These policies are valid from 17 January 2016.
The reading of all information on theunlikelybaker.com is of your own free will (that is my hope, unless you’re my sister). If you don’t accept these terms and conditions, please stop now and look away.
I really hope you stick around though – I work hard to make this an excellent food blog.
Yes? Great! I must say one more thing before we move on: I reserve the right to change any of these terms and conditions at any given time (legal stuff, you know how it is).
I get inspiration for the recipes I use here online, from a cookbook or a loved one. I make it my own but I always give credit where it’s due and cite my original source. If I fail to acknowledge you, I apologize. It was an honest mistake. Please tell me and I will straighten that out immediately.
Found a recipe on here you want to try? Fantastic. I would love to hear about it. Tell me how it went in the comments section.
And if you decide to adapt that to your own blog that’s great. A link back to my original post is all I ask (and please re-write in your own words and take your own photos – it’s fun).
I am the legal copyright owner of all content (written, photos, video, graphic) in this blog though so if you want to use them as is, please reach out to me first at [email protected] or through the Contact Me form.
Being the owner of this blog, I also reserve the right to change the main topic of this blog from baking/food to frogs (just as an example), shut it down or sell it for millions of dollars.
As my blog’s name suggests, I am not a professional baker or pastry chef or have anything to do with the professional culinary world at all (I wish) so please remember that all information provided on theunlikelybaker.com is for general information and entertainment only.
Also, these are my opinions alone – not my employer’s or organizations I belong to (yeah, right. I don’t belong to any that I know of as I try to avoid large gatherings like the plague).
Anyway back to topic – I am not providing any kind of professional advice. You’re taking the information provided here at your own risk and under no circumstances will I be held liable for any loss or damage arising from the use of this website.
I make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information found here including the information contained in websites I point you to (as in outbound links I feature).
You must know that I check and double-check so hopefully you never end up with a cake recipe that requires 1 cup of salt – if you see a potential typo, please tell me immediately…I may not be held legally liable but it doesn’t mean I won’t be mortified.
I’m in Toronto so this may or may not apply to me but to be on the safe side: I present to you my disclosure policy.
There are currently advertisers on my site and am I a member of affiliate or network advertising groups. However, rest assured I will remain truthful and unbiased in my writing. And I will only feature products or services that I truly believe in because I will never take your trust for granted.
(Happy News Update 03/29/2016: The Unlikely Baker is 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 linking to amazon.com.)
(Happy News Update 05/03/2016: The Unlikely Baker is a participant in the Pinch of Yum, the Food Blogger Pro and the Minimalist Baker affiliate programs where I receive a small commission on every sale generated from theunlikelybaker.com)
(Happy News Updated 10/30/2016: The Unlikely Baker is a participant in Foodie Pro, Food52, Go Daddy and InMotion affiliate programs where I receive a small commission on every sale generated from theunlikelybaker.com)
And related to disclaimers, I am not responsible for the actions of my future (and hopefully legions) of advertisers and sponsors either. If you purchase a product or service from them through a link from my website (thanks very much, by the way), please take it up with them directly.
I do collect personal information in this site but rest assured they are kept secure and private. I hate spam and annoying emails too so I will protect your information like how I would like mine to be protected.
Any comments posted on this blog or any social media site related to this blog that I run (Facebook or Instagram, for example) become my property and may be used in this blog, emails or future books (one can dream).
I mean, if you compliment me I’ll be tickled pink and would want the world to know that someone (besides my Dad) thinks I’m wonderful. If you don’t want that, please let me know.
Ok, this is serious stuff now:
Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
The Unlikely Baker 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 17 January 2016.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as zip code, 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.
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.
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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.
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.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us.
I’d love to hear from you. I encourage comments and feedback so we can learn from one another and get better. But let’s play nice, ok? Rude, mean and offensive comments will not be approved.
That’s it. If you’re still here after that 1-hour read, you’re my new best friend. Thanks for visiting and hope you like it here!
(All this legal stuff inspired by The Travel Tester. I told you I always cite my sources.)