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THIRD-PARTY ADVERTISING

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DISCLAIMERS

Links to other websites-This 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 while 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.

NURITION & SAFETY DISCLAIMER

I do not claim to be a professional chef, dietitian, or nutritionists. Recipes are meant to be taken as a guideline only. Use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and a fit for your diet/situation. Please consult a medical professional if you need any guidance.

Calorie and nutritional information is provided for some of the recipes on its-the-simple-things.com. This information is provided as a courtesy only and should be utilized as an estimate, not a guarantee. This information is provided by a third-party nutrition calculator, which may contain errors. I do not make any representations as to the accuracy or reliability of this information.

As always, you are fully and solely responsible for your own choices regarding food safety, cooking safely, and nutrition.

BLOG POLICIES

Terms & Conditions of Use

These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to you when you view, access, or otherwise use the blog located at its-the-simple-things.com. I grant you a non-exclusive non-transferable, limited right to access, use, and display the blog and the materials provided hereon, provided that you comply fully with these Terms and Conditions of Use.

CONTENT:

All content was originally posted at Its the Simple Things. All text and content is my property and is rights protected. I can change, replace or remove any content, comments or images without notice at my own discretion. Any and all text duplication is strictly prohibited without express written permission. You may link back to this blog and are free to discuss it in a respectful manner. I am not responsible for republished content used without our permission.   Recipe sharing requires a re-writing of instructions in your own words.  Use of my exact instruction wording constitutes a copyright violation.  It also results in search engine penalties for both sites.

Abbreviated recipes with a link back, like the ones commonly used by scrapers, is not permitted use of our material.  Sites choosing to use Its the Simple Things content in this manner will have a DMCA filed against them immediately.

SPONSORED CONTENT

This Website will occasionally be compensated by brands or companies to feature their products in relevant articles. This relationship will always be disclosed clearly within the article. I only work with brands that I feel would be of interest to our readers and only promote products that I personally enjoy.

Some sponsored posts may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in the post and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns.

This Website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I 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 policy. You should exercise caution and review the privacy policy applicable to the website in question.

CONTENT SUBMISSIONS

Content submitted by you to us in any form, including but not limited to submissions on the Website, email, and social media platforms, becomes the permanent property of Its The Simple Things, to be used as I see fit for any purpose, to the maximum extent of the law. You represent that you own the right to these submissions and are not breaking any laws by doing so. You agree to comply with all intellectual property laws, including but not limited to copyright and trademark laws, and to be solely responsible for any violations of laws for any content that you submit to us. You agree not to submit content that is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, threatening, soliciting in nature, or in violation of any law. By submitting content to us, you grant us a license to use it in any way, including without limitation, a right to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat it.

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Its-the-Simple-Things.com from any and all claims, losses, liability, damages, and/or costs, including all attorney fees and costs, arising from your access to or use of the Website or your violation of these Terms of Use.

IMAGES:

All photos were taken by me unless otherwise specified. The photos on Its the Simple Things are my property and are rights protected. A single photo per post may be used in roundup posts by other bloggers provided credit is given to Its the Simple Things and a link back to Its the Simple Things post is used with such photo.  All other uses of all images on this blog require express written permission and credit must be given to Its the Simple Things and a link back. Failure to link back and credit Its-the-simple-things.com as the source of the photo constitutes a copyright violation.

Photos may not be edited, changed, or cropped in any way if written permission for use and changes is not given. An exception to this is given to bloggers using our photos in round-up posts.

Images designed by Its the Simple Things and others compensated for such work, as Pinterest pins may not be used as photos to represent any part of our content that has been stolen or scraped and listed on another blog.  Legitimate bloggers may use these images under the terms listed in the paragraph above.

Please reach out to me, Valerie @ its-the-simple-things.com to obtain permission for any and all photo use that does not meet the permissions already granted above. Once permission for use is obtained, failure to link back and credit its-the-simple-things.com as the source of the photo constitutes a copyright violation.

USE OF OUR CONTENT

If you see a recipe here that you would like to use, I would love to share it.  All I ask is that you give me a shout out and a link back to the original post.  With that being said, I love sharing recipes but we do not condone, nor do we agree to, flat out plagiarism or photo use not following the terms listed above.

Plagiarism is not only rude, but it will also result in Google duplicate content penalties for both sites.  Just write it in your own words, please.

AFFILIATE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie may be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of paying us commissions.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. 

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