Ts & Cs

Terms & Conditions


In our continued commitment to protect customer data and adhere to our customer's privacy (please see Privacy Policy), PolanaCookbook (herein referred to as “Pasta Polana”, "we" or "us") outlines below the rules and restrictions on third-party data collection. This covers all data generated by or collected from Pasta Polana and its users while visiting any Pasta Polana online properties. Any third party collecting or attempting to collect data from Pasta Polana's online properties or its users (a "Data Collector") is hereby notified that it is subject to the following Data Policy.

Restrictions on Third Parties

No party unaffiliated with Pasta Polana may collect or use, or direct, authorise or assist other persons or entities to collect or use, any data from a user, or a computer or device operated by a user, while visiting Pasta Polana properties without the prior express written permission of Pasta Polana. For example, no data may be collected, used or transferred for purposes of retargeting, behavioural remarketing, or targeting any advertisements, segment categorisation or any form of syndication that is related to Pasta Polana, its content, or its users without the prior express written permission in each instance.

Companies affiliated with Pasta Polana and/or currently partnering with Pasta Polana may only collect data as stipulated in their agreement with Pasta Polana. These companies can not use collected data for ad targeting without expressed written permission. All collectors and their role for a service or a campaign must be disclosed prior to data collection. Pasta Polana has final rights to all data collection agreements with any third party.

Any third party collecting or attempting to collect data without written and expressed permission from Pasta Polana may be notified to cease all activity immediately. Failure to comply may result in legal action. Any approved third party ushering in unapproved activity may also be asked to cease.

Data Covered

The data covered by this policy includes, but is not limited to, data collected via any advertising unit, widget, pixel tag, cookie, script or other data collection process.

This Agreement is an arbitration clause that requires most disputes between parties to be resolved through binding and final arbitration instead of in court.
By accessing or using any website with an authorised link to this Agreement ("Website"), registering an account or accessing or using any content, information, services, features or resources available or enabled via the Website (collectively with the Website, the "Services"), clicking on a button or taking another action to signify your acceptance of this Agreement, you: (1) agree to be bound by this Agreement and any future amendments and additions to this Agreement as published through the Services; (2) represent you are of legal age in your jurisdiction of residence to form a binding contract; and (3) represent that you have the authority to enter into this Agreement personally and, if applicable, on behalf of any company, organisation or other legal entity on whose behalf you use the Services. Except as otherwise provided herein, if you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement, you may not access or use the Services.

Your use of the Services is also subject to any additional terms, conditions and policies that we separately post on the Services ("Supplemental Terms"), which are incorporated by reference into this Agreement. Some of the specialised features and tools accessible through our Services are provided by third-party companies pursuant to their own separate Terms of Service (“Third-Party Terms”) that differ from ours. By using such third-party features and tools, you agree that your relationships with the third-party service providers will be governed by the applicable Third-Party Terms.


Pasta Polana reserves the right to modify this Agreement or its policies relating to the Services at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of this Agreement or any applicable Supplemental Terms on the applicable Services. You should regularly review this Agreement, as your continued use of the Services after any such changes constitutes your agreement to such changes.



When registering an account for the Services ("Account"), you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information requested by the registration form (the "Registration Data") and to promptly update the Registration Data thereafter as necessary. You represent that you are not barred from using the Services under any applicable law and that you will be responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You agree to monitor your Account to restrict its use by minors and other unauthorised users and agree not to share your Account or password with anyone. You further agree to notify Pasta Polana immediately of any unauthorised use of your password or any other breach of the security of your Account and to exit from your Account at the end of each session. You agree not to create an Account using a false identity or alias or if you previously have been banned from using any of the Services. You further agree that you will not maintain more than one Account for the same Pasta Polana service at any given time. Pasta Polana reserves the right to remove or reclaim any user names at any time and for any reason. You acknowledge and agree that you have no ownership or other property interest in your Account and that all rights in and to your Account are owned by and inure to the benefit of Pasta Polana.

User Content

Responsible Party for Content. You acknowledge that all content is the sole responsibility of the party from whom such content originated. This means that each User is entirely responsible for all content that that User makes available through the Services, or otherwise provided to Pasta Polana, whether online or offline and whether or not solicited by Pasta Polana ("User Content"). Pasta Polana has no obligation to pre-screen any content. You use all User Content and interact with other Users at your own risk. Without limiting the foregoing, Pasta Polana reserves the right in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or remove any content. Pasta Polana shall have the right to remove any content that violates this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable.

Ownership of Your Content. Pasta Polana does not claim ownership of any User Content you make available on the Services ("Your Content"). However, when you as a User post or publish Your Content on or in the Services, you represent that you have all of the necessary rights to grant Pasta Polana the licence. Except with respect to Your Content, you agree that you have no right or title in or to any content that appears on or in the Services.

