Terms and Conditions

Customer Terms & Conditions

Please read the following Terms & Conditions carefully. They contain important information about your rights and obligations.  We recommend that you keep a copy of these Terms & Conditions and that you print out these Terms & Conditions from the Website by clicking on the print icon on your browser so that you can keep them for your future reference.

About Us and these Terms & Conditions

"We" or "us" are HIC, a New Jersey company with an office at 747 Vassar Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701. If you have any comments or suggestions, we would be pleased to receive them at our main address or by emailing us at service@haroldimport.com.

Scope of these Terms & Conditions

These Terms & Conditions govern, if applicable, a registration for an account (an "Account"), and the use by you of the website and use of any product viewed by you, on the www.hickitchen.com web site (the "Website") and www.hickitchenblog.com blog.  By registering for an Account, or use of the Website, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms & Conditions.

Changes to these Terms & Conditions

No other terms or changes to the Terms & Conditions shall be binding unless agreed in writing signed by us.

Accepting these Terms & Conditions

These Terms and Conditions shall apply to your registration for an Account, and review and use of content on www.hickitchen.com.  When you register for an Account on the Website, this shall always constitute your unqualified acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.  Nothing in these Terms and Conditions affects your legal rights.


Registration for the Website

Age Limit

To register for an Account or use the Website, you must be over the age of 16.

Need for an Account

To register for an Account you need to supply us with your name, postcode and email address and possibly some other personal information. See our Privacy Policy for more details about this.

Registration Details

Once you register with the Website, you will be asked to create a username for, and allocate a password to, your Account. You must keep the password confidential and immediately notify us if any unauthorized third party becomes aware of that password or if there is any unauthorized use of your email address or your Account or any breach of security known to you. You agree that any person to whom your user name or password is disclosed is authorized to act as your agent for the purposes of using (and/or transacting via) your Account. Please note that you are entirely responsible if you do not maintain the confidentiality of your password.

Email Addresses

You must be registered with a valid personal email address that you access regularly, so that, among other things, administration emails can be sent to you. Any Accounts which have been registered with someone else's email address or with temporary email addresses may be closed without notice. We may require you to validate Accounts at registration or if we believe you have been using an invalid email address.

Closing Accounts

We reserve the right to prevent you using the Website or your Account, and we reserve the right to decline a new registration.



Mailing lists

When you register for an Account, you may opt to add your details to our mailing lists for news, updates and promotions. Our use of your personal data shall be in compliance with our Privacy Policy.


Any information that we send to you will contain information for you to unsubscribe from our mailing list. Alternatively, to unsubscribe contact us by email to service@haroldimport.com.



Entire Agreement

These Terms & Conditions (and our Privacy Policy, our Website Terms of Use, any other document referred to in these Terms & Conditions and any other terms and conditions specifically agreed between you and us in writing) contains all the terms agreed between us and you regarding their subject matter and supersedes and excludes any prior terms and conditions, understanding or arrangement between us and you, whether oral or in writing. No representation, undertaking or promise shall be taken to have been given or be implied from anything said or written in negotiations between us and you prior to these Terms & Conditions except as expressly stated in these Terms & Conditions. Neither us nor you shall have any remedy in respect of any untrue statement made by the other upon which that party relied in entering into these Terms & Conditions (unless such untrue statement was made fraudulently or was as to a matter fundamental to a party’s ability to perform these Terms & Conditions) and that party’s only remedies shall be for breach of contract as provided in these Terms & Conditions.

Non-waiver of Rights

No failure or delay by either party in exercising any right shall operate as a waiver of such right or extend to or affect any other or subsequent event or impair any rights or remedies in respect of it or in any way modify or diminish your or our rights.


If any clause in these Terms & Conditions shall become or shall be declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall in no way affect any other clause or part of any clause, all of which shall remain in full force and effect, so long as the Terms & Conditions shall be capable of continuing in effect without the unenforceable term.

No Partnership etc.

Nothing in the use of the Website shall create or be deemed to create a partnership, an agency or a relationship of employer and employee between you and us.

Governing Law & Jurisdiction

Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the Website or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be governed by the State of New Jersey law. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the Website will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New Jersey state and/or federal courts. All dealings, correspondence and contacts between us shall be made or conducted in the English language.


