Updated March 18, 2021
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At Peacock, we don’t make promises we can’t keep. So, please see below for the chili recipe inspired by Kevin Malone’s legendary family dish, which he so memorably brought to Dunder Mifflin on The Office:
- 4 dried ancho chiles
- 2 Tbs neutral oil (vegetable, canola or grapeseed)
- 3 lbs ground beef (80/20 or 85/15 lean)
- 2 medium yellow onions, finely chopped
- 6 cloves garlic
- 1 large jalapeño, finely chopped
- 1 Tbs dried oregano
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 Tbs tomato paste
- 2 12 oz. bottles of beer (lager or pale ale)
- 3 cans Pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 cups beef stock
- 2 ½ cups chopped ripe tomatoes
- 2 Tbs kosher salt
- Chopped scallions, shredded Jack cheese and sour cream for topping
- Tear ancho chiles into pieces, discarding seeds and stems. In a large heavy pot or Dutch oven, toast chiles over medium-high, stirring occasionally until very fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer toasted ancho chiles to a food processor or spice mill and process until very finely ground. Set aside.
- Add oil to pot and heat over medium-high. Add ground beef and cook, stirring occasionally to break beef into small pieces, until well browned (about 6 minutes). Using a slotted spoon, transfer beef to a plate and set aside.
- Add onion to pot and cook briefly over medium-high until barely softened, about 2 minutes. The secret is to undercook the onions.
- Using a garlic press, press garlic directly into the pot, 1 clove at a time. Then stir in jalapeños, oregano, cumin, cayenne pepper and tomato paste. Stir and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add beer and continue to cook, stirring and scraping the pan, about 7 minutes.
- Meanwhile, put beans in a large bowl and mash briefly with a potato masher until broken up but not fully mashed.
- Add mashed beans, stock, tomatoes, salt, and cooked beef to pot. Cover and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low to maintain simmer and cook 2 hours so everything gets to know each other in the pot. Remove from heat, uncover and let stand at least 1 hour (can also be refrigerated 8 hours or overnight).
- Reheat gently, taste and add more salt if necessary, and serve with your favorite toppings. We recommend chopped scallions, shredded Jack cheese and sour cream.
Enjoy! While we wish you could dish us up a bowlful (without spilling it all over our reception area, naturally), feel free to share this recipe (tagging @peacocktv, of course). And now, back to your regularly scheduled legal document.
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Peacock TV LLC
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New York, New York 10112
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- A statement that the information in the notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed or on behalf of the person defamed.
15. Links By You To the Peacock Services
We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, personal, and non-transferable license to create hyperlinks to the Peacock Services, so long as (i) the links only incorporate text, and do not use any trademarks, (ii) the links and the content on your website, application or other service (“Your Service”) do not suggest any affiliation with or endorsement by us or cause any other confusion regarding your relationship to us or our affiliates or to the Peacock Services, (iii) the links open in a new window and link to the full version of applicable Peacock Services, and (iv) the links and the content on Your Service do not portray us or our affiliates or our or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner, and do not contain content that is unlawful, offensive, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, threatening, harassing, or abusive, or that violate any right of any third party or are otherwise objectionable to us. We reserve the right to suspend or prohibit linking to the Peacock Services for any reason, in our sole discretion, without advance notice or any liability of any kind to you or any third party.
16. Local Regulations
We make no representation or warranty that the Content or Peacock Services are appropriate or available for use outside the United States (including its territories and possessions). Without limiting the geographic eligibility requirements set forth in these Terms and any Additional Terms, if you choose to access the Peacock Services from other locations, you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk.
You are responsible for complying with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You specifically agree to comply with all applicable laws concerning the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
17. Export Control
The Peacock Services are controlled and operated by us from our offices within the State of New York. You hereby represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is (a) subject to a U.S. government embargo (for example, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea or Syria) or (b) on Title 15, Part 740 Supplement 1 Country Group E of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. or United Nations Security Council (UNSC) list of prohibited or restricted parties, including the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons administered by the U.S. Treasury Department or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Denied Persons List, and (iii) you are not otherwise the target of U.S. or UNSC economic sanctions. You may not access, download or otherwise use any Peacock Services in violation of United States or UNSC export control or economic sanctions laws and regulations. Software in or from the Peacock Services are further subject to U.S. export controls. No software may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of applicable laws, including without limitation to any end user in a U.S. embargoed country or territory or an end user included on any U.S., or UNSC government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
18. Binding Arbitration of All Disputes. No Class Relief.
This Section 18 is deemed to be a “written agreement to arbitrate” pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act. You and we agree that we intend that this Section 18 satisfies the “writing” requirement of the Federal Arbitration Act. If binding arbitration is adjudged by a tribunal to be unenforceable, the provisions of Section 19 shall apply to all relevant disputes between you and us.