Licence to Your Content. Subject to any applicable Account settings that you select, you grant Pasta Polana, and anyone authorised by Pasta Polana, an irrevocable, nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free right and licence to use, copy, display, publicly perform, transmit, modify, publish, distribute, make derivative works of, sublicense, and otherwise commercially and non-commercially exploit and use Your Content (in whole or in part) in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter developed (including print and electronic storage) and for any purpose. The foregoing grant includes the right to exploit any proprietary rights in Your Content, including, but not limited to, under copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property laws that exist in any relevant jurisdiction. In connection with the exercise of these rights, you grant Pasta Polana, and anyone authorised by Pasta Polana, the right to identify you as the author of Your Content by name, email address or screen name, as we deem appropriate. You will not receive any compensation of any kind for the use of Your Content. Note that other Users may search for, see, use, modify and reproduce any of Your Content that you submit to any "public" area of the Services.

Ratings and Reviews. Ratings and reviews posted by Users on our Services are User Content that is not endorsed by Pasta Polana and does not represent the views of Pasta Polana. Pasta Polana does not assume liability for ratings and reviews or for any claims for economic loss resulting from such ratings and reviews. Because we expect Users to maintain a high level of integrity with respect to ratings and reviews posted through the Services, you agree: (i) to base any rating or review you post only on your first-hand experience with the applicable business, product, or service; (ii) you will not provide a rating or review for any business, product, or service with respect to which you have a competitive, ownership or other economic interest, employment relationship or other affiliation; (iii) you will not submit a rating or review in exchange for payment or other benefits from any individual or entity; and (iv) your review will comply with the terms of this Agreement. If we determine, in our sole discretion, that any rating or review could diminish the integrity of the ratings and reviews, we may exclude such User Content without notice.

Other Restrictions on User Conduct. You agree not to use the Services for any purpose prohibited by this Agreement or by applicable law. You shall not (and shall not permit any third party to) (a) take any action or (b) make available any content on or through the Services that: (i) infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any person or entity; (ii) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, obscene, offensive, or profane; (iii) constitutes unauthorised or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk email; (iv) involves commercial activities and/or sales without Pasta Polana's prior written consent, such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes; or (v) impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of Pasta Polana.

Feedback. You agree that your submission of any ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals to Pasta Polana ("Feedback") is at your own risk and that Pasta Polana has no obligations with respect to such Feedback. You represent and warrant Pasta Polana the right to use any Feedback in any way at any time without any additional approval or compensation.


Ownership of and Licence to Use Pasta Polana Properties

Use of the Services. Except with respect to User Content, Pasta Polana and its suppliers own all rights, title and interest in the Services. Copyright and other intellectual property laws throughout the world protect the Services. Subject to this Agreement, Pasta Polana grants you a limited licence to use the Services solely for your personal non-commercial purposes. Any future release, update or other addition to the Services shall be subject to this Agreement. Pasta Polana, its suppliers and service providers reserve all rights not granted in this Agreement.

Trademarks. Pasta Polana's stylised name and other related graphics, logos, service marks and trade names used on or in connection with the Services are the trademarks of Pasta Polana and may not be used without permission in connection with any third-party products or services. Other trademarks, service marks and trade names that may appear on or in the Services are the property of their respective owners. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright notice, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services.

Restrictions on Use of Services. The rights granted to you in this Agreement are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, reproduce, distribute, host or otherwise commercially exploit the Services or any portion of the Services; (b) you shall not frame or use framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or Services (including images, text, page layout or form) of Pasta Polana; (c) you shall not use any metatags or other "hidden text" using Pasta Polana's name or trademarks; (d) you shall not modify, translate, adapt, merge, make derivative works of, disassemble, decompile, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the Services except to the extent the foregoing restrictions are expressly prohibited by applicable law; (e) you shall not use any manual or automated software, devices or other processes (including but not limited to spiders, robots, scrapers, crawlers, avatars, data mining tools or the like) to "scrape" or download data from the Services (except that we grant the operators of public search engines revocable permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Website for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials); (f) you shall not access the Services to build a similar or competitive website, application or service; (g) except as expressly stated herein, no part of the Services may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means; (h) you shall not remove or destroy any copyright notices or other proprietary markings contained on or in the Services; (i) you shall not interfere with or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the Services or use the Services in any way not expressly permitted by this Agreement; and (j) you shall not attempt to harm our Services, including but not limited to, by violating or attempting to violate any related security features, introducing viruses, worms, or similar harmful code into the Services, or interfering or attempting to interfere with use of the Services by any other user, host or network, including by means of overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mail bombing", or "crashing" the Services. Any unauthorised use of the Services terminates the licences granted by Pasta Polana pursuant to this Agreement.

Third-Party Links


The Services may contain links to third-party services such as third-party websites, applications, or advertisements ("Third-Party Links"). When you click on such a link, we will not warn you that you have left the Services. Pasta Polana does not control and is not responsible for Third-Party Links. Pasta Polana provides these Third-Party Links only as a convenience and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to them, or any content, products or services accessible through such links. Your use of all Third-Party Links is at your own risk.