Privacy Policy

About Us

We are Harold Import Co. Inc. Limited whose office is at 747 Vassar Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701 (and we refer to ourselves as “we”, “us” or “our” in this document). We own and operate this “Website” (meaning the www.hickitchen.com website) and any “App” (meaning applications that we provide for mobile devices, including, without limitation, Apple iOS and Android) on our own behalf.

About this Privacy Policy

In this Privacy Policy, references to “you” means any person submitting any data to us, to the Website or through an App about himself or herself or about any other living individual in respect of any use of the Website or any products (each being a “Product”) or use of an App.

When you use different aspects of the Website or an App, we may ask you to supply us with various information about you or anyone whom you represent. This Privacy Policy sets out the way in which we may use such information.

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (together with our "Website Terms of Use", "Customer Terms & Conditions", and any other documents referred to in them) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Contacting Us

Questions, comments, requests or suggestions regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to service@haroldimport.com.

Your Privacy

Your privacy is very important to us. We shall therefore only use your name and other information which relates to you in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy. We will only use your personal data in a way that is fair to you. We will only collect information where it is necessary for us to do so and we will only collect information if it is relevant to our dealings with you. We will only keep your information for as long as we are either required to by law or as is relevant for the purposes for which it was collected.

Data We Collect

We may collect and process your personal data for reasons set out in the “Why we collect your personal data” section of this Privacy Policy below. We may obtain the following information about you:

1. your title, name, date of birth, address, email address, telephone numbers, username, password and such other contact details as we require. This includes:

a. information provided at the time that you subscribe to any other marketing or promotional communications that we make available from time to time;

b. information that you provide at the time of registering for an account to through the Website. We may also store information relating to any Products that you purchase; and

c. any information (including your location, your handset type, your UDID (unique handset code), your e-mail address and your mobile phone number) you or your mobile device provides to us at the time that you download or install an App and each time you use an App to add value to your use of the App; and

Why We Collect Your Personal Data

We use the information collected for the purpose of sending you information about us, the Website, products and promotions, to allow you to access any information or services that we may provide through an App or Website, in case we have any queries and for our record keeping.

We may also use your data in order to manage the Website and an App, detect fraud or Website or App abuses and send you information relevant to an App, the Website or products.

We also need your email address and other contact details, in particular, for sending you information relating to the Website and an App and the services we offer.  This includes (without limitation) the following:

  1. To allow you to go ahead and register for an account on the Website,.
  2. To respond to you over any queries you raise with us.
  3. To give you a link to enable you to have a password resent to you if you tell us or the Website that you have forgotten it.
  4. To collect details of your visits to the Website and use of an App including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, web blogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
  5. To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you.
  6. To allow us and our suppliers to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you.

We also need to use your contact details and other information for any aspect of the Website and an App (including, but without limitation, providing customer support, preventing or investigating prohibited activity, enforcing the "Terms and Conditions", the "Website Terms of Use" and verifying information). 

You acknowledge that we have no obligations to monitor your access to or use of the Website or an App, but that we have the right to do so for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

Your Obligations as to Your Data

You must only submit to us, the Website or an App, information which is accurate and not misleading and you must keep it up-to-date and inform us of changes.  You may do that through the “My Account” part of the Website or by email to service@haroldimport.com. By submitting data in respect of you and anyone else, you must ensure that you have full authority and consent to supply us with that data on their behalf and you warrant to us that you have that authority.

Third Parties & Links

We may pass your details to our affiliates, advertisers, suppliers, agents, subcontractors, licensors and licensees to help us with any of our uses of your data set out in our Privacy Policy.  For example, we may use third parties to assist us with analyzing data and to provide us with marketing or customer service assistance. 

We may exchange information with third parties for the purposes of fraud protection. We may transfer your data to other companies in our group.

We may transfer our databases containing your personal information if we sell, or discuss the sale of, our business or part of it to an actual or potential purchaser.

We may also disclose your details as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.

Other than as set out in this Privacy Policy, we shall NOT sell or disclose your personal data to third parties without obtaining your prior consent unless this is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy or unless we are required to do so by law.

IP addresses and cookies

The Website and Apps use cookies. When you login to your account on the Website, we place cookies which store details relating to your session on the Website, details relating to your Facebook account if you have accessed the Website through Facebook, and details of whether you logged in to your account by inserting your details or whether your details were saved for easy login.

