Thank you for choosing to use our website www.ckbk.com (our site) and/or our services. These terms and conditions of use (terms) tell you the rules for using our site and our services. These terms are important and affect your legal rights so please read them carefully.

Who we are and how to contact us

www.ckbk.com is a site operated by 1000 Cookbooks Limited trading as ‘ckbk’ (collectively referred to as ‘Company’, ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ in these terms). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 09250980 and have our registered office at 10 Wolseley Road, Hornsey, London N8 8RP. Our customer service and business address is 20 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RG.

We are a limited company and an online retailer founded in October 2014.

To contact us, please email hello@ckbk.com or write to us at the customer service address above.

By using our site you accept these terms

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree with (or cannot comply with) these terms, you must not use our site or subscribe to our services.

By signing up or otherwise using our services, website and software applications, or accessing any content or material that is made available by us through our services, you are entering into a binding contract with us.

Your agreement with us includes these terms and our Privacy Policy https://www.ckbk.com/privacy. You acknowledge that you have read and understood these terms and the Privacy Policy and agree to be bound by them. If you do not agree with them then you may not use our services or consume any content.

There are other terms that may apply to you

These terms refer to our Privacy Policy https://www.ckbk.com/privacy which applies to your use of our site.  

We may make changes to these terms

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

We may make changes to our site

We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our services, our users’ needs and our business priorities.

We may suspend or withdraw our site

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

You must keep your account details safe and ensure they are accurate

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms.

Our services & paid subscriptions

We provide services offering access to the full content of hundreds of the world’s finest cookbooks and other content. Certain services are provided to you free-of-charge. Other services require payment before you access them. The services that may be accessed after payment are referred to as a Paid Subscription. The service that does not require payment is referred to as the Free Service. You can learn more about our services by visiting our website.

We will explain which services are available to you when you are signing up for the services. If you cancel your Paid Subscription, or if your Paid Subscription is interrupted (for example, if you change your payment details), you may not be able to re-subscribe for the Paid Subscription.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at the contact details set out above.

Any information that you provided during sign-up can be corrected during the sign-up process by returning to the relevant information field.

You must ensure that any information you submit to us is true, accurate and complete and you agree to keep it that way at all times.

Prohibited uses

You may use our site only for lawful purposes.  You may not use our site:

  • If you are not at least 13 years of age and do not have parental/guardian consent.

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.

  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.

  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.

  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards set out below.

  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).

  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of these terms.

  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:

  • any part of our site;

  • any equipment or network on which our site is stored;

  • any software used in the provision of our site; or

  • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (Contribution), and to any interactive services associated with it.

The content standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole. You are solely responsible for Contributions that you make. We are not responsible for your Contribution nor do we endorse any opinion contained in your Contribution.

Please respect ckbk sand other users of our services. We will determine, in our discretion, whether a Contribution breaches the Content Standards.

A Contribution must:

  • Be accurate (where it states facts).

  • Be genuinely held (where it states opinions).

  • Comply with the law applicable in England and Wales and in any country from which it is posted.

A Contribution must not:

  • Be defamatory of any person.

  • Be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.

  • Be pornographic nor promote sexually explicit material.

  • Promote violence.

  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

  • Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.

  • Be likely to deceive any person.

  • Breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.

  • Promote any illegal activity.

  • Be in contempt of court.

  • Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.

  • Be likely to harass, bully, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.

  • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.

  • Give the impression that the Contribution emanates from 1000 Cookbooks Limited, if this is not the case.

  • Advocate, promote, incite any party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

  • Contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

  • Contain any advertising, involve commercial or sales activities or promote any services or web links to other sites.

How you may use material on our site

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Uploading content to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out above.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out above.

Your content (not including credit card information) may be transferred unencrypted and involve transmissions over various networks and/or changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

No official support

No content posted by our employees, moderators and/or representatives on our website should be construed as official support provided by us. Any content provided or made available to you on our website by our employees, moderators, and/or representatives is provided on an “as is” basis without warranties of any kind.

Rights you are giving us to use material you upload

When you upload or post content to our site, you grant us the right to use that content through a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform that user-generated content in connection with the service provided by the website and across different media.

If you provide feedback, ideas or suggestions to us in connection with our services (Feedback), you acknowledge that the Feedback is not confidential and you authorise us to use that Feedback without restriction and without payment to you. Feedback is considered a type of Contribution.

We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them.

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

Rules about linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out above.

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact us at the contact details set out above.

Do not rely on information on this site

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.

We are not responsible for websites we link to

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and they may have their own terms and conditions of use and privacy policies which govern your use. You understand and agree that we do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for the behaviour, features or content of any of these sites or resources or for any transaction you may enter into with the provider of any such sites or resources.

User-generated content is not approved by us

This website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, including to bulletin boards and chat rooms. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us at the contact details set out above.

Payments, cancellations and cooling off

When you register for a Paid Subscription, you consent to get access to our services immediately. If you reside outside the United States and register for a Paid Subscription online, you may change your mind for any or no reason and receive a full refund of all monies paid within fourteen (14) days starting from the day you sign-up for the relevant service (Cooling-off Period). Refunds will not, however, be provided if you have accessed our services at any time during the Cooling-off Period.

