Contributor Policy

Contributor Policy

Yourrights and obligations as an AmateurRecipes seller


Seller Policy

AmateurRecipesis a marketplace where you can sell your unique recipes to buyers around theworld. We want to make sure that you and your buyers have a positive experienceon AmateurRecipes. Please read on to find out more about your rights, as wellas what is expected of you, as a seller.

Thispolicy is a part of our Terms of Use. By opening an AmateurRecipes shop, you’re agreeing to this policyand our Terms of Use.

a. What can be sold on AmateurRecipes
b. What can't be sold on AmateurRecipes
c. Managing your AmateurRecipes profile
d. Seller Standards
e. Selling fees and Commission

2.  Payment

a. Reviews
b. AmateurRecipes’s Case System
c. Your Seller Account and AmateurRecipes’s Terms
d. Seller Protection

1. Selling Basics

Keepingin mind these basic requirements will set you up for success on AmateurRecipes.

a. What can be sold on AmateurRecipes

AmateurRecipesis a unique marketplace. Buyers come here to purchase recipes and tips thatthey might not find anywhere else. Everything listed for sale on AmateurRecipesmust be yours and not copycat.

b. What Can't be Sold on AmateurRecipes

Evenif they otherwise meet our marketplace criteria, prohibited itemsservices,and items that violate our intellectualproperty policies are not allowed to be sold on AmateurRecipes.

Reselling isnot allowed in the our category on AmateurRecipes. Reselling refers to listingan item is RIP OFF people.

Keepin mind that members may report listings that appear to violate our policiesfor AmateurRecipes's review. AmateurRecipes may remove any listings thatviolate our policies. AmateurRecipes may also suspend or terminate your accountfor any violations. You’ll still be on the hook to pay any outstanding fees onyour AmateurRecipes statement.

Ifyou are raising money on behalf of a charity, you must obtain that charity’sconsent. Please see contact us if you are raising or want to use recipesfor charity.

c. Managing your AmateurRecipes Profile

Yourprofile represents you and your business to the AmateurRecipes community. It’simportant that you, your items and your shop are honestly and accuratelyrepresented.

Byselling on AmateurRecipes, you agree that you will:

1.  Provide honest,accurate information in your About section.

2.  Honor your Profile Policies.

3.  Ensure your shopcontent, such as any text, photos or videos used to represent yourself, yourshop or your listings, abide by AmateurRecipes's policies, including ourAnti-Discrimination policy.

4.  Accurately representyour items in listings andlisting photos.

5.  Respect the intellectual property of others.If you feel someone has violated your intellectual property rights, youcan report it to AmateurRecipes .

6.  Not engage in fee avoidance.

7.  Not create duplicateshops or take any other action (such as manipulating clicks, carts or sales)for the purpose of shilling, manipulating search or circumventing AmateurRecipes's policies.

8.  Not coordinate pricingwith other sellers.

d. Seller Standards By listing a product for sale on AmateurRecipesyou understand and agree that you are responsible for complying with allapplicable laws and regulations for the products you list for sale, includingany required warnings. AmateurRecipes assumes no responsibility for theaccuracy, labeling, or content of your listings.

MeetingService Level Standards

Asa seller, you must provide great customer service and maintain trust with yourbuyers. These requirements are called our Seller Service Level Standards. AmateurRecipesmay reach out to you if your shop fails to meet AmateurRecipes's Seller ServiceLevel Standards. Read more here.

Byselling on AmateurRecipes, you agree to:

1.  Honor your customers.

2.  Respond to Messages ina timely manner.

3.  Honor the commitmentsyou make in your profile.

4.  Resolve disagreementsor disputes directly with the buyer. In the unlikely event that you can’t reacha resolution, AmateurRecipes can help through our case system. Read about yourrights and responsibilities regarding cases here.

5.  If you are unable tocomplete an order, you must notify the buyer and cancel the order.

e. Selling Fees

Sellerswill not charged for using some of AmateurRecipes's services.

Commissionis 40%



Paymentsare calculated at the end of every month for contributors who meet theirminimum payout amount. Electronic Payments through Payoneer or Paypal are madebefore the 28th of each month. Check payments are mailed around the 4th of the nextmonth.


3. Feedback, Disputes and Your Success

a. Reviews

Reviewsare a great way for you to build a reputation on AmateurRecipes. Buyers canleave a review,including a one to five star rating and a photograph of their purchase. Buyerscan edit theirreview, including the photograph.

Onthe rare occasion you receive an unfavorable review, you can reach out to thebuyer or, if the review is less than 3 stars, leave a response.

