General Terms & Conditions

Main Note
When this policy mentions “Homevyte,” “we,” “us,” or “our,” it refers to the Homevyte the company that is responsible for your information under this General Terms & Conditions.

“Members” refer to users of Homevyte’s Platform(s) more specifically, Homevyte Trusted HomeCooks™ (“Trusted HomeCooks, HomeCooks, Home Cooks”) and Homevyte Diner (“Diner, Guest, Customer, Patron, Visitors”)
Homevyte Services
The Homevyte Platform is an online marketplace that enables registered users (“Members”) and those who offer services (Partners who offer services are “Trusted Home Cooks” and the services they offer are “Host Services, Food Services, Food Delivery Services, Dine-In Services”, to publish such services on the Homevyte Platform (“Meals”),(“Reservations”), and to communicate and transact directly with “guests, visitors, diners, patrons” that are seeking to book such services (Members using these services are “guests, visitors, diners, patrons, customers”). Host Services may include offering in home (“Dine-In”), authentic home cooked meals (“Table-Sharing”), to one or multiple Guests on single or multi-day reservations at various times of the day(s), access to unique Venues and locations (“Virtual-Restaurants™”), and a variety of other food and non-food related services as it is within the legal limits. Host Services may also or solely include the offering or meals to-go (“Carry-Out”), of authentic home cooked meals, to one or multiple Guests on single or multi-day reservations at various times of the day(s), access to unique Venues and locations (“Virtual-Restaurants™”), and a variety of other food and non-food related services.
Comprehensive Breakdown
As the provider of the Homevyte Platform, Homevyte does not own, create, sell, resell, provide, control, manage, offer, deliver, or supply any Meals/Reservations/Food or Host Services, nor is Homevyte (responsible for) Hosts’/Home-Cooks’/Members’ Venue/Virtual-Restaurants. Trusted HomeCooks™ alone are responsible for their Meals/Reservations/Guests/Food and Host Services whether that includes Carry-Out, Dine-In, and/Delivery. When Members (Both Homevyte HomeCooks™ and Homevyte Diners) make or accept a reservation, they are entering into a contract directly with each other. Homevyte is not and does not become a party to or other participant in any contractual relationship between Members, nor is Homevyte a Restaurant booking agency, a broker or insurer. Homevyte is not acting as an agent in any capacity for any Member, except as specified in the“Payment Terms”.

While we may help facilitate the resolution of disputes, Homevyte has no control over and does not guarantee — the existence, quality, safety, suitability, food safety, allergic reactions which may result in the possibility of death (Any physical harm including potential death), legality of any Reservation/Booking/Meal or Host Services, — the truth or accuracy of any Meal, ingredients of a meal, ingredients in a meal, Food, Descriptions, Ratings, Reviews, or other Member Content (as defined below), or — the performance or conduct of any Guest, Dine, Home-Cook, Member, or third party. Homevyte does not endorse any Member, Reservation, Listing, or Host Services. Any references to a Member being “verified,” “promoted,” “certified,” “authenticated” (or similar language) only indicate that the Member has completed a relevant verification, training, or identification process (es) and nothing else. Any such description is not an endorsement, certification or guarantee by Homevyte about any Member, including Member’s identity or background or whether the Member is trustworthy, safe, pleasant, or suitable. You should always exercise due diligence and care when deciding whether to dine-in, table-share, order delivery, or carry-out when making a reservation, participate in a Homevyte event or communicate and interact with other Members, whether online or in person. Verified Images (as defined below) are intended only to indicate a photographic representation of a Listing at the time the photograph was taken, and are therefore not an endorsement by Homevyte of any Member, Host, Reservation, or Venue.

