Disclosures

Affiliate Links: This website contains affiliate links. If you purchase a product through one of these links then I make a small percentage of the profit. This helps keep In a Southern Kitchen up and running so I appreciate it very much!

Comment Policy: I welcome you into In a Southern Kitchen just as I would a friend right into my home kitchen. We’ll sit around the table and chat, exchange recipes, tell stories. Can you imagine sitting at someone’s kitchen table and insulting them or otherwise being rude? I certainly can’t. But behind the anonymous curtain of the Internet, some people seem to forget how they were raised. And if those people are sitting at my kitchen table then they’re going to get smacked on the head. Or maybe their comment will just get deleted. Either way, we’re going to have fun here and while constructive criticism is welcome, rudeness to any of my guests or myself is not.

Disclosures:

The Federal Trade Commission {FTC} sets forth guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials in order to protect the public from any intentionally errant or misleading advertising that has been paid for by a group or company. Since this blog is a source of income and may occasionally incorporate endorsements or testimonials,  I want to disclose the following to my readers:

  • The content of my blog is a source of income and therefore may be used to promote products, services, or other businesses.
  • I will only promote products/services/businesses that I have used and that I believe will be beneficial to you.
  • Products provided to me by any advertising partners for review are given to me free of charge. This does not ensure a positive review of the product in any way.
  • I will always give my genuine opinion about a product or service whether or not I am partnering with the service provider and/or receiving payment to do so.
  • My number one priority is accuracy and fairness to my readers.
  • Mentions of associated products/services/businesses within the content of this blog may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference.

I hold myself to the highest standards of integrity and strive to deliver interesting, helpful, and encouraging content while generating a small profit to compensate for the time, research, and recipes contained in this website. I love and appreciate my readers and make it my goal to be up front and honest with every post I write.

Privacy Policy:

This privacy policy sets out how In a Southern Kitchen uses and protects any information that you give while using www.inasouthernkitchen.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.

In a Southern Kitchen 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 September 1, 2010.

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. 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.

Other advertising partners may include:

ShareASale

Google Adsense

ZipList

sovrn

Amazon

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.

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    January 25, 2017 at 5:28 pm

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