Cookies are tiny text files which identify your computer to our server as a unique user when you visit certain pages on the Website and an App and they are stored by your Internet browser on your computer's or mobile device’s hard drive.  Cookies can be used to recognize your Internet Protocol address, saving you time while you are on, or want to enter, the Website or an App.  We only use cookies for your convenience in using the Website and an App and not for obtaining or using any other information about you (for example targeted advertising). Your browser can be set to not accept cookies, but this would restrict your use of the Website and an App.  Please accept our assurance that our use of cookies does not contain any personal or private details and are free from viruses.  If you want to find out more information about cookies, go to www.allaboutcookies.org or to find out about removing them from your browser, go to www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.

The Website and an App may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites or mobile applications of suppliers, partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. Please note that those websites and mobile applications may also use cookies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their use of cookies. Please check those websites and mobile applications and their privacy policies before using them.

List of Cookies We Collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

Facebook Connect

If you agree to use Facebook Connect to register on our site, then we will try to access the following fields from your Facebook profile: Facebook User ID, First Name, Email, Date of Birth, Gender, Hometown and Current city. In case your privacy settings do not allow us to access this information, you will be able to provide it on a separate form. You do not need to modify your Facebook privacy settings to use this feature. These fields will be saved in our system and will not be shared with any third party.

Once retrieved, we will neither access this information from Facebook again nor attempt to keep it in sync with or accept any information sent by Facebook. You will have to make any change to your private information separately on Facebook and goop (via the "My Account" page). You are responsible for ensuring the data you provide to us via Facebook is accurate.

Facebook operates a separate set of Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy which are separate to the ones presented above. On completion of registration on goop using Facebook Connect a generic goop registration message will be posted to your profile. Your friends will be able to see this message.

Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to our outside vendor who stores data. It may also be processed by staff who work for us or for one of our suppliers, partners, advertisers and affiliates. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy but, in any event, the person or entity storing or processing your data will be part of the United States “Safe Harbor” framework.

We have in place appropriate technical and security measures to prevent unauthorized or unlawful access to or accidental loss of or destruction or damage to your information. 

We store your personal details on a secure server.  We use industry standard security and firewalls on our servers.   Whilst we are unable to guarantee 100% security, this makes it hard for a hacker to decrypt your details. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of your information.  Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.

You are responsible for protecting against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer.


Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will take reasonable steps to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted over the Internet; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

Your Rights

You have the right to ask us not to provide marketing information about the products, the Website or Apps. You can email us atservice@haroldimport.com to make these changes, or follow the “unsubscribe” link in any marketing communication that we send to you by email. You can also make changes to your privacy settings at the “My Account” part of the Website. We will change what you receive within a reasonable time. However, changing your privacy settings may inhibit your ability to use the Website or receive any offer or use an App, so we do not recommend that you do this.

The Website and an App may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites or mobile applications of suppliers, partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of those websites or mobile applications, please note that those websites and mobile applications have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for those policies. Please check those privacy policies before you submit any personal data to those websites or mobile applications.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time.  Any amended Privacy Policy will be posted on the Website.  The amended Privacy Policy will apply immediately for new users and 30 days (or such other timeframe as we say when posting) after first posting for all existing users.  Each time you enter the Website, download, install, access or use an App, you agree that the Privacy Policy current at that time shall apply to all information which we hold about you.


By submitting data to us, using the Website or downloading, installing, accessing or using an App, you consent to our use of your data and of anyone you represent (including, but not limited to, data relating to your then current location) in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy (as amended from time to time, as described above) and you are responsible for ensuring that you have authority to consent on behalf of anyone about whom you submit data to us.

You also consent to us (or third party advertisers working through the Website or an App) placing cookies on your hard drive or mobile device. You can turn these off if you want, through the settings on your browser. See the “IP addresses and cookies” section above. Please note that we will not place cookies on your hard drive by which you can be personally identified; if we do, we will ask for more, further, specific consent from you.


Website Terms of Use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use (the “Terms of Use”) on which you may make use of our website www.hickitchen.com (the “Website”) and www.hickitchenblog.com blog, whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the Website. By using the Website, you indicate that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to abide by them. Your use of any part of the Website constitutes your acceptance of these Terms of Use which takes effect on the date on which you first use the Website. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, you should cease using the Website immediately.

The Website is operated by Harold Import Co. whose office is at 747 Vassar Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701 (and we refer to ourselves as “we”, “us” or “our” in this document). We own and operate the Website on our own behalf.