If you choose to use the Homevyte Platform as a Trusted HomeCook/Host, your relationship with Homevyte is limited to being an independent, third-party contractor, and not an employee, agent, joint venturer or partner of Homevyte for any reason, and you act exclusively on your own behalf and for your own benefit, and not on behalf, or for the benefit, of Homevyte (Unless specifically expressed by Homevyte). Homevyte does not, and shall not be deemed to, direct or control you generally or in your performance under these Terms specifically, including in connection with your provision of the Homevyte platform services. You acknowledge and agree that you have complete discretion whether to list, reserve, post (a) meal(s) Homevyte Host Services or otherwise engage in other business or Host Service activities.

To promote the Homevyte Platform and to increase the exposure of Trusted Home-Cook’s, Specific Reservation Types, Specific food types, Specific Experiences, and/or Host Services to potential Guests, Reservations, bookings, specific listings and other Member Content may be displayed on other websites, in applications, within emails, and in online and offline advertisements. To assist Members who speak different languages, Listings and other Member Content may be translated, in whole or in part, into other languages. Homevyte cannot guarantee the accuracy or quality of such translations and Members are responsible for reviewing and verifying the accuracy of such translations. The Homevyte Platform may contain translations powered by Google and other translation coding software and services. Google disclaims all warranties related to the translations, express or implied, including any warranties of accuracy, reliability, and any implied warranties for merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

The Homevyte Platform may contain links to third-party websites or resources (“Third-Party Services”). Such Third-Party Services may be subject to different terms and conditions and privacy practices. Homevyte is not responsible or liable for the availability or accuracy of such Third-Party Services, or the content, products, or services available from such Third-Party Services. Links to such Third-Party Services are not an endorsement by Homevyte.

Due to the nature of the Internet, Homevyte cannot guarantee the continuous and uninterrupted availability and accessibility of the Homevyte Platform. Homevyte may restrict the availability of the Homevyte Platform or certain areas or features thereof, if this is necessary in view of capacity limits, the security or integrity of our servers, or to carry out maintenance measures that ensure the proper or improved functioning of the Homevyte Platform. Homevyte may improve, enhance and modify the Homevyte Platform and introduce new Homevyte Services from time to time.

Using the Homevyte Platform & User Verification
In order to access and use the Homevyte Platform or register a Homevyte Account you must be an individual at least 18 years old, validly existing business, organization or other legal entity in good standing under the laws of the United States of America and able to enter into legally binding contracts.

Any and all laws of the county, city, state, and United States shall be observed and abided while on the Homevyte Platform by all Members.

Homevyte may make access to and use of the Homevyte Platform, or certain areas or features of the Homevyte Platform, subject to certain conditions or requirements, such as completing a verification process, meeting specific quality or eligibility criteria, meeting Ratings or Reviews thresholds, or a User’s reservation and cancellation history.

User verification on the Internet is difficult and we do not assume any responsibility for the confirmation of any Member’s identity. Notwithstanding the above, for transparency and fraud prevention purposes, and as permitted by applicable laws, we may, but have no obligation to — ask Members to provide a form(s) of government identification or other information, photo identification or undertake additional checks designed to help verify the identities or backgrounds of all active and non-active users on the Homevyte Platform, — we may screen Members against third party databases and or other sources and request reports from service providers, and where we have sufficient information to identify a registered user, obtain reports from public records of criminal convictions or sex offender registrations or an equivalent version of background or registered sex offender checks in your local jurisdiction (if available).

The access to or use of certain areas and features of the Homevyte Platform may be subject to separate policies, standards or guidelines, or may require that you accept additional terms and conditions, before you can access the relevant areas or features of the Homevyte Platform. If there is a conflict between these Terms and terms and conditions applicable to a specific area or feature of the Homevyte Platform, the latter terms and conditions will take precedence with respect to your access to or use of that area or feature, unless specified otherwise in the latter terms and conditions.

