Disclosure & Policies
Our website address is: http://www.jansfoodsteps.com. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any products mentioned or photographed on this blog are purchased by myself.
This blog does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, we will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly at jan [at] jansfoodsteps [dot] com
Adapted from: http://www.disclosurepolicy.org
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Affiliate Program Participation:
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Where Your Data Might Be Shared:
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, or enter a promotion. We will use your email address for the purposes for which you provided it to us, and also from time to time to send you emails regarding the Site or other products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email.
We will not share your email address with any third parties.
Removing Your Data:
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
To request an export or deletion of your data, please contact me directly at jan [at] jansfoodsteps [dot] com
Embedded content from other websites:
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Linking 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.
We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.
This policy is subject to change without notice. Last updated on May 25, 2018.
PHOTO & RECIPE PERMISSION:
Jan’s Food Steps owns the copyright for all photographs on this website. Please contact us to obtain permission if you would like to use an image on this site. Generally, we don’t mind if our photos are republished on other sites as long as there is a link back to the recipe from which the photo is taken, and as long as the recipe itself is not also published with the photograph.
If you’d like to use share one of our recipes on your own website, please rewrite the recipe in your own unique words (not copy & paste) and include a link back to the original recipe on jansfoodsteps.com.
Please contact us if you have any questions at jan [at] jansfoodsteps [dot] com