You agree to indemnify and hold Pasta Polana, its corporate parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and the officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, partners and licensors of each (collectively, the "Pasta Polana Parties") harmless from any damages, losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) relating to or arising out of any claims concerning: (a) Your Content; (b) your misuse of the Services; (c) your violation of this Agreement; (d) your violation of any rights of another party, including any Users; or (e) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Pasta Polana reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Pasta Polana in asserting any available defenses. This provision does not require you to indemnify any of the Pasta Polana Parties for any unconscionable commercial practice by such party or for such party's negligence, fraud, deception, false promise, misrepresentation or concealment, suppression or omission of any material fact. You agree that the provisions in this section will survive any termination of your Account, this Agreement or your access to the Services.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Conditions


You expressly understand and agree that to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, your use of the Services and any products offered through the Services is at your sole risk, and the Services and any products are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis, with all faults. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the Pasta Polana Parties expressly disclaim all warranties, representations, and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement arising from use of the Services and products. Pasta Polana Parties make no warranty, representation or condition that: (1) the Services or any products will meet your requirements; or (2) your use of the Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.

If you rely on any data or information obtained through our products or Services, you do so at your own risk. You are solely responsible for any damage or loss that results from your use of such data or information.

Our products and Services are provided with the understanding that Pasta Polana and its users are not engaged in rendering legal, medical, counseling or other professional services or advice. Our products and Services are no substitute for professional services or advice.

Limitation of Liability

Disclaimer of Certain Damages. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, The Pasta Polana Parties shall not be liable for any loss of profits or revenue or for indirect, incidental, punitive, exemplary, special or consequential damages, or damages or costs due to loss of data, production, or use, business interruption or procurement of substitute goods or services, whether or not Pasta Polana has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

User Content and Settings. The Pasta Polana Parties assume no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any content, User communications or personalisation settings.

Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement


If you believe content posted on the Services infringes your copyright rights, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: (1) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (2) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (3) a description of the location on the Services of the material that you claim has been infringed; (4) your address, telephone number and email address; (5) a written statement that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and (6) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorised to act on the copyright owner's behalf. Correspondence to our Copyright Agent regarding notice of claims of copyright infringement should be addressed to Pasta Polana.




At its sole discretion, Pasta Polana may modify or discontinue the Services, or may modify, suspend or terminate your access to the Services, for any reason, with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party. In addition to suspending or terminating your access to the Services, Pasta Polana reserves the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal or injunctive redress. Even after your right to use the Services is terminated, this Agreement will remain enforceable.

International Users


The Services are controlled and offered by Pasta Polana from its facilities in the Republic of Namibia. Pasta Polana makes no representations that the Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Services from other countries do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

Dispute Resolution


Please read the following arbitration agreement in this section ("Arbitration Agreement") carefully. It requires you to arbitrate most disputes with Pasta Polana and limits the manner in which you can seek relief from us.

Applicability of Arbitration Agreement. You agree that any dispute between you and us relating in any way to the Services, our advertising or marketing practices, any Products sold or distributed through the Services, or this Agreement, will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that (1) you may assert claims in magistrate court if your claims qualify, so long as the matter remains in such court and advances only on an individual (non-class, non-representative) basis; and (2) you or Pasta Polana may seek equitable relief in court for infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights (such as trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents). This Arbitration Agreement shall apply, without limitation, to all claims that arose or were asserted before the Effective Date of this Agreement or any prior version of this Agreement.

Electronic Communications. The communications between you and Pasta Polana use electronic means, whether you visit the Services or send Pasta Polana emails, or whether Pasta Polana posts notices on the Services or communicates with you via email. For contractual purposes, you (1) consent to receive communications from Pasta Polana in an electronic form; and (2) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications and documents that Pasta Polana provides to you electronically will have the same legal effect that such communications or documents would have if they were set forth in "writing." The foregoing sentence does not affect your statutory rights.

Assignment. This Agreement, and your rights and obligations hereunder, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated or otherwise transferred by you without Pasta Polana's prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void.

Force Majeure. Pasta Polana shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargos, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labour or materials.

Questions, Complaints and Claims. If you have any questions, complaints or claims with respect to the Services, please contact our customer service department using the contact information available on the Services. We will do our best to address your concerns.

Exclusive Venue. To the extent the parties are permitted under this Agreement to initiate litigation in a court, both you and Pasta Polana agree that all claims and disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement will be litigated exclusively in the court in Windhoek in the Republic of Namibia.

Governing Law. This agreement and any action related thereto will be governed and interpreted by and under the law.

Notice. Where Pasta Polana requires that you provide an email address, you are responsible for providing Pasta Polana with your most current email address. In the event that the last email address you provided to Pasta Polana is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you any notices required/permitted by this Agreement, Pasta Polana's dispatch of the email containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice. You may give notice to Pasta Polana at the following email address: pastapolana2@gmail.com

Waiver. Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.

Severability. If any portion of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner to reflect, as closely as possible, the original intention of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement. This Agreement is the final, complete and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and merges all prior discussions between the parties with respect to such subject matter.