We believe that arbitration is a faster, more convenient and less expensive way to resolve any disputes or disagreements that you may have with us. Therefore, pursuant to these Terms, if you have any dispute or disagreement with us regarding (i) your use of or interaction with the Peacock Services, (ii) any subscriptions or other purchases, transactions or relationships related to your use of the Peacock Services, or (iii) any data or information you may provide to us or that we may gather in connection with such use, interaction, subscriptions, purchases, transactions or relationships (collectively, “Peacock Transactions or Relationships”), you will not have the right to pursue a claim in court, or have a jury decide the claim and you will not have the right to bring or participate in any class action or similar proceeding in court or in arbitration. By using or interacting with the Peacock Services, or engaging in any other Peacock Transactions or Relationships with us, you agree to binding arbitration as provided below.
We will make every reasonable effort to informally resolve any complaints, disputes, or disagreements that you may have with us. If those efforts fail, by using the Peacock Services, you agree that any complaint, dispute, or disagreement you may have against us, and any claim that we may have against you, arising out of, relating to, or connected in any way with these Terms or any Peacock Transactions or Relationships shall be resolved exclusively by final, confidential and binding arbitration (“Arbitration”) before a single arbitrator administered by JAMS or its successor (“JAMS”) and conducted in accordance with the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules And Procedures in effect at the time the Arbitration is initiated or, if the amount in controversy exceeds $100,000, in accordance with the JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules And Procedures then in effect (respectively, the “Applicable Rules”). The Applicable Rules can be found at www.jamsadr.com. If JAMS is no longer in existence, the Arbitration shall be administered by the American Arbitration Association or its successor (the “AAA”) instead, and conducted in accordance with the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules in effect at that time (which shall be the “Applicable Rules” in such circumstances). If JAMS (or, if applicable, AAA) at the time the arbitration is filed has Minimum Standards of Procedural Fairness for Consumer Arbitrations in effect that would be applicable to the matter in dispute, we agree to provide the benefit of such Minimum Standards to you to the extent they are more favorable than the comparable arbitration provisions set forth in this Section 18, provided, however, that in no event may such Minimum Standards contravene or restrict the application of subpart (e) or (i) below. Furthermore, this Section 18 shall not prevent any party from seeking provisional remedies (that is, a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction) from a court of appropriate jurisdiction. You further agree that:
a. Single Arbitrator.
The Arbitration shall be conducted before a single arbitrator selected in accordance with the Applicable Rules or by mutual agreement between you and us (the “Arbitrator”).
b. Arbitrator Will Interpret This Agreement.
The Arbitrator, and not any federal, state or local court or agency, shall have the exclusive authority to resolve any dispute arising under or relating to the validity, interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of these Terms and/or these arbitration provisions in Section 18 hereof, including but not limited to any claim that all or any part of these Terms is void or voidable.
c. Location of Arbitration.
The Arbitration shall be held either: (i) at a location determined pursuant to the Applicable Rules (provided that such location is reasonably convenient for you and does not require travel in excess of 100 miles from your home or place of business); or (ii) at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by you and us; or (iii) at your election, if the only claims in the arbitration are asserted by you and are for less than $10,000 in aggregate, by telephone or by written submission.
d. Governing Law.
The Arbitrator (i) shall apply internal laws of the State of New York consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act and applicable statutes of limitations, or, to the extent (if any) that federal law prevails, shall apply the law of the U.S., irrespective of any conflict of law principles; (ii) shall entertain any motion to dismiss, motion to strike, motion for judgment on the pleadings, motion for complete or partial summary judgment, motion for summary adjudication, or any other dispositive motion consistent with New York or federal rules of procedure, as applicable; (iii) shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law; and (iv) shall have authority to award any form of legal or equitable relief.
e. No Class Relief.
