My Privacy Promise
AmazingRibs, Inc. promises to never sell or distribute any info about you individually without your express permission, and I 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 I cannot be responsible for errors or negligence on the part of third party services.
Website hosting. AmazingRibs.com lives on a computer owned by Digital Forest, 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. I 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.
If you choose to use our newsletter's referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend's email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. We use this for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Comments. The ability for readers to comment on the content of this site is provided by JS-Kit's Echo service. They promise to keep your info confidential on this page. It is possible I might change services or technical difficulties will cause the loss of some or all comments.
AmazingRibs.com products. I 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 I may offer contests or surveys. Participation is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose any information. Unless otherwise noted, this info is used strictly for the contest or survey. I 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.
Links to other websites
AmazingRibs.com contains links to other web sites. The links on the editorial portion of all these pages were selected by me personally. I always exercise care when selecting web sites with which to link.
Code of ethics
I adhere to the Blog With Integrity Code of Ethics which says in part:
I treat others respectfully, attacking ideas and not people. I also welcome respectful disagreement with my own ideas.
I believe in intellectual property rights, providing links, citing sources, and crediting inspiration where appropriate.
I disclose my material relationships, policies and business practices. My readers will know the difference between editorial, advertorial, and advertising, should I choose to have it. If I do sponsored or paid posts, they are clearly marked.
When collaborating with marketers and PR professionals, I handle myself professionally and abide by basic journalistic standards.
I always present my honest opinions to the best of my ability.
I own my words. Even if I 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. I am human, and capable of mistakes, so I make no guarantees of the accuracy, completeness, or safety of the information. Under no circumstances am I liable for any damages that result from use of the site (so you can't sue me 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, but I really can't imagine this ever happening.
I 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 4/11/2011
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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