your discretion. Serious Eats is not responsible for any complaints regarding content or images that you choose to display on your site or in print.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED, SERIOUS EATS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES INCLUDING WARRANTIES FOR MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. By accessing the RSS feeds or the XML instructions provided above, you indicate that you understand and agree to these terms and conditions.

Comments Terms of Use

Serious Eats aims to build a welcoming, inclusive community of readers and foster lively but friendly conversations about the content we publish. Users who have created Serious Eats accounts may post comments on articles and recipes. To help ensure that comments are useful, interesting, and respectful to other readers, the following types of content are prohibited:

  • Threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, or libelous material
  • Derogatory, hateful, or grossly offensive statements about an individual or a group
  • Intentionally misleading statements or statements the commenter knows to be false
  • Advertisements for or offers to sell or buy any product or service, or comments that are intended primarily for self-promotion or promotion of third-party goods and services
  • Material that infringes copyright
  • Material that is in breach of the law
  • Any content that is irrelevant to the particular article or recipe to which the comment is being posted

If Serious Eats sees or receives notice that a comment post is not in keeping with the above terms and conditions or the intended use of our comments sections, we reserve the right to remove that comment posting. The removal of any comment shall be solely at the discretion of Serious Eats. Repeated or serious violations of these terms and conditions by a user may result in the user being banned from all comments sections on Serious Eats.

As noted above, intentionally false or misleading statements are prohibited; however, Serious Eats accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of information posted in the comments.

Image Terms of Use

Serious Eats typically displays images as part of features written by our editors and contributors. The types of images editors are authorized to use on Serious Eats include:

  • Images licensed from photographic archive vendors
  • Images supplied to our editors or released into the public domain by public relations and marketing companies for press purposes
  • Images published on Flickr or other public photo sites, with an implied license for use under the Creative Commons license associated with such sites
  • Images commissioned by Serious Eats
  • Images used to illustrate a newsworthy story under the Fair Use doctrine
  • Images where the use is transformative, such as for satire

Notices of alleged copyright infringement on Serious Eats must comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), which can be found on the website of the U.S. Copyright Office. To file a notice of infringement, send an email to [email protected] with an attached and signed PDF containing the following:

  • The exact, permanent URL on of each allegedly infringing image, video, music, text, or other content that you wish to have removed
  • Your email address and telephone number
  • Proof of your copyright regarding the content in question
  • The following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”

If you have not received a response to your notice of alleged infringement within 10 days, please call us at 212-488-6304 to confirm we have received your complaint.

External Links Disclaimer

Serious Eats routinely contain links to external, third party websites. By providing links to other sites, Serious Eats does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to Serious Eats.

Serious Eats does not operate or control and has no responsibility for the information, products and/or services found on any external sites. Nor do such links represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information, products and/or services provided on or through any external sites, including, without limitation, warranties of any kind, either express or implied, warranties of title or non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Visitors to Serious Eats assume complete responsibility and risk in their use of any external sites. Visitors should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.

Notification of Changes

Whenever Serious Eats changes its Terms of Use, it will post those changes to this Statement, and other places we deem appropriate to make users aware of such changes.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or notices of violations to these terms and conditions, please see our contact page.