The Arbitration can resolve only your and/or our individual claims, and the Arbitrator shall have no authority to entertain or arbitrate any claims on a class or representative basis, or to consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated.
f. Written Award.
The Arbitrator shall issue a written award supported by a statement of decision setting forth the Arbitrator’s complete determination of the dispute and the factual findings and legal conclusions relevant to it (an “Award”). Judgment upon the Award may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof or having jurisdiction over the relevant party or its assets.
g. Arbitration Costs.
In the event that you are able to demonstrate that the costs of Arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, we will pay as much of your filing and hearing fees in connection with the Arbitration as the Arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive, regardless of the outcome of the Arbitration, unless the Arbitrator determines that your claim(s) were frivolous or asserted in bad faith.
h. Reasonable Attorney’s Fees.
In the event you recover an Award greater than our last written settlement offer, the Arbitrator shall also have the right to include in the Award our reimbursement of your reasonable and actual out-of-pocket attorneys’ fees associated with the Arbitration, but we shall in all events bear our own attorneys’ fees.
i. Interpretation and Enforcement of Arbitration Clause.
With the exception of subpart (e) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the Applicable Rules, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, subpart (e) is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither you nor we shall be entitled to arbitrate any dispute between us and you, and must instead bring any claims subject to subsection (k) below and Section 19.
j. Modification of Arbitration Clause With Notice.
We may modify these arbitration provisions, but such modifications shall only become effective thirty (30) days after we have given notice of such modifications and only on a prospective basis for claims arising from Peacock Transactions or Relationships occurring after the effective date of such notification. If any modification pursuant to this subpart (j) is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable, or illegal, then the arbitration provisions effective at the time of your agreement to these Terms shall govern any dispute or disagreement between you and us regarding Peacock Transactions or Relationships.
k. Small Claims Matters are Excluded. No Class Relief or Joinder of Claims.
Notwithstanding the foregoing arbitration provisions, and subject to Section 18, at your option, you may bring any claim for damages you have against us in your local small claims court within the U.S., if your claim is within such court’s jurisdictional limit; provided that such court does not have the authority to entertain any claims on a class or representative basis, or to consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated in such proceeding.
l. Confidentiality of Arbitration.
You and we agree to maintain the confidential nature of the Arbitration and shall not disclose the fact of the Arbitration, any documents exchanged as part of any mediation, proceedings of the Arbitration, the Arbitrator’s decision and the existence or amount of any Award, except as may be necessary to prepare for or conduct the Arbitration (in which case anyone becoming privy to such confidential information must undertake to preserve its confidentiality), or except as may be necessary in connection with a court application for a provisional remedy, a judicial challenge to an Award or its enforcement, or unless otherwise required by applicable law or court order.
19. Dispute Resolution Only if a Tribunal has Ruled that Arbitration is Prohibited by Applicable Law
This Section 19 applies only where applicable law, as determined by a court with appropriate jurisdiction, prohibits arbitration of disputes in accordance with Section 18.
a. Section 19 disputes.
If any controversy, allegation, or claim (including any non-contractual claim) arises out of or relates to the Peacock Services, the Content, these Terms or to any of our actual or alleged intellectual property rights (collectively, a “Section 19 Dispute”), then you and we agree to send a written notice to the other providing a reasonable description of the Section 19 Dispute, along with a proposed resolution of it. Our notice to you will be sent to you based on the most recent contact information that you provide us. But if no such information exists or if such information is not current, then we have no obligation under this Section 19(a). Your notice to us must be sent to:
Peacock TV LLC
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 46th Floor, Office 4683E
New York, New York 10112
Attn: Peacock Technology Transactions Legal
By e-mail: Peacock.Legal@nbcuni.com
For a period of sixty (60) days from the date of receipt of notice from the other party, we and you will engage in a dialogue in order to attempt to resolve the Section 19 Dispute, though nothing will require either you or us to resolve the Section 19 Dispute on terms with respect to which you and us, in each of our sole discretion, are not comfortable.
