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Disclosure Policy

Last Updated February 3, 2021

Welcome to MyGourmetConnection, your online destination for wholesome, easy-to-follow recipes for quick weeknight meals and holiday celebrations.

This Disclosure Policy is a supplement to the MyGourmetConnection Privacy Policy and is to inform you that information you see on the Site may be due to compensation or other business relationships; that we reserve the right to edit comments and information provided by users and third-parties; and that any health or nutritional information provided is solely as a courtesy. In addition, while we may be enthusiasts of the products or services found on the Site, it is up to you to use your best judgment and knowledge before buying or using anything you find on the Site. In addition, even if specific safety measures or concerns are not presented you are still responsible for exercising safe and legal handling of any products or services you may acquire based on information received from this Site.

COMMENT POLICY

MyGourmetConnection is primarily a food and recipe website to inspire you to create flavorful and creative food at home. It is also a place for people who enjoy our content to share their thoughts on the information we provide. Comments are not a requirement for accessing any of the recipes found on the Site, so it may be that there are no comments regarding how a recipe turned out for any particular reader. All comments made on this Site are subject to the Site Privacy Policy. User and other third-party submitted content and/or links may be changed, altered, or modified at any time in the sole and absolute discretion of MyGourmetConnection or its representatives.

ADVERTISING

This Site accepts various forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics, or posts made on this Site. The content, advertising space, or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content, although we will take efforts to follow the Federal Trade Commission guidelines for disclosure of content provided as part of a material business relationship where appropriate. In addition, the Site may utilize advertising networks or affiliate programs to bring you products or services for which you may have an interest. This compensation may impact how products or services are displayed on the Site.

MyGourmetConnection may be compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though we may receive compensation for posts or advertisements, all opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products are based on the experience of the writer and are true to the best of our knowledge. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be independently verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

AFFILIATE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION

MyGourmetConnection engages in affiliate marketing with a number of partners, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Site. If you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

MyGourmetConnection 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 links to Amazon.com.  As part of the Amazon Associates program, MyGourmetConnection will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

MyGourmetConnection may also participate in affiliate marketing programs with other third-parties which may utilize cookies to track visits for the purpose of assigning commission on sales.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

All content, including photographs and videos, created by MyGourmetConnection is subject to copyright restrictions. Sometimes we work with third parties to provide photography or video content. If you’d like to share any of the recipes, photos, videos, or articles, on the Site please do so through the share features enabled on the post. We have tried to make it easy for you to share our posts on social media. In addition, we often have available the option to email or print the recipe for your personal use.

You are welcome to save and print our content for personal use. We ask that if you wish to repost or reproduce, for commercial use, any text, recipe, photograph, or video content that you please contact us to find out about our licensing service.

If you desire to share our content on your commercial website, please follow these guidelines:
a. Image Use – Publication of one image with full credit and link to the specific post on this Site.

b. Recipe Use – Publication of ingredients only with full credit and link to the specific post on this Site.

c. Republication of Recipe – please contact us to obtain a license

MyGourmetConnection is a registered United States Trademark.

HEALTH AND NUTRITION INFORMATION

Any specific health claim or nutritional claims or information provided on the Site are for informational purposes only. Nothing on the Site is offered or intended to be a substitute for professional medical, health, or nutritional advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Statements within the Site have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This Site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You assume full responsibility for consulting a qualified health professional regarding health conditions or concerns, and before starting a new diet or health program. The owner, writer(s), and publisher(s) of the Site are not responsible for adverse reactions, effects, or consequences resulting from the use of any recipes or suggestions provided or procedures undertaken hereafter.

If nutritional information is provided on a recipe, such information is provided as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. This information is a product of online calculators and should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. If the accuracy of any nutritional information is important to you, reliance on such information provided on the Site is not suggested.

KITCHEN, COOKING, AND FOOD SAFETY

All recipes on the Site have been tested in a home kitchen and the information provided is accurate for the circumstances in which the recipe was tested. While you may not see them in photos, proper food storage and sanitation are followed for all recipes. If internal temperatures are not provided, it is your responsibility to ensure that all food is cooked to the recommended temperature to ensure safety. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. When cooking with children, using sharp or hot utensils, or handling hot food, you are responsible for proper care and supervision.

FOOD ALLERGIES

If you are allergic to an ingredient do not include that ingredient. However, if you make a substitution we are not responsible if the recipe does not turn out as intended. 

ESTIMATED TIMES

When providing cooking instructions, the Site may include estimated times for preparation and cooking. This information is provided as a courtesy and is based on the author’s experience. Please adjust your prep times to account for your level of experience or whether you have prepared ingredients in advance. Regarding cooking or baking times, those are estimates and may vary depending on your equipment and/or location.

ACCURACY OF INFORMATION

All information provided on the Site is accurate as of publication. We do not warrant that any information contained in or made available through this Site is accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free at the time you access it. We assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of this Site or such other materials or communications.

DRINK RESPONSIBLY 

MyGourmetConnection will occasionally include recipes that include wine, beer, or spirits or provide reviews of beverages intended to be consumed by those of legal drinking age. This content is intended for those 21 and over. Always drink responsibly.