If you access or download the Application from the Apple App Store, you agree to Apple’s Licensed Application End User License Agreement.Some areas of the Homevyte Platform implement Google Maps/Earth mapping services, including Google Maps API(s). Your use of Google Maps/Earth is subject to the Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service.
Changing Terms
Homevyte reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time in accordance with this provision. If we make changes to these Terms, we will post the revised Terms on the Homevyte Platform. We will also provide you with notice of the modifications by email at least fourteen (14) days before the date they become effective. If you disagree with the revised Terms, you may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect. We will inform you about your right to terminate the Agreement in the notification email. If you do not terminate your Agreement before the date the revised Terms become effective, your continued access to or use of the Homevyte Platform will constitute acceptance of the revised Terms. Homevyte also reserves the right to change terms without prior notice due to any unforeseen, special, or government mandated circumstances and immediate implementation of the new said terms.
Content and Content Ownership
Homevyte may, at its sole discretion, enable all Homevyte Members to create, upload, post, send, receive and store content, such as text, photos, audio, video, or other materials and information on or through the Homevyte Platform, on all Homevyte platforms (website or application), now or in the future when such capabilities may be implemented (“Member Content”); and access and view Member Content and any content that Homevyte itself makes available on or through the Homevyte Platform, (website or application) including proprietary Homevyte content and any content licensed or authorized for use by or through Homevyte from a third party and together with Member Content, (“Collective Content”).

The Homevyte Platform, Homevyte Content, and Member/User Content may in its entirety or in part be protected by copyright, trademark, and/or other laws of the United States and any place Homevyte operates in. You acknowledge and agree that the Homevyte Platform and Homevyte Content, including all associated intellectual property rights, are the exclusive property of Homevyte and/or its licensors or authorizing third parties. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark; service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Homevyte Platform, Homevyte Content or Member Content. All trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names, and any other source identifiers of Homevyte used on or in connection with the Homevyte Platform and Homevyte Content are trademarks or registered trademarks of Homevyte in the United States and abroad. Trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations of third parties used on or in connection with the Homevyte Platform, Homevyte Content, and/or Collective Content are used for identification purposes only and may be the property of their respective owners. Violation of any terms agreed to by Members could result in legal action.

You will not use, copy, adept, modify, alter, prepare derivative works of, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Homevyte Platform or Collective Content, except to the extent you are the legal owner of certain Member Content or as expressly permitted in these Terms. No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by Homevyte or its licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in these Terms.

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Homevyte grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sub-licensable, revocable, non-transferable license to download and use the Application on your personal device(s); and access and view any Collective Content made available on or through the Homevyte Platform and accessible to you, solely for your personal and non-commercial use.

By creating, uploading, posting, sending, receiving, storing, or otherwise making available any Member Content on or through the Homevyte Platform, you grant to Homevyte a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual (or for the term of the protection), sub-licensable and transferable license to such Member Content to access, use, store, copy, modify, prepare derivative works of, distribute, publish, transmit, stream, broadcast, and otherwise exploit in any manner such Member Content to provide and/or promote the Homevyte Platform, in any media or platform. Insofar as Member Content (including Verified Images) includes personal information, such Member Content will only be used for these purposes if such use complies with applicable data protection laws in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Unless you provide specific consent, Homevyte does not claim any ownership rights in any Member Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use or exploit your Member Content.

Homevyte may offer Home Cooks/Members the option of having professional photographers take photographs of but not limited to their Home, dining table, dining room, Meals, Food, Kitchen, Venue, Room, Backyard, Front yard, patio, porch, and Silverware; which are made available by the photographer to Home Cooks/Members to include in their reservation with or without a watermark or tag bearing the words “Homevyte Verified Photo” or similar wording (“Verified Images”).