We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use at any time without notice to you by posting changes online. You are responsible for regularly reviewing information posted online to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of the Website after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of the amended Terms of Use.

The Website is intended for persons over the age of 16 only. To use the Website or other marketing or promotional material from us (in any form and via any media) you must be 16 years of age or over. If you are under 16 and you wish to use the Website (without registering for an account to purchase products via the Website) you must get consent from your parent or guardian before doing so. In order to register for an account, you must be over the age of 16. Please see our Terms and Conditions for more details about this.

We are a company registered in the State of New Jersey, so we have complied with applicable state and federal laws in making the Website and its content available to you. If the Website is accessed by you from outside the United States, this is entirely at your risk. We make no representation that the Website and its content is suitable for use outside of the United States. If you choose to access or use the Website from or in locations outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for:

ensuring that what you are doing in that country is legal; and

the consequences and compliance by you with all applicable laws, regulations, byelaws, codes of practice, licenses, registrations, permits and authorizations(including any laws that relate to businesses providing services).

You are responsible for all access to the Website through your Internet connection and for bringing these Terms of Use to the attention of all such persons.

Use of the Website does not include the provision of a computer or other necessary equipment to access it. To use the Website you will require Internet connectivity and appropriate telecommunication links. We shall not have any responsibility or liability for any costs you may incur.

You shall not in any way use the Website or submit to us or to the Website or to any user of the Website anything which in any respect:

is in breach of any law, statute, regulation or by-law of any applicable jurisdiction

is fraudulent, criminal or unlawful;

       is inaccurate or out-of-date;

may be considered by a reasonable person in the US to be obscene, indecent, pornographic, vulgar, profane, racist, sexist, discriminatory, offensive, derogatory, harmful, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, malicious, abusive, hateful, menacing, defamatory, untrue or political;

impersonates any other person or body or misrepresents a relationship with any person or body;

may infringe or breach the copyright or any intellectual property rights (including without limitation copyright, trade mark rights and broadcasting rights) or privacy or other rights of us or any third party;

may be contrary to our interests;

involves your use, delivery or transmission of any viruses, unsolicited emails, trojan horses, trap doors, back doors, easter eggs, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.                

You may not use any automated means (such as scripts) to access the Website or collect any information from the Website unless we explicitly agree to allow you to do so in writing.

You hereby grant to us an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, assignable, sub-licensable license to use any material which you submit to us or the Website for the purpose of use on the Website or for generally marketing (by any means and in any media) our services. You agree that you waive your moral rights to be identified as the author and we may modify your submission.

Commentary and other materials posted on the Website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to the Website or person who accesses or uses the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of their contents.

You assume sole responsibility for results obtained from the use of the Website, and for conclusions drawn from such use. We shall have no liability for any damage caused by errors or omissions in any information, instructions or scripts provided to us by you in connection with the Website, or any actions taken by us at your direction.

You agree to comply at all times with any instructions for use of the Website

which we make from time to time.


Availability of the Website and the Journal, Security and Accuracy

We warrant that, in making the Website available to you, we shall use our reasonable skill and care.

While we endeavor to make the Website available 24 hours a day, we cannot be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable for any time or for any period. We make no warranty that your access to the Website will be uninterrupted, timely or error-free. Due to the nature of the Internet, this cannot be guaranteed. In addition, we may occasionally need to carry out repairs, maintenance or introduce new facilities and functions.

Access to the Website may be suspended or withdrawn to or from you personally or all users temporarily or permanently at any time and without notice. We may also impose restrictions on the length and manner of usage of any part of the Website for any reason. If we impose restrictions on you personally, you must not attempt to use the Website under any other name or user.

We do not warrant that the Website will be compatible with all hardware and software which you may use. We shall not be liable for damage to, or viruses or other code that may affect, any computer equipment, software, data or other property as a result of your access to or use of the Website  or your obtaining any material from, or as a result of using, the Website. We shall also not be liable for the actions of third parties.

We may change or update the Website and anything described in it without notice to you.

While we endeavor to ensure that information and materials on the Website is correct, no warranty or representation, express or implied, is given that they are complete, accurate, up-to-date, fit for a particular purpose and, to the extent permitted by law, we do not accept any liability for any errors or omissions.


