Way Legalese (apologies in advance)…
blog disclosure policy
This specific disclosure is for all pages and posts on this blog.
I research and author this blog (with the help of a few close family members and friends) as my passionate hobby in my precious personal time as a way to research, present, re-create and preserve the baking crafts history of our grandparents and great-grandparents. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are entirely my own. Although there are no literal ads on my blog, this blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, affiliate marketing, paid insertions or other forms of compensation within the restrictions of the WordPress.com site. If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, it will only be in the area of the culinary arts and in no other area of study or profession. I will only endorse products or services in the culinary arts field that I honestly believe, based on my expertise in the culinary arts, are worthy of such endorsement. Some posts in this blog contain content that may be viewed to present a conflict of interest because I may have included within this blog hyperlinks to product pages or websites that may be considered “endorsements” or “sponsored messages”. Those links will be identified on the hyperlink label as “Sponsored link”. From time to time, I may receive free products from some of my favorite companies/products (such as King Arthur Flour, ChefsCatalog.com and Kitchen Calculator PRO), for product review purposes, for my own personal use, and/or for giveaways. If the receipt of free products for these purposes is considered “compensation for endorsement or sponsored messages”, the “compensation” received may be considered to influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. The content may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content. I may include hyperlinks to products available for purchase on amazon.com that are of personal interest to me and that relate to my blog post discussion. Because I am an Amazon Associate, I may receive a percentage of compensation directly from amazon at no charge to the buyer, from a purchase made through the provided link. Those links will be identified as “Sponsored link”. The name and any personal information relating to any purchase at amazon through link purchases are never disclosed to me (but I thank you, nevertheless, if you are one of those unidentified purchasers :) ). In the meantime, to be a fully aware and informed consumer, any product claim, statistic, quote, hyperlink or other representation about a product or service represented in any fashion on this blog site should be independently verified by you with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
This specific disclaimer is for all pages and posts on this blog.
In order to modify old-fashioned and historic recipes for modern tastes, it is necessary to utilize one or more vintage, historic or antiquated recipes received from private or published sources that have been modified perhaps many times over decades and modified in the course of presentation on this blog. It is also necessary to make numerous assumptions and presumptions about the originating recipes, including: intention, ingredient, quantities, preparation method and cooking times from sometimes (or oftentimes) faulty, incomplete, ambiguous or incorrect original recipe language. Unusual or historic ingredients are sometimes used in the recipes. Every reader of this blog must (pretty please) make up their own minds as to the value and appropriateness of each ingredient and each recipe and preparation method found in this blog. I offer them only for your information, for your entertainment and to aid you in your own research and decision-making on the subject. Although I make every effort to properly research, interpret, recreate and discuss historic recipes on this blog, I cannot guarantee authenticity or historical confirmations or origins and I intentionally modify each historic recipe to adapt the flavors to modern preference.
This blog site in no way provides any warranty, express or implied, as to the content of recipes or discussions. As such, it is the reader’s responsibility to determine the value and quality of any recipe or instruction provided for food preparation and to determine the nutritional value, if any, and safety of the preparation instructions. I do not assume any liability for adverse reactions to food consumed. Recipes taken from this blog and prepared are done so “at your own risk”. I do not guarantee that favorable results will be obtained from recipes contained in this blog and, therefore, strongly recommend that you conduct appropriate tests under your own operating conditions prior to adoption. I am not responsible for any damage, medically or otherwise, resulting in the preparation of food using the instructions, discussions or recipes provided in this blog. Readers must take care to check the instructions provided and determine their value and any possible medical condition that may arise from the consumption of the ingredients listed in this site’s posts and pages. The recipes presented are intended for entertainment purposes and for use by persons having appropriate technical skill, at their own discretion and risk. You should seek advice before beginning if you are unsure of the recipe or your skills. I assume no obligation or liability and make no warranties with respect to these recipes. I am not responsible for any domestic accidents, fires or food poisoning that could result from preparation of the recipes or the eating of raw eggs or other foods. I am not responsible for any kind of food borne disease. I am not responsible for the outcome of any recipe you try from any recipe discussed, presented or referred to in this blog site or through links presented to other sites or networks. While I try to review and test each recipe carefully (most often testing many, many times), you may not always achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgement when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs. Remember also to take care not to cut yourself on sharp knives or other cooking implements and not to burn yourself while cooking. (Okay, I just threw that last one in for good measure, and to see if you’re still with me on this thing. :)
Use of recipes found on this blog:
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No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without advance permission in writing from me, however, I hereby provide you, the reader, with an exclusive and non-transferable license to make a copy of, or print any page deemed a “recipe” that is presented on this blog for your own personal use and such recipe may not be reproduced on any website or publication. You may copy recipes on to your own computer for personal use. You may share reasonable numbers of recipes in email or on websites as long as credit is given to me as the author and provide a clickable or text link to the recipe on our blog site, or a link to our homepage. You may not sell or charge for access for any recipes copied from this blog either singly or in collections. You may not copy sections of this blog or entire collections of recipes from this blog. This blog site is copyrighted (see copyright notice below). Under no circumstances may you attempt to auto-download, or mass-download, content from this blog. Using software that attempts to connect to our blog and copy large amounts of data is prohibited. We routinely monitor traffic on the site and suspicious or excessive activity will be blocked and reported.
Notice of Copyright
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All information and content provided in the pages and posts contained within this blog, BakeThisCake.com and BakeThisCake.Wordpress.com, are the copyrighted work of the author and publisher unless otherwise noted. © Copyright 2011-2012 Leslie Macchiarella BakeThisCake.com, all rights reserved.
I take online privacy and your personal information very seriously. It is my hope that you will come to trust that I take precautions to protect any information submitted to this blog. Below, please find my statement of privacy:
- Although wordpress.com logs hits and other site information, I do not collect names, email addresses or other personal information unless provided freely by a visitor for purposes of following the blog, submitting a comment or suggestion to our blog. I do not sell your name, email address or other personal information. Your email address, and other personal information are just that, personal, and we respect your right to privacy.
- I may use your email address to contact you regarding a question you have but I will not contact you for any reason which does not directly involve a correspondence from you to me, or to notify you of a giveaway or contest award in which you participated.
- I do not participate in any form of spamming or bulk email campaigns.
- I have corporate sponsors for my blog but I do not provide those advertisers or affiliates access to any personal information that I might have, therefore any contact from a sponsor company or site that is linked to from my blog link is a direct result of the visitor clicking on a 3rd-party link. In some cases of contest or giveaways, your name and email address will need to be given to the corporate sponsor in order to receive a free gift if it comes directly from them (e.g. prize award downloads of Kitchen Calculator PRO iPhone app accessed using a coupon code through the iTunes store).
- This blog serves sponsored links on some posts within the blog site. These links may lead the visitor to websites that are not owned or operated by me and I am in no way responsible for the content of any 3rd-party website.
Was that boring? Weird? Scary? Laughable? :) You know it’s a sign of the times so forgive me for spelling it all out. If you got to this point, then you get extra bonus points from me for being an avid reader and an informed consumer. Plus, I’m the kind of person who reads all the fine print in every form (backs of invoices, doctor protocol, other blog disclosures, ha! ) — so now you and I have thorough reading as one more thing in common aside from an interest in vintage recipes. :)
Leslie Macchiarella, Author, Bake This Cake!