You are responsible for ensuring that your venue is accurately represented in the Verified Images and you will stop using the Verified Images on or through the Homevyte Platform if they no longer accurately represent your Listing, if you stop serving at the venue featured, or if your Homevyte Account is terminated or suspended for any reason. You acknowledge and agree that Homevyte shall have the right to use any Verified Images in accordance with “Content and Content Ownership” per the Terms and Conditions for advertising, marketing and/or any other business purposes in any media or platform, whether in relation to your Listing or otherwise, without further notice or compensation to you. Where Homevyte is not the exclusive owner of Verified Images, by using such Verified Images on or through the Homevyte Platform, you grant to Homevyte an exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual (or for the term of the protection), sub-licensable and transferable license to use such Verified Images for advertising, marketing and/or any other business purposes in any media or platform, whether in relation to your Listing or otherwise, without further notice or compensation to you. Homevyte in turn grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sub-licensable, revocable, non-transferable license to use Verified Images outside of the Homevyte Platform solely for your personal and non-commercial use.

You are solely responsible for all Member Content that you make available on or through the Homevyte Platform. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that: you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all Member/User Content that you make available on or through the Homevyte Platform or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to Homevyte the rights in and to such Member/User Content, as contemplated under these Terms; and neither the Member/User Content nor your posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmittal of the Member Content or Homevyte’s use of the Member Content (or any portion thereof) as contemplated under these Terms will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other proprietary or intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.

You will not post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any Member Content that: is fraudulent, false, misleading (directly or by omission or failure to update information) or deceptive; is defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person or animal; promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances; or violates Homevyte ‘s policies or any other Homevyte policy. Homevyte may, without prior notice, remove or disable access to any Member Content that Homevyte finds to be in violation of applicable law, these Terms or Homevyte’s then-current policies, terms, or standards or otherwise may be harmful or objectionable to Homevyte, its Members, third parties, or property.

Homevyte respects copyright law and expects its Members to do the same. If you believe that any content on the Homevyte Platform infringes copyrights you own or some other party owns, please notify us by sending an email to support@Homevyte.comwhere Homevyte will take the appropriate action.
Homevyte Platform Fee
Homevyte does not charge any type of fee and it is free of charge to guests, diners, patrons, customers, and consumers. However, Homevyte does charge a fee of 19.92% (“Platform Fees”) (“Platform Service Fees”) to Trusted HomeCooks™ (hosts) in consideration for the use of the Homevyte Platform. This fee may be changed, increased or decreased at Homevyte’s discretion at any time it so desires. More information about when Service Fees apply and how they are calculated can be found on our website All fees are subject (greater than or lesser than any existing platform fees or general fees) to change at any given time. However, if changes are made, Members/Users will be given an update and fourteen (14) days notice before changes are implemented.

Any applicable Platform Service Fees (including any applicable Taxes based on a per state basis) will be displayed to a Host or Guest prior or after a reservation is listed or booked. Homevyte reserves the right to change the Service Fees at any time, and will provide Members adequate notice of any fee changes before they become effective. Such fee changes will not affect any bookings made prior to the effective date of the fee change.
Reservation Changes, Cancellations and Refunds
Homevyte Trusted HomeCook™ and Homevyte Guests are responsible for any modifications to a booking that they make via the Homevyte Platform. Guests can cancel a confirmed booking at any time pursuant to Trusted HomeCook™ & Homevyte’s Cancellation Policy. Homevyte Payments will refund the amount of the Total Fees due to the Homevyte Guest in accordance with such cancellation policy. Unless unforeseen circumstances exist, Homevyte will remit any portion of the Total amount due to the Homevyte Trusted HomeCook™ under the applicable cancellation policy to the Homevyte Trusted HomeCook™ pursuant to the terms of the payment.

