My Privacy Promise
This website is published by AmazingRibs, Inc., a Florida corporation. AmazingRibs, Inc. promises to never sell or distribute any info about you individually without your express permission, and we promise not to, ahem, pepper you with email or make you eat spam.
Third party services
Like most websites, this one uses third party services to help it operate. Their businesses depend on their ability to adhere to the highest privacy and security standards, but we cannot be responsible for errors or negligence on the part of third party services.
Website hosting. AmazingRibs.com lives on a computer at a reputable website hosting service that uses industry-standard security safeguards. The host is not authorized to use any information you provide under any circumstances.
Newsletter. We publish a free email newsletter named Smoke Signals with the help of an email service provider, Constant Contact. You may cancel your subscription at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of every newsletter. They collect your email address and are not authorized to use it for any purpose. They are an industry leader and are widely respected for their integrity. If they cheated and spammed people they would be out of business in a hurry.
Comments. The ability for readers to comment on the content of this site is provided by a third party service. They promise to keep your info confidential. It is possible we might change services or technical difficulties will cause the loss of some or all comments.
AmazingRibs.com products. We have some humorous aprons, T-shirts, and other fun tsotchkes available for sale through a service called CafePress. If you purchase a product or service from them, they request information on their order form such as name, email, shipping address, credit card info, etc. They use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If they have trouble processing an order, they will use this information to contact you. That's all.
Surveys or Contests. From time-to-time we may offer contests or surveys. Participation is completely voluntary and you have a choice whether or not to disclose any information. Unless otherwise noted, this info is used strictly for the contest or survey. We may use a third party service to conduct these surveys or contests and that company is prohibited from using personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
Advertising. We use third party services to sell ads on this site and we are never involved in the process. Our ratings and reviews are never influenced by advertising. Click here to learn more about advertising on this website.
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Code of ethics
We adhere to the Blog With Integrity Code of Ethics which says in part:
We treat others respectfully, attacking ideas and not people. I also welcome respectful disagreement with my own ideas.
We believe in intellectual property rights, providing links, citing sources, and crediting inspiration where appropriate.
We disclose our material relationships, policies, and business practices. Readers will always know the difference between editorial and advertising. We do not do sponsored or paid articles.
We always present our honest opinions to the best of our ability.
We own our words. Even if we occasionally have to eat them.
Disclaimers and limitations
The information on this website is for educational purposes only. All material within comes without warranties of any kind. We are human, and capable of mistakes, so we make no guarantees of the accuracy, completeness, or safety of the information. Under no circumstances are we liable for any damages that result from use of the site (so you can't sue us if you burn your tongue on hot ribs, or get a tummy ache, OK?). You should follow USDA recommended minimum cooking temperatures at all times. For more info, visit FoodSafety.gov.
Please note that your information may be transferred if there is a sale, merger, transfer, exchange, or other disposition of AmazingRibs.com or AmazingRibs, Inc., but we really can't imagine this ever happening as long as Meathead is alive.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time. If you have any questions or comments, click here to contact me.
This page was revised 7/23/2012
About this website
AmazingRibs.com is all about the science of barbecue, grilling, and outdoor cooking, with great BBQ recipes and tips on technique. Learn how to set up your grills and smokers properly, the thermodynamics of what happens when heat hits meat, as well as hundreds of excellent tested recipes including all the classics: Baby back ribs, spareribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, burgers, chicken, smoked turkey, lamb, steaks, barbecue sauces, rubs, and side dishes, with the world's best buying guide to barbecue smokers, grills, and accessories, all edited by Meathead.
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