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This policy is valid from 20 October 2016 – Updated July April 29,2019
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This blog is a collaborative blog written by a group of individuals. For questions about this blog, please contact Beth @ PearTreeKitchen.com.
This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation, such as affiliate income.
Any compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
The owners of this blog are compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owners of this blog receive compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. We believe in honesty and integrity and hold ourselves to the highest standard. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. But whether or not we are getting paid for something, we will always give our 100% honest opinion.
Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
All links that stem from an advertisement or sponsored conversation will have the “nofollow” attribute added to it so that it is in compliance with Google’s guidelines and policies. By placing any and all advertising orders with Pear Tree Kitchen, the Advertiser agrees to our Advertising Policy.
We use a third-party advertising company, AdThrive, to serve ads on this site. The companies provide ads based on your interests generated by your visits across various sites. For more information about this please see the Network Advertising Initiative.
This blog may contain cookies; third parties (i.e., Google) may be placing and accessing cookies on their browsers (i.e., Chrome) or using Web beacons to collect information.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest. To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org
Pear Tree Kitchen believes very strongly in keeping your personal information confidential. The following policy describes what information we collect and how it is used and shared.
Pear Tree Kitchen collects as little information as possible from users looking to post comments and messages in the forum. We will typically collect a name (either real or alias), personal website, and e-mail address. In addition, Pear Tree Kitchen collects names (real or alias) and email address when signing up for email notices.
Cookies / IP Address tracking
None of your shared information will be shared with third parties. Pear Tree Kitchen may use your e-mail address in the future to contact you regarding the site, however, an opt-out will always be provided. Your name and website may be displayed on the site if you post a comment or a message in the forum. However, your e-mail address and privacy will always be kept secure.
If Pear Tree Kitchen chooses to send out newsletter updates in the future and we have your email address on file, you may receive a copy of our newsletter. However, at the bottom of every newsletter will be an easy way to opt-out. The editors of our site hate SPAM as much as you and have no intention of filling up e-mail boxes with unwanted messages.
To have your personal information removed or to review the information collected and to whom we have disclosed this information to, if any, by going to our contact page and filling out the form with your request.
Third Party Advertising
We may allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.
Advertising Privacy Statement
This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site. AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
For European Economic Area Residents
If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and contact AdThrive at email@example.com. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site. (Available in the EU.)
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.
We are not experts in all matters and our recipes, tips and tricks are not error-proof. They are based on our experiences. If you need more information, do your own research and take appropriate precautions. This blog nor any author shall be held responsible for any loss, injury, your personal safety or the outcome of any recipes, cooking methods, projects or information learned from this blog.
Terms & Conditions of Use
These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to you when you view, access or otherwise use the blog located at PearTreeKitchen.com. This blog is a personal blog owned by Beth Mueller and Ron Unz. We grant you a non-exclusive nontransferable, 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.
All content was originally posted at Pear Tree Kitchen. All text and content is our property and is rights protected. We can change, replace or remove any content, comments or images without notice at our 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. We are not responsible for republished content used without our permission. Recipe sharing requires a re-writing of instructions in your own words. Use of our exact instruction wording constitutes a copyright violation. It also results in search engine penalties for both sites.
Abbreviated recipes with a link back, as the ones commonly used by scrapers, is not a permitted use of our material. Sites choosing to use Pear Tree Kitchen content in this manner will have a DMCA filed against them immediately.
All photos were taken by one of us unless otherwise specified. The photos on Pear Tree Kitchen are our property and are rights protected. A single photo per post may be used in roundup posts by other bloggers provided credit is given to Pear Tree Kitchen and a link back to the Pear Tree Kitchen’s 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 Pear Tree Kitchen along with a link back. Failure to link back and credit PearTreeKitchen.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.
Use of images designed as Pinterest pins may not be used as photos to represent any part of our content that has been stolen and listed on another blog. Legitimate bloggers may use these images under the terms listed in the paragraph above.
Please reach out to Beth at Beth @ peartreekitchen.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 PearTreeKitchen.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, we would love to share. All we ask is that you give us a shout out and a link back to the original post. With that being said, we 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, it will result in Google duplicate content penalties for both sites. Just write it in your own words, please.