If a Homevyte Trusted HomeCook™ cancels a confirmed booking, the Homevyte Guest will receive a full refund of the Total Fees for such reservation. In some instances, Homevyte may allow the Homevyte Guest to apply the refund to a new reservation, in which case Homevyte will credit the amount against the Homevyte Guest’s booking at the Homevyte Guest’s direction in the future. Further, Homevyte may publish an automated review on the Listing cancelled by the Host indicating that a booking was cancelled. In addition, Homevyte may keep the calendar for the reservation time(s) unavailable or blocked for the dates of the cancelled booking, and/or impose a cancellation fee, unless the Homevyte Trusted HomeCook™ has a valid reason for cancelling the booking pursuant or has legitimate concerns about the Homevyte Guest’s behavior or fear for their safety. Homevyte’s Cancellation Policy Circumstances for both parties can be found on the website at
Damages and Disputes Between Members
As a Homevyte Guest, you are responsible for leaving the Homevyte Trusted HomeCook™ Venue (including any personal or other property located at the Venue) in the condition it was in when you arrived. Homevyte Guests are responsible for their own acts and omissions and are also responsible for the acts and omissions of any individuals whom they agree to dine-in with collectively unless resolved by Homevyte and determined one hundred percent (100%) no involvement in the dispute or act.

If a Homevyte Trusted HomeCook™ claims and provides evidence that the Homevyte Guest has damaged something on the Homevyte Trusted HomeCook’s ™ Premise or any personal or other property at a venue (“Damage Claim”), the Homevyte Trusted HomeCook™ can seek payment from the guest through Homevyte. If a Trusted HomeCook™ escalates a Damage Claim to Homevyte, the Homevyte Guest will be given an opportunity to respond. If the Homevyte Guest agrees to pay the Homevyte HomeCook™, or Homevyte determines in its sole discretion that the Homevyte Guest is responsible for the Damage Claim, the Homevyte Guest will pay. Homevyte will collect any such sums from the Homevyte Guest and/or against the Homevyte Insurance Guarantee (if applicable) required to cover the Damage Claim. Homevyte also reserves the right to otherwise collect payment from the guest (s) and pursue any remedies available to Homevyte in this regard in situations in which you are responsible for a Damage Claim, including, but not limited to, in relation to any payment requests made by Homevyte Trusted HomeCook™ under the Homevyte Insurance Guarantee.
Homevyte Trusted HomeCooks™ are solely responsible for determining their obligations to report, collect, remit or include in your Homevyte Host Service Reservation applicable or other indirect sales taxes, occupancy tax, tourist or other visitor taxes or income taxes (“Taxes”).

Guest/Diner/Patron Waiver & Release

In order for guests to dine-in at Trusted HomeCook™ residence, order carry-out, or delivery, Homevyte requires you to accept this Guest/Diner/Patron Waiver & Release, which is effective between you, the guest (diner, patron, customer, consumer), Trusted HomeCook™ and Homevyte as of the date when you make your first reservation request.

You confirm that you are 18 years of age or older. If you have a family member accompanying you and who is a minor, you acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the supervision of that minor throughout the duration of the reservation, and have read this Guest/Diner/Patron Waiver & Release and agree to it on the minor’s behalf, which shall apply to each of you as if the reference to “you” was a reference to him/her.

Assumption of Risks
You understand and acknowledge that the reservations you partake by way of dine-in (table-share), delivery, and/or carry-out may be hazardous and may carry the risk of injury or illness, including sickness, physical injury, property damage, disability, permanent paralysis, and death.

To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, you knowingly, voluntarily and freely assume all risks, both known and unknown, of making and participation in reservations, even if those risks arise from the negligence or carelessness of Homevyte, its partnering Trusted HomeCook™ as your hosts, or defects in the Homevyte Trusted HomeCook™ and Diner Applications software, equipment, premises, or facilities used during any part of the reservation, or otherwise, and you assume full responsibility for participating in the reservation, during delivery, carry-out and/or dine-in.
Release and Waiver
You acknowledge and agree that:
  • You have reasonably assessed the risks involved in the Homevyte’s and its partnering Trusted HomeCook™ reservation/ordering of delivery, carry-out, and/or dine-in (table-share) and have made an informed and voluntary choice to participate and become a guest/diner/patron/customer/consumer of Homevyte Trusted HomeCook™.

  • You alone, and not Homevyte or its partnering Trusted HomeCook™, are responsible for determining your fitness for participating in the reservation for delivery, carry-out, and/or dine-in (table-share) and your ability to fully understand any directions or warnings presented.

