Terms of use

Last update: 25 September 2017

By using this website you agree to the terms and conditions presented below so please read them carefully. You will also learn how to use this website safely and how to treat information posted on HappyForks.

Table of contents

§1 - Agreement

  1. This document represents an Agreement between the owner of happyforks.com website (hereafter referred to "HappyForks", "Website" or "We") and you (hereafter referred to as "User" or "You").
  2. The Agreement sets out the Terms and Conditions of using HappyForks. By using HappyForks you agree to comply with its Terms and Conditions and the applicable laws. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must exit the site.
  3. The Agreement is entered into when you start using the Website and it is terminated when you cease using the Website. Regarding the User's account, the Agreement is entered into when you set an account at HappyForks, and it is terminated when your account is removed from our servers.
  4. The services are provided from the territory of Poland (the European Union) and this Agreement is governed by the laws of Poland.
  5. HappyForks may be used only by people over the age of 13 who have legal capacity to act on their own behalf.
  6. The Agreement includes Privacy Policy terms constituting its inherent part.
  7. We reserve the right to make changes to the Terms and Conditions at any time. Users are always bound by the latest version.

§2 - Technical Requirements

As HappyForks is a very complex website, we test it on various devices and browsers to make it widely accessible. Unfortunately, in case of some software their older versions may not be fully compatible with our website. You can find here the current list of systems and browsers proved in our test to display and navigate through HappyForks without problems.

  1. To use all functionalities you must be online and use a web browser supporting JavaScript with cookies enabled. If JavaScript or cookies are not supported or enabled, certain functionalities will be inaccessible. Enabling JavaScript and cookies is necessary to use HappyForks accounts.
  2. To use mobile version on phones JavaScript must be enabled.
  3. The Website can be accessed from many devices, including desktop, laptop, tablet, and phone. To ensure smooth access and navigation the following is required:
  4. If a version is indicated next to the software in the above chart, then the Website may not function properly with older versions of the same software.
  5. If a system or a browser is not listed above, it means the Website should work normally with it but it has not been tested so some problems may occur.
  6. Using the recommended software does not guarantee a lack of technical problems. It is mainly due to the fact that different Users use different software configurations and We are not able to test all available options.

§3 - About the Website and How to Interpret Data

We do all we can to provide you with high-quality information but despite that some data may be out-of-date or incorrect, and the reason has nothing to do with us. All data at HappyForks should be treated as rough estimates only.

  1. HappyForks provides free-of-charge services in the areas of: publishing databases of food products; making it possible to browse through and search for products; creating, modifying and storing lists of products; creating reports taking into account Dietary Reference Intake for nutrients; publishing personalized educational information; managing recipes; managing meal diary; producing meal diary data reports.
  2. HappyForks uses public data and scientific resources described in detail on the Data source website. Despite careful selection of the source data We cannot guarantee their accuracy or correctness. We are not responsible for any errors in the information or data, and for their improper interpretation or understanding by the User.
  3. All data and reports should be treated as rough estimates because they may differ from the actual data. The food product database is not complete, not all the nutrients are calculated, which is beyond our control. Moreover, the same product may have some different nutrients depending on its country of origin.
  4. Despite diligent Website testing, there may be some errors occurring on the Website (dependent on or independent of HappyForks), in the presentation of source data or calculations, resulting in data published on the Website being incorrect or different from the source data. We are not responsible for the results of such errors, it is best not to relay on one source of information only.
  5. We are also not responsible for misclassification of vegetarian and vegan products. Some products are just difficult to classify.
  6. We are not always able to provide help as part of the rendered services, but We do all We can to provide it. We do not provide individual dietary advice. Provided information or support should never be used as dietary recommendation or medical advice.
  7. We reserve the right to make changes to HappyForks, temporarily suspend or completely cease to provide the service at any time without previous notice.

§4 - Using the Website With and Without Creating an Account

You do not need to create an account to use the basic options. You can even save some data for future use without setting a HappyForks account. There are however certain limitations. The differences are presented in the chart below.

§5 - Educational Character of the Website

HappyForks is an educational and informative website only. You use information from HappyForks on own responsibility. No information found at HappyForks should be treated as dietary advice. This website cannot replace professional dietary recommendations or medical advice. The website should not be used for self-diagnostic or diagnostic purposes.

  1. The Website has educational and informational character only. No information from the Website should be treated as dietary recommendation or medical advice. No information published on the Website can provide basis for undertaking medical actions, self-treatment or changing the current method of treatment or diet. Depending on information from HappyForks is insufficient because it is only a simple tool, which does not take into account many factors. When you have doubts or when you want to change your diet, in particular a slimming diet, you should contact a qualified dietitian or doctor.
  2. Any change in the nutrition methods of persons with health problems, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers or small children has to be consulted with a doctor or dietitian, and must not be based on information from HappyForks. Dietary standards applied by HappyForks are for healthy people only.
  3. Suggested products which appear in the nutrition report are not dietary recommendations. The proposed items are selected using a simple computer algorithm, which does not take into account many individual factors for each person, therefore there might be products listed which are not suitable for the given individual.
  4. HappyForks should be used for private purposes only. It does not provide basis for formulating medical or dietary recommendations by doctors or dietitians, who should use professional tools, created specifically for them.

§6 - Intellectual property

  1. The logo, artwork, icons, source code, texts, selection of published information, layout and arrangement as well as other proprietary elements of the Website are owned by the HappyForks and are copyrighted. All rights are reserved.
  2. Photos of food products and recipes belong to their owners and are shared under separate licenses.
  3. The base of food products and nutrition standards (Dietary Reference Intake) originates from external data sources, listed at Data source; the HappyForks is not their author.
  4. All trademarks are used for information purposes only and are the property of their owners.