The parties agree that the state or federal courts in New York shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction of any Section 19 Dispute.
c. Governing Law.
To the maximum extent permitted by the mandatory laws in your country of residence, these Terms and any Section 19 Dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes), will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the U.S. and the State of New York without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.
d. Injunctive Relief.
The foregoing provisions of this Section 19 will not apply to any legal action taken by us to seek an injunction or other equitable relief in connection with any loss, cost, or damage (or any potential loss, cost, or damage) relating to the Peacock Services, any Content, your User Content and/or our intellectual property rights (including such as we may claim may be in dispute), our operations, and/or our products or services.
20. Notice for California Users
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users of the Peacock Services are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, California 95814, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
21. Terms Applicable to Third Party Platform Providers; Third Party Licenses
a. Third Party Platform Providers.
If you access or download the Peacock Services via an Apple, Inc. (“Apple”), Amazon.com, Inc., Google, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (“Samsung”) or any other third party app store or platform (each a “Third Party Platform Provider”), such Third Party Platform Providers shall be third-party beneficiaries to these Terms. However, these Third Party Platform Providers are not party to these Terms and have no obligation to provide maintenance and/or support of the Peacock Services. Peacock, not such Third Party Platform Providers, are solely responsible for the Peacock Services. Your access to the Peacock Services using the Third Party Platform Providers’ app stores or platforms are subject to the usage terms set forth in the applicable Third Party Platform Provider’s terms of service.
In the case of any Peacock applications accessed or downloaded via the Apple app store or platform, if such application fails to conform to any applicable warranty in these Terms, then you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund to you the purchase price (if any) of the application. Peacock, not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims you or a third party may have relating to such application, or your possession and/or use of such application, including, but not limited to (i) product liability claims, (ii) any claims that such application fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement, and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. In the event of any third party claim that such application, or your possession and use of such application, infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, Peacock, not Apple, will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim.
In the case of any Peacock applications accessed or downloaded via the Samsung app store or platform, if you wish to assert a claim against Samsung in connection with a Peacock application, such claim must be brought by you as an individual and not as a member of a class.
b. Third Party Licenses.
The Peacock Services may include open source software or third party software. Any such software is made available to you under the terms of the applicable licenses; please review the information set forth here for applicable license terms related to the Peacock Services.
a. Applicable Law.
These Terms, any Additional Terms and the relationship between you and us shall be governed by the laws of the U.S. and the State of New York without regard to its conflicts of law rules. The Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to your access or use of the Peacock Services or these Terms.
Subject to the arbitration provisions above, and other than small claims actions as permitted therein, any action or proceeding arising from, relating to or in connection with these Terms will be brought exclusively in the federal or state courts located in New York, New York, and you irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts and agree that it is a convenient forum and that you will not seek to transfer such action or proceeding to any other forum or jurisdiction, under the doctrine of forum non conveniens or otherwise.
c. No Waiver.
No failure or delay by us in exercising any right, power or privilege under these Terms will operate as a waiver thereof, nor will any single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power, or privilege under these Terms.
Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, the invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision, all of which will remain in full force and effect.
e. Limited Time to File Claims.
You agree that regardless of any statute or law that establishes a different statute of limitations, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, any claim or cause of action (including any arbitration) arising out of, related to or connected with the use of the Peacock Services, or these Terms, or other Peacock Transactions or Relationships must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
f. Paragraph and Section Titles Are For Your Convenience.
The paragraph or section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
g. Entire Agreement.
These Terms, including any Additional Terms, represent the entire understanding of the parties regarding its subject matter and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings between the parties regarding its subject matter. These Terms may not be amended, altered or waived except in writing by the party to be charged.
These Terms are binding upon and shall ensure to the benefit of parties and their respective successors, heirs, executor, administrators, personal representatives and assigns. You shall not assign your rights or obligations hereunder without our prior written consent, and any such assignment shall be void and invalid at the outset.
i. Consent to Electronic Communications.
We may provide you information regarding your account and the Peacock Services in electronic form only. You agree that such notices and other communications sent electronically satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that requirements must be in writing.
Sections 1, 4, 5, 8-10, 11-13, 16-19, and 21-22 of these Terms, and any other terms that by their nature survive these Terms, shall survive any termination of these Terms.
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