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How Long We Retain Your Data
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For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Publicly Visible Information
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Sensitive Personal Information
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at [email protected] and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
We welcome any constructive feedback and comments. If you do decide to leave a comment, I ask that you follow the basic rules and guidelines presented below.
If you wouldn’t say it in person, please don’t say it here.
AdventureBlooms, LLC reserves the right to restrict or remove any comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity or crude language, personal attacks, copyrighted information or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. (To clarify on the last point, please don’t add a self-promoting shout-out to your URL in the comment field.).
Any post found to be in violation of any of these guidelines will be modified to remove the offending text or deleted without warning.
By submitting your content, you grant The Crooked Carrot permission to reproduce your content to our discretion. For example, I occasionally include your comments as endorsements in recipe roundups and media kits. If you don’t want your comment to be used for such purposes, explicitly state so within the body of your comment and I will respect your wishes.
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The fine print
Any and all content, comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas, concepts, questions or other communications (collectively “User Content”) that you submit or post on the Site shall be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary. By submitting or posting any User Content, you grant to The Crooked Carrot a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, sublicensable and transferable license to copy, publish, translate, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, reproduce or use the User Content in any commercial or non-commercial manner whatsoever.
The Crooked Carrot will be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such User Content for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products that incorporate or otherwise rely upon such information. The Crooked Carrot shall have no obligation to monitor User Content, use or display User Content, compensate you for submitting User Content, or respond to any User Content. The Crooked Carrot retains the right, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, to remove, revise or refuse to post any User Content for any reason or no reason.
By submitting User Content, you represent and warrant that the User Content does not (i) contain false or misleading information, (ii) infringe on the intellectual property rights of any third party, (iii) contain any libelous, defamatory, obscene, offensive, threatening or otherwise harassing content, (iv) contain any addresses, email addresses, phone numbers or any contact information or (v) contain computer viruses, worms or other harmful files. You are solely responsible for the User Content and you hereby agree to indemnify and hold The Crooked Carrot and its employees, agents and affiliates harmless from any and all damages, claims, expenses, costs or fees arising from or in connection with a breach of any of the foregoing representations or your violation of any law or rights of a third party.
The content posted on The Crooked Carrot and associated social media pages are representative of my personal opinions based on professional and ongoing experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. These views do not necessarily reflect the views of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
1. Many of the recipes you find here are considered to be gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free and/or soy free, among other qualifiers. However, I do not have control over the ingredients you use to make these recipes nor the environment in which you are making them. At times I list specific brands of ingredients that I used, but companies do change their products at times, and you should always read labels. If you are following a gluten-free diet, for example, check on the gluten-free status of a product or ingredient yourself.
When an ingredient is mentioned that may contain gluten, such as tamari, I am always referring to a gluten-free version of that ingredient whether noted or not. I am not responsible or liable for any reactions that might result from following the posted recipes. Your health is your responsibility.
I am not responsible for the outcome of any recipe you try from this blog/website, thecrookedcarrot.com. You may not always have the same results I do due to variations in ingredients, humidity, altitude, cooking temperatures, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities.
Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs.
Any information you find here is believed to be accurate at the time of posting, however, that could change with product reformulations and new medical information.
2. This website in no way provides any warranty, express or implied, towards the content of recipes on this website. It is the reader’s responsibility to determine the value and quality of any recipe or instructions provided for food preparation and to determine the nutritional value, if any, and safety of the preparation instructions. The recipes presented are intended for entertainment and/or informational purposes and for use by persons having appropriate technical skill, at their own discretion and risk.
In other words:
While I prepare the recipes at my own risk, I assume that should you desire to follow the recipes in this blog, you are doing so “at your own risk.” I am not liable, not responsible and do not assume obligation for:
- Adverse reactions to food consumed such as food poisoning and any kind of food-borne disease
- Misinterpreted recipe
- Domestic accidents, including but not limited to fires in your kitchen, a cut finger or flour-covered kitchen countertop.
I make no warranties for the outcome of your food experiments.
Remember, cooking is very subjective. You and I might use different brands of the same ingredients. Our ovens might have different temperatures. Our cooking abilities might be at different levels. Before trying a new recipe, read and re-read the recipe. Make sure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients. Use the right amounts and tools. What you decide to do with the recipes here is your responsibility.
3. This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from a proprietary algorithm provided by the spoonacular Nutrition API, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.
Nutrition information can vary for a recipe based on factors such as precision of measurements, brands, ingredient freshness, or the source of nutrition data. We strive to keep the information as accurate as possible, but make no warranties regarding its accuracy. We encourage readers to make their own calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.
Our content is meant to educate and inform our viewers. Statements made have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease or other ailments.
The Crooked Carrot, AdventureBlooms, LLC shall not be liable for adverse reactions or any damages, caused directly or indirectly, as a result of the application of website content. Content on our website is not intended as medical advice. Always consult your qualified healthcare professional before changing your diet or medications. Any action you take is strictly at your own risk. Always consult your qualified healthcare professional before changing your diet or medications.
Photo and Recipe Sharing Policy
Photos – You are welcome to share one photo from each recipe on our blog, but please credit each photo with two links. The first leading back to the recipe/post the photo was drawn from, and the other linking back to The Crooked Carrot.
Recipes – Republishing of our recipes is NOT allowed at this time without prior consent. Inappropriate use of our recipes may negatively represent our blog. If you have a specific inquiry regarding the use of our recipes, feel free to email us at hello(at)thecrookedcarrot(dot)com.
Sale of Business or Assets
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Third-Party Use of Personal Information
The Site contains links to third party websites and resources. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, the Site may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Site, which are detailed herein. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This may be amended from time to time at the Site’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Site to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.