Payment for your Paid Subscription will automatically renew at the end of the subscription period, unless you cancel your Paid Subscription through your subscription page before the end of the current subscription period. The cancellation will take effect the day after the last day of the current subscription period and you will be downgraded to the Free Service. However, if you cancel your payment or Paid Subscription after you have accessed our services during the Cooling-off Period, after the Cooling-off Period is over (where applicable) or before the end of the current subscription period, we will not refund any subscription fees already paid to us. The refund method will depend upon the payment method.

If you wish to receive a full refund of all monies paid before the Cooling-off Period is over, you must contact us at hello@ckbk.com or write to us at the customer service address.

We may change the price for the Paid Subscriptions (for periods not yet paid for) from time to time and will communicate any price changes to you in advance and, if applicable, how to accept those changes. Price changes for Paid Subscriptions will take effect at the start of the next subscription period following the date of the price change. As permitted by local law, you accept the new price by continuing to use our services after the price change takes effect. If you do not agree with the price changes, you have the right to reject the change by unsubscribing from our services prior to the price change going into effect. Please therefore make sure you read any such notification of price changes carefully.

Term and termination

These terms and the Privacy Policy will continue to apply to you until terminated by either you or us. However, you acknowledge and agree that the perpetual licence granted by you in relation to user content, including Feedback, is irrevocable and will therefore continue after expiry or termination of either these terms and the Privacy Policy for any reason. We may terminate these terms or the Privacy Policy or suspend your access to our services at any time, including in the event of your actual or suspected unauthorised use of our services or non-compliance with these terms or the Privacy Policy. If you or we terminate these terms or the Privacy Policy, or if we suspend your access to our services, you agree that we shall have no liability or responsibility to you and we will not refund any amounts that you have already paid, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law.

To learn how to terminate your account, please contact us at hello@ckbk.com or write to us at the customer service address. This section will be enforced to the extent permissible by applicable law.

You may terminate these terms and the Privacy Policy at any time.

Warranty and disclaimer

We endeavour to provide the best service we can but you understand and agree that our services are provided “as is” and “as available”, without express or implied warranty or condition of any kind. You use our services at your own risk. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we make no representations and disclaim any warranties or conditions of satisfactory quality, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. We do not warrant that our services are free of malware or other harmful components. In addition, we make no representation nor do we warrant, endorse, guarantee or assume responsibility for any third party applications (or the content thereof), user content or any other product or service advertised or offered by a third party on or through our services or any hyperlinked website or featured in any banner or other advertising. You understand and agree that we are not responsible or liable for any transaction between you and third party providers of third party applications, products or services advertised on or through our services.

This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.


You agree that, to the extent permitted by applicable law, your sole and exclusive remedy for any problems or dissatisfaction with our services is to uninstall any software and to stop using our services. While we accept no responsibility for third party applications or the content thereof, and while your relationship with such third party applications may be governed by separate agreements with such third parties, to the extent permitted by applicable law, your sole and exclusive remedy, as with respect to us, for any problems or dissatisfaction with third party applications or the content thereof, is to uninstall and/or stop using any such third party applications.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event will we, our officers, shareholders, employees, agents, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, suppliers or licensors be liable for any liabilities, costs, expenses, damages or losses, whether direct or indirect, in all cases arising out of the use or inability to use our services, third party applications, or third party application content.

Nothing in these terms or the Privacy Policy removes or limits our liability for fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation, death or personal injury caused by our negligence. Some aspects of this section may not apply in some jurisdictions if prohibited by applicable law.

Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

Whether you are a consumer or a business user we do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

If you are a business user:

  • We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.

  • We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our site; or

  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.

  • In particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;

  • business interruption;

  • loss of anticipated savings;

  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or

  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user:

  • Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

How we may use your personal information

We will only use your personal information as set out in our https://www.ckbk.com/privacy.

Our trademarks are registered

‘ckbk’ is a trademark of 1000 Cookbooks Limited. You are not permitted to use it without our approval, unless it is part of material you are using as permitted under the How you may use material on our site section above.

Breach of these terms

When we consider that a breach of these terms has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any Contribution uploaded by you to our site.

  • Issue of a warning to you.

  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.

  • Further legal action against you.

  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.

We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of these terms. The actions we may take are not limited to those described above, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.


To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable lawyer fees and costs) arising out of your breach of these terms or the Privacy Policy, any user content or Contribution or any activity in which you engage on or through our services and your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

If you are a business, these terms, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Changes to these terms

Occasionally we may, in our discretion, make changes to these terms. When we make material changes to these terms, we will provide you with prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances, e.g., by displaying a notice within our services or by sending you an email. In some cases, we will notify you in advance and your continued use of our services after the changes have been made will constitute your acceptance of the changes. Please therefore make sure you read any such notice carefully. If you do not wish to continue using our services under the new version of these terms please email us at hello@ckbk.com or write to us at the customer service address above.