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Now that we've gotten all of the legalistic gobbledygook out of the way, let's talk about your privacy. I take my privacy very seriously. I don't even like leaving the blinds open at night. So you can trust that I will give the same attention to detail to your privacy that I do to mine. I will never - EVER - sell or share any information that I collect from you directly or that Wordpress happens to collect from you on my behalf. As of this publication on June 1, 2014, the only information that I know of that is being collected about you is your e-mail, which I will not exploit. Your e-mail address is collected via the comments form and/or the contact page. I will never use information obtained about you to solicit information to or from you, unless you give me permission to do so.
I receive a small commission through being an Amazon Affiliate, which means that if you purchase anything from Amazon after following one of the links on this site, I get a very small portion of Amazon’s profits at no extra cost to you. You don’t have to buy the actual thing I link to, Amazon tracks any purchase you make during that browsing session and credits that transaction to me and my site. Over time, these transactional rewards add up, so that I can hopefully buy some cool new cooking gadgets or cookbooks to review for you and/or giveaway. Don't worry, though, they won't mistakenly send me any of your items. I promise. Here's a working example: I am an Amazon Prime subscriber, which allows me to stream movies and music instantly, but I mostly use it for the free two-day shipping on all purchases. Clicking that link, will direct you to a sign-up page for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime. When you sign up for the free trial, I earn $2, even if you don't keep the service after the first 30 days. Pretty cool, huh?
By using this site, whether just surfing around for something to make for dinner or leaving comments on your lunch break about how much you loved one of my recipes or related to something I said, you agree to release me, James Trenda, the author of this site, of any and all personal and financial liabilities in the event that your information somehow becomes compromised during or after using my site. And I, James Trenda, agree to do my absolute best to keep my site and your information secure from hackers. It is ultimately up to you to secure your personal information. As of this posting, I do not collect any sensitive personal information from you. I will update these terms if that ever changes.
Although every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, all information and data is provided “as-is” and is for informational and entertainment purposes only. I do not make any representations as to the accuracy, completeness, current state, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.