  • You will not participate and make reservations for delivery, carry-out, and/or dine-in (table-share) when you have a physical, medical, or mental limitation or disability, or when you are aware or should reasonably be aware of any factors that may limit or prevent you from safely participating in delivery, carry-out, and/or dine-in (table-share)

  • You will act reasonably and responsibly and will comply with any provided and customary conditions, directions, and/or precautions for delivery, carry-out, and/or dine-in (table-share). If you notice any hazard during any time of your reservation, you will stop participating in the reservation immediately.


If you reside in California, you expressly waive the protection of Section 1542 of the California Civil Code (“Section 1542”), which provides: A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS/HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM/HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS/HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR. You understand and agree that claims or facts in addition to or different from those which are now known or believed by you to exist may hereafter be discovered.

You intend this Guest Waiver and Release to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law. You agree that if any portion of this Guest Release and Waiver is held to be invalid, the balance notwithstanding shall continue in full force and effect.
Can I order delivery or pick-up from the HomeCook?
Yes. You can choose dine-in at their home, have them delivery it to your door or go and pick it up at the HomeCook's home. You can use the filter buttons to choose which type of service you want and Homevyte will show you the cooks that have that type of service.
Is it safe to eat at someones home?
The city and county health department do routine inspections, like any other food establishment and issue operating permits based on qualifications. Homevyte partners with well-rounded and passionate HomeCooks who are professional and are in search of opportunities to make a decent income from selling delicious food in their homes. Homevyte performs country-wide criminal background checks on all HomeCooks who are considered to be selected as partners. Through our safety and customer system training programs, Homevyte establishes a close relationship with HomeCooks and is able to further vet and only partner with serious and professional cooks. Homevyte is informed of guests’ location when they visit our partnering HomeCooks and press the Arrive Button. Guests can also share their reservation plans via email or text messages with friends and family before they travel.
Is home-cooked food clean?
All HomeCooks in California are required to get a health permit from their county’s Department of Environmental Health (DEH), Food and Housing Division, prior to operating. HomeCooks must successfully pass a state government approved and accredited food safety manager course and any individual, other than the operator, who is involved with the preparation, storage, or service of food in a Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations (MEHKO, which Homevyte refers to as HomeCooks) must also obtain a food handler card from one of the schools approved by DEH. Department of Environmental Health also conducts inspections at the HomeCook’s residence to verify compliance with state law. Once compliance is verified, the permit will be issued. All HomeCooks go through Homevyte’s own safety and customer service training course in order to strengthen relations and to be vetted further. Homevyte selects partners who are serious and professional. These are HomeCooks who invest a lot of time and money into setting up their business, and go through several tiers of safety and customer training in order to earn a decent income. HomeCooks are ordinary, everyday people who take great pride in their new venture and take the extraordinary leap into entrepreneurship. HomeCooks are owners of their businesses and take food safety and cleanliness very seriously because the very existence of their business depends on it.
How do I know if the HomeCook is legitimate?
Homevyte HomeCooks must display onsite the following documents at all times:
  • Homevyte HomeCook Certificate that’s valid
  • A valid permit issued by Enforcement Agency
  • A valid certificate from a government approved and accredited Safe Food Handler and Food Manager
  • A copy of a valid driver’s license of the person delivering food
  • A copy of the most recent Enforcement Agency inspection report
Can I hire HomeCooks for catering service?
California does not allow HomeCooks to provide catering services.
What items are prohibited to buy from HomeCooks?
HomeCooks are not permitted to sell smoked food, raw milk, raw milk products, raw oysters, cured foods, molluscan shellfish, Cookies, candy, churros and granola bars.
Can guests go into the HomeCooks’ kitchen to watch the HomeCook prepare and cook food?
Homevyte encourages guest to guest interactions and guest and HomeCook interactions. However, Homevyte asks that preparation areas be accessible but limited due to safety concerns. We caution and ask that children be kept away from the food preparation area.

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