Terms & Conditions

This site is part operated by the Guild of Food Writers (GFW) and hosted by Formandcue. When you choose to use this web service (the "Service"), you are agreeing to all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement between you, the GFW and Formandcue.


(a) Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions, which take effect at the time you first access the site.


(b) If you do not accept these terms and conditions you must not use this site.


(c) The GFW reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online. It is your responsibility to refer to these terms and conditions on accessing this site.


(d) Continued use of this site after such changes to the terms and conditions constitutes acceptance of those posted changes.


(e) The GFW reserves the right to make this site unavailable at any time or to restrict access to parts or all of the site without notice.


(f) You acknowledge that all intellectual property rights, including any trade marks or copyright in the content of this site, are owned by the GFW or its third party suppliers. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as granting any licence or right to use any of the intellectual property of the GFW except as otherwise provided on this site.


(g) Material may not be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, broadcast or transmitted in any way except for your own personal non-commercial use (including RSS feeds). Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from the GFW.


[please also see the Copyright Notes and Guidelines and the note on Intellectual Property at the end of this document.


(h) You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes and in a manner which does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use of or enjoyment of this site by any third party.


(i) While we endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct, neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we exclude liability for any inaccuracies or errors.


(j) If, as a member of the GFW, you use this site, you will be asked to enter a username and password ("Log-in details"). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of these Log-in details and must not allow anyone else to use these Log-in details. You must immediately inform The Administrator of the GFW of any unauthorised use of your Log-in details. Unauthorised use of the members' section of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.



a) If you contribute to the site, through any means, which, from time to time are available, you agree not to contribute material that:

(i) contains anything which is obscene, libellous, pornographic or otherwise objectionable or illegal;

(ii) violates or infringe any statutory, common law, copyright design right or any other intellectual property rights of any other person or entity;

(iii) contains material, the publication of which would be in breach of confidence or in contempt of Court;

(iv) contains viruses or other similar contaminating or destructive features.


b) By submitting information to the service, you hereby grant to the GFW the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, distribute and reproduce all such materials in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. 


You also agree to indemnify, defend and hold the GFW and Formandcue harmless for any liability arising due to the use or distribution of those materials. You further grant the GFW the right to use your name in connection with the reproduction or distribution of such material.


(l) The GFW and Formandcue are not responsible for material posted by users on its site. The GFW, however, reserves the right to delete or edit such material at its sole discretion and without notice.


(m) The GFW reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access to this site and/or Log-in details at its sole discretion and without notice.


(n) You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the GFW from any and all loss, damage and expense (including legal fees) incurred by the GFW and Formandcue on account of any claim or lawsuit arising out of or related to your use of this site or material posted on this site under your Log-in details, whether or not authorised by you.


(o) You accept that when you leave this site (whether knowingly or not) the GFW and Formandcue can no longer be responsible in any way for any material that you encounter and the GFW and Formandcue exclude (to the fullest extent permitted by law) any liability that may arise with respect to or as a result of such material causing any damage, costs, injury or financial loss of any kind.


(p) The GFW uses reasonable care and skill in providing the content on this site but does not represent or warrant the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or suitability of the content. Some content may contain pricing information, however at no time does The GFW act as a vendor except for its own events and products. The GFW disclaims liability for this content.


(q) The GFW and Formandcue will not be liable for any claims, losses, including but not limited to direct, indirect, special, economic and consequential loss or damage (including but not limited to loss of profits, loss of revenue or loss of goodwill), whether in contract, negligence or other tortious action arising out of or in connection with the use of this site.


(r) These terms and conditions are governed by and will be interpreted in accordance with English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


(s) The GFW and Formandcue do not warrant that this site is free of viruses or bugs or that this site is compatible with all computer systems and browsers.


(t) This site includes links to other sites on the world wide web. The GFW and Formandcue make no warranties as to the suitability or accuracy of the content of any of those sites. The GFW and Formandcue will not be held liable in any way to the User or to any third party or to any other person who may receive information in the Service or to any other person whatsoever, for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions there from or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing or occasioned thereby.


(u) The GFW and Formandcue accept no liability for any product or service advertised, supplied or otherwise promoted on this site by any third party. The GFW and Formandcue also disclaim liability for any downloadable software on this site.


(v) The GFW and Formandcue do not warrant that any of the goods or services linked to or advertised on this site comply with data protection or other relevant legislation and the GFW and Formandcue accept no liability whatsoever for any claim arising from such goods or services.


(w) The GFW is happy to accept comments, stories or other submissions from its users. The GFW is under no obligation to publish any such material and such material shall be considered to be the property of the GFW. The GFW may dispose of such material at its discretion.



Copyright notice and guidelines

This website and its content are the copyright of the GFW © The Guild of Food Writers 2022. All rights reserved.


Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

(a) You may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only.

(b) You may copy the content of the public section of this website to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the Guild of Food Writers as the source of the material.

(c) You may not, except with our permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.



Intellectual property

The Guild of Food Writers' logo may not be downloaded from the website without prior consent. If you wish to use a copy of the Guild's logo contact us. Please give details of your intended use and include your contact details: name, address, telephone number, fax number and email address.



Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. However, it is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.