Copyright and Fine Print

The Content (Text and Photography) of Foodie With Family is protected by U.S. Copyright laws.

© Copyright 2007-2014Foodie With Family

In other words, if you would like to use one of my photographs, recipes or part of one of my posts, please ask…  I’m a nice person and I bite only rarely. I’m likely to say ‘yes’ to the recipes, at least!

All photography and text is the work of Rebecca Lindamood unless otherwise noted.

And more fine print:

Pinterest Policy

I love Pinterest. I love that you pin me on Pinterest. I do not love when people copy and paste the entire recipe into the description or comment section of Pinterest, though, so don’t do it, please! Be nice! If you really like it enough to pin it, please be kind enough to let people click through to get to the good part.

Review Policies

Like it says in ‘First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind’ , “A noun is the name of a person, place, thing or idea.”  If I mention a noun by its proper name, it’s because I like it so much that I wanted you to know about it!  (Did you catch the practical example there?)

So the short answers are, “Yes, I do reviews.” and “Yes, I accept goods for reviews.”  and “Yes, I will do sponsored giveaways.” but here is the fine print:

  • I do not accept goods or services in exchange for a guaranteed review or compensation.  That’s just not right…
  • I may write about your widget, super sauce, or intergalactic maid service but whatever I write will not be submitted for your approval prior to publication.
  • Whether I write about your widget, super sauce or intergalactic maid service or not, I am not in the business of returning things.  So you sends me a robot maid?  I keeps it.
  • If I write a review that makes you happy that’s a nice thing but it doesn’t free you from copyright law.  See above.  Just ask folks.  If I liked your product enough to mention it, I’m mighty likely to allow you to use part or all of my review.
  • I will always, always, always mention that the product was sent to me gratis.  Because that’s just the way it ought to be.
  • I love giving away goodies.  I’m happy to pass along goods from sponsored giveaways.  Contact me with details on your idea!
  • I like dark chocolate.  (That’s not necessarily a review policy, but I thought that was important enough to throw in with the serious stuff.)

Advertising and Link Policies

  • Advertisements are run on Foodie With Family in order to defray the costs of maintaining this site and our standard of content.  (A fine thing for a woman who made chocolate covered roasted crickets for her children to say, eh?)
  • In order to keep true to the goal of a truly family-friendly site, I watch carefully to prevent inappropriate advertising content from making it onto Foodie With Family.
  • Do you want to advertise on Foodie With Family?  Email me at rebecca [at] foodiewithfamily {dot} com with your proposal.
  • I don’t do reciprocal links.  No mutual back-scratchery.  If I post a link to your site it’s because I really like you.  A lot.  Or because I think FWF readers will find you helpful or enjoy your products or content.

Comment Policies

  • I’m sure all of you are kind, generous, intelligent folks who help kittens across the street uphill both ways in the snow. So please remember to keep it nice and keep it clean in the comments. My kids read this site!
  • I reserve the right to remove any comment for any reason, and nasty comments will be removed. By nasty I mean just that.  I have no desire to quash dissent.  Disagreement and comments about problems with any of the content is welcome.  If you think my dinner rolls have all the texture and lightness of mid-game hockey pucks you’re welcome to say so.  But like I said earlier, this is a family-friendly site.  Ugly profanity or obscenity won’t last long here.  Oh sure, you can cuss up a storm at me in your head, but that’s different than putting it in print.  My Grandma reads this site!
  • If the only reason you’re leaving a comment is to get people to visit your site or content I’mma gonna delete your comment.  Send me an email if you want me to see what you’ve written.  I love reading stuff- I’ll hop right over and if it’s nifty I’ll be your biggest cheerleader.

Other Important Stuff

  • I’m not the boss of you.  Occasionally, I am known to throw caution to the wind.  To live life on the edge.  To go boldly (take THAT Shatner) where no cook dares go and ignore FDA recommendations.  That’s right.  I eat things with raw eggs, raw or rare fish, beef and whatnot every so often.   My family members have healthy immune systems and so we make that informed choice.  If you have a compromised immune system, and want to try one of these livin’-on-the-edge recipes, contact me;  I’ll come up with a substitute ingredient for you.
  • Use your noggin.  While the storage guidelines that I occasionally offer for food work for me, you still have to consider the food.  If I say you can hold it for a week, tightly covered, in the refrigerator and you find your container full of green, hairy, bad-smelling alien life forms, you should not eat it.  And again, if you have a compromised immune system or concerns, follow the FDA food storage and safety guidelines.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Foodie with Family  uses and protects any information that you give while using www.foodiewithfamily.com

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Foodie with Family may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from date.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Advertising

Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. We may use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the website, one of which is http://www.gourmetads.com. These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Service Provider disclaims all liability in connection therewith.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

Opt Out

For information about opting out of Gourmet Ads and ad serving partners please visit http://www.gourmetads.com/about/privacy-policy

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us.