Terms of Use

Family Features Editorial Syndicate (FFES) owns and/or operates several Web sites, including FamilyFeatures.com, Editors.familyfeatures.com, Marketers.familyfeatures.com, eLivingToday.com and Culinary.net (collectively, the "FFES sites"). By accessing or using any of the FFES sites, you agree to these Terms of Use and to our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, you may not use the FFES sites. Accessing and/or downloading content from any of the FFES sites constitutes your agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions as outlined and modified from time to time. Please review this page regularly since FFES reserves the right to modify or amend this Agreement without notice at any time.

Access and Use

In General

All materials displayed or transmitted on the FFES sites, including but not limited to text, photographs, images, illustrations, software, files, data, graphics or other content ("Materials") is owned by FFES or its clients, and is protected by United States and international copyright, trademarks, service marks, and other proprietary rights, laws and treaties. When you download these Materials, they are provided to you by FFES under a license that is revocable. FFES retains full and complete title to the software and to all of the associated intellectual property rights in and to the Material. You acquire no rights or license whatsoever in the Materials other than the limited rights to use the FFES sites in accordance with these terms and conditions. FFES reserves any rights not expressly granted under these terms and conditions of use.

Except for any personally identifiable information we may collect from you in accordance with our Privacy Policy, all remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics or other information that you communicate to FFES through this Site will become the property of FFES, even if this agreement is later terminated. FFES and its designees will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use the materials you submit for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes, without any obligation to compensate you or others for the materials.

Access and Use of FamilyFeatures.com, Editors.familyfeatures.com, Marketers.familyfeatures.com, eLivingToday.com and Culinary.net Web sites

The FamilyFeatures.com, Editors.familyfeatures.com, Marketers.familyfeatures.com, eLivingToday.com and Culinary.net Web sites are provided for your personal and commercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from those FFES sites without registering on editors.familyfeatures.com and adhering to the guidelines as expressed below for Access and Use of editors.familyfeatures.com Web site. With your registration, you may then display and electronically copy, download and publish material contained on those FFES sites for your publication or Web site. Any other use of materials on those FFES sites, including but not limited to the modification, reproduction, distribution, republication, display or transmission of the content of those FFES sites, without the prior written permission of FFES, is prohibited.

Access and Use of Editors.FamilyFeatures.com Web site

If you are a registrant, you can use the materials on the Editors.familyfeatures.com site (the "Media Web site") for publication in print and online.

In developing the content, Family Features works with sponsors to create timely and informative and /or entertaining editorial content.

If materials are used as provided, sponsor attribution is already included and must be retained to allow for full disclosure and transparency of source provider.

If you choose to edit the materials, attribution must be maintained as provided - typically presented as:

  • “Courtesy of (Sponsor)”
  • “Photos courtesy of (Sponsor/Getty)”

If provided within the copy, we also ask that you retain sponsor Web links.

Photo Usage

Photos may be used only in conjunction with the content provided. They may not be used independent of the content and should include appropriate attribution such as "photo courtesy of (Sponsor/Getty)."

For Print Usage

We appreciate receiving tear sheets for any materials you publish. This allows us to track usage of the materials. This can be done using one of the following simple methods:

  • Upload JPGs or PDFs through the Web site by selecting "My Account" and then "Order History" from the main menu.
  • E-mail a JPG or PDF file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Return tear sheets in the postage-paid envelopes we provide.
  • Provide FFES with complimentary access to your digital edition.
  • Provide FFES with a complimentary subscription to your print publication.

For Online Usage

To allow us to track usage of Materials online, we request the following:

  1. When possible, we appreciate receiving screenshots or URLs for any materials you publish. This can be done using one of the following simple methods:
    • Upload screenshots through the Web site by selecting "My Account" and then "Order History" from the main menu. Click on the Upload Placement Icon for content you used.
    • E-mail a screenshot or URL to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Provide FFES with a complimentary access to your digital edition.
  2. Retain the tracking code provided in the Content Widgets, HTML Feeds, and XML Feeds.

For more information on online tracking, contact:

Family Features Editorial Syndicate
5825 Dearborn St.
Mission, KS 66202-2745
Attn: Media Dept.
888-824-3337 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

FFES makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of the FFES sites' content. The materials, information, services, and products in the FFES sites, including, without limitation, data, text, graphics, and links, are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, FFES disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, freedom from computer virus, and warranties arising from course of dealing or course of performance. FFES does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the FFES sites will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that these FFES sites or the servers that makes the FFES sites available are free of viruses or other harmful components. FFES does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the materials in these FFES sites in terms of their completeness, correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. In addition to the above, you (and not FFES) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. In certain states, the law may not permit the disclaimer of warranties, so the above disclaimer may not apply to you.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall FFES be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever, even if FFES has been previously advised of the possibility of such damages, whether in an action under contract, negligence, or any other theory, arising out of or in connection with the use, inability to use, or performance of the information, services, products, and materials available from the FFES sites. These limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitations may not apply to you.


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless FFES, its owners, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs, resulting from any violation of these Terms or any activity related to your use of the FFES sites (including, but not limited to, negligent or wrongful conduct), by you or any other person accessing the FFES sites using your Internet account.

Links to Other Sites

The FFES sites may provide access to other Web sites. FFES does not control these sites, and you access them solely at your own risk. FFES also does not endorse or approve any products or information offered at sites you reach through the FFES sites. Check the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address provided in your WWW browser to determine if you are still in the FFES sites or have moved to another Web site.


FFES controls and operates the FFES sites from the company's headquarters in Mission, KS. in the United States of America. We in no way warrant or imply that the materials on the FFES sites are appropriate for use outside of the United States. If you use the FFES sites from a location outside of the United States, you are solely responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. You may not use or export the materials on the FFES sites in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. Any claim relating to the FFES sites or your use of it shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Kansas, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions, and you agree that jurisdiction and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to the FFES sites shall be in the state or federal courts located in Johnson County, KS.

Modification of the Website and these Terms of Use

By providing Material on the FFES sites, FFES does not promise that the Material will remain available to you. FFES is entitled to terminate all or any portion of the FFES sites at any time, without notice to you. FFES also reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the FFES sites are offered, and your use of the FFES sites following any such changes shall be deemed to constitute your consent to those modified Terms of Use. You agree to regularly review these Terms of Use to verify whether they have been changed.


If any provision of this agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the agreement will remain in place. This is the entire agreement between you and FFES regarding all aspects of your use of the FFES sites.

Revised 5-13-16