Reviewsand your response to reviews may not:

1.  Contain private information;

2.  Contain obscene,racist, or harassing language or imagery;

3.  Violate our Anti-DiscriminationPolicy;

4.  Contain prohibitedmedical drug claims;

5.  Contain advertising orspam;

6.  Be about thingsoutside the seller’s control, such as a AmateurRecipes or a third party;

7.  Contain threatsor extortion;

8.  Include shilling orotherwise falsely inflate a shop’s review score; or

9.  Undermine theintegrity of the Reviews system.

b. AmateurRecipes's Case System

TheCase system is how order disputes are resolved at AmateurRecipes. We ask buyersto contact sellers directly and attempt to resolve any outstanding issuesbefore opening a case on AmateurRecipes. For this reason, it is important thatyou fill out your shop policies and regularly respond to Messages from yourbuyers. However, sometimes a case may be necessary, and AmateurRecipes willwork with you and the buyer to resolve it as quickly as possible.

Youmust respond to any open cases within three days or the time frame noted by AmateurRecipesin the case. AmateurRecipes may request your assistance in resolving a caseopened against your shop. AmateurRecipes reserves the right to escalate a caseearly for circumstances such as seller inactivity, harassment, refusal ofservice, case manipulation, and undermining the integrity of the case system.

Byusing AmateurRecipes's case system, you understand that AmateurRecipes may useyour personal information for the purpose of resolving disputes with othermembers. For more information on cases and when an order might qualify for acase, please see this Helparticle. If AmateurRecipes determines that an item is not as described, youwill be required to refund the order, including original shipping and returnshipping.

c. Your Seller Account and AmateurRecipes's Terms

Inorder to keep AmateurRecipes safe and improve our Services, we may take actionsthat limit the visibility of your shop, listings or ads, or that impact yourpayment account. In the event a shop sees unusual order activity, or weotherwise believe that your actions or shop may result in buyer disputes,chargebacks, increased risk of fraud, counterfeiting, or other claims, AmateurRecipesmay take actions such as limiting visibility of your account, or placingrestrictions or reserves on your payments account, in accordance with our Termsof Service, including this Policy and our AmateurRecipes Payments Policy. Whenappropriate and permitted by law, AmateurRecipes will communicate informationto the affected seller about the issue.

Inthe event a shop sees an unusual spike in orders, particularly in a high demandcategory, a shop may see an increase or decrease in its search ranking. Often,if a shop sees an increase in fulfilled orders and good reviews, this mayresult in higher visibility and search rank. However, sometimes a rapid increasein orders can reduce visibility. Read more about how AmateurRecipes searchworks, and what factors impact search ranking, and how you can help optimizeyour listings and shop hereandin The UltimateGuide to AmateurRecipes Search.

Inaddition, we may limit the visibility of listings or ads in the interest ofkeeping AmateurRecipes safe, and improving our Services. For example, listingsor ads may have decreased visibility because they include terms that representa prohibited item or based on third party policies. These listings or ads mayalso be restricted from appearing in one or more features of the AmateurRecipesServices. While these listings or ads may have limited visibility, they arestill discoverable in search.

IfAmateurRecipes has reason to believe you, Your Content, or your use of theServices violate our Terms, including this Seller Policy, we may deactivateYour Content or suspend or terminate your account (and any accounts AmateurRecipesdetermines is related to your account) and your access to the Services. Sellersin the European Union can see more information here.Generally, AmateurRecipes will notify you that Your Content or account has beensuspended or terminated, unless you’ve repeatedly violated our Terms or we havelegal or regulatory reasons preventing us from notifying you.

d. Seller Protection

AmateurRecipesalso provides limited protection to sellers who meet the requirements of ourSeller Protection Program.

Bycreating an account , I hereby warrant that the media that I am submitting tobe sold under Commercial Royalty Free license:

1.  Are absent of anytrademarks and logos

2.  Do not infringe thecopyright or intellectual property rights of any party

3.  Have proper and validModel Releases for media with identifiable faces

4.  Have proper and validProperty Releases for media that require a Property Release

5.  Does not involve anysensitive subject matters such as child abuse or exploitation, invasion ofprivacy, pornography, lewd nudity and elements of discrimination against race,religion or faith

Iagree to fully defend and indemnify AmateurRecipes, its employees, directors,and officers and anyone else associated with AmateurRecipes, and each of theirsuccessors, licensees, and assigns free and harmless from any and all claims,liabilities, costs, losses, damages, or expenses, including attorneys' fees andexpenses, arising from the breach of the warranty above.

Ifmy submissions are fit for AmateurRecipes , I agree to allow them to beaccepted into the Enhanced license provided they are deemed to benewsworthy.

Bysending this submission to, you are representing that youare the author and copyright owner of the submission and/or have all rightsnecessary to provide this submission (including images) to amateurrecipes.comand you have granted a non-exclusive,irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, fully-paid up, royalty-free transferableright and license, with right to sub-license, publish, republish, resell,distribute, copy and edit the submission an unlimited number of times in allforms and all media whether now known or to become known in the future.