Content of the Website

The content of the Website is selected by our editors and is editorial content. We do not accept or take advertising. We don’t accept payment for products or content to appear on the Website. If we did that it would destroy the trust you have in us and the integrity of Harold Import Co. Inc., the Website we operate.

If you would prefer not to receive the offers, promotions, e-mails from Harold Import Co. Inc., you should unsubscribe by using the method set out in our Terms and Conditions,

Registration through the Website

If you would like to receive marketing information or you post a blog or use the entire Website, you will need to provide us with your name, email address and other personal information, and you will need to register for an account on the Website which you will be able to access on the Website through the “My Account” part of the Website.  See our Terms and Conditions for more details. See our Privacy Policy for more details about submitting your personal information to us.


Our Liability

We accept liability for injury caused by our negligence, or for our fraudulent misrepresentation or for any liability that we cannot exclude or limit at law.

We shall not have liability (whether in contract, tort, negligence, misrepresentation, restitution or under any legal head of liability) in relation to your use or inability in use or delay in use of the Website, or any material in them or accessible from them, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using the Website.  We shall not have any liability (whether in contract, tort, negligence, misrepresentation, restitution or under any legal head of liability) in relation to any material on the Website or in relation to your use or inability to use or delay in use of the Website or any material in them or accessible from them or from any action or decision taken as a result of using the Website  or any such material, in relation to any of the foregoing, for any: (a) indirect or consequential losses, damages, costs or expenses; (b) loss of actual or anticipated profits; (c) loss of contracts; (d) loss of use of money; (e) loss of anticipated savings; (f) loss of revenue; (g) loss of goodwill; (h) loss of reputation; (i) loss of business; (j) loss of operation time; (k) loss of opportunity; or (l) loss of, damage to or corruption of, data; whether or not such losses were reasonably foreseeable or we had been advised of the possibility of you incurring such losses. For the avoidance of doubt, (b) to (l) apply whether such losses are direct, indirect, consequential or otherwise.


Trade Marks

The “HIC” name and logos and all related names, design marks and slogans are the trademarks or service marks of us or our licensors.

Intellectual Property Rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website, and in the material published in them.  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 the Website for your personal reference. 

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.

All trademarks, service marks, trade names and photography are the property of HIC or Licensee. No use of these may be made without the prior written consent from HIC or Licensee. The logo, designs, advertisements, and photographic images described or displayed on the site are the intellectual property of HIC or Licensee and may not be used without permission.

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

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

Information about You and Your Visits to the Website

We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy.  By using the Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.


Third Party Websites

We have no control over and accept no responsibility for the content of any website to which a link from the Website exists (unless we are the provider of those linked websites). Such linked websites are provided “as is” for your convenience only with no warranty, express or implied, for the information provided within them. We do not provide any endorsement or recommendation of any third party website to which the Website provides a link. The website terms and conditions, terms of use and privacy policies of those third party websites will apply to your use of those websites and any orders you make for goods and services via such websites. If you have any queries, concerns or complaints about such third party websites (including, but not limited to, queries, concerns or complaints relating to products, orders for products, faulty products and refunds) you must direct them to the operator of that third party website.

  1. You must not without our permission:
  2. use or copy any material from the Website, including, but not limited to, onto other websites or in other journals or newsletters; or
  3. frame any of the Website  onto your own or another person’s website.

We hereby grant to you a revocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free right to provide a link from your website to the home page of the Website, provided that you do so in a fair and legal way without damaging our reputation or taking advantage of it. In particular:

  1. you shall not make any warranties or representations about us, our services or our policies except with our prior express authorization;
  2. you shall not say anything that is false, misleading, derogatory or offensive about us or our services or policies; and
  3. you shall not suggest expressly or impliedly that we have endorsed your website or are associated with it where this is not the case.


If any of these terms should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted and the remaining Terms of Use shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

Law & Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use and your use of the Website shall be governed by and construed in accordance under the laws of the State of New Jersey. You submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of the State of New Jersey to settle any dispute which may arise under, or in respect of, these Terms of Use or your use of the Website.

Editorial Policy

The information shared in our issues is purely editorial and of the opinion of HIC. This means that each issue is written by HIC and features things that we enjoy and have created for you. 

Contacting us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:
Harold Import Company, Inc.
747 Vassar Ave. Lakewood, NJ 08701

This document was last updated on March 04, 2013